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!”

Behemoth’s Nergal Recruits Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Etc. Members For New Me And That Man Album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2”

Me And That Man, the dark folk project featuring Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski, have revealed the details for their new album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2.” The effort will be released on November 19 and pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s the guests that will appear on the record:

  • Gary Holt (Exodus)
  • Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
  • Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
  • Devin Townsend
  • David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel)
  • Hank Von Hell (ex-Turbonegro)
  • Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden)
  • Olve “Abbath” Eikemo (ex-Immortal)
  • Doug Blair (W.A.S.P.)
  • Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver)
  • Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (Venom Inc.)
  • Michale Graves (ex-Misfits)
  • Chris Georgiadis (Turbowolf)
  • Mary Goore
  • Anders Odden (Cadaver, Satyricon)
  • Chris Holmes (ex-W.A.S.P.)
  • Douglas Blair (W.A.S.P.)
  • Ralf Gyllenhammar (Mustasch)
  • Myrkur
  • Frank The Baptist

Here’s the track listing:

01. “Black Hearse Cadillac” (feat. Hank Von Hell, Anders Odden)
02. “Under The Spell” (feat. Mary Goore)
03. “All Hope Has Gone” (feat. Blaze Bayley, Gary Holt, Jeff Mantas Dunn)
04. “Witches Don’t Fall in Love” (feat. Kristoffer Rygg)
05. “Losing My Blues” (feat. Olve “Abbath” Eikemo, Frank The Baptist, Chris Holmes)
06. “Coldest Day In Hell” (feat Ralf Gyllenhammar, Douglas Blair)
07. “Year Of The Snake” (feat. David Vincent)
08. “Blues & Cocaine” (feat. Michale Graves)
09. “Silver Halide Echoes” (feat. Randy Blythe)
10. “Goodbye” (feat. Alissa White-Gluz, Devin Townsend)
11. “Angel Of Light” (feat. Myrkur)
12. “Got Your Tongue” (feat. Chris Georgiadis)

Nergal said the following about the album:

“Here we go again, mother lovers! ‘New Man, New Songs, Same Shit VOLUME 2‘. You guys know the drill, I recruited the best of the best in heavy music to collaborate on some unique tracks me and the Polish, Italian and Ukrainian crew have been working on over the last 18 months.

Once again, the result, amazing and the performances, inspired! Thank you, Comrades – Abbath, Alissa, Amalie, Anders, Blaze, Chris G, Chris H, David, Devin, Douglas, Frank, Gary, Hank, Jeff, Kris, M.Goore, Michale, Ralf and Randy. Who knows when we’ll get together to play these songs but I will try my best to make it happen! Enjoy it everyone!”

A video for the effort’s first single, “Got Your Tongue” (feat. Chris Georgiadis), can be found below:

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.”

Lineup Confirmed For 2021 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Psycho Las Vegas festival. Most of the artists that were set for the cancelled 2020 edition have been rebooked for the event, which is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 20-22, 2021.

Here’s the lineup:

– Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“)
– Mercyful Fate
– Emperor
– The Flaming Lips
– Blue Öyster Cult
– Down (performing “NOLA“)
– Mayhem
– Satyricon
– Obituary
– Warpaint
– Blonde Redhead
– HEALTH
– Watain
– Ulver
– Katatonia
– At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show)
– Poison The Well
– Paul Cauthen
– Amigo The Devil
– Exhorder
– Wolves In The Throne Room
– Thursday
– Pinback
– Zola Jesus
– Drab Majesty
– Boris
– Eyehategod
– Repulsion
– Immolation
– Midnight
– MGLA
– Windhand
– Cursive
– TSOL
– King Dude
– Pig Destroyer
– Brutus
– Profanatica
– Lower Dens
– Cult Of Fire
– Intronaut
– Boysetsfire
– Death By Stereo
– Curl Up And Die
– Adamantium
– This Will Destroy You
– Khemmis
– Mothership
– Guantanamo Baywatch
– Dengue Fever
– Kaelan Mikla
– Black Joe Lewis
– Fatso Jetson
– Wino
– Creeping Death
– Mephisofeles
– Frankie And The Witch Fingers
– Toke
– Foie Gras
– Flavor Crystals
– Silvertomb
– Lord Buffalo
– Warish
– Alms
– Bömbers
– Glacial Tomb
– Relaxer
– Black Sabbitch
– Hippie Death Cult
– Vaelmyst
– Mother Mercury
– “Two Minutes To Late Night”

Old Man Gloom, Elder, Polyrhythmics, Death Valley Girls, The Skull, Blackwater Holylight, Here Lies Man, and DJ Scott Seltzer will also perform during a “Psycho Swim” event at the Daylight Beach Club on August 19.

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.”