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With their long-awaited sophomore full-length album “Mausoleum” due for release on the Gymnocal  Industries label on the 29th September, Norwegian Metallers DEVAR have given fans a second taste of what to expect with the release of the title track in digital format.

DEVAR’s unconventional approach to music draws its influences not only from the Extreme and Black Metal genres, but also from Avant-garde Metal and 70’s Prog.  Matched with a lyrical concept that takes listeners on a journey down the paths of fear, insanity, darkness and death in order to explore the decline of man, the resultant sound is one that is both original and unique.

Both the single “Masoleum”, and the entire album,  were recorded by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, TAAKE, HELHEIM) at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in  Bergen, along with Devar at the Alternate End Studios, and Ottoegil at Internasjonalt Farvann.  “Masoleum” is mixed and mastered by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) at the Conclave & Earshot Studios.

Cover art for the single “Masoleum” is by Tom Korsvold, photography is by Ronny A. Sangolt.  It is available in digital format from as well as from the following:




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The band was originally formed as a solo project by frontman Devar in 2002, who, upon realising what was needed if he wanted to bring his vision to fruition, put together a full lineup that today consists of Devar on vocals, Obdsaija on  Drums and Percussion, Aadland on  Guitars and Ottoegil on Bass and  Keys.

Since the release of the band’s 2009 full-length debut “Alternate Endings”, “DEVAR” has matured into a more reflective band, and the resultant sophomore album reveals songs that are much more focused and with a more progressive touch.  As with the single, artwork for “Mausoelum” is by Tom Korsvold and photography by Ronny A. Sangolt.  Tracklisiting is as follows:

1. Mausoleum
2. House of Bones
3. Dead End Moon
4. Shadow Straggler
5. Cold black Rain
6. Narcissa Oriane
7. Ashes
8. Dead Wounds

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“Mausoleum” is now available to pre-order in Digipak CD, Gatefold DLP and Digital formats from

“House of Bones”, the first single taken from “Mausoelum” can be heard below and at

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Fans of  BLACK HOLE GENERATOR have had a long wait since the release of the band’s “Black Karma” MCD – ten years in fact!  But now the wait is over, with the band’s much anticipated debut full-length album “A Requiem for Terra” set to hit the streets on Dark Essence Records on the 18th November in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats.

BLACK HOLE GENERATOR is the project of VULTURE INDUSTRIES front man Bjørnar E. Nilsen, and, given his work schedule, it is hardly surprising that a new album has been so long in the making.  Not only has Nilsen been kept busy with the ever-increasingly successful VULTURE INDUSTRIES, he is also one of Norway’s most noted producers, working with bands such as TAAKE and HELHEIM, as well as owning Bergen’s Conclave and Earshot Studios with ENSLAVED’s Herbrand Larsen and Arve Isdal. Not to mention the fact that he is one of the people behind the burgeoning success of the  Dark Essence Records and Karisma Records labels.

So what exactly can we expect from “A Requiem for Terra”?  Aside from Nilsens’ distinctive and highly charged vocals, “Requiem for Terra” contains enough stand-out riffing to satisfy the souls of any guitar aficionados, with Arve Isdal (ENSLAVED, AUDREY HORNE) on guitars, Gjermund Fredheim (TAAKE, ORKAN) performing lead guitars on three of the tracks, and additional guitars by Dag Terje Andersen.

The seven-track album  shifts between the bleak aural landscapes that depict a desolate world, and  the frantic torrent of the abyss.  From the doom laden opening title track, to the mesmerizing riffing of “Moloch”,  via the catchy “Beneath a Chemical Sky” to the fierce “Emerging Pantheon”, “A Requiem for Terra” offers the listener a wide dynamic range.

With artwork by the Romanian artist and designer Costin Chioreanu, and the video single “Moloch”, tracklisting on “A Requiem for Terra” is as follows:

  1. A Requiem for Terra
  2. Titan
  3. Moloch
  4. Beneath a Chemical Sky
  5. Emerging Pantheon
  6. Earth Eater
  7. Spiritual Blight

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