"some music was meant to stay underground..."


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.

Demonical Reveals New Tour Dates

Swedish death metal band Demonical will be taking to the streets together with Norwegian black/death legends Gehenna and Finnish death metal newcomer I Saw Red.

The ten date "Unravel Europe Tour" will take them to Germany, Holland, Belgium, Czech Republic and Poland. Dates are as follows:

30.04 (GER) Greifswald - Klex
01.05 (GER) Bitterfeld - Festung
02.05 ((NL) Leeuwarden - Poppodium Romein
03.05 (NL) Rotterdam - Baroeg *
04.05 (BEL) Waregem - Gasolina
05.05 (GER) Weinheim - Cafe Central
06.05 (GER) Aalen - Rock It
07.05 (CZE) Prague - Modra Vopice
08.05 (POL) Poznan - Club U Bazyla
09.05 (GER) Erfurt - From Hell

* with Schirenc plays Pungent Stench and Bölzer.

Demonical will also be appearing on several summer festivals in 2015, including Summer Breeze (Germany), Metalhead Meeting (Romania) and Barther Metal Open Air (Germany). More news will follow soon.

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Demonical Announces Tour With Gehenna

Demonical has checked in with the following update about heading off for European tour dates in April:

"We are thrilled to announce the 'Unravel Europe tour' alongside Norwegian Gehenna and Finnish I Saw Red during April/May next year. Details TBA soon so keep checking back!"

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Blastfest Expands To Four Days

Blastfest will be held from the 18th - 21st of February 2015 in Bergen, Norway. The organizers of the festival have now checked in with the following announcement about expanding with new band confirmations:

"It is official, Blastfest will be even bigger! With very positive results and excitement of a recent poll, the Bergen, Norway festival have decided 3 days of metal madness wasn’t enough and have expanded the festival into a 4 day event with a total of 60 bands! That’s 4 days, 4 venues, and 60 bands! Yes. 60 BANDS! The festival is now running from Wednesday February 18th to Saturday February 21st.

"And that’s not just the only announcement the festival will make today because just like the recent spate of updates the festival are keeping form and have just confirmed another 4 bands to the already exploding poster! So without further adieu, we are pleased to report the addition of true Norwegian black metal veterans Gehenna, British symphonic black metallers Hecate Enthroned, Norwegian death metal titans Blood Red Throne and death thrashers Wyruz!"

The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Blood Red Throne | Bolzer | Borknagar | Byfrost | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Dark Tranquility | Dead To This World | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Gehenna | Hecate Enthroned | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Paradise Lost | Primordial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Satan | Saturnus | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Wyruz + more yet to be announced.

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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

Gehenna (NO)
Chaos Invocation
Dragged into Sunlight
Brutal Truth
Sonne Adam
Terzij de Horde
Verbum Verus
Neige Morte
Serpent Noir
Iron Witch
Dead Existence
Downfall of Gaia
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


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
Toxic Holocaust

Thursday 28/8 - Metal Command @ Garage
3 Inches of Blood
Dead to This World
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
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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