The big news from Indie Records that I received in my inbox today was that Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir) and King (ex-Gorgoroth, ex-God Seed) are forming a new black metal band called Ov Hell. Some of you will have read how I feel about the word “ov” before and now I feel like I have a mission: to start a band where I spell everything with an “UV”… or wait, maybe “UF”… or, I guess I could go really out on a limb and use “OF”!
There is literally nothing more cliche in metal right now than that (with the exception of breakdowns). And seriously, is black metal so easy to write that you can disappear for two months and have an entirely new band and be signed to Indie Recordings? It’s incredible. But that’s a different rant.
Anyway, the music sounds pretty good considering everything, so I wish them luck. But man.. is black metal so bankrupt that the best name you guys could come up with was “OV HELL”? *sigh*