Ihsahn announces new EP ‘Fascination Street Sessions’

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IHSAHN has announced a new EP!

Titled Fascination Street Sessions, the new EP from Norwegian progressive metal pioneer follows his 2020 EP Pharos and is scheduled to be released in March this year via Candlelight Records. It features two new original songs and one cover, and is the direct result of IHSAHN joining forces with URM Academy‘s online educational program for music production, and producer/engineer Jens Bogren (OPETH, DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY, POWERWOLF) of Fascination Street Studios.

IHSAHN comments, “I´ve been working with Jens and his team for mixing and mastering for over a decade, but this course spans from pre-production to final master, so I wrote some demos and had Jens be involved from the very start.“

The EP also features contributions from IHSAHN‘s long-time drummer Tobias Ørnes Andersen and keyboardist Øystein Aadland, and the track Dom Andrea (originally by Swedish band KENT) features guest vocals from Jonas Renske of KATATONIA. The recording experience was captured on video by URM Academy.

IHSAHN adds, The idea was to capture high end recordings of real instruments in great rooms, and we had an amazing setup for drums, guitars, bass and even a vintage Hammond organ with Leslie, Wurlitzer, Rhodes etc, recorded through Fender combos and analogue pedals etc. This was an amazing experience, and very educational, as I love everything related to music production. Both the Fascination Street and URM teams were incredible, and I believe everyone involved had a great time, in spite of 14–16 hour workdays.  I´m very happy with how everything came together and for those interested in the technical aspects of how it was made, there will be a thorough course coming soon at URM Academy.” 

Alongside the announcement of the EP, IHSAHN has released a music video for its lead single Contorted Monuments.

Watch the official video for Contorted Monuments here:

Also, you can view the track list and artwork for the upcoming EP below.

Track List:

  1. The Observer
  2. Contorted Monuments
  3. Dom Andrea (KENT cover) Ft. Jonas Renske (KATATONIA)

Fascination Street Sessions - Ihsahn

Fascination Street Sessions is set for release on March 24th via Candlelight Records. Pre-save the EP here.

For more information on IHSAHN like his official page on Facebook.

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