Trivial Act

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Trivial Act
OriginArendal, Norway
GenresProgressive metal
Years active1993–present
LabelsFace Front
Associated actsBeautiful Sin, Decadence, Firewind, Kinrick, Pagan's Mind, Red Harvest
MembersBjørn A. Andreassen
Håkon Salvesen
Past membersSvend Ole Heggedal
Erik Wroldsen
Stian Kristoffersen
Steinar Krokmo
Kim Werner Isaksen

Trivial Act is a progressive metal band from Arendal, Norway. Their influences are based on progressive metal greats such as Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Queensrÿche and Voivod and traditional metal legends Judas Priest and Iron Maiden.


Trivial Act was formed in 1993 by the guitarists B. Andreassen and H. Salvesen in Arendal, Norway. On October 27, 1997, they released Mindscape which was praised in 2006 as "a classic release in Norwegian Metal" by Scream magazine. A month later, Erik Wroldsen left the band for personal reasons and was later replaced by the drummer Stian Kristoffersen of Pagan's Mind. A year later, Sven Ole Heggedal left the band for the same reasons and replacing him was bass guitarist Steinar Krokmo, also of Pagan's Mind. A month after Steinar joined, Håkon Salvesen left the band. In 2001, they recorded a 3-song demo, Thoughts in Lyrics, and then temporarily broke up. After a long break, the band started recording the follow-up to Mind Scape. In November 2008, Kim Isaksen left and the band is currently[when?] searching for a new vocalist to replace him.

Band members[edit]

  • Bjørn Andreassen – guitar
  • Håkon Salvesen – guitar

Former members[edit]

  • Steinar Krokmo – bass guitar
  • Stian Lindaas Kristoffersen|Stian Kristoffersen – drums
  • Erik Wroldsen – drums
  • Svend Ole Heggedal – bass guitar
  • Kim Werner Isaksen


  • Mindscape - album, Face Front, 1997


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