With the legends Sarke and Nocturno Culto in the line-up, a discography of worldwide praised albums and an ever growing and evolving grim, dark and soothing sound, the new SARKE album “Gastwerso” is yet another great piece of icy and haunting black metal and it's OUT NOW!


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Listen to "Gastwerso"!


Sarke formed in 2008 when Thomas "Sarke" Bergli (Khold, Tulus) decided to make a solo album, one year later the debut album was released via Indie Recordings, and Sarke had teamed up with keyboardist Anders Hunstad and Ted "Nocturno Culto" Skjellum (Darkthrone, ex-Satyricon) on vocals. The debut album Vorunah resulted in several festival appearances such as Wacken Open Air (with the guest appearance of Thomas Gabriel Fischer), Inferno Festival, Hole in the Sky, Party.San Open Air, Brutal Assault and Ragnarök Festival.


After the flying start, Sarke continued to take the listener on a journey through dark and soothing soundscapes inspired by legends like Mayhem, Slayer, Darkthrone, Celtic Frost, Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Death, Motorhead and Kreator. With their 5 full lengths in the discography, Sarke has been praised repeatedly in press and by fans worldwide.

On the new album “Gastwerso” you can still hear the musical tree of SARKE continuing to grow with new branches. New challenging riffs, melodic side roads, beautiful, dark, raw and groovy. Like on all albums before, 70’s rockhead Lars Erik Westby has been in charge of the production. Gastwerso was recorded and mixed at H-10 Production in Oslo, Norway.


Track list:

01 Ghost War
02 Echoes From The Ancient Crucifix
03 Mausoleum
04 The Endless Wait
05 Ties of Blood
06 In the Flames
07 Rebellious Bastard
08 Cribs Hand


Band Members:

Nocturno Culto: Vocals
Steinar Gundersen: Guitar/bass
Anders Hunstad: Keyboards
Sarke: Drums 
Guest on "Gastwerso": Female vocals by Lena Fløitmoen


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