The foundation of Solbrud began taking shape in mid-2009 as the three remnants of a short-lived thrash-punk band; brothers Troels and Tobias Hjorth and friend Adrian Utzon Dietz started rehearsing in Ungdomshuset Dortheavej (the new youth house) in the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark.
From the beginning the aim has been to forge melodic and evocative compositions in a raw, storm-like expression; a sound generally achieved by coupling unrelenting drumming with harmony and chord-based guitar riffs through an array of effects, creating an intense and atmospheric soundscape ― or in fewer words: Black metal.
After about a year of sound and line-up experimentation, Solbrud found it’s missing fourth element in the form of vocalist and guitarist Ole Luk, whose danish lyrics ‒ delivered exclusively as hoarse shrieks ‒ serves to complete the heathen and rebellious nature of the music.
Throughout the first half of 2011 Solbrud recorded their self-titled debut album, alongside the first handful of local live performances. The record was tracked in the rehearsal space, mixed by Lasse Eriksen and released on April 2nd 2012 through Euphonious Records/VME.
Besides having played at festivals like Copenhell (2011), Morbid Catacombs Fest (2012) and Roskilde Festival (2013), Solbrud have shared stages with a number of respected bands such as Absu, Alcest, Ludicra and Nadja, and have taken part in the danish edition of the classic Headbangers Ball tour in November 2013.
Since June 2013 Solbrud have been working on their second full length album with producer Lasse Ballade. Entitled ‘Jærtegn’, the follow-up holds another set of four monumental tracks, further increasing the intensity of its predecessor. ‘Jærtegn’ was released through Mighty Music/Target on September 15th 2014.