NETHERBIRD sprung into existence October 30th 2004 in Stockholm, Sweden when Nephente, Bizmark and Grim decided to start collaborating. The was goal was to create harsh metal with influences from both black and death metal without any regard or limitation when it comes to style or even line up.
“Stockholm, Sweden’s Netherbird have been blurring the boundaries between black, death, and other extreme metal strains (goth, symphonic, etc.) since 2004, when founders Nephente (vocals), Bizmark (guitars, keyboards), and Grim (guitars) first convened to record a promotional single entitled “Boulevard Black,” made available the following year. This first step in due time paved the way to two separate EPs, Blood Orchid (Grim’s final outing with the group) and Lighthouse Eternal (both 2007), that Netherbird distributed for free on the Internet, before landing a contract with Pulverised Records. At this point, it should probably be noted that, thus far, Netherbird had remained a strictly in-studio proposition, and a rotating cast of characters (including drummer Adrian Erlandsson of At the Gates and Cradle of Filth, Brice Leclercq of Nightrage and Dissection, Janne Saarenpää of the Crown, etc.) continued to lend a hand on a temporary basis during the production of 2008’s debut full-length, The Ghost Collector. But the very next year, Netherbird announced a firm lineup of Nephente, Bizmark, guitarist Nord, and bassist Tobias Gustafsson (ex-Eucharist) during the recording of the next full-length album, Monument Black Colossal (2010), after which it was announced that Erik Röjås had also joined as a permanent drummer.”
2010-2014: Underground ferocity
Netherbird took on a more stable form from 2010 to make it possible to perform live shows. During this period Netherbird made two longer tours, festival gigs and various underground gigs around Europe takning them to Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Norway, Romania, Russia and Slovakia. The 10 year celebration gig November 14th in Stockholm Sweden offially ended this era.
Netherbird took a step back into the shadows at the end 2014, all according to the initial plan. What happens next, time will tell.
As most of you realized by now Netherbird was quiet for some time, according to metal-archives we actually split up, and to a degree that was indeed true, at least for a while.
The only thing we knew for certain was that wanted to keep creating and writing our music, basically going back to the roots of an uncompromised and limit free vision.
The Grander Voyage (album) in October
So we decided to go back into the studio and complete all the songs that we had already made demos for.
At this point we didn’t even have a line up so we asked Fredrik Widigs, the drummer in Marduk, to help us lay down the drum tracks for the album and he did so with a brilliant result.
The upcoming album is entitled “The Grander Voygage” and at this point it’s recorded and done and will be released in 2016 on CD, vinyl and digital formats.
Windwards (single) in June
First we will release a single called “Windwards” and will be out in June and it will be a digital release on all major platforms.
Windwards (video) in June
We will also release a video to go along with that too. We recorded the video at “Satans Demokrati”, a huge art installation in Stockholm so there will be a few details in there where you can see art from a number of artists, in itself that’s exactly how what we want it, we want to combine different elements and art forms into the strange creation that is Netherbird.
Hinterlands (track preview)