mandag 11. januar 2016

NOT 03 Psykisk Tortur - Live LP

The long awaited live LP is finally ready to be released! A truly remarkable cover-artwork done by Joachim Gaertner returned three different cover versions. Tributes to fantastic live records in our book. The music obviously stands for it self.

Edition: 201 copies
Released in 3 different, numbered sleeves (67 copies each)
(9 testpressings were made with a 4th sleeve)
Release date: 20 January 2016

Lars Nicolaysen: Drums
Ronny Wærnes: Voice 'n' noise

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mandag 4. januar 2016

NOT 02 PLX-15 same MLP

PLX-15 is known as pre-techno casio-punk from the Arctic, legendary Norwegian underground from the 80s. Now they are back with a killer record!

NOT 02 PLX-15
Record title: PLX15
Format: 12" Mini-LP
Release date: September 5, 2015
Edition: 100 copies / handmade covers / black vinyl
Artwork & Photos: Joachim Gaertner
Musicians on this record:
Jon Hveding: Vocals, Guitars and Synth/Casio-organ
Remi Langmo: Bass synth and Synth/Casio-organ
Lars “Skjit-Lars” Nicolaysen: Drums, Toilet and Synth/Casio-organ
Zan Hoffman aka Bodycocktail: starring on vocals on The Traitor.
Recording informations: - Recorded at Cito Lydstudio, Bodø, Norway 2012 and 2015 - Mixed and produced by: Lars “Skjit-Lars” Nicolaysen at Cito Lydstudio July 2015

Note: - Photos taken near Kjerringøy, Northern Norway April 2015 - no testpressings were made

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NOT 01 Re-release

As this gem was sold out a while ago, the label decided to run a re-release of 100 copies, but with different cover. It was out September the 5th 2015. Here is the lovely front cover of the re-release:

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fredag 7. juni 2013


Nightrider review by The Sound Projector:

"Psykisk Tortur are the Norwegian combo, currently down to a duo of founder member Nicolaysen and Ronny Waernes, missing original member Tore Nilsen. When these maniacs began their unholy career in 1984 they became notorious for physically dangerous performances involving industrial machinery and metal percussion, thus aligning themselves with the early Faust, Hanatarash, and Einstürzende Neubaten – and although I’m not sure if the Norwegians ever succeeded in destroying any venue in which they played, they were certainly in receipt of numerous banning orders and they never ate lunch in Bodø again. On Nightrider (GO TO GATE RECORDS GO TO CD 022), their intense noise has mutated into a grotesque form of heavy metal rock, where mad electronic gibberish takes the place of squealing guitar solos, and the drumming is every bit as intense as a thousand Slayer tribute bands. It’s especially memorable when a “song” is attempted, as on ‘Stille Er Morgen’, where the monotonous chant is solemnly intoned against an insane cataclysm of heavily-distorted amplified wildness and remorseless drumbeats. Those who crave more outright “experimental” noise are advised to spin ‘Lettmetall’ to experience the more free-form tendencies of this powerful team, while rest of album is sufficient to satisfy any crazed Napalm Death fans. Very percussive and metallic throughout; the album virtually builds an iron suit around your whole body while you wait. As Robert Pepper astutely noted, “Psykisk Tortur rules!” (06/07/2012)"
A track from the album also appeared in The Sound Projector Radio Show podcast from 13 july 2012

tirsdag 31. juli 2012


Edition: 100 copies
Release date: 15 August 2012

Lars Nicolaysen: Drums, Metal & Stuff
Ronny Wærnes: Electronics, Effects, Voice, Metal & Stuff

The sound of Psykisk Tortur, has expanded with drums and electronic noise, and some vocals, even though metal percussions are still a vital part of the band. On Nightrider (first ever studio recording from Psykisk Tortur!), the band continue to explore the sonic landscape by use of rythmic, catching drums as well as the uncompromising chaotic attitude towards generated sound. The duo was invited to perform at the Avantgardefestival Schiphorst 2012, making this the bands first appearance outside Norway. Nightrider was originally released on CDr earlier this year by Go To Gate Records

Short Bio:
Psykisk Tortur was founded in 1984 in Bodø, Norway by Lars "Skjit-Lars" Nicolaysen and Tore "NXP" Nilsen (later Stemland). Their improvised music was oriented around metal percussion, concrete mixer and drills; they got expelled from every venue in the area because of their music and their performances! It would take more than 20 years before they re-entered the stage again at the Nødutgangfestivalen, Bodø, Norway in 2006, this time as a trio with Ronny Wærnes. After a few performances Tore left the band, and Lars and Ronny continued as a duo.