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Chain Collector

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Formed: 2003
From: Norway
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Chain Collector news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Unearthing The Norwegian Metal Underground

Every week we dig deep into the metal scene and unearth three acts that are unsigned or simply less well known than many other bands. Today we look at a mecca for metal in general and black metal in particular: Norway.

The country has taken on a sort of mythical level of significance for underground enthusiasts, where one imagines a tribunal of grim metal masters passing judgment on what is and is not trve black metal, but despite that impression the country houses a variety of musicians that cover the musical spectrum and frequently cross genre lines. While anyone familiar with the scene will likely be well acquainted with the likes of Emperor or Mayhem, there are still plenty of unknown hard rock and metal bands hidden there to discover.

Beyond the Morninglight

Breaking ranks with the sound that has put Norway onto the extreme metal map, Beyond the Morninglight is a gloomy and atmospheric rock and roll act that drops the harsh vocals and many of the heavier elements. What it lacks in brutality it makes up for in an infectious version of metal-influenced rock that gets stuck in the head.

The band has two full-length releases now, a self-titled debut and the newly released “Liberation” album, which takes an even darker turn. You can stream both of the full Beyond the Morninglight releases through Misantrof ANTI-Records, or you can check out two songs, one from each album, in the clips below.

“By Midnight We Rock”
Beyond The Morninglight - By Midnight We Rock by HeavyHardMetalmania More...

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Chain Collector Announce New Release Date

CHAIN COLLECTOR, the Norwegian band featuring guitarist Gøran Bomann (CARPATHIAN FOREST), drummer Anders Kobro (CARPATHIAN FOREST, GREEN CARNATION, LAST CALL INC), guitarist Kjell Jacobsen (NEON GOD) and vocalist Kjetil Nordhus (TRAIL OF TEARS, GREEN CARNATION), will release its second album, "Unrestrained", in Europe on October 22 via Sublife Productions (October 19 in Germany). A preview of the CD's artwork (created by Niklas Sundin of DARK TRANQUILLITY) is available at this location. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Your Halo of Thorns", "Bringer of Sins", "The Letter I", "Dominant" and "As the Play Unfolds".

CHAIN COLLECTOR released a very well-received debut album, "The Masquerade", through Sound Riot/Massacre Records. The group also announced that Runar Hansen, formerly of TRAIL OF TEARS, has been added as its second guitarist.

CHAIN COLLECTOR will make its live debut at the Norwegian metal festival Southern Discomfort in September.

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Chain Collector Set Title For New Album

CHAIN COLLECTOR, the Norwegian band featuring guitarist Gøran Bomann (CARPATHIAN FOREST), drummer Anders Kobro (CARPATHIAN FOREST, GREEN CARNATION, LAST CALL INC), guitarist Kjell Jacobsen (NEON GOD) and vocalist Kjetil Nordhus (TRAIL OF TEARS, GREEN CARNATION), has set "Unrestrained" as the title of its second album, due later in the year via Sublife Productions.

CHAIN COLLECTOR released a very well-received debut album, "The Masquerade", through Sound Riot/Massacre Records. The group also announced that Runar Hansen, formerly of TRAIL OF TEARS, has been added as its second guitarist.

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Chain Collector Sign With Sublife Productions

Sublife Productions has announced the signing of CHAIN COLLECTOR, the Norwegian band featuring guitarist Gøran Bomann (CARPATHIAN FOREST), drummer Anders Kobro (CARPATHIAN FOREST, GREEN CARNATION, LAST CALL INC), guitarist Kjell Jacobsen (NEON GOD) and vocalist Kjetil Nordhus (TRAIL OF TEARS, GREEN CARNATION).

CHAIN COLLECTOR released a very well-received debut album through Sound Riot/Massacre Records and will enter Dub studio (BLOOD RED THRONE, CARPATHIAN FOREST, GREEN CARNATION, SCARIOT, COMMUNIC, etc.) in May to record the follow-up effort. The group has also announced that Runar Hansen, formerly of TRAIL OF TEARS, has been added as its new second guitarist.

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Chain Collector Sign With Sound Riot Records

Sound Riot Records is very proud to announce the signing of Chain Collector.

The men behind Chain Collector are the singer Kjetil Nordhus (Green Carnation & Trail Of Tears), drummer Anders Kobro (Green Carnation, Carpathian Forest & In The Woods), guitarist Gøran Bomann (Carpathian Forest), guitarist Kjell Jacobsen and the additional musician Endre Kirkesola on bass/keyboards that have also played on Green Carnation previously. The band will enter at Dub Studio (used by Green Carnation, Blood Red Throne) to record the still untitled album; it will feature 10 or 11 songs. The debut is scheduled for a worldwide release in early 2005. This album has a lot to offer: a strong feeling for melodies combined with perfect musicality of high profile artists which the experience is quite wide, that is one thing the band take advantage of and put it into their music.

Fans of Green Carnation who long for the songs to be shorter and heavier, this is your dream come true.

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