Interview: WRATH

by Jorge Patacas Wrath is a band from the west coast of Norway that has been around since 2019. They’ve recently released their first EP which contains three songs recorded in the city of Haugesund and is available both online and on cassette. After their very first concert in Oslo, we had the chance to interview Jenny Rudi (vocals/guitar) and Leon Torskangerpoll (bass) to discuss the origins, influences and everything related to their debut. Concert promoter Espen Forsmo from Brenn Alt Booking joined as well to explain the concept behind…

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Concert Reviews: ÆSTHETICA / WRATH at Rock In (Oslo, Norway)

ÆSTHETICA – WRATH at Rock In (Oslo, Norway) Saturday, March 5, 2022 by Jorge Patacas   The booking agency Brenn Alt has been producing shows in different parts of the Nordic country for a while now. The bar/venue Rock In has been their home many times when it comes to concerts in Oslo and this was also the case on March 5 with a bill featuring two bands. The evening began with Wrath, a young trio coming from Haugesund and Bergen, two cities located in the west coast of Norway.…

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Album Reviews: ASTRA – “Oathkeeper – Part 1”

ASTRA “Oathkeeper – Part 1” (Eufonia Records) by Jorge Patacas Astra is a new two-man project based in Oslo, Norway. As the story goes, the multi-instrumentalist Sondre Ramstad Paulsen started to work on his own songs while he was still a teenager back in 2012 after not being accepted into the music school and being told he wasn’t good enough for his friends band, which, ironically, included the other current member of Astra, his childhood friend William Strengelsund. They both reunited in 2016 and ended up working together as a…

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Interview: VOLUSPÁ

Inspired by mythology and folklore, Voluspá was founded by vocalist Sól Geirsdóttir and bassist Stefan Roke in 2012 and now it’s a four-piece that also includes Hilde Stenersen on backing vocals and Varg Saastad on guitars and other additional instruments. This Norwegian folk rock band started out as a studio project and finally took the stage with two great performances at Midgardsblot festival this year. They’re currently working on new material and we talked with the band about this as well as their history, the instruments they use and more!…

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