Norwegian Metal Band ‘Vardøger’ to Play ‘Brainstorm Festival’ this November, Line-Up Complete


vardoger_2016Norwegian Metal band Vardøger has been added to the line-up for the annual Brainstorm Festival this November. The Line Up is Now Complete. Other performing band’s will be: Theocracy (USA), Myrath (TUN), Narnia (S), Mantric (N), Undawn (NL), Selfmindead (S), Leonov (D), Within Silence (SK), Dalit (N), Empire of the Wolves (NL), Shadowrise (NL), Sea+Air (D/GR).

Brainstorm Festival will be held 11 and 12 November 2016, as usual in Gigant in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands).

Forged together amongst a growing extreme music-environment in Norway in the mid 90’s, Vardøger first started their musical path deeply rooted in Norwegian folk music and later adapted to Viking metal. As the members where occupied in different project, nothing really materialized, and the band was only considered a side project with no real plans on any release. It wasn’t until 2003 they were talked into releasing an EP with a collection of songs written around 1996-97. In later years, The EP “Whitefrozen” has been considered a classic.

The last live concert was played in 2006, but the band decided to break up and call it a day because of lack of dedication. It wasn’t until 2010 that the founding members Robert Bordevik (Grievance, Antestor) and Peter Dalbakk (Schaliach, Fleshkiller) decided to give Vardøger a new chance and in the process create the album they’d always wanted to write. With a new line up, they had a full upgrade on their songwriting and totally reinvented themselves. With endless effort, hard work and dedication their fresh new sound materialized against all odds. The line-up consists of: Henning Ramseth (Ramzet, Return) on bass. Alexander Dalbakk/Guitar. Johanne B. Bordevik/Vocals. Knut Anders Sørum/Vocals. Jo Henning Børven (Grave Declaration, Antestor) Drums.

November 2015 the critically acclaimed album “Ghost Notes” was finally released. Vardøger now plans to play more live concerts.

Our review of “Ghost Notes” can be found here.

Brainstorm Fest 2016

Brainstorm Festival was formed in the beginning of 2008 with a clear mission to enter a new era of music festivals as we know it. Brainstorm Festival is known as an independent cultural rock- and metalfestival, that provides a stage to both new talent as well as metal-dinosaurs. The festival combines hardrock with extreme metal. Besides concerts Brainstorm Festival offers a program in the theater of the club with acoustic performances, interviews, debate and competitions. Also there is an exposition taking place each year, plus a small metal-market.

Pictures of Brainstorm Fest. 2015 can be seen here  

For further information on Brainstorm Fest, visit their website:

Video for ‘Crystal Sky’

Video for ‘Ghost Notes’

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