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Latest Ansur News

Below is our complete Ansur 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.

Ansur Post New Song, "Cloudscaper," Online

Another new ANSUR track, entitled "Cloudscaper," has been posted on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the Norwegian progressive extreme metallers' new album, "Warring Factions", due on April 21 via Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Axiom" contains seven songs with a total running time of 62 minutes.

Commented the band: "We demand much of our listeners, and now you have the chance to hear ANSUR from its mightiest, technical and most energetic point of view. Hopefully you have a chance to get an impression of what our new album is about in this song. Enjoy!" More...

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Ansur Post New Song, "Phobos Anomoly," Online

Ansur has released a song from their forthcoming album online. The song is entitled "Phobos Anomaly" from the album "Warring Factions," which is scheduled for release on April 21, 2008.

You can listen to "Phobos Anomoly" at Ansur's MySpace page. The cover artwork was made by Israelli designer Eliran Kantor, and can be viewed online here.

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Ansur Unveil New Album Artwork and Tracklisting

Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ANSUR have unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for their upcoming new album.

Warring Factions was recorded and produced by the band. It's release (via Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records) is imminent.

The tracklisting: 'The Tunguska Incident', 'Sierra Day', 'Phobos Anomaly', 'An Exercise In Depth Of Field', 'At His Wit's End', 'Cloudscaper', 'Prime warring Eschatologist'.

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Ansur Confirm New Album Details

Norwegian extreme metallers ANSUR have confirmed Warring Factions as the title of their new album. The band have just wrapped-up mixing of the new album. Guitarist Torstein commented: "Characteristics is a key word here. I can promise you that no one else will sound like this!"?
Warring Factions is tentatively due in the spring via Nocturnal Art Productions/ Candlelight Records.

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Ansur Post New Video Online

Norwegian metallers ANSUR have released a music video for the song "Post-Apocalyptic Wastelands". The track comes off the "Axiom" album, released early autumn by Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records. The clip was directed by Eirikur Granneman and was shot at a Norwegian industrial construction site by Robert Vawter. Watch the video at YouTube.com.

"Axiom" was recorded in the band's own studio from July to December 2005. The material on "Axiom" varies from brutal tracks like "Earth Erasure" to more progressive ones like "The Axiom Depicted" and "Desert Messiah".

ANSUR lineup:

Torstein J. Nipe – Guitars, Effects/Programming
Stian A. Svenne – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Espen A. R. Aulie – Vocals, Bass
Glenn A. Ferguson – Drums & Percussion More...

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Ansur Sign To Nocturnal Art/Candlelight Records

Norwegian metallers ANSUR have inked a deal with Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records.

Ansur was formed in Drammen, Norway in 2003 as a young 3-piece band. The following winter Ansur recorded “Demo 2004”, which contained four tracks of more or less traditional black metal with a raw and characteristic sound. After the demo release, underground label Nerbilous Productions (South Korea) took interest in the band and offered to re-release the demo in a more official way. The demo was renamed “Carved in Flesh” officially re-released in 2005.

The line-up changed in the following year, with Stian Svenne joining on guitars and Glenn Ferguson on drums. Bass player Aslak A. Werme left the band, and vocalist Espen A. R. Aulie took up his duties. The band slowly went through changes musically, and they began to incorporate stronger progressive elements in addition to the black and death metal styles to create something more characteristic and unique. Ansur’s debut album, “Axiom,” was recorded in their own studio from July to December 2005. The material on Axiom varies from brutal tracks like “Earth Erasure” to more progressive ones like “The Axiom Depicted” and “Desert Messiah”. The conceptual lyrics are based on a chronological story and flow very well the epic and grand darkness of the album. The underground press has already had a taste of what’s to come. Norwegian online magazine Enslaved by Metal, quoted the Axiom as “…too impressive to avoid”, while Maelstrom Magazine said: "Axiom is an addictive mixture of mathematical patterns with the brilliantly subtle implementation of acoustic guitars that strongly add to clarity in sound and the sense of threat and disaster.” AllThingsMetal.com concluded with Axiom being “…a perfect mix of brains and artistic enjoyment.”

"Axiom" is due for worldwide release in the fall through Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records. More details will follow soon.

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