According to a letter sent via ABBATH, vocalist/guitarist for Norwegian black metal legends IMMORTAL to the NORWEGIAN INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY OFFICE , DEMONAZ and HORGH left the band earlier this year as they failed to pay rent on the bands rehearsal studio, usually split between the three band members. ABBATH was under the impression, due to band turmoil, DEMONAZ and HORGH wanted to take a longer break from the band as ABBATH payed for the rehearsal space.
ABBATH states IMMORTAL are contractually obligated for another studio release for NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS as the new material is completed with other musicians.
IMMORTAL front man ABBATH has claimed rights over the bands name via EIKOMO COMPOSITIONS. However, the application has been stopped by lyricist/guitarist DEMONAZ and drummer HORGH whom want the IMMORTAL trademark to be shared by all three members as the matter will stand before civil court (NORWEGIAN INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY COURT) JANUARY OR FEBRUARY 2015.
DEMONAZ has stated to DAGBLADET.NO. that "he is familiar with the contents of ABBATH's letter, "I've read it, and our lawyer read it. We will come back with a feed back letter it contains incorrect information".
IMMORTAL won the trade mark lawsuit over the bands name as ABBATH has split with the band for a solo career.
IMMORTAL unleashed "All Shall Fall" 9/25/2009 via NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.
ITP V.09 REVIEW: IMMORTAL: "All Shall Fall":
IMMORTAL has completed the writing of their ninth full length studio album.
- This will be our darkest and coldest album in a long time: pure Blashyrkh metal the way our fans know it, with massive majestic riffs, grim frostbitten vocals and tales from our mighty realm. Fast and furious tracks, epic tracks and longer playtime than any of our previous albums.
Founding IMMORTAL member, lyricist and guitarist Demonaz is now also handling the vocals.
- The massive fansupport has been very inspiring and we will not let down the fans. The last year we have completed all the new songs and look forward to record our most passionate album in a long time. The songwriting process has been awesome and we are soon ready to start the recordings.
- After the last years incidents it was time to go back to the roots to what this band is really about musically, and also to take the integrity of the band back to where it belongs. Cold, grim uncompromising Blashyrkh metal with a true feeling is what we deliver.
From 2010 until 2014, IMMORTAL wrote all the songs for the successor to "All Shall Fall", but when ex- member Abbath left the band in 2014, he changed the lyrics, song titles and recorded these songs for his so called "solo album".
- We had to focus on making a new album nearly from scratch, which is the main reason why things have taken this much time. We are now looking forward to record the new album and present it to all those who have shown their loyalty and support.
IMMORTAL has always been a unique and unstoppable force, and that goes for our fans as well. We will never change our music or attitude.
The album title and song titles will be revealed soon.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-