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Illnath

Formed: 2000
From: Lyngby, Denmark
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Illnath News

Below is our complete Illnath 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.

Illnath Calls It Quits

Danish symphonic extreme metal act Illnath has decided to call it quits. A statement by Pete Falk (guitars/keyboards) cited a gradual change in musical tastes has forced a need for a change. The remaining members in the band have decided not to continue without his participation.

Just this past May, the band introduced new vocalist Marika Hyldmar to the fold. The most recent release was "4 Shades of Me," issued in March of this year via Pitch Black Records. The full statement reads as follows:

"We have a very unfortunate announcement to make. I have experienced many things since 1997 when Illnath played our first tunes. As the only founding member since then I have always had a strong belief in the band. Nothing has been able to overshadow the will and energy to work forward and fight for things. I am 37 years old now and I have gained a more nuanced view of things. In the recent years, my personal musical preferences moved in a somewhat different direction than melodic extreme metal, and I feel that now is the time for a change. I regret nothing in my time with Illnath and I have had many great experiences with the band, but my heart does not live and breathe for this band anymore.

"Given that neither Dennis, Kenneth or Marika feel that it is the right thing to continue Illnath without my participation, we have decided to call it a day. Instead of focusing on the sad aspect of Illnath stopping, I encourage our fans to focus on the good things Illnath, after all, has brought to the world through the nearly 20 years as an active band.

"I will still be working on my solo project Leadfreak and Marika will be working in her black metal band Machiavellian. We all hope to see you guys around through other musical aspects, and last but not least we would like to thank you all for the years of support and dedication towards the band, you have been our rock through it all. We sincerely thank you." More...

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Illnath Recruits New Vocalist

Denmark's Illnath has made the following announcement concerning the band’s new vocalist:

"We are very proud to announce that Marika Hyldmar is now a part of the Illnath family. After several auditions with several vocalists, we decided that Marika was exactly what this band needed. And thus, we dragged out of the comfort of her home, and cast her into the fields of evil pleasure.

"Marika is 21 years old, born and raised in Silkeborg, Jutland. Marika was introduced to the metal scene – and Illnath – in her early years, and she decided that she wanted to be a vocalist herself. In 2012 she formed her own band, Machiavellian, and will continue this project alongside Illnath. In her sparetime she is a photographer for rockfreaks.net. Her main inspiration lies in the black and thrash-metal scene. Bands like Absu and Skelletonwitch are a big influence on Marika’s vocal.

"We have decided that Marika was to re-record Ravenous Crows (now just Crows), because this would show the full potential of her voice. You can listen to the result below.

"We are extremely proud to welcome Marika to the band, and we look forward to many rehearsals, records and of course concerts. We have already started writing songs for an EP, which will be available in the end of 2013. So stay tuned!" More...

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Pitch Black Records Offering Free Sampler

Pitch Black Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering a free sampler in celebration of the label's fifth anniversary:

"When we were putting together our first release back in 2008 we knew that we were going to continue doing this for a long time afterwards. This was obvious from the sheer passion and dedication we found ourselves putting into that first release and this hasn’t changed one bit for any of our releases that followed later on.

"Five years might not sound much (or even 20 releases for that matter) but hey, we never bragged about being the biggest label ever! Besides, we pride ourselves in that what we lack in quantity we most certainly make up in quality! Each and every one of our releases has received a fair share of enthusiastic reviews, many of those releases have been included in 'best of the year' lists by various writers and reviewers while others have received significant distinctions. Of course we’re not forgetting the fans and how they have all embraced Pitch Black Records and our releases so a HUGE thanks to you as well for being part of this.

"During the last five years we have established some good solid relationships and friendships, both with business partners as well as with the artists we have had the honor of working with and releasing their work. Even more exciting things are happening this year, some of which include an important new distribution deal for North America (details to be announced soon), some great new releases (including new albums by Illnath and Arrayan Path) our new and revamped online store already in operation and our just-released free mobile app (currently available for Android, coming soon for iPad and iPhone). We are also working on a compilation album that will be very special in lots of ways. More...

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Illnath Reveals New Album Details

Danish female-fronted death metal band Illnath is returning with a fourth album, titled “4 Shades of Me.” The album is set for release on March 12th, 2013. Pitch Black Records also comments:

"The release comprises 11 songs that showcase the band’s progression, which has now fine-tuned its style. Leaving completely aside keyboards and other symphonic elements, this is pure, hard-pounding aggressive metal!"

The track listing is as follows:

1. Blood Warrior
2. Gallow Hill
3. King of your Mind
4. Pieces
5. No Salvation
6. Captain of the Seven Seas
7. Unleashed
8. Shade of me
9. Not my God
10. It’s on me
11. Angelic Voices Calling (2012) More...

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Illnath Signs With Pitch Black Records

Danish melodic death metal band Illnath announced that it has signed on to Pitch Black Records. The first release for the band on Pitch Black will be the band's "Third Act In The Theatre Of Madness," which is scheduled for release on November 18, 2011 (EU) and November 21, 2011 (UK).

The official press release from Pitch Black Records reads:

"We are pleased to welcome Danish female-fronted melodic death metal outfit lllnath into our roster of artists with the band’s third release, 'Third Act in the Theatre of Madness' scheduled for release on November 18th (21st in the UK) 2011.

"Formed in 1999, Illnath are a band which has evolved explosively through the years. Initially labeled as a symphonic black metal act their style is now a 'mature' blend of melodic/symphonic death metal. Having released a demo in 2000, Illnath’s debut album ('Cast into Fields of Evil Pleasure') came in 2003 with the follow-up ('Second Skin of Harlequin') in 2006. The band toured extensively in Europe and has also played in various European festivals. The band’s third album ('Third Act in the Theatre of Madness') is the band’s most melodic yet at the same time extreme offering to date.

"The band has a completely new lineup comprised of original member Pete Falk on guitars (also handling the main songwriting tasks), the powerful voice of Mona Beck, the killer basslines of Kenneth Frandsen and session drummer Reno Killerich.

" 'Third Act in the Theatre of Madness' will be available worldwide through Pitch Black Records and our distribution partners as well as through all major mp3 stores. The CD version will also feature a bonus track.

"Tracklisting:

1. Third Act
2. Scarecrow
3. Lead the Way
4. Snake of Eden
5. Shorthanded
6. Spring Will Come
7. Tree of Life and Death
8. Fall of Giants
9. Vampiria
10. Kingship Incarnate (CD Bonus)."

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Svartsot Comments On Support Band Change

Svartsot has checked in with the following comment about changing the support act for the band's upcoming April 29th live show:

"Forcentury will be replacing Illnath as the support act for our show at Klauzdal in Herlev (DK) on April 29th. Our decision is based purely on the fact that Illnath has already played a show at the same venue in March this year (less than one and a half months prior to our show).

"We therefore no longer feel that Illnath are a suitable support act due to the short space of time between the two shows. Any rumors that there should be any other reason behind the decision are unfounded. We apologize to any Illnath fans who had been planning to attend the show."

You can also check out Svartsot's recent studio report here or watch Illnath's music video for the song "Ravenous Crows" at this location.

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Illnath Recruits New Vocalist

Danish act Illnath has issued the following announcement about parting ways with front man Narrenschiff and recruiting a new vocalist:

"Illnath has parted ways with Narrenschiff, we thank him for everything and we wish him all the best in the future. Therefore, we proudly present our new front figure, the elegantly brutal Mona Beck, often referred to as a danish version of Arch Enemy's Angela Gossow."

You can also check out the band's music video for the song "Ravenous Crows" at this location.

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Illnath Posts New Music Video Online

Danish symphonic black metal act Illnath has posted its new music video online. The video is for the track "Ravenous Crows" which appears on the band's third full length release "Three Nights in the Sewers of Sodom."

You can view the video below:

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Illnath Finishes New Music Video

Danish metal act Illnath had previously announced the band was working on a music video for the song "Ravenous Crows." Illnath has now issued the following update about releasing the video tomorrow:

"The new music video 'Ravenous Crows' will be available here at the official Illnath myspace page tomorrow Sep. 17. 2010. The video will be released about 8 PM... A very big 'THANK YOU' goes to Mad Mob Productions for all the great work and trust in the band, and to Stephen and Katrine for doing a super job in front of the camera."

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Illnath Recording Music Video

Danish metallers Illnath have checked in with the following update about recording a music video for the track "Ravenous Crows:"

"In cooperation with the new production company 'Mad Mob Production' Illnath has started the recordings of a new video. 'Ravenous Crows' will be the first track Illnath ever presents in a professional music video. The recordings so far has been awesome, and we are all looking so much forward to the final result! More to come."

You can also hear Illnath songs through the band's official MySpace page.

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Illnath Announces New Lineup

Danish melodic black metal act Illnath has issued the following update about recruiting new members:

"Great news. Finally a full line-up in Illnath. During a hard weekend (including 6 boxes of beers), we have had a great audition. We are very happy to present: Huhle on drums (ex- Victimizer, ex- Deadly sins, ex-Indoctrination, and vocalist/songwriter in Blackhorned). Danny on keyboards/synths (keys in the danish experimental folk metal band Heidra). Huhle will be playing his first Illnath show in Svendborg, june 5. 2010. Danny will be ready for Illnath-shows later this year. Tyr will play the keys at the 2 upcoming shows in June 2010."

You can also check out sample Illnath tracks at the band's MySpace page.

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Illnath Fires Drummer Danni Jelsgaard

Danish melodic black metal band Illnath has parted ways with drummer Danni Lyse Jelsgaard. The band has issued the following explanation:

"Illnath has fired Danni, due to his lack of true dedication to the band. Danni cancelled a show very late, only 5 days before we were playing. He cancelled the show because he better wanted to play a show with his other band Svartsot. to avoid those problems in the future we are sad that we had to fire Danni. We are currently checking out new possible drummers."

"The gig on apocalyptic form of death festival is NOT cancelled!"

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Illnath Parts Ways With Drummer

Denmark's Illnath has issued the following update:

"After a long time of cooperation Illnath has parted with drummer Danni. We wish him all the possible luck with his other band Svartsot and all other musical projects or bands he joins. He is a lovely chap and an amazing drummer, and we do part as the best possible friends."

"We would all personally apologize to those fans and friends who are waiting for shows that now will be cancelled. We know you have been through this before, and We're truly sorry. The remaining members of the band are dedicated to the ILLNATH-soul that lives on and we will NEVER GIVE UP!" More...

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Illnath Comments On Short Show

Danish symphonic metallers Illnath have issued the following statement about a recent show that was cut short:

"Hey guys, We want to express a sincere thanks to everybody who showed up at Pavillionen at Grenå.

"Unfortunately we had to cut the show three songs before the planned ending because someone in the audience could't keep his hands off Pete's pedal board, so the last two songs were a complete mess.

"We're sorry about this for the people who payed to see the show and promise we'll make it up at our next appearance.

"And a big "fuck you!" to the guys who find it a good idea to mess up a show we've spent a lot of time and travel to prepare."

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Illnath Seeks New Keyboardist

Danish symphonic black metallers, Illnath, have issued the following update regarding the departure of their keybaordist:

"After a long time (11 years) in the spirit of ILLNATH, Tyr has decided to leave the band. We wish him good luck and hope the best for him in the future."

"We are now looking for a new member behind the Piano-weird instrument."

"Let us know if you, or someone you know are in interested. Please contact us by email: email@illnath.dk"

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Illnath Welcomes New Drummer

Danish metallers, Illnath, have issued the following update welcoming the young new drummer:

"Illnath has finally found a new drummer - we are proud to announce 19 year old Danni. Despite his young age, he has previously played with Fairytale Abuse and several non-metal projects. We are now looking forward to getting Danni involved in the vibe of Illnath and making new material, along with preparing for some live shows as soon as possible."

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Illnath Seek New Drummer

Vocalist Bjørn "Narrenschiff" Holter of the Danish symphonic black metallers ILLNATH has issued the following update:

"As most of you know by now, we're in a small trench of waiting at the moment. The new album ['Three Nights in the Sewers of Sodom'] is recorded and being mixed. The cover art is pretty much ready (and looks amazing!!) as usual it is Wilhelm Steiner doing how wonderful work.
"We're looking for a new drummer at present and will start trying people out soon. If anyone out there are up for the task, let us know and we'll arrange an audition."

ILLNATH recently posted more audio samples from its forthcoming third album, "Three Nights in the Sewers of Sodom". Check them out on the band's MySpace page. More...

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Norther To Play Russia In November

Finnish metallers NORTHER will play two shows in Russia in November. Special guests will be DARZAMAT from Poland and ILLNATH from Denmark. The details are as follows:

Nov. 23 - RUS - Moscow - Tochka
Nov. 24 - RUS – St. Petersburg - Club Port

NORTHER will embark on a European headlining tour in October/November. Support on the trek will come from AMORAL and DRONE.

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Illnath To Record Three New Songs

Danish symphonic black metallers ILLNATH will head back to Borsing Studios in late August to record three brand new tracks.

The band had previously stated about their current label situation, "We have started writing material for a new album, as we don't want to sit around waiting for [Japan's] Worldchaos Production [the group's previous record company] to get the finger out of their ass [and release the band's long-completed second full-length offering, 'Second Skin of Harlequin']. The new material will reflect the new situation we're in - new drummer and new bass player + almost three years since the last album was recorded.

"Regarding 'Second Skin...'. The latest rumours are that Worldchaos Production is working on the graphics for the backside of the booklet, and that the album should be released within 1? months from now [early June]!! We haven't received this information personally - yet, but it comes from a reliable source. We will know the truth about the rumour, when the album is finally released. Until then we do not believe anything."

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Illnath Begin Writing New Material

Danish symphonic black metallers ILLNATH have posted the following message on their web site:

"We have started writing material for a new album, as we don't want to sit around waiting for [Japan's] Worldchaos Production [the band's previous record company] to get the finger out of their ass [and release the band's long-completed second full-length offering, 'Second Skin of Harlequin']. The new material will reflect the new situation we're in — new drummer and new bass player + almost three years since the last album was recorded.

"Regarding 'Second Skin...'. The latest rumours are that Worldchaos Production is working on the graphics for the backside of the booklet, and that the album should be released within 1½ months from now!! We haven't received this information personally — yet, but it comes from a reliable source. We will know the truth about the rumour, when the album is finally released. Until then we do not believe anything."

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