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Crawling from a filthy hole in the sprawling wilderness surrounding Oslo, this week the deviants in Haust drop another heap of mangled, blackened punk rock from third LP "NO."
Singer and lyricist Vebjørn reveals the following about the track: "Swells deals with issues of claustrophobia and social paranoia - the everyday horror. You're longing to burn up while you're swimming in swells of shit."
Check out the "Swells" track below. "NO" will see release via Fysisk Format on June 7th, 2013. More...
Three years since the band's previous album, Haust is back with its most raw and primitive release to date. "No" was mastered by Dave Eck at Lucky Lacquers and features artwork by Esben Titland. The following press release was issued about the album:
"A tirade of oxymorons in musical form, in the nine short tracks of NO the listener is pulled back into a time where rock and punk were synonymous with rawness and vulnerability; a worship of total humiliation, of the pleasure in realizing one’s own limitations. Like all outsider music, Haust celebrates those who walk their own paths; who run away from Sunday School to go berserk in the woods.
"The guys in Haust grew up in Notodden in the hills of Norway, in the shadows of hotrod hicks and the black metal crowd surrounding Emperor. Haust were never a part of these groups, but were inevitably infected by the mix of white trash and black metal. After Haust moved to Oslo they were quickly picked up by Tiger Record’s newly started label Fysisk Format. Ride the Relapse was the first album the label released in 1998, and with songs like 'White Trash Extravaganza' and 'Ugly Fucking Oslo' the band became a focal point and defining reference for like-minded people in Oslo.
"The follow-up release Powers of Horror from 2010 is a more complex record, the band’s visibility grew internationally, the band scoring a tour with Rotten Sound and Trap Them. Their 'Anti-Reproductive' agenda spread and the band ironically became the source of a load of new bands: the milieu that quickly was named “Black Hole Crew” spewed out shady bands like Okkultokrati, Dark Times and Blackest Woods. All these bands had two things in common: Primarily disgust for the choking chummery in Oslo’s music scene, and secondarily, they all featured members or production help from Haust. More...