ICS Vortex - Signs Worldwide Deal With Century Media


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.

Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Borknagar
 
Posted: 24.05.2011 by Thryce


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24.05.2011 - 23:31
Jiri
Meh.
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25.05.2011 - 00:45
Unhealer
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This should be awesome

Is that Terje "Trojdalv" or whatever? The guy that played lead guitar on Dimmu's "Spiritual Black Dimensions"?
If so, awesomex2
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25.05.2011 - 03:42
marzepka87
Written by Unhealer on 25.05.2011 at 00:45

Keyword: "Versatile"

This should be awesome

Is that Terje "Trojdalv" or whatever? The guy that played lead guitar on Dimmu's "Spiritual Black Dimensions"?
If so, awesomex2


He was their tour guitarist, and I think he still plays bass for them as a tour musician... the guy who played on "Spiritual Black Dimensions" was Jamie Stinson, he has a solo project called Carpe Tenebrum
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25.05.2011 - 07:49
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by Unhealer on 25.05.2011 at 00:45

Keyword: "Versatile"

This should be awesome

Is that Terje "Trojdalv" or whatever? The guy that played lead guitar on Dimmu's "Spiritual Black Dimensions"?
If so, awesomex2

That's Terje "Cyrus" as is stated in the article if you had read it properly and yes Marz he's still live bassist for Dimmu, his main band is Susperia. The other name (which you butchered) is Tjodalv (aka Kenneth Åkesson) and he was the drummer for Dimmu from Stormblåst all the way through Pitch Black Dimensions and his main band is also Susperia. As Marz said you are referring to Jamie "Astennu" Stinson of Carpe Tenebrum. But the line-up still looks amazing even without Jamie so I know this is going to be an epicly amazing album.
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25.05.2011 - 09:28
visiblenoise
Oh put up some clips already!
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25.05.2011 - 09:35
Skøllgrim
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Current borknagar member? Hasn't he been out of the band since 2000? Sure he did guest vocals on a track on their latest album, but that hardly classifies as a current member, or have I missed something?
btw, it seems http://borknagar.com/ will be launching a re-designed website todaym, 15 hours, 24 minutes from now, about time they got one thats updated!
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25.05.2011 - 19:06
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Written by psykometal on 25.05.2011 at 07:49

Written by Unhealer on 25.05.2011 at 00:45

Keyword: "Versatile"

This should be awesome

Is that Terje "Trojdalv" or whatever? The guy that played lead guitar on Dimmu's "Spiritual Black Dimensions"?
If so, awesomex2

That's Terje "Cyrus" as is stated in the article if you had read it properly and yes Marz he's still live bassist for Dimmu, his main band is Susperia. The other name (which you butchered) is Tjodalv (aka Kenneth Åkesson) and he was the drummer for Dimmu from Stormblåst all the way through Pitch Black Dimensions and his main band is also Susperia. As Marz said you are referring to Jamie "Astennu" Stinson of Carpe Tenebrum. But the line-up still looks amazing even without Jamie so I know this is going to be an epicly amazing album.


Oh, it was Astennu. I mixed everything lol

Should have refreshed my memory before posting, but thanks for all the info
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25.05.2011 - 19:58
psykometal
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Written by Skøllgrim on 25.05.2011 at 09:35

Current borknagar member? Hasn't he been out of the band since 2000? Sure he did guest vocals on a track on their latest album, but that hardly classifies as a current member, or have I missed something?
btw, it seems http://borknagar.com/ will be launching a re-designed website todaym, 15 hours, 24 minutes from now, about time they got one thats updated!

Yes you missed a big something, lol. He rejoined Borknagar earlier this year as full time bassist and additional vocalist dude. Here's the news: http://www.metalstorm.net/events/news_comments.php?news_id=13522&page=&message_id= enjoy the read...
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26.05.2011 - 07:19
Skøllgrim
Northern
Written by psykometal on 25.05.2011 at 19:58

Written by Skøllgrim on 25.05.2011 at 09:35

Current borknagar member? Hasn't he been out of the band since 2000? Sure he did guest vocals on a track on their latest album, but that hardly classifies as a current member, or have I missed something?
btw, it seems http://borknagar.com/ will be launching a re-designed website todaym, 15 hours, 24 minutes from now, about time they got one thats updated!

Yes you missed a big something, lol. He rejoined Borknagar earlier this year as full time bassist and additional vocalist dude. Here's the news: http://www.metalstorm.net/events/news_comments.php?news_id=13522&page=&message_id= enjoy the read...

Wehey great stuff, cheers!
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