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Mortiis: 5 Albums That Changed My Life

Mortiis first gained notice in the early '90s playing bass for influential Black Metal act Emperor. After leaving the band in 1992, the Norwegian multi-instrumentalist started recording dark ambient music as a solo

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Taking It Too Far: Metal’s Biggest Maniacs and Their Crimes

The world of metal and hard rock is full of outlandish folklore, tall tales, and other sales-boosting exaggerations. However, a few truly twisted musicians cut through the swaths of harmless debauchers and womanizing "bad boys" to show us that sometimes, it's not all just in good fun

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Devin Townsend’s New Albums Feature Guests from Meshuggah, GWAR

Metal mad scientist Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad) is going to be a busy, busy man come summer. On June 21st, the frontman will finally complete the four album series launched by his Devin

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Norwegian Musicians Discuss Their Day Jobs at Seminar

"You are so gentlemanly and is so -- direct," Patrizia Mazzuoccolo -- who carefully chose her words -- said to Darkthrone frontman Nocturno Culto.

"Well people would say that we are a bit too direct now ... we just want to be unpopu

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Top 10 Heavy Metal Books

Metalheads are some of the most devoted music fans on the planet. Not only do we voraciously devour new music like no one else, we also can't enough information about the artists we love. Now more than ever, it seems like there's a press release on floating around every other week about a heavy metal-related book hitting stores

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Mutilation Rites’ Michael Dimmitt Worked on ‘Until the Light Takes Us’

Mutilation Rites not only boast some of the coldest, most evil riffs that New York City has to offer -- they're also fortunate to count one Michael Dimmitt amongst their ranks. Besides slinging the axe in Mutilation Rites and Rabia, and having been a part

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The Breathing Process Aren’t Deathcore, Cite ‘Mega Man’ as Influence

For a spell there, Connecticut death metallers the Breathing Process were being falsely characterized as deathcore -- even metalcore. That really, really pissed guitarist Jordan Milner off, because, if anything, the band is black

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Ex-Emperor Frontman Nerds Out When He’s Not Chasing Skeleton

Musicians are a pretty unstable bunch. Dig deep enough and there'll be plenty of skeletons in their collective closets. Open the door of ex-Emperor frontman Ihsahn's Symphonique studio in Norway, and there'

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Ex-Emperor Frontman Ihsahn Seeks More Sax in his Life

When ex-Emperor frontman Ihsahn determined that 'After,' the final volume of his 'A' trilogy, should sound bleak, barren and lifeless, he started thinking about what instruments -- aside from the usual guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals -- would best convey his artistic vision. As a fan of avant-garde jazz saxophonists like Ornette Coleman and John Zorn, Ihsahn f

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Ihsahn Wraps Up ‘A’ Trilogy With Experimental Wasteland

If the first two adventurous solo albums by ex-Emperor frontman Ihsahn's -- 2006's 'The Adversary' and 2008's 'angL' -- were the sounds of endless turmoil, shattering conflict and interminable aggression, the final part of his 'A' trilogy, 'After,' is a desolate portrait of the end of ... everything.

"The lyrics are not very confrontational at all," Ihsahn tells Noisecr

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