IHSAHN will release Pharos on September 11

Top photo credit: Bjørn Tore Moen

Shapeshifting progressive metal pioneer IHSAHN will release Pharos, the second of two contrasting-yet-intertwined EP’s, on September 11 via CANDLELIGHT RECORDS.

The light to Telemark’s dark, Pharos features three original compositions and two covers; a delicate but true-to-the-original version of “Manhattan Skyline” by Norway’s own pop progenitors A-HA (featuring LEPROUS frontman EINAR SOLBERG on vocal duties) and the haunting “Roads”, originally by British trip-hop collective PORTISHEAD

Recorded at his home studio, with additional drums by TOBIAS SOLBAKK at Jukes Joint StudioPharos is musically and conceptually a reverse image of Telemark (the first of the two linked EP’s, released back in February of this year.) 

 The first single, Spectre At The Feast”, is now available worldwide. Watch the official video HERE.

IHSAHN “Spectre At The Feast”

Pharos is another triumph for one of the proud initiators of black metal; this polymathic composer, who has already leant his iconoclastic spirit to rule-breaking bands and projects, has yet again woven intricate, sonic landscapes that cement his status as a true musical alchemist.


1.Losing Altitude
2. Spectre At The Feast 
4. Roads (Portishead)
5.Manhattan Skyline (A-Ha)*

*featuring Einar Solberg of Leprous

Pre-orders for Pharos, including t-shirts, hoody and limited-edition vinyl bundles, are available HERE.


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