It`s aggressive rock, borderline metal and dangerously catchy! The Black Metal references are there, but first and foremost they`re a modern rock band. Genres melt together as never before these days, and so seems to be the case with Djerv as well.
Djerv entered the international rock and metal-scene in 2011 with a debut record that still impress in 2019. Engineered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames) and mixed by Matt Hyde (Deftones, No Doubt) the album received great reviews 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 from the Norwegian band Djerv crashed into the official Norwegian sales charts at an impressive # 8. They were also the highest newcomer and # 3 on Norwegian Artist Charts. 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 «Leage Of Legends», the biggest online game in world. This track went on to be a viral hit currently having reached 80.000.000 plays on YouTube.
2019 will see the band return to the stage for the first time in 5 years and bringing along the first new music since 2011. The band will focus on single track and video releases over the next years in addition to doing live shows with a few new elements they hope their audience will appreciate.
“I`ve decided I wanted to play some songs I wrote while in Animal Alpha.” Agnete says. “I`ve missed the music and the character I made for that band, and I can`t wait to unleash that part of me on stage again”.
The band will also perform the YouTube-hit Agnete did for the game League Of Legends; “Get Jinxed”. But first and foremost, it will be about new Djerv music, and a brand-new live show.
“We want to elevate the experience we give our audience significantly. We already have too many ideas we`re playing around with, but no doubt we and the audience will have a lot of fun at Djerv shows in 2019. We want to make people dance, laugh, headbang – all in one glorified mix.” Erlend Gjerde comments.
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.” Jonathan Selzer, Metalhammer UK
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