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
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.