Karisma Records are set to release the five classic albums
from Alternative Rockers SEIGMEN, who this week will be celebrating their 30th
Anniversary by playing four special one-off concerts at Bergen’s legendary
The five albums in question – “Pluto” (1992), “Ameneon” (1993), “Total”
(1994), “Metropolis” (1995) and “Radiowaves” (1997), have been remastered, and will appear in vinyl
and CD formats, with “Total”, “Metropolis” and
“Radiowaves” having been expanded to double LP versions containing
bonus tracks of selected B-sides.
It will be the
first time that any of the albums have be released on vinyl, and a very limited
edition collectors vinyl box set will also be available, which will contain
bonus material. More information about
the releases will be announced during the Summer.
Hulen, Northern Europe’s oldest rock
venue, is itself celebrating its 50th anniversary, so it is fitting that it should host these
very special SEIGMEN concerts, which
will replicate four different concerts from the ’90s.
The concerts taking place are as follows:
Wed 29 May: “Ameneon” release concert of April 1993 Thu 30 May: “Total” release concert of October 1994 Fri 31 May: “Metropolis” release concert of October 1995 Sat 01 June: “Radiowaves” release concert of September 1997
fifth full-length album from Norwegian Prog Rockers MAGIC PIE is on its
way. Titled “Fragments of the 5th
Element” it is set to hit the
streets on Karisma Records on the 30th of August in CD, Gatefold LP and Digital formats.
of the 5th Element” finds MAGIC PIE
steering clear of the sterile perfection so often found amongst modern Prog
bands in order to create an album with a
slightly more unpolished sound, and a
“rough around the edges” feel
that gives it an added bite. From
the genre-defying opener, to the epic 23
minute closer, MAGIC PIE clearly demonstrate just why they have become a
household name amongst Prog Rock fans, and why this album has been worth the
Mastered by Rich Mouser (SPOCKS BEARD, TRANSATLANTIC) at The Mouse House Studio in Los Angeles, drums
for “Fragments of the
5th Element” were recorded at Lionheart Studio & Production, where Øyvind Voldmo
Larsen also worked his magic as engineer.
All other recordings were made at Kim Stenberg’s Studio Basement.
and design by Kim Stenberg, based on original paintings by Eva Stenberg,
tracklisting on “Fragments
of the 5th Element” is as follows:
1 – The Man Who Had It All 2 – P & C 3 – Table For Two 4 – Touched By An Angel 5 – The Hedonist
More information about MAGIC PIE, whose lineup is comprised of Kim Stenberg on Guitars and Vocals, Lars Petter Holstad on Bass and Vocals, Eirikur Hauksson on Lead Vocals, Jan Torkild Johannessen on Drums, Eirik Hanssen on Vocals and Erling Henanger on Keyboards and Vocals, can be found at http://www.magicpie.net/ or on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MagicPieOfficial/