Genre: Folk/Viking/Black Metal
MISTUR is a Norwegian black metal band hailing from the mighty fjords and mountains of Sogndal. The sound is a mixture of melodies, atmosphere and raw black metal. The lyrics are written in norwegian and the themes are viking related. The band has existed since the summer 2005, when the demo "SKODDEFJELLET" was released. "SKODDEFJELLET" received great reviews in magazines and sites like heavymetal.no, Scream and Vampire magazine. Alltogether it sold about 800 copies in Norway and abroad. Many of the reviews are available on this website. You'll also find quite a few interviews.
In September 2006 MISTUR also participated on the metalsampler Metalmessage Vol.III, with the title track from the demo "SKODDEFJELLET". The coverart was done by Kris Verwimp and the CD is sold out.
It all started as a metal project by Espen Bakketeig and Andre Raunehaug. Seeing the opportunity to do live shows, the band increased to a full line-up.
Among the members in MISTUR, you will find lead guitarist Strom from the legendary black metal band WINDIR. The lineup: Oliver F. Øien on screams, Espen Bakketeig on synth and clean vocal, Stian Bakketeig on lead guitar, Andre Raunehaug on rythm guitar and clean vocal, Ole Hartvigsen on bass and Kenneth Mellum on drums.
MISTUR did some great live shows in 2007, at a packed club Maiden in Oslo and at the Stoy festival in Sogndal. MISTUR headlined also Fresn festival 07 in Fresvik.
In September 2008 MISTUR recorded the full-length debut album in the famous AKKERHAUGEN STUDIO just outside Notodden, Norway. The album is produced by MISTUR and Thorbjorn Akkerhaugen and it is mastered by Peter in De Betu at Tailor Maid, Sweden. It is a full produced masterpiece containing 7 songs with a raw black metal sound. Thorbjorn Akkerhaugen has produced albums for bands such as EMPEROR, ZYKLON and WINDIR. The Belgian coverartist Kris Verwimp has created an exclusive oil painting for the album. He has done artwork for bands such as THYRFING and OLD MANS CHILD.
Kris Verwimp's masterpiece is a viking motive painted in oil. The landscape is taken from the place Kaupanger in Sogndal, on the vestside of Norway. The fjord with the viking ships is the famous fjord called SOGNEFJORDEN. This is the place where MISTUR originally come from.
"ATTENDE" was release in cooperation with the German label EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN the 29th of August 2009, and has sold more than 2000 copies so far. The album has recived great reviews and many of the them can be read on the bands website. The first show after the release found place in Sogndal.
MISTUR played at the INFERNO FESTIVAL 2010, and KARMØYGEDDON 2010, and a European Tour with Vreid and Carach Angren in 2012.
- Attende (2009)
- In Memoriam (2016)
- Skoddefjellet (2005)
- The Sight (2012)
Strom - Guitars (lead)
André Raunehaug - Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (clean) (2003-present)
Espen Bakketeig - Keyboards, Vocals (clean) (2003-present)
Oliver Øien - Vocals (harsh) (2011-present)
Tomas - Drums (2014-present)
Bjarte Breilid - Bass (2016-present)
Rune Gandrud - Bass
Bengt Røneid - Drums
Ivar Refsdal - Guitars
Odne - Vocals (harsh) (2003-2009)
Ole Hartvigsen - Bass (2009-2016)
Kenneth Mellum - Drums (2009-2014)
Vargon - Drums (session) (2009)
Morten Lockert - Vocals (harsh) (2010)