Archive for the ‘SELVANS’ Category

With their debut full-length album “Lupercalia” now in its third repress, and with work progressing on their next studio album,  Atmospheric Black Metallers SELVANS will celebrate the closing of the first chapter of their activity with a special live album  on Avantgarde Music.

Titled “Hirpi”, the five-track album will consist of four tracks that cover all three of SELVANS releases to date, which, aside from “Lupercalia”,  also include the “Clangores Plenilunio” EP, and the 2016 split with DOWNFALL OF NUR.   The other track will be a cover of DRAUGR’s “Furore Pagano” in a tribute to the band whose demise gave birth to SELVANS.

“Hirpi” was recorded in Pescara, Italy, during two separate live performances.  The first recording took place on the 26th April 2016 when SELVANS performed a special memorial concert for their former vocalist and drummer, the late Jonny Morelli, whilst the the second took place later in the year on the 16th December.  The lineup on the album consists of Haruspex on vocals and Fulgiriator on guitars,  together with session musicians Acheron on guitars, Cordyceps M on bass, and HK on drums.  Former DRAUGR members Triumphator and Stolas joined the band on stage on guitars and bass respectively to perform “Furore Pagano”.

The unique “Faun’s Procession” artwork was conceived by Haruspex and brought into being by the Italian artist Umberto D’Ottavio.  Track listing on “Hirpi” is as follows:

1. Lupercale
2. Hirpi Sorani
3. O Clitumne!
4. Furore Pagano (Draugr cover)
5. Pater Surgens

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“Hirpi” will be released in digipack format on the 20th April and will be strictly limited to 300 copies only.  It is now available to pre-order from https://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/hirpi and http://avantgardemusic.bigcartel.com/product/selvans-hirpi-digisleeve-cd-preorder

More information about SELVANS can be found at t https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans and on the band’s website at http://www.templeofselvans.com/

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SELVANS’ album “Lupercalia” can be heard below and at http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/lupercalia


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SELVANS’ EP  “Clangores Plenilunio” can be heard below and at http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/clangores-plenilunio


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The split between SELVANS & DOWNFALL OF NUR can be heard at https://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/downfall-of-nur-selvans


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.templeofselvans.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans
BandCamp: http://selvans.bandcamp.com/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/templeofselvans
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/templeofselvans
Twitter: https://twitter.com/selvans_
Instagram:  http://instagram.com/selvans_official
Webshop: http://www.templeofselvans.com/shop/
Band Contact & Booking:  info@templeofselvans.com
Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Avantgarde Music
Website: http://www.avantgardemusic.com/
BandCamp: http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/lupercalia
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/avantgardemusiclabel
Contact: info@avantgardemusic.com

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Split releases amongst bands are two-a-penny these days, which is why the new album from two much-talked about new Atmospheric Black Metal bands,  SELVANS and DOWNFALL OF NUR, promises to be something quite different, with the two bands deciding they did not just want to take part in a split release, but wanted it to br a true collaboration in every sense of the word.

Instead  of just producing  their individual recordings in a state of total disconnect, with the bands concerned having only the most basic contact, and often  none at all, as is frequently the norm for split releases, Italy’s SELVANS and Argentina’s DOWNFALL OF NUR, have not only worked together on the overall concept of the album, which simply bears the name of the two bands, they also perform on each others compositions.

The album, which will be released on Avantgarde Music on the 7th November,  takes as its theme that very epitome of the perfect opposites – the Sun and the Moon – and the dualistic nature they represent.  It is a theme  that has been much represented by artists over the ages, and is a favourite topic of conversation of both  scholars and mystics.  According to Avantgarde Music, the album is an opus in four acts, in which SELVANS and DOWNFALL OF NUR give their own interpretation of the theme, each bringing their own indivdual thoughts and sounds, and melding them into a cohesive whole.

Written by SELVANS’ Luca Del Re and DOWNFALL OF NUR’s Antonio Sanna, and with artwork by the Argentinian artist Santiago Caruso, tracklisting for the album is as follows:

I. Intro/ SOL
II. Selvans – Pater Surgens
III. Downfall of Nur – Mater Universi
IV. Outro/ LUNA

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The SELVANS / DOWNFALL OF NUR collaboration will be available in a six-panel digi sleeve CD format, black vinyl and digital formats as well as a gold vinyl edition which will be strictly limited to 150 available as a pre-order only.   Pre-orders now open at https://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/downfall-of-nur-selvans .

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SELVANS,  whose lineup comprises Selvans Haruspex on  keyboards, traditional instruments, screams and clean vocals, programming and Sethlans Fulguriator on guitars, bass, clean vocals, was formed from the ashes of DRAUGR, and is a band noted for its ability to combine music, lyrics and aesthetics in such a way as to recreate the folklore of Italy’s ancient peoples.

Instantly snapped up by Avantgarde Music, the  band’s first release was the “Clangores Plenilunio” EP, which also marked the final recorded appearance of co-founder Jonny Morelli, who was tragically killed in a motor bike accident.  The EP was followed by the full-length album “Lupercalia”, which more than fulfilled the faith Avantgarde placed in it.  So much so, in fact, that it is now on its 3rd reprint and is being made available in a different format, this time as a jewel case CD with the addition of the live version of the track ‘Lupercale’.

SELVANS are set to join KAMPFAR when the iconic Norwegian Black Metallers play a series of dates in Italy in November.

Upcoming shows  as follows:

14 Oct:  Rites of the Black Mass, Fabrica, Bucharest, Romania
15 Oct:  Autumn Souls of Sofia, Live & Loud, Sofia, Bulgaria

On Tour in Italy with KAMPFAR

10 Nov:  Traffic Live Club,  Rome
11 Nov:  TBA, Bari
12 Nov:  Alchemica Music Club, Bologna
13 Nov:  Blue Rose Saloon, Milan

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More information about SELVANS can be found at http://www.templeofselvans.com and at https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans

A video tribute to SELVANS co-founder the late Jonny Morelli, who was tragically killed in a motor bike accident, and which shows the wild landscapes that the drummer  loved so much, whilst his words, which were written for the song ‘Lupercale’ itself, have  been transformed into drawings  by Davide ‘DARTWORKS – drawstroy‘  Mancini , can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/AJDfmpYFa4Q


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SELVANS’ album “Lupercalia” can be heard at http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/lupercalia

SELVANS’ EP  “Clangores Plenilunio” can be heard at http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/clangores-plenilunio

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.templeofselvans.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans
BandCamp: http://selvans.bandcamp.com/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/templeofselvans
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/templeofselvans
Twitter: https://twitter.com/selvans_
Instagram:  http://instagram.com/selvans_official
Webshop: http://www.templeofselvans.com/shop/
Band Contact & Booking:  info@templeofselvans.com
Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Avantgarde Music
Website: http://www.avantgardemusic.com/
BandCamp: http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/lupercalia
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/avantgardemusiclabel
Contact: info@avantgardemusic.com

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Having just  completed a series of dates in Italy with NIKLAS KVARFORTH’S SHINING, Atmospheric Black Metallers SELVANS are set to hit the road again this month, supporting GORGOROTH, KAMPFAR and GEHENNA on selected dates of theBlackfest Over Xmas Tour.   The shows  at which SELVANS will appear are as follows:

December 13th – Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
December 14th – Dynamo, Zurick, Switzerland
December 15th – Backstage, Munich, Germany
December 17th – Mostovna, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
December 18th – Rock Klub Nova Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic
December 19th – Progresja Music Zone, Warsaw, Poland, Warsaw

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SELVANS,  a band known for combining music, lyrics and aesthetics in such a way as to recreate the folklore of Italy’s ancient peoples, released their debut full-length album “Lupercalia” on Avantgarde Music in October of this year.  Recorded at  the Faunalia Studios and in Patrizio Tamborriello’s Soluzioni Audio, the album’s lineup  comprises Selvans Haruspex on keyboards, traditional instruments, vocals and  programming,  and Sethlans Fulguriator on guitars and bass.

Unusually, the CD version of the album is released in A5 format in order to better display the  artwork of Diletta of E.B.A. Art, whose collaboration with the band has brought to life the original designs created by frontman Selvans Haruspex.  Also available digitally, as well as a Limited Edition boxed version which sold out in 60 hours,  “Lupercalia” is composed of six tracks coming in at an average of ten minutes each, and is a follow up to the five-track EP “Clangores Plenilunio”,  which was also released on Avantgarde Music in February of this year.

Tracklisting for “Lupercalia” as follows:

1- Matavitatau
2- Versipellis
3- O Clitumne!
4- Hirpi Sorani
5- Scurtchìn
6- N.A.F.H.

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More information about SELVANS can be found on the band’s website at http://www.templeofselvans.com/   and on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans

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A video tribute to SELVANS co-founder the late Jonny Morelli, who was tragically killed in a motor bike accident, and which shows the wild landscapes that the drummer  loved so much, whilst his words, which were written for the song ‘Lupercale’ itself, have  been transformed into drawings  by Davide ‘DARTWORKS – drawstroy‘  Mancini , can be seen at and below https://youtu.be/AJDfmpYFa4Q

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SELVANS’ album “Lupercalia” can be heard below and at http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/lupercalia

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SELVANS’ EP  “Clangores Plenilunio” can be heard below and at http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/clangores-plenilunio

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.templeofselvans.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans
BandCamp: http://selvans.bandcamp.com/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/templeofselvans
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/templeofselvans
Twitter: https://twitter.com/selvans_
Instagram:  http://instagram.com/selvans_official
Webshop: http://selvans.bigcartel.com/
Band Contact & Booking:  info@templeofselvans.com
Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Avantgarde Music
Website: http://www.avantgardemusic.com/
BandCamp: http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/lupercalia
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/avantgardemusiclabel
Contact: info@avantgardemusic.com

 

Avantgarde Music have revealed a track from “Lupercalia”, the debut full-length album from Atmospheric Black Metallers SELVANS.  With the album, set for release on the 19th October,  the track “O Clitumne!” can be heard below and at http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/lupercalia

“Lupercalia” is composed of six-tracks  which last  an average of 10 minutes each, and the CD version will unusually appear in A5 Digpack format, in keeping with SELVANS’ concept of recreating the folklore of Italy’s ancient peoples by means of visuals as well as through the band’s music and lyrics.  As frontman Selvans Haruspex explains: “For the artwork for “Lupercalia” we chose once again to work  with  Diletta of E.B.A. Art.  The work she did on our EP “Clangores Plenilunio” brought to life my original designs in an fantastic way, and we decided that the A5 format would be the best medium for her extraordinary art”.

As well as the CD and Digital formats, “Lupercalia” will be available in a Limited Edition boxed version, strictly limited to 100 copies.  The box is made of heavy wood with the SELVANS’ Faun fire-etched on the top and includes the A5 digibook CD, a certificate card numbered and smudged in blood by the band members themselves, a metal badge with the SELVANS symbol “Sistrum” and a large (60×42 cm) full colour cover art poster.

The CD and Boxed version are now available to pre-order at http://www.avantgardemusic.bigcartel.com/artist/selvans 

The  lineup on the album itself comprises  Selvans Haruspex on keyboards, traditional instruments, vocals and  programming,  and Sethlans Fulguriator on guitars and bass, and was recorded at  the Faunalia Studios and in Patrizio Tamborriello’s Soluzioni Audio.

Tracklisting on “Lupercalia” as follows:

1- Matavitatau
2- Versipellis
3- O Clitumne!
4- Hirpi Sorani
5- Scurtchìn
6- N.A.F.H.

SELVANS will support Niklas Kvarforth’s SHINING on the Italian leg of their tour in November.   Confirmed live dates as follows:
05 Nov: Traffic Club, Rome (with SHINING)
06 Nov: Circolo Colony, Brescia (with SHINING)
07 Nov: Alchemica Music Club, Bologna (with SHINING)

More information about SELVANS can be found on the band’s website at http://www.templeofselvans.com/   and on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans

The band recently released a video teaser for “Lupercalia” which can be seen below and on SELVANS’ YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/ESHCLMGrBmA

SELVAN’s EP  “Clangores Plenilunio” can be heard at http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/clangores-plenilunio

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.templeofselvans.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans
BandCamp: https://selvans.bandcamp.com/track/lupercale-single-edit
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/templeofselvans
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/templeofselvans
Twitter: https://twitter.com/selvans_
Instagram:  http://instagram.com/selvans_official
Webshop: http://selvans.bigcartel.com/
Band Contact & Booking:  info@templeofselvans.com
Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Avantgarde Music
Website: http://www.avantgardemusic.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/avantgardemusiclabel
Contact: info@avantgardemusic.com

Details of the upcoming debut full-length album from Atmospheric  Black Metallers SELVANS, which is due for release on Avantgarde Music in October, have been revealed.  Titled “Lupercalia”, the album is composed of six tracks, each lasting an average of ten minutes, and the band have released a video teaser which includes exerpts of each of the tracks.  The video can be seen below and on SELVANS’ YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/ESHCLMGrBmA

“Lupercalia” was recorded at  the Faunalia Studios and in Patrizio Tamborriello’s Soluzioni Audio. The  lineup on the album comprises Selvans Haruspex on keyboards, traditional instruments, vocals and  programming,  and Sethlans Fulguriator on guitars and bass.  The  album will be available both as a CD  in A5 format and digitally.  Tracklisting as follows:

1- Matavitatau
2- Versipellis
3- O Clitumne!
4- Hirpi Sorani
5- Scurtchìn
6- N.A.F.H.

The new album continues SELVANS’ idea of combining music, lyrics and aesthetics in such a way as to recreate the folklore of Italy’s ancient peoples.  As a consequence,  the visuals, both in terms of album artwork and live sets, is an important aspect for the band.  For “Lupercalia” SELVANS has once again turned to Diletta of E.B.A. Art,  whose first collaboration occurred on the  band’s five-track EP “Clangores Plenilunio”,  which was released on Avantgarde Music in February of this year.  Diletta’s artwork brings to life the designs of founder and frontman Selvans Haruspex in a much lauded way.

SELVANS will support Niklas Kvarforth’s SHINING on the Italian leg of their tour in November.   Confirmed live dates as follows:

11 Sept: Closer Club, Rome
12 Sept: Sinistro Fest, Lago I Salici
05 Nov: Traffic Club, Rome (with SHINING)
06 Nov: Circolo Colony, Brescia (with SHINING)
07 Nov: Alchemica Music Club, Bologna (with SHINING)

According to the band, fans can expect an announcement regarding the album on the 28th September on Avantgarde Music’s BandCamp page at http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/

More information about SELVANS can be found on the band’s website at http://www.templeofselvans.com/   and on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans

SELVAN’s EP  “Clangores Plenilunio” can be heard below and at http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/clangores-plenilunio

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.templeofselvans.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans
BandCamp: https://selvans.bandcamp.com/track/lupercale-single-edit
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/templeofselvans
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/templeofselvans
Twitter: https://twitter.com/selvans_
Instagram:  http://instagram.com/selvans_official
Webshop: http://selvans.bigcartel.com/
Band Contact & Booking:  info@templeofselvans.com
Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Avantgarde Music
Website: http://www.avantgardemusic.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/avantgardemusiclabel
Contact: info@avantgardemusic.com

On the day that their colleague and close friend Jonny Morelli would have reached his 31st birthday, had he survived a fatal motor bike accident last year, SELVANS have posted a video tribute to the much respected drummer.  Whilst the video uses the track “Lupercale” from SELVANS’ recently released EP “Clangores Plenilunio”, the band is very keen to emphasise that this is not a video for the track itself, but it is rather a “sincere tribute to a friend, to his passion, and to his art”.   The video can be seen below and on SELVANS’  YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/AJDfmpYFa4Q

SELVANS’ core members Selvans Haruspex (on keyboards, traditional instruments, vocals and programming) and Sethlans Fulguriator (guitars and bass),  explained the ideas and the imagery behind the video, and why it is so representative of Morelli’s spirit:  “Jonny loved nature.  He was always our invaluable  guide when we went  hiking, or out searching  for some breathtakingly spectacular settings for photo sessions.  The study of Ancient Italian Paganism and Folklore was another of his passions, and this was clearly reflected in own work on tattoos and drawings.   This video shows the  beautiful wild landscapes that Jonny loved so much, whilst his words, which were written for the song ‘Lupercale’ itself, were transformed into drawings  by our friend Davide ‘DARTWORKS – drawstroy”  Mancini, who is also the designer who created the SELVANS logo”.

Formed after calling an end to their former band DRAUGR after ten years at the top of the Extreme Folk scene in Italy, Morelli was to be SELVANS’ drummer, vocalist and lyricist until his tragic death just as the band was about to enter the studio to record the “Clangores Plenilunio” EP.  After a period of soul searching it was decided that as a mark of respect for Jonny’s enthusiasm, dedication, and hopes for SELVANS,  the band would complete  and release the EP,  for which he had already done so much work, having written and recorded the drum parts, as well as 90% of the vocals.   “Clangores Plenilunio” appeared on Avantgarde Music in February of this year.

SELVANS are currently working on ther debut full-length album  “Lupercalia”, which will  consist of of five  suites inspired and influenced by ancient Italian history and folklore, and running in total for around an hour.  It will be very much a continuation of what was started with “Clangores Plenilunio”, whose music is filled with the Italic spirit and redolent with its mysticism.  “Lupercalia” is expected to be released on Avantgarde Music in late 2015.

SELVANS next live appearance will be on the 3rd May when they support NECROPHOBIC at the Tipografia in Pescara, Italy.

More information about SELVANS can be found on the band’s website at http://www.templeofselvans.com/   and on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans

” SELVANS’ “Clangores Plenilunio” EP can be heard below and at https://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/clangores-plenilunio

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.templeofselvans.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans
BandCamp: https://selvans.bandcamp.com/track/lupercale-single-edit
Webshop: http://selvans.bigcartel.com/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/templeofselvans
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/templeofselvans
Twitter: https://twitter.com/selvans_
Instagram:  http://instagram.com/selvans_official
Webshop: http://selvans.bigcartel.com/
Band Contact & Booking:  info@templeofselvans.com
Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Avantgarde Music
Website: http://www.avantgardemusic.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/avantgardemusiclabel
Contact: info@avantgardemusic.com

Fresh from releasing their debut EP, the five-track “Clangores Plenilunio” on Avantgarde Music, Italian Black Folk Metallers SELVANS have announced that they have begun recording the band’s first full-length album .   Work on the album is expected to be completed by the summer, and released on Avantgarde Music in late 2015. To be titled “Lupercalia”, the album will be made up of 5 suites lasting in total around an hour.  The suites have been inspired and influenced by ancient Italian history and folklore.  It will be very much a continuation of what was started with “Clangores Plenilunio”, whose music is filled with the Italic spirit and redolent with its mysticism. SELVANS rose from the ashes DRAUGR , who called it a day after ten years at the top of the Italian scene.  The band’s lineup  is composed of former DRAUGR members Selvans Haruspex on keyboards, traditional instruments, vocals and programming,  and  Sethlans Fulguriator on guitars and bass.  The two musicians form the core of SELVANS and bring in session musicians for live appearances.  “Clangores Plenilunio” is the band’s tribute to founder member and friend, the much respected drummer Jonny Morelli, whose tragic death in a motor bike accident meant the EP was to be his last ever contribution to the music world. A never-before heard track from “Lupercalia” will be debuted live on the 3rd of May when SELVANS supports NECROPHOBIC at Tipografia in Pescara. More information about SELVANS can be found on the band’s website at http://www.templeofselvans.com/   and on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans “Lupercale”, a track from SELVANS’ “Clangores Plenilunio” EP can be heard below and at https://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/clangores-plenilunio

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Website: http://www.templeofselvans.com/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/templeofselvans BandCamp: https://selvans.bandcamp.com/track/lupercale-single-edit SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/templeofselvans YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/templeofselvans Twitter: https://twitter.com/selvans Instagram:  http://instagram.com/selvans_official Webshop: http://selvans.bigcartel.com/ Band Contact & Booking:  info@templeofselvans.com Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com Avantgarde Music Website: http://www.avantgardemusic.com/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/avantgardemusiclabel Contact: info@avantgardemusic.com