Posts Tagged ‘Progressive’

Tusmorke PR4

When a band releases an album filled with fairy tale characters and a generous helping of magic in its  storyline, it’s reasonable to suppose that there will be enough material for a video, and,  indeed, for the latest single taken from their new album “Bydyra”, TUSMØRKE have treated us to one such video.

The single,  “Lær de fattige å trylle” (Teach Magic to the Poor), is just one of the fifteen tracks on “Bydyra”, an album that consists of two original mini musicals, written specifically for a local children’s school in Oslo, with those same children also taking part.

Whilst “Bydyra”, which translated means “Urban Wildlife”,  is aimed at children, it is, nevertheless, appealing to adults as well, with its  lyrical and musical exploration of relatively “grown up” themes such as  urban wildlife, the skyrocketing prices of housing in Oslo, the financial crisis, social issues, global warming, and good and bad magic.

And this duality of appeal is perfectly illustrated in the subject matter of the track, “Lær de fattige å trylle”,  and its humorous accompanying video,  resonating clearly in a society where people are constantly encouraged to increase their spending by increasing their debt.  As TUSMØRKE explain:

“Teaching magic to the poor is a cunning plot initiated by the dark lords of the spheres of finance. By employing the black arts of modern alchemy, even the destitute can become eager consumers, on credit. Thus, the basest elements of the population are turned into gold, as debt slaves to the banks. Never trust a sorcerer who wears a suit and not a robe.”

The video for “Lær de fattige å trylle” by Aleksander U. Serigstad / Mondo Cane,  can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/CFASvsogk4s


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The single itself, released on the 27th October in digital format, is available from
Bandcamp:  https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com/ track/l-r-de-fattige-trylle
Phonophile:  http://phonofile.link/laer-de-fattige-aa-trylle

Tusmorke 3rd Single PR

With  artwork commissioned from the legendary Norwegian artist Thore Hansen, “Bydyra”    is an album filled with enchantment as it follows the adventures of three magical creatures – a crow, a badger and a squirrel.  Tracklisting on “Bydyra” is as follows:

01. Tre som bor i et Tre (Three who live in a Tree)
02. Trefar (Tree Father)
03. Mellomspill (Interlude)
04. Rottekongen (The Rat King)
05. På Biblioteket (At the Library)
06. Vi er eid (We are owned)
07. Dyrene i Byen (The Animals in the City)
08. Elvene i Oslo (The Rivers of Oslo)
09. Signekjerringa (The Sibyl)
10. Tenkeren (The Thinker)
11. Trollmannen (The Enchanter)
12. Lær de fattige å trylle (Teach Magic to the Poor)
13. Dyrene bor ute (Animals Live Outside)
14. Underboerne (The Underdwellers)
15. Katabasis

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Karisma Records are set to release “Bydyra” on the 10th November  in CD Digipak, Transparent Green Vinyl, Black Vinyl, and Digital formats  which are now available to pre-order  from the following:

EU: https://www.karismarecords.no/artists/tusmorke/
Bandcamp: https://tusm-rke. bandcamp.com/
USA: https://karismarecords. aisamerch.com/

TUSMØRKE’s members, drawn from bands such as WOBBLER, JORDSJØ and ALWANZATAR, field  an almost dizzying variety of instruments,  allowing the band develop its own unique take on Prog.   Comprised of  Benediktator on vocals, bass, acoustic guitars, Glockenspiel, jaw harp, assorted percussion and loads of handclaps, Krizla on vocals, flute and electronics, HlewagastiR on drums and percussion, Dauinghorn av Jordsjø  on electric guitar, and The Phenomenon Marxo Solina  on Steinway & Sons grand piano, MiniMoog model D, Solina Strings Ensemble, Mellotron M400, SCI Prophet-5, Arp Axxe, Arp Pro Soloist and Lindholm Spinet, TUSMØRKE is proving to be popular not only with their studio output, but also live on stage.

Tusmorke PR1

Photo by Terje Skår

TUSMØRKE will be appearing at the Dødes Helg event which will be held at the Aye Aye Club / Tortuga in Oslo from the 3 – 5 November, and will also play the following dates in Norway:

28 Oct:  Brekkenparken, Skien
11 Nov:  Big Dipper, Oslo
12 Nov:  Sentralen UNG, Oslo
10 Dec:  Blarollinger, Oslo

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

TUSMØRKE’s previous two singles can be heard at https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com/album/bydyra

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Tusmorke/
Bandcamp:  https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com
Band contact: tusmorke.booking@gmail.com
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
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/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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Tusmorke PR4

When Norwgian Prog Folk Rockers TUSMØRKE announced that their fifth full-length album “Bydyra” would consist of  two original mini musicals that were written specifically for a local children’s school in Oslo, and that children from the school would be taking part on the album, it certainly piqued the interest not only of the prog community, but  also from music fans in general, who were interested in seeing what the result would be.

Having already released one single from the album, TUSMØRKE are giving fans and interested parties another glimpse into “Bydyra”  with the release of the the track titled “Rottekongen” (The Rat King).  According to the band:  “When the Rat King isn’t devouring books in the library (literally), he roams about with his street gang, pestering strangers to make them feel unwelcome. These animals are pests, not pets”

“Rottekongen” is available from the following:
Bandcamp: https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com/track/rottekongen
iTunes/Tidal/Spotify/Tidal: http://phonofile.link/ rottekongen
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4YOufzCK2W5ea4Ghh8XRIu


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Tusmorke Rottekongen PR

“Bydyra”, which translated means “Urban Wildlife”,  is an album filled with enchantment as it follows the adventures of three magical creatures – a crow, a badger and a squirrel.  But adult fans of TUSMØRKE need not be dismayed though, because it will also appeal to them with its lyrical and musical exploration of relatively “grown up” themes such as  urban wildlife, the skyrocketing prices of housing in Oslo, the financial crisis, social issues, global warming, and good and bad magic.

With  artwork especially commissioned from the legendary Norwegian artist Thore Hansen, and set for release on Karisma Records on the 10th November,   tracklisting for “Bydyra”  is as follows:

01. Tre som bor i et Tre (Three who live in a Tree)
02. Trefar (Tree Father)
03. Mellomspill (Interlude)
04. Rottekongen (The Rat King)
05. På Biblioteket (At the Library)
06. Vi er eid (We are owned)
07. Dyrene i Byen (The Animals in the City)
08. Elvene i Oslo (The Rivers of Oslo)
09. Signekjerringa (The Sibyl)
10. Tenkeren (The Thinker)
11. Trollmannen (The Enchanter)
12. Lær de fattige å trylle (Teach Magic to the Poor)
13. Dyrene bor ute (Animals Live Outside)
14. Underboerne (The Underdwellers)
15. Katabasis

Rusmorke AlbumArt

TUSMØRKE’s members, drawn from bands such as WOBBLER, JORDSJØ and ALWANZATAR, field  an almost dizzying variety of instruments,  allowing the band develop its own unique take on Prog.   Comprised of  Benediktator on vocals, bass, acoustic guitars, Glockenspiel, jaw harp, assorted percussion and loads of handclaps, Krizla on vocals, flute and electronics, HlewagastiR on drums and percussion, Dauinghorn av Jordsjø  on electric guitar, and The Phenomenon Marxo Solina  on Steinway & Sons grand piano, MiniMoog model D, Solina Strings Ensemble, Mellotron M400, SCI Prophet-5, Arp Axxe, Arp Pro Soloist and Lindholm Spinet, TUSMØRKE is proving to be popular not only with their studio output, but also live on stage.

Tusmorke PR1

Photo by Terje Skår

“Bydyra”, which is available in CD Digipak, Transparent Green Vinyl, Black Vinyl, and Digital formats  can now be pre-ordered from the following:

EU: https://www.karismarecords.no/artists/tusmorke/
Bandcamp: https://tusm-rke. bandcamp.com/
USA: https://karismarecords. aisamerch.com/

TUSMØRKE will be appearing at the Dødes Helg event which will be held at the Aye Aye Club / Tortuga in Oslo from the 3 – 5 November, and will also play the following dates in Norway:

28 Oct:  Brekkenparken, Skien
11 Nov:  Big Dipper, Oslo
12 Nov:  Sentralen UNG, Oslo
10 Dec:  Blarollinger, Oslo

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

Both “Rottekongen” and TUSMØRKE’s previous single, Trefar, or Tree Father,  who  “knows all that goes on in the forest. Where his knowledge dries out, the City Animals must seek out the Library to consult the letters printed on his pulped, dried and flattened children”, can be heard below and at http://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com/album/bydyra


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Tusmorke Trefar PR

The official video for the track “Offerpresten” from TUSMØRKE’s 2014 album “Riset Bak Speilet” can be seen at https://youtu.be/2kMmWp2DqtQ


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Tusmorke/
Bandcamp:  https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com
Band contact: tusmorke.booking@gmail.com
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
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/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

Vulture Industries LogoPR

Bjørnar E. Nilsen, the vocalist of Norwegian Dark Progressive Rockers VULTURE INDUSTRIES suffered a mishap during the band’s concert in Munich this week, when he fell off a stack of beer crates.

The singer, known for his penchant for standing on top of things that were not necessarily built for that particular task had this to say:  “Yeah, I was a bit sloppy with planning the moment.  I’d built a stack of crates from different brands, and needless to say they didn’t lock together properly, so when I tried to climb on top of them the whole thing gave way and the crates fell into the audience”.

A fan watching the spectacle commented: “It was all pretty undramatic really, but it did have a certain slapstick charm to it.  What alarmed me more than being buried under a pile of crates was the smell of that guy’s stage clothes.  With all that running around and sweating he really should get them washed more often.  He stinks!!

Vulture Industries PR

Vulture Industries at Checkpoint Charlie, Stavanger, Norway  by Anne-Marie Forker http://www.forkerfotos.com

Luckily no one was seriously hurt in the incident and the band is now continuing their  European tour in support of their new album “Stranger Times”.  Upcoming dates as follows:11 Oct 17 Paris (FR) Backstage (+Foscor)
12 Oct 17 Gent (BE) Asgaard (+Foscor)
21 Oct 17 Haugesund (NO) Flytten (+Himmellegeme)
09 Nov 17 London (UK) Boston Music Room (+Code)
10 Nov 17 Manchester (UK) tba (+Code)
11 Nov 17 Glasgow (UK) Audio (+Code)
15 Nov 17 Cluj (RO) Flying Circus
16 Nov 17 Bucharest (RO) Fabrica
17 Nov 17 Sofia (BG) Club Live & Loud
18 Nov 17 Athens (GR) tba
19 Nov 17 Thessaloniki (GR) Eightball Club
20 Nov 17 Belgrade (RS) Club Fest Zemun
22 Nov 17 Wien (AT) Escape
23 Nov 17 Ljubljana (SK) Orto Bar
24 Nov 17 Bologna (IT) Alchemica Music Club
25 Nov 17 Zagreb (HR) Mochvar
26 Nov 17 Pilsen (CZ) Pod Lampou

The band recently produced a promo video for the tour which can be seen  at https://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries/videos/10155118082173261/
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VULTURE INDUSTRIES’  fourth full-length album ‘Stranger Times’, which was released on Season of Mist in Digipack CD, Digital and various Vinyl formats on the 22 September,  continues and expands the band’s quest to push the limitations of genre and sound. Their nine new tracks are as easily as masterfully spanning a wide range from dark rock to progressive-experimental metal, while keeping their wild roaming within the boundaries of the band’s unique and bizarre sonic universe. Yet the band manage to harness their bold mix into recognisable structures and meaningful songs throughout that do not shy away from catchiness and, quite importantly, do not fall into the trap of being weird just for the sake of experimentation.

With artwork by Costin Chioreanu, tracklisting on “Stranger Times” is as follows:

1. Tales of Woe (4:37)
2. As the World Burns (5:22)
3. Strangers (7:10)
4. The Beacon (5:35)
5. Something Vile (4:17)
6. My Body, My Blood (2:27)
7. Gentle Touch of a Killer (5:03)
8. Screaming Reflections (5:32)
9. Midnight Draws Near (5:20)

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A video by Costin Chioreanu  for the track “As the World Burns” from the “Stranger Times” album can be seen at https://youtu.be/5cKQpwu_yIM


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More information about VULTURE INDUSTRIES can be seen on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries/  or on their website at http://www.vulture-industries.net

Vulture Industries 2017 Tour PR

ADDITIONAL INFO
Band Contact: bjornar@vulture-industries.net
Management & Booking: Propulsion Music:  http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
Vulture Industries Website: http://www.vulture-industries.net
Vulture Industries on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries/
Vulture Industries WebShop: http://vultureindustries.bigcartel.com/
Vulture Industries Bandcamp: https://vultureindustries.bandcamp.com

Wobbler PR2

With their new album “From Silence to Somewhere” set for release on Karisma Records the 20th October, Norwegian Symphonic Proggers WOBBER have released a new promo video  comprising excerpts from all  the tracks featured on the album.  The video, by W. S. Prestmo, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/8oSoXeftEvw


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The four-track release  comes in with a running time of 47 minutes, and, as  Andreas Wettergreen Strømman Prestmo (Vocals and Guitars) says, the band is excited to give fans a glimpse into  what they can expect from the new album, which has taken WOBBLER  in the region of four to five years to complete.  The band admits that they took their time in order to achieve what they consider to be their best album to date, and which sees a more introspective WOBBLER exploring darker themes.

Having said that, “From Silence to Somewhere” nevertheless feels  like a natural progression from the band’s previous release.  Flamenco and Italian Renaissance music can be heard weaving their way subtly through the melancholy harmonies that are combined with powerful crescendos and high-energy, spinet-driven passages, whilst the guitar riffs range from the poignant to the edgy.

Fans of WOBBLER’s trademark sound have nothing to worry about though, with the band making good use of Mellotron, Moog, Hammond, Chamberlin and other classical analogue keyboards, and of course the renowned Rickenbacker Bass.

With artwork by Thomas Kaldhol (Samuel Jackson 5, Panzerpappa, Lukas Kasha etc), “From Silence to Somewhere” will be available in either CD Digipak or Jewel Case formats, each with a 12 page booklet, as well as in  Digital format.  LPs will be available in both standard black or in a limited edition Transparent orange/black marble vinyl limited to 500 copies only.  Tracklisting on “From Silence to Somewhere” is as follows:

1. From Silence to Somewhere
2. Rendered in Shades of Green
3. Fermented Hours
4. Foxlight

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Formed in Hønefoss in 1999, WOBBLER’s current lineup features current and former members of TUSMØRKE, WHITE WILLOW, THE CHRONICLES OF FATHER ROBIN and JAGA JAZZIST.  With Lars Fredrik Frøislie on keyboards and backing vocals, Kristian Karl Hultgren on  bass, bass clarinet and bass pedals, Martin Nordrum Kneppen on drums, percussion and recorder,  Andreas Wettergreen Strømman Prestmo on vocals, guitar, glockenspiel and percussion, and Geir Marius Bergom Halleland on lead guitar and backing vocals.  the band can avail itself of a considerable  array of instruments that  have a huge, and very interesting impact,  on the overall sound.

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

CD and vinyl formats are now available to pre-order from smarturl.it/Wobbler_Europe, or from smarturl.it/Wobbler_USA in the USA.  All formats, including digital, can also be pre-ordered at https://wobbler.bandcamp.com/album/from-silence-to-somewhere

WOBBLER’s previous promo video for “From Silence to Somewhere”, which gives a fascinating insight  into the workings of a group of people  who, as they have matured and grown together as individuals and as musicians, have quite considerably changed the way they write and make their music, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/sqrqPG7MZwk


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Band contact:  skogstierne@gmail.com / mellotronlars@yahoo.no
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wobblerofficial
Bandcamp: https://wobbler.bandcamp.com
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
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/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

 

Devar PR

To celebrate the release of their sophomore full-length album “Mausoleum”, Norwegian Metallers DEVAR are streaming the album in its entirety. It can be heard below,


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and at the following:

Bandcamp: https://devar.bandcamp.com/album/mausoleum
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/78626374
Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/12JaNmBQM6GQ7kGqtGmjT5

Formed in 2002 by Devar, it was originally intended that the band should be a solo project, but,  recognising the limitations that this imposed on his vision,  the frontman decided to put together a full lineup that today consists of Devar on vocals, Obdsaija on  Drums and Percussion, Aadland on  Guitars and Ottoegil on Bass and  Keys.   It is with this lineup that DEVAR has developed and grown into a much more reflective band, with a stronger focus on the more varied and progressive aspects of their music.

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“Mausoleum” itself  is the perfect demonstration of DEVAR’s unconventional approach to music, drawing its influences not only from the Extreme and Black Metal genres, but also from Avant-garde Metal and 70’s Prog.  Matched with a lyrical concept that takes listeners on a journey down the paths of fear, insanity, darkness and death in order to explore the decline of man, the resultant sound is one that is both original and unique.

Recorded by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, TAAKE, HELHEIM) at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in  Bergen,  along with Devar at the Alternate End Studios, and Ottoegil at Internasjonalt Farvann, “Mausoleum” is mixed and mastered by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) at the Conclave & Earshot Studios.

“Mausoleum”  hits the streets on  the 29th September on Gymnocal  Industries in Digipak CD, Gatefold DLP and Digital formats. Artwork is by Tom Korsvold, photography is by Ronny A. Sangolt and tracklisting is as follows:

1. Mausoleum
2. House of Bones
3. Dead End Moon
4. Shadow Straggler
5. Cold black Rain
6. Narcissa Oriane
7. Ashes
8. Dead Wounds

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More information about DEVAR can be found on the band’s website at http://www.devarband.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/devarband/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Devar Website:  http://www.devarband.com
Devar Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/devarband/
Devar Bandcamp: http://devar.bandcamp.com/
Devar Twitter: http://twitter.com/devarband
Devar Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/devarband/
Band Contact: devarband@gmail.com
Gymnocal Industries website: http://www.gymnocal.com
Gymnocal Industries facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Gymnocal
Gymnocal Industries Bandcamp: http://gymnocal.bandcamp.com/
Gymnocal Industries Twitter: http://twitter.com/Gymnocal
Gymnocal Industries Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/gymnocal_industries/
Bandcamp: https://devar.bandcamp.com/album/mausoleum
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/78626374
Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/12JaNmBQM6GQ7kGqtGmjT5
Info and Promos: gymnocalindustries@gmail.com

Major Parkinson PR

While fans of cult prog rockers MAJOR PARKINSON await the 27th October release of the band’s new full length album Blackbox,  they can content themselves with the track Madeleine Crumbles, the second single to be released from the album.  Karisma Records is releasing Madeleine Crumbles in all territories except for Norway, where the band is handling the release themselves.  The single can be found at the following:

TIDAL / WiMP http://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/78681454
iTunes / Apple Music https://itunes.apple.com/album/-/id1282666065

With Madeleine Crumbles  the outlandish Norwegians treat their listeners to a five minute pop journey that is at times playful, and at times nostalgic.  The song, which features Linn Frøkedal (The Megaphonic Thrift), and a host of guest musicians, shows a densely orchestrated side of MAJOR PARKINSON rarely seen before, and the band had this to say of the track:

“Madeleine Crumbles may function as a soft introduction into the darkness of our Blackbox – A snappy, dancy and orchestral tune that sets a new personal record in guest musicians. Unlike most of our songs, this one was basically written within one single day by Jon Ivar and Lars, which says something about the immediate nature of these melodies.”

Blackbox will be the fourth studio album from the cult prog phenomenon that is MAJOR PARKINSON,  and will be available on Degaton Records in Norway and on Karisma Records in the rest of the world.  Aside from the previously mentioned Linn Frøkedal, who, in fact, makes a guest appearance on four tracks in total, Blackbox also features several other guest artists who, together, add their unique talents to the overall sound of the album, which the band spent the better part of two years creating.

Filled with frenetic horn sections, angelic strings, rusty hammers, paper planes and rocket ships, and under  the guidance of sound maestro Yngve Leidulv Sætre, MAJOR PARKINSON’s lineup of Jon Ivar Kollbotn, Eivind Gammersvik, Lars C Bjørknes, Sondre Veland, Sondre Skollevoll, Øysten Bech-Eriksen and Claudia Cox,  have come up with an uncompromising work, somewhere at the crossroads between progressive rock, cinematic pop, heavy industry and icy Arctic electronics.

With artwork by Martin Kvamme, tracklisting on Blackbox is as follows:

  1. Lover, Lower Me Down!
  2. Night Hitcher
  3. Before the Helmets
  4. Isabel – A Report to an Academy
  5. Scenes from Edison’s Black Maria
  6. Madeleine Crumbles
  7. Baseball
  8. Strawberry Suicide
  9. Blackbox

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Blackbox, which will be available in digipak, black vinyl, gold vinyl and in digital formats,  can now be pre-order from https://www.karismarecords.no/webshop/

More information about MAJOR PARKINSON can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/majorparkinson/   and on their website at http://www.majorparkinson.com

A video for the song Pretty Eyes, Pretty Eyes by MAJOR PARKINSON can be seen at https://youtu.be/-GrUZnB5Leg


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Whilst a video of the band performing live at Ricks in Bergen can be seen at https://youtu.be/NllHj0mOoJY


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/majorparkinson/
Website:  http://www.majorparkinson.com
Bandcamp: https://majorparkinson.bandcamp.com
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/majorparkinson/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MajorParkinsonTV/videos
Band contact: manager@majorparkinson.com
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
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/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

 

Wobbler PR2

With just over a month to go until the release of “From Silence to Somewhere”,  the fourth full-length album from Norway’s leading Symphonic Prog band WOBBLER,  Karisma Records have released a promo video which not only gives fans a taste of the music they can expect to hear, but also an insight into the band itself.

It is a fascinating glimpse into the workings of a group of people  who, as they have matured and grown together as individuals and as musicians,  have quite considerably changed the way they write and make their music.   And most noticeably it is an example of a close and enduring friendship amongst the members of WOBBLER that gives the individual  musicians the confidence to change, and exchange, ideas in a way that often takes an original idea in a completely unexpected direction, without egos getting in the way, and having a lot of fun while they do it.

The video can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/sqrqPG7MZwk


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“From Silence to Somewhere”, which is set for release on the 20th October,  is comprised of four epic tracks that explore the idea of metamorphosis and alchemy.  WOBBLER’s trademark sound, which makes use of copious amounts of Mellotron, Moog, Hammond, Chamberlin and other classical analogue keyboards, and of course the renowned Rickenbacker Bass,  is very much in evidence.

It is an album with a darker, more introspective edge than WOBBLER’s  previous releases, but at the same time “From Silence to Somewhere” feels  like a natural progression.  Flamenco and Italian Renaissance music can be heard weaving their way subtly through the melancholy harmonies that are combined with powerful crescendos and high-energy, spinet-driven passages, whilst the guitar riffs range from the poignant to the edgy.

With artwork by Thomas Kaldhol (Samuel Jackson 5, Panzerpappa, Lukas Kasha etc) , and a running time of 47 minutes, tracklisting on “From Silence to Somewhere” is as follows:

1. From Silence to Somewhere
2. Rendered in Shades of Green
3. Fermented Hours
4. Foxlight

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Formed in Hønefoss in 1999, WOBBLER’s current lineup features current and former members of TUSMØRKE, WHITE WILLOW, THE CHRONICLES OF FATHER ROBIN and JAGA JAZZIST.  With Lars Fredrik Frøislie on keyboards and backing vocals, Kristian Karl Hultgren on  bass, bass clarinet and bass pedals, Martin Nordrum Kneppen on drums, percussion and recorder,  Andreas Wettergreen Strømman Prestmo on vocals, guitar, glockenspiel and percussion, and Geir Marius Bergom Halleland on lead guitar and backing vocals,  the band can avail itself of a considerable  array of instruments that  have a huge, and very interesting impact,  on the overall sound.

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WOBBLER will be joining fellow Karisma Records band-mates TUSMØRKE and JORDSJØ at the Proggens Grøde,  which will be held at the  Kulturkirken Jakob in Oslo on the 29th September.

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

“From Silence to Somewhere”, is available either as CD Digipak or Jewel Case, each with a 12 page booklet, as well as in  Digital format.  LPs are available either in standard black and in a limited edition Transparent orange/black marble vinyl limited to 500 copies only.  CD and vinyl formats are available to pre-order from smarturl.it/Wobbler_Europe, or from smarturl.it/Wobbler_USA in the USA.  All formats, including digital, can also be pre-ordered at https://wobbler.bandcamp.com/album/from-silence-to-somewhere

Live footage of WOBBLER performing the track “Rubato Industry” from their debut album “Hinterland” can be seen at https://vimeo.com/168318632


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Band contact:  skogstierne@gmail.com / mellotronlars@yahoo.no
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wobblerofficial
Bandcamp: https://wobbler.bandcamp.com
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