Ihsahn has premiered a brand new video for the song “Stridig.” The track is taken from his upcoming EP, Telemark, which is scheduled to arrive on February 14th via Candlelight Records. The EP consists of three new songs as well as an Iron Maiden and Lenny Kravitz cover. This marks the first of two five-track EP’s as the first one is inspired and dedicated to his home county of Telemark.
Telemark showcases a darker and brutal side of Ihsahn’s music as he expressed:
“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.”
Watch the video below and order the EP here:
04) “Rock And Roll Is Dead” – Lenny Kravitz cover
05) “Wrathchild” – Iron Maiden cover