EMPEROR/ZYKLON guitarist Samoth recently filled in for MINDGRINDER guitarist Håkon during the band’s performance in Oslo, Norway. Samoth is also continuing work on his new solo album with MINDGRINDER’s Cosmocrator. Here is the official word:
“Earlier this week I joined my friends in MINDGRINDER on stage in Oslo for a few tracks at the Wacken Battle show, stepping in for guitarist, Håkon, who was away on a wildlife expedition of some sort.
“In related news, MINDGRINDER has in addition to a full new album, recorded EMPEROR’s ‘I am the Black Wizards’ for an upcoming triple tribute to EMPEROR/VED BUENS ENDE/ARCTURUS entitled Old Crown, New Spawn. They even convinced my father to play bass on the track, pretty cool. If you’re not familiar with the MINDGRINDER, check them out at: www.myspace.com/mindgrinder
“As for my new project, things are still in motion, planning to work hard over easter with Cosmo to finish the pre-production/demo recordings. We’ve not yet decided on a final recording line-up for the album, nor a band name, but once its nailed, we will let you know. I’m definitly happy with the progression of the material and I’m excited to see the results of this venture.”