Djerv entered the international rock and metal-scene in 2011 with a debut record that still impress in 2020. Engineered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames) and mixed by Matt Hyde (Deftones, No Doubt) the album received critical acclaim with 9/10 in Sweden Rock Magazine, and Rock Tribune. The metal bible Metal Hammer UK gave it a solid 8/10 and said:
“Agnete Kjølsrud’s the star of the show, her vocals could take paint off your dad’s car!”
Terrorizer Magazine followed suit and said:
“Djerv are onto something big with their clever combination of hard rock and black metal… A talented band that are only just getting started”
And they were right. After only two days in sale the debut album crashed into the official Norwegian sales charts at an impressive #8. They were also the highest newcomer and #3 on Norwegian Artist Charts. Spearheaded by their singles “Headstone” and “Madman” their success was immediate. During the next years the band toured heavily, amongst others with Ministry, and established themselves in the European rock and metal scene. Djerv also performed at festivals like Hellfest, Wacken, Eurosonic, Rock Hartz and Inferno to name a few. Despite the heavy touring the Djerv-universe spread outside the band itself as Agnete found time to contribute with clean-vocals on Dimmu Borgir`s most-streamed song on Spotify, «Gateways», and she did the track «Get Jinxed» for «League Of Legends», one of the biggest online games in the world. This track went on to be a viral hit currently having reached more than 120.000.000 plays on YouTube and 70.000.000 on Spotify.
After almost 6 years of hibernation the band returned to the stage in the summer of 2019, and released new
music in 2020. “Throne” is dangerously catchy and aggressive rock, with lyrics touching upon an important subject
for the band: “Throne is about fighting yourselves, your mind, and reclaiming control of your life.” Now the band is looking forward to releasing more new music in the fall of 22 and to play more live shows.
And, judging by Metalhammer UK`s experience of Djerv`s last London show something good is in store. “… when a band can unleash the kind of turbo-charged thrust that would peel a layer off Kvelertak fans, and when it`s embodied by both a voice and physical presence as unique and fearless as Agnete`s, you`re blasted into the realms of revelation from the off.”