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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... …

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