DOLD VORDE ENS NAVN ink deal with Lupus Lounge

DOLD VORDE ENS NAVN (“Hidden Be One’s Name”) have signed a multi-album deal with Lupus Lounge. The Norwegianblack metal veterans’ forthcoming debut full-length will be released in autumn this year via the label.

DOLD VORDE ENS NAVN comment: “We are pleased and proud to join Lupus Lounge”, declare the Norwegians collectively. “We are confident that the vision of our music and art will be nurtured and cared for in the best possible way, and are very much looking forward to a great collaboration ahead.”

Martin Koller adds: “The 25th anniversary of Prophecy Productions is well underway, but far from over with Prophecy Fest ahead and now Lupus Lounge following in the footsteps of its sister label Auerbach Tonträger of being relaunched”, states the label’s founder. “Originally dedicated to black metal, the range of Lupus Lounge has evolved to generally encompass harsher, wolfish styles of metal. Dold Vorde Ens Navn are the perfect band to manifest this vision. Solidly rooted in Norwegian black metal with veteran protagonists of this scene involved, Dold Ende Vorde Ens Navn have nonetheless created a sound that is unique and very much their own. I am stoked to welcome Dold Vorde Ens Navn to our label family.”

Lupus Lounge will soon announce more news items. Part of the strengthening of the label’s identity is the creation of Lupus Lounge’s own social media presence:

DOLD VORDE ENS NAVN have been born out of friendship. Although the band consists of veterans of Norway’s black metal scene that have been or are still members of such important names as DØDHEIMSGARD, ULVER, SATYRICON, VED BUENS ENDE, and STRID, that has never been their point or an end in itself. Instead, their focus lies entirely on creating the music that they love and want to play.

DOLD VORDE ENS NAVN started from the simplest of propositions: two old friends, Haavard Jørgensen and Kai S. ‘Cerberus’ Halvorsen, getting together over drinks and deciding to record a track together for fun. Both had deep histories in Norway’s second wave of black metal that came to infamous fruition in the early 90s. Haavard had played in the death metal band, ECZEMA, that went on to become SATYRICON, before joining a then-nascent ULVER in 1993. Kai had been a sound engineer at the S.R.F. Studio in Oslo that hosted bands such as DIMMU BORGIR, AURA NOIR, VED BUENS ENDE, and DØDHEIMSGARD, briefly joining the latter on drums for early rehearsals, before returning as bassist on their 1998 EP, “Satanic Art”.

Initially for the lyrics, the founding duo turned to Cerberus’ old friend, former bandmate and colleague at S.R.F., DØDHEIMSGARD frontman, Yusaf ‘Vicotnik’ Parvez – an artist whose continued presence in the black metal scene has proved transformational. Both the band he’d fronted since 1994 and the band he joined the same year, VED BUENS ENDE, had morphed into volatile, avant-garde entities that wrote a strand of rogue code that still lies embedded in the movement’s DNA.

Joined by latest DØDHEIMSGARD recruit, NIDINGR drummer Øyvind Myrvoll, DOLD VORDE ENS NAVN set about recording their acclaimed debut EP, 2019’s “Gjengangere I Hjertets Mørke”. It was in part a testimony to the scene that had defined their youth. But for all its immediacy, harboured within its lightning-rod rampages and volatile, apocalyptic-prophet diatribes, was a stew of idiosyncrasies, hints of a greater sonic scope and wracked emotional perspectives.

There is no fake nostalgia to be had from DOLD VORDE ENS NAVN. Currently, the Norwegians are preparing for the release of their debut album this autumn. 

Vicotnik – vocals
Haavard – guitars
Cerberus – bass
Myrvoll – drums


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