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Ereb Altor

Formed: 1990
From: Gavle, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Ereb Altor News

Below is our complete Ereb Altor 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.

Ereb Altor Posts Acoustic Track Online

Ereb Altor has released an acoustic version of the track "Fire Meets Ice," which is the title track off the band's latest full-length album. The acoustic version is include as a b-side on the 7" vinyl "The Lake of Blood," and can now be heard in the player below.

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In Vain Joining Niflheim Festival Tour

In Vain will join the Niflheim Festival Tour 2014, March 7th - 15th, together with Borknagar, Månegarm, Ereb Altor, and Shade Empire.

Johnar Håland (In Vain) comments: “After the great reception of our latest release ‘Ænigma’, we are delighted to be back on tour in March. We are joining as special guests on the Niflheim Festival, which will be headlined by the Norwegian legends Borknagar, who are making a long awaited comeback as a touring band. The package is also including Månegarm, Ereb Altor and Shade Empire. See you on the road!”

07.03 - Erfurt, From Hell (DE)
08.03 - Oberhausen, Helvete (DE)
09.03 - Wroclaw, Alibi (PL)
10.03 - Berlin, K17 (DE)
11.03 - Budapest, Dürer Kert (HU)
12.03 - Montecchio Maggiore, E20 Underground (IT)
13.03 - Rome, Traffic (IT)
14.03 - Romagnano Sesia, Rock'n'Roll Arena (IT)
15.03 - Zürich, Dynamo (CH) More...

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Borknagar To Tour With Ereb Altor

Borknagar will be hitting the road with Månegarm, Ereb Altor, and Shade Empire for the Niflheim Festival tour in 2014.

Jens F. Ryland (Borknagar) comments: "This is very exciting, verging on surreal. I have always wanted to play more live with the guys and after 15 years we are finally doing something that doesn't involve only a weekend. This is all thanks to the enormous support we get from our audience all over the world!"

Øystein G. Brun (Borknagar) added: "See you all out in the battlefield in a few months. Really looking forward to this ride with my fellow gunslingers! Hope to see you all! And hey, show us what you got Europe! Cheers!!"

07.03. - Erfurt, From Hell (DE)
08.03. - Oberhausen, Helvete (DE)
09.03. - Wroclaw, Alibi (PL)
10.03. - Berlin, K17 (DE)
11.03. - Budapest, Dürer Kert (HU)
12.03. - Montecchio Maggiore, E20 Underground (IT)
13.03. - Rome, Traffic (IT)
14.03. - Romagnano Sesia, Rock’n'roll Arena (IT)
15.03. - Zürich, Dynamo (CH) More...

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Ereb Altor Announces North American Album Release

Ereb Altor has announced that latest album, "Fire Meets Ice," will be released in North America on October 15th via Metal Blade Records.

The album was previously released via Cyclone Empire on July 26th throughout Europe. The Swedish trio, known for melodic Viking metal mixed with elements of Bathory, Candlemass, etc. previously released three full-length albums - "By Honour" in 2008 (reviewed here), "The End" in 2010, and "Gastrike" in 2012 (reviewed here). The following press release was issued about the new album:

"With 'Fire Meets Ice,' it remains evident that Ereb Altor's strength lies with their ability to meld black metal with the melodic tendencies with which fans would most associate the 'viking' metal label. More...

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Ereb Altor Streaming Entire New Album

Ereb Altor is currently streaming the band's entire upcoming new album "Fire Meets Ice" online courtesy of Germany's Rockhard.de. Give all the album's songs a listen in the SoundCloud player available below.

"Fire Meets Ice" is due out this coming July 26th, 2013 via Cyclone Empire Records. The album follows Ereb Altor's previous full-length offering "Gastrike" (reviewed here). More...

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Ereb Altor Streaming New Song

Ereb Altor will release new album "Fire Meets Ice" this coming July 26th, 2013 via Cyclone Empire Records. The band has now released another track from the album online. Check out "My Ravens" below.

"Fire Meets Ice" will be the follow-up to previous album "Gastrike" (reviewed here), and the track listing is as follows:

1. Fire Meets Ice
2. The Chosen Ones
3. Nifelheim (available right here)
4. My Ravens
5. Sacrifice
6. Helheimsfard
7. The Deceiver Shall Repent
8. Post Ragnarok
9. Our Legacy More...

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Ereb Altor Reveals New Album Details

Ereb Altor has now revealed the cover artwork and track listing for new album "Fire Meets Ice," which is scheduled for release on July 26th, 2013 via Cyclone Empire Records. This new album will be the follow-up to previous full-length "Gastrike" (reviewed here).

1. Fire Meets Ice
2. The Chosen Ones
3. Nifelheim (streaming here)
4. My Raven's
5. Sacrifice
6. Helheimsfard
7. The Deceiver Shall Repent
8. Post Ragnarok
9. Our Legacy More...

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Ereb Altor Posts Lyric Video For New Track

Swedish viking metal act Ereb Altor posted a lyric video for the new track "Nifelheim." The song appears on the band's upcoming fourth album "Fire Meets Ice," which is scheduled for release on July 26, 2013 via Cyclone Empire Records.

Ereb Altor features Isole members Crister Olsson (as Mats) Daniel Bryntse (as Ragnar) and Jonas Lindström (as Tord).

Check out "Nifelheim" here:

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Ereb Altor Signs With Cyclone Empire

Ereb Altor, which released the "Gastrike" album last year (reviewed here), has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Cyclone Empire:

"We are proud to announce that we have signed a record deal with Cyclone Empire. We were searching for a label with lots of dedication and a great heart and we think may have found that in Cyclone Empire. Ereb Altor will not follow any fucking trends, we will create only pure music directly from the heart and Cyclone will help us to release quality products. The norse Gods have guided us to our new family within the Empire and we sure have a good feeling about it."

The label also comments: "Hailing from Gefle (Gävle), the eldest town in Norrland, Ereb Altor are the newest members of the Cyclone Empire hordes. As Ereb Altor are a already a well known force in the metallic underground scene, most metalheads should already be aware of their breathtaking hymns full of power and might somewhere between viking, doom and black metal always in praise of Swedish godfather Thomas Börje Forsberg (better known as Quorthon) and his musical heritage.

"After already three fantastic albums the three warriors Mats, Ragnar and Tord are now laying final hands on their fourth masterpiece, Fire Meets Ice. Be prepared for a release in the coming months."

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Forgotten Tomb Announces European Tour

Agonia Records has issued the following announcement about Forgotten Tomb lining up a new tour for April/May:

"Rock influenced black/doom metal masters Forgotten Tomb are due to kick off a headlining European tour on the 24th of April (Wednesday) at United Club in Torino (Italy). The tour will play in cities across Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Austria.

"During the event Forgotten Tomb will celebrate a significant occasion as well as promote its latest album; an album that according to Pitchfork finally 'hit their groove' - 'And Don't Deliver Us From Evil' (out October 2012 on Agonia).The celebration in turn is connected with the 10 years anniversary of 'Springtime Depression' - selected shows will feature a special set, on which this particular record will be performed in its entirety. 'Springtime Depression' has been lately reissued and remastered on Digipack and Vinyl on Agonia Records. The premiere track off 'And Don't Deliver Us From Evil' album can be streamed at this location."

Forgotten Tomb will be supported by Swedish doomsters Isole and epic metallers Ereb Altor. Dates are below. Promoters interested in booking one of the remaining shows should get in touch with doomedevents@gmail.com. More...

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Unearthing The Genre Flip-Flopping Underground

The overall realm of metal is an incredibly expansive and diverse place, with many different styles and sub-genres all vying for your attention. To help our readers navigate the metallic landscape we unearth three underground or unsigned metal bands every Monday that deserve to be heard.

Awhile back we covered bands that combine different genres or simply ignore genre trends, and on a similar note this week we’re uncovering three bands that drastically changed either sound or lyrical theme from the early works to their modern releases. There are plenty of more well-known (in the extreme metal community anyway) acts that have gone through such a transformation: Samael’s change from black metal to electronica, Katatonia’s move from harsh growls to a cleaner rock sound, Amorphis switching gears with “Am Universum,” Ulver changing things up on pretty much every album, and so on. Instead of rehashing those bigger names that everyone knows about, instead we’ll cover three lesser known acts that have essentially become different bands over time.

Ereb Altor

Ereb Altor’s underground days are very quickly waning, with the band now releasing new album “Gastrike” through Napalm Records, but there was a time not long ago when nobody knew about Ereb Altor, and it is a side project of an already unknown band, so we’re going to slip this one in here.

The Swedish duo’s debut album “By Honour” (reviewed here) definitely wanted its audience to take the scenic route and enjoy the ride, with slow moving, Viking-style doom metal that took some clear cues from Bathory. Things started to change a bit and the songs become shorter on the follow-up release “The End,” which as the title suggests, was intended to be the demise of the project. Ereb Altor just wouldn’t die however, and now with third album “Gastrike” (review coming soon) the band has radically shifted gears into mid-paced black metal, with only a few underlying doom and Viking metal moments.

To hear the change, check the title track “By Honour” below, and then listen to either of the two songs from “Gastrike.” With the exception of the atmospheric intros, we’re dealing with two completely different genres between these songs.

“By Honour”
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Ereb Altor Posts New Album Trailer

Sweden's Ereb Altor has announced the release of an upcoming album titled "Gastrike," which is set to drop on June 29th, 2012. A teaser trailer for the release has been posted online and can be viewed below. The "Gastrike" track listing is as follows:

1. The Gathering of Witches
2. Dance of Darkness
3. Dispellation
4. Boatmans Call
5. The Mistress of Wisdom
6. I Djupet Så Svart
7. Seven

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Ereb Altor To Release Albums On Vinyl

Sweden's Ereb Altor has announced that both of the band's full-length albums will soon see a vinyl release on No Remorse Records. No specific date for the vinyl albums "By Honour" and "The End" has been announced yet. Additional details on these reissued vinyl albums will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can also check out Ereb Altor songs via the band's MySpace page.

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Ereb Altor Posts Bathory Cover Footage

Swedish metallers Ereb Altor have posted a video clip online of their performance of the Bathory cover "Home of Once Brave." The video clip, which can be viewed below, was recorded at the Dutch Doom Days 2009 festival.


Home of Once Brave

Ereb Altor | MySpace Music Videos

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