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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.

“Erotik Nekrosis” can be pre-ordered from Agonia Records at http://www.agoniarecords.home.pl/index.php?pos=shop&lang=en&section=search&what=erotik+nekrosis&x=0&y=0 and more information about ENDEZZMA can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/endezzma

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/endezzma
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/endezzma-official
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/endezzma
Band Contact & Booking: endezzma@online.no
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Agonia Records: promotion@agoniarecords.com
http://agoniarecords.com/

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
5) Hollow
6) Krossing Rubikon
7) Soulcleansing

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!”

More information about ENDEZZMA can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/endezzma

“Erotik Nekrosis” is available to pre-order from Agonia Records at http://www.agoniarecords.home.pl/index.php?pos=shop&lang=en&section=search&what=erotik+nekrosis&x=0&y=0

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/endezzma
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/endezzma-official
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/endezzma
Band Contact & Booking: endezzma@online.no
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Agonia Records: promotion@agoniarecords.com
http://agoniarecords.com/

After Norwegian Black Metallers BEASTCRAFT  were announced to appear at Oslo’s Bunker 2012 Festival, the sudden and unexpected death of guitarist Trondr Nefas of natural causes on the 10th May this year momentarily raised some doubt as to whether this rare live appearance by the band would actually take place. However, following discussions with his family, close friends and the fellow musicians who have worked with Trondr on his various projects, it was decided that despite the loss of their guitarist, BEASTCRAFT would go ahead and play, and that the event would become a tribute to the well-liked and admired musician.

A prolific and hard working musician, and a much-respected member of the Black Metal Underground, Trondr Nefas was at the heart of so many of Norway’s seminal Black Metal bands including BEASTCRAFT, URGEHAL, ENDEZZMA, ANGST SKVADRON, VULTURE LORD and IN LINGUA MORTUA, as well as making guest appearances with bands too numerous to mention.  Essentially a two man project featuring Trondr Nefas and Sorath Northgrove, BEASTCRAFT’s live line up at Bunker 2012 is drawn from the ranks of Trondr’s colleagues.  Joining Sorath Norgrove on stage for the tribute performance will be Enzifer (URGEHAL) and Malphas (ENDEZZMA, HAGL) on guitars, Desecrator (KRYPT, ex ENDEZZMA) on bass and Ghoul (ENDEZZMA, ANGST SKVADRON, IN LINGUA MORTUA, WOBBLER) on drums. With a festival line up that includes TAAKE, SHINING, CARPATHIAN FOREST, VIRUS, DJEVEL, BOMBERS and BUNKER 66, many of whose members knew Trondr well, it is anticipated that guests may also appear to pay their respects to their friend. DARKTHRONE’s Fenriz is set to DJ the event.

Morten Shax, ENDEZZMA front man and long-time friend and colleague of Trondr’s, who will be making a guest appearance during BEASTCRAFT’s set, had this to say: “As with all the musicians who are taking part, I would give anything for this occasion to be one where we are all together on stage with Trondr having a blast, but sadly we will be there to remember his life instead. Not just his life as a fellow musician, but also of the life of friend who we all miss with a pain that is difficult to express, and who we will remember with deep affection for the rest of our lives. His music will live on as a tribute to him, as it should, but the emptiness of his leaving will long remain with his family and with those who had the privilege to call him friend.

Bunker 2012 will take place at the Parkteatret in Oslo, Norway, on the 24th and 25th of August, with BEASTCRAFT appearing on Friday 24th. More information about BEASTCRAFT can be found at http://www.deathcibel.com/beastcraft/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Beastcraft contact: deathcibel@hotmail.com
Beastcraft Website:  http://www.deathcibel.com/beastcraft/
Trondr Nefas Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/nefas.official
Urgehal: http://www.myspace.com/urgehal666
Endezzma: https://www.facebook.com/endezzma
Angst Sqvadron: http://www.myspace.com/angstskvadronofficial
In Lingua Mortua: http://www.inlinguamortua.com