Artisan is a band. It’s a metal blog and music project run by Jens F. Ryland and Asgeir Mickelson. ArtisanNorway.com has blog-posts about their lives as musicians and their bands; Artisan, Borknagar, ICS Vortex, Sarke, Spiral Architect and more.
The first project for Artisan was the “fan-video” for the PC-game “Age Of Conan“. Jens was inspired by the game to make music and the idea settled about making music to the game itself. This lead to the creation of this band with the lineup:
ICS Vortex- bass and vocals (ex-Dimmu Borgir, ICS Vortex, Borknagar, Arcturus)
Mustis- keys (ex-Dimmu Borgir)
Asgeir Mickelson- drums and guitar (ex-Borknagar, ex-Testament, Spiral Architect. Sarke, ICS Vortex)
Jens F. Ryland- guitar and video production (Borknagar, ICS Vortex)
Vegasti- video editing and production
Artisan is at this point unsigned and has no live plans, but many plans for future projects.
This is the first video: