Tag Archive: Norwegian Metal

Jul 21

Ivar Bjornson of Enslaved discussed new music & Hellfest 2016

Enslaved was one of the bands I was looking forward to seeing because they’re such a legendary band who raised the bar for black metal. After shooting my one song, I had to stay back and watch. When people think of Viking metal or folk metal, they think more on the melodic side, and I’m …

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Mar 29

Abbath discussed his new album & the Decibel Magazine Tour 2016

Since his announce of going on solo last year, Abbath (Immortal‘s former frontman) has caused a worldwide shake in the black metal establishment, as he not only presented his new band at the famous Tuska Festival in Finland, but throughout the year he has dropped hints of his new self-titled album Abbath which was released …

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Oct 16

Nils K. Rue of Pagans Mind talks about the Full Circle DVD

Norwegian space-prog metal band Pagans Mind played a sold out show at ProgPower USA XV in 2014, that included their full Celestial Entrance album ons it’s entirely along with a set of ‘The best of’. For our fortune that show was recorded for a DVD release that is coming out now on DVD/Blue Ray/CD, and …

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Sep 14

Leaves Eyes – King Of Kings (2015)

Leaves Eyes keeps refining their sound and delivering not only heavy melodies, but lyrically and visually they reinforce the image of what symphonic folk metal should sound and look like, a lot of classical arrangements, heavy riffs, storytelling lyrics that bring historical events back to life that extend our enlightenment about the norse culture. Use Facebook …

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Jun 02

Ensiferum and Korpiklaani visit the Baltimore Soundstage with very special guest TrollfesT

A few short days ago Ensiferum and Korpiklaani visited the Baltimore Soundstage with very special guest TrollfesT on May 27, 2015. Well I definitely am going to admit that is Baltimore was a good place to be a metalhead the last week of May. The city was host to Maryland Deathfest, but Finnish folkmasters Korpiklaani …

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Apr 09

Enslaved-YOB-Ecstatic Vision at Baltimore’s Soundstage

For all North American Enslaved fans, March was a pretty exciting month.  Not only did they unleash their 13th studio album, In Times, but they crossed the seas for a three-week coast to coast tour.  Enslaved filled their line-up with a blend of doom and jammy rock n roll. Pacific Northwest Doom acts YOB and Ecstatic …

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Mar 07

Enslaved- In Times (2015)

“Broken through the silk skin that separate the times…” Norwegian Black Metal visionaries, Enslaved, unleash their thirteenth full-length release, In Times,  to the world this March. With fans waiting three years since the band’s previous release (RIITIIR), it is needless to say that this is a highly anticipated release. As always, Enslaved did not conform to their …

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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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Feb 24

Ravn of 1349 checked in with The Age Of Metal

Some bands change with the time, some transform their sound in million different ways, and some just stay loyal to the one sound they created since album one and yet they have the skills to make it sound fresh and better every time. The latter is the case of 1349, who last year released their sixth …

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Jan 21

Mayhem-Watain-Revenge bring Black Metal Warfare to Cleveland, OH (01/15/15)

Black Metal Warfare January 15, 2015 was definitely a night of anticipation from the announcement of such an epic line up; Canada’s Revenge, Swedish master’s Watain, and the unrivaled legendary Mayhem, to the mid-winter door delay. About an hour later than expected, the doors finally opened to the frostbit, but diverse Cleveland metal crowd. Admittedly, …

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May 16

Savn – Savn (2014)

Since the moment it was announced that Stig Johansen and Anders Thue (ex-The Sins Of Thy Beloved) were creating new music involving Carmen Elise Espenæs (Midnattsol) this band had my full attention. For years, it has been a rumor of a The Sins Of Thy Beloved reunion, but there was nothing concrete about it, only speculations. (To …

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