Band Photo: Khold (?)
From: Oslo, Norway
Last Known Status: Active
Khold hail from Oslo, Norway. The band was started by Gard ( vocals, guitar) and Sarke ( drums), who were previously the main body of a projest called Tulus. In the year 2000 they decided to form a complete band and two more members were added- Rinn ( guitar) and Eikind ( bass), thus giving birth to Khold.
The same year the band recorded their debut album "Masterpiss Of Pain" and signed with Satyr's Moonfog Records. The album was released in April the following year and received excellent reviews in the media.
Eikind left the band in the fall of 2001 and was replaced by Brandr. In early 2002, Khold released their sophomore album, "Phantom", once again making a big impact on the black metal scene. In the fall the same year, the band embarked on an European tour as a supporting act for Satyricon.
In 2004, Khold took another step forward by leaving Moonfog ( on friendly terms) and signing with Candlelight. The third album, "Mørke Gravers Kammer" was released in April. The band shot their first video, "Død", derected by Marcel Lelienhof.
All of the lyrics are written in an archaic form of Norwegian. Hildr ( Gard's wife) writes the poetry and Sarke composes most of the music. Khold is a band playing "old school" black metal, using only guitars, bass and drums. Still, they bring in their own touch by applying unusual bass parts and proving that black metal doesn't have to be fast in order to sound good.
Khold Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Khold.
Blurring the lines between the genres of extreme music, Khold is just as comfortable in black metal mode as in groove or thrash territory.
It's been six years in-between releases since "Hundre år Gammal" came out, and with the other projects of the band's various members on hold, Khold came together once again to unleash "Til Endes," which is out now through Peaceville.
Khold member Sarke (also known for his self-titled black metal project) checked in with Metalunderground.com to discuss the Norwegian outfit's sixth full-length album (reviewed here). Below you can see what Sarke had to say about the band's Sepultura cover, how the new album came together, and discover the fate of Tulus, which features several other members of Khold. More...
This interview with the Norwegian Black metal fiends KHOLD was taken via e- mail in July, 2004. Questions were answered by drummer Sarke, one of the founders of the band.