Tag Archives: Norway

Emperor to Reunite and Play Shows in 2017


Norwegian black titans Emperor have made the announcement that the legends will reunite to play three exclusive appearances at the Brutal Assault Festival in the Czech Republic. The band will play tracks from the legandary 1997 albums, Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The formation of the band will consist

Metal Review: Mistur – In Memoriam (2016)

Mistur - In Memoriam

From humble beginnings in Sogndal, Norway by bandmates Espen Bakketeig and Andre Raunehaug, with Stian Bakketeig joining shortly thereafter, Mistur is a superband of sorts with talented musicians from bands including Vreid, Windir, Cor Scorpii and more. From their early demo, the band had something special, which became more apparent with their critically-acclaimed 2009 debut

1349 Announces Tour Dates With Tombs and Full of Hell


Norwegian black metal horde 1349 have announced a new North American tour. The “Chaos Raids U.S.A. 2016” tour kicks off on January 9, 2016 and gets support from Tombs and Full of Hell. Check out the full list of tour dates below. 1349 is touring in support of their latest album, “Massive Cauldron of Chaos.”

Darkthrone Working on New Album


Norwegian metal veterans Darkthrone are working on their album, the follow-up to The Underground Resistance (read The Underground Resistance review). According to Fenriz, the duo is half way finished on the record and Nocturno Culto will sing on the entire album which is more on the “heavy/black metal” side. Fenriz commented: “Yes we have half

Metal Review: Magister Templi – Into Duat (2015)

Magister Templi - Into Duat

Norway’s Magister Templi is back with their sophomore full-length release, Into Duat, and follow-up to 2013’s Lucifer Leviathan Logos, of which I was a huge fan. From a band that came from folk rock beginnings, it is very interesting to see where the band has landed with the doom style focusing on mythology and occult

Vreid Releases Video For Sólverv

Vreid - Sólverv

Norwegian black n roll band Vreid have released a video for the track “Sólverv,” the title track from their upcoming album. Sólverv is the band’s 7th album and is the follow-up to 2013’s Welcome Farewell (read the Welcome Farewell review). Please upgrade your browser Vreid – Sólverv Tracklisting 01. Haust 02. Sólverv 03. Geitaskadl 04.

Metal Review: Enslaved: In Times (2015)

Enslaved - In Times

Norwegian progressive metal band Enslaved are back with their 13th studio album In Times, their first album in three years, which is a huge gap for the Scandinavian band. From their early days of black metal, Enslaved has always held a special place in my heart. The band plays with an intensity that few bands

Metal Review: Satyricon: Live at the Opera (2015)

Satyricon: Live at the Opera

I am upset with Satyricon. It is merely April and I already have my album of the year picked out. How I would love to be wrong by having someone outdo their latest effort, Live at the Opera, but I cannot see that actually happening. This album is absolutely crushing on every level. Satyricon is

Enslaved Streaming New Track One Thousand Years of Rain

Enslaved: In Times

Norwegian progressive metal giants Enslaved are streaming “One Thousand Years of Rain” off of their upcoming album In Times (read the Enslaved – In Times review), due out on March 6, 2015 in Europe, March 9, 2015 in the UK and March 10, 2015 in the U.S., via Nuclear Blast Records. While this is not

Metal Review: Einherjer: Av oss, for oss (2014)

Einherjer: Av oss, for oss

Haugesund, Norway is home to the viking metal band Einherjer founded in 1993. With 2014, comes the band’s sixth studio album, “Av oss, for oss,” which takes the band’s typical usage of folk and viking metal tendencies and brings forth their most diverse album to date. With Einherjer, you know that you will get an