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Former Dimmu Borgir Member I.C.S. Vortex To Release Solo Album

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It has been announced that former Dimmu Borgir bassist and clean vocalist I.C.S. Vortex will be releasing a solo album in 2011. The debut album from I.C.S. Vortex, titled "Storm Seeker," is set to feature 11 songs as well as guitars performed by Jens F. Ryland of Borknagar and Steinar Gundersen on bass.

I.C.S. Vortex commented on the album by saying:

"Brewed in a dirty metal pot, ingrediens included are stoner rock mashed with black metal, '70s prog-spiked pagan and alternative roots fried Norwegian style. Some of the song titles are 'Skoal!', 'Dogsmacked', 'Oil in Water' and 'Odin's Tree'.

"It's been a year of sporadic work at Toproom Studio with engineer Børge Finstad. My good old teammate from Borknagar, Asgeir Mickelson handles the drums, and Terje 'Cyrus' Andersen added some solos. Mix was done by Børge, Asgeir and me. A record deal is in the works and we're looking at a release in good time before summer 2011.

"The solo project has pretty much evolved into a band, and on future live appearances the recording lineup will be joined by Jens F. Ryland (Borknagar) on guitar and Steinar Gundersen (Sarke) on bass."

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1. zarathustra_999 writes:

"Stoner Rock mashed with Black Metal"?? Led Zeppelin mashed with Dimmu Borgir or Borknagar??

# Dec 23, 2010 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

Expecting epic greatness from ICS. :)
Where the heck is Mustis???
Not too sure about the stoner aspect of the music though.
Would LOVE to see more orchestra metal from ICS.

# Dec 23, 2010 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. zombieritual87 writes:

the first paragraphs says Jens F. Ryland and Steinar Gundersen are on the album, but then the last paragraph says they will be joining as part of the live band

# Dec 23, 2010 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Tivic writes:

Mustis (Øyvind Mustaparta) joined Susperia as keyboardist.

# Dec 23, 2010 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

That sounds bad-ass and I'll be looking out for it to check it out!

# Dec 23, 2010 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Comment writes:

i was wondering about him. good news

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7. Necrovomit writes:

i'll definitely pick it up.

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