Keep Of Kalessin have finally shared some news about their new album. In fact, the band just announced the follow-up to Reptilian (2010). The Norwegian extreme metallers confirm Epistemology as the title of the new opus which is set to February 16th, 2015 via Indie Recordings. Check out the artwork below which is a result of a cover contest hosted by Keep Of Kalessin earlier this year. Arnt "Obsidian Claw" Grønbech is now the band's vocalist as well as guitarist.
Keep Of Kalessin premiered the new music video for the brand new track "Introspection" at the Indie Recordings Label Night at the Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway yesterday but the band has shared it with the world today. So, take advantage of the opportunity and listen to the brand new song from the band below. Guitarist Obsidian C. also revealed some unexpected news to the crowd at Inferno. Not only does the video show the band from a different side, but Obsidian C. has now also taken over the vocal duties after singer Thebon seems to have disappeared in the African jungle, like literally, or so they say.
Norwegian extreme metal horde Keep Of Kalessin will release their new album, Reptilian, in North America on June 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Dragon Iconography
02. The Awakening
04. The Dragontower
05. Leaving The Mortal Flesh
06. Dark As Moonless Night
07. The Divine Land
08. Reptilian Majesty
A shortened and rough mix of the new song "The Dragontower" can be heard on the band's MySpace page. Reptilian is the follow up to Keep Of Kalessin's 2008 release, Kolossus and was recorded once again at their own studio in Trondheim, Norway. Final mixing duties were handled this time around by Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Behemoth, Meshuggah).
Just when you thought you had heard it all in the Black metal scene... Keep Of Kalessin now have their own set of stamps available at their merch booth. Oh yes they have.
As you all vividly remember, Keep Of Kalessin participated on Norway's Melodi Grand Prix 2010, the nationals for the Eurovision Song Contest. The show took place on February 6 in Oslo, and Keep Of Kalessin came out third. Footage can be watched here.
As one of the artists competing in that Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian Royal Mail has made stamps with Keep Of Kalessin's mug shot on them. This normally only happens when you're part of the royal family or a historic figure of some sort. The band and the other Melodi Grand Prix finalists were presented with the stamps at a small get-together in the home of Melodi Grand Prix host Per Sundnes the day before the final.
Norwegian metallers Keep Of Kalessin have posted an edited version of the brand new song "The Dragontower" online. The full version of the song will appear on the bands upcoming album, Reptilian, which will be released in 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. The edited version is the one Keep Of Kalessin will take part in the national Eurovision Songcontest "Melodi Grand Prix" with.
Norwegian black metal band Keep Of Kalessin are among the artists competing to represent Norway in next year's Eurovision Song Contest.
Last Tuesday (December 1), Keep of Kalessin guitarist and songwriter Obsidian C (real name: Arnt Grønbech) told the Norwegian TV show "Lydverket" that he's looking forward to performing the song "The Dragon Tower" alongside Norwegian pop artists and mainstream songwriters.
"I read an interview with Per Sundnes (host of the Norwegian Eurovision finals) where he said they wanted darker and harder songs for the Norwegian Eurovision finals," he said. "At the same time, we had made a song with a catchy chorus, so I just sent it to them."
Gorgoroth will embark on an exclusive European mini-tour in April 2010 to support the new album Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem Trahunt, out now in Europe and the US. Support will come from Keep Of Kalessin. The tour will include the following concerts:
Keep Of Kalessin have issued the following studio report:
"We are now preparing and recording stuff for our new album, and are also doing our first studioreport today (Friday, 14 August). So stay tuned and we will come with more updates, interviews, clips of the new music and news for the new album.
You can also discuss and get updates from our Keep Of Kalessin forum."
Keep Of Kalessin's recently shot video for the track "Ascendant" in Gothenburg, Sweden with director Patrick Ullaeus (who has previously worked with such bands as Dimmu Borgir, Sonic Syndicate, and In Flames) is now available for worldwide viewing!
Watch the video at MySpace Metal.
According to the band, it is a "…performance video shot on white screen / green screen" and "…will be one of the 'baddest' metal videos of 2008!"
"Kolossus", the new album from Norwegian metallers Keep Of Kalessin, is available for streaming in its entirety at the band's MySpace page.
The album will be released in Europe on June 6th (North America on June 10th) by Indie Recordings and licensed to Nuclear Blast for the following territories: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and rest of the world outside Europe (except Australia and Russia).
Keep Of Kalessin have posted the following update:
"The Keep Of Kalessin MySpace-page has been updated with the artwork from our upcoming album "Kolossus", which will hit the stores worldwide in June!
We have also uploaded one of the tracks from the album so you all can hear it.
It's the track called "Ascendant" and we just finished the videoshoot for this song in Gothenburg. The video will be directed by Patrick Ullaeus who has worked with Dimmu Borgir, Within Temptation, In Flames and many more. So you can expect nothing else than an epic video!
"Kolossus" Release Dates:
Europe: June 6th
America: June 10th
Check out the new MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/keepofkalessin"