Byhaven: Arsenic Addict + Detest + Tardus Mortem

Byhaven er kendt for koncerter, hvor man kan stå tæt, helt op til scenekanten, og sammen med resten af publikum danse solen ned. Denne sommer bliver det igen en smule anderledes, da festen og musiklytningen på myndighedernes anbefalinger skal foregå siddende ved bordene. Byhavens kapacitet er begrænset, så vil du være sikker på en plads, er det en god idé at komme tidligt.
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Arsenic Addict
Arsenic Addict is a murderous death metal band from Odense, Denmark, inspired by the darkest insanity lurking in the minds of man. Fleshy riffs invite to bloodshed and thunderous blastbeats explode frail skulls while ominous melodic passages tighten the grip around the neck and won’t let go before it’s too late. The gory tales of molestation and decaying corpses delivered in aggressive growl complete the soundtrack for your next killing.

Arsenic Addict is a solid live-act and was selected for the Wacken Metal Battle Denmark 2019. Their full-length debut album “Deviant Perception of Death” was mixed by Lasse Ballade from Ballade Studios and released last year.

Detest
It all began in 1990 and the following year, when “Deathbreed”, the demo tape, saw the light of day. When Detest recorded it, the owner of the studio did not understand their music at all, so the band produced and mixed it by themselves. It got a really good reception and Detest got a gig at Roskilde Festival as the first Danish death metal band on the next biggest stage. In the fall of 1993, it was a dance in the studio again and “Dorval”, released by Progress Red Labels, was recorded and it got even more publicity.

After the release of this acclaimed-by-reviews album, things went really well for the Danish band, with lots of concerts and everything went as it should, until they eventually got way too much of everything that was wrong, namely booze and drugs. The members suddenly got very different ambitions and there were a lot of fights about how the music should sound, so in 1996 the party ended and Detest split up.

In 2014, Detest reunited to some concerts and it went well, but the other band members didn’t want it to happen as much as guitarist John Petersen. So the following years were spent on recruiting and testing new members who could conduct and pass on Detest in the right way. As a result of that work, 2018 was a more hard hitting and focused Detest year than ever before, as John did neither drink nor take drugs anymore.

Then in 2019 the EP “A Moment Of Love” came out and it was very well received by the Danish metal press. At that time, John got really much blood on the tooth and had lots of firewood so the fire could burn with really big flames. Now, Detest is on track for an album No. two at last.

Tardus Mortem
Tardus Mortem is a Blackened-Death metal band from funen Denmark, which sole purpose is to suffocate the listener in ominous tales of Christ and providence by using their instruments to create morbid melodies enchanting the impending Armageddon. The band consists of Dennis Strømberg, age 20 (ex-Black Tritonus ex-Human Mutilation, Apocalyptic Frost, Rancid Pus) on drums and vocals, Lasse Usbeck Andresen, age 22 (ex-Ilumize, ex- Human Mutilation) on guitar and vocals and Christian Baier Rasmussen, age 22 (ex-Error 404 ex-Dark Marshall) on bass and vocals.

Forming back in 2015 with Strømberg, Jonas Jørgensen on bass and Christian Stahl on drums, this lineup only produced one demo the “Reincarnated Through Bloodshed” demo, before the lineup fell apart. Through the years 2016 and 2017 Dennis created and recorded the “As Life Ends” demo, with the goal of continuing the band in a darker and more desolate style of death metal.

The “reformation” came in 2017, where Dennis switched to drums and Lasse and Christian joined the band on guitar and bass. The intention was to create music that echoes the bowels of hell. By using lower tuned guitars, guttural hymns, and intense drums. That vision has remained since then in the band. Though the “Engulfed in Pestilent Darkness” album, the hymns have only gotten more desolate and Apocalyptic. Which has come across the few concerts the band has played from 2017 to now. And that comes across on the forthcoming album.