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Emperor Frontman's Peccatum Project Is No More

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PECCATUM, the Norwegian band featuring EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn and his wife Ihriel, have issued the following statement:

"After eight years of creating within the borders of PECCATUM, Ihsahn and Ihriel have decided to go elsewhere with their music. Ihsahn is going solo and Ihriel will continue her work in STAR OF ASH. They both still run Mnemosyne Productions and Symphonique Studio, and will definitely continue to explore the outer boundaries of dark music in many years to come — 'To boldly go where no man has gone before.' Ihriel and Ihsahn would like to take the opportunity to thank all PECCATUM fans and listeners, and hope they will find equal pains and pleasures in their new musical endeavours."

As previously reported, Ihsahn has set "The Adversary" as the title of his upcoming solo album, tentatively due later in the year via a collaboration between 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. The recordings for the album took place last year at Symphonique Studios in Norway with the final mix planned for early 2006. A video is in the works 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," said 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 exception of drums, performed by Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT). "He has been the perfect drummer for this album," noted Ihsahn. "He has really brought to live the patterns I programmed in pre-production.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Chameau writes:

R.I.P Peccatum, that was an awesome project !!
They will both continue to do great music !!

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2. ohhiohuigugi writes:

EMPEROR SUCKS D-I-C-K

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3. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Well your mother does a fine job being a ATM machine too in ultimate ghetto gang bang vol. 65.
Black metal owns your trendy scenester asses!

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4. Emperor4Ever writes:

Emperor is 4 Ever. f*** Comment #2. Indeed R.I.P. Peccatum.

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5. R.I.P. Peccatum writes:

Peccatum's Lost In Reverie is one of THE most original albums I have ever heard. And this comes from a music guru. The album sounds much like a mix between Muse, KMFDM, and Opeth. A fan of any of those bands would more than likely enjoy this album.

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