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1349 is a Norwegian black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1997. The band's name comes from the year the Black Death reached Norway.

In recognition of 1349's influences, the band performed a cover of Mayhem's "Buried by Time and Dust" on their debut album, Liberation. At 1349's live shows, the band has also covered Celtic Frost, whom vocalist Ravn cites as his principal influence.

1349 tours on a regular basis. The band's live shows often begin with Frost and guitarist Archaon breathing fire. Read more on

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Sunday Slaylist: The New Black (Metal)

March 4th, 2012

Anaal Nathrakh UPDATED promo photo Thrash Hits

All this week, Tom Dare has been guiding you through how Black Metal has evolved over the course of the last two decades (check out parts one, two, three and four if you haven’t already). Now, as the week draws to a close, we’ve asked Tom to put together the songs that have made it happen into a Spotify Slaylist, and in doing to to lovingly cobble them together in an order that somehow tries to make sense of the wildly differing styles that constitute the genre these days. Wish him luck….

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Bloodstock Open Air 2011: Interviews, Photos, Setlists – it’s all here

August 27th, 2011

Bloodstock Open Air 2011 Banner Thrash Hits

Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here. All our work from Bloodstock Open 2011 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Interviews, photos, setlists, rumours, and who knows? – maybe even some tiny reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]

Bloodstock Open Air 2011: 1349 @ Ronnie James Dio Stage – Sunday, 14 August 2011

August 16th, 2011

1349 at Bloodstock by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

Our man, Amit Sharma, was all over Bloodstock Open Air 2011 – when he wasn’t pouring booze down his neck and checking out bands destroying the stages at Catton Hall, he was backstage putting bands through the various kinds of nonsense you’ve come to expect from a Thrash Hits interview. Just before his slot with 1349, he tweeted this little gem:

“About to interview 1349. Tr00 story!”

We still haven’t decided if we’ve forgiven him for such an outrageously bad pun.

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Album: 1349 – Demonoir

May 24th, 2010

Indie Recordings
26 April 2010

by Tom Dare

Sweet unholy Satan, where the fuck did this come from? When did 1349 get anywhere near capable of making a record like this? They’ve made some good records, yes, but nothing that grabs you by the crotch and leads you on such a vicious crusade to scourge all that is light and good from the world in the way Demonoir does.

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Album: 1349 – Revelations of the Black Flame

May 15th, 2009

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Revelations of the Black Flame
Candlelight Records
25 May 2009

by Tom Gibbons

A series of prolonged torturous screams opens and sets the tone Revelations of the Black Flame, the latest opus from Oslo-based black metallers, 1349. Never a band to give fans an easy ride, the Norwegians long-awaited fifth studio album stays tr00 to their black metal purist roots, but manages to give them a malevolent twist.

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