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
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