Norway

Limbonic Art - Phantasmagoria (Candlelight/Earsplit)

One of the most prominent names of the so-called Norwegian Black Metal is back with another opus. Phantasmagoria is what black metallers pompously like to call True Norwegian Black Art. Indeed, it is. But if you’re awaiting another Moon in The Scorpio, you’ll not find it here.

Limbonic Art, a name so recognized amongst the admirers of Norwegian scene, came to the forefront of Black Metal in the 1990s, with a mix of melodic dark mu

Darkthrone - Circle the Wagons (Peaceville/Stomp)

Norwegian black metal pioneers are back! Or should I say Black/Punk pioneers? Maybe Blue Collar Metal pioneers? The fact is that Darkthrone are once again delivering the finest metal that only a band with more than 20 years of existence could offer!

Circle the Wagons is topping the string of releases which people out there are calling black punk.

Aspera - Ripples (Inside Out/Century Media)

Europe prog rock meets American stadium rock as five young bucks from Norway release a debut album that is a mighty fine slice of the commercial end of the prog rock pie.

With influences like prog rockers Symphony X, Dream Theater and King Crimson but also the more commercial rock/pop bands like Bon Jovi and

Ragnarok reveal cover artwork & tracklisting

RAGNAROK (Nor) "Collectors Of The King" cover-artwork revealed! The album is scheduled to be out feb/mar of 2010!

 

Until the light takes us - documentary about the rise of the norwegian black metal scene

I was in Gothenburg and it happened to be the annual film festival so I got dragged along by metal photographer Daniel Falk and some friends to see the new documentary "Until the light takes us". With that title I understand it had to be something worth my time...

This film turned out to be rather interesting since it did involve some, but far fram all, leading figures involved in the rise of the black metal scene in Norway.