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Magenta

Formed: 1995
From: Norway
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Magenta 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.

Trail of Tears Announces European Tour Dates

Norway's Trail of Tears has announced a European tour, entitled the "Darkness, Bloodstains, and Accidents European Tour," with GOTHMINISTER and MAGENTA. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

22.11 - GAGARIN205, Athens, Greece.
23.11 - The Underworld, London, UK.
25.11 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland.
28.11 - Stuttgart, Live Club, Germany.
29.11 - Columbia Club , Berlin, Germany.
01.12 - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark.
11.12 - Glassheim, Jevnaker, Norway
12.12 - John Dee, Oslo, Norway

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Magenta's "Art and Accidents" To Get US Release

Described as The Human League meets Sisters of Mercy, dark eclectic band Magenta's latest album, "Art and Accidents," will finally see a North American release on April 10 via Vendlus Music.

Fronted by vocalist Vilde Lockert, MAGENTA was formed in Norway in the summer of 1995 by Anders Odden, whose experience includes stints with bands such as APOPTYGMA BERZERK and CADAVER, as well as recording for SATYRICON, live guitarist with CELTIC FROST and guesting with MINISTRY. Over the years, the band has released a series of albums and singles, as well as a video with MORTIIS, and the current lineup was completed by guitarist Daniel Hill in 2006. Hill’s arrival signalled the start of a new dynamism and creativity for the band, which has culminated in the release of “Art And Accidents” on the All This And Music Too label on February 9.

The band has steadfastly refused to be stereotyped and likes to work outside of the conventional genre definitions, using elements that include rock, pop, metal, trip hop, electro, techno, industrial, new wave, gothic, acoustic, psychedelic, trance and film music. Odden best summed it up his creation like this: “MAGENTA is my playground where I can be as diverse and melodic as I want. Not being tied to any particular genre definition means we don’t have to restrict ourselves too narrowly, and allows us all to make the kind of music we feel like making at any given time. We all have a lot of musical experience in many genres, and as individuals we work with amazingly diverse types of artists, both in the studio and live, and each of us brings something a bit unique to the mix.”

“Art and Accidents” includes guest appearances by GOTHMINISTER, Jonas Groth and Stu Manx from GLUECIFER, and Angel and Geir from APOPTYGMA BERZERK, and is complemented by the release of two specially commissioned videos by Sandra Jensen for the track “Darkest Dream.”

Here is the “Art And Accidents” track listing: More...

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