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Dawn Of Infinite Fire - ASAGRAUM

It says a lot about the strength of frontwoman Obscura's vision that ASAGRAUM are currently being talked about as major black metal contenders. As much as I'm sure the band don't need a white, middle-aged man to congratulate them for making fantastic music and possessing vaginas at the same time, it would be disingenuous to ...

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EMPEROR's IHSAHN Says BEHEMOTH Puts On A Show That Is 'Everything We Could Have Dreamed Of In '93'

Prior to EMPEROR's performance at the recent French festival Hellfest, vocalist Ihsahn spoke with Jorge Fretes of Spain's GoetiaMedia.com. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether, given the fact that the group hasn't recorded an album since 2001, he considers EMPEROR to be ...

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EMPEROR: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire HELLFEST Set

ARTE Concert has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of EMPEROR's June 23 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France. Check it out below. EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) recently once again dismissed the idea of the band writing and recording a comeback album. The group's last studio LP, "Prometheus - The Discipline Of ...

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LEPROUS Frontman EINAR SOLBERG Thinks Prog Rock Is 'Very Predictable And One-Dimensional'

Jorge Fretes of Spain's Goetia Media recently conducted an interview with frontman Einar Solberg of Norwegian progressive rockers LEPROUS. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On LEPROUS still having any connection to the black metal scene after being EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's initial solo backing ...

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MEGADETH And OPETH To Headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019

Psycho Las Vegas continues to make waves as it announces its full artist lineup for this year's festival at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino August 16 – 18. From OPETH's only U.S. performance of 2019 and MEGADETH performing their only Vegas show of the year, to the return of fan favorite ELECTRIC WIZARD, the lineup ...

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MARILYN MANSON Says His New Album Is 'More Than Half' Completed, Explains SHOOTER JENNINGS Collaboration

Marilyn Manson has confirmed that he is working with country rocker Shooter Jennings on his new studio album for a tentative late 2019 release. During an appearance on yesterday's (Monday, April 8) edition SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill", the shock-rocker said that for the follow-up to 2017's "Heaven ...

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Drummer GIL SHARONE Quits MARILYN MANSON

Drummer Gil Sharone has announced his departure from MARILYN MANSON. The Los Angeles native joined Manson's band in 2013 and was featured on the shock rocker's last two records, "The Pale Emperor" and "Heaven Upside Down". He has also performed with a number of other notable acts, including one of Maynard James Keenan's projects, PUSCIFER, ...

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MARILYN MANSON Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Marilyn Manson is putting the finishing touches on his new studio album for a tentative late 2019 release. Some of the sessions for the follow-up to 2017's "Heaven Upside Down" are apparently taking place at the studio of country rocker Shooter Jennings, who recently worked with Duff McKagan on the GUNS N' ROSES bassist's upcoming ...

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EMPEROR's IHSAHN Praises GHOST: 'They Create An Experience'

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) has praised GHOST for holding the blowtorch high for theatrical rock and roll at a time when rock performances can be pretty stripped down and straightforward. "Bands like RAMMSTEIN or GHOST or all these bands, they create an experience," Ihsahn told the "Scars And Guitars" podcast (hear ...

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MASTODON To Release 'Heavy' New Song Soon

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have recorded a "heavy" new song which they plan to release soon. The track was recorded last month at the band's new studio and marks MASTODON's first new material since 2017's "Emperor Of Sand". Speaking to U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine, MASTODON guitarist Brent Hinds described the tune as "a fun ...

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Dominion - DRAGONLORD

From the char of black metal mania glorified by profiled pundits EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH and MAYHEM rose a mini-legion of one-man wannabes, dark forest wanderers and orchestral fugue art farts. Corpse paint, crusty leather, inverted crosses, middle fingers hoisted toward Catholicism, at this point, a great big Mega-Therion yawn. Yet the underground ...

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IHSAHN On Recent Solo Output: 'If It Was Up To Me Alone, This Would Be What EMPEROR Would Sound Like'

Stormbringer webzine conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman and acclaimed solo artist Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) prior to his November 9 concert at Szene in Vienna, Austria. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's bothered by the fact his work with ...

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Watch IHSAHN's 'Lend Me The Eyes Of The Millenia' Video

"Lend Me The Eyes Of The Millenia", the new video from Ihsahn, can be seen below. The song is taken from his seventh solo album, "Ámr", which was released in May via Candlelight/Spinefarm. True living legends are few and far between, but Ihsahn has long since earned the right to be regarded as one of ...

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NERGAL On BEHEMOTH's Anti-Religious Imagery: 'It's My Art And My Temple, And If You Don't Want It, Stay Away'

Finland's Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH about their forthcoming "I Loved You At Your Darkest" studio album. You can watch the entire chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he felt any pressure during the ...

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