News Posts

Metal icon Ihsahn announced his new self-titled concept album to be released via Candlelight Records / PIAS in 2 versions: regular and orchestral! And shared a frenetic first single with ‘Pilgrimage To Oblivion’ plus the orchestral version…

Matthew Kiichi Heafy’s black metal project Ibaraki unleashes another single of the upcoming debut album “Rashomon”, this time featuring My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way on guest vocals!

Finally! After a long long wait, we get to hear and see what Matthew Kiichi Heafy’s black metal project is all about!

Ihsahn released a phenomenal version of the A-ha song “Manhattan Skyline” with Einar Solberg on guest vocals!

Progressive mastermind Ihsahn announces to release the second of a 2-part EP in September and reveals a first track.

Norwegian’s Shining is going to stream their Blackgaze anniversary show from the amazing location of a water plant!

Ihsahn releases a first track of his upcoming EP and it’s simply epic!

1 loss, 2 gains: Brutal Assault is bringing early Christmas gifts for you all!

Eindhoven is really shaping up to be the center of prog music in the Benelux!


Ihsahn from Emperor talks about his process of writing music, differences in writing and performing with Emperor and his solo band, how he got himself into metal music, the possibility of a new Emperor album, reminisces about Emperor’s first show in Helsinki back in 1997 and more!

Watch the chat we had with Markus Vanhala about the new Insomnium EP ‘Argent Moon’, the upcoming new work of Omnium Gatherum and his new black metal project I Am The Night!

Album Reviews

Ever imagined what the ideal soundtrack to the series ‘Preacher’ would sound like? Far from the diabolical grandeur of his main band, with Me And That Man, Behemoth’s frontman Nergal goes back once more to his grassroots in the sophomore record to the Americana fueled. ‘New Man New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1’.

As far as musical valentine gifts go they don’t get much sweeter than this. Ihsahn has just released the first of two EPs dedicated to his hometown of Telemark in Norway.

With all the celebration around the 20th anniversary of Emperor’s magnum opus ‘ Anthems of the Welkins at Dusk’ you might almost be forgiven for forgetting that Ihsahn has been running a very successful solo career for more than a decade.

Multi-instrumentalist and former Emperor vocalist Ihsahn graces us with his newest progressive brainchild…