Norwegian Viking metallers HELHEIM have issued the following update:
"We are truly sorry to say that Thorbjrn [lead guitar] has left HELHEIM. He has been a central piece in HELHEIM since he joined in 1999. Many fantastic riffs and great ideas has come from his weird mind. Now he will focus on his other musical project, SINKING SEA, with Lindheim and others. We wish you good luck, and hope you will succeed with SINKING SEA!"
The metal band celebrated the release of its brand new studio album, "Kaoskult", by playing acoustic versions of two songs from the CD "Det Norrne Alter" and "Svart Seid" at the Norwegian kindergarten Klosteret Barnehage. In addition, the band also told tales from Norse mythology, which has been of great inspiration for HELHEIM since the band was formed in 1992. Watch video footage below.
Elisabeth Alnes of Klosteret Barnehage previously stated about HELHEIM's appearance at the kindergarten, "Lots of people get this all wrong, and think metal and Satanism are two sides of the coin. These are great guys, and Norse mythology is a very important part of our cultural heritage."
"Kaoskult" is HELHEIM's sixth release, and its second on the Dark Essence label. The nine-track album presents a new maturity from the band, who have explored a more varied, and melodic side to their music. Written by guitarist Thorbjrn, with lyrics by Vgandr, "Kaoskult" was produced by Bjrnar Nilsen, who also contributes guest vocals.
HELHEIM debuted some of the new tracks during the band's recent tour with fellow Norwegians VULTURE INDUSTRIES and German black metallers DARK FORTRESS.