Green Carnation frontman and guitarist Tchort has announced in an announcement on the band's website that the current line up of Green Carnation has split up.
"Although releasing the amazing concert DVD "A Night Under The Dam" earlier this year, the band felt drained of energy after the miserable organized USA tour put together by The End Records and their booking agent. The End Records being one of the main supporters of the band the last years, bringing hope back to Green Carnation's view on the music business, left the band with broken promises, huge debts, theft of license money and a poor organized tour draining the band for energy. The band doesn't blame The End Records for all of its problems, but they made a bad situation worse by first giving the tour a green light when the conditions for the tour were doomed from the beginning and then later withdraw license money, merchandise money, merchandise and not paying the band or its sound engineer, leaving the band in debts. All of which could have been avoided by cancelling the tour before it started. The End Records lost money on the tour as well, so why it wasn't cancelled when the contracts for the tour were offered to the label, is a unanswered question.
Sublife Productions has uploaded a full track from the latest Green Carnation DVD "A Night Under The Dam". The song 'Maybe?' can be viewed in its entirety by clicking here.
Go to the Sublife Productions website to find a shorter DVD preview of the same song.
"Sublife Productions has announced the exclusive and limited pre-release of Green Carnation's "A Night Under the Dam" concert on DVD. The DVD is scheduled to be released in February 2007, but a limited first pressing will be made available to the Norwegian audience through a December 11 release in all shops and to fans in the USA through The End Records mailorder. 100 fans from the rest of the world can order the DVD directly from Sublife Productions.
Teaser videos and photo galleries/slideshows have been posted online. Check the Green Carnation profile for links and further information.
About the DVD: This special concert event took place on August 3, 2006, almost 700 meters above the ocean, several kilometers into the Norwegian mountains, under a 30-meter-tall dam built in 1939. Together with guest artists and a string quartet, Green Carnation performed its entire "Acoustic Verses" album and other material in front of more than 500 enthusiastic audience members, some of them travelling all the way from the USA, Italy, Ireland, Germany and Holland. This DVD (PAL format only!) contains the entire live show, including two bonus songs ("Six Ribbons" and "Transparent Me"), extensive photo gallery (170+ images), a behind-the-scenes video and full 5.1 Surround Sound to ensure the best possible viewing and listening experience. This is the closest you can get to the "real thing," a unique concert event from by a unique band. This is a PAL-only DVD release. Region free (plays in all regions)."
Our appearance at RaismesFest has been cancelled. This was supposed to be the first gig on our European Tour, and the deal was therefore made with that in mind considering flight-tickets and so on. Once again we are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused some of our fans.
"We are sad to inform you that the planned European Tour this September has been cancelled. The headliner, Tristania, couldn't make it and the promotor, Metallysee, couldn't find a replacement in time so the whole thing got cancelled. The show at Raismes-fest on September 9th is not a part of the tour and may still find place. This we will know in a week or so.
Since we are not going on tour, we will do our best to make sure that the Acoustic Verses DVD will be ready for release early December this year."
Green Carnation singer Kjetil Nordhus on 31 st May commented on what he promises will be the band's biggest concert in terms of location and exclusivity:
"People will have to wait for a couple of weeks still to get the whole story, but we are creating a concert so spectacular that it will be of international interest. The reason why I'm commenting this today, is because people might need time to plan their summer, not least if Norway is going to be included in their plans. This is also a service from the band to our foreign fans, so they could have the chance to purchase tickets for the gig before it's sold out. There will be a national press conference in Norway on the location of the concert on June 13th, but Green Carnation would like to give away some information already today:
Norway's GREEN CARNATION are gearing up for their North American live debut with their exclusive headlining show at Day of The Equinox in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on October 14.
GREEN CARNATION — who released their well-received fourth album, "The Quiet Offspring", on The End Records this year — plan to make the October 14 appearance a special event for their fans, showcasing material from their current album and older material.
Says GREEN CARNATION singer Kjetil Nordhus, "After a long wait, our North American debut is getting close. This will be a special event because, along with current material we will play, we also plan to play a good portion of 'Light of Day, Day of Darkness' (2001's critically acclaimed single-track album) for our live set. We are specifically bringing over our sound guy for this because it important for us to get the right sound that we need in order to share the different moods of that complex album with the audience. The entire band is really looking forward to coming over there and we feel that this might be one of the band's most important gigs for a long time. We're more eager than nervous, so that must be a good sign."
"Myron & Cole" video is available for downloading on the band website. This video represents a part of the band live performance from Markens Cafè, Kristiansand, dated from October 2004.
For downloading/viewing it, follow this link:
A live video from "Miron & Cole" was posted online on the band website.
The video was filmed live at Markens Cafè, Kristiansand in October 2004.
Also, Green Carnation celebrates their 15th anniversary in 2005.
Here is Kenneth's statement:
"In addition to touring and promoting the new full album "The Quiet Offspring", the band wants to something spesial for the fans. "We have already discussed different ideas and hopefully we will be able to go through with them in between touring and other activities. It's a nice opportunity to do something spesial and different, and it's going to be a nice surprice. But first we need to focuse on the release of the new album".
"Green Carnation Completes 4th studio album titled: "The Quiet Offspring":
On September 15th, the band finished recording its 4th full length album, scheduled to be released through Season of Mist in February 2005.
The band is very excited about the new material and looking forward to hearing the mastered tapes when they arrive in a couple of days. More info about the album will be released soon".
Also, the cover of the forthcoming album was posted online on the website of the band.
GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), have parted ways with drummer Anders Kobro. A replacement has been found in the shape of Tommy Jackson, a longtime fan and friend of the band.
"Anders is a metal drummer and most of all, an extreme metal drummer," Tchort said in a statement. "We didnt feel that his drumming skills was what GREEN CARNATION needed for the two last albums, his skills are of much more use in a band like CARPATHIAN FOREST, where he still plays. We want the drums to play a more important role than they have for the two last albums, and therefore we have agreed with Anders Kobro for him to step down, and for Tommy Jackson to take his place. We believe that the band will benefit and progress from this change, as Tommy is more of the drummer we want in the style we are playing. Kobro agrees to that.
"So, no matter how standard it may sound, it is for musical differences that our ways part with Anders Kobro, but obviously he played an important role on the three albums he did with the band and there are mixed feelings with this change, but we all believe it will be for the best.
"We believe that it would be best if the news are breaked sooner than later, as we want the album to be in focus when the time of release is closing in and not a member change, so feel free to announce the line up change already now.
"GREEN CARNATION will still play the two confirmed shows on October 2nd (Lost Souls Festival, headliner, Kristiansand) and 8th (Tribute, headliner, Sandnes), with Tommy Jackson on drums."
GREEN CARNATION's new album will be released in early through The End Records in the U.S. and Season of Mist in Europe.
On September 15th, the band finished recording its 4th full length album, scheduled to be released through "Season of Mist" in February 2005. The band is very excited about the new material and song titles, album title and album cover details, will be released in a couple of weeks.
GREEN CARNATION are inviting their fans to a special treat with their beautiful box set: "The Trilogy" contains all three of GREEN CARNATION's albums on heavy vinyl and with luxurious gatefold covers in a deluxe box. Especially the covers to „Journey To The End Of The Night" and „Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness" finally show to their advantage in this format. We follow the Norwegians' musical voyage from their debut album „Journey To The End Of The Night" via the second release „Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness" to their most recent work, „A Blessing In Disguise". While „Journey To The End Of The Night" (on which Tchort was helped by Vibeke from Tristania and the Botteri twins from In The Woods …) was very much located in the Psychedelic Doom Metal area, „Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness" features a blending of heavy doom guitars, orchestral arrangements and Progressive Rock influences. Finally, „A Blessing In Disguise" reveals the melancholic Hard Rock side of GREEN CARNATION. In addition to these three albums, "The Trilogy" includes five previously unreleased acoustic versions of some tracks from the „A Blessing In Disguise" album. In Europe, this box set is limited to 333 hand-numbered copies".
Green Carnation is confirmed for the Metalcamp festival, Slovenia. The band
will perform on the main stage on August 21st.
Green Carnation DVD....
Was shipped out on the 14th of June. Click HERE to see the list of distributors,
bringing the DVD to a store near you!
Tchort reveals to band members....
that he started working on ideas for what might become Light of Day, Day of Darkness part II and III. Tchort said "that I never thought about continuing on the path set with Light of Day, Day of Darkness - until now. Lately I have gotten new ideas that excites me alot. It might just be the weather and all the lite-dressed girls outside lately that makes me feel this way, but it also might be a rush of genuine inspiration that such work as making a second and third part would require".
Norweigan's GREEN CARNATION is turning away from the plan of making a MCD, instead the band already started making pre-production demos of new songs for a coming new full length album which will be recorded from late August '04. A pre-production sample of one new song will be featured on the upcoming DVD which will be recorded in Poland in the end of January 2004.