Exklusiv: BERSÆRK "Blod & Stål"
BERSÆRK releases the new single ‘Blod And Stål’
Since Danish heathen heavy rockers BERSÆRK released their latest single and video ‘Balders bål’ in November last year, much has happened in the world, which has affected the band directly. The ongoing pandemic obstructed BERSÆRK’s Danish arena tour with national rock legends Dizzy Mizz Lizzy this past April, and planned performances at Copenhell and Roskilde among others are also off. In addition, the new order of social distancing has delayed the recording and release of the band’s third album.
Nonetheless, BERSÆRK is not so easily withheld. The band is deeply immersed in recording the new album, that is now set for a fall release instead, and the arena tour is moved to November/December. Now, BERSÆRK fights fire with fire with the brand new single ‘Blod og stål’ (Danish for ‘Blood And Steel’) set for a May 8th release - a hymn foreseeing the coming of light on the other side of battle and a world in chaos.
As always,‘Blod og stål’ roams within the mythic world of BERSÆRK, where the ancient Nordic past is brought to life in a contemporary context, energetically conveyed by the band’s grooving melodic heavy rock and versatile talent for songwriting. In bear future, the single will be accompanied by a music video created by artist and rune magician Rasmus Ræveðis Rasmussen.
BERSÆRK live 2020/2021:
07.11.20 - Copenhagen, Royal Arena (w/ Dizzy Mizz Lizzy & Psyched Up Janis)
11.11.20 - Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center (w/ Dizzy Mizz Lizzy & Psyched Up Janis)
20.11.20 - Odense, Jyske Bank Arena (w/ Dizzy Mizz Lizzy & Psyched Up Janis)
21.11.20 - Aarhus, Ceres Arena (w/ Dizzy Mizz Lizzy & Psyched Up Janis)
12.12.20 - Næstved, Arena Næstved (w/ Dizzy Mizz Lizzy & Psyched Up Janis)
16.04.21 - Sønderborg, Mejeriet
Following the release of the debut EP ‘Trældom’ in 2012, the debut album ‘Mulm’ in 2015 and the latest album ‘Jernbyrd’ from 2018, BERSÆRK have toured extensively in their native Denmark, as well as in Norway and Germany. They are known for their intense and energetic live performances and with time, they have built a solid and loyal crowd of followers, these days known as “Bersærkere” - ‘Berzerkers’ in English.
The last couple of years, BERSÆRK have headlined on all major venues in Denmark, and they performed at Roskilde Festival back in 2016. Also, they have supported a string of big national and international names and in 2017, they toured both Norway and Germany. In June 2018, they played Copenhell for the second time, where they gathered the largest audience ever on the Pandæmonium stage. In April 2019, BERSÆRK sold out the main hall in the legendary Copenhagen venue Pumpehuset. This highlight was captured for eternity in the shape of the double live album ‘Live I Pumpehuset, that was released October 2019.
Guitarist Lars Evers and singer Casper Roland-Popp also took part in the Copenhell all star band Omvendt Korstog, in which Evers wrote the lyrics for the festival hymn ‘Elvens Ed’ (Danish for ‘The Wolf’s Oath’) and DK rock legends Tim Christensen (Dizzy Mizz Lizzy) and Jacob Binzer (D.A.D.) composed the music. The song is a part of the Copenhell anniversary release ‘Ten Years In Hell’, which was performed at the Copenhell anniversary show in front of 18.000 people at last year’s edition of the festival.
On November 1st 2019, BERSÆRK released brand new music in the shape of the single ‘Balders bål’ - Danish for “The Bonfire of Balder”, referring to burial of Odin’s son, the beautiful and foreseeing god Balder - the first precursor of the band’s next album set for a fall 2020 release. The single was followed by video, where the band alongside director Thomas J. Mikkelsen (Carpark North, UFO Yepha a.o.) created an wildly ambitious and grandiose video production - watch it HERE.