Earlier this morning, Ihsahn (ex-Emperor/solo artist) confirmed via his Facebook fan page that he will be contributing vocals to Devin Townsend’s new solo album Deconstruction (one of two new albums under the Devin Townsend Project moniker). Ihsahn had the following to say:
“I have been a long time fan of Devin and his work, and when he asked me to do some vocals for his upcoming Deconstruction album, I said yes right away. Devin is one of those few uncompromising artists who goes anywhere with their music, wherever that takes them. Nothing but respect!”
Our buds at MetalSucks.net aren’t the only ones excited about this news. It would be hard to imagine anyone NOT thrilled to see these progressive metal legends working together, even if it is for one song. Plus, the two differ enough from each other (Ihsahn coming from more of a black metal background than Townsend) to make this truly a unique and interesting collaboration. And it will be the ying to the yang of former Gathering frontwoman Anneke van Giersbergen’s contribution to his last album, Addicted. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too much longer to hear the results, seeing that both Deconstruction and Ghost are expected to come out sometime this year.