Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 at De Boeretand in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
AT THE GATES
BRING ME THE HORIZON
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
MY DYING BRIDE
MetalKult.com has posted two more live videos from IMMORTAL, including "One By One" and "Sons of Northern Darkness".
The footage was captured when the Norwegian black metallers — guitarist Abbath, drummer Horgh, and AURA NOIR's Apollyon on bass — hit New York on their 7 Dates of Blashyrkh tour on July 13, 2007.
Also available on MetalKult.com is live footage of IMMORTAL performing "Solarfall" and "Withstand the Fall of Time" from that same show.
Go to MetalKult.com to check out these videos.
Upcoming IMMORTAL shows:
Mar. 10 - Melbourne, Australia - Billboard
Mar. 13 - Perth, Australia - Capitol Theatre
Mar. 14 - Adelaide, Australia - Fowler's Live
Mar. 15 - Sydney, Australia - Metro Theatre
Mar. 20 - Auckland, New Zealand - Transmission Room
Mar. 21 - Wellington, New Zealand - SFBH
May 10 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Rock Hard Festival
Jun. 07 - Trondheimm, Norway - Trondheim Rock Festival
Jun. 28 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
Aug. 29 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Port
Aug. 30 - Moscow, Russia - DK Gorbunova
Nov. 07 - Oslo, Norway - Screamfest
In a 2007 interview with Metal-Rules.com, IMMORTAL guitarist Demonaz stated about the group's upcoming studio CD, "I have about 7-8 songs. I also have a concept ready for our next album lyrically and we are working with putting the pieces together right now. We have a lot of riffs, a lot of arrangements and we are just putting them all together right now. I think it's hard for us to work with the music in the summer time. So, it's not so natural to do that and when we go back home after all these dates — and the coldness will come back, y'know, we will basically use the time to finish the songs and be ready to enter the studio with a fucking great album. That's what we want."
Watch fan-filmed video footage of IMMORTAL performing at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany in August 2007: