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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

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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: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/ email: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking: stafahugin@hotmail.com or patriciathomas@btinternet.com

Danish Black Metallers BLODARV have released a music video for a track that is due to appear on their upcoming fourth full-length album.  The video for the track “I Blaek Og Blod”, which translated means “In Ink and Blood” was filmed in Hammerknuden and amongst the evocative ruins of Hammershus on the island of Bornholm, where the band originates and where it’s founder Hugin lives.  Appearing in the video are band members Satinae Ma and Pestilens along with Hugin himself, who also filmed the video and edited and produced it in the band’s HammerArt and Studios.  The track itself features Huginon Vocals, Guitar and Bass, Pestilens on Lead Guitar, Satinae Ma on Female Vocals and Ynleborgaz on Session Drums.  The “I Blaek Og Blod” video can be seen here or on BLODARV’s official YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/huginofblodarv

 

Although 1999 may be the date when the very first demo, “Murder in the Name of Satan” appeared, it’s difficult to actually set an exact date for the birth of BLODARV, which was originally formed as a solo project by Hugin.  It would be more accurate to say that BLODARV is the culmination of a period of musical development that Hugin underwent whilst playing in bands such as SKJOLD, ARANTRUTH and ESSOUPI.  Over the years since then BLODARV has become a fully fledged recording and live band, but it still remains the physical incarnation of Hugin’s imagination.  BLODARV represents his deepest thoughts and emotions, bringing them to life through his music, but also through his poetry which becomes the band’s lyrics.  Like the storytellers of old he leads the listener on a disturbing journey through a dark, evil, demonic world, peopled by lost souls, witches and demons.

Commenting on the “I Blaek Og Blod” video and the upcoming album, which will be titled “Gâst” and is set for release towards the end of 2012 on Selfmutilation Services, Hugin had this to say: “As always with BLODARV we have used both Danish and English lyrics on the album, and on this particular track the lyrics happen to be in Danish.  “Gâst” itself contains material that is a lot darker than perhaps you would expect when you listen to “I Blaek Og Blod”, so the track is definitely not representative of the entire album itself.  Metaphorical speaking, it’s just a chapter extracted from a complete book”.

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

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: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/ email: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking: stafahugin@hotmail.com or patriciathomas@btinternet.com

 

Danish Black Metallers BLODARV have reached an agreement with the Slovenian underground label Nigrum Serpentis Production, for the release of a retrospective compilation that will cover ten years of the band’s history.   The ten-track CD will contain various tracks from BLODARV’s pro-releases, including the bonus track “Six feet Below As She Wished For Death” which was originally written in 1996 and up to now has only been available on the first BLODARV demo “Murder in the Name of Satan”.  The album is set to run for 60 minutes and comes with a twelve-page booklet containing lyrics (the band writes in both Danish and English), photos and fan art which detail the history of BLODARV, whose founder and front man Hugin lives on Bornholm, an island steeped in history and myths and legends, and whose music takes its listeners on a journey along dark paths peopled by powerful demons, haunted souls, tragic destinies and chilling dreams. Track listing for “A Demon’s Diary” as follows:

1. Under Satans Vinger
2. Daemonstormens Tid
3. Power Of A Soul
4. Where The Beast Dwell
5. Those Who Speaks In Minds
6. Heksen Nitiria Amlech
7. Sealed In Black With Silver Stars
8. Beyond Life
9. Langt Vaek Fra Livet
10. Natteskarn
*Bonus track: “Six Feet Below As She Wished For Death”

Despite an accident which smashed Hugin’s jaw and left him unable to either sing or perform live for most of 2011 while it healed, the vocalist has nevertheless been busy.  Work has been progressing well on BLODARV’s next full-length album, and the band featured two previously un-released tracks on the “Shadows of Tragedy” compilation which was released on Self Mutilation Services in September of this year.  Hugin himself has been working on two further projects, one being the 7” “Laesaabobbainjnj” EP from his side-project SANSÂGER for which a release date has still to be set, and the other a collaboration with Norwegian musician ELENYX (COMBATH), along with Sweden’s IT (ABRUPTUM, VONDUR, OPTHALAMIA), on the new album “Heksevind” from her NÅE project.  With their frontman now once more fit and well, BLODARV will mark their return to the stage with a gig at The Rock in Copenhagen on the 26th November, supporting Germany’s ENDSTILLE. More information about BLODARV can be found at http://www.myspace.com/blodarv

The video below is a collage of photos of BLODARV in concert in May of 2011 with the track “Natteskarn” from the “Civitas Diaboli” album.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – BLODARV
MySpace : http://www.myspace.com/blodarv
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial
YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/huginofblodarv
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/blodarv
Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/blodarv
ReverbNation : http://www.reverbnation.com/blodarv
Web Shop:  http://www.blodarvshop.bigcartel.com/
HammerArt Studios: http://www.myspace.com/hammerartstudios
Management: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking: stafahugin@hotmail.com or patriciathomas@btinternet.com
NIGRUM SERPENTIS RECORDS
www.facebook.com/nigrum-serpentis
http://www.myspace.com/n.s.records

All enquiries relating to the release of “A Demon’s Diary” should be addressed directly to the band at stafahugin@hotmail.com or to the band’s management at patriciathomas@btinternet.com