Green Carnation â€“ this Norwegian band has created songs from both progressive rock and progressive metal genres. The bandâ€™s music was continuously losing its heaviness with each release – from straight forward death metal, doom metal/progressive metal, to a more hard rock-sounding form of progressive rock and in 2006 went as far as to an entirely acoustic album.
Metal Mind Productions presents a remastered recording of the bandâ€™s great show in KrakÃ³w in January 2004. The tracklist of â€œAlive And Wellâ€¦ In KrakÃ³wâ€ features a great variety of songs, including the first part of the album “Light of Day, Day of Darkness” and the highlights of the “A Blessing in Disguise”! Digipak edition is limited to 1000 copies. Release date is scheduled for 19th October in Europe and 26st January 2010 in USA (via MVD).
â€œAlive And Wellâ€¦In Krakowâ€ (remastered)
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1276 DG
Format: CD DG (limited edition)
Genre: progressive rock/metal
Release date: 26.01.2010 USA
1. Into Deep
2. Crushed To Dust
3. Writings on the Wall
4. Light of Day, Day of Darkness (1st part)
5. The Boy in the Attic
6. Myron & Cole
8. As Life Flows By
Green Carnation â€“ this Norwegian band was formed in 1990 and has created songs from both progressive rock and progressive metal genres. The bandâ€™s music was continuously losing its heaviness with each release – from straight forward death metal, doom metal/progressive metal, to a more hard rock-sounding form of progressive rock and in 2006, went as far as to releasing an entirely acoustic album â€œAcoustic Versesâ€. Green Carnation’s debut album, â€œJourney to the End of the Nightâ€ from 1999, featured folk-inspired doom metal. Two years later, the band released â€œLight of Day, Day of Darknessâ€ which consisted of one single track, a 60-minute progressive metal epic. The album is still highly respected and to this day features one of the longest songs in the entire metal genre. Their third album, â€œA Blessing in Disguiseâ€, released in 2003, brought the band into another musical territory. It captured a blend of progressive metal/rock elements, slightly gothic tinges and some hard rock fits as well. Two years later the band returned with the album â€œThe Quiet Offspringâ€, which was released by The End Records. It was an album which took them towards an even more hard rock style of music and is seen by many to be their most commercial release yet. Later in 2005, the band released an EP entitled â€œThe Burden Is Mine… Aloneâ€. This EP marked the debut of bassist/guitarist Stein Roger Sordal as the new lead vocalist. This release was also a tease of what was to come with their next full-length album. Early 2006 marked the release of the bandâ€™s fifth full-length album, called â€œThe Acoustic Versesâ€. This album brought yet another stylistic change for the group. On this record they played only acoustic instruments, showing a softer, warmer style, while in the same time retaining the progressive and darker moods they established since their debut.
In February 2007 Green Carnation recorded their second live DVD, â€œA Night Under the Damâ€, where they played the entire â€œAcoustic Versesâ€ album, as well as a few other songs. The DVD was recorded under a 30-meter-tall dam in the Norwegian mountains and was the last release done by the bandâ€™s current line-up. In mid August 2007, Terje Vik Schei announced that due to the poorly organized American tour and subsequent financial and motivational losses, the band had to split up. Tchort stated that he would “continue writing music under the name Green Carnation, but probably will never play live again with the band.” The expected new album, â€œThe Rise and Fall of Mankindâ€, has been postponed with no current release date.