Old Man's Child
Old Man's Child is a Norwegian black metal band from the city of Oslo. The band is the brainchild of Galder, the only permanent member of the band. Old Man's Child was founded in 1993, but its roots go back to 1989 when Galder and Tjodalv founded a death/thrash band called "Requiem", they played Slayer and Metallica covers but released one demo album in 1990. "Requiem" dissolved in 1992. In 1996, after they released their first full-length album Born of the Flickering, they signed to Century Media. After release of The Pagan Prosperity and Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion through Century Media, the band went on one of their rare tours. Old Man's Child have toured because of the constant line-up changes over the years. In 2000 Galder went to play in Dimmu Borgir. However, Galder did not stop working with Old Man's Child. Over the years, Old Man's Child has become a one-man band with the addition of session members on albums. Between 2000 and 2005, Galder released three albums: Revelation 666 – The Curse of Damnation, In Defiance of Existence and Vermin.
On July 2008 Old Man's Child announced that they were entering the Studio to record their seventh studio album Slaves of the World. Slaves of the World was released in 2009. In an early 2011 interview, Galder stated that he was focused on the current Dimmu Borgir tour. However, he said that after the world tour he would start writing music for Old Man's Child with the possibility of an album release in 2012; this has not come to pass since and after the band was dropped by Century Media its current activities and status are unknown as Galder has placed his main emphasis on Dimmu Borgir. Born of the Flickering The Pagan Prosperity Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion Revelation 666 – The Curse of Damnation In Defiance of Existence Vermin Slaves of the World The Historical Plague In the Shades of Life Sons of Satan Gather for Attack Current membersGalder – vocals, bass, keyboards Former membersBrynjard Tristan – bass Frode "Gonde" Forsmo – bass Stian Aarstad – keyboards Kenneth "Tjodalv" Åkesson – drums Jon Øyvind "Jardar" Andersen – guitars, backing vocals Bjørn Dencker Gjerde - vocals Tony Kirkemo – drums Jan Roger "Grimar" Halvorsen – drums Former session musiciansGene Hoglan – drums Håkon "Memnoch" Didriksen – bass Nicholas Barker – drums Reno Kiilerich – drums Peter Wildoer – drums Official Old Man's Child Myspace Official Old Man's Child Forum
Supervillain Outcast is the fourth full-length album by Norwegian black metal band Dødheimsgard, now under the moniker DHG. It was released on March 2007, by Moonfog Productions, it was their only release to feature Kvohst on vocals, who replaced Aldrahn after he left the band in 2004. With this album, the band continues the avant-garde/black metal fusion sound they undertook on their previous album, 666 International. Carl-Michael Eide recorded the drums for the album prior to an accident that left his legs paralyzed. A double-disc deluxe edition of Supervillain Outcast was released by Peaceville Records in 2012; the extra disc contained seven unreleased instrumental tracks. The track "Ghostforce Soul Constrictor" was the last track former member Aldrahn wrote during his period in DHG, he returns on this album, providing additional vocals for the tracks "Foe vs. Foe" and "Ghostforce Soul Constrictor". All tracks written except where noted. Kvohst – Vocals Clandestine – Bass Thrawn Hellspawn – Guitars, Additional Vocals Vicotnik – Guitars, Programming, Additional Vocals Bliss – Programming Czral – Drums, Percussion Mort – Samples, Programming Amok – Backing Vocals Aort – Performer Aldrahn – Additional Vocals Henning Bortne – Production Kim Sølve – Artwork, Design Trine Paulsen – Artwork
Extreme metal is a loosely defined umbrella term for a number of related heavy metal music subgenres that have developed since the early 1980s. It has been defined as a "cluster of metal subgenres characterized by sonic and visual transgression"; the term refers to a more abrasive, underground, non-commercialized style associated with the speed metal, thrash metal, black metal, death metal and doom metal genres. Hardcore punk has been considered an integral part of the development of extreme metal, in the case of song structure and speed, in every case other than doom metal. Extreme metal acts set themselves apart from traditional heavy metal acts, such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Motörhead, by incorporating more abrasive musical characteristics such as higher tempos, increased aggression and a harsher extremity. In the majority of the world, extreme metal does not receive much radio-play or achieve high chart positions. Extreme metal's sonic excess is characterized by high levels of distortion, less focus on guitar solos and melody, emphasis on technical control, fast tempos.
Its thematic transgression can be found in more overt and/or serious references to Satanism and the darker aspects of human existence that are considered out of bounds or distasteful, such as death and war." "Visual transgression... medieval weaponry bloody/horrific artwork."According to ethnographer Keith Kahn-Harris, the defining characteristics of extreme metal can all be regarded as transgressive: the "extreme" traits noted above are all intended to violate or transgress given cultural, social or aesthetic boundaries. Kahn-Harris states that extreme metal can be "close to being... formless noise", at least to the uninitiated listener. He states that with extreme metal lyrics, they "offer no possibility of hope or redemption" and lyrics reference apocalyptic themes. Extreme metal lyrics describe Christianity as weak or submissive, many songs express misanthropic views such as "kill every thing". A small number of extreme metal bands and song lyrics make reference to far-right politics; the British band Venom are one of the first bands to venture into extreme metal territory, due to their ideological shift into themes of evil, the devil and hell.
Their first two albums, Welcome to Hell and Black Metal, are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. This early work by Venom, in combination with bands like Discharge, The Exploited and Amebix as well as American hardcore punk brought integral elements into the budding extreme metal landscape at the time. In 1983, Metallica would release their debut album Kill'Em All, which fused elements of the new wave of British heavy metal with hardcore punk and the style of Motörhead, becoming the first thrash metal album, would be certified triple platinum. A few months Slayer would release their own thrash metal album Show No Mercy, influenced by the sounds of Venom, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate; when extreme metal band Hellhammer first began making music, it was panned by critics, leading to the members forming Celtic Frost in its place, which proved influential on the progression of the genre. During this period, the line between extreme metal genres were blurred, as thrash metal bands such Slayer, Sodom and Kreator were integral to the first wave black metal scene.
The front cover of the Sarcófago's 1987 debut album, I. N. R. I. is regarded as a great influence on black metal's corpse paint style make-up. That record is considered one of the first wave black metal albums that helped shape the genre, their second album, The Laws of Scourge, was one of the first technical death metal records to be released. Black metal Death metal Doom metal Speed metal Thrash metal Subgenres of black metal Ambient black metal Folk black metal Industrial black metal Post-black metalBlackgaze Psychedelic black metal Symphonic black metal Subgenres of death metal Brutal death metal Industrial death metal Melodic death metal Slam death metal Symphonic death metal Technical death metal Subgenres of doom metal Epic doom Traditional doom Black-doomDepressive suicidal black metal Blackened death-doom Blackened death metalMelodic black-death War metal Blackened thrash metal Death-doomFuneral doom Deathrash Crossover thrash Crust punkBlackened crust GrindcoreBlackened grindcore Deathgrind Electrogrind Goregrind Noisegrind Pornogrind MetalcoreDeathcore Electronicore Mathcore Melodic metalcore Nu metalcore Progressive metalcore Sludge metal Black'n' roll Death'n' roll Gothic-doom Progressive doom Stoner metal Drone metal Pagan metal Viking metal Genres influenced by extreme metal but not considered extreme themselves: Avant-garde metal Funk metal, influenced by thrash metal Gothic metal, influenced by death-doom and doom metal Groove metal, influenced by thrash metal and death metal Neoclassical metal and power metal, influenced by speed metal and thrash metal Post-metal, influenced by doom metal and black metal Crocker, Chris.
Metallica: The Frayed Ends of Metal. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-08635-0
Gylve Fenris Nagell, better known as Fenriz, is a Norwegian musician and politician, best known as being one half of the metal duo Darkthrone. Although a drummer, he has performed bass and vocals for Darkthrone and a number of other metal bands. Fenriz is known for his refusal to play live, his obsessiveness about music listening, supporting other underground bands and his lack of interest in the mainstream music business in general. Fenriz has had three solo projects: the folk metal project Isengard, the dark ambient project Neptune Towers and the doom metal project Valhall. Fenriz’s first exposure to heavy metal music came when he was three years old and received Uriah Heep's album Sweet Freedom from his uncle for his birthday. At the age of five, he would make fashion belts for himself out of paper in an imitation of those worn by Mick Box. Other musical interests in his early years included rock and heavy metal groups such as The Doors, Grand Funk Railroad, The Byrds, Elvis Presley, Kiss, AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.
Darkthrone was created as a death metal band by the name of "Black Death" in 1986. In 1987 he got involved with the group Valhall. Fenriz said he had a passive interest in Bathory and Celtic Frost by 1986, but claims that he did not understand the "darkness" of black metal until hearing a song by the Hungarian band Tormentor in 1989; the same year, Fenriz left Valhall to focus on Darkthrone, which became one of the key bands in the early Norwegian black metal scene after its first death metal album. He began a folk metal project called Isengard, for Darkthrone was at the time a band that opposed stylistic progression and change. Fenriz's solo ambient project Neptune Towers served as an example of his varied musical tastes, it was followed by another quintessential contribution to the folk metal scene with Storm. Fenriz changed his legal name from Leif Nagell to Gylve Fenris Nagell in the early 1990s. Fenriz now claims to be apolitical, remaining non-partisan towards the events of early Norwegian black metal.
In one interview, Fenriz said that he was against the book Lords of Chaos, comparing its hype to Oprah. Fenriz prefers to keep Darkthrone out of the spotlight. In late 2004, he turned down a nomination for a Norwegian Alarm Award, he claimed that Darkthrone had "no interest in being part of the glitter and showbiz side of the music industry". Fenriz is one of the main characters in the 2009 documentary film. Despite claiming to be apolitical, Fenriz’s political career was established in 2015 when he became a vice-councilman in Oppegård council, his election was reported internationally in late 2016. He is on the council for a term of four years after being called by the liberal political party Venstre and agreeing to be placed on its list. In an interview with CLRVYNT, Fenris claimed "Basically, they called and asked if I wanted to be on the list... I said yeah, thinking I would be like eighteenth on the list and I wouldn't have to do anything, they just need a list to be able to – well, it's hard to talk local politics in another language".
His "campaign" consisted of posting signs of him holding his cat with the caption "Please Don't Vote For Me". Fenriz lives in the outskirts of Oslo where he had a record label with his Darkthrone bandmate Nocturno Culto called Tyrant Syndicate Productions; the record label. In late 2004, Fenriz released a compilation album through Peaceville, Fenriz Presents... The Best of Old-School Black Metal, which included selected tracks from such influential artists as Celtic Frost, Hellhammer and Bathory, he has made several online music compilations. Outside of music, Fenriz has famously been working part time in the Postal Industry since 1993, he is referred to as working in the Post Office, incorrect as he does not deliver post and works sorting machines in the main facility. Darkthrone – drums, rhythm guitar, lyrics Valhall – drums Fenriz′ Red Planet – guitar, drums, lyrics – solo project Isengard – drums, bass, lyrics – solo project Neptune Towers – keyboard, farfisa organ, synthesizers – solo project Dødheimsgard – bass and synthesizer on Kronet Til Konge Storm – drums, vocals – Eibon – drums, 1999 Fuck You All – bass Ulver – vocals on "A Song of Liberty Plates 25–27" from the album Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Aura Noir – additional vocals on Increased Damnation and The Merciless Red Harvest – additional vocals on "Absolut Dunkel:heit" from the album Cold Dark Matter Cadaver Inc. – additional vocals on Discipline Audiopain – additional lyrics on Revel in Desecration Trashcan Darlings – additional vocals on "Dehumanizer" from the album Episode 1: The Lipstick Menace Peaceville Records Fenriz discography at MusicBrainz Fenriz interviewed by Travis Jeppesen Interview with Fenriz and Nocturno Culto for The Lodge
Zweizz is the primary performing alias of Norwegian musician and composer Svein Egil Hatlevik. Hatlevik started using the Zweizz alias in 2003 after leaving the Norwegian black metal group Dødheimsgard. According to Hatlevik, Zweizz should be considered a one man band, not a solo project. Hatlevik defines the musical style of Zweizz as a mixture of IDM, electroacoustic music and black metal. Hatlevik uses the pseudonym Zweizz in other bands which he is a member of, such as Umoral and Pronounced "Sex"; as a member of Dødheimsgard he used the aliases "Hologram" and "Magic/Logic". The first Zweizz release was the 7" EP Black Necrotic Obfuscation, issued through Vendlus Records in 2004. On March 24, 2007 Zweizz released his debut album The Yawn of the New Age through Vendlus Records; the same year Epicene Sound Systems released an untitled Zweizz cassette EP in a limited quantity of 30 copies. Side B of this release is built from recordings of the Soviet ANS synthesizer. In 2011, the Norwegian record company Jester Records released the album Zweizz & Joey Hopkins that Hatlevik had been making with the late US composer and musician Joey Hopkins before the death of the latter in 2008.
Hatlevik is a founding member of the avant-garde metal group Fleurety. Black Necrotic Obfuscation – The Yawn of the New Age – Untitled – Kringsatt av fiender – "Shiva Gives Me a Hand Whenever I Need One, Then I Fuck the Bitch" on an untitled EP in cooperation with Winters in Osaka Zweizz & Joey Hopkins – "Cynic" and "Whore" on Demo I by Dementia Absurda "Satyr's Birth" on the EP Red Tooth, Red Claw by Winters in Osaka "The Shift" on the album Zoom Code by ThanatoSchizO. "He Came as Swarms" on the album The Silver Hour by Swarms. "Swarming Locusts" and "Submission to Falsities" on the album Syndicate of Lethargy by Execration. "Kledt i nattens farget" from the tribute album My Own Wolf: A New Approach "There Is Need – The Extreme Zweizz Fuckover" featured on the remix album The Circular Drain by Solefald. Satanic Art 666 International Black Snow – A Darker Shade of Evil – Min Tid Skal Komme – Last-Minute Lies – Department of Apocalyptic Affairs – Min Tid Skal Komme – Ingentes Atque Decorii Vexilliferi Apokalypsis – Evoco Bestias – Et Spiritus Meus Semper Sub Sanguinantibus Stellis Habitabit – Fragmenta Cuinsvis Aetatis Contemporaneae – The White Death – XXX – Stagnant Waters – Black Pizza - Untitled – Svein Egil Hatlevik – Computer, Vocals Vendlus Records Zweizz official homepage Interview 2007 Interview 2007 Zweizz on Allmusic.com
Apollyon is a black metal/thrash metal multi-instrumentalist associated with Dødheimsgard and Cadaver, now playing in Aura Noir and Immortal after its reforming in 2006. He has done guest vocals on the Darkthrone albums Plaguewielder and Sardonic Wrath, on Audiopain's EP 1986, he was a live guitarist for Gorgoroth from 2003 to 2004, performed at Gorgoroth's now infamous Kraków gig in February 2004. In 2004 Apollyon participated in a live tribute to Quorthon of Bathory at the Hole in the Sky festival in Bergen, Norway. Apollyon played bass on all songs, did the vocals on the song Equimanthorn. In addition to Apollyon, the line-up of this tribute band consisted of Bård Faust on drums and Ivar Bjørnson and Samoth on guitars, as well as guest vocalists Gaahl, Grutle Kjellson, Nocturno Culto and Satyr. Aura Noir Two Trains Cadaver Cadaver Inc Dødheimsgard Immortal Lamented Souls Waklevören Darkthrone2001 - Plaguewielder 2004 - Sardonic Wrath 2010 - Circle the Wagons Gorgoroth2008 - Black Mass Kraków 2004 DVD Naer Mataron2005 - Discipline Manifesto Obliteration2005 - Total Fucking Obliteration EP Secht2006 - Secht Whiskey Ritual2010 - In Goat We Trust Two Voices One King Dreams Like Deserts...
Black Thrash Attack Deep Tracts of Hell Increased Damnation The Merciless Hades Rise Out To Die Monumental Possession Satanic Art 666 International Primal Discipline Live Inferno Necrosis Soulstorm Demo Essence of Wounds The Origins of Misery Black Mass Krakow 2004 Brutal Agenda Tiden lager alle sår Two Trains Plaguewielder Sardonic Wrath 1986 All Shall Fall The Seventh Date of Blashyrkh Official Aura Noir website Official Immortal website Official Aura Noir MySpace profile Official Immortal MySpace profile Official Lamented Souls MySpace profile Official Waklevören MySpace profile Interview at nocturnalcult.com Interview at heavymetaltribune.blogspot.com Kory Grow. "Immortal's Abbath Talks About New Bassist Apollyon". Revolver. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 2010-10-21
Aura Noir is a Norwegian black/thrash metal band from Oslo, Norway. Aura Noir is influenced by early thrash bands such as Voivod, Slayer and Kreator, to the latter they have dedicated some of their songs; the band's main lyrical themes focus on blasphemy and aggression. The band was formed in 1993 by Aggressor and Apollyon, who sent out a couple of demos before releasing the underground EP Dreams Like Deserts in 1995. In 1996, they were joined by Mayhem guitarist Blasphemer, who contributed to the release of Black Thrash Attack, their first full-length CD. In 2004, they were the first band to be signed to Tyrant Syndicate Productions, a sub-label of Peaceville Records, run by Nocturno Culto and Fenriz, they released their next album The Merciless, which featured Nattefrost of Carpathian Forest and Fenriz on guest vocals. The band was put on hold after Aggressor was in an accident in late March, 2005, it is alleged that he either jumped or fell out from a fourth floor window, landed on his legs after falling ten metres.
In May 2006, Aggressor appeared as a guest in the Norwegian radio programme Tinitus, where he confirmed he uses a wheelchair due to being paralyzed from the ankles down. Despite this setback, the band continued to record new material, which resulted in a new full-length album, Hades Rise, being released on August 25, 2008, and, as of 2010, has played several live gigs with a replacement drummer. At their 2011 gigs at Inferno and at the Party. San festival in Germany, still on crutches, joined them as the vocalist for several songs, he has since rejoined the band as a full-time recording and touring member on guitar and vocals, sitting on a stool on stage as he is still unable to walk or play drums. The band signed with Norway's Indie Recordings in 2012 and released their fifth studio album, Out to Die, on March 23rd, 2012. Aggressor - Guitars, drums, vocals Apollyon - Guitars, drums, vocals Blasphemer - GuitarsTimeline Dreams Like Deserts Black Thrash Attack Deep Tracts of Hell The Merciless Hades Rise Out to Die Aura Noire Increased Damnation Deep Dreams of Hell Untitled Two Voices, One King Überthrash, 2004.
4-way split with Audiopain, Infernö and Nocturnal Breed. Überthrash II, 2005. 4-way split with Audiopain, Infernö and Nocturnal Breed. Official Aura Noir website Tyrant Syndicate Productions Aura Noir at Encyclopaedia Metallum