Danish Black Metallers BLODARV have contributed two tracks to the “Shadows of Tragedy” compilation CD which was released this week on Self Mutilation Services. Along with BLODARV, other contributors to the release are NOCTURNAL DEPRESSION, BLACK HATE, ACEDI and GRIMLAIR. “Shadows of Tragedy” is released in a 500 copies only limited edition CD, which hit the streets on the 16th September.
The two tracks contributed by BLODARV are both previously unreleased songs written at the same time as the band’s “Civitas Diaboli” album, which was itself released on Self Mutilation Services in 2009. The first track, “Sharpstone Mountain”, is effectively a prelude to the tale recounted in the “Blood Red Rocks” track from “Civitas Diaboli”, whilst the second track, “I Hulernes Rige” is a melancholy acoustic song, which gives BLODARV’s female backing vocalist Satinae Ma a chance to take the lead on vocals.
BLODARV founder and front man Hugin has only recently been allowed to return to performing, following an accident that resulted in extensive surgery to his jaw. It was also revealed this week that he would be collaborating with Norway’s Elenyx (NÅE , COMBATH) and Sweden’s It (ABRUPTUM, VONDUR, OPTHALAMIA) on a new album from NÅE, which is to be recorded partly in BLODARV’s own HammerArt and Studios on the Danish island of Bornholm, and partly in Elenyx’s own recording facilities in Oslo. Commented the front man: “Being out of action so long would have been frustrating if I hadn’t been able to work on writing for the next BLODARV release and record some of the music for it in the studio, as well as drafting out ideas for the NÅE collaboration. All in all, you could say that it’s been quite a productive time out”.
BLODARV is due to support ENDSTILLE at The Rock, in Copenhagen on the 26th November, and more information about the band can be found at at http://www.myspace.com/blodarv
The video below is a collage of photos of BLODARV in concert in May of 2011 with the track “Natteskarn” from the “Civitas Diaboli” album.