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Carpathian Forest

Formed: 1990
From: Sandnes, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Carpathian Forest News

Below is our complete Carpathian Forest news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Carpathian Forest Share Full-Album Stream

Carpathian Forest share the full-album stream of the band's brand new 7'' EP "Likeim / All My Friends Are Dead", out in stores now via Indie Recordings.

Check out now "Likeim / All My Friends Are Dead" in its entirety below.

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Eindhoven Completes 2017 Lineup

With the addition of Czech experimental black metal Master's Hammer, the line-up for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017 is now complete. The ninth edition of Netherlands’ longest-running indoor extreme metal festival will take place on Friday the 15th & Saturday the 16th of December 2017 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven.

The festival is also proud to reveal its day-by-day schedule, which is subject to changes as always. A total of 34 bands will make their appearance at the festival. Regular combi and day tickets are available at the festival website here. The complete line-up per day is as follows:

Friday 15th December 2017


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Carpathian Forest Returning With New Album

After a lengthy hiatus, Carpathian Forest is back and working on a new album tentatively slated for release next year. The band comments:

"The fucking return.... Carpathian Forest recorded a rehearsal/video of the defunct U.S. cult garage band Dead Moon's 'A Fix On You.' The band has also been taping demos, rehearsing for a few live-shows and will start recording the next full-length, 'Likskue' this summer/autumn for a 2018 release."

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Carpathian Forest Added To Eindhoven 2017 Bill

Carpathian Forest, Disharmonic Orchestra, Sabiendas, and Antropomorphia have been added to the line-up of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017.

The ninth edition of Netherlands' loudest festival will take place on Friday the 15th & Saturday the 16th of December 2017, once again at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven. The line-up is currently shaping up as follows (with more still to be announced):

Antropomorphia (Nl)
Baptism (Fi)
Blasphemy (Ca)
Carpathian Forest (No)
Coroner (Ch)
Disharmonic Orchestra (At)
Dool (Nl)
Extreme Noise Terror (Uk)
Merciless (Se) - Last Show Ever!
Our Survival Depends On Us (At)
Pentacle (Nl)
Sabiendas (De)
Tankard (De)
Venom (Uk)
Verwoed (Nl) More...

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Season Of Mist Streaming 20 Year Compilation

Season of Mist turned twenty this year, and now you can stream a two decade anniversary compilation below or pick up the comp through various digital services over here. This wide-ranging release includes some names you might have heard from the metal scene in a loooong time, like Oxiplegatz.

The label comments: "It is no secret that the music industry has changed tremendously during the past two decades, but thanks to your loyal support, we are still able to continue releasing great music to this very day. We would like to once again extend our gratitude and thankfulness to all those who believe in our artists. Stream our '20 Years of Season of Mist' compilation here and check out the discount campaign on our official e-shop!" More...

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Carpathian Forest Cancels MDF Appearance

Carpathian Forest has been forced to cancel the band's appearance at the 2013 Maryland Death Fest due to problems obtaining a visa. The band's publicist comments:

"Carpathian Forest front man Nattefrost is one more in the long line of Scandinavian black metal musicians who have been unable to gain entry into the United States due to the labyrinthine and draconian immigration laws that have so often denied U.S. fans the opportunity to see their favorite European bands.

"Despite this setback, Carpathian Forest, whose remaining four members had been granted visas, was still aiming to appear at the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore on the 26th May as scheduled, but as a four-piece, with guitarist BloodPervertor taking on vocals. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, the embassy was not able to return drummer Kobro’s passport in time for the band to leave, and Carpathian Forest has therefore been forced to pull out of the festival completely. However, three members – guitarists Tchort and BloodPervertor and bassist Vrangsinn will attend and will be available to talk to fans.

"It is only under very exceptional circumstances that Carpathian Forest plays without Nattefrost, the only other occasion having been when BloodPervertor stepped in to cover vocals on a handful of dates during the No Mercy Tour in 2004 when Nattefrost broke his collar bone." More...

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More Bands Added To The Eindhoven Metal Meeting

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting will be taking place this December 12th - 14th, with full details available at the festival's website here.

Several new bands have now been announced, including Napalm Death, Carpathian Forest, Gothminister, Aborym, and the Monolith Deathcult. Check out the announcement clip below.


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Maryland Deathfest 2013 Complete Lineup Announced

The final batch of bands for 2013's edition of the Maryland Deathfest XI has been confirmed, with the exception of one more band that expected for the Soundstage lineup in the next week or so. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)

The full lineup for Maryland Deathfest XI, which takes place May 23-26, 2013 is as follows: More...

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MDF 2013 Location Announced

With Sonar closing, the location of 2013's Maryland DeathFest XI was up in the air. The organizers have finally announced that the fest will be held in the same location as last year, and will be expanded. Maryland DeathFest XI will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Tickets go on sale on October 15th at 12 pm (EST). You can read the entire update below:

We're a day early with this announcement, but we can finally let you know where MDF XI will be taking place.

In a nutshell, we will be returning to the property formerly known as Sonar, and will be at least doubling the amount of outside space that we've been used to utilizing. We realize that it's a bit of a mind fuck to wait around for a few months just to hear that the fest is returning to the same place, but truth be told, the other places we looked at were either not able to give us a definite answer anytime soon, and/or had too many inconveniences that we did not want to put the fans through. During the venue search, it was brought to our attention that the new owners of the property were willing to collaborate with us, so we decided to go through with returning to a familiar place that is close to the hotels and conveniences of downtown Baltimore.

The additional space outside will allow us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for the MDF vendor village, food vendors/food trucks, places to sit, and other new additions like misting tents to escape the possibility of it being hotter than it should be that weekend. There will be two outside stages plus the stage inside. Due to the new configuration outside, the placement of the outside stages will likely be different.
As for the building itself, there are some renovations currently taking place, but the rooms will be used exactly how they have been in the past, and it will be air conditioned throughout.

We would also like to announce the addition of a second inside stage at Baltimore Soundstage, which is a 1/2 mile walk away from the former Sonar (at 124 Market Place), and will be used from Friday-Sunday. This will be a smaller show without a barricade that will feature mostly hardcore and punk bands, and it will be scheduled in a way that should not conflict with anything going on at the former Sonar compound. All of the bands for this stage will be included in next week's announcement on October 9th.

The latest list of bands playing at this time is as follows: More...

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Vrangsinn Offering "Phobia" As Free Download

"Phobia," the new multi-media project from Carpathian Forest bass player Vrangsinn, was released today on Misantrof ANTIRecords, and is available both via free download, and as a DVD with free audio CD, for purchase. The DVD is produced in batches of 100 copies, with each individual batch of 100 varying slightly from the others in terms of artwork. The entire project comprises a DVD, CD, Mp3 audio, and Mp4. In the case of the free download, Misantrof also offers fans the option of a free CD/DVD burning application, so that anyone downloading the album can burn their own DVD should they wish to. More information can be found at this location.

"Phobia" was debuted at the "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Key To The World" exhibition at the Kurant Art Gallery All in Tromso at the end of last year. The music, instruments, vocals, lyrics, video, and animation were written, performed, produced, and engineered by Daniel Vrangsinn, with friends and fellow musicians lending a hand here and there. The whole project was thirteen months in the making, with the booklet animation taking up almost two thirds of that time. 40's style animation techniques were used, and Vrangsinn animated all the lyrics, word for word, using ink and paper and a photo camera. The DVD also contains multiple audio tracks including one with the music without vocals, which, according to Vrangsinn, gives you an instant karaoke machine that was included as a joke, since he believes his voice is somewhat unusual and takes some getting used to and that if people “don’t fucking like it, they have the option to turn it off."

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Throne Of Malediction Posts Performance Footage

Throne of Malediction has posted footage online of their performance of the cover song "Bloodlust & Perversion" by Carpathian Forest. The video clip, which can be viewed below, was recorded at the Dragon's Den in Kalispell, Montana on January 1st, 2010.

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Den Saakaldte Recruits Drummer Anders Kobro

Den Saakaldte has issued the following update about recruiting Anders Kobro of Carpathian Forest:

"Norwegian Black Metallers Den Saakaldte have recruited Anders Kobro, long time drummer with the legendary Carpathian Forest, to their ranks to replace the departing Uruz. Kobro, will join the band with immediate effect, and begin rehearsing for next years’ live appearances and upcoming recording sessions. Originally founded as a solo project by guitarist Sykelig in 2006, Den Saakaldte's line up now includes Niklas Kvarforth (Shining) on vocals, Seidemann (1349) on bass, Kvebek (Pantheon I) on guitars, and Honey Lucius (DHG) on synths and effects. The band recently inked a deal with Pulverised Records for the release of the second full-length album, due out in 2010, and new material is currently being prepared.

"Also due for release shortly on Aesthetic Death Records, are two versions of Den Saakaldte’s ‘Øl, Mørke og Depresjon’, which was originally released in early 2008 on Eerie Art Records. The new versions will be available on CD in Digipack format, and on LP in a gatefold edition, limited to 500 copies. Both versions will include bonus tracks not previously available, with artwork designed by Den Saakaldte’s Sykelig. The same goes for the double LP edition of ‘All Hail Pessimism’, soon to be released in 500 limited copies by Temple of Darkness Records. This edition will also include and exclusive cover of ‘Wheel of Fortune’, of the legendary band, Pentagram (US)."

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Semargl Completes Recording of New Album

Ukrainian metallers SEMARGL have finished recording their new full-length album, "Ordo Bellictum Satanas," for an early 2010 release via German label Twilight Vertrieb. The recording sessions for the fourth SEMARGL's CD took place at Blacklight Recording Studio in Kiev. Guest musicians on this album include: Jonny Maudling (BAL-SAGOTH, MY DYING BRIDE), Nera (DARZAMAT), Iscariah (IMMORTAL, DEAD TO THIS WORLD, NECROPHAGIA), Novy (DIES IRAE, BEHEMOTH, VADER), Vrangsinn (CARPATHIAN FOREST, NATTEFROST).

A preview version of a new song from upcoming album is available for streaming on the band's official website and MySpace page. More...

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Vrangsinn To Debut New Album At Art Exhibition

Daniel Vrangsinn, bass player with Norwegian black metal band Carpathian Forest and founder of the Misantrof AntiLabel, will debut his new album “Phobia” at the "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Key To The World" art exhibition. The exhibition will open at the Kurant Art Gallery in Tromsø, Norway, on Friday 13 November.

The exhibition features eight national and international artists from satanic/occult/black metal backgrounds, whose art deals with the darker aspects of life. "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Key To The World" will comprise traditional mediums such as paintings and sculptures, alongside pieces of video art such as “Phobia," as each song on the album can either be listened to as a straightforward music track, or watched as a video. More...

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Carpathian Forest Krokow Gig To Be Released On CD

Metal Mind Productions presents a live album by Norwegian black metal legend, Carpathian Forest. The album entitled “We’re Going To Hollywood For This – Live Perversions” features a remastered recording of the band’s great gig in Kraków in early 2004. The track list includes a great range of material from the band’s albums – from "Through Chasm, Caves and Titan Woods" up to "Defending the Throne of Evil."

The remastered edition will be available in a digipak edition limited to 1000 copies. The release date is scheduled for 19th October in Europe and 26th January 2010 in USA (via MVD).

Here is the complete tracklisting for Carpathian Forest's
“We’re Going To Hollywood For This – Live Perversions”:

1. Intro I (taken from Strange Old Brew)
2. Sadomasochistic
3. Bloodcleansing
4. Intro II (taken from Defending The Throne Of Evil)
5. It's Darker Than You Think
6. Skjend Hans Lik
7. The Well Of All Human Tears
8. Mask Of The Slave
9. Morbid Fascination Of Death
10. Return Of The Freezing Winds
11. I Am Possessed
12. Intro III (taken from Black Shining Leather)
13. Black Shining Leather
14. Carpathian Forest
15. He's Turning Blue
16. Nuclear Fucking Death Machine
17. Knokkelmann
18. Bloodlust and Perversion
19. Outro (taken from We're Going To Hell For This)

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Throne Of Malediction Streaming New Cover Song

Throne of Malediction has issued the following update about streaming a Carpathian Forest cover on their MySpace page:

"Hailz, we have new Throne news to pass on. We are releasing new songs and have just released a cover of 'Bloodlust and Perversion' by Carpathian Forest. Carpathian Forest actually listened to, and approved our version. Not bad for a little Montana band hahaha. We also have a song called 'Red Death' ready to be released that will blow people away."

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Vrangsinn Discusses His "Anti-Label"

Vrangsinn Of Carpathian Forest has his own "anti-label" known as Misantrof. In an interview with Hierophant Nox he discusses how his label is different from others and what they do to deal with illegal file sharing. Excerpts from the interview are below. More...

Read the full article at Hierophant Nox.

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Vrangsinn Producing New Toxic Death Album

Carpathian Forest has issued the following announcement about bassist Vrangsinn producing the upcoming Toxic Death album:

"Probably the member of CARPATHIAN FOREST who is the most active on the music scene is bass player Vrangsinn. Aside from his work with CF and NATTEFROST, he has a shed load of other projects, which we'll tell you about as things happen. He also heads up the Misantrof AntiRecords label, and is a producer for bands such as NATTEFROST, DEATHCULT etc.

"Today he is in the studio where he is producing the new album from punk/thrashers TOXIC DEATH, and they will be laying down the vocals. You can check out the band here.

"Vrangsinn himself is at this location, and if you don't know his own work, you will be VERY surprised at how different and unusual it is."

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Carpathian Forest Warns Of Internet Imposters

Carpathian Forest has issued the following announcement about people pretending to be front man Nattefrost on the internet:

"When he's one of the dozens of fakes on MySpace and elsewhere pretending to be NATTEFROST! We've even had someone getting bands to send music.

"So please be careful when someone says they are NATTEFROST because 99.9999% of the time you can be sure it's NOT. He is rarely on the internet and never uses MSN or any other form of Instant Messaging.

"So just to be certain, the pages below are the ONLY pages anywhere that are run by NATTEFROST and his management, and no other pages claiming to be NATTEFROST or CARPATHIAN FOREST (yep, there are lots of those too) have any contact with him whatsoever:

"MySpace, Facebook, ReverbNation, Engangsgrill (run together with Indie Recordings). More...

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Carpathian Forest Launches Facebook Page

Carpathian Forest has issued the following update about making a Facebook page to give more updates to fans:

"There is now an Official Carpathian Forest band page on Facebook. You can find it here.

"We would like to keep everyone much more updated in future regarding the band and its band members, and we know a lot of you use Facebook regularly so having a page there is all part of the new plans we have.

"Coming soon will be a mailing list that will allow you to receive news and updates direct to your inbox. Keep a look out for the details."

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