On Friday the 13th of May, the Vulkan Arena in Oslo, Norway, will host a very special memorial concert, entitled DEATH IS COMPLETE. This night will honour the work and life of the late URGEHAL frontman TRONDR NEFAS and his departure from this life on the 13th of May 2012.
The concert will feature the unholy trinity of TRONDR NEFAS’ bands, URGEHAL, BEASTCRAFT and ENDEZZMA, who will share the stage for the first, and last, time.
The guest vocalists who will be performing with URGEHAL on this night will be none other than:
HOEST from TAAKE
NAG from TSJUDER
NATTEFROST from CARPATHIAN FOREST
NIKLAS KVARFORTH from SHINING
SORATH from BEASTCRAFT
MANNEVOND from KOLDBRANN
M SHAX from ENDEZZMA
Be a part of this historical ritual in the name of darkness and total death! For THIS IS SATANIC BLACK METAL!
Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA have inked a deal with Pulverised Records for the release of their sophomore full-length album. The finishing touches are currently being applied to the album, and it is anticipated that it will be released in the spring. Commenting on the move to Pulverised, frontman and founder Morten Shax had this to say: “We’re excited to be working with the guys from Pulverised as they have shown that they understand the band and what we are trying to achieve with our music, and that they are willing to work with us to that end”.
Details about the album have not been made public yet, but it will be the follow up to 2012’s “Erotik Nekrosis”, an album that showcased ENDEZZMA’s trademark sound with it’s cold and aggressive undertones and eerie atmosphere. It also became somewhat of an epitaph for the late Trondr Nefas (URGEHAL, BEASTCRAFT, VULTURE LORD) being, as it was, the last release he would ever record.
Aside from Shax on vocals, ENDEZZMA’s lineup also includes Mattis Malphas (BEASTCRAFT, HAGL, KOLDBRANN) and Nihil on guitars, Carl Balam (TROLL) on drums, and the most recent addition, Jimmy Lucifer on bass. “We have a superb lineup now” explains Shax, “musicians who are experienced, skilled and hungry – perfect for ENDEZZMA in other words. I don’t want to give anything away about the new album, and we will be announcing more details soon, but fans can expect a high level of aggression and musicianship”.
Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA are set to headline the Erotik Nekrosis Mini Tour at the beginning of June, with dates lined up in Germany and the Netherlands. Also on the tour will be Germany’s KRATER and TOTAL HATE. Dates for the Erotik Nekrosis Mini Tour, named after the band’s latest release, as follows:
6 June – The Raven, Straubing, Germany
7 June – The Jack, Eindhoven , Netherlands
8 June – J.C. de Dukdalf, Schi Wieringerwerf, Netherlands
9 June – Cafe Mukkes, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
“Erotik Nekrosis”, ENDEZZMA’s first full-length album, and a follow up to 2007’s “Alone” MCD, was released on Agonia Records in Europe at the end of last year and hit the streets in the USA in February of this year following a series of delays and the death of guitarist Trondr Nefas, making this the last new release he would ever record. Very much a showcase of ENDEZZMA’s trademark sound, with its cold atmosphere and eerie seductive compositions, “Erotik Nekrosis” boasts a lineup on the album that includes musicians from some of Norway’s iconic bands, with founder and frontman Morten Shax on vocals, the late Trondr Nefas (URGEHAL, BEASTCRAFT, VULTURE LORD) and Thomas Myrvold (VULTURE LORD) on guitars, Sregroth (URGEHAL, ÅSMEGIN) on bass, Jarle Uruz Byberg (URGEHAL, ex SHINING) on drums and L.F.Frøislie (WOBBLER, IN LINGUA MORTUA) on synth.
The band’s recently debuted first official video “Junkyard Oblivion”, is dedicated to ENDEZZMA guitarist and URGEHAL frontman Trondr Nefas. The video “Junkyard Oblivion”, which is the opening track from “Erotik Nekrosis”, can be seen below or on the band’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/NZtQ9xPZF5U
Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA will set out on a seven-date tour of the Balkan region at the end of this month in support of their recently released album “Erotik Nekrosis”, which appeared on Agonia Records in Europe at the end of last year, and hit the USA on the 5th of February this year. Tour routing for the Balkan Deathmarch Tour as follows:
Wed 27, Quo Vadis Club, Vukovar, Croatia
Thu 28, Orto Bar, Ljubljana, Slovenia MARCH
Fri 01, Gun Club, Belgrade, Serbia
Sat 02, Ag Club, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sun 03, Eski Beyrut Live, Istanbu, Turkey
Mon 04, Arena Music, Varna, Bulgaria
Tue 05, Talir Club, Jagodina, Serbia
ENDEZZMA are known for producing Black Metal with a cold atmosphere and eerie seductive compositions that are unmistakably Norwegian in origin, but nevertheless have an originality that sets the band apart from the rest. The line up on the “Erotik Nekrosis” album includes founder and frontman Morten Shax on vocals, the late Trondr Nefas (URGEHAL, BEASTCRAFT, VULTURE LORD) and Thomas Myrvold (VULTURE LORD) on guitars, Sregroth (URGEHAL, ÅSMEGIN) on bass, Jarle Uruz Byberg (URGEHAL, ex SHINING) on drums and L.F.Frøislie (WOBBLER, IN LINGUA MORTUA) on synth.
ENDEZZMA recently debuted their first official video “Junkyard Oblivion”, the opening track from “Erotik Nekrosis”. The video features guest appearances by URGEHAL’s Enzifer and BEASTCRAFT’s Sorath Northgrove, and the band have dedicated the video to ENDEZZMA guitarist and URGEHAL frontman Trondr Nefas. It can be seen at http://youtu.be/NZtQ9xPZF5U
Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA have debuted their first official video. The video, for “Junkyard Oblivion”, the opening track from the “Erotik Nekrosis” album and featuring guest appearances by URGEHAL’s Enzifer and BEASTRAFT’s Sorath Northgrove, was produced by the Effektor film company and was directed by ENDEZZMA frontman Morten Shax and R.M. Camera and editing are by R.M. Dedicated to the late ENDEZZMA guitarist and URGEHAL frontman Trondr Nefas, the video can be seen at http://youtu.be/NZtQ9xPZF5U
Formed back in 1992 by Morten Shax under the original name of DIM NAGEL, Shax changed the name to ENDEZZMA in 2007 after recruiting Trondr Nefas and transforming the band into what it is today. ENDEZZMA’s first release, the “Alone” MCD, appeared five years ago, and the 2012 release of the full length album “Erotik Nekrosis” on Agonia Records on the 28th November in Europe (5th February in the USA), was delayed by a series of setbacks, culminating in the tragic and untimely death of Nefas earlier this year. The line up on the album includes Morten Shax on vocals, Trondr Nefas (URGEHAL, BEASTCRAFT, VULTURE LORD) and Thomas Myrvold (VULTURE LORD) on guitars, Sregroth (URGEHAL, ÅSMEGIN) on bass, Jarle Uruz Byberg (URGEHAL, ex SHINING) on drums and L.F.Frøislie (WOBBLER, IN LINGUA MORTUA) on synth. With its cold atmosphere straight out of the original Norwegian Black Metal scene, and its eerie, seductive compositions, “Erotik Nekrosis” is a tribute to Nefas whose contribution to the scene cannot be underestimated.
Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA, whose debut full-length album “Erotik Nekrosis” will be released on Agonia Records on the 28th of November in Europe and on the 5th of February in the USA, have been in the studio filming a video for “Junkyard Oblivion”, the opening track from the album. Morten Shax, the band’s frontman had this to say about the video: “We chose this particular track because of all the tracks on the album it feels like a link between the music of ENDEZZMA a few years ago, and the ENDEZZMA of today. The whole idea of a video was something new for us, it’s not a medium we had worked with before, and it proved to be a very interesting process. We are satisfied with the shoot, and the eventual outcome looks promising. After a weekend of determined effort and some very hard work I hope we managed to create something that was as morbid and memorable as we had originally envisaged”. It is anticipated that the video will be ready to release on the 1st of December. Stills from the video can be seen at the end.
“Erotik Nekrosis” is the follow up to the “Alone” EP which was released five years ago. The seven-track album with artwork by the Kazakhstani artist Alexandr Balinets, has a line up that speaks of years of experience in the realms of Black Metal with Morten Shax on vocals, the late Trondr Nefas (URGEHAL, BEASTCRAFT, VULTURE LORD), Thomas Myrvold (VULTURE LORD) and Mattis Malphas (BEASTCRAFT) on guitars, Sregroth (URGEHAL, ÅSMEGIN) on bass and Carl Balam (NATTEFROST, ASTAROTH, ex INFERNAL) on drums. According to Shax, “Erotik Nekrosis” will serve as a tribute to Nefas, whose contribution to the album was considerable and whose loss has been keenly felt by the Norwegian Black Metal community.
Artwork and details of the upcoming release from Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA have been revealed. The seven-track album, which will be the band’s debut full length and a follow up to 2008’s MCD “Alone”, is to be titled “Erotik Nekrosis” and will appear on Agonia Records on the 28th November in Europe and the 5th of February in the USA. “Erotik Nekrosis” has a line up of musicians who between them can lay claim to decades of experience garnered in the earlier and darker recesses of the Norwegian Black Metal scene and which includes Morten Shax on vocals, the late Trondr Nefas (URGEHAL, BEASTCRAFT, VULTURE LORD) and Mattis Malphas (BEASTCRAFT) on guitars, Sregroth (URGEHAL, ÅSMEGIN) on bass and Carl Balam (NATTEFROST, ASTAROTH, ex INFERNAL) on drums. It was recorded at the Slaughterhaus Studio in Oslo and crafted by the Hollywood producer Robert Blix. Artwork is by the Kazakhstani artist Alexandr Balinets. Track listing for “Erotik Nekrosis” as follows:
1) Junkyard Oblivion
2) Enigma of the Sullen
3) Against Them All
4) Swansong of a Giant
6) Krossing Rubikon
ENDEZZMA offers up the cold atmosphere that permeated the sounds that came out of the original Norwegian Black Metal scene and combines them with eerie, seductive compositions to form the epitome of nekro requiems. The ENDEZZMA of today can trace its roots back to 1992 with frontman Morten Shax’s band DIM NAGEL, which, as is often the case with bands, went through the usual vicissitudes of bankrupt labels and states of hibernation. It wasn’t until 2006 that Shax decided the time was right to start playing again and, recruiting URGEHAL’s Trondr Nefas, set about transforming his old band. On the way to their first festival gig in 2007 Shax changed the name of the band to ENDEZZMA, and the transformation was well and truly under way.
Commenting on “Erotik Nekrosis” and the delays that dogged the album, including the tragic and untimely death of Trondr Nefas, founder and frontman Shax had this to say: “After delays that almost seem to have been a series of malicious and morbid curses conspiring against us, it is with understandable relief that we can finally get “Erotik Nekrosis” out there. The reasons for the delay are legion, and it is probably best just to say that the path of darkness is a troubled and mysterious journey through life and there’s an intensity to the sickness that accompanies it which can only be dealt with over short periods of time. Sadly, too, it is impossible to predict the season that Death will gather its harvest, and we lost Trondr Nefas – our close friend, our brother and our guitarist, under tragic circumstances. It’s been 5 years since we released “Alone” so it’s definitely time for ENDEZZMA to turn the page on what went before and move forward. I know many people have been waiting and waiting for this album, and some probably gave up along the way, but I hope we will not let down all of the patient morbid souls. This album is for all of the individuals that stayed true to the band, all of you who never stopped waiting. “Erotik Nekrosis” is dedicated to Death and to you Trondr!”