Norway’s CHRIS WICKED has released his debut album “Aleine” through Apollon Records. The album is featured by members of Gorgoroth, Taake, Helheim, Gaahls Wyrd og Shining.
“Chris Wicked is an experienced artist from Bergen, Norway, best known as the vocalist in Malice in Wonderland where he toured the world and released several albums, EP’s, and singles.
Now Chris is reinventing himself, creating dark, atmospheric music singing in his own language”.
Listen to the album here: https://orcd.co/chrisaleinea
- Aleine ft. Gaahl
- Eg Går Der Ingen Engler Våger
- Når Allting Svartner ft. Niklas Kvarforth
- Bare Deg Og Meg Og Natten
- Bergen, Bergen
- Aleine (The Sprawl Remix) – LP bonus track
*Ørjan «Hoest» Stedjeberg – bass on track 4, 5 og 6
*Ørjan «V’gandr» Nordvik – bass on track 2
Chris Wicked is an experienced artist from Bergen, Norway, best known as the vocalist in Malice in Wonderland where he toured the world and released several albums, EP’s, and singles. After a tour in China with Finnish band Negative, the artist was brought to Finland where he spent several years touring, doing festival work, as well as several TV appearances.
Back in Bergen, the band was eventually disbanded, and Chris has spent the last few years creating a new sound singing in his own language – now as a solo artist. The recent time has been spent in Polyfon Studio and the debut album has now been recorded.
Although parts of the Black Metal elite such as Gaahl (Gaahls Wyrd), Hoest (Taake, Gorgoroth), V’gandr (Helheim, Taake) and Niklas Kvarforth (Shining SE) contributes on the album, it is in no way extreme music we are talking about. This is melancholic and catchy, at times low-key, with a dark, beautiful, and unique expression, inspired by artists such as Sisters of Mercy, Nick Cave, David Bowie and Depeche Mode.
After the first single, the title track «Aleine», where Black Metal legend Gaahl contributed as a guest vocalist, Chris released the beautiful video single, «Sørgebånd” which is the most stripped-down song on the upcoming album. Both songs have been aired on national radio.
The debut album is now released worldwide through Apollon Records. The record is available in LP (ltd white vinyl) and CD format in addition to the digital release.
Band Line Up
Chris Wicked – Vocals
Rune Nordahl-Pedersen – Guitars
Eskil Sæter – Bass
Marius Mathisen – Drums