“The Blackmobile”, a brand new song from Norway’s ICS VORTEX, the project led by the former DIMMU BORGIR and current BORKNAGAR member, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band’s debut album, “Storm Seeker”, which will be released on August 22 in Europe and August 23 in North America via Century Media Records.
Commented ICS Vortex: “This song was written way back when I still felt black metal was dangerous. Now, totally untrue to all that, it’s a tribute to the only beast I ever loved.”
“Storm Seeker” will be released in Europe as initial limited-edition digipak, 180-gram LP and as a digital download. According to a press release, the CD “takes the musical elements from [ICS Vortex‘s] 10-plus years of experience with DIMMU BORGIR as well as the legacy of the classic bands with whom he is still active (BORKNAGAR, ARCTURUS and LAMENTED SOULS), topping things off with his signature clean vocals in order to make ‘Storm Seeker’ become a perfectly balanced axe, whether a song is cutting fast, or dicing slow.”
“Storm Seeker” features appearances by ICS Vortex‘s BORKNAGAR bandmate Asgeir Mickelson on drums and Terje “Cyrus” Andersen (SUSPERIA, DIMMU BORGIR) on lead guitar. The CD was recorded at Toproom Studio (MAYHEM, TRISTANIA, BORKNAGAR) with engineer Børge Finstad and mastered by Peter in de Betou at Tailor Maid Studio (ARCH ENEMY, DARK TANQUILLITY, DIMMU BORGIR) in Sweden.
After the recordings for the CD were completed, the ICS VORTEX project evolved into a real band, eager to perform live with the following permanent lineup:
* ICS Vortex (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, BORKNAGAR, ARCTURUS) – Vocals
* Asgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, ex-BORKNAGAR, ex-TESTAMENT) – Drums
* Terje “Cyrus” Andersen (SUSPERIA, ex-SATYRICON, ex-DIMMU BORGIR) – Guitar
* Jens F. Ryland (BORKNAGAR) – Guitar
* Steinar “Azarak” Gundersen (SPIRAL ARCHITECT, ex-SATYRICON) – Bass
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