Drummer Bård “Faust” Eithun To Rejoin EMPEROR For Wacken 2014

Sunday, 4th August 2013

In an online posting drummer Bård “Faust” Eithun has confirmed he will be rejoining EMPEROR for their 2014 set at Wacken Open Air.

“Yes, I am gonna do the full set at Wacken,” Eithun wrote.

The news of EMPEROR’s appearance at the event was announced on Friday, August 2 at this year’s Wacken Open Air at a press conference which was attended by EMPEROR members Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) and Samoth (real name: Tomas Haugen).

EMPEROR last released Prometheus – The Discipline Of Fire And Demise in September 2001. The horde’s swansong saw EMPORER dubbed as one of the most adventurous and gifted black metal bands of all times. In 2005, EMPEROR surprised all with an unannounced appearance at Oslo’s Inferno festival. Following the performance, the band announced additional concerts that would include a visit to America; marking the second trip to the States in the band’s legendary career.

Fans flocked to New York City and Los Angeles to witness the sold-out performances. In 2007, additional shows would see the band return to the U.S. for a repeat performance in New York City, a stop in Chicago, and what would be their final American performance in Los Angeles.