"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1993
From: Bergen, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Syrach News

Below is our complete Syrach 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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Syrach Enlists Session Guitarist For Live Shows

Norwegian doom metal band Syrach has issued the following statement about enlisting a session guitarist for live shows:

"We have just finished our first rehersal with our session-guitarist. the rehersal went great, and he already know the songs from our new album. his name is GJEDDO (..or Gjermund, if you like)and he is an absolute briliant guitarist. he has a master degree in classical guitar, and he also plays in the black metal band ENCHANTING DARKNESS. gjeddo has played a few shows with us back in the days, and are a friend of the band.

"So there are no need to worry about the upcoming shows, and we hope there will be more shows announced soon."

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Syrach Posts New Song "The River's Rage" Online

Norwegian doom metal band Syrach are currently streaming the new song "The River's Rage" on their MySpace page. The band also issued the following statement about the recording of their new album:

"We have now finished recording our new album, and have only a few last minute mixing adjustments left, before sending it off to mastering. there is no release date yet, but a semi-educated guess would be some time in may. so, we are very satisfied with Bjørnar Nilsen's work so far, and working with him has been a pleasure. we recommend him to all bands out there.

"the album cover will be done by the mighty martin kvamme, who has worked with fantomas, mike patton, darkthrone and lots of other great artist. he is a masterful designer, and we'll post the artwork and song titles in due time ;-)

"there will soon, very soon, be a new song posted as a teaser for you out there, so stay tuned ;-)

"...in doom we trust!"

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Syrach Plans New Album

Norwegian doom metal act Syrach has announced that they will be recording a new album in January. The band issued the following statement:

"First of all we must apologize for the lack of updates and new blogs at the moment. But to our excuse, we have been very busy the last couple of months with different tasks and doings, both personal and bandwise.

That said, we will use this opportunity to wish all our fans and friends a grand new year, and may it bring you much great times and good music. And this is where we can help you out a bit:

We will enter studio on the 16th of January, to record our new album. The album will be produced by the great Bjørnar Nilsen, who did a good job on our last one as well. No title nor release date is set yet, but we hope to know more about this soon. The album will be released thru napalm records, who also did a great job with us on "Days of Wrath". We will try to keep you updated with the studio progress and maybe even post some pictures from the recordings. No promises though... some of you may have heard a song or two from the album on our live shows, but now we'll finally get them out to the rest. Have a great new year, and support true Norwegian doom!"

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Helheim and Vulture Industries Announce Euro Tour

Norway's HELHEIM and VULTURE INDUSTRIES, bands that between them feature current and former members of BLACK HOLE GENERATOR, SULPHUR, ENSLAVED, DEATHCON, SYRACH, MALICE IN WONDERLAND and TAAKE, will once again hit the road together, this time for a tour of Northern Europe. Joining them will be ATROX, for whom this will be the first European tour. Confirmed dates for the trek, dubbed the "Vikings, Villains and Vultures Tour," are as follows:

Nov. 07 - Pepes Musik Kneipe, Aalen, Germany
Nov. 08 - Festung, Bitterfeld, Germany (w/ NEGURA BUNGET)
Nov. 09 - Phantoms of Pilsen 2 - Pilsen, Czech Republic (w/ PANYCHIDA)
Nov. 10 - Escape Metalcorner, Vienna, Austria
Nov. 11 - [to be announced], Poland
Nov. 12 - [to be announced], Poland
Nov. 13 - Headbangers Ballroom, Hamburg, Germany
Nov. 14 - Helvete, Oberhausen, Germany
Nov. 15 - Azijnfabriek, Roermond, Netherlands

This will not be the first time that Viking metallers HELHEIM join forces with avant-garde metallers, and Dark Essence Records stable mates, VULTURE INDUSTRIES to tour. Commented HELHEIM frontman and bass player V'gandr, "We have all known each other for far too long, and the last couple of tours we did together was fun to do, to put it mildly. It helps to know who you are dealing with — there's nothing worse than touring with someone you don't get on with, and we can always be sure that there will be plenty of laughs and beer flowing on the way with the VULTURE INDUSTRIES guys."

HELHEIM recently caused a sensation in Norway when it launched its "Kaoskult" album in front of an audience of young children in a kindergarten.

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Helheim Announces New Guitarist

Following the departure of guitarist Thorbjørn, Norwegian viking metallers HELHEIM have announced that his replacement will be SYRACH guitarist Noralf, who had filled in for his predecessor during the band’s recent European tour.

Thorbjørn’s decision to leave the band was taken after he felt that he wanted to concentrate more on other projects based on 70s metal/rock.

In a statement issued today, drummer Hrymr said, “We are truly sorry that Thorbjørn has decided to leave the band. He has been a central part of Helheim since he joined us in 1999. We owe many fantastic riffs and great ideas to that weird mind of his! Along with Lindheim and others he intends to focus on his project SINKING SEA, and we wish him great success for the future. On a positive note though, we have not had to go through a long process to find his replacement. Noralf is a fantastic guitarist, and he has already played and toured with us, so we know that he is the right person for the band. This will not affect his work with Syrach, and we are very happy he decided to join us permanently; we consider ourselves fortunate to get him.” More...

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Syrach Reveal Tracklisting For Upcoming Album

Norwegian doom band SYRACH has revealed the track listing for its as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due in early 2007. The CD, which is being produced by Herbrand Larsen from ENSLAVED, will include the following cuts:

01. The Firm Grip Of Death
02. Nine Fallen Men
03. Are You Able To Breathe Fire?
04. Semper Ardens
05. Stigma Diabolikum
06. A Death Tear
07. Come Daemons
08. The Twilight Enigma

Formed in 1993 in Kalandseidet (near Bergen, Norway — a region known to have spawned bands like IMMORTAL and BURZUM, to name a few), SYRACH's current lineup includes two new members: Suleiman on drums and Noralf Venås on guitar.

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