This week marked the worldwide release of ICS VORTEX’s “Storm Seeker” album. This stunning opus is available as limited edition Digipak CD, 180g. LP version (black, grey and blue vinyl) and also as Digital Download!
If you haven’t checked out the album yet, follow the links below to listen to some of the tracks included on this extremely versatile record:
“Odin’s Tree”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-AKursvupQ
“The Blackmobile”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH7kx9QUPkI
Furthermore, on Wednesday, August 24, the new issue of Metal Hammer Germany was published including a special issue dedicated to Metallica’s black album plus a tribute CD compilation. A sample of ICS VORTEX’s version of “Don’t Tread On Me” can be heard here: http://www.metal-hammer.de/sonderheft
ICS VORTEX’s debut album is a havoc of varied metal and takes the musical elements from his +10 years experience with Dimmu Borgir as well as the legacy of the classic bands with whom he is still active (Borknagar, Arcturus and Lamented Souls), topping things off with his signature clean vocals in order to make “Storm Seeker” become a perfectly balanced axe, whether a song is cutting fast, or dicing slow. “Storm Seeker” features appearances by Borknagar teammate Asgeir Mickelson on drums and also Terje “Cyrus” Andersen (Susperia, ex Dimmu Borgir) contributing some lead guitars. The album was recorded at Norwegian Toproom Studio (Mayhem, Tristania, Borknagar, etc.) with engineer Børge Finstad and mastered in Sweden by Peter in de Betou at Tailor Maid Studio (Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Dimmu Borgir, etc.).