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Battered

From: Haugesund, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Battered News

Below is our complete Battered 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.

Candlemass Confirm More Support Acts

CANDLEMASS have confirmed more opening acts on their upcoming tour in support of their new album, King Of The Grey Islands. Their updated schedule is as follows:

August
31 - Malmoe, Sweden - K.B.

September
1 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock (with SATURNUS)
2 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle *
3 - Berlin, Germany - Kato *
4 - Nurenberg, Germany - Hirsch *
6 - Essen, Germany - Turock *
7 - Eindhoven, Holland - Dynamo *
8 - Würzburg, Germany - Soundpark Ost
9 - Rijssen, Holland - Lucky ***
11 - Leeds, UK - Rio's **
12 - London, UK - Dingwalls **
14 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix (with SERPENTCULT)
15 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 *
16 - Milano, Italy - Transilvania
19 - Budapest, Hungary - A 38 (with STEREOCHRIST)
20 - Krakow, Poland - Studio (with CEMETARY OF SCREAM)
22 - Flensburg, Germany - Roxy (with STRONGHOLDE)
23 - Göteborg, Sweden - Sticky FIngers
24 - Linköping, SwedenvAtmosfär
26 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
29 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Idrogios
30 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205

* support from POWERWOLF
** support from CENTURIONS GHOST, BATTERED
*** support from AGENT STEEL, VICIOUS RUMORS, AFTER ALL, OFFICIUM TRISTE, INHUME

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Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX Announces Undercard

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX has announced that the majority of our undercard has been booked. Undercard bands are featured, non-headlining bands and 36 featured bands are listed below. Though the list is substantial, it's not quite all of them. There will be more undercard announcements in a few days.

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX The Undercard: More...

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Battered Norwegian Tour Dates Announce

BATTERED, the Norwegian band featuring former EINHERJER members Frode Glesnes (a.k.a. Grimar, vocals/guitar), Aksel Herløe (guitar) and Gerhard Storesund (a.k.a. Vivar, drums), has scheduled the following dates:

Mar. 02 - Tribute - Sandnes, Norway
Apr. 26 - Garage - Oslo, Norway
Apr. 27 - Scene 37 - Horten, Norway

BATTERED is currently writing material for its second full-length effort, tentatively due later in the year. "While the bandmembers may have been spread out all over Norway for some time, all members have been busy writing material for our next album, pumping out riffs, lyrics and rhythms for a richer, fuller and more BATTERED experience in our sonic attack!" the group previously wrote on its web site . "Songs are already starting to take shape, and we will not stop until we all feel we have done our best, delivering an album worthy of the live energy we perform it with, whether we play for 20 or a 1000 people!"

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Battered Post 'Not One' Video Online

BATTERED's video for the song "Not One" has been posted online at this location (48 MB). The clip was shot in bluescreen with producer Rome Ramsies of Vision Valley and the CGI was done in Australia, according to a posting on the band's web site. The song comes off the group's self-titled debut album, which was released in March via Candlelight Records.

BATTERED is the new Norwegian band featuring former EINHERJER members Frode Glesnes (a.k.a. Grimar, vocals/guitar), Aksel Herløe (guitar) and Gerhard Storesund (a.k.a. Vivar, drums).

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New Battered Song Available For Download

A brand-new BATTERED track, entitled "Oblivion Awaits", has been made available for download at this location. The song comes off the Norwegian group's self-titled debut album, which is scheduled for release in Norway on February 25 on Tabu Records, in Europe on March 13 and in the U.S. on April 14 via Candlelight Records.

"Battered" (view cover here) was recorded at Sifa Lydstudio and was mixed at Top Room Studio with producer Børge Finstad.

BATTERED — who feature in their ranks former EINHERJER members Frode Glesnes (a.k.a. Grimar, vocals/guitar), Aksel Herløe (guitar) and Gerhard Storesund (a.k.a. Vivar, drums) — recently teamed up with producer Rome Ramsies of Vision Valley to shoot a video for the song "Not One" from the group's debut album. "The whole video was shot in bluescreen and the CGI will be done in Australia," the band write on their web site. The clip is expected to premiere in February.

BATTERED's current lineup is rounded out by bassist Ole Moldesæther and vocalist Sigurd Olaisen (HEADBLOCK).

Tentative track listing for BATTERED's debut album (in no particular order):

01. Oblivion Awaits
02. New Lament
03. Industrial Killing
04. The Flagellant
05. Not One
06. Perfect Illusion
07. The Dig
08. Demagog
09. Parasight
10. Derelict

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Battered Begin Mixing Debut Album

BATTERED, the new Norwegian band featuring former EINHERJER members Frode Glesnes (a.k.a. Grimar, vocals/guitar), Aksel Herløe (guitar) and Gerhard Storesund (a.k.a. Vivar, drums), commenced the mixing sessions for their debut album on November 15 at Top Room Studio with producer Børge Finstad. The CD, which was recorded at Sifa Lydstudio this past summer, is scheduled for release in Europe in February 2006 via the Norwegian label Tabu Recordings. A U.S. release date will be announced later.

BATTERED's current lineup is rounded out by bassist Ole Moldesæther and vocalist Sigurd Olaisen (HEADBLOCK).

Tentative track listing for BATTERED's debut album (in no particular order):

01. Oblivion Awaits
02. New Lament
03. Industrial Killing
04. The Flagellant
05. Not One
06. Perfect Illusion
07. The Dig
08. Demagog
09. Parasight
10. Derelict

Often cited as the leading "viking metal" act, Haugesund-based EINHERJER released several albums and EPs (1994's "Aurora Borealis" EP, 1995's "Leve Vikingånden", 1996's "Dragons of the North", 1997's "Far Far North" EP, 1998's "Odin Owns Ye All", 2000's "Norwegian Native Art" and 2003's "Blot") before folding in May of 2004.

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Battered Sign With Tabu Recordings

BATTERED, the new Norwegian band featuring former EINHERJER members Frode Glesnes (a.k.a. Grimar, vocals/guitar), Aksel Herløe (guitar) and Gerhard Storesund (a.k.a. Vivar, drums), have signed a deal with the Norwegian label Tabu Recordings. The group's debut album, which was recorded at Sifa Lydstudio this past summer, will be mixed next month and is set for release in Europe in February 2006. A U.S. release date will be announced later.

BATTERED's current lineup is rounded out by bassist Ole Moldesæther and vocalist Sigurd Olaisen (HEADBLOCK).

Tentative track listing for BATTERED's debut album (in no particular order):

01. Oblivion Awaits
02. New Lament
03. Industrial Killing
04. The Flagellant
05. Not One
06. Perfect Illusion
07. The Dig
08. Demagog
09. Parasight
10. Derelict

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Battered Recording Debut Album

BATTERED, the new Norwegian band featuring former EINHERJER members Frode Glesnes (a.k.a. Grimar, vocals/guitar), Aksel Herløe (guitar) and Gerhard Storesund (a.k.a. Vivar, drums), have entered Sifa Lydstudio in Norway to begin recording their debut album. "We have just started tracking Gerhard's drum parts, and it sounds absolutely great," the group write on their web site.

BATTERED's current lineup is rounded out by bassist Ole Moldesæther.

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Former Einherjer Members Create Battered

Former Einherjer members Grimar (vocals/guitar), Askel Herloe (guitar) and Vivar (drums) have started a new band called Battered. Completing the line-up is bassist Ole Moldesaether. Enherjer, of course, were one of the crucial Viking Metal pioneers.

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