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Twelve Days Of Evil Christmas List 2015 (No Ugly Sweaters!)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 4:53 PM (PST)

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The poseurs were put soundly to bed, when Vision of Disorder fans danced on their heads…

While their have been death metal Christmas endeavors before and plenty of
movies where Santa was a killer or more tame fare like The Grinch, the joy of
Christmas can be confusing to metalheads. We thrive on depression and rage, or
at least wallow in dank cellars rolling in cold puddles and moaning as our
laundry piles up. But anyway…We decided to make your shopping easier this
year. Assuming you have anyone to shop for. If not, keep these babies to
yourself in the spirit of giving the darkness only to someone who will really
enjoy it. Cuz Santa all mixed up from strong nog spells Satan, and Satan is greedy!

But seriously, check out our list of neat stuff. That is, if you haven’t spent all your shekles already on punk rockers Bad Religion’s always weird yet surreal and awesome Christmas music from a few years ago (since, ya know, Christmas is kind of associated with religion! And Starbucks!!).

Gift ideas BELOW!

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Interview: Ihsahn – Compatible Divergence

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 5:33 PM (PST)

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Some people Darby Crash or Syd Barrett their way to enlightenment. Others seek perfection of form or religion until some part of them slowly erodes (in cases when it fails). Whether you are a Tim Lambesis or a Blake Judd or a Mic Todd, these people all made meaningful art that affected people, as much as people debate the morality of some of their actions. Sometimes, as ugly as things can be, it is just part of the equation of life. We do have free will and choice to embrace higher roads, but karma or preconditioned hurdles in the psyche or environment can create major speed bumps (sometimes made of actual speed!).

Ihsahn of Emperor fame is still most associated with that classic Black Metal juggernaut, including their social infamy. Nowadays the founding 2nd-ish wave black metal father turned prog giant has evolved through non beholden to Orthodox Satanism and anti-morality to something inclusive of all that but much more vast and still very empowered. Ihsahn’s new solo-opus Das Seelenbrechen is a trip down the rabbit hole. This is not just restless reinvention for the sake of throwing out the past but rather a revealing of more layers and a sharpening of corners. “M” is delicate prog turned Floyd blues freak out. Space and ritual bells come at you on some tracks. Invisible siamese twins and stunning ambient poetry flitter up against stuff so harsh (i.e.: “Tacit 2” is an edifice crumbling into endless shadows) it competes with the most intense shit of OvO , Rotting Christ, Oslo’s Årabrot or Today Is The Day’s Sadness Will Prevail era. Think drums as falling beams, courtesy of Leprous drummer Tobias Ornes Anderson.

Das Seelenbrechen does not babysit you, like a purgatory of growth. This is the Orobouros throwing aside fear as it eats it’s tail. Haunting. Inspiring. Controlled/Chaotic.

‘I don’t know what I fear the most. What I am or what I’m not”. – Ihsahn from “PULSE”

Click HERE to read the interview!

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Reunited Emperor to headline Wacken Open Air 2014

Posted by GageT on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 6:52 AM (PST)

emperorbandWell, the festival announcements never really stop, do they? Just as this year’s Open Air is going down in Wacken, Germany, it was announced that black metal legends Emperor will be reuniting for the festival’s 2014 iteration, set to take place July 31-August 2. No news yet on whether this will be accompanied by any other shows, but here’s to hoping. This will be the first time the band has played live since its brief reunion back in 2007.

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New Music: Ihsahn – “Introspection”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 5:31 PM (PST)

Ihsahn, the former vocalist/guitarist from the legendary Norwegian black metal band Emperor, has released a new single from his upcoming solo album Eremita.  The song is called “Introspection” and features the mighty Devin Townsend on guest vocals.

Click here to listen to the new song.

Eremita will be Ishsahn’s fourth solo album and the follow up to 2010’s After, which was the final album in a planned trilogy, so this is a bit of a new beginning musically.  The release is planned for June 19, 2012 under Candlelight Records.

Ihsahn recently had the following to say about recording the album:

“This is right where I want to be musically, with lots of room for dynamics and expressive variety. Tobias and Jørgen have really added to the organic vibe I was going for and have contributed to the overall feel with their fantastic musicianship. And to have Devin, Jeff, Einar and Heidi adding their special moments, I am very privileged to be able to work with such a talented group of people. I really feel this is some of my most inspired work yet.”

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