Norwegian extreme metal formation GAAHLS WYRD, fronted by renowned vocalist Gaahl, are premiering a stunning video for the song “Carving the Voices” via Metal Hammer (UK).The track is taken from the new record, ‘GastiR – Ghosts Invited’ which is set for worldwide release on May 31st.
GAAHLS WYRD live
20 Apr 19 Oslo (NO) Inferno Festival
17 May 19 Hyvinkaa (FI) Steelfest
23 Jun 19 Varnai (LT) Kilkim Zaibu Festival (Exact date TBA)
19 Jul 19 Bertingen (DE) Rock Unter Der Eichen (Exact date TBA)
25 Jul 19 Tolmin (SL) Metaldays Tolmin
15 Aug 19 St Nolff (FR) Motocultor Festival (Exact date tba)
16 Aug 19 Dinkelsbuhl (DE) Summer Breeze Open Air (Exact date tba)
The cover artwork for the single can be found below. Please note that the artwork for the full album can be found HERE. The tracklist of the record, ‘GastiR – Ghosts Invited’ is also listed below.
1. Ek Erilar (05:34)
2. From The Spear (04:37)
3. Ghosts Invited (04:23)
4. Carving The Voices (07:26)
5. Veiztu Hve (06:41)
6. The Speech And The Self (05:02)
7. Through And Past And Past (02:59)
8. Within The Voice Of Existence (05:25)
Since rising to prominence with his first band Trelldom, legendary singer, front man, artist and composer, Gaahl, has been one of Norway’s most talked about and respected extreme metal musicians. His work with Trelldom, Gorgoroth and God Seed has been widely regarded as some of the best the black metal scene has had to offer.
Gaahls passion and dedication to his art has earned him followers far and beyond the realms of the metal community, becoming a household name in the art scene and a he has become a well-respected alternative thinker.
In 2015 the charismatic singer assembled some of Norway’s finest metal musicians under the new moniker Gaahls WYRD. The band consisted of Ole Walaunet (The Batallion, God Seed, Grimfist), Frode Kilvik (Krakow, Aeternus), Sir (Trelldom, Djerv, God Seed) and Bård Kolstad (Leprous, Borknagar).
The band’s first show was an appearance at the one-off festival BlekkMetal, held in Bergen, Norway the same year. The show was recorded for the live EP “Nov. 15”, released by the band in 2017. The EP was celebrated during the bands two European runs “Vardøger 2017” and “Vardøger” 2018. Bård Kolstad was replaced by Kevin Kvåle (Horizon Ablaze) in the 2ndhalf of 2017 and Kårstad stepped out of the band after the first leg of the “Vardøger” tour.
In mid 2018 the band teamed up with producer Iver Sandøy (Enslaved, Emmerhoff & the Melancholy Babies) to record their first full-length album “GastiR – Ghosts Invited”, set to be released by Season of Mist (World) and Indie Recordings (Norway) on May 31st.
The highly anticipated debut album from Gaahls WYRD will see the band chart territories within the extreme metal genre no one has ever walked before.