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Adversdary CD (2006)

Artist: Ihsahn

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The Adversary is the highly anticipated solo debut from former Emperor vocalist / lead guitarist Ihsahn.

Recorded at Symphonique Studios in Norway the album already the has metal media worldwide clamoring for a listen. "The music is a continuation of my work within the metal genre," says Ihsahn. "It incorporates influential elements from all periods/stages of my background since I first picked up the guitar 20 years ago. Powerful, epic, extreme and straight from the heart." All music and lyrics for The Adversary have been written and meticulously performed by Ihsahn with exception of drums, performed by Asgeir Mickelson (Borknagar, Spiral Architect). "He has been the perfect drummer for this album," notes Ihsahn. Forming in 1991, Emperor recordings have sold hundreds of thousands worldwide. Their impact on black/extreme metal ranks them as one of the genre's most influential. Candlelight Records recently confirmed four farewell American shows for Emperor which will be Ihsahn's first visit to the US since Emperor's only US tour in support of their third album, IX Equilibrium. The recent announcements followed confirmations of European shows that the band will also perform in 2006.


Label Caroline Distribution
SKU 202443203
UPC 803341191327
UPC 14 00803341191327
Format CD
Release Date 4/18/2006
Author Ihsahn
Featuring Ihsahn
Artist Bio
IhsahnJust thirty years of age, Ihsahn has traveled far beyond his rural beginnings. In little more than a decade, the largely self-taught musician has amassed a resume that when combined exceeds more than three quarters of a million worldwide album sales. His cumulative professional accolades include a 2001 Spelleman (Norwegian Grammy) Award nomination, 2003 Notodden City Cultural Award, and countless "Best of" class honors in internationally respected metal and rock magazines including Terrorizer, Metal Maniacs, Revolver, Kerrang!, Guitar World and many more. Now with The Adversary, the former Emperor vocalist/guitarist steps outside the comforts of an ensemble or collaboration and commands for the first time his most challenging project - a solo album.The Adversary's simple artwork depicts a solitary figure as he stands pondering society's punishment for his beliefs. Or perhaps the narrative is to the positive as he awaits the praise of his conviction - the ultimate victory. Either way, the album's packaging serves as a candid graphical testament of Ihsahn's lyrical characters and a fitting visual from an artist whose music and voice has inspired a genre that continues to salute each sonic chapter.At six, Ihsahn (born Vegard Tveitan) selected piano as his first instrument. Four years later guitar became his muse; initial training coming by way of emulating his early album purchases and Iron Maiden tab-books. A teenage friendship with Tomas Haugen (a.k.a. Samoth) would trigger the start of his music career ? one that to date includes over fifty individual recordings, five high-profile Emperor European tours (the band reaching US shores on only two occasions) and the respect of fans and peers the world over.
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Artist Ihsahn
Music Format Compact Disc
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