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Blut aus Nord

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Mondeville, France (1994 – present)

Blut aus Nord is a black metal band from Mondeville, France.

The band started in 1994 as a solo project, with Vindsval playing all instruments under the name Vlad. He released two demos under this title before changing the projects name to Blut Aus Nord before the release of Ultima Thulée in 1995. The next three albums were recorded with the aid of session musicians: It is only recently that the group has had any permanent members apart from Vindsval (who also played in The Eye and Children Of Mäani).

The project’s most critically acclaimed release is The Work Which Transforms God, a concept album which - in spite of being mostly instrumental with none of the lyrics made public - is meant to challenge the listener’s prejudices and preconceptions about reality, life and various metaphysical subjects. The Work Which Transforms God has been almost unanimously praised in reviews and was named by Terrorizer Magazine as its number one album of 2003.

Blut aus Nord have dissociated themselves from nationalism, proclaiming a kinship with “environmentalist black metal” bands such as Wolves in the Throne Room.

Major releases from Blut aus Nord include

- Ultima Thulée 1995 (melodic black metal)
- Memoria Vetusta I: Fathers of the Icy Age 1996 (melodic black metal)
- The Mystical Beast of Rebellion 2001 (black metal)
- The Work Which Transforms God 2003 (Industrial/ambient/black metal)
- Thematic Emanation of Archetypal Multiplicity (industrial metal)
- Metamorphosis of Realistic Theories 2006 (EP) (industrial, black metal, avant-garde)

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  • Kaltenhoenn

    Someone mentioned Blut aus Nord and The Angelic Process in one sentence. I'm nearly complete.

    1 Mar 5:30pm Reply
  • jbsbbtk

    There's a new Pyramids song, with Vindsval as a guest performer. It sounds VERY Blut Aus Nord, but with a different vocalist, something more in the lines of The Angelic Process. It's very good I must say. http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/pyramids-premiere-new-song-interview/

    26 Feb 6:58pm Reply
  • treeweavermetal

    First album is the best.

    24 Feb 3:17pm Reply
  • TabooEv

    New album is very impressive.

    17 Feb 4:04pm Reply
  • xseppex

    The name "Blut aus Nord" translates from German as "Blood from the North", though the non-standard grammar suggests nautical jargon (a more standard phrasing would be "Blut aus (dem) Norden" or "Blut von Nord(en)," though cardinal directions are seldom used in spoken German to begin with). /quote

    6 Feb 7:38am Reply
  • Emosatan

    I fear there was no google translater in time when band had been created.

    4 Feb 1:22am Reply
  • patrolyeah

    Hey I'd like to share with you post-death/black metal project, check it out! Hope you'll enjoy it: https://hollowedmetal.bandcamp.com/

    29 Jan 8:47pm Reply
  • JahilKematian

    2_4thfloor: perhaps they wanted it to be just like that (I also understand some German). It'd not completely meaningless that way

    25 Jan 1:47pm Reply
  • jbsbbtk

    Could someone scan the interview in New Noise? I am very broke and am not sure the company would even ship to the states. Reading it could also help me practice my French :)

    20 Jan 8:46pm Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    Stereotypes are so intelligent.

    20 Jan 1:58pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    frenches are dumbs.

    19 Jan 6:31pm Reply
  • _4thfloor

    As a native German speaker, it always rustles my jimmies that such an intelligent band made such a hilarious grammatical mistake with their band name, literally meaning "Blood consisting of North" (the correct version would be "Blut aus (dem) Norden")

    16 Jan 6:51pm Reply
  • HayrVay

    for me it's a grower. Some tracks enjoyed me at start, others takes time.

    15 Jan 2:49pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    you are not alone... many did not enjoy it including yours truly.

    13 Jan 5:27pm Reply
  • templeruins

    It's by no means bad, I just personally found it a short listen with more filler than not. Will be revisiting though, maybe it'll be a grower

    11 Jan 7:59am Reply
  • FatcapVandal

    New album is amazing

    10 Jan 6:26pm Reply
  • templeruins

    not digging mv3 as much as everyone else seems to be. found it kinda weak to be honest.

    10 Jan 7:09am Reply
  • slicerlucas

    Anyone could scan this image in high resolution? http://cdn.discogs.com/AGG06lnHM66cog8dj7IWQyO_c74=/fit-in/594x575/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-6162537-1413652358-8362.jpeg.jpg Thanks!!!

    4 Jan 10:13pm Reply
  • Titahion

    could you scan it, please?

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Come59

    There was a nice interview of them in french in New Noise. Vindsval is really interesting, especially on his perception of genres and the state of black metal in 2014. And he announced that his future works (Blut aus Nord and his other projects) will be even more mystic

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
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