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Formed: 1994
From: Skien, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Svartahrid News

Below is our complete Svartahrid 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.

Svartahrid Complete New Album Recordings

Norwegian black metallers SVARTAHRID are currently working on the follow-up to the well-received "Sadness and Wrath" CD. All instruments for the "Malicious Pride" album have been recorded at the Akkerhaugen studio and the band is due to begin mixing the effort during the coming days. The mastering will take place at the end of January at Strype Audio studios. "So far we are very satisfied with all developments and we are really looking forward to the release of our fourth album," drummer Forn comments.

"Malicious Pride" is scheduled for a March 2008 release via Soulseller Records.

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Quadrivium, Darkcreed Sign To Soulseller Records

Soulseller Records has announced a number of new signings already this year:

Quadrivium (Norway) is described as an avant-garde symphonic metal band best descrbed as a mixture of the albums "Constellation" and La masquerade infernale" by fellow countrymen Arcturus. You can check out some of their material on their MySpace page and judge yourself. Quadrivium is signed to Soulseller Records for 2 albums. The debut album "Adversus" is scheduled for a February/March release.

The next signing announced is Darkcreed (Sweden/Mexico/Scotland). After having released two demos in 1996 and 1999 it is now time for this death metal beast to spew forth some serious recordings. First up is a mini CD entitled "Dark Regions". The band claims influences such as Afflicted, General Surgery, Nihilist/Entombed, Necrony, Traumatic, Nirvana 2002, Carnage, Dismember (early), Macabre End, Death Breath and nothing else. You can check out some of Darkcreed's material on their MySpace page. Darkcreed is signed to Soulseller Records for a mini CD and a full-length album. The mini album "Dark Regions" is scheduled for a February/March release.

Soulseller has also announced a number of new vinyl albums. They will be doing the following albums by mighty Norwegian black thrashers Audiopain as limited (500 each-12" format) vinyls: More...

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Norway's Hammerslag Festival Approaches

As previously reported, Metalunderground.com is sponsoring Norway's Hammerslag Vinterblot Festival, which takes place on December 16 and 17, a week from today. The festival is a two-day showcase of extreme black, death and grind metal bands. Bands on the bill include Tsjuder, Myrkskog, Svartahrid, Grand Alchemist, Framferd, Draugstafur, Mindgrinder, and She Said Destroy. You can find more infromation and buy t-shirts for the fest at hammerslagfestival.net

In the coming days, we'll be bringing you several interviews with the bands on that bill.

As none of our staff can actually attend this festival in person, if any of our readers out there are from Norway or surrounding regions and would like to attend the festival and report on it on behalf of metalunderground.com, please contact me immediately.

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MetalUnderground.com Sponsors Hammerslag Festival

No doubt you've noticed the Hammerslag Festival logo on our home page. But now I can announce that Metalunderground.com is an official sponsor of Norway's Hammerslag Festival. The festival, which is to take place on December 16 and 17, 2005, is a two-day showcase of extreme black, death and grind metal bands. Sponsorship of the Hammerslag festival fits with Metalunderground.com's mission of promoting underground heavy metal.

The two-day extreme metal festival, in its second year, takes place in Norway's oldest city, Tønsberg (est. 871). Friday night's show will be held at Rivals Rockpub and Saturday's will in an old church built in 1857. The festival boasts more than nine confirmed bands including Tsjuder, Myrkskog, Svartahrid, Grand Alchemist, Framferd, Draugstafur, Mindgrinder, and She Said Destroy with more in negotiations.

"The Hammerslag Festival is the ideal metal festival for Metalunderground.com to announce its first sponsorship deal with," said Metalunderground.com owner Doug Gibson. "With our large American readership, there is not a more fitting genre of metal to bring to their attention than Norwegian black metal. Every reader that discovers a new metal band that they like through Metalunderground.com reinforces why I started this website in the first place."

"Promotion of this event to an American audience benefits Hammerslag Festival, the Norwegian Extreme Metal Scene, and metalheads alike," said the festival's organizer, Bjørn Almar Rolstad Johansen. "The bands as well as the experience of a black metal festival at the old church are quite special as well, considering the theme of the fest."

Tickets for the Hammerslag Festival can be purchased through Ticketmaster at http://www.ticketmaster.no/html/browse.htmI?l=EN&TOUR=HAMMER

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