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Vanahiemr/Fjordhammer- Update 28th March 2019

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Update - 28th March 2019 Hello! I hope you have all been enjoying the blog and my latest EP From The Depths Of Darkness ! I have been blown away by the amount of support the EP has had and the success of the single Mass Chaos . I've had so much good feedback and I have been truly humbled to say the least. From USA to New Zealand,  From The Depths Of Darkness has taken Vanaheimr to a more global audience which has amazed me, I suppose that's a positive for having the internet! As cliche as it sounds there really is no rest for the wicked, I have locked myself away to work on EP III as I have been feeling insanely creative and motivated in the last three months. It seems as each day goes by I seem to get an idea that I believe can take Vanaheimr's music further, as many of you know I'm all about musical progression and I aim to add something different to the mix with everything I do.  I won't go into too much detail with the new EP as I am still formul

Lords Of Chaos

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Key Facts Country: 🇬🇧/🇸🇪/🇳🇴 Genre: Biography, Drama Release Date: 29th March 2018 IMDb Rating: 6.5/10 Director: Jonas Åkerlund Writer(s): Dennis Magnusson, Michael Moynihan, Didrik Søderlind and Jonas Åkerlund all inspired by the book Lords Of Chaos.  Main Cast: Rory Culkin - Euronymous Emory Cohen - Kristian 'Varg' Vikernes Jack Kilmer - Pelle 'Dead' Ohlin Sky Ferreira - Ann-Marit Valter Skarsgård - Bård Guldvik 'Faust' Eithun Anthony De La Torre - Jan Axel 'Hellhammer' Blomberg Jonathan Barnwell - Jørn 'Necrobutcher' Stubberud Sam Coleman - Jon 'Metalion' Kristiansen Lucian Charles Collier - Stian 'Occultus' Johannsen Andrew Lavelle - Gylve 'Fenriz' Nagell James Edwyn - Kjetil 'Manheim' Gustaf Hammarsten - Finn Tender Jon Øigarden - Magne Andreassen Arion Csihar - Attila Csihar Synopsis (IMDb):  Oslo, 1987. 17-year-old Euronymous is determined

Málmhaus (Metalhead)

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Key Fact s Country: 🇮🇸 Genre: Drama Release Date: 11th October 2013 (Iceland) IMDb Rating: 7.1/10 Director: Ragnar Bragason Writer: Ragnar Bragason Main Cast: Thora Bjorg Helga - Hera (as Þorbjörg Helga Þorgilsdóttir) Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson - Karl Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir  - Droplaug Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson - Janus Hannes Óli Ágústsson - Knútur Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson - Einar Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir - Anna Magnús Ólafsson - Erlingur Óskar Logi Ágústsson - Baldur Þórunn Arna Kristjánsdóttir - Elsa Ole Erik Furu - Ingve Hilmar Wollan III - Oysten Ragnar Sverrison - Pal Ole Brynhildur Guðjónsdóttir - Halldóra Pétur Einarsson - Traveller Morten Lange - Choir Ester Sveinbjarnardóttir - Mother in church Synopsis (IMDb): " On an August midday, somewhere in the remote vastness of rural Iceland, the carefree eleven-year-old, Hera, is unaware that a tragic accident will soon rob her of her last share of happiness. As a r

Until The Light Takes Us (& Deleted Scenes)

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Key Facts Country: 🇺🇸 Genre: Documentary Release Date: 12th August 2010 (Germany) IMDb Rating: 7.1/10 Director(s): Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell Producer(s): Aaron Aites, Tyler Brodie, Audrey Ewell, Gill Holland, Frederick Howard Sound: John Harlow, Kjetil Høidal, Øyvind Rydland Editing: Aaron Aites, Michael Dimmitt, Þóra Fjelsted, David Gauff, Ulysses Guidotti, James Lopezzo, Andrew Ford Cameras: Aaron Aites, John Harlow, Ellen Lande Cinematography: Audrey Ewell, Odd Reinhardt Nicolaysen Cast (All as themselves): Fenriz - Darkthrone (as Gylve 'Fenris' Nagell) Varg Vikernes - Burzum (as Varg 'Count Grishnackh' Vikernes) Euronymous - Mayhem (archive footage) (as Øystein 'Euronymous' Aarseth) Hellhammer - Mayhem (as Jan Axel 'Hellhammer' Blomberg) Per Ohlin - Mayhem (archive footage) (as Per 'Dead' Ohlin) Abbath Doom Occulta - Immortal (as Olve 'Abbath' Eikemo) Harald Nævdal - Immortal (as Hara

Venom Prison - Samsara

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Key Facts Country: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Genre: Death Metal Release Date: 15th March 2019 Record Label(s): Prosthetic Records UK Album Chart Position: Unavailable  Band Members: Ash Gray - Guitar Ben Thomas - Guitar Mike Jefferies - Bass Larissa Stupar - Vocals Jay Pipprell - Drums Production Personel: Tom Dring - Producer Arthur Rizk - Mixing and Mastering Eliran Kantro - Artwork Review Rating (out of 5🤘): 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘 Favourite Track(s): Self Inflicted Violence, Asura's Realm, Sadistic Rituals Excuse me while I pick my brain up off of the floor, it's just been blown out the back of my head. What an album! There was no chance in hell that Venom Prison were going to soften the edges with Samsara and one of my most anticipated releases this year was certainly delivered with brutality. The future of British extreme metal is definitely in the right hands. From start to finish this album is all killer no filler, which is not somethi

Cannibal Corpse - Red Before Black

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Key Facts Country: 🇺🇸 Genre: Death Metal Release Date: 3rd November 2017 Record Label(s): Metal Blade UK Album Chart Position: N/A (Highest Position; 16 in the German Album Charts) Band Members; George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – vocals Pat O'Brien – lead guitar Rob Barrett – rhythm guitar Alex Webster – bass Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums Production Personel; Erik Rutan – production, engineering, mixing (also backing vocals on "Only One Will Die" & guitar solo on “In the Midst of Ruin”) Art Paiz – assistant engineering Alan Douches – mastering Vince Locke – cover art Brian Ames – layout Alex Morgan – photography Review Rating (out of 5 🤘): 🤘🤘🤘🤘 Favourite track(s); Code of the Slashers, Only One Will Die, Heads Shovelled Off On the 16th March last year, which ended up being a very drunken night, I went to one of the most brutal gigs I had ever been to, Cannibal Corpse and The Black Dahlia Murder a

Wardruna & Einar Selvik

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Key Facts Country: 🇳🇴 Formed: 2003 Genre: Nordic Folk, Ambient/Dark Folk Record Label(s): Indie Recordings, By Norse Music Album Releases; 4  FFO; Heilung, Byrdi, Nytt Land Main band members; Einar "Kvitrafn" Selvik – vocals, all instruments, composer Lindy Fay Hella – vocals, flute Other band members; Arne Sandvoll HC Dalgaard Eilif Gundersen Jørgen Nyrønning Bio Formed in 2003 in Bergen, Norway by Einar Selvik (a.k.a Kvitrafn) and Gaahl (who were both previous members of Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth) alongside Lindy Fay Hella. Wardruna are dedicated to creating musical interpretations and renditions of the Norse esoteric and cultural traditions. With the Runaljod trilogy of albums being based on the old runes, and most recent release Skald being based on the sayings of Odin and the famous Norse poem  Völuspá . To make their music Wardruna rely heavily on traditional nordic folk instruments, which consist of primitive d

DEATH by MetaL

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DEATH isn't the first name in Death Metal for nothing Key Facts Country: 🇺🇸 Genre: Documentary Release Date: 6th July 2018 IMDb Rating: 7.6/10 Director: Felipe Belalcazar Writer: Felipe Belalcazar Producers: Felipe Belalcazar, Eric Greif Main Cast: Death - The majority of previous members Chuck Schuldiner - As himself (Archive footage) Summary (IMDb):  Here comes DEATH's probing and pulsing rock doc, DEATH BY METAL, pulling back the palm fronds of DEATH's origins in Altamonte Springs, Florida, and latching a narrative hook into the headstrong Chuck Schuldiner juggernaut for fifteen gratifying if sometimes frustrating years. As the baby steps become giant leaps, the stable of supporting players grows and continually shines in its own devious light. Excitement grows as Schuldiner, his band, and the world around him evolve, and the music grows ever-more outrageous and bombastic. DEATH's threat morphs from simple zombie attack to