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26/1/2009: Hardt Regn!

Today's the big day, and Skambankt's new album "Hardt Regn" is out in the stores! So go out and buy it, and if you don't live in Norway, is the place to go! Alternatively, you can bug your local record dealer - links to the distributers of the Skambankt records are listed here.
The LP is available at, for example, and they ship to other countries as well (and they also offer the CD, if you want to save postage).

You can find all the lyrics of "Hardt Regn" here, and of course, the translations are online as well! Please let me know if you spot any errors.
I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to Lena for her help with the lyrics and the translation, and also to Andrea for checking the English version! =:-)

Of course I looked forward to the album a lot, so if you care about what I think about it, here is my review.
And speaking of reviews: There will probably be lots of reviews in the next days. I will not put them all in the news here, but I will collect them here. If you find reviews that are not listed there, please send them in (there's a form at the bottom of the page). And if you want to have some translated, let me know!

And now: Enjoy "Hardt Regn"!

25/1/2009: Articles!

I just uploaded two translations: Here you can read the translation of NRK's interview with Skambankt, and here is a (rough) translation of what Jærbladet wrote. Seems the author didn't like them. =:-/
The album will be out tomorrow, so check back tomorrow for the lyrics and translations!

22/1/2009: Support Skambankt!

The album is about to come out - time for a competition! You can find all the infos here. Good luck!

Today, Skambankt appeared on NRK Rogaland. I didn't find a recording of the radio show they attended, but you can see them on local TV here. (Here is the direct link to the video.) There wasn't really any new info worth reporting here though. =;-)
Additionally, Skambankt answered questions online at Aftenbladet.

And don't forget that you can listen to the complete album on Skambankt's MySpace site already!

21/1/2009: Win tickets for the release party!

As mentioned in yesterday's news, there will be a release party at Cementen in Stavanger - for invited guests only. But you can also win tickets! All you have to do to enter the competition is send in the name of the director of Skambankt's new video to the e-mail address linked in the article.

Update: You can now listen to the whole album on Skambankt's MySpace site! Enjoy!
The lyrics and translations for all the songs will be online here after the album comes out - hopefully already on Monday.

20/1/2009: Promo tour!

The first part of the promotion for Hardt Regn is over - Terje and Tollak appeared on Oslo-TV (choose "Del 1 19.01.09" to watch the video) and Lydverket (podcast) yesterday, and today they were at Radio Tango. Here's a rough summary of stuff we haven't heard before:
  • The title "Hardt Regn" gives a good summary of the overall atmosphere of the album.
  • The album will be out as vinyl version as well - Skambankt's first vinyl.
  • All lyrics and all music was done by Terje this time.
  • The recording of the album at Bekk studio in Jæren was a bit of a "Big Brother" social experiment - stick four people into one small studio for two and a half weeks and see what happens.
  • In the booklet, Skambankt don't use their artist names anymore. They don't really know why, it "just happened", but they are a bit tired of them.
  • There will be a release party for the album, but only for invited guests, at Cementen in Stavanger.
  • There MIGHT be two concerts in Bergen, which probably means a kids concert before the real concert, but it's not set yet.
  • Everybody should check out Rummelsnuff. =;-)
Just some key points, of course there was much more, and if you understand some Norwegian, it's worth checking the interviews out!
And there will be more interviews: On Thursday (Jan. 22), Skambankt will appear on NRK Rogaland, both radio (16:30) and TV (18:40). Both shows should be available on NRK nettradio or NRK nett-tv, respectively, either live or afterwards. Also, don't forget to send in questions for the Aftenbladet net meeting on Thursday!
And looking at the online press, we find a very nice interview at (I'll try to find the time to translate it asap) and a first album review from Sarpsborgavisa.