Norwegian extreme metal formation GAAHLS WYRD have announced the “GastiR – Ghosts Invited European Tour 2019”. The band will play a selected number of festivals during the Summer, before embarking on a European tour with MAYHEM and synthwave act GOST.
The journey will start on October 31st, in Nijmegen (NL) and continues through France, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, before the final curtain on November 30th in Stockholm (SE). The full list of tour dates can be found below.
The band has furthermore released an album teaser for their upcoming record, ‘GastiR – Ghosts Invited’. Watch the video on the official Season of Mist YouTube Channel HERE . The link can be freely spread.
Gaahls WYRD – ‘GastiR – Ghosts Invited’ Album teaser
GAAHLS WYRD – Festival dates
18 May 19 Hyvinkaa (FI) Steelfest
23 Jun 19 Varnai (LT) Kilkim Zaibu Festival
25 Jul 19 Tolmin (SL) Metaldays Tolmin
16 Aug 19 St Nolff (FR) Motocultor Festival
17 Aug 19 Dinkelsbuhl (DE) Summer Breeze Open Air
With MAYHEM and GOST
31 Oct 19 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
01 Nov 19 Leiden (NL) Gebr de Nobel
05 Nov 19 Paris (FR) La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
06 Nov 19 Rennes (FR) L’etage
07 Nov 19 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
10 Nov 19 Lyon (FR) CCO
12 Nov 19 Milan (IT) Magazzini Generali
14 Nov 19 Vienna (AT) Szene
15 Nov 19 Prague (CZ) Meet Factory
16 Nov 19 Berlin (DE) Astrat
17 Nov 19 France (FR) Tyrant Fest
19 Nov 19 Kassel (DE) Musik Theater 130 BPM
21 Nov 19 Mannheim (DE) MS Connextion Complex
22 Nov 19 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
23 Nov 19 Oberhausen (DE) Turbinehalle
24 Nov 19 Copenhagen (DK) Pumpehuset
26 Nov 19 Tampere (FI) Pakkahuone
27 Nov 19 Helsinki (FI) Tavastia
29 Nov 19 Stockholm (SE) Fryshuset Klubben
30 Nov 19 Gothenburg (SE) Pustervik
The cover artwork and tracklist of ‘GastiR – Ghosts Invited’ can be found below.
1. Ek Erilar (05:34)
2. From The Spear (04:37)
3. Ghosts Invited (04:23)
4. Carving The Voices (07:26)
5. Veiztu Hve (06:41)
6. The Speech And The Self (05:02)
7. Through And Past And Past (02:59)
8. Within The Voice Of Existence (05:25)
Since rising to prominence with his first band Trelldom, legendary singer, front man, artist and composer, Gaahl, has been one of Norway’s most talked about and respected extreme metal musicians. His work with Trelldom, Gorgoroth and God Seed has been widely regarded as some of the best the black metal scene has had to offer.
Gaahls passion and dedication to his art has earned him followers far and beyond the realms of the metal community, becoming a household name in the art scene and a he has become a well-respected alternative thinker.
In 2015 the charismatic singer assembled some of Norway’s finest metal musicians under the new moniker Gaahls WYRD. The band consisted of Ole Walaunet (The Batallion, God Seed, Grimfist), Frode Kilvik (Krakow, Aeternus), Sir (Trelldom, Djerv, God Seed) and Bård Kolstad (Leprous, Borknagar).
The band’s first show was an appearance at the one-off festival BlekkMetal, held in Bergen, Norway the same year. The show was recorded for the live EP “Nov. 15”, released by the band in 2017. The EP was celebrated during the bands two European runs “Vardøger 2017” and “Vardøger” 2018. Bård Kolstad was replaced by Kevin Kvåle (Horizon Ablaze) in the 2nd half of 2017 and Kårstad stepped out of the band after the first leg of the “Vardøger” tour.
In mid 2018 the band teamed up with producer Iver Sandøy (Enslaved, Emmerhoff & the Melancholy Babies) to record their first full-length album “GastiR – Ghosts Invited”, set to be released by Season of Mist (World) and Indie Recordings (Norway) on May 31st.
The highly anticipated debut album from Gaahls WYRD will see the band chart territories within the extreme metal genre no one has ever walked before.
Tour artwork / merch design: Vatavu Victor
Gaahl (Kristian Espedal) – vocals
Lust Kilman (Ole Walaunet) – guitars
Eld (Frode Kilvik) – Bass
Spektre (Kevin Kvåle) – Drums