Entries tagged with: Immortal
By Doug Moore
Here is the definition of black metal, as told by the experts in Norway's Immortal:
COLD.There you have it. We already posted a playlist of snow-themed pop songs, but if anyone should be celebrating NYC's current crystalline entombment (single digits tonight!), it's the metal set. Sadly, there aren't any black metal shows of note happening tonight, so you won't have much cause to venture out into the bitter winds of nowhere in pursuit of icy tremolo riffs and goblin vocals. (Though there are some metal shows going down.) Still, those of you who are weathering the storm at home can enter the grim and frostbitten kingdoms with these 14 black metal celebrations of all things cold, frozen, freezing, icy, wintry, and so forth.
Dave Hill, whose next edition of The Dave Hill Explosion, goes down at the UCB Theater on 2/28 at 9:30pm with special guest Kristen Johnston, is, as we already knew, the King of Metal. Watch and learn below...
photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG
[Immortal's] set was varied and opened to the tune of the title track off of their most recently released disc All Shall Fall and it was superb... The band continued playing most of their post-At The Heart Of Winter material which included plenty of material off of Sons of Northern Darkness, Damned In Black, and All Shall Fall.... Immortal simply blew me away with a live rendition of... 'Solarfall' ...with all of its excellent riffs and beautiful interludes. The powerful 'Grim and Frostbitten Kingdoms' reflected the 33 degree weather outside along with 35 mph winds that Immortal had clearly setup for the entire city to endure.The incredible pairing of Immortal and now-trio Absu teamed up for a short stint of East Coast dates including Gramercy Theatre on Saturday (2/19). Pictures from NYC show are in this post. The trek concludes on 2/26 in San Antonio.
-[The Number Of The Blog]
In related news, Immortal's Demonaz has announced his solo debut, March Of The Norse, due on April 1 (Europe) and May 17 (US). Look for it in CD, limited picture disc and regular black vinyl formats.
All dates, more pictures and Immortal's setlist, below...
Immortal at Brooklyn Masonic Temple in April (more by Greg Cristman)
Immortal will team up with Absu (!) for six US dates entitled the "All Shall Fall 2011" tour. That tour includes a NYC show at Gramercy Theater on February 19th, 2011. Tickets are on sale as of noon today (11/17). All dates below.
Immortal recently dropped a new DVD, Live at Wacken 2007: The Seventh Date of Blashyrkh. Wacken was one of a few rare appearances that the band made after reformation in 2006/2007 (they did select US dates in 2007 as well). Pick up a copy.
Current tour dates and tour flyer along with some videos below...
words by BBG, photos by Greg Cristman
So campy.... but oh so fun! Immortal played Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Tuesday, 3/30, as part of their brief but sweet "Blashyrkh in North America" campaign that laid waste to a select few cities on said continent (namely Toronto, Montreal, Brooklyn, and LA).
With a serious lighting rig and enough smoke machine action to make Greg Anderson proud, the band opened the what-appeared-to-be-sold-out show with the title track and "The Rise of Darkness" from their recent success All Shall Fall. Though guitars were a bit too thin in the mix for my liking, the band blasted their way through killer renditions of classics from across their catalog (setlist below) while the eager and surprisingly not too mosh-y crowd nodded and raised their fists in triumph. It was a big and bold set from the frost-bitten Norwegian legends. If you missed it and can't make it to The Avalon in LA (where the band was already spotted hanging out last night) on 4/2, then pray that the corpsepainted (or should I say warpainted?) horde make another trek to the US soon (and hopefully they don't wait 3 years again this time).
Black Anvil opened the show after Immortal hosted a fan meet & greet (it cost extra money). The band is like Kiss in more ways than one. More pictures (though not of Black Anvil yet), as well as tons of videos, below...
Eyehategod at Europa (more by Samantha Marble)
Eyehategod don't do small. First it was Goatwhore, Pig Destroyer and Strong Intention on a boat. Then it was Tombs, Howl, Unearthly Trance, and Strong Intention.
Now, BrooklynVegan and Osiris are proud to announce another unmissable lineup: Eyehategod with Brutal Truth, Nachtmystium, Black Anvil, and Tombs at Europa on June 12th! Ticket info is forthcoming, as well as their full US tour sked. Meanwhile, EHG is also scheduled to play Emo's in Austin on May 7th to perform all of In The Name of Suffering and Take As Needed For Pain. Drool.
Both EHG and Tombs are also playing MDF 2010 (which recently added Nirvana 2002 and Krallice). Tombs recently played the Relapse showcase at SXSW along with Voivod, Kill The Client, and many others. We have pics from that coming soon.
Black Anvil can be seen much sooner. They play NYC on TUESDAY (3/30) with Immortal at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Tickets are still available. The band recently finished tracking their new LP, Triumvirate. Want to win a pair of Immortal tickets? Details how are at the bottom of this post...
As previously discussed, Nachtmystium's Addicts: Black Meddle part II is on the way via Century Media. Look for it June 8th.
All currently announceed Eyehategod dates, some videos and the contest below...
Black Anvil at Blender (more by Paul Birman)
Black Anvil has been added to the previously discussed Immortal show on 3/30 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Tickets are still on sale in both regular and VIP status. The Immortal show is one of only four US dates dubbed "Blashyrkh in North America 2010".
Normally Black Anvil are (hyper) actively touring/playing shows, but the band has seemingly been laying low as of late, and with good reason. Black Anvil has taken the first few months of the year to finish writing and complete recording of their new LP Triumvirate for Relapse Records! Look for that LP to surface hopefully later this year, but in the meantime look for Black Anvil to also make an appearance at Scion Rock Fest in Columbus, OH on 3/13. Tickets (for the free show) are now sold out.
Full Immortal dates and a video on the making of Triumvirate are below...
Immortal likes their corpse paint. Still. (photo by Peter Beste)
After triumphant shows in LA & NYC (BB Kings) in 2007, Black Metal pioneers Immortal are returning to our shores. Norwegian black metal comes to NYC just in time for... spring. And Easter. March 30th, to be exact. The Blackened Music Series hosts the show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple and tickets are now on sale in two levels, regular and VIP, which includes a meet & greet pre-show, laminate, a poster, and many other goodies. The show is part of short tour dubbed "Blashyrkh in North America" according to the foursome:
"North American hordes, we are coming your way! After the fantastic experiences we had in New York and Los Angeles in 2007, we are returning next year, and this time we will make sure we visit our Canadian hordes on the East coast as well! We will see you during Easter 2010, which will be a dark and cold one!"Immortal went back to the studio earlier this year and returned with All Shall Fall, their first rager since Sons of Northern Darkness in 2002. The reception for the record has been positive overall (including mine) and it did well on the Decibel top 40. Pick up a copy of that LP via the band/CM distro.
The only other US show is again in LA. A few Immortal videos with all tour dates, below...
Baroness @ Bowery Ballroom - 11/20/2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
BBG will publish his own list of the best metal albums of 2009, but in the meantime here's what Decibel Magazine had to say:
by Black Bubblegum
Attila Csihar of Mayhem, The Winterdemon (metalnorge)
Highly influential black metallers Mayhem have announced that they will tour the US in spring of 2009! The 21 date tour will be announced soon, but in the meantime, look for the band to announce a new guitarist to replace departing axe-slinger Blasphemer. Mayhem's Attila Csihar lent his unholy vokills to the new Jarboe record Mahakali due Oct 14th on The End. Skip on down for video of Thurston Moore discussing Mayhem.
Doomriders are currently grinding away at their new album due on Deathwish in 2009! In the meantime, look for the band to hit the Autobahn on a European tour with Disfear & SSS. SSS is currently streaming two new tracks from their upcoming record The Dividing Line. Doomriders recently played Europa.
Guitarist Kris Norris has left Darkest Hour and is "actively pursing some producing routes and any band that might want a guitarist".
Corrupted LIVE (tawaraya)
The extremely elusive Japanese doomers (in fact, the above is one of the only pictures I have ever found of them), Corrupted announced a brief West Coast tour with Asunder, check out the flyer here. Asunder's Works Will Come Undone recently dropped on vinyl via Kreation Records, pick it up here. Corrupted's (current? these guys are elusive I tell ya!) bassist Lowell Isles's old band, YOB recently reformed.
Bloodbath, the death metal supergroup featuring Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (Katatonia), Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), Martin "Axe" Axenrot(ex-Witchery, Opeth), and Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson, will drop their new studio album The Fathomless Mystery on Oct 28th via Peaceville Records. Filled with ""nothing but hateful brutality", check out "Slaughtering The Will To Live" available for download above and stream another track, "Mock The Cross", at their myspace.
Bloodbath's cover art, plus news on Danzig, Celtic Frost, Landmine Marathon, sunn 0))), Necrophagist, Immortal and so much more....