INTERVIEW: Matias Monsen and Arve Isdal of DROTT Discuss The Folklore of “TROLL”


 

Ghost Cult Keefy caught Matias and Arve of of DROTT to discuss their new album “Troll” out now from By Norse Music! Made up of members of Enslaved, Ulver, Audrey Horne, Abbath; we discussed the origins of the band, their varying influences, how they got together, the lore of the “Troll-force” and much more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Immortal – War Against All


 

No matter the time of year, it’s always winter for Norwegian black metal legends Immortal. Feeling nice and warm and looking forward to summer? Don’t be silly. Just one listen to the latest album War Against All (Nuclear Blast) will have you pining for the fjords and wishing the world was a dark, grim, and frostbitten kingdom of cryptic winter storms.

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Audrey Horne – Blackout


Named after a character from David Lynch’s hit TV show Twin Peaks and hailing from Bergen, Norway are Audrey Horne. Blackout (Nuclear Blast), their first album in four years, follows on from the previous record Pure Heavy (Napalm) in its happy embracing of classic rock and metal influences, much like contemporaries Black Star Riders and Deadlord. A far cry from the Marilyn Manson and Alice in Chains friendly, jagged grunge of their 2005 debut No Hay Banda (Candlelight); Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy and Pat Benatar are now the primary reference points.Continue reading