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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

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

 

Just over a month after the former members of the now-defunct DRAUGR announced that they had formed SELVANS, a musical project born to recreate, through music, lyrics and aesthetics,  the mysticism and the folklore of the different ethnic groups that have dwelt in Italy throughout the ages, they are now able to announce  that the band has inked a deal with Avantgarde Music for the release of SELVANS’  debut  EP.  Titled  “Clangores Plenilunio”, the EP  is set to hit the streets in February 2015.

The lineup on “Clangores Plenilunio” includes Selvans Haruspex (Ursus Arctos of DRAUGR)  on vocals,  keyboards and traditional instruments , Sethlans Fulguriator (Mors of DRAUGR) on guitar, and DRAUGR co-founders Stolas on bass and  the late Jonny Morelli on drums.  Morelli was able to record all the drums and most of the vocals before he was tragically killed in a motor bike accident in June of last year, and the EP, which marks Morelli’s last ever appearance, is  being released in his honour,  just as the band embarks on the new path that he was so excited about and so very much looking forward to travelling together with them.

Commenting on the title and the decision to sign with Avantgarde,  Selvans Haruspex had this to say: “The Italian translation of the Latin expression  “Clangores Plenilunio”, hides a meaning linked to the memory of Jonny  which is very important to all of us, to what was, and what will be.   As fans of many of the label’s releases, we can say that we wore out quite a few of them through repeated listenings, and therefore the fact that Avantgarde’s Roberto Mammarella was interested in working with SELVANS  was a great honour for us.  The spirit of Avantgarde is a perfect match for both our music and the concepts we are expressing through it, and knowing that Jonny would have been proud of such a collaboration is by far the greatest satisfaction for us”.

SELVANS recently debuted a digital single edit of “Lupercale”,  a track that will appear on the EP in its full version  which runs to over  9 minutes in length.   “Lupercale”, is available direct from the band at https://selvans.bandcamp.com/track/lupercale-single-edit and can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud page at https://soundcloud.com/templeofselvans/lupercale-edit  or on YouTube at http://youtu.be/D8Zghhn-RIw

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

Alternatively, a video of the track “Lupercale” can be heard below and at http://youtu.be/D8Zghhn-RIw

 

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