"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1992
From: Trondheim, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Bloodthorn News

Below is our complete Bloodthorn 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.

Season Of Mist Streaming 20 Year Compilation

Season of Mist turned twenty this year, and now you can stream a two decade anniversary compilation below or pick up the comp through various digital services over here. This wide-ranging release includes some names you might have heard from the metal scene in a loooong time, like Oxiplegatz.

The label comments: "It is no secret that the music industry has changed tremendously during the past two decades, but thanks to your loyal support, we are still able to continue releasing great music to this very day. We would like to once again extend our gratitude and thankfulness to all those who believe in our artists. Stream our '20 Years of Season of Mist' compilation here and check out the discount campaign on our official e-shop!" More...

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Bloodthorn Touring Plans Outlined

Norwegian death metallers BLOODTHORN will follow up their Inferno Festival appearance in April by filling the slot held by KEEP OF KALESSIN on the European tour with CARPATHIAN FOREST and HATE, as KEEP OF KALESSIN will have to fly home to Norway to play a few gigs there. They all meet up again in London, playing at the Underworld, and from there KEEP OF KALESSIN will continue their trek. After appearing at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival in August, BLOODTHORN will embark on a Scandinavian tour with VADER and NIGHTRAGE.

The track "Blood and Iron" is still available online to download here. The song comes off the Norwegian death metal band's new album, "Genocide", which was released in Europe in February via Morningstar Records. A video teaser containing sound clips of many of the songs that appear on "Genocide" has been posted online. The teaser can also be viewed in an online player on the official BLOODTHORN MySpace page.

"Genocide" was recorded at Godt Selskap Studio (CHTON, GRIFFIN, KEEP OF KALESSIN) with Knut Fug Prytz (NECROPHAGIA) producing. The CD, which has a running time of nearly 50 minutes, marks the group's first release with guitarist Ihizahg (ex-PERISHED, WURDULAK, live guitarist for MAYHEM).

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Vader To Be Joined By Nightrage, Bloodthorn

According to a posting on VADER's official web site, NIGHTRAGE and BLOODTHORN have been confirmed as the support acts for the Scandinavian leg (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland) of VADER's Blitzkrieg 4 tour, which is scheduled to kick off on November 11 and run through November 25. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

Candlelight Records recently released VADER's new EP, "The Art of War". This special mini-album contains six brand new songs ("Para Bellum!!!", "This Is The War", "Lead Us!!!", "Banners On The Wind", "What Colour Is Your Blood?", "Death In Silence") and was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland, with the Wieslawscy brothers at the helm. The MCD also features the band's new video clip (created by Arek Jurcan in 3D systems, well known from computer games) for the track "This Is The War".

VADER will headline the Metal Crusaders tour starting May 26 in Montreal. KATAKLYM, DESTRUCTION, SPEED\KILL/HATE, GRAVEWORM and THE ABSCENCE are also featured on the tour package. Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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New Bloodthorn MP3 Available For Download

An MP3 of the track "Blood and Iron" from Bloodthorn's forthcoming new album "Genocide" is now available for download. The track can also be found at Bloodthorn's brand new website. "Genocide" is expected to be released in the UK and Norway on February 13 and February 20 in the rest of Europe.

In other news, Bloodthorn are confirmed for this years INFERNO FESTIVAL (Norway) and WACKEN OPEN AIR (Germany).

There will be a "Genocide" Releaseparty at BLÆST in Trondheim Friday, February 17 with support by Goat the Head. This concert will be streamed live on the internet as a multi-camera production via www.gigs.no, courtesy of Legio Media. You can log on early for pre-concert interviews and backstage cameras hosted by Patrizia Mazzuoccolo (Tinitus NRK P3). This is a great opportunity to hear the new songs live three days before the European streetdate (Feb 20). "Online tickets" will cost 7 euro.

Time-schedule and more info will be revealed on www.gigs.no and www.morningstarrec.com in due time.

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Norwegian Metal Label Morningstar Records Is Born

MORNINGSTAR RECORDS is a new Norwegian label started by members of SATYRICON live, NECROPHAGIA, KEEP OF KALESSIN, CHTON, MANES and MAX MIDSUN. The first release on this new label will be BLOODTHORN's "Genocide," which will see a European release in February 2006.

The goal of Morningstar Records is to establish a solid independent label within quality metal and rock as a label run by musicians for musicians. Our intention is not to climb the ladder up through the underground, but to start no-holds-barred from the first release being "Genocide" by the Norwegian death metal-band Bloodthorn, their 4th studio album marking their 10th year from their first release in 1996.

After years of wanting to start a label focusing on the music itself and not on hype and hunt for profit, Morningstar Records was established by Keep of Kalessin mainman Arnt O. Grönbech. Arnt comments: "I was totally blown away when I heard the new Bloodthorn album 'Genocide' during their mixing-session in Godt Selskap studio, and I simply chose to buy the European rights for this crushing album. This is the album that will give the label a flying start, and prove the labels right to life!" Morningstar Records will focus on quality not quantity, and with the Head of Business and two producers from Godt Selskap Studio (known for recordings by bands like Necrophagia, Keep of Kalessin, Griffin, Chton, Manifest etc.) on board, this close co-operation with Godt Selskap gives Morningstar Records an advantage by the possibility to secure a professional recording of their artist. Plastichead is Morningstar Records' world distributor, and will make sure the music can be found in most retail stores, as well as specialist stores, across the globe.

You can view a photo of the MORNINGSTAR Staff here. From left to right, they are:

Kim Tungvåg (Max Midsun, head of business Godt Selskap studio)
Torstein Parelius (Manes, Chton)
Arnt O. Grönbech (Keep of Kalessin, Satyricon live)
Knut V. Prytz (Necrophagia, producer Godt Selskap Studio)
Rune Stavnesli (Max Midsun, producer Godt Selskap studio)

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Bloodthorn Prepare To Release 'Genocide'

Norwegian death metallers BLOODTHORN will release their fourth studio album, "Genocide", in January/February via Red Stream Inc. (Morningstar Records in Europe). The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Under the Reign of Terror" was recorded at Godt Selskap Studio (CHTON, GRIFFIN, KEEP OF KALESSIN) in Trondheim, Norway with producer Knut Fug Prytz (NECROPHAGIA). The CD, which has a running time of nearly 50 minutes, will mark the group's first release with guitarist Ihizahg (ex-PERISHED, WURDULAK, live guitarist for MAYHEM). "He's been working with us for several years now and wrote a good deal of the material on the new album, which will be the heaviest and most extreme BLOODTHORN album to this day," the band write in a statement. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Nightmare of Violence", "Sacrificial Slaughter", "Monolith of the Dead", "Hell on the Eastern Front", "Blood and Iron" and "They Will Arise".

BLOODTHORN have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Inferno Festival, set to take place April 13-15 at the Rockefeller Music Hall and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are the reunited black metal legends EMPEROR, MARDUK, BOLT THROWER, BORKNAGAR, WITCHCRAFT, ENDSTILLE and 23 other bands that have yet to be announced.

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