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Pantheon I

Formed: 2000
From: Oslo, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

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.

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Pantheon I Vocalist Starts New Band Svartelder

Pantheon I’s vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (ex-1349) is set to join up with vocalist Abominor (Norkrim), bass player Shezmou (The All Seeing I) and drummer Sathan (Twisted Autumn Darkness) to form a new project under the name of SVARTELDER..

Kvebek, who will use the stage name Tjalve for the new project, is currently finishing work on the next PANTHEON I album, and will begin writing material for SVARTELDER as soon as that is finished. Commented the guitarist:

“SVARTELDER was originally started in 2005 by Abominor, but got shelved for a few years due to other commitments. He was talking to me about starting it up again recently and asked if I was interested, and I liked the idea of being given free rein to write whatever I wanted musically, while he concentrated on the lyrics. At the moment, the plan is to record eight songs in total, which will include a handful that I had already written, and that were waiting for the right project to come along. I think it’s going to be very interesting for all those involved, and we’re all very keen to start rehearsing as soon as possible. SVARTELDER, which in the ancient Norsk Language means “Blackfires”, was chosen as a name to symbolise the flame of uncompromising old-style black metal, that the band aim to keep alive with their music."

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Ava Inferi on New Album and Algarve Chamas

Portugese doom metal band Ava Inferi has announced plans for their upcoming full-length album. They have announced that out of their efforts "came nine powerful and sad hymns, all showcasing Ava Inferi's refusal to stagnate and go the easy and throdden path of repetition." The final mixes are not completed, but will be sometime in January in Norway. The band states that many "dramatic events" happened during the recording of the album, and that it is "more metal" than the previous two albums. "But despair not, there are enough tristesse and serenity to provole the most saddened thoughts on here as well. We are not changing, [we are] merely evolving!" Guests on the album include the following: Kristoffer Rygg of Ulver, Live Kostol of Pantheon I, Fredrik Soderlind of Puissence, and "the amazing piano talent Arne Martinussen." The tracklist will be revealed "when the fog has lifted."

The band would like to apologize for the cancellation of their appearance at the Algarve Chamas VII Festival which takes place on January 30th, due to their mixing schedule. Ava Inferi hopes for a re-scheduled show later in the year.

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Pantheon-I Post New Video Online

PANTHEON-I have posted a video clip for the track "Where Angels Burn" at this location.

December
15 - (FR) Rennes Ubu
16 - (FR) Bordeaux Barbey
17 - (FR) Paris Locomotive
18 - (FR) Lyon Transbordour
19 - (FR) Toulouse Havana
20 - (FR) Marseille Club Rock Hard
21 - (FR) Eloyes Centre Culturel
22 - (FR) Limoges CC John Lennon More...

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Pantheon I To Tour France With Mayhem

In December, PANTHEON-I will embark on a tour in France with the legendary Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. More European shows will be announced shortly. Check out the dates below:

December
15 - (FR) Rennes Ubu
16 - (FR) Bordeaux Barbey
17 - (FR) Paris Locomotive
18 - (FR) Lyon Transbordour
19 - (FR) Toulouse Havana
20 - (FR) Marseille Club Rock Hard
21 - (FR) Eloyes Centre Culturel
22 - (FR) Limoges CC John Lennon

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Metallysee Booking Agency Explains Cancellations

Metallysee Booking Agency, the long-running Belgian company which was recently blamed for a string of European tour cancellations by such bands as FINNTROLL, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MARDUK, ENSLAVED and UNLEASHED — has released the following statement:

"For all of those that have been writing in with their hate mail, let me take a moment now to explain the recent mishaps that have been happening at my company, Metallysee Booking Agency.

"First of all, my name is Johan De Mesmaeker and I am one of the owners of Metallysee. I have had this company for more than 22 years, and during that time I have put many bands on tour in Europe. Many who have gone on to become bigger acts and many that have gone on to other booking agencies.

"During the past year, I had to take a leave from running the day-to-day operations of my company due to personal reasons and in my place was my (former) employee named Henk Mol (of Vain Productions). Together with my business partner Gina, Henk was responsible for putting the tours together and making sure that things functioned as they should. Well, as we know now, things didn't happen exactly this way.

"With my sister not knowing anything about the business (or the bands), Henk was pretty much in control of everything. In the case of the Earthshaker Roadshock tour, he, and HE ALONE, made the cost of this tour so high that it was impossible to continue that tour. Some bands were contracted to be paid more than they should have, while other bands were contracted to be paid when in fact they should have been paying us tour support. The same was the case with the MARDUK tour.

"In order to keep my company alive, I had no choice but to cancel these tours to avoid myself going into bankruptcy and to be able to continue in a business that I've been involved in for many years.

"In the case of Henk Mol, on the eve of the Earthshaker tour he conveniently 'quit' his position (and even has the NERVE to go back to some bands on our roster to tell them how he 'left' Metallysee and is in the process of starting his own booking agency and would like to book their tours from now on).

"Now while I don't absolve myself from any responsibility of these recent errors, the fact remains that before I took my leave, I have been doing the No Mercy and X-Mas tours (for example) twice a year for the past nine years that were completely successful. As most of you know, some of these tours had up to 8 and 9 bands and they always went to the [end] and everyone was always paid in full.

"In conclusion, I hope that this answers some questions that people have been asking. Slowly, I will rebuild my company and continue to book tours for the European market.

"To the bands that these problems have affected — FINNTROLL, AFTER FOREVER, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, TAROT, MACHINE MEN, ALL ENDS, MARDUK, ENSLAVED, MELECHESH, KEEP OF KALESSIN, GOATWHORE, PANTHEON I, UNLEASHED and BELPHEGOR — I offer my sincere apologies and will make every effort in time to compensate them for their losses. To the fans, labels, managers and my longtime promoter partners, I also offer my apologies."

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Excess Of Evil Tour Cancelled

The "Excess Of Evil" European tour has been cancelled. The trek was to run this month and feature Marduk, Enslaved, Keep Of Kalessin, Goatwhore, Melechesh, and Pantheon I. Here's a statement from Enslaved:

"We are not entirely informed and convinced as to why the tour is cancelled – we were promised an immediate statement from the touring agency (Metalysee) several days ago, but nothing has arrived. At this point, with few days left for the intended tour start, we could no longer wait and we are issuing this, to be honest, half-informed statement. We are normally booked through Goldstar Music in Norway, let us stress over and over again that this tour and its demise is not their workings, this was a one-off collaboration with another booking agency.

All we know is that the tour is cancelled and that we feel disappointed, bitter and at the same time vengeful. We are disappointed because we looked forward to performing top notch shows, being part of a high class package and meeting the fans, the friends; the scene. Bitter because we were already stretched to the limit to do this tour – we were ready to go out and do minimalist shows, with a session keyboard player (as Herbrand Larsen couldn't go due to personal reasons. We feel vengeful because we know we will come back and do these shows tenfold stronger. Our booking agent Goldstar has told us they are already working on rescheduling several of the shows this coming autumn.

As always, there will be speculations as to why this happened. Again, we regret to say that this was never really "our" tour so we lack some insight into the "whys" and "whos" and "whens". We can only state that we were ready to go, no injuries, no imprisonment, no primadonna acts; none of the usual industry clichés. We have heard rumours about why the tour was cancelled, but we choose not to repeat them until an official statement is issued from Metalysee/ Marduk. We hope other sources of information (web boards, forums, magazines) will remain equally patient/ respectful for the official version.

We'll be back with more info should it appear, along with any eventual re-bookings of these shows. A heartfelt thank you to all the people being ready for the shows in France, the UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany and Austria– we will return."

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Goatwhore Announces Headlining Dates and Euro Tour

Goatwhore will be hitting the road on March 23rd for a three week long run with 1349, Nachtmystium and Averse Sefira. They will follow the tour with two weeks of headlining dates before heading to Germany for their first ever European tour, “The Excess of Evil” with Marduk, Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, Melechesh, and Pantheon I.

“We would like to send our thanks out to all the guys from God Forbid, Mnemic, Arsis, The Human Abstract, and Byzantine for making the January thru February "Chains Of Humanity" Tour a complete success!! A big thanks goes out to the guys in God Forbid for making the whole tour possible!! Hope to see you all on the road soon and in the meantime STAY SICK, STAY FUCK!!”

Here are the Goatwhore tour dates: More...

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Pantheon I Cover Art and Audio Sample Online

The cover artwork for PANTHEON I's new album, "The Wanderer and His Shadow", and an audio sample of the song "Cyanide Storm" has been posted online at this location.

Here are Pantheon I's planned tour dates:

May 10 - (D) Germany K 17 Berlin
May 11 - (D) F Haus Jena
May 12 - (D) Eastclub Bischofswerda
May 13 - (CZ) Fleda Brno
May 14 - (D) Backstage München
May 15 - (D) Batschkapp Frankfurt
May 16 - (D) Roxy Saarbrücken
May 17 - (CH) Z 7 Pratteln
May 18 - (IT) Estragon Bologna
May 19 - (AT) Spielboden Dornbirn
May 20 - (FR) La laiterie Strassbourg
May 21 - (FR) Locomotive Paris
May 22 - (FR) Antipode Rennes
May 23 - (UK) Carling academiy islington London
May 24 - (D) Turock Essen
May 25 - (NL) Plato Helmond
May 26 - (BE) Biebob Vosselaar
May 27 - (D) Markthalle Hamburg

As previously reported "The Wanderer and His Shadow" track listing is as follows: More...

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Keep Of Kalessin Cancel Summer Breeze Appearance

Norwegian black metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN have issued the following update:

"We're sorry to announce that due to circumstances out of our control Keep Of Kalessin is unable to play the Summer Breeze festival this year as previously announced. We wish the festival the best of luck and hopefully Keep Of Kalessin are able to play there next year. Keep Of Kalessin is confirmed for the Bjørnegildet Studentfestival in Oslo, Norway on february 15th. ENSLAVED, with whom Keep Of Kalessin is touring in May, will also play the same night. More info on http://gildet.realistforeningen.no/."

Upcoming Keep Of Kalessin live dates with MARDUK, ENSLAVED, MELECHESH, GOATWHORE and PANTHEON I on The Excess Of Evil European tour are as follows: More...

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Pantheon I Added To The Excess of Evil Tour

PANTHEON I have been added to the "Excess of Evil" tour alongside black metal heavyweights such as Marduk, Enslaved, Keep Of Kalessin, Melechesh and Goatwhore. The tour dates are below:

May 10 - (D) Germany K 17 Berlin
May 11 - (D) F Haus Jena
May 12 - (D) Eastclub Bischofswerda
May 13 - (CZ) Fleda Brno
May 14 - (D) Backstage München
May 15 - (D) Batschkapp Frankfurt
May 16 - (D) Roxy Saarbrücken
May 17 - (CH) Z 7 Pratteln
May 18 - (IT) Estragon Bologna
May 19 - (AT) Spielboden Dornbirn
May 20 - (FR) La laiterie Strassbourg
May 21 - (FR) Locomotive Paris
May 22 - (FR) Antipode Rennes
May 23 - (UK) Carling academiy Islington London
May 24 - (D) Turock Essen
May 25 - (NL) Plato Helmond
May 26 - (BE) Biebob Vosselaar
May 27 - (D) Markthalle Hamburg

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Pantheon I Reveal Tracklisting For New Album

PANTHEON I has set "The Wanderer and His Shadow" as the title of its upcoming CD, due on April 2nd through Candlelight Records. Clocking in at just over 40 minutes, the album was recorded and mixed by Christian Wibe at Nye Losjen studios in Sofiemyr, Norway and features artwork by Kjell Åge Meland, who did the front cover to the band's debut release, "Atrocity Divine".

"The Wanderer and His Shadow" track listing:

01. Origin of Sin
02. The Wanderer and his Shadow
03. Cyanide Storm
04. Coming to an End
05. Shedim
06. Where Angels Burn
07. My Curse
08. Chaos Incarnate

"Coming to an End" features a guest appearance by SOLEFALD vocalist Lazare Nedland, while Nachtgarm from NEGATOR appears on "Chaos Incarnate". Former PANTHEON I member Gunhild contributes her great violin skills on "Where Angels Burn".

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Pantheon I Reveals More Details On New Album

Norway's PANTHEON I have issued the following update in regards to their forthcoming new album:

"Due out April 2nd through Candlelight Records, the new album has been dubbed The Wanderer And His Shadow, and clocks in at just over 40 minutes. The album was recorded and mixed by Christian Wibe at Nye Losjen studios.

The tracklisting is as follows: 'Origin Of Sin', 'The Wanderer And His Shadow', 'Cyanide Storm', 'Coming To An End', 'Shedim', 'Where Angels Burn', 'My Curse', 'Chaos Incarnate'.

Guest appearance on 'Coming To An End' by SOLEFALD vocalist Lazare Nedland and Nachtgarm from NEGATOR on 'Chaos Incarnate'.

Previous Pantheon I member Gunhild has lent us her great violin skills on 'Where Angels Burn'. The front cover will once again be a kick ass painting done by Kjell Åge Meland, who did the front cover to Atrocity Divine.

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Candlelight Records Signs Pantheon-I and Coprofago

Candlelight Records has announced the addition of two bands to their roster: Pantheon I and Coprofago.

Formed in late-2002, Norway's Pantheon I previously self-released a 7" in September 2004, and a full-length in early this year via World Chaos Productions. You can check out some of their material here.

Meanwhile, Coprofago was formed in Chile in 1993. According to Candlelight, the group produces an "uncommon mixture of death metal with progressive rock bordering at times with jazz fusion." They have previously released material with Sekhmet Records and Galy Records. You can download some of their material here.

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1349 Part Ways With Founding Guitarist Tjalve

1349 guitarist and founding member Tjalve (real name: André Kvebek) has left the Norwegian black metal act after nine years and three studio albums to focus on his other bands PANTHEON I and SARKOM.

Commented Tjalve in a statement: "I will remember 1349 as the most diabolical, vicious and plague-ridden band ever to stride the Earth, and I'm proud to have been a part of it. I'm confident that they'll continue to plague mankind for ages!"

1349 announced earlier in the year that they were going to be utilizing the services of former NILE drummer Tony Laureano on their upcoming dates as regular skinsman Frost is busy with promoting SATYRICON's recently released "Now, Diabolical" CD.

1349 released their third studio album, "Hellfire", in the U.S. last October via Candlelight Records. Recorded at Studio Studio in Nyhagen, Norway, "Hellfire" was supported by a European tour with Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH.

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Gorgoroth Comfirmed For Hammerslag Festivalen

Gorgoroth, Pantheon I, Framferd and Lucid Fear have been confirmed for Hammerslag Festivalen, a new Norwegian black metal festival set to take place on the longest night of the year, on December 18, 2004, at an old church in Tønsberg, Norway.

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Pantheon I New Songs Available For Download

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349), guitarist John Espen Sagstad (ABIOTIC) and drummer Eirik Renton (SARKOM), have uploaded two songs from their upcoming full-length debut, "Atrocity Divine", at their official web site. Check out the songs "Transgression" and "Silent Massacre" at this location.

In a recent interview with Vampire-Magazine.com, Sagstad had the following to say about the upcoming release: "This recording consists of 11 brand new songs, and we are at the moment looking for a label who will finance this release! We are very excited about this release because it’s turned out to be even better than we had ever imagined. Gunhild [Mathea Olaussen, violin], Live [Julianne Kostøl, cello] and Tor [Risdal Stavenes, a.k.a. Seidemann, bass]) have given PANTHEON I a facelift, and I assure you that this album will kick ASS!"

PANTHEON I had previously released a four-song demo, titled "MMIII", in April 2003. A limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single — which includes the tracks "Is This A Prophecy?" and "Transparent" — was recently made available via the group's official website.

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