This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

New Ihsahn album details

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by jem777az, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. jem777az

    jem777az Bozzman

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,388
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    Soooooooo looking forward to this!

    From Blabbermouth:

    Candlelight Records has set a June 19 North American release date (one day earlier in Europe) for "Eremita", the fourth album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. Recorded and produced at Telemark's Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden's Juke Joint Studio and Seattle's Envisage Audio, "Eremita" 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 Jørgen Munkeby (Norway's SHINING), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-NEVERMORE), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (LEPROUS), and Heidi S. Tveitan (STAROFASH). The album's packaging was created by award-winning Spanish designer Ritxi Ostariz.

    "Eremita" begins a new musical chapter for the highly regarded musician; his previous album, "After", forming the final part of a planned trilogy on its release in early 2010. Offering nine new songs to his growing worldwide audience, "Eremita" is the longest and most spirited of Ihsahn's solo recordings.

    Reflecting on the recording process, Ihsahn notes, "This is right where I want to be musically, with lots of room for dynamics and expressive variety. Tobias and Jørgen have really added to the organic vibe I was going for and have contributed to the overall feel with their fantastic musicianship. And to have Devin, Jeff, Einar and Heidi adding their special moments, I am very privileged to be able to work with such a talented group of people. I really feel this is some of my most inspired work yet."

    Exhibiting Ihsahn's highly-trained guitar and keyboard skills, "Eremita" (Latin for "hermit") is a journey that is sure to find an expanded audience for the revered 36-year-old.

    Guitar World senior editor Brad Angle says, "With 'Eremita', Ihsahn proves yet again that he is one of the most influential, progressive and enduring musicians to emerge out of the classic Norwegian black metal scene."

    A special two-minute video preview of "Eremita", featuring audio segments from the record and exclusive footage filmed during the album's creation, is available below.

    "Eremita" will be available on standard CD and a limited edition deluxe digibook (featuring an exclusive bonus track).

    Confirmed track listing for "Eremita" is:

    01. Arrival
    02. The Paranoid
    03. Introspection
    04. The Eagle And The Snake
    05. Catharsis
    06. Something Out There
    07. Grief
    08. The Grave
    09. Departure
    10. Recollection(deluxe edition only)




    [​IMG]
     
    #1 jem777az, Apr 4, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 19, 2015
  2. AngraRULES

    AngraRULES Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Messages:
    13,569
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ihsahn and Leprous are in my opinion the two most progressive and exciting acts in metal these days. I don't think you can touch them honestly.

    This is my most anticipated release of the year along the new Andre Matos solo disc.
     
  3. nomisofsiman

    nomisofsiman Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Messages:
    8,066
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Wheaton, IL
    Well this immediately goes to the top of my most anticipated albums this year.
     
  4. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,725
    Likes Received:
    295
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Unedited/Un-Blabbermouth chopped version:

    RELEASE DATE FOR IHSAHN’S EREMITA CONFIRMED

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Candlelight Records today confirms June 19 as the North American release date for Eremita, the anticipated fourth album from Norwegian-born vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. Recorded and produced at Telemark’s Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden’s Juke Joint Studio and Seattle’s Envisage Audio, Eremita was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) at Fascination Street Studios in Orebo, Sweden. Alongside Ihsahn, the album features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining-Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (StarofAsh). The album’s packaging has been created by award-winning Spanish designer Ritxi Ostariz.

    Eremita begins a new musical chapter for the highly regarded musician; his previous album, Norwegian Grammy Award Nominated After, forming the final part of a planned trilogy on its release in early 2010. Offering nine new songs to his growing worldwide audience, Eremita is the longest and most spirited of Ihsahn’s solo recordings. Reflecting on the recording process Ihsahn notes, “this is right where I want to be musically, with lots of room for dynamics and expressive variety. Tobias and Jorgen have really added to the organic vibe I was going for and have contributed to the overall feel with their fantastic musicianship. And to have Devin, Jeff, Einar and Heidi adding their special moments, I am very privileged to be able to work with such a talented group of people. I really feel this is some of my most inspired work yet.”

    Exhibiting Ihsahn’s highly-trained guitar and keyboard skills, Eremita (latin for hermit) is a journey that is sure to find an expanded audience for the revered 36-year-old. Guitar World senior editor Brad Angle says, “with Eremita Ihsahn proves yet again that he is one of the most influential, progressive and enduring musicians to emerge out of the classic Norwegian black metal scene." MetalSucks editor Vince Neilstein says, "Ihsahn just keeps getting better and better with every album he releases. He's really come into his own as one of the most talented musicians and songwriters in all of metal, and his distinct, singular sound has come a long way from his days in Emperor. I cannot wait to hear this record."

    A special 2-minute video preview for Eremita, featuring audio segments from the record and exclusive footage filmed during the album’s creation, is available HERE.

    Ihsahn’s prodigious and prolific talents have been at the forefront of heavy music for the past two decades. He began his career at age thirteen as a member of what would become fledgling black metal crew Emperor. As a band, Emperor would both define and refine metal, pushing the boundaries of what was considered possible within the most arcane of art forms and taking some of the most adventurous and extreme music of all time to a huge global audience. With albums like seminal In The Nightside Eclipse (recorded when Ihsahn was only seventeen), and Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk, Emperor obliterated all-comers and became one of the most revered metal bands in history. After the release of their final masterpiece, Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise in 2001, Ihsahn announced that the band were to part ways to enable himself and his colleagues to pursue new creative avenues.

    Ihsahn performed live for the first time on US soil last autumn at ProgPower. The sold out 3-Day festival was the perfect stateside avenue for the musician. On confirmation of the performance Ihsahn noted, “I am very excited to get the opportunity to play at ProgPower. Given the nature of my material, I believe this festival will be a great place to present it live.” Festival organizer Glenn Harveston comments, "Ihsahn's ferocious intensity combined with his amazing musicianship completely won over the crowd. It was the best set of the fest for me."

    Eremita will be available on standard cd and a limited edition deluxe digibook (featuring an exclusive bonus track).

    Confirmed track listing for Eremita is:

    1. Arrival
    2. The Paranoid
    3. Introspection
    4. The Eagle And The Snake
    5. Catharsis
    6. Something Out There
    7. Grief
    8. The Grave
    9. Departure
    10. Recollection (deluxe edition only)

    Ihsahn plays Ibanez Guitars, Blackstar Amplifiers, Line6 effects, and performs/edits his music with software from Steinberg and Native Instruments.
     
  5. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Messages:
    3,085
    Likes Received:
    173
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    I'm definitely in for one. After was, to my surprise, one of my favorite albums that I bought last year. That teaser was pretty promising.
     
  6. Corsair

    Corsair Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    day-one purchase.
     
  7. VenomGA

    VenomGA At War With Stan

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2005
    Messages:
    4,243
    Likes Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    48
    HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!
     
  8. sh0kr0k

    sh0kr0k Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Messages:
    5,171
    Likes Received:
    197
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    St. Paul, MN
    +1
     
  9. ConnieOH

    ConnieOH Metal Lover in Ohio

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Toledo, Ohio
  10. ApolloFC

    ApolloFC Sax-Man

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,256
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
    More sax = happy listener
     

Share This Page