NORÐ was founded in 2013 in Odense in the southern region of Denmark. The ambition was to create groove metal with progressive elements and inspiration from the Nordic folk music tradition.
Within a year the band had written a full set and started playing live gigs. The audience had a very positive response to the band’s music and performance.
In 2016 the recordings for the debut EP “Alpha” began at Molten Rock Studio in Odense with producer Jesper Egeskov Sommerby. It was released in March 2017 on the Finnish label Inverse Records, and the lead single “Rosehip Garden” received airplay in several countries including The United States, Australia, The Netherlands, Italy and Spain. The EP also received some very fine
reviews both in Denmark and internationally.
Since the release, the band has had a very busy live schedule, and the bookings keep rolling in.
One of the highlights so far in 2018, was supporting mighty Hamferð in NORÐ’s hometown Odense, playing Odense Harbour Culture Festival with Annominus & Isbjörg, and playing Metal Café at Godset, Kolding.
In august 2018, NORÐ released the new track 'The Run' on the metal compilation 'Hell Comes Around III', along with an official music video for the track!
The track is produced by the very talented Mr. Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios.
When the track came back from mixing and mastering in Hansen Studios the band was blown away and immediately made a deal with Jacob Hansen about producing NORÐ’s upcoming full-length album. The album remains untitled but stay tuned for more info on album title and release date.
“NORÐ rather developed their own sound” – 8/10, Dutch Metal Maniac
“…and for lovers of a huge metal riff, it will not disappoint. Recommended.” – Real Gone
”NORÐ are onto a winner with Alpha” – 7/10, Soundscape
Bjarne Brogaard Matthiesen: Vocals
Niels Thybæk-Hansen: Guitar
Thomas Bøgh Jensen: Guitar
Peter Littau: Bass
Rune Kolsbjerg Hansen: Drums