CROSSNAIL is the band formerly known as TEODOR TUFF.
After a long hiatus Teodor Tuff resurfaced with its self-titled debut album in 2009. The album was well received and entered the Norwegian charts. The album had clear references to the ’70’s, both in the music and in the lyrics. The band subsequently did support shows for both Whitesnake and Deep Purple. Teodor Tuff is, however, a band in constant change. Upon the departure of three members in 2010, the band was joined by Christer, Rayner and Terje Harøy, lead guitarist, bass player and vocalist, respectively. Christer and Rayner are brothers, and also happen to play in Divided Multitude. Terje is their cousin. The band’s sound has now changed dramatically, and Teodor Tuff came across as a pure metal band with its own distinct sound; guitarist Knut Lysklætt’s inspiration from classical music, rock opera, musicals and even Middle East folk songs, mixed with the Harøy clan’s thoroughbred metal.
The band´s second album “Soliloquy” was released in Norway in 2011, and Europe and the USA early 2012. The album received a great reception from all over the world, and was followed by an European Tour with legendary Jorn in 2012. 2013 was a year where the Harøy-brothers was releasing a new album, and touring with Divided Multitude, and Christer Harøy and Lysklætt started to write for the next album. So the album is recorded late 2014/ early 2015, set for a release in May 2015. As a teaser, the single “Sands Of Time” from the album is being released on 19th December 2014, featuring Elize Ryd from AMARANTHE on guest vocals.
The b-side of the single is a cover version of the monster hit from Gotye “Somebody that I used to know”.
Check out a teaser clip below: