Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth) Thought Bård “Faust” Eithun (Ex-Emperor) Was Joking When He Confessed To Murder During A Party In 1993

Back in 1994, ex-Emperor drummer Bård “Faust” Eithun was convicted of murder after stabbing a gay man, named Magne Andreassen, to death in 1992. He only served nine years for his crime and was released in 2003. Now, during an interview with Metal Hammer, Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth revealed that Eithun actually confessed to the murder during a party in 1993. The frontman said the following:

“We played at the Royal Court in Liverpool, then had a massive party. Faust came up to me pissed out his head and told me about murdering a gay guy. I dismissed it as a load of crap but when it all came out I felt like an accessory to murder after the fact. But if anyone had seen Emperor at that time, they’d never have taken them seriously. There’s, like, Samoth, Lord of Silence, but he wasn’t Lord of Silence that night – he was Lord of Giggles and Laughter… Everybody was either high or taking Es, drinking – all fucked.”

Emperor Announce “A Night Of Emperial Wrath 2021” Livestream Event

Emperor will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with a livestream event, which they are calling “A Night Of Emperial Wrath 2021.” The virtual show will take place on May 23 and tickets can be found HERE. The band commented:

“2021 marks 30 years since the formation of Emperor. With the current state of the world, it’s been impossible to go ahead with scheduled plans. We now welcome you to join us in an exclusive streaming event. The show will take place at Notodden Theatre, 23rd of May. The setlist will feature tracks from the entire catalogue, as well as very special guest appearances from original bass player Mortiis, who appeared on the ‘Wrath Of The Tyrant’ demo, ‘As The Shadows Rise’ EP and ‘Emperor’ mini album, and ex-drummer Faust, who appeared on the ‘As The Shadows Rise’ EP, ‘Emperor’ mini album, as well as the landmark album, ‘In The Nightside Eclipse’.”

Emperor To Perform “Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk” In Full On 2017 Dates

Emperor will be performing their 1997 album “Anthems To The Welkin at Dusk” in full during some special 2017 dates. So far the band have been confirmed for the 2017 Brutal Assault Festival in Jaromer, CZE, but the other dates are still pending.

Emperor To Release “The Complete Works” Box Set

Emperor‘s complete work is set to be released as a box set, via Blood Music. It will be available on “transparent blue base with black marble vinyl,” and will be limited to 222 copies. You will be able to preorder the set on December 9, and can read more about it in the below Facebook post: