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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

EMPEROR: Second Los Angeles Date Added, Opening Acts Announced

Due to overwhelming sales on previously announced EMPEROR shows in New York City and Los Angeles, Candlelight Records has confirmed additional shows in each city to meet fan demand. Momentum for ticket sales in the first hours on sale in New York had fans buying tickets at a rate of one every six mi...
November 30, 2005

EMPEROR To Add Second New York City Show

With the group's July 14, 2006 gig at New York City's B.B. King's club over half way sold out at press time, Norwegian black metal legends EMPEROR will be adding a second New York City show on July 13 at the same venue. According to the group's booking agent, over 500 tickets have been sold ...
November 29, 2005

Black Wings of Destiny

With TESTAMENT plagued by periods of frustrating dormancy, founding guitarist Eric Peterson resurrects his DRAGONLORD black metal side project, last seen on record racks with a respectable debut ("Rapture") in 2001. It's surprising that "Black Wings of Destiny" has been such a relatively low-profile...
November 28, 2005

EMPEROR Frontman Working On 'Very Angry' Solo Album

After Norwegian black metal legends EMPEROR split up in 2001, frontman Ihsahn's main focus has been on his more experimental band, PECCATUM, and he also started his own label, Mnemosyne Productions, in 2003. "Mnemosyne Productions is not just a label," Ihsahn explained to Terrorizer magazine, "it's...
November 27, 2005

EMPEROR Discuss Upcoming Shows, Possibility Of New Studio Album

EMPEROR's creative core, guitarist Samoth and frontman Ihsahn recently spoke to Terrorizer magazine about their upcoming reunion concerts and their plans for the future. A few excerpts from the chat follow: On the band's break-up: Ihsahn: "When we announced the split in 2001, we didn't think we woul...
November 24, 2005

Update: EMPEROR To Headline Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

In addition to headlining the 2006 edition of Norway's Inferno Festival, influential Norwegian extreme metal outfit EMPEROR will perform at next year's Wacken Open Air, set to take place August 3-5, 2006 in Wacken, Germany. Other bands confirmed for the three-day event include CHILDREN OF BODOM, SOI...
September 30, 2005

PECCATUM: 'The Moribund People' Audio And Video Samples Posted Online

An audio sample of the title track from the forthcoming PECCATUM EP, "The Moribund People", has been posted online at A video sample of the same song can be viewed at this location (Windows Media). Due July 12 via The End Records, PECCATUM's second EP and fifth overall relea...
May 17, 2005

PECCATUM Set Release Date For 'Lost In Reverie'

PECCATUM, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn and his wife Ihriel, will release their new album, "Lost In Reverie", in Europe on April 19 through Mnemosyne Productions/Voices Music and Entertainment. A North American release through The End Records will follow on May 25. The...
March 22, 2004

ZYKLON Video Serviced To MTV2, THOU SHALT SUFFER Album To See U.S. Release

ZYKLON's video for the track "Psyklon Aeon" has recently been serviced to regional as well as key national outlets — including MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". Guitarist Samoth says: "This is the first official video for ZYKLON. It's exciting for us to finally get it broadcasted in the U.S., especially n...
March 22, 2004