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Formed: 2002
From: Lørenskog, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sarkom News

Below is our complete Sarkom 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.

Enepsigos Premieres New Song "Pagan Rites"

Occult black metal outfit Enepsigos premieres a new song and lyric video entitled "Pagan Rites", taken from the upcoming debut album "Plague Ov Plagues", which will be out in stores on January 15th by Drakkar Productions.

Check out now "Pagan Rites" below.

Plague Ov Plagues was mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. More...

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Sarkom Streaming New Song

Norwegian black metal warriors of Sarkom debut a new song entitled "Previous associates, now as targets for the gun", taken from the forthcoming new album "Anti-Cosmic Art", which will be released through Dark Essence Records on December 2nd.

The new release features guest guitar contributions by Shining’s Peter Huss, Ronni Le Tekrø from TNT and Roquefire, and Trollfest’s Sagstad, as well as guest vocals by Alfahanne’s frontman Pehr Skjoldhammer.

Check out now "Previous associates, now as targets for the gun" below.

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Sarkom Unveils New Album

Dark Essence Records has announced details on the new album from veteran Norwegian black metallers Sarkom, which is set to hit the streets on the 2nd of December.

Titled “Anti-Cosmic Art,” the seven track album was originally intended to mark the band’s tenth anniversary, but was delayed due to a combination of personal and technical difficulties that often beset bands and skew carefully laid release plans.

Featuring guest appearances from Alfahanne's Pehr Skjoldhammer, guitar virtuosos Ronni Le Tekrø (TNT) and Peter Huss (Shining), as well as former Sarkom member Sagstad (Trollfest), the album artwork was crafted by Spectrvm Lvsitani and the track listing is as follows:

1. Previous associates, now as targets for the gun
2. Mind-abscess
3. Ruiners of our family tree
4. Seen through the eyes of a paedophile priest
5. Come, dear cancer
6. Black metal necrophilia
7. Sodomy and lust (Sodom cover) More...

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Blastfest Announces First Band Confirmations

At the peak of the summer festival season, one particular festival has only just begun to make its first announcements: Blastfest, which will be held in Bergen on the west coat of Norway.

The next installment of Blastfest will take place from February 19th - 21st, 2015. The following bands have now been confirmed for the festival:

Den Saakaldte
Impaled Nazarene
Bölzer More...

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Sarkom Albums To Be Re-Issued

Having published Sarkom's third full-length album “Doomsday Elite” earlier this month, Dark Essence Records is now also releasing the band’s two earlier albums – 2006’s “Aggravation of Mind” and 2008’s “Bestial Supremacy.”

Originally released on the now defunct Twilight Vertrieb label, both albums are now almost impossible to get hold of, and will initially be available digitally, before an eventual release in CD format at an as yet unspecified date.

Both will come with revised artwork, and are available from all the usual digital retailers as well as direct from Dark Essence Records at this location. The track listings are as follows: More...

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Sarkom Issues Tour Report

Sarkom has issued the following tour report:

"After 10 days and 10 gigs we returned to Norway pretty exhausted... A big hail goes out to both Shining and Svarttjern for a great tour, as well as all the maniacs who came to see us! All shows went great, but the gig in Berlin came out as the best this time, as it was packed to the edge with crazy Germans!"

"Hope to see some of you at the Inferno gig in a couple of weeks! It's been over a year since we last played in Norway, so we really think it will be worth to come and see!"

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Sarkom Announces European Tour Dates

Norwegian black metal band Sarkom has announces the following tour dates with Shining and Svarttjern:

05/03 - Germany, Oberhausen - Helvete
06/03 - Germany, Erfurth - From Hell
07/03 - Netherlands, Rotterdam - Baroeg
08/03 - Belgia, Biebob - Vosselaar
09/03 - France, Strasbourg - Laiterie
11/03 - Germany, München - Metropolis
12/03 - Germany, Annaberg-Bucholz - Gleis 3
13/03 - Germany, Berlin - K17
14/03 - Switzerland, Zürich - Dynamo

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Sarkom Announces New Lineup

Norwegian black metal band Sarkom has issued the following update regarding an update to their lineup:

"One of the founding members, Renton, has decided to quit his job as drummer for the band. However, a couple of upcoming 7" releases will still include his work as both drummer and songwriter, as this allready have been recorded. To replace Renton's seat behind the drums we have found our longtime friend J. Folkedal, which also handled the drums on our last tour. If he will join the band as a pemanent member is still undecided, but as for now, he will join the force at all our upcoming live performances!"

"We are very grateful for all the work and effort Renton has put into this band and wish him all the best for the future!"

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Gwydion Announces European Tour Dates with Shining

Portugese viking/folk metal band, GWYDION, has announced a European tour with SHINING, FINSTERFORST, ASHAENA and SARKOM. The tour will take place from the 14th till the 30th of August 2009. the dates are as follows:

14 Aug 2009 - Paddys Irish Pub DE, Coburg
15 Aug 2009 - SkullCrusher DE, Dresden
16 Aug 2009 - Estrada Stage Bar PL, Bydgoszcz
17 Aug 2009 - Arlus Hall RO, Oradea
18 Aug 2009 - Alcatraz Pub RO, Baia Mare
19 Aug 2009 - Garabonczias HU, Szeged
21 Aug 2009 - Club Gepi BG, Plovdiv
22 Aug 2009 - Eightball Club GR, Thessaloniki
23 Aug 2009 - SKC RS, Belgrad
25 Aug 2009 - Positiva IT, Parma
26 Aug 2009 - Le local FR, Marseille
27 Aug 2009 - Wolfszeit Festival Location DE, Crispendorf, Thüringen
29 Aug 2009 - Gala Hala SI, Ljubljana
30 Aug 2009 - Randal Club SK, Bratislava

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Sarkom Posts New Song Online

Norwegian black metal band Sarkom has uploaded the title song "To Ruin Something That Was Never Meant To Be" from their 7" vinyl, which was released last month to their MySpace page.

The band comments on the song, "No worries, this is not the future sound of Sarkom, but we wanted to do something different."

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Initial Bands, Dates Announced For Ragnarok Fest

The 2009 RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL is set to take place on Aril 17 and 18 in Stadthalle Lichtenfels (Oberfranken), Germany. The band announced so far are:

DORNENREICH (AUT) – "Metal Show"
FJOERGYN – "Jahreszeiten"-Release-Show

For more information about the festival, check out their website at ragnaroek-festival.com.

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Sarkom Post Two New Songs Online

Norwegian black metallers SARKOM have posted two songs from their forthcoming "Bestial Supremacy" album — "Infected" and "Symbolic Revulsion" — on their MySpace page. Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Revival of Torment" and "Parallel to a Wall of Fire".

"Bestial Supremacy" will be released later in the year via an as-yet-undetermined label.

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MetalUnderground.com Sponsors Hammerslag 2006 Fest

Metalunderground.com is once again sponsoring Norway's Hammerslag Vinterblot festival for the second year in a row. The festival, which is to take place on December 15 and 16, 2006, is a two-day showcase of extreme black, death and grind metal bands. Sponsorship of the Hammerslag Vinterblot festival fits with Metalunderground.com's mission of promoting underground heavy metal.

The two-day extreme metal festival, in its third year, takes place in Norway's oldest city, Tønsberg (est. 871). Friday night's show will be held at Rivals Rockpub and Saturday's at Eikhallen, a sports arena in Tønsberg. The Hammerslag Vinterblot festival features performances by some of Norway's best as well as underground black metal, death metal, thrash, grindcore and doom metal bands, boasting more than nine confirmed bands including Zyklon, Kampfar, Framferd, Cutthroat, Malsain, Sarkom, Abominat, Dead Man's Hand, and Pandemi with others in negotiation.

"Once again, we're happy to be part of the Hammerslag Festival and bring word of some excellent Norwegian and European extreme metal bands to our predominantly American readership," said Metalunderground.com owner Doug Gibson. "I'm even more excited this year to have a local journalist reporting directly from the festival for Metalunderground.com."

"Promotion of this event to an American audience benefits the Hammerslag Vinterblot Festival, the Norwegian Extreme Metal Scene, and metalheads alike," commented the festival's organizer, Bjørn Almar Rolstad Johansen. "We hope to bring the US and Europe closer together in the metal community so we can share all the great music being made in both continents. This year's festival is a much bigger production than in past years. The festival has outgrown the ancient church where it was held the past two years and has now moved to a bigger venue. We are thrilled that all of the hard work that has been put into Hammerslag is paying off and that this year we will be able to celebrate the darkest time of the year with even more metalheads."

Tickets for the Hammerslag Vinterblot Festival can be purchased at http://www.bilettservice.no/ or at the door.

In the coming weeks leading up to Hammerslag Vinterblot 2007, we'll be posting some interviews with these bands on the bill.

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Hammerslag Vinterblot 2006 Details Announced

Details for this year's Hammerslagfestival Vinterblot 2006 are solidifying. There are some changes to the location from last year - it will of course still be unleashed in Tønsberg, Norways oldest city, and it is still the old Norwegian heathen tradition that will be celebrated, but due to space problems it will form and take place at "Støperiet" (an old industrial hall used to cast iron), which has been modernised for concerts and theatrical shows. There will now be a bigger bar and lots of space for metalheads from around the world. "Støperiet" is placed across the canal in the heart of Tønsberg, where the majority of the City`s bars and hotels are located.

Hammerslag Fest will be opened in the bar "RIVALS" on Friday, December 15, 2006. There are still bands to be anounced, but so far deadmanshand (thrash-metal from Tønsberg/Oslo) and Pandemi have been confirmed to play the opening night with more bands to be announced.

Saturday, December 16's portion of the festival will be at held at "Støperiet" with the longest lineup ever:

FRAMFERD (local band,symphonic black metal)
DEAD MAN'S HAND (Norwegian thrash metal)
MALSAIN (Black/Dark Metal from Bergen)
SARKOM (Black metal)
CUTTHROAT (local Death/Grind/Doom Metal)
KAMPFAR (Black metal)
ZYKLON (Death metal)

Framferd is a well known band on Hammerslagfestival Vinterblot and the guys have promised to play some new material this year from the coming album in 2007 (this is not from the coming Djevelskap EP thats planed this fall).

You must be 18 or older to attend Hammerslag Vinterblot 2006. Tickets can be bought through www.bilettservice.no or at the door.

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1349 Part Ways With Founding Guitarist Tjalve

1349 guitarist and founding member Tjalve (real name: André Kvebek) has left the Norwegian black metal act after nine years and three studio albums to focus on his other bands PANTHEON I and SARKOM.

Commented Tjalve in a statement: "I will remember 1349 as the most diabolical, vicious and plague-ridden band ever to stride the Earth, and I'm proud to have been a part of it. I'm confident that they'll continue to plague mankind for ages!"

1349 announced earlier in the year that they were going to be utilizing the services of former NILE drummer Tony Laureano on their upcoming dates as regular skinsman Frost is busy with promoting SATYRICON's recently released "Now, Diabolical" CD.

1349 released their third studio album, "Hellfire", in the U.S. last October via Candlelight Records. Recorded at Studio Studio in Nyhagen, Norway, "Hellfire" was supported by a European tour with Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH.

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Pantheon I New Songs Available For Download

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349), guitarist John Espen Sagstad (ABIOTIC) and drummer Eirik Renton (SARKOM), have uploaded two songs from their upcoming full-length debut, "Atrocity Divine", at their official web site. Check out the songs "Transgression" and "Silent Massacre" at this location.

In a recent interview with Vampire-Magazine.com, Sagstad had the following to say about the upcoming release: "This recording consists of 11 brand new songs, and we are at the moment looking for a label who will finance this release! We are very excited about this release because it’s turned out to be even better than we had ever imagined. Gunhild [Mathea Olaussen, violin], Live [Julianne Kostøl, cello] and Tor [Risdal Stavenes, a.k.a. Seidemann, bass]) have given PANTHEON I a facelift, and I assure you that this album will kick ASS!"

PANTHEON I had previously released a four-song demo, titled "MMIII", in April 2003. A limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single — which includes the tracks "Is This A Prophecy?" and "Transparent" — was recently made available via the group's official website.

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