Melodic, progressive hard rock from Tromso/Norway
And In The Abyss They Sleep will be out 16 Nov 2018 on Rob Mules Records. The tracks ‘Yearning’ and ‘Reflections Linger’ were released in August and October, respectively.
“In each track are emotions that are transmitted immediately: grief, anger, nostalgia (…)” (8/10, Burn Your Eyes Webzine)
“There is no denying that ‘Reflection Linger’ sounds great (…) It is very atmospheric, in the middle of hopefulness and melancholiness.” (8,5/10, Råkkfolk)
Photo: Daniel Lilleeng
Extreme metal located in Tromso/Norway
Their album release on Rob Mules Records is due in Jan 2019.
“They’ve blended to the blackened core elements of Djent, Industrial, Technical Metal and even Jazz in the shape of some wonderfully deranged wailing sax and still manage an old school ‘nod’ in there too, sucking it all in like a massive black hole then spewing it forth again as one seriously good album.” (Metaltalk.net)
Metal/hardcore located in Stavanger/Norway
The concept album Sandnes Undergrunn Circus & Kabaret was released 7 Sept 2018.
“This is more metal than most metal bands.” (8/10, Heavymetal.no)
“Picture yourself BT Barnum meets The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus, a crash course in song writing by Greg Ginn (Black Flag), Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü) and Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), the madness of GG Allin and Henry Rollins.” (5/6, The Wilhelmsens)
Photo: Helge Knutsen
Melodic death metal from Trondheim/Norway
New album due in 2019.
“If you require growls and the occasional scream over fret board manipulation and rapid fire percussion work in your metal, Haunted By Silhouettes has an album that you should hear.” (Metal Abyss)
“Melting modern sounds and Old School rhythm parts, the band mold themselves a very distinct sound that will follow them really far.” (Acta Infernalis)
Photo: Ida Juliane Remen
Power trio based in Tromso/Norway
Ohmwork released Alyssa Drone 20 Oct 2017 on Rob Mules Records.
“With their third release, the double concept album ‘Alyssa Drone’, Ohmwork is heading towards the heavyweight division of hard rock” (8/10, Blackmoon)
“The adventurous music lovers can expect hours of joy with this release. After each round in the turnaround it grows on you” (5/6, iTromso)
“Ohmwork has released an exciting, cool and stylish album that deserves to be checked out by all fans of rock and metal. (5/6, The Wilhelmsens)
Photo: Kenneth Augdal
A death metal band from Stavanger/Norway
Released Path of Trees 22 June 2018 on Rob Mules Records.
“At times complex yet always catchy, Path of Trees is an awesome record that all lovers of extreme music ought to invest in.” (5/6, Eternal Terror)
“The music draws more towards a melodious direction. Especially the solos, and there are a lot of them!!, benefit the band and album” (8/10, Heavymetal.no)
Photo: Helge Knutsen
Thrash metal band from Sarpsborg/Norway
Tonic Breed released the EP Install Memory on Rob Mules Records 14 Sept 2018.
“Install Memory is fast, it’s technical, it’s aggressive and it will hit your head again and again until you love it.” (4,5/5, Melodic.net)
“The riffing, the production and the articulation of frontman and (how should it be otherwise) guitarist Patrik K. Svendsen are clearly based on the genius of Hetfield and co.” (6,5/10, Powermetal.de)
Photo: Lars Andresen
Hard rock from Høyanger/Norway
The band started in the early cold winter of 2017. The music oozes surplus. Their sound is a unique blend of 80’s and 90’s American and Norwegian hardcore, with a good dose of the 90’s alternative rock scene. This is delicious-load-crashing-energy-music!
The single “No Days Off” will be released 14 Dec on Rob Mules Records followed by the album The Perfect Slot in January.
Photo: Daniel Longfellow
Classic rock hailing from Bergen/Norway
Spitfire Norway released their second single ‘FireEater’ 24 Aug 2018. In May they debuted on Rob Mules Records with ‘Burning You Shadows’. There may be an album out in the unforeseeable future …
In recent years, Spitfire Norway has been touring twice as ‘special guests’ with Doro Pesch in Germany, Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Netherlands and Hungary.
Photo: Arve Ullebø
Classic hard rock band located in Alta/Norway
Rob Mules Records released their debut album on 25 May 2018. Victims of the Sea is mixed and mastered by the legend, Jan Erik Kongshaug.
“Maestro Hallgeir Pedersen and his companions in Phandrom have made a package that deserves a large audience.” (5/6, Altaposten)
Phandrom is playing classic rock with a contemporary touch. Traces of jazz and classical music are in there in the mix. All original material exclusively. The music of Phandrom is based upon strong original material written in a time span of 40 years.
Photo: Freddy Ludvig Larsen
Hard rock from Oslo/Norway
Razorbats released their critical acclaimed II on Rob Mules Records 16 Feb 2018.
“Razorbats II is already in February a strong contender for the title “Album of the Year”” (9,5/10, Neckbreaker)
“This is a simply great album that I have been playing repeatedly since I got it. If you can’t have fun with Razorbats’ II album, do everyone a favor and don’t go to parties… You’re lame, boring, and would just bring people down.” (9/10, Glitter 2 Gutter)
Photo: Yngvar Sørensen
Metal band located in Andenes/Norway
Released the EP Orange 24 Nov 2017 on Rob Mules Records.
Hellflower is a four piece from Andenes that emerged in late 2014. Hellflower plays metal with numerous elements from other genres, making for a different and interesting musical experience.
“All in all in impressive debut.” (6/10, Blackmoon)
“This is the new shit indeed, people, yes indeed. This is Hellflower and this is their debut EP, ‘Orange’. When is all is said and, done, played and sung, it and they are going to color you well-pleased, trust me” (RiffRelevant.com)
Photo: Sofie Holter
Metal band from Raufoss/Norway
Their fatalistic and introverted lyrics reflect how meaningless it really is to exist. Still, if you listen carefully, there are rays of hope to be found …
A metal quartet with lots of grit, darkness and originality (btw they’re singing in their native language). If you dig bands like Tool, Rammstein, Pantera and Black Sabbath, Kvikksand is the band for you.
Photo: Raven Photography
Progressive/experimental metal from Tromso/Norway
The album Disintegrate was released 15 Dec 2017 on Rob Mules Records.
Adjentist is a six piece progressive metal band that hails from the cold and frosty mountains north of Norway. The band was formed in august 2012, and had intentions of creating something a little different in their local music society. The members of Adjentist derived from several different bands in Tromso.
Photo: Per Kristian Bergmo