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Midnattsol - Unveil New Song

Midnattsol (meaning "midnight sun" in Norwegian) has shared a brand new song online. The Nordic symphonic metal masters just released the official lyric video for the title track of their upcoming new album, The Aftermath which will be released on May 25th via Napalm Records. It's another opportunity to hear new tunes from the band.


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Posted: 06.05.2018 by Bad English | Comments (5)

Midnattsol - New Video And Song Unveiled

Norwegian folk metallers Midnattsol are about to release a new album called The Aftermath, as you might know. Previously, they have shared the first song from it, "Herr Mannelig," and now we get to hear a bit more. Watch below their new video for the tune "The Purple Sky". This is also their first proper video.


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Posted: 14.04.2018 by Bad English | Comments (4)

Midnattsol - Debut New Video

Midnattsol took their time with their new album, The Aftermath, but it's finally being released on May 25th 2018 through Napalm Records. After a teaser, the folk metallers have now revealed the first single and video of new material, including insights into their songwriting and recording process. Enjoy below "Herr Mannelig", a rendition of the traditional Swedish ballad.


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Posted: 29.03.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (7)

Midnattsol - Share New Album First Details And Teaser

At the end of last year, Midnattsol revealed that singer Liv Kristine of Leaves' Eyes and Theatre Of Tragedy fame (and Carmen Elise Espenæs' sister) had joined their ranks. They also said that their new album was in the works. Now we know that the album is complete and will be called The Aftermath with a confirmed release date set for May 25th 2018. Check out the teaser below.


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Posted: 22.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (3)

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


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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)