Official Candlelight Records press release:

Candlelight Records today confirms June 18th as the European release date, and the 19th of June for North America for Eremita, the anticipated fourth album from Norwegian-born vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn.

Recorded and produced at Telemark's Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden's Juke Joint Studio and Seattle's Envisage Audio, Eremita was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. Alongside Ihsahn, the album features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jørgen Munkeby (Shining (NOR)), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (StarofAsh). The album's packaging has been created by award-winning Spanish designer Ritxi Ostariz.

Eremita begins a new musical chapter for the highly regarded musician; his previous album, Norwegian Grammy Award nominated After, forming the final part of a planned trilogy on its release in early 2010. Offering nine new songs to his growing worldwide audience, Eremita is the longest and most spirited of Ihsahn's solo recordings. Reflecting on the recording process Ihsahn notes, "This is right where I want to be musically, with lots of room for dynamics and expressive variety. Tobias and Jorgen have really added to the organic vibe I was going for and have contributed to the overall feel with their fantastic musicianship. And to have Devin, Jeff, Einar and Heidi adding their special moments, I am very privileged to be able to work with such a talented group of people. I really feel this is some of my most inspired work yet."

Exhibiting Ihsahn's highly-trained guitar and keyboard skills, Eremita (Latin for hermit) is a journey that is sure to find an expanded audience for the revered 36-year-old. Guitar World senior editor Brad Angle says, "with Eremita Ihsahn proves yet again that he is one of the most influential, progressive and enduring musicians to emerge out of the classic Norwegian black metal scene."

A special 2-minute video preview for Eremita, featuring audio segments from the record and exclusive footage filmed during the album's creation, is available here.

[Also thanks to thorsdottir for sending in this news!]

Band profile: Ihsahn
Posted: 04.04.2012 by Array


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Introspekrieg - 04.04.2012 at 19:30  
Now this excites me. +1 to wishlist.
Unhealer - 04.04.2012 at 19:30  
Can't find the words in English to express my joy.
In Castilian/Spanish it would be something like: "VAMOS TODAVÍA, LA PUTA MADRE!!!"
Slayerus23 - 04.04.2012 at 20:01  
I'd shout in Castilian/Spanish if that makes everyone satisfied. 2012 has been unbelievable!
Bad English - 04.04.2012 at 20:07  
Its Örebro not Orebo
tea[m]ster - 04.04.2012 at 23:23  
Well, I am glad he was liar. He said he was going to do a trilogy right? I really love After and it looks like he is continuing in that direction!
Unhealer - 05.04.2012 at 01:23  
Written by tea[m]ster on 04.04.2012 at 23:23

Well, I am glad he was liar. He said he was going to do a trilogy right? I really love and it looks like he is continuing in that direction!

As this article says, the trilogy already ended with After.
The teaser is really promising. Jorgen Munkeby fuck me.

Oh, and track listing was just revealed, maybe you want to updated the news (It's from Ihsahn's facebook)
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)
F.N.S.C.A.C - 05.04.2012 at 02:42  
Apothecary - 05.04.2012 at 05:21  
Jeff Loomis and Hevy Devy? Shit's gonna get real, son.
Czerny Reiter - 05.04.2012 at 07:28  
Ihsahn + Munkeby -> Supah-stoked.
Kuroboshi - 05.04.2012 at 09:03  
I love the guest artist list! Even though I'm not a huge fan of Ihsan's solo project, I'll buy this one for sure.
Koda - 06.04.2012 at 03:13  
This is going to be an epic album

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