Band Photo: Immortal (?)
From: Bergen, Norway
Last Known Status: Regrouped
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Below is our complete Immortal 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.
IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name: Olve Eikemo) has reportedly joined forces with original IMMORTAL drummer Armagedda, ENSLAVED guitarist Arve Isdal and GORGOROTH bassist King in a brand-new project dubbed simply I. The group have finished writing two-thirds of the material for their upcoming full-length debut, which will feature lyrics written primarily by former IMMORTAL guitarist Demonaz (real name: Harald Nævdal). The band, who expect to enter the studio before the end of 2005, are said to be contemplating making several festival appearances next year. More information will be made available soon.
Just For Fun
It's been a year since Mike of Ruthlessreviews.com posted his famous Top 10 Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pics of All Time. He has just recently followed this up with (The Other) Top 10 Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pics of All Time. These are humorous must-read pages for any metalhead who can laugh at metal and/or black metal (whether a fan of it or not).
Swedish black/death metallers The Legion are busy writing songs for the follow-up to last year's debut album, "Unseen to Creation". "Seven tracks are completed so far and the new material will for sure surpass anything we’ve ever done before," the band write on their web site. "We are planning to start the recording of this as-yet-untitled album sometime early next year."
The Legion's debut album, "Unseen To Creation", was released last October through France's Listenable Records. The CD, which was recorded at Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tägtgren, features "ten songs of complex and eclectic black/death metal, ranging in style from Morbid Angel to Setherial." The cover art was done by Kris Verwimp, who has previously worked with Marduk, Absu, and Immortal, among others.
The Clan Destined, the new project featuring vocalist Martin Walkyier (ex-Skyclad, Sabbath) and bassist Iscariah (ex-Immortal), have announced the details of the group's lineup. Joining Walkyier and Iscariah in the new formation are Lee Cassidy (guitar), Kara Sutra (vocals), Emily Dolan Davies (drums), and Tony Wildwood (guitar). The band are currently working very hard to complete the debut, self-financed demo recordings, which "will eventually become the culmination of several years painstaking lyric-writing and musical composition," according to a press release. "The Clan Destined has at this moment neither management or record-company backing — preferring to rely entirely on the support of our many loyal fans and friends until an efficient and trustworthy manager and label present themselves."
Regarding the group's musical direction, the press release states: "The Clan Destined is intended to be something completely fresh and unique from the very outset. In a world obsessed with faiths and colours, trends and genres; We each desire this TCD project to become a united collective which both transcends the current boundaries and sets a whole new bench-mark within the extreme music scene. In our considered opinions there is no real purpose whatsoever in trying to copy that which has already been done before. The current objective being to create something entirely new & ground-breaking at all costs. Exactly how long this takes to achieve will depend solely upon how much help we receive from you good people out there. We simply cannot do this without your involvement. So if you want to become part of something truly special, then the time has now come to climb aboard."
For more information, visit www.theclandestined.com.
Just For Fun
Ruthless Reviews scribe Mike From Hobart has compiled a list of the "Top Ten Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pics Of All Time," which includes such bands as Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Old Man's Child and Satyricon.
Check out the list and pics here.
Former IMMORTAL/current GRIMFIST drummer Horgh has officially joined HYPOCRISY. Horgh replaces longtime HYPOCRISY skinsman Lars Szöke, who reportedly left the band because of his unwillingness to tour for long periods of time.
"Lars still wants to play drums," HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren explained to Norway's Scream magazine, "but not with the hectic schedule HYPOCRISY has had the last months, and still is going to have for most of 2004.
"I can't wait to go on tour with this new lineup!" Peter stated about the group's latest addition. "I think it will be so cool to have Horgh's blast beats in our songs!"
Horgh's decision to join HYPOCRISY has forced GRIMFIST to cancel their appearance at this year's Inferno Metal Festival, where they were scheduled to perform alongside MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE and DECAPITATED, among others. A replacement act has yet to be announced.
HYPOCRISY will be embarking on a U.S. tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, EXHUMED and VILE beginning on February 12 in Houston, Texas.