Tag Archives: Helheim

Norway’s Helheim ushers in fall with ‘WoduridaR’

Posted by on October 11, 2021

  If you’ve been reading the pages here at Metal Insider for the past number of years you know that we’re particular fans of Norway’s Helheim. Now on their 11th record, these black metal masters from Bergen always impress no matter they tend they do. And while their sound has evolved over time from their […]

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Jeff Podoshen’s Best Songs of 2021 So Far

Posted by on June 28, 2021

  We’re just about halfway through 2021 and I know we’re all still eagerly awaiting the return to live concerts. It’s happening soon! Some of these new releases in 2021 have got me really excited to hear some this new music live.  Here are my favorite songs of 2021 so far in no particular order. […]

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The Taake/Helheim 10″ split ‘Henholdsvis’ is just as frigid as you might expect it to be

Posted by on February 16, 2021

  Recorded by Bjørnar E. Nilsen of Vulture Industries, Bergen, Norway’s favorite sons, Taake and Helheim have a new split record on tap for the coldest part of the year. Taake shares two tracks with us. As you might imagine, they are as frigid as the northernmost Norwegian winter, and we wouldn’t have it any other […]

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New Taake/Helheim Split EP ‘Henholdsvis’ arriving in March

Posted by on December 10, 2020

  2021 is already looking up as Norwegian black metallers Taake and Helheim have just announced the release of a new split EP coming out on Norway’s Dark Essence Records. From Dark Essence Records: “The new EP will see TAAKE join forces with HELHEIM, and will be the last of the three 10″ splits.  Titled […]

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Helheim makes it rain with their newest LP “Rignir”

Posted by on April 19, 2019

Helheim is one of Bergen, Norway’s most prolific bands, with a new release nearly every other year since 1995’s classic Jormundgand. This year brings us the band’s newest release entitled Rignir, (Rain). An aptly named record for a band that hails from a city that experiences an average of about 260 days of precipitation per […]

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Interview: Taake live guitarist Aindiachai talks about new project Ovate

Posted by on May 22, 2018

As we published here a little over a week ago, Norway’s Ovate is set to release their debut record.  The band is a collaboration between Taake and Gorgoroth live guitarist Aindiachai and Taake live drummer Brodd.  Ovate has released two songs from the five track record and both really hit it out of the park.  […]

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Norway’s Ovate Offers Stunning Debut

Posted by on May 14, 2018

I had the extreme pleasure of a listen to Ovate’s self-titled debut record on Soulseller Records.  To be frank, it is a stunner.  Western Norway, yet again, brings us some brilliantly crafted black metal. Taake, as we know, is generally a one man operation in the studio but a five piece live. Taake’s current lineup […]

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Metal Insider contributor Jeff Podoshen’s Top Ten of 2017

Posted by on December 4, 2017

It’s that time of year again, and of course, what’s the Holiday Season without “Best of” lists?  So at the risk of offending everyone, here is my Top 10 of 2017: 10 )Mutoid Man, War Moans  Is there anything Stephen Brodsky creates that isn’t good? I don’t think so and Mutoid Man’s 2017 release is no […]

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Norway’s Helheim: The best band you probably haven’t heard yet

Posted by on June 6, 2017

No doubt, if you’ve read my work on black metal in the popular music press, I am unashamedly a fan of many of the bands on Bergen, Norway’s Dark Essence record label. Besides featuring brilliant multi-instrumentalist Hoest and his act Taake, Dark Essence, has some boundary breaking artists that have taken Northern Europe by maelstrom. […]

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