Hailing from the cold North, Extreme Norwegian Metal Vikings :BOLVERK: will release their debut album “Uaar” on May the 27th , 2022 via Wormholedeath worldwide. :BOLVERK: is the latest musical adventure from brothers in arms: Christopher “Rammr” Rakkestad (Elvarhøi, Jordskip, ex. Ragnarok)
Lucass Edquist (Gnida, ex. Mork) Bjørn “Narrenschiff” Holter (Images at Twilight, ex. Illnath, ex. Aasmegin) Thomas Bolverk (Under the Oak, Welcome to Hell, ex. Ragnarok, ex. Images at Twilight, ex. Darkness, ex. Black Currant etc…) Carlo from Wormholedeath stated: Bolverk: is the project from my brother Thomas Hansen and it’s not just a release or an album for me, it’s like a piece of my heart. When Thomas asked me if I wanted to release this project I was absolutely and totally honored but when I listened to the album the feelings changed into something even stronger…I am so proud to be part of this project cause this record is simply amazing. Modern and Old School at the same time, Emotional and Mercyless, Groovy and fast, Melodic and Brutal at the same time…It has all the possible elements that a metal fan would like to find in an album in 2022. Produced by the mighty Devo from Marduk, this band is the proof that you don’t need the big budgets to conquer the world with music, cause this is exactly what they are going to do. :BOLVERK: is EXTREME NORWEGIAN METAL aiming to be as sad and melodic as Solstafir in one end and as brutal as Marduk in the other. We are exploring the borders of the Extreme Metal genre and are actively working with the contrasts that all our inspirations have embedded in us. Our music is about melody as well as brutality. We want you to sing along as well as wanting to furiously bang your head. Good music makes you want to move, and that is one of the goals we aim to achieve with :BOLVERK: The name “Bolverk” is originally one of Odin’s personas. He used the name Bolverk when he went out to steal the mead of poetry, and there was a lot of blood-splatter and killing in the process. Later adaptations see the word used as a description for something solid and impenetrable. We even have it in our local dialect as “bælværk” where it means something like a big, sturdy unformly mass. Anyway, all this, maybe apart from the unformly mass, are things that comply with our music. Melody, poetry, brutality, tightness and a sturdy and down-to-earth attitude.
The title of the album, “Uaar”, means a bad year in older Norwegian language. This was usually used when the crops failed and people starved. It fits well with the state of the world for the last two years, we think. Release date for the album is the 27th of May 2022. A lot of material is already written for its successor which will be unleashed as early as late spring 2023. The release of “Uaar” will be accompanied by a release-party the 11th of June, where we will treat you to free music that will challenge your listening skills and everything will be filmed and recorded for a live video. READ MORE