Icelandic black metal sensation Auðn have announced a co-headlining tour with French label mates The Great Old One in November 2018. The tour will start in Switzerland, and continues through Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, the UK and has the final date in France. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
Auðn with The Great Old Ones co-headlining tour dates:
02 Nov 18 Winterthur (CH) Gaswerk
03 Nov 18 Munich (DE) Fall of Man
04 Nov 18 Leipzig (DE) Naumann’s @Felsenkeller
05 Nov 18 Prague (CZ) Modra Vopice
07 Nov 18 Berlin (DE) Nuke
09 Nov 18 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn
10 Nov 18 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
11 Nov 18 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
13 Nov 18 Brussel (BE) Magasin 4
14 Nov 18 London (UK) The Boston Music Room
15 Nov 18 Manchester (UK) Rebellion
16 Nov 18 Glasgow (UK) Audio
17 Nov 18 Nottingham (UK) Angel Microbrewery
18 Nov 18 Oignies (FR) Tyrant Fest
Statement of the band about the tour:
“It is great to finally break the news of our return to the mainland with our friends in The Great Old Ones whom we toured with last December supporting Gaahls Wyrd. Following the success of our previous collaboration, it was only a matter of time before the two bands would join forces again, Europe get ready!”
Auðn will perform live in support of their latest highly acclaimed full-length, ‘‘Farvegir Fyrndar”, which has hit the stores in November 2017.
1. Veröld Hulin (6:24)
2. Lífvana Jörð (4:06)
3. Haldreipi Hugans (8:04)
4. Prísund (4:03)
5. Ljósaslæður (6:37)
6. Blóðrauð Sól (4:27)
7. Eilífar Nætur (5:42)
8. Skuggar (5:14)
9. Í Hálmstráið Held (5:20)
Total playing time: 49:57
Víðir Mýrmann Þrastarson created the artwork of ‘‘Farvegir Fyrndar”, which can be viewed below.
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 delivers 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!
Aðalsteinn Magnússon – guitar
Andri Björn Birgisson – guitar
Hjalti Sveinsson – vocals
Hjálmar Gylfason – bass
Sigurður Kjartan Pálsson – drums
Birgir Jón Birgisson and Rolf Grove at Sundlaugin Studio
Mix & Mastering:
Stephen Lockheart at Studio Emissary
Gatefold LP in various colours
Booking contact: Audnofficial@gmail.com