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ICS Vortex Solo CD, OMFG!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Dolamite S. Biffle, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Dolamite S. Biffle

    Dolamite S. Biffle Biffliest Person Ever

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    I predict this to be of epic proportions!!!!!!!!


    http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=151414

    Former DIMMU BORGIR bassist/clean vocalist I.C.S. Vortex (real name: Simen Hestnæs) has completed work on his debut solo album. Entitled "Storm Seeker", it contains 11 tracks and 45 minutes of "groovy hooks and signature clean vocals," according to the musician. "Brewed in a dirty metal pot, ingrediens included are stoner rock mashed with black metal, '70s prog-spiked pagan and alternative roots fried Norwegian style. Some of the song titles are 'Skoal!', 'Dogsmacked', 'Oil in Water' and 'Odin's Tree'."

    He added, "It's been a year of sporadic work at Toproom Studio with engineer Børge Finstad. My good old teammate from BORKNAGAR, Asgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT), handles the drums, and Terje 'Cyrus' Andersen (SUSPERIA, DIMMU BORGIR) added some solos. Mix was done by Børge, Asgeir and me. A record deal is in the works and we're looking at a release in good time before summer 2011.

    "The solo project has pretty much evolved into a band, and on future live appearances the recording lineup will be joined by Jens F. Ryland (BORKNAGAR) on guitar and Steinar Gundersen (SPIRAL ARCHITECT, SARKE) on bass."
     
  2. Element_man

    Element_man Lord of the Realm

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    Whoa, mad stuff mate. Sounds interesting. I always loved ICS Vortex's vocals, so I'll definitely be checking this out
     
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    PopLies New Metal Member

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    I'll definitely be giving this a listen.
     
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    I just read this. This definitely has some awesome potential.
     
  5. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    Vortex could sing Christmas carols and I'd buy the album.
     
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    While I'm stoked, I'm also a bit cautious. He's a great singer, but we'll have to see how he is as a songwriter.
     
  7. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    But you'd buy that Christmas CD, goddammit.
     
  8. BenMech

    BenMech student of the d'eh

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    A Hint of what this will sound like
     
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  9. Element_man

    Element_man Lord of the Realm

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    Lamented Souls is probably my favourite Vortex-fronted material. :)
     
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    Yeah, has there ever been anyone who first took up songwriting at 36 years old and been any good at it? At least it sounds like he made a good choice on the stylistic direction, so maybe we'll all get lucky and it will actually work.

    Neil
     
  11. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Uh, he's been songwriting a long time. He wrote Colossus and Ad Noctum, two of Borknagars best songs.

    If anything, it's good he's only made one full album. It'll keep his ideas fresh.
     
  12. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    Det Som, what is your avatar? Is it Navi from Ocarina of Time holding a cold Budweiser? Lol.
     
  13. miel

    miel Mrs. Harvester
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    ICS Vortex announced his newly re-designed MySpace page today - check it out.

    ~Jen
     
  14. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    lol, yeah. Budweiser is shitty beer but I thought it was cool.
     
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    Oh yeah, co-writing two songs means he's a great writer... lol

    Like I said, I'm stoked for this because I love his vocals, but I'm also a bit cautious because he's never done anything nearly this ambitious before. Time will tell, but I'm not going to hype it up in my head if it winds up sucking.
     
  16. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    He didn't co write them. The music was written by him.

    Besides, a lot of the songs in this album have been worked on for a long, long time. I'm sure he's putting his heart into it.
     

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