MUSIC NEWS: Blood Command Announce New Vocalist Nikki Brumen & Release Video For ‘A Villain’s Monologue’

Blood Command are back, with the announcement of their new vocalist Nikki Brumen – ex-vocalist of Pagan.

“I remember the first time someone showed me Nikki’s old band Pagan and all I was thinking about was why isn’t this girl fronting Blood Command?” says band mastermind Yngve Andersen. It was a match made in heaven. That she is in the band now is almost unreal to me. It’s a dream come true.”

“A decade ago, I travelled from my home country of Australia to Norway. I chose to fly all the way to the other side of the world because of my obsession at the time with the Norwegian Black Metal scene.  I left, however, with a new obsession – Bergen. The moment I arrived in this city, I knew there was something special about it. To this day, it is my favourite place I have been,” adds Brumen. 

“I used this trip and the Norwegian Black Metal scene as creative inspiration for my band Pagan, who played our last show in February 2020. Not long after we had split up, I got the offer to join Blood Command. I had actually been introduced to Blood Command’s Cult Drugs a couple of years earlier and fell in love with them instantly. In a weird way, they reminded me of a more pop version on Pagan. The strangest thing about this situation though was that I was being asked to join a band from Bergen. The stars had aligned.

“I feel so privileged to have been given the opportunity to front a band that I love and that I feel such connection with. I will sing every note from my heart, I will scream every word from my gut, I will write every lyric from my soul together with the band and I will never let you down. We are all in this together now.”

To celebrate, the band have released a video for their brand new single A Villain’s Monologue. 

Like what you hear? A Villain’s Monologue is out now via Hassle Records, available to stream or purchase HERE

See Blood Command supporting Kvelertak at one of the following dates:

January 2022

Thu 13th – KONGSBERG, NO – Energimølla
Fri 14th – DRAMMEN, NO – Union Scene 
Sat 15th – MOSS, NO – Verket Scene 
Thu 20th – SKIEN, NO – Parkbiografen
Fri 21st – HORTEN, NO – Artilleriverkstedet
Sat 22nd – KRISTIANSAND, NO – KICK Scene 
Thu 27th – OSLO, NO – Sentrum Scene 

February 2022

Wed 2nd – BERGEN, NO – Røkeriet, USF Verftet
Thu 3rd – ÅLESUND, NO – Terminalen 
Fri 4th – TRONDHEIM, NO – Samfundet 
Sat 5th – TRONDHEIM, NO – Samfundet 
Tue 8th – PRAGUE, CZ – MeetFactory 
Thu 10th – VIENNA, AT – Szene Wien 
Fri 11th – PRATTELN, CH – Z7 Konzertfabrik
Sat 12th – MUNICH, DE – Werk, Backstage 
Sun 13th – WIESBADEN, DE – Kulturzentrum Schlachthof 
Mon 14th – HAARLEM, NL – Patronaat 
Wed 16th – BORGERHOUT, BE – Trix 
Fri 18th – LONDON, UK – Islington Assembly Hall 
Sat 19th – MANCHESTER, UK – Academy 2 
Tue 22nd – PARIS, FR – FVTVR
Wed 23rd – TOULOUSE, FR – Le Metronum 
Fri 25th – MADRID, ES – Mon Madrid 
Sat 26th – BARCELONA, ES – Razzmatazz 2 
Sun 27th – BILBAO, ES – Kafe Antzokia 

March 2022

Tue 1st – LYON, FR – Ninkasi Gerland KAO
Wed 2nd – LINDAU, DE – Club Vaudeville
Thu 3rd – BOCHUM, DE – Matrix 
Sat 5th – AARHUS, DK – VoxHall 
Mon 7th – GOTHENBURG, SE – Pustervik
Tue 8th – MALMÖ, SE – Kulturbolaget 
Wed 9th – STOCKHOLM, SE – Debaser Strand 
Fri 11th – HELSINKI, FI – Tavastia Klubi
Sat 12th – TAMPERE, FI – Klubi 
Sun 13th – JYVÄSKYLÄ, FI – Lutakko 

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