EMPEROR Frontman Explains Why Now Is Right Time For Band’s Return

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their “In The Nightside Eclipse” album by making a number of festival appearances next year. In addition to performing at Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the band will headline the 2014 edition of the the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place next August at … Continue reading EMPEROR Frontman Explains Why Now Is Right Time For Band’s Return

EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Release ‘Das Seelenbrechen’ In October

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn will release his new solo album, “Das Seelenbrechen”, on October 22. The cover artwork for the CD can be seen below. “Das Seelenbrechen” track listing: 01. Hiber 02. Regen 03. NaCl 04. Pulse 05. Tacit 2 06. Tacit 07. Rec 08. M 09. Sub Ater 10. See 11. Entropie (limited-edition bonus track) … Continue reading EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Release ‘Das Seelenbrechen’ In October

SERJ TANKIAN, IHSAHN, DEVIN TOWNSEND Featured On Charity Single

Revolution Harmony, the brainchild of British music lecturer/journalist Ray Holroyd, has set a July 18 release date for its debut all-star charity single, “We Are”. The official video for the song, which features vocals from Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN) and Ihsahn (EMPEROR), as well as guitar solos by Devin Townsend, can be seen … Continue reading SERJ TANKIAN, IHSAHN, DEVIN TOWNSEND Featured On Charity Single

SERJ TANKIAN, IHSAHN, DEVIN TOWNSEND Featured On Charity Single

Revolution Harmony, the brainchild of British music lecturer/journalist Ray Holroyd, has set a July 18 release date for its debut all-star charity single, “We Are”. The official lyric video for the song, which features vocals from Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN) and Ihsahn (EMPEROR), as well as guitar solos by Devin Townsend, can be … Continue reading SERJ TANKIAN, IHSAHN, DEVIN TOWNSEND Featured On Charity Single

TRIVIUM Frontman: I Am Proud And Privileged To Call IHSAHN A Friend

Guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM — who are currently touring Europe with AS I LAY DYING, CALIBAN and UPON A BURNING BODY — has posted the following on his official blog: “Black metal has always been a genre of music I have been passionately in love with. The mysticism that are the legends … Continue reading TRIVIUM Frontman: I Am Proud And Privileged To Call IHSAHN A Friend

IHSAHN: ‘No One Has The Blueprint Of What Black Metal Is, And What It’s Not’

Radio Metal recently conducted an interview with former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Radio Metal: The album is called “Eremita”, which is Latin for “hermit.” That’s quite an obvious question, but do you see yourself as a hermit? Ihsahn: I guess artistically, yes, … Continue reading IHSAHN: ‘No One Has The Blueprint Of What Black Metal Is, And What It’s Not’

IHSAHN: ‘Eremita’ First-Week Sales Revealed

“Eremita”, the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared … Continue reading IHSAHN: ‘Eremita’ First-Week Sales Revealed

IHSAHN Interviewed On ‘Black Night Meditations’ (Audio)

WSCA 106.1 FM‘s “Black Night Meditations” recently conducted an interview with former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. “Black Night Meditations” is a four-hour metal show focusing on black, death, thrash, folk, shred, prog and power metal. The program is broadcast every Tuesday night at 10 … Continue reading IHSAHN Interviewed On ‘Black Night Meditations’ (Audio)

IHSAHN: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

“Eremita”, the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, can be streamed in its entirety at AOL Music. Due on June 19 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via Candlelight Records, the CD was recorded and produced at Telemark’s Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden’s Juke Joint Studio and Seattle’s … Continue reading IHSAHN: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

IHSAHN: ‘I Try To Be As Honest And Authentic In My Work As I Possibly Can’

ShredderNet.com recently conducted an interview with former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. ShredderNet.com: I wanted to start by talking about the concept of the [new Ihsahn] album [“Eremita”]. I know you’ve named it with the Latin word for “hermit” and you have Friedrich … Continue reading IHSAHN: ‘I Try To Be As Honest And Authentic In My Work As I Possibly Can’

IHSAHN: New Song Featuring DEVIN TOWNSEND Available For Streaming

“Introspection”, a brand new song from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below (courtesy of GuitarWorld.com). The track comes off Ihsahn‘s fourth album, “Eremita”, which will be released on June 19 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via Candlelight Records. Recorded and produced at Telemark’s Ivory Shoulder Studios, … Continue reading IHSAHN: New Song Featuring DEVIN TOWNSEND Available For Streaming