Collaboration Between ZWEIZZ, Joey Hopkins to Recieve Release Through Jester Records

ZWEIZZ, the experimental project of FLEURETY/ex-DØDHEIMSGARD member Svein Egil Hatlevik (aka Hologram, Magic/Logic), has confirmed the release of his collaboration with the late Joey Hopkins simply titled, Zweizz & Joey Hopkins. Jester Records will be releasing the album in November.

Hatlevik issued the following message:

“I am happy to announce that the first and only album by ZWEIZZ & Joey Hopkins will be released through Jester Records in 2010.

“I met Joey Hopkins through the social networking site Myspace. We initiated a cooperation in 2007 that lasted until Joey’s untimely death in December 2008.

“By then we had made eleven song sketches. I only spoke with him on the telephone once, and we were discussing meeting IRL, but somehow we didn’t feel like there was any hurry. Then suddenly he was gone.

“I have tried to make an album that both his mother and the rest of his family can remember him by – as well as being a statement that lives up to my somewhat idiosyncratic artistic standards. And of course, I can just assume that Joey would have approved of the songs in their respective final states. It can be difficult to kill the darlings of a friend who has already went onwards.

“I hope I have succeeded in making this an album that he would have liked, and I want to share this music with as many people as possible to celebrate the memory of the immense talent of Joey Hopkins. It has been an honour to work with you.

“Some words to describe the musick: Electronic, hectic like a can of worms, some pop surfaces, distorted, melodic most of the time, some black metal influences, some IDM influences. IT’S LIKE A GOLEM.”

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. “Eternal Puberty” – feat. Ingrid Berge
2. “dWill to dPower / Tomorrow
3. “Black Strobes” – feat. Torgny Knutson Amdam
4. “Bimbo Rimjob
5. “Porcelain Dolls in the Bath
6. “The Goat” – feat. Kristoffer Rygg
7. “Armies of General Nonsense
8. “Smash, Politics, Gag
9. “How We Ate The Flesh” – feat. Ingrid Berge
10. “No Clue” – feat. Czral
11. “Compulsar Massive” – feat. Kim Sølve

Hatlevik assures an additional remix by UPLAND and hints at the likelihood of additional material.

Visit ZWEIZZ at http://zweizz.blogspot.com/.

FLEURETY: New Tracks Recorded for Upcoming EP

Norways’ FLEURETY have completed recording two new tracks, “The Animal of the City” and “Summon the Beasts“, to be released as a forthcoming 7″ EP. It’s the band’s first new material to be properly recorded since 1998.

The lineup for this EP consists of guests Ayna B. Johansen (who also performed on the Last-Minute Lies EP) on vocals and Andreas Barsleth (THE WHITE TIGER PREPADE, EN) on drums, as well as the usual suspects, Alexander Nordgaren on guitars/bass and Svein Egil Hatlevik (ZWEIZZ, ex-DØDHEIMSGARD/DHG) on vocals.

The new songs were recorded at Crystal Canyon Studios (TURBONEGRO, EUROBOYS, SCUM) with the assistance of Tore Ylwisaker (ULVER).

2 CD ULVER Tribute Album Available for Free Download

An ULVER tribute album entitled, My Own Wolf: A New Approach, has been released by Asphyrical Asphyxia to commemorate the Norwegian band’s 15 year anniversary. The 2 CD set has been posted as a free download, and will receive an physical release on May 8th. The tracklisting is as follows:

CD 1:
01. UNFURL - Lost in Moments
02. AVATHAR - Utreise
03. MURA HACHIGU feat. NOKTURNES - Blinded by Blood
04. SMOHALLA - Le Trône de la Tragédie
05. ASMODÉE - Wolf and Hatred
06. SELVMORD - Wolf and Devil
07. SAEL - Wolf and Passion
08. OTZEPENEVSHIYE - Wolf and Destiny (Forest Fire version)
09. WARDAEMONIC - Nattens Madrigal
10. FB[FORCE] – Graablick Blew Hun Vaer
11. KARNA - Naturmystikk
12. FLUORYNE - Not Saved
13. YEAR ZERO – Nowhere / Catastrophe
14. SINESTESIA - Tomorrow Never Knows

CD 2:
01. PRYAPISME - In the Red
02. JOEY HOPKINS MIDGET FACTORY – Catalept
03. AIDAN BAKER – Eitttlane
04. PANACEA ENTERPAINMENT – Porn Piece or the Scars of Cold Kisses
05. PROJECT:A – Ulver (medley)
06. CATAPLUS – Høyfjeldsbilde
07. JÄÄPORTIT – Gnosis
08. WHEEL OF KNOWLEDGE – Lyckantropen Themes (medley)
09. ZWEIZZ - Kledt I Nattens Farger
10. BOSQUE - Utreise
11. NOISES OF RUSSIA – Darling, Didn’t We Kill You?
12. ASHTAR - The Marriage of Heaven & Hell (medley) (bonus track)

Download the album at the official site: http://panacea.msk.su/ulver/

SOLEFALD’s 10th Anniversary Re-mix Album, The Circular Drain, Available for Pre-order

Norway’s SOLEFALD celebrate their 10th anniversary with the release of The Circular Drain. The album contains a remixed version of their 1996 Jernlov demo as well as remixes of select SOLEFALD songs spanning their catalogue. The album can be pre-ordered here.

Here is official word from the band:

“In the liner notes of The Linear Scaffold we audaciously announced a follow-up by the name The Circular Drain. Now, ten years later, it is here, an anniversary album celebrating SOLEFALD‘s first decade. It features the Jernlov demo from 1996, available on cd for the first time. Four songs of total screaming madness! 300 numbered tapes of the demo were printed in 1996. The demo sold out quickly and has been unavailable ever since, going for exorbitant sums at Ebay. Jernlov has now been remastered by Endre Kirkesola and sounds pretty damn necro! An example: If you thought the screams on The Linear Scaffold were intense, you ought to hear the demo…

“Furthermore, The Circular Drain includes remixes of several SOLEFALD classics. HAVOC UNIT has remixed “Sun I Call” quite beautifully; THE BOMBS OF ENDURING FREEDOM has given “Survival of the Outlaw” the bigbeat aggression it needed; Newcomer EXORCISE offers a breathtaking version of “Red for Fire + Black for Death“; Lazare has finally remixed his favourite track “Fluorescent” (he has been fantasising about that since we recorded Neonism in 1998); I have recorded a semi-unplugged version of “When The Moon Is On The Wave” as G.U.T. Check out the tracklist below for all the details.

“Here is how to preorder The Circular Drain: Below you find a series of buttons that will take you to the PayPal site where you can pay with debit and credit cards as well as with bank transfers. As we are dealing with exclusive stuff here, I cannot give the albums away; but there are good discounts if you buy several copies. International shipping is included in the price. You can also order at the MySpace profile of Von Jackhelln Inhuman, where the G.U.T. album My Only Drug Is Madness is equally available.

I send out the numbered copies of The Circular Drain in the order that they are bought. This means I will send cd number one to the first buyer; cd number two to the second buyer, and so forth. As of yet, we are early on and there is a good chance of getting an low number! Grab the chance and get your hands on this exclusive object! You have the option to get the album dedicated to you personally.

“The cd is a 6-page digipack designed by Trine Paulsen and Kim Sølve, who have done our last four releases. The front cover is a real surprise: It features the Theodor Kittelsen drawing that gave “SOLEFALD” our name. With Kittelsen on board we are closer to the TNBM look than ever before!

“I will personally sign and number every cd by hand. Along with the cd I will also send you a hand-printed card from an old-fashioned Berlin typographer stating that you belong to the SOLEFALD hardcore. Your red certificate will carry beautiful German gothic fonts, and I will add your name and the number of your cd by hand. The cds will be ready to ship by January 4th, 2008.

“Being number seven in our discography The Circular Drain is an official SOLEFALD release. The remix album holds our usual professional standard when it comes to design and production (well, today the demo sounds pretty necro, although it was quite hi-fi back in 1996…) You will not find The Circular Drain in the shops anytime soon.

“If this isn’t a damn good gift idea for Yule, I don’t know what would be! Get SOLEFALD remix albums for your friends and family. For your lover and your teacher. For your grandparents and your pet. When they realise just how exclusive this is they will love you forever. For all orders placed before Christmas I will send out a specially designed gift certificate you can print out and give to your loved ones.

“Now check out the new remixes by EXORCISE and HAVOC UNIT!

“Here is the complete tracklist:
Jernlov – The Iron Law
SOLEFALD Demonstration Tape – 996 AF
1. “Motmenneske”
2. “Philosophical Revolt”
3. “Sivilisasjonens Slør – Ravnens Fall”
4. “When The Moon Is On The Wave”

The Circular Drain – Det Sykliske Sluk
SOLEFALD Remixes & Free Mixes
5. “Red For Fire + Black For Death” – EXORCISE
6. “Survival Of The Outlaw” – THE BOMBS OF ENDURING FREEDOM
7. “Fluorescent (The Total Orchestra)” – dj:!!j Lazare
8. “Sun I Call” – HAVOC UNIT
9. “There Is Need” – The Extreme ZWEIZZ Fuckover
10. “CK II Chanel no 6” – HALF SHERMAN
11. “A Motion Picture” – RED SECTOR A
12. “Bragi (Prayer Of A Son)” – HAVOC UNIT
13. “When The Moon Is On The Wave” – G.U.T.

“The total playing time is approximately one hour.

“Best regards,
Cornelius von Jackhelln

Berlin, December 6th, 1007 AF”

ZWEIZZ – The Yawn of a New Age

Svein Egil Hatlevik has been destroying minds for years in acclaimed Norwegian bands, FLEURETY and DHG. Now he has decided to take it to the next level with his one man band and his first full-length release, The Yawn of a New Age. This is not for pimple-face teenagers looking to dress up like their infamous Norwegian black metal heroes of years past. However, the album is for those looking for darkness but in a different form, specifically noise/electronic music. There’s a sinister vibe running throughout and there’s a seriously twisted way that Svein Egil Hatlevik is able to invocate all kinds of off the wall vibes and feelings within his music as well as in the listener. Whether it be eerie combinations of sounds panning back and forth, beeping in and out, white noise blasting at unexpected intervals, or layers of seemingly incongruous parts, you will feel what ZWEISS has for you. There is even an interpretation/cover of IMMORTAL’s “Blacker Than Darkness” as well as a guest appearance by fellow Norwegian black metal alumni, Czral, on “Your System Sucks.” ZWEISS is clearly not for everybody, especially metal fans who strictly stick to more “conventional” music. However, once you accept the challenge and enter the world of The Yawn of a New Age, there’s a mindfuck that awaits. (Vendlus Records)