"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2003
From: Oslo, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Svarttjern News

Below is our complete Svarttjern 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.

Svarttjern Streaming New Track "Shallow Preacher"

Norweigan black metal act Svarttjern is streaming the new track "Shallow Preacher" (available to stream in the player below). The song appears on the band's upcoming new release "Ultimatum Necrophilia," which is set to drop via NoiseArt Records on February 2nd.

A teaser can also be found over here.

The track list for the album is:

1. Shallow Preacher
2. Aged Burden Fades
3. From Caves to Dust
4. Ultimatum, Necrophilia
5. Fierce Fires
6. Hymns for the Molested
7. Where There Is Lust
8. Flourish to Succumb
9. For Those in Doubt
10. Philosophers, Adore Me Now
11. Aroused Self-Extinction Pt.II

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"Out Of The Black" Documentary Available Online

The 40 minute documentary "Out of the Black" has now been released online and now can be seen below. While it focuses on black metal, the clip features a variety of interviews with thrash and death bands.

The creators of the movie describe the clip as "a documentary about true black metal in America as compared to the European scene. A detailed examination of the musical and social origins of black metal and how black metal was influenced by American death metal and thrash, and European thrash. We also concentrated on the opinions of those outside of the black metal scene. We interviewed some of the godfathers of death metal and thrash to get their opinion."

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Svarttjern Releases Preview Clip For New Album

Norwegian black metal anarchists Svarttjern have released a preview clip for the upcoming new album "Ultimatum Necrophilia." The band's third effort will drop via NoiseArt Records on February 21st.

In support of the release, the band will embark on a major European tour with Behemoth, Cradle of Filth and In Solitude beginning on February 7th. For dates and venues, head on over to this location.

Check out the preview clip here:

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In Solitude To Support Behemoth, Cradle Of Filth

Looks like February will be bedazzled by a rather black sun when occult outfit In Solitude will embark on a 19-date European trek supporting Cradle of Filth on the band's co-headlining tour with Behemoth. Support on this tour also comes from Inquisition and Svarttjern.

In Solitude from Uppsala, Sweden is out now with third effort "Sister." Currently In Solitude is touring North America supporting Watain.

Behemoth meanwhile will release new album "The Satanist" in 2014. Frontman Nergal comments: “We are immensely proud to start promotion of 'The Satanist' on the release date of the album in such a noble company. It's been a while since we toured Europe for the last time… The wolf pack grew stronger and hungrier and with new opus and stage production we have so much more to offer. This European crusade will be the catalyst of 2 years long tour so keep your eyes open!”

Vocalist Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth also comments: “We are very much looking forward to touring with Behemoth et al, as I think the combined line-up for these momentous shows is definitely very killer. Prepare for some riotous shows immersed in such esteemed dark company, as Cradle traverses an Old Skool tour programme set against a viscerally visual backdrop of nocturnal metal supremacy. In other words, be there or be squared. Pinhead-style!” More...

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Hammerslag Vinterblot Festival 2011 Announced

The Hammerslag Vinterblot Festival will return in 2011. The extreme metal festival will once again be held in the city of Tønsberg, Norway, taking place on the 18th and 19th of February.

Bands confirmed so far include Taake, Urgehal, Svarttjern, Arvas, Framferd, Cutthroat, Zareptha, Concrete, Svikt and Kirkebrann.

For more information about tickets and so on, visit hammerslagfestival.net or www.billettservice.no.

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Svarttjern Issues Recording Update

Guitarist Haan of Norwegian act Svarttjern has checked in with the following update about recording a new album to be released later this year:

"Ave. Guitars and bass is recorded for the upcoming release, (title yet to be revealed). Due to various reasons the remaining instrumentation will commence on the first of Sept and hopefully the album will be complete within the same month. As written before the album will consists of 9 tracks, and will be released by Agonia Records within 2010."

You can also check out Svarttjern's music via the band's MySpace page.

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