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Former IMMORTAL Frontman Launches New Project

IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name: Olve Eikemo) has joined forces with original IMMORTAL drummer Armagedda, ENSLAVED guitarist Arve Isdal and GORGOROTH bassist King in a brand-new project dubbed simply I. The group have finished writing two-thirds of the material for their upcoming full-length deb...
October 17, 2005


ARCTURUS and MANTAS are the first two bands confirmed for Norway's Inferno Metal Festival 2005, set to take place March 24-25 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo. A total of 30 bands will be performing at the festival. The second batch of confirmations for the festival will be announced o...
December 1, 2004

SATYRICON: A Worthy Farewell To The King

SATYRICON frontman Satyr has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "On Saturday [August 28], the biggest gathering of black metal stars on a stage ever took place in Bergen, Norway during the Hole In The Sky festival. I have already stated here what I feel about [late BATHOR...
August 30, 2004

Former EMPEROR Drummer Talks About Passing Of BATHORY Legend, Upcoming Projects

Former EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun has answered a number of fan questions via his official web site. Several excerpts follow: On the passing of BATHORY frontman Quorthon: Faust: "Anyone who have had a relationship to extreme music in one form or another will have come across the death of Quo...
August 26, 2004

Norway's Black Metal Elite To Pay Tribute To BATHORY Mastermind

A number of well-respected Norwegian black metal musicians will gather to perform a selection of classic BATHORY songs during Norway's Hole In The Sky Festival as a tribute to the group's mastermind Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg, who passed away earlier this month. So far, the following musicians have...
June 23, 2004

GUITAR WORLD's 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Of All Time

The March 2004 issue of Guitar World magazine includes a list of the 100 greatest heavy metal guitarists as selected by the magazine's staff. "This is not a list that ranks who can play the fastest or with the most taste, feeling or technique (although many players on our list have all of those arro...
January 23, 2004

DIMMU BORGIR Guitarist Dismisses Rumors Of IMMORTAL's ABBATH Joining The Band

DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz has dismissed as "wrong" reports of former IMMORTAL guitarist/vocalist Abbath joining DIMMU BORGIR following the breakup of his previous band. Speaking to the Swedish Metal web site last Tuesday (July 29),Silenoz said, "[the rumors of Abbath joining DIMMU BORGIR are]...
August 2, 2003

IMMORTAL: We Are Finished

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL have reaffirmed their decision to break up, despite a statement from the band's record company yesterday indicating that the group were merely taking a long break. The following is the latest update from the Nuclear Blast Records web site: "Well, sad news… Although...
July 22, 2003

Record Label: IMMORTAL Did Not Split Up!

According to a posting on the Nuclear Blast Records web site, the reports of a split within the ranks of long-running Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL "aren't 100% correct. In fact, IMMORTAL will simply take a long break, as the musicians need to rest a while after 12 months of excessive touring....
July 21, 2003


Long-running Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL appear to have called it a day. In an official statement posted to the forum of the Norwegian magazine Scream, the band state simply, "After 13 years and 7 albums we have decided to stop working with IMMORTAL due to personal reasons. A great thanks to...
July 18, 2003

SATYRICON To Record Stockholm Show For Future Broadcast

SATYRICON's October 15th performance in Stockholm, Sweden will be recorded by Swedish National Radio SR P3 for future broadcast. In other news, the band posted the following update on their ongoing Scandinavian tour via their official web site at "The opening show in Tromsø was a r...
October 10, 2002

Archive News Oct 16, 2001

CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman Leif Edling has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the Swedish doomsters' most celebrated line-up—including Edling and vocalist Messiah Marcolin—have been officially approached by the organizers of the Sweden Rock Festival (Michael Ivarsson) to appear at next year's ins...
October 16, 2001