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Ihsahn Joining God Of Atheists As Keyboardist

God Of Atheists is Asgeir Mickelson's (Spiral Architect, Borknagar) new extreme metal project, and the band has now issued the following brief statement about recruiting ex-Emperor member and current solo artist Ihsahn:

"Proudly presenting the mighty Ihsahn on keyboard! His contribution adds a new dimension to the music without making God Of Atheists symphonic extreme metal - just as intended! Stoked!"

The current God of Atheists lineup is:

Asgeir Mickelson - Guitar
Trym - Drums
ICS Vortex - Vocals
Carl August Tidemann - Solo guitar
Keyboards - Ihsahn

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Cynic's avatar

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1. Cynic writes:

This band man.... holy christ this band... there is only one way this band could be more exciting and that's if they announce Lars K Norberg on bass.

# Nov 18, 2012 @ 2:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Derp???? writes:

................ but... that.... band name = WTF?
That's like saying "Christian Satanists".

# Nov 18, 2012 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. john lydon III writes:

personally into a black metal feel rather than an "extreme" metal skit but lets see
looks prosperous on paper

# Nov 18, 2012 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Cynic's avatar

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4. Cynic writes:

This is Asgeir's big project on guitar so it will be interesting to see what sort of music he writes. No doubt it will be in the Borknagar/ICS Vortex vein.

# Nov 18, 2012 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
BrianMN's avatar

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5. BrianMN writes:

Ihsahn, Vortex and Trym?
Sounds good on paper but is it me or do a lot of super groups fail to deliver?
Hell Yeah, Ov Hell to name a few.....
Wanna hear samples first.

# Nov 18, 2012 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cynic writes:

Asgeir Mickelson and Vortex worked closely together on Vortex's solo album which was tied for my album of the year 2011. Mickelson is a drummer by trade but also an artist and guitarist and this is no doubt being pushed by him.

Trym is a genius drummer but no doubt he'll be getting instruction from Asgeir, and I think Ihsahn will just be adding his flavor to music that was no doubt already written beforehand. Looking forward to hearing Tidemann shred too!

# Nov 18, 2012 @ 9:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Cynic's avatar

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7. Cynic writes:

Don't ask me why I put no doubt 3 times... interruptions had me getting all deja vu.

# Nov 18, 2012 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
BrianMN's avatar

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8. BrianMN writes:

Totally no doubt..... :D

# Nov 19, 2012 @ 7:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Progressivity_In_All's avatar

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No doubt.

# Nov 19, 2012 @ 10:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Progressivity_In_All writes:

But seriously, this sounds like it has the possibility of being truly exceptional. Spiral Architect needs to get together after an album/tour for these guys.

# Nov 19, 2012 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
BrianMN's avatar

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11. BrianMN writes:

No doubt dude, it has potential to be one awesome albume, no doubt about it.

# Nov 19, 2012 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. xFiruath writes:

Definitely more excited for this than any other recent collaboration, and I'm glad to see Ihsahn joining a project, even if he isn't doing vocal or guitar. I wonder if this will ever go on the road though? Seems like Ihsahn isn't interested in touring much. ICS Vortex is a great addition too, that solo album of his grows on me more every time I listen to it.

# Nov 19, 2012 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Jackrum writes:

black metal... symphonic.... dimmu badgir....

# Nov 19, 2012 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Cynic's avatar

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14. Cynic writes:

Lol, I deserved that.

@Progressivity_In_All - We can hope man, one of my favourite bands. In the meanwhile if your in need of a fix I suggest two very similar bands, Psychotic Waltz and Twisted Into Form (which features ex-SA members). Spiral Architect is almost the spiritual successor to PW first album.

# Nov 19, 2012 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
BrianMN's avatar

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15. BrianMN writes:

^^^I never would have even noticed it if you hadn't pointed it out. :)

# Nov 19, 2012 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
hellrat's avatar

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16. hellrat writes:

Fvckin A, this is gonna be wicked! \m/

In other news: No Doubt has booked SEVEN shows at the Gibson Amp in U City...Seven times too many??? Indeed, No Doubt!

Seriously, SEVEN fvcking shows? There must remain legions of boppy dorks that still like that sh!t??? Hmmm yes, evidently....No Doubt

Oh golly...

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17. profound99 writes:

Looking forward to this. Only 2013 so far thats even worth looking forward to.

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