Tag: Norwegian Metal

Jun 03

Erlend Hjelvik from Kvelertak Talks to The Age of Metal

In metal in particular, there are two types of bands: bands that write the same album/variation on the same album and then a band that bucks the trend. That’s not to say that either of these is better than the others – Korn technically bucked the trend and I think they blow. All of this …

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Apr 29

HVÁLL of Vreid checked in with The Age Of Metal

Formed in 2004 from the ashes of Windir, and continuing on the black metal path. Vreid had recorded six studio albums, and toured around Europe and North America many times, Their style quite modern and you can find influences from Old Man’s Child, Agathodaimon and Arcturus within their music. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Mar 14

Audrey Horne – Youngblood (2013)

Many of you haven’t heard of Audrey Horne, aside from you Twin Peaks fans (and no, I’m not talking about the character). Many of their members are from other extremely heavy metal groups (Sahg, Enslaved, etc.) but the music is more of something you’d hear from Sabbath or Thin Lizzy. They just put out a …

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Mar 08

Arve Isdal of Audrey Horne Talks to The Age of Metal

Audrey Horne is that sort of band you don’t imagine existing. With the members taking part in incredibly heavy bands like Enslaved and Sahg, you’d imagine this to sound like some amorphous blob of black metal riffing. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Mar 07

Darkthrone -The Underground Resistance (2013)

Although the legacy of Darkthrone is infallible, some have still lived their lives without crossing paths with their music. Darkthrone has several influential releases, is an extremely successful two-man black metal band and is even the recipient of several tribute albums…not to mention the enormous fanbase these guys have; how could that lie? Use Facebook …

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Dec 31

The Age Of Metal Top 5 Albums of 2012

  For the first time in our little history as a metal webzine, We came out with a general top 5 best album of the year regardless the different metal taste of our writers, it were some records we enjoyed as a whole. So after looking at some albums featured on the top 10 lists …

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Nov 26

Nidingr – G.O.D. (2012)

As one would expect with an album entitled “G.O.D.”, the record is packed with catchy worship tunes that you can listen to with your loved ones. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Nov 05

Ragnarok – Malediction (2012)

With the formation of more and more Black Metal bands over time, you see the number rise of those who are trying to recreate the same general sound that is associated with the genre. One of the bands who contributed to the creation of Black Metal, Ragnarok, has dished out album after album of that …

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Oct 01

Grutle Kjellson of Enslaved talked about RIITIIR with The Age Of Metal

Enslaved is back with their 12th studio album…RIITIIR! With the new release, they not only show that the 2 year wait was worth it, but that they are one of the most well-known Black Metal bands for a reason. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Sep 06

The Age of Metal checks in with Martin and Erik of Svölk.

Norway has had a solid foundation in heavy metal and where in the 90’s Black metal exploded onto the metal scene. Svölk is not Black metal but rather Stoner metal or as they have self-proclaimed themselves as “Bear metal” to fit their rugged beer drinking mountain men image. Just recently Svölk have released their newest …

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Aug 24

Svölk – Nights Under the Round Table (2012)

Take five bearded mountain men and give them instruments (and booze, lots and lots of booze) and you will probably get Norway’s Svölk. Self-proclaiming themselves as “Bear metal” they play a mixture of stoner metal with a Norwegian redneck attitude. With their newest album Nights Under the Round Table, Svölk has created a down and …

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