Thomas Steen-Larsen

Thomas Steen-Larsen

Today the video and single for the track Human, taken from the debut album The Self-Aware Frequency by Vitam Aeternam, is released.

The album will be released on October 23rd, 2020.

Preorder limited physical editions here and digital downloads here.

Thursday, 03 September 2020 23:39

Vitam Aeternam - 'The Self-Aware Frequency'

Artist: Vitam Aeternam
Title: The Self-Aware Frequency
Catalogno.: 20.0026
Format:
  • Limited CD Mediabook
  • Limited Gatefold LP
  • Digital Download
Release date: 23.10.2020
Genre: Gothic Metal
Country: Norway
BUY:  Buy physical editions.
   Buy digital downloads.

 

The promise of Eternal Life has been the crucial subject in which numerous religions and spiritual beliefs have based their foundations on. For the idea of non-existence is as troubling and inconceivable for humans as infinite itself, on the other hand the thought of interminably experiencing more from a reality we are so accustomed to, brings comfort to more than one soul. Innocence is bliss, and being forever shields us from turning our eyes to the dreadful horror of the unknown, the black pit of nothingness, the void. But it's within its contemplation that lies the secret knowledge.

"The Self-Aware Frequency", explores the mind of a cognizant being trapped within the cosmically interwoven pattern that embeds reality. The character's universe is the music itself, through which it navigates, as a sum of temporal frequencies who slowly gain consciousness, evolving across the songs, until the ultimate realization of its own undeniable truth.

The album combines elements of electronic, industrial, classical, film score, heavy metal, progressive rock, and even pop to create something unique, challenging, and engaging. Fans of forward-thinking artists such as Devil Doll, Mike Patton, Leprous, Ulver, Manes, Pain of Salvation, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Devin Townsend, Vulture Industries, and Arcturus should rejoice in the musical world illuminated throughout the album.

International guest appearances are performed by Bor Zuljan (Devil Doll), Øyvind "Mustis" Mustaparta (ex-Dimmu Borgir), Juan Manuel Flores (Cuarteto Cromano), Goran Setitus (Omnia Moritur, ex-Setherial), Alasdair Dunn (Ashenspire), Przemyslaw Kajnat (Eternal Deformity, Allone), and Lotti Wood (Woodwindz).

 

Tracklist:

Track: Duration:   CD:   LP:
1.   Born   2:41   CD1-1   A1
2.   Coward   6:40   CD1-2   A2
3.   Becoming   0:51   CD1-3   A3
4.   Human   7:00   CD1-4   A4
5.   Arising    0:52   CD1-5   A5 
6.   Death    2:15   CD1-6    B1 
7.   God Machine    9:33   CD1-7    B2 
8.   Transcending    1:04   CD1-8    B3 
9.   Viral Idea    4:52   CD1-9    B4 

 

Line up:

Jake Rosenberg   Keyboards, Piano, Programming, Sampling
Râhoola   Vox, Choir, Keyboards, Piano, Orchestration, Programming, and Sound Design
André Aaslie   Piano, Orchestration, Moog, Mellotron

 

Music by Vitam Aeternam
Concept & Lyrics by Râhoola

Special Guest Collaborators:
Bor Zuljan (Devil Doll) - Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Øyvind “Mustis” Mustaparta (ex-Dimmu Borgir) - Piano on “Death”
Juan Manuel Flores (Cuarteto Cromano) - Violin
Goran Setitus (Omnia Moritur, ex-Setherial), Alasdair Dunn (Ashenspire), Przemyslaw Kajnat (Eternal Deformity, Allone), and Lotti Wood (Woodwindz) - Choir on “Transcending”

Recorded between September and November 2019 in the following studios:
KVLTe Fish Studios - U.S.
CIRCO DENSO - México
VLSADAH STUDIO - Norway

Mixed by Râhoola @ CIRCO DENSO
Mastered by Charles A. Leal @ PSICOFONIA STUDIO (Monterrey, N.L. México) [CD & DIGITAL]
Mastered by Kjetil Ottersen [VINYL]

Artwork by Sué Monserrat Jacomé Lugo
Graphic Design by Râhoola

 

Information:

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Thursday, 03 September 2020 23:28

Vitam Aeternam

 

Vitam Aeternam is an experimental musical project formed by entities known as Jake Rosenberg (Desperate Machines, In Progress), Râhoola (A Flying Fish, ex-Inferzenal), and André Aaslie (Funeral, Profane Burial, Images At Twilight, Abyssic, Gromth, Woodwindz, and Omnia Moritur). It's through chance and shared musical values that such entities were able to create an original album full of complex, emotional, dramatic, haunting, melodic, intense, and cinematic music. An honest work from the subconscious depths, and a prodigious offspring of our interconnected digital zeitgeist.

 

Line up:

Jake Rosenberg   Keyboards, Piano, Programming, Sampling
Râhoola   Vox, Choir, Keyboards, Piano, Orchestration, Programming, and Sound Design
André Aaslie   Piano, Orchestration, Moog, Mellotron

 

Discography:

The Self-Aware Frequency   Album   2020    Buy physical editions.    Buy digital downloads.
Human   Single   2020        Buy digital downloads.

 

Information:

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Thursday, 09 July 2020 00:00

We welcome Veil of Secrets

Crime Records is proud to announce the signing of Veil of Secrets!

Veil of Secrets is the new band collaboration between Vibeke Stene - Official (ex-Tristania) and Asgeir Mickelson (ex-Borknagar, Sarke, Ihsahn, Testament, Spiral Architect, Terra Odium).

Stene does all the clean vocals while Mickelson has handled guitars, drums, and bass. Other musicians on the album include Sareeta (Ram-Zet, ex- Ásmegin) on violin and Erling Malm (Articulus, Endolith) with grim vocals.

Their debut album “Dead Poetry” is doom metal with a symphonic touch at its finest. It was recorded and mixed at Toproom Studio with Børge Finstad, and Endre Kirkesola at DUB Studio handles mastering.

“Dead Poetry” will be released this fall on CD and vinyl.

Please head over to Veil of Secrets’ Facebook page and follow them there. More news and information will be posted both there and on this page soon.

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 18:00

Clive Nolan signs with Crime Records

Crime Records have joined forces with We Låve Rock Music to release the new project “Song of the Wildlands” by Clive Nolan!

We are excited to be a part of this project and are looking forward to giving you more information about the release in the coming months.

The libretto is based on the Old English epic poem “Beowulf” and tells the tale of the heroic warrior, who conquers the giant Grendel and slays the dragon.

The album will feature four soloists, an orchestra, and a choir of 200 voices singing in Anglo-Saxon.

"I am happy to announce that I have signed a deal with ‘Crime Records’ and ‘WLRM’ for the recording and release of ‘Song of the Wildlands’. The deal was actually done before the pandemic struck, but now we have ironed out some additional details I thought this was a good time to announce it."
- Clive Nolan

 

The LP-version of Iron Fire - Beyond the Void is now also available through distribution.

So ask your local record store(/webshop) for your copy today! ?

And thanks to those who have already ordered it directly from our webshop. ?

Please welcome aboard Vitam Aeternam and their debut album "The Self-Aware Frequency".

This album is special. It caught our attention immediately, and we are sure it will grab yours too. Dumping down unexpectedly in our mailbox, we instantly felt we had something unique in our hands. In a mostly generic music world, which somehow has become a bit dull, we finally discovered a band that pushes borders and develops music into soundscapes not common for human ears. No one does what they do! Even though you can hear and feel a clear and honest influence from the extraordinary cult act DEVIL DOLL (hey, its by purpose, and done with the most significant respect after all), they still sound fresh and original with a certain and special integrity.

Based on feedback from music lovers and press so far, people tend to agree with us. It's not a bold statement, but here we have an album that will be talked about in the years to come.

The release is set for this fall. We will come back with more details about the physical releases, but we can say this: They will be awesome!

While waiting for further details, you can see and hear the first video teaser here.

Saturday, 16 November 2019 08:00

Infringement - "Alienism" is available now!

Alienism by Infringement is now available!

It is available as Digipak CD, Gatefold LP on Black and Limited Pink editions, Digital Download, and on all major streaming services.

Check it out!

Infringement - "Alienism"
Thursday, 31 October 2019 21:19

Infringement - 'Alienism'

Artist: Infringement
Title: Alienism
Catalogno.: 19.0025
Format:
  • Digipak CD
  • Gatefold LP
  • Limited Gatefold LP
  • Digital Download
Release date: 16.11.2019
Genre: Progressive Rock
Country: Norway
BUY:  Buy physical edition.
   Buy digital download.

 

 

After spending the last two years writing, fine-tuning, and recording their next album, Infringement is now ready for the next chapter. Alienism, a large sounding, intense concept album peeks into the mind of patients at the Gentmire Institute, an institution at the forefront of psychiatrical innovation. We get the insights of the commissioner of Lunacy himself, and through his journals, we enter the world of The Alienist. So let us all escape reality and seek comfort in our minds.

Infringement has been described as playing something in between neo-progressive rock and symphonic rock while flirting with various genres throughout their debut album. They touch on big groovy parts with funky rhythms, other times they clearly visit the 70s. A mix of melodious, symphonic rock with unexpected twists and progressive bar changes.

 

Tracklist:

Track: Duration:   CD:   LP:
1.   Disorder    7:58   CD1-1   A1
2.   Triad   10:38    CD1-2   A2
3.   Therapy   4:37    CD1-3   B1
4.   Delirium   16:57    CD1-4   B2

  

Line up:

Hans Andreas Brandal   Vocals
Stig André Clason   Guitar and Vocals
Kristoffer Utby   Drums
Bård Thorstensen   Keys
Espen Larsen   Bass

 

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 20:58

Infringement

 

 

Infringement is a progressive rock band based in Oslo. The band came together on a cold November evening in 2015, when Stig André Clason, Kristoffer Utby, and Hans Andreas Brandal all met for the first time, to drink whiskey and discuss the idea of forming a new band.

In Springtime 2016, Espen Larsen joined the band on bass, and the band had decided to write a concept album, Transition. Released in May of 2017, it follows the development of a local society through the last couple of centuries. Focusing on one family across different generations, seen through the eyes of an anthropomorphic house.

To complete the lineup, Bård Thorstensen joined the band for the live shows and hasn't left since.

Infringement has been described as playing something in between neo-progressive rock and symphonic rock while flirting with various genres throughout their debut album. They touch on big groovy parts with funky rhythms, other times they clearly visit the 70s. A mix of melodious, symphonic rock with unexpected twists and progressive bar changes.

After spending the last two years writing, fine-tuning, and recording their next album, Infringement is now ready for the next chapter. Alienism, a large sounding, intense concept album peeks into the mind of patients at the Gentmire Institute, an institution at the forefront of psychiatrical innovation. We get the insights of the commissioner of Lunacy himself, and through his journals, we enter the world of The Alienist. So let us all escape reality and seek comfort in our minds.

 

Line up:

Hans Andreas Brandal   Vocals
Stig André Clason   Guitar and Vocals
Kristoffer Utby   Drums and Vocals
Bård Thorstensen   Keys
Espen Larsen   Bass

 

Discography:

Alienism   Album   2019    Buy physical edition.    Buy digital download.
Transition   Album   2017    Buy physical edition.    

 

Information:

Interview-requests, promo-pictures, etc.: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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