06:35 - Apothecary We'll just have to agree to disagree then, as much as I love both bands, I still consider Zeppelin and Deep Purple hard rock at the very most
06:34 - flightoficarus Big sale at Willowtip. Best band there besides Ulcerate and Gigan?
06:33 - Apothecary Doom/stoner/sludge has its roots in Sabbath, and power and speed/thrash in Priest. I'd say everything else was just bands taking those categories and then building upon them to create new ones
06:30 - deadone That doesn't preclude Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin being pioneers in heavy metal and as such considered part of the genre, even though they happily sit outside it sometimes.
06:28 - Apothecary You're probably right for NWOBHM, but I would say that was because they were mostly influenced by Priest, not Sabbath. I think those bands very much started two divergent roads in metal, but both were the unofficial "pioneers"
05:24 - deadone That's historical revisionism. Bare in mind most NWOBHM metal bands didn't do " dark, heavy." Most speed/thrash wasn't that heavy either. Indeed Sabbathian heaviness was kept alive by doom metal.
Earlier this year, Ihsahn announced that he was already working on the follow-up to Eremita. In his latest update, the Norwegian musician has revealed that the new album is finished already! The yet untitled new album is currently in the hands of Jens Bogren and will soon be on its way to Candelight Records. Ritxi Ostáriz is taking care of the artwork. You can expect an autumn release but the exact date and title will be announced later.
So you can expect to hear new music from Ihsahn this year. Judging by the photo, the new album could be called Introspective.
Wish his wife would release albums as fast as he does.
Hey, maybe that's why he didn't go to jail with the rest of Emperor. When the cops wanted to know his alibi, he gave 'em a sack of demo tapes and half-finished songs.