1349

Black Metal - Norway

1349 Band

Norwegian black metal titans 1349 have returned with their long awaited seventh full-length: ‘The Infernal Pathway’. The album promises a journey through chaos and madness, darkness and peril, terror and annihilation.

1349 is AURAL HELLFIRE. That has been, and continues to be, the primary concept since the band first rose from the ashes of Alvheim in 1997. Conceived around the founding members – vocalist and former drummer Ravn, guitarist Tjalve, and Seidemann on bass – 1349 completed their line-up with the addition of guitarist Archaon in 1999 and SATYRICON drum-legend Frost in 2001.

When their debut ‘Liberation’ was unleashed in 2003, the Norwegians took the world by storm with their intense blend of old school black metal soundscapes and ultra-fast aggression. Further assaults followed in rapid succession. ‘Beyond the Apocalypse’ (2004) and ‘Hellfire’ (2005) cemented the band’s reputation as one of the strongest acts in the scene.

Upon the departure of founding member Tjalve, who decided to focus on his band PANTHEON I, 1349 have since continued as a four-piece – occasionally adding guest guitarists. Extensive touring aided the growth of their now massive following when the four piece opened for reunited metal legends CELTIC FROST in North America in 2006.

Impressively demonstrating that holding true to the principles of the genre do not mean nostalgia and stagnation, 1349 widened their sonic palette with ‘Revelations of the Black Flame’ (2009), which was co-mixed by CELTIC FROST mastermind Tom Gabriel “Warrior” Fischer. This inspired a newfound ambient darkness from the band, which was further explored on ‘Demonoir’ (2010).

‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ (2013) was the next milestone in the Norwegians merciless advance, scoring excellent reviews and a nomination for a Norwegian Grammy (Spellemannprisen). The release sparked more festival shows as well as extensive touring, bringing 1349 to Australia and New Zealand. In 2018, the Munch Museum and Innovation Norway chose 1349 as one of four bands to create a song based on the paintings of Edvard Munch. As a result, the single ‘Dødskamp’ was released earlier this year.

After performing a fiery show at Norway’s Inferno festival this year, 1349 started recording in Amper Tone studios and Studio Nyhagen with engineer Jarrett Pritchard. Thus, ‘The Infernal Pathway’ was born, a sonic parallel to summoning and unleashing the beast of the abyss in all its fearsome, ferocious and powerful splendor.

Line-up:

  • Ravn : Vocals
  • Archaon : Guitar
  • Frost : Drums
  • Seidemann : Bass
Date Venue City Country Info Ticket
October 1st, 2024 Anker Leipzig Germany Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 2nd, 2024 SO36 Berlin Germany Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 3rd, 2024 Voxhall Aarhus Denmark Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 4th, 2024 Filmstudion Gothenburg Sweden Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 5th, 2024 Kolletkivet Livet Stockholm Sweden Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 7th, 2024 Aaniwalli Helsinki Finland Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 8th, 2024 Helitehas Tallinn Estonia Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 9th, 2024 Melna Piektdiena Riga Latvia Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 10th, 2024 Proxima Warsaw Poland Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 11th, 2024 Kamienna 12 Kraków Poland Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 12th, 2024 Vienna Metal Meeting Vienna Austria Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 13th, 2024 Barba Negra Budapest Hungary Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 15th, 2024 Futurum Prague Czech Republic Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 16th, 2024 Backstage Munich Germany Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 17th, 2024 Slaughter Club Paderno Dugnano Italy Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 18th, 2024 Le Grillen Colmar France Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 19th, 2024 Musigburg Aarburg Switzerland Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 20th, 2024 Tyrant Fest Oignies France Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 22nd, 2024 Live Music Hall Weiher Germany Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 23rd, 2024 Le Petit Bain Paris France Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 24th, 2024 Zeche Essen Germany Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 25th, 2024 P60 Amstelveen Netherlands Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
October 26th, 2024 Samhain Festival Maastricht Netherlands Co-Headline w/ Kampfar Buy Ticket
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