July 6, 2016 — As the years go by, the original torch bearers of the legendary Norwegian black metal scene travel further down their own unique music journeys. While the spirit, soul, and creativity will always remain intact, the darkness, extremity, and sheer sonic force has often been left in the past.
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.
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 23, 2011 — 2011 was a very productive and enjoyable year for extreme music, perhaps the best in years. Thus, it was not an easy task choosing what we enjoyed best since they were just so many.
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:
November 1, 2011 — Progressive/Avantgarde Metallers LEPROUS have recently shot an official video for the song “Restless” off their acclaimed third album and InsideOut Music debut Bilateral. The video was directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchy Films and can now be seen here:
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.