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Blood Red Throne

Formed: 1998
From: Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Blood Red Throne News

Below is our complete Blood Red Throne 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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Blastfest Expands To Four Days

Blastfest will be held from the 18th - 21st of February 2015 in Bergen, Norway. The organizers of the festival have now checked in with the following announcement about expanding with new band confirmations:

"It is official, Blastfest will be even bigger! With very positive results and excitement of a recent poll, the Bergen, Norway festival have decided 3 days of metal madness wasn’t enough and have expanded the festival into a 4 day event with a total of 60 bands! That’s 4 days, 4 venues, and 60 bands! Yes. 60 BANDS! The festival is now running from Wednesday February 18th to Saturday February 21st.

"And that’s not just the only announcement the festival will make today because just like the recent spate of updates the festival are keeping form and have just confirmed another 4 bands to the already exploding poster! So without further adieu, we are pleased to report the addition of true Norwegian black metal veterans Gehenna, British symphonic black metallers Hecate Enthroned, Norwegian death metal titans Blood Red Throne and death thrashers Wyruz!"

The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Blood Red Throne | Bolzer | Borknagar | Byfrost | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Dark Tranquility | Dead To This World | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Gehenna | Hecate Enthroned | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Paradise Lost | Primordial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Satan | Saturnus | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Wyruz + more yet to be announced.

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Blood Red Throne Signs With Candlelight

Blood Red Throne has officially inked a new record deal with Candlelight Records, and the label issued the following statement:

"Daniel 'Død' Olaisen started his musical career in the legendary Norwegian black metal band Satyricon in 1996 at just 19 years of age when he joined as a live guitarist.

"Since 1993 Død had been writing death metal riffs and in 1998 he started working on material for his own death metal band and with his friend Tchort (Emperor, Carpathian Forest), who also played bass in Satyricon, Blood Red Throne was officially a born.

"Shortly after, the young and talented bass player Erlend Caspersen was found and the search for a drummer and singer could start! After a while BRT got in touch with Freddy Bolsø; he was just the drummer they were looking for and the band could now begin rehearsing material.

"A demo was soon recorded with Ronnie Thorsen from Trail of Tears on vocals which became ‘Deathmix 2000’. A deal with Hammerheart Records was then signed.

"A debut album had to be recorded, but they still hadn't found a permanent singer. Just three weeks before entering studio, BRT asked long-time friend, Mr.Hustler to join the band, despite never having played in a band or done vocals ever before. But ‘Monument of Death’ became a fuckin' killer debut album, released in 2001! The limited edition included a package called 'The Suicide Kit', which not only contained the actual album, but also a printed razor blade and a poster. The kits were hand numbered in the band member's own blood!

"Espen 'Beist' Antonsen (The Sickening) replaced Freddy Bolsø on drums and the band recorded ‘Affiliated With The Suffering’ in 2002, playing a host of European festivals with it. Nothing lasts forever and Beist left the band when BRT were about to record their first album on Earache Records. With help from Bernt Moen they managed to record their darkest and most intense album, ‘Altered Genesis’, released in 2005. Soon after Vald replaced Mr. Hustler on vocals and Anders Haave became the new permanent drummer in time for a new European tour and the recording of fourth album, ‘Come Death.’ More...

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Bloodstock Festival Reveals Full 2014 Lineup

The final bands have now been announced for this year's edition of the Bloodstock Festival, which takes place from August 7th - 10th (get ticket info and other details over here). The organizers of the festival comment:

"The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there's a few last additions for the Sophie and Jagermeister stages.

"Balls Deep bring their trad groove metal to the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Brit outfit have been busy honing their ‘Pro-Pain cut with Black Sabbath’ sound, coming on like the bastard sons of Pantera and classic heavy metal.

"Over on the Jagermeister stage, female-fronted power metallers Aceldama will be impressing allcomers with their high octane performance and audience interaction, while New Blood stage stoner rocker’s Resin will be offering an additional acoustic spin on their new material.

"Meanwhile, the New Blood stage welcomes the last clutch of winners from the last batch of M2TM roadshow finals. Goat Leaf bring their doom groove from the Sheffield heats, Oakhaart’s tech death noise hails from Gloucestershire, impressing judges at the Bristol event, Sinpathetic grace us with their death metal from the Preston night, Eradikator’s thrash metal won out in Birmingham, and lastly but not least, Cacodaemonic's unholy, neo-classical infused death metal represents Nottingham."

The full 2014 festival lineup will be as follows: More...

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New Blood Red Throne Track Streaming

Norwegian death metal maestros Blood Red Throne will be issuing their seventh, and self-titled, album on May 25th via Sevared Records. The band has uploaded an advance track, "Primitive Killing Machine," from that upcoming release. Stream that song below. The album marks Blood Red Throne's 15th anniversary as a band.


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Blood Red Throne Posts New Album Teaser

Norway's Blood Red Throne has revealed via Metalhammer.co.uk that a new album is due out this coming May 21st through Sevared Records. A teaser for the album can be heard in the SoundCloud player below, or over at Metal Hammer here.

Read the full article at Metal Hammer.

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Hammerslag Vinterblot 2013 Lineup Finalized

The final line-up and running order has been announced for this year's Hammerslag Vinterblot festival. The festival spans two day from February 8th and 9th and takes place in Tønsberg, Norway (Stoltenbergsgata 46, 3112 Tønsberg, Norway)

Here's the running order for Hammerslag Vinterblot 2013:

FRIDAY:
Imbalance 00.30
Endezzma 23.00
Tantara 22.00
Frail Grounds 21.00
Djevelkult 20.00

SATURDAY:
God Seed 00.30
Blood red throne 23.00
Storm/Isengard-tribute 22.00
Thyruz 21.00
Cobolt 60 20.00 More...

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Blood Red Throne Welcomes New Vocalist

Blood Red Throne, which recruited a new bassist earlier this month, has now checked in with the following announcement about finding a new front man:

"New Blood Red Throne singer! We're happy to announce that Blood Red Throne is complete again and we we welcome Yngve N. Christiansen as our new singer and front man!

"He is a bad motherfucker, raw vocalist, drinks hard, kicks ass and takes no shit from anyone. Hell yeah Yngve!"

For more info on Blood Red Throne, head over to the band's Facebook profile or MySpace page.

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Blood Red Throne Recruits New Bassist

Norway's Blood Red Throne has checked in with the following brief update about recruiting a new bass player:

"New bass player in Blood Red Throne! We're happy to announce that the young and talented Ole Bent Madsen is the new permanent bass player in Blood Red Throne!"

In other Blood Red Throne news, the band released the "Brutalitarian Regime" album earlier this summer, and you can check out a track off the album tilted "Graveworld" by heading over here. For further details on Blood Red Throne, navigate to the band's MySpace music profile.

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Grave Comments On North American Tour

Century Media Records has issued the following announcement about Grave starting a North American tour at the end of the month:

"As one of the very first Swedish death metal bands, the now classic Grave has inspired countless metal acts to deliver unrelenting death metal to the masses. While others have fallen victim to the latest music trends, they've persevered the metal ages by remaining true to their roots since their humble beginnings in 1988. They truly are the Motorhead of death metal-GRAVE has never broken-up, reunited, or deviated from their same, classic sound! To celebrate the longevity of their career and the 20th anniversary of their debut album, 'Into The Grave,' Grave will be touring North America this August and September."

In regards to the band's upcoming tour, vocalist/guitarist Ola Lindgren comments:

"We are really psyched to get over to the states and Canada again after 5 years of absence. It's great to be back on the Century Media train again and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of 'Into the Grave' with another visit to North America. During the summer festivals here in Europe, we set out to play the entire first album from start to finish in the order that the songs are on the album. It turned out to be extremely well received from our fans, so we decided to bring the concept on the road for this upcoming tour. Since we are headlining, there will be more material than just the 'Into' album of course. So be there or be square...C y'all!"

Blood Red Throne, Pathology, and Gigan will be joining Grave for the trek. Details are as follows:

8/30--Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
8/31--Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
9/1--Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah
9/2--Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar and Grill
9/3--New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
9/4--Montreal, QUE @ Petit Campus
9/5--Toronto, ONT @ Mod Club
9/6--Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe's
9/7--Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
9/8--Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
9/9--Chicago, IL @ Reggie Rock Club
9/10--St Paul, MN @ Station 4
9/11--Winnipeg, MB @ The Osbourne Village Inn
9/12--Regina, SK @ The Exchange
9/13--Calgary, AL @ Dickens
9/14--Edmonton, AL @ Pawn Shop
9/15--Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
9/16--Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/17--Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
9/18--San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
9/19--Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
9/20--Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
9/21--Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702 Skatepark
9/22--Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse

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Blood Red Throne Streaming New Track

Blood Red Throne is currently streaming a new song online titled "Graveworld." The track is taken off the upcoming album "Brutalitarian Regime," which will see release on August 28th via Sevared Records. Check out the new song in the player below.

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Tristania Adds On Mexico City Show

After recently announcing the "Out of the Dark" tour with Van Canto and Amberian Dawn, Tristania has now also issued the following announcement about adding on a show in Mexico City:

"Tristania will return to Mexico City and Circo Volador to headline a show that also include The Agonist from Canada, and fellow Norwegians in Keep of Kalessin and Blood Red Throne on June 4th 2011.

"We have been crossing our fingers for something like this to happen, as we're playing «in the neighbourhood» the day before. The band has some of our best memories ever fraom Mexico City, and needless to say – we're absolutely delighted to return to Circo Volador. Tristania will play the day before on the Wild Metal Fest in Cancun." More...

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Blood Red Throne To Enter The Studio

Blood Red Throne, which recently split with Earache and signed to Sevared Records, has issued the following update about entering the recording studio:

"Sunday, 22nd of May, we start recording our sixth and most promising album ever! 9 killer tracks of pure groove and brutality andf also a cool cover song.

"The album is being released late august before we go on our US tour with Grave. We also welcome Ivan Gujic as our new and permanent rhythm guitarist. Let the madness begin!"

Additional details on the upcoming Blood Red Throne album will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out the band's music by heading over here.

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Brutal Assault 2011

The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Blood Red Throne Signs To Sevared Records

Blood Red Throne announced in February that the band had parted ways with Earache Records. The group has now issued the following brief update about inking a new records deal:

"We' re glad to announce that we've signed with Sevared Records. Blood Red Throne enters the the studio late May to record their 6th full length album and will be released late August!"

Additional details on the band's upcoming album will be announced as they are made available.

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Grave Updates Tour Schedule

On March 24th, Sweden's Grave will kick off the "Metal Chainsaw Massacre" European tour
at the Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Other bands to appear on the bill include Obituary and Pathology. The dates are as follows:

3/24 – LUDWIGSBURG, DE @ ROCKFABRIK
3/25 – PARIS, FR @ ELYSEE MONTMARTRE (PARIS EXTREME FEST)
3/27 – COLOGNE, DE @ WERKSTATT
3/29 – MUNICH, DE @ BACKSTAGE HALL
3/30 – BOCHUM, DE @ MATRIX
3/31 – HAARLEM, NL @ PATRONAAT
4/1 – OLDENBURG, DE @ AMADEUS
4/2 – AARHUS, DK @ VOX HALL (ROYAL METAL FEST)
4/7 – HELSINKI, FI @ NOSTURI
4/8 – RIGA, LV @ MELNAPIEKTDIENA
4/9 – VILNIUS, LA @ PROPAGANDA
4/12 – KRAKOW, PL @ KWADRAT
4/13 – WARSAW, PL @ PROGRESJA
4/14 – BERLIN, DE @ K17
4/15 – LEIPZIG, DE @ HELLRAISER
4/16 – PRAGUE, CZ @ ROCK CAFE
4/17 – BRATISLAVA, SK @ MAJASTIC MUSIC CLUB
4/19 – BOLOGNA, IT @ ESTRAGON
4/20 – MONTPELLIER, FR @ SECRET PLACE
4/21 – LLEIDA, ES @ COTTON CLUB
4/22 – VALENCIA, ES @ DURANGO ROCK CLUB
4/23 – GRANADA, ES @ SALA HYPNOSIS
4/24 – MADRID, ES @ SALA HEINEKEN
4/25 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, ES @ SALA CAPITOL
4/28 – VEVEY, CH @ ROCKING CHAIR
4/30 – TILBURG, NL @ 013 (NEUROTIC DEATHFEST)

Grave also has the following upcoming Summer festival: More...

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Grave Announces North American Tour Dates

Swedish death metal veterans Grave have announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America at the end of this Summer. Supporting them on the trek will be Pathology, who recently finished touring with death metal legends Deicide and Blood Red Throne.

"We’re very excited to already be able to announce our next tour," says Pathology drummer Dave Astor. "We’ll be opening for Grave, another legend in the death metal scene. This tour will be in support of a new album as we’ll be recording this summer."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Blood Red Throne Splits With Earache

Norwegian death metal act Blood Red Throne has issued the following announcement about splitting with Earache Records and writing material for an upcoming album:

"Blood Red Throne looking for label... Earache and BloodRedThrone have decided to end business together. The band is almost finished writing material for a new album and seek a professional and serious label!"

Blood Red Throne also has the following upcoming summer festival appearances:

6/3 Wild Fest Festival Cancun, Quintana R, MEXICO
6/4 Circo Volador Mexico City, Mexico, MC
8/12 Brutal Assault Festival Jaromer, Hradec Krá, CZECH REPUBLIC

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Blood Red Throne Issues Band Update

Norwegian death metallers Blood Red Throne wrapped up 2010 with their first ever North American tour, which saw the band playing alongside the likes of Dimmu Borgir and Enslaved. The band has issued the following recap of the tour and update about upcoming activity:

"Blood Red Throne just got back home from a 6-week US/Canada tour with Dimmu Borgir and Enslaved. Despite a couple of accidents, smashing another car and flipping our trailer, we had a blast over there and we made many new fans as well as old fans who were thrilled to see us for the first time. It was strange experiencing both winter in Canada and summer in California on the same tour and we spent countless hours in the van. But it was all worth it, playing the bigger venues and sharing the finest Norwegian death metal with you!

"As for 2011, Død has written five new killer tunes for an upcoming album. We're returning to Mexico the first weekend in June, playing a festival with Sepultura. In August, we're playing with Morbid Angel, Vader, Gorguts and Nevermore at the Brutal Assault Festival! Cheers & Beers!"

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Blood Red Throne Updates Tour Schedule

Norwegian metallers Blood Red Throne have updated their North American tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

11/26 2010 The Knitting Factory Reno, Nevada
11/27 2010 The Fox Theater Pomona, California
11/28 2010 The Regency Grand Ballroom San Francisco, California
11/30 2010 House of Blues Las Vegas, Nevada
12/1 2010 Rialto Theater Tucson, Arizona
12/2 2010 Marquee Theater Tempe, Arizona
12/3 2010 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, New Mexico
12/4 2010 Gothic Theater ENGLEWOOD, Colorado
12/6 2010 House of Blues Dallas, Texas
12/7 2010 House of Blues Houston, Texas
12/9 2010 Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio
12/10 2010 Electric Factory Philadelphia, Pennsylvan
12/11 2010 Town Ballroom Buffalo, New York
12/12 2010 Sound Academy Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
12/13 2010 Metropolis Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
12/14 2010 Imperial Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA

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Dawn of Ashes Completes Filming New Music Video

DAWN OF ASHES has recently completed shooting the band's first music video off their album, "Genocide Chapters," which was released on September 14. The video for "Transformation Within Fictional Mutation" was produced by Robert Kurtzman's (KNB EFX founder, special effects legend, director) PRECINCT 13, who also handled the special effects, with directing duties wielded by David H. Greathouse (special effects master, film director, and music video director behind Mushroomhead's videos). The video for Transformation Within Fictional Mutation was shot on October 19 on location at the Bissman Building in Mansfield, Ohio, which is widely rumored to be haunted.

A behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot can be seen on Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps website.

Guitarist Volkar Kael comments, "We shall display the fiercest examples of terror to vex the parasitic mind! Prepare yourselves for a new breed of visual horror!" More...

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