Four months has gone by this year, so I thought I’d do a quick summary of what has been released so far from Norwegian bands and artists. In this first part I’ll be concetrating on metal, hard rock, and hardcore.
Iranian/Norwegian black metal band From the Vastland recently dropped their new album The Haft Khan.
Alternative metalcore band Lyka from Skien released the EP MK I.
Alternative prog rock/metal band Mantric featuring ex-Extol members published their new album False Negative in the end of April.
The speedy black metal band with the ridiculous name Spy i Satans Dass (Puke in Satan’s toilet) dropped Fittå Te Jesus (Jesus’ Pussy)
Death metal band Cadaver put out their EP D.G.A.F. via Nuclear Blast.
The stoner/doom/psych/sludge metal band Bismarck from Bergen released Oneiromancer.
The one-man black metal band Skrymir from Hønefoss dropped Predominate.
The deathly thrash metal band Blastered from Oslo and Kongsberg released Aporia.
The symphonic two-man metal project Astra published Oathkeeper – Part 1.
Symphonic prog metal band Conception with Roy Khan (ex-Kamelot) released their first LP in 23 years called State of Deception.
Progressive black metal band Psalmtanic from Bergen dropped Psalmtanic Verses.
The sludgy/post doom metal band Dwaal from Oslo published Gospel of the Vile.
The hard rock/glam metal band Notörious from Bergen released Glamorized.
Melodic death/thrash/black metal band Coldflesh from Oslo dropped the EP Phantasmagoric Realms.
The black metal band Psykdom published the self-titled EP Psykdom.
Prog metal band Stonetoss from Trondheim released End Point.
The blackened death metal band Vredehammer from Mo i Rana put out Viperous.
The heavy metal band Truckerfucker released Doedens Daf.
Darkwave/dungeon synth one-man band Burzum published Thuleân Mysteries.
Prog metal band Mindtech from Oslo released Omnipresence.
The progressive power metal band Imperial Child dropped Compass of Evil.
The blackened death metal band Nexorum from Trondheim released Death Unchained.
The black metal band Tulus, originally formed in Nittedal outside Oslo in the early 90s, published Old Old Death.
Hard rock band Audrey Horne from Bergen put out Waiting for the Night.
Hard rock band Brief Codex released All is Well.
Depressive black metal act Sunshine Ink put out Faen Eg E Lei Meg (damn, I’m sad).
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Progressive doomish/thrashy/heavy rock/metal band Connect the Circle from Drammen published This is Madness.
Thrashy/black/doom/heavy horror metal band The Devil’s Reject put out Blood Feast.
Stoner metal band Håndgemeng (means fist fighting) from Drøbak released the EP Grim Riffer.
Hard rock band Pain City dropped Rock and Roll Hearts.
Groovy melodic death metal band Mecalimb from Fredrikstad released the EP Collector of Souls.
Progressive black metaller Ihsahn from Notodden published the EP Telemark.
“Swedish” deathly groove metal band Shredding Skin put out the EP Influential Primitive.
Hardcore punk/black n roll band Kvelertak from Stavanger and Oslo released Splid.
Heavy metal vocalist Jorn put out Heavy Rock Radio II – Executing the Classics.
Post hardcore band Oberst from Oslo published Paradise.
Darkwave band Mortiis from Notodden released Spirit of Rebellion.
One-man Black metal band (ex-Harm) Detrimentum put out Aapenbaringen (the relevation).
Black metal band Gorr from Møre og Romsdal dropped the EP Svart (black).
Progressive death/black metal band Hollow Seasons from Tromsø published the EP As Misery Fades.
Black metal band Furan from Haugesund dropped the EP Livets Endestasjon (life’s end station).
Black metal band Urkraft from Oslo released the self-titled Urkraft.
Progressive death metal/deathcore band Kulde from Trondheim published Planet:Lost.
American/Norwegian/Greek progressive metal/post-hardcore band Azusa (ex-Extol/The Dillinger Escape Plan/Sea & Air) dropped Loop of Yesterday.
Progressive doom/stoner rock/metal band Hex A.D. from Larvik released Astro Tounge in the Electric Garden.
Prog metal band Obzene from Trondheim published the EP The Human Condition.
The two-man black metal band Nattverd put out Styggdom.
The death/black metal band Enepsigos released Wrath of Wraths.
The thrashy black metal band Svarttjern published Shame is Just a Word.
The post-hardcore/metalcore band Atena from Oslo dropped Drowning Regrets & Lungs Filled with Water.
The death/black war metal band Goatkraft released a split with Canadian Goathammer called Cemetery Violence.
The atmospheric black metal band Vintlechkeit put out two demos, Hymnen Var… (the hymn was) and Ødeleggelse og Skygger… (destruction and shadows).
The symphonic death/folk metal band Sometimes We Make Music from Stavanger published Trail of the Fallen.
The one-man black metal band Fjøsnisse from Malm released Trolltind.
The Polish/Norwegian blackened prog rock/metal band Narrenwind put out I, Shaman.
The German/Norwegian/Swiss black metal band Sinistral King dropped Serpent Uncoiling.
The death metal band Hellwarson from Hønefoss published Dragonscales.
The hardcore band The Good The Bad and The Zugly from Hadeland released Algorithm & Blues.
The powerviolence band Kobol from Tromsø put out Void.
The alternative prog metal one-man band Dispora dropped Sorgmorgen.
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