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Vanhelga

From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Vanhelga News

Below is our complete Vanhelga 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.

Vanhelga Album Seeing Vinyl Reissue

Sweden’s Carnal Records has set the 8th of August as the date for the release of a limited edition splatter vinyl version of “Längtan,” the third full-length album from Sweden’s Vanhelga.

Strictly limited to 300 copies, the vinyl edition of “Längtan” features artwork by the Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano on the gatefold cover, whilst the thirteen-track disc itself comes in blue splatter and includes the bonus Burzum cover track "Black Spell of Destruction."

Advance orders are now being taken either direct from the band via email at 145188@gmail.com and on Facebook, or from Carnal Records via email at carnalrecords@Hotmail.com. The track listing is:

1. Svartsint ömhet
2. Där evigheten inväntar mig
3. Evig förändring
4. Med mina andetag
5. Joyless
6. Låt snön falla
7. Kärleksförklaring
8. Vansinnesvardag
9. Narkotisk uppgivenhet
10. Eternal night
11. Förbarma
12. Exploderande känslostorm
13. Black Spell of Destruction (Burzum Cover) Bonus Track More...

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Vanhelga Streaming "LPT" Title Track

Vanhelga is now streaming the "LPT" title track online, which can be heard below, and the band comments:

"This creation is the result of a long period of time being hospitalized under the Swedish law called 'LPT.' I had no freedom at all and the only thing present was total misery and silence. All lyrics, music, and artwork was created during this time of isolation because I was lucky and had access to a laptop.

"The conclusion of this is; if you want to get a feeling of the anxiety, misery, depression and pain that being locked inside of a psychiatric ward provides -- listen to this piece of art.

"The sound in the beginning was recorded at the asylum by different patients (without their knowing). The main melody was inspired by it. The track has a bit more depressed feel to it than our earlier works but it has it's explanations."

Pre-orders are available at this location and the track listing is as follows:

1. Dag 1 04:37
2. Dag 2
3. Dag 3 04:15
4. Lpt 04:13 More...

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Vanhelga Covers Burzum

Vanhelga has released its own version of the track "Black Spell Of Destruction," originally by Burzum. Check it out below. The cover track will be included on the vinyl edition of the "Längtan" album being released via Carnal Records.

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Vanhelga To Release New Mini-Album

Vanhelga guitarist/vocalist 145188 has issued the following update about releasing a new mini-album:

"This creation is the result of a long period of time being hospitalized under the Swedish law called 'LPT.' I had no freedom at all and the only thing present was total misery and silence. All lyrics, music and artwork was created during this time of isolation because I was lucky and had access to a laptop.

"The conclusion of this is; if you want to get a feeling of the anxiety, misery, depression and pain that being locked inside of a psychiatric ward provides – listen to this piece of art. It will be a mini-album available on spotify and bandcamp only."

You can also stream the band's entire previous album "Langtan" over at this location. More...

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Vanhelga Streaming Full Album

Today, singular Swedish black metal outfit Vanhelga streams the entirety of the band's new third album, "Längtan," set for release April 28th via Art Of Propaganda.

Give the full album a listen below, courtesy of Terrorizer.com. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Vanhelga was formed in Linköping, Sweden, in 2001 by J. Ottosson, AKA 145188, who got together with like-minded musicians in order to finally breathe life into his vision, something he had not been able to do with any previous bands and musicians he had worked with. Through music and lyrics, Vanhelga - which, translated from Swedish, means 'Profane' - explores the darker side of humanity, the one that few will admit exists, but which nevertheless is a huge part of every individual's existence.

"Vanhelga's music can doubtlessly be classed as black metal, but that would be too restrictive a definition. Their music is cold and sinister, but with melodies and melancholic moments that can draw you in and lull you into a false sense of security before you realize, too late, that you have been caught in an ominous web of sound that sends shivers down your spine. With their second full-length album, 2012's Höst, receiving high praise from both the press and the fans, Vanhelga has been hailed by many critics as one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Sweden in recent years.

"The upcoming release of Längtan, coupled with the band's intense stage presence, will only serve to confirm and strengthen this opinion and expand Vanhelga's ever-growing fanbase." More...

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Vanhelga Streaming "Vansinnesvardag"

Today the Swedish black metallers in Vanhelga premiere the new track "Vansinnesvardag." Blast the track below, thanks to Eternal-Terror.com.

The track hails from the band's forthcoming third album, "Längtan," set for international release on April 28th via Art Of Propoganda. The track listing is as follows:

1. Svartsint ömhet
2. Där evigheten inväntar mig (watch the video clip here)
3. Evig förändring
4. Med mina andetag
5. Joyless
6. Låt snön falla
7. Kärleksförklaring
8. Vansinnesvardag
9. Narkotisk uppgivenhet
10. Eternal night
11. Förbarma
12. Exploderande känslostorm More...

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Vanhelga Posts New Music Video

Sweden’s Vanhelga today unveils a video for a track from upcoming third full-length release “Längtan.”

The video for “Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig,” available below, tells the disturbing story of a man who wakes up in a confused state with the dawning realization that he probably tortured and killed his best friend the day before.

With artwork by the Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano, “Längtan” is set to hit the streets through Germany’s Art of Propaganda label on the 28th of April, and later in vinyl format through Sweden’s Carnal Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Svartsint ömhet
2. Där evigheten inväntar mig
3. Evig förändring
4. Med mina andetag
5. Joyless
6. Låt snön falla
7. Kärleksförklaring
8. Vansinnesvardag
9. Narkotisk uppgivenhet
10. Eternal night
11. Förbarma
12. Exploderande känslostorm More...

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Vanhelga Announces "Längtan" International Release

Art Of Propaganda has set April 28th as the international release date for Vanhelga's third album, "Längtan." The label comments:

"Vanhelga was formed in Linköping, Sweden, in 2001 by J. Ottosson, AKA 145188, who got together with like-minded musicians in order to finally breathe life into his vision, something he had not been able to do with any previous bands and musicians he had worked with. Through music and lyrics, Vanhelga - which, translated from Swedish, means 'Profane' - explores the darker side of humanity, the one that few will admit exists, but which nevertheless is a huge part of every individual's existence.

"Vanhelga's music can doubtlessly be classed as black metal, but that would be too restrictive a definition. Their music is cold and sinister, but with melodies and melancholic moments that can draw you in and lull you into a false sense of security before you realize, too late, that you have been caught in an ominous web of sound that sends shivers down your spine. With their second full-length album, 2012's Höst, receiving high praise from both the press and the fans, Vanhelga has been hailed by many critics as one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Sweden in recent years. More...

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Vanhelga Releases New Single

Sweden's Vanhelga has dropped a digital single titled “Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig,” ahead of the release of the band’s sophomore full-length album “Längtan.”

“Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig” (“Where Eternity Awaits Me”) sets the tone for “Längtan,” which is scheduled for release in Europe on the 28th of April in CD format on the Art of Propaganda label, and in vinyl format on Carnal Records on a date still to be confirmed.

“Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig” is available direct from Vanhelga on Bandcamp here and can be streamed below. More...

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Vanhelga Reveals "Höst" Details

Sweden's black metal outfit Vanhelga has now revealed the cover artwork and track listing for new album "Höst," which can be found below. Ordering information is also now available here, and you can check out the song "Lugn" after the jump.

1. A Sinister Longing
2. Lugn
3. Desperation
4. Underbart Sant
5. Overklighet
6. Udda Tankar
7. Sorg
8. Pessimist
9. Vilsen
10. Armageddon
11. Hopplös
12. Livets Bitterhet More...

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Vanhelga Announces New Member, Album

Swedish black metal act Vanhelga has announced the recruitment of new member "1853" from the band LifeLover. In addition to the newly recruited lyricist, Vanhelga will also release a new full-length album titled "Höst" via the labels Art of Propaganda and Obscure Abhorrence.

A new song from the album has now been posted online. Check out "Lugn" in the player below or over at the band's website.

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Death To Music Productions Offering Free Downloads

The "anti-record label" Death To Music Productions is currently offering free MP3 downloads from their entire roster of musicians. Death To Music specializes in death metal, black metal, and industrial music from a variety of underground bands such as Vanhelga and The Bombs of Enduring Freedom. The free releases can be found at this location.

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Vanhelga Offering Demo As Free Download

Swedish black metallers Vanhelga have issued the following announcement about offering a demo as a free download:

"Ave,

"I'm honored to say that 'Enslaved By God' is now available through Death To Music Productions as a FREE MP3-release. Just click the banner on the vanhelga myspace-profile and get yourself a copy of this raw and chaotic tape!

"Hell Satan!"

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