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EMPEROR On Appear On 'Metalocalypse' This Weekend; Video Available

During EMPEROR's final visit to the U.S. this past summer, vocalist Ihsahn, guitarist Samoth and drummer Trym stopped by Titmouse Studios, the creative team behind Adult Swim's popular late-night cartoon "Metalocalypse" in Los Angeles. "Dethfashion", the episode featuring characters portrayed by the band, is set to premiere this weekend. Those who can't wait to see ...

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EMPEROR: New Video Interview And Live Footage Available

MetalKult.com has posted a new video interview with EMPEROR's Ihsahn in which the Norwegian black metal singer/guitarist talks about a range of topics, including the motivation behind his group's early diabolical image, his feelings on EMPEROR guitarist Samoth and ex-drummer Faust's incarcerations and how he managed to avoid trouble in Norway's treacherous Nineties black metal ...

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EMPEROR Keyboardist Discusses LEPROUS Project

Frank Bøkseth of Norway's Imhotep recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR's new synth player and co-vocalist Einar Solberg about his band LEPROUS. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Imhotep: What can you tell me about the recording of the Aeolia album? Solberg: "We began the recordings of Aeolia in February 2006, ...

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EMPEROR's IHSAHN Discusses HARDINGROCK Project

Bjørn Hammershaug Christian Lysvåg of MIC Norway reports: Norwegian folklore and traditional tunes have been given a new musical cloak: On the record "Grimen" fiddler Knut Buen joins forces with EMPEROR's Vegard Tveitan (a.k.a. Ihsahn) and Heidi Solberg Tveitan from STAROFASH under the name HARDINGROCK. The name refers to the "Devil's instrument" — ...

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EMPEROR Frontman, Wife Collaborate With Norwegian Folk Musician

Mnemosyne Productions has announced a brand new musical collaboration between EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, Starofash (a.k.a. Ihsahn's wife Heidi S. Tveitan, a.k.a. Ihriel) and one of Norway's most well known folk musicians, Knut Buen. The project is called HARDINGROCK and the album is titled "Grimen". According to a press release, "Grimen" presents folk tunes on the ...

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EMPEROR Guitarist 'Excited' About Return To U.S.

EMPEROR's return to the U.S. for additional performances in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles draws closer as the band's recently released limited-edition tabulature book continues to be a top seller at Candlelight's official online shop. "Scattered Ashes: A Decade of Emperial Wrath" is an impressive 132-page oversized book containing official transcriptions (and bonus CD) ...

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UNBURIED: New Demo Tracks Posted Online

St. Louis, Missouri-based extreme metal band UNBURIED has posted the tracks "Law of Retaliation" and "Blasphemy Through Dismal Actions" on its MySpace page. The songs mark the singing debut of guitarist Dreathus Harris, who recently took over as the group's frontman following the departure of Justin Tombed. On the subject of his vocal ...

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UNBURIED Forges On As Trio

St. Louis, Missouri-based extreme metal band UNBURIED has parted ways with vocalist Justin Tombed. "There are no hard feelings or bad blood, we will remain brothers beyond the grave," commented guitarist Dreathus Harris. "Instead of finding a new frontman we have taken the initiative to move on as a trio, we work more efficiently and ...

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BORKNAGAR Drummer ASGEIR MICKELSON Joins THORNBOUND

Drummer/producer/artist Asgeir Mickelson (SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR) has issued the following update on his current and upcoming activities: "It's time to enter the wicked melodies and painful tempos of death metal. "A couple of months ago I joined a fairly new Norwegian band called THORNBOUND that had just released a three-track demo (check it out at ...

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EMPEROR To Return To America

After triumphantly headlining the annual Wacken Open Air festival in Germany and four capacity performances in America last summer, Norwegian black metal pioneers EMPEROR have announced their return to the United States for three encore appearances this spring. "We have made a decision to return to the U.S. for a few additional shows," notes guitarist ...

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EMPEROR: Tab Book U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records has set a January 23 North American release date for EMPEROR's "Scattered Ashes: A Decade of Emperial Wrath" tab book. This 132-page oversized book featuring foreword and exclusive transcriptions by vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn includes original tabs for thirteen EMPEROR classics contained on the band's 2003 compilation of the same name. The limited-edition book additionally ...

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PECCATUM's IHRIEL Collaborates With Japanese Author

Mnemosyne Productions, the company owned/operated by partners Ihsahn (EMPEROR frontman) and wife Heidi S. Tveitan (a.k.a. Ihriel) since 2003, has announced a collaboration between the Japanese author Kenji Siratori and Tveitan. Kenji Siratori has provided the lyrics and spoken words that Heidi's STAROFASH solo project has turned into music. The first song from this collaboration ...

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EMPEROR Announces Additional Performances

After triumphantly headlining the annual Wacken Open Air festival and completing recent capacity performances in America, EMPEROR has announced two additional performances for 2006. On Saturday, October 7, EMPEROR will headline the fifth annual Motstoy Festival in the band's hometown of Notodden. Formed in 2002 by local youth and supportive arts organizations, this year's festival ...

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EMPEROR Tabulature Book Set For U.S. Release

Candlelight Records has set an October 31 U.S. release date for the EMPEROR guitar tabulature book, titled "Scattered Ashes: Decade of Emperial Wrath". The 132-page oversized book featuring foreword and transcriptions by vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn includes original tabs for thirteen EMPEROR classics contained on the band's 2003 compilation of the same name. "In my experience as ...

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The Adversary - IHSAHN

There has been one hell of a lot of anticipation for EMPEROR/PECCATUM legend Ihsahn's solo album debut, "The Adversary", and rightly so. Terms like "genius" have surrounded his projects, which could have resulted in "The Adversary" being a huge disappointment. Even I was wondering how let down I'd be by the final product. No problem ...

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EMPEROR Frontman Rejects 'Sellout' Accusations

Sauli Vuoti of Imhotep webzine recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn. A few excerpts from the chat follow: On EMPEROR's decision to split up: "It is not like pressure, but we have felt people's wishes. I don't think that people really realize what they are wishing for. If they want another ...

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SATYRICON: Live Interview To Air Tonight

SATYRICON will be the featured guests on the Norwegian metal radio show "Tinitus", airing tonight (April 5) between 20:00 (8:00 p.m.) and 22:00 (10:00 p.m.) on P3. The show is also available on the Internet: www.nrk.no/tinitus. An official press release from "Tinitus" reads as follows: "Guitarist Steinar Gundersen and Obsidian C [a.k.a. Arnt ...

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EMPEROR Frontman's PECCATUM Project Is No More

PECCATUM, the Norwegian band featuring EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn and his wife Ihriel, have issued the following statement: "After eight years of creating within the borders of PECCATUM, Ihsahn and Ihriel have decided to go elsewhere with their music. Ihsahn is going solo and Ihriel will continue her work in STAR OF ASH. They both still ...

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Exclusive Interview With EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN

Rumblings of a forthcoming solo album from Ihsahn have been heard ever since the disbanding of EMPEROR in 2001, perhaps even before. That it would take five years for the album to finally see the light of day speaks more to the man's busy schedule than any kind of purposeful delay. Never one to sit ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: Track Listing For Solo Album Revealed

Candlelight Records has revealed the full track listing for the solo debut from Ihsahn (EMPEROR). "The Adversary" is in its final stages of recording at Symphonique Studios in Norway with the final mix planned for early 2006. A video is planned for the song "Invocation", though specific details as to director and concept are still ...

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EMPEROR Frontman Sets Title For Upcoming Solo Album

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn has set "The Adversary" as the title of his upcoming solo album, tentatively due next year via a collaboration between Mnemosyne Productions and Candlelight Records worldwide. Owned/operated by partners Ihsahn and Ihriel since 2003, Mnemosyne Productions was established as an outlet for duo's musical collaborations as well a place for new talent ...

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