Norwegian black metal band 1349 have released a brand new single, “Through Eyes of Stone.” The song has been taken from the self-titled EP, which will be released on August 16. 1349 have furthermore finished the recordings of their new full-length, which will be released via Season of Mist in the fall of 2019. Listen to “Through Eyes of Stone” above.
1349 rose from the ashes of Alvheim in 1997, counting Ravn (vocals & drums), Tjalve (guitars), Seidemann (bass) and Balfori (guitars). Balfori quit shortly after due to musical divergence. In early ’99 the band found Archaon whose speed and technique took their music to a new level of intensity and brutality.
Come spring 2000, 1349 decided to record a new promo showcasing the new material, and Frost of Satyricon was asked to lay down the drum tracks to get the speed required. Holycaust Records offered them a deal and released the new promo as an eponymous MCD. By early 2001, the band felt they had enough killer songs for afull-length album – “Liberation”. Hearing this material, Frost was so impressed that he asked to join and became a permanent member of the band. Recorded and mixed at Gordon Studios, Liberation blended old school soundscapes with warp-speed hysteria. 1349 signed with Candlelight Records in 2003 and released their debut full-length album in april 2003, then marched unstoppably forwards with the following releases “Beyond the Apocalypse” in 2004 and “Hellfire” in 2005.