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Nomans Land

 

Powerful and mighty Epic Viking Metal from Russia!



NOMANS LAND – Biography


Nomans Land was formed in Saint Petersburg in spring1996. Initially the group focused mostly on Doom Metal but in the course of its formation the concept underwent a big change and became Viking Metal. By the end of 1999 Nomans Land was fully prepared to start up the full format album and in summer 2000 they recorded it in Signal records studio (Russia). The album was called "Last son of the fjord" and was released by Fono Records (Russia) the same year. Right after the debut album was ready the drummer and bass-guitar player left the group; however, in almost no time these vacancies were taken by Ainar (drums) and Hjervard (bass). Since that moment the permanent band musicians were Sigurd - Guitar/Vocal, Torvald - Guitar, Ainar - Drums, Hjervard - Bass.


The group starts its intense performing activity in Saint Petersburg clubs and takes part in big variety of local music festivals. The whole year 2001 was basically dedicated to accumulating the material for the second album. Creative atmosphere made them come across an idea to enrich the sound by keyboards, so they invited their good friend Igor Pelekhaty to participate in the recording. As a result of this cooperation they came up with 10 compositions and started the recording work for the new album "Hammerfrost" in Calypso studio, summer 2002. Besides, not long before that the new singer Wild (screaming stile) joined the group. By March 2003 the album was ready. Meanwhile, Nomans Land keeps having its concert activity, and as the session keyboard player, Ilya Denisov joins group. Nomans Land starts looking for the label for releasing their new album "Hammerfrost" and in the course of negotiations arrives to an agreement with German based label Einheit-Produktionen. At the same time the group found itself in the middle of technical and creative disagreement and had to say goodbye to Wild, and it didn't take them long to make a decision: Hjervard approached the microphone. 21st February 2005 "Hammerfrost" was released in Europe by Einheit-Produktionen.


Shortly after the completition of the recording the band loses Torvald, who cites personal problems and fatigue as reasons for his departure. The band´s new opus features eleven tracks including „Raven Flight“. After six weeks of hard studio work the band plus Christian enter Thrudheim Studio in Germany for the final mixdown. In September 2009 Alex of Sound Art Studio overtakes the album´s mastering. Then Nomans Land prepare for concert activities in order to promote their new albums „Raven Flight“. A short tour with their German brothers Thrudvangar and Czechs Trollech follows.


Now the brave Russians commenced the works for their next record „Far Nord“, for which everybody involved had an exorbitant high quality in mind – in terms of song material as well as production values. First audio samples completely confirm full success, phenomenal Viking Metal anthems have been composed, previously known only from Nomans Land themselves. Catchy melodies, majestic and superior clean vocal passages and top-notch instrumentation inevitably fascinate with pure magic.


The new killer record was produced at the renowned Sevik Audio Studio in Finland where the creative body received a grand sound design. Currently an fine tour featuring Obscurity, Thundra and Kromlek is in the planning stages. Release date will be August, 29th and demanding Viking Metal fans can already look forward to one of the greatest albums of all time in this genre !



Actual Line-up:
Sigurd - Guitars and Vocals
Ainar - Drums
Hjervard – Bass and Vocals


Releases:
NOMANS LAND - “Farnord” 29.08.2009
NOMANS LAND - "Raven flight" 2006
NOMANS LAND - "Hammerfrost" 2005
NOMANS LAND - "The last son of the fjord" '2000


Website: www.myspace.com/nomanslandrus



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