Reunited Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL performed at this year's Hellfest, which took place June 23-25 in Clisson, France. Check out photos at this location and fan-filmed video footage at YouTube.
IMMORTAL's July 13, 2007 concert at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill was officially sold out (1,014 tickets sold) as of last week. Less than 200 tickets are still available for the July 15, 2007 show at the Avalon in Los Angeles, California via Ticketmaster and EnterTheVault.com.
After 13 successful years as one of the pioneers of black metal, IMMORTAL disbanded in 2003 with a legacy of seven full-length albums, including the 2002 milestone, "Sons of Northern Darkness". Following a long hiatus, the band decided to enter the live battlefield again.
"I needed a break," Abbath explained. "I think we all did! We were simply burnt out, and there was no point in continuing. We had a Norwegian tour booked, and had performed at some great festivals both in the U.S. and Europe, but it just didn't feel right any longer."
In the meantime, drummer Horgh toured with Sweden's death metal masters HYPOCRISY and released the "Virus" album, while Abbath has been working on his sideproject, I, featuring members of ENSLAVED and SAHG, along with IMMORTAL's original drummer, Armagedda.
"I'm really proud of that album," Abbath stated enthusiastically, "and it was an important album to make in order to be able to focus on IMMORTAL again."
Watch video clips of IMMORTAL's performance at this year's Inferno Festival on YouTube. Photos of the concert can be found at the group's official web site. Other bands that performed at the event included PRIMORDIAL, ZYKLON, SUFFOCATION, MOONSPELL, BRUTAL TRUTH, DARK FUNERAL, TIAMAT and SODOM.