IN THE WOODS… - NORWAY

Heart Of The Ages - 1995 - Misanthropy
Omnio - 1997 - Misanthropy
Strange in Stereo - 1999 - Misanthropy
Live At The Caledonian Hall - 2003 - The End
Pure – 2016 - Debemur Morti
Cease The Day – 2018 - Debemur Morti
Diversum - 2022 - Soulseller

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Members
Vocals
Soxpan>>Overlord Svithjod [Jan Kenneth Transeth]>>Soxpan – The Meads Of Asphodel, Ewigkeit, Old Forest, The Bombs Of Enduring Freedom, Svartelder, Jaldaboath>>Mr. Fog [James Fogarty]>>Ewigkeit, Old Forest, The Bombs Of Enduring Freedom, Svartelder, Jaldaboath, Nattehimmel, Qadmon – Transform, Rules Of Engagement, Haunted Hollow, Scornbath, Susperia, Guardians Of Time>>BERNT FJELLESTAD>>Transform, Scornbath

Guitar
Solo>>Oddvar A.M [Oddvar Moi]>>Solo – Green Carnation, Strange New Dawn>>Christer C.M. Botteri>>Nattehimmel, Strange New Dawn – Conspiracy>>Bjørn Harstad>>Green Carnation, Scariot - The Meads Of Asphodel, Ewigkeit, Old Forest, The Bombs Of Enduring Freedom, Svartelder, Jaldaboath, Orcrypt>>Mr. Fog [James Fogarty]>>Ewigkeit, Old Forest, The Bombs Of Enduring Freedom, Svartelder, Jaldaboath, Orcrypt, Qadmon – KAS, Nocturnal Call>>KÅRE ANDRÉ SLETTEBERG>>KAS, Nocturnal Call – Tonka, Haunted Hollow, Transform, Mental Disaster>>BERNT SØRENSEN>>Transform, Mental Disaster


Bass
Green Carnation, Emancer, X-Botteri, Strange New Dawn>>Christian X. Botteri>>Green Carnation, X-Botteri, Emancer, Strange New Dawn – Drivdal>>NILS DRIVDAL>>Drivdal

Drum
Carpathian Forest, Scariot, Blood Red Throne, Chain Collector, Den Saakaldte, NeonGod, Old Forest, Jaldaboath>>ANDERS KOBRO>>Carpathian Forest, Scariot, Blood Red Throne, Chain Collector, Den Saakaldte, NeonGod, Old Forest, Jaldaboath, Arvas - Carpathian Forest, Scariot, Blood Red Throne, Chain Collector, Den Saakaldte, NeonGod, Old Forest, Jaldaboath, Arvas>>ANDERS KOBRO>>Scariot, Blood Red Throne, Chain Collector, Den Saakaldte, NeonGod, Old Forest





History & Biography
Kristiansand’s In The Woods was formed in 1992 with Tchort (of Emperor fame) as a black metal band and soon issued a demo called Isle Of Man. This demo was re-issued by Hammerheart in 1996 as Return To The Isle Of Man. The band issued three albums for the UK-based label Misanthropy.

The members were consistently active in other bands and the line-up was intertwined with Green Carnation. In The Woods’ band photos typically featured woods instead of a line-up. The band officially quit in 2000, but not before recording a farewell concert for Prophecy Productions and The End Records. Oddvar died of a heart attack in 2013. Naturally, the band returned in 2014. James Fogarty of Ewigkeit joined in 2015 and contributed to Pure. The band began a slow-motion disintegration following the departure of the founding members and key composers, brothers Christian and Christopher Botteri. James completed the next album, 2018's Cease The Day and related live appearances, ostensibly to ensure the label recouped various funds, which were unaccounted for. He left in 2019. He offered twelve of his compositions, but took them back later to use a few for Ewigkeit. Bernt Sørensen became the second guitarist in 2018. Kare Andre Sletteberg became the third guitarist also in 2018. Nils Drivdal was on bass. The band was booked for the Rockstadt Fest in 2020, but the event was cancelled due to the pandemic. Fogarty and the brothers reunited in Nattehimmel in 2022. Bernt Fjellestad took over the vocals in 2022. The group was booked for the Cernunnos Rock Fest in Italy in July 2022.

In The Woods… had a full-length called Diversum through Soulseller Record in November 2022. The band also played at Cosmic Void Festival and Summer Dying Loud.


Reviews

IN THE WOODS - LIVE AT THE CALEDONIEN HALL - KARMAKOSMETIX/THE END
Norway's In The Woods has certainly come a long way from the days when band members would deny being a black metal band in favour of the pagan metal label. The band quickly took a left turn, went melancholic, psychedelic and everything else one can think of and garnered the instant adulation of the more hip and suave of the metal fans.
After years of silence and long after the band's disbandment, In The Woods has released this live album which was originally recorded in Christiansand, Norway on December 29th of 2000. It has taken the release three years to appear, but it is here now and seeks to confirm everything one suspected about the avantgarde music band. The band is indeed introspective and moody. The band's choice of a cover version really says it all. White Rabbit is a classic of the flower power generation. The band's two-disc set spans the band's discography with a surprisingly good sound. More importantly, like the acid rock bands of yore the band dares to jam, stretch and innovate with its songs giving the live album a reason to exist - other than a farewell memento that is. Nevertheless, In The Woods, has no metal left in it. All that is left is a band clamouring to recapture the vibe of Fleetwood Mac or Pink Floyd which, if this writer were to hazard a guess, have not been granted heavy metal status yet. The CD comes free with a third disc featuring the label's assorted roster. - Ali "The Metallian"


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