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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...
Bergen, Norway-based black metallers SAHG check in with the following update:
"The recording sessions for the upcoming second Sahg album are finally coming to an end, and new pics from the final session will be posted in the Gallery shortly.
Among the songs on the album, are 'Ascent To Decadence', 'Pyromancer', 'Echoes Ring Forever' and 'From Conscious Sleep'.
More titles, exact release date and more news on the new album coming up shortly!"
The yet untitled sophomore Sahg album is due for release in October 2007.
The following additional bands have been announced for Wacken Open Air 2007:
Norwegian heavy rockers SAHG, who feature in their ranks members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
Norwegian producer Bjørnar E Nielsen is to produce the new album from Black Metallers DEAD TO THIS WORLD. The album will be recorded at Nielsen’s Conclave Media Studios in Bergen.
Nielsen, who has produced albums by bands such as HELHEIM, SULPHUR, DEATHCON, AMPERA and VULTURE INDUSTRIES (of whom he is also a member), is currently building a new studio together with ENSLAVED members Herbrand Larsen and Arve Isdal. He is also working on material for a new album for his own band, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR.
DEAD TO THIS WORLD was originally founded by Iscariah (NECROPHAGIA, ex-IMMORTAL) as a solo project, but was expanded to a full line-up, releasing a three-track demo in 2005. Following the departure of their drummer, Iscariah recently announced that former GORGOROTH member Kvitrafn (SIGFADER, WARDRUNA, JOTUNSPOR, ex SAHG) would be joining the band to record the new album. Tracks from the original demo can be heard on the band’s MySpace page.
Norwegian extreme metallers MANNGARD entered Lydriket studios on March 15 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled sophomore album.
Commented the band: In the years that have passed since we originally released 'Circling Buzzards', we've all been busy in the metal field, it not necessarily keeping MANNGARD in the public eye at all times."
Vocalist Olav Iversen has seen major exposure and massive gigging activity with his doom outfit SAHG, also featuring members of AUDREY HORNE and GORGOROTH. Guitarist Olav Kristiseter has made his Norwegian debut as a novelist with "Blodlenka" (The Bloodchain), a morbid tale of Norwegian backwood monstrosity, largely based on the lyrical themes from "Circling Buzzards", as well as appearing on the JAZKAMER album "Metal Music Machine", alongside Ivar Bj?rnson and Iver Sandoy. Drummer Iver Sandoy has seen his services being utilized by ENSLAVED (the "Terje Vigen" movie project), more JAZKAMER recordings and gigs around Europe, and he is now also drumming for TRINACRIA, the new band featuring (among others) Ivar Bjornson, Grutle Kjellson and Arve "Ice Dale" Isdal of ENSLAVED.
While staying busy with other projects, MANNGARD has kept writing new material and fine-tuning it in rehearsals. Their considerable collective energy is now focused on the recording of the new MANNGARD album, which promises to be even more massive, twisted and evil than the debut.
T.C King a.k.a King ov Hell, the bassplayer in Gorgoroth/Sahg/I and Audrey Horne, recently arrived from the USA. He is working on a project with Joey Jordison, Dan Spitz and a few other famous musicians for a new project. Mr. King had to quit his role in Gorgoroth due to pressure from the school where he works as a teacher.
As previously reported, Peter Beste is making a short movie about lead singer Gaahl focusing on his extremly violent personality and his life as a father and artist. The movie will be broadcasted by MTV and will also appear on a Vice DVD with several other related segments. The first pressing of this DVD is 100,000 units, and will be distributed in all major music retailers in the US, and most in Europe.
Norwegian heavy rockers SAHG, featuring members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD, and AUDREY HORNE, have issued the following update:
"SAHG is currently writing and rehearsing songs for the second album, which for the time being is due for release autumn 2007. The new material is quickly taking shape, and we plan to start recording already in January.
"We are most happy with the way the new material is turning out, and at the moment it looks like the album will contain an even wider variation than 'Sahg I', spanning from fast and propulsive, via slow and gloomy, to some experimental acoustic pieces. No songtitles or working title for the album yet, but this will be posted shortly."
Swiss metal band CELTIC FROST will be appearing on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday, September 30. The segment was taped when FROST played in New York City earlier this month. The show will also mark the "Headbanger's Ball" premier of the video for "A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh", taken from their 2006 release "Monotheist".
"The tour and the audience's reactions have far exceeded all of our expectations," said bassist Martin Eric Ain, checking in from Calgary. "We have worked very hard to bring the FROST back, and the support of the people we have met so far during these shows has made it more than worthwhile. We are one-third into this tour, and we'd like to think there is much more to come and that we have much more to give."
Currently 14 shows into their 47-date North American tour, the band will perform Victoria, Canada Saturday night. On October 3, the band will be joined by SUNN O))) and GOATWHORE, replacing current supporting artists 1349 and SAHG.
More tour dates have been announced in the US tour in which 1349, Sahg, sunnO))), Goatwhore To Open For Celtic Frost 1349 will support Celtic Frost on the 1st leg this autumn. Together with openers Sahg, the band is confirmed on the following dates. On October 4th, the Celtic Frost tour will change the openers to sunnO))) and Goatwhore.
Celtic Frost, 1349, Sahg
09/13 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
09/14 New York, NY - BB King's
09/15 New York, NY - BB King's
09/16 Montreal, QC - Le Medley
09/18 Toronto, ON - The Opera House
09/19 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
09/20 Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
09/22 Detroit, MI - Harpo's
09/23 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
09/24 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09/25 Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Hotel
09/27 Calgary, AB - Warehouse
09/28 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
09/30 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
10/01 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10/02 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
10/03 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
10/04 Hollywood, CA - Safari Sams
These gigs will feature the following line-up: Ravn - Vocals, Archaon - Guitars, Seidemann - Guitars, Tony Laureano (Nile, AngelCorpse, etc.) - Drums, Teloch (Nidingr/Orcustus) - Guitars.
Celtic Frost, sunnO))), Goatwhore
10/04 San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
10/06 Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
10/07 West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
10/08 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
10/09 Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
10/11 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
10/12 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Celtic Frost have announced the addition of renowned Norwegian black metal bands 1349 and Sahg for the group’s fall 2006 North American tour. The bands will support Celtic Frost from September 12 (Springfield, Virginia) to October 2, 2006 (Portland, Oregon). Norway’s cult black metal band 1349 features Satyricon drummer Frost, and doom supergroup Sahg features notable Norwegian black metal stars Manngard, 2005 Norwegian Grammy award winner Audrey Horne and former Gorgoroth members King and Kvitrafn. These will be the first North American shows for both bands.
Goatwhore will support the band from October 3 (San Francisco, California) to the end of the tour November 11, 2006 (Johnson City, New York). Additionally, American drone/doom stars Sunn O))) will join the tour for the Pacific Coast dates from October 3 (San Francisco, California) to October 9 (Las Vegas, Nevada). The North American tour runs for eight weeks. Here is the complete list of tour dates: More...