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Norwegian music so far in 2020 – Part 1. Metal, hard rock, and hardcore.

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.

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Alternative metalcore band Lyka from Skien released the EP MK I.

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Alternative prog rock/metal band Mantric featuring ex-Extol members published their new album False Negative in the end of April.

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The speedy black metal band with the ridiculous name Spy i Satans Dass (Puke in Satan’s toilet) dropped Fittå Te Jesus (Jesus’ Pussy)

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Death metal band Cadaver put out their EP D.G.A.F. via Nuclear Blast.

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The stoner/doom/psych/sludge metal band Bismarck from Bergen released Oneiromancer.

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The one-man black metal band Skrymir from Hønefoss dropped Predominate.

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The deathly thrash metal band Blastered from Oslo and Kongsberg released Aporia.

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The symphonic two-man metal project Astra published Oathkeeper – Part 1.

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Symphonic prog metal band Conception with Roy Khan (ex-Kamelot) released their first LP in 23 years called State of Deception.

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Progressive black metal band Psalmtanic from Bergen dropped Psalmtanic Verses.

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The sludgy/post doom metal band Dwaal from Oslo published Gospel of the Vile.

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The hard rock/glam metal band Notörious from Bergen released Glamorized.

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Melodic death/thrash/black metal band Coldflesh from Oslo dropped the EP Phantasmagoric Realms.

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The black metal band Psykdom published the self-titled EP Psykdom.

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Prog metal band Stonetoss from Trondheim released End Point.

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The blackened death metal band Vredehammer from Mo i Rana put out Viperous.

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The heavy metal band Truckerfucker released Doedens Daf.

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Darkwave/dungeon synth one-man band Burzum published Thuleân Mysteries.

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Prog metal band Mindtech from Oslo released Omnipresence.

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The progressive power metal band Imperial Child dropped Compass of Evil.

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The blackened death metal band Nexorum from Trondheim released Death Unchained.

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The black metal band Tulus, originally formed in Nittedal outside Oslo in the early 90s, published Old Old Death.

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Hard rock band Audrey Horne from Bergen put out Waiting for the Night.

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Hard rock band Brief Codex released All is Well.

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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.

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Thrashy/black/doom/heavy horror metal band The Devil’s Reject put out Blood Feast.

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Stoner metal band Håndgemeng (means fist fighting) from Drøbak released the EP Grim Riffer.

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Hard rock band Pain City dropped Rock and Roll Hearts.

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Groovy melodic death metal band Mecalimb from Fredrikstad released the EP Collector of Souls.

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Progressive black metaller Ihsahn from Notodden published the EP Telemark.

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“Swedish” deathly groove metal band Shredding Skin put out the EP Influential Primitive.

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Hardcore punk/black n roll band Kvelertak from Stavanger and Oslo released Splid.

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Heavy metal vocalist Jorn put out Heavy Rock Radio II – Executing the Classics.

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Post hardcore band Oberst from Oslo published Paradise.

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Darkwave band Mortiis from Notodden released Spirit of Rebellion.

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One-man Black metal band (ex-Harm) Detrimentum put out Aapenbaringen (the relevation).

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Black metal band Gorr from Møre og Romsdal dropped the EP Svart (black).

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Progressive death/black metal band Hollow Seasons from Tromsø published the EP As Misery Fades.

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Black metal band Furan from Haugesund dropped the EP Livets Endestasjon (life’s end station).

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Black metal band Urkraft from Oslo released the self-titled Urkraft.

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Progressive death metal/deathcore band Kulde from Trondheim published Planet:Lost.

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American/Norwegian/Greek progressive metal/post-hardcore band Azusa (ex-Extol/The Dillinger Escape Plan/Sea & Air) dropped Loop of Yesterday.

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Progressive doom/stoner rock/metal band Hex A.D. from Larvik released Astro Tounge in the Electric Garden.

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Prog metal band Obzene from Trondheim published the EP The Human Condition.

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The two-man black metal band Nattverd put out Styggdom.

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The death/black metal band Enepsigos released Wrath of Wraths.

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The thrashy black metal band Svarttjern published Shame is Just a Word.

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The post-hardcore/metalcore band Atena from Oslo dropped Drowning Regrets & Lungs Filled with Water.

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The death/black war metal band Goatkraft released a split with Canadian Goathammer called Cemetery Violence.

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The atmospheric black metal band Vintlechkeit put out two demos, Hymnen Var… (the hymn was) and Ødeleggelse og Skygger… (destruction and shadows).

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The symphonic death/folk metal band Sometimes We Make Music from Stavanger published Trail of the Fallen.

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The one-man black metal band Fjøsnisse from Malm released Trolltind.

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The Polish/Norwegian blackened prog rock/metal band Narrenwind put out I, Shaman.

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The German/Norwegian/Swiss black metal band Sinistral King dropped Serpent Uncoiling.

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The death metal band Hellwarson from Hønefoss published Dragonscales.

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The hardcore band The Good The Bad and The Zugly from Hadeland released Algorithm & Blues.

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The powerviolence band Kobol from Tromsø put out Void.

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The alternative prog metal one-man band Dispora dropped Sorgmorgen.

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If you know of anyone I’ve missed, don’t hesitate to send me a mail at jonskjeseth@permafrost.today or msg me on Facebook.

Om Jon Skjeseth (515 Artikler)
Proghead from Oslo, who writes mostly about progressive rock/metal, though may write about other rock and metal sub-genres, as well as electronic music, underground hip hop/rap, contemporary music, different kinds of jazz, folk, or anything I find interesting.

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