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Naglfar

Formed: 1992
From: Umeå, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Naglfar News

Below is our complete Naglfar 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Naglfar Finish Recording New Album, "Harvest"

Swedish black metal titans NAGLFAR have finished recording their new album, "Harvest", tentatively due in early 2007 via Century Media Records. The band has issued the following update:

"Of course there were plenty of problems, including a broken guitar amp. But finally the guitars and vocals are done, thus making us ready for the mixing of the album. We'll start with this on Monday the 26th of November. Some changes and additions have been made in the songs so the final and offical tracklist will be posted [on the band's official web site] soon."

"Harvest" will tentatively include the following "attacks of audial terror" (in no particular order):

01. Into the Black
02. Prayer of Cain
03. The Way of the Rope
04. Harvest
05. Feeding Moloch
06. The Mirrors of My Soul
07. Wargod
08. Plutonium Reveries
09. Odium Generis Humani

NAGLFAR's latest album, "Pariah", is available now on Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Sheol" was previously described in a Century Media press release as "a flawless work of iniquitous hell-spawned art filled with raging guitar riffs, bludgeoning drums, demonic vocals, that combine with haunting melodies to capture hell's eternal depravity."

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Naglfar Reveal New Album Title and Track Listing

Swedish black metal titans NAGLFAR have posted the following message on their official web site:

"So we've finally finished writing and arranging all the songs, and the drums for the album has been recorded at the Toontrack studio here in Umeå. Now the time has come to start recording the guitars, which shouldn't turn out to be any problem. The title of the album has been set to be 'Harvest', and will tentatively include the following attacks of audial terror:

01. Into the Black
02. Prayer of Cain
03. The Way of the Rope
04. Harvest
05. Feeding Moloch
06. The Mirrors of My Soul
07. Wargod
08. Plutonium Reveries
09. Odium Generis Humani

"That's all for now. Be sure to check back for further announcements that will be made in the following days."

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Endstille To Release Split LP In September

German black metallers ENDSTILLE will release a split LP with GRAUPEL (feat. GRAVEN member, and ex-NAGLFAR), entitled "Lauschangriff...", on September 11. The album will only be available on heavy 12" vinyl, according to a posting on the group's web site.

ENDSTILLE's portion of the upcoming split LP with GRAUPEL will consist of the following tracks:

01. Your Love Is Infectious
02. Battles Against The North
03. To Conquer The Sun

ENDSTILLE late last year released a vinyl version of their fourth full-length album, "Navigator". The vinyl comes with alternate artwork, a poster and a sticker. This version is handnumbered and limited to 666 copies.

"Navigator" was released in August 2005 via Twilight-Vertrieb. The follow-up to 2004's "Dominanz" was recorded at JAKs-Hell studio and contains 10 tracks with a running time of 43 minutes.

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Naglfar In Writing Mode

Swedish black metal titans NAGLFAR have posted the following message on their official web site:

"NAGLFAR has now officially entered writing mode. Thus [they have entered] the Wolf's Lair studio on Monday, July 17 to start working with the pre-production of the follow-up album to last year's 'Pariah'. Some new songtitles to be expected on the upcoming album are: 'The Way of the Rope', 'Odium Generis Humani' and 'Prayer of Cain'. Also, NAGLFAR will be making two festival appearances this summer on Swedish Gates of Metal, as well as Party.San in Germany. Be sure to be there."

NAGLFAR's latest album, "Pariah", is available now on Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Sheol" was previously described in a Century Media press release as "a flawless work of iniquitous hell-spawned art filled with raging guitar riffs, bludgeoning drums, demonic vocals, that combine with haunting melodies to capture hell's eternal depravity."

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Mayhem Confirmed For Gates of Metal Festival

Norwegian legends MAYHEM have been confirmed for the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 4-5 at at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

AMORPHIS
DISMEMBER
HAMMERFALL
HELLOWEEN
LUMSK
MACHINE MEN
MAYHEM
MINISTRY
NAGLFAR
NARNIA
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET
RED HARVEST
SAVAGE CIRCUS
THRYFING

Around 16 bands will perform over the course of the two days, with a total of 5,000 tickets available, priced at 666 SEK.

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Dark Funeral Forced To Cancel Polish Shows

The following messages have been posted on the official Dark Funeral website:

"We are sorry to inform that DARK FUNERAL, NAGLFAR, AMORAL & ASMODEUS gigs in Lódz and Katowice have been cancelled. Massive Music would like to apologize for all inconveniences caused to Dragon Productions and the bands. The cancellation is beyond our control, we are entirely helpless in the face of the present political situation in Poland. "
Mariusz Kmiolek/Massive Music POLAND

"We understand this has really nothing to do with Dark Funeral alone as a band, but by a musical scene the Polish Catholics obviously wish to forbid. To us this is just another proof of the hypocrisy that lies behind organised religions. They happily promote tolerance, yet, as soon as they see something they dislike, they are fast as a shark to call for censorship. The thing is, reactions like this will most certainly give the opposite result, it always does! We would however like to apologize for all inconveniences this has and will cause our Polish fans, but this is unfortunately beyond our control"
Dark Funeral

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Asmodeus Added To Dark Funeral's Euro Tour

Austrian black metallers ASMODEUS have been added to a dozen dates on the upcoming DARK FUNERAL European headlining tour. The details are as follows:

DARK FUNERAL + NAGLFAR + AMORAL + ASMODEUS:

Mar. 21 - Innsbruck, AUT - Hafen
Mar. 22 - Budapest, HUN - Ship A38
Mar. 23 - Warsaw, POL - Proxima
Mar. 24 - Katowice, POL - Mega Club
Mar. 25 - Leipzig/Engelsdorf, GER - Hellraiser
Mar. 26 - Berlin, GER - K17

DARK FUNERAL + NAGLFAR + ENDSTILLE + AMORAL + ASMODEUS:

Mar. 27 - Hamburg, GER- Fabrik

DARK FUNERAL + NAGLFAR + AMORAL + ASMODEUS:

Mar. 28 - Copenhagen, DEN - Loppen
Mar. 29 - Karlskrona, SWE - Kino
Mar. 30 - Helsingborg, SWE - Tivoli
Mar. 31 - Västerås, SWE - www.prismamusik.se
Apr. 01 - Östersund, SWE – Huset

In other news, ASMODEUS recently parted ways with guitarist Arngrim. "He said that he has not enough time for ASMODEUS since the band becomes more and more a full-timejob for everyone," the group write on their web site. "He wants to concentrate more on his own band and put his time into this in future." A replacement for Arngrim has yet to be announced.

ASMODEUS are scheduled to release their sophomore album, "Imperium Damnatum", on March 17 via Twilight-Vertrieb. "The production is true the most brutal and dark one we have ever had," the band write. "The sound fits prefectly to the songs and unleashes the inner darkness of these eternal chorals. The cover artwork is also done so far. It was again created by Juanjo Castellano from Spain, who also did the cover for [2003's] 'Phalanx Inferna'."

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Amoral Confirmed For Dark Funeral Tour

Amoral have been confirmed as support on Dark Funeral's upcoming European tour with Naglfar. Tour dates are as follows:

Feb. 21 Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
Feb. 22 Jyvaskyla, Finland - Lutakko
Feb. 24 Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben *
Feb. 25 Malmo, Sweden - KB *
Feb. 26 Gothenburg, Sweden - Karen *
Feb. 27 Oslo, Norway - John Dee *
Feb. 28 Arhus, Denmark - TBA *
Mar. 01 Hanover, Germany - Music Center *
Mar. 02 Essen, Germany - Turok *
Mar. 03 Deventer, Netherlands - Burgerweeshuis *
Mar. 04 Georgsmarienhutte, Germany - Gate 3 *
Mar. 05 Tilburg, Netherlands - 013 *
Mar. 06 Munich, Germany - Metropolis *
Mar. 07 Vienna, Austria - Planet Music *
Mar. 08 Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse *
Mar. 09 Treviso, Italy - New Age *
Mar. 10 Florence, Italy - Zero Circus *
Mar. 11 Milan, Italy - Rainbow *
Mar. 12 Marseille, France - TBA *
Mar. 13 Toulouse, France - TBA *
Mar. 14 Barcelona, Italy - Mephisto *
Mar. 15 Madrid, Spain - Arena *
Mar. 16 Bordeaux, France - TBA *
Mar. 17 Paris, France - La Locomotive *
Mar. 18 Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 *
Mar. 19 Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob *
Mar. 20 Nuremberg, Germany - Deer *
Mar. 21 Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
Mar. 22 Budapest, Hungary - Ship A38
Mar. 23 Warsaw, Poland - Proxima
Mar. 24 Katowice, Poland - Mega Club
Mar. 25 Leipzig/Engelsdorf, Germany - Hellraiser
Mar. 26 Berlin, Germany - K17
Mar. 27 Hamburg, DE - Fabrik *
Mar. 28 Copenhagen, DK - Loppe
Mar. 30 Helsingborg, SE - Tivoli
Mar. 31 Västerås, SE - www.prismamusik.se
Apr. 01 Östersund, SE - Huset

*with Endstille

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Century Media Release Metal For The Masses Vol 4

Continuing the highly successful Metal For The Masses series, the Century Family unseals Metal For The Masses Volume Four, once again exclusive to Hot Topic locations nationwide. The 2-disc compilation contains 40 tracks totaling over 2 hours of music. The artwork for Volume Four incorporates the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to stunning effect and also depicts the album art for each featured artist within as well as additional artist and album information. Volume Four comes housed in a deluxe double Digipak and is available now at all Hot Topic locations nationwide.

Started in 2003, Metal For The Masses has become The Century Family's largest-selling compilation series, replacing the budget priced Identity series. The Metal For The Masses series is also one of Hot Topic's longest-running exclusive compilations. Selling well over 60,000 copies each, Metal For The Masses continues to disseminate the word of metal.

Disc One Includes Century Media Artists:

God Forbid, Manntis, Diecast, Brand New Sin, Agents Of Man, Shadows Fall, Arch Enemy, The Haunted, Behemoth, Old Man's Child, Naglfar, Strapping Young Lad, Nevermore, Eyes Of Fire, Into Eternity, Cryptopsy, Watch Them Die, Napalm Death, Despised Icon and Immolation

Disc Two Includes:

Nuclear Blast Artists: Dimmu Borgir, Soilwork, In Flames, Meshuggah, Bleed The Sky, Darkane, Mnemic, Hypocrisy, Exodus and Cathedral

Liquor And Poker Music Artists: Fireball Ministry, Nebula, The Hellacopters, The Illuminati, The Black Halos, Crash Kelly, The Thieves, Scott Reeder, American Heartbreak and Backyard Babies

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Fear My Thoughts Added To X-Mass Festival Tour

Fear My Thoughts has been added to this year's X-Mass Festival Tour, which features Hypocrisy, Exodus, Naglfar and Wintersun. Here are the list of tour dates for the festival:

Dec 04 Paris, FR - La Locomotive
Dec 05 Essen, D - Zeche Carl
Dec 06 Berlin, D - K17
Dec 07 Munchen, D - Backstage
Dec 08 Brno, CZ - Fleda
Dec 09 Engelsdorf, D - Hellraiser
Dec 10 Wien, A - Planet Music
Dec 11 Insbruck, A - Hafen
Dec 12 Rome, ITA - Alpheus
Dec 13 Pratteln, CH - Z7
Dec 14 Ludwigsburg, D - Rockfabrik
Dec 15 Hanau, D - Halle 2
Dec 16 Strasbourg, FR - La Laiterie
Dec 17 Tilburg, NL - 013
Dec 18 Antwerpen, BL - Hof Ter Loo

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Hypocrisy To Headline X-mass Festivals

Hypocrisy will invade Europe once again as headliners of this year's X-Mass-Festivals. Also featured on the bill are label-mates Exodus and Wintersun, along with Naglfar and Primordial.

X-mass Festibals 2005:

Dec 04 Paris, FR - La Locomotive
Dec 05 Essen, D - Zeche Carl
Dec 06 Berlin, D - K17
Dec 07 Munchen, D - Backstage
Dec 08 Brno, CZ - Fleda
Dec 09 Engelsdorf, D - Hellraiser
Dec 10 Wien, A - Planet Music
Dec 11 Insbruck, A - Hafen
Dec 12 Rome, ITA - Alpheus
Dec 13 Pratteln, CH - Z7
Dec 14 Ludwigsburg, D - Rockfabrik
Dec 15 Hanau, D - Halle 2
Dec 16 Strasbourg, FR - La Laiterie
Dec 17 Tilburg, NL - 013 (w/ Onslaught and 6 more acts TBA - 2 stages)
Dec 18 Antwerpen, BL - Hof Ter Loo (w/ Onslaught and 3 more acts TBA)

For more information, visit www.metallysee.com.

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Nocturnal Rites New Album And Tracklisting

Swedish power metallers NOCTURNAL RITES have set "Grand Illusion" as the title of their new album, due in Europe on September 19 via Century Media Records.

The follow-up to 2004's "New World Messiah" was recorded and mixed at Toontrack Studioin Umeå, Sweden and features guest appearances by Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Henrik Danhage (EVERGREY), Kristoffer W. Olivius (NAGLFAR) and Swedish cross-country skiing world champion, Per Elofsson.

"Grand Illusion" will include a bonus DVD featuring three videos from "New World Messiah", the brand-new "Fools Never Die" video, a "Making of Grand Illusion" segment and extra footage from the "Demons of the Opera" show.

"Grand Illusion" track listing:

01. Fools Never Die (3:54)
02. Never Trust (4:43)
03. Still Alive (4:02)
04. Something Undefined (4:08)
05. Our Wasted Days ((5:17)
06. Cuts Like A Knife (5:10)
07. End of Our Rope (5:26)
08. Never Ending (4:29)
09. One by One (4:23)
10. Deliverance (5:00)

NOCTURNAL RITES will support NIGHTWISH on their Swedish tour in September. The dates are as follows:

Sep. 08 – Stockholm, SWE @ Arenan
Sep. 09 - Göteborg, SWE @ Lisebergshallen
Sep. 11 - Umeå, SWE @ SkyArena

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Naglfar "Pariah" Tracklisting Revealed

The Swedish black/death metal band Naglfar have finished the work on their new album, entitled "Pariah." The album will be released through Century Media Records on June 20.

"Pariah" tracklisting:

01. Proclamation
02. A Swarm Of Plagues
03. Spoken Words Of Venom
04. The Murder Manifesto
05. Revelations Carved In Flesh
06. None Shall Be Spared
07. And The World Shall Be Your Grave
08. The Perpetual Horrors
09. Carnal Scorn & Spiritual Malice

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Finntroll Live On TV May 2

After the very successful Death Metal Special with expert for extreme tunes Philipp Schulte and Metalcore Shooting Stars Maroon, Century Media and NBC Giga TV joined forces again to strike back with the mightiest of all Humppa bands around – Finntroll. Turn on your TV on May 2nd 2005 at 18:00 CET for this one hour live feature. Expect an interesting interview, a competition and the legendary “Trollhammaren” video clip!

Attentive fans will have noticed that May 2nd is exactly the day where the touring package Finntroll, labelmates Naglfar and Amoral will crush the stages of the Matrix in Bochum, Germany. Apropos tour: This tour can easily be called a triumphal procession for both Finntroll and Naglfar. Tour dates: More...

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Naglfar's "Pariah" Release Date Revealed

Swedish black metal titans Naglfar’s new beast "Pariah" will be unleashed in the U.S. release July 12th. Abysmally wicked "Pariah" is a flawless work of iniquitous hell-spawned art filled with raging guitar riffs, bludgeoning drums, demonic vocals, that combine with haunting melodies to capture hell’s eternal depravity. Battle axemen guitarists Andreas Nilsson and Marcus Norman return with their triumphantly vicious six-stringed assault, while drummer Mattias Grahn relentlessly drives the band’s frenetic attack. Assuming vocal duties is founding member and bassist Kristoffer Olivius replacing Jens Rydén, who left for job-related reasons. Returning to Ballerina Studios in hometown Umeå, Sweden, where their two previous releases, Sheol and Diabolical, were recorded, Naglfar have again imprisoned a monstrous leviathan. Ralph Manfreda (Pungent Stench, Belphegor) provides impious artwork that turns the aural assault into visual onslaught. New band photos and Pariah’s cover art can be viewed here.

Currently touring Europe with Finntroll and Amoral, Naglfar will also be appearing this summer at Germany’s eminent Wacken Open-Air and Finland’s Tuska Fest. Tour dates: More...

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More Tuska Open Air Details Revealed

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival has added more international and Finnish acts to the 2005 roster. The line-up is almost complete with only 1 more artist to be added for Saturday afternoon as well as the winner from the band contest at Rotonde-Festival, France, which is to be held later this spring. This year's Tuska-Festival is more international than ever, with nearly half of the artists coming from abroad. The evening clubs will most likely see some international action as well.

New additions in Finnish professionalism will be represented by Apocalyptica, whose cello metal is witnessed way too rarely on their native soil. Apocalytica just recently supported Rammstein on their European tour and appeared stateside on a few selected dates.

German precision and universal greatness is brought to you by the mighty Gamma Ray. The band last appeared on the bill at Tuska 2000 and have since built their fanbase by selling out club shows on a regular basis.

Other additions include up-and-coming death metallers Amoral, Finnish-singing Stam1na and Viikate, as well as Callisto who are about to embark on a European tour in a few weeks.

The search continues for one more, either domestic or foreign artist.

Ticket sales for Tuska 2005 start on Friday April 1st. Three-day ticketcosts 67 euro, one-day ticket 32 euro. Go to www.lippupalvelu.fi to purchase tickets.

Current Tuska 2005 line-up reads as follows: More...

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Tristania Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2005

The 2005 edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival is scheduled to take place August 4th - 6th in Wacken, Germany. The latest acts confirmed for the festival are TRISTANIA, NAGLFAR and SONATA ARCTICA.

A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...

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First Acts For Tuska Open Air Confirmed

The eighth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival which takes place at Kaisaniemi in Helsinki, Finland from July 15-17th. Reunited German metal legends ACCEPT will headline on the 17th.

Other confirmed acts include: TESTAMENT, CHILDREN OF BODOM, EVERGREY, NAGLFAR, SCARVE, FINNTROLL, ROTTEN SOUND, THUNDERSTONE, AJATTARA, TERASBETONI, TURMION KATILOT, DEATH CHAIN, PAIN CONFESSOR.

33,000 are expected to attend the event. Tickets for Tuska 2005 will go on sale later this spring through Lippupalvelu. For more information, grab a Finnish dictionary and head to tuska-festival.fi.

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Naglfar Sign With Century Media

Sweden’s blackest of the black, Naglfar, have signed a new worldwide record contract with Century Media Records. Their new album, tentatively titled “Pariah”, is currently being recorded at Ballerina Studios in the band’s hometown of Umea. A wise decision as both preceding albums, “Diabolical” and “Sheol”, had been recorded in this studio and gave the band’s razor sharp sound its keen edge.

“Pariah” will be released in Spring 2005 and the new material promises to solidify Naglfar's reputation as one of the best – if not the best – bands in their musical genre. The expectations are of course high as the band’s last masterpiece “Sheol” received excellent feedback without exception all over the globe, i.e. achieving the highest praise from the press - Album Of The Month in Legacy (D) and Heavy, Oder Was!? (D), or 10 out of 10 points Rock Hard (D), to name just a few -- and climbing to top ten positions in the reader’s year-end polls of various magazines.

Naglfar, who had rewritten the rules of black metal with their debut “Vittra” in 1995 (this album ranks amongst the 300 best metal albums of all time in Rock Hard magazine) and have released the most brutal album of 1998 with their second output “Diabolical” (featuring immortal classics like “The Brimstone Gate” or the infamous “Horncrowned Majesty”), have always had a high standing in the black and death metal scene, which fully manifested itself with their last album “Sheol”, gaining the band many more fans than ever before.

According to this history, it is no surprise that “Pariah” is one of the most-awaited albums in the metal scene this year. But from a band that has always delivered the highest quality, one can expect that “Pariah” will again be a damn classic of pure melodic Swedish black metal that will break the competition’s neck.

Although the final tracklist is still to be announced, “Pariah” will contain the following tracks: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For 2000 Decibel Festival

More bands have been announced for this year’s 2000 Decibel-festival, which will be held May 21st and 22nd in Bengtsfors , Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). Five of the bands will play on the festivals two main stages. They are Amaran, Beseech, Merciless, Naglfar and last but definitely not least The Haunted, who at the festival probably will do their first ever show (at least in Sweden ) with original singer Peter Dolving back in the band.

We can also present all the bands that will play on the tent stage. They are Beyond, Electric Earth, Gorefight, Ironware, Repulse, Shattered, Shiftlight, Silent Scythe, Sovereign, Syconaut, Trendkill and The Generals.

Already confirmed for the festival are Cans, Hypocrisy, Pain Of Salvation, Vintersorg, Ablaze My Sorrow, Arise, Astral Doors, Count Raven, Draconian, God Among Insects, Grand Magus, Lefay, Morifade, Månegarm, Notre Dame, Persuader, Tad Morose and Wolf.

There is only one more band to book before this year’s line-up is finalized.

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