Ashes (Tristania album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1st, 2005
RecordedApril–June and October 2004 at TopRoom Studio in Lunner, Norway
GenreGothic metal
ProducerTristania, Børge Finstad
Tristania chronology
World of Glass
Alternative Cover
Special Edition Cover
Special Edition Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Kerrang!4/5 stars
Sputnik Music(3.6/5)[2]
Rough Edge3.5/4 stars[3]

Ashes is the fourth full-length album by the Norwegian band Tristania. The album registers a change in the band's musical style, leaving out the choirs and initiating a heavier sound, with a focus on darker lyrics and the pure vocals of Vibeke Stene. This album is the only one Kjetil Ingebrethsen performed harsh vocals on.

Track listing[edit]

  • All music and lyrics by Tristania, except where noted.
  1. "Libre" – 4:30 (lyrics by Kjartan Hermansen)
  2. "Equilibrium" – 5:49
  3. "The Wretched" – 7:00 (lyrics by Hermansen)
  4. "Cure" – 5:59
  5. "Circus" – 5:09 (lyrics by Hermansen)
  6. "Shadowman" – 6:31
  7. "The Gate" – 6:45 (digipak bonus track)
  8. "Endogenisis" – 7:37
  9. "Bird" – 5:09 (digipak/jewel case bonus track)
  • The first Ashes edition only contained 7 songs.
  • Special Enhanced North American Edition includes the videoclip of "Equilibrium", both bonus tracks and an alternative cover with Vibeke on it.
  • Japanese Edition also includes both bonus tracks.
  • Kjartan Hermansen was Tristania's webmaster at that time.


Chart (2005) Peak
French Albums Chart[4] 184



  • Vibeke Stene – vocals
  • Østen Bergøy – clean vocals
  • Kjetil Ingebrethsen – harsh vocals, aad. guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Anders Høyvik Hidle – guitars, additional vocals
  • Rune Østerhus – bass
  • Einar Moen – synth, programming, additional vocals
  • Kenneth Olsson – drums

Session Members[edit]

  • Hans Josef Groh – Cello on "The Wretched", "Shadowman", and "Endogenisis" (Recorded in Fagerborg Studio, Norway)


  • Produced and mixed By Tristania & Borge Finstad
  • Recorded and engineered By Borge Finstad & Drajevolitch
  • Mastered by Morten Lund


  1. ^ "Allmusic review".
  2. ^ "Tristania - Ashes (album review)". Sputnikmusic. 2006-04-04. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  3. ^ "Rough Edge: Tristania CD Reviews". Rough Edge. May 27, 2013. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-25. Retrieved 2014-05-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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