The new Firewind album is upon us! The band has been working on a follow-up to Few Against Many released back in 2012 and today revealed all about their upcoming 8th studio album, Immortals, which will be released on January 20th, 2017 via the band's longtime label partner Century Media Records in Europe and is a concept album. See the cover art, tracklist and more details here.
After last year's drama, Immortal is still alive. More, they've completed the writing process of their brand new album! According to their latest statement, the upcoming release "will be their darkest and coldest album in a long time: pure Blashyrkh metal the way their fans know it, with massive majestic riffs, grim frostbitten vocals and tales from they mighty realm. Fast and furious tracks, epic tracks and longer playtime than any of their previous albums." Founding Immortal member, lyricist and guitarist Demonaz is now also handling the vocals. They also accuse Abbath of using their songs for his solo album.
The remaining members of Immortal have talked about the trademark case which was closed by "Patentstyret" (Norway's Patent Office) in November 2015. Guitarist/lyricist Demonaz and drummer Horgh can now share their side of the story for the first time. Former frontman Abbath Doom Occulta has formed his own project Abbath after he left the Norwegian metallers saying at the time that he attempted to secure exclusive rights to the band's name and logo because he thought Horgh and Demonaz had quit the band. Now Demonaz and Horgh claim that the conflict was due to personal problems and that Abbath ruined the band's progress.
More Vanden Plas is always a good thing, right? And it's coming. The prog/power metallers are set to release the second chapter of the rock opera written in collaboration with famed German author Wolfgang Hohlbein. Chronicles Of The Immortals - Netherworld II will be out on Frontiers on November 6th. As Chronicles Of The Immortals - Netherworld, Path I ended, deliverance comes in the second half of the story, where the creative duo of Vanden Plas and Wolfgang Hohlbein has merged again. The trailer is already sounding promising. Listen to it below!
Windy City-based blackened death grind unit Immortal Bird has confirmed the official details of their anticipated Empress/Abscess debut full-length. The stunning cover art by Kikyz1313 (Akrasia) can be seen below. The album will be released as a collaborative effort, with Broken Limbs Recordings taking charge with vinyl and cassettes, while Immortal Bird will be self-releasing the CD/digital version under the moniker Manatee Rampage Recordings. Empress/Abscess will see a release on July 14th, 2015. Teaser tracks will be unveiled soon.
It seems like the Legal Battles In The North over the Immortal's name/logo have ended without an agreement. The band's frontman Abbath has released a statement regarding the future of Immortal or rather the end. Essentially, Abbath will move on with a new band under his name and the name of Immortal, for the time being, will rest. Abbath will perform at Blastfest next year and already has announced a show in London this September as well.
Finnish melodic death metal band Immortal Souls have released a lyric video for another song from their upcoming Wintermetal album. The song is called "The Trail In The Snow" and you can give it a listen down here. If you liked what you heard, the good news is that Wintermetal is coming out in 2015 via Rottweiler Records. What did you think of the song?
The drama continues on Immortal's camp. There have been new updates on their Legal Battles In The North over the band's name/logo. The group's frontman Abbath (Olve Eikemo) has attempted to claim rights to the Immortal name via his sole proprietorship Eikemo Compositions. Guitarist Demonaz (Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (Reidar Horghagen) want the Immortal trademark to be shared by all three members. Well, Abbath has responded and says he attempted to secure exclusive rights to the band's name and logo because he thought drummer Horgh and guitarist Demonaz had quit the band, according to Dagbladet.no. More things have come up, as the fact that Abbath has been working on a new Immortal album with other musicians.
There's been a while since we have heard of Immortal. But there might be an explanation for it. According to Dagbladet.no, members of the legendary Norwegian black metal band are embroiled in a legal dispute over the Immortal trademark. The group's frontman Abbath (Olve Eikemo) has attempted to claim rights to the Immortal name via his sole proprietorship Eikemo Compositions. The application has been stopped by a lawyer representing lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (Reidar Horghagen), who want the Immortal trademark to be shared by all three members. So, Abbath doesn't want to share?
Finnish melodic death metal band Immortal Souls have released a new song from their upcoming album. The good news is that their new album is already mastered and will be released this year to follow The Requiem For The Art Of Death. The brand new track is called "Calm Before The Snowstorm" and you can give it a listen here below.
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