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Ihsahn

The name Ihsahn needs no introduction to those in the metal world, as he was one of the driving forces behind one of black metal's elite, Emperor. Following that band's breakup in 2001, Ihsahn participated in the eclectic Peccatum project for some time, and finally went solo, starting with 2006's The Adversary. From the get-go, it was apparent that Ihsahn was not content with simply re-hashing old Emperor riffs. Adversary contains a bounty of styles, and while yes, some material that fits later period Emperor, there's some gothic metal, prog metal, plenty of light and shade, and a variety of vocal styles, including an fairly convincing King Diamond impersonation at times. With each succeeding album (six as of this writing), Ihsahn has continued to branch out in different directions, yet never straying too far from a metal base. Emperor has reunited sporadically over the years but this project seems to be Ihsahn's main concern.

Current Members

Ihsahn (Vegard Tveitan)

vocals/all instruments (Emperor, ex-Peccatum, ex-Wongraven, ex-Zyklon-B)

Former Members/Guests

Lars K. Norberg (guest)

bass (ex-Spiral Architect)

Asgeir Mickelson

drums (ex-Borknagar, ICS Vortex, guest for Lunaris, ex-Sarke, ex-Scariot, ex-Spiral Architect, guest for Vintersorg)

Tobias Ørnes Andersen (guest)

drums (ex-Leprous)

Ihriel (Heidi Tveitan) (guest)

backing vocals (ex-Peccatum)



Discography


The Adversary  
2006 Candlelight
  1. Invocation
  2. Called by The Fire
  3. Citizen
  4. Homecoming
  5. Astera Ton Proinon
  6. Panem Et Circenses
  7. And He Shall Walk In Empty Places
  8. Will You Love Me Now?
  9. The Pain is Still Mine
  • Ihsahn
  • Asgeir Mickelson
2006 Readers' Album #52




angL  
2008 Candlelight
  1. Misanthrope
  2. Scarab
  3. Unhealer
  4. Emancipation
  5. Malediction
  6. Alchemist
  7. Elevator
  8. Threnody
  9. Monolith
  • Ihsahn
  • Lars K. Norberg
  • Asgeir Mickelson
2008 Readers' Album #28




After  
2010 Candlelight
  1. The Barren Lands
  2. A Grave Inversed
  3. After
  4. Frozen Lakes on Mars
  5. Undercurrent
  6. Austere
  7. Heavens Black Sea
  8. On the Shores
  • Ihsahn
  • Lars K. Norberg
  • Asgeir Mickelson
2010 Readers' Album #27




Eremita  
2012 Candlelight
  1. Arrival
  2. The Paranoid
  3. Introspection
  4. The Eagle And The Snake
  5. Catharsis
  6. Something Out There
  7. Grief
  8. The Grave
  9. Departure
  10. Recollection(deluxe edition only)
  • Ihsahn
  • Tobias Ørnes Andersen
2012 Readers' Album #57




Das Seelenbrechen  
2013 Candlelight
  1. Hiber
  2. Regen
  3. NaCl
  4. Pulse
  5. Tacit 2
  6. Tacit
  7. Rec
  8. M
  9. Sub Ater
  10. See
  11. Entropie (limited-edition bonus track)
  12. Hel (limited-edition bonus track)
  • Ihsahn
  • Tobias Ørnes Andersen
  • Ihriel
2013 Readers' Album #65




Arktis.  
2016 Candlelight
  1. Disassembled
  2. Mass Darkness
  3. My Heart Is Of The North
  4. South Winds
  5. In The Vaul
  6. Until I Too Dissolve
  7. Pressure
  8. Frail
  9. Crooked Red Line
  10. Celestial Violence
  • Ihsahn
  • Tobias Ørnes Andersen



Ámr  
2018 Candlelight
  1. Lend Me the Eyes of the Millenia
  2. Arcana Imperii
  3. Sámr
  4. One Less Enemy
  5. Where You Are Lost and I Belong
  6. In Rites of Passage
  7. Marble Soul
  8. Twin Black Angels
  9. Wake




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