January 15, 2016 — When looking back at 2015, the only thing that seems to matter is the passing of Lemmy Kilmister. Of course losing Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in November was sad but Lemmy was on another level - one of the pillars of the entire rock ’n roll universe.
July 9, 2015 — Following in the footsteps of extreme metallers who went on to explore the electronic-based side of the music universe (i.e. Justin Broadrick with TECHNO ANIMAL, ULVER, Tom G.
May 25, 2015 — A pure underground gem was released in late 2014 that is mandatory for all Norwegian black metal devotees. Yup, an all-star cast brings THE DEATHTRIP to light: Host (AKA Paul Groundswell, THINE guitarist and GM of Peaceville Records), the return of Aldrahn (DODHEIMSGARD, THORNS) from a long hiatus, and THORNS mastermind Snorre Ruch as producer.
March 11, 2015 — Finland’s BEASTMILK have been extremely busy these days. First, they have parted ways with co-founding guitarist Johan “goatspeed” Snell. Thus, the remaining members felt the need to change the band’s name to GRAVE PLEASURES moving forward.
January 20, 2015 — Norwegian black metal pioneers, DØDHEIMSGARD, has completed work on its fifth album, titled A Umbra Omega, which is set for release on March 17 via Peaceville Records.
December 10, 2012 — To further prove that Norwegian black metal is far from dead, NIDINGR take a big leap in progress with their sophomore record, Greatest of Deceivers. The band’s last one, Wolf-Father, was undoubtedly very good but it did not necessarily break new ground.
November 11, 2012 — Norwegian black metal conjurers NIDINGR have posted the second single, “Vim Patior,” from their new full-length, Greatest of Deceivers. http://youtu.be/RqURdlAAd8M Notes guitarist Teloch of the new tune: “‘Vim Patior’ contains all the elements you all love about NIDINGR: blastbeats, shredding guitars, sweet ass bass lines, guttural vocals, catchy riffing without turning your ears to cheese… But at the same time we introduce some of the new elements we are doing all over the new album: riffs that will make you puke blood and cry.
September 15, 2012 — Norwegian black metal band, NIDINGR, will unleash their new full-length, Greatest of Deceivers, in North America on November 20th. The follow up to Wolf Father features present and past members of bands such as MAYHEM, GORGOROTH, DHG (DØDHEIMSGARD), 1349 and GOD SEED, among others.
September 20, 2011 — It was back in the late 90’s when I was discovering Norwegian black metal alongside roycifer and big johnson and we got to OLD MAN’S CHILD.
September 17, 2011 — The final list of bands confirmed to play next year’s Maryland Death Fest X has been announced. Headliner acts include GODFLESH, MORBID ANGEL, ELECTRIC WIZARD, NAPALM DEATH, AUTOPSY, and SAINT VITUS.
June 30, 2010 — Despite the fact that Norway is no longer the “big” thing in metal does not mean that the nation is lacking in a new generation of black metal bands.
May 27, 2010 — ZWEIZZ, the experimental project of FLEURETY/ex-DØDHEIMSGARD member Svein Egil Hatlevik (aka Hologram, Magic/Logic), has confirmed the release of his collaboration with the late Joey Hopkins simply titled, Zweizz & Joey Hopkins.
February 5, 2009 — Avantgarde black metal band, CODE, are set to release a new album, Resplendent Grotesque, on Tabu Records this spring (date TBD). The band, featuring guitarist Aort, bassist Vicotnik (DHG), vocalist Kvohst (DHG), and drummer Adrian Erlandsson (CRADLE OF FILTH, AT THE GATES), will be making a live appearance at the forthcoming Inferno festival in Norway on April 11th.
January 5, 2008 — Norways’ FLEURETY have completed recording two new tracks, “The Animal of the City” and “Summon the Beasts”, to be released as a forthcoming 7" EP. It’s the band’s first new material to be properly recorded since 1998.
January 5, 2008 — Vocalist Kvost has announced his departure from DHG (formerly DÃ˜DHEIMSGARD). His statement reads as follows: “After a pretty tough month and some deep contemplation, I have decided to call it a day and check out of the DÃ˜DHEIMSGARD asylum.
August 3, 2007 — DHG have been mostly absent for eight long years when they released the exceptionally bizarre 666 International album under their former moniker DODHEIMSGARD. Their new album, Supervillian Outcast, is both a step forward and a step back, so to speak.
May 2, 2007 — Norwegian avant garde band, VED BUENS ENDE, has called it a day once again after recently announcing their reformation. Here is official word from the band:
February 6, 2007 — Norway’s DHG (formerly DÃ˜DHEIMSGARD) will release their long-awaited fourth full-length album, Supervillain Outcast, on April 17th in North America through Moonfog/The End Records. The follow-up to 1999’s critically acclaimed 666 International, is described as “a sonically-charged rollercoaster ride of avant-garde chaos and intense black metal drive and atmosphere.
February 3, 2007 — FLEURETY/ex-DHG keyboardist, Svein Egil Hatlevik, is set to release his ZWEIZZ debut album, The Yawn of the New Age, on March 24th, 2007 via Vendlus Records.
August 3, 2006 — The new long awaited DHG (formerly known as DODHEIMSGARD) album, Supervillain Outcast, will be released this October via Moonfog Records (run by Satyr of SATYRICON). More info as it becomes available.