Mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth), the fourth album from the Norwegian-born musician features vocalists Devin Townsend and Einar Solberg (Leprous), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and a return from saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining). The album's packaging has been created by award winning Spanish designer Ritxi Ostariz. Eremita begins a new musical chapter for the highly regarded musician; his previous album, Norwegian Grammy Award Nominated After, forming the final part of a planned trilogy on its release in early 2010. Offering nine new songs to his growing worldwide audience, Eremita is the longest and most spirited of Ihsahn's solo recordings. Reflecting on the recording process Ihsahn notes, "this is right where I want to be musically, with lots of room for dynamics and expressive variety. I really feel this is some of my most inspired work yet."