GREEN CARNATION Stand-In Bassist Leaves The Fold

After eight gigs in five different countries with GREEN CARNATION, stand-in bass player Ole Vistnes has left the band to make room for regular bass man Stein Roger Sordal.

"Ole has done a fantastic job for us!" singer Kjetil Nordhus said. "He has been extremely professional in his approach, but we have also learned to know him as a great person. So on behalf of GREEN CARNATION, I'd like to thank Ole for his efforts with us."

The 23-year-old Vistnes joined GREEN CARNATION on a session basis when Stein Roger Sordal went to Australia to work with THE KARMA in the summer of 2005, and he has been with the band for some truly memorable moments, most notably at the ProgPower Europe Festival in Holland, The Day of the Equinox in Canada and more recently the highly successful tour of Finland. Ole Vistnes will now dedicate his musical abilities to his main band ZEROZONIC, and a project act called JACK CAINE (also featuring former GREEN CARNATION keyboardist Bernt A. Moen).

"We wish Ole all the best with both ZEROSONIC and JACK CAINE. He deserves every bit of success," Kjetil Nordhus said.

GREEN CARNATION's "The Acoustic Verses" will be one of the first albums to issued in North American via a brand new collaboration between The End Records and RED Distribution. A full-length MP3 of the track"Alone", taken from "The Acoustic Verses", has been made available for download at this location (3.4 MB). The CD is scheduled for release in North America on January 24, 2006.

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