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The Norwegian metal extremists from Nidingr just released a first new track off forthcoming album, "The High Heat Licks Against Heaven." The track, an ambitious ripper titled "Surtr," is streaming below.
"The High Heat Licks Against Heaven" will be released by Season of Mist on February 10th, 2017 and features cover art illustrated by Valnoir/Metastazis. The full track listing is as follows:
3. The Ballad of Hamther
4. On Dead Body Shore
6. Sol Taker
7. Ash Yggdrasil
8. Valkyries Assemble
10. Naglfar Is Loosed More...
Season of Mist will release "The High Heat Licks Against Heaven," the new album from Nidingr, on February 10th, 2017. Nidingr was founded by Mayhem guitarist Teloch, and named after an old Norse insult meaning "scoundrel" or "villain" or a person of hatred and sin.
Regarding the new album, Teloch comments: "For Nidingr, making an album is a very personal and honest thing that takes a toll on everyone involved. We must be true to an idea and execute it. We do not fuck around.
"As usual Nidingr experiments with new elements on this album too. The goal was to simplify things without losing quality and still keep the elements that Nidingr is known for, which is a challenge by itself.
"'The High Heat Licks Against Heaven' is more raw and in your face, emphasizing the blistering speed and heaviness, which makes it even more extreme. The 7 string guitar is still a big part of the Nidingr sound, as it has been since the first full album in 2005. As always this is the best Nidingr album to date." More...
Teloch from Nidingr has composed music for the play “Mother Courage” by Bertolt Brecht, which will be performed at Det Norske Teater (The Norwegian Theatre) in Oslo from February 13th until March 26th. Indie Recordings comments:
"Teloch has solid roots in the Norwegian black metal scene and is known from bands like Nidingr, Mayhem and God Seed, he is also the composer of the latest Mayhem album. Teloch on his behalf has teamed up with Stian 'Sir' Kårstad on guitar (God Seed, Djerv), Øyvind Myrvoll on drums (Nidingr) and Peter Michael Kolstad Vegem on bass and vocals (Blood Tsunami, Mongo Ninja).
"Bertolt Brecht wrote 'Mother Courage' during WW2 and his exile in Sweden. The play is set in the Thirty Years War (1618-48) where we find Mother Courage who is making a profit on the war, but ends up paying the cost of losing her children.
"This tells us both how meaningless war is, and of the cold mechanisms of capitalism. Mother Courage resembles the capitalistic machine. Brecht illustrates the cold, disengaged, emotionless, immoral aspects of the machine in the worst possible light. Mother Courage needs continuance of war to feed herself and finds herself unemployed without it, and yet it takes the very thing she strive to keep alive from her; her family. More...
Bunker Web TV has posted a video clip online of Nidingr performing live. Check out the clip below. Nidingir released latest album "Greatest of Deceivers" in November of 2012.
Footage has been posted online of Nidingr performing live at Parkteateret in Oslo on December 21st, 2012. Check out the clip below of the band playing "All Crowns Fall," which comes off Nidingr's latest album "Greatest of Deceivers." The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. Greatest of Deceivers
2. All Crowns Fall
3. O Thou Empty God
4. The Balances
5. Vim Patior
6. Rags upon a Beggar
7. The Worm is Crowned
8. Pure Pale Gold
9. Mother of Abominations
10. Dweller in the Abyss More...
Today Norwegian black metal conjurers Nidingr unveil the second single, “Vim Patior,” from the imminent new full-length, "Greatest Of Deceivers." Check out the song in the player below.
Notes guitarist Teloch of the new tune: “‘Vim Patior’ contains all the elements you all love about Nidingr: blastbeats, shredding guitars, sweet ass bass lines, guttural vocals, catchy riffing without turning your ears to cheese… But at the same time we introduce some of the new elements we are doing all over the new album: riffs that will make you puke blood and cry.”
The "Greatest Of Deceivers" album is scheduled to detonate in North America on November 20th, 2012. The recent Indie Recordings signees feature within their illustrious ranks past and present members of Mayhem, Gorgoroth, DHG (Dødheimsgard), 1349, and God Seed.
The album was recorded at Crystal Canyon Studios in Oslo — home to a host of prominent Norwegian acts including cult experimentalists Ulver — produced by Teloch, mixed by Anders Møller (Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O, Euroboys, 120 Days, Turbonegro, etc.) and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios. More...
Today Decibel Magazine hosts the premiere of Nidingr’s “Greatest Of Deceivers,” the title track from the band’s upcoming new long player, slated to drop in North America on November 20th. Check out the song at this location.
The recent Indie Recordings signees feature within their illustrious ranks past and present members of Mayhem, Gorgoroth, DHG (Dødheimsgard), 1349 and God Seed, among others. Comments guitarist Teloch of the offering, "With Greatest Of Deceivers, we wanted to try a new approach on things. We are actually working together on every song thus making the material much stronger. What we also did was slow everything down a little bit. Now it’s aggressive and at the same time very listenable. We even had this ‘grazy’ idea to not use any triggers, and have everything recorded and mastered through old analog gear. This album is the most alive, organic and raw album we’ve ever made."
"G.O.D." was recorded at Crystal Canyon Studios in Oslo, -- home to a host of prominent Norwegian acts including cult experimentalists Ulver -- produced by guitarist Teloch, mixed by Anders Møller (Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O, Euroboys, 120 Days, Turbonegro, etc.) and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios.
This third full-length continues the theme from "Sorrow Infinite And Darkness," based on Enochian texts. As on the previous album, ten Enochian Æthyrs are evoked through the course of the album. For pre-orders, point your browser right here. More...
Nidingr's upcoming album "Greatest of Deceivers" is set to be released on November 16th in Norway and November 20th in Europe via Indie Recordings. The Metastazis created artwork is available below, and the track listing is:
1. Greatest of deceivers
2. All crowns fall
3. O thou empty God
4. The balances
5. Vim patior
6. Rags upon a beggar
7. The worm is crowned
8. Pure pale gold
9. Mother of Abominations
10. Dweller in the Abyss More...
Indie Recordings is proud to announce the signing of Nidingr. The band had the following to say about the signing:
"Nidingr is looking forward to working with a great label on Norwegian soil, finally we will get proper backup from a decent label. We are sure Indie Recordings is the label we need to get us out to the masses and up to the next level."
Indie Recordings also issued the following statement:
"Nidingr, known for their efficiently complex song writing, ravaging dissonant, but at the same time very catchy riffs and breakneck tempos are back starring present and past members of bands such as Mayhem, Gorgoroth, DHG (Dødheimsgard), 1349, God Seed and many more.
"Their two previous albums, 'Wolf Father' - which features Mayhem’s Hellhammer on drums - and the critically acclaimed 'Sorrow Infinite and Darkness,' which recieved a 4/5 rating on Metalcrypt.com, who labeled the record as 'one of the most interesting albums that has crawled out of the blackened depths of Norway.' Stay tuned for more information on the band via Facebook here."
Norwegian act Revelation's Hammer has issued the following announcement about the band's drummer joining Nidingr:
"Greetings! Here's a update! Our drummer Myrvoll joins forces with Nidingr. He will still contribute as our session / live drummer. More on Nidingr is available here. Salute!"
Hammerslag Vinterblot 2012, which once again takes place in Tonsberg, Norway, has been announced for February 17-18, 2012. Nocturnal Breed recently dropped off the bill and will be replaced by Iskald. Here's the latest line-up:
February 17, 2012
Framferd (extended set)
Gospel of Grief
February 18, 2012
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories from metal shows. This week Teloch of Nidingr, and now also of Mayhem, sent in a pit story along with some photo evidence:
Ok, this was back when I was doing guitars in 1349. We played a festival here in Europe; I don't remember what festival it was, but I'm guessing this was in 2007. Celtic Frost played the same festival, and we were just back from doing a tour with them in North America, so we got to know them pretty well. As soon as CF started their gig at this festival I was starting to get drunk, hence I was having a good time and wanted to raise some hell.
Together with Mustis from Dimmu Borgir, I went to the production office and got some tools to work with. I ended up with a poster with a message to Franco their drummer, as I also did a couple of times when we did the tour with them. I think one of the posters read: "Franco, I have AIDS," which I was waving around in the pit, hiding my face so that none of the guys in CF could see who the idiot with the poster was.
At this time I took it a step further; since I was playing at the festival I had a backstage pass. So I went up onstage, started to mosh around the Celtic guys with the poster taped around my body. For the finale, I stagedived head first with my hands to my side, headbutting at least two other heads before I landed, fainted, woke up with no shoes, and had to take the van back with Celtic Frost to our hotel after the gig. Tom G. did not seem very happy with my stunt, but I for one, had a good time.
Photo evidence after the jump: More...
Norwegian black metal unit Nidingr has returned from a five year hiatus with the new album "Wolf Father." The album features a guest appearance from Ulver's Kristoffer Rygg (a.k.a. Garm). Vendlus will unleash Nidingir's "Wolf Father" as a CD/digital release on January 18th, 2011.
The "Wolf Father" track listing is as follows:
2. Baldrs Draumar
Norwegian metallers Nidingr are set to release the new album "Wolf Father" in Europe on July 19th, 2010. The band has now posted a video clip online featuring samples from the album, which can be found below.
Norwegian metallers Nidingr have announced their new album "Wolf Father" is now set to be released in Europe on July 19th, 2010. The album was previously set to be released on May 30th, but was delayed. In the mean time you can also check out the band's music via the band's MySpace page.
The track listing is as follows:
2. Baldrs Draumar
Norwegian metallers Nidingr have issued the following brief announcement about the release of the album "Wolf Father" being delayed: "Brothers & sisters.... The European release is delayed by 2-3 weeks, due to some problems with a problem that is now our problem." The album was previously set to be released on May 30th in Europe.
The track listing is as follows:
2. Baldrs Draumar
Norwegian metallers Nidingr have announced their guitarist Blargh will be joining fellow countrymen Dødheimsgard for the band's upcoming tour and new album. Further details on the album's title and the specific tour dates will be announced as they are made available.
Nidingr has also announced the release of a new album titled "Wolf Father," which is currently set to be released on May 30th in Europe (North American date TBA). The track listing is as follows:
2. Baldrs Draumar
Norwegian metallers Nidingir have announced their new album will be titled "Wolf Father," and the release is a concept album centered around Norse mythology. "Wolf Father" will be released on May 30th in Europe (North American release TBA) and will include a guest appearance by Garm of Ulver. The track listing is as follows:
2. Baldrs Draumar
Out of Norway's biggest and darkest metal bands rises Ov Hell. This group of Satan’s all-stars has been sharpening their teeth in some of black metal's most influential bands for many years. Known as key figures in bands such as Dimmu Borgir and Gorgoroth, Shagrath and King have come together to bring forward a new chapter in Norwegian black metal history. Ov Hell will carry on in the same tradition for which King and Shagrath are known, but the collaboration between the two will mark a new era for them both.
Frost (Satyricon, 1349), Ice Dale (Enslaved, I) and Teloch (Nidingr, God Seed, 1349) have been recruited for the first full-length release. The album will contain all of the power and blast beats worthy of their evil pedigrees.
King comments: "The first Ov Hell release will contain music I've worked on in my Gorgoroth and God Seed years. It's been a little hell to actually see this music form into a band, so the name of the band is quite suitable. Through the first song I got from Shagrath I knew that he would be the perfect man to join forces with. He has strong individual qualities and a strong will to power. I am very positive that when we finish up this album it will be an album that won't sound like anything we have done before, and with a quality that won't stand back from anything presented in black metal earlier!"
Shagrath comments: “With both of our demanding music careers and other projects, timing was not on our side. After last years inferno festival, King and I yet again joined forces to brainstorm our need to collaborate our passion for dark art. Over the course of the past year, King sent me demo ideas that were so inspiring it made me put my skeptic feelings aside. I wasn't sure if I wanted to have another Black Metal project but my unquenchable thirst to explore my darkest beast, launched the birth Ov Hell. The majestic Ov Hell has become a band that reflects our roots, raw, ugly, arrogantly blasphemous with uncompromising truth from two influential Norwegian musicians needing to express our primitive side, straight out Ov Hell.”
Two new tracks, "Devil's Harlot" and "Ghosting" from the yet untitled upcoming album, have been uploaded to the band's MySpace.
Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir, Chrome Division) - vocals
King (God Seed, Gorgoroth, Jotunspor, I, Sahg, Audrey Horne) - bass
Ice Dale (Enslaved, I, Audrey Horne, Trinacria, Demonaz) - guitar
Frost (Satyricon, 1349) - drums
Teloch (Nidingr, God Seed, 1349, Umoral) – guitar.
Ov Hell online:
More comments have been made on both sides of the camp regarding God Seed's recent signing to Indie Recordings. The label commented:
"Through the last years we've worked with King & Gaahl in many different bands and projects such as. Gorgoroth, Trelldom, Sahg, Audrey Horne and Wardruna. The quality of their work has always been outstanding, and we welcome this opportunity to once again work with them – this time building something new together. The as-yet-untitled God Seed album will be released late 2009. The album has been in the making for some time already, and continues the already established path of King and Gaahl in a natural, yet progressive way.
"The new material sounds great and we are truly looking forward to be a part of their new musical carrier through God Seed."
In a press statement King comments the signing and the upcoming album:
"I have high hopes for the future signing to Indie Recordings. Gaahl and I have had various negative experiences with labels in the past, but feel confident that we have made the right choice this time. Indie Recordings consists of people we have worked with in the past and they have shown 100% professionalism. They have proven to take care and bring the best out of the bands on their roster. The fact that they are a Norwegian label and not a Swedish label makes me even more optimistic for the future!!"
God Seed's studio line up is as follows:
Vocals - Gaahl
Bass - King
Drums – Frost (Satyricon, 1349)
Guitar – Ice Dale (Enslaved, I, Audrey Horne)
Guitar – Telloch (Nidingr, Umoral)