AUÐN are about to kick off their tour with headliner GAAHLS WYRD and label mates THE GREAT OLD ONE as support at the Matrix in Bochum, Germany tomorrow, Friday, 1st of December.
The Icelandic black metal shooting stars will be touring in support of their latest full-length, ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’, which has been freshly released on November 10th.
A list of all confirmed dates including festival appearances can be found below.AUÐN comment: “We are extremely thrilled to have landed in Germany this morning, where we will start our tour with GHAALS WYRD and THE GREAT OLD ONES in that hard working city of Bochum. Tomorrow marks the very first date when we will premiere our new material on European soil! See you somewhere on the road!”
GAAHLS WYRD posted a tour trailer on Facebook at the link below. www.facebook.com/gaahlswyrd/videos/1520820757972477/
AUÐN+GAAHLS WYRD +THE GREAT OLD ONES
01 Dec 17 Bochum (DE) Matrix
02 Dec 17 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
03 Dec 17 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
04 Dec 17 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
05 Dec 17 Madrid (ES) Chango
06 Dec 17 Barcelona (ES) Boveda
07 Dec 17 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod
08 Dec 17 Milano (IT) Circolo Svolta
09 Dec 17 Bologna (IT) Alcemica Music Club
10 Dec 17 Zürich (CH) Werk 21
12 Dec 17 München (DE) Backstage
13 Dec 17 Wroclaw (PL) Firlej
14 Dec 17 Erfurt (DE) From Hell AUÐN Festivals
15 Dec 17 Berlin (DE) Columbiahalle (De Mortem Et Diabolum)
16 Dec 17 Eindhoven (NL) Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017
13 Jan 18 Reykjavík (IS) Iðnó (+Hamferð)
18 Jan 18 Groningen (NL) Eurosonic Noorderslag
20 Jan 18 København (DK) BETA2300
09 Mar 18 Reykjavík (IS) Gamla Bíó (Oration MMXVIII)
30 Mar 18 Oslo (NO) Inferno Festival 2018
AUÐN will perform live in support of their latest highly acclaimed full-length, ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’, which has hit the stores on the 10th of November.
Víðir Mýrmann Þrastarson created the artwork of ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’, which can be viewed below.
1. Veröld Hulin (6:24)
2. Lífvana Jörð (4:06)
3. Haldreipi Hugans (8:04)
4. Prísund (4:03)
5. Ljósaslæður (6:37)
6. Blóðrauð Sól (4:27)
7. Eilífar Nætur (5:42)
8. Skuggar (5:14)
9. Í Hálmstráið Held (5:20)
Total playing time: 49:57
For all its beauty, Iceland can be a sinister place where furious elements rage teaching fear but also inspiring human creativity. Hailing from the village of Hveragerði in the south of the volcanic island, AUÐN are the latest offspring from the burgeoning black metal scene in this land of ice and snow to set their dark sails for foreign shores.
With their second full-length, ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’ (literally meaning “Ancient Riverbeds” – with a long tail of untranslatable subtext), AUÐN continue their fast ascent. Unlike the majority of their blackened brethren from the country’s capital Reykjavik, this young band does not base its sound more or less on DEATHSPELL OMEGA worship, but rather reaches back to a more classic second generation black metal approach for inspiration.
AUÐN deliver haunting melodies and beautifully frozen atmospheres – as opposed to the jarring and caustic blunt force trauma that has brought this remote place in the Northern Atlantic to the black metal forefront of lateFounded in the bleak winter of 2010, AUÐN’s talent was quick to be recognised. The band got invited to Iceland’s main metal event, the Eistnaflug Festival and won the local Wacken Metal Battle contest in 2016, while making it to the top 3 at the main event. Performances at the prestigious Inferno and Roadburn Festivals followed in 2017.
With ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’, AUÐN not only demonstrate the impressive progress of their songwriting skills but also deliver a clear definition of their very own black sound. Warning: this album grows with every spin and will take a long time to even come close to any limit!
Aðalsteinn Magnússon – guitar
Andri Björn Birgisson – guitar
Hjalti Sveinsson – vocals
Hjálmar Gylfason – bass
Sigurður Kjartan Pálsson – drums