Nikki Brumen (Ex-Pagan) Announced As Blood Command’s New Vocalist

Deathpop outfit Blood Command have finally announced their new vocalist, Nikki Brumen, former frontwoman for Pagan.

Brumen replaces the bands former vocalist Karina Ljone, who stepped down from the group last year

The band say on Brumen’s addition:

“We are absolutely stoked to finally reveal your High Priestess, Queen and New Leader – Nikki Brumen. Our brand new single, ‘A Villain’s Monologue’, is streaming on all platforms NOW! Watch/Listen and let us lead you to the end of the World. Welcome to the new era of Blood Command.”

Brumen also comments:

“I am so incredibly proud to announce that I am the new vocalist for one of my favourite bands in the universe, Blood Command.

I first heard this band several years ago and thought “They sound like a pop version of Pagan!” Then I realised they were from my favourite city in the world, Bergen. When they asked me to join, I accepted without hesitation, the stars had aligned. Our first track ‘A Villain’s Monologue’ is out today. We are so very stoked on it and it’s only a taste of what’s to come.

Special props to my boy Callan Orr for recording my vox over here while the rest of the band is on the other side of the world. But most special thanks to my BFF/guitarist/producer Yngve Andersen for believing in me (and for liking my old band enough that you wanted me to front yours lol) WELCOME TO THE BLOOD COMMAND CVLT.”

The band have release their new track, ‘A Villain’s Monologue’, which you can stream and listen to below.

Blood Command Announce New EP

Time for an influx of Norwegian music I think! Self-described “deathpop” foursome Blood Command have an EP coming up, announced just before they’re embarking on a tour supporting Skindred.

This will be a conceptual follow up to their 2011 release, ‘Hand US The Alphamale’ and will see the release of the upcoming EP ‘Return Of The Arsonist’, released on April 19th 2019 via Fysisk Format.

Check out all the details below.

  1. Don’t Strike A Match, Use The Lighter
  2. S01E02.Return.Of.The.Arsonist.720p.HDTV.x264
  3. No Thank You, I’m More In To Fake Grindcore
  4. Ritual Knife
  5. Afraid Of Water


You can Pre-Order the upcoming release from the band’s official webstore, Bandcamp, Itunes, Amazon and Google Play.

2000 Trees Festival Announces More Bands

If I was going to 2000 Trees I’d be sold on the lineup already but that isn’t the end of the announcements for it yet!

The festival has announced another 20 bands to the line-up.


Here is who’s been added.

Frightened Rabbit

Blood Red Shoes

And So I Watch You From Afar

My Vitrol

Black Honey

Queen Kwong


Blood Command


Funeral Shakes



Nova Twins

Bloody Knees


PD Liddle

No Violet





The Festival takes place at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham between 12th – 14th July.