Danish black metallers BLODARV have released a music video for a track that is due to appear on their upcoming fourth full-length album. The clip for “I Blaek Og Blod”, which translated means “In Ink and Blood”, was filmed in Hammerknuden and among the evocative ruins of Hammershus on the island of Bornholm, where the band originates and where its founder Hugin lives. Appearing in the video are band members Satinae Ma and Pestilens, along with Hugin himself, who also filmed the video and edited and produced it in the band’s Hammer Art And Studios. The track features Hugin on vocals, guitar and bass, Pestilens on lead guitar, Satinae Ma on female vocals and Ynleborgaz on session drums.
Although 1999 may be the date when the very first demo, “Murder In The Name Of Satan” appeared, it’s difficult to actually set an exact date for the birth of BLODARV, which was originally formed as a solo project by Hugin. It would be more accurate to say that BLODARV is the culmination of a period of musical development that Hugin underwent while playing in bands such as SKJOLD, ARANTRUTH and ESSOUPI. Over the years since then, BLODARV has become a full-fledged recording and live band, but it still remains the physical incarnation of Hugin‘s imagination. BLODARV represents his deepest thoughts and emotions, bringing them to life through his music, but also through his poetry which becomes the band’s lyrics. Like the storytellers of old he leads the listener on a disturbing journey through a dark, evil, demonic world, peopled by lost souls, witches and demons.
Commenting on the “I Blaek Og Blod” video and the upcoming album, which will be titled “Gâst” and is set for release towards the end of 2012 on Selfmutilation Services, Hugin had this to say: “As always with BLODARV, we have used both Danish and English lyrics on the album, and on this particular track the lyrics happen to be in Danish. ‘Gâst’ itself contains material that is a lot darker than perhaps you would expect when you listen to ‘I Blaek Og Blod’, so the track is definitely not representative of the entire album itself. Metaphorically speaking, it’s just a chapter extracted from a complete book.”
BLODARV‘s next live appearance will be on September 15 at the Club Sick in Odense, Denmark, supporting IMPALED NAZARENE.