MARATON embrace the unknown with their captivating and emotional new album “Unseen Color”!
Beautiful vocal lines and unexpected twists and hooks immediately hits you with Maraton’s new album “Unseen Color”. A wonderful mix of alternative rock, pop and prog shows the bands immense ability to seamlessly blend genres and produce a unique and captivating sound.
“Unseen Color” is truly a new direction for the band and vocalist Fredrik Klemp describes that the album is a representation of growth where each song represents an unseen color of Maraton.
Listen to the album here: https://orcd.co/unseencolor
Songwriter and guitarist Simen Ruud has the following to say:
“It´s always hard to know which songs are gonna end up on an album, and this time we ended up picking all the ones we initially didn’t think would fit on a Maraton album. All the weird ones, basically.
Everything else fell into place after this and gave us the right vision we needed to guide us to the finish line.
The album is about a lot of things, but most of all accepting the unknowns in life.
Or rather, the unknowns that we don’t even know about.
It’s a very personal and emotional album for me, which is a bit different from the more objective songs on our first album.”
Maraton break boundaries between genres, creating progressive alternative rock with roaring bass, massive guitars and exceptional vocals. Described as “shamelessly melodic”, the band experiments with sounds and creates music that can be described as a dynamic journey through sensory impressions.
Thematically, lines are drawn between the emotional and the philosophical, and the songs are based on human receptivity to new impressions and developments.
Maraton released their debut album “Meta” in 2019, with great success and very good reviews internationally. At the time of writing, the debut has almost 3 million plays on Spotify alone, with an ever-growing fan base around the world.
They have been praised for their fantastic and energetic live performances with such claims as:
“Bergersen’s falsetto delivery is simply amazing” and “With a voice driven by power and clarity, I was left with goosebumps in places you did not know you could get goosebumps ” – Heavymetal.no.
Maraton have previously played at festivals such as Roskildefestivalen in Denmark, By:larm- and the Trondheim Rocks festival in Norway, and after the debut album they went on an extensive European tour with Leprous.
By combining and experimenting with different genres, the band creates a distinct and iconic soundscape that is characterized by technical drumming performed with mechanical precision, earthquake-awakening bass, shimmering guitars and almost sacred vocals.
The result is a truly unique take on alternative rock, that should be enjoyed and absorbed through more than one listening.
Fredrik Bergersen Klemp – Vocals
Simen Hundere Ruud – Guitar
Frank Nordeng Røe – Drums
Magnus Johansen – Keys
Ruben Aksnes – Bass
Written and performed by: Maraton
Produced by: Henning Svoren, Sumen Hundere Ruud
Mixed by: Henning Svoren
Mastered by: Joe LaPorta
Artwork by: Martin Kvamme, Ted Guhl
Photos by: Sebastian Ludvigsen
Project Manager: Celine Høie
A&R: Erlend Gjerde