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Formed: 1993
From: Bergen, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Kovenant News

Below is our complete The Kovenant news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

New Black Metal Documentary Coming

"Black Metal From The End Of The World" is a set of portraits of musicians and followers of black metal in Latin America, and especially Argentina. The documentary will feature interviews with members of The Kovenant, Hades, Blasphemer, and more. The creators of the film comment:

"Satanism, Nordic culture and religion return to paganism and the rejection of imperialism; all these elements together conform a spiritual and ideological research through the most extreme form of metal.

"It is not a guetto picture, but the starting point to a universal questioning in which we all can feel related; our own path to discover our true selves, in first place, and then, the process of cultural identity of masses, specially in times of technological acculturation."

For more info, head over to the movie's Facebook profile over here. More...

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Benediction Confirmed For Inferno Festival

Benediction have announced their first Norwegian show will take place at the 2010 edition of the Inferno Festival. The festival will take place from March 31st to April 3rd, 2010 in Oslo. The other confirmed bands include Mayhem, Taake, Finntroll, The Kovenant, Natchtmystium, and Jarboe.

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Original Kovenant Members to Play Inferno Fest

Norway's The Kovenant has been confirmed for the 10 year anniversary of Inferno Festival, set to take place in Oslo, Norway March 31st to April 3rd, 2010. The band will play the entire "Nexus Polaris" album live with original members Nagash, Psy Coma, Hellhammer, Sverd and Jezebel Deva.

Other bands confirmed for the festival include Finntroll, Mayhem and Taake. For more information on Inferno 2010, visit www.infernofestival.net

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The Kovenant To Reissue Three Albums

Metal Mind Productions has issued the follow announcement about re-releasing three studio albums by The Kovenant on September 8th in the U.S. and July 27th in Europe:

"The Kovenant is certainly one of the most intriguing bands ever to emerge on the Scandinavian metal scene. Throughout their career they went through name, line-up and style changes, constantly developing their musical formula in every possible way. Metal Mind Productions presents the exclusive re-releases of Kovenant’s three amazing albums – ‘Nexus Polaris’, ‘Animatronic’ and ‘S.E.T.I.’ – showcasing a group that is not afraid to experiment with different genres, taking their music far beyond black and industrial metal boundaries… More...

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Mayhem Drummer To Guest On New Nidingr EP

Norwegan black/thrash metal act NIDINGR is currently working on a new EP, titled "Wolf-Father", which will feature drummer Hellhammer (real name: Jan Axel von Blomberg; MAYHEM, WINDS, ARCTURUS, DIMMU BORGIR, THE KOVENANT). More information will be made available soon.

NIDINGR guitarist Teloch recently completed a European tour as a session member of the Norwegian black metal outfit GORGOROTH.

NIDINGR's limited-edition vinyl release "Sodomize the Priest" (2006) featured a rehearsal recording from 1996 on side A, and various tracks from 1998 on side B.

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"20 Years Of Nuclear Blast" Trailer Posted Online

A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips and a four-part history of the label hosted by DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer.

The following clips can be found on the "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set:

01. DIMMU BORGIR - Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
02. IMMORTAL - One By One
03. HYPOCRISY - Scrutinized
04. GOREFEST - The Glorious Dead
05. KATAKLYSM - Manipulator Of Souls
06. BENEDICTION - I Bow To None
07. PUNGENT STENCH - Shrunken And Mumified Bitch
08. BELPHEGOR - Sanctus Perversum
09. NILE - The Language Of The Shadows
10. DEATH - Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
12. DESTRUCTION - The Butcher Strikes Back
13. DEW SCENTED - Cities Of The Dead
14. ANTHRAX - What Doesn’t Die
15. EXODUS - Riot Act
16. DEATH ANGEL - The Devil Incarnate
17. I - Warriors
18. SONIC SYNDICATE - Psychic Suicide
19. CLAWFINGER - The Price We Pay
20. CHIMAIRA - Worthless
21. IN FLAMES - Only For The Weak
22. MESHUGGAH - Future Breed Machine
23. SOILWORK - Exile
24. THE DESTINY PROGRAM - Project Hoax
25. SCAR SYMMETRY - The Illusionist
26. THREAT SIGNAL - Counterbalance
27. MNEMIC - Ghost
28. EKTOMORF - Destroy
29. AGNOSTIC FRONT - Warriors
30. ALL SHALL PERISH - Eradication
31. BLEED THE SKY - God In The Frame
32. DARKANE - Solitary Confinement
33. THE DUSKFALL - Trust Is Overrated
35. WINTERSUN - Winter Madness
36. HAMMERFALL - Hammerfall
37. RIDE THE SKY - New Protection
38. EDGUY - King Of Fools
39. BLIND GUARDIAN - The New Order
41. GOTTHARD - Master Of Illusion
42. RAGE - Full Moon
43. GRAVE DIGGER - Valhalla
44. HELLOWEEN - Immortal
45. STRATOVARIUS - Why Are We Here
46. TAROT - Before The Skies Comes Down
47. THUNDERSTONE - Face In The Mirror
48. COMMUNIC - Conspiracy In Mind
49. THRESHOLD - Slipstream
50. CANDLEMASS - Of Stars And Smoke
51. CATHEDRAL - Corpsecycle
53. AFTER FOREVER - Transitory
54. EPICA - Never Enough
55. ECHOES OF ETERNITY - Voices In A Dream
56. SIRENIA - The Other Side
57. DEATHSTARS - Greatest Fight On Earth
58. SAMAEL - Valkyrie’s New Ride
59. THE KOVENANT - In The Name Of The Future
60. AMORPHIS - The White Swan
61. THERION - Der Mitternachtslöwe
62. CREMATORY - Revolution
63. FARMER BOYS - For The World To Sing
64. PYOGENESIS - Addiction Pole
65. LIQUIDO - Ordinary Life
66. CHROME DIVISION - Serial Killer
68. SUBWAY TO SALLY - Meine Seele Brennt
69. KNORKATOR - Wir werden alle sterben
70. SUCH A SURGE - Mission Erfüllt More...

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The Kovenant Re-Release Classic Album

Norwegian Extreme metallers The Kovenant have just re-released their classic album "IN TIMES BEFORE THE LIGHT" on VME/Head Not found Records, featuring the original tracks (not the re-mixed 2002 edition) with the original demos from 1993/94.

Currently Lex Icon/Nagash & Psycoma are in the process of recording their 6th studio album "Aria Galactica," which will be the band's final release on Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork for the re-release is available on the new revamped website.

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The Kovenant Work On New Album

The Kovenant are working on their new album "Aria Galactica." The band describes the album as "the most exiting, surprising, energetic and accomplished Kovenant record so far" and "a very characteristic Kovenant record."

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The Kovenant Recording New Demos

The Kovenant have been working on their follow up to their S.E.T.I. album. The release will be recorded and released in 2004.

This month The Kovenant will record demos of some of the tracks expected to be featured on the album. More details to be released soon.

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