Titled Telemark, this first EPrepresents the dark, brutal and aggressive side of Ihsahn’s compositional identity.
With three new original songs and two ferocious cover versions, it’s s a celebration of the defiant spirit that first inspired him to follow a creative path, forming Emperor, three decades ago.
Ihsahn further explains; “The title of the EP is Telemark – it’s the county I grew up in and still live in, so the whole thing is situated there and very much inspired by that. So you could say it’s a roots-orientated album. I decided early on that I wanted this to be very purely related to black metal aesthetics. I wanted to distil the basic, bare bones black metal influences of my musical roots, given the overall concept, writing something for and from Telemark. I decided to do Norwegian lyrics for the first time, too. It feels very much closer to home in many ways.”
Black/Clear Gatefold Vinyl. Limited Edition.
Music Genre: Black Metal, Progressive Metal
Company: Candlelight Records