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Midnattsol - Liv Kristine Joins Band, New Album In The Making

Midnattsol has a second singer now. It's none other than Liv Kristine of Leaves' Eyes and Theatre Of Tragedy fame. She will now sing right next to her sister Carmen Elise Espenæs in the band. The gothic/folk metallers haven't released a new album since 2011's The Metamorphosis Melody but a new one is in the making. Hear a snippet of a new song with Liv over here. Just a first appetizer.


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Posted: 14.12.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (7)

Savn - Midnattsol And The Sins Of Thy Beloved Members In New Band

Savn is a new Norwegian gothic/folk metal band featuring Midnattsol singer Carmen Elise Espenæs and two members of The Sins Of Thy Beloved, Stig Johansen and Anders Thue and they are currently recording their debut album at Mastersound Studio in Germany for a late 2013 release via CDR Records.


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Posted: 19.07.2013 by Bad English | Comments (6)

Midnattsol - New Album In The Works

Folk metallers Midnattsol, which have three albums in their discography, Where Twilight Dwells, Nordlys and the latest The Metamorphosis Melody from 2011, are currently busy working on their next album. For that reason, their recently confirmed performance at Ragnarök Festival next April will be the band's only show this year.


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Posted: 02.03.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (13)

Midnattsol - New Album Details

The Metamorphosis Melody, the new upcoming album of Norwegian folk/gothic metal band Midnattsol will be released on April 22 via Napalm Records.

A two-minute album teaser was previously posted over here.

The Metamorphosis Melody cover art] tracklist:

01. Alv (intro)
02. The Metamorphosis Melody
03. Spellbound
04. The Tide
05. A Poet's Prayer
06. Forlorn
07. Kong Valemons Kamp
08. Goodbye
09. Forvandlingen
10. Motets Makt
11. My Re-Creation
12. A Predator´s Prey


Band profile: Midnattsol
Posted: 12.03.2011 by Thryce | Comments (1)

Midnattsol - New Album Cover Art Revealed, Teaser Online

Norwegian metallers Midnattsol have issued at this location a new teaser trailer for their forthcoming album, The Metamorphosis Melody, which includes the cover art.

The Metamorphosis Melody will be released on April 22 via Napalm Records.


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Posted: 19.02.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (9)

Leaves' Eyes - On Tour With Midnattsol, On Tour With Tarja

Leaves' Eyes are happy to announce the dates of the upcoming shows in April and May 2011, headlining the tour with special guest Midnattsol, as well as being direct support for Tarja.

Singer Liv Kristine comments: "Both tours are just perfect for the release of our fourth full-length album Meredead. Firstly, I will finally share stage with my sister, Carmen Elise Espenaes (Midnattsol), which is like a dream coming true. Secondly, it's a great honor for us to go on tour with our friends and support Tarja Turunen and her outstanding band! We are really looking forward to this. It will truly be a special experience for our fans and us!"

At Nachtleben in Frankfurt the official release party of the new album Meredead will take place with some specials for the fans.

Leaves' Eyes with special guest Midnattsol:

April 22 - Sneek, Netherlands - Bolwerk
April 23 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
April 24 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg
April 25 - Frankfurt, Germany - Nachtleben
April 28 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
April 29 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto Sound Club
April 30 - Romagnano Sesia, Italy - Rock N Roll Arena

Tarja with special guest Leaves' Eyes:

May 03 - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn
May 04 - Erlangen, Germany - E-Werk
May 06 - München, Germany - Backstage
May 07 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Festhalle Durlach
May 10 - Bonn, Germany - Brückenforum
May 11 - Osnabrück, Germany - Rosenhof
May 13 - Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit
May 14 - Bomal-sur-Ourthe, Belgium - Durbuy Rock Festival (no Tarja)
May 16 - Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
May 17 - Neu Isenburg, Germany - Hugenottenhalle
May 19 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
May 20 - Hannover, Germany - Capitol


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Event: Leaves' Eyes + Midnattsol
Posted: 26.01.2011 by BudDa | Comments (5)

Midnattsol - Update From The Band

Midnattsol has released the following band statement:

"Many of you have been wondering lately when our third album will be released. Fortunately we are now happy to announce that the release date of The Metamorphosis Melody is the 25th of March 2011. In addition to 11 brand new songs with almost an hour playtime, we have made a Limited Edition for you as well, this time with both a Bonus DVD and a Bonus track, sung by Daniel Droste (Ahab). The exact content of the DVD and the titles of the new songs will be revealed in our next news. You can already preorder the Limited Edtion - and the Normal Edition on

We have some good news regarding live activities as well: Midnattsol is going to play a great deal live in 2011; you can watch us on concerts, festivals and tours. We can't wait to show you the new songs and party with you. Watch out for more information!

But unfortunately there is also some bad news for you: our guitarist Daniel Droste has recently left the band due to the fact that he wanted to concentrate on his band Ahab. We want to thank Daniel from the bottom of our heart for all the awesome and funny moments together with him in the rehearsal room, studio, tour bus and of course on stage and wish him all the best for the future, both regarding his musical career and private life.

In order to be a complete band again, we are now in search of a new guitarist. We will keep you informed!"


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Posted: 14.12.2010 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Midnattsol - Album Recording Finished

Midnattsol are back home from Studio E in Germany and have issued the following update:

"We´ve done it! Our third album is recorded, including mixing and mastering. And we are really proud of the result - we think it´s amazing. Our feeling is, that everyone of us has developed as well as the band together. Nevertheless we are still Midnattsol.

We had an awesome time in Studio E and want to thank Markus Stock for his great work - also as a producer for us. But there are still thousands of things to do, until the CD will be released. In the next time, we will work on the cover and artwork for the CD. Of course we will keep you informed about the process.

And to shorten the time you have to wait, here is a small video of Carmen´s recordings for you. And for more information - once again the link to our studio report."


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Posted: 20.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (4)

Midnattsol - Enter The Studio Next Week

Midnattsol have issued the following update:

"After we have spent lots of time in our new rehearsal room during the last month, the time has come, we will enter the studio. We can justly claim that we have never worked so intensively on our material and also the work with our new guitarist Alex Kautz was like a rejuvenation for us. Thus we are extremely looking forward to record the songs now!

As we had been very satisfied with the recordings of Nordlys at Studio E, we have decided for the third album not only to let the recordings do by such an experienced producer as Markus Stock from Studio E (e.g. The Vision Bleak, Lacrimas Profundere, Secrets Of The Moon and Dornenreich), but also the mixing and mastering.

The best news is however: The recordings will already begin May 24th 2010 and with a short interruption we will be in the studio until July. Of course we will keep you informed about further information regarding the new album and the release date."


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Posted: 18.05.2010 by SlaytallicA | Comments (3)

Midnattsol - Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Midnattsol have issued the following update through their MySpace blog:

"Recently we told you the happy news, that our guitarist Fabian Pospiech became father of a little son. Such events always also bring some changes in life, thus Fabz decided to concentrate increasingly on his family and his new job. Unfortunately this also means that Fabz won't be able to play at Midnattsol any longer. We can understand his decision very well and wish him all the best and good luck for the future!

Thus it also means for us now: Midnattsol search for a new guitarist!

To complete the line-up and blast off again we are searching for a band experienced and creative guitarist. Do you already have live experience, are you motivated and ready for headbanging? Then please write to newguitarist midnattsol com and give us a short description about yourself (if possible with a picture) and what you have musically done so far.

What you can expect at us? A record deal, a rehearsal room at Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart, festivals and tours and of course us, a bunch of Midnattsols that like to party. We are currently writing songs for our third album and would be happy if you immediately join us with this and at the forthcoming Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium. Musicians from Ludwigsburg / Stuttgart and the greater region will be preferred.

Metal on!"

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Posted: 11.07.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (7)

Midnattsol - Announce New Member

Midnattsol have posted the following update:

"It is a great pleasure for us to announce that we have finally found a new guitarist for Midnattsol. We have been having a good feeling about it for a while now, but latest after our gig on the Summer Breeze Festival it was clear:

We welcome Fabian Pospiech in the Midnattsol-familiy!!

We are sure that Fabian is the right new guitarist for Midnattsol, he certainly gives the band a lot through his amazing musical skills and his cheerful personality.

Thanx a lot to everyone who applied for this position, we got so impressed by the fact that guitarists from the whole world were sending us their applications! We are very sorry if we haven't got the chance to thank each of you individually, so on this place: Thank you all so much for your application and your interest in Midnattsol, it means a lot to us!"


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Posted: 03.09.2008 by Abattoir | Comments (5)

Midnattsol - Part Ways With Guitarist

Midnattsol has posted the following update regarding Christian Hector's departure:

Hello Midnattsol folks,

three days ago we got a bad message. Our guitarist Christian Hector has decided to leave Midnattsol. Christian describes the reasons for this step in the following statement:

Ahoi Midnattfolks,

it's been some years since Carmen and me started out forming Midnattsol. Now it's time for me to move on and experience new musical directions. My decision is due to the musical development of the band, the lack of time for family and friends and last but not least my second band Ahab. I'd like to focus on the work along with my dear friend Daniel Droste and Cornelius Althammer. Nonetheless, I still call everyone in Midnattsol my dearest friends, too! And I guess we'll have too much beer together again quite soon .

So - as you see - this decision is not born from quarrels, controversy or dispute with Chris, Birgit, Carmen, and the two Daniels. It's just, my musical way will be a different one, now.
I enjoyed being part of this for the last five years and I guess, I'll probably join one or the other of Midnattsol for some other musical projects in the future. May it be folk, rock, metal or whatever. We'll see.
I wish Midnattsol good luck with Nordlys and the best for their further career.

Farewell, proud men and women!
Christian Hector

The band adds:

We really regret his leaving of the band after 6 common Midnattsol-years. It was a great time and we have gone through many ups and downs together. Without him Midnattsol surely would not have gone the way where we are today - for this reason we have prepared a slideshow with some of the nicest scenes of Christian's time at Midnattsol. Thank you very much for the wonderful time and all the best for the future!!

Carmen, Birgit, Daniel D., Daniel F., Chris


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Posted: 02.05.2008 by Bararey | Comments (4)

Midnattsol - New Song Streaming Online

Midnattsol has put a new song available for streaming at their newly-designed MySpace page. The song coming from the upcoming album "Nordlys" is called "En Natt I Nord", a song completely in Norwegian. You can listen to it at this location.

Midnattsol's second studio album will be out on March 28th, 2008.


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Posted: 22.02.2008 by LeDruide | Comments (3)

Midnattsol - Album Update

The following album update was posted on the Napalm Records website:

"The German-Norwegian formation Midnattsol is currently running a recording marathon to finish the follow-up to "Where the Twilight Dwells".
Carmen Elise Espenaes will once again record her vocals in Mastersound Studios (Leaves' Eyes, Elis). The rest will be recorded with The Vision Bleak mastermind Markus Stock at Klangschmiede E Studios. Tue Madsen (Sirenia, Dark Tranquillity), one of Europe´s leading sound engineers, and the infamous Finnvox studios will guarantee a great production.
"Nordlys" will hit the streets in March 2008."


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Posted: 24.10.2007 by Thryce | Comments (6)

Midnattsol - Planning To Enter The Studio

Guitarist Christian Hector from Norwegian Folk/Gothic Metal band Midnattsol - featuring vocalist Carmen Elise Espenaes (the younger sister of Leaves' Eyes singer Liv Kristine) - has posted the following update on the band's official MySpace page:

"Dear Midnattsols,

It's been very long time since we could announce something really sure about doing a new record. We are just about to write our sixth, seventh and eighth song. 5 are (let's say 99%) finished already.

We plan to enter the studio in the midst of November and finish with mixing and mastering in December.

In the meantime we're discussing possible album-titles, cover- and layout-artworks and so on. At the moment everybody's very busy!

Hope you will like our new stuff!

Take care!
Chris H. & Midnattsol"


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Posted: 06.07.2007 by Thryce | Comments (4)