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Thirteen

THIRTEEN (aka XIII, aka 13) was founded in Iceland by Hallur INGOLFSSON in 1993.

XIII released “SALT”, its first record, in 1994, the music was dark and heavy and had an immediate place in the international rock scene. The record was then released to great critical acclaim in Europe.

In 1995 XIII released its second album called “Serpentyne”. The music was slightly more refined and than on the debut album but still quite dark and demanding.Serpentyne was released in Europe in 1996 and the band enjoyed good press coverage and good reviews. In 1997 the ba ...read more

THIRTEEN (aka XIII, aka 13) was founded in Iceland by Hallur INGOLFSSON in 1993.

XIII released “SALT”, its first record, in 1994, the music was dark and heavy and had an immediate place in the international rock scene. The record was then released to great critical acclaim in Europe.

In 1995 XIII released its second album called “Serpentyne”. The music was slightly more refined and than on the debut album but still quite dark and demanding.Serpentyne was released in Europe in 1996 and the band enjoyed good press coverage and good reviews. In 1997 the band went on a 15 date tour around Germany to support the album, the tour was successful and the German rock critics were extremely impressed, calling the band ” the best kept secret in Rock”.

Following the tour the band went on hiatus and was not active until 2002 when it released it’s third album called “Magnifico Nova”. Again the album received favourable reviews and the album was very successful in the European market.

In 2009 the band resumed work and has since been very active on the rock scene in Iceland.

On the 13th of September 2010 XIII’s latest album, Black Box, was launched.Black Box is a double album including a collection of XIII’s best songs of the first three albums together with 6 brand new songs as well as a remake of the XIII classic Wishbone from Magnifico Nova.

At the same time XIII’s complete back catalogue was remastered and rereleased in digital format.

http://www.xiii.is.





(2) Thirteen was founded at the end of year 2006. Raynard, (ex-The Murder Robots) and Bobond (LoveHateLove) meet and share the idea to form a new group with the mission to present unique and innovative music which collide and complement with various metal groups.

It was then Bobond who starts to invite his friends to join the experiment in order to form a new group. Those friends are Echa (The Soul Shoes), Adit (The Soul Shoes), Dicky (ex-Pathetic) dan Rudy (Amakusa).

At the very beginning this new formation was named Devil May Cry but this name is rejected two times by Tom Myspace as the name Devil May Cry has already being used by other group. Therefore all members agree to rename the group to Thirteen.

At the early stage Thirteen was not running smoothly as Raynard was still engaged with his old group The Murder Robots. When Raynard decided to leave The Murder Robots, Thirteen started to roll and began to prove that they are quite serious in their music and started creating something “different” for their own pleasure.

Thirteen presents unconventional music, mostly with metal experiment mixed with unique beats, synth sound, guitar effect, accompanied with growl/scream and soft sound. « hide


Epidemic
2011

2
2 Votes
Black Box
2010

2.8
2 Votes
Magnifico Nova
2002

2.8
2 Votes
Serpentyne
1995

2.8
2 Votes
Salt
1994

2.8
2 Votes

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