Pride and Fall

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Pride and Fall
Origin Stavanger, Norway
Genres Futurepop, dark wave
Instruments Synthesizer, drum machine, guitar
Years active 2000–present
Labels Dependent
Members Sigve Monsen, Per Waagen, Svein Joar Auglænd Johnsen

Pride And Fall is a futurepop act from Stavanger, Norway, formed in 2000 by Sigve Monsen, Per Waagen and Svein Joar A. Johnsen.


The band came about when Sigve and Svein wanted to pursue a more electronic and club-oriented sound than what they were doing in their goth/dark wave project, An Evening With Kisses. As a result, Pride and Fall started up in 2000-2001 together with Per Waagen. Per had worked with Sigve in the 90s in a doom-metal band from Stavanger called Vidvandre where Sigve did vocals and Per the drums. Vidvandre also featured Frank Claussen who later joined the successful Theatre of Tragedy.

Pride and Fall released a demo shortly after, and released their debut album, Nephesh in 2003, and debut single "Paragon" on dependent in Europe, Metropolis Records in the United States, and Memento Materia in Scandinavia. Pride And Fall performed their first shows outside of Norway in 2004, including Cyberia/X-Club in the Netherlands, the Invitation Festival in Belgium and the Dark City Festival in Scotland.

In late 2005, the band released their second single, the web-only release "Border", and in 2006, their second album Elements of Silence. The Dependent version of the CD contained live version of song "December" as a pregap hidden track.[1] The band toured Britain in May 2006 supporting Covenant on their short UK SkyShaper tour. They performed at, the now relocated, Edwards no.8 in Birmingham, The Liquid Room in Edinburgh, Corporation in Sheffield and Islington Academy in London.

The band released their third album, In My Time of Dying, on August 17th, 2007, which was their final album on dependent as the label at the time planned to close their business due to illegal downloading of the music they promote. As of September 15th, 2007, their album "In My Time Of Dying" ranked #1 in the German Alternative Charts, and the limited edition DigiPak sold out.[2]

Pride and Fall have performed all around Europe since 2004, including Castle Party - Bolkow 2007 in Poland, Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig 2007[3] and kinetik Fest Montreal in 2009.

New album 2013[edit]

In 2011, Pride and Fall decided to produce a new album for release early 2013. The album was released on Dependent Records, as the label reopened in 2009 and begin to release physical CDs again in partnership with Metropolis Records. This release named Of Lust and Desire is the Norwegians 4th full-length studio album.





  • Pride and Fall EP (2001)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Pride and Fall "Elements of Silence" (dependent MIND 095) tracklisting
  2. ^ [1] Dependent Records, 24.09.2007 (german)
  3. ^ Wave Gotik Treffen Leipzig – Line-Up 2007
  4. ^ Pride and Fall "Turn The Lights On" EP 2014 out on Dependent