WARDRUNA ANNOUCE EUROPEAN WINTER TOUR 2019!
In November 2019, Wardruna will head out on tour again with a select number of concerts!
The tour marks that ten years has past since the first album was released and will be appropriately celebrated by presenting new music as well as material that has never been performed live.
Einar Selvik comments:
“We have more or less toured now since 2009, and 2019 will be a year where the main focus will be on creating and recording new music as well as spending time on further developing our live expression to fit songs never performed live and new material. 2019 also marks the ten-year anniversary since our first release, and we are just getting started!”
Find all the dates and tickets links below; tickets for the Polish shows will be on sale on December 10th!
17/11/2019 Helsinki (FI) – House of Culture // Tickets
19/11/2019 Gdansk (PL) – Shakespeare Theatre
21/11/2019 Warsaw (PL) – Warsaw Palladium
22/11/2019 Prague (CZ) – Great Hall of Lucerna // Tickets
23/11/2019 Vienna (AT) – Museumsquartier // Tickets
25/11/2019 Nürnberg (DE) – Löwensaal // Tickets
26/11/2019 Paris (FR) – Olympia // Ticket sales through the venue // FNAC // Ticketmaster
27/11/2019 Utrecht (NL) – TivoliVredenburg, Grote Zaal // Tickets
28/11/2019 Wuppertal (DE) – Historische Stadthalle // Tickets
29/11/2019 Copenhagen (DK) – DR Koncerthuset // Tickets
01/12/2019 Stockholm (SE) – Annexet // Tickets
exhorder sign to nuclear blast records!
New Orleans based Thrash Metal pioneers Exhorder have signed to Nuclear Blast Records! New material on its way!
Comments vocalist Kyle Thomas:
"The excitement level of EXHORDER being in contract negotiations once again is higher for us than we can express. Coming to an agreement with Nuclear Blast has inspired us to bring our writing to new heights. People still want to hear this band, as was evident in the reaction to our performances in 2018. Nuclear Blast strongly wants to help facilitate this venture, and for that we are truly excited and grateful. I am looking forward to seeing what we can make happen together over the next few years. The roster at Nuclear Blast speaks for itself, as well as the presence of Monte Conner and Jaap Wagemaker on the team. Be on the lookout, because EXHORDER is heading your way once again!"
Vinnie LaBella adds:
"What an incredible honor it is to be added to the Nuclear Blast family! We've had such a great year already, and now this! We are so proud and could not be in better company moving forward. We are excited for the future. We realize we turned in a couple of classics back in the day and it's been 27 years since we released our last record. And while those past successes are notable, we feel in our hearts like this new record will be our first record, and we couldn't have a better partner in NB to bring it to you. New management, New line up, new label, new record, new EXHORDER!"
AISA MUSIC JOINS FORCES WITH HEXVESSEL; NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCED!
It is with great pleasure that AISA Music announces the signing of Anglo-Finnish pagan masters Hexvessel to AISA Nordics on this All Hallow’s Eve of 2018! Hexvessel mastermind Mathew Kvohst McNerney comments: "I love the idea of musicians working with musicians and using their networks and experience to help other up and coming bands. AISA is on the same side of the fence as the artist and comes from the same place. We're happy to find a home amongst like-minded artists who work with bands that might not have the same sound or scene but have a high level of artistic integrity. I love the way AISA works with bands they love, rather than bands that fit into a pigeon-hole, to elevate their art to the highest standard."
Hexvessel is a marvelous addition to a healthily and steadily growing roster of unique bands with something genuine, unique and heartfelt to offer the world. Ivar Bjørnson from the AISA Nordics office in Bergen, Norway adds: “Getting a chance to work with Mat and Hexvessel is an absolute delight – what they are creating is some of the most atmospheric, meaningful and magical music out there in the scenes today. I use the plural because they cross over into so many exiting territories both in terms of the musical expression and their concept. Working with a band that believes in being professionals while remaining true artists at heart; that is what we want. Business or pleasure? -Both!”
We are also happy to add that the release of Hexvessel’s fourth studio album, “All Tree”, the successor to the band’s highly acclaimed album “When We Are Death” (2016), will be released on CD, LP and digitally on February 15th, 2019 through Century Media Records! The pre-sale will start in mid-November and the first new song from the album will be released in early December.
Hexvessel’s singer Mat McNernery comments on the new album:
"All Tree is not just about going back to the heart of Hexvessel, with a slight return to our forest folk roots, it’s about drawing fresh inspiration from my own heritage too. The English pastoral folk influences are infused with Celtic mythology from my Anglo-Irish blood, with Finnish nature as our backdrop.
From the Canterbury folk scene and early prog bands that soundtracked my youth in England, to the ghost stories I was told as a child on my uncles farm in Ireland, this album is a spiritual journey where the old myths are doorways to enlightenment. The dawn light across boggy fields, the wind blowing through the keyhole, the branches dragging their breath inwards as the seasons ignite a magic sense of mystery about the wilderness. That’s what we tried to bring out into the songs on this album. By bowing old dead tree branches with violin bows, by summoning the sounds of the fire and the birds in the field outside, we gave the music a life which, like the liminal spirits of Samhain drifts in and out of this world. That's what folk means. It's the countryside singing out from within me. It’s their story we sing. And no matter where I go or where I end up staying, it's that folk countryside which is the seed from which I sprang. All Tree."
Mathew Kvohst McNerney - Vocals
Andrew McIvor - Acoustic guitars
Kimmo Helén - Piano, Keys, Viola, Bass guitar
Jukka Rämänen - Drums, Percussion, Bass guitar
Jesse Heikkinen - Lead guitar, Acoustic guitars & 12-string guitars
Antti Haapapuro - Sound effects, field recordings, master of ceremonies
Marja Konttinen - Vocals, percussion
Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik announce exclusive European Tour in 2019!
After the success of their previous collaboration “Skuggsjá”; Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) followed up with an imposing new piece entitled “Hugsjá”. By weaving together indigenous and contemporary thoughts, sounds and instruments, they are inviting you on a vivid journey - exploring the distant history and traditions.
Now Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik are taking music from these two albums, along with special surprises from their respective bodies of work as composers, out on the European roads – executed by the front men themselves alongside their brilliant live band consisting of percussionist and backing singer Iver Sandøy, keyboardist Håkon Vinje and Hardanger Fiddler Silje Solberg.
Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik comment: "This is the realization of a new stage of this wonderful journey we are on together; first writing music, performing it at festivals, releasing it as albums; and now finally taking it all out onto the road to perform our musical works to our listeners. We are very much looking forward to these musical meetings with you all – and thank you for your massive support, at the end of the day that is what made this happen!"
Expect a concert that is as rich in atmosphere and musical storytelling as it is vast in dynamics and soundscapes. From the most intimate verses with only the herald and his strings to the megalithic roar of amplified sound – all in An Evening With Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik.
Dates and tickets:
28/01/2019 - Paris (FR) – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
Tickets // Official Event
29/01/2019 - London (UK) – Islington Assembly Hall
30/01/2019 - Utrecht (NL) – Tivoli – Grote Zaal
Tickets // Official Event
01/02/2019 - Dresden (DE) – Reithalle
Tickets // Official Event
02/02/2019 - Krakow (PL) – Klub Studio
Tickets // Official Event
03/02/2019 - Prague (CZ) – Hybernia Theatre
Tickets // Official Event
Enslaved and exhorder will play at decibel MAgazine’s Metal & Beer Fest Philadelphia in April 2019!
Enslaved will unearth their Viking metal landmark Frost record in full for the first time ever in the US, while legendary thrashers Exhorder will make their first Philadelphia appearance in 27 years!
Special discounted early-bird weekend "Metal & Beer" tickets, entitling attendees to pour from each of the attending breweries all weekend long, will be on sale at 10 AM EST on Friday, November 2nd. Stay tuned!
All details can be found here
wardruna announce new album “skald”, to be released on november 23rd via by norse music. now available for pre-orders!
For years now Wardruna founder Einar Selvik has done acoustic concerts and lectures, performing Wardruna songs on his own, as well as creations made for the TV-show “Vikings” in an acoustic format. Now parts of this material has finally been recorded “live in studio” in Solslottet Studio in Bergen (Norway), and is set for release on November 23rd 2018 on By Norse Music.
SEE EINAR SELVIK ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM "SKALD" ON EXCLUSIVE VIDEO:
Wardruna "Skald" will be available as:
Red colored LP Gatefold – Limited to 500 copies (Wardruna webstores exclusive)
White colored LP Gatefold – Limited to 500 copies (Wardruna webstores exclusive)
Black LP Gatefold
All formats of the album contains an extensive booklet with all lyrics translated as well as a solid introduction to the Skald and Old Norse poetry written by the acclaimed Icelandic author and Old Norse philologist Bergsveinn Birgisson.
All formats, new merchandise designs and exclusive bundles can be pre-ordered now here:
“Skald” takes the listener on a musical journey outside the massive soundscape that Wardruna is known for and into a simpler and more direct form, where voice, poetry and ancient instruments like Kravik-lyre, Taglharpa and Bukkehorn lead the way.
Einar Selvik comments:
““Skald” was recorded live in the studio with the intention of capturing the raw and uncompromising energy of a live performance rather than aiming for a flawless and polished expression. It sets out to give voice to the ancient craft that once lay at the heart of the Norse oral traditions, presented as it takes shape in the hands of a humble contemporary skald today.”
3. Ein sat hun uti
4. Voluspá (skaldic version)
5. Fehu (skaldic version)
10. Helvegen (skaldic version)
Skald was recorded, mixed and mastered by Iver Sandøy at Solslottet Studio in 2018.
Produced by Einar Selvik and Iver Sandøy.
Vocal, Kraviklyre, Taglharpa and Bukkehorn performed live in studio by Einar Selvik.
Backing vocals on Fehu by Iver Sandøy.
Cover design by Øivind Myksvoll.
Front cover illustration by Jakub Vaniš / The Raven from the North. Runic illustration by Ræveðis.
Photos by Tuukka Koski and Øivind Myksvoll.
AISA – NEWS BULLETIN SEPTEMBER 2018
AISAmusic launches U.K. Office in London!
As of today we are very happy to announce the opening of a new AISAmusic office in London, U.K.!
The AISAmusic U.K. office is directed by Merlin Sutter and Kate Piatkowska, whose solid experience in the Music Industry both as musicians and entrepreneurs has been recognized for years.
AISAmusic U.K. roster includes talented artists such Cellar Darling, Forest of Fog, Anna Murphy, Deus Ex Machina and Orphan Drug.
Feel free to contact Merlin and Kate for any enquiries regarding the U.K. market!
AISA U.K. Signs Cinematic Rock / Ambient Band blanket
Coming along the announcement of the AISA U.K. office opening, we are very glad to welcome blanket to the AISA Family for Management Services!
Blanket have been nominated at the Progressive Music Awards 2018 - in the Limelight Category alongside our clients Enslaved who are nominated in the International Band / Artist of the Year!
Simon Fülleman, AISA Co-Founder and CEO comments:
"There it is! I am super stoked to announce the AISA U.K. office launch today! Merlin and Kate are not only having wide experience but also bring in a fantastic roster, they are great people and understand what AISAmusic is about. With the signing of the amazing blanket, who are nominated for Prog Award this year, we are off to a fantastic start - and the future looks bright!"
Merlin Sutter, Head of AISA U.K. comments:
"We are incredibly excited to join the outstanding team at AISAmusic. We know this is the right step for us and for our roster of management clients, and we are looking forward to supporting the amazing talent already at home under the AISA umbrella.
At the same time, we are happy to announce the first signing for AISAmusic UK: the Blackpool-based cinematic rockers Blanket, which have recently signed to Music For Nations / Sony Music and United Talent Agency. A rare case of true innovation in rock music, their future looks bright and we are looking forward to playing our part in it."
AISA Joins Forces With GOLD For Management Services
We are very happy to welcome Dutch Melancholic Post-Metallers GOLD to our Management roster!
aisa artists new releases
Årabrot - “Who Do You Love”
Out now on Pelagic Records! You can purchase it here
Krakow - “minus”
Out now on Karisma Records! You can purchase it here
aisa artists on tour
U.K. Tour - November 2018
19/11/2018 - Edinburgh, the Queens Hall
21/11/2018 - Manchester - Albert Hall
22/11/2018 - London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
08/03/2019 – Theatre 11, Zurich (CH)
09/03/2019 – Theatre 11, Zurich (CH)
North American Tour - September 2018
14/09/2018 - Theatre at the Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA (USA)
15/09/2018 - The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (USA)
17/09/2018 - Neptune, Seattle, WA (USA)
18/09/2018 - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC (CAN)
19/09/2018 - Revolution Hall, Portland, OR (USA)
22/09/2018 - The Boulder Theatre, Boulder CO (USA)
23/09/2018 - The Boulder Theatre, Boulder CO (USA)
29/09/2018 - Château Des Ducs De Bretagne, Nantes (FR)
30/10/2018 - Crocus City Hall, Moscow (RU)
31/10/2018 - Ice Palace, St-Petersburg (RU)
Europe Fall 2018 w/ High on Fire
30/09/2018 - U Bazyla, Poznan (PL)
01/10/2018 - Proxima, Warsaw (PL)
02/10/2018 - UT Connewitz, Leipzig (DE)
03/10/2018 - Kulturfabrik, Esch (LU)
04/10/2018 - Mezz Jupiler Zaal, Breda (NL)
08/10/2018 - Academy 2, Manchester (UK)
09/10/2018 - Tivoli Dublin (IR)
10/10/2018 - Limelight 2, Belfast (UK)
12/10/2018 - The Mill, Birmingham (UK)
14/10/2018 - SWX, Bristol (UK)
15/10/2018 - The Dome, London (UK)
16/10/2018 - La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris (FR)
Army Of The North Star - Scandinavian Tour 2018
03/11/2018 - Parkteateret, Oslo (NO)
15/11/2018 - Gregers, Hamar (NO)
16/11/2018 - Musikens Hus, Göteborg (SWE)
17/11/2018 - Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm (SWE)
23/11/2018 - Kick, Kristiansand (NO)
24/11/2018 - Folken, Stavanger (NO)
30/11/2018 - USF Verftet, Bergen (NO)
01/12/2018 - Byscenen, Trondheim (NO)
EU Tour w/ Birds in row and Ken Mode
15/11/18 - Le Temps Machine, Joué-Les-Tours (FR)
16/11/18 - L'Astrolabe - Orléans, Orléans (FR)
17/11/18 - VOID // BDX, Bordeaux (FR)
18/11/18 - Le Rex de Toulouse, Toulouse (FR)
19/11/18 - Black Sheep, Montpellier (FR)
20/11/18 - Raymond Bar, Clermont-Ferrand (FR)
21/11/18 - Le Romandie, Lausanne (CH)
22/11/18 - L'antonnoir, Besançon (FR)
23/11/18 - Die Stadtmitte Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE)
24/11/18 - Gigors Electric Sound System, Gigors (FR)
25/11/18 - Circolo Magnolia, Milano (IT)
27/11/18 - Le Ferrailleur - Café Concert, Nantes (FR)
28/11/18 - Fort de Tourneville, Le Havre (FR)
29/11/18 - Petit Bain, Paris (FR)
01/12/18 - The Macbeth Of Hoxton, London (UK)
02/12/18 - Magasin 4, Bruxelles (BE)
Switzerland - Italy, November 2018
08/11/2018 - Point 11, Sion (CH)
09/11/2018 - Magazzino sul Po, Torino (IT)*
10/11/2018 - Scumm, Pescara (IT)*
11/11/2018 - WAVE, Misano Adriatico (IT)*
* w/ Last Minute To Jaffna
UK & Ireland 2019
21/03/2019 - Sheffield, Studio (UK)
22/03/2019 - North Wales, Hammerfest (UK)
23/03/2019 - Cardiff, The Globe Cardiff (UK)
24/03/2019 - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds (UK)
26/03/2019 - Norwich, The Waterfront (UK)
27/03/2019 - Hull, The Welly (UK)
28/03/2019 - Glasgow, Audio Glasgow (UK)
29/03/2019 - Dublin, On The Rox (Ireland)
30/03/2019 Manchester, Manchester Academy 3 (UK)
31/03/2019 - London, The Jazz Cafe (UK)
EU Tour w/ The Ocean and Rosetta
31/10/18 DE – Karlsruhe, Halloween Dudefest
01/11/18 FR – Paris, Backstage
02/11/18 UK – London, The Dome
03/11/18 UK – Leeds, Damnation Festival
04/11/18 NL – Eindhoven, The Progressive Alliance
05/11/18 DE – Münster, Sputnikhalle
06/11/18 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07/11/18 CH – Sion, Le Port France
08/11/18 IT – Milan, Santeria Social Club
09/11/18 DE – München, Strom
Enslaved will return to Europe with the legendary HIGH ON FIRE this fall!
Tickets will be on sale tomorrow Thursday June 21st at 9am local time.
Grutle Kjellson comments: “Salute dear friends and foes! We are happy to announce some more tour dates for you! We are going to share stage with the legends in High On Fire! I can guarantee you that this will be a tour for the books, so get ready for some excessive indulgence in heavy music madness! See you on the road folks!”
30/09 – U Bazyla, Poznan (PL)
01/10 – Proxima, Warsaw (PL)
02/10 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig (DE)
03/10 – Kulturfabrik, Esch (LU)
04/10 – Mezz Jupiler Zaal, Breda (NL)
08/10 – Academy 2, Manchester (UK)
09/10 – Tivoli Dublin (IR)
10/10 – Limelight 2, Belfast (UK)
12/10 – The Mill, Birmingham (UK)
14/10 – SWX, Bristol (UK)
15/10 – The Dome, London (UK)
16/10 – La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris (FR)
Stay tuned, more dates to be announced!
AISA Nordics signs KRAKOW!
Today, we proudly announce the signing of KRAKOW, the on-the-rise Norwegian Progressive Rock/Metal-band. The signing compliments the release of their video for “black wandering sun”, to be released as a single this coming Friday June 1st; which is a taste of their coming full length “minus” due to be out in August on KARISMA RECORDS. Watch the video here:
Kjartan, founding member and KRAKOW guitarist comments:
“We are happy to announce that we have landed on the management roster of AISA together with Enslaved, Wardruna, Årabrot and more. Working together with people who understand our art and can help us reach a broader audience, is definitely the right step ahead for us at this point. We are looking forward to releasing our new album and go on new adventures with these guys!
We are also proud to release our first video and single from our forthcoming album "minus". "black wandering sun" is an homage to our heroes who passed during the last couple of years, pulling inspiration from their universe, tipping the hat to their words and visiting them as the stars they are.An extra thanks to Phil Campbell of Motorhead fame for laying down an amazing solo on this track.”
While Ivar Bjørnson from AISA Nordics adds:
“KRAKOW is an example of what Norway will be doing as we run out of Black Metal oil: innovative, progressive and crossing over without fear to create something new. I have followed these guys since the start, and knew that they were capable of great things.. but what they are bringing to the table with “minus” is simply mind blowing. If we can do anything to promote this band so the world can hear them, nothing would make more sense.”
Pre-order minus here:
https://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/ (North America Webshop)
AISAmusic Has A New Face!
As of today we are excited to show our new face to the world! AISAmusic 2.0 has launched. The new logo was design by Helm Pfohl for hej.ch while justinrothdesign.com created the visuals as well as the brand new website aisamusic.com. With this launch, a series of AISA news will be made public over the next weeks. Stay tuned!
To celebrate this launch, we made made a very limited collection of Eco-friendly, premium quality merchandise, designed by Lara of Subterranean Prints! All proceed from the support we get will go towards Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, Childline/NSPCC And Teenage Cancer Trust, which has been dearly supported by CEO Simon Füllemann and the fellow Heavy Metal Truants for years.
Simon Fülleman, AISA Co-Founder and CEO comments:
"With this new logo and branding we take AISA to the next level. It's a kick off to a series of exciting news to come for the company. But not only that, it is also the start of a mission: to give back! Therefore, we launched an eco-friendly brand wear whose proceeds will support different causes in the future.
We will launch different designs with designers we totally love. The first design was developed in a genius way by Lara/Subterranean printing, representing constant change, the brand itself as well as us personally.
All proceeds of this first limited merch line will go to my fellow Heavy Metal Truants Teenage Cancer Trust fund raising. Its an honor to be part of this great movement and cause."
Please go to aisamerch.com to support our mission and cause!
ENSLAVED “HORDANES LAND” RE-ISSUE IS OUT TODAY ON CD AND DIGITAL
The By Norse Music (Enslaved Ivar Bjørnson's own label) re-issue of Enslaved historicalalbum "Hordanes Land" is released today on CD and digital!
This reedition features liner notes, quotes and interviews of major figures of the Black Metal scene such as Faust, Fenriz or Silenoz, gathered in a 20-pages booklet alongside unpublished pictures and exclusive content. It also contains the bonus track “Enslaved” on all formats as well as all the songs entirely re-mastered by Enslaved co-producer Iver Sandøy.
You can order the CD digipack as well as the limited green (only a few copies left in the Enslaved North American store) and white LPs (only a few copies left in the band’s Norwegian store), you can do so here:
The “Hordanes Land” LPs will be released on April 20th worldwide.
IVAR BJØRNSON & EINAR SELVIK ANNOUNCE NEW RELEASE “HUGSJÁ”!
After the success of their previous collaboration “Skuggsjá”; Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) are now following up with an imposing new piece entitled “Hugsjá”, to be released on April 20th on Norwegian label By Norse Music.
“Hugsjá” is set for release through By Norse Music on April 20th 2018 and will be available as:
Blue colored 2LP Gatefold – Limited to 250 copies, webstores exclusive
Silver colored 2LP Gatefold – Limited to 250 copies, webstores exclusive
White colored 2LP Gatefold – Limited to 500 copies worldwide
Black 2LP Gatefold
All formats and exclusive bundles can be pre-ordered now here:
The word ‘Hugsjá’ means to see with, or within, the mind – and it reflects the idea that one’s mind has the potential to see further than the eyes can reach. By weaving together indigenous and contemporary thoughts, sounds and instruments, they are inviting you on a vivid journey – exploring the distant history and traditions along coastal Norway.
Hugsjá was first commissioned by, and performed at, Bergen International Festival in 2017, as part a series of concerts named Nordvegen (“the northern road”); inspired by local history and traditions in each of the places visited. The Nordvegen concerts created an acoustic and intimate basis for the grandiose commissioned work, “Hugsjá”. The piece received its world premiere in Bergen’s premiere concert hall Grieghallen, and ultimately the material was recorded and became this full-length album.
Roadburn 2018 will be both the release party and international live debut of “Hugsjá”, the album.
Einar Selvik (Wardruna) comments:
Where our previous joint endeavor «Skuggsjá» had a very specific idea and format when it was commissioned, I feel we had much more room on «Hugsjá», to freely explore as well as to apply our experience into the creative process and planning. It has truly been an enriching process where we have been working alongside great musicians, language experts, archeologists and local experts; seeking to unfold and shed light on relevant, yet near forgotten deities and myths as well as local history and traditions.
Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) comments:
We started out by fusing our respective bands into a mammoth of a piece; and marching said mammoth on and off stage afterwards was not the easiest of tasks either. So when we started working on round two, we moved the focus from what we were doing in our “day-bands”, and what we could do together as musical and thinking “individuals”. In that process I feel we have invented a whole new genre and a whole new approach to historically anchored art. The recording process was a lot of fun also; these songs really works on all scales; acoustically outdoors by the sea, mic´d up and amplified in a giant concert hall – and last but not least; as an album…
3. Ni Døtre av Hav
4. Ni Mødre av Sol
7. Nytt Land
11. Um Heilage Fjell
Einar Selvik: Lead vocals, Kravik-lyre, Taglharpa, goat-horn, Bronze-lure, flute and percussion.
Ivar Bjørnson: Guitars and electronics.
Silje Solberg: Hardanger-fiddle and backing vocals.
Iver Sandøy: Drums, percussion and backing vocals.
Håkon Vinje: Backing vocals.
The songs ‘Ni Mødre av Sol’ and ‘Um Heilage Fjell’ feature a mixed choir under management of Stine Kobbeltvedt with the voices of Anna Lisa Lekven, Laila Moberg, Marianne Evensen Østrem, Lisa Nøttseter, Lise Renee Aase, Kristine Bjånesøy Tikkanen, Linda Nytræ, Leif Østrem, Brede Lærum, Jan Helge Kordts, Jan-Ove Hansen, Richard Myhre Gåssand and Stine Kobbeltvedt. * * * *
JUST ANNOUNCED: MYRKUR WILL GO ON TOUR IN GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND WITH AMENRA IN MAY!
Find all the details and tickets links below:
02/05/18 – DE Hamburg, Uebel & Gefahrlich – Tickets
03/05/18 – DE Frankfurt, Zoom – Tickets
04/05/18 – DE Cologne, Luxor – Tickets
05/05/18 – DE Saabrucken, Garage – Tickets
06/05/18 – DE Munich, Feierwerk – Tickets
07/05/18 – DE Bochum, Zeche – Tickets
08/05/18 – CH Aarau, Kiff – Tickets
09/05/18 – CH Lausanne, Les Docks – Tickets
ENSLAVED “HORDANES LAND” RE-ISSUE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Ivar Bjørnson's own label By Norse Music will re-issue Enslaved historical album "Hordanes Land" on March 2nd on CD and Digital - April 20th on LP
Enslaved have announced today the re-issue of their historical album “Hordanes Land”, to be released on March 2nd on CD Digipack and Digital, and April 20th on LP on By Norse Music!
First released in 1993 as a mini 12” LP, “Hordanes Land” was also released a few weeks later as a split CD album with Emperor and is considered a key release in the development of Viking metal.
The By Norse Music re-issue features exclusive liner notes and quotes by major figures of the Black metal scenesuch as Fenriz (Darkthrone), Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ), Lee Barret (Candlelight) and Hrymr (Helheim) among others, a reassembled layout respectfully done by Marcelo Vasco, the original songs entirely remastered by Iver Sandøy at Solslottet Studio (Bergen, Norway) and the bonus track “Enslaved”, from the Enslaved split with Satyricon “Yggdrasill”, released in 1992.
“Hordanes Land” will be available as:
Green LP with embossed logo and title on cover and a 3 fold-out inlay – Enslaved webstores exclusive, limited to 333 copies worldwide
White LP with embossed logo and title on cover and a 3 fold-out inlay – Limited to 666 copies worldwide
Black LP featuring a 3 fold-out inlay
CD Digipack featuring a 20-pages booklet
All formats include the bonus track “Enslaved”
You can pre-order “Hordanes Land” now here:
AISA NEWS BULLETIN – JANUARY 2018
AISA USA introduces AISA Consulting / AISA Launches New CORONER Official EU Store / EXHORDER World Tour 2018 / WARDRUNA North American Tour... And much more!
AISA USA INTRODUCES AISA CONSULTING
AISA is proud to announce that we are opening up a consulting office within the United States for labels, bands and events. Our services, available in deeper detail on our website, include band consulting, label services, A&R, event management and social media management. This is a unique opportunity to reach out and get guidance from the same people who work with acts like Wardruna, Enslaved or Exhorder besides labels like Blood Music, SVART Records and M-Theory.
Our first band clients to kick off will include War Curse and Runescarred among others. Both bands have exciting announcements coming for 2018, including new records and tours all across the globe. Meanwhile, Ripple Music is excited to be brought into the AISA fold under the label consulting branch.
This is a model that we believe can work with partners like you in order to take a career to the next level. It also allows to continue building our services to help people at all levels of the music industry and developing us as a one stop company with everything from distribution and merch to management and consulting, leaving us in a unique position to help you.
Simon Füllemann/CEO says: ‘After several successful years in Europe, I am proud to say we found the right moment in time, tools and manpower for the American continent to offer industry players an alternative to the usual way of doing things. It’s 2018 and we need to think ahead, be ahead and adapt to an always changing market. We can help you exactly doing that with our Consulting services.’
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AISA LAUNCHES NEW CORONER OFFICIAL EU STORE
Official North American store and brand new merch items coming soon, stay tuned!
We are very happy to announce the launch of Swiss legends Coroner new Official European store! Visit the store HERE
HAMFERD FIRST OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE STORES IN EUROPE AND NORTHAMERICA!
EXHORDER WORLD TOUR 2018
Exhorder will be busy touring the US and Europe in 2018! With, among others, exclusive showcases at Saint-Vitus (NY) and NOLA in February, and shows at the major European festivals this summer! Check out the tour dates below, more TBA!
9/02/2018 – Saint Vitus Bar, New York, NY (US)
10/02/2018 – Saint Vitus Bar, New York, NY (US)
12/02/2018 – Southport Music Hall, New Orleans, NOLA (US)
27/04/2018 – SWR Barroselas Metal Fest, Viana Do Castelo (PT)
28/04/2018 – Keep It True, Lauda-Konigshofen (DE)
16/06/2018 – Austin Terrorfest, Austin, TX (US)
22-24/06/2018 – Hellfest, Clisson (FR)
28-30/06/2018 – Download Madrid, Madrid (ES)
9/08/2018 – Brutal Assault, Josefov (CZ)
10-11/08/2018 – Party San Open Air, Schlotheim (DE)
11-12/08/2018 – Alcatraz Metal Fest, Kortrijt (BE)
15-18/08/2018 – Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbuhl (DE)
12-13/10/2018 – California Deathfest, Oakland, CA (US)
MYRKUR EMBARKS IN “FOLKESANGE” ACOUTSIC TOUR
Myrkur will perform traditional Nordic folk songs and acoustic versions of her own compositions, both from her debut and new record ‘Mareridt’. She will bring a small group of very talented folk musicians and girls’ choir singers to perform a handful of exclusive shows in unique and special venues around Europe. Dates and tickets:
19/01/18 – Eurosonic
20/01/18 – Utrecht
21/01/18 – Leeds
22/01/18 – London
10/02/18 – Helsinki
11/02/18 – Stockholm
FIRST WARDRUNA RAID ON VINLAND HEADING FOR A SOLD-OUT SUCCESS
Aisa Nordics North American territory-artist Wardruna is lacing up for their first North American tour; focusing on North East US/South East Canada. The shows between February 1st and 8th are soon sold out; some tickets are left for New York (very few) and Toronto shows, so make a run for it if you want to attend this historical show.
The man himself interjects: “We are very excited to realize our first ever American tour, and are simply overwhelmed by the massive response since announcing the shows. Being well aware of the great following in North America; it feels fantastic to finally be able to perform our songs live there – hopefully this is just the first of many tours «across the pond»”.
On February 2nd, Einar Selvik has made time for a live solo performance and signing session at Rough Trade NYC – then on February 4th, he will make a solo appearance at the Concordia University (a Grimposium event) in Montreal in the afternoon before the nights performance.
Feb 1st, Silver Spring – SOLD OUT
Feb 2nd, NYC – Einar Selvik Solo &
signing @ Rough Trade – more info
Feb 3rd, NYC – Tickets
Feb 4th, Montreal – Einar Selvik Solo
@ Concordia University – Free
Feb 4th, Montreal – SOLD OUT
Feb 6th, Boston – SOLD OUT
Feb 7th, Montreal – SOLD OUT
Feb 8th, Toronto – Tickets
WARDRUNA JANUARY EUROPEAN SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT
The upcoming Wardruna shows in Prague and Zurich are now completely sold out! The band will play several European
shows this spring and summer, you can check all their tour dates HERE
17/01/2018 – Prague – Divadlo Hybernia (CZ) – SOLD OUT
18/01/2018 – Prague – Divadlo Hybernia (CZ) – SOLD OUT
20/01/2017 – Komplex 457, Zürich, (CH) – SOLD OUT
15/02/2018 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
16/02/2018 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
17/02/2018 – Boston, MA – Royale
18/02/2018 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
20/02/2018 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
21/02/2018 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
23/02/2018 – Chicago, IL – Metro
24/02/2018 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
25/02/2018 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
26/02/2018 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
28/02/2018 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
02/03/2018 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
03/03/2018 – Edmonton, BC – The Starlite Ballroom
05/03/2018 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
06/03/2018 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07/03/2018 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/03/2018 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
10/03/2018 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
ÅRABROT SIGNS WITH PELAGIC RECORDS
AISA Nordics artist Årabrot, Norwegian Art Rock par excellence, has signed a record deal with German connoisseur label Pelagic Records. The collaboration will kick off with a special 12” single for Record Store Day 2018 and their appearance at Roadburn Festival April 19th . The single contains a taster for the coming full length; “Sinnerman” – a punishing and relentless take on the traditional song that grabs the listener by the neck and does not let go. Side B contains “Nihil Stampede” which is only to be found on this release. In addition to this maximalist vinyl single, the release will also be available digitally (no CD version).
Årabrot mastermind Kjetil Nernes has the following to say about the inking of the deal: «Thank you Pelagic for having us on board. 2018 will be an interesting year. Årabrot will return bigger and better than ever. Expect the unexpected!»
Pelagic founder and CEO Robin Staps comments: “Årabrot are a band with character. They don’t really fit in anywhere, because they have created a niche of their own. We have had an eye on them since “The Gospel”, and we’re excited to finally have them on board!”
ÅRABROT Live Dates:
02/02/2018 – Trondheim Calling, Trondheim (NO)
19/04/2018 – Roadburn Festival, Tilburg (NL)
19-21/07/2018 – Bukta Festival, Tromsø (NO)
16-18/08/2018 – Midgardsblot (NO)
24/08/2018 – Den Festivalen, Haugesund (NO)