Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Tsjuder (Black Metal)




No compromise! Under this tell-tale mantra TSJUDER released their third full-length "Desert Northern Hell" in 2004. This furious tribute to traditional harsh Black Metal witnessed fans and critics alike applauding an unrelenting dedication to the roots of this genre. "Tsjuder manage to take the listener on a successful journey through time, when Black Metal was determined by feeling and attitude free from pseudo-commercial pitfalls and a dubious political aftertaste", judged Metal Hammer (6/7) and Powerplay assisted: "A true Black Metal tour de force" (9/10). At a time when "progressive" or "avant-garde" became much used and abused epithets within the Black Metal context, TSJUDER harvested sheaves of raving reviews for their classic approach.

Anno 1993: Nag (bass/vocals) and Berserk (guitar) form TSJUDER in 1994, joined by Draugluin on second guitar shortly afterwards.

After a year of intense rehearsals and writing, the band emerges with the first demo offering entitled “Ved Ferdens Ende”. The demo hits the underground with a welcome presence, but it is not long till Berserk leaves the band, and Nag and Draugluin remain the “main force” in the band till the present day.

1996 sees the next demo “Possessed” showing a much “rawer” sound, which fits the TSJUDER style and attitude much better than the previous demo. This year also sees the welcome arrival and departure of Torvus on drums. The band would not replace him till Desecrator joins the folds in 1997, and that year also sees another member, Diabolus Mort, align with the outfit on the second guitar. The recorded result is the EP “Throne of the Goat” released that same year on Solistitium Records, and again strengthening the band’s underground following.


However the very near future sees yet another change, and both Diabolus Mort and Desecrator decide to choose a lesser path and leave the band. As we all see by now, this does not stop the metal machine known as TSJUDER, and the band recruits Blod of GEHENNA fame on drums and Arak Draconiiz of ISVIND on guitar.

This line up records a rehearsal demo, entitled “Atum Nocturnem”, yet it ends up being released officially by At War Records in 1999 which leads to a record deal with Drakkar Productions for two albums and subsequent tours!

“Kill for Satan” is released to a great response and a tour is planned right away, so fast however that due to prior commitments, Blod steps aside and Anti-Christian steps in behind the drums for the touring duties.

Shortly after in 2000, Arak Draconiiz moves from Oslo and Paal assumes the guitar duties, but is quick to depart again. He is closely followed by Anti-Christian, who is forced to leave due to illness and in turn replaced by Jontho (RAGNAROK). TSJUDER spend the beginning winter months recording what becomes the 2002 release “Demonic Possession”. Once again on Drakkar Productions. Norwegian Mester Productions also re-released the “Throne of the Goat” EP on picture disc that same year.


2003 sees the return of Anti-Christian! Jontho’s duties in RAGNAROK take him away, and a brother comes back into the fold. This “rejoining” of forces is productive and the band catches the eye of Season of Mist in France. An alliance is quickly forged, and “Desert Northern Hell” appears on the horizon.

TSJUDER record their third offence “Desert Northern Hell” in Norway during early 2004. With a better production and more variations in the song structures throughout the album, TSJUDER create an uncompromising milestone of True Black Metal, to be compared with the early works of ENSLAVED and IMMORTAL in true spirit of the early 90’s.

Fuelled by their success TSJUDER release a live DVD entitled "Norwegian Apocalypse" in 2006, just before shocking their many adherents by announcing their split. The band leaves a huge gap for the many aficionados of Norwegian Black Metal, who keep demanding a return of the trio. Their wish shall be granted:

TSJUDER are back, announce the headlines of many Metal publications in 2010. Few releases in this genre have been as anticipated as "Legion Helvete", which hits the stores in 2011. While firmly remaining a part of the extreme musical underground, the band proves once again to excel in coming up with catchy melodies and create great songs that make them appeal to the general Metal scene. "Legion Helvete" dominates with razor sharp riffs as clear as ice, which are underscored by the relentless pounding of the rhythm section and fierce raven throated rasps.

Following the triumph of "Legion Helvete", Season of Mist will now re-issue "Desert Northern Hell" with four previously unreleased live tracks and the complete "Norwegian Apocalypse" DVD! It is high time to enter "Desert Northern Hell" again!


Name Instrument
Nag bass, vocals
Draugluin guitars, backing vocals
Anti-Christian drums

Releases Season of Mist


Desert Northern Hell [Reissue 2013]

General information
: Fri, Feb 15 2013
: Tue, Feb 19 2013
: Black Metal
: SOM092R
: available


Legion Helvete

General information
: Fri, Oct 14 2011
: Tue, Oct 18 2011
: Black Metal
: SOM244
: available


Norwegian Apocalypse

General information
: Mon, Sep 18 2006
: Black Metal
: SOM126
: not available


Desert Northern Hell

General information
: Mon, Nov 01 2004
: Black Metal
: SOM092
: available

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