Posts Tagged ‘Steinar Gundersen’
Pictures from the weekend in Helsinki- Finland with ICS Vortex:
Baard in his drum solo.
Chaos picture, us arriving at the venue Friday afternoon
Signing session before the concert.
Steinar warming up, this is just minutes before we entered stage.
I pulled out the camera while Simen was playing the opening on Stormseeker, good crowd!
After the concert Baard found this lounge in the VIP area.
Norway’s ICS Vortex, who released the extremely versatile and highly acclaimed debut album “Storm Seeker” in August 2011 via Century Media Records, will be making the band’s live-debut at this weekend’s prestigious Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki (http://www.fme.fi).
The live band’s line-up for the event has now been revealed to be as follows:
ICS Vortex – guitar/vocal
Jens Ryland – guitar
Steinar Gundersen – bass
Baard Kolstad – drums
Former Dimmu Borgir and current Borknagar/Arcturus member ICS Vortex has checked in to comment as follows: “My buddy Asgeir Mickelson recently (and undramatically) handed over the drums to Baard Kolstad. I was not planning on guitar work live, but since Terje Andersen’s duties elsewhere for the second time collided with ICS Vortex, we decided together that it is was best to let go and part as friends.”
ICS Vortex will also be taking part of a special signing session at FME (at the Century Media booth) on Friday, February 17th at 6:15 PM. The stage time for their show is 9:15 PM – 10 PM, just before Paradise Lost and Edguy. More details can be found here: http://www.fme.fi
Next to this debut gig at FME, ICS Vortex have also confirmed to be appearing as headlining act on the Farmer Fest 2012 in Bigues i Riells / Barcelona on September 1st, 2012, marking the band’s debut show in Spain. Here are the upcoming shows of ICS Vortex:
ICS Vortex – Live 2012:
17.02.2012 Finnish Metal Expo, Helsinki (Finland) / www.fme.fi
01.09.2012 Farmer Fest 2012, Bigues i Riells / Barcelona (Spain) / www.farmer-fest.3a2.com
More shows are in the works…
Recently, ICS Vortex have launched footage from the band’s studio recording session showing drummer Asgeir Mickelson recording drums for the album track “Flaskeskipper”. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVbGMzVA5AA
ICS Vortex’s “Storm Seeker” debut album was released worldwide via Century Media Records and is available as limited edition Digipak CD, 180g. LP version (black, grey and blue vinyl) and also as Digital Download. The album entered the charts in the band’s native Norway for 4 consecutive weeks, with a highest position at # 54. “Storm Seeker” received massive press acclaim, amongst others scoring a 10/10 review in Metal Hammer (Norway), 8/10 in Rock Hard (Germany) and 14/15 in Legacy (Germany).
If you haven’t checked out the “Storm Seeker” album yet, follow the links below to listen to some of the tracks included on this extremely versatile record:
“Odin’s Tree”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-AKursvupQ
“The Blackmobile”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH7kx9QUPkI
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 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 Tranquillity, Dimmu Borgir, etc.).
ICS VORTEX online
Century Media Records online:
Century Media webshop:
Yes, let’s hear from a random ICS Vortex fan some somewhere on Earth:
Same procedure as always, make a comment below if you want to participate, then I’ll close it in a few days and send a mail to the one who’s drawn. Then the interview itself will be posted sometime next week. Have a look at the two previous ones, the Borknagar-fan interview and the Sarke-fan interview giving nice reports from Uzbekistan and Chile.
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.