Khold formed in Oslo at the hands of drummer Sarke and vocalist/guitarist Gard after the break-up of Tulus in 2000. (Tulus has since reunited and will also appear at MDF 2016.) Khold blend traditional Norwegian black metal aesthetics and sound with rock-n-roll groove, resulting in evil sounding black-n-roll. (Think black metal + Motorhead.) The lyrics, written by Gard’s wife Hildr, address topics like death, mental instability, and Norwegian lore. They’re entirely in Norwegian, which Sarke claims inspires him to write “cold, dark music.”  This is their first MDF appearance.