Ihsahn og Matt Heafy samarbeider
Foto: Facebook / Ihsahn Official
Triviums Matt Heafy og Ihsahn har fullført innspillingen av sitt black metal-album etter omtrent ti år med å ha snakket om det. Heafy forteller The Jasta Show at albumet kommer ut en gang neste år og med seg har de blant annet Behemoth-vokalist og gitarist Adam "Nergal" Darski.
Heafy avslørte også at prosjektet har endret navn fra Mrityu til Ibaraki, og visstnok at alle tekstene blir sunget på japansk.
Han forteller i et utdrag fra podcasten The Jasta Show;
"During this (lockdown) I was able to finally finish my black metal record with Ihsahn from Emperor. He’s been producing and co-writing that with me for about 11 years, and it finally comes out in the middle of next year, which should be fun.
"It used to be called Mrityu, which I got from Ashtanga yoga, it means the concept of life and death, same thing as the ouroboros, same thing as the Japanese Enso, the idea that life and death are always symbiotic with each other. I didn’t really know what to write about lyrically, and I was talking to Ihsahn because I’ve always loved Scandinavian mythology, Norse mythology, and Swedish mythology, I wish I could write about Thor and Jörmungandr, I love these stories.
"He’s like, ‘Yeah, but Matt, those have been done a lot, and you have your own rich history to tap into with your Japanese side…’ And then a lightbulb went off, I was like. ‘I need to just write about that.’ I started writing all the lyrics about Japanese stories because that’s something that hasn’t really happened.
"There isn’t really a band that writes about Japanese folklore or the Shinto gods and goddesses and fictitious stories of Japanese history. So I changed the band name to Ibaraki, which is actually Trivium‘s mascot – an easter egg in there – and the entire project is Japanese-themed. The art, the lyrics, I’m actually singing in Japanese, Ihahn‘s on the record, Nergal‘s on the record."
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