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Latest Kampfar News
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.
Norwegian black metal band Kampfar has issued the following statement about their recent festival cancellation:
"In light of Kampfar's cancellation of the show at the Fireblade Force Festival in Liechtenstein, Germany on October 11, we feel the need to publish this explanation. This show was supposed to be the last show of our Tordenstorm tour. Unfortunately, our tour ended at the side of the road in the alps, only a few hours before we were supposed to hit the stage. Our tour bus was stopped by the Austrian police due to a mechanical problem. The bus was taken to a garage for inspection, and it was not possible to repair the problem at the time. By the time we realized that we could not continue, it was too late to find an alternative solution to take us the remaining distance. Hence, we had to make the difficult decision to call off our show at Fireblade Force. On behalf of Elite, our crew, the festival, and ourselves, we are very sorry that this was the outcome. We have come to an agreement with the organizers of the festival and will be working together in the future."
Norwegian pagan folk metallers, Kampfar, have announced the release dates of their new album "Heimgang." The European release date is set for September 26th and the US release date is on October 10th.
The track listing for "Heimgang" [cover] is as follows:
3. Dodens Vee
4. Skogens Dyp
KAMPFAR has completed their new album and issued the following report:
"The new Kampfar album is Mastered and sent to Napalm Records. We'll announce the title and put out a sample ASAP."
Look for a new song soon or check out their older material on the band's MySpace page.
Norwegian pagan folklore black metal band, Kampfar, has issued the following update about their upcoming album:
"We are in the final week of recording. The album title is ready and will be announced very soon! It's planned to be released late summer."
Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR have entered Silvertone Studios in Norway to begin recording their new album for a fall release via Napalm Records. In a 2007 posting on the band's web site, the group stated about the new material, "it will be KAMPFAR through and through, that we can promise!"
OBITUARY, LIVIDITY, ENDSTILLE, DEADBORN and DEFLORATION have been confirmed for next year's Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 7-9, 2008 in Bad Berka, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR will enter the studio soon to commence recording the follow-up to last year's "Kvass". The as-yet-untitled album will be released in April 2008 via Napalm Records. In a recent posting on the band's web site, the group stated about the new material, "it will be KAMPFAR through and through, that we can promise!" More...
Following a successful European tour with ELITE, Norse black metallers KAMPFAR have locked the doors to their rehearsal room to work on songs for the follow-up to Kvass (2006). According to a press release, "while no tracks from the album have leaked out, one thing is sure, genuine Norse pagan folk black metal can be expected!"
LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
Acts on the bill now include: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BENEDICTUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK MAJESTY, BLIND GUARDIAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHTHONIC, COMMUNIC, DESTRUCTION, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DIMMU BORGIR, DISILLUSION, ENSLAVED, FALCONER, GRAVE DIGGER, HAGGARD, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, J.B.O., KAMPFAR, LACUNA COIL, LETZTE INSTANZ, LORDI, MENDEED, MOONSORROW, MOONSPELL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NEAERA, NORTHER, RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER, SACRED REICH, SAMAEL, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SODOM, SONIC SYNDICATE, STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen), STRATOVARIUS, SWALLOW THE SUN, THE VISION BLEAK, THERION, TYR, UNHEILIG, VADER and VOLBEAT.
More details as they become available.
Kampfar has announced some festival appearances as well as the The black metal institution Tour with fellow Nerwegians Elite. Here are the planned tour dates:
KAMPFAR and ELITE - The black metal institution Tour 2007
2.2.07 – DE - München - Backstage
3.2.07 - SK - Bratislava – Randal Club
4.2.07 – ITA -Padova- Country Club
6.2.07 – SLO – Maribor – MC-Pekarna
7.2.07 – AUT – Wien - Monastery
8.2.07 – PL – Katowice – Mega Club
9.2.07 – D – Berlin – K17 Club
10.2.07 – NL – Leuuwarden Romein black metal desecration 2007
KAMPFAR Festival appearances
31.3.07 – D – Lichtenfels – Ragnarök Metal Fest
29.6.07 – D – Leipzig – With Full Force
13.7.07 – AUT – Semmering – Kaltenbach Open Air
2.8.07 – D – Wacken Open Air
Metalunderground.com is once again sponsoring Norway's Hammerslag Vinterblot festival for the second year in a row. The festival, which is to take place on December 15 and 16, 2006, is a two-day showcase of extreme black, death and grind metal bands. Sponsorship of the Hammerslag Vinterblot festival fits with Metalunderground.com's mission of promoting underground heavy metal.
The two-day extreme metal festival, in its third year, takes place in Norway's oldest city, Tønsberg (est. 871). Friday night's show will be held at Rivals Rockpub and Saturday's at Eikhallen, a sports arena in Tønsberg. The Hammerslag Vinterblot festival features performances by some of Norway's best as well as underground black metal, death metal, thrash, grindcore and doom metal bands, boasting more than nine confirmed bands including Zyklon, Kampfar, Framferd, Cutthroat, Malsain, Sarkom, Abominat, Dead Man's Hand, and Pandemi with others in negotiation.
"Once again, we're happy to be part of the Hammerslag Festival and bring word of some excellent Norwegian and European extreme metal bands to our predominantly American readership," said Metalunderground.com owner Doug Gibson. "I'm even more excited this year to have a local journalist reporting directly from the festival for Metalunderground.com."
"Promotion of this event to an American audience benefits the Hammerslag Vinterblot Festival, the Norwegian Extreme Metal Scene, and metalheads alike," commented the festival's organizer, Bjørn Almar Rolstad Johansen. "We hope to bring the US and Europe closer together in the metal community so we can share all the great music being made in both continents. This year's festival is a much bigger production than in past years. The festival has outgrown the ancient church where it was held the past two years and has now moved to a bigger venue. We are thrilled that all of the hard work that has been put into Hammerslag is paying off and that this year we will be able to celebrate the darkest time of the year with even more metalheads."
Tickets for the Hammerslag Vinterblot Festival can be purchased at http://www.bilettservice.no/ or at the door.
In the coming weeks leading up to Hammerslag Vinterblot 2007, we'll be posting some interviews with these bands on the bill.
Details for this year's Hammerslagfestival Vinterblot 2006 are solidifying. There are some changes to the location from last year - it will of course still be unleashed in Tønsberg, Norways oldest city, and it is still the old Norwegian heathen tradition that will be celebrated, but due to space problems it will form and take place at "Støperiet" (an old industrial hall used to cast iron), which has been modernised for concerts and theatrical shows. There will now be a bigger bar and lots of space for metalheads from around the world. "Støperiet" is placed across the canal in the heart of Tønsberg, where the majority of the City`s bars and hotels are located.
Hammerslag Fest will be opened in the bar "RIVALS" on Friday, December 15, 2006. There are still bands to be anounced, but so far deadmanshand (thrash-metal from Tønsberg/Oslo) and Pandemi have been confirmed to play the opening night with more bands to be announced.
Saturday, December 16's portion of the festival will be at held at "Støperiet" with the longest lineup ever:
FRAMFERD (local band,symphonic black metal)
DEAD MAN'S HAND (Norwegian thrash metal)
MALSAIN (Black/Dark Metal from Bergen)
SARKOM (Black metal)
CUTTHROAT (local Death/Grind/Doom Metal)
KAMPFAR (Black metal)
ZYKLON (Death metal)
Framferd is a well known band on Hammerslagfestival Vinterblot and the guys have promised to play some new material this year from the coming album in 2007 (this is not from the coming Djevelskap EP thats planed this fall).
You must be 18 or older to attend Hammerslag Vinterblot 2006. Tickets can be bought through www.bilettservice.no or at the door.
Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR have completed work on their third full-length album, "Kvass", due later in the year via Napalm Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows:
02. Til Siste Mann
05. Hat Og Avind
06. Gaman Av Dr?mmer
KAMPFAR's second full-length album, "Fra underverdenen" ("From the underworld") was released in 1999 via Hammerheart Records.