Djerv returned to the stage again in 2019, after a 6 year hiatus. It was a fantastic come back with great shows on amongst other Tons Of Rock Festival, Norway Rock Festival and Malakoff Rock Festival. Obviously, 2020 festivals and club-shows were postponed. Finally, some dates are back on, as Djerv announce six shows in Norway this April and May!
"We are finally playing live again! Fingers crossed we´ll see you soon!" - Djerv
Judging by Metalhammer UK`s experience of Djerv`s last London show something good is in store. “… when a band can unleash the kind of turbo-charged thrust that would peel a layer off Kvelertak fans, and when it`s embodied by both a voice and physical presence as unique and fearless as Agnete`s, you`re blasted into the realms of revelation from the off.” Jonathan Selzer, Metalhammer UK
Djerv entered the international rock and metal-scene in 2011 with a debut record that still impress in 2020. Engineered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames) and mixed by Matt Hyde (Deftones, No Doubt), the album received critical acclaim with high scores in several metal and rock magazines. The metal bible Metal Hammer UK gave it a solid 8/10 and said: “Agnete Kjølsrud’s the star of the show, her vocals could take paint off your dad’s car!”
Terrorizer Magazine followed suit and said: “Djerv are onto something big with their clever combination of hard rock and black metal… A talented band that are only just getting started”
And they were right. After only two days in sale the debut album crashed into the official Norwegian sales charts at an impressive #8. They were also the highest newcomer and #3 on Norwegian Artist Charts. Spearheaded by their singles “Headstone” and “Madman” their success was immediate. During the next years the band toured heavily, amongst others with Ministry, and established themselves in the European rock and metal scene. Djerv also performed at festivals like Hellfest, Wacken, Eurosonic, Rock Hartz and Inferno to name a few. Agnete also found time to contribute with clean-vocals on Dimmu Borgir`s most-streamed song on Spotify, «Gateways», and she did the track «Get Jinxed» for «League Of Legends», one of the biggest online games in the world. This track went on to be a viral hit currently having reached almost 100M plays on YouTube.