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!

01/07/2010: Sleepless!

So here we go: The new Skambankt album will be called "Søvnløs" ("Sleepless"), and it's planned to be released September 6! Of course it's the best album Skambankt have made up to now, because for the first time, they went right from a tour into the studio, and thus they could contain the feeling from the live gigs and put it into the recordings. Unlike before, they managed to uncover the secret of making rock ballads this time, so "Søvnløs" will actually contain a ballad! You can find more information about the album (in Norwegian - let me know if you want a translation) in the following interviews: Skambankt: - Aldri vært bedre, Skambankt: - Vi har fått til veldig mye.
The first dates for the fall tour are out already: First, there will be a short round in Denmark, and then the Norway tour starts in Bergen on September 30. I don't have any information on how long Skambankt will be touring, but they'll play in Kristiansand October 28, and they are looking for a backline technician for the whole year, so I guess there's gonna be a bit of touring. =;-) Check out the current list of tour dates, updated whenever some new concert is announced.
Apart from that, I have updated the link section with a few links to concert reports and photos, so check them out if you want.

18/05/2010: Manta Manta!

The new Skambankt single "Mantra" has been digitally released yesterday! You can buy it from iTunes, Platekompaniet (if you live in Norway), or Amazon (if you live in Germany), or listen to it on Spotify. Check it out - and here are the lyrics for Mantra!