Emperor To Reunite At Wacken Open Air 2014

Posted by on August 2, 2013

emperorThe Wacken Open Air festival literally just kicked off today. Yet we already know one major addition to next year’s lineup: Emperor.

Ihsahn and Samoth took part of a press conference earlier today at the German metal festival to announce that the legendary black metal group would be reuniting at next year’s edition (taking place July 31-August 2, 2014). The two also confirmed during the press conference that the band will be performing a number of shows next year, though gave no indication as to what extent. Though they officially disbanded shortly after releasing Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise in 2001, the Wacken performance will mark Emperor’s first show since 2007 (when they played a handful of reunion shows).

Given how busy Ihsahn has been with his own solo work (and how resistant he seemed to a reunion), Emperor’s return comes as a nice surprise. The reunion is also a major grab for Wacken, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year. Ihsahn has another solo album coming out later this year, his third in four years.

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