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Elrond Hubbard
Mar 29, 2007

To ERH
*everyone applauds*


Baron Von Ghoulosh posted:

So, first Gorgoroth divides into two bands, now Immortal?!?!?!?

ABBATH-Less IMMORTAL Begins Work On New Material: 'We Will Continue What We Believe In'

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 the material based on his visions of Blashyrkh for nearly 25 years.

Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Northern Chaos Gods", "Called To Ice" and "Blacker Of Worlds".

Abbath last year claimed that he rightfully attempted to secure exclusive rights to the IMMORTAL name and logo after Demonaz and drummer Horgh effectively quit the legendary Norwegian black metal group.

"I didn't want to go solo in the first place," Abbath told U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine. "I wanted the best for IMMORTAL. I didn't want it to end this way. First of all, I just wanted my music out. I wanted to record the [next] album [because] it's been so many years since 'All Shall Fall'. And both Demonaz and Horgh, they have kids and families now, and it just hit that point where I couldn't work the way they wanted to work any more. I wanted things on my terms and they wanted things on their terms, and it was very difficult."

He continued: "I wanted to rehearse at least three times a week, but often it was only once a week and things went so slow. I sat there with all this material, I kept the rehearsal space and recorded the stuff on click track, but it was a very strained atmosphere and the Last time we worked together was in early June last year."

The trademark application from Eikemo was denied on July 21, 2015 and he has snce launched his own band called ABBATH.

"IMMORTAL never stopped; we just had to go through a long legal process before we could go out in the media with the news," Demonaz and Horgh said in a statement.

"IMMORTAL is much more than just a band, and much more than just a form of music. The departure of one member cannot change that, no matter. We will continue what we believe in, and the power of 'Blashyrkh' shall live on."

Asked if the decision to part ways and seek out new band members was inevitable, Abbath said: "I was forced to do it this way. I wanted IMMORTAL to continue, but not the way it was. The dialogue has not been there and it's also my mistake. I should have brought up this poo poo a long time ago, but IMMORTAL, after Demonaz's problems with his arms, it never became a band after that."

He continued: "IMMORTAL is a very special situation. [Demonaz] hasn't been in the band, but then I always wanted to do the best for everybody, to have the band spirit, and that's why when we decided to start IMMORTAL again, we tried to get the spirit back, and bring him on tour, and just share our thing and be a band and have a kick-rear end time. But it never worked out. The chemistry wasn't there with the IMMORTAL guys and hadn't been for a while."

Abbath added: "I believe in my music and I believe in my expression, but time flies and we grow apart. Maybe in the future we can go back again, I don't know, but right now I just want to do my thing and just be ABBATH and have people around me who support that."

Bass duties for ABBATH are being handled by a man familiar to metal fans across the world — Tom Cato Visnes, more widely known as King Ov Hell and main composer for several GORGOROTH albums as well as his own bands OV HELL, with singer Shagrath from DIMMU BORGIR, and GOD SEED, with exceptional black metal vocalist Gaahl. His fellow GOD SEED member and BORKNAGAR percussionist, Baard Kolstad, has also joined ABBATH on drums.


IMMORTAL's core trio consisting of Abbath, Demonaz and Horgh had been together since 1996 and has been responsible for crafting the band's last five albums: "Blizzard Beasts" (1997), "At The Heart Of Winter" (1999), "Damned In Black" (2000), "Sons Of Northern Darkness" (2002) and the 2009 reunion album "All Shall Fall".[/i]

Man, I thought Abbath and Demonaz were best buds. Buds no longer :(

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Detective Thompson
Nov 9, 2007

Sammy Davis Jr. Jr. is also in repose.

Dodecahedron is finally recording their next album. Stoked because I love that first one so much.

Anarchist Mae
Nov 5, 2009

by Reene


Lipstick Apathy

So Abbath had a concert... please excuse the amateur recording and turn down the volume:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW6gcfVWqL4

quote:

01. Warriors (I cover)
02. Battalions (I cover)
03. Fenrir Hunts (new song)
04. One By One (IMMORTAL cover)
05. Tyrants (IMMORTAL cover)
06. Cursed We Are (I cover)
07. Nebular Ravens Winter (IMMORTAL cover)
08. Hordes To War (IMMORTAL cover)

Found a better recording of the new song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4MCSSmui5w

Anarchist Mae fucked around with this message at 16:16 on Aug 17, 2015

Vintersorg
Mar 3, 2004

PRESIDENT OF THE OFFICIAL BRENDAN FRASER FAN CLUB





(cover)

lol

In my mind, they aint no covers, Abbath is those songs.

Spanish Manlove
Aug 31, 2008

HAILGAYSATAN

Vintersorg posted:

(cover)

lol

In my mind, they aint no covers, Abbath is those songs.

That video he did for the guitar magazine where he outright states he has no real idea how to play the solo on one by one (or sons of northern darkness, I don't remember) is the reason why I can never not love the guy.

Vintersorg
Mar 3, 2004

PRESIDENT OF THE OFFICIAL BRENDAN FRASER FAN CLUB





Haha, I remember that. He goes on saying he doesnt really know how to play or something. It's been a while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WKzrc2wcxA

Weaponized Cum
Aug 31, 2004


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funeral fag
Jun 23, 2004



Oh man I can't wait for the Family Force 5 / Abbath 7"

A human heart
Oct 10, 2012



Measly Twerp posted:

So Abbath had a concert... please excuse the amateur recording and turn down the volume:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW6gcfVWqL4


Found a better recording of the new song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4MCSSmui5w

Man, why bother to continue your band under a new name if you're not going to play any of your best material

abske_fides
Apr 20, 2010


A human heart posted:

Man, why bother to continue your band under a new name if you're not going to play any of your best material
Pretty sure he mostly wants to play new material when it's ready. Didn't Abbath say that he had quite a bit of material for a new album at some point?

Been on a huge Emperor, Negura Bunget and Agalloch binge in the last few days. It's been far too long!

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


I'm gonna go see Abbath this January, along with Behemoth, Inquisition and Entombed. :3: That set list doesn't look bad, haven't really listened to I, but yeah I hope they play more old Immortal.

KozmoNaut
Apr 23, 2008

Happiness is a warm
Turbo Plasma Rifle



Captain Scandinaiva posted:

I'm gonna go see Abbath this January, along with Behemoth, Inquisition and Entombed. :3: That set list doesn't look bad, haven't really listened to I, but yeah I hope they play more old Immortal.

Yeah me too, awesome lineup.

deadking
Apr 13, 2006

Hello? Charlemagne?!


I guess some dude who writes for Metalsucks reviewed Varg's roleplaying game. Surprise, it's terrible on top of being super racist.

http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/08/21/advanced-discrimination-dragons-critical-look-varg-vikernes-myfarog-rpg/

Kvlt!
May 19, 2012

DIG THROUGH THE DITCHES
AND BURN THROUGH THE WITCHES



deadking posted:

I guess some dude who writes for Metalsucks reviewed Varg's roleplaying game. Surprise, it's terrible on top of being super racist.

http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/08/21/advanced-discrimination-dragons-critical-look-varg-vikernes-myfarog-rpg/

Oh man that was a fun read. It mentioned something about Varg making it to teach his kid about the world, I can just imagine a bored kid spending 5 hours at a table while Varg goes on about stats and ethnic cleansing.

KozmoNaut
Apr 23, 2008

Happiness is a warm
Turbo Plasma Rifle



I have never felt as much hate towards other human beings as I did when I accidentally read the comments on that page.

burzum karaoke
May 30, 2003



You're allowed to be a bad person if you've made cool albums. v:shobon:v

Kvlt!
May 19, 2012

DIG THROUGH THE DITCHES
AND BURN THROUGH THE WITCHES



KozmoNaut posted:

I have never felt as much hate towards other human beings as I did when I accidentally read the comments on that page.

I just imagine what goes through their heads.

"Man, what better place to share my thoughts and opinions than on the metalsucks comments?"

Spanish Manlove
Aug 31, 2008

HAILGAYSATAN

try it with a lime posted:

You're allowed to be a bad person if you've made cool albums. v:shobon:v

At least the guy from dissection killed himself instead of whatever varg's been doing.

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

I CAN FEEL MYSELF ROT.


Buglord

Spanish Manlove posted:

At least the guy from dissection killed himself instead of whatever varg's been doing.

oh that's cool i didn't know that. wait was he a bad person?

Spanish Manlove
Aug 31, 2008

HAILGAYSATAN

COOL CORN posted:

oh that's cool i didn't know that. wait was he a bad person?

Yes and yes. Look him up on Wikipedia for some fun ruining.

Hulk Krogan
Mar 25, 2005





Have we talked about Lychgate yet in this thread? Because the new album is pretty sweet.

https://blood-music.bandcamp.com/album/an-antidote-for-the-glass-pill

One of my friends described it best: it's like somebody is listening to Taake while someone else plays Deathspell Omega covers on an organ.

Optimum Gulps
Oct 6, 2003

You wanna save this place, right? And I want to destroy it. Brick by hypocritical brick.

Hulk Krogan posted:

Have we talked about Lychgate yet in this thread? Because the new album is pretty sweet.

https://blood-music.bandcamp.com/album/an-antidote-for-the-glass-pill

One of my friends described it best: it's like somebody is listening to Taake while someone else plays Deathspell Omega covers on an organ.

:aaaaa: Greg from Esoteric on vocals? Sold!

Vintersorg
Mar 3, 2004

PRESIDENT OF THE OFFICIAL BRENDAN FRASER FAN CLUB





People who sing about killing christians and worshipping Satan/Norse Gods turn out to be horribly racist people, news at 11.

Baron Von Ghoulosh
Dec 16, 2005

There was a time when I fed from golden chalices,
but now...

Now, I feed as
an old man pees.


Spanish Manlove posted:

At least the guy from dissection killed himself instead of whatever varg's been doing.

Jon from Dissection was a werewolf, therefore he was saving the world from himself. Varg is a viking, saving his fellow norsemen from the new gods.

Kvlt!
May 19, 2012

DIG THROUGH THE DITCHES
AND BURN THROUGH THE WITCHES



Mgla put all their music up on bandcamp for free: http://no-solace.bandcamp.com/

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Kvlt! posted:

Mgla put all their music up on bandcamp for free: http://no-solace.bandcamp.com/

All of those say 7 euros or more.

The Clit Avoider
Aug 11, 2002

El Profesional


Henchman of Santa posted:

All of those say 7 euros or more.

He means free streaming off of the page. You only need to pay if you want to download them.

texting my ex
Nov 15, 2008

I am no one
I cannot squat
It's in my blood


few days old news but deafheaven have a new track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLoGU6l88QA

is dope as hellllll

vorbis vorbilby
Apr 9, 2001

d-beat dad


It sounds like Creed.

ElectricWizard
Oct 21, 2008


Haha, Ascension wear blackface live.

Weaponized Cum
Aug 31, 2004


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new MGLA has leaked :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

MrBling
Aug 21, 2003

Oozing machismo

Kill and Manticore are going on a little tour of the US.



https://www.facebook.com/events/921929451208830/

Spanish Manlove
Aug 31, 2008

HAILGAYSATAN

What the gently caress, I didn't even know the brass mug in tampa still existed.

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

I CAN FEEL MYSELF ROT.


Buglord

MrBling posted:

Kill and Manticore are going on a little tour of the US.



https://www.facebook.com/events/921929451208830/

I glanced at this poster and just from the colors and style thought "Oh cool, Watain are touring again."

The Clit Avoider
Aug 11, 2002

El Profesional


COOL CORN posted:

I glanced at this poster and just from the colors and style thought "Oh cool, Watain are touring again."

Just about every poster for a touring band made in Europe is in this style or in the style of the guy who does the posters for Obsessed by Cruelty in Sweden.

It's not just bands that uniformly clone each other!

funeral fag
Jun 23, 2004



Hey here's some actual good ambient black metal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM8YTNGR3pA

KozmoNaut
Apr 23, 2008

Happiness is a warm
Turbo Plasma Rifle



TRVE KVLT means "recorded on a broken Fisher Price tape recorder submerged in a rusty oil drum full of fecal matter".

They actually managed to make it sound worse than Impaled Northern Moonforest. That's impressive.

funeral fag
Jun 23, 2004




Go back to gbs

Robophile
Apr 20, 2003

We know a remote farm in Lincolnshire, where Mrs. Buckley lives.

A couple of months ago I decided to finally see if I could 'get' black metal more thoroughly. I've been mostly a doom / death fan for years, and would occasionally happen across some black metal that would resonate, but I felt like I was mostly getting into the stuff that was fairly peripheral to the genre. I thought that if I had a better context for the genre as a whole, I might be able to appreciate it more. So I've been gradually working my way through the history of black metal, trying to hit the high points, and I think it's working.

I'm up to about 1994, and my observations so far include:
1) I really like the early Czech stuff from Master's Hammer and Root. Would like to know where else to look for similar.
2) Quorthorn was an incalculable genius. Under the Sign of the Black Mark feels like it unlocked the black metal formula in my brain, and then he just turned around and invented another genre. Requiem was a real strange left turn though.
3) Of the canonical Norwegian bands, Immortal's impressed me the most so far. For some reason the first couple of Darkthrone albums didn't click, but I think they deserve another shot. Mayhem and Emperor fall somewhere in between.
4) Enslaved - holy poo poo. I can't believe two guys who were basically teenagers could deliver a debut that incredible, something that completely fits the genre but brings such a unique feel and sophistication at the same time (at least to my ears). It's like they were born with this sound in their blood or something, amazing.

I'm also looking for recommendations for any important milestones I may have missed. So far I've mainly hit on the bands mentioned above, plus Sarcofago, Burzum, Sabbat, Impaled Nazarene, Gorgoroth, Marduk, Samael, Rotting Christ, Dissection and some others I can't recall. Where should I go next?

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burzum karaoke
May 30, 2003



Robophile posted:

I really like the early Czech stuff from Master's Hammer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwSjSdtlePM

One of my all time favourites. Varathron is also worth checking out if you dig Rotting Christ and the 90s Greek sound.

On the note of appreciating terrible recordings, everyone owes it to themselves to check out pre-Meryful Fate Brats demos. King Diamond is like a 'lil baby rattlesnake just spewing his venom everywhere with almost no control, it's fantastic. It's also really cool to see just how long they had been refining the riffs that would eventually go into Melissa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZVQkFAXWmo

burzum karaoke fucked around with this message at 21:05 on Sep 6, 2015

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