Ondt Blod: Natur // Secret Promo





Hi-res cover (By Peter-John De Villiers)

Press picture (By Terje Arntsen)

Live photos (By Brage Pedersen)

“Natur” is a Sami scream from the far north. Made 100 years after the first indigenous political organising in Norway, This is a Sami call to arms against the still on-going colonization and oppression. “Natur” celebrates the duality of human nature, where champagne meets cyanide, machine-gun riffs meet the catchiest choruses out of Scandinavia since ABBA. ”Natur” is Norwegian hardcore-unit Ondt Blod's second album and offers an indigenous blend of hardcore, grim metal and catchy punk; the polar bear mates with Pet Sounds. The album is recorded in Oslo, and is produced by star producer Yngve Andersen (Blood Command, Hold Fast). Technical wizardry is provided by Ruben Willem (Haust) and Simon Jackman, who also have mixed the record. Guest performances are given by Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvold (yacht-saxophone) and the Sami pop star Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen of the electropop group ISÁK, who does a traditional joik (ancient Sami singing tradition) duet with Ondt Blod singer Aslak on the record's last track “Giron”. The album's artwork is a woodprint by Peter-John De Villiers, who also did the artwork for the singles. Despite of having only released one album, Ondt Blod have a lot to show for. Not only have Ondt Blod been deemed the “pride of the North” in Norwegian media; their debut-album “Finnmark” was nominated as the “new-comer of the year” for the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammys in 2016, and they have been listed on Norwegian national radio with five songs. The band has toured Norway alongside Kvelertak, and played the Roskilde Festival in 2016. With "Natur", Ondt Blod has made an album that is at once a razor sharp political confrontation and a hedonistic celebration. Prepare to be colonized!


Rush On Rock - 8/10
"It doesn’t even matter that they’re not signing in English. Good music and catchy tunes will always find a way to cut through the language barrier"

Metal Hammer UK - 7/10
"The bottled rage of closer ‘Giron’ serves up a blazing celebration of their hardcore roots"

Nine Circles -
"It’s refreshing to hear a band refuse to hide their more pop leanings and instead embrace them"

Svbterranean.net - 8/10
"Ondt Blod‘s Natur is a truly unique post-hardcore record that is fierce, angular, catchy and upbeat all at once"

Two guys metal reviews -
"Powerful, chock to the brim with massive choruses and incredibly fun"

Zware Metalen - 82/100

Wave byte - 4/5
"Norwegian quintet Ont Vlod (or, Bad Blood) blur genre lines and break down what we know about ‘hardcore’"

GFR - 4/6

Away From Life - 4/5

Punk Rock Theory -

Flick of the finger - 3,5/5
"Norwegian quintet Ondt Blod has something unique and bold"

Monk Hammer -

Norwegian press:

VG - 5/6

"De har en musikalsk tyngde og et brennende engasjement som sjeldent skinner igjennom på så tydelig og fokusert fengende vis i musikk"

Dagbladet - 5/6

"Ondt Blod gir og tar litt på «Natur», men summen av alt er nok en kanonavlevering fra det kalde nord"

Feedback - 5/6

"Albumet byr på så mye kreativitet og musikkglede at det er umulig å ikke la seg sjarmere"

Norway rock magazine - 5/6

"Ondt Blod er definitivt ikke redde for å utfordre seg selv eller eksperimentere nye lyder og stilarter"

Musikknyheter.no - 7/10

"Utfordrende, skremmende og ulovlig fengende"

Tidal Norge - Låt-for-låt gjennomgang av "Natur"


Metal Hammer UK - On the sapmi background

Battle Helm - About the band, touring, artwork and the future.

Already heard - Music by the numbers

Nine Circles - Profile: John Nilsen of Norwegian Hardcorists Ondt Blod


Metal Hammer - Full album stream

Visions Magazine - "Unge Kniva" single premiere