One of the founders of the cult Norwegian black metal band Emperor, multi-instrumentalist Ihsahn, hasn’t pleased fans with full-length albums for a long time. Ámr’s last seventh solo album was released in 2018, two years ago, though, two EPs Pharos and Telemark were released, but most of his time Ihsahn is known to have worked with Matt Heafy of the band Trivium, on their collaborative project Ibaraki, which recently released its debut album titled Rashomon.
And now it became known that at the moment Ihsahn is in the studio working on the eighth album. And three drummers take part in the recording of the album: Tobias Ørnes Andersen from Shining, Tobias Øymo Solbakk from In Vain and Ihsahn’s son Angell Tveitan. Ihsahn announced it on his social networks. No other details are available.
Besides recording the new album, Ihsahn recently remixed the single Shadowminds from the recently released Swedish band The Halo Effect. The remix retains all elements of the composition, but has some interesting and unexpected changes. Narrated by Ihsahn:
I was flattered when my friends in The Halo Effect approached me for a remix, and, given the pedigree of Swedish metal within the band, I knew the original track would of course be stellar! So, I decided to try a somewhat experimental approach while still building on the core elements of the song. I hope Halo-fans will appreciate this slightly twisted version of Shadowminds.
You can listen to the remix itself below.