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Asgeir Mickelson From God Of Atheists Issues Album Update

It was announced yesterday that legendary Norwegian musician Ihsahn had joined the God of Atheists project, and now band mastermind Asgeir Mickelson has checked in with the following update about progress on a new album:

"I assume many of you liked the news about Ihsahn joining the project. In fact he agreed to play on it close to three years ago, but I've had a few speed bumps in my life along the way, so he didn't get the songs until maybe two months ago. And, well, I'm not the fastest on this planet either...

"The project is coming along fine right now. Ihsahn is working on the third song, Tideman is recording his neck breaking solos in January, bass player recording his parts around Christmas (you'll know who when we start recording. Rest assured - he's awesome! And, no, it's not Santa Claus), Vortex is eagerly waiting to record the vocals but I have to finish the damn lyrics first. I am a slow writer too (surprise), I am half way into it and quite happy with how vicious it's turning out (psychologically vicious, not blood gore vicious). It will be about 40% clean and 60% grim vocals. Some song titles are 'The Sapient's Error,' 'Fountain of Emptiness,' 'Cataclysm,' and (probably) 'I am God.' These titles might change along the way but it's where I'm at right now.

"Except for the two songs I wrote for the last Sarke album I am totally aware of the fact that you guys only know me as a drummer, so all I can say is that you'll just have to wait and judge for yourself if I'm capable as a song writer and guitarist too. Some of the songs were the most challenging stuff Trym has ever recorded on drums, so the only thing I can promise is that God Of Atheists is no commercial soft shit! If I get a decent deal I'll have the album out before summer."

The band's currently announced lineup is as follows:

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

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1. BrianMN writes:

This guy talks a lot.
Give us samples....please....

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2. Cynic writes:

"40% clean and 60% grim vocals."

Sort of disappointed to hear that since I like Vortex's cleans. I can't even remember if he does harsh vocals on the latest Borknagar or not, he does on earlier stuff though.

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