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of major figures of the Black Metal scene such as Faust, Fenriz or Silenoz, gathered in a 20-pages booklet alongside unpublished pictures and exclusive content.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
- CD Digipack
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.’
For further information, please contact email@example.com
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)