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Norwegian Black Metallers SVARTELDER have today revealed details of their second full-length album “Pits” which is set for release on Dusktone in January 2019.

Founder and frontman Doedsadmiral (NORDJEVEL, DOEDSVANGR, ENEPSIGOS) shared some information about the album:

“Despite there being a theme running through the lyrics of its seven tracks,  “Pits” is not a concept album.  Nor was it ever our intention to make it one. It  is an album that explores ones deepest pain and misery.  That difficult battle to crawl out of the pit of despair and back to the world, only to find that the world has deteriorated into something lifeless and miserable. So much so, in fact, that you just want to let go and once again fall back into your pit .

“With our previous releases, the debut full-length “Pyres” and the “Askbundet” EP, we felt that SVARTELDER was still finding itself, and with “Pits” we have pushed ourselves even further musically.  As an album “Pits” is more, aggressive and more melancholic than its predecessors.  In fact, you could say that “Pits” is more of all that makes SVARTELDER what it is”.

To give fans a taste of what they can expect from “Pits”, SVARTELDER have debuted a track from the album, which can be heard below and on  YouTube at

“Pits” was mixed and mastered by Patric at the WSL Studios in France,  whilst much of the recording itself was done in the individual studios of band members Doedsadmiral on vocals,  Tjalve on bass and guitars, Renton on synth and Spektre on drums.

Tracklisting  for “Pits” is as follows:


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With artwork by Khaos Diktator Design, “Pits” will be available in CD, Digital, Black Vinyl and Limited Edition (100 copies) Deep Blue Vinyl  formats and can be pre-ordered now at

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More information about SVARTELDER can be found on the band’s Facebook page at

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With the 30th July set for the release on Dusktone of their third full-length album “Seid”, Norwegian Black Metallers KVALVAAG have today released a promo video for the track “Bergtatt” from the album.

As the band’s founder Kvalvaag explains,  the choice of “Bergtatt” was deliberate in that  “the track has a natural progression from our previous release, with a stronger focus on groove and atmosphere, rather than tempo.  It serves as  a nice indication of how KVALVAAG sounds in 2018 – trolls, forests and atmosphere all the way.  Sit back and let it drag you through the darkest pits of old Norwegian folklore and history”.

The video for “Bergtatt”, by Necrolust Productions  can be seen below and on YouTube at

KVALVAAG was formed in Oslo in 2012 as a project in which Øyvind “Kvalvaag” Kvalvågnes (ASTAROTH, VALGALDR, ATTENTAT), could immerse himself completely, each step of the way, from writing, to recording to performing.    Joined on drums by Telol (ASTAROTH, TROLL, SARPEDON), KVALVAAG proceeded to release two full-length albums before beginning work on “Seid”

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The album was written and partially recorded between the summer of 2016 and spring of 2017 at the KVALVAAG Studios by Kvalvaag himself on guitars, synth, bass and vocals. Drums were recorded at Studio Hemstad, and vocals at the Kvalsonic Lab. “Seid” was mixed and  mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at the Kvalsonic Lab in Oslo.

With additional vocals by Rammr (RAGNAROK, ELVARHØI), and with artwork by Khaos Diktator Design, tracklisting for “Seid” is as follows:

  1. Mare
  2. Nattegrøde
  3. Bergtatt
  4. Volvesang Om Undergang
  5. Vinterriket (Gehenna cover)
  6. Seid
  7. I Dyrets Tegn

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More aggressive but at the same time more diverse and unpredictable than its predecessors, “Seid” marks a considerable step in the development of the band, as Kvalvaag explains:

“When I started working on the new material, I wanted to surpass our previous work.  More time, effort and better equipment went into the process as compared to our earlier works.  The atmosphere is more or less the same, but there is a lot more going on at all times.

“We also received financial support from “Norsk fond for utøvende kunstnere”, which  gave us the ability to give the album the production it deserved.  It was inspiring to work with Tom Kvålsvoll as he is the man behind the sound of many of the albums we grew up with. He understood our vision and significantly raised the quality  of the album.

“I am really satisfied with both the end result and with our musical progression, and I feel we have successfully raised the bar this time”.

“Seid”, which will be available in Limited Edition 5″ Digipak CD, Digital, Vinyl and Limited Edition Red Vinyl formats is now available to  pre-order from

More information about KVALVAAG can be found on the band’s Facebook page at

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Norwegian Black Metallers SVARTELDER have announced that their debut full length album “Pyres” is set to hit the streets on the 1st of June.  Released on Dusktone, the six-track album will be available as a a digipack CD , as well as a Limited Edition A5 Digi CD limited to 100 copies and is now available to pre-order from the label at

With a lineup that comprises members of CARPATHIAN FOREST,  NORDJEVEL, IN THE WOODS, DEN SAAKALDTE, PANTHEON I, OLD FOREST and DOEDSVANGR, speculation about “Pyres”  has been high, and in order to give fans a taste of what to expect, Dusktone has produced a video teaser for the album which can be seen below and at


Recorded in Norway at the Woodscave Studio. and mastered by the WSL Studio in France,  and with artwork by Khaos Diktator (ARDITI, NORDJEVEL, HORNA etc.)  “Pyres” is the follow up to SVARTELDER’s  “Askebundet” EP, which was released on Dusktone last year.

Tracklisting for “Pyres” as follows:
01 – Guds Helvete
02 – Ingen Vet Jeg Var…
03 – Stygian Macrocosmos Pt. I
04 – Stygian Macrocosmos Pt. II
05 – Realm of Breathing Eyes
06 – Devil Of The Flesh

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Founded by  frontman Doedsadmiral,  SVARTELDER’s lineup includes Maletoth on bass and guitars, AK-47 on drums, and Kobold on keys.  It is this lineup of musicians, with an extensive experience garnered over the years and hailing from different musical backgrounds and influences, that gives SVARTELDER’s Norwegian Black Metal sound a distinctive edge.

More information about SVARTELDER can be found on the band’s Facebook page at

If you are interested in reviewing “Pyres” please email  and ensure you include links to your publication/zine/music blog etc.

The CD version of SVARTELDER’s 2015 EP “Askebunded”  is available from whilst the digital version is available from .

The title track from “Askebundet” can be heard below and at


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