: NEWS :
16 June 2014:
1 June 2014:
MONDVOLLAND IS NO MORE
As of this moment Mondvolland disbanded. We will play no more regular shows, nor create any new music under this moniker. The reasons for this decision are diverse.
Started out as a concept created in 2006 by MJWW and Mickeal, throughout the years we made big progressions in our approach to music. The best example of experimenting can be heard in our triptych Montferland, released on the "One And All..." compilation this spring. But also our upcoming (and last) full length album will bring more music of this kind.
Our musical styles changed, the feeling of making music inspired by our home region never changed though. Mondvolland's music always was an expression of the atmosphere of our home region, its folk stories, history and nature.
As a band we can proudly look back on a great experience that lasted for 8 years, playing more than 35 shows including a European tour sharing the stage with a big lot of both local and international acts and releasing several own creative works.
For those that want to say farewell to us as a live band, we will create one more opportunity to witness us. Mondvolland will play one more show, a special presentation for the upcoming album "Kwade Vaart" which also will be our swan song. More information on the release and this special night will be brought to you in the near future via this page.
The musicians in Mondvolland will not stop being creative. MJWW already creates the music in Wederganger and some other projects, Mickeal plays in Apophys and Semistereo. Our former guitar player Harold is also busy creating a solo album which probably will see the light somewhere in the future. Also, Mickeal and Nico are working together in a new musical project, which will be manifested towards the end of this year. Bauke will continue being the creative mind in Am Tuat.
Many thanks go out to all bands, promotors, organisers, technicians, reviewers, photographers and other people we've worked with, as well as all people that showed up during our gigs and supported us in any way that is possible. We are deeply thankful to all of you.
27 February 2014:
MONDVOLLAND COMPLETE WORK ON SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM
"When MONDVOLLAND was formed in 2006, the musical emphasis was firmly orientated towards folk, but now, with two releases behind them and the completion of their sophomore full-length album, the band has very clearly developed and expanded its sound and direction to become an atypical Black Metal band that occasionally nods in the direction of avant-garde and post metal, but whose melodies are clearly defined and whose sound is immediate and accessible. Add to that vocals that are a mix of screams, deep grunts and varying styles of clean vocals, and you have a band that moves seamlessly and expertly through a number of extreme metal genres."
For full press statement, click here.
25 February 2014:
On May 23rd (5/27 in North America), Season of Mist will release a special compilation entitled 'One And All, Together, For Home', initiated by Drudkh main man Roman Sayenko.
MONDVOLLAND represents the Dutch part of this project along with Primordial (Ireland), Drudkh (Ukraine), Ava Inferi (Portugal), Kampfar (Norway), Winterfylleth (England), Häive (Finland) and Himinbjorg (France).
MONDVOLLAND recorded a triptych of experimental music about our home region Montferland.
13 February 2014:
We are honoured to announce we are confirmed for Veneration of the Dead (NL) coming May in Baroeg, Rotterdam (NL).
23 January 2014:
1 January 2014:
Happy new year! Some news for 2014...
New music (on several releases, including a full length album) will be released during the coming year.
Our upcoming gig will be at WOLFSTIJD II festival in Dordrecht (NL), 8 February 2014.
For bookings etc, contact us via info[ at ]mondvolland[ dot ]com
4 November 2013:
Pestvogel XL tape: out now!
Limited edition pea green tapes sold out, regular ones still available.
Mail to: info[ at ]mondvolland[ dot ]com
27 October 2013:
Arnhem, thanks for the great atmosphere in a packed The Stage last night during the (last minute booked) Aurora Infernalis after party with TROLL!
14 October 2013:
We take pre-orders now! Mail to: info[ at ]mondvolland[ dot ]com
Pestvogel EP + two exclusive tracks (only on this tape!)
Limited edition "Brenger van Tering" (only 15 pieces!) contains:
- Hand-numbered pea green tape
- MVL scarlet 31mm button
- A5 print of the artwork of "Pestvogel", signed by the visual artist
Regular EUR 5,-
Limited EUR 6,-
4 October 2013:
Attention! We hereby welcome Bauke as our new guitarist in Mondvolland.
More info regarding gigs and upcoming releases will follow soon...
8 September 2013:
Our song "Lelijke Vent" already gets some positive feedback, from the other side of the world!
"It's difficult to categorize, which was also true of Pestvogel, and that's one reason I'm so high on this band. I'll just leave it at that and let you listen below."
- No Clean Singing (Seattle, US)
7 September 2013:
Arnhem, thanks for the great night we shared with old friends and the new friends we found in Sombres Forêts. One night to remember.
Exclusive: live performance of the song that will appear on the Elemental Nightmares vinyl project. It's called "Lelijke Vent".
5 August 2013:
Elemental Nightmares announces that MONDVOLLAND will share their 7" with the epic black metal of ETERNAL HELCARAXE from Ireland. Click on the banner below for more information.
28 July 2013:
New gig with Canadian atmospheric black metal band Sombres Forêts at Willemeen, Arnhem. Thursday 5th of September 2013. This is an Aurora Infernalis gig.
11 July 2013:
26 bands, 13 vinyl splits form one massive piece of art.
Mondvolland recorded an exclusive song called "Lelijke Vent".
Pre-orders are being taken from now on. Click on the banner for more information on how to purchase.
29 June 2013:
HAROLD LEAVES MONDVOLLAND
After five years of friendship and musicianship our brother Harold will leave MONDVOLLAND. No gigs will be cancelled. Upcoming gigs we will work with session guitarist Reamon from Heidevolk.
Harold's personal statement:
"After five years I have decided to leave Mondvolland. This was not a choice I made lightly and was a difficult one to make. I have worked well together with my bandmates these last years, but as things stand now it would be best to resign from the band. I find it regretable, but ultimately unavoidable and necessary.
I am, however, damn proud of the musical works we have created and I look forward of seeing our hard work come to fruition in the four releases that are planned. Our second full length album and our 'Montferland' project, both to which I have contributed a great deal, will be the most notable of these releases. I will stay involved with the production of the album until its release, regardless of my resignation as a bandmember. Furthermore, I will play the two Mondvolland gigs that are booked like they were my last, which they are.
Regardless of everything, the last five years with Mondvolland were certainly worthwhile. I have met alot of good people along the way, and them I'd like to thank.
As for now, MONDVOLLAND is searching for a new (solo) guitar player, as stated in Dutch here below.
19 June 2013:
We're back on stage!
12 May 2013:
15 June - Wageningen (NL)
24 August - Hoogstraten (BE)
Last months we've worked hard on new material that will be released on our second album later this year. The upcoming gigs will be the premiere of some of this material.
4 May 2013:
Last week all bass guitar parts were recorded. Now we're up for mixing. This spring a bird will be released.
21 April 2013:
This weekend we recorded the vocal parts for several different releases (60+ minutes of music in total).
All the music will contain a lot of different vocal styles. One song even includes guest vocals by our former vocalist.
Now only the bass guitar parts are left... it will not take long until our next release!
For more pictures of our studio report, see this Facebook photo album.
14 April 2013:
Last week we recorded the guitar parts for several different releases (60+ minutes of music in total). Coming week we will continue with that plus the recording of bass and vocals.
Teaser: the bohemian waxwing will return, but in a different form...
31 March 2013:
This weekend we recorded the drum tracks for several different releases (60+ minutes of music in total). A very special thanks to Asher de Vries (Hologram Earth, Fluisteraars) for the great help.
Our first upcoming release (partly a re-release) will already be released this May. A very special and very limited edition will be only available directly through us.
Expect more news the coming weeks!
20 March 2013:
Premiere of DUIVELSHUIS. Enjoy.
Expect more news the coming weeks...
27 February 2013:
To kill some time we've uploaded a live version of a song that will appear on our sophomore album:
16 February 2013:
Finishing pre-production for the upcoming album.
29 December 2012:
A Dutch article called "Erfgoed metal in Gelderland" (Heritage metal in Gelderland) has been published in the renowned magazine Gelders Erfgoed (Gueldrian Heritage).
It contains a short history of "heritage metal" (hence the title) and some words about Mondvolland and our friends of Heidevolk and Fluisteraars.
20 December 2012:
Webshop and media renewed. Have a good Midwinter!
16 December 2012:
Back home. The end of something completely different.
We would hereby like to thank all people that attended our shows, venues, promotors, organisers and especially our new friends we found in Virus, Vulture Industries, Krakow, tour manager Honza, sound engineer Nico and merchandise ladies Mira and Isabella for all their effort, hard work and good times. This was a week that will not be easily forgotten!
The webshop will be updated soon. Our debut album is now sold out and the white tour shirts are for sale.
3 December 2012:
22 November 2012:
Only two weeks before something completely different will happen. It will contain top hats and white rabbits.
Important: for the first show in Arnhem the venue offers a "buy one presale ticket, get another person in for free"-action. See you there!
15 November 2012:
In three weeks we will travel Europe.
7 November 2012:
4 November 2012:
Tour update: Hamburg has been cancelled, but Gent (BE) on 15 December has been confirmed!
We also had an exciting evening yesterday with our friends of Heidevolk in Goes, Zeeland. Thanks for all the support, we had a blast!
1 November 2012:
One more gig confirmed for our tour, which makes the schedule now:
07.12.2012 - Willemeen, Arnhem (NL)
08.12.2012 - Ferrailleur, Nantes (FR)
09.12.2012 - Glazart, Paris (FR)
Markthalle, Hamburg (DE)
11.12.2012 - The Underworld, London (UK)
12.12.2012 - Exhaus, Trier (DE)
13.12.2012 - Orto Bar, Ljubljana (SL)
14.12.2012 - Gaswerk Kulturzentrum, Winterthur (CH)
15.12.2012 - TBC
30 October 2012:
We hereby proudly present our first ever European tour ...and now for something completely different.
We will play several shows along with Norwegian bands Virus, Vulture Industries and Krakow.
See all tour dates at "gigs".
Read the full press release here.
15 October 2012:
We've played an energetic (but short) show at Geldersch Metal Treffen in our hometown last Saturday. Thanks to all who showed up and above all the organisers for good care.
Today a positive review from this gig was published in our local newspaper "De Gelderlander". The article (in Dutch) can be read here.
1 October 2012:
New gigs confirmed and a lot more to come...!
03.11.2012 - 't Beest, Goes - with Heidevolk
11.12.2012 - The Underworld, London (UK) - with Virus, Vulture Industries and Krakow
2 September 2012:
New shirt "Duvels en Heksen" for sale. See our shop for details.
31 August 2012:
New gig confirmed:
8 August 2012:
As some of you already noticed, Ask is now for quite some time not our drummer anymore. Our gig last February was a very special fly-in show.
But he's only leaving us as Mondvolland's full time drummer. we know he will always be a big supporter of our band and we will support him with everything he does. Ask, thanks for all the good times! But you will be going to De Buik once...
That said, we hereby proudly announce our new drummer: we welcome Nico to the clan!
Our first gig with our new line-up is already scheduled: the 13th of October we will play Gelders Metal Treffen in Arnhem again! This also mean you can book us again.
17 June 2012:
MONDVOLLAND NEEDS A NEW DRUMMER : MONDVOLLAND IS OP ZOEK NAAR EEN DRUMMER
Vanaf heden zoeken wij een nieuwe drummer. Enkele eisen:
- muzikaal breed inzetbaar, maar in ieder geval affiniteit met black metal
- minstens een keer per week beschikbaar voor repetitie (omg. Arnhem)
- wonend in omg. Arnhem of afstand/vervoer moet geen probleem zijn
Leeftijd onbelangrijk. Podiumervaring en/of baard is een pre, maar geen vereiste.
Neem contact met ons op via email@example.com
Schroom ook niet dit bericht te delen of kennissen in te lichten. Zegt het voort!
Meanwhile... in Gelderland:
26 May 2012:
Attention! We hereby proudly present our first real summer deal: buy our debutalbum (few copies left) and get a Pestvogel for free!
Costs (including postage):
Netherlands: € 12,50
Europe: € 14,-
Rest of the world: € 16,-
Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: we cannot guarantee customs in your country will accept the bird due to it's fever. It may take a while before it gets through quarantine.
And another good review, this time in Norwegian:
- Heavy Metal.no (7/10)
6 Apr 2012:
Laurens van der Zee from Dutch folk legends Folkcorn (link) will read some of his own poetry on internet radio. They will also play our 'De Vuurman van Papendal' (from our 2010 debut album) with an explanation on the lyrics by Laurens himself. Laurens played several kinds of flute on our debutalbum.
It will be aired this Saturday (April 7) between 21-23h (GMT+1) at Radio Centraal.
Again we've found a positive and well written review. Thanks to all those writers for the support!
"Listen carefully. This is 14 minutes of pure unrelenting brilliance."
- XfnSnow (with 95% second in place)
3 Mar 2012:
Exclusive new song as performed during our last gig in Arnhem. Watch it in HD.
We've also got a short though positive review from our gig in Luxor last week, with some nice pictures too!
"These guys really improved and gave away a great show." Read it here: Metal Exposure
20 Feb 2012:
Three weeks after the release of Pestvogel, we already got three serious internet reviews. That's more than we've expected, since it's only a free downloable EP. You can read them here:
- No Clean Singing
- Valley of Steel
- Death Metal Baboon
Thanks to all three reviewers for taking the time and effort! Spread the plague.
Last but certainly not least: we've added a gig section on this website. From now on we will be available again for booking. Contact us at info[ at ]mondvolland[ dot ]com.
12 Feb 2012:
Saturday the 25th of February we will play an exclusive live show in our hown tome Arnhem, supporting our friends of Heidevolk. We will almost only play new material.
- Facebook event
- Luxor website
28 Jan 2012: Today we celebrate the birth of our release "Pestvogel", free to download for all.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Or listen to it first at SoundCloud.
Have fun listening and be sure to tell us what you think.
In other news: we will be doing a special live show on the 25th of February at Luxor in Arnhem, supporting our always loyal friends of Heidevolk on their album presentation. Our live set will almost only contain new material, so be sure to check us out! Pest!
20 Jan 2012: Welcome to our new webpage. Simple but effective.
Three new tracks will be released as a free downloadable EP under the name of Pestvogel within a few days... keep coming back!