Origin: Norway  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Last update/review: January 4, 2016


Another Return's brand of classy, accessible power metal created a buzz when it was released in 1988, and big things were predicted for the Norwegian band with the Icelandic vocalist. But three years elapsed before the followup came out, and it lacked much of what made the debut a fine album, and the band broke up shortly thereafter. Perhaps a victim of the numbers game, as ultimately Artch failed to really put a stamp of originality on their music. They released a DVD and have sporadically played live (at least as late as 2008) but are probably done now. The name of the band was actually an acronym for one of their songs, "Another Return To Church Hill". A bit of trivia: the aforementioned Icelandic vocalist, Eirikur Hauksson, competed in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 (normally not associated with metal in any respect, though Lordi changed all that), reaching the semifinals.

Current Members

Eirikur Hauksson


Cato Andre Olsen


Geir Nilssen


Bernt Jansen

bass (ex-Jorn)

Gudmund Bolsgård


Former Members/Guests

Jørn Jamissen



Another Return  
1988 Active
  1. Conversio Prelude
  2. Another Return To Church Hill
  3. Power To The Man
  4. Loaded
  5. Where I Go
  6. Metal Life
  7. The Promised Land
  8. Shoot To Kill
  9. Living In The Past
  10. Reincarnation
  • Eirikur Hauksson
  • Cato Andre Olsen
  • Geir Nilssen
  • Bernt Jansen
  • Jørn Jamissen

For The Sake Of Mankind  
1991 Metal Blade
  1. When Angels Cry
  2. Appologia
  3. Burn Down The Bridges
  4. Paradox
  5. To Whom It May Concern
  6. Titanic
  7. Confrontation
  8. Turn The Tables
  9. To Be Or Not To Be
  10. Batteries Not Included
  11. Razamanaz
  • Eirikur Hauksson
  • Cato Andre Olsen
  • Geir Nilssen
  • Bernt Jansen
  • Jørn Jamissen

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