Ulver To Release “Scary Muzak” On Halloween

Ulver will be releasing a new album titled “Scary Muzak” on Halloween (October 31). The effort will feature seven tracks inspired by 70s and 80s horror movies and five covers of themes from filmmaker John Carpenter.

“Scary Muzak” Track Listing:

01. “Aleen Howl”
02. “Ateliers Hume”
03. “Genet Nightingale”
04. “Addi Feld Hon”
05. “Alchemist Salk”
06. “Boo Sackcloth”
07. “Evil Longbows”
08. “Club Fuego”
09. “Achilles Milk”
10. “ECM Panorama”
11. “Redrum Al Brut”
12. “RIP Brouhaha”

Behemoth Members Launch New Sub-Label Artefacts, Release New Pressing Of Ulver’s “Vargnatt”

Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski and Tomasz “Orion” Wróblewski have launched a new sub-label, which they are calling Artefacts. The first release from that venture will be new vinyl pressings of Ulver‘s “Vargnatt.“

The following was said about the label in a press release:

“Having some experience in releasing limited edition Behemoth records for our Webstore, we decided to try something even more sophisticated in form. From an idea to reality, it took us some time to kick off, but here we are. ARTEFACTS is a sub label of New Aeon Musick. It’s all about how we believe black metal history deserves to be presented. We search for the jewels, and grant them a new, unprecedented form. Royal analogue, enriched with a unique connection of vintage print and paper making methods invented in the XVth century. Yet with a modern touch. The ultimate editions.”

Nergal added:

“I’m officially bursting with pride! Not just another re-release but a stunning state of the ART collector item is what we are presenting here: Ulver, one of the pioneers of the second wave of Norwegian Black Metal and my personal favorites is THE first of many releases to be released under the banner of ARTEFACTS! Strictly limited to 500, these are all signed by Garm himself! Enjoy!”

Ulver To Release “Hexahedron – Live At Henie Onstad Kunstsenter” In August

Ulver will be releasing a new live album titled “Hexahedron – Live At Henie Onstad Kunstsenter” on August 20. The effort was recorded at the Henie Onstad Art Centre in Sandvika, Norway in April 2018 and a preview of it can be found below. The group commented:

“‘A Fearful Symmetry‘ An almost ten-minute excerpt from our ‘hypercube’ experience at Henie Onstad Art Centre back in April 2018. As you will hear and see, we’re toying around with an idea which not so long after became ‘Little Boy‘ on ‘Flowers of Evil‘. There’s one other such (small) section from this gig, which might be recognisable from that album – otherwise it’s unheard/unpublished music. An hour, all in all. And quite the trip! 😉 Sincere gratitude to André Løyning for filming and putting this footage together. Thanks also to the lovely people at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter for asking us to do this in the first place.”

Listen To Carpenter Brut’s Remix Of Ulver’s “Machine Guns And Peacock Feathers”

Ulver have released Carpenter Brut’s remix of their song “Machine Guns And Peacock Feathers.” You can stream that below. The original version of the track is from the band’s latest album “Flowers Of Evil.“

Ulver Appear To Be Back In The Studio

Ulver barely released their latest album “Flowers Of Evil” in August 2020, but it looks like they are already working on new material. The band shared a photo from the studio along with the hashtag “#Lupercal.” Metal Injection are guessing that the hashtag could be related to Lupercalia, which is “an ancient Roman festival of purification and fertility, held annually on February 15.”

Ulver To Release New Album “Flowers Of Evil” & New Book “Wolves Evolve: The Ulver Story” In August

Ulver have announced that they will be releasing a new album, titled “Flowers Of Evil,” on August 28. With this news, the band have also revealed that their new book, “Wolves Evolve: The Ulver Story,” will be released on the same day. Here’s the cover art and track listing for “Flowers Of Evil”:

“Flowers Of Evil” Track Listing:

01. “One Last Dance”
02. “Russian Doll”
03. “Machine Guns And Peacock Feathers”
04. “Hour Of The Wolf”
05. “Apocalypse 1993”
06. “Little Boy”
07. “Nostalgia”
08. “A Thousand Cuts”

Ulver said the following about the record:

“In the midst of the forest, the floor is littered with monstrous heads and mythical figures, frozen in torturous combat or threatened by wild beasts. A dragon fights a dog and a wolf. A lion sinks its teeth into the fire-breathing monster’s chest.

This sacred grove, near Bomarzo in Lazio, Italy, reveals the nightmare vision of Vicino Orsini, a sixteenth century nobleman. It’s a forest of symbols, suggesting a civilisation overrun by the beasts, demons and monsters of the primordial world. Soon after Orsini’s death, trees began to close in on these many peculiar beings, and green moss would eventually seize them. Slowly, nature finished what he had started.

‘Flowers of Evil‘, the new studio album from ‘Ulver‘, finds the wolf pack exploring the fear and wonder of mankind’s fall from redemption. Visions similar to those of Orsini come to mind, as untamed life abounds…”

They also added the following about “Wolves Evolve: The Ulver Story”:

“We’ve been talking about making a book – the Ulver story – for years. First for our 15th anniversary, then for our 20th anniversary, and now, after well over a quarter of a century, the time has come. We’ve been riding this beast for the greater part of our lives, and the future is not what it used to be.”

Ulver Premiere New Song “Little Boy”

Ulver have premiered a new song titled “Little Boy.” The band commented:

“‘Little Boy’, a strange song for strange times. We have no other comment at this moment. This is a time for withdrawal, a time for reading and listening to music. The song is free on Bandcamp, with the option to donate a little something if you want to. Thank you, and take care. Ulver xx”

Ulver Premiere “Russian Doll” Music Video

Ulver have premiered a new video for their new song “Russian Doll.” You can check that out below:

Kristoffer Rygg commented:

“Although this is pop music in our heads, the images and connotations in the lyrics are probably far away from what one usually associates with this genre. It actually began with some images and memories from the movie Lilja 4 ever by Lukas Moodysson; a dark and disillusioning film about human trafficking in the Baltic.”

‘Russian Doll‘ refers to the babushka, we began to think about this figure in the extension of Lilja 4ever and Eastern Europe. The doll became an object, an object of desire, which we mixed with mise-en-abyme – a composition technique that places pictures, or stories for that matter, inside each other. In this context we see it as a kind of vicious circle, unfolding inwards.”

Ulver Cancel West Coast Tour Due To Low Ticket Sales

Ulver have been forced to cancel their West Coast tour. According to the band, the shows were scrapped due to low ticket sales.

Here’s the group’s full statement:


We come bearing difficult news: after many frustrating phone calls and deliberations over this last week, we have decided to pull the plug on our upcoming US West Coast run. Modern media protocol suggests we trump up a reason, other than the depressing reality: pre-sales are too modest up against the rather big risk, given the size of the production and the venues.

We feel we just have to be honest about all this. We can not justify going through with all the things we need (flights, nightliner, backline, TM, tech, lasers, lights, and so on) in light of the poor prospects. It has left our promoters, booking agents, management, and now us, a bit baffled. Especially considering two full houses in NYC in March.

Despite our problems getting laser permits for those gigs, we think the trip turned out to be a success, and we would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who came to the Big Apple. Hopefully it will not be our last visit in the US.

Did we announce too soon after NYC? Should we have announced sooner? Maybe we waited altogether too many years, before finally making it across the pond? One can speculate, of course, but it doesn’t do much good at this point.

We feel it would be irresponsible to ignore the warnings and go over knowing that promoters (and us) will loose thousand upon thousands of dollars. Money is an absolute drag (except when you have it), but also a stone cold reality when it comes down to organizing these things. We have to take it into account, unfortunately.

We would like to apologize to all those who have already purchased tickets and who were looking forward to Ulver America pt. 2. Needless to say, your tickets will be refunded. Please know that this hurts us all. Visas have been obtained, paid and approved for everyone, some flights and other things have already been booked, pre-prod has been done and countless hours have gone into organization. It hurts even more since it is the second time in the US (third in our career) that we feel we have no other option than to cancel.

Finally, and most importantly, because we know many out there will be sorely disappointed: this decision was not made with a light heart.

We are very, very sorry.

Ulver, Oslo, May 8, 2019″