Norwegian black metal quartet Vreid will embark on a North American headlining tour, dubbed The Black Path Of America Tour 2011. The tour will take off in late August. Support on the trek will come from Norwegian black/folk metal trio Kampfar and Canadian death metallers Necronomicon. Read more to get the list of all confirmed dates.
Commented Vreid bassist Hváll: "It is with great joy we can announce our first headlining tour in North America. The Black Path Of America tour is packed with ten US and six Canadian shows. We did our first full North America tour in 2009 on the Heathen Fest, and the reaction we got was overwhelming. We had amazing shows in Montreal, Cleveland and San Francisco - to name just a few - and are glad to see all those cities plus many more on the list for our upcoming tour. Our latest album, V, is doing fantastic, and has become a monumental release for us. We can't wait to return to the Wild West to unleash songs new and old with our own production. Joining us on this tour are our good Norwegian friends of the legendary Kampfar and Necronomicon from Canada. It's a killer lineup, and we hope to see as many of you as possible at the shows."
"Mare", a brand new song from Norwegian metallers Kampfar, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
"Mare" is the title track from Kampfar's new album, Mare, which will be released on March 25 in Europe (April 5 in the US) via Napalm Records. More details about Mare were previously reported over here.
Mare, the new album by Norwegian pagan black metal band Kampfar, will be released on March 25th in Europe and April 5th in North America through Napalm Records.
The album was produced by Peter Tägtgren at Abyss Studio.
According to the press release, Mare opens a new chapter in the Norwegians' band history, while delivering a true monument to black metal. Frontman Dolk and the rest of the band have achieved the difficult task of giving their sound new impulses without losing their unique style. Isolated keyboard passages and sprechgesang consort with icy riffs, dark melodies, and oppressive drums. Dolk's raw vocals continue to set the pace, while giving songs like "Bergtatt", Volvevers", and the title track such intensity that they are left with no other choice but to crawl under the skin of even the most discerning black and pagan metal fans.
Norwegian metallers Kampfar have parted ways with guitarist Thomas. His statement on the matter reads as follows:
"After playing guitar in Kampfar for quite a few years, I have now decided to leave the band. I cannot even begin to sum up all the good times I've had together with my bandmates, and our close friendship will surely continue outside of the context of the band.
I sincerely hope the guys will find another guitarist to play in the band (the riffs are not that hard to play and there are no solos, which could be seen as a plus or a minus depending on perspective). On the stage, you'll only need to pay attention to Ask, since he knows how to keep in time. It is also best to watch out for Jon and Dolk as they are maniacs and will not stand still for a moment.
Kampfar has revealed the title and release date for their upcoming new studio album. The release date has been penciled in for 25th March 2011 and the album will be titled Mare. The band is currently in the final stages of writing material for the album. Stay tuned for more updates.
Norwegian metallers Kampfar have issued the short following update at their MySpace blog:
Kampfar are currently in the latter stages of writing the follow-up to 2008's Heimgang album. We will enter Abyss Studio with Peter Tägtgren and release is expected in Spring 2011. Stay tuned, the witches are coming!
Norwegian metallers Kampfar will release their new album, entitled "Heimgang", on September 26th (October 7th in US and Canada) via Napalm Records.
The album was recorded at Silvertone Studio in Norway.
Black/Death Metallers Zyklon and Kampfar have been added to the list of bands confirmed for Norway's Hammerslagfestival Vinterblot 2006. The festival will take place on the 15th-16th December this year in Tønsberg, Norway. The bands that have so far been confirmed are: Zyklon, Kampfar, Sarkom, Malsain, Cutthroat, Framferd, Pandemi, Dead Mans Hand and Abominat.
The organisation of Hammerslagfestival has hit a glitch as just a couple of days ago when the owners of Støperiet (where the festival was going to be held) have decided that the building can't be used for the festival. The Hammerslagfestival organisers have said: "We also would like to apologise for any frustration that any of you supporters might feel. But remember, Hammerslagfestival is here to stay!