DJERV entered the International rock and metal-scene in 2011, with debut record that still impresses in 2020. Engineered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames) and mixed by Matt Hyde (Deftones, No Doubt) the album received critical acclaim with a 9/10 in Sweden Rock Magazine, and Rock Tribune. Metal Hammer gave a solid 8/10 and said: “Agnete Kjølsrud’s the star of the show, her vocals could take paint off your dad’s car!” Terrorizer followed suit and said, “DJERV are onto something big with their clever combination of hard rock and black metal… A talented band that are only just getting started.”
After a six-year hibernation, DJERV are fully recharged. The comeback single ‘Throne‘ was released just before summer, and now ‘(We Don’t) Hang No More‘ is ready for the audience. DJERV continue in the sound of which they’ve became known, but at the same time going towards a more defined rock-sound. “It’s been really fun doing these tracks, just trying out something a bit different, something a bit more up-tempo and simpler. Not overthinking it too much,” drummer Erlend states.
“Lyrically, the song is about ending relationships.” Agnete says, “As much as it hurts, some relationships just have to end. When you find yourselves disappointed time and time again, when you expected more but finally realize there is nothing more there… well, it hurts. But instead of breaking down you just have to deal with it and acknowledge the truth; We don’t hang no more.”
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, DJERV are planning to do some few selected live shows this fall following up the release of their two new tracks. “Playing live is the biggest reward of being in a band, it makes all the hassle worth it,” Erlend says. “We are fortunate that there is still an option to do some live shows and we intend to make the most of them. We’ll bring a bigger production than ever and show it to fewer people than ever. So this will be an exclusive time to see us play.”