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Keep of Kalessin

Keep Of Kalessin was founded in 1995 and after recording their demo, the band got signed to italian label Avantgarde Musicfor whom they recorded two albums, "Through times of war" (1997) and "Agnen - a journey through the dark" (1999). In theyear 2000 the band was put on ice because of personal disputes, but the band was brought back to life in 2003 by guitaristand songwriter Obsidian C. when the EP "Reclaim" was released. The EP hit like a bomb in the norwegian metal undergroundand expectations on what was to follow was the talk of the scene for nearly three years before the band was reen ...read more

Keep Of Kalessin was founded in 1995 and after recording their demo, the band got signed to italian label Avantgarde Musicfor whom they recorded two albums, "Through times of war" (1997) and "Agnen - a journey through the dark" (1999). In theyear 2000 the band was put on ice because of personal disputes, but the band was brought back to life in 2003 by guitaristand songwriter Obsidian C. when the EP "Reclaim" was released. The EP hit like a bomb in the norwegian metal undergroundand expectations on what was to follow was the talk of the scene for nearly three years before the band was reenforcedwith a new line-up and ready to release the massive new full length album.

In April 2006 a new standard was set for norwegian metal with the release of "Armada". Keep Of Kalessin was suddenly one ofthe most talked about norwegian metalbands and got standing ovations from the press all over the world. The new trademarkof "epic extreme metal" was introduced on this monster of an album. A variety of thrash, death and black metal with classicaland heavy metal melodies, acoustic flamenco-parts and epic metal of the most advanced kind. Keep Of Kalessin finally tookthe step up amongst the true elite of Norway and the album was also nominated to the norwegian Grammy awards and theAlarm awards.

The band toured several full european tours as main support for bands like Satyricon and Enslaved and played severalfestivals including the Inferno festival where the band gave the grandest opening in the festival's history. Keep Of Kalessinwas also one of the few metalbands that was invited to many of the more mainstream festivals in Norway and started to earnmany fans in the more mainstream rock scene.

After heavy touring the band was ready to record a new album, but instead of using all their budget on renting a studio, theband actually invested in their own and by the end of 2007 they had brand new studio (Morningstar Studio) and a new albumready for release.

As a warmup to the release, Keep Of Kalessin did a month long tour in North America together with Dimmu Borgir andBehemoth in the spring of 2008. The band met alot of fans that had been waiting since 1997 to see them and also gained alotof new fans that now were thrilled with excitement for the new album.

"Kolossus" was the natural successor to "Armada" and the band pushed the boundries of extreme metal even further. Morevariation, more melodic and more epic! Continuing the story from Armada, Kolossus tells the tale of the winning captain fromArmada war who now takes the war against the gods, to bring down the gods and become a god himself.Like the previousone, Kolossus also got great response from the press and got top reviews all around the world in the metal media and wasthe second album from Keep Of Kalessin to be nominated for the norwegian Grammy awards. It was also named album of themonth in Norway's biggest metal mag., Scream Magazine.

The band played about 150 shows in support of Kolossus including some of the biggest festivals in Europe like Graspop,Hellfest, Metalcamp, Masters of Metal and many more. They toured the world with bands like Morbid Angel, Samael, Marduk,Kataklysm and Amon Amarth and also took even greater steps into the mainstream rock scene of Norway when they playedlive in the opening of the norwegian Grammy awards in front of a live audience and 1,2 million viewers on TV.

The bands video for "Ascendant" was also a big youtube hit with 1,4 million views and their fans grew by the thousands.

Not being afraid of breaking new ground, Keep Of Kalessin shocked the world in January 2010 by being one of the bandscompeting to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest. They had small hopes to actually get to the final, but theband was just as shocked as the audience when it was announced that Keep Of Kalessin had won the entire first final. Adirect ticket to the final gained the band starlike status in Norway and they are now one of the favourites to win the wholenational final and compete for Norway in Eurovision 2010.

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LPs
Epistemology
2015

3.5
25 Votes
Reptilian
2010

3.8
109 Votes
Kolossus
2008

3.7
92 Votes
Armada
2006

3.9
91 Votes
Agnen: A Journey Through The Dark
2002

3.4
22 Votes
Through Times Of War
1997

3.8
25 Votes
EPs
Introspection
04/09/2013

3.5
6 Votes
Reclaim
2004

4.1
20 Votes

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