“City of the Sun”, the debut full-length album from Norwegian Prog Rockers SEVEN IMPALE is now also available on vinyl courtesy of Karisma Records, who also released the album in CD format earlier this month. Recorded and produced at the Solslottet and Duper Studio by Iver Sandøy, known for his work with bands such as ENSLAVED and KRAKOW, “City of the Sun” has been earning this young band much critical acclaim.
Track listing for “City Of The Sun” as follows:
1. Oh, My Gravity!
3. Eschaton Horo
5. God Left Us for a Black-Dressed Woman
The album itself is clearly rooted in early Classic Progressive Rock, but its five musically complex tracks reflect the variety of musical disciplines and influences the band’s six musicians bring to the mix, giving each track a distinct identity of its own. Classical orchestra and big band, metal and jazz, rock and electronica all blend together to give SEVEN IMPALE a sound that lifts the band up from the mundane and formulaic that all too often pervades the genre today.
Formed in Bergen, Norway, in 2010, SEVEN IMPALE’s lineup consists of Stian Økland on vocals and guitars, Fredrik Mekki Widerøe on drums, Benjamin Mekki Widerøe on sax, Tormod Fosso on bass, Erlend Vottvik Olsen on guitar and Håkon Vinje on keyboards. More information about SEVEN IMPALE can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sevenimpale
Both the vinyl and CD versions of “City of the Sun” are available from Karisma Records at http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
“Oh, My Gravity!” the opening track from SEVEN IMPALE’s 2014 album “City of the Sun” can be heard below:
Fan-filmed footage of SEVEN IMPALE’s appearance at this year’s Inferno Festival can be seen here: