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Balfor

Formed: 1998
From: Ukraine
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Balfor News

Below is our complete Balfor 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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Balfor Premieres New Music Video "Dawn Of Savage"

Ukrainian blackened death metal band Balfor premieres a new music video for "Dawn Of Savage", taken from the band's new album "Black Serpent Rising", out in stores now via the French label Drakkar Productions. The video was produced and directed by George Lazurenko.

Check out now "Dawn Of Savage" below.

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Balfor Debuts Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Ukrainian blackened death metal band Balfor debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Black Serpent Rising", which will arrive in stores on January 15, 2017, by Drakkar Productions.

Check out now "Black Serpent Rising" in its entirety below.

"Black Serpent Rising" was recorded at More Music Studio in Kyiv, Ukraine. More...

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Balfor Releases New Music Video

A new music video just came online for "Serpents Of The Black Sun," taken from Balfor's album "Black Serpent Rising," which is due out on January 15th, 2017 via Drakkar Productions. If you missed it, a lyric clip for "Crimson Stronghold" can also be seen over here.

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Balfor Premieres New Song & Lyric Video

Ukrainian blackened death metal band Balfor - featuring former members of Khors, Raventale, and Hate Forest - premieres a new song and lyric video entitled "Crimson Stronghold", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Black Serpent Rising", due out in stores via Drakkar Productions on January 15, 2017.

"Black Serpent Rising" was recorded at More Music Studio in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was mixed and mastered at Blacklight Studio by Shaddar (Khors, Ulvegr). The cover artwork was created by Ukrainian artist Nurgeslag (Rotting Christ).

Check out now "Crimson Stronghold" below.

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Balfor Teases New Album

Balfor just issued a teaser clip for the band's impending 2017 album, with the band commenting: "We are pleased to present you a video trailer to 'Black Serpent Rising,' a very first introduction to our new studio effort."

New album “Black Serpent Rising” was recorded at More Music Studio in Kyiv, Ukraine. Mixing and mastering were handled at Blacklight Studio by Shaddar (Khors, Ulvegr), while cover artwork was created by Ukrainian artist Nurgeslag (Rotting Christ).

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Balfor Reveals New Album

Balfor just checked in with this announcement about gearing up to release a new album in early 2017:

"We are very excited to reveal the first details of our new album entitled 'Black Serpent Rising'. The cover artwork was created by a talented Ukrainian artist Nugeslag who was the talent and mastermind behind the cover artwork on the latest Rotting Christ albums.

"His work is unique and exquisite, and captures perfectly the whole concept of the album. A true piece of art! 'Black Serpent Rising' will be released January 15th via Drakkar Productions."

01. Serpents Of The Black Sun
02. Dawn Of Savage
03. Unbounded Wrath Of Venom
04. Heralds Of The Fall
05. Among The Fallen Ones
06. Wolfbreed
07. A Vulture’s Spell
08. Crimson Stronghold More...

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Balfor Gearing Up To Record Album

Balfor has issued the following announcement about gearing up to record an upcoming album:

"We are glad to announce this week Balfor finally will enter the studio to start recording of a new album. We’ll try to inform you about all the process.

"All further details about the album will be announced soon. Stay tuned! You can find a few pre-production tracks below." More...

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Balfor Streaming Pre-Production Tracks

Ukrainian black metallers Balfor are streaming pre-production versions of two tracks as a demo of what is to come on the band’s sophomore full-length album.

“Heralds of the Fall” and “Wolfbreed” were recorded in November 2012 at the Blacklight Studio, Ukraine, with long-time Balfor producer Dmitry “Yrt Glormkhaoth” Shulgin recording the bass guitars, while the band’s former guitarist Alexander “Agnarr” Takhmazov recorded lead guitars. Keyboards are by Ivan Popov.

Balfor is expected to enter the studio to record the full album later this fall. Having recently announced a lineup change that saw all the former members aside from founder and frontman Thorgeir leave the band, Balfor is set to play its first show with its new lineup on June 23rd at the Kilkim Zaibu Festival in Lithuania. More...

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Balfor Reveals New Lineup

Ukrainian black metal act Balfor previously announced a line up change that sees virtually the whole band departing, with only front man and guitarist Thorgeir remaining. Commenting on the reason for such a drastic change, Thorgeir said:

"We parted ways for a variety of reasons and we hadn't actually worked together for a very long time. This decision was not an easy one, but it was a necessary one that took into account the needs and interests of all the band members, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the guys for all this time we worked together, it was a great experience! But sometimes a change is necessary if you want to move forward."

With work having begun on the sophomore full-length album, Balfor's new line up, which consists of Thorgeir on vocals and guitars, Warider on guitars and backing vocals, Athamas on bass and vocals and Khaoth on drums, marks a new stage in the band's development, one that Thorgeir is very positive about.

"We have been rehearsing together since the beginning of the year, and I am now very sure that the new line up works just as well, if not better, than the previous incarnation of Balfor, because new blood has brought a fresh perspective to the band's music and a lot of enthusiasm. Warider, the new guitarist, is quite young, but hugely promising, whilst Khaoth has honed his considerable drumming skills with Dark Metallers Khors. Athamas brings with him not only the experience he has gained with bands like Deferum Sacrum and Raventale, but he is also a great vocalist, which is able to give an additional perspective to the Balfor sound." More...

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Balfor Splits With All Band Members

Vocalist Anton Thorgeir Primak, founder and frontman of Ukrainian black metal band Balfor, has announced he has ceased cooperation with fellow band members Erland, Dooms, and Dragon-T. Thorgeir comments:

"Our ways parted as a result of different circumstances, we haven't worked together for a very long time. This decision was not easy, but it was necessary and considers the interests of all band members. Sometimes changes are necessary if you want to bring a new horizon. I want to thank the guys for all this time we worked together, it was great!

"Also I'd like to say for all our fans that Balfor's principles remain the same, I'm true to you and continue to work for you on a new album. See you soon and stay fucking metal!"

You can also check out Balfor's music over at the band's MySpace page here.

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Balfor To Emark On European Tour

Come December 2011, Ukrainian black metallers Balfor will embark on a trek across European territories alongside Belgian blackened death metallers Emptiness on the "Under The Colours Of Death" European tour 2011.

Special appearances during the "Under The Colours Of Death" European tour include Poland's Christ Agony (3rd December - 5th December 2011) and Swiss act Stortregn (18th December - 24th December 2011).

The confirmed tour dates will be announced soon. For inquiry on booking more available dates, please contact: antonprimak@gmail.com

In other BALFOR-related news, the band has also been confirmed for this year's edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2011. The two-day festival event will be held on the 16th and 17th of December 2011. For further details and information, visit this location.

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Balfor Confirmed For Eindhoven Metal Meeting

Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have been confirmed for this year's edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2011. The two-day festival event will be held on the 16th and 17th of December 2011. For further details, head over to the festival's website at this location. The currently announced billing is as follows:

Morbid Angel
Sepultura
Exodus
Heaven Shall Burn
Kataklysm
Destruction
Triptykon
Asphyx
Marduk
God Dethroned
Tankard
Nifelheim
Heathen
Heidevolk
Desaster
Disabuse
The Rotted
Adept
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Valkyrja
Balfor
Cripper
Semargl
Stormrider
Saturnian
Azarath
Dawn Of Disease

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Balfor To Play Metal Heads Mission Festival

After announcing an upcoming appearance at the Dong Open Air festival, Ukranian band Balfor is now also confirmed to play at this year's edition of the Metal Heads Mission Festival.

The fest takes place from August 5th - 7th, 2011 in Crimea, Ukraine and Kataklysm has been announced as the festival headliner. Additional details on the full-lineup will be announced as they are made available, or you can check out further info on the festival at this location.

A teaser trailer for Balfor's "Barbaric Blood" album is also available online for viewing by heading over here.

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Band Lineup Announced For Dong Open Air

Ukranian metal act Balfor is the latest band to be confirmed for the upcoming Dong Open Air festival, which will take place from July 14th - 16th, 2011. Additional details on the festival are available here. The currently announced band lineup and running order can be found below.

Thursday:
18:00 - 18:45 Crosshead (DE, Thrash)
19:05 - 19:50 Shraphead (NOR, Heavy Rock)
20:10 - 20:55 Bloodwork (DE, Melodic Death)
21:15 - 22:00 Motorjesus (DE, Heavy Rock)
22:20 - 23:20 Evile (UK, Thrash)

Friday:
12:00 - 12:45 Harasai (DE, Melodic Death)
13:05 - 13:50 Past M.D. (DE, Hard Rock)
14:10 - 14:55 Ichor (DE, Death)
15:15 - 16:00 Contradiction (DE, Thrash)
16:20 - 17:05 Vogelfrey (DE, Folk Metal)
17:25 - 18:10 Virgin Snatch (PL, Thrash)
18:30 - 19:15 Balfor (UKR, Black Metal)
19:35 - 20:20 Artas (AUT, Thrash)
20:40 - 21:40 Hackneyed (DE, Death)
22:00 - OE Iced Earth (USA, Power Metal)
OE - ??:?? Ranz Böllner (DE, Heavy Metal)

Saturday:
12:00 - 12:45 Shellycoat (DE, Punkrock)
13:05 - 13:50 Symbolic (DE, Melodic Death)
14:10 - 14:55 Red Circuit (DE, Power Metal)
15:15 - 16:00 Canopy (SWE, Melodic Death)
16:20 - 17:00 Vulture Industries (NOR, Avant-Garde Black)
17:25 - 18:10 The Rotted (UK, Death / Grind)
18:30 - 19:15 Orden Ogan (DE, Power Metal)
19:35 - 20:20 Dew Scented (DE, Thrash)
20:40 - 21:40 Hatesphere (DK, Death/Thrash)
22:00 - OE Overkill (USA, Thrash)
OE - ??:?? After-Show

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Balfor Posts "Barbaric Blood" Teaser

Ukranian black metal act Balfor has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's new album "Barbaric Blood," which can be viewed below. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Blacklight Studio, with the album artwork and layout handled by Martin Saavedra at Uruguay's Spina Studio.

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Balfor To Play Global East Rock Festival

Ukrainian Black Metallers Balfor have been set to make an appearance on this year's Global East Rock Festival happening from the 2nd of September to the 4th of September 2010 at Kiev, Ukraine. Balforwill be scheduled to perform on the 3rd of September 2010. For more information and details, visit the Global East Rock Festival Official MySpace. The main headliners for Global East Rock Festival 2010 are Manowar and Venom. The other confirmed bands are as follows:

Moonspell
Obituary
Dark Tranquillity
Hammerfall
Mayhem
Rotting Christ
The Gathering
Mnemic
Sabaton
Balfor
Fleshgore
Bonfire
Oomph!
Maniac Depression More...

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Balfor Reveals Album And Track Listing

Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have released the finalized cover artwork for their upcoming album "Barbaric Blood," which can be viewed here. The cover artwork and layout for "Barbaric Blood" was designed by Martin Saavedra at Uruguay's Spina Studio (Aborted, Daath, Divinity, etc). The track listing for "Barbaric Blood" is as follows:

1. From The Ashes (…The Beginning)
2. Behold My Hate!
3. Shadow Of My Raven Wings
4. In A Thunder Of Ancient Glory
5. Pure Barbaric
6. Light's Demise
7. Kingdom's Blood
8. Voices Of Wilderness
9. The Perfect Fire More...

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Balfor Parts Ways With Guitarist Agnarr

Ukrainian black metallers BALFOR, who recently signed to Pulverised Records, have issued a statement announcing guitarist Agnarr’s unexpected departure. Agnarr was forced to quit the band following a recent injury that’s said to be serious enough to stop the guitarist from performing in the studio or live. No further info on the injury was given.

BALFOR founding frontman Thorgeir comments, “We are very sorry that this has happened to Agnarr. It’s a terrible thing when a musician is no longer able to play, and he is one of those musicians with a natural talent and a lot of experience. We hope that he’ll be able to overcome the effects of the injury and eventually return to playing. BALFOR is certainly going to miss both his musicianship and his companionship.”

Dragon-T, former guitarist of thrash metal band Hell:On, will replace Agnarr. “Once again we’ve been lucky in our search for a guitarist,” Thorgeir notes. “Dragon-T is as skilled as Agnarr, both live and when it comes to recording, and the fact that he was available just when we needed him was a stroke of good fortune for us.”

Dragon-T’s first live appearance with BALFOR was at the Metal Heads Mission Festival in Kiev this weekend where BALFOR headlined. Upcoming live dates for BALFOR include:

5/22/2010 - Hot Jam Club - Lugansk, UA
5/23/2010 - Vorovskogo Club - Dimitroy, UA
7/6/2010 - Rockmaraton Festival - Pecs, HU

BALFOR will release their debut full-length, Barbaric Blood, later this year.

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Balfor Confirmed For RockMaraton Festival

Ukrainian black metallers Balfor will be making their appearance as one of the headliners in this year’s edition of RockMaraton Festival 2010. The RockMaraton Festival is a seven-day metal festival which begins on the 5th of July 2010 and will end on the 11th of July 2010. The list of headliners confirmed so far is as follows:

Mayhem
Primordial
Pro-Pain
Xandira
Ensiferum
Blaze Bayley
Balfor
Rotting Christ
Heretic Soul
Konflikt
Kryptos

More information on the festival can be found at this location.

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Balfor Signs To Pulverised Records

Ukranian black metallers BALFOR has announced their signing to Pulverised Records. Self-described as as "barbaric black metal" that explores themes from their country's warrior past, the band's recently completed debut full-length, “Barbaric Blood,” is expected for release in early 2010.

Pulverised A&R manager Calvin Chiang comments, “BALFOR are one of those bands that has pretty much the whole package: Top-class musicianship and excellent songwriting prowess that perfectly describes their brand of darkened black metal. It is our pleasure to be working with BALFOR on their debut album. Expect nothing less than killer headbanging riffs blending together with the atmospheric feel that is ever so essential in black metal.” More...

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