Posts Tagged ‘Experimental Rock’

Fervent Mind PR

Karisma Records have chosen to start the year by revealing details of “Tranquilize” the upcoming debut album from Experimental Rockers FERVENT MIND, as well as giving fans an insight into this up and coming Norwegian by releasing a single from the album.

The single, for the track “Fervent”, which includes cover art by Yrjan Sundfør Rodrigues and design by Hallvard Surlien, can be streamed or downloaded from the following https://karismarecords.lnk.to/fervent

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FERVENT MIND vocalist and composer Live Sollid Schulerud had this to say about the track:

“Fervent” is a song about having lost your belief in people and in love, and having lived a life that was totally different from what you really wanted it to be. You have kind of closed the door to the life you wished for because you thought you didn’t have the guts to take the risk. But the door is still there in the back of your mind, and you suddenly feel an urge to open it and get away from the dull and comfortable.

Along with Live, who formed FERVENT MIND in 2014, the band’s  lineup includes Simen Skrebergene on electric guitar, Martin Sandvik Gjerde on keyboards, Martin Skrebergene on electric bass, and Henrik Håland on drums.   Together they have become known for their intense and energetic live performances and a captivating and progressive soundscape that merges experimental rock with elements from post rock and metal as well as dream pop, trip hop and contemporary jazz.

“Tranquilize” was recorded at the Thor Neby Studio and produced by Fervent Mind and mixed by Manuel Madsen.  With album cover art by Anders Røkkum and  cover design by Line Lønning, tracklisiting for “Tranquilize” is as follows:

  1. A Series of Fragments
  2. Torrid
  3. Fervent
  4. Sleeping Strange
  5. Crystal
  6. Runaway Bride
  7. All Sounds Muted
  8. Disappearing into the Masses part 1 (CD & digital only)
  9. Disappearing into the Masses part 2 (CD & digital only)
  10. Tongues
  11. Strain

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“Tranquilize” is set for release on Karisma Records in CD, Digital and Vinyl formats on the 22 March and is available to pre-order from the following:

All Formats: https://ferventmind.bandcamp.com/
CD and Vinyl: https://www.karismarecords.no/artists/fervent-mind/

More information about FERVENT MIND can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ferventmind/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ferventmind/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/fervent-mind
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ferventmindband/
Band Contact and Booking: ferventmindband@gmailcom
Karisma Records contact: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarismaRecords
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Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/

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Fervent Mind PR

Norway’s Karisma Records have found another up and coming band to add to their already impressive roster,  in the shape of Experimental Rockers FERVENT MIND.

Formed in 2014 by vocalist and composer Live Sollid, FERVENT MIND draws its inspiration from bands such as PORCUPINE TREE, MEW, MASSIVE ATTACK, RADIOHEAD and SUSANNE SUNDFØR, mixing these diverse elements to create a sound that is both unique and original, and which balances on a fine line between the rough and the delicate.

Aside from Live on vocals and effects, FERVENT MIND’s lineup includes Simen Skrebergene on electric guitar, Martin Sandvik Gjerde on keyboards, Martin Skrebergene on electric bass, and Henrik Håland on drums.   Together they play experimental rock with elements from both post rock and metal, as well as from dream pop, trip hop and contemporary jazz, and they have garnered quite a reputation for their intense and energetic live performances.

With Karisma Records set to release the band’s debut full-length album in the Spring of 2019, FERVENT MIND had this to say about the collaboration:

We are super happy to announce that we have signed with the record label Karisma Records! Awesome times are ahead of us, and we can’t wait to show you our album!

More information about FERVENT MIND can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ferventmind/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ferventmind/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/fervent-mind
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ferventmindband/
Band Contact and Booking: ferventmindband@gmailcom
Karisma Records contact: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarismaRecords
Karisma Records on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/karismarecords/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/

Virus PR4

Norway’s Pioneering Experimental Rockers VIRUS are set to release a two-track 7″ EP titled “Investigator” on the 21 April, and have today released a video for the title track.  According to the band “Investigator is dedicated to Columbo’s right eye… Peter Falk, who played the lead role in the classic detective series, had a glass eye. We believe that the eye was a separate character in the series and should have been credited as such. It should also have won the Oscar for best supporting actor many times during the seventies.”

The video, by David Hall of Uneasy Sleeper, is streaming exclusively at the following:

Decibel Magazine (US)
http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2017/3/16/video-premiere-virus-investigator

Metal Hammer (UK)
http://teamrock.com/feature/2017-03-16/enter-the-weird-and-wonderful-world-of-norways-avant-rock-adventurers-virus

Never Mind the Hype (NL)
https://nmth.nl/video-virus-investigator-columbo/ 

MetalFan (RO)
http://www.metalfan.ro/stiri-rock/virus-scoate-un-videoclip-nou-pentru-piesa-investigator-16312.html

VIRUS was formed in 2000 by guitarist and vocalist Carl “Czral” Michael Eide who wanted to move on from avant-garde Black Metal of VED BUENS ENDE, and create a new kind of experimental metal / rock.  The band’s first, and only, demo was released that same year, and  was followed by  three full-length studio albums before signing with Karisma Records.

It was the partnership with Karisma Records that led to the release of the band’s critically acclaimed “Memento Collider” in 2016, an album which saw VIRUS return to its original three-piece lineup of  of Carl-Michael “Czral” Eide on guitars and vocals, Petter “Plenum” Berntsen on bass and Einar “Einz” Sjursø on drums.   Together they create an otherworldly sound that is filled with flowing bass lines, experimental riffs and groovy rhythms.

With artwork by the Trine + Kim Design Studio (http://www.trineogkim.no/ ), tracklisting for “Investigator” is as follows:

Side A: Investigator
Side B: The Blue Flags Of The Dead

VIRUS Investigator PR

“Investigator” will be released in two formats – 7″ Black Vinyl and as a Digital Download, and will only be available directly from Karisma Records.  Pre-orders have now opened and “Investigator” can be ordered in vinyl format from http://shop.karismarecords.no/product/virus-investigator-7-vinyl and in both vinyl and digital formats from https://virus.bandcamp.com/album/investigator

More information about VIRUS can be found on their website at http://virusnorway.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/virusnorwayofficial

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Virus Website:  http://virusnorway.com/
Virus on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/virusnorwayofficial
Virus on Bandcamp: https://virusnorway.bandcamp.com/
Virus Webstore:  http://virulentmusic.bigcartel.com/
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor

Virus PR4

When renowned Romanian multi-media artist Costin Chioreanu says of his new video for  pioneering experimental rockers VIRUS “I went beyond all my boundaries and I have a feeling I touched a bit of insanity” you know that it’s going to be something unique.  Having made his mark not only as a graphic artist, but also as a stage artist, musician, animator and movie maker at a relatively young age, Chioreanu’s new animated video, for the track “Rogue Fossil” from VIRUS’ upcoming album “Memento Collider”, is the latest in a series of collaborations with artists from Karisma Records, and its sister label Dark Essence Records.  The video is making its exclusive debut on the following:

Sterogum at http://www.stereogum.com/1878654/virus-rogue-fossil-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/

Team Rock at http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-05-23/virus-and-costin-chioreanu-combine-for-a-mind-melting-new-video

Set for release on Karisma Records on the 3rd of June, “Memento Collider” was recorded at the Amper Tone Studios in Oslo and includes a guest performance from VOIVOD’s  Dan Mongrain.  It is, without a doubt, an album that demonstrates the true essence of progressive rock.

Artwork for “Memento Collider” is by the Trine + Kim Design Studio (http://www.trineogkim.no).  Tracklisting on the six-track album as follows:

  1. Afield
  2. Rogue Fossil
  3. Dripping Into Orbit
  4. Steamer
  5. Gravity Seeker
  6. Phantom Oil Slick

Virus Album Artwork PR

For over a decade now VIRUS have maintained their status as one of the most unique bands to have emerged from Norway’s burgeoning progressive music scene, and “Memento Collider” sees the band returning to their original three-piece lineup of Carl-Michael “Czral” Eide on guitars and vocals, Petter “Plenum” Berntsen on bass and Einar “Einz” Sjursø on drums.  Their otherworldly sound,  replete with flowing bass lines, experimental riffs and groovy rhythms, is still the epitome of all that is contained in the definition of “progressive” and “experimental”, and with this, their  fourth full-length release, VIRUS have come storming back with an album that is also catchy and melodic.

A pre-listening session for  VIRUS’ “Memento Collider” will be held at Kniven  in Oslo on the 26th May, whilst the release concert will take place at Pokalen in Oslo on the 24th June.  Tickets available from http://www.ticketmaster.no/event/500013

Karisma Records recently debuted the track “Steamer” from VIRUS’ “Memento Collider” and it can be heard at http://virus.bandcamp.com/album/memento-collider

More information about VIRUS can be found on their website at http://virusnorway.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/virusnorwayofficial

“Memento Collider” is available to pre-order in both CD and 12″ vinyl format from http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/  as well as in both formats or digital download from https://virus.bandcamp.com/

Fan-filmed footage of VIRUS performing the track “Rogue Fossil” from “Memento Collider” live  in New York can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/VccXpd5Y3Nw


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Virus Website:  http://virusnorway.com/
Virus on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/virusnorwayofficial
Virus on Bandcamp: https://virusnorway.bandcamp.com/
Virus Webstore:  http://virulentmusic.bigcartel.com/
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor