Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn's MySpace page has been updated with the following message:
"A previous announcement confirmed that Ihsahn would support OPETH for the majority of shows on their forthcoming Norwegian tour in March. However, more detailed production planning has revealed technical and practical difficulties at many of the smaller venues, and it has proven near impossible to run the necessary production. This means that Ihsahn will only be performing at Rockefeller/Oslo on March 10."
Ihsahn comments: "The situation is unfortunate as I have really been looking forward to this tour and put a lot of effort in preparations. Still, the practical difficulties at many of the venues would only compromise the conditions for both bands and audience, so one needs to be realistic. The Oslo gig is still on though, and fans will no doubt get their monies worth at the remaining OPETH shows."
Ihsahn's second solo album, "angL", was released in May 2008 via Mnemosyne Productions/Candlelight Records. The CD features a guest appearance by OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt on the track "Unhealer" while Asgeir Mickelson and Lars Norberg (both of SPIRAL ARCHITECT) were responsible for laying down the drum and bass tracks on the album, respectively.
Ihsahn previously described the musical direction of the new CD as "a natural progression from 'The Adversary' , but with a somewhat heavier touch."
"The Adversary" entered the Norwegian album chart at position No. 33 upon its release in 2006.