November 3, 2012

The Kaizers of Stavanger

Everyone in Norway has probably heard of the band Kaizers Orchestra. Unless, off course, they've been living under a rock for the past decade... And almost everyone must have noticed that in these days their newest and, temporarily last, album has been a hot topic! It's the third album in their musical trilogy masterly named Violeta, Violeta - A Romantic Tragedy. Very much could be said about this, but I've decided to keep the details short as im hardly qualified to either judge their music or tell their story in a proper way. But, it you don't already know who Kaizers Orchestra are, head over here for a brief introduction...

What I will do, however, is to say that Violeta, Violeta Volume III is simply one of the greatest and most brilliant musical masterpieces I've heard. I'll have to come back to it in a different post, but just know that it's great and well worth the money!

I just wanted to share with you some pictures from their visit to Stavanger today. As the album came out just yesterday, they went to our record store Platekompaniet today to sign their album and talk to their fans. It was awesome and really, really cold! For over two hours we stood outside before we finally got to meet them. But it was all worth it :)

Bestseller... Shocker!
The cover is stunning!

An hour before they were even scheduled to arrive...

The awesome guys at Platekompaniet handed out coffie to all of us freezing out there <3

Less then one third of the line...

Someone brought speakers and loads of Kaizer-music. Thanks for making our wait more pleasant!

Finally inside!

Dressed for the occasion. They have style ;)

Terje and Helge. Most awesome and nice guys!

Crappy picture quality, but great people! Janove and Rune.

Geir and √ėyvind, however, seemed too busy to pose, but no hurt feelings :)

All in all, a great band and a great experience!

The result was great! Trilogy complete :)