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Bergen, Norway (1989 – 2003, 2006 – present)

Immortal is a prominent black metal band from Bergen, Norway. The group began in 1989 as “Amputation”, a death metal band. Immortal’s early full-length releases were of a traditional, yet complex black metal style, but their acclaimed album At the Heart of Winter saw the band begin to experiment with a fusion of black metal and German thrash. The resulting sound was a style which characterized Immortal’s later works. Immortal has been influential to many modern metal artists. Immortal’s founders; Abbath and Demonaz, have attained a legendary status in the Scandinavian heavy metal scene. Out of these many bands Immortal has arguably maintained the most occult-mysticism image and way of life traditionally credited to black metal. Their peculiar music style of melodic black metal has guaranteed them a spot on the list of the best bands in the history of the genre, and has most definitely triggered the rise of their albums sales, even though most of the albums, with the exception of Sons of Northern Darkness, are quite difficult to obtain in some regions.

Amputation recorded their first two demos in 1989 with Demonaz Doom Occulta and Jorn Tunsberg on guitars, Abbath Doom Occulta on bass and vocals, and Armagedda on drums. The group changed its name to “Immortal” around 1990-1991. Their third demo, Unholy Forces of Evil, saw a stylistic change to black metal and earned them a record contract. Tunsberg played many of the guitar parts of Immortal’s first album Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism, but is not officially credited.


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  • GodofDeathMetal

    One of the greatest black metal acts of all-time! Yup! :P

    Yesterday 5:32pm Reply
  • Andrew_Lytvyn


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  • vittuviladunaa

    Love Immortal but It feels just natural that their time was up.

    21 Dec 9:40am Reply
  • Varder

    I actually think All Shall Fall is a strong album.

    19 Dec 4:52pm Reply
  • bassius

    that main, so awesome.

    18 Dec 8:54pm Reply
  • colderskin

    versionfiv: cut the shit; this band has a huge fan base and is one of the most quintessential BM bands in history possibly breaking up for almost the same petty problem another essential bm band had. You definitely know what the big deal is.

    18 Dec 7:47pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    this band hasnt made anything good in a long time, i dont know what the big deal is.

    18 Dec 4:59pm Reply
  • Varder

    I guess we won't see a new Immortal album for some time...

    16 Dec 9:53pm Reply
  • sterma_albatros

    Widowmaker, so is Demonaz...

    16 Dec 10:19am Reply
  • Widomaker121212

    I think it's ridiculous it's like gorgoroth all over again but abbath should have the rights he is an original member

    15 Dec 7:57pm Reply
  • Schander

    Apparently they've broken up over this shit... fucking morons.

    15 Dec 7:49pm Reply
  • qlacs


    14 Dec 7:18pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    you'd better snap one up quick ... not many left. at least half are already sold.

    14 Dec 10:10am Reply
  • sotgubben

    v god I love those 2 albums, haven't even got them on vinyl yet. Time to start spending.

    11 Dec 5:54am Reply
  • versionfiv

    I'm glad Osmose keeps re-pressing Pure Holocaust cause I kept delaying getting it every time they reissued it, didn't make the same mistake this time around. though I hope they do Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism again soon...

    11 Dec 4:35am Reply
  • sotgubben

    Perhaps the greatest black metal band of all-time.

    10 Dec 9:18pm Reply
  • colderskin

    You alright there dude

    8 Dec 4:18pm Reply
  • Cutmyarm


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  • Cutmyarm

    SOME PEOPLE ARE PURE CRAP___________________________________________ X

    5 Dec 8:59pm Reply
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