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Sahg

Formed: 2004
From: Bergen, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Sahg 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.

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Sahg Posts New Song Online

Norwgian heavy metal outfit Sahg, featuring current and former members of Audrey Horne, Gorgoroth and Manngard, has posted a new song online entitled, "Mortify." You can check it out by heading to the band's official Myspace. The song comes from the group's forthcoming third studio album, which is simply entitled, "Sahg III." The record will be released on August 30th.

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Sahg Posts New "Sahg III" Trailer

Norway's Sahg has posted a second video teaser trailer online for the upcoming album "Sahg III," which will be released on August 30th, 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Enslaved And Sahg To Support Dimmu Borgir

Norwegian symphonic black metal outfit Dimmu Borgir has announced that fellow countrymen Enslaved and Sahg will be opening for them when they embark on a headlining tour of Europe this September, which is in support of their forthcoming new studio album, "Abrahadabra."

Guitarist/songwriter Silenoz states: "Parts of the European trek on our Darkness Reborn World Tour will come in support from our friends in Enslaved and Sahg! We're excited to share the stage with these great bands and finally again be able to perform new material for our fans, old and new alike!"

The members of Enslaved check in about the upcoming trek: “We are glad to confirm that we have been invited to do direct support on Dimmu Borgir’s European tour in September and October. We are delighted to announce these dates as the opening of Enslaved’s touring for our new album Axioma Ethica Odini. It will be great to be touring with another Norwegian band. High spirits should be a guaranteed; we’re looking forward to this one!”

Sahg adds: "This tour will prove that nothing exceeds Norwegian metal! Sahg is proud to be in this line-up of Norway's deadliest, with Dimmu Borgir and Enslaved. We can't wait to perform the songs from our brand new album, Sahg III, to the European audience for the very first time."

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Sahg Posts New Album Trailer Online

Norwegian metal outfit Sahg, featuring former members of Gorgoroth and Audrey Horne, has posted a short video online featuring footage of the band recording their new studio album, "Sahg III." You can check it out below. As the title suggests, this will be the third album from the band and is scheduled to be released on August 30th through Indie Recordings. More...

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Sahg Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Norwegian doom metal outfit Sahg, which features former Gorgoroth bassist King, has revealed the tracklisting for their new studio album, "Sahg III," which is expected to be released on August 30th through Indie Recordings. They have also revealed the front cover of the album. You can check out both below.

"In Through The Eye"
"Baptism Of Fire"
"Mortify"
"Hollow Mountain"
"Mother's Revenge"
"Downward Spiral"
"Shadow Monument"
"Burden"
"Denier"
"Spiritual Void" More...

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Sahg To Release New Album In August

Sahg, the Norwegian heavy metal supergroup featuring former Gorgoroth bassist King Ov Hell amongst other musicians, has announced that they will be releasing a new studio album entitled, "Sahg III" on August 30th through Indie Recordings. The album will feature ten new songs and was produced by Enslaved members Herbrand Larsen and Ice Dale.

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Sahg Recording New Album

Norway's Sahg has issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer and recording a new album:

"What you see here, is the new drummer in Sahg. As you probably understand, we had serious doubts about hiring this lunatic. But he turned out to be an excellent man with the right attitude and sense of commitment, and not the least, a bloody outstanding drummer! His name is Thomas Lönnheim, and he has brought a whole new groove to the table, as you will hear on the new album which is now in the making. Sahg is currently recording their third album. At the time of this update, nine new songs are being taped down for the new album, due for release on Indie Recordings early next year. Things are running smoothly in the studio, and the sessions so far have been very promising! The album is being produced by Herbrand Larsen, assisted by Ice Dale, both members of Bergen metallers Enslaved."

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Hacride Confirmed For Hole In The Sky Fest 2009

Hacride have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Hole In The Sky festival (a.k.a. Bergen Metal Fest X), set to take place August 25-29 in Bergen, Norway.

The festival billing is now as follows:

Tuesday, August 25

SAHG
HACRIDE
KVELERTAK
DERIDE
KRAKOW More...

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Sahg Announces New Drummer, Festival Appearances

SAHG has found a new drummer and issued the following update:

"After a long search we finally got ourselves a new drummer! His name is Thomas Lønnheim, and things work very well with him.

"The last 4-5 months we have been working on new songs, and the outlines of the next album is now slowly taking shape. It will soon be time to start planning the practical details."

Currently four festival appearances have been confirmed:

April 8, 2009 - Norway, Oslo, Inferno Festival
May 22, 2009 - Germany, Aurich, Wacken Rocks Festival
May 23, 2009 - Germany, Kreuth, Wacken Rocks Festival
July 11, 2009 - Norway Rock Festival

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Wardruna Signs To Indie Recordings

Indie Recordings recently announced the signing of Wardruna for the release of their debut album, "Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga," which is due out on January 19, 2009.

The idea of Wardruna began to take shape in 2002 as a project where founder and main man Einar Kvitrafn Selvik (Jotunspor, Gorgoroth, Sahg etc.) could work with a musical expression and instrumentation very different from what his involvements in various metal bands would allow. Naturally, it also became a place where his passion for and practice of Norse paganism and runes could be combined with music.

In the spring of 2007 the project started to attract attention after it was featured on the soundtrack of the much publicized "True Norwegian Black Metal" documentary about Gaahl (Trelldom, Gorgoroth etc.) by Peter Beste and Vice Films. Despite no releases or live appearances, Wardruna has since then gathered a respectable and perhaps surprisingly diverse following.

Now, after nearly six years in the making, the long awaited debut album of Wardruna is finally finished. It is the first album in the planned "Runaljod" trilogy, which will musically interpret the runes of the elder futhark. This highly visual music is hard to place into any specific genre. The style can perhaps be described as a curious blend of folk, world and ambient music, but without being limited by the sometimes restricted scope of these genres.

"Runaljod - gap var Ginnunga" has a very profound and unique sound that consist of a wide array of instruments, some of which are seldom used nowadays. A few examples include deer hide frame drums, mouth harp, goat horns, lur, Hardanger fiddle and tagelharpe ("Viking fiddle"). Sounds of more unorthodox "instruments" like trees, stones and fire are also incorporated into the music, and it's all topped off with powerful vocal performances from no less than three vocalists.

The album was produced and engineered by Kvitrafn himself in his own, aptly named, Fimbulljóð studio. Many of the recording sessions were executed outdoors at carefully selected locations with instruments or natural sounds that are relevant to the different runes.

The band's new label, Indie Recordings, comments: "Working with Wardruna has proven to be extremely rewarding, and their friendly and professional attitude is an example for others to follow. It is an honour for Indie Recording to have this special act on our roster, bringing depth and meaning to our catalogue by putting in context the very origin of Black Metal."

In a press statement the band comments the signing and the upcoming album:

"This is an ideal partnership for Wardruna; not only will the music be distributed and promoted in the manner it deserves, we also get to work with the fine people at Indie Recordings here in ....Norway..... They have proven themselves to be very professional and dedicated to their work and I am very pleased to be able to work with them and totally confident that this is the right label for Wardruna."

You can check out some of Wardruna's material on their MySpace page.

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Sahg Posts Indian Tour Recap

Norwegian metallers Sahg has posted the following tour report online:

"We have just finished our tour of India, having played five shows across the country during the Great Indian Rock festival. The tour kicked off with a small club gig in Delhi on October 30, followed by open air shows in Mumbai, Dehli, Shillong, and the grand finale at Palace Grounds, Bangalore, in front of 6,000 screaming maniacs.

"The response from the Indian audience exceeded all our expectations, and the tour has made a great first step for Sahg in India and hopefully also other parts of Asia. Our gratitude goes out to all of you who came out and made Sahg's first visit to India such a memorable experience!

"Hear recorded tracks from the show at Hamsadhvani Open Air Theater, New Dehli, on November 1, now on Sahg MySpace, more live recorded tracks from the tour will be posted shortly. Photos and video clips from the tour will also be posted soon, on Sahg MySpace and the Visuals gallery on this website. You can also discuss Sahg's performances at Great Indian Rock on the Sahg MySpace blog and the official Sahg Forum."

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Sahg Forced To Cancel Indian Shows

Norwegian metallers Sahg have been forced to cancel their shows at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (October 25th) and the Great Indian Rock on November 5th in Kolkata.

Sahg's tour schedule is now as follows:

October
30 - New Dehli, India - Turquoise Cottage
31 - Mumbai, India - Great Indian Rock

November
1 - New Dehli, India - Great Indian Rock/Hamsadhvani Open Air Theater
5 - Shilong, India - TBA
7 - Bangalore, India - Great Indian Rock/Palace Grounds
28 - Bergen, Norway - Garage

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Contraband Candy Posts "Inferno Festival Special"

Part 1 of the Contraband Candy 3-part Inferno Festival Special is online, featuring three great interviews with Frost and Ravn of 1349, Obsidian C of Keep of Kalessin and King, talking about Sahg. And that's just for starters. Included in the festival craziness are unique live clips and video plus original live gig photography by Maud of Darkvision Photography.

You can watch Part 1 of the "Inferno Festival Special" here (or below).

Part 2 will be released in exactly a week's time on May 14 and Part 3 will follow on May 21. More...

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Sahg Posts Post-Tour Update

Norwegian metallers SAHG have issued the following update:

"We have just returned from the Sahg II European tour, having played some great shows across the continent. We toured along with headliner TROUBLE and GORILLA MONSOON, with whom we had many good times (and drinks) also off stage.

The tour kicked off in Bologna, Italy, on April 8, and continued to Belgium, before we played five shows in Germany. On the last night, April 20, we played London, England, in front of a magnificent audience, who created a great finale for the tour (click image).

For more pics from the tour, click here, go on to Photo gallery and European tour April 2008.

We were pleased to see so many new fans along the way. Big cheers to everyone who turned up at the concerts, we hope you had as great a time as we had!"

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Contraband Candy Posts Inferno Festival Trailer

Contraband Candy is wrapping up production on their first-ever all-original-material festival special. To get you in the mood, they've released an action-packed trailer on ContrabandCandy.com (also embedded below/after the jump). The preview/trailer features interviews with King of Gorgoroth and Sahg, Nergal of Behemoth, Maniac, once of Mayhem and now with blackened doom-punks Skitliv, the outrageous and controversial Kvarforth of Shining and loads more. More...

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Sahg Streaming New Songs Online

Five new songs from Norwegian metallers SAHG's latest album, Sahg II, are now available for streaming at this location. In addition to ’Ascent To Decadence’, you can hear ’Pyromancer’, ’Echoes Ring Forever’, ’Star-Crossed’, ’Escape The Crimson Sun’ and ’Monomania’ from the recently released Sahg II album, out now via Regain.

“This album is definitely a big step forward for us, both musically and technically/sound-wise,” commented guitarist/vocalist Olav Iversen recently. “The songs are more diverse on Sahg II because we have allowed ourselves to think more freely and be more receptive to a wider range of inspiration. There are so many directions we want to explore with this band, and this is just what we had time for in this round.”

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Sahg Release "Pyromancer" Music Video

MP3.com is hosting the world premiere of "Pyromancer", the new video from SAHG, the Norwegian heavy rockers who feature in their ranks members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE. The clip was shot on January 26-27 with director Asle Birkeland, who has previously created clips for ENSLAVED and AUDREY HORNE. According to the band, "the script is loaded with prophetic mystique and blazing sorcery, and [is] a vivid visualisation of the song's theme on supernatural spiritual powers."

Watch the "Pyromancer" video here.

SAHG is set to unveil its latest masterpiece, the simply named "Sahg II", on March 18 on Regain Records. More...

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Sahg Reveal New Album Tracklisting

Norwegian metallers SAHG are gearing up for the release of their sophomore effort, appropriately dubbed, Sahg II, which is due out on March 18th via Regain.

The album (artwork pictured) will feature the following tracklisting: 'Ascent To Decadence', 'Echoes Ring Forever', 'From Conscious Sleep', 'Star-Crossed', 'Escape The Crimson Sun', 'Pyromancer', 'Wicked Temptress', 'By The Toll Of The Bell', 'Monomania'.

“This album is definitely a big step forward for us, both musically and technically/sound-wise,” commented guitarist/vocalist Olav Iversen. “The songs are more diverse on Sahg II because we have allowed ourselves to think more freely and be more receptive to a wider range of inspiration. There are so many directions we want to explore with this band, and this is just what we had time for in this round.”

While the band focused on learning from past mistakes, the recording process itself turned out to be a bit of a challenge for Sahg, with the recording studio being torn to the ground by the landlord after recording just three songs. Undeterred, they used a tiny rehearsal room as a temporary studio while seeking out another location. They soon settled at Audiopilot Studio in their native town of Bergen, Norway, a studio by the ocean, full of vintage guitar amps, effects, tape machines, and a Fender Rhodes piano. It was the perfect summer setting for Sahg to record. And then the technical problems started.

“It really felt like being under some vicious spell,” Iversen said. “But, finally, we landed it, with a bunch of pretty intense recordings in our hands that are very much colored by the strife and frustration we were in. All the hardship turned into something good.”

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Trouble Announce New Support For Europe

Legendary Chicago doomsters TROUBLE have announced that Norway's SAHG and Germany's GORILLA MONSOON will support the band on their upcoming European dates in April. The acts replace DRAGONLORD and COVERED CALL, who have both dropped off the tour.

Trouble dates:

April (with ICARUS WITCH)
2 - RPMs Rock Club - Bridgeville, PA
3 - Jigsaw Saloon - Cleveland, Ohio
4 - Doug's American Grill & Bar - Aurora, IL
5 - Nite Cap - Chicago, IL

April (with Sahg, Gorilla Monsoon)
8 - Estragon - Bologna, Italy
9 - New Age - Treviso, Italy
10 - Rohstofflager - Zürich, Switzerland
11 - Biebob - Vosselaar, Belgium
12 - Turock - Essen, Germany
13 - Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany
15 - Musikzentrum - Hannover, Germany
16 - Batschkapp - Frankfurt, Germany
17 - Roxy - Saarbrücken, Germany
18 - O13 - Tilburg, Netherlands (Trouble only)
20 - Dingwalls - London, England

August
15 - Metal Rock Fest - Lillehammer, Norway
16 - Jalometalli Festival - Oulu, Finland

On February 12th, Trouble's long out-of-print 1996 classic doom album, Plastic Green Head, was reissued by Escapi Music. Digitally re-mastered with brand new liner notes, it also contains an extremely rare exclusive bonus DVD of a live performance in Hamburg, Germany from 1996.

The tracklisting for the CD is as follows: 'Plastic Green Head', 'The Eye', 'Flowers', 'Porpoise Song', 'Opium Eater', 'Hear The Earth', 'Another Day', 'Requiem', 'Below Me', 'Long Shadows Fall','Tomorrow Never Knows', 'Till The End Of Time'.

The bonus live DVD contains the following tracks: 'The Sleeper', 'Fear', 'Plastic Green Head', 'Opium Eater', 'Long Shadows Fall', 'Psychotic Reaction'.

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Sahg Ready New Album, "Sahg II"

Norway’s doom metal band Sahg, are set to unveil their latest masterpiece, the simply named “Sahg II,” on March 18 on Regain Records.

While the band’s 2006 debut, “Sahg I,” established the band as a force to be reckoned with in doom metal, “Sahg II” proves the band’s staying power. Taking inspiration from the forefathers of all things heavy – Black Sabbath – Sahg creates its own interpretation of retro, trippy, heavy music, based around memorable, ear-catching riffs.

“This album is definitely a big step forward for us, both musically and technically/sound-wise,” said guitarist/vocalist Olav Iversen. “The songs are more diverse on ‘Sahg II’ because we have allowed ourselves to think more freely and be more receptive to a wider range of inspiration. There are so many directions we want to explore with this band, and this is just what we had time for in this round.”

While the band focused on learning from past mistakes, the recording process itself turned out to be a bit of a challenge for Sahg, with the recording studio being torn to the ground by the landlord after recording just three songs. Undeterred, they used a tiny rehearsal room as a temporary studio while seeking out another location. They soon settled at Audiopilot Studio in their native town of Bergen, Norway, a studio by the ocean, full of vintage guitar amps, effects, tape machines, and a Fender Rhodes piano. It was the perfect summer setting for Sahg to record. And then the technical problems started.

“It really felt like being under some vicious spell,” Iversen said. “But, finally, we landed it, with a bunch of pretty intense recordings in our hands that are very much colored by the strife and frustration we were in. All the hardship turned into something good.” More...

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