Band Photo: Green Carnation (?)
From: Kristiansand, Norway
Last Known Status: Active
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After a two-month adventure in Australia, bassist Stein Roger Sordal has rejoined Norway's GREEN CARNATION. Sordal will play all currently scheduled dates with the group following their trip to Finland in November.
"I had a great time in Australia, that's for sure. But it was a long time to stay away from the band and my wife," Stein Roger explained.
Australian band THE KARMA, whose demo Sordal had previously recorded and produced at his studio in Norway, were invited by an Australian management company to do a showcase for major labels, including Warner, Sony, EMI and Universal, at the end of September. And although Stein Roger admits the showcase went very well, he is not up to speculating about the future.
"Right now I'm just happy to be back home. Hopefully there will be a deal for THE KARMA, but probably it's going to take a while before we know anything.
Stein Roger underlines the importance for him to have a rock'n roll band to play in:
"I have a big desire to play rock music, something with balls. And for me no bands are like GREEN CARNATION when it comes to that, with the versatility, the songs and the friendships within the band. I have never even thought about leaving the band, and right now I am just looking forward to what promises to be a very exiting 2006 for GREEN CARNATION."
GREEN CARNATION will spend much of next year promoting their new album, "The Accoustic Verses", which is scheduled for release in Europe in mid-January.
Norway's GREEN CARNATION have decided to dedicate 2006 to promoting their new albums by playing more live gigs, which is good news for the fans.
"We haven't been the most active live-band of all times, and we see the need for ourselves to hit the road on a more regular basis," said singer Kjetil Nordhus. "Thinking back, it's a shame that we haven't had a full European tour to promote 'The Quiet Offspring' after the fantastic reception the record has had in the press and by our fans, and we are looking to do this in 2006."
GREEN CARNATION will spend much of next year promoting their new album, "The Accoustic Verses", which is scheduled for release in Europe in mid-January.
"I think the band is made for playing live, and we'd like to catch up with what we should have done in the past," Nordhus added. "And after releasing both 'The Acoustic Verses' and the EP, 'The Burden is Mine...Alone', we certainly have enough new or almost new material to present to the audience."
Kjetil Nordhus does not rule out a possible acoustic tour, but sees the combination of acoustic and non-acoustic parts within one live set as a more likely scenario.
In accordance with Norway's Green Carnation and Sublife Productions, Profound Lore Records will release an exclusive edition EP in accordance with the band's appearance at this year's Day Of The Equinox festival on Oct 14. Entitled "The Burden Is Mine… Alone," this EP will be an all-acoustic offering that will precede the band's full-length acoustic album that will surface sometime in 2006, and will be offered in a strictly limited edition. If all goes without delay, this exclusive EP will be sold at the Day Of The Equinox festival, and through Profound Lore's website (only in North America). European and overseas customers will be able to obtain their copy of the EP through the band's own production company Sublife Productions (www.sublifeproductions.com). "The Burden Is Mine" will contain four tracks. Two tracks will appear on the upcoming acoustic album and two tracks will be solely exclusive to this EP, said material retracing back to the sound that Green Carnation forged with their monumental Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness opus.
"The Burden Is Mine" tracklisting is as follows:
Burden Is Mine… Alone
Six Ribbons (Jon English cover)
Green Carnation will be without bass player Stein Roger Sordal for the rest of 2005. Sordal has gone to Australia to work with a band called "The Karma."
Green Carnation have announced that they will be playing Finland for the first time in late November. The dates are as follows:
Nov 25 Turku
Nov 26 Jyväskylä
Nov 27 Helsinki
The Norwegians will join up with Finland's own hotshots Battlelore for the gigs, and fellow Finns Deathlike Silence will be the support act on all three concerts.
"I think we will all be up for a blast. We have noticed a big interest in the band from Finland, and we have been planning this for a while now. All the members are happy it's been confirmed now, so we can start looking forward to this," singer Kjetil Nordhus says. "And for me, it's going to be great to meet my friends in Battlelore again. I've lived in the same bus as them for three weeks on a previous tour with Trail of Tears, and we all got along extremely well. So that's going to be a big bonus for me personally!"
Green Carnation are also hopeful to add another gig on the mini-tour, on Monday 28. November, in Tallinn, Estonia. This is not confirmed, though, but check www.greencarnation.no for more news as it happens.
Green Carnation, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei; Blood Red Throne, ex-Emperor, Satyricon, Einherjer), are currently at Brown Sound Studios working on their first acoustic album, tentatively titled "The Acoustic Verses." The CD will celebrate the band's 15th anniversary and will be released as a limited two-disc edition, featuring lots of exclusive material from the history of the band and its members. The album will be issued later in the year through Sublife Productions, the new label of Tchort and Kjetil Nordhus. Sublife Productions will also work as the management and booking company for Green Carnation, Blood Red Throne and Carpathian Forest. Other releases through Sublife Productions will see the light of day next year.
Tchort had the following to say about Sublife Productions:
In addition of the acoustic album featuring only new songs written for the album exclusively and cover songs, We have some releases lined up for next year, that makes us really excited about the whole Sublife thing. Some of these releases will blow people away and set new standards in music, but we also have some very interesting historical documentary coming up on DVD, that we hope to land a deal on.
Regarding the search for a new record deal, Tchort said, "Some of the key terms in a new contract will be tour support, a studio budget that will allow us to make the best out of the album and distribution."
For more information, visit www.greencarnation.no.
Green Carnation will the next two weekends do two gigs for under 18s in their hometown Kristiansand.
The first one of the two will be at the second home of Tchort, Stein Roger and Tommy's early years, namely at the youth club where they all grew up, Tinnheia Ungdomsklubb. The day is Saturday June 4th, and the event is the annual outdoor festival.
The second gig is a warm up for Green Carnation's mini tour of UK and Ireland, on Friday June 9th at Samsen in Kristiansand. This will be a local "Skools Out" organized by Green Carnation, which will include workshops and small courses held by the band-members, sound- and lightengineers themselves.
Upcoming Green Carnation tour dates:
Jun. 04 Tinnheia Ungdomsklubb - Kristiansand, Norway
Jun. 11 Samsen - Kristiansand, Norway
Jun. 15 The Underworld - London, UK
Jun. 16 Nerve Centre - Derry, Northern Ireland
Jun. 17 Voodoo Lounge - Dublin, Ireland
Jun. 18 Nancy Spains - Cork, Ireland
Jun. 20 JB's in Dudley, UK
Jun. 21 Rio in Bradford, UK
Sept. 30 Stenegade 30 - Copenhagen , Denmark
Oct. 01 Prog Power Europe - Barloo, Holland
Oct. 14 Day of the Equinox - Toronto, Canada
Green Carnation are currently working hard to get confirmed a number of shows to promote the album "The Quiet Offspring". Singer Kjetil Nordhus can reveal there has been negotiations with promoters "all over the world", and are desperate to go public with some of the dates very soon. "The planning and negotiations have taken a lot of time, but it seems like the first dates are about to be confirmed by all parts within the next couple of days. We are working on a mini-tour in Europe, festivals on two different continents, and another mini-tour in a much warmer place than Norway" The Norwegians have again been blessed with rave reviews on their new record, from all over the world, and the band are increasingly actively looking for a management or booking agency to help dealing with the growing interest from promoters. "This is something which we have been wanting for a while, but we haven't got the right offer yet. The interest from people! wanting to do gigs with us has been big lately, and to have someone working for us, so we could concentrate on making music, would be a great thing," he says, and adds that interested parties (management, booking, promoters) can contact him: firstname.lastname@example.org "We are really looking forward to that, and we're spending some days next weekend on the rehearsal room, to be fully prepared to impress," Kjetil Nordhus says.
Green Carnation has also been confirmed as co-headliners on ProgPower Europe 2005, in Baarlo, Holland. They will play on Saturday October 1st, and this is the 2nd time the band visits the festival, Progpower.com revealing that they invited Green Carnation back after the "fantastic concert" in 2003. More...
Green Carnation is searching for video footage from their Wacken 2002 show. The show was filmed by a TV crew, but this material was not made available for the band. Green Carnation 15th anniversary is coming up this year and the band is preparing a special release to celebrate this and hopes to collect some live footage from this special show at Wacken 2002 where the whole Light of Day, Day of Darkness album was performed. Please email email@example.com if you have some footage in your possession.
Norway's Green Carnation has posted a live video from "Miron & Cole" here. The video was filmed live at Markens Cafè, Kristiansand in October 2004.
Green Carnation celebrates their 15th anniversary in 2005.
In addition to touring and promoting the new full album "The Quiet Offspring", the band wants to something special for the fans. "We have already discussed different ideas and hopefully we will be able to go through with them in between touring and other activities. It's a nice opportunity to do something spesial and different, and it's going to be a nice surprice. But first we need to focus on the release of the new album," says keyboardist Kenneth.
Green Carnation, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-Emperor, Satyricon, Einherjer), have parted ways with drummer Anders Kobro. A replacement has been found in the shape of Tommy Jackson, a longtime fan and friend of the band. Tchort says:
Anders is a metal drummer and most of all, an extreme metal drummer. We didnt feel that his drumming skills was what Green Carnationneeded for the two last albums, his skills are of much more use in a band like Carpathian Forest, where he still plays. We want the drums to play a more important role than they have for the two last albums, and therefore we have agreed with Anders Kobro for him to step down, and for Tommy Jackson to take his place. We believe that the band will benefit and progress from this change, as Tommy is more of the drummer we want in the style we are playing. Kobro agrees to that.
So, no matter how standard it may sound, it is for musical differences that our ways part with Anders Kobro, but obviously he played an important role on the three albums he did with the band and there are mixed feelings with this change, but we all believe it will be for the best.
We believe that it would be best if the news are breaked sooner than later, as we want the album to be in focus when the time of release is closing in and not a member change, so feel free to announce the line up change already now.
Green Carnation will still play the two confirmed shows on October 2nd (Lost Souls Festival, headliner, Kristiansand) and 8th (Tribute, headliner, Sandnes), with Tommy Jackson on drums.
Green Carnation's new album will be released in early through The End Records in the U.S. and Season of Mist in Europe.
Norway's Imhotep 'zine recently asked more than 60 heavy metal and hard rock musicians to answer the following question regarding the current political situation in the world:
What's your opinion on the rising tide of the anti-American sentiment around the world and to what would you attribute this?
Among the musicians that took part in this "survey" were the following: More...
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.
Green Carnation are inviting their fans to a special treat with their beautiful box set: “The Trilogy” contains all three of Green Carnation's albums on heavy vinyl and with luxurious gatefold covers in a deluxe box. Especially the covers to "Journey To The End Of The Night“ and "Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness“ finally show to their advantage in this format. We follow the Norwegians’ musical voyage from their debut album "Journey To The End Of The Night“ via the second release "Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness“ to their most recent work, "A Blessing In Disguise.“ While "Journey To The End Of The Night“ (on which Tchort was helped by Vibeke from Tristania and the Botteri twins from In The Woods) was very much located in the Psychedelic Doom Metal area, "Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness“ features a blending of heavy doom guitars, orchestral arrangements and Progressive Rock influences. Finally, "A Blessing In Disguise“ reveals the melancholic Hard Rock side of Green Carnation. In addition to these three albums, “The Trilogy” includes five previously unreleased acoustic versions of some tracks from the "A Blessing In Disguise“ album. In Europe, this box set is limited to 333 hand-numbered copies.
Want to represent Green Carnation through means of artistic creation? For the soon-to-be recorded album, the band is now announcing a small competition were you can win a signed DVD as well as a beautiful signed vinyl box containing all three albums by the band on heavy vinyl and gatefolded sleeve - a very limited release.
What you have to do is to draw or make on your computer a logo for Green Carnation or a symbol that can be used to identify Green Carnation on the upcoming release and perhaps further beyond.
For more info, head here.
Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS have posted the following update on theit official website:
"We would like to inform that after contributing on the last two albums, Kjetil Nordhus of GREEN CARNATION is now officially a full time member of Trail of Tears!
We are thrilled to announce that Kjetil will be with us both on future recordings and tours. As a result of this and a general disagreement about future plans we are also announcing that Cathrine Paulsen has decided to leave the band. There is no more drama attached to this, we have simply different views about the future of the band.,
At the moment we are locked up in the studio and will spend the next two-three months making this the best album so far."
Trail Of Tears are scheduled to release a new studio album this summer through NapalmRecords.
Green Carnation finished recording 2 live shows in Poland for the up coming DVD. The fowllwing message has been posted online at Green Carnation website: "Green Carnation send it's greetings to the Polish fans who made the DVD live recording such a great experience for the band. Sold out venues and great response, adding the live show and lots of bonus material, this should make the DVD into something speacial for all of you! Hope to come back soon!"
Norway's Progressive/ Doom metal act GREEN CARNATION is turning away from the plan of making a MCD, instead the band already started making pre-production demos of new songs for a coming new full- length album which will be recorded from late August `04. A pre-production sample of one new song will be featured on the upcoming DVD which will be recorded in Poland in the end of January 2004.
The band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-Emperor, Satyricon), are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany.