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There are multiple artists with this name:


1) Emperor is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991, regarded as highly influential by critics and emerging black metal bands. They dissolved in 2001, but reunited in 2006 and again in 2007 for a few festival dates and brief US tours. The group was founded by Samoth (guitar) and Ihsahn (guitar, vocals). Emperor have sold over 500,000 albums worldwide over the course of their career as of 2003.

In their youth, Ihsahn and Samoth met at a rock music seminar. Read more on Last.fm

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20 Years Of Black Metal Evolution – Part #1

February 27th, 2012

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With Sunday just past marking the 20th anniversary of the release of Darkthrone’s A Blaze In The Northern Sky (and therefore being pretty much the closest thing to a birthday that black metal can claim to have), over the coming week we’re letting Tom Dare off the leash to run his mouth about one of metal’s most controversial off-shoots. But instead of rehashing the same-old same-old tales from the genre’s torrid history, we thought we’d get him to look at how the genre’s evolved since those first, frosty releases two decades ago. Take it away, Mr. Dare…

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Sunday Slaylist: Trve Kvlt Krieg Norsk Black Metal

February 26th, 2012

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Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Darkthrone’s seminal second album, A Blaze In The Northern Sky. As this pretty much makes today the closest thing to a birthday that black metal can claim to have (for the sake of clarity we’ll ignore the first wave, yeah?), we’re going to be marking the occasion in with a Spotify Slaylist seeped in old necro evil.

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