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Kampfar

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Kampfar, formed in 1994, was born from the ashes of the mighty MOCK, in the early times of Norwegian Black Metal. The whole idea is to make music inspired by the nordic nature, folklores and myths. 'Kampfar' translates to Odin/Wodan.
After releasing a demo in 1995, their first release was the self-titled EP Kampfar, by Season of Mist in 1996 followed by full length Mellom skogkledde aaser by Malicious Records in 1997. Being a studio band, without Read more on Last.fm

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Sunday Slaylist: Let’s listen to some Viking Metal now that we’ve survived Ragnarok

February 23rd, 2014

Amon Amarth by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

Didn’t you hear? We all just survived Ragnarok. The latest instalment in the long line of ancient-cultures-predicting-the-end-of-the-world trend passed everyone by on Saturday night, and at no point did Fenrir eat the world, or Odin get into an almighty ruck with the Midgard Serpent. Ho hum.

And what better way to celebrate this ridiculous non-event than by listening to a load of Viking Metal? EXACTLY.

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Album: Kampfar – Djevelmakt

January 30th, 2014

Kampfar 2013 promo photo Thrash Hits

Kampfar
Djevelmakt
Indie Recordings
27 January 2014

by Pete Long

For those not aware, Kampfar is apparently an old Norse war cry meaning “Odin”, with a probable alternate meaning of “we’re going to disembowel you”. If you already knew that, you’re probably also aware of the Norwegian black metal band bearing that name. They have just released Djevelmakt, the follow up to 2011’s Mare, which was all about witches. Djevelmakt is all about “the muck and bile of the underworlds” which is, as concepts go, a pretty damn suitable one given their music.

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