Kampfar Release Their Seventh Album


Over 20 years have passed since the men from Fredrikstad embarked on a journey that would change their lives and lead them down a path of black leaded sonus. Over the years this brigade has risen from dark basement gigs to worldwide acclaim. Their selftitled EP marked the beginning of a long carreer within the narrow genre that is black-metal. With another EP and seven albums under their belt it’s safe to say that Kampfar is one of the true black-metal heavyweights, and thus one of the leading ambassadors of the genre. Today marks another milestone for Kampfar as their seventh effort titled “Profan” drops with destructive intent.


Reviews of the album:
14 of 15 – Legacy (Nr. 2 – Soundcheck)
10/10 – Time For Metal
Album Of The Month – Scream Magazine
10/10 – Heavymetal.dk
95/100 – Lords Of Metal
87/100 – Ragherrie
8/10 – Metal Hammer UK
9/9 – RCN
85/100 – Metal Exposure
9/10 – Evil Rocks Hard
8/10 – KVLT
8/10 – Distorted Sounds Mag
8/10 – Musikknyheter

“A must have!” – Legacy

“When it comes right down to it, I can think of no better standard bearers for the true spirit of Norwegian Black Metal than these four mighty warriors…”
– No Clean Singing

“Profan” is the result of a creative wave that really took on gigantic proportions after the release of “Djevelmakt” in early 2014. As with “Djevelmakt” – “Profan” was written partially in Bergen, where half the band is located, and in the band’s spiritual home in Hemsedal, the writing process was yet again highly gratifying. Jonas Kjellgren of world renowned Abyss/Blacklodge Studios was also involved again, as the drums on this album have the distinction/honour of being the last recording ever to be recorded through the mixing desk that has been the catalyst for so many legendary albums since the mid 90s. Vocals were recorded in Oslo’s Waterfall studio with the aid of Stamos Koliousis, while all remaining recordings were handled by the band’s own Ole Hartvigsen, who also held the production reins. The mix was done by Jonas Kjellgren, seeing as he had grown to understand the band’s sound as well as they themselves did, and the result is a giant of an album.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!