Origin: Norway  
Genres: Black Metal
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Last update/review: May 7, 2019

1349

Named for the year that a plague hit Norway, 1349 represents one of the rising stars in preserving old-school black metal. The band formed in 1997, with an early lineup featuring guitarist Balfori, who left and is now fronts Lunaris. Eventually they attracted the interest of noted drummer Frost of Satyricon, who eventually signed on as a full-time member. After a debut EP came their first full-length album Liberation, an exhausting, hyperspeed blast of old-school black mayhem (no pun intended), featuring an inhuman drumming performance from Frost and some of the meanest riffs heard in some time. In keeping with old values, the production is very thin, with the drums rather oddly mixed and the guitars sounding heavily distorted and buzzy. These guys aren't reinventing black metal, but they are as good if not better than the bands that obviously influenced them (think bands like Marduk, Darkthrone, or old Mayhem). Liberation is among the finest raw black metal albums to emerge in several years.

Recent album: Dødskamp, released on April 5, 2019.
Upcoming album: The Infernal Pathway, release date October 18, 2019.

Current Members

Ravn (Olav Bergene)

vocals

Archaon (Idar Burheim)

guitars (ex-Funeral)

Seidemann (Tor Risdal Stavenes)

bass

Frost (Kjetil Haraldstad)

drums (guest for Gehenna, ex-Gorgoroth, ex-Keep Of Kalessin, Ov Hell, Satyricon, ex-Zyklon-B)

Former Members/Guests

Tjalve (André Kvebek)

guitars



Discography



1349  EP
2001 Holycaust
  1. End Of All
  2. Antichrist Warzone
  3. Chaos Within
  4. The Usurper (Live)
  • Ravn
  • Archaon
  • Tjalve
  • Seidemann
  • Frost



Liberation  
2003 Candlelight
  1. Manifest
  2. I Breathe Spears
  3. Riders Of The Apocalypse
  4. Death March
  5. Pitch Black
  6. Satanic Propaganda
  7. Legion
  8. Evil Oath
  9. Liberation
  10. Buried By Time And Dust
  • Ravn
  • Archaon
  • Tjalve
  • Seidemann
  • Frost



Beyond The Apocalypse  
2004 Candlelight
  1. Chasing Dragons
  2. Beyond The Apocalypse
  3. Aiwas Aeon
  4. Necronatalenheten
  5. Perished In Pain
  6. Singer Of Strange Songs
  7. Blood Is The Mortar
  8. Internal Winter
  9. The Blade
  • Ravn
  • Archaon
  • Tjalve
  • Seidemann
  • Frost
2004 Readers' Album #67




Hellfire  
2005 Candlelight
  1. I am Abomination
  2. Nathicana
  3. Sculptor of Flesh
  4. Celestial Deconstruction
  5. To Rottendom
  6. From the Deeps
  7. Slaves to Slaughter
  8. Hellfire
  • Ravn
  • Archaon
  • Tjalve
  • Seidemann
  • Frost
2005 Readers' Album #39




Revelations Of The Black Flame  
2009
  1. Invocation
  2. Serpentine Sibilance
  3. Horns
  4. Maggot Fetus...Teeth Like Thorns
  5. Misanthropy
  6. Uncreation
  7. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
  8. Solitude
  9. At the Gate...
  • Ravn
  • Archaon
  • Seidemann
  • Frost



Demonoir  
2010 Indie
  1. Tunnel of Set - I
  2. Atomic Chapel
  3. Tunnel II
  4. When I Was Flesh
  5. Tunnel III
  6. Psalm
  7. Tunnel IV
  8. Pandemonium War Bells
  9. Tunnel V
  10. The Devil of the Deserts
  11. Tunnel VI
  12. Demonoir
  13. Tunnel VII
  • Ravn
  • Archaon
  • Seidemann
  • Frost



Helvetia Fire - The Official 1249 Bootleg  VIDEO
2011 Candlelight



Massive Cauldron Of Chaos  
2014 Indie
  1. Cauldron
  2. Slaves
  3. Exorcism
  4. Postmortem
  5. Mengele's
  6. Golem
  7. Chained
  8. Godslayer
  • Ravn
  • Archaon
  • Seidemann
  • Frost
2014 Readers' Album #100




Dødskamp  EP
2019 Season Of Mist
  1. Dødskamp
  2. Atomic Chapel (live)
  • Ravn
  • Archaon
  • Seidemann
  • Frost



The Infernal Pathway    RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2019
2019 Season Of Mist
  1. Abyssos Antithesis
  2. Through Eyes of Stone
  3. Tunnel of Set VIII
  4. Enter Cold Void Dreaming
  5. Towers upon Towers
  6. Tunnel of Set IX
  7. Deeper Still
  8. Striding the Chasm
  9. Dødskamp
  10. Tunnel of Set X
  11. Stand Tall in Fire
  • Ravn
  • Archaon
  • Seidemann
  • Frost




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