Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Notorious for deftly blending electronica and industrial strains into more traditional heavy metal, the Norwegian band Red Harvest assimilated in the mid-eighties, but went largely unrecognized in the States until 2000, when the Nocturnal Art Production label issued the group's LP Cold Dark Matter. The home video issue Red Harvest: Harvest Bloody Harvest embodies the group's first-ever concert film. Shot at the 2005 Sonic Solstice Festival in Oslo, Norway, this program finds Harvest performing a 50-minute set before a packed house, with eleven tracks including "Cybernaut," "Absolut Dunkelheit," "I.P.P.," "A.E.P.," and many more. The release also packs in never-before-seen rehearsal footage of the band and the music videos for "Wounds," "The Burning Wheel," and "Sick Transit Gloria Mundi."