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LONDON - A FIST IN THE FACE OF GOD ON ILDJARN

April 29, 2009, 10:20pm

Fisters of God, welcome once again. I have been mulling over this post a little too much today so that I can serenade you all with something that may leave you temporarily shadowless:

Ildjarn.

Founded in 1992,

Ildjarn

was a very influencial Norwegian black metal project, the solo endeavor of one Vidar Vaaer (though the vocals on the

Seven Harmonies of Unknown Truths

demo were contributed by

Samoth

). For me, this demo is as important in the second wave of black metal as anything by

Burzum

,

Darkthrone,

Immortal

or

Mayhem

, who I consider to be the four Norsemen of

True Norwegian Black Metal

. Let's not forget the

Grymyrk

demo, but that is forthcoming…

Anyway, this was only ever released on cassette (25 copies apparently) and it has been dubbed and traded fuck knows how many times over until it reached the binary of this very page. If you've heard a rumor of a Uruk-Hai (Varg's pre-Burzum project) demo, this is it. It just has some eerie synth opening each track.

Ildjarn also features on the Burzum bootlegs Draugen and Svarte Dauen. The obvious reason for this being that both have a very similar Bathory-esque take on black metal. Plus slightly off-ish drumming. Shame he stopped recording because of a broken four-track, huh?

Ildjarn - "I"

†ROCKWELL†