“Road To Khitai”, the first-ever video from ARTISAN, a Norwegian project and media experiment led by Jens F. Ryland (BORKNAGAR, ICS VORTEX), can be seen below. The fan-made clip features footage from the online game “Age Of Conan” by Funcom.
Commented Ryland: “I play ‘Age Of Conan’ actively and this is my tribute to a brilliant game.
“Playing ‘Age Of Conan’ is in itself a good inspiration to create music, and that is why this whole band and this particular song has come to life.”
The recording lineup for “Road To Khitai” was as follows:
* ICS Vortex (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, ICS VORTEX, BORKNAGAR, ARCTURUS) – Bass, Vocals
* Mustis (ex-DIMMU BORGIR) – Keyboards
* Asgeir Mickelson (ex-BORKNAGAR, ex-TESTAMENT, SPIRAL ARCHITECT. SARKE, ICS VORTEX) – Drums, Guitar
* Jens F. Ryland (BORKNAGAR, ICS VORTEX) – Guitar, Video Production
Added Ryland: “As a band, we will continue to make music without being tied to a genre or put in a shelf. As a media project, Asgeir Mickelson and myself will continue to make posts about our lives as musicians on this blog along with creating new possibilities to implement our music.”
ARTISAN is unsigned and has no plans to perform live.