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Left-Hand Path: Exploring the Extended Range of the Eight-String Guitar

When writing on a standard-tuned six-string guitar, I tend to move my fingers in familiar patterns and reach for the same chords and shapes. To break this habit, I employ a few go-to devices, including using alternate tunings, composing guitar riffs on a keyboard and introducing the extra range of a seven-string guitar into my writing. I used this last method to great effect on the final... …

Dear Guitar Hero: Ihsahn

As the founding guitarist of Emperor, he rose from Norway’s notorious black metal scene to become a progressive metal luminary. His recent solo album, Eremita, features guest appearances by Devin Townsend and Jeff Loomis, but what Guitar World readers really what to know is… ... …

Ihsahn: On 'After', 8-Strings and Achieving Post-Apocalyptic Sounds

In the following interview—conducted while Guitar World was attending the Hole In the Sky Festival in Bergen, Norway—former Emperor mainman Ihsahn discusses how he found a balance between his musical career and family life and managed to create the progressive, foreboding sounds on his latest solo record After. ... …

Hear It First: Ihsahn "Frozen Lakes On Mars" [World Exclusive]

We here at Guitar World are pleased to present to you "Frozen Lakes on Mars," the first, world-exclusive preview track from former Emperor guitarist/vocalist Ihsahn's forthcoming record, After. After is Ihsahn's third solo effort and is scheduled for release a January 26 on Candlelight Records. Recorded during the first half of 2009, After completes the musician’s planned trilogy of initial... …

Former Emperor Frontman Confirms Release Date of New Solo Album

We've just received word from Candlelight Records confirming January 26 as the American release date for After, the new album from former Emperor vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. Recorded during the first half of 2009, After completes the musician’s planned trilogy of initial recordings. The album also showcases the talents of drummer Asgeir Mickelson (Spiral Architect), bassist Lars K. Norberg ... …

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