09.04-18 A WHOLE LOT OF NEWS, PART II

Just like in the previous post, there's a lot going on at the moment. We have been pretty occupied with lots of new band collaborations. You will soon find our Halvdan Svarte denim jackets in band editions of: GLUECIFER, THE NOMADS, BOKASSA, THE STROLLERS, and THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE ZUGLY.

In addition to these new bands, we have also made some jackets for our buddies in AURA NOIR and ALFAHANNE.

We have also been very busy with our new company RHINORAT RECORDINGS. We have teamed up with BLACK RHINO MUSIC and ASK FILM to give artist we like the opportunity to give out high quality vinyl (and other format) releases. We'll do another post regarding this in not long, but in short we will try to do the NR-approach. (You can read about our approach to the collaborations we're doing here: WHAT'S THIS ABOUT? MUSIC PLAYER)

Stay tuned for more info!

17.12-17 A WHOLE LOT OF NEWS

There's a lot going on at the moment. We have been pretty occopied with lots of new band collaborations. We have added GÅTE, AURA NOIR, BARDSPEC, BY NORSE, HADES ALMIGHTY, JAGGED VISION, and SASSY KRAIMSPRI to our music page, which by the way have had a major overhaul. Now it dosen't take forever loading the page with a zillion iframes requests from soundcloud and youtube, as we have added our own media player.

We have been working on our 1349 jeans and it is now available in our store. A whole lot is enhanced on it, plus it got artwork by the magnificent Anders Røkkum on the inside.

We're also working on a new jacket. This time it's going to be a windbreaker, and it's called "Hraesvelgr". Stay tuned for more info.

21.09-17 KATI RAN

We have added the artist Kati Ran to our music page! Check it out here!

Kati Ran
Kati Ran

15.08-17 MIDGARDSBLOT FESTIVAL 2017

This year we are attending the Midgardsblot festival. We will bring merch of all bands we have a collaboration with, so if you're around feel free to drop by for some merch, or just a chat. See you there!

Midgardsblot Festival, 2017

26.06-17 TRUCKFIGHTERS

We have added Truckfighters to our music page!

Truckfighters Sweden
Truckfighters Fuzzorama Records
Truckfighters Stoner

16.04-17 THE EASTER PUZZLES 2017

Congratulations to the winners of our annual "Easter Puzzles". A huge thank you goes out to all of you who joined and made it exiting! Hope to see you next year as well! (If you're bored and want to practice for 2018, you can have a go at it here: Contest page

Easter Puzzles - Coming
Battle of Fimreite
Norwegian Rat - Easter Puzzle

10.02-17 1349 - GETTING THERE!

We are currently in the process of enhancing our 1349 slimfit jeans for both male and female, and we are getting closer and closer to perfection! Fabric feels great, enhancements looks great, and shape and fitting feels great! We have a few dedicated customers wearing our samples, and so far they are supersatisfied! A few more months now, and we will see how our jeans withstand daily rough-housing over a significant time period! Here's a few pictures of the samples. We are particularly satisfied with the new back patch! (You can have a look at our former 1349 here: Male / Female

1349 Jeans
Inner pocket art - Raven by Anders Rockum
Norwegian Rat Embroidery

07.02-17 SNEAK PEEK

Take a look at one of the questions that will be in this years "The Easter Puzzles" here. We really hope to see you when it's alive! You can always take on the -16 edition if you want to practice.

05.02-17 STONEWALL NOISE ORCHESTRA

We have added STONEWALL NOISE ORCHESTRA to our music page!

Norwegian Rat Music

12.11-16 ALFAHANNE

We have added ALFAHANNE to our music page!

Alfahanne (img cred: Soile Siirtola)

12.10-16 - NEW BANDS

We've added SAHG and GAAHLS WYRD to the music page!

Sahg
Gaahls Wyrd

11.09-16 - NIDHOGG TATTOO

Our Naglfar jacket is now now available at Nidhogg Tattoo!

Nidhogg Tattoo

06.09-16 - THIS IS ROCK MAGAZINE

We're pretty stoked to say we are featured in a Spanish magazine called This Is Rock Magazine. First magazine we've ever been in! Pretty rad! We have always liked Spain!

This is Rock Magazine

05.08-16 - ANDERS ROCKUM

Our older history is paramount to us when making new pieces. After a few years with teething issues, we now feel we're really on to how we wish to present our concept. Recently we recieved our denim jackets with the art of Jannicke Wiese-Hansen and Dagfinn Bjelland, and we are really satisfied with the result of this collaboration. We therefore take aim to keep on doing this for our future products as well with others artist throughout the world. Making prints to all the names and stories we present takes it all to a whole new level in our eyes. We are therefore pleased to announce that we have a collaboration going with the talented Anders Rockum. The first picture is a sneak peek of the print that is to be found in a future product. Stay tuned!

Rokkum
Rokkum
Rokkum

31.07-16 - KAMPFAR - CHAPTER III

Finally the long-awaited jackets have arrived. Here's the Kampfar edition. We have also got a new collaboration tee with print made by the magnificent tattoo artist Tim Lehi.

Kampfar
Kampfar
Kampfar

24.04-16 - DENIM JACKETS

A few pictures of the new denim jackets we're awaiting. One is named "Naglfar" and the other one is called "Halvdan Svarte". Inside print is made by Dagfinn Bjelland from Karma Tattoo in Haugesund og Jannicke Wiese-Hansen from Nidhogg Tattoo i. Bergen.

Halvdan Svarte
Naglfar
Naglfar

23.04-16 - INTERVIEW

Thanx to Katie Metcalfe for wanting to interview us for her project called "THE HYPERBOREAN SHADOWS SERIES". You can read the interview here.

Katie Metcalfe
Katie Metcalfe
Katie Metcalfe

25.01-16 THE KAMPFAR CONTEST

Kampfar is nominated for the best metal album in 2015 by the Norwegian Grammy awards! On this occasion we have decided to throw a straightforward contest where you can win a Kampfar hoodie. Read more here!

The Kampfar Contest

11.12-15 CVLT NATION

Thanx to Katie Metcalfe we're featured in an article over at CVLT NATION. Needless to say we're pretty stoked about this!

Cvlt Nation
Cvlt Nation
Cvlt Nation

08.11-15 BLEKKMETAL

BLEKKMETAL asked us if we wanted to join in on the merch, which of course we certainly wanted! And here is the result!

Blekkmetal
Blekkmetal
Blekkmetal
Blekkmetal
Blekkmetal
Blekkmetal

03.06-15 BERGTATT

Almost by accident we came across the band BERGTATT. Instantly we liked what we heard, and with John's blessings we were allowed to add them to our music section. Bergtatt got a rather unusual sound, and if you havn't heard it before, we promise that you are up for a threat! (Photo: Eva Rose)

Bergtatt
Bergtatt

08.05-15 AN UNUSUAL CONTEST

We got a different kind of contest going on these days! Head over to our contest page if you feel like checking it out!

Contest

24.04-15 NEW VIDEO

Feel free to check out the new video for the collaboration we got going with Kampfar over at YouTube

23.01-15 INSTAGRAM CONTEST

Congratulations to Jannicke Wiese-Hansen who won our competition on instagram . By the way; Jannicke is an extremely skilled tattoo artist with a great passion for Norse mythology and the Viking Age. It is a delight dropping by her instagram account!

Jannicke Wiese-Hansen
Jannicke Wiese-Hansen
Jannicke Wiese-Hansen

18.01-15 SLEGEST

We've added the band Slegest to our music page. Slegest plays heavy, tough metal rock'n'roll accompanied by fierce riffs and a harsh vocal, wich adds a little darkness to it all. Slegest is a solo project created by Ese who previously played the guitar in Vreid. Ese had a desire to play Black Sabbath inspired music with a grim vokal. The debut "Løyndom" came out in October 2013 to great reviews. Almost simultaneously he found musicians who could join him on stage, so Slegest were able to do live shows. Absolutely worth a listen, because this is a band with strong tunes and some pretty panzer riffs! (Photo nr.2 by av Orjan Talle and Havard Nesbo)

Slegest
Slegest

08.01-15 T-SHIRTS FOR KIDS

We now have the black t - shirts for children aged 4-12 years! Since kids come in all shapes you might want to go a year or two up to be on the safe side if you're uncertain about the size. That way you don't end up with a shirts that is too small =)

Tees Kids

23.11-14 EINHERJER PROMO VIDEO

Here's a link to the promo video we made to mark the collaboration we got with the band Einherjer from Haugesund, Norway. Great music and great lads! They're also nominated for the Norwegian grammy "Spellemansprisen" for their latest album "Av oss, for oss" (2014). You can have a look at it here: YouTube

10.11-14 EINHERJER TEES

The t-shirts we have made in collaboration with Einherjer have finally arrived! You will be able to buy these on their mini tour this weekend. Starting in Oslo at Blaa on the 13'th, then Sandnes at Tribute on the 14'th and finally Bergen at Garage on the 15'th. Oh and by the way! If you're able to go you should definitely also check out their support band Slegest, wich is pretty groovy stuff!

Einherjer
Einherjer
Einherjer

25.10-14 STAVANGER FASHION NIGHT

Due to some unexpected circumstances, we suddenly found ourselves on the front row of Stavanger Fashion Night. Frode Goa and his clothing brand Kant were in need of some black jeans, and our good friend Martin Mentzoni recommended us. So we made a deal with Frode, and sent him some jeans at his disposal. Luckily, the sizes were perfect for his models, and it was a delight sitting on the front row watching our 1349 jeans, one by one, entering the stage. Unexpectedly, but excitingly, they appeared in a shorter version too! Later we learned that it was the brillinant designer Leila Hafzi who had modified the jeans! We're quite thrilled about that. A huge thanks goes out to photographer Julie Vold for letting us use the pictures she took that evening. It's greatly appreciated!

Stavanger Fashion Night
Stavanger Fashion Night
Stavanger Fashion Night
Stavanger Fashion Night
Stavanger Fashion Night

15.10-14 INDIE RECORDINGS

The video we made in collaboration with Kampfar is now also on Indie Recordings official YouTube channel

You can watch our video here: YouTube

18.08-14 KARMA TATTOO

That's right! You can now award yourself with a piece of Rat after you're done with your tattoo session!

Karma Tattoo in Haugesund (Norway) is the second store to stock clothes from Norwegian Rat. Karma Tattoo was established in the year 2000, and the shop is runned by three individuals. The very talented tattoo artist; Renathe. Piercer, gentleman farmer, motorcycle enthusiast/builder and founder of Hicks Syndicate; Gert. And finally, chief in command and tattoo artist; Dagfinn.

"Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good"

Karma Tattoo
Karma Tattoo
Karma Tattoo

22.05-14 NEW T-SHIRTS

Finally a new batch of tees arrived! Along the original t-shirts, we also included a brand new one, which is a collaboration with the band Kampfar. This specific shirt is a limitied edition and counts only 165 pieces. To mark this collaboration we made a music video featuring the song "Swarm Norvegicus" from their critically acclaimed album "Djevelmakt", released earlier this year.

You can watch the video here: YouTube: Kampfar - Swarm Norvegicus

08.04-14 KAMPFAR

Our 1349 jeans live and direct on stage! How friggin' cool is that?!

Kampfar

24.12-13 MERRY X-MAS

Merry x-mas to you all! Here's a new video with shots from our release party at Folken with "Hold Fast" and "Drink Your Poison", amongst other things!

A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to David and "King Giant" for letting us use one of their many panzer tunes. If you like some southern stoner rock, you'll love these guys!

You can watch the video here: YouTube

06.12-13 LAUCH PARTY

We have uploaded a few videos of "Hold Fast" and "Drink Your Poison" from the lauch party we had last Friday. You can see for yourself how successful the evening was! Thanx to both bands, Folken, Fredrik Sele, Erik Furulund and last but not least all of you who showed up and turned the evening into a mayhem Stavanger hasn't seen since 872!

You can watch the videos here: Norwegian Rat's YouTube Channel

29.11-13 NORWEGIAN RAT PRESENTS

On the 29th November Norwegian Rat will throw its launch party in Grottene, Folken (Stavanger). Everyone with a good taste for music and good company are invited. Clothes from NR will be available for trying and buying, or you can just hang out and watch the concerts.

The bands «Hold Fast» and «Drink Your Poison» will join the party and their set times will be adjusted so that all concerts in Folken that day can be seen by everybody. The whole event is open for all and wont cost you more than the calories you burn walking up to Folken!

The festivities will start at 8 pm until late.

Norwegian Rat Launch Party

04.11-13 VIDEO FROM SHOOT

Here's a little video we made with some "behind the scenes" stuff, as well as the actual pictures we use in our official promotion. Thanx to Mattias and Numbah Ten for lending us an absolutely fantastic track for the video. Be sure to check them out if you like what you hear! (You'll find them in our "Music" section)

You can watch the videos here: Norwegian Rat ft. Numbah Ten (YouTube)

29.08-13 PHOTOSHOOT

A huge thanks goes out to Steffen, Fredrik, Maria, Helene, Joanna, and last but not least, photographer Espen Mills for an absolutely fantastic shoot in Hunnedalen. Despite constant drizzle, we had a blast and ended up with some spectacular shots! Here are some pictures for you all.

Photoshoot, Hunnedalen
Photoshoot, Hunnedalen
Photoshoot, Hunnedalen
Photoshoot, Hunnedalen
Photoshoot, Hunnedalen

17.03-12 SAMPLES TESTING III

New samples on their way! Hopefully they’re locked, loaded and fit for fight this time around!

Samples II
Samples II
Samples II
Samples II
Samples II

11.02-12 SAMPLES TESTING II

“Another day at the office” and a new batch of samples! Since we're particularly picky about our clothes, minor improvements have to be done. However, we are very close to be completely satisfied! Stay tuned!

Fugl Fønix
Fugl Fønix

12.09-11 THE RATMOBILE

The picture pretty much says it all. (For you car enthusiasts, it's a SECMA).

Ratmobile

21.07-11 GUITAR PICKS

Finally we have recieved our "Rattus Plectrus"!

Guitar Picks

29.09-10 SAMPLES TESTING I

Where are we today? Testing, testing, testing. We are getting closer and closer to perfect prototypes of products that will become a complete outfit for both genders.

Testing

15.05-10 KVELERTAK

Norwegian Rat promo tee in Kvelertak's music video "Mjød"

You can watch the video here.

29.12-09 ARRIVAL OF THE RAT

Theodore Ratatosk. The rat has been born.

Theodore Ratatosk