Norwegian fivepiece SVARTTJERN already determined with its band name which way the wind blows: the “black tarn” refers to a painting by August Cappelen that perfectly reflects the dark core of the band. Founded in 2003, the Norwegians quickly gained underground fame with their first three demos between 2005 and 2008. Their debut “Misanthropic path of madness” was released in 2009 and shined with hateful, satanic lyrics in combination with the unique 90s style of Norwegian black metal. These sons of Oslo rightfully name their style “True Norwegian black metal”!
Three years after the release of second album “Towards the ultimate”, brother HansFyrste (vocals) and HaaN (guitars) plus the rest of the band are now ready to unleash a sinister storm in shape of “Ultimatum necrophilia”! Just like its predecessors, the album was recorded at Marius Strand`s studios – except for the guitars which were recorded at Sæther studios. The grim cover artwork has been conjured up by Linda K Røed who has previously worked for DARKTHRONE and GLITTERTIND.
SVARTTJERN themselves describe the sound of “Ultimatum necrophilia” as follows: “”Ultimatum necrophilia” consists of 11 pure black metal tracks. Textual, ”Ultimatum necrophilia” is a continuation of the previous albums ”Misanthropic Path of Madness” and ”Towards The Ultimatum”. We have always seen SVARTTJERN´s music best fitting with a modern, yet brutal and harsh sound which is represented by "Ultimatum necrophilia". We've taken a darker and more psychedelic turn for the creation of “Ultimatum necrophilia”, adding more disturbing riffs, combined with great ground-shattering growls from HansFyrste.”
Which is why „Ultimatum necrophilia“ shows the listener its most blasphemous and varied face: frostbitten, classic black metal meets modern arrangements under the sign of the black mark! If you`re fed up with post black metal, shoegaze BM and other watered-down versions of a once unique and monumental sound, SVARTTJERN are here for you – because on “Ultimatum necrophilia” black metal sounds like it should sound like: unholy, dangerous and excitingly pitch black! The album will be out 7 February 2014 via NoiseArt Records. The same day SVARTTJERN will embark on a European tour with Behemoth and Cradle Of Filth.
HansFyrste – Vocals
HaaN – Guitar
Fjellnord – Guitar
Grimdun – Drums
Stg. V – Bass
Misanthropic Path Of Madness (2009)
Towards The Ultimate (2011)
Ultimatum Necrophilia (2014)