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PROG METALLERS RENDEZVOUS POINT DEBUT NEW MUSIC VIDEO

With their debut full-length album “Solar Storm” set for release on Karisma Records on the 6th October, and with an extensive European tour supporting LEPROUS about to begin, Prog Metallers RENDEZVOUS POINT have today debuted a new music video for the track “Para”, which also serves as a chance to hear a track from the new album. Directed by David Solbjørg at Twichy Films, the video has been debuted on legacy.de and can be seen at http://www.legacy.de/

RENDEZVOUS POINT’s individual members come from a variety of different musical backgrounds ranging from Classical to Pop to Metal, and several members play in some of Norway’s top bands. The lineup, which is composed of Geirmund Hansen on vocals, Baard Kolstad on drums (LEPROUS, BORKNAGAR, ICS VORTEX), Petter Hallaråker on guitar (ICS VORTEX, SOLEFALD), Nicolai Tangen Svennæs on keyboards (EMILIE NICOLAS) and Gunn-Hilde Erstad on bass, create a unique sound which is able to balance a mix of technicality, heavy riffs, epic harmonies and breathtaking melodies.

“Solar Storm” pushes the boundaries of the Progressive Metal genre with its unique sound and compositions. The album was, for the most part, written by keyboardist Svennæs and guitarist Hallaråker, with the rest of the band taking care of the arrangements. It is this collaborative effort that allows the listener to hear touches of each of the musician’s characteristic sound, such as Kolstad’s intense rhythms and Hansen’s beautiful melodies. It was Hansen and bass guitarist Gunn-Hilde Erstad who collaborated with the lyrics for “Solar Storm, whose subject focuses on human relations and self-destructive behaviour.

Mixed by Christer André Cederberg and Jens Bogren, and mixed and mastered by Tony Lindgren, all at Fascination Street Studios, and with album art by Costin Chioreanu, track listing for the seven-track album is as follows

1. Through The Solar Storm
2. Wasteland
3. Para
4. The Hunger
5. Mirrors
6. The Conclusion pt.1
7. The Conclusion pt.2

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Routing for RENDEZVOUS POINT’s upcoming tour with LEPROUS and SPHERE as follows:

25/09: Garage, Bergen (NO)
26/09: Familien, Trondheim (NO)
02/10: Forbraendingen, Copenhagen (DK)
03/10: Euroblast Festival, Cologne (DE)
05/10: Le Divan Du Monde, Paris (FR)
06/10: Le Ferrailleur, Nantes (FR)
08/10: RCA Club, Lisbon (PT)
09/10: Caracol, Madrid (ES)
10/10: Garaje , Murcia (ES)
11/10: Apolo 2, Barcelona (ES)
12/10: Ninkasi Kao, Lyon (FR)
13/10: Garage, London (UK)
14/10: Ruby Lounge , Manchester (UK)
15/10: The Fleece, Bristol (UK)
16/10: Jan Hertog, Maasmechelen (BE)
17/10: Substage , Karlsruhe (DE)
18/10: Backstage Club, Munich (DE)
19/10: Legend Club, Milan (IT)
20/10: Kiff, Aarau (CH)
22/10: Rockstadt , Brasov (RO)
23/10: Dom Omladine, Belgrade (SB)
24/10: Majestic Club, Bratislava (SK)
25/10: Nova Chmelnice, Prague (CZ)
26/10: Progresja , Warsaw (PL)
27/10: Rockcafe , Riga (LV)
28/10: Nosturi , Helsinki (FI)
30/10: Bryggarsalen , Stockholm (SE)
31/10: John Dee, Oslo (NO)

The band will additionally be holding a Release Concert at Trashpop at the Aladdin Scene, in Kristiansand, Norway, on the 1st October.

More information about RENDEZVOUS POINT can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RendezvousPointOfficial

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TIEBREAKER DEBUT NEW MUSIC VIDEO AND ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES SUPPORTING ENSLAVED

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Norwegian Rockers TIEBREAKER have debuted a music video for a track from their upcoming album “We Come From The Mountains”. The video for the track “Nicotine”, by Gregor from tripidea.com and studio production by Kjetil Ulland, together with an interview with TIEBREAKER guitarist Eirik Wik Haug can be seen can be seen exclusively on Metal Hammer at http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2015-09-24/metal-hammer-are-premiering-tiebreaker-s-new-video

TIEBREAKER are set to embark on a 12 date Norwegian tour in support of ENSLAVED. Routing for the tour as follows:

30 Sep: Buen Hulturhus, Mandal
01 Oct: Folken, Stavanger
02 Oct: Høvleriet, Haugesund
08 Oct: Ælvespeilet Kulturhus, Porsgrunn
09 Oct: Jevnaker Hallen, Jevnaker
10 Oct: Energimølla, Kongsberg
16 Oct: Arena, Stord
17 Oct: Østsia, Kristiansand
21 Oct: Terminalen, Alesund
22 Oct: Blæst, Trondheim
23 Oct: Gregers, Hamar
24 Oct: Musikkflekken, Sandvika

The band was formed in 2011 in Odda, Hordaland, by five childhood friends, Thomas Espeland Karlsen on vocals, Eirik Wik Haug and Olav Areklett Vikingstad on guitars, Patrick Andersson on bass and Pål Gunnar Dale on drums. The band’s lineup took the ethos of hard work that had been instilled into them by their industrial heritage, and applied it to the music scene, making more than 200 live appearances since 2013, and gaining a large following and a solid reputation for high energy shows.

“We Come From The Mountains” was originally self-released by the band in Norway in 2014, and Karisma Records will release the album internationally on the 6th November. It’s an album filled with TIEBREAKER’s classic 70’s sound brought up to date with a dirty contemporary blues sound that will please fans of LED ZEPPELIN, RIVAL SONS, and DEEP PURPLE .

Artwork is by Robert Høyem from Overhaus (www.overhaus.no). Tracklisting on “We Come From The Mountains” as follows:

1. Early Morning Love Affair
2. Nicotine
3. Homebound pt 1
4. The Getaway
5. Where can Love Go Wrong
6. El Macho Supreme
7. Trembling Son
8. Homebound pt 2
9. Walk Away

TIEBREAKER are currently working on what will be the band’s sophomore full-length album and more information about the band can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tiebreakertheband

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Tiebreaker on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tiebreakertheband
Tiebreaker on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG5ZcJxEdOudYfHcOx8ILDw
Band Contact: tiebreakertheband@gmail.com
Tiebreaker Booking: ragnar@timeoutagency.com
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: https://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store: http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Karisma Records on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords

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TIEBREAKER RELEASES DETAILS AND ARTWORK OF UPCOMING FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

Karisma Records has today announced details of their upcoming release from Rockers TIEBREAKER.

Set to hit the streets on the 6th November in CD, digital and vinyl formats, “We Come From The Mountains” was, in fact, originally self-released in Norway in 2014 on the band’s own label. Now, finally, Karisma Records will bring TIEBREAKERS storming blend of classic 70’s rock brought right up to date and teamed with a dirty contemporary blues sound to a world-wide audience. And fans of LED ZEPPELIN, RIVAL SONS, DEEP PURPLE and WOLFMOTHER will not fail to be delighted by its release.

Artwork is by Robert Høyem from Overhaus (www.overhaus.no). Tracklisting on “We Come From The Mountains” as follows:

1. Early Morning Love Affair
2. Nicotine
3. Homebound pt 1
4. The Getaway
5. Where can Love Go Wrong
6. El Macho Supreme
7. Trembling Son
8. Homebound pt 2
9. Walk Away

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TIEBREAKER was formed in 2011 in Odda, Hordaland, by five childhood friends, Thomas Espeland Karlsen on vocals, Eirik Wik Haug and Olav Areklett Vikingstad on guitars, Patrick Andersson on bass and Pål Gunnar Dale on drums. The band’s lineup took the ethos of hard work that had been instilled into them by their industrial heritage, and applied it to the music scene, making more than 200 live appearances since 2013, and gaining a large following and a solid reputation for high energy shows.

TIEBREAKER are currently working on what will be the band’s sophomore full-length album and more information about the band can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tiebreakertheband

A video of TIEBREAKER playing live at the ABC Studios filmed by Gregor from tripidea.com and produced by Kjetil Ulland, was recently released both on the band’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/ptT_aigL474 and on the Karisma Records channel at https://youtu.be/UWE8nMkAfWo and can be seen below

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JAZZ PROG ROCKERS OSSICLES DEBUT TRACK FROM UPCOMING SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

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“Halfway Homes”, the opening track from “Music for Wastelands”, the upcoming album from Jazz Prog Rockers OSSICLES, which is set for release on Karisma Records on the 6th November, has been debuted today and can be heard below and at Soundcloud.

All instruments and vocals on the 14-track album are performed by cousins Bastian and Sondre Veland, who formed the band in 2011, with guest appearances from Erlend Furuset Jenssen (saxophone) and Karin Mäkiranta (vocals). Artwork for “Music for Wastelands” is by Randi Veland and track listing is as follows:

1. Halfway Homes
2. Darkroom
3. Tectonic
4. Will It Last?
5. Family Tree
6. Exit Wound
7. Pale Summer Nails
8. The Red Heart
9. Goodnight Ghosts
10. In the Stereo
11. Girl with the Glass Eye
12. Pandemonium
13. Porcelain Doll
14. Music for Wastelands

The two Veland cousins had this to say about the album: “Music for Wastelands” has a concept and a story that is told through the songs, and it’s composed as a single musical piece, which is something that will probably become clear the more you hear it, because it’s meant to be an album in which you can hear something new every time you listen to it. The structure itself is inspired by DAVID BOWIE’s album “Low”, where the more immediate songs – the ones that are easiest to like – appear first, and the more experimental songs come at the end. There are few limitations when it comes to genres, and the album features a lot of different styles, something that was necessary in order to properly portray the concept and the story.

“Very importantly, we both agree that with “Music for Wastelands” we have been able to define our own individual style and sound much more clearly, and we now sound more like ourselves rather than the music that originally inspired us”.

OSSICLES debut album “Mantlepiece” was originally self-released to much critical acclaim from the likes of musicians such PORCUPINE TREE’s STEVEN WILSON who said of it “I can’t believe that such young guys can make music like they do”, and MIKE PORTNOY, who, on the strength of the album, invited the band to appear live. “Mantlepiece” was re-released earlier this year on Karisma Records.

More information about OSSICLES can be found on the band’s website or on Facebook

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The official video for the track “Watersoul II” from OSSICLES debut album “Mantelpiece” can be seen below and at youtube or on Karisma Records YouTube channel

The track “1400” from OSSICLES debut album “Mantelpiece” can be heard below and at Soundcloud

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ARTWORK AND DETAILS OF UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM FROM PROG METALLERS RENDEZVOUS POINT REVEALED

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When a band wins the title of most promising band in southern Norway and goes on to play a concert with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, you know that it’s a band worth keeping an eye on. And Progressive Metallers RENDEZVOUS POINT, have not only fulfilled their promise, but have exceeded it as their debut full-length album “Solar Storm” will demonstrate.

Mixed by Christer André Cederberg and Jens Bogren, and mixed and mastered by Tony Lindgren, all at Fascination Street Studios, and with album art by Costin Chioreanu, the seven-track album contains the logic-defying rhythms, fantastic melodies and epic arrangements that make RENDEZVOUS POINT not only a terrific studio band, but also an exceptional live band.

Track listing for “Solar Storm”, which is set for release on Karisma Records on the 2nd October, is as follows:

TRACKLIST
1. Through The Solar Storm
2. Wasteland
3. Para
4. The Hunger
5. Mirrors
6. The Conclusion pt.1
7. The Conclusion pt.2

With musicians who first met when they were studying music at the University of Agder, and who have gone on to play in some of the top bands in Norway, RENDEZVOUS POINT’s lineup includes Geirmund Hansen on vocals, Baard Kolstad on drums (LEPROUS, BORKNAGAR, ICS VORTEX), Petter Hallaråker on guitar (ICS VORTEX, SOLEFALD), Nicolai Tangen Svennæs on keyboards (EMILIE NICOLAS) and Gunn-Hilde Erstad on bass. Many will, in fact, recognise Hansen from his appearance on the Norwegian edition of The Voice.

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RENDEZVOUS POINT are set to embark on an extensive European tour in the Autumn with LEPROUS and SPHERE in support of the new album release. Routing for the tour as follows:

25/09: Garage, Bergen (NO)
26/09: Familien, Trondheim (NO)
02/10: Forbraendingen, Copenhagen (DK)
03/10: Euroblast Festival, Cologne (DE)
05/10: Le Divan Du Monde, Paris (FR)
06/10: Le Ferrailleur, Nantes (FR)
08/10: RCA Club, Lisbon (PT)
09/10: Caracol, Madrid (ES)
10/10: Garaje , Murcia (ES)
11/10: Apolo 2, Barcelona (ES)
12/10: Ninkasi Kao, Lyon (FR)
13/10: Garage, London (UK)
14/10: Ruby Lounge , Manchester (UK)
15/10: The Fleece, Bristol (UK)
16/10: Jan Hertog, Maasmechelen (BE)
17/10: Substage , Karlsruhe (DE)
18/10: Backstage Club, Munich (DE)
19/10: Legend Club, Milan (IT)
20/10: Kiff, Aarau (CH)
22/10: Rockstadt , Brasov (RO)
23/10: Dom Omladine, Belgrade (SB)
24/10: Majestic Club, Bratislava (SK)
25/10: Nova Chmelnice, Prague (CZ)
26/10: Progresja , Warsaw (PL)
27/10: Rockcafe , Riga (LV)
28/10: Nosturi , Helsinki (FI)
30/10: Bryggarsalen , Stockholm (SE)
31/10: John Dee, Oslo (NO)

The band will additionally be holding a Release Concert at Trashpop @ Aladdin Scene, in Kristiansand, Norway, on the 1st October.

More information about RENDEZVOUS POINT can be found on the band’s Facebook page

The official video for the track “Wasteland”, from RENDEZVOUS POINT’S album “Solar Storm”, and which was released as a single earlier this year, can be seen below and on the band’s YouTube channel