SWEDEN’S VANHELGA GOES OLD-SCHOOL WITH TAPE RELEASE

Posted: September 9, 2014 in OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASES, VANHELGA

 

Sweden’s VANHELGA are set to release their second full-length album on tape later this year.  Originally released in 2012, the tape version of “Höst” will be available on the Noxo label in two limited edition versions.  Ten copies will appear on black cassettes whilst forty copies will be available in normal jewel cases.  Track listing for the tape edition of “Höst” as follows:

Side A
1. A Sinister Longing
2. Lugn
3. Desperation
4. Underbrart Sant
5. Overklighet
6. Udda Tankar

Side B
7. Sorg
8. Pessimist
9. Vilsen
10. Armageddon
11. Hopplös
12. Livets Bitterhet

Formed in 2001, and with a lineup that consists of founder J. Ottosson, aka 145188 (ex-LIFELOVER (live session musician), ex-SKOGSTRON) on Bass, Guitars and Vocals, J. Gabrielson (ESKAPI, ex-LIVELOVER) on Vocals, J. Ejnarsson (TAKETH) and Wadström (ex-SKOGSTRON) on guitars and D. Franzén on drums,  VANHELGA’s third full-length album “Längtan” was released earlier this year in both CD format on Art of Propagnda and in Limited Edition Splatter Vinyl on Carnal Records.

The band  are currently working on their next two releases and preparing for the upcoming tour in Germany with AGRYPNIE and HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY.  Routing for the tour as follows:

22 Oct:  Steinbruch Theater, Darmstadt
24 Oct:  From Hell, Erfurt
25 Oct:  K17, Berlin
26 Oct:  Bambi Galore, Hamburg

Playing Black Metal with a definite DSBM feel in both sound and lyrical content, VANHELGA recently had their Facebook page shut down due to the penchant of their fans for sending and posting photos of the result of their self-harming.  Commenting on the situation, Ottosson had this to say:  “It’s quite ironic that Facebook is more than happy to allow photos of decapitations and torture, and tolerates all kinds of hate speech because they are “politically relevant”,  but does not allow individuals to express their personal despair, in an environment that allows them to share their experiences with others like themselves and not be made to feel isolated or judged.  Obviously the loss of the page, especially since we had spent a great deal of time and effort to build it up,  has serious knock on effects not just for the band, but also for the labels and others who work with us, but it’s one of those things that happen.  We are not the first and we won’t be the last that this has happened to, and we will just have to start all over again”. VANHELGA now has a new Facebook page which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/vanhelgaofficial

More information about VANHELGA can be found at http://www.vanhelga.com

The official video for the track ” Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig “, from VANHELGA’s 2014 full-length album  ” Längtan “,  can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/N1fiCNTUi3I

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.vanhelga.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/vanhelgaofficial
Bandcamp:   http://www.vanhelga.bandcamp.com
YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/ucsk8dy_sxnodilbohh9xmng
Store:  http://vanhelga.bigcartel.com/
Reverbnation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/vanhelga
Myspace:  https://myspace.com/vanhelga218
Band Contact & Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com or 145188@gmail.com
Management & PR:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Carnal Records: www.carnalrecords.com
Info and Ordering:  carnalrecords@Hotmail.com
Art  of Propaganda: http://www.art-of-propaganda.de/
Info and Promo:  info@art-of-propaganda.de
Noxo: http://www.becomingthebeast.com/noxo/

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