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PROG ROCKERS SEVEN IMPALE DEBUT TRACK FROM UPCOMING SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

Photo by Annabel Lee
Photo by Annabel Lee

With a date of the 16th September set for the release on Karisma Records of “Contrapasso”, the second full-length album from Norwegian Prog Rockers SEVEN IMPALE, a track from the album is now streaming to give fans a taste of what they can expect. The track, “Languor” can be heard at the following:

Rock Hard: https://www.rockhard.de/news/newsarchiv/newsansicht/44799-seven-impale-languor-vom-contrapasso-album-feiert-premiere.html

Having earned themselves seventh place in the Progarchives.com best albums of the year poll with their 2014 debut full-length “City of the Sun”, SEVEN IMPALE are eager to show fans how far this group of musicians have developed since then, commenting:

“Finally the day (or at least one of the days) we have waited for! We are very happy to present the track “languor” from “Contrapasso”. We feel that song captures the essence of the album with darker lyrics, heavier guitars, bigger drums, more everything! Still we are sure we are the same band that you heard on “City of the Sun”, but now a couple of years older and more mature. We are very excited and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do!”

The nine-track album was recorded at the Solslottet Studio with producer Iver Sandøy, known for his work with bands like ENSLAVED and KRAKOW. Artwork for “Contrapasso” is by the Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu. Tracklisting is as follows:

1. Lemma
2. Heresy
3. Inertia
4. Languor
5. Ascension
6. Convulsion
7. Helix
8. Serpentstone
9. Phoenix

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SEVEN IMPALE’s lineup of Stian Økland on vocals and guitars, Fredrik Mekki Widerøe on drums, Benjamin Mekki Widerøe on sax, Tormod Fosso on bass, Erlend Vottvik Olsen on guitar and Håkon Vinje on keyboards seamlessly combine their various musical disciplines, from classical orchestra to big band, metal to jazz, and rock to electronic, to give their sound an original approach that eschews genre boundaries. “Contrapasso” builds on SEVEN IMPALE’s early sound, and demonstrates how much more confident and mature these young musicians have become, whilst the youthful enthusiasm that permeates all they do, is still very evident.

A release party for “Contrapasso” will take place on the 7th October at Kvarteret in Bergen.

“Contrapasso” is available to pre-order now in both CD and vinyl editions from http://shop.karismarecords.no/artist/seven-impale or https://sevenimpale.bandcamp.com As well as from the Karisma Records US Webstore at https://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/pre-orders

More information about SEVEN IMPALE can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sevenimpale

SEVEN IMPALE’s “City of the Sun” can be heard at http://sevenimpale.bandcamp.com/album/city-of-the-sun

Tracks from Karisma Records releases, can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records

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DETAILS OF THE SOPHOMORE FULL LENGTH ALBUM FROM ROCKERS TIEBREAKER REVEALED

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Karisma Records have today revealed the details and artwork for the sophomore full-length album from Norwegian Rockers, TIEBREAKER. Written over a period of three months in a small cabin in the west of Norway, the album, titled “Death Tunes”, was recorded at the Amper Tone Studio in Oslo, owned by Kjartan Kristiansen of the DUMDUM BOYS, and produced by KVELERTAK guitarist Bjarte Lund Rolland. The engineer/mix/master on “Death Tunes” is Nick Terry (TURBONEGRO, KVELERTAK, LIBERTINES) with assistant engineers Kim Lillestøl and Espen Andersen, and it is set for release on October 21st, whilst the vinyl edition will hit the streets on November 18th.

The follow up to their debut album “We Come From the Mountains”, which was released internationally on Karisma Records in 2015, “Death Tunes” is a high-octane album, packed with melodic riffing and spiced up with a dash of bluesy melancholy. If you can imagine the sound of today’s Rock & Roll, combined with the raw power of early Garage Rock, then understand exactly what TIEBREAKER are all about.

With artwork by Robin Gnista and the video single “Anywhere But Here”, tracklisting for the ten-track album is as follows:

1. Hell
2. Pan American Grindstone
3. Cannonball
4. Commando
5. Anywhere But Here
6. The Deep
7. Building Up to Die
8. Killer
9. Float Away
10. Heavy Lifting

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With their roots forged amongst the deep fjords and brutal landscapes of Odda, Hordaland, and with an ingrained work-ethic, TIEBREAKER first saw the light of day in 2011. The band consists of Thomas Espeland Karlsen on vocals, Eirik Wik Haug and Olav Areklett Vikingstad on guitars, Patrick Andersson on bass and Pål Gunnar Dale on drums. It is a band whose studio and on-stage chemistry has raised TIEBREAKER to the top ranks of Norway’s rock scene, affording them the opportunity to tour extensively both at home and abroad. They have shared the stage with bands such as ENSLAVED, KVELERTAK, VINTAGE CARAVAN, etc., as well as earning themselves repeat invites to prestigious showcase festivals.

TIEBREAKER are set to perform a series of shows in support of “Death Tunes”. Routing as follows:

14.10.16 Odda, Iris Scene
04.11.16 Husnes, 5460
11.11.16 Kristiansand, Østsia
12.11.16 Sandnes, Tribute
17.11.16 Bergen, Garage
18.11.16 Haugesund, Flytten
19.11.16 Stord, Arena
24.11.16 Trondheim TBA
25.11.16 Oslo, Pokalen
26.11.16 Skien, Lundetangen Pub

More shows to be announced.

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

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

TIEBREAKER’s debut full-length album can be heard on Bandcamp at https://tiebreaker.bandcamp.com

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PROG ROCKERS SEVEN IMPALE REVEAL ARTWORK AND DETAILS OF SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

Photo by Annabel Lee
Photo by Annabel Lee

Karima Records have set the 16th September as the release date for “Contrapasso”, the second full-length album from Norwegian Prog Rockers SEVEN IMPALE, and if the band’s debut album, “City of the Sun”, is anything to go by, it is a date that many fans will be looking forward to.

Having earned itself seventh place in the Progarchives.com best albums of 2014 poll, “City of the Sun”, with the unique SEVEN IMPALE sound still in the early stages of development, showed the promise of things to come from this young band. And with “Contrapasso” SEVEN IMPALE are well on the way to fulfilling that early promise, with an album that shows a new maturity, and the confidenceto explore their sound further, imbuing it with more complexity and harder soundscapes, along with tracks that are more catchy and upbeat . Genre boundaries are not something that concern these musicians, allowing them to create a sound that is interesting and varied, and which is still full of SEVEN IMPALE’s youthful enthusiasm.

The nine-track album was recorded at the Solslottet Studio with producer Iver Sandøy, known for his work with bands like ENSLAVED and KRAKOW. Artwork for “Contrapasso” is by the Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu. Tracklisting is as follows:

1. Lemma
2. Heresy
3. Inertia
4. Langour
5. Ascension
6. Convulsion
7. Helix
8. Serpentstone
9. Phoenix

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SEVEN IMPALE was formed in Bergen, Norway in 2010, and its relatively young members bring with them a considerable diversity of musical disciplines, from classical orchestra to big band, metal to jazz, and rock to electronic. The lineup of Stian Økland on vocals and guitars, Fredrik Mekki Widerøe on drums, Benjamin Mekki Widerøe on sax, Tormod Fosso on bass, Erlend Vottvik Olsen on guitar and Håkon Vinje on keyboards demonstrates how easily these musicians are able to fuse together all these influences to give the band its fresh, original, approach.

More information about SEVEN IMPALE can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sevenimpale

SEVEN IMPALE’s “City of the Sun” can be heard below and at http://sevenimpale.bandcamp.com/album/city-of-the-sun