Immortal

IMMImmortal is a prominent black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1990 by current frontman and guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta (Olve Eikemo) and former guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta (Harald Nævdal). The pair worked with various drummers (including Grim, Armagedda and others) for their first three albums, and were later joined by current drummer Horgh (Reidar Horghagen) in 1996.

Immortal has been one of the most important black metal bands in the world, since the release of their first demo “The Northern Upins Death” in 1990.

 

>> Genre: Black Metal

>> Country: Norway

>> Active: 1990-present

 

History

The band was founded by Abbath Doom Occulta and Demonaz Doom Occulta, and together with different drummers, this core line-up released the first three legendary albums, “Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism” (1992), “Pure Holocaust” (1993) and “Battles In The North” (1995). Drummer Horgh joined the band in 1996, turning out to be the perfect match for the band, and the band released the “Blizzard Beasts” album (1997). However, fate struck as Demonaz was diagnosed with tendonitis and could no longer play guitar at the speed required for Immortal, but he still continued to work with the lyrics. Thus, Abbath changed from bass to guitars, and the band continued with several bass players over the years, releasing albums like “At The Heart Of Winter” (1999), “Damned In Black” (2000) and “Sons Of Northern Darkness” (2002).

The band was put on ice in 2003, but returned to the stage in 2007, playing the “7 Dates Of Blashyrkh” comeback tour, which was followed by headlining appearances at several major European festivals, sold out shows in the US and a tour of Australia and New Zealand. Immortal released a new album, “All Shall Fall” in the autumn of 2009, through Nuclear Blast Records worldwide.

 

Band members

Abbath Doom Occulta (Olve Eikemo) – vocals, guitar (1990–2003, 2006–present), bass (1990-1998), drums (1992–1993, 1994–1995)

Demonaz Doom Occulta (Harald Nævdal) – lyrics (1990–2003, 2006–present), guitar (1990–1997)

Horgh (Reidar Horghagen) – drums (1996–2003, 2006–present)

Apollyon (Ole Jørgen Moe) – bass (2006–present)

 

Music

  • „Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism“ (1992)
  • „Pure Holocaust“ (1993)
  • „Battles in the North“ (1995)
  • „Blizzard Beasts“ (1997)
  • „At the Heart of Winter“ (1999)
  • „Damned in Black“ (2000)
  • „Sons of Northern Darkness“ (2002)
  • „All Shall Fall“ (2009)

Famous for:  One By One, Tyrants, Sons of Northern Darkness, Withstand the Fall of Time, All Shall Fall

 

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Sources:

http://www.immortalofficial.com/ – official webstie

http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/band/about/70964.immortal.html  – record label

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immortal_(band)  – wiki

http://www.last.fm/music/Immortal  – last.fm