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Koldbrann Summerbreeze2007 09.jpg
Koldbrann at Summer Breeze Open Air 2007
Background information
Origin Norway
Genres Black metal
Years active 2001 onward
Labels Twilight Vertrieb, Season of Mist
Website koldbrann.net
Members Mannevond
Stian Johnskareng
Past members Geir Antonsen
General Kshatriya
Jonas aus Slavia

Koldbrann (Gangrene) is a Norwegian black metal band founded in 2001.

Musically Koldbrann, like countrymen 1349, play very orthodox black metal in the classic Norwegian mould and have also received favorable comparisons to early Gorgoroth, Mayhem and Darkthrone. Much of the praise directed at the band has therefore been centered on their songwriting and excellent reproduction of the old sound of the Norwegian scene.

Koldbrann have been very vocal about their distaste for drum triggers, featuring anti-trigger notifications on both of their full-length albums.[1]


They recorded two demos in 2002 and their first album "Nekrotisk Inkvisition" one year later. It was originally limited to 333 units, but due to several recent re-releases more than five thousand have been released. After releasing a Split EP with Ljå and the Atomvinter EP the band moved to German label Twilight Vertrieb for the release of their second album "Moribund",[2] which featured guest appearances by Iblis and L. Wachtfels from Endstille (who are on the same label). It was followed by a split with Faustcoven and a tour with Negator and Sarkom. In the year 2007 they toured with Taake and Urgehal and appeared at the 2007 edition of Oslo's Inferno Metal Festival. They also embarked on the same year on a tour of Eastern Europe with Marduk.

As of 2009 they are touring with Shining, they performed again in Inferno, and will perform in Barther Metal Openair in Germany.[3]


Studio albums[edit]


  • Fredløs (2004) – split single with Ljå.
  • Atomvinter (2006)
  • Pogrom Pestilent (2006) – split single with Faustcoven.
  • Stigma: På kant med livet (2008)
  • Russian Vodka / Metalni Bog (2009, Corrosia Metalla/Bombarder cover)
  • Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott (2012)


  • Pre-Prod 2002 (2002)
  • Mislyder fra Det Nekrotiske Kammer (2002) – rehearsal tape.


  • Live at Ragnarök Festival 2007 (2007) – official bootleg.

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Mannevond – vocals (2001–present)
  • Kvass – guitar (2001–present)
  • Folkedal - drums (2009-present)
  • Voidar - guitars (2009-present)

Former members[edit]

  • Dragev – guitar (2002)
  • Jonas aus Slavia – bass (2002–2003)
  • Fordervelse (Tom V. Nilsen) – drums (2001–2009)
  • Geir Antonsen – guitar (2004–2009)
  • Stian Johnskareng – bass (2003–2013)

Live members[edit]

  • General Kshatriya – guitar (1 show, 2003)
  • Mpress – bass (2 shows, 2003)
  • Kjøttring – bass (1 show, 2003)
  • Desecrator - bass (2014-present)

Touring history[edit]

  • Balkan Inkvisition 2003 - 5 dates (Balkan, Headliner)
  • German Inkvisition 2004 - 11 dates (Europe, w/Endstille)[4]
  • Black Hordes Over Europe 2006 - 10 dates (Europe, Headliner)
  • Moribund Balkan Tour 2006 - 5 dates (Balkan, Headliner)
  • Black Hordes Over Europe pt. II 2007 - 15 dates (Europe, w/Taake)
  • Werewolf Tour 2007 - 14 dates (Eastern Europe, w/Marduk) 9 dates cancelled


  1. ^ Triggers are no fun. Triggers ruin the life and happiness of millions. It must stop. We appeal in particular to the youth of today. THERE ARE BETTER THINGS IN LIFE "STOP THE MADNESS". Moribund (CD backcover). Koldbrann. 2006. 
  2. ^ "Koldbrann Enter Studio In March". metalunderground.com. 2006-01-23. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  3. ^ "KOLDBRANN Confirmed For Germany's BARTHER METAL OPENAIR Festival". blabbermouth.net. 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  4. ^ Bänziger, Marcel (2005-01-21). "THE TOUR WAS A FUKKING GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR SURE!". archaic-magazine.com. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 

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