Triosphere was formed during the fall of 2004, by former Griffin guitarist Marcus Silver, singer/bassplayer Ida Haukland and drummer Ørjan Aare Jørgensen. They soon found their second guitar player in T.O Byberg, and the lineup has remained constant ever since.
Triosphere soon caught the attention of the Norwegian label Face Front who released their debut album "Onwards" in Norway during fall of 2006, and the rest of Europe in February 2007 through Plastic Head Distribution. Japanese label Spiritual Beast handled the release in Asia (November 2006) and the USA (late summer/fall 2007).
"Onwards" received an average of 8,5/10 in the reviews of both the national and the international press, and got their title track included on the prestigious Rock Hard sampler which features up-and-coming artists.
Furthermore, Triosphere was voted into the Top 5 Best Bands of the Year in both 2006 and 2007, and Top 10 Best Bands of the Year 2008 by the readers of the leading metal magazine in Norway,- Scream Magazine.
Triosphere again caught the attention of Rock Hard Magazine in 2009 when the magazine featured the band as one of the 20 most promising new bands worldwide in their april-issue.
However, the band experienced one of their most humbling moments when they received the award for Metal Album of the Year from the worlds largest independent music organization "Just Plain Folks Music Org." in the USA, august 2009, in competition with more than 80.000 artists in all genres around the world.
Triosphere have done two Norwegian tours with the legendary W.A.S.P., 2006 and 2007 respectively, and three European tours:
The first one was in early 2007 with Kotipelto, Chris Caffery, Kamelot, Jorn and W.A.S.P..
The second one was in late 2008 with Jorn, and finally the band toured with metal titans Arch Enemy and Destruction in December 2009.
In addition, Triosphere have co-headlined Swiss metal festival "Metal Inferno 2008" together with Threshold and done several Norwegian festivals featuring bands and artists like Sebastian Bach, Mayhem, Evergrey, After Forever, Enslaved, Kamelot, Soilwork, Volbeat, Dimmu Borgir and one-off's as support for Dio, amongst others.
The road ahead
Triosphere have now completed their much anticipated second album, "The Road Less Travelled".
It was recorded in their hometown Trondheim, and mixed by one of the most experienced sound technicians in the European hard rock and metal scene; Tommy Hansen in Jailhouse Studio (Denmark).
The band believes 2010 will be the most exciting year by far, and can't wait to get back out on the road and bang our heads together with all of you!