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Below is our complete Kampfar 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.
The organizers of the Barge to Hell have issued the following announcement about confirming Holy Moses as the latest act to play the cruise:
"Who better to lead them on their journey to the undead than the mighty Holy Moses celebrating their 30th anniversary? Not once, because as you know, they do everything twice. You heard right, twice! Here is how it goes: On December 3rd, 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from around the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! For the entire trip it's like everyone has a backstage pass and you can mingle side-by-side with the Artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days. That's 80 shows with unrestricted festival access to the three stages, each with it's own unique atmosphere:
"The luxurious 'A Chorus Line' theater where they spare no expense to have the benches removed on the floor. Because at a Metal show, who actually wants assigned seating in front of the stage?
"The cozy 'Spectrum' that gives you the real club feeling.
"And their jewel: The open air stage on the pool deck. The biggest festival stage to sail the Oceans.
"You can also get all your memorabilia signed at the Meet & Greet sessions. Be part of their infamous Metal Karaoke and many other special activities with the Artists. And last, but not least: Don't forget that they have bars on board that never close! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done."
The following bands have now been announced: More...
With time running out for booking with promo codes for those who pre-registered, the organizers of Barge To Hell have announced more bands for the extreme metal cruise lineup, ahead of general public ticket sales opening this Friday, April 27, 2012 at 12PM EST.
At The Gates, Belphegor, Kampfar, Soilwork and Solstafir have been added to the lineup, which takes the list of known bands to 21 out of the final 40.
Barge To Hell, from the organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, will set sail on December 3, 2012 from Miami, cruise to Nassau in the Bahamas, and return to Miami on December 7.
Metal Underground.com contributor Goatlady was on board 70,000 Tons of Metal in January 2012, and reported on the action here:
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 1 Report | Day 1 Photos
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 2 Report | Day 2 Photos
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 3 Report | Day 3 Photos
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 4 Report | Day 4 Photos
The full lineup so far is as follows: More...
Norwegian black metal collective Vreid is currently readying for the band's upcoming North American takeover. Sponsored by Metal Injection and Brave Words & Blood Knuckles, The Black Path Of America Tour 2011 will kick off on August 25th in Toronto and devastate 14 cities before winding down on September 10th in San Diego. Vreid will be joined by pagan black metal co-headliners Kampfar and Canadian death metal ensemble Necronomicon. A video teaser for the trek can be viewed below.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Dolk, vocalist for Norwegian black metal act Kampfar, has announced that he will begin his new book looking at the history of the black metal genre. Dolk commented on the project by saying;
"This was not supposed to be revealed yet. But I decided to do so through my personal [online] profile. Even my bandmates don't know this yet. But I have now finally started my longtime plan to do/write a book. This has been an idea I had for ages now, due to all the questions I get from the 'media' about this theme/topic/period of time.
"I have been so tired, in a way, to tell parts of this story without being able to tell the whole story. So the book will be about the early years in black metal and about my side of the story of it all. This book will step on someone's toes, that's for sure. But it's my side of the story. This book is for those who are interested (and it's some sort of a soul and mind surfer for me personal). To the rest…Well, I don't give a fuck! It's all very early in the process yet. But I have decided to go all the way now.
"Anyway…This has been a long process for me and a big step to make it official. Besides my woman, you are the first ones to know this at all.
Kampfar has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming European tour dates:
"European tour update: It is almost time for the European tour and befitting a year of change and turmoil we have to tell you that Jon will not be able to bring his bass bashing tricks to the stage with us. Family issues make it impossible for him to be part of the tour, and initially we were reluctant to perform without his presence, but we are lucky to have a solid replacement lined up. Endre Moe, known from Trail Of Tears, is an old friend and has been on the road with us many times before.
"The step up to bass duties is a natural one, and after a weekend of intense rehearsing we're happy to say that this solution will be a very good one. We'll see you, the Horde, on the road! This tour is for you!"
Kampfar has also been confirmed as the direct support band for Vreid's upcoming North American tour, slated to begin in late August and run through mid-September. This will be Kampfar's first time touring on North American soil, and the latest volley of dates supporting new album "Mare," released last month by Napalm Records. More...
Norwegian black metal act Vreid will embark upon a North American headlining trek this August. Sponsored by MetalSucks and Metal Injection, The Black Path Of America Tour 2011 will commence on August 25th in Toronto and trample through 14 cities before coming to a ceremonious close on September 10th in San Diego. Vreid will be joined by pagan black metal co-headliners Kampfar and Canadian death metal ensemble Necronomicon.
Commented Vreid bassist, Hváll: “It is with great joy we can announce our first headlining tour in North America. The Black Path Of America tour is packed with ten US and six Canadian shows. We did our first full North America tour in 2009 on the Heathen Fest, and the reaction we got was overwhelming. We had amazing shows in Montreal, Cleveland and San Francisco — to name just a few — and are glad to see all those cities plus many more on the list for our upcoming tour. Our latest album, V, is doing fantastic, and has become a monumental release for us. We can’t wait to return to the Wild West to unleash songs new and old with our own production. Joining us on this tour are our good Norwegian friends of the legendary Kampfar and Necronomicon from Canada. It’s a killer lineup, and we hope to see as many of you as possible at the shows.”
Dates are as follows:
8/25/2011 The Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
8/26/2011 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
8/27/2011 The Basement – Kingston, NY
8/28/2011 Europa – New York, NY
8/29/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
8/30/2011 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
8/31/2011 Station 4 – St Paul, MN
9/01/2011 Royal Albert – Winnipeg, MN
9/02/2011 The Exchange - Regina, SK
9/03/2011 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
9/05/2011 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
9/06/2011 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
9/07/2011 The Branx – Portland, OR
9/08/2011 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
9/09/2011 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
9/10/2011 JT’s Limelight – San Diego, CA More...
More bands have now been confirmed to appear at the upcoming Summer Breeze Open Air 2011, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th in Germany. The newest additions to the festival are Benighted, Blitzkid, Deadlock, God Dethroned, Hackneyed, Mad Sin, Postmortem, and Powerwolf.
Catamenia, Graveworm, and Wolfchant have now been confirmed in the lineup of the upcoming 2011 Ragarok Festival. The festival takes place on April 29th - 30th, 2011 at the Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, and additional details are available here.
The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Path Of Golconda
Twilight Of The Gods
Vreid has issued the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates alongside Kampfar and Secrets of the Moon:
"We are almost finished with our Norwegian tour, when we proudly can announce a full European tour for May/June. We will kick of in Bochum/Germany on May 27th. This will be the our first shows outside Norway since the successful release of our new album 'V.' We are thrilled to bring you the new material as well as the old stuff, as the Norwegian shows has been excellent.
"For this tour tour we have a killer line up consisting of: Vreid – Kampfar – Secrets of the Moon & support act Krakow. The tour will take us to 7 European countries and will be a mix of clubs shows & festivals. It is a great tour list with many cities with with loyal fans, as well as new cities such as Katowice, which will be our first show in Poland."
The currently announced dates are as follows:
Friday 27.05.11 GER Bochum Zeche (without SotM)
Saturday 28.05.11 NED Leeuwarden Dokk'Em Open Air (without SotM)
Sunday 29.05.11 NED Arnhem WillemEen
Monday 30.05.11 UKNottingham The Basement
Tuesday 31.05.11 UK London Underworld
Wednesday 01.06.11 NED Rotterdamm Baroeg
Thursday 02.06.11GER Frankfurt Nachtleben
Friday 03.06.11PL Katowice Silesian Massacre Festival
Saturday 04.06.11GER BerlinFuck The Commerce Festival K-17 (without SotM)
Sunday 05.06.11 GER München Backstage
Monday 06.06.11CH ZürichWerk 21 (Dynamo)
Tuesday 07.06.11F Montepellier Secret Club
Wednesday 08.06.11 F Paris Nouveau Casino
Thursday 09.06.11 BEL Vosselaar BieBob
Friday 10.06.11 GER Leipzig Wave gotik treffen (Vreid only)
Kampfar has issued the following announcement about a listening session for the band's upcoming album:
"19 March we will all gather in Arnhem for an exclusive pre-listening session of Mare. The album will be played in regular intervals throughout the night, and you can enjoy it with your choice of fine beers, whiskies, akkevit and other goodies. Some merchandise will be on sale, incl. rare out of print items.
"The whole band will be present, so join us in celebrating the release of this new direction of the band. Note that there will be limited space inside, but we aim to make it as enjoyable as possible for everybody."
You can hear the title track from "Mare" at this location. "Mare" is set for release on April 5 through Napalm Records and has the following track listing:
Forward-thinking Norwegian black metal act Kampfar has posted the the title track online from its forthcoming full length album "Mare." "Mare" is set for release on April 5 through Napalm Records and will feature the following tracklisting:
Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
As I Lay Dying
Hail of bullets
Devil sold his soul More...
Kampfar's upcoming album "Mare," which was produced by Peter Tägtgren, is set for release through Nuclear Blast on March 25th in Europe and April 5th in North America. You can view a teaser trailer for the album below, and the band also commented:
"A teaser video from Mare is out Check the teaser video from Mare on this very page. The teaser was filmed in Hemsedal, were we made the pre-recordings for the album!"
Kampfar's new album "Mare" was produced by Peter Tägtgren at the Abyss Studio and is set for release through Nuclear Blast on March 25th in Europe and April 5th in North America. The band has now announced that a limited edition vinyl version of "Mare" will be released as well.
The white vinyl edition of the new album will be released through Nuclear Blast on March 25th, 2011. The cover artwork of the release, which will be limited to 150 copies, can be heard at this location.
Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about Kampfar releasing a new full-length album:
"Kampfar's latest album 'Mare' opens a new chapter in the Norwegians' band history, while delivering a true monument to black metal. Frontman Dolk and the rest of the band have achieved the difficult task of giving their sound new impulses without losing their unique style. Isolated keyboard passages and sprechgesang consort with icy riffs, dark melodies, and oppressive drums. Dolk's raw vocals continue to set the pace, while giving songs like 'Bergtatt,' 'Volvevers,' and the title track such intensity that they are left with no other choice but to crawl under the skin of even the most discerning black and pagan metal fans.
"The album was produced by none other than Peter Tägtgren (Abyss Studio), who provided the songs with a piercing and very powerful sound. 'Mare' is the pagan black metal masters' best work to date and is sure to become the genre's next cult classic."
German progressive metal act The Ocean and progressive black metallers Enslaved have both announced their participation for the forthcoming edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18-20, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.
The confirmed line-up includes:
9MM ASSI ROCK'N'ROLL
A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL
HAIL OF BULLETS
TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED
Kampfar guitarist Thomas has posted the following statement online, announcing his departure from the band:
"After playing guitar in Kampfar for quite a few years, I have now decided to leave the band.
"I cannot even begin to sum up all the good times I've had together with my bandmates, and our close friendship will surely continue outside of the context of the band.
"I sincerely hope the guys will find another guitarist to play in the band (the riffs are not that hard to play and there are no solos, which could be seen as a plus or a minus depending on perspective.) On the stage, you'll only need to pay attention to Ask, since he knows how to keep in time. It is also best to watch out for Jon and Dolk as they are maniacs and will not stand still for a moment.
"To all the good people I've met through Kampfar. Take care and I'll see you around.
"For my brothers in the band, my love and respect as always."
Norwegian black metal band Kampfar is currently in the latter stages of writing the follow-up to
2008's "Heimgang" album. The band will enter Abyss Studio with Peter Tägtgren to record the new album. Its release is expected in Spring 2011.
Italian gothic metal act Lacuna Coil are the latest band to be confirmed for Germany's Wacken Open Air festival. The festival is sold out and will take place between July 30th- August 1st.
The lineup for Wacken is now as follows: AMON AMARTH, BORKNAGAR, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CALLEJON, CATHEDRAL, DRAGONFORCE, EINHERJER, EPICA, GWAR, HAMMERFALL, HEAVEN AND HELL, IN EXTREMO, IN FLAMES, KAMPFAR, KINGDOM OF SORROW, KORPIKLAANI, LACUNA COIL, MACHINE HEAD, MOTÖRHEAD, NAPALM DEATH, NEVERMORE, AXEL RUDI PELL, SARKE, TESTAMENT, TRISTANIA, TURISAS, WALLS OF JERICHO, WHIPLASH
Reunited American thrash metallers Whiplash are the latest act to be confirmed for Germany's infamous Wacken festival. The festival has already sold out and will be taking place between July 30th and August 1st.
The lineup is now as follows:
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
KINGDOM OF SORROW
AXEL RUDI PELL
WALLS OF JERICHO