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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

PECCATUM Complete Work On 'Lost In Reverie'

PECCATUM, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn and his wife Ihriel, will release their new album, "Lost In Reverie", through Mnemosyne Records during the coming weeks. The follow-up to 2001's "Amor Fati" was recorded and mixed at Symphonique studio and was produced and enginee...
February 14, 2004

ROB HALFORD: "I'd Like To Make A Black Metal Album With EMPEROR's IHSAHN"

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current HALFORD frontman Rob Halford has sensationally revealed to Revolver magazine that he has aspirations to collaborate on an album with ex-EMPEROR singer Ihsahn. "I'd like to make a black metal record with Ihsahn from EMPEROR," Halford responded when asked to name a musi...
August 12, 2002


EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn will make a guest appearance on the track "Radical Cut" on the brand new ARCTURUS album, entitled The Sham Mirrors. ARCTURUS' The Sham Mirrors is due to be issued in North America through The End Records on April 9th and in Europe via VME (formerly Voices Of Wonder) on April...
February 26, 2002

Archive News Jun 08, 2001

DESTRUCTION's brand new studio album, The Antichrist, will be released through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe on Monday, August 27th. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: ... 01. Thrash Till Death 02. Nailed To The Cross 03. Dictators Of Cruelty 04. Strangulated Pride 05. Meet Your...
June 8, 2001

Archive News Mar 02, 2001 - update 2

V.O.D. (VISION OF DISORDER) will release their new studio album, From Bliss To Devastation, through TVT Records on June 26th. All the tracking&nbsp for the album was recently completed at Machine Shop Studios (home of producer 'Machine') in Hoboken, New Jersey. EMPEROR have announced the title o...
March 2, 2001