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Keep Of Kalessin

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Keep of Kalessin is a Blackened Death Metal band that spawned back in 1994, under the name Ildskjaer, by the hand of Ghâsh and Obsidian C., later joined by Vyl and Warach. The band's violent yet dark and epic black metal - as well as the somewhat mysterious monicker and lyrics - are inspired by the work of American fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Farthest Shore". With this concept in mind, the guys recorded the first demo "Skygger Av Sorg" in the Fall of 1996 Read more on

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Black Metal Monthly with Cheryl Carter – February 2015

March 5th, 2015

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A lot has happened in the world of Black Metal since our resident Black Metal Expert Cheryl Carter’s last column, and there’s never enough room to talk about it all. Curse those bloody word limits / the internet’s embarrassingly short collective attention span. Whatever. Here are the 6 things that Cheryl thinks are worth your time and interest in Black Metal right now.

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Live: Bonecrusher Fest @ Islington Academy – 08 March 2011

March 16th, 2011

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As touring packages go, this year’s Bonecrusher Fest looked as lip-smackingly packed with extreme metal goodness as you could ask for. Angelus Apatrida, Burning The Masses (stepping in at the last minute to cover Annotations Of An Autopsy’s absence), Fleshgod Apocalypse, Carnifex, Keep Of Kalessin and Dying Fetus sounded a bit too good to miss. Here’s what we found out from this orgy of brutality.

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Album: Keep of Kalessin – Reptilian

May 26th, 2010

Keep Of Kalessin
Indie Recordings
17 May 2010

by Tom Dare

Over the last few months, Dragon-obsessed Norwegians,Keep Of Kalessin have got a certain amount of publicity- and inevitably a heavy dose of pillorying – since they announced their attempt to become Norway’s entry to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. While unsuccessful (albeit by a narrow margin), a band as good and accessible as Keep Of Kalessin deseve to be much bigger than they are, and the exposure they’ve gained might help propel them to where they truly belong. Following this all up with yet another excellent album in the shape of Reptilian will certainly help secure the affections of any new fans all this extra attention has generated.

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