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VANHELGA, one of Sweden’s most extreme exponents of the DSBM genre  are set to re-release an extended version of their 2014 Mini Album “LPT” which was previously only available in digital format.  Completely remastered, and with the addition of a never-before released track ” Drömlik eufori”,  as well as new artwork,  “LPT” will be available in Digipak format and will be strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide.

As a prelude to its 31st October release VANHELGA has today debuted a lyric video which can be seen below and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Dfs5EQVCpKY


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Quite possibly the most personal, and disturbing,  release from a band known for its disturbing lyrics and imagery, “LPD” was written by founder J. Ottosson, who based it on his own experiences during an enforced involuntary stay in a psychiatric hospital, to which he was  committed under the Swedish  ‘Lagen om Psykiatrisk Tvångsvård’ law.  The “LPT” of the title.

“LPT” is a raw and almost unbearable emotionally honest account of the pure suffering  and  horrors that result from someone who is not only undergoing drug withdrawal  but is also suffering from psychosis and mental health problems,  and who is being confined within the dark corridors of a psychiatric hospital against their will.

Tracklisting for “LPT” is as follows:

1. Dag 1
2. Dag 2
3. Dag 3
4. LPT
5. Descending into darkness
6. Drömlik eufori (unreleased track from ‘Längtan’)

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“LPT” is now available to pre-order in two different bundles from the following:

“LPT” Digipak + unique VANHELGA lighter direct from the band at https://vanhelga.bandcamp.com/merch/lpt-remastered-pre-order

“LPT” Digipak + unique T shirt from War Against Yourself at https://waragainstyourself.bandcamp.com/album/lpt

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Formed in Linköping, Sweden, in 2001 by  J. Ottosson, aka 145188, who got together with likeminded musicians in order to finally breathe life into his vision, something he had not been able to do with any previous bands and musicians he had worked with.  Through their music and lyrics VANHELGA, which, translated from the Swedish means “Profane”, and whose current lineup includes 145188 (ESKAPI, ex-LIVELOVER)  on Guitars and Vocals,   J. Ejnarsson (TAKETH) on Guitars and Backing Vocals, and R. Jönsson on Bass, explores the darker side of humanity.  The one that few will admit exists, but which nevertheless is a huge part of every individual’s existence.

VANHELGA’s music can doubtlessly be classed as Black Metal, but that would be too restrictive a definition, and it is with no small sense of irony that the band has coined the phrase “Positive Music For Positive People” because VANHELGA’s  music is cold and sinister but with melodies and moments of melancholy that can draw you in and lull you into a false sense of security before you realize, too late, that you have been caught in an ominous web of sound that sends shivers down your spine.

More information about VANHELGA can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/officialvanhelga  or on their website at http://www.vanhelga.com

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.vanhelga.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/officialvanhelga
Bandcamp:   https://music.vanhelga.com
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSK8dY_SxNOdiLbOHh9xMNg
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/officialvanhelga/
Band Contact & Booking:  info@vanhelga.com
PR:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com

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Sweden’s  VANHELGA have today revealed a video of the track “Utan Mening” from their latest album “Ode & Elegy”.    Directed by J. Ejnarsson,  the video features  A. Rohtsalu in the role of a depressed young woman who is slipping further and further into darkness and despair,  from which she is unable to escape.  It is streaming on a number of webzines and can be seen at any of the sites below:

Friedhof Magazine
http://friedhof-magazine.com/noticias/vanhelga-estrenamos-en-exclusiva-su-nuevo-video-utan-mening

Metalhead.it
http://www.metalhead.it/?p=88745

Ultraje
http://ultraje.pt/vanhelga-utan-mening/

Andafari
https://andfari.com/2016/11/08/frumsyning-vanhelga-utan-mening/

KaaosZine
http://kaaoszine.fi/vailla-tarkoitusta-vanhelgan-uusi-musiikkivideo-kaaoszinen-ensinaytossa

Shoot Me Again
http://www.shootmeagain.com/videos/14575_vanhelga_utanmening

Terra  Relicta
http://terrarelicta.com/index.php/featured/exclusives/6700-vanhelga-exclusive-premiere-of-first-ever-music-video

Global Metal Apocalypse
http://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-news

Ave Noctum (with review)
http://www.avenoctum.com/2016/10/vanhelga-ode-and-elegy-sr/

Nordic Metal
http://nordicmetalmusic.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/swedish-band-vanhelga-presents-their.html

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Sweden’s VANHELGA, whose music falls between Black Metal and DSBM, and who use deceptively melodic pieces to create disturbing scenarios,  describe “Ode & Elegy” as being an album in two parts:   ” Ode” or “Old Diary Entries” is about the deteriorating mental state of a young woman, slipping further and further into depression and darkness. Her recorded voice is intertwined with the music.  “Elegy” is the continuation.  It’s about looking back and reflecting on those dark situations in life: the hopelessness, drugs, abuse, depression and death.  In summary, to understand and accept that life is without meaning”.

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Artwork for “Ode & Elegy” is by Gedeminas Kiauné of Manum Diaboli Art and is out on Talheim Records.

Trackllisting as follows:

01. Utan Mening
02. Det Som Aldrig Fans
03. Förstörd
04. Du Finns Dȃr För Mig
05. Jag Återkommer
06. Abstinensens Dystra Tongång
07. Dödförklarad – Ånstad
08. Disharmoni
09. Status – Handlinsförlamad
10. Harmonisk Reflektion
11. Introspektion

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VANHELGA is currently lining up a series of shows in support of “Ode & Elegy”.  So far, the following have been scheduled.

2016
25 Nov:  November’s Doom Festival, Live & Loud, Sofia, Bulgaria
02 Dec:  St Petersburg, Russia (with Psychonaut 4)
03 Dec:  Moscow, Russia (with Psychonaut 4)
04 Dec: Minsk, Belarus (with Psychonaut 4)
2017
06 Jan:  United We Stand Festival, Graz, Austria
07 Jan: Verona Nera Atto X, San Giovanni Lupatoto, Italy

More information about VANHELGA can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/officialvanhelga

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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:  145188@gmail.com or patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Management & PR:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Talheim Records: https://webstore.talheim-records.at

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Straddling the line that divides Black Metal from DSBM, Sweden’s VANHELGA are set to release their fourth full-length album this Autumn.  Titled “Ode & Elegy” the eleven track album will hit the streets on Talheim Records on the 1st October .  “Förstörd”, a track from the album, can be heard below and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/0vCdEPWEJNY


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“Ode & Elegy” will be available in a cross-panel digipak edition, limited to 1,000 copies, and is available to pre-order from https://webstore.talheim-records.at/en/talheim-records/sound-carrier/cds/vanhelga-ode-und-elegy whilst the digital version will be released on the 10th October and will be available from  VANHELGA’s Bandcamp page at http://vanhelga.bandcamp.com.

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Artwork for “Ode & Elegy” is by Gedeminas Kiauné of Manum Diaboli Art.  Tracklisting as follows:

01. Utan Mening
02. Det Som Aldrig Fans
03. Förstörd
04. Du Finns Dȃr För Mig
05. Jag Återkommer
06. Abstinensens Dystra Tongång
07. Dödförklarad – Ånstad
08. Disharmoni
09. Status – Handlinsförlamad
10. Harmonisk Reflektion
11. Introspektion

VANHELGA’s next live appearance will be at the November’s Doom Festival to be held at Live & Loud in Sofia, Bulgaria on the 25-26 November.  Running order to be confirmed.

More information about VANHELGA can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/officialvanhelga

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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


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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:  145188@gmail.com or patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Management & PR:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Talheim Records: https://webstore.talheim-records.at

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Sweden’s VANHELGA, one of the more extreme and uncompromising exponents of DSBM, and a band that seems to exist at the centre a maelstrom of creative output, is set to release a digital mini album on the 12th March. With the band’s sense of irony fully intact, the 5-track album is titled “Happiness” and is available directly from the band at https://vanhelga.bandcamp.com/album/happiness where it will be available at a special price, including wallpaper,  for the first few days, as well as from the usual digital distribution and streaming outlets.

Track listing for “Happiness” as follows:

1. Dekonstruktion
2. Lyrica
3. Tvingad att leva
4. Jag hatar dig
5. Mjau

Commenting on the new release, VANHELGA founder J. Ottosson, aka 145188 (ex-LIFELOVER (live session musician), ex-SKOGSTRON) had this to say: ” My constant need to write and record is a by-product of my mental state, and I am the first one to admit that whilst recording this I was under the strong influence of drugs. This resulted in a piece of work that is an expression of the effect of the use of self-destructive tools like drugs and self-mutilation in order to feel “happy”. Although we have a new VANHELGA album coming out on Art of Propaganda later in the year, I had a lot of material ready that I wanted to get out before then, and so we thought we’d do a digital self-release. Particularly since some of the material on “Happiness” might not necessarily fit in with the more “traditional” VANHELGA sound, and fans might find themselves a bit surprised by some of it”.

VANHELGA is also set to appear on an upcoming four-way split with OFDRYKKJA, PSYCHONAUT 4 and IN LUNA which will be released jointly on Art of Propaganda and Talheim Records on the 6th April. Titled “Urban Negativism”, VANHELGA will contribute two new tracks and a LIFELOVER cover to the ten-track album, which will first be released in a digipack format, with a vinyl version likely to appear later.

VANHELGA’s next live appearance will be at Kings of Black Metal in Alsfeld, Germany on the 24th April.

More information about VANHELGA can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/vanhelgaofficial

“Dekonstruction”, a track from “Happiness” can be heard below and on VANHELGA’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/v1fgwXkWowI

 

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

 

Tracks from VANHELGA’s releases can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/vanhelga-official/sets/vanhelga

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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:  145188@gmail.com or patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Management & PR:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Art of Propaganda: http://www.art-of-propaganda.de/
Info and Promo:  info@art-of-propaganda.de

 

Sweden’s VANHELGA, a band known for their uncompromising and disturbing take on DSBM,  have announced the details of an upcoming four-way split with OFDRYKKJA, PSYCHONAUT 4 and IN LUNA.  VANHELGA will contribute two new tracks and a LIFELOVER cover to the ten-track album, which will be called “Urban Negativism” and will be released in digipack format jointly by Art of Propaganda and Talheim Records.  Due to hit the streets on the 6th of April,  it is anticipated that a vinyl version will appear later in the year.

Artwork for  “Urban Negativism” is by VANHELGA’s founder J. Ottosson, aka 145188. Track listing  as follows:

OFDRYKKJA 
1. Into the streams of The black river
2. Mod
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3. Depraverad  avsky
4. Through My Veins
5. Resignation (LIFELOVER cover)
PSYCHONAUT 4 
6. Not  a love song
7. I measure time in millilitres
8. In good movies hero  always dies
IN LUNA 
9. Androids’ purgatory
10. Those days that won’t return

VANHELGA has debuted the track “Through My Veins ” via the band’s YouTube channel and it can be heard below and at http://youtu.be/rSmgtafZxAo

 

Currently working on their next full-length album, VANHELGA have been confirmed to appear at the Turku Saatanalle III Festival in Turku, Finland, on the 21 February, and at Kings of Black Metal Festival in Alsfeld, Germany, on the 25th April

More information about VANHELGA can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/vanhelgaofficial

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
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
Art  of Propaganda: http://www.art-of-propaganda.de/
Info and Promo:  info@art-of-propaganda.de
Carnal Records: www.carnalrecords.com
Info and Ordering:  carnalrecords@Hotmail.com

 

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/

 

Sweden’s Carnal Records  have set the 8th of August as the date for the release of a limited edition splatter vinyl of “Längtan” , the third full-length album from Sweden’s VANHELGA.  Strictly limited to 300 copies, the vinyl edition of “Längtan” features  artwork by the Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano on the gatefold cover, whilst the thirteen-track disc itself comes in blue splatter and includes the bonus Burzum cover track ” Black Spell of Destruction”.  Advance orders are now being taken either direct from the band via email at 145188@gmail.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/officialvanhelga or from Carnal Records via email at carnalrecords@Hotmail.com

 

Tracklisting as follows:

1. Svartsint ömhet
2. Där evigheten inväntar mig
3. Evig förändring
4. Med mina andetag
5. Joyless
6. Låt snön falla
7. Kärleksförklaring
8. Vansinnesvardag
9. Narkotisk uppgivenhet
10. Eternal night
11. Förbarma
12. Exploderande känslostorm
13. Black Spell of Destruction (Burzum Cover) Bonus Track

Formed in Linköping, Sweden, in 2001, and most frequently described as a DSBM band, it is not easy to pin down the exact genre in which to fit VANHELGA’s music.  The band’s name itself means “Profane”, and its musicians have found the perfect vehicle through which to express the dark and disturbing emotions that inhabit their, often twisted, minds.   The lineup 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, create a sound that whilst being as cold and sinister as their collective backgrounds and psyches would suggest, also has moments of melancholy, which led one reviewer to say of  “Längtan” “It’s not often that you can describe a black metal release as beautiful, but that’s exactly what Längtan, the latest offering from Sweden’s Vanhelga is.” The digipack edition of “Längtan” was released on Art of Propagnda earlier this year.

In October VANHELGA will be performing a series of shows in Germany alongside HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY and AGRYPNIE.  Routing as follows:

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

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:  http://www.facebook.com/officialvanhelga
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