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Nortt Bio

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Nortt emerged from the deepest recess of darkness in the autumn of 1995. In alliance with the devil and a soul dedicated to death, a crusade towards eternal rest had begun. Two years passed by, creating what was to become an original concept based on nihilistic philosophy and misanthropy welded with ghastly black metal and melancholic doom metal, which for ages had been a true possession of the one creature behind this act.

The elegies of Nortt tell about death and darkness viewed from the dying and from the dead. They reveal a bitterly hate towards life and its divine maker. They praise the darkened soil as the godforsaken heaven - a heaven in hell. Thus this has nothing to do with pity: in order to unchain oneself from the despair of life, just follow the path of death! At a funereal pace and with a sombre, chanting voice, Nortt summon the forces within the night.

Under the influence of those forces, "Nattetale" (Night's Tale) was recorded in the darkest hours of October 1997. The thoughts behind this first chapter were to let the night come alive and thereby bring forth the alluring tale of solitude in eternal darkness. Another year passed before the second release, "Døden...", (The Death…) became an unholy reality. It was another mournful creation with the purpose to lead the listener towards the inevitable destination of life - the grave. When 1999 was drawing to its close, the third creation of misery was released; it was given the title "Graven" (The Grave). A sad tale told by lost souls caught in a miserable void. With the painful cries from these un-dead souls on the latter recording, a trilogy of demo releases ended the first era.

Then in late spring of 2002, Maggot Records released "Graven" as a 10" picture-disc in a limited edition of only a hundred copies! However, the 10" do not contain the entire recording, despite what the track list reveal. A couple of months passed until Sombre Records released yet another recording on vinyl: a 7" EP entitled "Hedengang" (The Passing). An epitaph from beyond the grave: after a burial the deceased soul is forgotten and has thus been blessed with salvation. In the end of April 2003, Possession Productions released a cassette under the name of "Mournful Monuments 1998-2002". As this title indicates, it consists entirely of elder material. When the 5th month of the year 2003 dawned, "Gudsforladt" (Godforsaken) was unleashed as a 12" LP. Once again it was Sombre Records who brought life into this creation of unholy death. This record gathers the strongest material of the past along with new compositions. If there is any light left in your insignificant life, hopefully this will blow it out! "Gudsforladt" was likewise released by Diehard Bloodline on CD in February 2004. This exclusive edition appears in shape of a case-bound digibook limited to a thousand hand numbered copies. Furthermore, an additional track is featured entitled "Evig hvile". Moreover, Total Holocaust Records released the third demo, "Graven", as a full-length CD in February anno 2004. In the dead of December 2004, Total Holocaust Records then spawned a split CD with the suicidal black metal act Xasthur. The contribution from Nortt was the "Hedengang" EP. This release was re-issued by Southern Lord Recordings in the spring of 2005. In addition to the re-issued CD version, a 12" vinyl version of the split album, showing different artwork, was also released by the doomed North American label.

With the latter release, the first decade of the Nortt biography can be closed. The past will dwell in the shadow and an unknown horizon lies in wait. Thus the dark crusade of pure depressive black funeral doom metal will forever haunt your soul!

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