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Early pioneers of Norwegian black metal, the band have continually evolved throughout their career and now stand as living legends of the dark music industry, blending rock, electronica, symphonic and chamber traditions along with noise and experimental music to create groundbreaking material. Until recently however the band had remained exclusively within the studio. This changed in May 2009 when the band accepted an invitation to appear at the Norwegian Festival Of Literature.

The success of this gig lead to them embarking on a string of other gigs in 2009 and 2010, selling out prestigious venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Volksbhne in Berlin and La Cigale in Paris before they returned to their homeland for a landmark gig at The Norwegian Opera House. As this will be the bands debut live show in the USA, it is live material from these now legendary events that Ulver will be performing at Maryland Deathfest.

"Ulver is a beast with many heads, counting sound, light and projection, a fact that hitherto has made it impossible for us to cross the sea to the US. We are grateful to Maryland Deathfest for welcoming us with an open heart and mind in May. Blessed are they whoexpect nothing, for they shall never be disappointed." Ulver, Oslo, September 6 2013.