Listen to the Metal Hammer Meets Ihsahn podcast

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On May 4, Ihsahn is releasing his new studio album Ámr, and we've got a special interview with the man himself to get you in the mood!

Metal Hammer Online Editor Luke Morton met up with Ihsahn in London to talk about the new record and the process behind creating arguably his best solo album to date.

The pair also discuss the influence of Iron Maiden on a young Ihsahn, why there hasn’t been a new Emperor album, Edgar Allen Poe and why music can act as religion for some people.

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Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.