Norwegian progressive metal act GREEN CARNATION are now releasing a teaser for “My Dark Reflections of Life and Death”. The song, originally featured on the band’s debut album ‘Journey to the End of Night’ (2000), has been re-recorded by the six piece and the entire new version can be found on the upcoming record ‘Leaves of Yesteryear’.
Vocalist Kjetil Nordus comments: “We are really happy on how this one turned out in the end. After having played it live for the last two years, it became obvious for us that this would fit perfectly on our new album. This is a way for us to knit the the band’s past to the present. And it has become an important centerpiece on the album, both musically and lyrically.”
The cover artwork was created by Niklas Sundin and can be found below together with the tracklist.
1. Leaves of Yesteryear (08:03)
2. Sentinels (05:42)
3. My Dark Reflections of Life and Death (15:36)
4. Hounds (10:10)
5. Solitude (05:05)
GREEN CARNATION shows 2020
23/05/2020 – Livestream: Album release party (TICKETS)
28/07/2020 – Metaldays Festival, Tolmin (SL)
22/08/2020 – Fekete Zaj Festival, Sasto (HU)
01/10/2020 – Lago Venue, Rome (IT)
02/10/2020 – Progpower Europe, Baarlo (NL)
03/10/2020 – 30th Anniversary Show, Kristiansand (NO)
10/10/2020 – Gagarin 205, Athens (GR)
11/10/2020 – Moda Kayikhane, Istanbul (TR)
Norwegian prog/avantgarde metal act GREEN CARNATION announced their return to the international metal scene for the anniversary of their cult classic ‘Light of Day, Day of Darkness’ in 2016. After a successful comeback with festival appearances and special shows both in Europe and North America, the Norwegians are ready to release their first new record in 14 years.
GREEN CARNATION from Kristiansand, Norway, was founded as early as 1990. After founding member Tchort joined legends-to-be EMPEROR and continued in SATYRICON and EINHERJER, the band was laid to rest until their debut album ‘A Journey To The End Of The Night’ came out in 2000. Following a period with line-up changes, 2001 marked the release of the bands epic ‘Light of Day, Day of Darkness’.
With their albums ‘A Blessing in Disguise’ (2003) and ‘The Quiet Offspring’ (2005), GREEN CARNATION shifted towards a more rock orientated style, before they surprised everyone with the stripped-down record ‘Acoustic Verses’ in 2006. What followed in the same year is perhaps one of the most spectacular DVD recordings metal history. The band played a show in the mountains, under a 30-meter-high dam. Only a year later, GREEN CARNATION disbanded.
After playing their first reunion show in 2016 and a few more in the following years, the musicians decided it was time to write new material. At the end of 2019, GREEN CARNATION entered the studio with producer Endre Kirkesola (ABBATH, IN VAIN and SOLEFALD), to record ‘Leaves of Yesteryear’.
The album is partially a retrospect on the band’s career, as the progressive metal act pays homage to their past and to their heroes with the re-recording of the classic song ‘My Dark Reflections of Life and Death’ and the BLACK SABBATH-cover ‘Solitude’. With new songs such as ‘Leaves of Yesteryear’, the fans will get a taste of what is to come.
Kjetil Nordhus – vocals
Tchort – guitars
Bjørn Harstad – guitars
Stein Roger Sordal – bass
Kenneth Silden – keys
Jonathan Alejandro Perez – drums
Recording studio: dUbStudios
Producer / sound engineer: Endre Kirkesola
Mixing studio and engineer: dUbStudios / Endre Kirkesola
Mastering studio and engineer: Maor Appelbaum Mastering // Maor Appelbaum
Cover Art: Nikas Sundin // Cabin Fever Media