February 17, 2017 — Another strong year is in the books for heavy music, so strong that making a year end list seemed unfair to every release that we did not include in our lists.
June 8, 2014 — Black metal kings, EMPEROR, played their first show performing In the Nightside Eclipse as part of the album’s 20th anniversary at the Sweden Rock Festival this past Saturday.
August 27, 2013 — Candlelight Records today confirms October 22 as the North American release date for Das Seelenbrechen, the fifth solo album from IHSAHN. Das Seelenbrechen will be available on compact disc, a limited edition digibook (with expanded graphics and liner notes), and double 180-gram clear vinyl.
August 16, 2013 — With the recent news that EMPEROR will reunite for Wacken Open Air next year (as well as Bloodstock 2014), it got me in the EMPEROR/EMPEROR-related mood.
March 4, 2013 — Norwegian avant garde band STAROFASH have been working on the follow up to 2011’s excellent, Lakhesis. Here is what mastermind Heidi S. Tveitan had to say about the new record:
December 6, 2012 — After spending a very eventful and busy year promoting their latest album release, Bilateral, acclaimed Norwegian progsters LEPROUS have now started their recording sessions for their upcoming, currently untitled studio album, set to be released before summer 2013 worldwide via InsideOut Music.
April 5, 2012 — Candlelight Records has announced that Ihsahn’s new album, Eremita, will be released in North America on June 19, 2012. Alongside Ihsahn, the album features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (LEPROUS), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (SHINING (Norway)), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-NEVERMORE), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (LEPROUS), and Heidi S.
December 21, 2011 — Norway’s LEPROUS recently posted a video of their recent tour of Japan on the Double Titans Tour with IHSAHN and THE HAUNTED. Check it out:
September 2, 2011 — There are two things that come to mind after listening to Bilateral: (1) Wow, this is very impressive; and (2) why haven’t I heard of this band earlier?
August 23, 2011 — For those familiar with STAROFASH’s back catalogue, it’s a fact that the band’s releases are all precious gems of art. The beautiful new record, Lakhesis, is no different.
May 5, 2010 — The arrival of a new IHSAHN invokes curiosity and anticipation as this metal god never fails to stimulate. After concludes the trilogy of IHSAHN albums released to date.
April 28, 2010 — You would assume that a band as good as Norway’s SHINING (not to be confused with the Swedish SHINING) would get more love from the media after four albums of excellence.
January 29, 2010 — The following interview with Ihsahn was conducted and gracefully provided by MetalGeorge for Examiner.com__, as the site’s Cape Cod Rock Music Examiner (original article). Having first acquired a copy of After-the third solo effort from former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn-in late 2009, it was clear from the get-go that this truly was going to be the first great album of 2010.
November 6, 2009 — A track from IHSAHN’s forthcoming album, After, has been premiered by Guitar World Magazine. The song, “Frozen Lakes on Mars,” is the fourth song from the former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist’s new album, which is scheduled for a January 26th American release.
October 30, 2009 — Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist IHSAHN will be releasing his new album, After, on January 26th (North America) through Candlelight Records. The follow-up to angL was recorded during the first half of 2009 at his own Symphonique Studio with some additional work at Toproom Studio.
January 2, 2009 — We finally got off our asses and did it. It’s already the year 2009, but we’ve complied a list of our top albums of 2008. Compiling such a list is never easy, and 2008 was no exception.
December 17, 2008 — Mnemosyne Productions have announced that Ihsahn will support OPETH on their upcoming Norwegian live performances arranged by Rikskonsertene/Statnett. Ihsahn had this to say about the live dates: “I’ve been getting quite a few live-offers for my solo stuff, but haven’t found time to prioritize this until now.
September 25, 2008 — Becoming an unquestionable underground legend as a member of EMPEROR in your teens can be a hard act to follow. However, Ihsahn has taken on the task of continuing his musical legacy with his solo albums in addition to his work in PECCATUM and HARDINGROCK.
June 6, 2008 — Anyone familiar with Ihsahn’s body of work knows that his focus has always been about progressing as an artist. His new album, AngL (pronounced like “angel”), is no exception as he explores new musical realms.
May 20, 2008 — STAROFASH (formerly STAR OF ASH) dropped a surprisingly delicious debut album in 2001’s Iter.Viator. Curiously, one wondered if the group, spearheaded by Ihriel (PECCATUM, HARDINGROCK, and wife of EMPEROR’s Ihsahn), could follow-up with equal creative magic.
March 21, 2008 — Candlelight Records today confirms May 27 as the American release date for strong>angL, the second solo album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. The album features nine new songs all written and performed by the highly respected musician.
November 14, 2006 — Candlelight Records has confirmed January 23 as the North American release date for EMPEROR’s Scattered Ashes: A Decade of Emperial Wrath tab book.Â The 132-page oversized book will include guitar tablature, transcribed by vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn himself, for 13 EMPEROR classes as contained on the band’s 2003 compilation of the same name.
August 10, 2006 — Notodden, Norway: After triumphantly headlining the annual Wacken Open Air Festival and completing recent capacity performances in America, EMPEROR have announced two additional performances for 2006.
July 13, 2006 — According to Blabbermouth.net, EMPEROR guitarist Samoth will miss tonight’s performance at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York due to problems getting clearance to enter the United States.
February 7, 2003 — The artist formerly known as Ihriel (a.k.a. Heidi S. Tveitan) resurfaces anew in the form of STAR OF ASH and convincingly shatters her ho-hum PECCATUM efforts.