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Vattnet Viskar

Formed: 2010
From: Plaistow, NH
Last Known Status: Active

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Vattnet Viskar To Play Maryland Death Fest

Currently in writing mode for a sophomore album, New Hampshire's Vattnet Viskar is proud to announce the band will join the likes of Amorphis, Bloodbath, Neurosis, Triptykon, Vallenfyre, Napalm Death, among many others at 2015's Maryland Deathfest.

The band is set to appear at the Rams Head Live during the festival (May 21st - 24th), with an exact date and performance time to be announced soon.

Vattnet Viskar released debut full-length, "Sky Swallower," last year via Century Media. The band will also be back on the road this fall with Pallbearer and Tombs for a North American tour. See below for all upcoming dates. More...

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Vattnet Viskar Gearing Up For Summer/Fall Tour

After completing several North American tours with the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, King Parrot, and many others, New Hampshire's Vattnet Viskar is ready to get back on the road this month for an East Coast run with Silver Snakes, followed by a more extensive trek with Pallbearer and Tombs this Fall.

Vattnet Viskar is currently working on the follow-up to debut full-length, "Sky Swallower." Check out a music video from the album below, and see the band live on these dates:

w/Silver Snakes
July 16 - Toledo, OH - The Ottawa Tavern
July 17 - Chicago, IL - Livewire Lounge
July 18 - Cleveland, OH - Now Thats Class
July 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
July 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
July 21 - Brooklyn, NY - The Acheron
July 22 - Baltimore, MD - Sidebar
July 23 - Richmond, VA - The Camel More...

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Vattnet Viskar Announces Shows With Silver Snakes

Vattnet Viskar recently wrapped up a string of shows with Dillinger Escape Plan and has been touring non-stop since the release of the "Sky Swallower" album on Century Media (2013).

The band's signature style of black metal will be brought to new fans for a next batch of shows with Silver Snakes that will start in Chicago. Dates are as follows:

7-17-14 - Livewire Lounge - Chicago, IL
7-18-14 - Now Thats Class - Cleveland, OH
7-19-14 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
7-20-14 - Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
7-22-14 - Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
7-23-14 - The Camel - Richmond, VA More...

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SXSW 2014 Day Four: Spirit Caravan

Saturday, March 14, the roads seem quiet compared to the previous night. Part of this was due to my moving back to Red River Street and away from Dirty Sixth. Everybody seemed tired, and as a publicist opined to me, Thursday morning's crash on Red River casted bad mojo onto the festivities. Whatever the cause, there was no 1001 person to flood a capacity venue. More...

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King Parrot Adds More Tour Dates

After dismantling California and laying waste to the ears and eyes of attendees at SXSW, the Australian thrash grind miscreants in King Parrot have added additional dates to their already extensive North American tour through April. Full details are available below.

w/ Vattnet Viskar, Vaporizer
3/25/2014 The Chop Shop - Charlotte, NC
3/26/2014 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
3/27/2014 Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD
3/28/2014 Good Weekend - Allentown, PA
3/29/2014 Ralph's - Worcester, MA
3/30/2014 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
3/31/2014 Nectars - Burlington, VA More...

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SXSW 2014 Metal Showcases Listing

South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...

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Vattnet Viskar Announces New Tour Dates

New Hampshire's post-black/doom metallers Vattnet Viskar have announced over two months of touring in support of debut full-length, "Sky Swallower."

The extensive North American trek kicks off in March with Vermont's sludgy stoners Vaporizer as they head into this year's SXSW music festival. From there, Australian thrashers King Parrot join the bill for a lengthy run of dates, before Vattnet Viskar finally meets up with Dillinger Escape Plan in April. See below for all upcoming tour dates and details. More...

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Scale The Summit To Play Metal Injection Showcase

After years of attending and covering the metal happenings of South by Southwest, Metal Injection couldn't be more excited to present its first ever SXSW showcase. Metal Injection comments:

"Attendees of the Metal Injection showcase are in for one hell of a night. Scale The Summit and The Ocean will co-headline the show, with support coming from pummeling death metal masters Rivers of Nihil, 14-string guitar shred genius Felix Martin with his full band, the dark blackened ambiance of Vattnet Viskar, post-metal kings The Atlas Moth, and Silver Snakes kicking off the party with a bang.

"The party kicks off Thursday, March 13th starting at 7PM at The Dirty Dog. Free admission with SXSW badge or wristband. If you don't have SXSW credentials, there will be limited tickets on sale for the general public the day of show, so get there early! The poster below was created by renowned artist Mike Wholberg." More...

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Vattnet Viskar Releases Music Video

Hailing from New Hampshire, Vattnet Viskar's new album "Sky Swallower" is out now via Century Media.

The band's new video for "Breath of the Almighty" was directed and produced by Josh Graham of Suspended in Light, Neurosis' visual creator for years. Check it out below.

You can also get a deeper look into the recently released album by reading our interview with the band over here.

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Vattnet Viskar Streaming Full Album

New Hampshire black metal quartet Vattnet Viskar is now streaming the entire new album "Sky Swallower" on Pitchfork. Check it out right here.

"Sky Swallower" is set to hit stores on September 3rd via Century Media. The track listing is as follows:

1. New Alchemy
2. Fog of Apathy
3. Monarch
4. Breath of the Almighty
5. Ascend
6. Mythos
7. As I Stared Into the Sky
8. Apex (streaming below) More...

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Vattnet Viskar Streaming New Track

Vattnet Viskar's debut album "Sky Swallower" will hit stores September 3rd in North America and the band has now teamed up with Terrorizer (UK) to premiere the track "Apex." Check out the song below.

"Sky Swallower" features cover art by Bryan Proteau (Pallbearer) and the track listing is as follows:

1. New Alchemy
2. Fog of Apathy (streaming here)
3. Monarch
4. Breath of the Almighty
5. Ascend
6. Mythos
7. As I Stared Into the Sky
8. Apex More...

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Intronaut Announces Headlining Shows

Post-metal proggers Intronaut are pleased to announce they will hit the road for a string of headline shows next month in support of their current album, "Habitual Levitations," that was released earlier this year. Label mates Vattnet Viskar will join the tour as special guests.

12-Sep Tempe, AZ Rocky Point
14-Sep Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
16-Sep Dallas, TX Club Dada
18-Sep St Louis, MO Firebird
19-Sep Louisville, KY Diamonds Pub
20-Sep Rochester, NY Montage Hall

You can also catch Intronaut live with Katatonia in September and October. Dates for the trek are available over here.

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Vattnet Viskar Streaming New Song

New Hampshire black metal band Vattnet Viskar has premiered "Mythos" on NPR Music today. The new song is from the group's debut album "Sky Swallower," due in stores on September 3rd via Century Media.

Check out "Mythos" right here. The full album's track listing is:

1. New Alchemy
2. Fog of Apathy (streaming here)
3. Monarch
4. Breath of the Almighty
5. Ascend
6. Mythos
7. As I Stared Into the Sky
8. Apex More...

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Vattnet Viskar Posts Making-Of Clip

Vattnet Viskar has compiled a making-of video from time spent in the studio recording "Sky Swallower," the band's debut full-length album.

"Sky Swallower" was recorded at Universal Noise Storage under the watchful eye of producer Brett Boland, and features eight songs of atmospheric black metal, filtered through the members' own hardcore pasts and imbued with doom metal's heart-rending heaviness. The album is due out September 3rd via Century Media Records.

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Vattnet Viskar Streaming "Fog Of Apathy"

Stereogum and Century Media are now offering a glimpse into Vattnet Viskar's debut full length, "Sky Swallower." Check out "Fog of Apathy" through the player below. The "Sky Swallower" track listing is as follows:

1. New Alchemy
2. Fog of Apathy
3. Monarch
4. Breath of the Almighty
5. Ascend
6. Mythos
7. As I Stared Into the Sky
8. Apex More...

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Vattnet Viskar Reveals "Sky Swallower" Details

Something wicked this way comes, wending its way through damp back alleyways and down leafy New England back roads, whispering through still water and dark fog. The clarion call for the next great wave of American black metal has sounded, and Vattnet Viskar is leading the charge.

With the autumn equinox not far off, Vattnet Viskar has completed work on "Sky Swallower," the band's debut full-length album due out September 3rd, 2013. Recorded at Universal Noise Storage under the watchful eye of producer Brett Boland, "Sky Swallower" features the following eight tracks:

1. New Alchemy
2. Fog of Apathy
3. Monarch
4. Breath of the Almighty
5. Ascend
6. Mythos
7. As I Stared Into the Sky
8. Apex More...

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Vattnet Viskar To Release Full-Length Album

After releasing a self-titled EP last year, New Hampshire's Vattnet Viskar is now ready to unleash debut full-length album, "Sky Swallower," this fall via Century Media Records.

Due out September 3rd in North America, "Sky Swallower" was recorded at Universal Noise Storage with producer Brett Boland at the helm and features eight tracks of crushingly ambient, blackened doom metal.

Before the album's release, Vattnet Viskar will do an East coast headlining run this July, performing "Sky Swallower" in its entirety at every show. See below for all confirmed dates (with more to be added soon!).

Featuring I am Heresy, Astronoid:
7/7 - Cambridge MA @ Middle East
7/17 - Providence, RI @ Dusk
7/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron
7/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
7/21 - Florence, MA @ JJ's tavern w/ HOWL, LORD DYING

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Century Media Bands Announce SXSW Appearances

Italy's Lacuna Coil, Fort Worth-based duo Pinkish Black, and ambient blackened doom metallers Vattnet Viskar will be appearing at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX. See below for all performance information:

Wednesday, March 13th

Vattnet Viskar
2PM: House of Vans at Mohawk, Pitchfork Show No Mercy showcase
12:00AM: Hoeks Death Metal Pizza

Pinkish Black
3PM: House of Vans at Mohawk, Pitchfork Show No Mercy showcase
9:30PM: Six Lounge, Metal Wreckage showcase w/ ALOL, JUNIUS and more

Friday, March 15

Lacuna Coil
12:50AM: Dirty Dog Bar

Saturday, March 16th

Pinkish Black
9:30PM: The North Door, Brooklyn Vegan showcase w/ PALLBEARER, JOHN BAIZLEY and more

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Vattnet Viskar Announces March Shows

Ambient blackened doom metallers Vattnet Viskar will be back on the road this March to play some shows around SXSW 2013 (the band's appearances at the festival will be announced soon). Check the dates below to see when they'll be coming to a city near you.

March 4-- Clementon, NJ @ J Walker's
March 5-- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
March 7-- Raleigh, NC @ Slim's Downtown
March 8-- Charleston, SC @ The Charleston Skatepark
March 9-- Marietta, GA @ Swayze's
March 10-- Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
March 11-- Lafayette, LA @ JP's Hookah Lounge
March 12-- San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
March 17-- Tulsa, OK @ The Downtown Lounge
March 18-- Topeka, KS @ The Boobie Trap
March 19-- Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge
March 20-- Indianapolis, IN @ Indy's Jukebox
March 21-- Columbus, OH @ Kobo Live
March 22-- Ithaca, NY @ The Underground
March 23-- Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House

Century Media also comments: "Hailing from the small town of Plaistow, New Hampshire, Vattnet Viskar is anything but small. Formed in the fall of 2010, the band has quickly risen amongst the ranks of U.S. black metal acts with a self-titled EP, which was named one of the best metal albums of 2012 by Pitchfork.com, Stereogum.com, and countless others. To purchase this EP, please head over to the band's official Bandcamp page."

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Vattnet Viskar Announces New Tour Dates

Ambient blackened doom metallers Vattnet Viskar have announced their first string of dates across North America, marking their first-ever national tour. In regards to this upcoming trek, the band comments: "We're beyond excited to hit the road in support of our EP and recent signing to Century Media. To our West Coast fans: don't worry, more dates will be added soon in November...We look forward to meeting all of you on the road!"

Dates for the trek are available below, and Century Media Records also commented on the band:

"Hailing from the small town of Plaistow, New Hampshire, Vattnet Viskar is anything but small. Formed in the fall of 2010, the band has quickly risen amongst the ranks of US black metal acts with their self-titled EP (available at their Bandcamp page) that has been met with praise from both fans and the press alike.

"Not content to keep their blackened-doom alchemy confined to the studio, however, they back it up with a thundering live performance. To witness Vattnet Viskar's live show for yourself, check the tour dates below to see if they'll be coming to a city near you (more tour dates to come!)."

10/4--Chicago, IL--The Empty Bottle
10/5--Windsor, ON--The Coach and Horses
10/6--Toronto, ON--The Comfort Zone
10/11--Montreal, QC--The Death Church
10/14--New London, CT--El N Gee
10/15--New York, NY--Lit Lounge
10/16--Philadelphia, PA--JR's
10/17--Richmond, VA--Strange Matter
10/19--Raleigh, NC--Slim's
10/24--Austin, TX--Hoek's Death Metal Pizza
10/27--Phoenix, AZ--The Red Owl
10/29--Denver, CO--Bushwackers
10/30--Salt Lake City, UT--Burt's Tiki Lounge
10/31--Idaho Falls, ID--The Wax House

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