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Like so many bands in the extreme genre SO MUCH FOR NOTHING started out in 2007 pretty much as a solo project for SARKOM frontman Erik Unsgaard who chose it as a vehicle to give voice to the decadence that has subtly invaded society; something that he achieved with the use of dark melodies tinged with brooding Black Metal.  With eight songs written, Unsgaard brought in URGEHAL drummer Uruz in 2009, and an offer from My Kingdom Music resulted in the release of the band’s debut full length album “Livsgnist, which in Norwegian means “Spark of Life”, in both CD and LP versions in January 2012.

“Livsgnist” includes a plethora of special guests that bear witness to Unsgaard’s standing in the Scandinavian Metal scene, and include, amongst others, SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth and Peter Huss, PANTHEON I’s Live Julianne Kostøl and “Aethyris” McKay (ex-ABSU), Ingvild Sareeta Kaare  (formerly of RAM-ZET), Seidemann (1349), and the late Trondr Nefas (URGEHAL, ENDEZZMA, ANGST SKVADRON , BEASTCRAFT, VULTURE LORD).  It was the reception that “Livsgnist” received from both critics and fans alike that convinced Unsgaard that SO MUCH FOR NOTHING was ready to become not just a studio project, but a fully functioning live band, and he set about recruiting musicians from the prolific Norwegian Black/Extreme Metal scene.

Aside from Unsgaard on vocals and Uruz on drums, SO MUCH FOR NOTHING’s lineup now includes guitarists Malphas (ENDEZZMA) and R.M. (ANGST SKVADRON), and Dvuralek (ANGST SKVADRON) on bass.  Commenting on the new line up Unsgaard said “Of course it helps that we’ve all been familiar with each other’s work a long time through our various musical incarnations and we’ve been rehearsing regularly, and intensively, and I can say without any reservations that I couldn’t have found better musicians for SO MUCH FOR NOTHING, not only in terms of skill but also in terms of commitment.  We’re all more than ready to take the band live and we’re very much looking forward to getting on stage together in front of an audience”.     More information about SO MUCH FOR NOTHING, can be found on the band’s website at http://www.somuchfornothing.com/

The track “Suffer in Silence” from “Livsgnist”, which includes guest vocals by Niklas Kvarforth can be heard below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV2gtmI33mY

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
So Much For Nothing on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/somuchfornothing
So Much For Nothing on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/somuchfornothing
So Much For Nothing on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/somuchfornothing
Band Contact: e.unsgaard@gmail.com
Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
My Kingdom Music:  http://www.mykingdommusic.net
Promo: info@mykingdommusic.net

 

SO MUCH FOR NOTHING, the band formed in 2007 by SARKOM front man Erik Unsgaard, has previewed a second track from the forthcoming album “Livsgnist”, which is set for release on the 16th January on MY KINGDOM MUSIC in both CD and LP version.  The track, titled “Suffer in Silence”, sees several guest artists joining the band’s two-man line up, with SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth providing additional lyrics and vocals, PANTHEON I’s Live Julianne Kostøl on the cello, TROLLFEST’s Martin Storm-Olsen on acoustic guitar, and Ingvild Sareeta Kaare, formerly of RAM-ZET on violin. “Suffer in Silence” can be heard on the band’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/somuchfornothing and on the SoundCloud player above.

Aside from Unsgaard himself on guitars and vocals, the nucleus of the band includes URGEHAL drummer Uruz who joined the band in 2009 when, having written eight songs, Unsgaard realised that he was ready to take the first steps to expand the band from what was initially a solo project.  Drawing inspiration from the general decadence that has seeped into society over the years, SO MUCH FOR NOTHING’S sound is a mix of brooding black metal and dark melodies, which together perfectly creates the decadent atmosphere that Unsgaard seeks to express through his music.

With his experience as a musician on the Norwegian Black and Extreme Metal scenes, Unsgaard has been able to draw on an abundance of guests from the Scandinavian metal scene to appear on “Livsgnist”.  Apart from the ones previously mentioned, other guests include SHINING guitarist Peter Huss, TROLLFEST’s Dag Stiberg and Eirik Renton, URGEHAL’s Trondr Nefas, PANTHEON I’s “Aethyris” McKay (ex-ABSU) and Seidemann (1349) and pianist Kyrre Olavsrud

“Livsgnist” is SO MUCH FOR NOTHING’s first full length album, having previously released “Sublife Warranty”, a 7” split with ANGST SQVADRON, on Folter Records. A listening session for “Livsgnist” is scheduled for the 14th September at Unholy in Oslo.  Full track listing for the album as follows:

1) Suicide-Syndrome
2) One Last Night
3) Perfect
4) Suffer in Silence
5) My Precious
6) Livsgnist
7) New Life – New Beginning

Below you can see the promo video teaser for “Livsgnist”

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
So Much For Nothing on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/somuchfornothing
So Much For Nothing on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/somuchfornothing
So Much For Nothing on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/somuchfornothing
Band Contact: e.unsgaard@gmail.com
Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
My Kingdom Music:  http://www.mykingdommusic.net
Promo: info@mykingdommusic.net