Archive for the ‘BLODARV’ Category

 

With the release of their Limited Edition 7″ vinyl “Flamekeeper” creeping closer, Danish Black Metallers BLODARV have today debuted a video for the track “Moon Gazer” which features on the EP.  The video for “Moongazer” was filmed on Bornholm, the island home of BLODARV frontman and founder Hugin, and was produced at his own HammerArt and Studios,  and can be seen below and on the band’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/M3EVXduaCJ0

 

“Flamekeeper” itself, which will be available in two different versions on Self Mutilation Services, one of which will be a special Ceremonial Box,  is a release that is very personal to Hugin, who wants it to be a very special thank you to fans, some of whom have been following the band for twenty years, since the release of the “Misanthropia/Misanthropia” back in 1994.  To this end, the frontman has gone to great lengths to hand craft a lot of the contents himself, and has ensured that the label sourced a high quality wooden box that will be a collector’s item for years to come.

Included in the diehard “Flamekeeper Ceremonial Box”  set are the following:

A carved wooden box for storing the EP and all the objects that are included.
The “Flamekeeper”  7″EP in black vinyl with cover
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
A 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

A teaser video of Hugin carving the necklaces can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/z1cp76HqNcY

 

Hugin also recently announced that he would not be monetizing the band’s YouTube channel as he did not want to subject fans to irrelevant ads that had nothing to do with either the music, or the fans’ interests, and that did a huge disservice to both.

More information about BLODARV can be found on the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial

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

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

 

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