Ihsahn press information

Posted by xre on 08/12/05

"The Adversary" has been confirmed as album title for the forthcoming solo recording from musician Ihsahn. Final stages of album recording are currently underway at Symphonique Studios in Norway with the final mix planned for early 2006. A video is planned for the song "Invocation", though specific details as to director and concept are still in development.

"The music is a continuation of my work within the metal genre," says Ihsahn. "It incorporates influential elements from all periods/stages of my background since I first picked up the guitar 20 years ago. Powerful, epic, extreme and straight from the heart."

All music and lyrics for "The Adversary" have been written and performed by Ihsahn with exception of drums, performed by Asgeir Mickelson (Borknagar, Spiral Architect). "He has been the perfect drummer for this album," notes Ihsahn. "He has really brought to life the patterns I programmed in pre-production."

Ihsahn is most noted as vocalist/guitarist of Emperor. Forming in 1991, Emperor recordings have sold hundreds of thousands worldwide. Their impact on black/extreme metal ranks them as one of the genre's most influential. Candlelight Records recently confirmed four farewell American shows for Emperor which will be Ihsahn's first visit to the US since Emperor's only US tour in support of their third album, "IX Equilibrium". The recent announcements followed confirmations of European shows that the band will also perform in 2006.

"The Adversary" will be released April 10th 2006 cooperatively by Mnemosyne Productions and Candlelight Records worldwide. Owned/operated by partners Ihsahn and Ihriel since 2003, Mnemosyne Productions was established as an outlet for duo's musical collaborations as well a place for new talent and innovative artists.

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