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Tag Archives: Norway

Dissident Aggression: Sulphur – Omens of Doom

Posted by on May 13, 2016

Black and death metal have been kissing cousins for longer than anyone would probably care to admit. Even when the corpse painted legions of Scandinavia took over as the underground’s flavor of the month in the early to mid 90s, while death metal seemed to, in general, take the proverbial back seat, the two genres […]

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Dissident Aggression: Grizzlor/Barren Womb Split 7″

Posted by on April 3, 2015

Connecticut and Norway are a pretty long ways off from each other.  While the latter has a reputation as a birthing room for some of metal’s most influential babies, the former…well…not so much.  However, the reality is that Connecticut (and really all of New England), while not on par just yet with Norway, has still […]

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Dissident Aggression: Taake – Stridens Hus

Posted by on January 30, 2015

In the early 1990’s, when the great second wave of black metal was reaching the first of many creative peaks, Norway seemed to spawn corpse paint clad outfits like rabbits giving birth.  While many of those acts faded away as quickly as they came, and others would reach their own personal zeniths before fading into […]

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Dissident Aggression: Blodhemn – H7

Posted by on November 28, 2014

There are many battlegrounds throughout Europe that people associate with World War II.  One key area though that doesn’t get the attention it deserves is Norway.  The greatest sign of Norwegian defiance to Hitler’s invading Nazis was the letter “H” crossed with the number “7”. It was a reminder to the people of Norway of […]

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Dissident Aggression: The Return of Khold

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Black metal has taken a lot of twists and turns over the last twenty years. (Hard to believe that the great second wave of black metal is over twenty years old now.) From avant garde minimalism to crust and punk influences, black metal has fragmented into a veritable maze of styles and sounds. That’s a […]

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Lamb born with corpsepaint in Norway, obviously

Posted by on April 28, 2014

The last time we wrote about a foreign animal that had metal in it’s blood, it was a goat, and sadly, it was an obituary. That’s why we’re happy to bring you some more positive news, this time from Norway, the capitol of black metal. Meet Batlam, named for Batman, a lamb born at a […]

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Dissident Aggression: Vreid Bring The Darkness

Posted by on February 28, 2013

“Metal” is a word than can be applied to a very broad array of music.  We as a musical community have spent the last 30+ years slicing and dicing bands up into genres and sub-genres and even sub-sub-genres.  This sort of categorization, both mentally and in print, sometimes leads us to be pleasantly surprised any […]

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Video: Enslaved Cover “Immigrant Song”

Posted by on October 24, 2012

Here’s another reason why Norway is awesome. In America, when bands play TV shows, it’s usually a middle of the road act like Taylor Swift or Bruno Mars. Last week, Enslaved played a TV show in Norway. I don’t know what show it was, but they covered Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” and absolutely killed it. […]

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Video: Mayhem Bassist Undergoes Exorcism On Norwegian TV

Posted by on November 3, 2011

Back in August, Mayhem bassist Jørn Stubberud (aka Necrobutcher) had an exorcism performed on him by American radio and television evangelist Bob Larson for Norway’s NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) television channel. The thirty minute special aired on Norway TV Tuesday night (November 1) and has already popped up online. The first part of the special […]

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Mayhem Bassist To Have Exorcism Performed On Norwegian TV

Posted by on August 9, 2011

Guess watching Nergal on the Polish version of The Voice isn’t as weird as this. It was revealed yesterday that Jørn Stubberud, bassist for Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, will be exorcised on Norwegian television. American radio and television evangelist Bob Larson will be performing the exorcism on Stubberud, or better known as Necrobutcher, and it’ll […]

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