Biography

Background

Credit: Katja Michaelsen

The foundation of Solbrud began taking shape in mid-2009 as the three remnants of a short-lived thrash-punk band; brothers Troels and Tobias Hjorth and friend Adrian Utzon Dietz started out rehearsing in Ungdomshuset Dortheavej 61, located in the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

From the beginning 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.

 

After about a year of sound and line-up experimentation, Solbrud found it's missing fourth element in the form of vocalist and guitarist Ole Luk, whose danish lyrics ‒ delivered exclusively as hoarse shrieks  serves to complete the heathen and rebellious nature of the music.

Resume

Throughout the first half of 2011 Solbrud recorded their self-titled debut album, alongside the first handful of local live performances. The record was tracked in the rehearsal space, mixed by Lasse Eriksen and released on April 2nd 2012 through Euphonious Records/VME.

 

Besides having played at festivals like Copenhell (2011, 2015), Inferno Metal Festival (2015), Roskilde Festival (2013), and Aalborg Metal Festival (2014), Solbrud have shared stages with a number of respected bands such as Absu, Alcest, Ludicra and Nadja, and have toured their home and neighbouring countries on several occasions.

 

 Since June 2013 Solbrud have been working on their second full length album with producer Lasse Ballade. Entitled 'Jærtegn', the follow-up holds another set of four monumental tracks, further increasing the intensity of its predecessor.  'Jærtegn' was released through Mighty Music/Target on September 15th 2014.

Solbrud are

Ole Luk  Vocal & guitar

Adrian Utzon Dietz  Guitar

Tobias Hjorth  Bass

Troels Hjorth  Drums

Credit: Maria Lundberg Methmann

Past concerts

2017

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

Credit: Unknown

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