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9:00pm

Envy (N)
    Thursday February 16, 2012 9:00pm - 9:30pm @ Sentrum scene
    2011 has been an excellent year for Envy. After releasing their first mixtape “Dream Works: Why Not Me”, Envy played at by:Larm 2011 taking the festival by storm, NRK Lydverket’s Andreas Øverland reporting the band to be “…exceptional live talents.” This past Summer the band played, amongst others, Hove festival, and Slottsfjell festival , as well as winning the world’s biggest live competition for unsigned bands – Emergenza in Germany. Naturally it’s not very difficult to imagine that Envy is a phenomenal live band, but the recorded material isn’t bad either, and tastemaker national radio stations NRJ and NRK P3 were quick to playlist the first official Summer single “One Song”, and many radio stations have followed suit. Check out the über fresh music video too! Hip-hop with a full band and female choir is so good, and genre boundary blurring Envy with their two very charming front men Nico Sereba and Vincent "Vinz ‘Dery, are set to be a band who’s name you’ll hear for years to come.
    Type Live


10:00pm

Soup (N)
    Thursday February 16, 2012 10:00pm - 10:30pm @ Sentrum scene
    Soup’s double album ”Children of the e.l.b” from 2010 earned them glittering reviews. The band played over fifty shows in support of the release amongst others at Steinkjerfestivalen and Storåsfestivalen and have become a phenomenal live band. Now the brains behind the band, Erlend Viken, has an arsenal of over thirty new tracks that will see the light of day as three full length albums in 2012. Jørgen Træn mixed and produced the record, the recording of which also included Snah from Motorpsycho as a spiritual mentor of sorts as well as as a guest artist.The anthology will be released in Europe via viersieben.de/How is Annie Records and will be followed by a comprehensive European tour in the Spring.
    Type Live


11:00pm

El Doom & the Born Electric (N)
    Thursday February 16, 2012 11:00pm - 11:30pm @ Sentrum scene
    El Doom (Ole Petter Andreassen) is a well respected Norwegian guitarplayer/singer/producer (4 Norwegian Grammy nominations, 2 wins), whose work in the past has been divided between his main projects The Cumshots and Thulsa Doom, while still finding time to produce/engineer some of Norways biggest bands. Never a quitter, El Doom soon put together his new group after Thulsa Doom’s demise. Both former bands always had progressive elements, but those influences were somewhat restrained by some of the collaborators distaste for the genre. But those days are over. His new musicians are sort of a who’s who of the Norwegian progressive/jazz scene, including bassplayer Nicolai Eilertsen (Elephant 9, Bigbang), hammond wizard Ståle Storløkken (Elephant 9) and the grand old man Jon Eberson The music is labelled as progressive rock, but never loses its focus on delivering a good catchy chorus. The influences range from Thulsa Doom, Rush, Deep Purple, Melvins, (Badmotorfinger era) Soundgarden, to newer progressive bands like Mastodon and Opeth.
    Type Live


12:00am

El Caco (N)
    Friday February 17, 2012 12:00am - 12:30am @ Sentrum scene
    Since their inception El Caco have been one of Norway’s most critically acclaimed rock bands in Norway. Their intense mixture of hard rock, stoner rock and metal has earned them an ever expanding legion of loyal fans. The band has played all over the world, from festivals in India to industry pow-wow SXSW in Austin, Texas. They’ve undertaken several lengthy European tours and have played innumerable shows at home. With five full albums under their belts, receiving nothing but good reviews amongst them the Spellemann nominated “The Search” which won them the Alarm prize in the best metal album category. In February 2009 the album “Heat” was released. The record received thirteen 5/6 and two 6/6 reviews, wone of the 6s coming from Norway’s biggest newspaper, VG. Their sixth album “Hatred, Love & Diagrams” will be released in January 2012.
    Type Live


1:00am

Sivert Høyem (N)
    Friday February 17, 2012 1:00am - 1:30am @ Sentrum scene
    In September 2011 Sivert Høyem’s fifth solo album, “Long Slow Distance”, was released, and the music has taken some experimental steps away from his previous album “Moon Landing” (2009). Sivert and Cato Salsa – who have worked together from start to finish in the album process – were inspired by several new directions, including metal from the 90’s, industrial noise music, krautrock and French pop. The use of synth on almost all tracks, is also new. It’s darker, more dynamic, and quite dramatic material. Thematically it can be described as a ruthlessly honest record, without irony. In additon to Sivert and the band (Cato Salsa, Christer Knutsen, Rudi Nikolaisen, Børge Fjordheim) co-producer Bjarne Stensli and singer Anne Lise Frøkedal both of Harry’s Gym, and Ådne Meisfjord from 120 Days also contribute. The only non-Norwegian contribution on the album is from an artist Sivert Høyem truly admires, Renate Knaup from the legendary German rock group Amon Düül II.
    Type Live


9:00pm

Mugison (ICL)
    Friday February 17, 2012 9:00pm - 9:30pm @ Sentrum scene
    Mugison (a.k.a. Ørn Elías Guðmundsson) born September 4th 1976 is an Icelandic musician and vocalist who is a one man’s band of sorts, with the help of a guitar and computer. In 2004 Mugison was nominated at the Icelandic Music Awards. His album Mugimama Is This Monkey Music? was hailed as album of the year and the track “Murr Murr” best song.
    Type Live


10:00pm

Gunnhild Sundli (N)
    Friday February 17, 2012 10:00pm - 10:30pm @ Sentrum scene
    After her band Gåte went on hiatus on New Year’s Eve 2005, Gunnhild Sundli focussed on her acting career and has for the past four years worked with Trønderlag Teater. Alongside her theatrical career though she’s also been working on solo material on the quiet. Now Gunnhild Sundli is ready to emerge as a fully formed solo artist with new material of her own and a number of new collaborators. A bit less metal, but still very much recognisable as Gunnhild Sundli, her crystal clear voice, melodic flair and power has continued to shape her musical outlook.
    Type Live


11:00pm

Korallreven (S)
    Friday February 17, 2012 11:00pm - 11:30pm @ Sentrum scene
    In the wake of singles “The Truest Faith” and “Honey Mine” the partnership of Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder (also of The Radio Dept) presents its debut album, “An Album By Korallreven”. The project was conceived after Joons returned from an extended trip to Samoa where he inspired by the music of the local Catholic choirs. Mesmerized by the beauty of the South Pacific and the exhilaration of travel, he shared his newfound passion with Tjäder and a partnership was born. One of the strongest traditions in Swedish Pop is escapism. For a country that spends much of its year in Winter darkness this should come as no surprise. The music of Stockholm’s Korallreven champions this tradition while extending it across a range of different genres. The result is a blissful journey through influences as far flung as Southern rap, dreampop, reggae, and minimal techno, among many others. The glittering, joyful production focuses on melodic evolution rather than structure; lush, dubbed-out instrumentals (on “Loved-Up”) perfectly complement trance-pop vocal cuts (“Keep Your Eyes Shut” and “Comin’ Closer”). Joining the duo for the ride are a host of collaborators including Victoria Bergsman (Taken By Trees, The Concretes) and Julianna Barwick. Released this November, An Album By Korallreven wistfully yearns for Summer days. As our days shorten and the cold sets in, take it from the Swedes: nothing quells the stirring for warmer months quite like the brightness of a sincere pop song.
    Type Live


12:00am

Casiokids (N)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 12:00am - 12:30am @ Sentrum scene
    Casiokids are an electro-pop band from Bergen, Norway who have released two critically acclaimed albums, and played more than 500 shows internationally in the last 3 years. Their new album “Aabenbaringen over aaskammen” was released in Norway, Japan and N.America in October 2011, and will get a worldwide release via Moshi Moshi Records in January 2012. Recently nominated for two Norwegian Grammys for Best Electronica Album and Best Video, and with a world tour starting in January, 2012 is the year that Casiokids consolidate their postion as Norway’s most loved electro-pop band. NME: “The best thing to come out of Norway since black metal”
    Q Magazine: “Truly beguiling”, 4/5 Review of Aabenbaringen over aaskammen"
    Pitchfork: “My favorite Norwegian discovery”
    Type Live


1:00am

Lars Vaular (N)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 1:00am - 1:30am @ Sentrum scene
    Even though on the back of his Spellemann nominated “D’e Glede” (2009) and Spllemann winning “Helt Om Natten, Helt Om Natten” (2010) Lars Vaular has become something of a national institution, he’s not someone that can be accused of resting on his laurels. “Du Betyr Meg” (2011) was Vaular’s fourth album in as many years, a darker and more challenging proposition than previous efforts, but still with that same distinctive style that has come to characterise his work. “The record is probably one of the darkest, boldest albums ever from an established Norwegion rap artist and gives the impression that perhaps Vaular is now in a league of his own.” – Thomas Talseth, VG 5/6 “Lars Vaular is better now than he has ever been.” – BT 5/6 “Without a doubt one of Norway’s most important artists.” – Dagsavisen 5/6 “All the same it has an air of Steve McQueenesque cool about it.” – Dagbladet 5/6 “The country’s best rapper.” – Aftenposten 5/6
    Type Live


9:00pm

Astaroth (N)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 9:00pm - 9:30pm @ Sentrum scene
    Astaroth are a black / deathmetal band from Oslo who have been together about four years. The band played this year’s Infernofestival in Oslo and plan to release their record through Indie Distribution. “Its like taking a step back and reliving the past versions of today’s black metal and being able to relive those moments that we all miss. – www.nightspirit.no “Not many bands master the art of making cold inhuman atmospheres seamlessly fit with raw and heinous rage. Norway’s Astaroth is one of those that do. So, if you miss those black metal bands of yours that were truly the masters of their frozen element Astaroth is on hand to take you back to those times.” – Infernofestival magazine
    Type Live


10:00pm

Execration (N)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 10:00pm - 10:30pm @ Sentrum scene
    Execrations’ (N) second album “Odes of the Occult” contains 9 tracks of vicious, evil death metal on double 12" vinyl. It parts with the percussive style of previous releases in favour of a wider set of influences drawing from death metal, doom and cult black metal. “…one of the most interesting albums to come out of the country in years" 9/10
    (It’s A Trap) .”.. the bearer of new life in the experimental genre of death metal… a genuinely dark and experimental sound." 8/10
    (Rockerilla Magazine) “Norway is maybe not one of the first places that would come to mind when it comes to proper old school death metal, but that could well change. Execrations second record, “Odes of the Occult”, is a tour de force of the genre."
    Type Live


11:00pm

Årabrot (N)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 11:00pm - 11:30pm @ Sentrum scene
    True Norwegian Noise-rock! New album Solar Anus out on Fysisk Format recorded by Steve Albini. “…one of Europe’s best heavy rock bands.” – Stool Pigeon 5/5  "Underground Album of the Month" / “Second Best Underground
    album of the year” – Mojo 4/5
     - Terrorizer 4/5 “Årabrot are at the peak of their powers right now”
    “…a thunderstorm approaching a medieval battle.” - NME 8/10
    Top ten Nordic release 2011 - Drowned in Sound 9/10
    Type Live


12:00am

Nekromantheon (N)
    Sunday February 19, 2012 12:00am - 12:30am @ Sentrum scene
    NEKROMANTHEON has one thing in mind: to play fast, evil and dirty thrash metal in the way of the old gods. Influenced by SLAYER, SADUS, KREATOR, DARK ANGEL and SEPULTURA, they have been unleashing their attack on modern metal since their inception in 2005. With two members of OBLITERATION in its ranks, NEKROMANTHEON is no stranger to the Norwegian metal scene. Originally hailing from Kolbotn, the hometown of the mighty DARKTHRONE, NEKROMANTHEON has previously performed at the Maryland Deathfest and Live Evil festival in London. With one album and a EP under its belt, NEKROMANTHEON “has regressed far back into the glorious days of real metal, breaking the chains to all that is plastic,” according to a press release. “Their second and forthcoming full-length is even faster, filthier, and more evil than ever! NEKROMANTHEON have truly summoned the ancient Greek gods of havoc, and will let nothing stand in the way of this unholy blood offering. Worship the beast!”
    Type Live


1:00am

Mayhem (N)
    Sunday February 19, 2012 1:00am - 2:30am @ Sentrum scene
    When it comes to the definitive history of black metal, only one name has survived all the sensationalism. Through the church burnings, murder, imprisonments and myopic nationalism, only MAYHEM has been able to channel the circus like atmosphere, which surrounded a core of fanatical bands, into a sustained musical career, in the studio and more importantly, on stage. In ’84 in the cold darkness of sunless winters, MAYHEM was born! The unholy trinity of Euronymous (guitar/vox), Manheim (drums) and Necrobutcher (bass/vox) perfected their black art away from prying eyes of metal scrutiny. In ’86, after a single demo, the modestly entitled “Pure Fucking Armageddon”, the band enlisted Maniac as a full time vocalist. His debut was a re-working of the demo material, christened “Deathcrush”. What should have been a triumphant time, directly after that first recording as a quartet, turned into a dark chapter, not only for the band, but for the burgeoning underground scene as well. A series of events from which many have never completely recovered. Following the release, Manheim and Maniac left the band, to be replaced by Dead on vocals and the band’s current drum deity, Hellhammer. While that line-up could only muster a pair of studio compilations, Dead does appear on “Live in Leipzig”, regarded by many as the first live black metal recording ever. It heralded something of a new era, as many of the fledging Norwegian artists disdained live performances, let alone an actual tour outside the homeland. After the tour Dead commits suicide. As a twosome, Euronymous and Hellhammer recruited the infamous Count Grishnackh (Burzum) to play bass and Atilla to handle the tortured vocals on the debut, “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas”, which was unleashed on an unsuspecting world in 1993. After the murder of Euronymous and the subsequent arrest of Count Grishnackh, the details of which remain sketchy to this day, Hellhammer decided to continue MAYHEM. Both Necrobutcher and Maniac rejoin the band, and Blasphemer was chosen as the new guitarist. After several years of silence, a follow-up studio album was finally recorded. In 1997 the five tracks “Wolf Lair Abyss” hits the market. The MCD was the answer to “Deathcrush”, Raw, Brutal and Evil. In 1999, “Mediolanum Capta Est”, the second live CD, albeit the first with the new and current line-up, was released. While “De Mysteriis Dom Santhanas” is seen as an album that set new standards in the world of metal, unlike many contemporaries, MAYHEM weren’t content to rest on their laurels. The band sought to usher in the new millennium with a bold step, “Grand Declaration of War”. The album picks up where “Wolf’s Lair Abyss” left off, hence it starts with the paradoxically entitled, “Part II.” The destruction continues through the fifth track. Thereafter, the recreation of MAYHEM, if not the entire black metal genre, takes off, devoid of instruments, like the emptiness of a battlefield without warriors. 2001 sees the release of the third live platter entitled “Legions”. (“European Legions” in Europe and “U.S. Legions” in the States) The two CDs feature slightly different track listings and both feature raw studio tracks and outtakes from the GDOW sessions. These records and a subsequent DVD (recorded in SOM’s homeland of Marseille, France) is a whirlwind of psychotic energy and punishing rhythms, MAYHEM live is a special sight and the DVD bears witness to that. 2004’s Chimera was a more conventional affair, although it still incorporates progressive elements on tracks like “Slaughter of Dreams.” It was embraced by many of the fans who denounced Grand Declaration of War. After Chimera was released, Maniac was fired from the band. His replacement was Attila Csihar. The band completed work on Ordo ad Chao, its fourth album, in early 2007. Ordo ad Chao featured a much rawer and more traditional black metal sound than the rest of the band’s releases. Nonetheless, it continued the band’s exploration of more progressive songwriting, with “Illuminate Eliminate” being the band’s second longest track ever at 9’40”. Ordo ad Chao was exceptionally well-received both commercially and critically, and was the band’s first album to reach the charts (in Norway and elsewhere). Blasphemer left the group I 2008, to focus on his other project, Ava Inferi, which led to the recruitment of guitarists Morfeus and Silmaeth as live musicians. Mayhem will continue to evolve as a 5 piece band for the foreseeing future.
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