Named after a painting by famed Norwegian artist August Cappelen, Svarttjern captures the darkness in their namesake painting.  Svarttjern delivers no-frills, straight-to-the-point black metal, similar to Ragnarok or Tsjuder, right down to the corpse paint and spikes. Founded by brothers HaaN and HansFryste in 2003, the duo recruited three more musicians to round out the band, making it fit for live shows.

This is their first time playing MDF.