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The 3rd And The Mortal

One of the more unique heavy music journeys, The 3rd And The Mortal started life as a doom band, though not in the traditional sense. Indeed, their first two releases epitomize the phrase "atmospheric doom", with frequent quiet moments and a compelling songwriting style -- really more an atmospheric band with doom influences rather than the other way around. Tears Laid In Earth is a classic, a BNR top album of the decade, simply outstanding. With the switch of vocalists (Kari Rueslatten leaving to pursue a pop career, replaced by the jazzier Ann-Mari Edvardsen) came a shift in direction, the band somewhat predictably wandering off in several experimental directions, gradually losing what little metal influences they originally had, though they continued to release excellent, extremely original music. By 2002 the band was down to a foursome (Edvardsen leaving to join her sister Monika, late of Atrox, in another project), and the Memoirs album sheds any last vestiges of heavy music, delving into electronica and trip-hop. They are working on new songs, said to be darker than the Memoirs material.

Current Members

Kirsti Huke

vocals (guest for The Soundbyte)

Finn-Olav Holthe

guitars/keyboards

Trond Engum

guitars (The Soundbyte)

Geir Nilsen

guitars/keyboards

Rune Hoemsnes

drums (Manes, The Soundbyte)

Former Members/Guests

Kari Rueslåtten

vocals (ex-Storm)

Ann-Mari Edvardsen

vocals/keyboards

Andreas Elvenes (guest)

vocals

Bernt Rundberget

bass

Snorre Ruch (guest)

keyboards (Thorns)



Discography



Sorrow  EP
1994 Head Not Found
  1. Grevinnens bonn
  2. Sorrow
  3. Ring of Fire
  4. Silently I Surrender
  • Kari Ruesl├ątten
  • Finn-Olav Holthe
  • Trond Engum
  • Geir Nilsen
  • Bernt Rundberget
  • Rune Hoemsnes



Tears Laid In Earth  
1994 Voices Of Wonder
  1. Vandring
  2. Why so lonely
  3. Autopoema
  4. Death-Hymn
  5. Shaman
  6. Trial of Past
  7. Lengsel
  8. Salva Me
  9. Song
  10. In mist shrouded
  11. Oceana
  • Kari Ruesl├ątten
  • Finn-Olav Holthe
  • Trond Engum
  • Geir Nilsen
  • Bernt Rundberget
  • Rune Hoemsnes




Nightswan  EP
1995 Voices Of Wonder
  1. Neurosis
  2. From the Depth of Memories
  3. The Meadow
  4. Vavonia (part 1)
  • Ann-Mari Edvardsen
  • Finn-Olav Holthe
  • Trond Engum
  • Geir Nilsen
  • Bernt Rundberget
  • Rune Hoemsnes



Painting On Glass  
1996 Voices Of Wonder
  1. Magma
  2. Commemoration
  3. Crystal orchids
  4. Persistent and fleeting
  5. White waters
  6. Aurora borealis
  7. Dreamscapes
  8. Aurora australis
  9. Azure
  10. Veiled exposure
  11. Stairs
  12. Eat the distance
  13. Vavonia (part ii)
  14. Horizons
  • Ann-Mari Edvardsen
  • Finn-Olav Holthe
  • Trond Engum
  • Geir Nilsen
  • Bernt Rundberget
  • Rune Hoemsnes
1996 Readers' Album #75





Streams  EP
1997 Voices Of Wonder
  1. Stream
  2. Horizons (remix)
  • Ann-Mari Edvardsen
  • Finn-Olav Holthe
  • Trond Engum
  • Geir Nilsen
  • Bernt Rundberget
  • Rune Hoemsnes



In This Room  
1997 Voices Of Wonder
  1. Stream
  2. Monody
  3. So Pure
  4. The Wooden Lodge
  5. Sophisticated Vampires
  6. Harvest
  7. Did You
  8. Myriad of Peep-holes
  9. Sort of Invisible
  10. A Touch of ...
  11. Hollow
  12. The Barge
  13. Sleep
  • Ann-Mari Edvardsen
  • Finn-Olav Holthe
  • Trond Engum
  • Geir Nilsen
  • Bernt Rundberget
  • Rune Hoemsnes



Memoirs  
2002 Voices Of Wonder
  1. Zeppoliner
  2. Good Evening Mr. Q
  3. The City
  4. Reflection
  5. Thin Dark Line
  6. Fools Like Us
  7. Those Of My Kind
  8. Simple Minds
  9. Spider
  • Finn-Olav Holthe
  • Trond Engum
  • Geir Nilsen
  • Rune Hoemsnes



EP's And Rarities  COMPILATION
2004 Voices Of Wonder
  1. Grevinnens Bonn
  2. Sorrow
  3. Ring of Fire
  4. Silently I Surrender
  5. Neurosis
  6. Depth of Memories
  7. The Meadow
  8. Vavonia
  9. Horizon/remix
  10. Elephantine waltz



Project Bluebook: Decade Of Endeavour  
2005 Voices Of Wonder
  1. Drone
  2. Sinning
  3. Stalker (Live)
  4. The City (Live)
  5. Sort of Invisible (Live)
  6. Autophomea/Improv (Live)
  7. Simple Mind (Live)
  • Kirsti Huke
  • Andreas Elvenes
  • Finn-Olav Holthe
  • Trond Engum
  • Geir Nilsen
  • Snorre Ruch
  • Rune Hoemsnes




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