Seigmen

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Seigmen
Slottsfjell 2012 - Seigmen.jpg
Seigmen at Slottsfjell 2012
Background information
Genres Doom metal (earlier)
Alternative rock
Art rock
Noise Rock
Years active 1987–1999, 2005–2006, 2008, 2012-present
Labels Sony BMG Norway
Website http://opelwerk.com/korsfarer
Members Noralf Ronthi
Kim Ljung
Marius Roth
Alex Møklebust
Sverre Økshoff
The Seigmen logo was drawn by Kim Ljung, inspired by the scorpion necklace that fellow band member Alex Møklebust wears. Supposedly, it has no symbolic meaning.

Seigmen is a Norwegian alternative rock band who came into prominence in the early 1990s. The band's name is derived from a Norwegian brand of (sweet) candies, "Seigmenn". The band went from a hard-edged grunge-like style to a more dynamic sound with more ambient parts and use of synthesizers and various audio-effects.

Members[edit]

  • Kim Ljung (bass guitar, vocals)
  • Alex Møklebust (main vocals)
  • Noralf Ronthi (percussion)
  • Marius Roth Christensen (guitar, vocals)
  • Sverre Økshoff (guitar)

Møklebust, Ljung and Ronthi formed the band Zeromancer in 2000. Ljung also has a solo project under the name Ljungblut.

History[edit]

The band was formed in Tønsberg, Norway, in 1989. Økshoff and Møklebust started a band with the name Klisne Seigmenn having their first gig at the “Julerock” (“Christmas rock”) event in Tønsberg on December 27, 1989. In 1990, Christensen, Ljung and Ronthi joined the band. They broke up in 1999 after a farewell tour.

Seigmen reunited during the UKA-festival in Trondheim on October 20, 2005, and decided in November 2005 to do even more reunion gigs in Norway: there were seven shows in February 2006. Having great success with the reunion tour, they did six more gigs at various festivals across Norway during summer 2006, mostly as the headlining act. Media reports that summer said that Seigmen did not exclude another reunion some time in the future. In early 2008 it was announced that Seigmen would again play live, which they did on June 21 the Oslo Opera House, as one of the shows celebrating the opening of the new Opera House in Oslo. Selling out the show quickly, a second concert was set up the day after.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles/EPs[edit]

  • "Monsun" (1993)
  • "Hjernen er alene" (1994) Norway #5 [7]
  • "Döderlein" (1994) Norway #14 [8]
  • "Lament" (1994)
  • "Metropolis" (1995) Norway #4 [9]
  • "Slaver av solen" (1995) Norway #3 [10]
  • "The First Wave" (1997) Norway #12 [11]
  • "The Next Wave" (1997)
  • "The Opera For The Crying Machinery" (1997) [Rare and never released]
  • "Mørkets øy" (1997)
  • "Döderlein" (2006) (single from the live album Rockefeller)

Demos[edit]

  • Det finnes alltid en utvei.... (1990) [This came in only 45 copies, cassette tapes only. Very rare.]

DVDs[edit]

  • Fra X til døden (2006) [Concert DVD recorded at UKA-05, in Dødens dal, Trondheim]
  • Seigmen - Seigmen I Operaen 2008 (2012) [Concert DVD *LTD - Signed by the band - Only a limited amount of copies]

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