Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Concerning our anonymity

Ever since the beginning of FÖRDÄRV, people have been wanting to know who we are. There have been rumours in the Underground and Katia, our label-manager keep getting asked about our identities. Of course, she reveals nothing. But I wanted to take the oppurtunity to explain a bit more why this anonymity is important to us.

First of all, it is out of respect for the listener, or rather the listeners imagination and right to explore our music in the way he/she wants. I think EN explained this pretty well in an interview with Unholy Black Metal Zine:

"Another aspect of FÖRDÄRV is that we desire to remain anonymous in this context. Our respective personal lives, professions and pasts etc. is not something that we wish the potential listeners to be attracted, distracted or averted by. We want our music and words to stand alone on their own merits."

That is, there should be no limitations for the listener due to our personalities. We think of music as "out of this world", and we want to keep it like that for our listeners aswell.

So, are we then ashamed of who we are? Are we not "trve" enough for the scene? Or are we simply riding the trendwave of artists like Ghost (or maybe in fact we ARE Ghost?), just to get attention in a cheap way?  Not at all. We just do not find our private persons interesting for the music. Creating music in FÖRDÄRV is mainly about the two participant´s spirituality and in that sense our physical bodies/private life/personas are not important at all. They only work as instruments to channel aspects which are higher than ordinary life. We consider what we do eternal, and are aware of our own mortality (at least body-wise), so it is simply about that: our music will live on, our bodies will not, hence they are not interesting in the context.

All in all, if you are interested in our personal lives and ask us about them, you will be disappointed. I hope though, by reading this that you will be more aware of WHY that will be the case and that you respect our wish to remain anonymous and focus on our music instead. After all, that´s what we are here for, right?

/GAST



Sunday, September 14, 2014

New review by Sweden Rock Magazine (SRM 8/2014): 6/10

"Texterna är grymma, stämningen är helt rätt och hängivelsen stor."

("The lyrics are awesome, the atmosphere is totally right and the devotion great.")

Our native Sweden Rock Magazine has reviewed our new album, Between the Eternities. Read the review here:


Thanks for the support!

/GAST




New review by Cult Mongers Zine

Cult Mongers Zine has reviewed our new album Between the Eternities. Read the review here:

http://cultmongerszine.com/fordarv-between-the-eterneties2014/

Thanks for the support!

/GAST


New review by Metalhead Zine: 7.5/10

Metalhead Zine has written a great and poetic review of our new album, Between the Eternities. Read it here:

http://www.metalhead.it/?p=35899&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=fordarv-between-the-eternities

Thanks for the support!

/GAST


New review by Crossfire Metal Webzine: 9/10

Crossfire Metal Webzine has reviewed our new album Between the Eternities. Read the review here:

http://www.crossfire-metal.de/8189-0-FOeRDAeRV-BETWEEN-THE-ETERNITIES.html

Thanks for the support!

/GAST





New review by Heavy Metal Maniac

Heavy Metal Maniac zine has reviewed our new album Between the Eternities. Read the review here:

http://heavymetalmaniac1.blogspot.it/2014/09/fordarv-between-eternities.html 

Thanks for the support!

/GAST


Friday, August 29, 2014

New review by Ave Noctum: 8/10

"Fördärv play some of the best and most authentic black metal I have heard in some time, accept no trends or imitations!"

Ave Noctum has reviewed our new album Between the Eternities which just has been released. Read it here:

http://www.avenoctum.com/2014/08/fordarv-between-the-eternities-nigredo/ 

Thanks for the support!

/GAST





Sunday, July 27, 2014

New review by Unholy Black Metal

"It must be said that it seems that many bands are returning to the origins, but Fördärv has rare class."

Unholy Black Metal has reviewed our upcoming album Between the Eternities. Read it here:

http://www.unholyblackmetal.com/reviews/-review-on-between-the-eternities-by-fordarv-with-a-track-to-listen-to

Thanks for the support!

/GAST


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New review by Panzerfaust zine

"Yes, Fördärv music is simple, is unoriginal and maybe will say that it is nothing impressive… but who would give a damn? I don’t. In my opinion “Between the Eternities” is a perfect offer for the worshipers of the classic Scandinavian black metal. And that’s all you should know now."

Panzerfaust zine has reviewed our upcoming album Between the Eternities. Read it here:

http://panzerfaust666zine.blogspot.se/2014/07/fordarv-between-eternities.html

Thanks for the support!

/GAST



Friday, June 27, 2014

New review by Pest Webzine: 8/10

Pest Webzine has reviewed our upcoming album Between the Eternities. Read it here (by scrolling down):

http://pestwebzine.com/index/june_2014/0-880  

Thanks for the support!

/GAST



Monday, June 9, 2014

Promos and releasedate

The promos for our upcoming album Between the Eternities has been delivered to the lair of Nigredo and will soon be unleashed! Our album has also got a release-date now and it will be the 27th of August

LET´S KEEP THE FLAME ALIVE!







/GAST

Monday, May 12, 2014

New review by Panzerfaust Zine

Panzerfaust Zine has reviewed our cd The Echo of Emptiness:

"I have no doubts that we’ll hear something great from Fördärv in the future and the band will be a total must for all die hard maniacs of the classic Norwegian black metal."

Read the review here: 

New review by Unholy Black Metal Zine

Unholy Black Metal Zine has reviewed our cd The Echo of Emptiness and called it "a return to the primordial purity of black metal". Read the review here: 

http://www.unholyblackmetal.com/2/post/2014/05/review-of-the-echo-of-emptiness-by-frdrv-audio-of-the-echo-of-emptiness-part-ii.html

Thanks for the support!

/GAST






Saturday, May 3, 2014

Finis Ab Origine Pedet

If you are not familiar with this, you will be eventually...


Nascentes morimur; finisque ab origine pendet;
De vita ad mortem mors rediviva trahit.
As soone, as wee to bee, begunne;
We did beginne, to be Vndone.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rites of the Black Moon review

"There are those times when one runs across a rare band that still upholds the traditions of what this music is supposed to be about."

A new review of The Echo of Emptiness by the Rites of the Black Moon webzine is out! Read it here:

http://ritesoftheblackmoon.tripod.com/fordarv.html#The Echo of Emptiness 

Thanks for the support!

/GAST




Finished mixing and revealing of title...

On the 17th of February, coincidentally the day that the hermetic philosopher Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake by the Vatican in the year 1600 and the day a certain Quorthon was born in 1966, we finished the mixing of our upcoming full length album. We are really pleased with the result and yet another successful collaboration with Erik. The sound became exactly as raw and bombastic as we wanted it and we feel we´ve created a real blast! We are now working on the coverart and plan the upcoming release with Katia at Nigredo Records.

In this context we would also like to reveal the title of the new album which will read:



Between the Eternities



On the night of Walpurga a new song will be out on youtube, so keep your ears open!

/GAST

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Nigredo Records

The website of Nigredo Records has just been updated. Check it out HERE and support the underground!




/GAST

Friday, February 7, 2014

Pest webzine review

We have been reviewed by Pest Webzine. Read it here (by scrolling down):

http://pestwebzine.com/index/december_2013/0-811

Thanks for the support!

/GAST



Monday, January 13, 2014

Greek Metal Hammer review and mixing

The Greek Metal Hammer Magazine has reviewed our debut, The Echo of Emptiness. This is what they thought:

"Here, you will find the nostalgic delight of Norwegian black metal. A mini cd full of prologned riffs, following the footsteps of "Filosofem". Structurally, it carries Swedish techniques and grandiose heavy metal references. This means that the melodic riffs trigger nostalgic feelings from the past. It's an epic endeavour with vision, consistent sound and excellent production."

Thank you for the support!

When it comes to the mixing of our second release, it was brought to a halt for a while, but we are now about to return to it! Stay tuned for mayhem...

/GAST