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Opeth Frontman To Appear On New Ihsahn Album

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OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has recorded a guest appearance on the track "Unhealer" from the forthcoming solo album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, entitled "angL".

Commented Ihsahn: "We've been talking about doing something for a while and I'm really happy it finally came together. Needless to say, Mikael's performance is nothing short of amazing!"

Asgeir Mickelson and Lars Norberg (both of SPIRAL ARCHITECT) were responsible for laying down the drum and bass tracks on the CD, respectively. Ihsahn said, "Asgeir and Lars have delivered a rock-solid foundation for the whole album. Pounding blast-beats to slow fretless passages are all performed with great precision."

"angL" is tentatively due mid-spring via Mnemosyne Productions/Candlelight Records.

Ihsahn previously described the musical direction of the new CD as "a natural progression from 'The Adversary' [2006], but with a somewhat heavier touch."

"The Adversary" entered the Norwegian album chart at position No. 33 upon its release in 2006. The CD was written and recorded over a one-year period at Symphonique Studios in Norway and features a guest appearance by Garm from ULVER on one song. All music and lyrics for "The Adversary" were written and performed by Ihsahn with exception of drums, which were played by Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT).

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. xFiruath writes:

In the words of James Earl Jones, "Mother of God!" My greatest wish is fulfilled! I don't think anything will _ever_ top this.

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2. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

......JESUS f***ING CHRIST....My god this is going to be great on so man levels. Both his album and Opeths album will be very crazy this year. I cannot wait

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3. Ganjamancer writes:

Ihsahn rules. I am looking forward to this new release.

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4. cruor writes:

To quote Devin Townsend: "OH...MY...f***...ING...GOD!!!!!!!"

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