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Latest news: Fri, Aug 25 2017, AUÐN

Upcoming release: "Farvegir Fyrndar"

Release date: Fri, Nov 10 2017, US Fri, Nov 10 2017

AUÐN are unveiling the first atmospheric track taken from their forthcoming album 'Farvegir Fyrndar', which is scheduled for release on November 10th. The song "Í Hálmstráið Held" is now streaming via the official media partners listed below.

Metal Hammer (DE)
Radio Metal (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
RUV (IS)
Metalitalia (IT)
Rock Portaal (NL)
Kvlt (PL)
Loud (PT)
Metalfan (RO)
Crank It Up (SE)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Decibel (US)

AUÐN comment: "We are ecstatic to present 'Í Hálmstráið Held' to you, the first track taken from our new album, which is entitled 'Farvegir Fyrndar'. We feel that this song represents our record very well as it points into the direction, which we are striving for. 'Í Hálmstráið Held' retains the atmosphere of our previous release, but sounds both more aggressive and melodic at the same time. We are taking things a step further and hope that you will join us!"

AUÐN furthermore release the artwork of 'Farvegir Fyrndar' (created by Víðir Mýrmann Þrastarson), which is shown together with the track-list below.

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  1. Veröld Hulin
  2. Lífvana Jörð
  3. Haldreipi Hugans
  4. Prísund
  5. Ljósaslæður
  6. Blóðrauð Sól
  7. Eilífar Nætur
  8. Skuggar
  9. Í Hálmstráið Held

On further news, AUÐN have announced a European tour together with label mates THE GREAT OLD ONES in support of GHAALS WYRD. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

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AUÐN + THE GREAT OLD ONES + GHAALS WYRD
01 Dec 17 Bochum (DE) Matrix
02 Dec 17 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
04 Dec 17 Toulouse (FR) metronum
05 Dec 17 Madrid (ES) Chango
06 Dec 17 Barcelona (ES) boveda
07 Dec 17 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod
09 Dec 17 Bologna (IT) Alcemica Music Club
10 Dec 17 Zürich (CH) Werk 21
12 Dec 17 München (DE) Backstage
13 Dec 17 Wroclaw (PL) Firlej
14 Dec 17 Erfurt (DE) From Hell
15 Dec 17 Berlin (DE) De Mortem Et Diabolum

AUÐN Festivals
16 Dec 17 Eindhoven (NL) Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017
30 Mar 18 Oslo (NO) Inferno Festival 2018

'Farvegir Fyrndar' can now be pre-ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.

Join AUÐN on their official Facebook page!

Biography

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For all its beauty, Iceland can be a sinister place where furious elements rage teaching fear but also inspiring human creativity. Hailing from the village of Hveragerði in the south of the volcanic island, AUÐN are the latest offspring from the burgeoning black metal scene in this land of ice and snow to set their dark sails for foreign shores.

With their second full-length, 'Farvegir Fyrndar' (literally meaning "Ancient Riverbeds" – with a long tail of untranslatable subtext), AUÐN continue their fast ascent. Unlike the majority of their blackened brethren from the country's capital Reykjavik, this young band does not base its sound more or less on DEATHSPELL OMEGA worship, but rather reaches back to a more classic second generation black metal approach for inspiration.

AUÐN deliver haunting melodies and beautifully frozen atmospheres – as opposed to the jarring and caustic blunt force trauma that has brought this remote place in the Northern Atlantic to the black metal forefront of late

Founded in the bleak winter of 2010, AUÐN's talent was quick to be recognized. The band got invited to Iceland’s main metal event, the Eistnaflug Festival and won the local Wacken Metal Battle contest in 2016, while making it to the top 3 at the main event. Performances at the prestigious Inferno and Roadburn Festivals followed in 2017.

With 'Farvegir Fyrndar', AUÐN not only demonstrate the impressive progress of their songwriting skills but also deliver a clear definition of their very own black sound. Warning: this album grows with every spin and will take a long time to even come close to any limit!

Line-up

Name Instrument
Aðalsteinn Magnússon Guitar
Andri Björn Birgisson Guitar
Hjalti Sveinsson Vocals
Hjálmar Gylfason Bass
Sigurður Kjartan Pálsson Drums

Releases Season of Mist

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Farvegir Fyrndar

General information
: Fri, Nov 10 2017
: Fri, Nov 10 2017
: Icelandic Black Metal
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Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Dec 01 2017 DE Bochum Matrix +Gaahls Wyrd +The Great Old Ones
Sat, Dec 02 2017 BE Vosselaar Biebob +Gaahls Wyrd +The Great Old Ones
Sun, Dec 03 2017 FR Paris Petit Bain +Gaahls Wyrd +The Great Old Ones
Mon, Dec 04 2017 FR Toulouse metronum +Gaahls Wyrd +The Great Old Ones
Tue, Dec 05 2017 ES Madrid Chango +Gaahls Wyrd +The Great Old Ones
Wed, Dec 06 2017 ES Barcelona boveda +Gaahls Wyrd +The Great Old Ones
Thu, Dec 07 2017 FR Marseille Jas Rod +Gaahls Wyrd +The Great Old Ones
Sat, Dec 09 2017 IT Bologna Alcemica Music Club +Gaahls Wyrd +The Great Old Ones
Sun, Dec 10 2017 CH Zürich Werk 21 +Gaahls Wyrd +The Great Old Ones
Tue, Dec 12 2017 DE München Backstage +Gaahls Wyrd +The Great Old Ones
Wed, Dec 13 2017 PL Wroclaw Firlej +Gaahls Wyrd +The Great Old Ones
Thu, Dec 14 2017 DE Erfurt From Hell +Gaahls Wyrd +The Great Old Ones
Fri, Dec 15 2017 DE Berlin Columbiahalle De Mortem Et Diabolum
Sat, Dec 16 2017 NL Eindhoven Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017
Fri, Mar 09 2018 IS Reykjavík Gamla bíó Oration MMXVIII
Fri, Mar 30 2018 NO Oslo Inferno Festival 2018 exact date tbc
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