January 11, 2010

Norwegian black metallers GRAVDAL will join fellow countrymen GORGOROTH and KEEP OF KALESSIN on a short European tour in April. The trek will mark GORGOROTH's first tour following the release of its new album, "Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt".

The dates are as follows:

April 09 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
April 10 - Rotterdam, Holland - Baroeg
April 11 - Paris, France - Trabendo
April 12 - Hamburg, Germany - Marx
April 13 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
April 14 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
April 15 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
April 16 - Osnabrueck, Germany - N8
April 17 - Glauchau, Germany - Alte Spinnerei

Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson has recorded vocals for a track on the forthcoming second album from Norwegian black metallers

GRAVDAL's secodn album, "Torturmantra", will be released in early 2010 via Unexploded Records.

Formed in 2005 by guitarist Phobos (AETERNUS, MALSAIN, GALAR) and drummer Taakesjel (BIZZAREKULT),GRAVDAL is part of the legendary Bergen scene, which, over the years, has had a huge influence on the black metal genre, spawning such seminal bands as GOROGOROTH, ENSLAVED, IMMORTAL, TAAKE, BURZUM, etc.

GRAVDAL, whose lineup includes Galge on vocals and Specter on guitars, originally started life as a studio project, but, following the release of 2005's demo "Massegrav", the band decided that they wanted to do more with their music.

GRAVDAL first hit the stage in 2006 and has continued to perform live since then, with its own brand of "in-your-face" black metal.

According to the band, "Torturmantra" will be a huge step forward in GRAVDAL's development. "You will still be able to find the madness that was apparent on 'Sadist' but our songwriting skills have developed considerably since we produced that album, and our new material has much more depth and variety to it, both in sound and concept," the group said in a statement.

"Torturmantra" was produced by ENSLAVED's Herbrand Larsen, and was recorded by Larsen, Bjørnar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) and Arve Isdal (ENSLAVED, AUDREY HORNE) at the Earshot and Conclave studios in Bergen.

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