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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
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Nemesis AD

It takes much talent and resolve to stand out in an overcrowded power metal marketplace, but SERENITY have plenty of both. Meticulous narrators of historical and fantasy tales, the Austrians are more progressive than the upbeat norm, and unusually gifted when it comes to writing soaring, dramatic me...
October 24, 2023
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MASTODON's BILL KELLIHER To Aspiring Guitarists: 'Play Every Day' And 'Practice As Much As You Can'

During an interview that was recorded last month at the Guitar Summit guitar show in Mannheim, Germany, MASTODON guitarist Bill Kelliher was asked by Thomann if there is any piece of advice he would give to aspiring guitarists. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Play every day. Prac...
October 10, 2023
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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY To Score Horror/Comedy Sequel 'Deathgasm 2: Goremageddon'

In a thrilling development for fans of horror and heavy metal alike, renowned musician and songwriter Matthew Kiichi Heafy has just been confirmed as the composer for the upcoming horror/comedy film "Deathgasm 2: Goremageddon". Following the massive success of the original 2015 "Deathgasm" which gar...
October 4, 2023
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MASTODON's BILL KELLIHER: 'Next Year We Are Gonna Write A New Record'

During an interview that was recorded earlier today (Saturday, September 23) at the Guitar Summit guitar show in Mannheim, Germany, MASTODON guitarist Bill Kelliher was asked if there are plans for extended touring and a new studio album from him and his bandmates. He responded (as transcribed by BL...
September 23, 2023