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On August 14, 2015, Demonaz and Horgh announced that they had reconvened the band and that they will continue without Abbath. Demonaz took over the lead vocals and also returned to guitar, having recovered from his tendinitis after having surgery to correct it in 2013. Abbath's first, self-titled album was released in January 2016 through Season of Mist and apparently consists largely of material written for what was supposed to be Immortal's new album before the split. (He will release his second, entitled ''Outstrider'', in July 2019.) Meanwhile, Demonaz and Horgh decided to write and record Immortal's ninth album, ''Northern Chaos Gods''. It is currently unclear how much of the material on this album dates back to the sessions from when Abbath was still in the band, or whether his contributions from those sessions were subjected to an OrwellianRetcon. In January 2018, they announced they had finished the recording, which was released in July by Nuclear Blast to substantial acclaim.

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On August 14, 2015, Demonaz and Horgh announced that they had reconvened the band and that they will continue without Abbath. Demonaz took over the lead vocals and also returned to guitar, having recovered from his tendinitis after having surgery to correct it in 2013. Abbath's first, self-titled album was released in January 2016 through Season of Mist and apparently consists largely of material written for what was supposed to be Immortal's new album before the split. (He will release his second, entitled ''Outstrider'', in July 2019.) Meanwhile, Demonaz and Horgh decided to write and record Immortal's ninth album, ''Northern Chaos Gods''. It is currently unclear how much of the material on this album dates back to the sessions from when Abbath was still in the band, or whether his contributions from those sessions were subjected to an OrwellianRetcon. In January 2018, they announced they had finished the recording, which was released in July by Nuclear Blast to substantial acclaim.
acclaim. The sound on this album is much closer to the band's earlier ''Pure Holocaust''-era sound, which should come as no surprise given the personnel shift, though they do maintain some mild aspects of their ''At the Heart of Winter'' sound.


* CareerEndingInjury: Demonaz Doom Occulta was forced to stop playing guitar due to developing tendinitis in his arms in 1997. He still writes the band's lyrics and is considered an active member by the band itself. In 2015, following Abbath's departure, Demonaz replaced him as the new vocalist and started playing guitar again.

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* CareerEndingInjury: Demonaz Doom Occulta was forced to stop playing guitar due to developing tendinitis in his arms in 1997. He still writes the band's lyrics and is considered an active member by the band itself. In 2015, following Abbath's departure, Demonaz replaced him as the new vocalist and started playing guitar again.again after having surgery in 2013 to correct his tendinitis.


On August 14, 2015, Demonaz and Horgh announced that they had reconvened the band and that they will continue without Abbath. Demonaz took over the lead vocals and also returned to guitar, having recovered from his tendinitis after having surgery to correct it in 2013. Abbath's first, self-titled album was released in January 2016 through Season of Mist and apparently consists largely of material written for what was supposed to be Immortal's new album before the split. Meanwhile, Demonaz and Horgh decided to write and record Immortal's ninth album, ''Northern Chaos Gods''. It is currently unclear how much of the material on this album dates back to the sessions from when Abbath was still in the band, or whether his contributions from those sessions were subjected to an OrwellianRetcon. In January 2018, they announced they had finished the recording, which was released in July by Nuclear Blast to substantial acclaim.

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On August 14, 2015, Demonaz and Horgh announced that they had reconvened the band and that they will continue without Abbath. Demonaz took over the lead vocals and also returned to guitar, having recovered from his tendinitis after having surgery to correct it in 2013. Abbath's first, self-titled album was released in January 2016 through Season of Mist and apparently consists largely of material written for what was supposed to be Immortal's new album before the split. (He will release his second, entitled ''Outstrider'', in July 2019.) Meanwhile, Demonaz and Horgh decided to write and record Immortal's ninth album, ''Northern Chaos Gods''. It is currently unclear how much of the material on this album dates back to the sessions from when Abbath was still in the band, or whether his contributions from those sessions were subjected to an OrwellianRetcon. In January 2018, they announced they had finished the recording, which was released in July by Nuclear Blast to substantial acclaim.


The band split up in 2003 for various personal reasons. Afterwards, Abbath formed the {{Supergroup}} I with various other musicians from the Norwegian black metal scene (including members of such groups as Music/{{Enslaved}} and Music/{{Gorgoroth}}); the group released the album ''Between Two Worlds'' in 2006 to critical acclaim. The band's style is generally considered to be a fusion of BlackMetal with the style of Music/{{Motorhead}}, also referred to as "black and roll", and has been considered an influence on the later work of other bands, notably Satyricon. I is currently on hiatus.

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The band split up in 2003 for various personal reasons. Afterwards, Abbath formed the {{Supergroup}} I with various other musicians from the Norwegian black metal scene (including members of such groups as Music/{{Enslaved}} and Music/{{Gorgoroth}}); the group released the album ''Between Two Worlds'' in 2006 to critical acclaim. The band's style is generally considered to be a fusion of BlackMetal with the style of Music/{{Motorhead}}, also referred to as "black and roll", and has been considered an influence on the later work of other bands, notably Satyricon. I is currently on hiatus.
hiatus, although three of the band members did appear on Demonaz' 2011 solo album ''March of the Norse''.



On August 14, 2015, Demonaz and Horgh announced that they had reconvened the band and that they will continue without Abbath. Demonaz took over the lead vocals and also returned to guitar, having recovered from his tendinitis. Abbath's first, self-titled album was released in January 2016 through Season of Mist and apparently consists largely of material written for what was supposed to be Immortal's new album before the split. Meanwhile, Demonaz and Horgh decided to write and record Immortal's ninth album, ''Northern Chaos Gods''. It is currently unclear how much of the material on this album dates back to the sessions from when Abbath was still in the band, or whether his contributions from those sessions were subjected to an OrwellianRetcon. In January 2018, they announced they had finished the recording, which was released in July by Nuclear Blast to substantial acclaim.

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On August 14, 2015, Demonaz and Horgh announced that they had reconvened the band and that they will continue without Abbath. Demonaz took over the lead vocals and also returned to guitar, having recovered from his tendinitis.tendinitis after having surgery to correct it in 2013. Abbath's first, self-titled album was released in January 2016 through Season of Mist and apparently consists largely of material written for what was supposed to be Immortal's new album before the split. Meanwhile, Demonaz and Horgh decided to write and record Immortal's ninth album, ''Northern Chaos Gods''. It is currently unclear how much of the material on this album dates back to the sessions from when Abbath was still in the band, or whether his contributions from those sessions were subjected to an OrwellianRetcon. In January 2018, they announced they had finished the recording, which was released in July by Nuclear Blast to substantial acclaim.


Their earlier releases were in a more traditional black metal style, but as of the acclaimed ''At the Heart of Winter'', they have fused black metal with elements of German ThrashMetal. Euronymous of Music/{{Mayhem}} is credited for getting Abbath into black metal and as a result, Abbath getting the infamous [[Music/{{Burzum}} Varg Vikernes]] into black metal as well; however, despite these associations, Immortal's primary members have never been involved in the more controversial activities of some of their contemporaries in black metal, and their lyrics have also never involved the religious or political ideologies often associated with the scene.

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Their earlier releases were in a more traditional black metal style, but as of the acclaimed ''At the Heart of Winter'', they have fused black metal with elements of German ThrashMetal.ThrashMetal, also bringing in a mild ProgressiveMetal influence. This is partially due to Demonaz getting severe tendinitis in his arms that forced him to stop playing guitar at the time, resulting in Abbath taking over guitar duties. Euronymous of Music/{{Mayhem}} is credited for getting Abbath into black metal and as a result, Abbath getting the infamous [[Music/{{Burzum}} Varg Vikernes]] into black metal as well; however, despite these associations, Immortal's primary members have never been involved in the more controversial activities of some of their contemporaries in black metal, and their lyrics have also never involved the religious or political ideologies often associated with the scene.



On August 14, 2015, Demonaz and Horgh announced that they had reconvened the band and that they will continue without Abbath. Demonaz took over the lead vocals and also returned to guitar. Abbath's first, self-titled album was released in January 2016 through Season of Mist and apparently consists largely of material written for what was supposed to be Immortal's new album before the split. Meanwhile Demonaz and Horgh decided to write and record Immortal's ninth album, purpoted for release by Nuclear Blast. It currently remains to be seen how much of the material on Immortal's upcoming album dates back to the sessions from when Abbath was still in the band, whether his contributions from those sessions will be subjected to an OrwellianRetcon. In January 2018 they announced to have finished the recording.

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On August 14, 2015, Demonaz and Horgh announced that they had reconvened the band and that they will continue without Abbath. Demonaz took over the lead vocals and also returned to guitar.guitar, having recovered from his tendinitis. Abbath's first, self-titled album was released in January 2016 through Season of Mist and apparently consists largely of material written for what was supposed to be Immortal's new album before the split. Meanwhile Meanwhile, Demonaz and Horgh decided to write and record Immortal's ninth album, purpoted for release by Nuclear Blast. ''Northern Chaos Gods''. It is currently remains to be seen unclear how much of the material on Immortal's upcoming this album dates back to the sessions from when Abbath was still in the band, or whether his contributions from those sessions will be were subjected to an OrwellianRetcon. In January 2018 2018, they announced to have they had finished the recording.
recording, which was released in July by Nuclear Blast to substantial acclaim.


* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Pure Holocaust'' and ''Northern Chaos Gods'' were both quite a bit heavier than their predecessors in the band's discography, to say the least.



* LighterAndSofter: A downplayed case with the albums from ''At the Heart of Winter'' through ''All Shall Fall'', which were more melodic and brought in some ProgressiveMetal and ThrashMetal influence. They're still black metal through and through, though.



** ''Northern Chaos Gods'' is a return to the sound introduced on ''Pure Holocaust''.

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** ''Northern Chaos Gods'' is a return to the sound introduced on ''Pure Holocaust''.Holocaust''... for the most part; there are still some elements of their mid-period sound, especially on the final track. However, the album hews much closer to the ''Pure Holocaust'' sound throughout.



* NonAppearingTitle: "Descent Into Eminent Silence", "Winter Of Ages", "Withstand The Fall Of Time", "Wrath from Above", "Against the Tide (in the Arctic World)", "My Dimension", "The Darkness That Embrace Me", "Norden on Fire", "Grim and Dark".

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* NonAppearingTitle: "Descent Into into Eminent Silence", "Winter Of of Ages", "Withstand The the Fall Of of Time", "Wrath from Above", "Against the Tide (in the Arctic World)", "My Dimension", "The Darkness That Embrace Me", "Norden on Fire", "Grim and Dark".


* WeUsedToBeFriends: Abbath and Demonaz, who had a lengthy partnership in Immortal that was as lengthy as the partner/TrueCompanion-ship of [[Music/{{Darkthrone}} Fenriz and Nocturno Culto]]. But 2015 surprised everyone when Abbath quit Immortal and cut ties with Demonaz over the amount of NoodleIncident in regards to whatever caused the split.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Abbath and Demonaz, who had a lengthy partnership in Immortal that was as lengthy as the partner/TrueCompanion-ship partner/[[TrueCompanions True Companionship]] of [[Music/{{Darkthrone}} Fenriz and Nocturno Culto]]. But 2015 surprised everyone when Abbath quit Immortal and cut ties with Demonaz over the amount of NoodleIncident in regards to whatever caused the split.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Abbath and Demonaz, who had a lengthy partnership in Immortal that was as lengthy as the partner/TrueCompanion-ship of [[Music/{{Darkthrone}} Fenriz and Nocturno Culto]]. But 2015 surprised everyone when Abbath quit Immortal and cut ties with Demonaz over the amount of NoodleIncident in regards to whatever caused the split.

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** Similarly, ''Northern Chaos Gods'' was titled after a line from "One by One" on ''Sons of Northern Darkness''.
** The track "Grim and Dark" opens with the lyrics "Far above the ravengate, the spreaded wings of Blashyrkh wait." These lyrics are also the first lines of "Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark)".


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* LongestSongGoesLast: Most of their albums qualify: "A Perfect Vision of the Rising Northland" (9:04) from ''Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism'', "Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark)" (4:34) from ''Battles in the North'', "Damned in Black" (6:52) from ''Damned in Black'', "Beyond the North Waves" (8:06) from ''Sons of Northern Darkness'', "Unearthly Kingdom" (8:30) from ''All Shall Fall'' and "Mighty Ravendark" (9:14) from ''Northern Chaos Gods''.


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* NonAppearingTitle: "Descent Into Eminent Silence", "Winter Of Ages", "Withstand The Fall Of Time", "Wrath from Above", "Against the Tide (in the Arctic World)", "My Dimension", "The Darkness That Embrace Me", "Norden on Fire", "Grim and Dark".


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* TitleTrack: All of their albums have one, with the sole exception of ''Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism''.


* EpicRocking: Most of their songs, especially since they shifted their style to Melodic Black/Thrash Metal on ''At the Heart of Winter'', which consisted exclusively of this trope. All of their albums since ''Blizzard Beasts'' have contained at least one example of this, with ''Sons of Northern Darkness'' taking the prize for largest number of epic songs after ''Heart of Winter''.

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* EpicRocking: Most of their songs, especially since they shifted their style to Melodic Black/Thrash Metal on ''At the Heart of Winter'', which consisted exclusively of this trope. All of their albums since ''Blizzard Beasts'' have contained at least one example of this, with ''Sons of Northern Darkness'' taking the prize for largest number of epic songs after ''Heart of Winter''. ''Northern Chaos Gods'' downplays this trope however.


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** ''Northern Chaos Gods'' brings it back up to the 10-11 range.


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** ''Northern Chaos Gods'' is a return to the sound introduced on ''Pure Holocaust''.


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* ProgressiveMetal: This style is displayed on the albums that Demonaz did not play on.


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* ThrashMetal: This style is displayed on the albums that Demonaz did not play on.

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* ''Northern Chaos Gods'' (2018)

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* LongTitle: Honestly, at least half of them on the first three albums and quite a few after that, but "Storming Through Red Clouds and Holocaustwinds" has to take the cake.

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* LeadBassist: Abbath was type 2 until 1998. When Demonaz became unable to play guitar anymore, instead of finding new guitarist, Abbath switched to this instrument and Immortal found new bassist.
** LeadDrummer: Abbath played drums on ''Pure Holocaust'' and ''Battles in the North''.


Immortal reformed in 2007 for a string of live performances; after the reunion, the band decided to reform the band on a permanent basis, releasing the album ''All Shall Fall'' in 2009. However, internal conflicts between the band members resulting from tumultuous recording sessions for the band's ninth album resulted in a second disbandment in 2015. What exactly occurred during the sessions [[RashomonStyle seems to depend upon whom you believe]], but in the wake of the disbandment, Abbath started a new band [[EgocentricTeamNaming in his name]] (which admittedly is a well known quantity in the world of black metal, so it's a sensible business decision) with bassist [[Music/{{Gorgoroth}} King ov Hell]] and drummer Baard Kolstad. Immortal's ninth album was apparently largely finished before the band's second disbandment, but it's not clear what will become of the material from these sessions.

On August 14, 2015, Demonaz and Horgh announced that they had reconvened the band and that they will continue without Abbath. Abbath's first, self-titled album was released in January 2016 through Season of Mist; Immortal's ninth album has been announced for release later in the same year through Nuclear Blast. It currently remains to be seen how much of the material on Immortal's upcoming album dates back to the sessions from when Abbath was still in the band, whether his contributions from those sessions will be subjected to an OrwellianRetcon, or indeed whether any of the material from Abbath's solo album is based on any of the material from the earlier sessions.

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Immortal reformed in 2007 for a string of live performances; after the reunion, the band decided to reform the band on a permanent basis, releasing the album ''All Shall Fall'' in 2009. However, internal conflicts between the band members resulting from tumultuous recording sessions for the band's ninth album resulted in a second disbandment in 2015. What exactly occurred during the sessions [[RashomonStyle seems to depend upon whom you believe]], but in the wake of the disbandment, Abbath started a new band [[EgocentricTeamNaming in his name]] (which admittedly is a well known quantity in the world of black metal, so it's a sensible business decision) with bassist [[Music/{{Gorgoroth}} King ov Hell]] and drummer Baard Kolstad. Immortal's ninth album was apparently largely finished before the band's second disbandment, but it's not clear what will become of the material from these sessions.

Kolstad.

On August 14, 2015, Demonaz and Horgh announced that they had reconvened the band and that they will continue without Abbath. Demonaz took over the lead vocals and also returned to guitar. Abbath's first, self-titled album was released in January 2016 through Season of Mist; Mist and apparently consists largely of material written for what was supposed to be Immortal's new album before the split. Meanwhile Demonaz and Horgh decided to write and record Immortal's ninth album has been announced album, purpoted for release later in the same year through by Nuclear Blast. It currently remains to be seen how much of the material on Immortal's upcoming album dates back to the sessions from when Abbath was still in the band, whether his contributions from those sessions will be subjected to an OrwellianRetcon, or indeed whether any of OrwellianRetcon. In January 2018 they announced to have finished the material from Abbath's solo album is based on any of the material from the earlier sessions.
recording.



* Demonaz Doom Occulta (Harald Nævdal) - guitar (up to 1997), lyrics (switched to lyricist and band manager after his injury) (1989–2003, 2006–Present)

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* Demonaz Doom Occulta (Harald Nævdal) - guitar (up to 1997), 1997 and again from 2015), lyrics (switched to lyricist and band manager after his injury) (1989–2003, 2006–Present)2006–Present), vocals (since 2015)



* CareerEndingInjury: Demonaz Doom Occulta was forced to stop playing guitar due to developing tendinitis in his arms in 1997. He still writes the band's lyrics and is considered an active member by the band itself.

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* CareerEndingInjury: Demonaz Doom Occulta was forced to stop playing guitar due to developing tendinitis in his arms in 1997. He still writes the band's lyrics and is considered an active member by the band itself. In 2015, following Abbath's departure, Demonaz replaced him as the new vocalist and started playing guitar again.

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* NoEnding: Several songs on ''Battles in the North'' (specifically, the first five and track seven) end very abruptly.

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