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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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EMANCER To Release 'Twilight And Randomness' In March

Norwegian progressive black metallers EMANCER will release their new album, "Twilight And Randomness", at the end of March via Naga Productions. The album was mastered by Tom Kvalsvoll (EMPEROR, WINDIR, IHSAHN) at Strype Audio in Oslo, Norway. "Twilight And Randomness" (cover artwork) track listing: 01. Randomness 02. Dice Man 03. The Beast Attacks ...

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Former EMPEROR Frontman Says New Solo Album Is 'Natural Progression' From 'The Adversary'

Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn has set "angL" as the title of his second solo album, tentatively due mid-spring via Mnemosyne Productions/Candlelight Records. "I'm currently doing the final mixes for this album, and hope to have everything ready for mastering within a couple of weeks", says Ihsahn. "Musically this album can be seen as a natural ...

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EMPEROR: More Live Footage Posted Online

MetalKult.com has just posted three new live videos from Norwegian black metal legends EMPEROR. The footage includes performances of "Into the Infinity of Thoughts" and "The Burning Shadows of Silence" from 1994's "In the Nightside Eclipse" and "Thus Spake the Nightspirit" from 1997's "Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk". The video was filmed in New ...

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STAROFASH: 'The Thread' Release Date Announced

Mnemosyne Productions — the company owned/operated since 2003 by partners Ihsahn (EMPEROR frontman) and wife Ihriel (real name: Heidi S. Tveitan; PECCATUM) — and Candlelight Records have set a March 24 European release date (one day later in North America) for the new album from Ihriel's STAROFASH solo project. Entitled "The Thread", the CD will ...

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Former EMPEROR Frontman Putting Finishing Touches On New Solo Album

Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn has set "angL" as the title of his second solo album, tentatively due mid-spring via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2006's "The Adversary" is "in its final completion stages now," according to a Candlelight press release. "The Adversary" entered the Norwegian album chart at position No. 33. The CD was written ...

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STAROFASH Featuring PECCATUM's IHRIEL: New CD To Be Released Through CANDLELIGHT

Mnemosyne Productions, the company owned/operated by partners Ihsahn (EMPEROR frontman) and wife Ihriel (real name: Heidi S. Tveitan; PECCATUM) since 2003, has struck up a deal with UK's Candlelight Records for the release of the new album by Ihriel's STAROFASH solo project. Entitled "The Thread", the CD will include collaborations with the German musician and ...

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ULVER: Video Interview With GARM Available

MetalKult.com has posted a 21-clip question-and-answer video interview with vocalist Kristoffer "Garm" Rygg from progressive Norwegian black metal group ULVER. The video was shot on September 20 in New York City, when Garm came to the States to promote his band's latest release, "Shadows of the Sun", with a DJ set at Brooklyn's Europa nightclub. ...

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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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