The History of Heavy Metal

 
1970

Release date: February 13th 2020

This song honors and pays tribute to the legendary early bands of heavy metal: Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. It was recorded on vintage gear and analoge tape machines to capture the right vibe of the good old days. We love our guest musicians on this one so we hope you like the song!

Line-up:

Johannes Støle: lead vocals, hammond organ

Torfinn Sirnes: rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, bridge lead vocal, mellotron

Geir Thorstensen: drums

Ole Øvstedal: first and third guitar solo, additional bridge guitars

Daniel Palmqvist: second guitar solo

Produced by Torfinn Sirnes

Bridge arranged by Ole Øvstedal

Basic tracks engineered by Dag Erik Andersen at Athletic Sound, Halden

Mixed by Espen Andersen at Cederberg Studios, Kristiansand

Mastered by Christian Obermayer at Strype Audio, Oslo

Cover art by Alf Dale Wold

 
The Priest of Maidenhead

Release date: March 22nd 2020

Heavy metal was born in 1970. Ten years later, the genre was already grown up! Bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Motörhead were extremely important in cementing heavy metal as a distinct genre and subculture. Our new single pays tribute to the classic heavy metal from the beginning of the 1980's. Irons up!

Line-up:

Mads Pedersen: lead vocals

Torfinn Sirnes: rhythm guitars, melody guitars, first and second guitar solo

Bernt Jansen: bass

Vidar Ingvaldsen: drums

Daniel Palmqvist: third guitar solo

Dag Erik Johansen: "Fast Eddie" Clark guitar fills

 

Produced by Torfinn Sirnes

Basic tracks engineered by Dag Erik Johansen at Athletic Sound, Halden

Mixed by Rudolf Fredly at Sweetspot Studio, Vedavågen

Mastered by Christian Obermayer at Strype Audio, Oslo

Cover art by Dimitar Nikolov 

 
Sex, Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll

Release date: April 24th 2020

As heavy metal was established as a distinct genre and subculture in the early 1980's, different subgenres started to develop. One of them was the controversial bastard between pop and heavy metal: glam metal, also called hair metal. These bands ruled the charts and MTV in the second half of the decade with catchy choruses and distorted guitar riffs. Let's party all night long!

Line-up:

Johannes Støle: lead and backing vocals

Torfinn Sirnes: guitars

Bernt Jansen: bass

Vidar Ingvaldsen: drums

Steffen Horn: keyboards

Mads Pedersen: backing vocals

 

Produced by Torfinn Sirnes

Basic tracks engineered by Dag Erik Johansen at Athletic Sound

Additional editing by Rudolf Fredly

Mixed by Beau Hill

Mastered by Christian Obermayer at Strype Audio

Cover art by Torfinn Sirnes

Band logo and song title fonts by Imagex fonts

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