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IHSAHN: New Song Available For Streaming

IHSAHN: New Song Available For Streaming

Hilber, a brand new song from from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, was premiered last night (Monday, September 9) on BBC Radio 1‘s “Rock Show” with Daniel P. Carter. You can now listen to the program for the next seven days at BBC.co.uk. (Note: The Ihsahn track can be heard around the 21:45 mark.) Hilber comes off Ihsahn‘s fifth solo album, “Das Seelenbrechen”, which will be released on October 21 in North America via Candlelight Records. The effort will be available on compact disc, a limited edition…

EMPEROR Frontman Explains Why Now Is Right Time For Band’s Return

EMPEROR Frontman Explains Why Now Is Right Time For Band’s Return

Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their “In The Nightside Eclipse” album by making a number of festival appearances next year. In addition to performing at Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the band will headline the 2014 edition of the the Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place next August at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. EMPEROR members Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) and Samoth (real name: Tomas Haugen) will be joined by Bård Guldvik “Faust” Eithun on…

EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Release ‘Das Seelenbrechen’ In October

EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Release ‘Das Seelenbrechen’ In October

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn will release his new solo album, “Das Seelenbrechen”, on October 22. The cover artwork for the CD can be seen below. “Das Seelenbrechen” track listing: 01. Hiber 02. Regen 03. NaCl 04. Pulse 05. Tacit 2 06. Tacit 07. Rec 08. M 09. Sub Ater 10. See 11. Entropie (limited-edition bonus track) 12. Hel (limited-edition bonus track) Ihsahn‘s April 21 performance at this year’s edition of the Roadburn festival at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland was professionally recorded and can now…

SERJ TANKIAN, IHSAHN, DEVIN TOWNSEND Featured On Charity Single

SERJ TANKIAN, IHSAHN, DEVIN TOWNSEND Featured On Charity Single

Revolution Harmony, the brainchild of British music lecturer/journalist Ray Holroyd, has set a July 18 release date for its debut all-star charity single, “We Are”. The official video for the song, which features vocals from Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN) and Ihsahn (EMPEROR), as well as guitar solos by Devin Townsend, can be seen below. Composed, arranged, programmed and produced by Ray Holroyd in Vancouver, the complex international studio project was recorded in North America, England, Norway and New Zealand, then mixed by Rohan…

SERJ TANKIAN, IHSAHN, DEVIN TOWNSEND Featured On Charity Single

SERJ TANKIAN, IHSAHN, DEVIN TOWNSEND Featured On Charity Single

Revolution Harmony, the brainchild of British music lecturer/journalist Ray Holroyd, has set a July 18 release date for its debut all-star charity single, “We Are”. The official lyric video for the song, which features vocals from Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN) and Ihsahn (EMPEROR), as well as guitar solos by Devin Townsend, can be seen below. Composed, arranged, programmed and produced by Ray Holroyd in Vancouver, the complex international studio project was recorded in North America, England, Norway and New Zealand, then mixed by…

TRIVIUM Frontman: I Am Proud And Privileged To Call IHSAHN A Friend

TRIVIUM Frontman: I Am Proud And Privileged To Call IHSAHN A Friend

Guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM — who are currently touring Europe with AS I LAY DYING, CALIBAN and UPON A BURNING BODY — has posted the following on his official blog: “Black metal has always been a genre of music I have been passionately in love with. The mysticism that are the legends that surround the genre, the musicians, the bands, and even the country where the style has found its home are something of mystery to any of those not directly involved…

IHSAHN: ‘No One Has The Blueprint Of What Black Metal Is, And What It’s Not’

IHSAHN: ‘No One Has The Blueprint Of What Black Metal Is, And What It’s Not’

Radio Metal recently conducted an interview with former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Radio Metal: The album is called “Eremita”, which is Latin for “hermit.” That’s quite an obvious question, but do you see yourself as a hermit? Ihsahn: I guess artistically, yes, I would say that. In a more mundane way, it relates to me working very much alone. I follow my own path, I don’t really need to merge and mingle.…

IHSAHN: ‘Eremita’ First-Week Sales Revealed

IHSAHN: ‘Eremita’ First-Week Sales Revealed

“Eremita”, the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. Released on June 19 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via Candlelight Records, “Eremita” was recorded and produced at Telemark’s…

IHSAHN Interviewed On ‘Black Night Meditations’ (Audio)

IHSAHN Interviewed On ‘Black Night Meditations’ (Audio)

WSCA 106.1 FM‘s “Black Night Meditations” recently conducted an interview with former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. “Black Night Meditations” is a four-hour metal show focusing on black, death, thrash, folk, shred, prog and power metal. The program is broadcast every Tuesday night at 10 p.m. EST on WSCA 106.1 FM in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For more information, go to www.blacknightmeditations.com. “Eremita”, the fourth album from Ihsahn, was released on June 19 in North America…

IHSAHN: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

IHSAHN: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

“Eremita”, the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, can be streamed in its entirety at AOL Music. Due on June 19 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via Candlelight Records, the CD was recorded and produced at Telemark’s Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden’s Juke Joint Studio and Seattle’s Envisage Audio. The effort was mixed by Jens Bogren (OPETH) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. Alongside Ihsahn, the album features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (LEPROUS), saxophonist…

IHSAHN: ‘I Try To Be As Honest And Authentic In My Work As I Possibly Can’

IHSAHN: ‘I Try To Be As Honest And Authentic In My Work As I Possibly Can’

ShredderNet.com recently conducted an interview with former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. ShredderNet.com: I wanted to start by talking about the concept of the [new Ihsahn] album ["Eremita"]. I know you’ve named it with the Latin word for “hermit” and you have Friedrich Nietzsche on the cover there. Can you describe that in a little bit more detail? Ihsahn: The actual concept of the album is not as directly linked to the hermit…

IHSAHN: New Song Featuring DEVIN TOWNSEND Available For Streaming

IHSAHN: New Song Featuring DEVIN TOWNSEND Available For Streaming

“Introspection”, a brand new song from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below (courtesy of GuitarWorld.com). The track comes off Ihsahn‘s fourth album, “Eremita”, which will be released on June 19 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via Candlelight Records. Recorded and produced at Telemark’s Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden’s Juke Joint Studio and Seattle’s Envisage Audio, the CD was mixed by Jens Bogren (OPETH) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. Alongside Ihsahn,…