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. OCTOBER 2006
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Norway is today a place that has a legion of Progressive Rock bands, capable to satisfy an varied audiences, from Symphonic Rock to the Heavy Metal, many bands producing music of the highest calibre, and among some of them we can find Retroheads. The music from this band can be characterized as Symphonic Progressive  Rock dating back to the 70s, with keyboards and guitar play resembling "Pink Floyd" and "Genesis", including some adventurous musical parts near "IQ", "Karnataka", "Magenta", "Mostly Autumn"  and other similar European bands. The music from Retroheads becomes from atmospheric instrumentation, accompanied by dynamic and energetic guitar solos, mixing with magical keyboard arrangements, adding great lyric lines with dynamite vocal harmonies, a fresh new creative and inspirational music done with quality and style. I can honestly say Retroheads is defintely one of the best European Progressive Rock bands today. Brilliant and fantastic, an amazing album, highly recommendable...

The line up on the Band today are:
Tore Bø Bendixen - Vocals, Keys, Guitars, Bass and Programming
Ann-Kristin Bendixen - Back Vocals
Deborah Girnius - Backing vocals, flute
Gry Anett Stordahl - Hammond B3, keyboards
Mike Mann - Lead Vocals
Tommy Berre - Electric and acoustic guitars
Trond Gjellum - Drums

RETROHEADS
Making contemporary progressive rock, using the instruments and sounds of the golden era in progressive music, was the main idea behind the Retroheads concept.

It started out as one mans dream about a band that could tribute the free spirits of the past, not as copycats, but by adapting the way to think and make music without limits, borders, restrictions, expectations and commercial angles. In other words: with creative freedom.

And the dream came true: With the release of “Retrospective” in 2004, on Unicorn Records in Canada, the path was set for the future. The album was very well received by the progressive rock community, receiving great reviews and feedback from all parts of the world. 

There have been some changes in the bands line up over the years. 

The band has developed and matured since the early days in 2002/2003, and consists now of 7 musicians all coming from various backgrounds; jazz, pop, rock and world-music.

And the future is here now, with the much acclaimed album “Introspective” released in 2006.

In 2007, Retroheads will tour Europe, the US and Canada playing clubs and festivals.

A new album is planned for 2008.

.New Release

"Introspective"

01) Rainy Day
02) Living in a bubble
03) Black hole eyes
04) One World
05) Be Aware
06) I turn to you
07) Slaves of Gold
08) Tidel Wave
09) Karma

Recorded at Stereo Studio in Oslo, Norway. Mixed by Tore Bø Bendixen. Mastered at Trillium Sound by Richard Addison in Québec, Canada.

To get in contact or, If you would like any other information, please send e-Mail to Retroheads.

For more information and every thing about the band, please visit RETROHEADS HOME PAGEN
 
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