Norwegian band Djerv has signed a deal with Mystic Production who will release their debut album.
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 blackmetal 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 in early 2010, two weeks later they were booked for the most important festival in Norway, the Oya festival. The band went on to tour Norway in June and played many of the bigger Norwegian festivals during the summer. In August they released the “Headstone EP”, the release of the EP generated some good press for the band several key magazines featured them as one of the bands to keep an eye out for in 2011. In addition 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.
Djerv is currently on the Norway Rock Tour with Purified in Blood and Insense, and they are also confirmed for the Inferno Festival April 22nd. More tour dates here
Commented by Michal Wardzala, CEO of Mystic Production:
‘It doesn’t happen too often, however it was obvious from the beginning that
Djerv is my biggest discovery. What talent, what class and what fantastic music! Those Norwegians are the most exciting, original, soul touching and ass kicking band I have heard in years! Signing them to Mystic for Poland and Czech Republic is a huge thing for us, we are proud and happy to welcome them in to the house. Now it’s time to work our asses off and make people aware that new stars have just been born. Djerv has delivered that best metal album of 2012!’
Commented by the Erlend Gjerde:
“We are very proud to sign to Mystic Production for PL and CZ. Mystic, and especially CEO Michal Wardzala has been enthusiastic and a good friend of Djerv since its very inception which makes it extra fun for us to make this reality. We are very much looking forward to our first trip to Poland during the spring to meet people in the metal scene, and of course to come and play there. Hopefully that will happen during early fall of 2011.”