ihsahn in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

Norwegian Black Metal Legends EMPEROR To Perform 'Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk' Live In 2017

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will return in 2017 for a few exclusive appearances, perfoming their "Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk" album in its entirety to celebrate the LP's 20th anniversary. The first confirmed show is next August at the Brutal Assault festival in Josefov, Czech Republic. Unlike EMPEROR's 2014 live appearances, during which EMPEROR ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KATATONIA: Entire 'The Fall Of Hearts' Album Available For Streaming

"The Fall Of Hearts", the tenth studio album from Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal KATATONIA, can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Released on May 20 via Peaceville, the follow-up to 2012's "Dead End Kings" was recorded at Stockholm's Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb studio, and was produced by Anders Nyström ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KATATONIA: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Serein'

The official lyric video for "Serein", a brand new song from KATATONIA, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The Fall Of Hearts", which will be released on May 20 via Peaceville. The follow-up to 2012's "Dead End Kings" was recorded ...

Read more

Posted in: News

IHSAHN Collaborates With ARISTIDES INSTRUMENTS

Aristides Instruments has announced their collaboration with Ihsahn, founder of the legendary Norwegian black metal band EMPEROR. Ihsahn has released six solo albums, with his latest effort, titled "Arktis", available April 8. This signing bolsters Aristides Instruments' already robust roster and expands the number of notable users performing with Aristides's innovative arium-constructed guitars. As to ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEVIN TOWNSEND's 'Only Half There' Autobiography Due In August

Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend has collaborated with the London, U.K.-based publisher Rocket 88 on his autobiography titled "Only Half There". Due in August, the book is available in two editions, both produced to the highest standard. The Classic comes with a CD of newly recorded music titled "Iceland" and includes previously ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: New Song 'Pressure' Available For Streaming

"Pressure", a brand new song from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan), can be streamed below. The track is taken from Ihsahn's sixth solo album, "Arktis", which will be released on April 8. The effort will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats via Candlelight Records. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KATATONIA: Trailer For 'The Fall Of Hearts' Album

KATATONIA, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, will release their tenth studio album, "The Fall Of Hearts", on May 20 via Peaceville. The follow-up to 2012's "Dead End Kings" was recorded at Stockholm's Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb studio, and was produced by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KATATONIA To Release 'The Fall Of Hearts' Album In May

KATATONIA, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, will release their tenth studio album, "The Fall Of Hearts", on May 20 via Peaceville. The follow-up to 2012's "Dead End Kings" was recorded at Stockholm's Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb studio, and was produced by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN's 'Arktis' Album Pushed Back To April

"Arktis", the sixth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan), has had its release date pushed back to April 8 from the previously announced March 4. The album will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats via Candlelight Records. The album's first single, "Mass ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Long-Running U.K. Record Label CANDLELIGHT Acquired By SPINEFARM

Edward Christie and Steve Beatty, owners of the long-running U.K. record label Candlelight, have sold the company's assets to Spinefarm Records, the hard rock label owned by the Universal Music Group. In an e-mail sent to all Candlelight artists and obtained by BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Christie and Beatty explained that they "made an informed choice to leave ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Release 'Arktis' Album In March

Candlelight Records has set a March 4 global release date for "Arktis", the sixth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). The album will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats. The album's first single, "Mass Darkness", is released today via iTunes and Amazon. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN Completes Work On New Solo Album

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) has completed work on his new solo album, to be released soon via Candlelight Records. Ihsahn played a brand new song, "My Heart Is Of The North", at this year's edition of the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can ...

Read more

Posted in: News

IHSAHN To Release Follow-Up To 'Das Seelenbrechen' In Early 2016

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) has completed the songwriting process for his sixth solo album, tentatively due in early 2016. Ihsahn spoke about his upcoming CD during an interview with Eternal Terror conducted at last month's Tons Of Rock festival in Halden, Norway. He said: "I would say in 95 percent of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SIGH's 'Graveward' To Receive North American Release In May

Japanese extreme metal/noise icons SIGH will unleash their crushing tenth studio opus next month. Titled "Graveward", the eclectic, ten-track offering took over two and a half years to complete with each song comprising over one hundred recording tracks exceeding 100GB of audio to select from in the final mixes. Inspired by musician/composer Fabio Frizzi, "Graveward" ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EMPEROR Has No Plans To Do Any More Reunion Shows, Says IHSAHN

Daniel P. Carter of Scuzz TV conducted an interview with Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) of reunited Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about EMPEROR's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EMPEROR: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire HELLFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of EMPEROR's entire June 21 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album by making a number of festival appearances this year. In addition to performing at Germany's Wacken Open Air, the band ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Reunited EMPEROR Performs At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL (Video)

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their "In The Nightside Eclipse" album by making a number of festival appearances this year. In addition to performing at Germany's Wacken Open Air, the band will headline the 2014 edition of the the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place in August at ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEVIN TOWNSEND Working On 'Only Half There' Book

Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend is collaborating with the London, U.K.-based publisher Rocket 88 on an official book titled "Only Half There". Says Devin: "With this book, I really want to discuss music, my creative process, the connection between my personal development and how my career and music has been lived, and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Terrestrials - SUNN O))) & ULVER

Drone wizards SUNN O))) are no strangers to collaborations, previously working magic with Japanese distortion sovereigns BORIS and longtime noise savant, Steven Stapleton. This time, Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley align their monks' robes, fog ether and plunging drag chords with renowned Norwegian experimentalists ULVER, who impressively arranged the dark symphony, "Messe I.X – VI.X" ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

Thoughtscanning - WE ALL DIE (LAUGHING)

The French-Bulgarian duo known as WE ALL DIE (LAUGHING) have a lot on their twisted minds, so much they've compacted it all into an expressive and often anguished 33-minute composition constituting their debut release, "Thoughtscanning". Comprised of CARNIVAL IN COAL/6:33 (and Rock Hard journalist) singer Arno Strobl and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Deha (C.O.A.G. and MALADIE), WE ALL ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews