Adorning the front cover of the inaugural issue of the Norwegian edition of Metal Hammer magazine are none other than the Norwegian kings of symphonic black metal DIMMU BORGIR.
States the magazine: “Both nationally and internationally, DIMMU have become the symbol of Norwegian metal. We wanted to pay tribute to the band and invite them to make history with us!”
April 30 will mark a new era for Norwegian metal fans, as they finally wrap their rotten fingers around the legendary Metal Hammer magazine in their native tongue.
Ever since the first issue in 1984, Metal Hammer magazine has been on top as one of the leading and groundbreaking magazines within the hard rock and metal genre. Metal Hammer Norway is honored to become a part of this amazing history, and is ready to tread new paths for Norwegian and Scandinavian extreme music.
Metal Hammer Norway will be covering Norwegian and international hard rock and metal in the shape of 100 heavy-as-hell pages over 10 issues a year, with double issues in summer and December/January.
The magazine’s staff promises to give its readers news, in-depth interviews, studio reports, competitions, album and live reviews in the same high standard and with the same credibility with which Metal Hammer is known for.
In addition, MetalHammer.no online will be a great place for metal fans to meet, and among others get up-to-date on hard and heavy news between magazine releases, check out video and album premieres, discuss music in the forum and participate in competitions.
Editor-in-chief Guro Juul Andersen comments: “Metal Hammer Norway will have a strong focus on Norwegian hard rock and metal. It’s very important for us to listen to the underground as much as the more established bands. It’s boiling like the wrath of Thor in the Norwegian music scene at the moment, and Metal Hammer Norway will be a great platform to get your band noticed both in and outside of the border! Norwegian metal history holds a tremendous respect around the world, and we look forward to showing the world Norwegian metal’s future as well!!”