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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.

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 (industrial, black metal, avant-garde)
- Odinist - The Destruction of Reason By Illumination 2007 (black metal)
- Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue With The Stars 2009 (avant-garde, melodic black metal)

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  • Ca_Nihil

    maximum level of black metal

    18 Jul 2:40am Reply
  • Caligas

    you guys should listen terra tenebrosa

    8 Jul 5:41pm Reply
  • rui_santos

    Great new!

    7 Jul 8:29pm Reply
  • jbsbbtk

    According to facebook, Memoria Vetusta III is recorded and mastered!

    7 Jul 3:38pm Reply
  • Archonis

    It's $23 you liar. But I am still buying it.

    2 Jul 1:08am Reply
  • versionfiv

    selling NM vinyl of MV2 on ebay. fair price ($20) go buy it please.

    25 Jun 5:44pm Reply
  • ClothesOptional

    I think real drumming could be good on an MV style album. Haven't heard the split yet tho

    25 Jun 7:04am Reply
  • sabrage

    Trinity is fucking amazing

    24 Jun 7:47am Reply
  • PrimordialAtom

    That troll (clothesoptional) must be on about his 50th account now. Beyond sad, I pretty much pity him at this point.

    23 Jun 6:25pm Reply
  • Russian_Wolf

    очень болезненно. почти депрессивно. я про сплит последний

    23 Jun 4:44pm Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    Of course, master of fine arts, we know.

    15 Jun 7:51pm Reply
  • ClothesOptional

    So everyone knows this is hipster garbage right?

    14 Jun 8:37am Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    Artificiality means, that someone finally broke with the cliche of how music should sound. That one drumkit defined this project. I am one of these freaks, who could listen forever to all possible variations of one, consistent sound set.

    11 Jun 12:14am Reply
  • VlCTORlOUSmarch

    that split blew a chunk of flesh from my face.

    9 Jun 8:16am Reply
  • z0z0bra

    the expansion of BaNs sound during the last decade was pretty much pushing the band more and more into the direction of artificiality, and i'm not saying this because i think it's bad, it's just an obvious fact. now going towards a more "organic" sound may open up new possibilities. i also think that more live instrumentation would be a logical conclusion for future Memoria Vetusta releases, soundwise going in kinda opposite direction from 777. but we will see.

    8 Jun 11:55pm Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    Oh, and mastering. Triunity tracks have a bit too much mid frequencies, I personally dislike a lot.

    6 Jun 6:21pm Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    It's a matter of preferences, for sure. While programmed drums sound 'plastic', they do their best in such inhuman and mystic project like BaN. Hearing live kit, I imagine a drummer, instead of focusing on the actual music. For some it's cool, for me it's better to forget about the author while listening to music. Vindsval once said in the interview "We are not rock stars and we are not important in the process, Blut Aus Nord is a faceless entity, dehumanized and without ego." and this I like, taken to extremes.

    6 Jun 6:18pm Reply
  • m0ph0

    I'm not averse to programmed/ sampled drums, jusst wish they were done by someone with a little more skill and flair for drumming. Vindsval's efforts are fairly rudimentary. I prefer the sound of a live kit, but if he got someone using an electronic kit like Wrest does, it'd be great.

    5 Jun 12:29am Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    Triunity is fucktastic, both sides. Glad to discover Phobos. Vindsval is incredible, by the way, like from aliens' breed, History Channel keeps on blabbering about. Inhuman and divine.

    4 Jun 11:19pm Reply
  • skalberg242

    Listening for the first time to Triunity. Hùbris is a fucking beast. The chugging parts, which thankfully are not overdone, wouldn't have worked as well with programmed drumming I think.

    4 Jun 4:06am Reply
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