Author: Fernando

FROZEN SUN

Frozen Sun

It all started back in 1990, when guitar player Michael Kopietz got to know the singer Kenny Nielsen. They both lived in the countryside outside Aarhus, and Kenny introduced Michael to Bo Summer (Illdisposed), with whom they started a metal band in the local youth club. Bo and Michael had actually ridden BMX together in Skanderborg BMX club at the sweet age of eight years.

Back then, Bo played bass, Kenny sang and Michael played the guitar myself. After a while, that band stopped, and it all moved to Aarhus, where they met Nick Jensen who played in a band called Hosts Of Chaos, which Kenny and Michael joined. They rehearsed in a rented house in Brabrand with an old band called Motor Rahm. In this band, Frozen Sun

drummer Morten Rahm later played with Bo Summer and Lasse Bak (Illdisposed).

After some time and some replacements, Frozen Sun emerged from the band Hosts OfcChaos. Illdisposed was formed from Motor Rahm and Slasher, where Bo had started singingcand Illdisposed’s old drummer Michael Enevoldsen (also in Panzerchrist) thrashed barrels. The story is perhaps a bit confusing, but the result was that bands like Frozen Sun,

Illdisposed and Exmortem emerged.

In 1992 the group recorded their first demo called ‘Ancient Tombs’. However, it was never released. In 1993 they decided to record their then ‘cult demo’ “Defect Dimension Of Souls” at Borsing Recording. Bo Summer had just recorded Illdisposed’s first CD at Borsing Recording, and he thought Frozen Sun should definitely be on the second volume of “Fuck You We’re From Denmark” compilation He contacted Progress Records and Frozen Sun was shown the reason why that CD was released with a week’s time.

In 1995 Frozen Sun asked Tue Madsen if he would like to produce their “Promo’95”. Tue did not yet have his own studio, so the band rented a mixer and accessories and went up to their rehearsal room and started the drum recordings. Guitar and vocals were recorded in Michael’s old apartment by Viby J.

In 1996, the collective recorded their debut CD “Dimensions” at Borsing Recording, and got Tue to mix. It was a tough process, but the result was that Jacob Hansen and his start-up record company Serious Entertaintment released Frozen Sun’s record debut in August of the same year.

After replacing the bassist Henrik Kopietz, Frozen Sun got Tomas O’beast from Mnemic, and they recorded “Promo ’97” with Ziggy behind the buttons in Studio C. It was a really exciting time for Frozen Sun. The band remembers there was Testament at the House (Now Voxhall) and that they were actually drunk with Chuck Billy. In that process, they got him persuaded to go to the studio to record some vocals, but unfortunately Ziggy was too drunk.

After that, the remaining band members decided to stop. But the story will continue. Soon…


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KOLDBORN – The Uncanny Valley

Koldborn – The Uncanny Valley

Tracklist

  1. 28_06_42_12
  2. Lords Of Stupidity
  3. The Uncanny Valley
  4. A Destiny Predicted
  5. Below A Crushing Earth
  6. Hope Transformed Horizon
  7. Disconnected
  8. Last Message
  9. Repression
  10. Neural Bound
  11. 2_18
  12. Relativity

Lineup

Rasmus Salskov – drums
Henrik “Heinz” Jacobsen – guitars
Lars Bjørn-Hansen – vocals
Kim Nielsen – bass
Björn Bihlet – guitars

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FROZEN SUN – The Lost Tapes

Frozen Sun – The Lost Tapes

Tracklist

  1. Be One With The Lord
  2. Defect Dimensions Of Souls
  3. Decadence Of Life
  4. There Is No God
  5. John Doe
  6. In The Shadow Of Your Soul
  7. Obsession
  8. One Way
  9. Value Of Existence
  10. Territory

Lineup

Michael Kopietz – guitars
Kenny Nielsen – vocals
Henrik Kopietz – bass
Nick Jensen – guitars
Thomas Møller – drums

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FROZEN SUN – Dimensions

Frozen Sun – Dimensions

Tracklist

  1. Once and for All
  2. Life in Misery
  3. Obsession
  4. Grey
  5. Puss Gore ‘n’ Decay
  6. Streetwalker Song
  7. In the Shadow of Your Soul
  8. Censorship Equals
  9. Defect Dimension of Souls
  10. Into the Outro

Lineup

Michael Kopietz – guitars
Kenny Nielsen – vocals
Henrik Kopietz – bass
Nick Jensen – guitars
Thomas Møller – drums

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Crocell

CROCELL

It was five experienced gentlemen from the Aarhus metal scene who formed Crocell in early 2007, and the pace was high from the start. Thus, the debut album, “The God We Drowned,” was recorded the same year, and almost simultaneously with its release in 2008, Crocell was named “metal talent of the year” at the Danish Metal Awards. 

It was the beginning of a respectful underground career for the Danish collective, featuring members that are and were active in other bands such as Illdisposed, Urkraft, The Petulant, Mordax and Demolition Inc., among many others. The following years were spent playing sweat-soaked gigs, travelling the Danish roads and abroad and releasing five full-length albums and two EPs.

Danish metal has seen one band after another flare up and die out, but after 17 years, Crocell continues undeterred, having long established itself as an indispensable player in the Danish metal scene with almost seven releases under its belt and over 100 concerts in over ten countries. 

“Of Frost, Of Flame, Of Flesh” will be released on Gatefold LP (black vinyl, limited to 300 copies), 8-panel digipack CD and digital formats on June 28th, 2024 via Emanzipation Productions. 

Lineup:
Asbjørn Steffensen – vocals 
Tommy Christensen – guitar
Mads B. H. Gath – guitar
Uffe Laustsen-Jensen – bass
Andreas Posselt – drums

Web:
Facebook.com/crocelldk
Instagram.com/crocelldk/


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Shadowspawn – Blasphemica: Absolution Carved From Flesh

Shadowspawn – Blasphemica

Tracklist

A1. Intro
A2. Bonesong
A3. Blasphemica
A4. Desert Serpent
A5. Color Me Dead
A6. Lacerations

B1. Vanity Of The Wicked
B2. Absolution In Flesh
B3. Sacrament of Deceit
B4. Echoes Of Human Debris
B5. Thrive In Sadness

Lineup

Bue T. Jensen – vocals
Nicolai Cheung – guitars
Oliver Ragnar – guitars
Kelvin Dam – bass
Lukas Meier – drums

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