Iskald


Iskald
Espen Solstad (Guitar live member), René Zonneveld (aka Adriaan) (Bass live member), Simon Larsen (Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard), Aage Krekling (Vocals, Drums), Anders Lambersøy (Vocals, Bass Necrolatry (NOR)), Lars Johannessen (aka Amystis) (Guitar [2007]), Anders Lambersøy (Vocals, Bass [2005-2006]), Arne Aalstad (Bass [2005])

Nedom og Nord: Two winters has passed since the release of “The Sun I Carried Alone”, Iskald` s previous record that saw the light of day in February 2011.

As all their releases, this as well received critical acclaim and great feedback from fans all over the world. For two years, they have been writing their latest epos.

Finally, on the third winter, they return with their fourth full-length effort “Nedom og Nord”. Iskald still sounds as fierce, cold and intense as before, but with even more massive guitars, aggressive bass-lines, complex drumming and harsh vocals. “Nedom og Nord” is by far their most epic album to date, containing six long masterpieces, each with different lyrical themes. This is their first Norwegian entitled album, in which half of the lyrics are based on their mother-tongue.

And finally, their self-titled song “Iskald” was finished and put on the new record. It's a monumental hymn dedicated to the surroundings and people of their home; Nordland. “Nedom og Nord” is their tribute to the northern parts of Norway, with the arctic surroundings that has always a part of their lives.

For better, in both a good and bad way. Drummer Aage Krekling comments: It's has been a long and hard working process to get this record realized, but in the end it turned out as we hoped for. We are extremely satisfied with “Nedom og Nord” and believe it is our best album to date. After the last album we talked about trying something new, both music and production wise.

We wanted to focus more on the feeling and mood in our songs, without losing our defined expression. We didn't focus to much on the technical elements and wrote longer and more atmospheric songs. In order to find the perfect sound they decided to look away from previous works and build up the sound from scratch.

They used their new material as a reference in order to get the best out of the songs and to bring forth all new elements and details that these songs provides. Drummer Aage Krekling comments: I believe these 6 tracks contains more soul and character that before. At the same time the songs can be described as more complex and studied.

The recordings where done all by ourselves in our own studio in Bodø. This worked out better than expected and the tracking was the easiest ever done.

We managed to define our “new” sound early on, and with the help of Studio 210 once again I believe we have crafted out some really fresh and awesome sounding black metal that should appeal to every fan of the genre. Iskald is aiming for the top with the release of their new masterpiece. They have no doubt grown a lot throughout their carreer and have finally managed to develop their sound into perfection. We welcome you all “Nedom og Nord”. Short biography: 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... Lineup: Simon Larsen - Guitars/bass/vocals Aage Krekling - Drums Ben Hansen - Live guitarist Kenneth Henriksen - Live bassist Discography: 2005 Demo - not official released 2006 Northern Twilight - Self-financed EP 2007 Shades of Misery - Indie Recordings 2008 Revelations of Reckoning Day - Indie Recordings 2011 The Sun I Carried Alone - Indie Recordings 2014 Nedom og Nord – Indie Recordings Tracklist: 1.

A Fading Horizon 2. Underworldly 3.

Iskald 4. The Silence 5.

Nidingsdåd 6. Nedom og Nord www.facebook.com/iskaldofficial www.twitter.com/iskaldband www.iskald.com.

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