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'Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From The Lives Of Metal Legends' Book Due In January

Diversion Books has set a January 7, 2020 release date for "Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From The Lives Of Metal Legends", the new book from Jon Wiederhorn. This 480-page hardcover is an oral history of the badass heavy metal lifestyle ― the debauchery, demolition, and headbanging dedication ― feat...
December 9, 2019
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Dawn Of Infinite Fire

It says a lot about the strength of frontwoman Obscura's vision that ASAGRAUM are currently being talked about as major black metal contenders. As much as I'm sure the band don't need a white, middle-aged man to congratulate them for making fantastic music and possessing vaginas at the same time, it...
September 15, 2019
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Former GORGOROTH Frontman's GAAHLS WYRD: 'Carving The Voices' Video

"Carving The Voices", the new video from Norwegian extreme metal formation GAAHLS WYRD, fronted by renowned vocalist Gaahl (GORGOROTH, WARDRUNA),can be seen below. The song is taken from GAAHLS WYRD's debut album, "GastiR - Ghosts Invited", which will be released on May 31 via Season Of Mist. The d...
April 16, 2019
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Former GORGOROTH Frontman GAAHL Says Black Metal Scene 'Used To Be Very Free And Highly Individualistic'

Metal Wani's Anne Catherine Swallow conducted an interview with former GORGOROTH frontman Gaahl (real name: Kristian Eivind Espedal) prior to his new band GAAHLS WYRD's show at Café Central in Weinheim, Germany as the support act for TRIBULATION. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerp...
March 24, 2019
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ABBATH To Release 'Outstrider' Album In July

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo),will release its second album, "Outstrider", on July 5 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded at Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway with producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED THRONE,...
March 14, 2019
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Former GORGOROTH Frontman's GAAHLS WYRD: Listen To 'From The Spear' Song

Norwegian extreme metal formation GAAHLS WYRD, fronted by renowned vocalist Gaahl (GORGOROTH, WARDRUNA),will release its debut album, "GastiR - Ghosts Invited", on May 31 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded last year at Solslottet Studios in Norway with Iver Sandøy (ENSLAVED). Those who are e...
March 13, 2019
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Former GORGOROTH Frontman's GAAHLS WYRD To Release 'GastiR - Ghosts Invited' Album In May

Norwegian extreme metal formation GAAHLS WYRD, fronted by renowned vocalist Gaahl (GORGOROTH, WARDRUNA),will release its debut album, "GastiR - Ghosts Invited", on May 31 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded last year at Solslottet Studios in Norway with Iver Sandøy (ENSLAVED). Those who are e...
February 7, 2019
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Why Aren't There More Openly Gay Heavy Metal Musicians? TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Weighs In

During a recent appearance on "The Jasta Show", TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick discussed the fact that there are very few openly homosexual musicians in the heavy metal scene. Saying that "the idea of a singer in a metal band being gay" was "shocking" prior to JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford coming ou...
January 8, 2019
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ABBATH To Begin Recording Second Album Next Month

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo),will enter Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway on December 3 to begin recording its second album. Helming the effort will be producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED THRONE, GREEN CARNATION...
November 14, 2018
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ACT OF DEFIANCE/Ex-SCAR THE MARTYR Singer HENRY DEREK ELIS: 'Sing For The Dead Man' Video

"Sing For The Dead Man", the new video from Henry Derek Elis (a.k.a. Henry Derek Bonner; ACT OF DEFIANCE, SCAR THE MARTYR),can be seen below. The song is taken from Henry's full-length solo debut, "The Devil Is My Friend", which will be released on October 26. Henry Derek Elis sings, plays banjo,...
October 11, 2018
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Former GORGOROTH Frontman's GAAHLS WYRD To Release Debut Album

Season Of Mist announced the signing of the Norwegian extreme metal band GAAHLS WYRD. Over the past months, the five-piece, fronted by Gaahl, has been recording its debut album at the Solslottet Studios with producer Iver Sandøy (ENSLAVED). The record is set for an early 2019 release. The band comm...
September 19, 2018
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ACT OF DEFIANCE/Ex-SCAR THE MARTYR Singer HENRY DEREK ELIS To Release 'The Devil Is My Friend' Solo Album

Tragic themes and a folk-tinged southern gothic Americana sound form the basis of "The Devil Is My Friend", the haunting full-length solo debut by Henry Derek Elis (a.k.a. Henry Derek Bonner; ACT OF DEFIANCE, SCAR THE MARTYR),with contributions from Aubrey Richmond and John Schreffler Jr. (Shooter...
September 18, 2018
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AETERNUS To Release 'Heathen' Album In October

Norwegian metallers AETERNUS will release their eighth full-length album, "Heathen", on October 12 via Dark Essence Records. The first track from the disc, "The Sword of Retribution", can be heard below. "Heathen", which will mark the band's 25th Anniversary, is all that you would expect from AETERN...
August 11, 2018
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Bassist KING OV HELL Quits ABBATH Over 'Conflicting Views On Lyrical Concepts' Of Upcoming Album

Bassist King Ov Hell has left the Norwegian black metal band ABBATH. King, whose real name is Tom Cato Visnes, announced his departure from ABBATH in a post on Facebook. The post read: "King will no longer be part of ABBATH due to conflicting views on lyrical concepts of the upcoming album. The lyri...
June 11, 2018
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THE KONSORTIUM Feat. MAYHEM, Ex-ENSLAVED Members: 'Arv' Video Released

Norwegian black/thrash metal outfit THE KONSORTIUM, feat. bassist Teloch (MAYHEM, ORCUSTUS, GORGOROTH, 1349) and drummer Dirge Rep (ORCUSTUS, ENSLAVED, AURA NOIR),has released the music video for the track "Arv". It's the first song to be revealed from the band's upcoming album, "Rogaland", due out...
March 28, 2018