Origin: Norway  
Genres: Gothic Metal
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Last update/review: June 2, 2013

Tristania

Tristania is one of the leading atmospheric gothic metal bands playing today, taking the dual male/female vocal style pioneered Theatre Of Tragedy and combining them with lush, symphonic orchestration, while remaining a fully metallic band at its core. Indeed, their 1999 effort, Beyond The Veil, is a near masterpiece, with seemingly everything but the kitchen sink thrown in for good measure -- from harsh black metal vocals, to soaring female soprano voices, Gregorian chants, pianos, keyboards, violins, it's all melded together seemlessly. Veil is an outstanding album, easily one of the best in the field. The group weathered the loss of a key member, guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland (who left after Veil to start his own band, Sirenia), and have continued to release excellent works.

Current Members

Mariangela Demurtas

vocals

Kjetil Nordhus

vocals (ex-Chain Collector, Green Carnation, Subterranean Masquerade, ex-Trail Of Tears)

Anders H. Hidle

guitars

Gyri Losnegaard

guitars

Ole Vistnes

bass (ex-Zerozonic)

Einar Moen

keyboards/programming

Tarald Lie

drums

Former Members/Guests

Morten Veland

vocals/guitars (Mortemia, Sirenia)

Vibeke Stene

vocals

Kjetil Ingebrethsen

vocals

Østen Bergoy

vocals

Svein Terje Solvang

guitars

Rune Østerhus

bass

Kenneth Olsson

drums



Discography


Tristania  EP
1997 Napalm
  1. Sirene
  2. Midwintertears
  3. Pale Enchantress
  4. Cease To Exist
  • Morten Veland
  • Vibeke Stene
  • Anders H. Hidle
  • Rune Østerhus
  • Einar Moen
  • Kenneth Olsson



Widow's Weeds  
1998 Napalm
  1. Preludium
  2. Evenfall
  3. Pale Enchantress
  4. December Elegy
  5. Midwintertears
  6. Angellore
  7. My Lost Lenore
  8. Wasteland's Caress
  9. Postludium
  • Morten Veland
  • Vibeke Stene
  • Anders H. Hidle
  • Rune Østerhus
  • Einar Moen
  • Kenneth Olsson



Beyond The Veil  
1999 Napalm
  1. Beyond the Veil
  2. Aphelion
  3. A Sequel of Decay
  4. Opus Relinque
  5. Lethean River
  6. of Ruins and a Red Nightfall
  7. Simbelmyn
  8. Angina
  9. Heretique
  10. Dementia
  • Morten Veland
  • Vibeke Stene
  • Anders H. Hidle
  • Rune Østerhus
  • Einar Moen
  • Kenneth Olsson




World Of Glass  
2001 Napalm
  1. The Shining Path
  2. Wormwood
  3. Tender Trip on Earth
  4. Lost
  5. Deadlocked
  6. Selling Out
  7. Hatred Grows
  8. World of Glass
  9. The Modern End
  10. Crushed Dreams
  • Vibeke Stene
  • Anders H. Hidle
  • Rune Østerhus
  • Einar Moen
  • Kenneth Olsson




Ashes  
2005 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Libre
  2. Equilibrium
  3. The Wretched
  4. Cure
  5. Circus
  6. Shadowman
  7. Endogenisis
  • Vibeke Stene
  • Kjetil Ingebrethsen
  • Østen Bergoy
  • Anders H. Hidle
  • Rune Østerhus
  • Einar Moen
  • Kenneth Olsson
2005 Readers' Album #77





Illumination  
2007 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Mercyside
  2. Sanguine Sky
  3. Open Ground
  4. The Ravens
  5. Destination Departure
  6. Down
  7. Fate
  8. Lotus
  9. Sacrilege
  10. Deadlands
  • Vibeke Stene
  • Østen Bergoy
  • Anders H. Hidle
  • Svein Terje Solvang
  • Rune Østerhus
  • Einar Moen
  • Kenneth Olsson



Rubicon  
2010 Napalm
  1. Year Of The Rat
  2. Protection
  3. Patriot Games
  4. The Passing
  5. Exile
  6. Sirens
  7. The Emerald Piper (bonus track)
  8. Vulture
  9. Amnesia
  10. Magical Fix
  11. Illumination
  • Mariangela Demurtas
  • Østen Bergoy
  • Kjetil Nordhus
  • Anders H. Hidle
  • Gyri Losnegaard
  • Ole Vistnes
  • Einar Moen
  • Tarald Lie



Darkest White  
2013 Napalm
  1. Number
  2. Darkest White
  3. Himmelfal
  4. Requiem
  5. Diagnosis
  6. Scarling
  7. Night on Earth
  8. Cathedral
  9. Lavender
  10. Cypher
  11. Arteries
  • Mariangela Demurtas
  • Kjetil Nordhus
  • Anders H. Hidle
  • Gyri Losnegaard
  • Ole Vistnes
  • Einar Moen
  • Tarald Lie




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