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EMPEROR ANNOUNCES TWO MORE EUROPEAN SHOWS!
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EMPEROR TO RETURN TO AMERICA
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EMPEROR ANNOUNCES TWO MORE SHOWS!
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ADDITIONAL US SHOWS CONFIRMED!
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EXCLUSIVE EMPEROR US SHOWS ANNOUNCED!
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EMPEROR FRONTS THE NEW ISSUE OF TERRORIZER MAGAZINE
Read the interview here
ZYKLON have begun recording of their third album, tentatively titled Disintegrate. The album is curretly being recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio in Norway with time already set at Studio Fredman for the album's mix in early February. The band have confirmed ten song titles for the album, including "Wrenched," "A Cold Grave," "Disintegrate," "In Hindsight," "Skinned and Endangered," "Vulture," "Subversive Faith," "Underdog," "Ways of the World," and "Vile Ritual."
As recording starts the band are also hard at work with final edits on their planned first DVD, titled Storm Detonation Live. Recorded at Germany's 2004 Party San Festival, the DVD will contain the band's live show plus exclusive on-the-road/backstage footage, an exclusive look into rehearsals for the band's new album and both "Psyklon Aeon" and "Core Solution" videos.
Candlelight is planning a spring release for both Disintegrate and Storm Denotation Live.
IHSAHN is currently in the finising stages of recording his first solo album. More news to follow!!!
It’s official, EMPEROR have reunited to play some exclusive shows. The band is confirmed to headline the Inferno Festival and Wacken Open air 2006!!!
The band reunited after four years to play a surprise three-song set for Norwegian metal magazine Scream's 15-year anniversary, which took place at Oslo's Rockefeller Sept. 30. 2005. The band took the scene by surprise, performed three tracks — "The Loss And Curse Of Reverence", "I Am The Black Wizards", "Inno A Satana" — and received a rapturous welcome by an ecstatic crowd. Announced as a "big surprise band," the whole arrangement was so secret that neither organizers of the magazine's anniversary party nor the band itself told their closest friends and associates. Anyone that feels they missed out, fear not, next year is when the big events take place. The surprise gig was merely a cool way to “drop the bomb” and create even bigger anticipation for the upcoming shows.
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In related news, Samoth and Trym will start recording the third ZYKLON album in November and Ihsahn releasing a solo album early next year. More news to follow!
Emperor is re-releasing in May the following albums on coloured vinyl:
- In The Nightside Eclipse
- Anthems To The Welkin at Dusk
- IX Equilibrium
- Prometheus - The Discipline Of Fire And Demise
The flyer for the re-releases can be seen here
The site has currently been updated with a new flash madeby
Johan Hammarman, the creator of Emperorhorde.com. We would
like to thank everybody who contributed with suggestions for
an opening flash to Emperorhorde.com
One year after the demise of Norways most popular black metal
band, Candlelight Records presents "Scattered Ashes -
A Decade of Emperial Wrath" DCD. This collection spans
the best of the controverial and highly acclaimed bands now
cherished albums. Put together in cooperation with the band,
the album is a fitting soundtrack for a band that will forever
remain critical to the genre's rise to popularity. Album planned
for March release.
An Emperor collectors guide website has been launched. This
is the ultimate discography! Fully approved by the band. Thanks
to Kjetil Sverdrupsen for his great work on this comprehensive website.
check out some Emperor tablatures in PowerTab format:
NOW FOR SALE THROUGH EMPERORHORDE.COM
Exclusive Icon E guitar picks (black picks with silver Icon
E) These are leftovers from previous Emperor tours. Limited
stock! $3 (Europe)/ 4$ (worldwide)
Send cash to:
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BÅRD "FAUST" EITHUN...
...has just launched his personal website. Check it out here
TERRORIZER 100TH ISSUE
100 MOST IMPORTANT BANDS
In Terrorizer's 100th issue Emperor was listed as the 15th
most important band of all times!!! Needless to say, it's
an honour to be put up there with bands such as Black Sabbath,
Iron Maiden, Slayer, Metallica, Morbid Angel, Judas Priest,
etc. Thanks to Terrorizer for great support!!!
If you wanna hear more of Ihsahn's spitting voice,
then check out the new Arcturus album "The Sham Mirrors",
where he is featured on guest vocals on the track "Radical
Added som more reader polls. You can read 'em here
Emperorhorde.com are now launching a "flash contest",
which allows the fans to be a part of the Emperor legacy (kind
of anyway). We are looking for a flash opening for the website
to replace the current Prometheus flash advert. The flash
should obviously hold the strong artistic standard that Emperor
is known for. If there's a particular image you feel you need
to complete your idea; we'll try to assist you. Just email
your inquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you got a flash ready, post it somewhere on the net and
email the link to the same e-mail as above. The winner will
obviously be credited and will also receive some Emperor items
(guitar picks, signed poster, etc.).
The members of Emperor have during the years meet a lot of
people worldwide with cool Emperor tattoos. If you got one,
take a picture of it and email it to us as a 100dpi JPG. file.
Ad you name and origin. We will post this in the misc gallery.
Emperor has been nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Awards
in the Metal category.
The other nominees are Borknagar & Dimmu Borgir. Emperor
- Best Metal Album of 2001
Emperor has also been nominated by the Norwegian price ALARM
in the category for Best Metal Album of 2001. Be apart of
the voting and follow the link below, and mark Emperor as
the best Metal Album of the YEAR!
Alarm 2002 is Norway's new music price where YOU can
be a part of deciding who released the best Norwegian albums
in 2001.The nominees are the result of the votes of 89 music
journalists, but now it's YOUR vote that counts. The music
journalists will vote one more time at the end on the nominees,
and these votes count 50% of the result. The last 50%, is
the votes from the public, so VOTE for your favorite Norwegian
The winners will be announced in a big show at Rockefeller
Music Hall in Oslo on Saturday February the 2nd, at 21:00
CET. After the show, 25 of Norway's best and most interesting
artists perform live spread over 5 stages in four different
Spread the word around, so we can support the best Norwegian
metal album of the year; Prometheus -NOW!
of new merchandise like mousepads, hoodedshirts, longsleeves
and t-shirts will be up for sale during February. You can
order online via www.plastichead.com
or request your local merchandise dealer to stock it.
The general respons on "Prometheus - the Discipline of
Fire & Demise" has been nothing but amazing!!! The
album has been hailed by music critics around the globe and
last week received successful approval from over 150 radio
programmers nationwide, as the album took top add honors at
CMJ, Friday Morning Quarterback and Album Network. Emperor
has great cover stories in many magazines such as Terrorizer,
Kerrang!, BW & BK, Unrestrained, Scream, etc. And there's
more to come!!!
A quote from Kerrang!:
"..... That's why this is so much more than the black
metal album of the year. It's also more than merely the best
metal album of the year. F#*k it, let's be truthful, this
is one of the best album ever made. If you have to kill to
hear it, then consider yourself justified...."
Kerrang!/ KKKKK - album of the week
Terrorizer - Album of the Month!
The world premiere of Emperor's final video "Empty,"
logged an incredible 400,000 hits in the 24-hour period from
the launch of its exclusive viewing at popular music site
Emperor's new album "Prometheus - the Discipline of Fire
& Demise" will be released in the GAS territory (Germany/Austria/CH)
by the world's leading Metal label Nuclear
Emperor & Borknagar will have a joint releaseparty at
Betong/ Oslo on the 2nd of November. There will be signing
sessions, give aways, Emperor's new video "Empty"
will be shown on a big sceeen, etc.
Bands playing: Bloodthorn and Godsize.
Candlelight Records and DigitalMetal.com are proud to
announce the world premiere of Emperor's newest video "Empty"
on Monday, October 8, 2001October 8 is official Emperor day
on DigitalMetal.com. Not only will the site bring you one
of the most impressive metal videos in form of Emperor's "Empty,"
but site visitors can also expect to see a full-fledged Emperor
contest, a review of the band's latest album "Prometheus
The Discipline of Fire and Demise" and an interview
with Emperor mainman Ihsahn.
The video of "Empty" will be available in a variety
of formats to ensure site visitors to DigitalMetal.com are
able to view the video. "Empty" will be streaming
for broadband and dial-up users alike. The video will also
be available for download on DigitalMetal.com as well.
Candlelight Records opened US offices in January of this year
and has since released over 15 albums, including Zyklon-World
ov Worms, Extreme Noise Terror-Being & Nothing, Myrkskog-Death
Machine, Emperor-Emperial Live Ceremony. Emperor's "Prometheus:
The Discipline of Fire & Demise" will hit stores
nationwide on Tuesday, October 9. The European release follows
on October 22. For more information call 215.482.2552 or email
DigitalMetal.com is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
website aims to be a convergence of information, ideas, lifestyles
and opinions rooted within metal's and its sub-genres' roots.
For more information call 610.734.2336 or email email@example.com.
Candlelight US | PO Box 29459 | Philadelphia, PA 19127 | USA
DigitalMetal.com | PO Box 295 | Drexel Hill, PA 19026 | USA
EMPEROR's new album "Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire
& Demise" is now completed and is confirmed for worldwide
release in October via Candlelight Records.
Tracklist: (1) The Eruption, (2) Depraved, (3) Empty, (4)
The Prophet, (5) The Tongue of Fire, (6) In the Wordless Chamber,
(7) Grey, (8) He Who Sought the Fire, (9) Thorns on my Grave.
The album will be released on CD, LP and Picture Disc format.
It can already be pre-ordered via the Candlelight website:
Click here to read Malcolm Dome's
promo liner notes.
Promo photo + album cover:
It's confirmed, Emperor will NOT be doing any more shows,
and the new album is in fact the bands last album. Pay attention
to the media in the coming months and you will get your answers.
We will try to update the site soon with some in-depth info.
Two new shirts are available through Plastic Head: Logo design
& Emperial Live Ceremony DVD design. The DVD, complete
Emperor discography and lots of other merchandise can also
be bought directly from www.plastichead.com
The Empire strikes back!
The title for the new Emperor album is confirmed, it will
be entitled "PROMETHEUS - The Discipline of Fire &
Demise". We can reveal songs titles as "The Eruption",
"Depraved", "The Toungue of Fire", "The
Prophet", "Thorns On My Grave". The drum tracks
are all done and Emperor is currently working on the layers
at the Symphonique Studio. The album will most likely be mixed
in May at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio, and is aiming for an autumn
release. Ihsahn has quoted the album to be "MORE OF EVERYTHING!
It is very hard to make any spesific description really"
- await the Emperor's return!!!
Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard will use some old obscure
Emperor photographs in connection with some of his art exhibitions.
This project will also be published in some of the bigger
art magazines. Bjarne Melgaard is a well known Norwegian artist,
who recently has received big recognition outside the borders
So, what's new from the Emperor camp? Well, since IX and the
subsequent touring, the three of us have been busy indulging
in other musical environments. Thus, avoiding the trap of
monotony and exploring more territory in the vast landscapes
Nonetheless, and I cannot help myself from saying this, again
it's time for The Emperors Return. (Hey, was that a prediction
or just a cliché? It's pompous, but it works, he, he). Yes,
nine (IX) songs are ready for the fourth Emperor album. A
main title is still not decided, but among the songs you will
find; "The Eruption", "The Prophet" and "Depraved". So, what
can I say about the new stuff? Lyrically, it will be somehow
different, as it is more concretely concept-based than what
we have done before. As a natural consequence of the bands
work over the last decade, I think the music involves many
sides of what Emperor has been doing up till now, but, since
I would hate to stagnate and repeat myself, I hope many new
aspects will come to the surface too. Apart from this, it
would be hard (and unnecessary) to give a deeper description
of the next Emperor album. There is still a lot of work to
be done with the final arrangements and the actual production,
so we can only promise that we will do our best. When? Well,
we aim to release this album Spring 2001, but nothing is definitely
set. We'll try to keep you updated when things start falling
into place. So, be prepared. Before you know it, "The Empocalypse
will be upon Thee".
- "Emperial Live Ceremony" is now out on DVD.
- New shirt design available via Plastic Head. More to come
- Emperor are now working on the forthcoming full-length album.
If all go according to plan, the album will be out in the
spring time next year. MORE DETAILS SOON!!!
- It's now confirmed from the band that Emperor from now on
only will function as a studio act (webmaster in tears). For
those who never got to see Emperor live, hopefully the live
CD, video or DVD will give you some comfort (or maybe rather
- Samoth & Trym's new band; ZYKLON, have completed the recordings
for the debut album, to be entitled "World ov Worms". The
album is to be released 5th of February on Candlelight Records,
and will most likely be followed up by an European tour.
Official Zyklon website: www.zyklontribe.com
-Ihsahn other band Peccatum have just put out a new full-length
album. It's entitled "Amor Fati", and it's out via Candlelight
New website up at www.peccatum.com
- Portugueese BM-act Sirius have now recorded an Emperor cover
track, which will appear as a bonus track on their second
album "Spectral Transition - Dimension Sirius" (to be released
next year on Samoth's label Nocturnal Art Prod.).
Samoth was invited to do the bass on the cover track, and
also legendary ex-Emperor drummer Faust did participate with
a few spoken word samples on the album, as well as some additional
drumming (his first studio apperance since "Nightside...").
Make sure to check in at www.nocturnalart.com
for more info on the release date on the new Sirius album.
Also check out the band's own website: www.neverland.nu/sirius
- Trym has now got an endorsement deal with Gibraltar Hardware.
We thank Gema Percussion for their help.
It's official, Samoth has formed a new band together with
Trym!!! The band is called ZYKLON. Samoth and Trym has actually
been working sporadically on material since end of 1998. Today,
the band is a proper band with serious goals. Destructhor
(from Myrkskog) joined permanently with the band, as a lead-guitarist,
in the beginning of 2000. The band will try out a vocalist
this spring, and will most likely start the recording of the
debut album this summer. Zyklon can musically be described
as Extreme Metal; fast, intense, brutal…
An official webpage will be up during the summer, until then
we'll update you with news via the Emperor webpage.
Emperor "Emperial Live Ceremony" Live CD is out (including
CDR track with video & 2 screensavers (made by this sites
Emperor "Emperial Vinyl Presentation" Picture Disc box is
out (including 5 picture discs, and 8 page 12" full colour
New shirt designs will also soon be available via www.plastichead.com
Trym will play session drums for Old Man's Child on their
European tour in May.
The "As the Shadows Rise" 7"EP tracks will appear as re-mastered
versions on Spinefarm Records' CD release "True Kings of Norway",
which will feature old legendary 7"EP's from Norwegian bands
such as Emperor, Immortal, Arcturus, etc.
Candlelight Records is now planning a special picture disc
collectors box, including all Emperor releases (incl. the
upcoming live album).
Da new Millenium is here... should we care? Anyway, Emperor
has released both a special edition digipak of "IX"
containing the bonus tracks "Curse you all men"
live and "Sworn" which is a re-mix done by Ulver.
And keep your eyes open in March, cuz Emperor will be releasing
an official live album then, the tracklist will be the same
as the video.
OK, things are getting out of hand now with the whole internet
thing. I've been receiving a whole bunch of E-mails from people
asking if Ihsahn is dead or if he's in a coma. This is totally
absurd! I have also seen this on the Terrorizer forum. But
please, instead of mailing me and asking me about this...
visit this site and check the news. I promise you, had it
been the case that Ihsahn would have been run over by a truck,
you would have found it here on the site. The next time you
read things like this, visit this page and if this page doesn't
mention it, it's just another internet rumour. And better
yet, if you know the person starting these rumours, let me
know who it is and I'll make him/her famous.
There’s currently rumours out on the internet that Emperor
is about to split-up. It can hereby be confirmed that such
rumours are completely untrue. Emperor will however take a
little break, as Ihsahn is now working on finishing his long
awaited Thou Shalt Suffer album, as well as a new Peccatum
MCD and full-length CD.
Emperor ended their touring term for "IX - Equilibrium" with
a very sussesful show in Poland. The whole festival was however
nearly cancelled by Polish authorities because of fear of
spreading "Satanic activities". Emperor also had to leave
out a few songs of their set due to a (fasle) bombthreat.
Anyway, the Mystic Art festival turned out to be a big success
for most bands performing.
Tours are over and here's the latest from Emperor.
Emperor is now working on a home video. It will mainly feature
live footage from the Emperor show at the Astoria in London/
UK. But also some "on the road" handycam footage, as well
as "The Loss and Curse of Reverence" video. It is scheduled
to be released by the end of this year.
Candlelight Records will release a limited edition collectors
digipack of "IX EquilibriuM" before Yule. It will contain
a free patch, and most likely a bonus track as well. Emperor
will also be featured on the new Candlelight compilation CD
(also featuring new material from the very promessing new
Candlelight releases of Agent Steel, Source of Tide, and Myrkskog).
Trickster G (Ulver/ Arcturus) is now working on a re-mix of
the track "Sworn".
Emperor will do a headline festival in Poland on the 9th of
October. Other bands palying: The Kovenant, Hypocrisy, Limbonic
Art, Peccatum and Necromancer. This will be the very last
show Emperor will play in connection with "IX EquilibriuM".
Emperor's live keyboarist, Charmand Grimloch, will release
his new Tartaros album "The Red Jewel" through Necropolis
Records in September. We urge you to check it out!!!
Ihsahn's other band Peccatum has now got an official webpage
The tourdates for Emperor's american tour is now final. All
dates are set. The date for Denver has been taken of the bill.
Sorry. But a date for Tuscon has been added. We can also confirm
that swedish Witchery has been added to the playlist. But
make sure you check back for any cancelled shows.
It's time for Emperor to visit America. They do it along with
Borknagar, Peccatum and Divine Empire. dates have been added
to the tour page, but all dates aren't 100% certain to stay
on the bill. So make sure you come back to see what is set
in a month or so.
Hey there, sorry for the long delay of updates to the site.
This is mainly my fault (webmaster). But things will change,
there are a few updates going on including shockwave things,
and filling the Various Info page. But for this update I have
added a few reviews fron different magazines regarding the
release of the new album, I have added the lyrics for the
new album and I have also added a page for news regarding
the site that will start with these updates. Hope you can
forgive the long wait.
US news: The new album "IX- Equilibrium" will be released
April 27th. Plus a US tour is being discussed for the summer.
And last, but not least, March 9th marks the date Emperor's
classic first recording "Wrath Of The Tyrant" will officially
be issued on CD, as well as their last two efforts, "Into
The Nightside Eclipse" and "Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk",
revamped with bonus tracks.
EMPEROR have recorded the track "Funeral Fog" for an upcoming
Mayhem tribute on Avantgarde
Music. The band was guested by none other than Mr. Attila
Csihar himself, who travelled all the way from Hungary to
do the vocals on this track.