Archive for September 2011
My buddy Morten Thøring is arranging the pretty obscure metal festival Til Dovre Faller with great love for underground and old school metal. The first festival was in 2010 and today Morten kicks off this year’s festival with this line-up:
Age of Taurus
Not exactly headline bands, but still an awesome festival for fans of rough metal. Plus, it’s a trip to beautiful Dombås which lies at the foot of the Norwegian mountains! Morten is obviously a busy man these days but he managed to squeeze in 10 minutes to answer som of my questions: Read the rest of this entry »
As I wrote in my blog May 18. we recorded the drums for the ICS Vortex “Storm Seeker” in three sessions. The very last song we recorded was “Flaskeskipper” on December 3. 2009. Simen finished the song just in time for the last drum session and I had the mesmerizing melody stuck in my head for three days straight. The song reminds me a lot about Portishead and I really didn’t want to mess the song up with any fancy play. OK, the drums are already pretty straight forward on the whole album, but on this last song I wanted it to be totally basic and let the vocals carry the song. Read the rest of this entry »
The first ever ICS Vortex gig will take place at the Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki, Finland, Friday 17. February, 2012. The Helsinki Metal Meeting is held 17-18. February 2012. We’re looking forward to play the gig, sweat in a sauna and taste some fine Finnish spirits.
For tickets and info check their website at http://www.fme.fi/.
ICS Vortex website is at http://www.icsvortex.com/
PS: More Vortex related goodies tomorrow!
Artisan – Borknagar – ICS Vortex – Sarke
Metallica played Skedsmohallen in Lillestrøm just outside of Oslo, September 25, 1986. Anthrax were support and John Marshall played guitar for Metallica since James Hetfield had broken his wrist in a skateboard accident. Read the rest of this entry »
It started as a crazy idea last week and by Tuesday I already had Viki picked out for the first -fan interview. Wednesday I sent her a mail and Thursday she had already answered and also provided a picture and all. I’m talking about he Borknagar-fan interview that we posted yesterday. Great fun and I for one really enjoy putting a face to some fans all around the world.