ISKALD - 'INNHØSTINGA' COMING AUGUST 31
There have been some rumors about something new and wicked brewing along the shores of the north. And right as winter struck in late 2017, Iskald concluded their long-awaited sequel to their 2014 release ‘Nedom Og Nord’. It’s been almost four years since they drew you into a realm of cold, atmospheric and highly acclaimed black metal with their fourth release on Indie Recordings.
Now they finally return to the battlefield with more fierce and power than ever before. It’s time to harvest all your crops and embark towards the oncoming storm which unfolds with ‘Innhøstinga’. Iskald continues their art of cold, intense, yet melodic black metal. At the same time, their complexity and genius in the songwriting shine on even more that before.
A new producer was brought along to make the album sound the way they intended. ‘Innhøstinga’ (Norwegian: ‘the Harvest’) might be their most complex album to date, containing nine songs divided into 50 minutes of playtime. The songs are diverse and different in their own way, while the lyrics bind them together as a whole.
This is their second album with a Norwegian title, in which half of the lyrics are sung on their mother-tongue. ‘Lysene som Forsvant’ might just be their most melancholy epos to date, telling the story about those they have lost on their way.
1. The Atrocious Horror
2. No Amen
3. Offer av Livet
4. Even Dawn drew Twilight
5. Resting...Not in Peace
6. De Siste Vintre
7. From Traitor to Beast
8. Lysene som Forsvant
Simon Larsen - Guitars/Bass/Vocals
Aage Krekling - Drums
Ben Hansen - (Live) Guitars
Isak Larsen - (Live) Bass
“NEDOM OG NORD” IS ISKALD'S TRIBUTE TO THE NORTHERN PARTS OF NORWAY, WITH THE ARCTIC SURROUNDINGS THAT HAS ALWAYS A PART OF THEIR LIVES. IN BOTH A GOOD AND BAD WAY.
Nedenom og Nord reviews:
6/6 - Scream Magazine
10/10 - Metal temple
14/15 - Legacy Magazine
4/5 - Stormbringer
5/6 - Nordlys
Founding members Simon Larsen and Aage Krekling started up Iskald in early 2005 in Sortland. After their first demo, the ”Northern Twilight” EP was released some months later. It was limited to 400 ex and is now completely sold out. In late 2006 both Simon and Aage moved to Bodø and continued the band activities from there. A temporarily new live line-up was requited and material for their upcoming debut was written.
In march 2007 their debut ”Shades of Misery” was the first album to be released on Indie Recordings ever, resulting in a huge feedback and interest from all over the world. This lead to several live-shows the next months, in which reached its peak with the Inferno Festival 2008.
A couple of months later they traveled to Berlin to record their second full-length album "Revelations of Reckoning Day". This marked a start of a new era in many ways. The album became a success and lead to the first European tour and the legendary show at Hovefestivalen. From that day Ben Hansen – Guitars and Kenneth Henriksen – Bass joined in to complete the live line-up, and they have been playing for Iskald ever since.
In between tours and live shows they composed the next album, “The Sun I Carried Alone”. It was recorded in the autumn of 2010 in Oslo and Bodø, and was later released in February 2011. This was their third release with Indie Recordings and it led to signing a new contract with them. The album turned out as another milestone and highlights included a Norwegian tour, a 22 days European tour and playing the main stage at Inferno Festival, early 2013.
During all this time new material was on the rise, and after weeks and months with intense work they entered their own studio in Bodø September 2013, to record “Nedom og Nord”. And this is what followed...