Biography

Background

Credit: Katja Michaelsen

From the birth of Solbrud in 2009, the aim has been to forge melodic and evocative compositions in a raw, storm-like expression; a sound generally achieved by coupling unrelenting drumming with chord and harmony based guitar riffs through an array of effects, creating an intense and atmospheric soundscape – or in fewer words: Black metal.

 

The debut ‘Solbrud’ was released in 2012, and in 2014 ‘Jærtegn’ followed. Both albums and the quartet’s emotional and intense live performances have since then consolidated Solbrud as a band with a special, artistic vision unfolding in non-compromising and boundary pushing black metal.

‘Vemod’

Solbrud’s new album ‘Vemod’ draws from the longing, melodic approach, that signifies the debut album, along with the infernal drive and complexity of the sequel. On ‘Vemod’, Solbrud has cultivated their unique approach to songwriting even further and added new elements in both composition and instrumentation. The focus on melody is emphasized and the listener encounters a band which through working with complex arrangements simultaneously challenges and pays respect to the proud traditions of the genre.

 

As the previous album ‘Jærtegn’, ‘Vemod’ is recorded with producer Lasse Ballade (Slægt, Orm, Halshug) in his Ballade Studios in Copenhagen, this time during a freezing January 2017. In addition, the legendary Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel, Rainbow) has overseen the mastering in Sweet Silence North, where the album received an old school tape mastering, which only enhances the band’s analogue and organic sound.

Solbrud are

Ole Luk  Vocal & guitar

Adrian Utzon Dietz  Guitar

Tobias Hjorth  Bass

Troels Hjorth  Drums

Credit: Maria Lundberg Methmann

Past concerts (89)

2017

30 / 07 ― w/ Wildernessking at dB's, Utrecht, NL
29 / 07 ― w/ Wildernessking at Antwerp Music City, Antwerp, BE
28 / 07 ― w/ Wildernessking at Olympic Café, Paris, FR
27 / 07 ― w/ Wildernessking at Delta Jet, Lausanne, CH
26 / 07 ― w/ Wildernessking at Schwarze Engel, St. Gallen, CH
25 / 07 ― w/ Wildernessking at Komma, Esslingen, DE
22 / 07 ― w/ Red ApolloWildernessking at Klapperfeld, Frankfurt, DE
21 / 07 ― w/ Wildernessking at AZ, Wuppertal, DE
20 / 07 ― w/ Wildernessking at Fluff Fest, Rokycany, CZ
19 / 07 ― w/ Red ApolloWildernessking at Werk2, Leipzig, DE
18 / 07 ― w/ Wildernessking at Astra Stube, Hamburg, DE
17 / 07 ― w/ Wildernessking at Alte Meierei, Kiel, DE
09 / 06 ― 'Vemod' releaseconcert w/ Slægt at Ungdomshuset Dortheavej 61, Copenhagen, DK
16 / 04 ― w/ Verheerer, Paramnesia at Loppen, Copenhagen, DK
15 / 04 ― w/ Verheerer, Hexer at Gerber, Weimar, DE
14 / 04 ― at Vendetta Fest, Tiefgrund, Berlin, DE
13 / 04 ― w/ Verheerer, Paramnesia at Rote Flora, Hamburg, DE

2016

10 / 12 ― w/ Serpents Lair at Stengade, Copenhagen, DK
09 / 12 ― w/ Sol at Tape, Aarhus, DK
29 / 08 ― at Langenæskirken, Aarhus, DK
27 / 08 ― at Paranoya Festival, Dresden, DE
26 / 08 ― w/ Ancst, Indian Nightmare at Cassiopeia, Berlin, DE
21 / 05 ― at Cafe Von Hatten, Randers, DK
20 / 05 ― at Folken, Stavanger, NO
19 / 05 ― at BLÅ, Oslo, NO
14 / 05 ― at A Colossal Weekend, VEGA, Copenhagen, DK

2015

at Copenhell 2015 - (C) Maria Methmann

12 / 09 ― at Bornhell, Almindingen, Bornholm, DK
23 / 07 ― at Nakkefestival 2015, Rørvig, DK
19 / 06 ― at Copenhell 2015, Refshaleøen, Copenhagen, DK
23 / 05 ― w/ Defilementory, Pataus at Gimle, Roskilde, DK
09 / 05 ― w/ Altar of Plagues, By The Patient, Hexis at KB18, Copenhagen, DK
01 / 05 ― at Spot Festival, Voxhall, Aarhus, DK
18 / 04 ― at High Voltage Rock Awards, Copenhagen, DK
01 / 04 ― at Inferno Metal Festival, Oslo, NO
30 / 03 ― at G17, Leipzig, GER
29 / 03 ― w/ Fallen Tyrant at Dreikönigskeller, Frankfurt, GER
28 / 03 ― w/ Anionic at Weltecho, Chemnitz, GER
28 / 02 ― w/ Ajuna, Center of the Earth at Elværket, Helsingør, DK
27 / 02 ― w/ Genfærd at BETA, Copenhagen, DK
21 / 02 ― w/ LLNN, Redwood Hill, Sunken at Radar, Aarhus, DK
20 / 02 ― w/ Sunken at 1000fryd, Aalborg, DK
14 / 02 ― w/ Piss Vortex at Posten, Odense, DK
13 / 02 ― w/ Shamash, Whorls at Forbrændingen, Albertslund, DK
06 / 02 ― w/ Arakk, Serpents Lair at Ungdomshuset D61, Kbh NV, DK
24 / 01 ― at Steppeulven award show at Bremen Teater, Kbh V, DK
15 / 01 ― at Marks of Metal opening at Mediemuseet, Odense, DK

2014

12 / 12 ― w/ Loud'n'Rowdy at Godset, Kolding, DK
29 / 11 ― w/ Møl, Fjorsvartnir at UnderWerket, Valby, DK
08 / 11 ― Aalborg Metal Festival '14, Studenterhuset, Aalborg, DK
06 / 11 ― CPH:DOX AUDIO:VISUALS at Osramhuset, Kbh N, DK
03 / 10 ― w/ Apparatus, Drab, Sunken at Monorama, Aarhus, DK
13 / 09 ― 'Jærtegn' releaseshow w/ Sunken at Ungdomshuset Konfus, Esbjerg, DK
12 / 09 ― 'Jærtegn' releaseshow w/ Ajuna at Spillestedet Stengade, Kbh N, DK

2013

Credit: Marika Hyldmar

30 / 11 ― w/ By The Patient, Helhorse at Studenterhuset, Aarhus,DK
29 / 11 ― w/ By The Patient, Helhorse at Bygningen, Vejle, DK
23 / 11 ― w/ By The Patient, Helhorse at BETA, Kbh, DK
22 / 11 ― w/ By The Patient, Helhorse at Godset, Kolding, DK
16 / 11 ― w/ By The Patient, Helhorse at Fermaten, Herning, DK
15 / 11 ― w/ By The Patient, Helhorse at Gimle, Roskilde, DK
09 / 11 ― w/ By The Patient, Helhorse at Tapperiet, Køge, DK
02 / 11 ― w/ By The Patient, Helhorse at Konfus, Esbjerg, DK
01 / 11 ― w/ By The Patient, Helhorse at Studenterhuset, Aalborg, DK
10 / 08 ― w/ Fossils, The Woken Trees at Bremen Teater, Kbh, DK
02 / 07 ― at Roskilde Festival 2013, Roskilde, DK
30 / 05 ― w/ Eldjudnir at Beta, Amager, DK
23 / 03 ― w/ Horned Almighty, Eldjudnir at Pumpehuset, Kbh, DK
06 / 03 ― w/ Absu at Loppen, Christiania, DK
15 / 02 ― w/ Arak, Eldjudnir at Ungdomshuset D61, Kbh NV, DK
07 / 02 ― w/ Redwood Hill, Kasan, Late Night Vultures at Kraftwerket, Valby, Denmark
11 / 01 ― Mono Goes Metal #8 @ Monorama, Åbyhøj, DK

2012

Credit: Cristina Macavei

23 / 11 ― w/ Eldjudnir, Death Rides a Horse, Sort Regn at Underwerket, Valby, DK
12 / 10 ― at Morbid Catacombs Fest, Köpi, Berlin, GER
05 / 10 ― w/ Whorls, Arak at On The Rocks, Frederiksberg, DK
29 / 09 ― w/ Sort Regn, Fjorsvartnir at Obscene, Roskilde, DK
10 / 05 ― w/ Nadja at KB18, Kbh V, DK
21 / 04 ― w/ Eldjudnir, Fjorsvartnir, Sort Regn, Thantifaxath, Æsahættr at Ungdomshuset D61, Kbh N, DK
31 / 03 ― 'Solbrud' Releaseshow w/ Molok at Ungdomshuset D61, Kbh N, DK
24 / 03 ― w/ Sort Regn, Sylvatica at Lions & Barrels, Kbh Ø, DK

2011

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03 / 12 ― w/ Eglisé, Writing The Future, Arcosolium at Råhuset, Kbh, DK
02 / 12 ― w/ Eglisé, Writing The Future, Arcosolium at Fängelset, Göteborg, SWE
07 / 09 ― w/ Bottom Feeder, Torchlight at Loppen, Christiania, DK
12 / 08 ― at Paramount DIY Festival 2011, Roskilde, DK
30 / 07 ― w/ Chainsaw Eaters, Bottom Feeder, Moonless, Agrimonia at Ungdomshuset D61, Kbh NV, DK
24 / 06 ― w/ Getsemane, Revok, Hexis, In The Hearts of Emperors at Ungdomshuset D61, Kbh NV, DK
17 / 06 ― at Copenhell / Refshaleøen, DK
21 / 04 ― w/ Ludicra, Alcest at Stengade 30 / Kbh N, DK
09 / 04 ― w/ Kräftbarn, Viceversa, The Day We Left Earth, Hexis, Suis La Lune, Pianos Become The Teeth at Underwerket, Valby, DK
19 / 02 ― w/ The Day We Left Earth, I, Mountain, Whelm at Ungdomshuset D61 / Kbh NV, DK
18 / 02 ― w/ Molok at Paramount DIY, Roskilde, DK