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22-05-2017 - AISA – NEWS BULLETIN MAY 2017

News from our artists and labels rosters and new exclusive merch in our clients webstores: welcome to the AISA's May 2017 News Bulletin!

AISA Merch and Webshops solutions News

We are happy to announce the launch of the first Myrkur Official European and North American Webstores featuring a whole new range of exclusive items! Visit Myrkur official webstores here: Europe / North America


AISA Artist Management and Consulting News

Enslaved first official live record Roadburn Live, a split release between By Norse Music and Burning World Records, recorded at Roadburn Festival 2015 is now available on Black 2LP, CD Digipack and Digital! You can order the album and bundles here:
Europe – North America – Amazon.com (NA) // Digital:  Enslaved Bandcamp – Europe – iTunes (NA) – Apple Music (NA) – Amazon.com (NA)

Hugsjá, a crash of waves from the Norse era! New work by Einar Selvik (Wardruna) and Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) features at the Bergen International Festival. Selvik and Bjørnson’s new collaborative endeavours Nordvegen and Hugsjá combine indigenous and contemporary music with Norse and Norwegian poetry, accompanied by instruments from the Stone Age up to the present day. The collaboration is a further development of their successful performance Skuggsjá. The concert series Nordvegen – ‘the way to the North’ – refers to the ancient shipping route connecting Norway to the rest of world for some 3000 years.

The concert series takes place in four venues – Ullensvang (May 25th), Bekkjarvik (May 27th), Os (May 28th) and Moster (June 5th) – along the west coast of Norway (see map). Hugsjá will be performed in Grieghallen (Bergen) on May 31st.

Watch the Nordvegen video teaser HERE


AISA Distribution and Label Management News

Mongolian folk metallers Tengger Cavalry just released a new video for the track Cursed, from their upcoming album Die On My Ride, out June 2nd on M-Theory! Check out the premiere via Metal Hammer UK!

Vancouver Metal veterans BISON have unveiled Tantrum, the first single from their upcoming album You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient, set for release in Europe on June 23rd followed by a North American release on July 7th on Pelagic Records. Check out Tantrum here!

LLNN and WOVOKA will release their Marks/Traces split on June 16th in Europe and July 14th in North America via Pelagic Records. Check out LLNN‘s video clip for opening track The Guardian, premiered on The Sludgelord!


AISA Artists on Tour

We are very happy to announce that Enslaved and Myrkur, two artists from our Management roster are taking part in the prestigious and Europe’s first Metal cruise! Close-up Båten 21 will take place on October 26-27th and tickets can be purchased here!

16-05-2017 - MYRKUR Reveals New Album Title “Mareridt” Coming This Fall

Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR unveils her forthcoming album title "Mareridt", out this fall on Relapse!

It is the follow up to her masterful debut M, released back in 2015 to overwhelming critical acclaim. Mareridt was produced between Seattle and Copenhagen by Randall Dunn who is known for his work with Marissa Nadler, Earth, Sunn O))), Boris, Wolves In The Throne Room and more.

 Mareridt includes special guests (to be announced) and an array of special instruments including violin, mandola, folk drums, Kulning (an ancient Scandinavian herding call) and the nyckelharpa (a Swedish key harp).  MYRKUR was recently captured at home in Copenhagen playing Scandinavian Folk on her nyckelharpa which she explains “is almost like a violin with buttons” and that the ancient traditional device as “not easy to get a hold of.” 

Check out the video here on Facebook (now over 4 million plays) or YouTube and stay tuned for more info on Mareridt!

MYRKUR OFFICIAL WEBSITE
MYRKUR ON FACEBOOK
MYRKUR ON BANDCAMP
MYRKUR ON INSTAGRAM
MYRKUR ON ITUNES

05-05-2017 - Shawn James announces US and EU Tour Dates!

Shawn James​ just announced tour dates in support of his doom-blues solo album titled "On The Shoulders of Giants" starting tomorrow!

Out now, the album was recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis in 2016. He will tour both as an acoustic one-man band and also with his fully electric metal-folk band, The Shapeshifters. Check out his tour dates and don’t miss him if you are around! More info and tickets on www.shawnjamesmusic.com/tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SHAWN JAMES SOLO U.S. TOUR DATES:
5/06 – Reggie’s Rock Club for Moonrunners Festival in Chicago, IL
5/07 – Mike O’Donnells Irish Pub in Franklin Park, IL
5/09 – Club Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA
5/10 – Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, NY
5/11 – Hill Country Live in Washington D.C.
5/12 – Rhumba Cafe in Columbus, OH
5/13 – Southgate House in Newport, KY
5/14 – The Burl in Lexington, KY
5/15 -Taps Live in Indianapolis, IN
5/16 – Lamascos in Evansville, IN
5/17 – The Bootleg in St. Louis, MO
5/19 – George’s Majestic in Fayetteville, AK

SHAWN JAMES & THE SHAPESHIFTERS U.S. TOUR DATES:
5/27 – Westport Tavern for Westport Roots Festival in Kansas 5/28 – Marty’s Tavern in Sioux City, IA
5/29 – J-Rod’s Rock Shop in Kearney, NE
5/30 – Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO
5/31 – Moon Room in Denver, CO
6/01 – Hodis Half Note in Fort Collins, CO
6/02 – Zebra Cocktail Lounge in Bozeman, MO
6/03 – Inlander’s Volume Music Festival in Mead, WA
6/04 -TBA
6/05 – Funhouse in Seattle, WA
6/06 – Dante’s in Portland, OR
6/07 – Johnny B’s in Medford, OR
6/08 – Shea’s Tavern in Reno, NV
6/09 – Thee Parkside in San Francisco, CA
6/10 – Viper Room West in Hollywood, CA
6/11 – Private Show in San Bernardino, CA
6/12 – Beauty Bar in Las Vegas, NV
6/13 – Green Room in Flagstaff, AZ
6/14 – Yucca Tap Room in Tempe, AZ
6/15 – Lowbrow Palace in El Paso, TX
6/16 – Bamm Festival in Cloudcroft, NM
6/17 – Barleycorn’s in Wichita, KS
6/19 – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill in Dallas, TX
6/20 – Limelight in San Antonio, TX
6/21 – The Deadhorse in San Angelo, TX
6/22 – Swan Dive at Austin, TX
6/23 – Leftwoods in Amarillo, TX
6/24 – The Fur Shop in Tulsa, OK
9/17 at Muddy Roots Music at Cookeville, TN Louisville, KY

SHAWN JAMES & THE SHAPESHIFTERS EU TOUR DATES:
6/28 – Antibes (FR), Off Nuits Carrée (Soloshow)
7/01 – Tielt (BE), Winge, Pirate Farm Fest
7/02 – Meppel (NL), Sunday Roots Festival
7/06 – Kiel (DE), Schaubude
7/14 – Madrid (ES), Garage Sound Fest
7/15 – Barcelona (ES), Razmatazz 3
7/21 – Südwinsen (DE), Südwinsen Festival
7/23 – Geislingen (DE), Tag der Jugend
7/25 – Basel (CH), L’Unique Food Truck Festival
7/26 – Luzern (CH), Blueballs Festival
8/01 – Berlin (DE), Privatclub
8/06 – Stuttgart (DE), U & D Festival
8/08 – Bamberg (DE), Tucher Blues & Jazzfestival
8/12 – Oberstdorf (DE), Gruben Grooves
8/13 – Eschwege (DE), Open Flair Festival
… more shows TBA soon!

02-05-2017 - BardSpec new track “Bone” premiered on Metal Hammer UK!

A new track from BardSpec, the Ambient project of Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved, Skuggsjá) and Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) share new track "Bone" from debut album "Hydrogen"!

Today we are pleased to share a new insight into BardSpec debut album Hydrogen, to be released June 23rd on By Norse Music! Listen to the new track “Bone” premiered on Metal Hammer UK HERE

Bone” in Ivar’s words is “a song that is a meditation upon the concepts of strength and endurance, in the micro and the macro. How evolution has made us upright and made to be on the move – and how hard it can be to adapt those features into the realms of our psyche – so that we can undergo the mental evolution that is dormant within us.

Pre-order “Hydrogen” limited CD, LP and shirt here:
Europe/World
North America
Digital

27-04-2017 - AISA News Bulletin April 2017

Great announcements, news from our artists and labels rosters and new exclusive merch in our clients webstores: welcome to the AISA's April 2017 news bulletin!

April 28th, 2017 (Brooklyn, NY – Zurich, CH – Bergen, NO)

AISA Artist Management and Consulting News

AISA joining forces with soul-searing Doom-Blues songwriter Shawn James for worldwide management, new merchandise and online store! 

We are very proud to announce that through this agreement, the entire Shawn James catalog (including Shapeshifters releases) will be available worldwide for the first time ever! A new European webstore will make access easy in those territories and beyond. AISA will also handle distribution and label services. The new webstore includes music and merchandise for James’ country-metal hybrid band the Shapeshifters. The shop will feature stand-out new designs.

Shawn James has garnered an immense social media following, particularly on YouTube where his music videos are routinely seen by millions of fans. Last December Shawn James’s song Through the Valley was pushed to the top of the Spotify “Most Viral” Chart by the debut of the Sony PlaySation trailer for the video game developed by Naughty Dog, called The Last of Us Part II. In just one week the trailer racked up millions of views and spawned countless videos of fans from all over the world performing the song.

Such viral numbers are not an anomaly, James’ impromptu video taping of American Hearts on a snowy winter’s day outside a wolf sanctuary in Colorado also went viral, gaining over 3.3 million views.

Simon Fülleman, AISA CEO and Co-Founder comments: “I simply love Shawn’s music – I was always a fan of Country/Americana beside of my Rock/Metal/Punk background. What Shawn has done all on his own career-wise, is an outstanding achievement – playing esteemed festivals like Wacken, Blue Balls and Tucher Blues & Jazz Festival — it is immense! AISA will work immediately to widen his network, sync opportunities, as well as coordinating his booking, publicity and marketing teams.”

Over the past months, AISA has developed its Management roster and has also welcomed new artists such as BardSpec (Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin) and IIVII (Josh Graham, ex- A Storm of Light, Red Sparowes).

AISA Distribution and Label Management News

AISA is very happy to now include Hammerheart Records for physical and digital distribution in the US, and M-Theory for physical and digital distribution in the US, as well as physical distribution in Europe for the first time ever!

Marco Barbieri, Owner of M-Theory comments: “I’m pleased to announce a distribution deal for my new label M-Theory Audio with AISA. Simon and Luis have tread similar ground as me working for various reputable metal labels over the years and we share a passion and commitment to this art form. I believe in what they are developing, which is an international distribution system made easier and more convenient for labels like mine to build and grow our artists and get their music heard and available to more people. I look forward to the coming years and breakthroughs that our cooperation in N. America and Europe will accomplish.”

On may 5th, Profound Lore Records will release the most awaited new Full of Hell full-lengthTrumpeting Ecstasy”! Pre-order your copy HERE!

AISA Merch and Webshops solutions News

This spring, AISA had the opportunity to launch numerous exclusive and great new designs! Check out the US exclusive Mayhem denim jacket, limited to 50! Get yours before they’re sold out here!

Enslaved also just added the EU exclusive “Bear Cross” silver pendant! It’s Enslaved’s take on a Bear Cross – a version of the Thor’s Hammer, symbolizing strength, endurance and unconscious forces… and of course everything else you put into it yourself! Silver pendant, limited to 50! Pre-order yours here.

Spring Sale: -20% on selected items in Enslaved EU webshop!

 

 

26-04-2017 - IIVII to release new full-length album “Invasion” on June 23rd!

Intergalactic solo project spearheaded by Josh Graham (Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, A Storm Of Light) unveils "Invasion", to be released this June on Consouling Sounds.

IIVII (pronounced ivy) is the enigmatic intergalactic solo project spearheaded by visual artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Josh Graham. Focusing on sonically engulfing and moody soundscapes, layered with a science-fiction edge, IIVII transcends genre confines exploring elements of drone, classical, ambient, electronica, and vaporwave. As a founding member of Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, and A Storm Of Light, IIVII has allowed Graham to strip away the bombast and distorted guitars, and channel the intensity and dread through subtle orchestration and manipulation of dense sonic atmospheres.

And now, this June IIVII will unleash the engrossing Invasion full-length via Consouling Sounds. Captured entirely by Graham, the follow-up to 2015’s critically-lauded Colony debut centers itself on an invading species of alien origin. The artwork was also completed by Graham, who currently serves as Soundgarden’s art director. Working as a designer and director, he has also collaborated with a variety of bands including Mastodon, Neurosis, Jesu, Shrinebuilder, ISIS, and The Dillinger Escape Plan.

You can now get the first taste of Invasion via BrooklynVegan who premiered the video for the single”Painless” here

Graham comments about “Painless”: “In the timeless words of Lee Ving, ‘Let’s have a war.’ Let’s put the humans out of their misery and have a good old fashioned alien invasion. Goodbye cruel world. C’est la vie orange wig. Arrivederci saints and sinners. Another score to a non-existent movie, ‘Painless’ is track six of nine, and tells the sonic story of where we cease to be human, and are reborn into something magnificent, or terrifying.”

You can now pre-order Invasion, out June 23rd on CD, vinyl, and digital formats here

 


Invasion
Track Listing:

1. We Came Here From A Dying World (I)
2. Unclouded By Conscience
3. Hidden Inside
4. No More Enemies
5. Tomorrow You’re Be One OF Us (II)
6. Painless
7. We Live
8. You Die
9. Sanctuary (III)

On June 29th IIVII will perform a special record release show at the renowned Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York as part of the AISA/By Norse showcase with BardSpec. Join the official event here!

http://www.resonantiivii.com
http://www.consouling.be
http://www.facebook.com/ConsoulingSounds

19-04-2017 - Wardruna announce “AUTUMN TOUR 2017”!

Wardruna is returning for some exclusive shows in Europe this October!

Wardruna released the third and final album in the Runaljod trilogy on By Norse Music last October. “Runaljod – Ragnarok” reception was overwhelming and the album entered the worldwide charts in Germany, UK, Norway, Canada and the US including being No. 1 in the US World Music Charts for 4 weeks in a row. The following “Ragnarok-Tour” was quickly sold out.

 

Now, Wardruna is returning for some exclusive shows in Europe this October!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get your tickets now:
14/10/2017 – Paris – La Cigale (FR)
15/10/2017 – Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg, Ronda (NL)
17/10/2017 – Heidelberg – Konresszentrum (DE)
18/10/2017 – Berlin – Huxley’s (DE)
19/10/2017 – Zabrze – Dom Muzyki i Tańca  (PL)
20/10/2017 – Gdanks – Teatr Szekspirowski (PL)

Join the Official Facebook Event and tell us which show you’ll attend!

10-04-2017 - BARDSPEC RELEASE “FIRE TONGUE” SINGLE AND ALBUM “HYDROGEN” PRE-ORDERS

On June 23rd, BardSpec - ambient project / band from Enslaved composer/ guitarist Ivar Bjørnson and Today Is The Day Steve Austin - will release their debut album Hydrogen on By Norse Music!

Today we are thrilled to share the first audiovisual glimpse into the album via a new video for “Fire Tongue”. Listen to “Fire Tongue” Premiere:
On Decibel Magazine (US)
On The Quietus (UK)
On Echoes And Dust (UK)
On Never Mind The Hype (NL)
On The Aardvark (CZ)
On New Noise (FR)
On Rumore (IT)
On Noise Magazine (PL)

You can now purchase “Fire Tongue” Radio Edit single here


“HYDROGEN” PRE-ORDERS LAUNCH

Hydrogen shall be released on 23 June on By Norse Music across all formats. The 6-panel CD digipak is available as limited first press to 1000 including bonus track “Teeth”. The double gatefold LP is limited to 500 black vinyl, and the digital format also including the bonus track.

Pre-order BardSpec “Hydrogen” limited CD, LP and t-shirt here:
US: bardspec.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/bardspec
aisamerch.de/bynorse

“Hydrogen” Track List:
1. Intro – Deposition
2. Bone
3. Fire Tongue
4. Gamma
5. Salt
6. Teeth (bonus track)


BardSpec Release Show at Saint-Vitus (NY) June 29th with IIVII

A special release show in association with AISA / By Norse to showcase BardSpec and Josh Graham’s IIVII will take place on June 29th at Saint-Vitus Bar, New York! Tickets are now available HERE

05-04-2017 - Enslaved «Roadburn Live» Exclusive Record Store Day Color Editions: 3 weeks to go!

On April 22nd, Enslaved «Roadburn Live» - a split release between By Norse Music and Burning World Records - will be available as limited Record Store Day Color Editions and a Gold Edition, to be sold on Enslaved web store and at Roadburn Festival 2017! Color and Gold 2LP Editions include the original A3 Roadburn Festival poster and color stickers!

 

 

Watch the unpacking video of the Exclusive Record Store Day Clear Edition (Europe only)!

Grutle Kjellson from Enslaved comments: “This, ladies and gentlemen is the very FIRST Enslaved live album ever! It was recorded in our favorite festival, Roadburn, which makes it even more special to us. Although a live album cannot preserve the essence of being present at a concert, we hope you will still find some pleasure in this “Roadburn Live” album, both in the music and in the magnificent artwork. Besides, we hope to see all of you on our forthcoming tour, summer festivals in 2017 and in the years to come. Hail and salute dear friends!”

Enslaved «Roadburn Live» Regular Black Vinyl, CD Digipak and digital pre-orders will be launched on April 22nd!
Stay tuned! 

To celebrate the release of «Roadburn Live», what better way than to hold a listening session at Roadburn Festival 2017 with Grutle Kjellson, Enslaved Frontman and Bass player! Get the chance to hear the record in its entirety before anyone else! More information HERE.