Former DIMMU BORGIR and current BORKNAGAR member ICS Vortex (real name: Simen Hestnæs) will handle the lead vocals on the upcoming debut album from GOD OF ATHEISTS, the Norwegian extreme metal project led byAsgeir Mickelson (SARKE, SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR,TESTAMENT). Drums on the CD were recorded by Trym (EMPEROR,ZYKLON, ENSLAVED), while the rhythm guitars were laid down byMickelson.
Commented Asgeir: “GOD OF ATHEISTS is the extreme metal project which I wrote most of the music for in 2008. One song were originally written forBORKNAGAR back in 2004, but was never finished, so I rewrote it and it’s now way too brutal for BORKNAGAR’s style. The overall style is kind of ‘Norwegian black metal done death metal.’ It’s brutal but also very melodic.