"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 Premieres New Song "Admiring Death"

Svarttjern premieres a new song entitled "Admiring Death", taken from the upcoming new album "Dødsskrik", which will be out in stores April 29 via Soulseller Records.

Check out now "Admiring Death" below.

States vocalist Hans Fyrste: More...

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Third Annual Black 'N' Thrash Inferno Lineup Named

Promoters for the third edition of the Black 'n' thrash Inferno Festival was revealed (more information can be found at the event link here).

Tickets can be purchased at the following outlets:

a. via AD Ticket at this location;

b. via Ticketmaster at this location and;

c. via metaltix.com for either Friday Only, Saturday Only or both days.

The event will take place at the legendary venue ”Zeche Carl" in Essen, Germany on Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th. During the mid 80’s the venue was the birth place of Germany’s finest thrash metal acts like Sodom and Kreator - to name just a few. More...

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Blastfest 2016 Finalizes Lineup

It's been months in the making, but the schedule for Blastfest 2016 is complete. Now in its third year, the Bergen festival has not only put together yet another incredible lineup, but also one in which will be a one-time-only celebration of the Norwegian scene.

A 100% Norwegian lineup, which includes the likes of Abbath, Arcturus, Taake, 1349, Gorgoroth and even some rare appearances from the likes of Green Carnation. Blastfest 2016 will be a truly memorable occasion, with chief and owner Yngve Christiansen comments:

"2016 will be a very special festival edition with a lineup consisting solely of Norwegian bands. The bands represented at Blastfest are the legends, those from the beginning, the ones who made it evolve... the ones who disappeared... the ones who never stopped... the ones whom you should have heard more about... and the ones you will hear about. We have done our best to make a strong lineup representing Norway in the best possible way." More...

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Maryland Deathfest Names 45 More Acts For 2016

Promoters for Maryland Deathfest have announced 45 more acts for the 2016 edition of the annual Memorial Day festival bash. Among the list - U.K. doom metal legends Paradise Lost, U.S. doom metal upstarts Crypt Sermon, the reformed Swedish death act Centinex, U.K. legends Discharge, U.S. thrash legends Hirax, soon to be defunct legends Nuclear Blast, U.K. classic metal legends Satan and the mighty Bay Area thrash act Testament.

Tickets for the event will be available soon. Head over to this location for more information.

The freshly named act list is:

The Afternoon Gentlemen (UK)
Centinex (Sweden)
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin (Italy)
Crypt Sermon
Demonical (Sweden)
Demonic Christ
Deranged (Sweden)
Discharge (UK)
Dopethrone (Canada)
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
Gets Worse (UK)
Ground More...

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Maryland Deathfest Confirms 30 Bands For 2016

Promoters for Maryland Deathfest have announced the first slew of thirty bands for the 15th edition of the festival to be held on May 26-29, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Among the list includes: Samael (performing "Ceremony of Opposites" in full), Venom and Exicter.

Ticket information can be found at this location.

There are still 50 bands expected to be announced, but so far the lineup looks like this:

Auroch (Canada)
Denouncement Pyre (Australia)
Deströyer 666
Gruesome More...

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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

Check out "Shallow Preacher": More...

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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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