New Ihsahn Album, Song2023-11-16 by Fernando Alves STAFF | 17 Comments
|Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ihsahn will be releasing a self-titled concept album in 2024 consisting of two intertwined releases, one of which being an orchestral version. Listen to the lead single, 'Pilgrimage To Oblivion', below.|
Directed by Shaun Hodson "Loki Films"
Ihsahn comments: "At the heart of what I do is black metal, extreme distorted guitars and screaming, but since the earliest Emperor recordings you’ll hear the keyboard parts influenced by classic soundtracks by the likes of Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, John Carpenter and so on. So, I approached the writing with the intent to present the material in its full-blown metal expression, but also to arrange the orchestral parts in such a way that they would work independently.
Somehow an attempt to write a soundtrack within the structures of the full production, allowing me to explore different, and sometimes contrasting, variations of essentially the same music. In the end I wrote all the music as a piano short-score and arranged it for a typical band ensemble and orchestra, accordingly, making sure everything interlocked.
Pilgrimage To Oblivion serves as a rather immediate introduction to the overarching musical and conceptual aspects of the album. The lyrics go directly into the storyline and the video is the first in a sequel of videos portraying the whole story."
Ihsahn is set to be released on February 16th, 2024 via Candlelight.
1. Cervus Venator
2. The Promethean Spark
3. Pilgrimage To Oblvision
4. Twice Born
5. A Taste Of The Ambrosia
6. Anima Extraneae
7. Blood Trails To Love
8. Hubris And Blue Devils
9. The Distance Between Us
10. At The Heart Of All Things Broken
11. Sonata Profana
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I've been so bad at keeping up with his solo stuff, but this is wild. The orchestral elements are incorporated in a way that sounds very natural and genuine.
Hyyype! Listening soon! Hope it's better than Amr/the recent EPs!
holy fuck just hearing a snippet sounds like this will be right up my alley
Intro is very Disney Movie like.
Yup. It's good. Loving it, dude's a legend.
I am ready
Ok I like it
Fucking sick. Always nice to hear Ihsahn still sounding great after all these years too
Yeah yeah agreed! He's been releasing super good stuff since forever now.
this was pretty dope
I don’t like all of his solo stuff but this guy is just an absurdly talented musician
Excellent song but wth is that video
Nice to hear some bass in his solo stuff again.
Sadly the solo stuff will always be defined by the sax work pf Jørgen Munkeby
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