Djerv announce intimate London dates

Djerv is a new band that appeared on the radar early 2010. Spawn out of Trelldom, Animal Alpha and Stonegard they pull strings from their previous bands, but Djerv is still something new. It sounds different. It`s aggressive rock, borderline metal and dangerously catchy. Yet wrapped in a black metal veil? Genres melt together as never before these days, and so seems to be the case with Djerv as well.

Their story is short but eventful. The first demos surfaced early 2010, and two weeks later they were booked for the most important festival in Norway, the Oya festival. They went on to tour Norway in June and played several of the bigger Norwegian festivals during the summer. In August 2010 they released the “Headstone EP” which basically is their first ever recorded demo tracks made available as people kept demanding to get to hear them not only on Myspace. Dimmu Borgir has helped promote Djerv when they invited Agnete to participate on no less than three songs for their latest album, “Abrahadabra”. Amongst them the lead track of the album, “Gateways” where Agnete does a stunning performance both on the track and in the video.

“Working with a singer at Agnetes level is truly rewarding and something one very rarely get to do. Her control, range and performance is stunning – not to mention the great lyrics! She is definitely one of THE best singer I`ve had the pleasure working with, and I really hope I get to do it again” – Matt Hyde

Djerv spent most part of the fall of 2010 working on their debut. The album was engineered by Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah ) in Oslo, before the band traveled to LA to team up with Grammy Award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed, Monster Magnet) to work on the mix. The album is mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering, and it`s written and produced in its entirety by Djerv.

“Normally it takes me like 30 seconds to figure out how to mix an album, to decide what sound I`m going for, as the inspiration of the band is so obvious to spot out. But when listening to the Djerv album I had no obvious direction on the mix as their music is truly unique. It`s absolutely awesome and it`s totally different from anything else I`ve heard in a long time.” – Matt Hyde

“We tried to explore the borderlines between rock, metal and on some tracks there are more or less obvious black metal references. The overall sound is quite stripped down, groove-oriented and melodic, yet it has those cold black metal-influenced riffs accompanying the dark moods of the music . – Erlend Gjerde

Djerv also have two UK dates scheduled:

Mon 26th September The Enterprise, London
Tue 27th September The Watershed, London

Tickets available through

The album is out now in Europe, and the first single ”Madman” is out now.


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