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Posted by Imperator on 22nd July, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 22-07-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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In the fourth installment of our "Kings of Black" series of articles, we take a close look at the career of none other than Immortal.

Kings of Black IV: Immortal
Kings of Black IV: Immortal

This week we expand our Kings of Black series of articles by taking an in-depth look at the career of Immortal, one of the most influential, revered and highly respected Black Metal bands of all time.

Tracing their roots back to Norway's early Death Metal scene in the late 80's, Immortal gradually shifted towards Black Metal in the early 90's, and over the next 13 years continued on an unstoppable path of musical excellence and evolution, avoiding the controversy that revolved around their Norwegian peers, and releasing multiple landmark Black Metal albums before splitting up in ...

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Posted by Imperator on 17th July, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 17-07-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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Returning to our "Kings of Black" series of articles, this week we check out Emperor, one of the Norwegian pioneers and the band that single-handedly created a whole sub-genre by themselves.

Kings of Black III: Emperor
Kings of Black III: Emperor

In our third installment of the Kings of Black series, we take a closer look at one of the pioneers of Norwegian Black Metal and the architects of Symphonic Black Metal, Emperor.

Since their creation in 1991 until their dissolution in 2001, Emperor have proven to be not only one of the key progenitors of the Second Wave of Black Metal that originated in Norway, but also one of the most inspirational, with their influence being found within the music of literally thousands of Symphonic Black Metal bands across the globe.

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Posted by Imperator on 8th June, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 08-06-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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This week we take a look at one of Norway's longest standing and most influential Black Metal bands: Darkthrone.

Kings of Black II: Darkthrone
Kings of Black II: Darkthrone

This week, continuing where we left off with our Kings of Black series of articles, we will take a look at none other than Darkthrone, one of Norway's longest standing and most influential Black Metal bands of all time, playing a key role in the evolution of the genre.

Throughout their 25 year history Darkthrone have released a total of 14 full length studio albums, as well as 4 demos and numerous compliation albums, including some of the genre's most influential and revered works such as "A Blaze in the Northern Sky", "Under a Funeral Moon" and "Transilvanian Hunger".

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Posted by Imperator on 31st May, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 31-05-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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Presenting a new series of articles where we will provide details for some of the most well known Black Metal bands, starting with Scandinavian legends Marduk & Mayhem.

Kings of Black I: Marduk & Mayhem
Kings of Black I: Marduk & Mayhem

Today we proudly present what will be an extensive series of articles titled Kings of Black, presenting background information and detailed biographies for some of Black Metal's most prolific and well known bands.

We will start off by presenting two of Scandinavia's most influential and long lasting Black Metal bands: Mayhem from Norway, and Marduk from Sweden.

Mayhem

For Mayhem, being one of the most controversial Black Metal bands, we have focused slightly on resuming the well known albeit frequently exaggerated events surrounding the band during the early years of the Norwegian ...

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