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Statement

ABOUT

STATEMENT has already been recognized by some of the greatest Danish rock n´rollers, like Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate) and the 2014 debut album “Monsters” received great response worldwide placing the band among the most important players within the Danish hardrock scene.

The sound of STATEMENT can be compared to SCORPIONS, BLACK SABBATH, and METALLICA. We’re basically talking straight, bad-ass classic hard rock here.

The new album has been recorded and mixed by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio (Moonspell, Sick Of It All, Raunchy) and contains 11 hard hitting songs.

The Story Of STATEMENT
The story of STATEMENT started in 2011, when Niels Alex – drummer of now departed Danish prime metal act Pilgrimz – met up with longtime friend and vocalist Jannick Brochdorf.

Niels Alex was already an experienced musician on the Danish metal scene and has been playing in bands since 1994. With Pilgrimz he has been playing shows alongside bands like Motörhead, Gojira, Carcass, Dio, The Haunted, Volbeat and countless other bands, and festivals like Roskilde, Sweden Rock and Metaltown, to name but a few. But in Pilgrimz his passion for rock music wasn’t satisfied, and the drums were put aside, and the guitar was picked up instead.

Together with Jannick, who for a number of years had been writing songs on his own, they built the foundation for a classical hard n´Heavy rock band with clean and raw vocals, lots of heavy guitar riffs, solos and themes – which resulted in the band STATEMENT.

All members were inspired by classical hard rock/metal acts such as Scorpions, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Mecyful Fate, Metallica and all the other immortal kings of rock and metal. So even though the majority of the band had been playing extreme metal for 25 years, they all had a yearning to go back to their roots.

On the new STATEMENT album the listener will experience that the band has evolved, and gained some edge and tempo – at times maybe even becoming a little more “metal”, but still retaining the “bluesy” feel that blends with the flowing beautiful choruses.

LINEUP

Lead vocal – Jannick Brochdorf
Lead guitar/vocal – Niels Alex Larsen
Guitars/vocal – Lars Ulrik Le Fevre
Bass – Martin Poulsen
Drums – Daniel Nielsen

MUSIC

VIDEOS

RELEASES

Monsters – Album (2014)
Heaven Will Burn – Album (2016)
Force Of Life (2019)

WEB

www.statementband.com
www.facebook.com/StatementDK
www.instagram.com/statement_dk

VANIR

ABOUT

Since the formation of the band in 2009 Vanir has released six full-length albums with the latest release ‘Sagas’ through Mighty Music in early 2022.

Ten years ago in Roskilde Denmark a group of metal heads came together to play some Viking folk metal. It later evolved into Vanir. A lot has happened since then. Both when it comes to the band and the band’s visual and musical soundscape.

Now, in 2022, from the Sagas of old, to the halls of Valhalla, from Danish and Germanic battlefields with their bloody battles and fierce warriors, Danish warriors Vanir are back and have put together, without compromise, a new epic album, with a fascination with our common origins, and the blood spilled throughout history. Few bands have more authority to do so: Vanir is one of Denmark’s most well-known and prominent Viking melodic death metal bands. The group has, since it’s inception, released five full-length albums very well received by the media and the avid supporters of the genre. But one can say, without much hesitation, their sixth effort “Sagas” is their best yet.

Written and recorded during the pandemics, mistered and mastered by Rune Stiassny (Iron Fire, ex-Saturnus), “Sagas”is mostly themed around Nordic mythology, but also has a song dedicated to one of the most important fantasy writers in history – J.R.R. Tolkien – who was himself greatly inspired by Nordic mythology and Denmark. On the other hand, a song such as “Black Clad”, has a double-edge sword: it is written as a tribute to the Norse god Brage, but also as a tribute to the fans of metal. The fans that support the scene and who will be the backbone of the live scene in the post-pandemic. Martin Rubini, Vanir’s vocalist, comments: “During the pandemic the world of music was turned upside down, this album has been our anchor in the creative part of our lives in a period where all our shows was cancelled and we still needed to be creative and do what we enjoy, playing metal. With “Sagas” we continue the route we laid out with “Aldar Rök” and “Allfather” and the vision we have for Vanir”.

Such is the Vanir approach to themes in 2022: melodic and fierce soundscapes, with lyrical strings tied to mythology and heathen paganism, but not ending there. “Sagas” artwork portraits this with a mixture of various Norse mythical imageries. It is inspired by the idea of fate and the Norns, which are here interpreted as a singular being, displaying various aspects of fate, while intertwined in its threads. It shows an elegant and feminine and strong imagery. The artwork was done by the bassist Lars Bundvad. “For this album, I didn’t write any music”, he explains. “Having been sidelined due to the pandemic – my immune system is not terribly robust – I wanted to go the extra mile and push myself for the artwork. The Norn portraits a strong feminine character and a sage who holds both wisdom and power. And I’m very happy with the result”.

LINEUP

Vocals: Martin Håkan
Lead Guitars: Kirk Backarach
Rhythm Guitars: Phillip Kaaber
Bass: Lars Bundvad
Drums: Daniel Kronskov
Keys: Stefan Dujardin

MUSIC

VIDEOS

RELEASES

Sagas (2022)
10 Years Of Mead And Metal (2020)
Allfather (2019)
Aldar Rök (2016)
The Glorious Dead (2014)
Onwards Into Battle (2012)
Særimners Kød (2011)

WEB

www.vanir.dk
www.facebook.com/Vanirband
www.instagram.com/vanirdenmark

Mighty Music

TARGET GROUP
Vesterbrogade 45
1620 Copenhagen V
Denmark