Over the past was written and recorded at Where There's No Tomorrow Studios in the winters of 2013/14 and 2017. Produced and engineered by Eddie Risdal and Kjell-Ivar Aarli.
All arrangements by Eddie Risdal and Kjell-Ivar Aarli.
Additional vocals on Drawn by Nightmares was recorded at Distant Flickering Studios, Tampa Fl. by Jesse M. Jolly ,winter 2014.
Mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios, winter/spring 2017.
Artwork created by Alex Tartsus.
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Legacy Of Emptiness
This band was originally started by Eddie and Kjell-Ivar as a tongue in cheek BM-project called Permafrost back in 1995. Both skills and ambitions were very limited at the time. Only a couple of demos for our own amusement were made.
A few years later Øyvind joined on keyboards and we realized that we actually had something to bring to the table. We recorded a couple of demos with this lineup and left the project to bleed out in the early 00's.
In 2010 we came together and decided that the songs we left years ago were too good to be left behind so we decided to record them properly for,once again,our own amusement. One thing led to another and we found ourselves being more creative than ever before. The result was our self titled debut album containing 5 old tracks and one brand new. All splendidly mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö,one of our biggest inspirations back in the day when we first started out. The album was released in 2011.
Over the past.
As the title will hint we are now writing a new chapter. This album as been a journey to hell and back for us all. Accidents,cancer and other illnesses has been thrown our way from the day we started writing and recording this beast. Never have an album title been more fitting. Over the past!
There is no real lyrical concept on this album other than the usual suspects like darkness,hopelessnes,void and the odd historical moments.
Musically it's the opposite of what we did on our debut. This time all songs are brand new except for one that we brought along from the 90's,heavily reworked.
The cover artwork is based on the song 'Four Hundred Years' wich is about the 'night of the four hundred years' that is a description of the years Norway were ruled by foreign kings. The artist,Alex Tartsus,really caught the nerve in the lyrics and created this masterpiece.
Over the Past’, a journey to the unknown, to the dark and gloomy views of the past made through epical songs that invite you to trip and have bad dreams… MetalAddicts.com
Balance is the key to this being as well-crafted as it is. It strikes a near-perfect contrast between the intensity of Black Metal, the despondent and teary elements of Doom, and just the right amount of symphony. Don’t let this album pass you by this year as it is excellent from start to finish. 9/10 Metal Temple