Emperor (2)

Emperor (2)

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Black metal band from Notodden (Telemark), Norway, founded in 1991 by Ihsahn (Vegard Tveitan) and Samoth (Tomas Haugen). Emperor were the first Norwegian black metal group to include symphonic keyboard arrangements and orchestration in their music, which soon made them one of the most influential bands in the whole black metal scene. During their 10-year career Emperor recorded four full-length albums, with which their music developed increasingly more technical and complex, reaching its peak on the "Prometheus" album. Emperor disbanded in 2001, but they have done selected reunion appearances over the years. First one was in 2005-2007, when they did few festival dates and brief US tours. In 2013-2014 Emperor reunited with the original drummer Faust (Bård Eithun) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "In The Nightside Eclipse" album. The most recent 2017 festival reunion shows focus on celebrating the 20th anniversary of their second album "Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk".

Final line-up:
Ihsahn (Vegard Tveitan) - Guitar, keyboards, vocals (1991-2001, 2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016- )
Samoth (Tomas Haugen) - Drums (1991-1992), Guitar (1992-2001, 2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016- )
Trym (Kai Mosaker) - Drums (1996-2001, 2005-2007, 2016- )

Former members:
Mortiis (Håvard Ellefsen) - Bass (1991-1992)
Faust (Bård Eithun) - Drums (1992-1994, 2013-2014)
Tchort (Terje Schei) - Bass (1993-1994)
Alver (Jonas Alver) - Bass (1996-1998)

Session members:
Hellhammer (Jan Blomberg) - Drums (1992, 1994)
Ildjard (Vidar Våer) - Bass (1993)
Mark Allen - Keyboards (1993)
Sverd (Steinar Johnsen) - Keyboards (1994-1995)
Tyr (Jan Torgersen) - Bass (1998-2001)
Charmand Grimloch (Joachim Rygg) - Keyboards (1998-2001)
Secthdamon (Tony Ingibergsson) - Bass (2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016- )
Einar Solberg - Keyboards (2005-2007, 2013-2014, 2016- )
Trym (Kai Mosaker) - Drums (2014)
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Emperor (2) Discography

Albums

Emperor (2) Wrath Of The Tyrant Not On Label (Emperor (2) Self-released) Norway 1992 Sell This Version
Emperor (2) / Enslaved Emperor (2) / Enslaved - Emperor / Hordanes Land Candlelight Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Emperor (2) In The Nightside Eclipse (Album) Candlelight Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Emperor (2) Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk (Album) Candlelight Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Emperor (2) IX Equilibrium (Album) Candlelight Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
Thorns Vs Emperor (2) Thorns Vs Emperor (2) - Thorns Vs Emperor (Album) Moonfog Productions, Moonfog Productions Norway 1999 Sell This Version
Emperor (2) Emperial Live Ceremony (Album, Comp) Candlelight Records, Candlelight Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
Emperor (2) Prometheus - The Discipline Of Fire & Demise (Album) Candlelight Records Bulgaria 2001 Sell This Version
Emperor (2) Live Inferno (Album) Candlelight Records UK 2009 Sell This Version
Emperor (2) Live At Wacken Open Air 2006- "A Night Of Emperial Wrath" (Album) Back On Black Norway 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Emperor (2) Emperor (EP) Candlelight Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Emperor (2) As The Shadows Rise (EP) Nocturnal Art Productions Norway 1994 Sell This Version
Emperor (2) Reverence (EP) Candlelight Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
BOBV1247S Emperor (2) Thus Spake The Nightspirit | Inno A Satana(7", EP, Gol) Back On Black BOBV1247S UK 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

Emperor (2) Emperor / Wrath Of The Tyrant (Comp) Candlelight Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
Candle 052 Emperor (2) Emperial Vinyl Presentation(5xLP, Album, Pic + Box, Comp, Ltd) Candlelight Records Candle 052 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Emperor (2) Scattered Ashes - A Decade Of Emperial Wrath (Comp) Candlelight Records, Candlelight Records Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Emperor (2) The Complete Works (Comp, EP) Blood Music (2) Finland 2017 Sell This Version

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King.of.Pain

King.of.Pain

November 3, 2015
I also own a 7'EP black vinyl entitled "forgotten centuries" Rehearsal 1991, "Ancient queen" on A side, "The Usurper on B.
Probably a bootleg but very well done. There aren't notices 'bout this one on the web. If anybody can help or wishes to add this release i can provide pictures.

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