Band Photo: Koldbrann (?)
From: Drammen, Norway
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Koldbrann 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.
Cult Norwegian black metal band Koldbrann just released a video shot during the band's Wacken Open Air appearance.
Footage of the band performing the track "I Eklipsens Skimmer" can be viewed in the player below.
Norwegian black metal outfit Koldbrann has issued the following announcement about bringing on a new live bassist:
"Malphas (HAGL, Endezzma, Beastcraft live) will be joining Koldbrann for the upcoming live appearances at Hammerslagfestival Vinterblot in Tønsberg and Blastfest in Bergen.
"Since the departure of longtime member S.G.J. (aka S. Johnskareng) last autumn, Mannevond has been handling the bass duties. With Malphas aboard Koldbrann are once again ready to hit the stage as a furious five-headed beast!" More...
Norwegian black metal band Koldbrann, which split with its bassist earlier this month, has now released live footage online.
Check out the clip below to see Koldbrann performing "IntroVertigo" at the Bunker II Festival in Oslo. The footage was filmed and edited by Effektor and features Lars Fredrik Frøislie on vintage synth. The track comes off the band's latest album "Vertigo."
The koldest of Norwegian black metal bands Koldbrann has checked in with the following statement about parting ways with a member:
"Stian Johnskareng a.k.a. S.G.J. has decided to step down from his position as bass player in Koldbrann, after being a member of the band for 10 years.
"He has played bass on all releases since 2004, including the albums 'Moribund' (2006) and 'Vertigo' (2013). He has also been an important part of Kodlbrann's live performances.
"Johnskareng's last performances with Koldbrann will take place at Phantoms of Pilsen in Czech Rep. and in Erfurt, Germany, on the 25th and 26th of October.
"Koldbrann has the utmost respect for Johnskareng's decision and would like to thank him for his work, dedication and comradeship over all these years. We wish you all the best! Heia Drammen!" More...
Koldbrann has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a fill-in drummer for upcoming tour dates:
"Kjetil Hektoen, known from Enthral, Sjodogg, and Crest of Darkness, will be filling in for drummer Folkedal on Koldbrann's Norwegian onslaught with Blood Tsunami in May.
"Folkedal is currently suffering from a leg injury but is expected to return in time for Hellfest Open Air Festival, France, in June.
"Rehearsals with Kjetil Hektoen have been very successful and Koldbrann is ready to strike with full force!"
May 22 - Buddy Scene, Drammen
May 23 - John Dee, Oslo
May 24 - Garage, Bergen
May 25 - Jimmy Legs, Haugesund More...
Norwegian act Koldbrann has posted a new music video from the band's latest album "Vertigo," which is out now.
Check out the "Drammen" clip below, filmed and edited by Effektor. The song features a guest solo by Destructhor of Myrkskog and Morbid Angel (Destructhor is not present in the video).
You can also listen to another track off the album, the previously posted song "Stolichnaya Smert," over at this location.
After we had the pleasure of premiering new song "Stolichnaya Smert" online last week, Norwegian black metal act Koldbrann has now released another track online.
The track "Drammen" is now available for streaming through Gun Shy Assassin here.
Both tracks will appear on Koldbrann's upcoming album "Vertigo," due out through Season Of Mist on January 25th, 2013. The track listing is as follows: More...
Metalunderground.com, in conjunction with Season Of Mist, is proud to offer an exclusive stream of “Stolichnaya Smert,” the fifth cut off Koldbrann’s third studio album “Vertigo.”
Formed in 2001 in Drammen, Norway, Koldbrann has taken its time with full-length efforts, tying them together with a string of 7” releases and one EP over the years. However, the strength of “Vertigo” may just herald a new era of heightened activity for the band.
Combining traditional black metal with thrash and punk in the vein of recent Darkthrone, and boasting a production of sharpness and clarity that retains a raw, organic sound, “Vertigo” is a black ‘n’ roll offering with an appeal far wider than Koldbrann’s Norwegian musical heritage may suggest.
After twelve years of lineup shuffles, Koldbrann now consists of: Kvass (guitars), Mannevond (vocals), Voidar (guitars), Folkedal (drums), and S.G.J. (bass)
Koldbrann is one of the latest additions to Season of Mist’s Underground Activists division. The Norwegian black metal act’s forthcoming album is entitled “Vertigo” and has been set for a January 25th release (January 22nd in North America). The cover artwork can be viewed below and the track listing is as follows:
2. Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott
3. Hjertets Holodomor
5. Stolichnaya Smert
6. Terminal Transnistrii
7. Phantom Kosmonaut
8. Goat Lodge
9. I Eklipsens Skimmer
10. Sans Soleil
11. Inertia Corridors
Last Friday Koldbrann unleashed “Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott,” a 7” single strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide, including a song from “Vertigo” and an exclusive B side entitled “Kasjtjeijs Svøpe.” More...
Koldbrann announced its signing with Season of Mist last month, and the Norwegian black metal act’s forthcoming album will be entitled “Vertigo.” The album is set for a January 25th release (January 22nd in North America).
In the meantime, Koldbrann will unleash “Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott,” a 7” single strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide, on November 16th. The single includes a song from “Vertigo” and an exclusive B side entitled “Kasjtjeijs Svøpe.”
A video clip for "Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott" has also been posted online and can be viewed below. More...
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian black metal act Koldbrann. The label commented:
"The Norwegian horde's third full length album will hit stores through Season of Mist's Underground Division in early 2013. Koldbrann will debut 'Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott,' a 7" single including a song from the forthcoming album (title pending) and an exclusive B side entitled 'Kasjtjeijs Svøpe' on Nov. 16th. The single will also be available digitally. Koldbrann's first two albums 'Nekrotisk Inkvisition' and 'Moribund' will be re-issued via Season of Mist, along with 2008's 'Stigma: På kant med livet' EP."
"Koldbrann is pleased to announce that from this moment on, Season of Mist will be handling our nekrotic business," vocalist Mannevond states. "As one of the leading dealers of aural blasphemy, we are confident that they will serve as the tool needed to spread our gospel of oppression. We have kept you waiting, but rest assured, we have been striving in our cellars, slowly and persistently chiseling out our utmost arrogant and depraved work to date. Sordid details will follow. The time is ripe, let the end times roll!"
Norwegian black metallers Koldbrann have issued the following update about working on a new album:
"Leakage from the Goat Lodge: It's been some time since you last heard from us, but rest assured; we have been working in our cellars. Slow and persistant. There you have us.
"A new album is taking form, and a total of 13 tracks have been chiseled into audible form. There is yet work to be done, but we are closing in. Sordid details will follow.
You can also check out Koldbrann's music by navigating over to the band's official MySpace music profile.
Norwegian black metal act Koldbrann has issued the following statement about the recent death of former guitarist Jonas R. Christiansen (Slavia):
"In memory of a fallen comrade:
"In the aftermath of Jonas R. Christiansen's death, we want to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family and those who stood him near. Jonas was diagnosed with cancer just 3 months earlier, but sadly lost the fight on 17th November 2011.
"Jonas was a member of our band at an early stage, and participated on the first concerts and the debut album. He is missed, but his memory will persist, and his music shall live on.
"Styrke og Visjon!"
Norway's Den Saakaldte has issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer and working on a new album:
"We are not dead! It took some time and we delayed as we wanted to be sure on our next moves... We are now in the position to announce that Folkedal is the new drummer of Den Saakaldte. Folkedal also known for his drumming with Sarkom and Koldbrann, will perform on stage with Den Saakaldte for the first time, on the 11th of December at Black Winter Festival in Mexico.
"Right after, the work for the new album will begin. Release date for 'Kapittel II: Faen i Helvete' is postponed for October of 2011 for undisclosed reasons."
Carnal Decay are the latest act to be confirmed for Switzerland's Meh Suff Festival, which is set to take place on September 10th and 11th, 2010. More details on the festival can be found here. The other currently announced bands are as follows:
Anaal Nathrakh (UK)
Dew Scented (DE)
Jack Slater (DE)
Negura Bunget (RO)
Septycal Gorge (IT)
Germany's Jack Slater has been confirmed for this year's "Meh Suff!" open air festival, which is set to take place in Hüttikon, Switzerland, on September 10th and 11th, 2010. More details on the festival can be found here. The other confirmed bands are as follows:
Anaal Nathrakh (UK)
Jack Slater (DE)
Negura Bunget (RO)
Norwegian black metallers Koldbrann, who previously announced parting ways with their guitarist and drummer, have issued the following update about their new line up:
"KOLDBRANN have recruited two new live members for the coming live concerts. Folkedal (session for SARKOM) and Voidar (HJARNIDAUDI) will handle the drums and the 2nd guitar. KOLDBRANN now consists of: Kvass - Guitar, Mannevond - Vocals, S.G.J. - Bass, Folkedal - Drums (live), Voidar - Guitar (live)
"KOLDBRANN is confirmed for the following festivals this summer: SummerBreeze Open Air, Dinkelsbühl / GERMANY, 14.08.2009, Barther Open Air, Barth / GERMANY, 15.08.2009, Hole in the Sky, Bergen / NORWAY, 27.08.2009"
Norwegian black metallers Koldbrann have issued the following statement about playing at the Hole In The Sky 2009 festival:
"KOLDBRANN are confirmed to Hole in the Sky 2009! KOLDBRANN will perform at the Garage venue, on Thursday the 27th of August, with a.o. NIFELHEIM and NECROS CHRISTOS.
"The BOA Metal Open Air 2009, scheduled to take place in Klingentahl, Germany, on the 25th and 26th of July, is cancelled due to economic reasons. The whole festival is cancelled, not only KOLDBRANN."
Other bands confirmed for Hole in the Sky, which will take place from August 26th - 29th in Bergen, include: More...
Norwegian black metal band Koldbrann has issued the following statement about parting ways with their drummer and guitarist:
"KOLDBRANN has chosen to end the collaboration with it's drummer through 7 years, Fordervelse, due to internal disagreements. Fordervelse has played drums on all of KOLDBRANN's releases and concerts to this date, and had a significant impact on the development of the band.
"Shortly after this occured, G. Antonsen stated that he wants to step down from his position as 2nd guitarist of the band, as he no longer feels that he has the necessary capasity to continue with active touring. Antonsen has given his all for KOLDBRANN since 2004, both on stage and recordings.
"The remaining KOLDBRANN are grateful for all the work the two of you have put into the band through the years, and we wish you the very best for the future! More...
TAAKE frontman Hoest — whose "revealing" performance (photo#1, photo#2, photo#3) at the 2003 Inferno Festival in Norway remains the source of much comedy — has once again found himself at the center of controversy. During the Norwegian black metal band's March 20, 2007 concert in Essen, Germany, Hoest appeared on stage with a swastika symbol drawn on his chest (photo) — a move which didn't go over well with most of the fans and members of the heavy metal media who were present at the gig.
Responding to the public outrage which followed the performance, Hoest has issued the following statement:
"TAAKE is not a political Nazi band, etc. We certainly didn't expect the current threat reactions, as everyone should know by now that our whole concept is built upon provocation and anything evil- and death-related. We will now censor certain symbols for the rest of the [European] tour [with URGEHAL and KOLDBRANN], and we truly apologize to all of our collaborators who might get problems because of the Essen swastika scandal (except for the Untermensch owner of that club; you can go suck a Muslim)!"
As a result of Hoest's actions, TAAKE has now been officially removed from the billing of the the Party.San Metal Open Air festival (set to take place August 9-11, 2007 in Bad Berka, Germany) and the organizers of the Ragnarök festival (scheduled for March 30-31, 2007 in Lichtenfels, Germany) are expected to follow suit.
TAAKE's third album, "Doedskvad", was released in 2005 via Dark Essence Records. The band had previously released two albums on the Wounded Love label: "Nattestid..." (1999) and "Bjoergvin" (2002). "Doedskvad" is the last installment in this trilogy.