EREMITA (BACK ON BLACK)
FOURTH ALBUM FROM ONE OF THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECTS OF BLACK METAL WHO IS CURRENTLY REDEFINING PROG AND RETURNS WITH HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SOLO ALBUM.
DOUBLE 180 GRAM VINYL, LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 ++ Recorded and produced at Telemarks Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notoddens Juke Joint Studio and Seattles 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). Offering nine new songs to his growing worldwide audience, Eremita is the longest and most spirited of Ihsahns solo recordings.
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." Ihsahns 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.