Ihsahn threatens to be a Spectre At The Feast as upcoming EP features covers of Portishead and A-ha.
Shapeshifting progressive metal pioneer Ihsahn, founding member of Norway’s Emperor, will release “Pharos” on September 11th 2020. The second of two contrasting-yet-intertwined EPs will be available via Candlelight Records.
Recorded at his home studio, with additional drums by Tobias Solbakk At Jukes Joint Studio, “Pharos” is musically and conceptually a reverse image of “Telemark” (the first of the two linked EPs, released back in February of this year.) The light to “Telemark”‘s dark, “Pharos” features three original compositions and two covers; a delicate but true-to-the-original version of “Manhattan Skyline” by Norway’s own pop progenitors A-ha (featuring Leprous frontman Einar Solberg on vocal duties) and the haunting “Roads”, originally by British trip-hop collective Portishead.
The first single, “Spectre At The Feast”, is now available worldwide. Watch the official video here:
2. Spectre At The Feast
4. Roads (Portishead)
5.Manhattan Skyline (A-Ha) featuring Einar Solberg of Leprous