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Gehenna

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

Latest Gehenna News

Below is our complete Gehenna 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.

Gehenna Streaming New Track "The Decision"

Norwegian black metal act Gehenna is streaming the new track "The Decision." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Unravel," which is set to drop October 11th via Indie Recordings. "Unravel" marks the first release in eight years for the band and the studio debut of members: guitarist Skinndød, who joined in 2011, and drummer Slátrarinn, who joined in 2012.

The track list for "Unravel" is:

1. The Decision
2. Unravel
3. Nothing Deserves Worship
4. Nine Circles Of Torture
5. A Grave Of Thoughts
6. Lead To The Pyre
7. End Ritual
8. Death Enters

Check out "The Decision" here: More...

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Gehenna To Release "Unravel"

Indie Recordings has checked in with the following announcement about the release of "Unravel" from Gehenna this coming October 14th:

"It's finally here - 'Unravel!' Having kept us waiting since their 2005 release of 'WW,' 'Unravel' is Gehenna’s latest addition to the Norwegian black metal experience.

"It carries the spirit from WW, and twists it to confront a more post-apocalyptic era – rather than the ragnarok of the bourgeoise, the individual, and the failings of western society – Gehenna faces 21st century existence head on. There is no remorse, no compromise – there is only perfect hate.

"Gehenna was formed in 1993, and were part of the 2nd wave of Norwegian black metal. They recorded their Black Seared Heart demo in May of that year, and soon caught a lot of attention in the underground. Two of the tracks from this demo were released as a 7” vinyl titled Ancestors of the Darkly Sky shortly after.

"Gehenna also caught the attention of Metalion of the legendary Slayer Mag, and penned a deal with him to release the mini-album First Spell on his label Head Not Found in 1994. After First Spell, Gehenna signed with London-based Cacophonous Records (also early Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir), and released Seen through the Veils of Darkness (1995) and Malice (1996) on this label.

"Following the tour in 1996, new label negotiations took place, and Gehenna penned a deal with Moonfog Productions (also Darkthrone, Satyricon) for their next albums Adimiron Black ((1998), Murder (2000) and WW (2005). These three albums have later been re-released on Peaceville Records. In 2008 Gehenna signed with Indie Recordings, and released an upgraded version ofFirst spell in 2009." More...

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Heidenwahn Festival Pushed Back To 2014

The 2013 edition of the Heidenwahn Festival - which was to include a lineup featuring Manegarm, Fejd, Adorned Brood, and more - has now been cancelled and is being pushed back to a later date in 2014. The organizers of the festival comment:

"Through several problems we delay the Under The Banner of the Black Light Festival & Heidenwahn Winter Festival to 2014. The Festivals are not canceled, just delayed. All ordered tickets are valid for 2014. We try that all bands from the festivals will play in 2014 too (Gehenna, Archgoat & Throne of Katarsis too).

"We sent already a information to all bands, we hope that you have got it. It was a hard decision for us, but through personal problems and business-problems (through the cancellation from Gehenna, Throne of Katarsis & Archgoat exploited our calculation for the fest) it was the right decision.

"Sorry for this delay, but we try to arrange professional Festivals for 2014! In the next days we can release the new dates."

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Gehenna Cancels Upcoming Shows

Gehenna had been set to hit the road with Full of Hell and Integrity later this month, but the band has now posted the following message online about canceling the trek:

"Due to pressing legal matters Gehenna will be canceling their entire U.S. tour. Once things are cleared up the tour will be rebooked.

"Keep your ears to the ground for new releases from Gehenna and while you're waiting download some of their music for free from Bandcamp here.

"Also check out the fully remastered and re-packaged, limited edition reissue of 'Negotium Perambulans In Tenebris' on A389 Recordings and Magic Bullet Records." More...

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Behexen And Woe Added To Incubate Fest

Behexen and Woe have been added to the already extensive lineup for the Dutch Incubate festival, which takes place this coming September. Full details and tickets can be found at this location.

Other bands playing Incubate include Immortal, Mayhem, Gehenna, Khold, Tulus, Chaos Invocation, Dragged Into Sunlight, Brutal Truth, Worship, and many more. The currently announced lineup is:

Friday September 20th

Immortal
Mayhem
Gehenna (NO)
Behexen
Khold
Woe
Chaos Invocation
Dragged into Sunlight
Brutal Truth
Sonne Adam
Terzij de Horde
Batillus
Heirs
Verbum Verus
Neige Morte
Serpent Noir
Iron Witch
Dead Existence
Grift
Downfall of Gaia
O
Link
Age Of Woe More...

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Full Of Hell Announces More Shows

With towns still set ablaze from the band’s recent tours with Gaza, Code Orange Kids, Homewrecker, and more, and following recent announcements on upcoming Spring/Summer touring, today noise/hardcore faction Full of Hell has declared several dozen additional roving assaults for the months ahead.

Based around appearances at this year’s Maryland Deathfest and Chaos In Tejas festivals alongside label mates Integrity and Gehenna, Full of Hell’s previously announced leg of tour dates in May has been extended, a whole new slew of terroristic demonstrations with Gehenna now set to take the two acts to the West Coast.

Once the tour reaches the Pacific, Gehenna’s tour run will cease, but Full of Hell will immediately begin a new run alongside label mates Seven Sisters Of Sleep. Check out tour dates below. More...

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Peaceville To Reissue Thorns Album

Peaceville Records has issued the following announcement about re-issuing albums from Thorns, Gehenna, and Darkthrone:

"Coming July 18th is the reissue of the masterful self-titled debut album from Thorns with 2 bonus tracks & video, along with Gehenna's fourth opus 'Adimiron Black,' which includes 6 bonus tracks & liner notes from the band.

"25th July sees the re-release of the CD edition of Darkthrone's 'Goatlord' including an extra track, lyrics booklet, new artwork & bonus commentary disc from Fenriz & Nocturno." More...

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A389/Chainsaw Safety Records Posts 2009 Sampler

A389/Chainsaw Safety Records has posted a free 25 song sampler online, featuring current and upcoming tracks by: GEHENNA, PULLING TEETH, RAWRADARWAR, INTEGRITY, GRAY GHOST, ROT IN HELL, DEATHCYCLE, DEFEATIST, PALA, STEEL NATION, RINGWORM, DISNIHIL, SPLITTING HEADACHE, TRAPPED UNDER ICE, GUT INSTINCT, CELEBRITY MURDERS, DIE YOUNG, DIRTY MONEY, DAY OF MOURNING, IN COLD BLOOD, FRIGHTENER, THE HORROR, ROSES NEVER FADE, COBRA NOIR AND OAK.

You can download the free A389/Chainsaw Safety sampler here.

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Indie Recordings Releases Free Christmas Comp.

Indie Recordings has released a free compilation, entitled "Christmas Carnage Vol. 1," for download. "Christmas Carnage Vol. 1" contains 14 tracks of metal with songs by Satyricon, Enslaved, Keep Of Kalessin, Audrey Horne, Stonegard and more, and will be available from December 24th to January 1, 2009. The entire album will be streamed in the player, and next to it you can choose to download either a package with mp3s or one with all the songs in lossless format. The downloads include complete artwork for the CD as well.

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Tyrant Scheduled For Hole In The Sky Festival

Swedish cult Metallers TYRANT are set to appear at the upcoming annual Hole In The Sky Festival happening from August 27th - 30th, 2008 in Bergen, Norway.

Here's the itinerary:

Wednesday 27/8 - Skinned Alive @ Garage
Dismember
Toxic Holocaust
Urgehal
OLD
Inquisition

Thursday 28/8 - Metal Command @ Garage
Exodus
3 Inches of Blood
Dead to This World
Tyrant
Lobotomized More...

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A389 Records Anniversary Show In Baltimore

A389 Records will be celebrating its anniversary at the Ottobar in Baltimore, MD. The show will take place on January 12th and admission is $12. The following bands will perform:

Pulling Teeth
Gehenna
Starkweather
Deathcycle
Steel Nation

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Gehenna Sign With Indie Recordings

Norway's Indie Recordings has announced the signing of black metal legends GEHENNA.

GEHENNA was formed in 1993 and is said to be "one of the original founders of true Norwegian black metal." With six albums and two EPs on their soul-scarred conscience, they have made an profound impact on today's black metal scene.

GEHENNA has explored the boundaries of the genre but always stayed true, which has undoubtedly contributed to their cult-like status. More...

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Sunn O))) Upcoming Australian and European Tour

Sunn O))) are playing the WHATISMUSICONATHON? Festival for the period of March 3 - 13 in Australia. In addition to Sunn O))), this festival will feature The Residents, Chicks on Speed, Black Dice, and more.

The band will also be a part of No Boogie, Only Hate European Tour `05 featuring collaborations with Atilla Csihar, John Weise (Bastard Noise/Sissy Spacek), and others.

Sunn O))) itinerary this year: More...

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Gehenna Complete Work On New Album

After a few years of silence, Norwegian metallers GEHENNA, featuring original members Sanrabb (guitar/vocals) and Dolgar (guitar), are ready to unleash yet another slice of extreme madness. Going back to their roots, their brand new album, "WW", discharges the raw and primitive forces of early black metal. The track listing for the album is as follows:

01. Grenade Prayer
02. Death to Them All
03. New Blood
04. Flames of the Pit
05. Silence the Earth
06. Werewolf
07. Abattoir
08. Pallbearer

"WW" is due before the spring through Moonfog Records.

In other news, GEHENNA will be showcasing their brand new chillingly grim material at by:Larm, Norway's yearly music convention, this year held in Stavanger. The live performances will take place at the SAS Garage on Friday, February 11 beginning at 10:30 p.m.

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