Tag: Avant-Garde metal

Mar 03

Solefald – World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud (2015)

Solefald - World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud

In 2010, Solefald released its masterpiece Norrøn Livskunst that brought Norwegian Avant-garde metal one step forward, showing that Norway is much more than black metal. Four years later, Cornelius and Lazare embarked into a conceptual, musical, and mad experience: World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud which makes honour to its name. After listening this album more than …

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Nov 04

Ihsahn talked with The Age of Metal about Das Seelenbrechen

Das Seelenbrechen, the fifth studio solo album from Ihsahn (Emperor, Peccatum, Thou Shalt Suffer,Zyklon-B ) revealed itself  October 21st, 2013. The wonderful thing about the way Ihsahn composes music is the variety. No two albums sounds identical which creates a lot of anticipation and excitement for new material. This experimental collection of songs gives us …

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May 10

Shining – One One One (2013)

Blackjazzers Shining are back to form once again back with their newest offering One One One. Hailing from Norway Shining (not to be confused with the Depressive Black Metal unit also by the same name from Sweden) originally started out as an acoustic jazz band they have since progressed forward into more experimentation and extreme …

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Jan 22

Voivod – Target Earth (2013)

God damn I’ve been waiting for a new Voivod record. This legendary foursome has released some of the most interesting metal since their inception. I still think Dimension Hatross is one of the best records ever written, personally. This is their thirteenth record, and their first without guitarist Piggy (who passed away in 2005 but …

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Dec 19

Michel “Away” Langevin of Voivod Talks to The Age of Metal

Voivod are legends. They are flat out underrated, brilliant legends. It’s been three years since 2009’s Infini, and since those three years they’ve brought back old bassist Jean-Yves “Blacky” Theriault and newcomer Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain. But now they’re back with a new album coming out next year, Target Earth, and it appears as if their …

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Sep 12

Rani Sharone of Stolen Babies talked with The Age Of Metal

Bizarre, unique, avant-garde goth metal is the best way to describe the band Stolen Babies. From their early days as The Fratellis the band has been around since 2006 with their first release of “There Be Squabbles Ahead,” have been making a name for themselves in the metal scene.  The band consists of Gil Sharone (drums), Ben Rico …

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Jun 19

Ihsahn – Emerita (2012)

After leaving his career with Emperor more than 10 years ago, frontman Ihsahn has recorded three solo albums that went in a different direction of what Emperor used to be. His last one After was a bit controversial, because of his experimentation with jazz and the use of saxophones. Use Facebook to Comment on this …

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May 18

Diablo Swing Orchestra – Pandora’s Piñata (2012)

I discovered Diablo Swing Orchestra back in 2007 a year after the release of their first album The Butcher’s Ballroom which got me out of guard, A swing metal album? (yeah I was like what it’s that) well It was a new concept that this Swedish band brought up to the metal scene at the …

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Aug 22

I.C.S Vortex – Storm Seeker (2011)

Simen Hestnæs better known as I.C.S Vortex has been one of the most proliferate musicians in the international metal scene. first with Black Metal band Borknagar, then with the Avant-Garde metal band Arcturus. But it was his role as bassist and clean vocals in Dimmu Borgir that gave him a boost of notoriety, until he …

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