With their second signing of 2017 Karisma Records have yet again mined that rich seam of bands that runs through the town of Bergen on Norway’s rainy west coast, and, once again, they have hit paydirt in the shape of Psychedelic Rockers HIMMELLEGEME.
Formed two years ago, HIMMELLEGEME ‘s music is influenced by both Blues and Atmospheric Prog Rock, which together combine to create an otherworldly and timeless sound. With their heavy-hitting riffs, chilling melodies and melancholic lyrics, written in both Norwegian and English, HIMMELLEGEME create music that depicts past events in their own lives, as well as in the lives of others.
HIMMELLEGEME’s lineup of Aleksander Vormestrand on guitars and vocals, Hein Alexander Olson on lead guitar, Lauritz Isaksen on keyboards, Erik Alfredsen on bass, and Thord Nordli on drums, have spent the past year exploring new sounds and putting the finishing touches on their new material. Recorded during the fall and winter of 2016 at the Broen Studios in Bergen, HIMMELLEGEME ‘s as yet-untitled album is set for release during 2017, and, according to the band, fans can expect that ” With eyes closed and the mind transported to caverns of serenity” they should be ready to “experience a slight conversion from everyday mentality, to a spacious state of inebriation… ”
Commenting on their collaboration with Karisma Records HIMMELLEGEME had this to say:
“Himmellegeme is very excited about joining forces with Karisma Records and having them release our debut album! We think this will help set us on a steadier path for our future endeavours as a band.
We spent last year finishing the songs for the album, and entered Broen Studios with Anders Bjelland (ELECTRIC EYE / HYPERTEXT) in the late fall of 2016. He worked with us as our producer and sonic wizard. He also mixed and mastered the album. We came back in early January to listen to the final cut, and we were quite pleased with the result!
We would like to thank everyone who has supported us so far – thanks to Anders for putting up with our shit ’n shenanigans – and of course a big thanks to Karisma for helping us with our upcoming release”.
More information about HIMMELLEGEME can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/himmellegemeband/