Archive for the ‘SLAGMAUR’ Category

 

Black Metallers SLAGMAUR, who are currently finishing work on their latest album, have launched a new website.  Aside from the usual news and merchandise that you expect to find on websites, SLAGMAUR are also showcasing the art of frontman “Gribbsphiiser”, who is himself a professional photographer, and whose artwork is used to illustrate the band’s albums.  Limited editions of some of his artwork are also available to buy from the site, as well as the band’s entire discography, some items of which are now almost impossible to find elsewhere.  It is also anticipated that the whole of Nidrosian discography will be available in future. The new website can be found at http://storeulv.com/

Predominant amongst Gribbsphiiser’s disturbing images, are portrayals of the various characters that can be found in the new album, “Thill Smitts Terror”.  The album takes as its theme children’s nursery rhymes and fairy tales and gives them SLAGMAUR’s twisted treatment, which, coupled with the band’s sinister wall of sound, turns them into terrifying nightmares, which, it could be argued, are closer to the original stories than today’s sanitised versions could ever be.

SLAGMAUR was formed in the remote reaches of North Western Norway in 2006 by Gribbsphiiser, and the band has always remained secretive about their true identities, appearing on stage heavily disguised and in full costume, often as the characters in their songs. Aside from Gribbsphiiser on guitars, bass, cello and keys, the lineup on the album includes Åtselgribb on vocals and Dominaus Kracker, who hails from the band’s home island of Fosen, and has previously contributed to “Von Rov Shelter”,  as well as working on the production side of MARE, on drums.  Guest appearances by musicians from Fosen and Nidaros will also be featured.   A label is currently being sought.

The pre-production version of “Drummer of Tedworth” from “Thill Smitts Terror” can be heard on the player at the top of the page, and on the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/slagmaur/slagmaur-the-drummer-of

The Official video for the track “Klokker Tramp” from SLAGMAUR’s album “Von Rov Shelter”, which includes an especially composed tribute to the late Steingrim, can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/F49BG4AvgyI

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://storeulv.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/slagmaurofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/slagmaur
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/slagmaur
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/slagmaur
Management: http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

After three years of silence and much speculation Norwegian Black Metallers SLAGMAUR are back in the studio and are currently putting the finishing touches to the follow up to 2009’s “Von Rov Shelter”.  The new six-track full-length album, which the band has been working on for three years,  will have the title of “Thill Smitts Terror” and is expected to be completed in the spring for release later this year. A label is currently being sought.  A pre-production version of the “Drummer of Tedworth”, a track from the album can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/slagmaur/slagmaur-the-drummer-of

“Thill Smitts Terror” will continue where “Von Rov Shelter” left off, delving more and more deeply into the  disturbing world that SLAGMAUR conjures up by combining modern and classical instruments  with children’s nursery rhymes and fairy tales.  It is a world where classically constructed melodies blend seamlessly with aggressive black metal to create a nightmare scenario straight from the pit of hell.

All artwork for the album is by the band’s founder General Gribbsphiiser (guitars, bass, cello, keys) and, according to the band’s manager, art, as well as music, is an integral part of the whole that is SLAGMAUR.  Each individual part of the artwork that will be used on the album will also be available separately as limited editions stand-alone pieces of art, samples of which can be seen on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/slagmaurofficial.  Anyone wishing for more information about the artwork should contact kriger88@hotmail.com

Mysterious and secretive, SLAGMAUR was formed in the remote reaches of North Western Norway, in 2006.  The band have never revealed their true identities, always appearing heavily costumed and disguised.  Nor have they ever revealed how they create the sinister music that invades the listeners mind with layer upon layer of sound, revealing a different facet each time depending on the listener’s current mood.  “Thill Smitts Terror” sees Gribbsphiiser himself take on vocal vocal duties following the death of Steingrim and the departure of Åtselgribb.  Wardr (drums, keys) has also left the band to pursue other projects, but remains an honorary member, and is replaced by Dominaus Kracker who hails from the band’s home island of Fosen, and had previously contributed to “Von Rov Shelter” and worked on the production side of MARE.  Guest appearances by musicians from Fosen and Nidaros will also be featured.

The Official video for the track “Klokker Tramp” from SLAGMAUR’s album “Von Rov Shelter”, which includes an especially composed tribute to Steingrim, can be seen below or at http://youtu.be/F49BG4AvgyI

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/slagmaurofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/slagmaur
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/slagmaur
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/slagmaur
Management: http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com