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Ashes to Ashes

Formed: 1992
From: Oslo, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Ashes to Ashes News

Below is our complete Ashes to Ashes 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.

Forbidden Forest Reveals New Vocalist

Kenneth Brastad, lead singer of Norwegian act Ashes To Ashes and guitarist in Lucid, has now been announced as the new front man in Forbidden Forest. The band comments:

"Kenneth Brastad as a singer released two albums with the band Ashes To Ashes, where the album 'Cardinal VII' was released via the label DVS Records. This meant, among other things, that they got to play the Prog Power Europe festival in the Netherlands along with several renowned metal / prog band. As a guitarist in Lucid, Kenneth also got to show his talent, which he obtained with Allstars Metal bands on Inferno Kick Off a few years back.

"Kenneth has been a real boost for the Forbidden Forest, they are working hard these days to create songs for their second album. Kenneth is a musician, who really has the loose style of the Forbidden Forest in the blood. He captured the essence from the first rehearsal, and the Forbidden Forest can guarantee that it will be an incredibly strong second album.

"Album release is planned for 2013, but in anticipation of this, the Forbidden Forest will record a demo in the near future with some of the new material and make it available on the internet this year already! Forbidden Forest is still looking for a guitarist, who is skilled, committed and creative."

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Ashes to Ashes Posts New Music Online

Norway's ASHES TO ASHES have posted four new songs from their forthcoming album on their official MySpace page. They were mixed by legendary producer Beau Hill (RATT, WARRANT, EUROPE, WINGER, ALICE COOPER). Go to this location to check out 'Semi-Padded Room', 'Neverending', 'Carolanne' and 'Wavelength'.

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Ashes to Ashes New Album and Line Up Changes

Ashes to Ashes is back on track with the new album entitled "Master of the grand visitation". The pre-production is in it's final stages and will contain 8 tracks. The album is scheduled for a late autumn release and will feature guest appearances from well known acts as well - more to come later.

The new line-up consists of founding members Michael Stenberg and Bjorn Luna as well as the new singer Nesmoht from Arch Nemesis. Cato Bekkevold from Enslaved will handle the drum duties. Visit www.atoa.net for more information.

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Lex Icon And Shagrath Form New Band

Lex Icon (ex-Dimmu Borgir, The Kovenant, Troll) has teamed up with Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir), Luna (Ashes to Ashes) and Jarle (Span) to form Chrome Division. Chrome Division is a new rock/metal project similar in style to bands like Monster Magnet, Spiritual Beggars etc. They will release a MCD this spring along with a video.

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