Pagan's Mind at Norway Rock Festival 2008
|Genres||Progressive metal, power metal|
|Labels||Limb Music, SPV/Steamhammer|
|Associated acts||Eidolon, Firewind, Beautiful Sin, Kinrick, Trivial Act, Aeon Zen|
|Members||Nils K. Rue
Jørn Viggo Lofstad
|Past members||Thorstein Aaby|
Founded in 2000 from the band Silverspoon by Nils K. Rue, Thorstein Aaby, and Stian Kristoffersen. Pagan's Mind released their first album, Infinity Divine, that same year. The following album, Celestial Entrance, was released in 2002 and was a relatively big success even outside of Norway. A re-recorded version of Infinity Divine was released in 2004. Their third album, Enigmatic : Calling, was released in 2005 and debuted at number 15 on the Norwegian album charts. Their most recent album, Heavenly Ecstasy, was released in 2011.
In 2009, Pagan's Mind played ProgPower USA.
On March 2, 2011, Pagan's Mind announced Heavenly Ecstasy as the title of their forthcoming album. The band also released a new song called "Intermission" as a premiere for the online radio show "The Metal Madman". The album was released on SPV/Steamhammer on May 20 in Germany, May 23 in other parts of Europe and in June in USA/Canada.
Their music is influenced by Stargate, especially the theatrical film. In an interview, frontman Nils K. Rue said: "I wouldn't say I like the TV series Stargate, because I never saw an entire episode of that. But I really like the film Stargate. Of course, I took some inspiration from that..."
- Nils K. Rue – vocals (2000–present)
- Jørn Viggo Lofstad – guitar (2000–present)
- Steinar Krokmo – bass (2000–present)
- Stian Kristoffersen – drums (2000–present)
- Ronny Tegner – keyboards (2000–present)
- Thorstein Aaby – guitar (2000–2003)
- Infinity Divine (2000, re-recorded in 2004)
- Celestial Entrance (2002)
- Enigmatic : Calling (2005)
- God's Equation (2007)
- Heavenly Ecstasy (2011)
- Live Equation (2009)
DVD and video
- New World Order Live and Supremacy Our Kind Live (ProgPower USA VIII Concert DVD)
- God Equation Live 2009 (Promo/Concert Sale DVD)
- "Through Osiris' Eyes" (Celestial Entrance)
- "Aegean Shores" (Celestial Entrance)
- "Enigmatic Mission" (Enigmatic: Calling)
- "Atomic Firelight" (God's Equation)
- "Intermission" (Heavenly Ecstasy)
- MusicMight bio featuring the claim
- Norwegiancharts.com listing for week of charting
- "PAGAN'S MIND: Album Title Revealed; New Song Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
- Murphy, Bill, ProgPower USA VIII interview with Nils K. Rue, Part One