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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

EMPEROR Frontman's PECCATUM Project Is No More

PECCATUM, the Norwegian band featuring EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn and his wife Ihriel, have issued the following statement: "After eight years of creating within the borders of PECCATUM, Ihsahn and Ihriel have decided to go elsewhere with their music. Ihsahn is going solo and Ihriel will continue her w...
March 7, 2006

Exclusive Interview With EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN

Rumblings of a forthcoming solo album from Ihsahn have been heard ever since the disbanding of EMPEROR in 2001, perhaps even before. That it would take five years for the album to finally see the light of day speaks more to the man's busy schedule than any kind of purposeful delay. Never one to sit...
February 12, 2006

EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: Track Listing For Solo Album Revealed

Candlelight Records has revealed the full track listing for the solo debut from Ihsahn (EMPEROR). "The Adversary" is in its final stages of recording at Symphonique Studios in Norway with the final mix planned for early 2006. A video is planned for the song "Invocation", though specific details as t...
January 18, 2006

EMPEROR Frontman Sets Title For Upcoming Solo Album

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn has set "The Adversary" as the title of his upcoming solo album, tentatively due next year via a collaboration between Mnemosyne Productions and Candlelight Records worldwide. Owned/operated by partners Ihsahn and Ihriel since 2003, Mnemosyne Productions was established as an...
December 6, 2005