Tag Archives: Norway

Rising Stars: HM JOHNSEN

In 2017 HM Johnsen released his debut album ‘Chased’, then in 2018 he was awarded the title “Norwegian Blues Union Artist” and now he has a new single Walk This Road out now. We caught up with HM Johnsen to … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WINDMILL – Tribus

THE WINDMILL - Tribus

Apollon Records [Release date 15.11.18] ‘Tribus’ may be somewhat derivative as a lot of prog is these days.  But you can’t deny the musicianship.  This is the Norwegian band’s third studio album and it gets mixing and mastering treatment from … Continue reading

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Gig review: TNT – Union Scene, Drammen, Norway – 14 January 2017

TNT - Union Scene, Drammen, Norway – 14 January 2017

When first informed about Norwegian band TNT’s upcoming 30th anniversary tour of ‘Tell No Tales’ featuring the return of the U.S. born Tony Harnell on vocals following his brief stint in Skid Row, I realised the only way I would … Continue reading

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Album review: PYMLICO – Meeting Point

PYMLICO - Meeting Point

Apollon Records [Release date 07.10.16] We’ve had an obsession with all things Scandinavian in recent years and the fourth album from Norwegian instrumentalists Pymlico contributes to this Nordic sense of intrigue. Wholly instrumental, prog/jazz fusion in approach, the band is … Continue reading

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Album review: HOLON – The Time Is Always Now

HOLON - The Time Is Always Now

Release date [12.08.16] The Time Is Always Now is a set of proggy ‘songs’ written over ten years by Norwegian guitarist Ronny Pedersen. Not considered suitable for his existing projects, the songs are a nucleus of a collaborative concept project.  … Continue reading

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Album review: TUSMORKE – Riset Bak Speilet

TUSMORKE – Riset Bak Speilet

Svart Records – Out Now. Some people may have all the luck in the world but then the majority of us have to try really hard in order to achieve our goals in life. Take Norwegian Folk Rock quartet Tusmorke … Continue reading

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Interview with LIV KRISTINE (Leaves’ Eyes) – 12 December 2013

Leaves

There are few people who I have thoroughly enjoyed talking to over the years in my capacity as a music journalist, and Liv Kristine, leading member of the Symphonic/Gothic Metal sextet Leave’s Eyes is certainly one of them. Hours prior … Continue reading

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Album review: LEAVES’ EYES – Symphonies Of The Night

Leaves Eyes

Napalm Records www.leaveseyes.de There are a lot of female fronted symphonic metal bands out there now and a lot do tend to blend into one another, with a few notable exceptions and Leaves’ Eyes are one such exception. The soaring … Continue reading

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Interview with TOR ODDMUND SUHRKE & ØYSTEIN LANDSVERK (Leprous) – 9 November 2013

Leprous are a group of five very skilled musicians who are better known in the wider Metal community as the backing band of guitar maestro and Emperor front man Ihsahn. Having quietly perfected their craft over the last twelve years, … Continue reading

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Album review: ACELSIA – Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow

Acelsia - Don

The debut from Norwegian three piece Acelsia, has a sound far bigger than its component parts.  With all songs written by vocalist / pianist Marlene Markussen and guitar, bass and synth player Odd Henning, and with Bjorn Tore Erlendsen (of … Continue reading

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