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Formed: 1992
From: Bergen, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Helheim News

Below is our complete Helheim 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.

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New Bands Added To Brutal Assault 2017

A bunch of new bands have been announced for the 22nd edition of Brutal Assault, which takes place this year in Fortress Josefov near Jaromer in the Czech Republic on August 9-12. Returning once more are heavy-weights Hatebreed, who last graced the fortress stages in 2012 and 2013. This is reportedly in response to festival-goers requests for more hardcore in the line-up.

The Dillinger Escape Plan will be including the festival in their series of farewell dates. It looks like the band's appearance here won't be affected by the bus crash that caused some European tour dates to be cancelled last month. Dillinger last played Brutal Assault in 2015.

Thrash veterans Overkill, touring in support of their recently released 18th studio album, "The Grinding Wheel", have also been added. No stranger to the fortress stage, Overkill last appeared at the festival in 2013.

Helsinki's Wintersun are newcomers to Brutal Assault, appearing for the first time. Can we assume they will be playing material from their long-awaited third album? There's no official word as yet. More...

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Helheim Releases New Music Video

After releasing ninth full-length album “landwarijaR,” Norwegian Viking metal crew Helheim now unleashes a second video from the album. Check out “Ymr” below.

Like the preceding video for "Baklengs mot intet,” new clip “Ymr” was directed by Guilherme Henriques, and this time the band concentrates on live footage from Inside Live & Rock Café bt Mathis Backe interspersed with film of some of the glorious scenery that surrounds Helheim's home town of Bergen.

Helheim's V’gandr explains: “With 'Ymr' Helheim explores the terrain that might result from the complete enlightenment of knowledge. The tree of life is the symbol of this path and you may wonder if this enlightenment is of a positive or of a negative energy. When the One with the one eye closes it, that is when we must open up ours and see what lies ahead. 'Ymr' is the primal scream, the essence of man and to grow from there you have to climb. Whereas 'Baklengs mot intet' showed no hope in its cloak of negativity, 'Ymr' might kindle a tiny spark – but that’s up to the eye of the beholder or should I say, the ears of the listener.” More...

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Helheim Streaming New Album

Helheim's ninth full-length album "LandawarijaR" hit the streets on the 20th of January via Dark Essence Records, and now all the tracks have come online for streaming.

Music for the seven-track album was crafted by H’grimnir and V’gandr with lyrics by V’gandr. Recording took place at the Conclave and Earshot Studios in Bergen, where the album was produced by Bjornar E. Nilsen. Guest vocals were provided by William Hut, Morten Egeland, Pehr Skjoldhammer, Bjornar E Nilsen, and Ottorpedo.

1. Ymr
2. Baklengs mot intet
3. Rista blodørn
4. landawarijaR
5. Ouroboros
6. Synir af heidindomr
7. Enda-dagr More...

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Helheim Premieres New Video "Baklengs mot Intet"

Norwegian black metal act Helheim premieres a new song entitled "Baklengs mot Intet", taken from the forthcoming new album "landawarijaR", which will arrive in stores January 20 through Dark Essence Records.

Check out now "Baklengs mot Intet" below.

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Taake Announces 20th Anniversary Shows

Norwegian black metallers Taake today announced the dates for an upcoming European tour, which is part of the band’s 20th anniversary celebrations. Supporting Taake on the tour will be Viking metallers Helheim, who themselves celebrated their own 20th anniversary last year. Also on the tour will be thrash act Orkan. Routing for the 10 date tour is as follows:

Thu 2/21, Baroeg, Rotterdam (NL)
Fri 2/22, Iduna, Drachten (NL)
Sat 2/23, Helvete, Oberhausen (DE)
Sun 2/24, Magasin 4, Brussels (BE)
Mon 2/25, Glazart, Paris (FR)
Tue 2/26, Ferrailleur, Nantes (FR)
Wed 2/27, CCO, Lyon (FR)
Thur 2/28, United Club, Turin (IT)
Fri 3/01, Z7, Pratteln (CH)
Sat 3/02, Nifflheim Festival (DE) (HELHEIM only) More...

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Extremefest 2012 Confirmed For July

Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.

5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland

Cannibal Corpse
Suicide Silence
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
All Shall Perish
Suicidal Angels
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Deströyer 666
Cephalic Carnage
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Nexus Inferis
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Severe Torture
Hellish Crossfire
Gama Bomb
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Rectal Smegma
Dawn of Disease
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...

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Lineup Announced For Emperor Tribute Album

Metal Wamp and Tryzna Production will release a tribute dedicated to the legendary Norwegian black metal band Emperor. Titled "In Honour Of Icon E," the tribute album will feature several bands presenting cover versions of various Emperor songs.

The currently announced bands taking part in this new tribute are: Taake, Helheim, Troll, Horna, Setherial, Demonical, Saltus, Mesmerized, Necrodeath, Midnight Odyssey, Silva Nigra, Infer, Ancestroal Volkhves, and Karpathia.

A promotional poster for the upcoming Emperor tribute album release can also be viewed at this location.

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Demonical Records Emperor Tribute Song

Sweden's Demonical has issued the following announcement about recording a song for an upcoming Emperor tribute album:

"We have recorded 'Night of the Graveless Souls' for the 'Essence of Icon E - a tribute to Emperor' album. This is the first official tribute album - everything approved by the Emperor members and Candlelight Records - honoring the legendary Norwegian masters of black arts.

"Taake, Horna, Setherial and Helheim are some of the other bands taking part in this journey. The album will be released in co-operation between Metal Swamp and Tryzna Production later in 2011."

You can also check out a promotional poster for the upcoming tribute album at this location.

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Helheim Posts New Music Video Online

Norwegian black metal act Helheim has posted a new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Dualitet og Ulver" which appears on its new "Asgards Fall" EP. "Asgards Fall" was released on November 1, 2010 through Dark Essence Records.

You can view the video below:

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Gravdal's Phobos To Tour With Gorgoroth

Gravdal has issued the following update about member Phobos joining Gorgoroth for the band's upcoming European tour dates:

"Gravdal guitarist Phobos (Aeternus, Malsain), who has just returned from the Dark Essence Records tour where he played live session drums for Sulphur, hits the road again today to reprise his live session role to play drums for Gorgoroth on their European tour. He is filling in for Gorgoroth drummer Vyl, who is currently on tour in the USA with Keep of Kalessin.

"Also fresh from the same tour, Helheim's V'Gandr (Aeternus, Taake), will fill in on bass for Frank Watkins on the Gorgoroth tour. So fans of Gravdal, Helehim, Aeternus, Taake, Malsain, who are going to see Gorgoroth, keep a look out for the guys."

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Helheim Posts Music Video Teaser Online

Norwegian black metal act Helheim has posted a new music video teaser clip online. The band recently shot a video for the track "Dualitet og Ulver" which appears on its forthcoming "Asgards Fall" EP. "Asgards Fall" is set for release on November 1, 2010 through Dark Essence Records.

You can view the video teaser below:


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Helheim Announces New EP Tracklisting

Norway extreme metallers Helheim have announced details regarding the band's upcoming EP "Asgards Fall." "Asgards Fall" is planned for release in late October and is set to include five tracks: four new recordings and a remake of the song "Jernskogen."

"Asgards Fall" tracklisting:
1. Dualitet og Ulver
2. Jernskogen
3. Helheim Part
4. Asgards Fall 1
5. Asgards Fall 2

The EP preceeds the release of the band's next full length, "Heidindomr ok Motgang," which is due out in early 2011.

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Helheim Posts Live Video for "Oaken Dragons" Onlin

Norway's HELHEIM has uploaded a live video of their performance of the song "Oaken Dragons." The video was taken in St. Petersburg, Russia on September 11th, 2009. Watch the video below and here. More...

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Helheim Announces U.K. and Ireland Tour Dates

Norway's viking/black metallers Helheim will be heading to the United Kingdom and the Republic Of Ireland in March along with Taake and Vulture Industries.

The tour dates are as follows:

3 - Manchester, England - Music Box
4 - Dublin, Ireland - Fibber Magees
5 - Cork, Ireland - An Cruiscin Lan
6 - Glasgow, Scotland - Ivory Blacks
7 - London, England - Camden Underworld

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Atrox Announces Tour And Dates

Norwegian metallers are about to hit the road for the Vikings, Villains & Vultures Tour 08, together with HELHEIM and VULTURE INDUSTRIES. The tour is in support of the bands and recent work that has not been released to the public on CD. Dates are listed below. More...

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Helheim and Vulture Industries Announce Euro Tour

Norway's HELHEIM and VULTURE INDUSTRIES, bands that between them feature current and former members of BLACK HOLE GENERATOR, SULPHUR, ENSLAVED, DEATHCON, SYRACH, MALICE IN WONDERLAND and TAAKE, will once again hit the road together, this time for a tour of Northern Europe. Joining them will be ATROX, for whom this will be the first European tour. Confirmed dates for the trek, dubbed the "Vikings, Villains and Vultures Tour," are as follows:

Nov. 07 - Pepes Musik Kneipe, Aalen, Germany
Nov. 08 - Festung, Bitterfeld, Germany (w/ NEGURA BUNGET)
Nov. 09 - Phantoms of Pilsen 2 - Pilsen, Czech Republic (w/ PANYCHIDA)
Nov. 10 - Escape Metalcorner, Vienna, Austria
Nov. 11 - [to be announced], Poland
Nov. 12 - [to be announced], Poland
Nov. 13 - Headbangers Ballroom, Hamburg, Germany
Nov. 14 - Helvete, Oberhausen, Germany
Nov. 15 - Azijnfabriek, Roermond, Netherlands

This will not be the first time that Viking metallers HELHEIM join forces with avant-garde metallers, and Dark Essence Records stable mates, VULTURE INDUSTRIES to tour. Commented HELHEIM frontman and bass player V'gandr, "We have all known each other for far too long, and the last couple of tours we did together was fun to do, to put it mildly. It helps to know who you are dealing with — there's nothing worse than touring with someone you don't get on with, and we can always be sure that there will be plenty of laughs and beer flowing on the way with the VULTURE INDUSTRIES guys."

HELHEIM recently caused a sensation in Norway when it launched its "Kaoskult" album in front of an audience of young children in a kindergarten.

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Helheim Announces New Guitarist

Following the departure of guitarist Thorbjørn, Norwegian viking metallers HELHEIM have announced that his replacement will be SYRACH guitarist Noralf, who had filled in for his predecessor during the band’s recent European tour.

Thorbjørn’s decision to leave the band was taken after he felt that he wanted to concentrate more on other projects based on 70s metal/rock.

In a statement issued today, drummer Hrymr said, “We are truly sorry that Thorbjørn has decided to leave the band. He has been a central part of Helheim since he joined us in 1999. We owe many fantastic riffs and great ideas to that weird mind of his! Along with Lindheim and others he intends to focus on his project SINKING SEA, and we wish him great success for the future. On a positive note though, we have not had to go through a long process to find his replacement. Noralf is a fantastic guitarist, and he has already played and toured with us, so we know that he is the right person for the band. This will not affect his work with Syrach, and we are very happy he decided to join us permanently; we consider ourselves fortunate to get him.” More...

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Helheim Put Another New Song Up For Download

To mark the release of their new album, "Kaoskult", Norwegian Viking metallers HELHEIM have a second song from the album available for free download.

Due to hit the streets on Monday, April 21, "Kaoskult" is HELHEIM's sixth release, and its second on the Dark Essence label. The nine-track album presents a new maturity from the band, who have explored a more varied, and melodic side to their music. Written by guitarist Thorbjørn, with lyrics by Vgandr, "Kaoskult" was produced by Bjørnar Nilsen, who also contributes guest vocals.

HELHEIM debuted some of the new tracks during the band's recent tour with fellow Norwegians VULTURE INDUSTRIES and German black metallers DARK FORTRESS.

Commented drummer Hrymr: "The tour lineup was particularly interesting because none of the bands were from the same genre, and we were wondering a little how the new material would go down, not only with our own fans, who are used to a faster, more aggressive style of playing from us, but also from fans of the other bands, who were not necessarily into our brand of metal. We were selling the album in advance of release at the gigs, and if sales are anything to go by fans are liking the new directions we are taking. That's not to say we have abandoned the old HELHEIM sound, you will still find that, but we have developed and expanded — you can't keep churning out the same thing over and over again, it gets boring for the band to play, and boring for the fans to listen to. From the reactions we have been receiving our fans were ready to progress with us, which is always satisfying to any band, and equally satisfying is the number of new fans who heard the material on the tour, and have joined the ranks so to speak!"

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Helheim Post New Song Online For Download

Norwegian black/viking metal band HELHEIM have issued the following update:

"The release date for Helheim's upcoming album, Kasokult, has changed release date for Norway - the album will now be April 21st everywhere."

"To remedy this, we will release more free previews than earlier intended. We start with giving you a good start of the week with the Kaoskult version of 'Northern Forces' (click here to download)."

Some other new song titles on Kaoskult include: 'Det Norrøne Alter', 'Element', 'Altered Through Ages, Constant In Time', 'Symboler Bakover Og Framover'. More...

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Helheim Post New Song Online For Download

Norwegian black/viking metallers HELHEIM have made a new song, "Det Nørrøne Alter", available for download at this location. The track comes off the group's new album, entitled "Kaoskult", which is scheduled for release on March 17 in Norway and April 21 in the rest of the world via Dark Essence Records. Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Northern Forces", "Element", "Altered Through Ages, Constant In Time" and "Symboler Bakover Og Framover".

HELHEIM's fifth album, "The Journeys and Experiences of Death", was released in June 2006 via Dark Essence Records. The CD features guest appearances by ROOT vocalist Jiri Valter (a.k.a. Big Boss) on two songs and Marius Lynghjem from the Norwegian experimentalists CORVINE.

"The Journeys and Experiences of Death" was released as a double digipack featuring the unreleased "Helsviti" EP from 2001.

HELHEIM, VULTURE INDUSTRIES and DARK FORTRESS will team up for the Dark Essence Allegiance Tour 2008 in March.

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