VIPER SOLFA, the new band featuring Ronny Thorsen (TRAIL OF TEARS), Miriam "Sphinx" Renvåg (RAM-ZET, ENDLING), Morfeus (MAYHEM, LIMBONIC ART, DIMENSION F3H), Endre Moe (TRAIL OF TEARS, DIMENSION F3H, CUTTHROAT) and Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow (TRAIL OF TEARS, SPHERE), will enter the studio in May to start recording its as-yet-untitled debut album. Drums will be tracked at Strand Studio in Oslo, Norway before moving on to bass, guitars and keyboards/orchestration recordings. Vocals will be laid down at Soundsuite Studios in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes. The band states: "Stoked to get this train rolling!"
A demo version of the VIPER SOLFA song "Whispers And Storms" can be streamed below.
VIPER SOLFA emerged in 2013 as an idea from TRAIL OF TEARS singer and frontman Ronny Thorsen. After nearly two decades of albums, worldwide touring, as well as guest appearances for TRISTANIA and BLOOD RED THRONE, the time seemed right to head into different musical territories. Thorsen was quickly joined by fellow TRAIL OF TEARS members Endre Moe on bass and Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow on drums. Not long after, the three of them found themselves in the creative company of Morfeus, who immediately took the role of main composer as well as handling guitar, keyboard and orchestration duties. With the material at hand, it became obvious that the sound needed a diverse, intense and highly skilled female voice and after auditioning over two dozen singers from around the globe, Miriam "Sphinx" Renvåg was recruited as the final piece of the puzzle.
With a lineup consisting of established and well-known members from vast musical backgrounds, the result is a merciless musical beast combining the best of the individual members' musical history. Nearly a year has been spent crafting the band's innovative brand of extreme metal, or as the band so fittingly labels it: poison music.
VIPER SOLFA is:
* Ronny Thorsen (TRAIL OF TEARS) - Vocals
* Miriam "Sphinx" Renvåg (RAM-ZET, ENDLING) - Vocals
* Morfeus (MAYHEM, LIMBONIC ART, DIMENSION F3H) - Guitar, Keyboards, Orchestration
* Endre Moe (TRAIL OF TEARS, DIMENSION F3H, CUTTHROAT) - Bass
* Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow (TRAIL OF TEARS, SPHERE) - Drums