Norway’s ICS Vortex have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records for the launch of the versatile “Storm Seeker” debut album, to be released on August 22nd, 2011 in Europe and August 23rd, 2011 in North America.
ICS Vortex, former Dimmu Borgir and current Borknagar member, comments on the signing as follows: “Boarding with Century Media, ICS Vortex is ready to weather whatever storm lies ahead. The album, aged like a pirate’s favorite drink, is now ready to be shot with fellow mates.”
ICS Vortex ‘s debut album is a havoc of varied metal and takes the musical elements from his +10 years experience with Dimmu Borgir as well as the legacy of the classic bands with whom he is still active (Borknagar, Arcturus and Lamented Souls), topping things off with his signature clean vocals in order to make “Storm Seeker” become a perfectly balanced axe, whether a song is cutting fast, or dicing slow.
“Storm Seeker” features appearances by Borknagar teammate Asgeir Mickelson on drums and also Terje “Cyrus” Andersen (Susperia, ex Dimmu Borgir) contributing some lead guitars. The extremely versatile debut album was recorded at Norwegian Toproom Studio (Mayhem, Tristania, Borknagar, etc.) with engineer Børge Finstad and mastered in Sweden by Peter in de Betou at Tailor Maid Studio (Arch Enemy, Dark Tanquillity, Dimmu Borgir, etc.).
After recordings, the ICS Vortex project had evolved a lot and actually turned into an ambitioned band, eager to perform live and with a permanent line-up as follows:
ICS Vortex – Vocals (ex Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar, Arcturus)
Asgeir Mickelson – Drums (Sarke, Spiral Architect, ex Borknagar, ex Testament)
Terje “Cyrus” Andersen – Guitar (Susperia, ex Satyricon, ex Dimmu Borgir)
Jens F. Ryland – Guitar (Borknagar)
Steinar “Azarak” Gundersen – Bass (Spiral Architect, ex Satyricon)
More ICS Vortex news and the first sound samples will be launched in the coming weeks…