Pagan's Mind

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Pagan's Mind
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Pagan's Mind at Norway Rock Festival 2008
Background information
Origin Skien, Norway
Genres Progressive metal, power metal
Years active 2000−present
Labels Limb Music, SPV/Steamhammer
Associated acts Eidolon, Firewind, Beautiful Sin, Kinrick, Trivial Act, Aeon Zen
Website www.pagansmind.com
Members Nils K. Rue
Jørn Viggo Lofstad
Steinar Krokmo
Stian Kristoffersen
Ronny Tegner
Past members Thorstein Aaby

Pagan's Mind is a progressive metal/power metal band from Skien, Norway. They have released five studio albums, and the current line-up is composed of founding members only.

Biography[edit]

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.[1][2] Their most recent album, Heavenly Ecstasy, was released in 2011.

In February 2008, power metal band Power Quest announced that Pagan's Mind guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad will be providing guest instrumentation for the upcoming album Master of Illusion.

In 2008, Pagan's Mind toured with Sonata Arctica on their Unia tour.

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".[3] 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.

Influences[edit]

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..."[4]

Band members[edit]

Former members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Videography[edit]

DVD and video[edit]

  • New World Order Live and Supremacy Our Kind Live (ProgPower USA VIII Concert DVD)
  • God Equation Live 2009 (Promo/Concert Sale DVD)

Music videos[edit]

  • "Through Osiris' Eyes" (Celestial Entrance)
  • "Aegean Shores" (Celestial Entrance)
  • "Enigmatic Mission" (Enigmatic: Calling)
  • "Atomic Firelight" (God's Equation)
  • "Intermission" (Heavenly Ecstasy)

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