Entries tagged with: Haust
by Andrew Sacher
Norway's Haust first appeared on this site as a pack of snotty blackened hardcore brats back in 2011. Times change, and the band has grown up, shedding members as well as much of their previous sound. On their fourth full length, Bodies, the band has blended krautrock and psychedelia into their music, making it slower, stranger and altogether more sinister.Joseph Schafer wrote the above about Norwegian blackened punks Haust over at Invisible Oranges, along with the premiere of "Out Like A Light" from their new album and an interview with founding vocalist Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg and new bassist Henrik Øiestad Myrvold. Check out that song and previous single "Light," below, and read that interview here and here. Bodies is out now.
Haust will be coming to the US for SXSW, but first they stop in NYC to play Saint Vitus on Monday (3/16), opening for '90s SoCal skate punks Guttermouth (seriously), along with Counterpunch and Wonderboy. Tickets are on sale. (They were initially supposed to play Acheron on Saturday, but that's been cancelled.)
List of all dates, and song streams, below...
photo:::Palma Violets @ Treasure Island Fest (more by Autumn Andel)
SXSW, which happens March 17-22 in Austin, TX, has announced its third round of 2015 showcasing artists. (Here's round 1 and round 2.) It's a big update, with over 500 new additions, including Amason, Frog Eyes, Palma Violets, Girl Band, Pity Sex, Sheer Mag, Kate Tempest, THEESatisfaction, Viet Cong, Matthew E. White, Best Coast, Dej Loaf, Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane) and loads more.
Full round 3 list below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
I first came across the name Okkultokrati when it was uttered in the same breath as Kvelertak and the Norwegian collective known as Black Hole Crew which contains Dark Times and Haust. Between that Black Hole association and their involvement in a split with High-on-Fire meets-Unsane badasses Arabrot, it was clear that they shared an aesthetic and influence from bands that I admired.
Okkultokrati is definitely rooted in punk, but in the same way that Venom and Motorhead is. Slithering, metallic black rock and roll with moments of crushing doom is the central theme on Snakereigns, the band's new LP recorded by Emil Nikolaisen of Serena Maneesh and is due October 26 via Fysisk Format. The record recalls the crunch of modern "Boss Heavy Metal" hardcore/grind, epic doom and the great Midnight while keeping the latter's fun vibe. Raise your fist to the first track to emerge from Snakereigns, "No Ouroboros," and look for the LP in October. Its a ripper.
So far no US dates to speak of. Until then, stream some new and old Okkultokrati below.
Dark Times in Oslo - 2/16/2012
By:Larm is Norway's version of SXSW, a mass of bands and seminars in Oslo over three days. By:Larm's focus is the best of Scandinavia though, and they highlight the region across 24 venues and seminar sites. As a result, most of the bands at By:Larm have never broken on our shores and more than likely haven't even played the states. That made for a lot of research and a considerable amount of excitement when I found something new and fresh. I definitely found some fun and interesting bands during day one this year (February 16th). Read more about it, commplete with pictures, below...