Tag Archives: Norway

Taake and Whoredom Rife

Norwegian black metal stalwarts Taake and Whoredom Rife team up for split EP

Norwegian black metal stalwarts Taake and Whoredom Rife recently teamed up for this superb split EP entitled Pakt consisting of four glorious compositions (two by each entity, that is) that encompass everything that makes said genre so utterly marvelous to immerse oneself in. Rich in atmosphere and chilling to the bone, both musical enterprises have managed to conjure up some ...

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Dwall

Enveloped By Norwegian Darkness – An Interview With Dwaal

The Oslo-based entity named Dwaal is undoubtedly one of the most captivating musical encounters that yours truly has had the pleasure of experiencing lately. Their richly textured and deeply unsettling mixture of doom metal, sludge, post-black metal, and oppressive ambient soundscapes is both effective and trance-inducing, and the slow, intense compositions that constitute their debut offering entitled Gospel of the ...

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Tulus

Tulus Take Us To A Dark Place with Old Old Death

Yours truly is a massive fan of Evil 1999 by the ugly Norwegian black metal scumbags collectively known as Tulus, and such foul and deeply atmospheric offerings as Biography Obscene and the compilation entitled Cold Core Collection are also way up there with the very best of them. Naturally, reviewing the sinister ensemble’s latest slab of musical darkness, more specifically ...

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MORTIIS

MORTIIS Evokes The Soul Of A Classic With Spirit of Rebellion

The renowned and hugely skilled dungeon synth pioneer and industrial/darkwave composer that is Mortiis (ex-Emperor) kicks the new year off in style with the gloomy and superbly written Spirit of Rebellion. Spirit of Rebellion is essentially a re-imagining or a brand new interpretation of Mortiis’ classic Ånden Som Gjorde Oppør LP. What immediately stands out upon listening to it the ...

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The Yellow Book Of December

Picture Ann unearth The Yellow Book of December

The latest digital single by the experimental metal weirdos Picture Ann evocatively entitled ‘The Yellow Book of December‘ is out now – just in time to ruin Christmas for all of you this year – and the tune reeks of horror and all the vile things that make life worth leaving. Boasting slightly more straightforward and simple song structures and ...

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SOLSTORM

Solstorm Lay Waste To The Apollon Record Store In Bergen, Norway

The hugely skilled doom/drone metal entity that is Solstorm performed a short and concise yet hard-hitting and memorable set at the Apollon record store in the city center of Bergen, Norway. In many ways, the entire event served as a teaser of sorts in the sense that their brand new opus entitled II was releases shortly after and so we were treated ...

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Picture Ann

PICTURE ANN EVOKE THE DIGITAL “KNOWN CURSES” EP

Picture Ann was spawned back in 2009 with the aim of composing and recording lo-fi metal/ambient/minimalistic rock music rather intuitively and on the spur of the moment. Raw, unfiltered crap, really. A long line of singles, EPs, and abums have seen the light of day since then with the sinister single that is Bloodlines being the latest proper release by ...

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Accept

Shadow Soldiers & Metal Hearts – The legendary Accept and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra lay siege to the Opera House in Oslo

The exclusive performance by Accept featuring hugely skilled members of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK) at the Opera House in downtown Oslo last night was one for the history books. The legendary German metal heroes wrapped up the European leg of their Symphonic Terror 2019 tour in Norway’s capital city, but whereas the Orchestra of Death had accompanied the band ...

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Gaahls Wyrd

Gaahls Wyrd release debut Gastir – Ghosts Invited

Renowned Norwegian vocalist Kristian ‘Gaahl’ Espedal is undoubtedly one of the most charismatic and intense musicians you will ever encounter both on record and live on stage as evidenced by his splendid work with Gorgoroth, God Seed, Wardruna, and Trelldom in the past. After a short period of musical inactivity, late 2015 marked the beginning of an exciting new endeavor ...

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Helheim

A Turn For The Unexpected – An Interview With Norse Metal Pioneers Helheim

Following the recent release of Helheim’s tenth full-length record, the incredibly diverse and unconventional Rignir, RAMzine simply had to have a chat with bassist/vocalist V’gandr from the Norwegian Viking metal ensemble; in order to learn more about what makes them tick, why alienation is a relevant and important theme within the context of the new album, and how the writing ...

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