05/09/2010: Tomorrow's the day!

Søvnløs will be released tomorrow - so go out and get your copies! Of course there will also be quite some promo stuff in the next days: On Monday, Skambankt will be at NRK P3 Popsalongen and on VG's Tett på nett.
I didn't manage to get hold of a copy of the album up to now, so you'll have to wait a few days for the lyrics and especially the translations of the lyrics. Sorry for that! But to keep you entertained in the meantime, check out the report from Rått & Råde festival!

30/08/2010: Født på ny!

And here we go: Just in time for the release, skambankt.com is available again - in a great new design! Go and check it out!
skambankt.com has a list of confirmed tour dates now as well, so I've updated the rumors in the tour list. Seems that we got a lot to look forward to!
In addition to the new web site, Skambankt have also launched a free iPhone app containing - and I quote - "the latest Skambankt news, blogs, exclusive videos, tour dates and music". Guess you'll have to do without the latest news here in the future then, and probably also without translations of this content (if Skambankt don't provide translations in the app)... Not only because I don't have (nor want to have) any means of accessing this information, but mostly because I'm not gonna support this way of forcing people to endorse one certain company - which is a very common way for Apple and Apple supporters, however.
No, I'm not gonna call that sellout now, because I doubt there's money involved. But there go the last punk roots... by separating the elite who gets information from the plebs who don't.
Whatever. In other news, NRK P3 Sexy is having Skambankt competitions this week. The first one took place today already, and they also played a new Skambankt song, namely "Kaos, så inferno". You can listen to the recording on Sexy's web site. Let's see if they'll play more new songs this week!
And of course, the Søvnløs competition here on the site is still running, so take part - thanks for all your great entries so far!

29/08/2010: Competition time!

Just one more week until the album release! While there's more and more promo activities announced (for example two mini concerts in Oslo and a record pre-sale and signing in Stavanger - check Twitter and Skambankt's facebook site for all infos), it's time for a competition here on the site!
Go here to read what you need to do to take part. I'm looking forward to a lot of great and funny contributions. Good luck!

24/08/2010: No sleep 'til the end of the festival season!

The festival season is almost over, and the album release is getting closer and closer. I assume there'll be quite a few interviews in the upcoming weeks - I don't have any dates/times yet, but I'll keep you posted as soon as I find out. According to this article, Skambankt will be all over the next issue of Spirit.
There's three summer festivals left for Skambankt: Døgnvill, Rått og Råde, and Granittrock. For Granittrock, you can even apply to be a music journalist for a day - here's all the info.
Last Week, Skambankt visited Lillehammer (see some photos here) and Kartfestivalen (here's a review). I was at Kartfestivalen as well - check out the report and photos!

05/08/2010: Can't get no sleep!

Skambankt just published the tracklist and cover for their new album "Søvnløs" - check it out here or here.
Here's the translation of the titles:
  • Kaos, så inferno - Chaos, then inferno
  • Jesus av vår tid - Jesus of our times
  • Mantra - Mantra
  • Amnesti - Amnesty
  • En lang strek - A long streak
  • Nattergal - Nightingale
  • Født på ny - Born again
  • Berlin - Berlin
  • Kvelertak! - Chokehold!
  • Retrett - Retreat
In other news, more and more tour dates are leaking through, for example Skambankt will play at Rockefeller in Oslo on October 29! None of the dates of the fall tour have been confirmed by the band so far, but some are mentioned on the venues' websites already. Check them out here!