Susperia

Susperia
STYLE: , ORIGIN: NorwayFORMED: 1998LABEL: Agonia Records
  • MEMBERS:
  • Dagon - vocals
  • Cyrus - guitar
  • Elvorn - guitar
  • Memnock - bass
  • Tjodalv - drums
BIOGRAPHY

SUSPERIA may have their roots in Norway’s black metal scene, but it is merely a starting point for a band that describes their music as “extreme metal with melodic twists”. A simple philosophy of “no boundaries” demonstrates that the band have no hesitation in embracing and exploring a variety of musical avenues with ease.

The origins of the Oslo based band can be traced back to 1998 when Tjodalv, then occupying the drum seat with Dimmu Borgir, and long-time friend Cyrus (Satyricon, Old Man´s Child) got together to share ideas and write songs. This developed rapidly into the foundations of what eventually became the band SUSPERIA. By March 1999 Tjodalv had left Dimmu Borgir to concentrate fully on building a band that was capable of sharing one vision and performing a challenging style of music. A chance meeting between Athera and Tjodalv at 1999’s Wacken Festival in Germany would lead to the completion of the SUSPERIA line up. Having been handed a CD of ideas, Athera was suitably impressed by what he heard and wasted no time in agreeing to join the fledgling band, bringing with him from his own band, bass guitarist Memnock and guitarist Elvorn.

A powerful live act, the band has consistently remained focused on the live arena. With numerous high profile supports to bands including W.A.S.P., In Flames, Destruction and Dimmu Borgir as well as headline and festival appearances, one of the band’s most cherished experiences thus far remains the invitation to be the main support to the newly reformed Testament in late 2005.

In early 2009 SUSPERIA released their acclaimed Attitude album. Just before the launch of a UK tour Athera had a severe heart attack. The band wanted to cancel the tour but Athera wouldn’t let them and instead use a replacement vocalist. After auditions of several vocalists the choice fell on heavy metal singer Bernt Fjellestad (Dagon). Although he had little experience with harsh vocals at the time he nonetheless learned several new vocal techniques and preformed the tour with them with minimal rehearsals and preparations. Dagon went to perform on several other occasions with SUSPERIA at times when Athera had other engagements.

After being in a hiatus for a while Athera chose to depart from the band in 2015 due to other commitments. Dagon was asked soon after and joined the band permanently late 2015. His first official concert with SUSPERIA were on the “70000 tons of metal” cruise.

There is new found confidence and determination running through the SUSPERIA camp these days. They have been working on and off the last couple of years with a new album. The fans have been waiting, and finally, the new album is ready for the masses. SUSPERIA describe that they have gone back to the roots in many ways, with a more “grimmer” expression on their new album, but still with the melodic twist they are well known for. Their black metal roots are more predominant than ever and “The Lyricist” will be a good old fashion kick in the head for both new and old fans!!

The new album entitled “The Lyricist” is now ready, and they are now in negotiations with the record companies for a release this spring/summer.

This is their long-awaited comeback album, and they are so excited to finally show you their new music they have been working on for years.

BAND NEWS AND INTERVIEWS

Norwegian extreme metal band SUSPERIA (featuring former members of Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Old Man’s Child) has released a new single, “Heretic”, which can be streamed below. “Heretic” is taken from their upcoming album “The

March 2, 2018 by Kris Murias

Norwegian metallers SUSPERIA release music video for the track “My Darkest Moment”. The video was filmed by Costin Chioreanu (Twilight 13 Media) and Gina Sandulescu. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album “The Lyricist”, set to be

February 16, 2018 by Kris Murias

Norway’s blackened thrash/heavy metal band SUSPERIA (feat. former Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Old Man’s Child members) premiere music video for the title track from their upcoming album “The Lyricist”, due

January 29, 2018 by Kris Murias
DISCOGRAPHY

The Lyricist / 2018

Susperia - The Lyricist
  • Album Info
  • 2018
  • Agonia Records

1. I Entered
2. Heretic
3. The Lyricist
4. My Darkest Moment
5. Day I Died
6. Void
7. Feed The Fire
8. Whore Of Man
9. Come Alive

“The Lyricist” is the sixth studio album by the Norwegian thrash metal band SUSPERIA, released on March 16th 2018 via Agonia Records.

Attitude / 2009

Susperia - Attitude
  • Album Info
  • 2009
  • Candlelight Records

1. The Urge
2. Live My Dreams
3. Attitude
4. Elegy And Suffering
5. Sick Bastard
6. Another Turn
7. Mr. Stranger
8. Character Flaw
9. The One After All

“Attitude” is the fifth studio album by the Norwegian thrash metal band SUSPERIA.

Cut From Stone / 2007

Susperia - Cut From Stone
  • Album Info
  • 2007
  • Tabu Recordings

1. More
2. Lackluster Day
3. The Clone
4. Distant Memory
5. Release
6. Life Deprived
7. Between The Lines
8. Bound To Come
9. Under
10. Brother
11. Cut From Stone

“Cut from Stone” is the fourth studio album by the Norwegian thrash metal band SUSPERIA.

Unlimited / 2004

Susperia - Unlimited
  • Album Info
  • 2004
  • Tabu Recordings

1. Chemistry
2. The Coming Past
3. Situational Awareness
4. Devil May Care
5. Off The Grid
6. Years Of Infinity
7. Home Sweet Hell
8. Mind Apart
9. Beast By Design
10. Untouched

“Unlimited” is the third studio album by the Norwegian thrash metal band SUSPERIA.

Vindication / 2002

Susperia - Vindication
  • Album Info
  • 2002
  • Nuclear Blast

1. Cage Of Remembrance
2. The Bitter Man
3. Anguished Scream (For Vengeance)
4. Petrified
5. The Bounty Hunter
6. Completion
7. Warmaster
8. Dead Man`s World
9. Cast Life Into Fire
10. Bleed Yourself

“Vindication” is an album by the Norwegian black metal band SUSPERIA. It is their second album, and it was produced by Peter Tägtgren completely free of charge before closing down his studio.

Predominance / 2001

Susperia - Predominance
  • Album Info
  • 2001
  • Nuclear Blast

1. I Am Pain
2. Vainglory
3. Illusions Of Evil
4. Specimen
5. Journey Into Black
6. Of Hate We Breed
7. Objects Of Desire
8. The Hellchild
9. Blood On My Hands
10. The Coming Of A Darker Time

“Predominance” is the debut album by the Norwegian black metal band SUSPERIA.

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