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ICS Vortex Reveals Debut Album "Storm Seeker" Artwork And Track Listing

Norway's ICS Vortex is soon to release the "Storm Seeker" debut album on August 22nd, 2011 in Europe and August 23rd, 2011 in North America via Century Media Records. The atmospheric album's front cover artwork can now be seen below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Blackmobile
2. Odin's Tree
3. Skoal!
4. Dogsmacked
5. Aces
6. Windward
7. When Shuffled Off
8. Oil In Water
9. Storm Seeker
10. Flaskeskipper
11. The Sub Mariner

The band also previously posted the new song "The Blackmobile" online, which can be heard by heading over here.

ICS Vortex, former Dimmu Borgir and current Borknagar/Arcturus member, describes "Storm Seeker" to be "a tribute to the fall and rise of my kind. A generation of misfits, born of hippies and raised by Satan."

He further comments on the influences for making the album: "Inspiration is usually drawn from the things that are close to me. I always write in code, it's often doom related, but never ever whiny. The power of the elements, obscure beauty, religion, death and junk are a few favorites. Knowing I am drawn to the power of the dark side, I decided to include lighter topics into the mix this time to separate 'Storm Seeker' from 'Sideshow Symphonies:' 'The Blackmobile' about Mopar and 'Aces' about gambling are the result. Love songs really."

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1. wotkindamanru writes:

At least the Spiral Architect guys are keeping busy. ICS Vortex has a better singing voice than the rest of the Dimmu Boring-er clan put together.

# Jul 14, 2011 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RTB writes:

hes not a lead singer,
what he did in DB was perfect, but a whole votex song?
yikes, no bueno..i wish him well as a borgir fan but i wasmt feeling it at all..
it reminds me of will farrel..hes one one of those actors that thrive with a small sidekick part, but as a lead, not good
same as here with vortex muscian wise

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3. Cynic writes:

@RTB - As a big Arcturus and Borknagar fan I sincerely disagree.

@wotkindamanru - To bad they're not keeping busy with a new Spiral Architect album!

If he's comparing it to 'Sideshow Symphonies' in any way I'll be definitely check it out.

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4. jayballer14 writes:

@cynic ya, he is a great lead singer. its a possibility RTB didnt realize he was singing in other bands. Arcturus and Borknagar are amazing, but if you thought this was Vortex's first lead singing project i would agree with RTB. The song that was released wasnt that great.

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