Origin: Oslo, Norway  
Genres: Progressive Metal
Page online: March 9, 2006
Last update/review: June 21, 2015

Age Of Silence

Age Of Silence features some of Norway's finest, many well known from other bands, coming together to produce some ambitious progressive/avant-garde metal music. This is a band that is very much a sum of its parts -- throw Winds, Solefald's vocals, and Arcturus (the calmer parts) into a blender and Age Of Silence might be the end result, with Winds being perhaps the closest soundalike of the three. Lars Nedland continues to be one of the most distinctive vocalists in metal, always lending an air of class to the proceedings, and Andy Winter's pianos play an important role here, just as they do in Winds. And of course workaholic drummer Hellhammer puts in another reliably fine percussive performance -- would anyone expect anything less from him? Lyrically, well, the titles indicate that there's a lot going on, arguably a tad pretentious perhaps, but certainly a welcome change from the usual mundane subjects. Since the majority of the members here play in a primary band elsewhere, Age Of Silence has been on the back burner for some time, but as of this writing, a new album has been in works for quite awhile and may yet see the light of day.

Current Members

Lazare (Lars Nedland)

vocals (Borknagar, guest for Carpathian Forest, Solefald)

BP M. Kirkevaag

guitars (ex-Frantic Bleep, Madder Mortem)

Winter (Andy Winter)

keyboards (Sculptured, ex-Winds)

Hellhammer (Jon Axel Von Blomberg)


Former Members/Guests

Kobbergaard (Helge K. Haugen)


Extant (Joacim Solheim)


Eikind (Lars Eric Si)

bass (ex-Khold, ex-Winds)


2004 The End
  1. Auditorium of Modern Movements
  2. Acceleration
  3. The Concept of Haste
  4. A Song for D. Incorporated
  5. The Green Office and the Dark Desk Drawer
  6. The Flow at a.m.
  7. Of Concrete and Glass
  8. 90-Degree Angles
  9. I No Longer Know If I Am Mad
  10. Synthetic, Fabricated, Calculated
  • Lazare
  • Kobbergaard
  • Extant
  • Eikind
  • Winter
  • Hellhammer

Complications - Trilogy Of Intricacy  EP
2005 The End
  1. The Idea of Independence and the Reason Why it's Austere
  2. Mr. M, Man of Muzak
  3. Vouchers, Coupons and the End of a Shopping Session
  • Lazare
  • Kobbergaard
  • Extant
  • Eikind
  • Winter
  • Hellhammer

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