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Former EMPEROR Frontman Says New Solo Album Is 'Natural Progression' From 'The Adversary'

Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn has set "angL" as the title of his second solo album, tentatively due mid-spring via Mnemosyne Productions/Candlelight Records. "I'm currently doing the final mixes for this album, and hope to have everything ready for mastering within a couple of weeks", say...
February 6, 2008

EMPEROR: More Live Footage Posted Online has just posted three new live videos from Norwegian black metal legends EMPEROR. The footage includes performances of "Into the Infinity of Thoughts" and "The Burning Shadows of Silence" from 1994's "In the Nightside Eclipse" and "Thus Spake the Nightspirit" from 1997's "Anthems to th...
January 22, 2008

STAROFASH: 'The Thread' Release Date Announced

Mnemosyne Productions — the company owned/operated since 2003 by partners Ihsahn (EMPEROR frontman) and wife Ihriel (real name: Heidi S. Tveitan; PECCATUM) — and Candlelight Records have set a March 24 European release date (one day later in North America) for the new album from Ihriel's STAROFASH s...
January 21, 2008

JUDAS PRIEST Singer 'Would Love To' Make A Black Metal Album

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford recently spoke to UK's Metal Hammer magazine about his aspirations to one day make a "black metal" record. "Oh, yeah, some day I'd love to, but it's all about finding the time," he said. "I'm metal 24-7. Ihsahn [guitarist/vocalist of Norwegian black metal legends EMPE...
January 21, 2008

Former EMPEROR Frontman Putting Finishing Touches On New Solo Album

Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn has set "angL" as the title of his second solo album, tentatively due mid-spring via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2006's "The Adversary" is "in its final completion stages now," according to a Candlelight press release. "The Adversary" entered the No...
December 28, 2007


Mnemosyne Productions, the company owned/operated by partners Ihsahn (EMPEROR frontman) and wife Ihriel (real name: Heidi S. Tveitan; PECCATUM) since 2003, has struck up a deal with UK's Candlelight Records for the release of the new album by Ihriel's STAROFASH solo project. Entitled "The Thread", t...
November 27, 2007

ULVER: Video Interview With GARM Available has posted a 21-clip question-and-answer video interview with vocalist Kristoffer "Garm" Rygg from progressive Norwegian black metal group ULVER. The video was shot on September 20 in New York City, when Garm came to the States to promote his band's latest release, "Shadows of the Sun"...
November 12, 2007

EMPEROR On Appear On 'Metalocalypse' This Weekend; Video Available

During EMPEROR's final visit to the U.S. this past summer, vocalist Ihsahn, guitarist Samoth and drummer Trym stopped by Titmouse Studios, the creative team behind Adult Swim's popular late-night cartoon "Metalocalypse" in Los Angeles. "Dethfashion", the episode featuring characters portrayed by the...
November 9, 2007

EMPEROR Video Guitar Lesson And Tablature Download Available has posted a new video guitar lesson and interview with EMPEROR guitarists Ihsahn and Samoth. The video was shot in New York City when the Norwegian black metal legends came to America for a brief tour this past June. In this in-depth lesson, the guitarists show how to play some of the...
August 24, 2007

EMPEROR: New Video Interview And Live Footage Available has posted a new video interview with EMPEROR's Ihsahn in which the Norwegian black metal singer/guitarist talks about a range of topics, including the motivation behind his group's early diabolical image, his feelings on EMPEROR guitarist Samoth and ex-drummer Faust's incarcerations a...
July 19, 2007

EMPEROR Keyboardist Discusses LEPROUS Project

Frank Bøkseth of Norway's Imhotep recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR's new synth player and co-vocalist Einar Solberg about his band LEPROUS. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Imhotep: What can you tell me about the recording of the Aeolia album? Solberg: "We began the recordings...
July 15, 2007


Bjørn Hammershaug Christian Lysvåg of MIC Norway reports: Norwegian folklore and traditional tunes have been given a new musical cloak: On the record "Grimen" fiddler Knut Buen joins forces with EMPEROR's Vegard Tveitan (a.k.a. Ihsahn) and Heidi Solberg Tveitan from STAROFASH under the name HARDINGR...
June 13, 2007

EMPEROR Frontman, Wife Collaborate With Norwegian Folk Musician

Mnemosyne Productions has announced a brand new musical collaboration between EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, Starofash (a.k.a. Ihsahn's wife Heidi S. Tveitan, a.k.a. Ihriel) and one of Norway's most well known folk musicians, Knut Buen. The project is called HARDINGROCK and the album is titled "Grimen". A...
May 25, 2007

EMPEROR Guitarist 'Excited' About Return To U.S.

EMPEROR's return to the U.S. for additional performances in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles draws closer as the band's recently released limited-edition tabulature book continues to be a top seller at Candlelight's official online shop. "Scattered Ashes: A Decade of Emperial Wrath" is an impressiv...
May 2, 2007

UNBURIED: New Demo Tracks Posted Online

St. Louis, Missouri-based extreme metal band UNBURIED has posted the tracks "Law of Retaliation" and "Blasphemy Through Dismal Actions" on its MySpace page. The songs mark the singing debut of guitarist Dreathus Harris, who recently took over as the group's frontman following the departure of Justin...
April 22, 2007