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Below is our complete Netherbird 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.
After almost three years of silence, the Swedes from Netherbird return with the “Windwards” single, due to be released July 6th and preceding the band’s upcoming October 2016 album "The Grander Voyage" on Black Lodge Records.
Combining the trademark Netherbird ferocity with almost cinematic epic grandeur, the up-tempo title track has also been chosen for the first video in support of the new album. The single's track list is completed by bonus track "Sculptors and Spectres" that does not appear on the actual upcoming album and is fully exclusive to this release.
This record features Fredrik Widigs (Marduk, Nordjevel, ex-Demonical) on drums, while the songs were mastered by Sverker Widgren. You can pre-order the single right here.
02. Sculptors And Spectres More...
Netherbird has issued the following statement about delays in the release of the band's new album:
"Greeting all! As some might have already discovered the release of our third full-length album 'The Ferocious Tides Of Fate' is slightly delayed.
"It is being printed now and will reach our distributor early next week. Then shipped to the stores. So it will be out soon. Thanks for your patience, and please do pre-order in your store, it makes a difference! Horns high!"
Netherbird has checked in with the following announcement about canceling upcoming European tour dates due to health issues:
"Greetings all, I have some sad news to share. We, the guys of Netherbird, will have to cancel our tour to Romania, Serbia, and Bosnia scheduled 22 Feb – 2 March 2013.
"The reason is that one of our members is having a serious health problem that currently makes it impossible for him to tour. He has just started to receive treatment and that process is tough and will take time, but we are convinced that he will make a full recovery. In the meantime we will do all in our power to support him and one step is to cancel this tour. In these circumstances we do not even consider bringing in a replacement, we rather wait until all five of us are in full strength and can find new tour dates and deliver one hell of a live show.
"We will work to re-schedule the gigs and it is very important to also underline that it is not due to any problems with any of the organizers, they have done a great job. We hope we get the chance to work with them all when new dates are being scheduled.
"We will not answer any questions regarding our member and his state since it is personal, but all other questions are of course, as always, welcome! We look forward to seeing you as soon as we are back in full force!" More...
Netherbird has announced a new release is coming in February or March of 2013 titled "The Ferocious Tides Of Fate," which will follow the band's 2010 full-length "Monument Black Colossal," along with two EP releases in 2011.
Netherbird, which recruited new drummer Nils Fjellström last month, has now posted a series of in-studio video clips online. The footage can be viewed below, and Netherbird also commented:
"Greetings all, Netherbird is now in Scarecrow Studios, Stockholm, Sweden and recording the upcoming EP. Here are some videos where you get to see the drums in progress! More videos will come for those that wish to follow the recording process!"
Swedish act Nethebird, which split with the band's drummer and bassist back in April, has now issued the following announcement about recruiting new members:
"We are proud to announce that Netherbird officially has a complete lineup. Bassist Tobias Jacobsson has been close to the Netherbird camp for quite some time contributing lead guitar for the 'Blood Orchid' EP back in 2007 and filling in as our live bassist on tour across east and central Europe in February 2012.
"Drummer Nils Fjellström needs no further introduction. He premiered with Netherbird on the Stockholm gig in June 2nd and we are sure everyone present could instantly see how naturally he fit the band and how fantastic we sound as a unit with him on the drum throne.
"We are proud to have two amazing musicians joining our ranks, but more important to us is that we have a great chemistry on the personal level. The rehearsals for the upcoming recordings have been fantastic and we cannot wait to start the recordings to share our new material with the metal community.
"Needless to say, both Fjellström and Jacobsson will continue to work with the other bands they are involved with. The dark ride continues and we hope to see you all soon!"
Nephente – Vocals
Bizmark – Guitars
Nord – Guitars and vocals
Jabocsson – Bass
Fjellström – Drums
Sweden's Netherbird has issued the following statement about splitting with the band's drummer and bassist and working on a new EP:
"Rumours about a line-up change has reached us through various sources so we thought it might be good to deliver the news ourselves rather than through the haze of whispers. On the official website we stated back in the day when Netherbird was still a studio project that 'The cast will change but the theatre of Netherbird will remain.' Those words were true when written, and they still are relevant today.
"As most of you have noticed Netherbird have made two tours during the early part of 2012 and that we brought session members to fill the bass slot on both of these and a session drummer stepped in for our 10 gig-tour through out Europe. That also means that two of our line-up members for various reasons were unable to join us on these tours.
"Netherbird is not about money, it is not a job and thus you can never be fired from the band. Netherbird is about passion and dedication to our music, our listeners and what we stand for. Times change and with it changes the situation for the people involved in the band. And we have now come to a point where Netherbird demands more time and effort than ever before with more gigs and more recordings and that makes it impossible for some members to be able to give what this bands requires. It has nothing to do with musical direction, lack of dedication or other bullshit reasons usually stated when bands go through line-up changes, it has just to do with the amount of time and energy people can muster at a certain point in time. More...
Netherbird has checked in with the following recap after the band's recent European tour dates:
"Greetings friends, we are now back in Stockholm Sweden after a lengthy road trip throuhout Europe with Netherbird. We have made 10 shows in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Czech Republic. It is truly a wonderful feeling to be able to look back at these last days with only good memories despite we drove very long to get there and back! But such small discomforts pale when we think of all the wonderful people we met and how brilliantly we felt during those hours on the stages across eastern and central Europe.
"As some might have noticed we had two new faces in the line up! Ljusebring (drums) and Tinnitus (bass) joined the band as session members just 14 days before the tour and we cannot thank them enough for the dedication and hard work. Without these guys the tour could not have happened since Erik Röjås (drums) and Tobias Gustafsson (bass) had to stay in Sweden to tend to other duties. So thank you ever so much guys for stepping in and making this tour possible, we got many good memories thanks to you!
"The tour in facts and figures: More...
Netherbird is currently preparing for the second part of the Swedish Sin and Global Gloom tour. This part of the tour takes the band to Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. Further details on the tour are available via Facebook, and the dates are as follows:
Feb.16, 2012, Hungary, Szeged, Garabonczias Borozo
Feb.18, 2012, Hungary, Budapest, Blue Hell
Feb.19, 2012, Romania, Satu Mare, Shadows Rock club
Feb.20, 2012, Romania, Cluj-Napoca, tba
Feb 21, 2012, Slovakia, Prešov, Pumpa music pub
Feb 22, 2012, Slovakia, Rožnava, RC Cold Light
Feb.23, 2012, Slovakia, Nitra, RC Naozzay
Feb.24, 2012, Slovakia, Banská Bystrica, Tirish pub
Feb.25, 2012, Slovakia, Košice, T-club
Feb.26, 2012, Czech Republic, Prague, EXIT-US
Symphonic black metal act Arcane Grail has issued the following update about heading out for a string of shows with Netherbird:
"Today, the 3rd of January 2012, we start our mini-tour with Swedish sympho-black metal draugrs Netherbird.
3 - Moscow (with Grey Heaven Fall, Cavandish, North Diamond)
4 - Tula (with Grey Heaven Fall, Cavandish, North Diamond)
5 - Ryazan (with North Diamond)
6 - Voronezh (without Netherbird, but with Artania & North Diamond)
"...and gift to Ye another track from our new EP 'Tribute to the Past' (2011) - our cover-version of classical heavy-metal hit of Russian band ARIA on song 'Farewell, Norfolk!'"
Sweden's Netherbird officially released the new EP "Abysmal Allure" on December 1st, and now the band is offering an MP3 version of the EP for free download. Click here to get your copy. The track listing is as follows:
1. Myosotis Scorpioides (intro)
2. Abysmal Allure
3. Swedish Sadness (Sorrow's My Vessel)
4. Born Defiant
Swedish extreme metal act Netherbird will kick off an international tour in 2012. A Facebook page for the tour can be found here. The currently announced dates are as follows:
Jan. 3, 2012, Russia, Moscow, Relax
Jan. 4, 2012, Russia, Tula, Art-café Bambuk
Jan. 5, 2012, Russia, Voronezh Tarantul
Jan. 6, 2012, Russia, Ryazan, Planetary
Feb. 16, 2012, Hungary, Szeged, tba
Feb. 17, 2012, Hungary, Nyíregyháza, Demon Haunt
Feb. 18, 2012, Hungary, Budapest, tba
Feb. 19, 2012, Romania, Satu Mare, tba
Feb. 20, 2012, Romania, Cluj-Napoca, tba
Feb. 21, 2012, Slovakia, Prešov, Pumpa music pub
Feb. 22, 2012, Slovakia, Rožnava, RC Cold Light
Feb. 23, 2012, Slovakia, Bratislava, Randal club
Feb. 24, 2012, Slovakia, Banská Bystrica, Tirish pub
Feb. 25, 2012, Slovakia, Košice, Riders pub
Feb. 26, 2012, Czech Republic Prague, Prague, EXIT-US
Netherbird will also release the "Abysmal Allure" EP through Scarecrow Recordings on December 1st, 2011. Further details are available at this location.
Netherbird has announced the "Abysmal Allure" EP will be released through Scarecrow Recordings on December 1st, 2011 on digital and limited edition CD formats. The track listing is as follows:
1. Myosotis Scorpioides (intro)
2. Abysmal Allure
3. Swedish Sadness (Sorrow's My Vessel)
4. Born Defiant
Netherbird is currently streaming the song "Ode to the False (Esse non Videri)" online, which is taken from the band's "Shadows And Snow" EP. You can listen to the track in the player below. "Shadows and Snow" is also available as a free download, with details available here.
Swedish act Netherbird is currently offering the "Shadows and Snow" EP as a free download. You can download the EP by clicking here. The band has also announced that a hand numbered CD edition, limited to 500 copies, will be available in the coming weeks.
Netherbird has issued the following announcement about an upcoming U.K. show and an appearance at the Romanian Samfest:
"Netherbird is now confirmed for our first UK show at The Unicorn on Saturday 8th of October. More info and full line up for the gig will be posted here. Netherbird will gig for the first time in Romania on Friday 8th of July at Samfest in Romania. More info on this Facebook event is at this location."
Netherbird is also offering the "Monument Black Colossal" album as a free download. Details are available by heading over here.
Netherbird has checked in with the following update about offering the "Monument Black Colossal" album as a free download:
"Greetings, our latest album, 'Monument Black Colossal,' is now available for free and legal download in mp3 (320kbps). Feel free to download and share this piece of darkness! The download link is here. The album is still also available on CD, on iTunes, Spotify and other digital sources."
You can also check out a Netherbird fan tribute video recently posted online at this location.
Netherbird has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming release schedule:
"Greetings all, I just felt an urge to write a bit about what is going on in the Netherbird camp! First off, let me say that 2011 will be one hectic year from us! Last year we finally got Netherbird going for real with some live shows and we are currently more ready than ever when it comes to doing more shows, we simply cannot wait! So we sure hope to be able to gig both in Sweden and abroad. Though these days it is always tricky to know when things start moving, the music business is strange nowadays, but we will keep our focus on live shows and we will always do our best to accept any gig offers we get.
"When it comes to recordings we have decided to step back to the original idea we had back in the day when Netherbird was formed: to record and release our music through the Internet. It gives us a lot more freedom to make releases the way we want them, well worked through shorter things, what was once called EP (Extended Play, a long single). So our next release will be a three track EP that will be released through the Internet. It will be made available on Spotify, iTunes, all other online stores and as a standalone free download mp3+pdf package.
"Why do we choose to do this? Simple: it makes it easier for us to get our music out, we can focus to make more numerous releases and it makes our creations available to everyone instantly. This is what we always wanted to do, to get our music out, and we see the huge figures of our download versions and that is what is leading the way. We also collect the three future EP:s into a third album that will be released also on CD for those that still want that format, all members of the band is among those that still are CD-collectors. But times have changed drastically and we now see the physical album is more a thing of the past and we have always had the idea of keeping Netherbird as a band that is keeping its focus on the future. So there will be online releases and we will collect them on CD's when there is enough material available. More...
Netherbird has posted a fan tribute video online featuring the song "Blood Orchid," which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"This video is a tribute to all friends and fans that has supported the band and the 210 photos are taken from the official photobook at www.netherbird.com where all are invited to upload their photos of themselves or their art. The track Blood Orchid is taken from the album The Ghost Collector. The album can be downloaded legally and for free here."
Sweden's Netherbird has announced the following three upcoming live shows:
12/18 2010 - Umeå, Sweden
2/25 2011 - Gothenburg, Sweden
2/26 2011 - Linköping, Sweden
You can also check out Netherbird's music via the band's official MySpace page.