Djerv

Djerv

 Oslo, Oslo County, NOR
BandRockMetal

Djerv appeared on the radar early 2010. 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!

Biography

Djerv appeared on the radar early 2010. 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, 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 early 2010, and two weeks later they where booked for the most important festival in Norway, the Oya festival. They went on to tour Norway in June and played several of the bigger Norwegian festivals during the summer. In August they released the “Headstone EP” which basically is their first ever recorded demo tracks made available as people kept demanding to get to hear them not only on Myspace. The release of the “Headstone EP” generated some good press for the band as Metalhammer, Terrorizer, Zillo, Aardschock, Scream Magazine and more have already featured them as one of the bands to keep an eye out for in 2011. Djerv is currently working on their debut album that is rumored to be release during the first half of 2011.

Djerv explores the borderlines between rock, metal and on some tracks there are obvious blackmetal references. The overall sound is stripped down, groove-oriented and melodic, yet it has those cold black metal-influenced riffs accompanying the dark moods of the music . Its filled with great hook lines and catchy rock-metal songs for people who like...well, catchy rock-metal songs.

Djerv consist of the three core members Agnete [vocals], Stian [guitar] and Erlend [drums] and is completed by guitarist Stamos Koliousis from Mencea and bassist Victor Brandt from Entombed for their live performances.

According to themselves Djerv are consciously pulling threads of their former bands into Djerv. "I guess we all felt our original bands had qualities we should bring along into this constellation. By all means, Djerv is a new band with a new sound, but you can easily tell who's singing to put it that way. Agnete's incredible voice and personality was the main characteristic of Animal Alpha, but we have consciously worked towards a more sinister expression. The overall sound is stripped down, groove oriented and melodic, yet Stians' cold black metal influenced riffing underpins the dark moods of the music " Erlend states.

The band is currently in the song writing process and aim to record their debut during spring and summer of 2010.

"We hope to release a single and a video before the festival season kicks off. Hopefully we get to play a lot of festivals this summer, and we are planning the album for a fall release. I really cannot wait to get on stage again. I miss that thing that happens when I meet the audience. It's magic, I love them! "Agnete says.

Discography

2009 Headstone EP - Katapult Music.
2011 Djerv - Indie Recordings

Set List

Own reportoire. 30-45 min depending on what time slot is available.