Origin: Norway  
Genres: Black Metal
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Page online: September 26, 2007
Last update/review: March 31, 2015


Solefald has often been categorized as "avant-garde black metal", and to these ears that's a fine description of this adventurous Norwegian duo, with the possible exception being they are gradually moving away from "real" black metal. With each successive album they reach just a bit further, branching out just a bit more, such that one album doesn't sound a lot like the next yet they all sound uniquely like Solefald. Though both guys are credited with vocals, it's Lars Nedland's clean, strong voice that truly stands out, so much so that other bands featuring him (Age Of Silence is a good example) invariably end up described as "sounds like Solefald". Most recently they released the two-CD epic An Icelandic Odyssey, and true to form they continue to forge a diverse sound uniquely their own. To these ears, the best album is 2001's Pills Agains The Ageless Ills, but there's no dud in the bunch. Kudos to these guys for expanding the boundaries of extreme music.

Current Members

Cornelius Jakhelln


Lazare (Lars Nedland)

vocals/keyboards/drums (Age Of Silence, Borknagar, guest for Carpathian Forest)


The Linear Scaffold  
1997 Avantgarde
  1. Jernlov
  2. Philosophical Revolt
  3. Red View
  4. Floating Magenta
  5. The Macho Vehicle
  6. Countryside Bohemians
  7. Tequila Sunrise
  8. When the Moon is on the Wave
  • Cornelius Jakhelln
  • Lazare

1999 Avantgarde
  1. Fluorescent (The Total Orchestra)
  2. Speed Increased to Scaffold
  3. CK II Chanel No 6
  4. Proprietors of Red
  5. A Motion Picture
  6. Omnipolis
  7. Backpacka Baba
  8. Third Person Plural
  9. 34 PM
  10. The New Timelessness
  • Cornelius Jakhelln
  • Lazare

Pills Against The Ageless Ills  
2001 Century Media
  1. Hyperhuman
  2. Pornographer Cain
  3. Charge of total affect
  4. Hate yourself
  5. Fuck talks
  6. The death of father
  7. The USA don't exist
  8. Anti-city strategy
  9. Hierach
  • Cornelius Jakhelln
  • Lazare

In Harmonia Universali  
2003 Century Media
  1. Nutrisco Et Extinguo
  2. Mont Blanc Providence Crow
  3. Christiania
  4. Epictetus & Irreversibility
  5. Dionysify the Night of the Spring
  6. Red Music Diabolos
  7. Buy My Sperm
  8. Fraternité de la Grande Lumière
  9. The Liberation of Destiny
  10. Sonnenuntergang Im Weltraum
  • Cornelius Jakhelln
  • Lazare

Red For Fire: An Icelandic Odyssey Part I  
  1. Sun I Call
  2. Survival Of The Outlaw
  3. Where Birds Have Never Been
  4. Bragi
  5. White Frost Queen
  6. There Is Need
  7. Prayer Of A Son
  8. Crater Of The Valkyries
  9. Sea I Called
  • Cornelius Jakhelln
  • Lazare

Black For Death: An Icelandic Odyssey Part II  
  1. Red for Fire + Black for Death
  2. Queen in the Bay of Smoke
  3. Silver Dwarf
  4. Underworld
  5. Necrodyssy
  6. Allfathers
  7. Lokasenna Part 2
  8. Loki Trickster God
  9. Spoken to the End of All
  10. Dark Waves dying
  11. Lokasenna Part 3
  12. Sagateller
  • Cornelius Jakhelln
  • Lazare

The Circular Drain  COMPILATION
2008 self-released
  1. Motmenneske
  2. Philosophical Revolt
  3. Sivilisasjonens Slør - Ravnens Fall
  4. When The Moon Is On The Wave
  5. Red For Fire + Black For Death (by Exorcise)
  6. Survival of the Outlaw (by The Bombs Of Enduring Freedom)
  7. Fluorescent (The Total Orchestra) (by dj:!!j Lazare)
  8. Sun I Call (by Havoc Unit)
  9. There Is Need (by The Extreme Zweizz Fuckover)
  10. CK II Chanel no 6 (by Half Sherman)
  11. A Motion Picture (by Red Sector A)
  12. Bragi (Prayer Of A Son) (by Havoc Unit)
  13. When The Moon Is On The Wave (by G.U.T.)
Combines an early demo with several remixes.

Norrøn Livskunst  
2010 Indie
  1. Song Til Stormen
  2. Norrøn Livskunst
  3. Tittentattenteksti
  4. Stridsljod (Blackabilly)
  5. Eukalyptustreet
  6. Raudedauden
  7. Vitets Vidd I Verdi
  8. Hugferdi
  9. Waves Over Vallhalla (An Icelandic Odyssey Part 3)
  10. Til Heimen Yver Havet
  • Cornelius Jakhelln
  • Lazare
2010 Readers' Album #99

World Metal - Kosmopolis Sud  
  1. World Music with Black Edges
  2. The Germanic Entity
  3. Bububu Bad Beuys
  4. Future Universal Histories
  5. Le Soleil
  6. 2011, or a Knight of the Fail
  7. String the Bow of Sorrow
  8. Oslo Melancholy
  • Cornelius Jakhelln
  • Lazare

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