As the founding guitarist of Norwegian black-metal legends Immortal, Harald “Demonaz” Nævdal delivered the band’s lightning-speed assault until tendonitis sidelined him in 1997. Over the past few years, he has labored on this, his solo debut. Full of Bathory-inspired riffs sprinkled with catchy Maiden-esque melodies, expertly played by Enslaved axman Ice Dale, the album is [...]
Norwegian psychedelic extreme-metal trailblazers Enslaved released The Sleeping Gods (Scion) as a free five-song EP yesterday, which you can download here. Following up on last year’s Axioma Ethica Odini, the EP finds the quintet navigating through 30 minutes of genre-bending progressive metal like they have for two decades. Check out the tracklisting below. Enslaved – [...]
Number of times I covet Grutle Kjellson’s moustache: 35.
Newsworthy artistic choice: Dimmu Borgir recently changed the cover art for their newest album, Abrahadabra, only a few weeks after it was released. The change was from a multi-eyed industrial gargoyle man to the exact same image with a skull instead of a man’s face.
Recent suggestion heard by this author: The change was because the man’s face looked like he was blowing a dude.
HAIL: THE GRIMMEST OF BLOWJOBS!