Djerv appeared on the radar early 2010. Spawn out of Trelldom, Animal Alpha and Stonegard they pull strings from their previous bands, but Djerv is still something new. It sounds different. It`s aggressive rock, borderline metal, dangerously catchy. Yet wrapped in a blackmetal veil? Genres melt together as never before these days, and so seems to be the case with Djerv as well.
Their story is short but eventful. The first demos surfaced early 2010, and two weeks later they where booked for the most important festival in Norway, the Oya festival. They went on to tour Norway in June and played several of the bigger Norwegian festivals during the summer. In August they released the “Headstone EP” which basically is their first ever recorded demo tracks made available as people kept demanding to get to hear them not only on Myspace. The release of the “Headstone EP” generated some good press for the band as Metalhammer, Terrorizer, Zillo, Aardschock, Scream Magazine and more have already featured them as one of the bands to keep an eye out for in 2011. Djerv is currently working on their debut album that is rumored to be release during the first half of 2011.
Djerv explores the borderlines between rock, metal and on some tracks there are obvious blackmetal references. The overall sound is stripped down, groove-oriented and melodic, yet it has those cold black metal-influenced riffs accompanying the dark moods of the music . Its filled with great hook lines and catchy rock-metal songs for people who like...well, catchy rock-metal songs.
Djerv consist of the three core members Agnete [vocals], Stian [guitar] and Erlend [drums] and is completed by guitarist Stamos Koliousis from Mencea and bassist Victor Brandt from Entombed for their live performances.