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IHSAHN: New Album Title Revealed

Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn has set "After" as the title of his third solo album, tentatively due in early 2010 via Mnemosyne Productions/Candlelight Records. More information about the CD will be made available during the coming months. Ihsahn played his first-ever concert as a solo artist, supporting OPETH at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway on March ...

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ANDY WINTER And STAROFASH Collaborate on Web Site Music

Andy Winter (WINDS, AGE OF SILENCE, SCULPTURED) and Heidi Solberg Tveitan (a.k.a. STAROFASH) — better known as the wife of EMPEROR's Vegard Tveitan (a.k.a. Ihsahn) — recently completed a collaboration project creating web site music for Cage XXI Enterprises, a Florida-based video production company specializing in music videos, narratives and experimental film production. Cage XXI ...

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SAMOTH On The Future Of EMPEROR, ZYKLON

Belgian webzine Rock 'N Balls recently conducted an interview with ZYKLON/EMPEROR guitarist Samoth (real name: Tomas Haugen). A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow below. Rock 'N Balls: A few weeks ago, you released "Live Inferno", so my question is simple: is this record going to be the very last of ...

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Cold - HELLSAW

Austria's HELLSAW really like black metal. They're obviously well-versed in the stuff, in its many manifestations, because their own style is all over the map without straining too hard to be overly clever or unique. There are moments of atavistic thrash-polka and downpicking guitar frenzy, more atmospheric segments with a Viking/pagan feeling, clattering blast beats ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's LAIHO Named 'Best Metal Guitarist' In GUITAR WORLD's Readers' Poll

Alexi Laiho, guitarist and front man for the award-winning Finnish metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM, has been named "Best Metal Guitarist" in Guitar World magazine's 15th annual readers' poll. Laiho "trounced the competition" to win the coveted award, according to the respected publication, besting well-known players such as Kirk Hammett of METALLICA, Alex Skolnick of ...

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OPETH Mainman Comments On Government-Sponsored Tour Of Norway

On March 18, Swedish prog-metal giants OPETH completed an eight-date tour of Norway. The trek included stops in major cities Oslo and Bergen but also covers smaller towns like Volda and Sogndal. The tour was arranged by Rikskonsertene, a Norwegian state-sponsored organization that normally handles events featuring jazz, classical and folk artists. Commented OPETH mainman ...

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LEPROUS Signs With SENSORY RECORDS

Sensory Records has announced the signing of Norwegian progressive metal upstarts LEPROUS. The group's debut album, "Tall Poppy Syndrome", was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge Studio and The Abyss in Pärlby, Sweden during August 2008 and is scheduled for release in April. Hailing from the town of Notodden — home ...

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STAROFASH Completes Work On 'Ulterior' Soundtrack

Heidi Solberg Tveitan (a.k.a. Starofash) — better known as the wife of EMPEROR's Vegard Tveitan (a.k.a. Ihsahn) — has completed work on the soundtrack to the Irish film "Ulterior" by writer/director Jason Mehlhorn. Says Heidi: "With this being my first soundtrack, I was faced with quite a few challenges when adapting to the format. However, ...

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Former EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Support OPETH In Oslo Only

Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn's MySpace page has been updated with the following message: "A previous announcement confirmed that Ihsahn would support OPETH for the majority of shows on their forthcoming Norwegian tour in March. However, more detailed production planning has revealed technical and practical difficulties at many of the smaller venues, and it has proven ...

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Author Discusses 'The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists' Book

Robert Gray of Ultimate-Guitar.com conducted an interview with British journalist/author Joel McIver. Topics of discussion included McIver's new book, "The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists", DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton's foreword, the possibility of a DEICIDE autobiography, and plans to release a biography of TOOL, and co-author Glenn Hughes' autobiography. Several excerpts from the interview ...

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Former EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Support OPETH In Norway

Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn will support Swedish progressive metallers OPETH on the following Norwegian dates: March 10 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller March 11 - Trondheim, NOR @ Samfundet March 12 - Volda, NOR @ Rokken March 13 - Sogndal, NOR @ Meieriet March 14 - Bergen, NOR @ USF Verftet March 15 - Stavanger, ...

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angL - IHSAHN

It seems that the blood left on the stage from last year's EMPEROR reunion tour has barely dried and already we're blessed with new material from the legendary act's equally legendary frontman Ihsahn. After 2006 brought us our first taste of what this metallic maestro is capable of when left to his own devices in ...

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EMPEROR Needs Your Help

Legendary Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR are currently looking for photo material from the live reunion period and are asking their fans for help. Photographs are being collected for possible use in artwork for upcoming live recordings (to be announced). If you have photos of EMPEROR live on stage, or of yourself or your friends posing ...

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In The Studio With Former EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN; Video Available

MetalKult.com has just posted part two of its four-part Norwegian metal mini-documentary. The footage was captured over four days in March 2008 when MetalKult editors Brad Angle and Jimmy Hubbard traveled to Oslo, Norway. In episode two, MetalKult travel into the mountainous Telemark County to Notodden, where they visit with EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn at his ...

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IHSAHN: 'No One Would Ever Be Satisfied' With A New EMPEROR Album

Two years after the release of "The Adversary", his first solo album, former EMPEROR maestro Ihsahn is back with a new one, "angL". Darker, heavier and more intense than its predecessor, the album sees Ihsahn embrace the furious metallic sound that defined his earlier recorded works, while still indulging in some fascinating musical experiments and ...

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A Conversation With IHSAHN

By: Scott Alisoglu After much speculation, Vegard "Ihsahn" Tveitan finally released a solo album called "The Adversary" in 2006, one that allowed him complete freedom to delve into the heavy metal influences that shaped the man, while still maintaining the mystical aura that defines EMPEROR's entire catalogue. As it turned out, EMPEROR reunited to play ...

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Former EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: New Solo Album Track Listing Revealed

Mnemosyne Productions/Candlelight Records has set a May 27 North American release date for the new solo album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, entitled "angL". The track listing for the CD is as follows (in alphabetical order): 01. Alchemist 02. Elevator 03. Malediction 04. Misanthrope 05. Monolith 06. Morningstar 07. Scarab 08. Threnody 09. Unhealer OPETH ...

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Former EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: New Solo Album Artwork, Release Date Revealed

Mnemosyne Productions/Candlelight Records has set a May 27 North American release date for the new solo album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, entitled "angL". OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has recorded a guest appearance on the track "Unhealer" while Asgeir Mickelson and Lars Norberg (both of SPIRAL ARCHITECT) were responsible for laying down the drum and ...

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OPETH Frontman To Guest On New IHSAHN Album

OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has recorded a guest appearance on the track "Unhealer" from the forthcoming solo album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, entitled "angL". Commented Ihsahn: "We've been talking about doing something for a while and I'm really happy it finally came together. Needless to say, Mikael's performance is nothing short of amazing!" Asgeir ...

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STAROFASH: New Single Available On iTunes

Mnemosyne Productions — the company owned/operated since 2003 by partners Ihsahn (EMPEROR frontman) and wife Ihriel (real name: Heidi S. Tveitan; PECCATUM) — has announced that the first digital single from the new album from Ihriel's STAROFASH solo project is now available on iTunes. The track titled "The World Spins for You" is taken from ...

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