DJERV — the Norwegian band featuring singer Agnete Kjølsrud of ANIMAL ALPHA, drummer Erlend Gjerde of STONEGARD and WARDRUNA and guitarist Stian Kårstad of TRELLDOM — has released its first-ever recordings on the "Headstone EP", available via Indie Distribution and the group's own label, Katapult Music. The three-track EP was originally intended as a demo but is now exclusively available for sreaming and digital download.
"Headstone EP" was recorded at various studios in Oslo in the fall of 2009, and was mixed by Vangelis Labrakis and Stamos Koliousis, who later joined the band as a live guitarist, at 210 Studios in Berlin. It was produced by the band and was mastered by Espen Berg at Livingroom Studios in Oslo. The cover artwork was created by Christian Sloan Hall, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, TESTAMENT and SLAYER, among others.
"Headstone EP" track listing:
02. Ladder To The Moon
DJERV's current touring lineup is rounded out by guitarist Stamos Koliousis (MENCEA) and bassist Victor Brandt (TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, ENTOMBED, SATYRICON).
DJERV is a new act exploring the borderlines between rock, metal and black metal — with its members consciously pulling threads of their former bands into the new project. The overall sound is stripped down, groove-oriented and melodic, yet with cold black metal-influenced riffs accompanying the dark moods of the music .
For more information, visit the band's MySpace page.