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Zyklon - Split Up

Message posted on the band's official myspace page today:

After taking an offical break over two years ago, it has now become the reality that Zyklon is no longer a functional band, and thus the decision is made to formaly split up the band, instead of just letting it decend into nothingness.
As a final release from the band, Candlelight Records will later this year put out a boxset, entitled "The Storm Manifesto", including all three full-length albums with various bonus material. Zyklon played its final show in Tokyo, Japan on the 28th of September 2007.

All members of Zyklon are still active on various fronts. Samoth is currently in the studio working on the debut album for his new project, The Wretched End. Destructhor is still touring with Morbid Angel, and is still planning to complete a new Myrkskog album with Secthdamon. Trym is mainly working in his tattoo shop, but is scheduled to appear in a new music project soon.

Band profile: Zyklon
Posted: 07.01.2010 by Baz Anderson | Comments (21)

Zyklon - Taking A Break

Monday, October 22, 2007

Returning from Japan marks the end of Zyklon's touring activities for "Disintegrate". Japan is always an awesome experience. We had amazing crowds, hospitality and, of course, lots of sake. Looking back on the general touring activities for "Disintegrate", we've seen many of the same clubs and people, but also some new places and a lot of new faces, which has been great. We made it back to the states, even if only for a one-off festival, we played the Roskilde festival, which was really cool opportunity for an extreme metal band like Zyklon, and we did a bunch of other European festivals, some smaller tours, etc. It's been a good run, and a particularly interesting one as Trym, Secthdamon and myself have also done a bunch of big Emperor shows during the same timeline. There have been both pros and cons to that situation, but all in all it's been very cool.

As for future plans, I guess one could say that it's a bit "up in the air" at the moment. Looking back there have been ups and downs during the years with Zyklon. We're not always an easy band to manage, as all members live in different cities and have multiple commitments on different fronts, thus it's often hard for all the logistic and practical things to work. This situation has especially come more into focus in the last year or so, where it has become harder and harder to get the band together when needed, with the spirit and excitement that one expects from a band like this. Basically, I don't feel that we as a band have the fire needed to start working on a new album right now. Therefore Zyklon are taking a break. This is a good time for us to do so. We have completed a good run of shows around the world for our latest album; we have completed all our contractual obligations with Candlelight Records (with success I must add, as Candlelight have treated us well, cheers mates!).

Also, the 'terror-twins', Destructhor and Secthdamon, have plans to go for it with Myrkskog, and will hopefully finally take the actions needed to complete their new, long-delayed, album. I truly hope they will, because this is the time to do it and I know the fans have been waiting for years, and judging from the pre-production material I have heard, it will be massive statement of intricate and brutal death metal. Trym is also working on a new album with his other band, Paganize, at the moment.

Personally, I have a bunch of material written and will keep on working on that over the winter, and basically take it from there. What the future will bring I cannot say at this point. All I know is that we're all active musicians and have no intentions what so ever to stop our mission of METAL!!!


Band profile: Zyklon
Posted: 22.10.2007 by dismaleuphony | Comments (9)

Zyklon - Announce UK Tour In May

The following message was posted on the official website of the Norwegian Black Death Metallers of Zyklon :

"Zyklon will team up with Blood Tsunami (the Norway-based Thrash Metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun, a.k.a. Faust; Scum, Aborym, ex-Emperor) and Dead Beyong Buried for a UK tour in May."

Confirmed dates are as follows:

May 08 - London Underworld
May 09 - The Academy Manchester
May 10 - Sheffield Corporation
May 11 - Glasgow Cathouse
May 12 - Leeds Rio's


Band profile: Zyklon
Event: Zyklon: UK Tour
Posted: 24.03.2007 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)

Hammerslagfestival - Zyklon And Kampfar Added To The Lineup

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!


Event: Hammerslagfest
Posted: 10.10.2006 by Necrowinter | Comments (0)

Zyklon, Psycroptic, Gorerotted - Confirmed For Maryland Deathfest V

Norway's Zyklon, Australian Metallers Psycroptic and Gorerotted as well as Fuck The Facts (Canada) and Saprogenic (USA) have been confirmed for the fifth Maryland Deathfest Festival. The festival is set to take place over the 26th and 27th of May, 2007. It will take place at Sonar, Baltimore, Maryland. A complete list of all the confirmed bands for the festival can be found at the Maryland Deathfest website (


Band profile: Zyklon
Posted: 31.08.2006 by Necromancer_S | Comments (0)

Insomnium - Join Enslaved, 1349, Zyklon For UK Tour

Insomnium will tour in September with Enslaved, Zyklon and 1349 in the following cities:

05 - (IRL) Dublin, The Village
07 - (UK) Colchester, Arts Centre
08 - (UK) Sheffield, Corporation
09 - (UK) Glasgow, The Garage
10 - (UK) Manchester, Academy 2
11 - (UK) Birmingham, Carling Academy
12 - (UK) London, Mean Fiddler

They will open each gig, followed by Keep Of Kalessin.

Band profile: Insomnium
Posted: 14.07.2006 by Daru Jericho | Comments (1)

Zyklon - Working On New Album

The band is currently hard at work on the new album, tentatively titled "Disintegrate," and will record as soon as the band feels that the material is ready & perfect. Confirmed titles are: "Disintegrate", "Vile Ritual", "In Hindsight", "Subversive Faith", "Vulture" and "Wrenched".

The new material is said to follow more or less in the same footsteps as the critically acclaimed "Aeon", only more aggressive and intense.

Candlelight Records has announced that Zyklon will play at the Rockwave Festival in Athens, Greece in July with no other than Slayer, Twisted Sister, Accept, Dio, Anthrax, Dismember and more! Check complete line up at:

The "Core Solution" video is now available for download at this location: . It's currently on rotation on Svisj Metal (Norwegian national TV) and will be broadcasted on ZTV (Scandinavia) and UK station Detonator TV soon as well.

Zyklon was also recently featured on "Choosing Death - The Original Soundtrack" CD that accompanied the book by the same name. It's the "Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore." The book is out through Feral House and the CD through Relapse Records.

The "Psyklon Aeon" video is now available on the Monsters of Death DVD compilation available through Nuclear Blast. The band is still working on a full DVD release. To be released fall 2005.

Band profile: Zyklon
Posted: 26.05.2005 by Deadsoulman | Comments (0)

Zyklon - writing new material for 3rd album...

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), have re-signed with Candlelight Records for the release of their third album. The group are currently writing material for the follow-up to last year's "Aeon", tentatively due next year. Songtitles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort include "Vulture", "Vile Ritual", "Scum" and "The Four Corners".
ZYKLON are currently working on a new music video for the track "Core Solution", and there's still talk about a full-length live DVD. A few live tracks will also surface on the upcoming Inferno Festival DVD.
Their song "core solution" from their second album, "Aion" was recently used in a trailer for an upcoming independent zombie movie. More information is available at

Band profile: Zyklon
Posted: 27.09.2004 by Power | Comments (0)

Zyklon news update

Soooo...Trym has just completed a month long US tour with Satyricon as a replacement for Frost. Zyklon actually performed one show in north of Norway with Frost while he was away. During this time Samoth has actively been working on pre-production for some new material and now that Trym is back home the band can get started on rehearsing new ideas.

Zyklon will be playing at the Party San Open Air festival in Germany on the 13th of August, and as of now this is the only confirmed show this summer. The band will focus on the new material in the next months, so there will be less activity on the live front for a while. It is, of course, very unfortunate that the band was never able to secure a US tour in connection with "Aeon", but hopefully next time! However, the "Psyklon Aeon" video should be hitting the US airways anytime now!

There might be some DVD material available soon too. The band was filmed at this year's Inferno Festival and it looks like there might be a festival DVD. More news to follow! Ok folks, that's it for now. Enjoy the summer!

Band profile: Zyklon
Posted: 27.05.2004 by Dream_Taster | Comments (0)