Tantara - Biography




The band saw its light in September 2009, when drummer Stian and rhythm guitarist Fredrik decided to bring their "talent show" project to a new level: Make it officially a band. The two band mates recruited Per as their lead guitarist, which they've played with before. In September 2010, they recruited Stians' old classmate Bjarke as their bassist, making him the first offical bassist in Tantara.

In August 2010, Tantara recorded their first EP, which was released digitally in early October and later on released physically late December the same year. Soon after the EP was released, the band got in contact with the legendary sound engineer and producer Flemming Rasmussen, who agreed to record Tantara's debut album in July 2011. In April 2011, Bjarke decided to leave the band, and Max Warnby from Skövde, Sweden, decided to join the band full time. The complete line-up headed over to Copenhagen, Danmark, and recorded their debut album in July 2011 with Flemming Rasmussen, and the album was released August 24th, 2012 by Indie Recordings.

After two Norwegian tours in 2012, the band seeks new hights in 2013 with a new album and hopefully an European tour.