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“Thill Smitts Terror” , the new full-length album from Norway’s SLAGMAUR,  is expected to hit the streets very shortly on Osmose Productions.   The complex nature of SLAGMAUR’s artwork, carefully created and supervised by the band’s founder General Gribbsphiiser, is currently being finalised, and given his exacting demands, as soon as it’s finished (and that will be very soon) a date will be announced.  In the meantime, the band have agreed to debut three tracks from the album ahead of their second Inferno Festival appearance in Norway in April and their first ever appearance in the USA in February at the Stardust VI Festival in Brookyln.

“Thill Smitts Terror”  will continue where “Von Rov Shelter”, the band’s critically acclaimed 2009 album,  left off, delving more and more deeply into the  disturbing world that SLAGMAUR conjures up by combining modern and classical instruments  with children’s nursery rhymes and fairy tales.  It is a world where classically constructed melodies blend seamlessly with aggressive black metal to create a nightmare scenario straight from the pit of hell.   Art, as well as music, is an integral part of the whole that is SLAGMAUR  – from the sinister masks and costumes the band wears on stage, to the disturbing images used in the artwork for the albums.


Mysterious and secretive, SLAGMAUR was formed in the remote reaches of North Western Norway, in 2006.  The band have never revealed their true identities and always appear heavily disguised, often as characters from their own songs.  Nor have they ever revealed how they create the sinister music that invades the listeners mind with layer upon layer of sound  that reveals a different facet each time you hear it, depending on your current state of mind.

The tracks can be heard at the following:


Metal Injection

Metal Hammer Norway

Friedhof Magazine

No Clean Singing

Shoot Me Again

Eternal Terror

Inferno Festival


Nordic Metal Music

Dutch Metal Maniacs


Gorger’s Metal

Terra Relicta


More information about SLAGMAUR can be found on the band’s Facebook page at  and on Bandcamp at



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Black Metallers SLAGMAUR, who are currently finishing work on their latest album, have launched a new website.  Aside from the usual news and merchandise that you expect to find on websites, SLAGMAUR are also showcasing the art of frontman “Gribbsphiiser”, who is himself a professional photographer, and whose artwork is used to illustrate the band’s albums.  Limited editions of some of his artwork are also available to buy from the site, as well as the band’s entire discography, some items of which are now almost impossible to find elsewhere.  It is also anticipated that the whole of Nidrosian discography will be available in future. The new website can be found at

Predominant amongst Gribbsphiiser’s disturbing images, are portrayals of the various characters that can be found in the new album, “Thill Smitts Terror”.  The album takes as its theme children’s nursery rhymes and fairy tales and gives them SLAGMAUR’s twisted treatment, which, coupled with the band’s sinister wall of sound, turns them into terrifying nightmares, which, it could be argued, are closer to the original stories than today’s sanitised versions could ever be.

SLAGMAUR was formed in the remote reaches of North Western Norway in 2006 by Gribbsphiiser, and the band has always remained secretive about their true identities, appearing on stage heavily disguised and in full costume, often as the characters in their songs. Aside from Gribbsphiiser on guitars, bass, cello and keys, the lineup on the album includes Åtselgribb on vocals and Dominaus Kracker, who hails from the band’s home island of Fosen, and has previously contributed to “Von Rov Shelter”,  as well as working on the production side of MARE, on drums.  Guest appearances by musicians from Fosen and Nidaros will also be featured.   A label is currently being sought.

The pre-production version of “Drummer of Tedworth” from “Thill Smitts Terror” can be heard on the player at the top of the page, and on the band’s SoundCloud page at

The Official video for the track “Klokker Tramp” from SLAGMAUR’s album “Von Rov Shelter”, which includes an especially composed tribute to the late Steingrim, can be seen below and at