Metal Q&A:

Metal Contraband’s Chelsea spoke with Ihsahn, to discuss his new self-titled record, the process of releasing an album in the modern landscape of 2024, his origins as a songwriter and musician, the complexity of the new album and its orchestration and arrangements, some musical analysis of Ihsahn’s work, including his unique approach to scales and modes, his interest in film scoring and its challenges, Peccatum and his connection of music and life with his wife Heidi (aka Starofash), partnership with Matt Heafy through Trivium and Ibaraki, and more. Check it out below: