Origin: Norway
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When a band goes out on top (as Immortal did, disbanding after their excellent Sons Of Northern Darkness), one can usually expect the members to eventually return to the scene, perhaps in a new guise. And that's just what Immortal mainman Abbath has done, assembling a crew of players all familiar to the Norwegian metal scene and naming the project simply I. The debut from this new group, Between Two Worlds, is not a continuation of the Immortal sound, though it's not a complete about-face either. "Blackened heavy metal" is a term used by others, and it fits -- there are black metal influences, naturally, but the song structures are more straightforward, and the pacing more in line with pure metal than the frosty kvlt black metal Norway is known for. One can hear traces of Viking metal, as well as just a hint of Motorhead here and there, guitarist Arve Isdal adds some Enslaved stylings with his tasteful, biting guitar sound, and Abbath's raspy vocals (not all that different from his later Immortal style) seem to fit in just fine. Abbath's old Immortal mate Demonaz even chips in by writing the lyrics. Abbath later went back to Immortal for a time and is more recently again on a solo trek, this time using the name Abbath as the band/project name.

Current Members

Abbath (Olve Eikemo)

guitars/vocals (Abbath, ex-Immortal, ex-Old Funeral)

Ice Dale (Arve Isdal)

guitars (Audrey Horne, Demonaz, Enslaved, Malignant Eternal, Ov Hell, Trinacria)

T.C. King (Tom Cato Visnes)

bass (Abbath, ex-Audrey Horne, ex-Gorgoroth, Jotunspor, Ov Hell, ex-Sahg)


drums (Demonaz)


Between Two Worlds 
2006 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Storm I Ride
  2. Warriors
  3. Between Two Worlds
  4. Battalions
  5. Mountains
  6. Days of North Winds
  7. Far Beyond the Quiet
  8. Cursed We Are
  • Abbath
  • Ice Dale
  • T.C. King
  • Armagedda

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 


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