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MARDUK Guitarist On Whether He Owns Pieces Of MAYHEM Singer DEAD's Brain And Skull: 'That's Old News'

MARDUK guitarist and founding member Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson confirmed several years ago that he owns pieces of MAYHEM vocalist Per "Dead" Ohlin's brain and skull, adding yet another layer to one of black metal's most infamous and enduring stories. MAYHEM's reputation has been brought back into light thanks in part to Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund's ...

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Something Wicked Marches In - VLTIMAS

VLTIMAS is a veritable who's who in extreme metal music. Death metal drum god Flo Mounier, the sole original member of the renowned Canadian brutal technical death metal outfit CRYPTOPSY, steadies the beat, while guitars are handled by Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen who has spent decades with blackened thrashers AURA NOIR, in addition to his ...

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Blackhearts - Blackhearts (Movie)

"It was about coldness, sorrow, mountains, darkness, forests…" Black metal. One of this genre's touchiest subjects. You either know it, or you think you know it and, really, you're clueless. Most people fall into the second category. You either laughed at VENOM's snarky tirades in the name of Satan, or you raised your child from ...

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MARDUK Concert In Oakland Canceled Due To Security Concerns

Tonight's (Saturday, February 18) MARDUK concert at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California has been canceled amid security concerns. The venue released a statement from the local police on Friday explaining that "there are groups that believe MARDUK profits off glorifying Nazi imagery and songs about Nazi SS officers and anti-Semitism." Therefore, "based on ...

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Abbath - ABBATH

Olve Eikemo isn't a familiar name to metalheads, but his pseudonym Abbath, short for Abbath Doom Occulta, has been known globally by extreme metal enthusiasts for more than 20 years for his work with IMMORTAL. Even further back, Abbath was cutting his teeth on dark American death metal-inspired bands with Old Funeral, which included Varg ...

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VARG Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

German Viking metallers VARG have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band's new album, "Das Ende Aller Lügen", will be released later in the year. Check out a teaser below. Since its formation in 2005 in Coburg, Germany, VARG has released four full-length albums, which all made chart entries in Germany and Austria. ...

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French Trial Of VARG VIKERNES Postponed

According to the BBC, a French court has postponed the trial of BURZUM mastermind Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnackh) — who is currently facing charges in France of inciting racial hatred and glorifying war crimes — after his lawyer requested more time to read documents and prepare his defense. Vikernes will now have ...

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The Wild Hunt - WATAIN

For a band having frequently found itself on the negative end of publicity, Swedish black metallers WATAIN still maintain a level of credibility and not just amongst their own sect of outsiders. This is a band that started with their infamous "Go Fuck Your Jewish 'God'" demo that will reportedly never see the light of ...

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VARG VIKERNES And Wife Discuss Recent Arrest In Video Interview

A lengthy video interview with BURZUM mastermind Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnackh) and his wife about their recent arrest on suspicion of planning a "massacre" can be seen below. Vikernes last month announced his plan to sue the French authorities for what he called his "brutal" arrest. Vikerenes, 40, who has been living in France ...

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VARG VIKERNES And Wife Released From Custody

BURZUM mastermind Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnackh) and his 25-year-old French wife, Marie Cachet, have been released from custody — just two days after they were arrested on suspicion of planning a "massacre." French prosecutors confirmed to NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) that Vikernes was freed at 7:00 p.m. Thursday night. The couple were picked up ...

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WINTERSUN Interviewed At Finland's TUSKA Festival (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with drummer Kai Hahto and guitarist/vocalist Jari Mäenpää of Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN after the band's June 28 performance at the Tuska open-air festival in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. WINTERSUN's "Time I" was nominated in the "Metal Album Of The Year" category at this year's ...

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