NewsMarch 26, 2015 8:56 AM ET6,540 views

Immortal disbanded; frontman launches new band

Norwegian black metal otufit Immortal has ended for "the time being," as co-founder and frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo) has formed a new band. The following statement was provided to Metal Hammer:
Immortal's frontman and founding member has been writing and rehearsing fervently, with a deluge of new material ready to be recorded; unable to come to an agreement in order move forward with the other members of the band, he has formed a new line up. Whilst grateful and respectful for the contributions of Demonaz, Horgh and Apollyon, the time is now right for Abbath to present his art to the world and continue to evolve the legacy. The next two years will see the release of a new album alongside select live performances – the first of these to be announced is The Forum in London on Friday 18th September. This will be Abbath's first time back on stage in the UK since triumphantly headlining Bloodstock Festival in 2011 alongside W.A.S.P and Motörhead. Following this, February 2016 will see a return to playing on home soil as the headliner for the prestigious Blastfest in Bergen – on top of a 100% Norwegian line up. Abbath is a continued weaving of this artist's creative thread: new songs have been honed, ready to sit alongside classic Immortal material and rarely – if ever – played gems that will be unearthed from an epic catalogue spanning over two decades. Using his own name is a natural step for Abbath, having become iconic and synonymous with the band that he co-founded in 1990. That's 25 years of powering face first into the northern wind; a milestone for any band, and rather than exploit it by dragging Immortal's name through the mud, Abbath will instead carry his own on his back. The name of Immortal, for the time being, will rest; the essence, the power, the music – and Abbath – will not.


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anonymous 3/26/2015 6:49:46 AM

Black Funky Metal. RIP

anonymous 3/26/2015 7:13:56 AM

Blogs that do black metal top ten lists are grief stricken.

shane_battier 3/26/2015 7:53:06 AM

callllllllllllllllllllllll lllllllll of the wintermoooooooooooon

anonymous 3/26/2015 8:25:08 AM

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anonymous 3/26/2015 8:52:30 AM

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thetowerofrome 3/26/2015 11:38:39 AM

black metal otufit

anonymous 3/26/2015 12:23:31 PM

Abbath...nice guy?

anonymous 3/26/2015 4:07:36 PM

Nice guy but he could certainly use Abbath... If you catch my drift.

anonymous 3/26/2015 4:20:54 PM

elitist black metal kids who go into malls in corpse paint and do black metal yells in front of families and children for fun are not stoked

anonymous 3/26/2015 6:53:08 PM


estep 3/27/2015 3:55:37 AM

arlo eisenberg is stoked

anonymous 3/27/2015 4:43:01 AM

so he didn't win the suit over the name I guess

anonymous 4/3/2015 12:17:34 PM

Did someone just say "Arlo Eisenberg"?

anonymous 6/24/2015 4:10:28 PM

Immortal Probaly The Blkmetal Band In History.Call It Day,Favorite,Battles In The North,Diabolical Fullmoon Mystism.Have You Heard Thier Last Album?

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