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Between The Worlds Of Life And Death

Denver-dwelling doyens of dazzling tech-death, VALE OF PNATH have earned a cult following for the sheer claustrophobic extremity of their sound. Previous albums "The Prodigal Empire" (2011) and "II" (2016) had an idiosyncratic, gothic quality to them, but their main focus was total obliteration via...
May 21, 2024
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DAVID VINCENT Is 'Still On The Fence' About Recording New Music With I AM MORBID

In a new interview with Robert Walton of The Metal Meltdown, former MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist David Vincent was asked if there are any plans for him to record new music with I AM MORBID, the band which has spent the last few years exclusively performing material that Vincent recorded with MORBID...
March 24, 2024
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IHSAHN Talks About How He Has Remained 'Uncompromising' And 'Free' With EMPEROR And Solo Career

By David E. Gehlke Vegard Sverre Tveitan, otherwise known as "Ihsahn", has now been a solo artist for longer than his initial 1991 to 2001 run with groundbreaking Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR. While EMPEROR has been reactivated on a show-only basis since 2016, Ihsahn continues to release suprem...
March 12, 2024
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Former FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL Releases Debut Solo Single 'Anti-Droid'

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has released his debut solo single, "Anti-Droid". Like his previous work, which continually explored themes of dystopian angst, identity, technology gone wrong, and resilience, the new track arrives with a potent message. "I severed the machine that no lo...
March 8, 2024
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Ihsahn

IHSAHN's indelible impression upon the world of heavy metal is undeniable. Initially making a name for himself as EMPEROR's driving force through to his solo career, he has been a groundbreaking leader in both black and progressive metal. His eponymously titled eighth solo album is arguably his most...
February 12, 2024
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IHSAHN Still Believes Making New EMPEROR Album Would Be Lose-Lose Situation: 'You Can't Compete With Nostalgia'

In a new interview with Sam Acevedo of El Planeta Del Rock, EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) was asked if he thinks the prospect of him and his bandmates writing and recording a new album is " a lose-lose situation." He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yes....
January 30, 2024
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BORKNAGAR's ØYSTEIN G. BRUN On 'Fall' Album: 'We Need To Take The Dangerous Path Sometimes'

By David E. Gehlke Behind an embarrassment of riches for vocalists and a genre-defying, wholly consistent catalog, Norway's BORKNAGAR head into their 12th studio album, "Fall", with little left to prove. But talk to founding member and guitarist Øystein G. Brun, and you will hear something different...
January 25, 2024
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EMPEROR Drummer TRYM Shares Third Song From His Ambient Solo Project

EMPEROR drummer Kai Johnny Mosaker, professionally known as Trym Torson or just Trym, has released the third song, "Slaget" ("The Battle"),from his ambient solo project TRYMR. On January 22, Trym took to his social media to write: "Yet another track from the upcoming album 'Saga Of The North'. This...
January 24, 2024
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IHSAHN Shares New Single 'The Distance Between Us' From Upcoming Self-Titled Album

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn will release his new self-titled album on February 16, 2024 via Candlelight. The Norwegian progressive metal visionary has dared to push the realms of creative expressionism even further with his eighth studio offering. The release will embody two melodically interlinked vers...
January 18, 2024
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EMPEROR Drummer TRYM Shares Second Song From His Ambient Solo Project

EMPEROR drummer Kai Johnny Mosaker, professionally known as Trym Torson or just Trym, has released the second song from his ambient solo project TRYMR. Earlier today (Monday, January 15),Trym took to his social media to write: "New week, new track. "First off, I want to thank everyone who have show...
January 15, 2024
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EMPEROR Drummer TRYM Announces Ambient Solo Project, Shares First Song

EMPEROR drummer Kai Johnny Mosaker, professionally known as Trym Torson or just Trym, has launched an ambient solo project. In a statement posted on his social media, Trym explained: "New year, new opportunities. "I have been a big movie fan my whole life, and a big fan of movie themes and soundtrac...
January 8, 2024
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IHSAHN Shares New Single 'Twice Born' From Upcoming Self-Titled Album

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn will release his new self-titled album on February 16, 2024 via Candlelight. The Norwegian progressive metal visionary has dared to push the realms of creative expressionism even further with his eighth studio offering. The release will embody two melodically interlinked vers...
December 14, 2023
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HELLFEST 2024: METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD And MACHINE HEAD Among Newly Confirmed Artists

METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE PRODIGY and MACHINE HEAD are among the newly confirmed artists for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 27-30 in Clisson, France. Several dozen more artists were added to the event, including FEAR FACTORY, SAXON, ENTER SHIKARI, Corey Taylor, Tom More...
November 28, 2023
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IHSAHN To Release New, Self-Titled Album In February

Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Ihsahn (EMPEROR) will release his next solo LP, "Ihsahn", on February 16 via Candlelight Records. In addition to the traditional album version, Ihsahn's new album will also include an orchestral version. The first single from the forthcoming album, "Pilgrimage To Obli...
November 16, 2023
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BLACK SABBATH's Original Manager: Using 'War Pigs' In Trailer For 'Napoleon' Movie Was A Masterstroke

A variation of BLACK SABBATH's classic song "War Pigs" is featured in the latest trailer for Ridley Scott's upcoming historical epic "Napoleon". "War Pigs" plays throughout the trailer, which has already been viewed more than 17 million times on YouTube since it was released by Apple Original Films...
November 7, 2023