I were a Norwegian black metal supergroup formed in 2006. The band features Immortal members Abbath and Armagedda, Gorgorothbassist TC King, and Enslaved‘s Ice Dale. The band cites Bathory as one of their major influences.
The band’s debut album, Between Two Worlds, was released on November 3, 2006 in the United Kingdom and November 14, 2006 in the United States through Nuclear Blast Records. Their first and only live show was at The Hole in the Sky Festival in Bergen on August 26, 2006. Currently there are no more scheduled live shows. In 2007 Abbath has stated that he had started working on new songs for the next album,[although no further comment has been made since. Given Abbath’s formation of the band Abbath in 2015 following his departure from Immortal along with I bassist TC King, it is unlikely that a future I album will emerge. As part of prompting their new project, Abbath covered I’s Warriors in October 2015.
The band features Abbath’s raw black metal vocals accompanied with a classic metal influenced sound. Blasts beats and some of the more “erratic” structural traits of black metal have also been excluded, this gives the band more of a classic metal sound but the black metal influences are still evident giving the band a unique sound.
Between Two Worlds / 2006
1. The Storm I Ride
3. Between Two Worlds
6. Days of North Winds
7. Far Beyond the Quiet
8. Cursed We Are
9. Bridges of Fire” (Digipack edition bonus track)
10. Shadowed Realms (Intro)” (Digipack edition bonus track)
11. Shadowed Realms” (Digipack edition bonus track)
Between Two Worlds is the debut album by Norwegian black metal supergroup I. The album was recorded at the Lydriket Studio and later mixed by Peter Tägtgren at the Abyss studio. The album showcases Abbath’s straightforward metal style rather than his black metal style. The album displays a clear influence from classic metal bands, which although present in Abbath’s primary band Immortal, is here the sole focus of the music. A limited edition digipack was released, which includes three bonus tracks. A limited edition metal box was also released, also featuring the three bonus tracks, and was limited to 1000 copies.
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