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THE WRETCHED END Feat. EMPEROR Guitarist SAMOTH: 'In These Woods' Album Due This Month

Norway's THE WRETCHED END will release its new album, "In These Woods, From These Mountains", on April 22 via Indie Recordings. It has been nearly four years since new sounds have emerged from the fiery studio alliance of former EMPEROR/ZYKLON guitarist Samoth, MINDGRINDER/WINDIR guitarist/vocalist Cosmo, and DARK FUNERAL drummer Nils "Dominator" Fjellstrom. Boasting a darker ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: New Song 'Pressure' Available For Streaming

"Pressure", a brand new song from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan), can be streamed below. The track is taken from Ihsahn's sixth solo album, "Arktis", which will be released on April 8. The effort will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats via Candlelight Records. ...

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LEPROUS To Record First Live Album, DVD In Oslo

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS will record their first-ever live album and DVD release on June 4 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. "The Congregation" entered the official national sales charts in several European countries upon release, as follows: Germany # 78, The Netherlands # 66, Belgium (Flemish) # 167 and Finland # 39. LEPROUS's latest studio ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN's 'Arktis' Album Pushed Back To April

"Arktis", the sixth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan), has had its release date pushed back to April 8 from the previously announced March 4. The album will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats via Candlelight Records. The album's first single, "Mass ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Release 'Arktis' Album In March

Candlelight Records has set a March 4 global release date for "Arktis", the sixth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). The album will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats. The album's first single, "Mass Darkness", is released today via iTunes and Amazon. ...

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BORKNAGAR To Release 'Winter Thrice' Album In January

Norwegian extreme metallers BORKNAGAR will release their tenth album, "Winter Thrice", on January 22, 2016 via Century Media. The CD was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio in Sweden by Jens Bogren (OPETH, KREATOR, PARADISE LOST), who previously took care of mixing duties for BORKNAGAR's 2012 album, "Urd". Commented BORKNAGAR founder and guitarist Øystein ...

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LEPROUS: 'Slave' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Slave" from Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS can be seen below (created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media). The track is taken from the band's latest studio album, "The Congregation", which came out on May 25 in Europe and June 2 in North America via InsideOut Music. The ...

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LEPROUS: 'The Price' Video Released

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS will release their new studio album, "The Congregation", on May 25 in Europe and June 2 in North America via InsideOut Music. The drums, guitars and bass for the follow-up to 2013's "Coal" were recorded at Sweden's Fascination Street and Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (KATATONIA, OPETH) and the vocals with ...

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LEPROUS: 'The Congregation' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS will release their new studio album, "The Congregation", on May 25 in Europe and June 2 in North America via InsideOut Music. The drums, guitars and bass for the follow-up to 2013's "Coal" were recorded at Sweden's Fascination Street and Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (KATATONIA, OPETH) and the vocals with ...

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LEPROUS To Release 'The Congregation' Album In May

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS have completed work on their new studio album, "The Congregation", for a May 25 European release (June 2 in North America) via InsideOut Music. The drums, guitars and bass for the follow-up to 2013's "Coal" were recorded at Sweden's Fascination Street and Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (KATATONIA, OPETH) and the ...

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LEPROUS: New Album Update

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS are back in the studio working on the follow-up album to 2013's acclaimed album "Coal". The as-yet-untitled new CD is scheduled for a May 2015 release via InsideOut Music. Says LEPROUS in a statement: "We're super stoked about the new material we have composed. It's not really 'Coal' material, following our ...

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EMPEROR Has No Plans To Do Any More Reunion Shows, Says IHSAHN

Daniel P. Carter of Scuzz TV conducted an interview with Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) of reunited Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about EMPEROR's ...

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EMPEROR: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire HELLFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of EMPEROR's entire June 21 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album by making a number of festival appearances this year. In addition to performing at Germany's Wacken Open Air, the band ...

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Reunited EMPEROR Performs At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL (Video)

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album by making a number of festival appearances this year. In addition to performing at Germany's Wacken Open Air, the band will headline the 2014 edition of the the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place in August at ...

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HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL: 'Larvas' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Portuguese legendary death/grind outfit HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL has revealed the cover artwork for its upcoming opus, "Larvas", to be released via Bizarre Leprous Production. Conceived by guitarist Eduardo F., the cover portrays a bloody eye being open by surgical tools while a worm silently slithers into the iris. According to Eduardo, "The whole ideia of this ...

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HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL Signs With BIZARRE LEPROUS PRODUCTION

After a long period of silence, Portuguese masters of gore HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL have signed a deal with Bizarre Leprous Production. The band's new EP, "Larvas", consists of four new songs and is actually a continuation of "Gorefilia"'s approach to paraphilias, involving [once again] sexual arousal and gratification towards sexual behavior that is atypical and extreme. ...

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Das Seelenbrechen - IHSAHN

One day when we're all dead and gone, future generations of music aficionados are going to have their hands full deciphering all of the varying threads of metal music in order to get to the core of who mattered and who merely participated. With each project he affixes his name to, Ihsahn proves to be ...

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IHSAHN: 'I Underestimated My Listeners'

We Love Metal recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. We Love Metal: This album ["Das Seelenbrechen"] was much more progressive than the last album. What were some of your inspirations for that? Ihsahn: Well, I've been wanting ...

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IHSAHN: 'NaCl' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "NaCl" from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, can be seen below. The track comes off Ihsahn's fifth solo album, "Das Seelenbrechen", which will be released on October 21 in North America via Candlelight Records. The effort will be available on compact disc, a limited edition digibook (with expanded graphics and ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES: 'Lost Among Liars' Video Released

"Lost Among Liars", the new video from Norwegian avant-garde metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES, can be seen below. The clip is an animated surreal visual critique of today's society which takes us on a journey through a surreal cityscape populated by people and machines, each with their own different duties and functions. From the vagrant loser, to ...

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IHSAHN: New Song Available For Streaming

"Hilber", a brand new song from from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, was premiered last night (Monday, September 9) on BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show" with Daniel P. Carter. You can now listen to the program for the next seven days at BBC.co.uk. (Note: The Ihsahn track can be heard around the 21:45 mark.) "Hilber" ...

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OVERKILL, STRATOVARIUS, MASTERPLAN, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA Festival

OVERKILL, STRATOVARIUS, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, PAIN OF SALVATION, MASTERPLAN and SEVENTH WONDER are among the confirmed bands for next year's edition of the ProgPower USA festival, set to take place Septemebr 12-13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Confirmed acts: Friday, September 12, 2014 DISCOURSE ORDEN OGAN LEPROUS OVERKILL SEVENTH WONDER (performing "Mercy Falls" in its entirety) ...

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IHSAHN: More 'Das Seelenbrechen' Album Details Revealed

Candlelight Records has set an October 21 North American release date for "Das Seelenbrechen", the fifth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn. The effort will be available on compact disc, a limited edition digibook (with expanded graphics and liner notes), and double 180-gram clear vinyl. Pre-orders are set to launch via online and physical retail ...

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LEPROUS Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS have parted ways with bassist Rein Blomquist and have replaced him with Martin Skrebergene. Says the band: "As some of you might have suspected, Rein and LEPROUS have chosen different paths for the future. Rein has been a part of LEPROUS in our two best years so far, and we are ...

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LEPROUS: 'The Cloak' Video Released

"The Cloak", the new video from Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS, can be seen below, The song somes off the band's new album, "Coal", which will be released on May 28 in North America (May 20 in Europe) via InsideOut Music. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed American artist Jeff Jordan, who ...

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LEPROUS: 'Coal' Artwork Unveiled

Norwegian progressive metallers LEPROUS will release their new album, "Coal", on May 28 in North America (May 20 in Europe) via InsideOut Music. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed American artist Jeff Jordan, who produced the artwork for the band's last album, "Bilateral", in addition to working with THE MARS VOLTA. ...

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