Sunday, 30 March 2014

Vaakevandring ‎– Demo 98/99 (Demo 1999)

Country: Norway

1. Fader Vaar 06:39
2. Some Day 04:19
3. Og Sorgen Stilnet I Smertens Vann 06:06

Vaakevandring was a Norwegian unblack metal band that was active from 1996 to 2007. 
The band played atmospheric, symphonic unblack metal with keyboards and folk melodies. 
Their "Demo 98/99" was produced by Stian Aarstad of Dimmu Borgir and gained world wide appreciation.
In 2000 they recorded a song entitled "Fall of Man" for Endtime Productions compilation "In the Shadow of Death".  
Antestor's Lars Stokstad played guitars on that song.
Both Hansen and Magerøy joined the notable band Antestor around this time while still were members of Vaakevandring, Pål Dæhlen also joined Frosthardr.
Another bonus demo track recorded in 2001 called "To Find The Eternal Peace
was featured in the re-release of their "Demo 98/99" in 2004.
Despite releasing only one demo, Vaakevandring's influence on the unblack metal scene was significant 
because they were one of the key bands to change the dominating "anti-satanism" lyrical theme 
led by the genre-founder Horde to a more philosophical and emotional direction.
Vaakevandring were co-headliners with Antestor at Swedish Endtime Festival in 2007 which also was their last gig.
The Memory link contains the two bonus tracks "Fall of Man" and "To Find The Eternal Peace".



  1. re man...what is unblack metal? are you a poet or something?


      The word unblack sounds ridiculously stupid to my ears too.
      Maybe you would prefer christian metal, but anyway fuck labels, listen to the music this is good shit.