Metal mastermind, Ihsahn (EMPEROR/PECCATUM/STAR OF ASH), has announced The Adversary as the title of his new solo album. Final stages of album recording are currently underway at Symphonique Studios in Norway with the final mix planned for early 2006. A video is planned for the song, “Invocation,” though specific details as to director and concept are still in development.
“The music is a continuation of my work within the metal genre,” says Ihsahn. “It incorporates influential elements from all periods/stages of my background since I first picked up the guitar 20 years ago. Powerful, epic, extreme and straight from the heart.”
All music and lyrics for The Adversary have been written and performed by Ihsahn with the exception of drums, performed by Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT). “He has been the perfect drummer for this album,” notes Ihsahn. “He has really brought to live the patterns I programmed in pre-production.”
The Adversary will be released cooperatively by Mnemosyne Productions and Candlelight Records worldwide. Owned/operated by partners, Ihsahn and Ihriel, since 2003, Mnemosyne Productions was established as an outlet for duo’s musical collaborations as well a place for new talent and innovative artists.