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EMPEROR Concert Tickets To Go On Sale Next Week

The first wave of tickets for the recently announced EMPEROR concerts will go on sale Monday, January 22 exclusively via Enter the Vault. Bring your browser to for pricing and availability. General tickets will go on sale via Ticketmaster and normal ticket agencies/box offices...
January 18, 2007

EMPEROR To Return To America

After triumphantly headlining the annual Wacken Open Air festival in Germany and four capacity performances in America last summer, Norwegian black metal pioneers EMPEROR have announced their return to the United States for three encore appearances this spring. "We have made a decision to return to...
January 17, 2007

MANES: New Album Title Changed; Release Date Announced

MANES, the Norwegian band featuring members of THIRD AND THE MORTAL, ATROX and CHTON, has changed the projected title of its new album to "How the World Came to an End" from the previously announced "Invention - Or How The World Came To An End And Why We Did It". The CD was recorded at ...
January 12, 2007

EMPEROR: Tab Book U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records has set a January 23 North American release date for EMPEROR's "Scattered Ashes: A Decade of Emperial Wrath" tab book. This 132-page oversized book featuring foreword and exclusive transcriptions by vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn includes original tabs for thirteen EMPEROR classics co...
November 7, 2006

PECCATUM's IHRIEL Collaborates With Japanese Author

Mnemosyne Productions, the company owned/operated by partners Ihsahn (EMPEROR frontman) and wife Heidi S. Tveitan (a.k.a. Ihriel) since 2003, has announced a collaboration between the Japanese author Kenji Siratori and Tveitan. Kenji Siratori has provided the lyrics and spoken words that Heidi's STA...
October 18, 2006

STAROFASH Featuring PECCATUM's IHRIEL Working On New Material

Mnemosyne Productions, the company owned/operated by partners Ihsahn (EMPEROR frontman) and wife Ihriel since 2003, has announced the launch of the new STAROFASH web site. These pages contain general information, visuals and audio samples and will be regularly updated with news. A taste of the STARO...
September 29, 2006

EMPEROR Announces Additional Performances

After triumphantly headlining the annual Wacken Open Air festival and completing recent capacity performances in America, EMPEROR has announced two additional performances for 2006. On Saturday, October 7, EMPEROR will headline the fifth annual Motstoy Festival in the band's hometown of Notodden. Fo...
August 9, 2006

EMPEROR Tabulature Book Set For U.S. Release

Candlelight Records has set an October 31 U.S. release date for the EMPEROR guitar tabulature book, titled "Scattered Ashes: Decade of Emperial Wrath". The 132-page oversized book featuring foreword and transcriptions by vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn includes original tabs for thirteen EMPEROR classics...
August 1, 2006

Exclusive: EMPEROR Guitarist SAMOTH Forced To Miss Tonight's Performance In NYC

Norwegian black metal legends EMPEROR arrive on U.S. soil for the first time in years one member short. Due to continued delays via the U.S. Immigration Services, guitarist Samoth is currently awaiting approval for legal entry into the United States. The process for the band's arrival started months...
July 13, 2006

The Adversary

There has been one hell of a lot of anticipation for EMPEROR/PECCATUM legend Ihsahn's solo album debut, "The Adversary", and rightly so. Terms like "genius" have surrounded his projects, which could have resulted in "The Adversary" being a huge disappointment. Even I was wondering how let down I'd b...
May 7, 2006

EMPEROR Frontman Rejects 'Sellout' Accusations

Sauli Vuoti of Imhotep webzine recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn. A few excerpts from the chat follow: On EMPEROR's decision to split up: "It is not like pressure, but we have felt people's wishes. I don't think that people really realize what they are wishing for. If they...
May 7, 2006

EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN's Solo Album Enters Norwegian Chart At No. 33

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's solo CD, "The Adversary", has entered the Norwegian album chart at position No. 33. View the whole chart at this location. "The Adversary" was written and recorded over a one-year period at Symphonique Studios in Norway and features a guest appearance by Garm from ULVER on...
April 19, 2006

SATYRICON: Live Interview To Air Tonight

SATYRICON will be the featured guests on the Norwegian metal radio show "Tinitus", airing tonight (April 5) between 20:00 (8:00 p.m.) and 22:00 (10:00 p.m.) on P3. The show is also available on the Internet: An official press release from "Tinitus" reads as follows: "Guitarist St...
April 5, 2006

EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: 'Invocation' Video Posted Online

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's video for "Invocation", the opening track from Ihsahn's forthcoming solo album, "The Adversary", has been posted online at this location (Quicktime required). To download the video to your hard drive, click here (35 MB). The clip was shot and produced in Notodden, Norway by...
March 25, 2006

EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: Solo Album Samples Available

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn has uploaded audio samples of four songs that will appear on his forthcoming solo album, "The Adversary". Check out the tracks "Called by the Fire", "Citizen", "Astera ton Proinon" and "Panem et Circenses" in the "Media" section of Ihsahn's official web site,
March 14, 2006