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Having recently invited fans to make a video using one of the two exclusive tracks that the band recently recorded, Norwegian Extreme Metallers PANTHEON I, have revealed that the winning entry for the song “Martyr” was made by a fan from Serbia and can be seen below or at http://youtu.be/cn3Lz_nE8wc

 

Commenting on the winning video, frontman Andre Kvebek said: “All the entries we received were of a very high standard, but what set this one apart was the fact that the winner, Regina Kozlik, not only used existing photos of PANTHEON I, but she also created portraits of the individual members that she drew herself.  She will be receiving a package of PANTHEON I goodies in the post very soon.”

PANTHEON I are currently working on their fourth full-length album, which is being recorded at the Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim.  Drum tracks for the album, which will be titled “Adversus”,  have already been laid down,  with Vegar “Vyl” Larsen (KEEP OF KALESSIN, CHTON, live session drums for GORGOROTH) behind the drum kit in place of regular drummer Mads G (THE ALL SEEING I, ZEENON) who is currently unwell.   Aside from Kvebek and Mads G, the line up includes former ABSU guitarist Aethyris McKay on guitars and clean vocals, cellist Live Julianne, Sagstad (TROLLFEST, SARKOM) on guitars and T.R.S. (1349, DEN SAAKALDTE) on bass.  Drummer Mads G will continue with the band, and will only be absent for the recording of the new album.   A label is currently being sought for the album.

A tape version, of PANTHEON I’s very first album “Atrocity Divine”, limited to 150 copies, has recently been released through Silent Scream Records.  Artwork for the tape is by the Norwegian artist Kjell Åge Meland who has worked with the band on all their releases.   More information about PANTHEON I can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pantheoni

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.pantheon-i.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pantheoni
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/pantheoni
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/pantheon-i
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/pantheoni

Andre’ Kvebek, frontman of Norwegian Extreme Metallers PANTHEON I, will host a video Question and Answer sessions for fans (and enemies) of the band.  Anyone with a question for the band is invited to post it either on the wall, or as a message, on the PANTHEON I Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pantheoni  and, according to Kvebek, who is known not only for his sense of humour, but also for his outspokenness, no subject is out of bounds, and he will answer all the questions.   Once enough questions have been received, a video of Kvebek reading out the questions and answering them will be available on the band’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/tjalve1349

Aside from Kvebek, PANTHEON I’s line up includes former ABSU guitarist Aethyris McKay on guitars and clean vocals, cellist LiveJulianne, Sagstad (TROLLFEST, SARKOM) on guitars,  T.R.S. (1349, DEN SAAKALDTE) on bass and Mads G (THE ALL SEEING I, ZEENON)  on drums.   The band recently began recording their fourth full-length album “Adversus Religionem” at the Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim with Vegar “Vyl” Larsen (KEEP OF KALESSIN, CHTON, live session drums for GORGOROTH) behind the kit in place of drummer Mads who is currently unwell.  A video of the drum recording session can be seen below or at http://youtu.be/P2BySgv3uaU

 

The official video the track “Serpent Christ” from the PANTHEON I album “Worlds I Create” can be seen below or at http://youtu.be/1KoshSuARDw

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.pantheon-i.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pantheoni
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/pantheoni
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/pantheon-i
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/pantheoni
Band Contact & Booking: pantheon@hotmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

 

Norwegian Extreme Metallers PANTHEON I, have invited fans to make a video using one of the two exclusive tracks that the band recently recorded, but have only ever made public during radio interviews.  The track, “Martyr”, has been uploaded for the first time on the internet both on the band’s SoundCloud page and as a DIY YouTube video made by PANTHEON I‘s Andre’ Kvebek, and which, as the frontman says, inspired the idea of a competition:  “We are always seeing YouTube users making videos out of just about any song out there, so I thought I’d give it a go myself with one of our tracks.  It’s my first ever attempt, and basically it’s just a bit of info about the band since I’m not up to making anything more complicated at this stage.   Then it occurred to us, why not let the YouTube fans see what they can do with it.  We’re not expecting a big production, just a personal interpretation of the song, and the winning video maker will get some Pantheon I merch and the video will be up loaded onto our channel”.

Kvebek’s video for “Martyr” can be seen at http://youtu.be/fJSwVCjFLSo (and at the end of this item)   and the track can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/pantheon-i/pantheon-i-martyr-promo-track (as well as on the player at the top of this page).  The competition will close on Christmas Eve, December 24th, and the winner will be announced on New Year’s Day.  Anyone wanting more information or to enter the competition or should send a message to the band through their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pantheoni .  Likewise for any finished videos, please send a message with a link to the video.

PANTHEON I recently entered the Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim to begin recording their fourth full-length album and drum tracks have already been laid down,  with Vegar “Vyl” Larsen (KEEP OF KALESSIN, CHTON, live session drums for GORGOROTH) behind the kit in place of the band’s drummer Mads G (THE ALL SEEING I, ZEENON) who is currently unwell.   Aside from Kvebek, the line up includes former ABSU guitarist Aethyris McKay on guitars and clean vocals, cellist LiveJulianne, Sagstad (TROLLFEST, SARKOM) on guitars and T.R.S. (1349, DEN SAAKALDTE) on bass.  Drummer Mads G will continue with the band, and will only be absent for the recording of the new album.

A tape version, of PANTHEON I’s very first album “Atrocity Divine”, limited to 150 copies, has recently been released through Silent Scream Records.  Artwork for the tape is by the Norwegian artist Kjell Åge Meland who has worked with the band on all their releases.   More information about PANTHEON I can be found on the band’s website at http://www.facebook.com/pantheoni

The video for the track “Martyr” can be seen below or at http://youtu.be/fJSwVCjFLSo :

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.pantheon-i.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pantheoni
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/pantheoni
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/pantheon-i
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/pantheoni
Band Contact & Booking: pantheon@hotmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

 

Norwegian Extreme Metallers PANTHEON I, have entered the Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim to begin recording their fourth full-length album.   The drum tracks have already been laid down,  with Vegar “Vyl” Larsen (KEEP OF KALESSIN, CHTON, live session drums for GORGOROTH) behind the kit in place of the band’s drummer Mads G (THE ALL SEEING I, ZEENON) who is currently unwell.  At the end are a couple of photos of Vyl taken during the recording session.

PANTHEON I have always been known for their fast aggressive sound, which is combined with interludes of sweeping melodies.   The new album, which will be called “Adversus”, is set to signpost the future direction of the band with a fuller, more complex sound.  It was, in fact, in pre-production for some time, with the band deciding to re-work the original tracks so that they would better suit the arrival of former ABSU guitarist Aethyris McKay, who not only contributes on the writing side, but also adds clean vocals that act as a perfect foil to frontman Andre Kvebek’s raw style.  As well as Kvebek and McKay, PANTHEON I’s lineup includes cellist LiveJulianne, Sagstad (TROLLFEST, SARKOM) on guitars and T.R.S. (1349, DEN SAAKALDTE) on bass.  It is anticipated that drummer Mads G will continue with the band, and will only be absent for the recording of the new album.

PANTHEON I recently went “Old School” and released a tape version of their very first album “Atrocity Divine” through Silent Scream Records.  Limited to 150 copies, artwork for the tape was by the Norwegian artist Kjell Åge Meland who has worked with the band on all their releases.   The next live appearance by PANTHEON I will be on the 19th October at Seb’s Hotel in Hamar, Norway, supported by DJEVELKULT.  More information about PANTHEON I can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pantheoni

The official video for the track “Serpent Christ” from the PANTHEON I album “Worlds I Create” can be seen below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KoshSuARDw.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.pantheon-i.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pantheoni
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/pantheoni
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/pantheon-i
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/pantheoni
Band Contact & Booking: pantheon@hotmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

With three full-length albums to their credit, Norwegian Extreme Metallers PANTHEON I have gone old-school and rereleased their 2006 debut album “Atrocity Divine” as a limited edition tape.  Commented front man Andre’ Kvebek: “I think a lot of people still remember the days of tape releases with a certain fondness and even those who weren’t around at the time associate tapes with the beginnings of the underground scene, and it was definitely something we wanted for at least one of PANTHEON I’s releases, so when the opportunity arose, we were more than happy to say yes”.    The tape version of “Atrocity Divine” is released on Silent Scream Records on the 10th September, and is limited to 150 copies.  Artwork is by the Norwegian artist Kjell Åge Meland.

Formed in late 2002 in Oslo, Norway, PANTHEON I’s music combines brutality, aggression and speed with melodic interludes that, unlike the majority of bands, are not played using synths and string samples, but on the cello by classically trained Live Julianne Kostøl.  The band’s line up underwent a change last year with the addition of former ABSU guitarist Aethyris McKay, who not only contributes his writing skills and clean vocals to the band, but also allows frontman Kvebek (DEN SAAKALDTE, ex-1349) to step out from behind his guitar on stage.   As well as Kvebek, McKay and  Live Julianne, the line up includes Sagstad (TROLLFEST, SARKOM) on guitars, T.R.S. on bass (1349, DEN SAAKALDTE) and MADS G on drums (THE ALL SEEING I, ZEENON).

PANTHEON I are currently on the pre-production stage of their fourth full-length album and plan to enter the studio later this year to being recording.  More information about PANTHEON I can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pantheoni

The official video for the track “Serpent Christ” from the PANTHEON I album “Worlds I Create” can be seen below:

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.pantheon-i.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pantheoni
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/pantheoni
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/pantheon-i
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/pantheoni
Band Contact & Booking: pantheon@hotmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

 

 

PANTHEON I have completed recording two tracks to show both fans and prospective labels the direction the Norwegian Extreme Metallers are taking with their music and what to expect from their fourth full length album.   Whilst there are no definitive plans at the moment to release the two tracks, titled “Pariah” and “Martyr”,  according to frontman Andre’ Kvebek the band  “wouldn’t be averse to releasing  it on vinyl as a special should any labels be interested”.

Having recently expanded their line up to include former ABSU guitarist Aethyris McKay, Kvebek explains the thinking behind the rather unusual decision to record two separate tracks first, rather than a full album and just release teasers:  “We did actually have virtually a full album in a pre-production stage, but these were all tracks that pre-dated Aethyris joining the band, and were not really structured to take into account his contribution on clean vocals.  After working on them for a while, we realised that most of them wouldn’t work they way we wanted them to work.  Additionally of course we had his considerable song-writing skills and approach to Extreme Metal to draw on, so we decided to start again from scratch.  As far as we’re concerned it was the right decision to take because we can now turn what would have been simply a “transitional” album into a fully fledged PANTHEON I anno 2012 album, which is much more fierce and much more mature than before.

Whilst Kvebek (ex 1349) still continues to write and play the guitar on recordings, the arrival of McKay has enabled him to concentrate solely on vocals when performing live, something he has been wanting for some time as it allows both himself, and the band, more flexibility on stage.  Other members of the band include Sagstad (TROLLFEST, SARKOM, METAL MILITIA) on guitars, Live Julianne Costol on cello, TRS (1349, TYRANN) on bass and Mads G (THE ALLSEEING I) on drums.  More information about PANTHEON I can be found on the band’s website at http://www.pantheon-i.com

Below you can see the official video for the track “Serpent Christ” from the PANTHEON I album “Worlds I Create”

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.pantheon-i.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pantheoni
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/pantheoni
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/pantheon-i
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/pantheoni
Band Contact & Booking: pantheon@hotmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

Norwegian Extreme Metallers Pantheon I announced today that guitarist AETHYRIS McKAY, who recently quit the Texas-based mythological occult metal band ABSU, will be joining the line up as guitarist.  This is a surprise move from the band who recently announced a search for a new vocalist to give front man ANDRE KVEBEK a chance to concentrate more on guitars and leave the vocalist to range free on stage.  However, as PANTHEON I’s manager explains “We received a big response from musicians all over Europe and auditioned vocalists of exceptional ability, all of whom we would have been proud to have front the band, however, it quickly became clear that we had overlooked the obvious, which was that KVEBEK’s voice is a defining aspect of PANTHEON I’s music, and that to replace it with someone else would have altered the whole dynamic of the band”.

PANTHEON I and AETHYRIS first met when the band supported ABSU on their European tour at the end of 2009.  AETHYRIS joined PANTHEON I on stage for a song during the tour, and forged a strong relationship with the band’s music and the musicians themselves.  Commenting on his new role the American guitarist, who has now relocated to Norway, said: “Joining PANTHEON I has been outstanding thus far. I feel as though I fit right in here and I love the passion and conviction that encompasses the material. This is an incredible arrangement of musicians and people that I can’t wait to assault the world with!”  Regarding his departure from ABSU, AETHYRIS commented:  “There aren’t words enough to say what being a part of ABSU has meant to me. Working with a great friend and talented individual such as PROSCRIPTOR McGOVERN, was an experience only to be described as Magical! The entire cult of ABSU will always hold a special place with me and I wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”

Whilst KVEBEK (ex 1349) will concentrate on vocals on stage and leave the live guitar work to Sagstad (TROLLFEST, SARKOM, METAL MILITIA) and AETHYRIS,  he will continue to write for PANTHEON I  and will record guitars along with the band’s two guitarists.   Other members of the line up include classically trained cellist LIVE JULIANNE COSTOL, TRS (1349, TYRANN) on bass and MADS G (THE ALLSEEING I) on drums. AETHYRIS will also be bringing an additional perspective to PANTHEON I by performing clean vocals both live and in the studio.

PANTHEON I are currently in the pre production stage of their fourth full length album, which will be a follow up to the critically acclaimed “Worlds I Create” and which will include guest appearances from several well known artists from the Extreme metal scene.  The band will play two dates in Norway in November, which will mark AETHYRIS’ live debut, and is also due to embark on a tour of Germany in December, along with fellow Norwegians TROLLFEST and the German bands FINSTERFORST and UNLIGHT.

Upcoming live dates as follows:
November – Norway
Thu 25, RockIn Metal Bar, Oslo
Fri 26, Hjornet, Kristiansand
December – Ende Der Zeit Tour, Germany
Fri 17, Klangstation, Bonn
Sat 18, Black Troll Winterfest,Eisenberg
Sun 19, HSK, Cottbus
Mon 20, K17, Berlin
Tue 21, Traincontrol, Freiberg
Wed 22,  Schwarzer Adler, Egelsee

More information about PANTHEON I can be found on the band’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/pantheoni

Below you can see the official video for the track “Serpent Christ” from the PANTHEON I album “Worlds I Create”

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/pantheoni
Website: http://www.pantheon-i.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pantheoni
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/pantheoni
Band Contact & Booking: pantheon@hotmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com