ORKAN drummer Rune Nesse has joined Norwegian blackened metallers BYFROST as a permanent replacement for the recently departed Alkolust.
After originally intending not to find a full-time replacement but rather to use session drummers both for live performances and in the studio, BYFROST quickly changed its mind after rehearsing with Nesse.
Commented frontman HeavyHarms: “The Bergen music community is very tightly knit, and we had known of Rune‘s work for a long time. When our old drummer left, we immediately started rehearsing with Rune and it was obvious that he not only understood BYFROST‘s music, but that he also shared our vision for the band. So we did the logical thing and asked him to join as a full-time member.”
BYFROST‘s second full-length album, “Of Death”, was released last June via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at the Conclave Earshot Studios in the band’s home town of Bergen, Norway, and was produced by ENSLAVED‘s Herbrand Larsen together with BYFROST, and co-produced by ENSLAVED guitarist Ice Dale. Mastering was carried out by Knut Fug Prytz at the Magica Mastering Studio. Artwork and design were once again in the hands of Christian Sloan Hall, known for his work with bands like DIMMU BORGIR and SLAYER.
Formed in 2007 by HeavyHarms and bassist R.I.P Meister, BYFROST‘s first release was the “Byfrostmetal” EP, which appeared in 2008 whilst the band was still a four-piece. The debut full-length album, “Black Earth”, was released in 2010, by which time BYFROST had become a three piece, and had been joined on drums by Mads Liletvedt (HELLISH OUTCAST). “Black Earth” marked the continuing cooperation between the band and ENSLAVED members Ice Dale, who guested on the album, and Larsen, who, aside from producing both full-lengths, also features on two tracks on “Of Death”.