SAHG, the Norwegian heavy rockers who feature in their ranks current/former members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, have announced the addition of drummer Thomas Lönnheim to the group's ranks. The band states, "[Thomas] turned out to be an excellent man with the right attitude and sense of commitment, and not the least, a bloody outstanding drummer! He has brought a whole new groove to the table, as you will hear on the new album which is now in the making."
Regarding the songwriting process for the next SAHG CD, the band states, "Nine new songs are so far ready for the new SAHG album coming out next year. For the moment, all we can say is that the band has picked up quite some pace this time around! There are a lot more of the fast songs, but on the other hand, the groovy ones are heavier than ever."
Fan-filmed video footage of SAHG performing a brand new song called "Denier" at this year's Hole In The Sky festival on August 25, 2009 at Garage in Bergen, Norway can be viewed below.
SAHG's new CD will be released via the band's new label, Indie Recordings.
Regarding the group's collaboration with Indie, vocalist/guitarist Olav Iversen previously said, "The best thing about Indie is that they are passionate about what they do. They really care more about the music than the money, unlike most others in this business. That was crucial for our decision. Indie has been in close relation to SAHG and given very valuable support since day one. So signing with Indie Recordings seems like the most natural thing in the universe. Indie made a very good effort handling distribution and promotion for both our previous albums in Norway. And they have always been very supportive towards where we have been going musically. Being based in the same country, we have at times had a closer connection to Indie than to our previous label, Sweden-based Regain Records. We want to work with a record company that is genuinely interested in what we do, and we believe that Indie Recordings is such a record company. We believe this is the right place for SAHG to develop further and keep on expressing what we want musically."
Olav Iversen - Vocals/Guitar
King - Bass
Thomas Tofthagen - Guitar
Thomas Lönnheim - Drums
SAHG's sophomore album, "Sahg II", was released on March 18, 2008 via Regain Records.