First announcements!

Alright, here we go, the first announcements for ND18 are ready. Check it out:

Alunah (uk)

Hailing from Birmingham, the city where it all started back in the days, Alunah wear their Sabbath-worship on their sleeves and proudly ride the waves of acid-tinged retro. They deliver an ensnaring combo of delightfully heavy, fuzzy riffs while maintaining an otherworldly distance, not the least due to the vocals floating on top of the slowly writhing riffs. On later albums they channel a more folk-like feel, which suits the overall compositions very well, and a deep connection to forests and cycles of life can be easily felt within the music. Alunah will be bringing along new vocalist Siân Greenaway who replaced Sophie Day in late 2017.

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Dawn Ray’d (uk)

Liverpool’s Dawn Ray’d creates a quite peculiar mix of black metal with a blend of exciting medieval-inspired folk-structures. Resulting in music that comes across as both expressing a great longing and sadness, and at the same time
seems to bridge the gap between the doomy metal of the 80’es (Cirith Ungol comes to mind) and the extreme metal of today, while not displaying any of the light superficiality or simplicity often seen among many folk-metal acts.
Add into the mix lyrics about struggle and revolution and you have a band intent on setting the world ablaze.

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Gnaw Their Tongues (nl)

Dutch one-man project Gnaw Their Tongues, the brainchild of Maurice de Jong (Mories), has long been one of the most interesting (and also most productive – with over 35 releases since 2006) entities in the experimental black metal/noise scene. Entering the world of Gnaw Their Tongues is like stepping into a nightmare, only to understand you are not sleeping, you are wide awake and this, this is real. A real-world picture by Hieronymus Bosch, torn, disjointed, demented. Existing somewhere between ambient noise, drone and black metal (think a combination of early Einsturzende Neubauten and later Mayhem), there is nothing pretty or mitigating about de Jong’s sonic tableaus at all – this is humanity stripped of any positive, self-glorifying varnish… seen as the ugly mass of degradation, torture, oppression and murder it really is.

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Goatess (se)

Goatess from Stockholm was started in 2009 (at the time under the moniker Weekend Beast) by guitarist Niklas and singer Chritus (known for his work with St. Vitus, Lord Vicar and Count Raven) as a vehicle for creating a dreamy, slightly psychedelic stoner doom, with strong ties to the olden sounds of Sabbath and related. But also close to the stonier parts of for instance the Soundgarden catalog. Their music is groovy, rich in atmosphere, with riffs being allowed to slowly develop and envelop the listener, creating a unique meditative feel, with a sound that is fuzzy, warm and thick. They will descend upon Northern Discomfort with an as yet not disclosed new vocalist.

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Ordeal (dk)

With vocals sounding like they’re recorded straight from the entrance to hell, and music that firmly grips
you by the throat and refuses to let go, Danish purveyors of filthy, violent doom/sludgecore Ordeal, brings
their aggressive, unrelenting onslaught which will most certainly both destroy and create one of the few
opportunities for a regular mosh-pit during this year’s festival.

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OvO (it)

Seminal Italian experimental noise/extreme metal duo started off doing improv of an almost free-jazz like style, and while the band’s compositions have grown ever more structured and song-like over the 15+ years they have been in existence, the core of experiments, noise and sparse instrumentation have remained and in some ways have become both more targeted and extreme. Drawing inspiration from both industrial, post-punk, goth, experimental death metal and much more, their compositions are often almost surgical stabs that leave the listener both confused, bleeding and with a sense of wonder and awe.

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That’s it for now, we’ll have more for you soon enough. Be sure to head over to Billetto to get your tickets!

Doom on!

Northern Discomfort 2018

2018 is almost upon us, and with that we are elated to announce the third edition of Northern Discomfort Festival! The line-up is almost complete and once we have crossed into the new year, we will have some amazing announcements for you, both in terms of bands and artwork.

The poster and artwork has been made by the talented Thomas Lildal Moisen.

The whole thing will go down on may 4th and 5th, again in Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen.

Stay tuned!

Yet another replacement

Okay, this time we’re almost positive will be the last. Ghost Of Wem has sadly had to cancel their appearance at Northern Discomfort ’17 due to health issues. Luckily, we’ve had the fortune of getting Cities Of Mars from Gothenburg to come down and make a big fuzz!

So here is the (hopefully) absolute final running order:

Friday (Doors open at 16.00)

Salen

18.30 Confusion Master
20.30 Guevnna
22.30 Horse Latitudes
00.30 Come To Grief

Dödsmaskinen

17.30 Ockultist
19.30 Shakhtyor
21.30 Cities Of Mars
23.30 Iron Witch
01.30 Demon Head

Saturday (Doors open at 15.00)

Salen

17.30 Lewd Flesh
19.30 Barabbas
21.30 Alaric
23.30 Cult Of Occult
01.30 Toner Low

Dödsmaskinen

16.30 Sunken
18.30 Goli Deca
20.30 Grim Van Doom
22.30 MDME SPKR
00.30 Pinkish Black

More Than Discomfort (free) afterparty, sunday the 30th of April at Lygtens Kro:

20.00 Emortuo
21.00 Cacus
22.00 Offerstigen
23.00 Sado Zora

Head over to Billetto to get your hands on a ticket!

Running order

Here it is, the final running order of Northern Discomfort 2017!

Friday (Doors open at 16.00)

Salen

18.30 Confusion Master
20.30 Guevnna
22.30 Horse Latitudes
00.30 Come To Grief

Dödsmaskinen

17.30 Ockultist
19.30 Shakhtyor
21.30 Ghost Of Wem
23.30 Iron Witch
01.30 Demon Head

Saturday (Doors open at 15.00)

Salen

17.30 Lewd Flesh
19.30 Barabbas
21.30 Alaric
23.30 Cult Of Occult
01.30 Toner Low

Dödsmaskinen

16.30 Sunken
18.30 Goli Deca
20.30 Grim Van Doom
22.30 MDME SPKR
00.30 Pinkish Black

As you may have noticed, Morast is nowhere to be found. Unfortunately they have had to cancel their appearance, but Macedonians Goli Deca are stepping in. Go to the Line-up section for info and link.

And for those of you who can’t get enough, we have the More Than Discomfort afterparty, sunday the 30th of April at Lygtens Kro . The running order is as follows:

20.00 Emortuo
21.00 Cacus
22.00 Offerstigen
23.00 Sado Zora

So go to Billetto and get your hands on a ticket!

Poster + Regn cancellation

The poster is here! Take a look at this beauty:

nd_2017_a3 poster

Thanks a million to the wonderful people at HLG and Ajka for creating this!

In less awesome news, our Norwegian friends in Regn have had to cancel their appearance on ND17. Thankfully, Sado Zora from Macedonia were nice enough to fill that spot. Check out their brutally slow demo here.

If you want to help out promoting, throw us an e-mail and we can send you some posters and flyers. Otherwise, you can always help by sharing the facebook event.

Another way to support is, of course, to go to Billetto and get your ticket!

Final line-up update

These five bands will complete the line-up of Northern Discomfort 2017. See the Line-up page for the full list of bands, and as always, remember to head over to Billetto for you ticket to the madness!

Alaric (us)

Hailing from Oakland, CA, Alaric will mellow things out a bit – but only musically. The atmosphere of this deathrock/post-punk outfit is as gloomy and dark as the heaviest sludge.

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Come To Grief (us)

Risen out of the ashes of legendary sludge outfit Grief (and named after their ’94 album), Come To Grief will perform old Grief material as well as their own new songs, all of it equally terrifying.

Bandcamp

Ghost Of Wem (de)

Crushing, gutwrenching sludge with clear black metal influences.

Bandcamp

Ockultist (se)

Stockholm sludge/doom trio playing a harsher brand of Electric Wizard-inspired fuzz.

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Pinkish Black (us)

Incorporating styles ranging from industrial to post punk to gothic to doom metal, this texan duo is an absolute must see.

Bandcamp

Even more bands!

The second to last announcement before the final line-up is revealed. Don’t forget to get your ticket at Billetto.

Cacus (dk)

Hard-hitting sludge with hints of hardcore and Weedeater.

Bandcamp

Emortuo (dk)

Funereal – but not quite funeral doom – with lots of effects and truly tortured vocals.

Morast (de)

This new doom project smells a lot like death, with a sound drawing from old school death metal as well as heavy sludge and a hint of black metal.

Bandcamp

Offerstigen (se)

Droney, black metal infused funeral doom.

Bandcamp

More bands!

Another update is ready!

Grim Van Doom (de)

A hardcore influenced melting pot of all things heavy.

Bandcamp

MDME SPKR (uk)

This year’s positive feature, MDME SPKR will bring heavy riffs wrapped in a punk rock vibe.

Bandcamp

Demon Head (dk)

The local retro rockers will crack open the sky above Ungdomshuset with their thunderous old-school doom.

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Another batch of cool bands

We are very excited to announce these next six bands that will bring us up around the halfway mark of the line-up. Don’t forget to head over to Billetto for your ticket!

Lewd Flesh (dk)

Finally back after a long-ish hiatus, these locals will serve up stoner doom with a touch of psychedelica.

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Confusion Master (de)

In their own words: “Electric sabbath action doom.” That really says it better than we ever could.

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Cult Of Occult (f)

Imagine having your soul destroyed very, very slowly. This is not happy music.

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Regn (no)

“Two guys with too much gear playing as loud as possible”

Bandcamp

Guevnna (j)

All the way from Tokyo, Guevnna are returning to Copenhagen with the recent release of their first full length of their own brand of crushing sludge.

Bandcamp

Shakhtyor (de)

Our last announcement of today is a german three-piece playing a
unique brand of instrumental, atmospheric doom.

Bandcamp

More Bands!

Today we have another two bands for you. Check them out and head over to Billetto for your ticket!

Horse Latitudes (sf)

With just bass, bass, synth and drums, Horse Latitudes are bound to bring one of the heaviest shows on the festival. Get ready to be droned!

Bandcamp

Sunken (dk)

Stepping a bit out of our comfortzone, we bring you upcoming danish black metallers Sunken. Equal parts atmosphere and pummeling, be sure not to miss this.

Bandcamp

Stay tuned for more announcements soon!