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Norwegian Band Ready for European Tour with Metallica

By Christian Gran Svenningsen Posted: 24. Sep, 2018

The band are ready for their biggest gig yet. Jørn Kaarstad, Bård Linga, and Olav Dowkes will have to get used to playing for a larger crowd next year. Credit: Bokassa

Bokassa dropped the news today that they will be playing with Metallica and Ghost for four months all around Europe.

The metal band based in Trondheim, Norway have previously been praised by Lars Ulrich in Metallica. The band had however never expected this.

“This is insane. It is extremely cool and surreal”, says vocalist Jørn Kaarstad to NRK.

Meallica’s tour will take them through 25 shows in 20 countries. “Worldwired Tour 2019” kicks off in Lisbon and continues to Milan, Zürich, Berlin, Moscow and Brussels for the first times since 1988.

It is not the first time Metallica bring a Norwegian band on the road. During their 2018 tour, the Stavanger based band, Kvelertak was invited along.

Hardcore Punk and Stoner Rock

The Norwegian band consists of  vocalist Jørn Kaarstad, who also is a Norwegian radio host, Bård Linga playing bass and Olav Dowkes banging the drums.

By combining hardcore punk and stoner rock, they have created a unique genre they call “stoner punk.”

In 2017 they released their dubut album, “Divide and Conquer”, which received rounds of applause around the world. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said in a radio interview that they were his new favorite band. Metal Hammer UK included them in their list of the 11 best albums of 2017.

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