Emperor

To Hell And Back

There's No Room In Metal for Racists, Abusers, and Bigots

A meditation on enabling oppression, As I Lay Dying, Emperor, and taking accountability for one's own mistakes (plus some sweet new metal tunes).
Kim Kelly
6.22.18
brief histories

A Brief History of the Trill in Heavy Metal

The stylistic embellishment, most commonly used in classical music, has found a second life on a variety of heavy metal albums.
Zach Painter
9.13.17
Features

Emperor and the Nature of Evil

Before playing the band's 1997 classic 'Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk' at Norway's Tons of Rock Festival, Ihsahn sat down to discuss luck, Bulgakov, and Iron Maiden.
Kim Kelly
6.29.17
Interviews

Out of the Dungeon: In Conversation with Mortiis

We spoke to the true king of dungeon synth about his new remix album, the music business, and that troll mask (stream a track with Merzbow).
Andy Curtis-Brignell
4.6.17
Design

These Fonts Shred: A Typographical Survey of Heavy Metal

From gothic text to black metal band logos, we unpack the visual design of heavy metal.
Marnie Sehayek
10.15.16
The Greatest Things Of All Time

Norwegian Black Metal Doc 'Blackhearts' Offers Patrons the Chance to Sell Their Souls to Satan

Help fund this globe-spanning black metal documentary by buying one-of-a-kind items from members of Mayhem, Darkthrone, Enslaved, and more.
Noisey Staff
11.17.15
Op-Eds

Immortal's Not So Immortal After All: Saying Farewell to One of Black Metal's Finest

Closing the gates to Blashyrkh.
Kim Kelly
3.26.15
Interviews

Emperor Are Back to Reclaim What Is Theirs

The frontman of the black metal legends speaks.
Jonathan Dick
7.9.14
Words

Critical Music is Keeping D&B Fresh

An interview with label owner Kasra Mowlavi about the past, present, and future of D&B.
Jemayel Khawaja
3.18.14
New music

Ali Love Soundtracks Homicidal Lust with "Emperor" Feat. Kali

In the new video from Ali Love, an unsettling, dreamlike romantic encounter goes all Kill Bill before turning into an actual romantic encounter, followed by a decapitation that will shock you even if you've seen like a hundred decaptiations in your life a
THUMP Staff
4.18.13
videos

The Making of Ali Love's Video for "Emperor" [Behind-The-Scenes Exclusive]

Turns out the severed head from the video was something else entirely.
THUMP Staff
4.18.13
videos

Ali Love Soundtracks Homicidal Lust with "Emperor" feat. Kali [Exclusive Video Premiere]

There's a virtual decapitation in here you should probably see...
THUMP Staff
4.17.13