Emperor were one of the bands somewhat involved in the church burnings during the mid 1990s. Samoth was jailed 16 months for taking part in church burnings with Varg Vikernes (Burzum), along with other members of the Norwegian black metal scene.
Drummer Faust was jailed for church burning and for the stabbing and murder of a homosexual man in 1992 (he was never suspected for it until 2 years later when he was arrested in 1994).
The group disbanded in 2001 because they felt they had lived up to everything they wanted to with Emperor. They have received "legendary" status, toured worldwide, have a large catalog of releases, and they didn't want to be known as another group that "never knows when to quit making music".
Release date:July 11th, 1992
Country of origin:Norway
Lyrical themes:Satanism (early), Nature, Mythology, Mysticism (later)
Last label now:Candlelight Records
Years active:1991-2001,2005-2007, 2013-2014
Ihsahn - Guitars, Vocals, Synth
Samoth - Drums
Mortiis - Bass
2. Ancient Queen
3. My Empires Doom
4. Forgotten Centuries
5. Night Of The Graveless Souls
6. Moon Over Kara Shehr
7. Witches Sabbath
8. Lord Of The Storms
9. Wrath Of The Tyrant
Total time: 32:12