STYLE: ORIGIN: NorwayFORMED: 2005LABEL: Mnemosyne Productions
  • Ihsahn- Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass

IHSAHN comes from Notodden, Norway, where he at the age of 13 started playing in what developed into one of the world’s most influential black metal bands, EMPEROR. At only 17 he recorded and performed “In the Nightside Eclipse”, which has been many times over voted one of the top metal albums of all time. Since then, IHSAHN has divided his time between the metal and avant-garde worlds in projects like EMPEROR, THOU SHALT SUFFER, PECCATUM, HARDINGROCK and last but not least his ongoing solo vessel IHSAHN. In addition to his work as a musician, he teaches guitar, writes columns for Guitar world and is together with partner Heidi S. Tveitan running Mnemosyne Productions and Symphonique studio.


Ámr / 2018

  • Album Info
  • 2018
  • Candlelight Records

Arktis / 2016

  • Album Info
  • 2016
  • Candlelight Records

1. Disassembled (featuring Einar Solberg)

2. Mass Darkness (featuring Matt Heafy)

3. My Heart is of the North

4. South Winds

5. In the Vaults

6. Until I Too Dissolve

7. Pressure

8. Frail

9. Crooked Red Line” (featuring Jørgen Munkeby)

10. Celestial Violence” (featuring Einar Solberg)

Arktis (stylized as Arktis., the Norwegian for “Arctic”) is the sixth studio album by Norwegian progressive metal artist Ihsahn. The album was released on April 8, 2016 through Candlelight Records.

Das Seelenbrechen / 2013

Das Seelenbrechen
  • Album Info
  • 2013
  • Candlelight Records

1. Hiber

2. Regen

3. NaCl

4. Pulse

5. Tacit II

6. Tacit I

7. Rec

8. M

9. Sub Äte

10. See

11. See

12. Hel (Bonus Track)

Das Seelenbrechen is the fifth studio solo album by Emperor frontman Ihsahn. Released on 21 October 2013, the album was described by Ihsahn as a “deliberate sidestep” that used improvisation as the basis for his most diverse recording to date, which Decibel Magazine described as “surprising and strangely satisfying”

Eremita / 2012

  • Album Info
  • 2012
  • Candlelight Records

1. Arrival

2. The Paranoid

3. Introspection

4. The Eagle and the Snake

5. Catharsis

6. Something Out There

7. Grief

8. The Grave

9. Departure

Deluxe edition bonus track

10. Recollection

Eremita is the fourth studio solo album by former Emperor frontman Ihsahn. The album features guest appearances by several notable musicians, including Devin Townsend and Jeff Loomis of Nevermore.

After / 2010

  • Album Info
  • 2010
  • Candlelight Records

1. The Barren Lands

2. A Grave Inversed

3. After

4. Frozen Lakes on Mars

5. Undercurrent

6. Austere

7. Heaven’s Black Sea

8. On the Shores

After is the third studio solo album by former Emperor frontman Ihsahn. This album is the final album in a planned trilogy of albums by Ihsahn.

angL / 2008

  • Album Info
  • 2008
  • Mnemosyne Productions

1. Misanthrope

2. Scarab

3. Unhealer

4. Emancipation

5. Malediction

6. Alchemist

7. Elevator

8. Threnody

9. Monolith


angL is the second full-length solo album of Emperor frontman Ihsahn. Writing began in early 2007, after Ihsahn had completed touring with Emperor. The album was recorded around December 2007 and released on 26 May 2008

The Adversary / 2006

The Adversary
  • Album Info
  • 2006
  • Mnemosyne Productions

1. Invocation

2. Called by the Fire

3. Citizen

4. Homecoming

5. Astera Ton Proinon

6. Panem et Circenses

7. And He Shall Walk in Empty Places

8. Will You Love Me Now?

9. The Pain is Still Mine


The Adversary is the debut solo album by Emperor frontman Ihsahn. Released on 10 April 2006, it is the first in a conceptual trilogy of albums including angL and After. It features a guest vocal appearance by Ulver’s Garm. The album has been noted for its stylistic diversity, encompassing extreme metal as well as progressive and classic metal influences.


I am not very familiar with progressive music in general, but with this being Ihsahn, I had to give it a try. One fact clearly arises by listening to this

May 10, 2018 by Riffvader
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