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Danish Black Metallers BLODARV have released a video teaser for their upcoming Limited Edition “Flamekeeper” 7″ vinyl EP, which will be released on Self Mutilation Services in two versions.  The diehard version, which will be strictly limited to 50 copies, comes in a special  Ceremonial Box  whose contents include some unique items handcrafted by founder and frontman Hugin himself during a specially held ceremony on the Island of Bornholm, whilst the regular EP will be limited to 500 copies, and will include a lyric sheet.   The “Flamekeeper” video teaser can be seen below and on the band’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/XuEK_731S10

 

“Flamekeeper ” was originally slated to be released in the spring of this year, but has now been put back to around July.  “We never specified an exact release date, and we’re glad we didn’t, because it has given Self Mutilation Services time to source the ideal box for the diehard edition”, comments Hugin.  “We really wanted this to be something special given that it’s 20 years  since the “Misanthropia/Misanthropia” demo was first  released back in 1994 and which marked the first step planted on a journey that with time would become what BLODARV has become today. Not to mention that this will be our first BLODARV vinyl release in ten years.  We really wanted to avoid anything flimsy in cardboard and we are excited to say that the label has managed to find a strong wooden box which will be specially engraved and which will be a collectors piece that fans can enjoy for a lifetime, and something that we can be proud to put our name to. “Included in the diehard “Flamekeeper Ceremonial Box” set are the following:

  1. A carved wooden box for storing the EP and all the objects that are included.
  2. The “Flamekeeper”  7″EP in black vinyl with cover
  3. 23cm embroidered Back Patch
  4. 9 x 9 cm sticker
  5. Photo sheet
  6. Lyric sheet
  7. Necklace crafted by Hugin out of goat bones from the island of Bornholm and hand numbered on the back
  8. A Black candle from the ceremony that was held during the crafting of the necklaces
  9. Black jewellery bag for the necklace
  10. Two-sided print guitar pick with “Flamekeeper” on one side and the BLODARV Logo on the reverse

In an age where everything is mass produced by machines, it is unusual to find a band that goes to all the trouble of hand-crafting certain items, but Hugin has his reasons.  “The new tracks on “Flamekeeper” are a salute to the power of the ancient flame – the fire that feeds us and the fire that eats us.  It is about putting demons into art, protecting the old, and once again leading the listener into the dark demon-filled universe of BLODARV. But above all it is about creating great Black Metal and at the same time not just giving the fans music, but also giving them something unique and personal, much in the same way as it used to be in the early years of the Black Metal Underground. We have a strong connection to our fans and followers, that’s why I crafted fifty amulets out of the goat bones during a ceremony instead of one, and why I chose to put one in each of the limited box sets for the most diehard fans”.  A teaser video of Hugin carving the necklaces can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/z1cp76HqNcY

 

Advance orders for both editions of “Flamekeeper” are currently being taken at http://blodarvshop.bigcartel.com/

As well as “Flamekeeper”, 2014 will all so see BLODARV releasing a new full-length album, the first to feature the band’s new drummer Fjorgynn.  BLODARV’s next live appearance will be at the Open Grave Metal Festival in Aalen, Denmark on the 6th June.   More information about BLODARV can be found on the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial

Fifteen tracks spanning BLODARV’s career can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud player at http://soundcloud.com/blodarv/sets/blodarv or embedded using the following code:

“Korset Paa Baalet” one of the videos from the “A Doorway Between Worlds” Chapter 2 DVD, can be seen below and at  http://youtu.be/jZn70y6OvYA

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial
Youtube: www.youtube.com/huginofblodarv
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/blodarv
Webshop: http://blodarvshop.bigcartel.com/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blodarv
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/blodarv
Myspace: www.myspace.com/blodarv
Management: www.patriciathomasmanagement.com
SELF MUTILATION SERVICES: www.selfmutilationservices.com
For Interviews & booking, contact
BLODARV: stafahugin@hotmail.com
Or PATRICIA THOMAS BAND MANAGEMENT:
patriciathomas@btinternet.com

 

With founder and frontman Hugin due to celebrate 20 years in the Black Metal Underground next year, Danish Black Metallers BLODARV are currently in the studio recording material for “Flamekeeper”, which is set to appear in the spring of 2014 in 7” vinyl format.  This will be the first vinyl release from the band in ten years, and will come in two different versions, including a special Ceremonial Box set whose contents include some unique items handcrafted by Hugin himself during a specially held ceremony on the Island of Bornholm.    The “Flamekeeper” 7” regular EP will be limited to 500 copies, and includes a lyric sheet.    The “Flamekeeper Ceremonial Box” edition is strictly limited to only 50 units and given the very limited nature is already available to pre-order at www.blodarvshop.bigcartel.com

Included in the “Flamekeeper Ceremonial Box” are the following:
Flamekeeper 7″EP in black vinyl with cover
An EP box with a special BLODARV cover design for storing all the objects included
23cm embroidered Back Patch
9 x 9 cm sticker
Photo sheet
Lyric sheet
Necklace crafted by Hugin out of goat bones from the island of Bornholm and hand numbered on the back
Black candle from the ceremony that was held during the crafting of the necklaces
Black jewellery bag for the necklace
Two-sided print guitar pick with “Flamekeeper” on one side and the BLODARV Logo on the reverse

Commenting on “Flamekeeper” and his reason for handcrafting some of the contents of the Ceremonial Box, Hugin had this to say: “The new tracks on “Flamekeeper” are a salute to the power of the ancient flame – the fire that feeds us and the fire that eats us.  It is about putting demons into art, protecting the old, and once again leading the listener into the dark demon-filled universe of BLODARV. But above all it is about creating great Black Metal and at the same time not just giving the fans music, but also giving them something unique and personal, much in the same way as it used to be in the early years of the Black Metal Underground. We have a strong connection to our fans and followers, that’s why I crafted fifty amulets out of the goat bones during a ceremony instead of one, and why I chose to put one in each of the limited box sets for the most diehard fans”.  A teaser video of Hugin carving the necklaces can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/z1cp76HqNcY

 

As well as “Flamekeeper”, 2014 will all so see BLODARV releasing a new full-length album, the first to feature the band’s new drummer Fjorgynn.   More information about BLODARV can be found on the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial

“Korset Paa Baalet” one of the videos from the “A Doorway Between Worlds” Chapter 2 DVD, can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/jZn70y6OvYA

 

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial
Youtube: www.youtube.com/huginofblodarv
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/blodarv
Webshop: http://blodarvshop.bigcartel.com/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blodarv
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/blodarv
Myspace: www.myspace.com/blodarv
Management: www.patriciathomasmanagement.com
SELF MUTILATION SERVICES: www.selfmutilationservices.com
For Interviews & booking, contact
BLODARV: stafahugin@hotmail.com
Or PATRICIA THOMAS BAND MANAGEMENT:
patriciathomas@btinternet.com

 

When Black Metallers BLODARV decided to self-release a DVD-r earlier this year they weren’t too sure what the reaction would be, but they needn’t have worried, “A Doorway Between Worlds” Chapter 1 was eagerly snapped up fans who wanted the chance to see the Danish band without having to worry about slow internet connections and YouTube unavailability in certain parts of the world.  As a result, BLODARV founder and frontman Hugin has decided to go ahead and release Chapter 2, which features eight live performances, six from the band’s Island Ceremony show in Bornholm, and two from their CARPATHIAN FOREST support show in Copenhagen.  “A Doorway Between Worlds” Chapter 2, which is is DVD player and PC compatible, is limited to 666 copies and is available only through BLODARV’s webshop at http://blodarvshop.bigcartel.com/

Track listing for the “A Doorway Between Worlds” Chapter 2 DVD as follows:
ISLAND CEREMONY JUNE 2013 MUSIKHUZET BORNHOLM
1.where the beast dwell (intro)
2.Blood Red Rocks
3.Civitas Diaboli
4.A Snowy Night In November
5.Korset Paa Baalet
6. Beyond Life
SUPPORT-SHOW FOR CARPATHIAN FOREST, APRIL 2013 LOPPEN DK
7. Blood Red Rocks + intro
8.Surrounded By Dust

Speaking from his studio at his island home on Bornholm, Hugin had this to say about Chapter 2:  “We didn’t really have any intention of releasing another video compilation, at least not so quickly after the first, but when we uploaded some of the recent live appearances on YouTube, we were immediately asked if we could make them available to buy.  There is a real demand from fans, the majority of whom will never be able to see their favourite bands performing live, for footage that they can watch without having all the hassles that come with streaming, so we decided to go ahead with Chapter 2.  Sure, I’d like to release a real DVD, which band wouldn’t, but for underground bands that’s just not an option – the cost would be prohibitive for us, and it would have to be passed onto the fans, so DVD-r is really a win-win situation both for bands and fans”.

BLODARV’s lineup on the videos includes HUGIN on vocals, SATINAE MA on female vocals, PESTILENS on lead guitar, HUUL on bass and FJORGYNN on drums. More information about BLODARV can be found on the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial

“Korset Paa Baalet” one of the videos from “A Doorway Between Worlds” Chapter 2, can be seen below or at  http://youtu.be/jZn70y6OvYA

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial
Youtube: www.youtube.com/huginofblodarv
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/blodarv
Webshop: http://blodarvshop.bigcartel.com/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blodarv
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/blodarv
Myspace: www.myspace.com/blodarv
Management: www.patriciathomasmanagement.com
For Interviews & booking, contact
BLODARV: stafahugin@hotmail.com
Or PATRICIA THOMAS BAND MANAGEMENT: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

 

 

Black Metallers BLODARV, who recently made an appearance on the Danish island of Bornholm, which also happens to be the home of founder and frontman Hugin and band members Pestilens and Satinae Ma, have uploaded a fan-filmed video featuring six songs  from show, which took place in June of this year.  Titled “The Island Ceremony”, the video can be seen below or on the BLODARV’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/Mxx4Xpdd8ek

 

The songs featured on the BLODARV ”Island Ceremony” video are:
1.Where the Beast Dwell (intro)
2.Blood Red Rocks
3.Civitas Diaboli
4.A Snowy Night In November
5.Korset Paa Baalet
6. Beyond Life

Having founded the band some 14 years ago and with four full-length albums under his belt, Hugin draws his inspiration for BLODARV’s sound and lyrics from the dramatic and eerie landscapes of his island home, from whence he also mines the rich seam of local myths and legends, weaving them into a tapestry of powerful demons, haunted souls, tragic destinies and chilling dreams.  BLODARV’s lineup today, which can be seen on the video, includes HUGIN on vocals (+ studio bass, guitars and effects), SATINAE MA on female vocals, PESTILENS on lead guitar and FJORGYNN on drums, with HUUL as live session bassist.  More information about BLODARV can be found on the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial
Youtube: www.youtube.com/huginofblodarv
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/blodarv
Webshop: http://blodarvshop.bigcartel.com/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blodarv
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/blodarv
Myspace: www.myspace.com/blodarv
Management: www.patriciathomasmanagement.com
Label: www.selfmutilationservices.com
For Interviews & booking, contact
Band: stafahugin@hotmail.com
Patricia Thomas Band Management:
patriciathomas@btinternet.com

Danish Black Metallers BLODARV are set to release a 3-tape limited edition box set titled “Storms of the Past” which features the “Soulcollector” album and the first 2 BLODARV demos “Murder In The Name Of Satan” & “Mysteriis”.  “Storms of the Past” comes in both a regular version, limited to 30 boxes, and a diehard leather edition strictly limited to 15 units.  As well as the three pro tapes, the boxes will also include a booklet, patch, badge and poster which are only available with the sets, whilst the leather box will additionally include a sticker for the box, a “Mysteriis” and a “Lang vaek fra livet” sticker, and a large (23×10 cm) booklet  which will have 4 extra pages with handwritten lyrics for “Soulcollector”.  “Storms of the Past” will be released on Atramentum Productions on the 18th September, and will also available to purchase direct from the band at www.blodarvshop.bigcartel.com where advance orders are currently being taken.  Full details of both editions as follows:

BLODARV “STORMS OF THE PAST” Regular BOX SET Includes:
1.PRO TAPE 1: “Murder In The Name Of Satan” demo 1999
1.PRO TAPE 2: “Mysteriis” Demo 2000
1.PRO TAPE 3: “Soulcollector T.T.Y.T.” Album
1.THREE-TAPE BOX with “Storms Of The Past” Cover
1.LARGE BOOKLET (16 x 10 cm) 8 Pages
1.PATCH 9 x9 cm ”BLODARV Pentagram”
1. A2 POSTER, BLODARV “Storms Of The Past”
1.Badge “BLODARV Pentagram”

BLODARV “STORMS OF THE PAST” BOX SET -Die Hard Leather edition- Includes:
1.PRO TAPE 1: “Murder In The Name Of Satan” demo 1999
1.PRO TAPE 2: “Mysteriis” Demo 2000
1.PRO TAPE 3: “Soulcollector T.T.Y.T.” Album
1.THREE-TAPE LEATHER BOX
1.HUGE BOOKLET 12 Pages (10 x 23 cm!) 4 xtra pages with the handwritten “Soulcollector” lyrics)
1. PATCH  9 x9 cm ”BLODARV Pentagram”
1. A2 POSTER,BLODARV “Storms Of The Past”
1. Badge/button  “BLODARV Pentagram”
1. STICKER, “BLODARV Pentagram-Storms of the past sticker (for front of leather box If you wish)
1.STICKER “Mysteriis”
1.STICKER “Lang Vaek Fra Livet”

BLODARV was founded some 14 years ago by frontman Hugin, and today’s  lineup includes HUGIN on vocals, bass, guitars and effects, SATINAE MA on female vocals,  PESTILENS on lead guitar and FJORGYNN on drums.  Greatly inspired by the myths and legends and beautiful, eerie landscapes of the island of Bornholm, on which Hugin has both his home and recording studio, BLODARV’s music is a journey through a world of powerful demons, haunted souls, tragic destinies and chilling dreams. The title of BLODARV’s recently released fourth full-length album is, in fact, “Gâst” which, in the island dialect of Bornholmsk (Burgundian), is  a type of a ghost demon or energy with the ability to possess mortals and inspire them in much the same way as a muse, with visions, stories, smells, sounds, emotions and pictures.  More information about BLODARV can be found on the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial

The official video for the track “I Blaek Og Blod” from BLODARV’s fourth full-length album “Gâst” can be seen below and on the band’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/cSWjAaKuHlk

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial
Youtube: www.youtube.com/huginofblodarv
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/blodarv
Webshop: http://blodarvshop.bigcartel.com/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blodarv
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/blodarv
Myspace: www.myspace.com/blodarv
Management: www.patriciathomasmanagement.com
Atramentum Productions: http://www.atramentumproductions.com/
For Interviews & booking, contact
BLODARV: stafahugin@hotmail.com
Or PATRICIA THOMAS BAND MANAGEMENT:
patriciathomas@btinternet.com

It’s not easy for “underground” bands to release DVD’s.  Without major labels behind them who have money to invest in their roster, it’s pretty much a dream for the majority of bands, no matter how much demand there is from fans who are weary of trying to watch their favourite bands on YouTube, at the mercy of the vagaries of their internet connections and with poor sound quality.  So Danish Black Metallers BLODARV have taken matters into their own hands, and released a DVD themselves, but in a format that self-financing would permit -  DVD-r.

Titled “A Doorway Between Worlds” Chapter 1, the DVD contains videos for tracks from BLODARV’s albums “Soulcollector”, “Linaria Amlech”, “Civitas Diaboli” and the newly released “Gâst”, as well as a live recording from their show at Club Brutal, in Aarhus Denmark, filmed in December of last year.   The DVD will be available exclusively through the band’s webshop at http://blodarvshop.bigcartel.com/

Videos featured on the “A Doorway Between Worlds” Chapter 1, which is DVD player and PC compatible and is limited to 666 hand-numbered copies, as follows:

1) A Snowy Night In November    (Music Video)

2) I Blaek Og Blod                            (Music Video)

3) Blood red Rocks                          (Live Video)

4) Empty Fucking Life                     (Music Video)

5) Civitas Diaboli                             (Music Video)

6) Heksen Nitiria Amlech               (Musik Video)

7) Those Who Speaks In Minds    (Slide W Live Pics)

8) Langt Vaek Fra Livet                   (Slide W Live Pics)

Commenting on the decision to release a DVD in this format, frontman and founder Hugin said:  The question we were most frequently asked during 2012 was if we ever intended to release all our official videos, which normally reside on YouTube, as a physical DVD.  We wanted to start this year by making a little special “Something” for our loyal fans and with that in mind we gathered together eight of our most popular underground videos, and made the DVD-r “A Doorway Between Worlds” Chapter 1, so that everyone has a chance to enjoy it on their DVD player with CD quality sound, on a proper sized screen and without having to wait for any annoying buffering  or deal with bad internet connection, which affect many of our fans in different parts of the world”.   More information about BLODARV can be found on the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial

The video “A Snowy Night In November” can be seen below

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial
Youtube: www.youtube.com/huginofblodarv
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/blodarv
Webshop: http://blodarvshop.bigcartel.com/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blodarv
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/blodarv
Myspace: www.myspace.com/blodarv
Management: www.patriciathomasmanagement.com
For Interviews & booking, contact
BLODARV: stafahugin@hotmail.com
Or PATRICIA THOMAS BAND MANAGEMENT:
patriciathomas@btinternet.com

Danish Black Metallers BLODSARV have released a video for “A Snowy Night In November”, a track from their newly released album “Gâst”.   The video was filmed during January of this year in the Northland region of Bornholm, the island home of founder and frontman Hugin,  and features appearances from BLODARV members Satinae Ma (clean vocals) and Pestilens (lead guitars), as well as Hugin himself.  “A Snowy Night In November” can be seen on the band’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/9Y9CRabYO8Q and below.

 

“Gâst”, which is the band’s fourth full-length album, was released on Self Mutilation Services at the end of last year, and, like all of BLODARV’s releases, contains a mix of tracks in both Danish and English. Drawing his inspiration from the myths and legends and rich history of Bornholm, Hugin’s lyrics take the listener on a journey through a world inhabited by powerful demons, haunted souls and tragic destinies.  The title, “Gâst”, is in the Bornholmsk (Burgundian) dialect and refers to a type of a ghost demon or energy which has the ability to possess mortals and inspire in much the same way as a muse.

BLODARV recently expanded its lineup with the addition of Fjorgynn on drums and HUUL on live session bass.  The band is pretty much self-sufficient when it comes to recording both albums and videos as well as producing artwork, with all the work being done at Hugin’s purpose-built Hammer and Art Studios, which also provides a multitude of services for bands wanting to record in the spectacular settings that the island of Bornholm provides.  More information about BLODARV can be found on the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Facebook: www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial
Youtube: www.youtube.com/huginofblodarv
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/blodarv
Webshop: http://blodarvshop.bigcartel.com/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blodarv
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/blodarv
Myspace: www.myspace.com/blodarv
Management: www.patriciathomasmanagement.com
SELF MUTILATION SERVICES: www.selfmutilationservices.com
For Interviews & booking, contact
BLODARV: stafahugin@hotmail.com
Or PATRICIA THOMAS BAND MANAGEMENT:
patriciathomas@btinternet.com

“Gâst”, the fourth full-length album from the veteran Danish Black Metallers BLODARV will be released at precisely 12:12 pm CET on the twelfth of December 2012 – the last time in the 21st Century that the time, date, month and year all correspond.  Released on Self Mutilation Services in both a regular CD format and a limited edition A5 format with different artwork, “Gâst” is accompanied by a 16 page booklet, which includes lyrics.  Limited edition merchandise including a T-Shirt, patch and pin will also be available.  Track listing for “Gâst”, which runs for 45 minutes, is as follows:

1. Indelukket
2. A Snowy Night In November
3. I Blaek Og Blod
4. Korset Paa Baalet
5. The Heart Of Art
6. Lonely Journey
7. Surrounded By Dust
8. Into The Halls Of Orion

Whilst BLODARV’s line up has just been expanded with the addition of FJORGYNN on drums and live is session member HUUL, the lineup on “Gâst” comprises BLODARV core members HUGIN on vocals, bass, guitars and effects, SATINAE MA on female vocals and PESTILENS on lead guitar.  Session studio drums are by YNLEBORGAZ .  All artwork relating to “Gâst” is by BLODARV founder and frontman Hugin, who is also responsible for the recording, mixing and engineering, which were carried out at his Hammer Art and studios on his home island of Bornholm.

As with previous BLODARV releases “Gâst” contains a mix of tracks in both Danish and English, and allows a glimpse into the mind of Hugin through his music and his poetry.  Influenced by the rich history and traditions of Bornholm, an island filled with myths and legends and beautiful, eerily evocative landscapes, Hugin leads the listeners through a world filled with powerful demons, haunted souls, tragic destinies and chilling dreams.  The title itself, in the island dialect of Bornholmsk (Burgundian), refers to a “Gâst” – a type of a ghost demon or energy with the ability to possess mortals and inspire them in much the same way as a muse, with visions, stories, smells, sounds, emotions and pictures.  More information about BLODARV can be found on the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial

A promo video for “Gâst” can be seen below or at  http://youtu.be/tfxUedBQK_w

The official video for the “I Blaek Og Blod” track from “Gâst”, can be seen below or on the BLODARV YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSWjAaKuHlk

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
BLODARV Store: www.blodarvshop.bigcartel.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial
Myspace: www.myspace.com/blodarv
Youtube: www.youtube.com/huginofblodarv
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/blodarv
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/blodarv
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blodarv
Management: www.patriciathomasmanagement.com
SELF MUTILATION SERVICES: www.selfmutilationservices.com
For Interviews & booking, contact
BLODARV: stafahugin@hotmail.com
Or PATRICIA THOMAS BAND MANAGEMENT: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

With a release date set for early December 2012, BLODARV have today revealed the track listing and artwork for “Gâst”, the fourth full-length album from the veteran Danish Black Metallers.  The eight-track album will be released in two versions on Self Mutilation Services – regular CD format and a limited edition in A5 format which will feature different artwork.  Both versions come with a 16 page booklet which includes lyrics. Limited edition merchandise will also be available to mark the release.   All artwork for “Gâst” is done by the blasphemer himself – BLODARV founder and frontman HUGIN.  The recording, mixing and engineering were all done by HUGIN at his HammerArt and Studios, where the artwork was also produced, and which is located on the frontman’s home island of Bornholm.  Tracklisting for “Gâst”, which will run for 45 minutes, is as follows:

1. Indelukket
2. A Snowy Night In November
3. I Blaek Og Blod
4. Korset Paa Baalet
5. The Heart Of Art
6. Lonely Journey
7. Surrounded By Dust
8. Into The Halls Of Orion

In the Bornholmsk (Burgundian) dialect of Bornholm a “Gâst” is a type of a ghost demon or energy that possesses a mortal and inspires them in much the same way as a muse, with visions, stories, smells, sounds, emotions and pictures.  Commenting on the album, which is a powerful blend of BLODARV’s mid-tempo black metal spiced with both fast and slow tracks,  Hugin had this to say: “It’s fitting that the release of “Gâst” will take place in winter, when the winds howl and the snow blankets the island of Bornholm, creating the perfect setting for an album that explores life philosophies, death, the micro and macro cosmos, and the forces of nature and power of the universe and all the energies that cling to it. Like our previous releases, the album contains a mix of tracks in both Danish and English, and is a piece full of hateful blasphemous poetry, dark visions, possessive muses, and soul-seeking demons”.

The lineup on “Gâst” comprises BLODARV core members HUGIN on vocals, bass, guitars and effects, SATINAE MA on female vocals and PESTILENS on lead guitar.  Session studio drums are by YNLEBORGAZ .  BLODARV’s line up has just been expanded with the addition of FJORGYNN on drums whilst live bass is handled by session member HUUL. BLODARV’s next live appearance will be on the 1st December with HORNED ALMIGHTY at the Club Brutal in Arhus, Denmark.  They have also been confirmed to appear at next year’s Kvlt Fest which will be held on the 1-2 March in Odense.   More information about BLODARV can be found on the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial

“Surrounded By Dust” a track from “Gâst”, together with tracks spanning BLODARV’s 14-year career can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud player at the top of the page and at http://soundcloud.com/blodarv/sets/blodarv

“I Blaek Og Blod”, another track from “Gâst”, can be heard below and on the BLODARV YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSWjAaKuHlk

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
BLODARV Store: www.blodarvshop.bigcartel.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial
Myspace: www.myspace.com/blodarv
Youtube: www.youtube.com/huginofblodarv
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/blodarv
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/blodarv
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blodarv
Management: www.patriciathomasmanagement.com
SELF MUTILATION SERVICES: www.selfmutilationservices.com
For Interviews & booking, contact
BLODARV: stafahugin@hotmail.com
Or PATRICIA THOMAS BAND MANAGEMENT: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

With a new album “Gâst” set for release later this year on Selfmutilation Services, Danish Black Metallers BLODARV have debuted a second track from what will be the band’s fourth full-length album.  Unlike the previous track “I Blaek Og Blod”, which recently had its debut as a music video, the lyrics to the new track, “Surrounded by Dust”, are in English and the track can be heard on BLODARV’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/blodarv/blodarv-surrounded-by-dust as well as on the player above.

The music and lyrics of BLODARV have always represented a very personal aspect of founder and front man Hugin’s life and beliefs.  Writing both in English and Danish he gives voice to his deepest thoughts and emotions through his poetry, which in turn becomes the lyrics to his music.  According Hugin  “Surrounded by Dust” is in a way much more representative of the album as a whole: “The “I Blaek Og Blod” video caught some of our fans by surprise as the track is not as dark as they have come to expect from us, but as always in BLODARV we create various atmospheres, to fit the music to the lyrics, and “Surrounded by Dust” takes us firmly back into the darkness.   It is, in fact, one of the slower tracks on the album and is one of my personal favourites.  We finished recording the guitars for the track on the 5th of August and mixed and engineered it over the next few days, so it’s ‘smoking hot” in every sense of the word”.

BLODARV’s next live appearance will be at the Club Sick in Odense, Denmark on the 15th September supporting IMPALED NAZARENE.   More information about BLODARV can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial

Below you can see BLODARV’s “I Blaek Og Blod” video.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – BLODARV
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial
YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/huginofblodarv
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/blodarv
Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/blodarv
MySpace : http://www.myspace.com/blodarv
Web Shop:  http://www.blodarvshop.bigcartel.com/
HammerArt Studios: http://www.myspace.com/hammerartstudios
ReverbNation : http://www.reverbnation.com/blodarv
Management: http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/ email: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking: stafahugin@hotmail.com or patriciathomas@btinternet.com