While there is no news of a new album on the horizon, Norwegian sons of northern darkness Immortal have announced the release of a limited 10" vinyl box set of their last opus All Shall Fall, which came out in 2009.
Black metal pioneers Immortal will return to Mexico and South America for the first time in over a decade. Dubbed Battles In The South, the Norwegian trio will kick off the five-date tour in early October. Tickets will be on sale soon. Get the dates after the jump.
In February next year Immortal will do 6 more shows in the US, and these will be the final concerts in North America for All Shall Fall. Absu will join as special guests for all dates.
All Shall Fall USA 2011:
02/19 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
02/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
02/21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
02/22 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
02/24 - Denver, CO @ Summit Theatre
02/26 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
Having just released their epic The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh DVD which shows the band live in Wacken 2007, mighty black metal icons Immortal strike back with the first official music video from their latest album All Shall Fall!
Shot in Norway by Varde Film, the video for the title track All Shall Fall features the band's full line-up (Abbath, Demonaz, Apollyon, Horgh) and is the first music video the band has shot in 15 years.
Don't miss the exclusive premiere of this majestic piece of art at this location.
Immortal will release their first-ever concert DVD, The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh, on August 6 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will include professionally filmed video footage of the band's headlining performance at the 2007 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany.
In an April interview with About.com, Demonaz said the band is making progress on writing their next album. He said: "We already have three songs for the next album. We'll be working on the album this year. And we have material for a lot of other songs, so maybe in August we'll be finished with half the album. But we haven't come so far that I can see the end of the album. I think we'll try to work with the songs and make them classic Immortal songs. The next album will be different than All Shall Fall. I think the songs will come off as one package. Every album is different for us, but we won't try too many new things. We'll stick to the plan and make the music we like."
Norwegian black metal squad Immortal have announced their latest album All Shall Fall was nominated for this year's "Spellemannsprisen" in Norway. The Spellemann Awards are the Norwegian equivalent of the US Grammy Awards.
The band didn't want to be part of that and rejected the nomination.
Rumor on the streets of the grim and frostbitten kingdom has it, the band stated their "thanks, but no thanks" because the Spellemann Awards are chosen by a jury and not by the fans... So technically their participation for the upcoming Metal Storm Awards is not at stake here (that is, if they are nominated of course ). Spicy detail: it was the band's label that entered the band for the Spellemann.
Demonaz Occulta of Immortal has posted four songs from his new project, dubbed simply Demonaz, on his MySpace page. The songs "Demonized", "Over The Mountains", "Under The Dying Sun" and "Perfect Visions" were recently recorded at Soundsurf studios in Bergen, Norway. A full length album is to be released in 2008 (No schedule set yet).
Commented Demonaz: "The forthcoming album is what I'm working with these days on the side of Immortal. It's another cold dimension in my musical and lyrical world."
The musicians on the project consist of:
Demonaz (vocals, music & lyrics)
Abbath (Bass, backing vocals)
Ice Dale (guitars)
Reunited Norwegian Black Metallers Immortal will conquer Australia and New Zealand in March 2008!
Confirmed dates for the "Blashyrkh In Oz Tour" are as follows:
March 10 - Melbourne, AUS @ Billboard
March 13 - Perth, AUS @ The Capitol Theatre
March 14 - Adelaide, AUS @ Fowler's Live
March 15 - Sydney, AUS @ The Metro Theatre
March 20 - Auckland, NZ @ Transmission Room
March 21 - Wellington, NZ @ SFBH
A short comment by the band goes as follows: "See you down under, the battle rages on!". A poster for the tour can be found here.
Following the previous announcement of Immortal's return to the stage in 2007, Photograve Management confirms Immortal's long-awaited return to France next year: June 22-24, another installment of the mighty Hellfest will be held, and Immortal will co-headline the mainstage during the weekend.
"France has always been an important country for Immortal, and we're looking forward to finally meeting our dedicated French fans again", Abbath and Horgh state.
This will be Immortal's only concert in France for 2007.
For more info on Hellfest and tickets, please see the festival's website: http://www.hellfest.fr
Following the previous announcement of reunited Norwegian Black metallers Immortal 's return to the stage in 2007, Photograve Management confirms two further possibilities to experience Immortal live next year:
June 29 - July 1, Immortal will make Finnish ears bleed with their co-headlining performance at Tuska Open Air in Helsinki. This is the first time ever Immortal plays Finland, so it should make for a very special show - being the band's only appearance in Finland for 2007. For more information on Tuska, please visit the official site at http://www.tuska-festival.fi.
July 20th, it's Slovenia's turn to be conquered, as Immortal headlines the 4th edition of Metal Camp in Tolmin, truly bringing Hell In Paradise to Slovenia. The official homepage of the festival is found at http://www.metalcamp.com.
Reunited Norway's Immortal have been confirmed as the headliners of the 2007 edition of the Inferno Festival, set to take place April 5-7 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway.
Here goes the statemeent of Inferno Fest Team:
"Norway's Immortal disbanded in 2003, after 13 successful years as one of the pioneers of metal. After a solid break, the band has decided to enter the battlefield again, and what better way to do so than performing a few selected, exclusive concert appearances? During Easter the fans will finally get to see the new Immortal live again, headlining the Inferno Festival.
It will be a great show in front of a good mixture of Norwegian fans and people from all over the world. It will be a very special show", Abbath assures."
Nuclear Blast Records is proud to announce the mighty return of Norwegian black metal legends Immortal to U.S. shores for the following two exclusive concert appearances:
July 13th, 2007 - Ner York, New York at B.B. King's
July 15th, 2007 - Los Angeles, California at The Avalon
Tickets will go on sale October 13th, 2006 at 12:00 noon.
After 13 successful years as one of the pioneers of black metal, Immortal disbanded in 2003 with a legacy of seven full length albums, including the 2002 milestone, Sons Of Northern Darkness. After a long hiatus, the band decided to enter the live battlefield again.
Come 2007, the world will experience a ferocious new Immortal line-up, featuring Abbath, Horgh, and new bass player Apollyon from Aura Noir. Among the audiences who will witness Immortal's resurrection will be those attending Germany's Wacken Open Air 2007, where the band will headline.