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Former GORGOROTH Frontman GAAHL Says Black Metal Scene 'Used To Be Very Free And Highly Individualistic'

Metal Wani's Anne Catherine Swallow conducted an interview with former GORGOROTH frontman Gaahl (real name: Kristian Eivind Espedal) prior to his new band GAAHLS WYRD's show at Café Central in Weinheim, Germany as the support act for TRIBULATION. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether ...

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ABBATH To Release 'Outstrider' Album In July

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), will release its second album, "Outstrider", on July 5 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded at Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway with producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED THRONE, GREEN CARNATION, SIRENIA and IN VAIN, among ...

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ABBATH To Begin Recording Second Album Next Month

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), will enter Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway on December 3 to begin recording its second album. Helming the effort will be producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED THRONE, GREEN CARNATION, SIRENIA and IN VAIN, among others. ABBATH's sophomore ...

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Former GORGOROTH Frontman's GAAHLS WYRD To Release Debut Album

Season Of Mist announced the signing of the Norwegian extreme metal band GAAHLS WYRD. Over the past months, the five-piece, fronted by Gaahl, has been recording its debut album at the Solslottet Studios with producer Iver Sandøy (ENSLAVED). The record is set for an early 2019 release. The band comments: "It's always been of outmost ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE/Ex-SCAR THE MARTYR Singer HENRY DEREK ELIS To Release 'The Devil Is My Friend' Solo Album

Tragic themes and a folk-tinged southern gothic Americana sound form the basis of "The Devil Is My Friend", the haunting full-length solo debut by Henry Derek Elis (a.k.a. Henry Derek Bonner; ACT OF DEFIANCE, SCAR THE MARTYR), with contributions from Aubrey Richmond and John Schreffler Jr. (Shooter Jennings), Jarboe (SWANS), Tara Vanflower (LYCIA), Neal Tiemann ...

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AETERNUS To Release 'Heathen' Album In October

Norwegian metallers AETERNUS will release their eighth full-length album, "Heathen", on October 12 via Dark Essence Records. The first track from the disc, "The Sword of Retribution", can be heard below. "Heathen", which will mark the band's 25th Anniversary, is all that you would expect from AETERNUS, which was founded in Bergen by guitarist and ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman On Black Metal Movement: 'I Just Don't Get It, To Be Honest'

Finland's Metalliluola recently conducted an interview with frontman Dani Filth of U.K. extreme metal veterans CRADLE OF FILTH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the musical influences behind the band's new "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay" studio album: Dani: "It's hard to say, really. ...

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Blackhearts - Blackhearts (Movie)

"It was about coldness, sorrow, mountains, darkness, forests…" Black metal. One of this genre's touchiest subjects. You either know it, or you think you know it and, really, you're clueless. Most people fall into the second category. You either laughed at VENOM's snarky tirades in the name of Satan, or you raised your child from ...

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ABBATH: Video Footage Of Entire San Antonio Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), performing on December 10 at the Aztec Theater in San Antonio, Texas can be seen below. ABBATH recently began rehearsing for its upcoming album in the group's hometown of Bergen, Norway. The follow-up to this year's self-titled debut will be ...

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ABBATH Begins Rehearsing For Sophomore Album

ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), has begun rehearsing for its upcoming album in the group's hometown of Bergen, Norway. The follow-up to this year's self-titled debut will be released sometime next year via Season Of Mist. Bass duties for ABBATH are being handled by a man familiar to metal ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Announces First Show

SCOUR, the new extreme metal "supergroup" featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) alongside members of CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIG DESTROYER, will headline next year's Blastfest, set to take place February 22-25, 2017 at USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway. The self-titled debut EP from SCOUR was released on July 15 via Anselmo's Housecore label. The six-track ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Project: Entire Debut EP Available For Streaming

The self-titled debut EP from SCOUR, the new extreme metal "supergroup" featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) alongside members of CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIG DESTROYER, can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Due on July 15 via Anselmo's Housecore label, the six-track effort was mixed by Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Project Debuts 'Tear Gas' Track

SCOUR, the new extreme metal "supergroup" featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) alongside members of CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIG DESTROYER, has released another track, titled "Tear Gas". The song is taken from SCOUR's self-titled debut EP, which will be released on July 15 via Anselmo's Housecore label. The six-track effort was mixed by Dave Otero ...

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Video: ABBATH Performs At FORTAROCK Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), performing on June 5 at the FortaRock festival at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, the Netherlands can be seen below. ABBATH's self-titled debut album was released on January 22 via Season Of Mist. Bass duties for ABBATH are being handled by a ...

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SEPTICFLESH Hard At Work On New Material

Hellenic symphonic death metal titans SEPTICFLESH have begun work on material for the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2014 release, "Titan". Later this year, the band will join renowned producer Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, OPETH) at Sweden's Fascination Street Studios with their newly enlisted drummer Kerim "Krimh" Lechner (DECAPITATED, BEHEMOTH), who made his live debut ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Project Debuts 'Dispatched' Track

SCOUR, the new extreme metal "supergroup" featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) alongside members of CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIG DESTROYER, has released its debut track titled "Dispatched". The song is taken from SCOUR's self-titled debut EP, which will be released on July 15 via Anselmo's Housecore label. The six-track effort was mixed by Dave Otero ...

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Video Premiere: ABBATH's 'Winterbane'

"Winterbane", the new music video from ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), can be seen below. The clip was created by Jon Simvonis and was filmed by Ragnvald Stokken and Francisco Munoz. "Winterbane" is taken from ABBATH's self-titled debut album, which was released on January 22 via Season Of Mist. ...

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Video: Ex-IMMORTAL Frontman ABBATH Performs In London

Fan-filmed video footage of b>ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), performing on January 23 at the O2 Forum in London, England can be seen below. The self-titled debut album from ABBATH was released on January 22 via Season Of Mist. ABBATH released a seven-inch single, "Count The Dead", on December ...

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ABBATH: New Song 'Count The Dead' Available For Streaming

"Count The Dead", a brand new song from ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from ABBATH's self-titled debut album, which will be released on January 22, 2016 via Season Of Mist. "Abbath" track listing: 01. To War 02. ...

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IMMORTAL Members Claim ABBATH's 'Personal Problems' Ruined Band's Progress

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) following last year's split with frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath) — are working on material for the band's next album, to be released via the Nuclear Blast label. Demonaz, IMMORTAL's founding member, has created ...

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