KEISER Norwegian Black Metal

Oppdatert: 13. mai 2021

We are happy to get KEISER from Levanger Norway to the festival, This black metal group play fast melodic black metal at it best. The Winter Metal Fest 2022 just got even darker.....

Keiser was formed by drummer Geir Johansen and guitarist/vocalist Mikael Torseth in 2015 with the aim of making a unique brand of extreme metal together. This quickly resulted in the raw and primitive Ascension of Ghouls EP in 2016. The urge to do something bigger and more epic emerged soon after, and they started working on their debut album. The Succubus was recorded in a week and was mixed and mastered by Johansen himself, and the band released The Succubus themselves in 2017 in true DIY fashion. This was a turning point for the band, as Johansen and Torseth were joined by guitarist William Aamodt and bassist Oddbjørn Haugen in the months before The Succubus was released. This enabled the band to start playing live and they soon built a small, but loyal following in the middle region of Norway. Later in 2017, Haugen and the band parted ways and the band were joined by current bassist Jon Einar Hektoen. In late 2018, the band started to write and record a second album, their first album as a four-piece band. Instead of doing it as quickly and effectively as with The Succubus, the band decided to spend more time writing, recording and mixing to get the best result possible. The album is now finished “Our Wretched Demise” was released 27 November 2020 trough Non Serviam Records.

Our Wretched Demise is the follow-up to The Succubus, Keiser’s debut album. In one way it’s an evolution from The Succubus, but there are also new elements to the band’s sound. As always, there’s a foundation of black metal, but traces of thrash, progressive and heavy metal are more prominent than ever. The album starts off fast, straight-forward and aggressive before the songs get more intricate and progressive towards the end. The main lyrical theme on Our Wretched Demise is war. More specifically it deals with the human aspects of war, how we deal with demise, how we always manage to rebuild and find strength to carry on. The festival just got even darker! KEISER

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