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Latest Pantheon I News
Below is our complete Pantheon I 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.
Norwegian act Pantheon I is currently working on new album "Adversus Relgionem," and the band has now posted a video diary online showcasing the drum recording process.
Check out the video below, and look out for more studio clips coming from Pantheon I soon. Further details on the follow-up to 2009's "Worlds I Create" will be announced as they become available from the band.
King of Asgard has issued the following update about appearing at the upcoming Black Troll Festival: "King of Asgard enter German soil this coming Saturday! Black Troll Winterfest @ Stadthalle Eisenberg 18th December. Hope to see ya there!" Additional details on the festival can be found here. The festival's running order is as follows:
23:00 - 24:00 XIV Dark Centuries
21:40 - 22:40 Wolfchant
20:30 - 21:20 Heljareyga
19:20 - 20:10 Alcest
18:10 - 19:00 Trollfest
17:00 - 17:50 Kromlek
15:55 - 16:40 Haradwaith
14:55 - 15:35 King of Asgard
13:55 - 14:35 Pantheon I
12:55 - 13:35 Finsterforst
11:55 - 12:35 Nothgard
Texas black metal act Absu has announced that it has parted ways with yet another guitarist, this time having Aethyris McKay leave the band. Aethyris McKay leaves Absu to join Pantheon I. Absu vocalist and drummer Proscriptor commented by saying:
"I am here to announce that guitarist Aethyris McKay has decided to quit Absu and has recently relocated to Oslo , Norway to join Pantheon I. Working with Aethyris for the past three years has been a prosperous experience and I have the utmost respect for him as my comrade and a superlative musician. He assisted me in resurrecting the band from its hiatus stage and I truly thank him for helping me recast the spell of 'mythological occult metal.'"
Norway's Pantheon I has checked in with the following update about the band's recent and upcoming activity:
"If Pantheon I has seemed uncharacteristically quiet recently it’s because the band has been very, very busy working on things behind the scenes. However, we thought we’d take a few minutes breather and update you on what has been going on.
"First of all, as you all know, we’ve been looking to increase the band by one more person with the addition of a vocalist. With the band expanding so much musically, this will allow Kvebek to put all his energies into the guitar, and give the band a front man who is free to roam the stage and interact more closely with the audience. Seems that there are a lot of very skilled vocalists out there who are interested in joining Pantheon I and we are spending a lot of time listening to demos and doing live auditions. As a band we put 101% into what we do, so the right person for us will not only be good at what they do, which includes singing in both Norwegian and English, and being able to perform both clean and extreme vocals, but also be willing and able to rehearse in Oslo regularly and definitely have a good sense of humour to fit in with the rest of us.
"Secondly, we have been working our asses off recording the preproduction for the next album. We already have 13 new songs ready and whilst we would really like you to hear what you can expect, you’ll just have to wait! We are ready to throw a few surprises your way, and the wait will be worth it. More...
Pantheon I and Trollfest are set to co-headline the Ende der Zeit Tour in Germany, which will run for six dates in December. Both bands are based in Oslo, Norway, and share the same guitarist, John Espen Sagstad, who will be doing double duty on the tour, but, as he says, "No one is going to turn down the chance to tour in Germany with a great bunch of local musicians, at a time of the year when bands and fans alike are getting into the holiday spirit." Also on the tour will be the German bands Finsterforst and Unlight, plus local supports. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
12/17 - Klangstation, Bonn
12/18 - Black Troll Winterfest, Eisenberg
12/19 – HSK, Cottbus
12/20 – TBA, Berlin
12/21 – TBC
12/22 – Rock It, Aalen
In related news, Trollfest has also just finished recording the band's fourth album "En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral."
Norway's Pantheon I has issued the following announcement about seeking out a new vocalist:
"Pantheon I is looking for an extreme vocalist for both recording and live appearances. We have just finished writing the new album which will be recorded this year, and we have a very good recorder on board. Live appearances are also being considered. The right person will have a flamboyant stage personality and must be able to rehearse in Oslo twice a week.
"Basically you must be very good at extreme vocals, but it is also an advantage if you can sing clean vocals and help with the lyrics. Experience is not as important as the right attitude and what you can do. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and feel you have what it takes. (Feel free to send us recording / demo-tracks, etc. that demonstrates your vocals) To hear some PANTHEON I tracks @ this location."
Norway's Pantheon I has issued the following statement about the band's recent appearance at the Devilstone Open Air Festival:
"We’re back from Lithuania after having played at the Devilstone Open Air Festival on Saturday, and we would just like to say a massive thank you to three separate lots of people. First of all to the crew and organizers of Devilstone for their hospitality and their professionalism. It was a real pleasure working with you all.
"Secondly to all the fans who came along. You were a fantastic audience and we hope you had as good a time watching us as we did playing for you. It was great to meet some of you in person, and we hope to be able to come back again and play an even longer set for you, meet a lot more of you, and drink even more beers together.
"And thirdly to Mayhem, Grave and all the other bands we met. Hope to meet you again on the road somewhere, where we can pick up where we left off. And have a few more beers of course. PS. If anyone has any photos or video of our set at Devlistone don’t be shy, give us a shout. "
Norwegian black metallers Den Saakaldte have issued the following announcement about a special meet and great along with Pantheon I at their upcoming show on March 21st:
"Den Saakaldte & Pantheon I will be appearing at a special event at the Azijnfabriek, Roermond, Netherlands on Sunday 21 March. Both bands will play special sets and there will be a meet and greet where you will be able to meet all the band members and share a beer or two (or more!) Anyone with tickets to the Taake/Horna/Den Saakaldte/Panethon I event on Saturday, will get free entry on Sunday. The event kicks off at 16:00. Please check venue for tickets and further details at this location."
Den Saakaldte also has the following upcoming tour dates:
3/19 2010 Pitch Black - Niederkrüchten, DE Niederkrüchten
3/20 2010 Roermond-Azienfabriek, NL Roermond
3/21 2010 De Azijnfabriek Roermond
4/9 2010 Helsinki, Dante’s Highlight, FI Helsinki
4/10 2010 KINGS OF BLACK METAL FESTIVAL 2010, DE Hessen
12/11 2010 TBA, MEXICO Mexico
Finnish blackened death metallers Coprolith have announced they will be supporting Den Saakaldte and Pantheon I at Dante's Highlight in Helsinki on April 9th. Coprolith have the following upcoming live shows:
2/12 2010 Darkside Club Helsinki
4/9 2010 Dante`s Highlight Helsinki
Samples of Coprolith's music are also currently available for streaming via their MySpace page.
Norway's Pantheon I has posted live footage online of their performance of the song "The Last Stand," which can be viewed below. The video clip was recorded on December 5th 2009.
Norwegian death metal act Zeenon, which includes drummer Mads Guldbekkhei of Pantheon I, has issued the following brief update about their lack of activity over the last two years:
"Zeenon has not been active the past two years, due to the girls having a bunch of kids! Mads is busy with Pantheon I and many other cool bands! It is unsure whether Zeenon will rise again, but meanwhile you can listen to our music online or keep in touch"
Two sample Zeenon tracks titled "Welcome To The Conic Section" and "Arbor Vitae" are currently available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
Norwegian metallers Pantheon I have been confirmed for the Summer Breeze 2010 festival, which will take place from August 19th - 21st in Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. More information about the festival can be found at this location. The currently confirmed line-up is as follows:
Children of Bodom
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Hail of Bullets
Long Distance Calling
My Dying Bride
Subway to Sally
Swallow the Sun
The Devil's Blood
War From a Harlots Mouth
We Butter the Bread with Butter
After their three week tour in support of Absu, Norwegian extreme metallers Pantheon I have confirmed that they will be heading for Russia in December to play two dates. One date includes an appearance at the Black Winter Fest in Moscow alongside Gothminsters, Trail of Tears, and Magenta. The details are as follows:
12/4 – Black Winter Fest, XO Club, Moscow
12/5 - Rocco Club, Nizhny Novgorod
“We would have liked to have been able to play a few dates around Eastern Europe at the same time, but there wasn’t really enough time to set everything up before the end of the year; hopefully next year sometime”, explained vocalist/guitarist Kvebek. “However, we’re very much looking forward to visiting Russia. Our guitarist Sagstad was there recently with Trollfest, and he had a great time, but for the rest of us it will be a first."
Pantheon I's third full-length album “Worlds I Create” was released at the end of July on Candlelight Records, and includes guest vocals from Katatonia front man Jonas Renkse on the track “Ascending." The band recently debuted the video for “Serpent Christ," which can also be viewed below. More...
Pantheon I has issued the following road report from their current European tour:
"Our blog is not working at the moment, so I will leave a note here to let you know we are still alive.
"Bus brakedown #1: A lot has happened since the last time we checked in. First, the bus broke daown in Leipzig. We had to spend the night at a hotel while the bus was being fixed, which was actually a nice break. Sleeping in a big bed and having the hotel breakfast. Althoug some of the guys stayed up drinking and having a food fight in the hotel room in stead of recharging the batteries...
"Bus brakedown #2: The next day we waited outside the venue in Leipzig for hours before the bus was finally fixed and we were already behind schedule when leaving Leipzig. But guess what. the bus broke down again on the highway, half way to Kassel. So there we were, stuck at a truckstop for hours. Finally a passanger bus came and picked us up and we just made it to Kassel when the local support was finished. We had to go straight on without soundcheck, but it was ok and a good crowd. More...
Norwegian extreme metallers Pantheon I have been confirmed to support Absu on the ucpoming European tour due to take place this autumn. The band’s cellist, classically trained musician Live Julianne, explained about Pantheon I’s inclusion on the tour: “We didn’t think originally that we would be able to do the tour because of other prior commitments. We had really put it completely out of our minds when the slot suddenly became available again just as we were re-scheduling a few things ourselves, so it all worked out perfectly. Playing live is something we all enjoy, and we have been looking forward to touring with the new album since we finished recording it. We’re scheduled to do a 6-date tour in Norway in September before the European tour kicks off, so right now we’re busy rehearsing and preparing. Panntheon I never do things by halves, and we’re ready to hit the road with a vengeance."
Pantheon I's tour schedule is as follows: More...
Norwegian Extreme Metallers Pantheon I have unveiled the new video for “Serpent Christ," a track taken from the bands newly released album, “Worlds I Create”. The video, which can be viewed below, was directed by Espen Krukhaug, who also worked on the band’s previous video “Where Angels Burn," and features Finland’s Peik Mattheiszen in the role of torturer. Reprising their role of victims in the video are models Maria Olsen and Helga Bårdsdatter Kristiansen who were recently seen in the band’s promo photos.
“Worlds I Create" was released at the end of July on Candlelight Records, and includes a guest appearance on the track “Ascending”, from Katatonia front man Jonas Renkse. Three tracks from “Worlds I Create” are currently streaming on the band’s MySpace page. More...
“Worlds I Create," the third full-length album from Norwegian extreme metallers Pantheon I, has been released in Europe and USA on Candlelight Records today. The album includes a guest appearance from Katatonia front man Jonas Renkse who contributes vocals on the track “Ascending." Three tracks from “Worlds I Create” are currently streaming on the band's MySpace page.
The track listing for “Worlds I Create” is as follows:
1. Myself Above All
2. Defile the Trinity
3. Serpent Christ
5. Burn the Cross
7. The Last Stand
8. Written in Sand
The band has also been working on a video for “Serpent Christ” which will be launched shortly.
Katatonia vocalist Jonas Renkse will contribute guest vocals on a track on “Worlds I Create”, the forthcoming album from Norwegian Extreme Metallers Pantheon I. “Jonas and I have been friends for some years now”, explained Pantheon I guitarist and front man Kvebek. “We both like the extreme and the melodic, and often talk about our musical visions, so I asked him if he would like to do some guest vocals on the new album, and he agreed straight away. The track we chose was 'Ascending', and his voice is perfect on it, awesome, in fact. It adds a new soaring dimension to the whole sound.”
“Worlds I Create”, the band’s third full-length album, will be available on Candlelight Records at the end of July.
Cadlelight Records has posted an e-card online which features three audio samples from the upcoming Pantheon I album "Worlds I Create." The e-card can be found here. "Worlds I Create" is currently set for a July 28th release.
Portugal's AVA INFERI is currently looking for a sixth band member on keyboards. AVA INFERI has issued the following statement regarding their search:
"We are now searching for a piano/keyboard player to fulfill and broaden our soundscape, both live and on record. As many of our earlier songs have piano parts as well, we thought it was time to bring this element out to its fullest. Criteria: you must be a creative and hardworking musician with your own gear, have availability for touring at any time and also to rehearse several days a week. Live experience is also positive. So if you think you have what it takes and you are based in reasonable distance to Almada, Portugal, drop us a mail at email@example.com." More...