Immortal

Immortal

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Immortal was formed by bassist/vocalist/drummer Abbath Doom Occulta (Olve Eikemo) and guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta (Harald Nævdal) in 1991 in Bergen, Norway. The core duo was joined by a string of drummers who typically lasted for one album and were often hired for touring purposes only while Abbath took care of the drumming on albums. This was until they settled on Horgh (Reidar Horghagen) for their fourth album "Blizzard Beasts" in 1996 and the duo became a trio.

In 1997, after the release of "Blizzard Beasts" Demonaz developed a tendinitis to his arm, which led to him being no longer able play guitar in the style required to perform with Immortal. At this point Abbath changed from bass to guitar and also became the main songwriter in the band. Demonaz however remained a full member of the band and focused on writing the lyrics and managing the band.

Following the release of "At The Heart Of Winter" in 1999, Iscariah (Stian Smørholm) joined the band to handle the bass on tours.

In 2003 Immortal split up, but was reformed in 2006 and the band started to perform live again in 2007. This time the live bass was played by Apollyon (Ole Jørgen Moe).

In September 2009 Immortal released their eighth, and so far the last album "All Shall Fall".

In December 2014 it was reported that the three band members (Eikemo vs. Nævdal/Horghagen) had ended up in a legal feud over the rights for the Immortal band name.

In March 2015 Abbath made an announcement that Immortal was put to rest for the time being and he would continue making music and performing as "solo" artist using his own name, Abbath. In August of that year, Demonaz and Horgh announced that they were continuing Immortal on their own.
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Immortal Discography

Albums

Immortal Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism (Album) Osmose Productions Poland 1992 Sell This Version
Immortal Pure Holocaust (Album) Osmose Productions France 1993 Sell This Version
Immortal Battles In The North (Album) Osmose Productions France 1994 Sell This Version
Immortal Blizzard Beasts (Album) Osmose Productions Poland 1997 Sell This Version
Immortal At The Heart Of Winter (Album) Osmose Productions Europe 1999 Sell This Version
Immortal Damned In Black (Album) Osmose Productions, Osmose Productions France 2000 Sell This Version
Immortal Sons Of Northern Darkness (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast US 2002 Sell This Version
Immortal All Shall Fall (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Mexico 2009 Sell This Version
Immortal The Seventh Date Of Blashyrkh Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Germany 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Immortal Immortal (EP) Listenable Records, Osmose Productions Norway 1991 Sell This Version
NB 2513-9 Hypocrisy / Immortal Hypocrisy / Immortal - Valley Of The Damned / Hordes Of War(7", Pic, EP, Ltd) Nuclear Blast NB 2513-9 Germany 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

HELL 0023 Immortal Battles In The North / Blizzard Beasts(Cass, Comp) Metal Mind Records HELL 0023 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
HELL 0022 Immortal Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism / Pure Holocaust(Cass, Comp) Metal Mind Records HELL 0022 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
none Immortal Sons of Northern Darkness(CD, Comp) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

Immortal Masters Of Nebulah Frost Osmose Productions France 1995 Sell This Version
1552-2 Immortal Live at BB Kings Club New York 2003: Official Bootleg(DVD-V, Promo) Nuclear Blast 1552-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Immortal Immortal(Cass, S/Sided, Ltd) Not On Label (Immortal Self-released) none Norway 1991 Sell This Version