Tag Archives: Helheim

Helheim makes it rain with their newest LP “Rignir”

Posted by on April 19, 2019

Helheim is one of Bergen, Norway’s most prolific bands, with a new release nearly every other year since 1995’s classic Jormundgand. This year brings us the band’s newest release entitled Rignir, (Rain). An aptly named record for a band that hails from a city that experiences an average of about 260 days of precipitation per […]

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Interview: Taake live guitarist Aindiachai talks about new project Ovate

Posted by on May 22, 2018

As we published here a little over a week ago, Norway’s Ovate is set to release their debut record.  The band is a collaboration between Taake and Gorgoroth live guitarist Aindiachai and Taake live drummer Brodd.  Ovate has released two songs from the five track record and both really hit it out of the park.  […]

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Norway’s Ovate Offers Stunning Debut

Posted by on May 14, 2018

I had the extreme pleasure of a listen to Ovate’s self-titled debut record on Soulseller Records.  To be frank, it is a stunner.  Western Norway, yet again, brings us some brilliantly crafted black metal. Taake, as we know, is generally a one man operation in the studio but a five piece live. Taake’s current lineup […]

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Metal Insider contributor Jeff Podoshen’s Top Ten of 2017

Posted by on December 4, 2017

It’s that time of year again, and of course, what’s the Holiday Season without “Best of” lists?  So at the risk of offending everyone, here is my Top 10 of 2017: 10 )Mutoid Man, War Moans  Is there anything Stephen Brodsky creates that isn’t good? I don’t think so and Mutoid Man’s 2017 release is no […]

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Norway’s Helheim: The best band you probably haven’t heard yet

Posted by on June 6, 2017

No doubt, if you’ve read my work on black metal in the popular music press, I am unashamedly a fan of many of the bands on Bergen, Norway’s Dark Essence record label. Besides featuring brilliant multi-instrumentalist Hoest and his act Taake, Dark Essence, has some boundary breaking artists that have taken Northern Europe by maelstrom. […]

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