Hard rock from Oslo/Norway
Norway’s Razorbats got international attention when they released their debut album ‘Camp Rock’ in 2015.
”You’re unlikely to hear a finer album this year” (Über Rock)
”Camp Rock is fun, frivolous and perfect for your next lost weekend” (Classic Rock Magazine)
”If you like quality hard rock, you owe it to yourself to check out Razorbats” (Sleaze Roxx)
New album is coming out early 2018.
Photo: Yngvar Sørensen
Hardcore/punk/metal band from Ålesund/Norway
Their music is aggressive and it sounds massive and tight as hell! It’s metal but with a lot of punk elements thrown in for good measure – it’s the unique sound of Hella Rebelliön!
Formerly known as Long Lasting Train (who has shared the stage with Kvelertak, Oslo Ess and Shevils, among other things), they’ve now got two new members to their line-up, and changed the name of the band.
A new EP is on its way. Release in March 2018.
Photo: Sara Katrin Walstad
Metal/hardcore located in Stavanger/Norway
The follow-up to ‘Fumar Mata’ (2016) and ‘Litium Og Aent Smågodt’ (2015) will be out fall 2018.
“Veislakt continues the legacy of the 4 Greats in Norwegian rock and delivers an impressive debut album that rocks colossally” (5/6 Norway Rock Magazine)
“The heaviness of Purified in Blood, the attitude of Ingenting. With the dialect of the latter” (5/6 Stavanger Aftenblad)
Classic hard rock located in Alta/Norway
Debut album due for an early 2018 release. It will be mixed and mastered by the legend, Jan Erik Kongshaug.
Phandrom is playing classic rock with a contemporary touch. All original material exclusively. The music of Phandrom is based upon strong original material written in a time span of 40 years.
Photo: Freddy Ludvig Larsen
Power trio based in Tromso/Norway
Ohmwork released ‘Alyssa Drone’ Oct 20, 2017 through Rob Mules Records.
“With their third release, the double concept album ‘Alyssa Drone’, Ohmwork is heading towards the heavyweight division of hard rock” (8/10, Blackmoon)
“The adventurous music lovers can expect hours of joy with this release. After each round in the turnaround it grows on you” (5/6, iTromso)
“Ohmwork has released an exciting, cool and stylish album that deserves to be checked out by by all fans of rock and metal. (5/6, The Wilhelmsens)
Photo: Kenneth Augdal
Metal from Andenes/Norway
Debut album ‘Orange’ was released Nov 24, 2017 through Rob Mules Records.
Hellflower is a four piece from Andenes that emerged in late 2014. Hellflower plays metal with numerous elements from other genres, making for a different and interesting musical experience.
“All in all in impressive debut” (6/10 Blackmoon)
“This is the new shit indeed, people, yes indeed. This is Hellflower and this is their debut EP, ‘Orange’. When is all is said and, done, played and sung, it and they are going to color you well-pleased, trust me” (RiffRelevant.com)
Photo: Sofie Holter
A death metal band from Stavanger/Norway
Art of Deception was founded in 2012. In 2016 they released the album ‘Shattered Delusions’, and the single ‘Killing’.
Art of Deception has been playing shows around Norway, parts of eastern Europe, and even won a music award. At the time being they’re on tour with Nile and Terrorizer through Europe.
Their style can be characterized as modern with an old school approach to writing heavy, melodic riffs. This combination makes for a unique sound.
Photo: Oda Agnore Skattum
Melodic, progressive hard rock from Tromso/Norway
Follow-up to their debut, ‘Northern Gothic’ due in 2018.
“The Norwegians have set a milestone here with their debut, which can hardly be surpassed.” (Metal Underground Webzine Austria)
“The riffs are heavy, intense and technically at the highest level.” (Earshot Newsletter)
Photo: Daniel Lilleeng
Extreme metal located in Tromso/Norway
“They’ve blended to the blackened core elements of Djent, Industrial, Technical Metal and even Jazz in the shape of some wonderfully deranged wailing sax and still manage an old school ‘nod’ in there too, sucking it all in like a massive black hole then spewing it forth again as one seriously good album.” (Metaltalk.net)
Second album will be out fall 2018.
Progressive/experimental metal from Tromso/Norway
The album ‘Disintegrate’ was released Dec 15, 2017 through Rob Mules Records.
Adjentist is a six piece progressive metal band that hails from the cold and frosty mountains north of Norway. The band was formed in august 2012, and had intentions of creating something a little different in their local music society. The members of Adjentist derived from several different bands in Tromso.
Photo: Per Kristian Bergmo
Trash metal from Sarpsborg/Norway
Follow-up to ‘Outsold’ is coming out sometime in 2018.
“For an unsigned act Outsold has one of the best productions I have heard in a long time. Simply put it’s a fantastic album.” (Teeth of the Devine)
“10/10. Album of the year 2014.” (The Metal Review)
“Tonic Breed could easily advance up the ranks thanks to this impressive release.” (Metal Temple)
Photo: Lars Andresen
Metal/shoegaze/alternative rock from Sarpsborg/Norway
Solo artist, Christian Magnus Fladeby aka Tonewielder is a multi-instrumentalist. Christian has written, recorded and mixed his debut album all by himself, let alone played all instruments! The outcome is a rock solid debut album called ‘Peaks & Plateaus’.
‘Peaks & Plateaus’ was released through Distrokid June 1, 2017.