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Dimmu Borgir's Shagrath and Gorgorth's King Announce New Band, Ov Hell

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Out of Norway's biggest and darkest metal bands rises Ov Hell. This group of Satan’s all-stars has been sharpening their teeth in some of black metal's most influential bands for many years. Known as key figures in bands such as Dimmu Borgir and Gorgoroth, Shagrath and King have come together to bring forward a new chapter in Norwegian black metal history. Ov Hell will carry on in the same tradition for which King and Shagrath are known, but the collaboration between the two will mark a new era for them both.

Frost (Satyricon, 1349), Ice Dale (Enslaved, I) and Teloch (Nidingr, God Seed, 1349) have been recruited for the first full-length release. The album will contain all of the power and blast beats worthy of their evil pedigrees.

King comments: "The first Ov Hell release will contain music I've worked on in my Gorgoroth and God Seed years. It's been a little hell to actually see this music form into a band, so the name of the band is quite suitable. Through the first song I got from Shagrath I knew that he would be the perfect man to join forces with. He has strong individual qualities and a strong will to power. I am very positive that when we finish up this album it will be an album that won't sound like anything we have done before, and with a quality that won't stand back from anything presented in black metal earlier!"

Shagrath comments: “With both of our demanding music careers and other projects, timing was not on our side. After last years inferno festival, King and I yet again joined forces to brainstorm our need to collaborate our passion for dark art. Over the course of the past year, King sent me demo ideas that were so inspiring it made me put my skeptic feelings aside. I wasn't sure if I wanted to have another Black Metal project but my unquenchable thirst to explore my darkest beast, launched the birth Ov Hell. The majestic Ov Hell has become a band that reflects our roots, raw, ugly, arrogantly blasphemous with uncompromising truth from two influential Norwegian musicians needing to express our primitive side, straight out Ov Hell.”

Two new tracks, "Devil's Harlot" and "Ghosting" from the yet untitled upcoming album, have been uploaded to the band's MySpace.

Studio Line-up:
Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir, Chrome Division) - vocals
King (God Seed, Gorgoroth, Jotunspor, I, Sahg, Audrey Horne) - bass
Ice Dale (Enslaved, I, Audrey Horne, Trinacria, Demonaz) - guitar
Frost (Satyricon, 1349) - drums
Teloch (Nidingr, God Seed, 1349, Umoral) – guitar.

Ov Hell online:
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/ovhell
Twitter: http://twitter.com/OvHell
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/ovhell666
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ov-HELL/139170130877

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1. me,dude. writes:

Lol at them already having a myspace, twitter, youtube, and facebook page. very black metal of them.

# Oct 22, 2009 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Analguest writes:

f*** me sensless this is evil this is kvlt this trve norwegian black metal so f*** of and die.

seriously sounds interesting i'm a big fan of shagrath and frost so for me this band is a blast first 2 tracks.....awesome if this is the rough mix and f*** it leave it like that cos it sounds fantastic

# Oct 23, 2009 @ 12:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Hammerheart writes:

Great line-up. It's God Seed but with Shagrath on vocals. I'm very excited for their album.

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4. RTB writes:

Not a godseed/gorgoroth fan, but a DB/ shagrath fan......very anxious to see what pans out with this group......i guess dimmu-borgir will take a little bit of a backseat on this but oh well, after the seperation with vortex and mustis, maybe its better to do so

# Oct 23, 2009 @ 1:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Gytrash writes:

I suppose you'd call this a black metal supper group, but that's not unusual. Most of them played together in Gorgoroth before, but Shagrath? I didn't see that one coming. Let's hope it doesn't get too Hollywood.

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6. blackmetal! writes:

o.k , gorgoroth , one of the KINGS of bm. hmmm f*** this could be kick ass. KING is a great vocalist , not as good as gaahl from gorgothoth(old vocals) might see into it

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7. Nihilist writes:

lol let the posers unite!

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8. Hammerheart writes:

blackmetal!: Don't mean to sound like a prick, but I've got to correct you on a couple things. King was not a vocalist, he was the bassist. Gaahl was the last vocalist Gorgoroth had before the lawsuit. Before that was Pest (who is currently vocalist for Gorgoroth again) and Hat.

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9. Nihilist writes:

Hahaha ''gorgoroth is kings of black metal'' good one

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10. sin_666 writes:

big db fan..... im very interested in this project, depressed on how long db is taking to come out with a new album tho. cradle of filth behemoth and winds of plague alread came out with recent ones but im looking forward to this black metal union.

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11. cruor writes:

............... My mind has just been successfully blown.

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