It took a while, but Norwegian metallers Frosthardr have returned after more the 10 years with new music. Listen below to the brand new song ‘Devastation’ the song appears on the new album which will be released on Dec. 1st.
Since the founding of the band they have released: “Necrodisaster” (Demo, 2002), “Maktesløs” (EP, 2004), “Varg” (EP, 2007).
The whole idea of Frosthardr was created during a walk through a blizzard night in January 1997. Jokull wanted to start an extreme metal band. In March 97, he gathered some friends and started to compose some metal noise. In the beginning, Dr. E did the vocals and Jokull played the bass. But the band met a lot of problems finding the right members, so the first years were all about searching for the right ones. Dr. E switched from vocals to guitar, and Jokull did vocals while still playing bass. After a while, Jokull followed Dr. E and switched to guitar, still doing the vocals. For a couple of years, a lot of persons did audition for the band, but in some strange way the band remained as a two man project for a long time. But in 2001, something started to happen. A good friend of Jokull and Dr. E, a drummer known as Savn, started to jam with the guys, and they finally decided to try some of the songs in studio. The 2-song demo Necrodisaster 2002 was recorded in the summer of 2001, with Savn on drums, Dr. E on guitar, and Jokull doing both guitar, bass and vocals! They even performed live as a three piece band at a birthday party at some friends, alongside Grøde and Diamondog.
In January 2002, Ozol joined Frosthardr on bass, and now the band was ready to bring their frozen noise to the world. Necrodisaster was released in March 2002, and Frosthardr did their first real live performance at Askim Metal Night among bands like Drottnar, Mondo Revolver, Bleedience and Questor. Later that summer they played at DP-Arts & Music festival in Blaker, Norway, alongside more than 50 other bands and artists. In between writing new songs during 2003, Frosthardr played at Destructionfest in London, and Nordicfest in Oslo, before entering the studio to record their debut EP Maktesløs. The EP was recorded and mixed during the winter, adding an extra frozen touch to it, and released through Momentum Scandinavia, in March of 2004.
Also in March 2004, Frosthardr teamed up with their friends in Drottnar, and did a small tour in Switzerland and Czech Republic, including a gig at the Elements of Rock festival in Switzerland. They also played Metalafton in Alingsås in April, and a couple of shows in December of 2004. 2005 was the year Slechtvalk went out on their “At the dawn of war” tour, and Frosthardr joined the tour as a support-band. They played a concert in Oslo, and a couple in Sweden and Finland. In 2006 they teamed up with their friends in Inevitable End, and did a couple of concerts in the Czech Republic, and played at Elements of Rock in Switzerland again. By now you are probably sick of reading about places they played…if you even got to the end of this stuff…the list just continues and I honestly don’t feel like writing them all down here HAHAHA!
In 2015 they played again at the annual Elements of Rock festival in Switzerland.
The band consists of: Dr. E – Guitar, BGV, Ozol – Bass, BGV, Savn – Drums, BGV, Jokull – Vocals, Guitar.
Video (audio) for ‘Devastation’