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Sophia by Vestige of Virtue

Released 01 OCTOBER 2014

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Vestige of Virtue is a trio consisting of Kjetil Ottersen, Frode Forsmo and Shaun Winter Taylor-Steels. Based in a melancholic core of gothic doom metal, the debut album Sophia derives from styles of both contemporary and archaic origin as it extends into chamber music, liturgical passages, movements inspired by Viennese classicism and occasional elements of musique concrète. The aim being a dialogue between the modest and the dramatic; the mellow and the powerful; an interplay led by Forsmo's salient baritone.


Søvn I September by Havnatt

Released 01 SEPTEMBER 2014

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This is Havnatt's first release since the critically acclaimed Etterlatte album (2013). This single features the largest orchestral arrangement that the Norwegian duo has written and recorded this far. The track also serves as a taste of what's in store for future releases.

Dedicated to Annika Becker.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - Vocals
Tom Simonsen - Guitars, piano and orchestral arrangements

Composed by Havnatt.
Produced by Tom Simonsen.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.

The limited CD version has been sold out.


Etterlatte by Havnatt

Released 15 AUGUST 2013

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The Etterlatte album builds upon the foundation that Havnatt created with their Havdøgn EP (2012). All lyrics are still the unedited works of Norwegian author Tormod Skagestad. Largely based upon Cecilie Langlie's vocal performances and the acoustic guitar arrangements by Tom Simonsen, the sound is still unique, Havnatt-esque neofolk/dark folk. With Etterlatte the sound is also further expanded through larger musical arrangements that include piano, clarinets, violins and cellos, among others.

The CD version of the album comes with a beautifully crafted 28 page booklet with hand drawn illustrations for each of the tracks. Tormod Skagestad's original lyrics have also been reprinted in the booklet with permission from the Skagestad family.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars, bass, piano, drums

Session musicians:
Mira Ursic - violins
Rosamund Brown - cellos
Tiina Granum - clarinets

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Album illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.


Havnatt Double Pack by Havnatt

Released 15 AUGUST 2013

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Havnatt - Double Pack

This is your chance to get both Havnatt's brand new Etterlatte album and their legendary Havdøgn EP for just €19,99, including shipping to where ever you might be on the planet!

This CD bundle is only available for sale through the Secret Quarters Records webshop. Just use the Buy Now button below.


Var Je Solblesten (Single version) by Havnatt

Released 25 SEPTEMBER 2012

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Var Je Solblesten" is a single taken from Havnatt's album entitled Etterlatte. The album was still in the making at the time of this single's release. This version of Var Je Solblesten was created specially for this digital distribution only single release, and it's significantly different from the album version.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars and bass

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.


Vagrant God by Vagrant God

Released 05 SEPTEMBER 2012

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Vagrant God is the result of a Gothic metal album commissioned back in 2007 by a now defunct record label. The stipulations were clear: melodic-yet-heavy songs carrying traditional Gothic textures, propelled by catchy chorus parts and primarily female vocals. Needless to say, the project was unfortunately never brought to fruition due to the label's unexpected disbanding, and the material for the self-titled album was eventually shelved - for five years. The reason for returning to the album now is, above all, to give it a proper closure, but also to make it officially available to all of those who have solicited it ever since its embryonic stages.

Vagrant God is constituted by the very same line-up featured in the doom metal outfit Omit, and exhibits as such a markedly different approach to melancholic music than what is the case with Omit's debut Repose.

The original mixes from 2008 were remastered for this release.

Vagrant God is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - vocals
Kjetil Ottersen - guitars, synths, bass, programming

Recorded and mixed by Kjetil Ottersen and Tom Simonsen (2008). Mastered by Kjetil Ottersen (2012).

Album illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.


Secret Quarters Triple Pack by Havnatt, Omit, Vagrant God

Released 05 SEPTEMBER 2012

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The Secret Quarters Triple Pack

Introducing the Secret Quarters Triple Pack. This is a bundle containing the CD versions of Havnatt's Havdøgn EP, Omit's Repose double album and Vagrant God's self-titled album. All three releases at the price of €29.99, including worldwide shipping. That's €12 off the regular price!

This CD bundle is only available for sale through the Secret Quarters Records webshop. Just use the Buy Now button below.


Havdøgn by Havnatt

Released 15 FEBRUARY 2012

Havnatt re-releases their until now very-hard-to-get-a-hold-of debut EP entiteled "Havdøgn", originally self-released back in the spring of 2006. The release has been completely remixed and remastered for this release. And then a couple of completely new tracks have been added...

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars and pianos

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Photos and design by Tom Simonsen.


Repose by Omit

Released 01 SEPTEMBER 2011

Omit's long awaited and ambitious debut double album entitled Repose finally gets its release on Secret Quarters Records.

Omit is a melodic doom metal band based in Oslo, Norway, comprised of vocalist Cecilie Langlie (Skumring, Havnatt, Vagrant God), Tom Simonsen (Skumring, Havnatt, It's the End, Vagrant God) on guitars and bass and Kjetil Ottersen (Diagnostic, Vagrant God) on guitars and keyboards.

The band was founded by Cecilie, Kjetil and Tom in 2009. The recording of Omit's debut double album, entitled Repose, was completed in 2010. This album was released by the Secret Quarters Records on September 1, 2011. Subsequently, the album has been highly acclaimed by doom metal fans all over the world, and it has received a wealth of good reviews.

Omit is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars, bass, orchestral arrangements, programming.
Kjetil Ottersen - guitars, synths, programming.

Session musicians:
Mira Ursic - violins
Rosamund Brown - cellos

Mixed by Tom Simonsen. Recorded and mastered by Tom Simonsen and Kjetil Ottersen.

Album illustrations, photos and design by Kjell Ivar Lund.


News

Vestige of Virtue's Sophia has just been released worldwide

From Blogger: 30 SEPTEMBER 2014

Secret Quarters Records are pleased to announce that Vestige of Virtue's debut album Sophia is now available for digital download through the following channels. It will become available through lots more sites and services over the next few hours.
We hope you enjoy this long-awaited record!

The CD/digipak edition of Sophia will be released at a slightly later stage this autumn or early winter. Stay tuned at the Vestige of Virtue and Secret Quarters Records sites for updates regarding this.

The complete list of sites and services looks as follows:
24-7, 7digital, Akazoo, Amazon MP3, Apple iTunes, Beyond Oblivion, CD Baby, Deezer, eMusic, Google Music Store, GreatIndieMusic, iHeartRadio, Inprodicon, JB Hi-Fi, MediaNet, Mondia Media, Muve Music, MySpace Music, Nokia, Omnifone, Rdio, Rhapsody, Samsung Music Hub, Shazam, Simfy, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Tradebit, WiMP, Xbox Music, Yandex.

The release of Vestige of Vitue's Sophia is imminent

From Blogger: 29 SEPTEMBER 2014

As you may already know, we're releasing Vestige of Virtue's debut album Sophia on October 1st. You may already want to visit their Bandcamp site where the track Letter to Vettori is now available for streaming. Should you decide to pre-order the full album there, the song may be downloaded immediately in the audio quality and file format of your choosing.

Head on over to vestigeofvirtue.bandcamp.com!

In addition to the digital release of Sophia, there will be a limited CD (digipak) release later this autumn as well. More details will follow shortly.

Havnatt's Søvn I September has just been released worldwide

From Blogger: 01 SEPTEMBER 2014

This is Havnatt's first release since the critically acclaimed Etterlatte album (2013). This single features the largest orchestral arrangement that the Norwegian duo has written and recorded this far. The track also serves as a taste of what's in store for future releases.

Dedicated to Annika Becker.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - Vocals.
Tom Simonsen - Guitars, piano and orchestral arrangements.

Composed by Havnatt.
Produced by Tom Simonsen.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.
The lyrics were taken from the collections of poems entitled "Mørkt vatten glir mot havet" (1950).

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
© 2014 Havnatt. All rights reserved.

Released by Secret Quarters Records.
The Secret Quarters logo © 2014 Secret Quarters Records. All rights reserved.

Illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.

Havnatt's new single can now be enjoyed through any or all of the following sites and services:

24-7, 7digital, Akazoo, Amazon MP3, Apple iTunes, Beyond Oblivion, CD Baby, Deezer, eMusic, Google Music Store, GreatIndieMusic, iHeartRadio, Inprodicon, JB Hi-Fi, MediaNet, Mondia Media, Muve Music, MySpace Music, Nokia, Omnifone, Rdio, Rhapsody, Samsung Music Hub, Shazam, Simfy, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Tradebit, WiMP, Xbox Music, Yandex.

Physical copies of Havnatt's Søvn I September available for pre-order

From Blogger: 12 AUGUST 2014

We decided to print an extremely limited amount of CD copies of Havnatt's latest single and make them available for sale. Only twenty, hand-numbered copies were produced, and we're only making fifteen of them available for purchase through the web shop of Secret Quarters Records.

These copies are available for pre-order right now, so head on over to secretquarters.com or havnatt.com to secure your copy of Søvn I September!

All pre-orders will be shipped ahead of the actual release date (September 1st). And as always; when ordering from Secret Quarters Records there are no additional shipping costs.

Vestige of Virtue to release debut album "Sophia" on October 1st

From Blogger: 29 JULY 2014

Secret Quarters Records are pleased to announce the latest addition to their roster, namely the gothic doom metal trio Vestige of Virtue.

Besides Secret Quarters' own Kjetil Ottersen, this project is manned by vocalist Frode Forsmo, known from acts including Old Man's Child, Tulus, Minas Tirith and Funeral, and drummer Shaun Winter Taylor-Steels, a name familiar to most My Dying Bride, Anathema and Solstice enthusiasts. Vestige of Virtue, then, is the company's first act to include permanent non-Secret Quarters members.

Vestige of Virtue originates back to the preliminary songwriting and recording initiated by Ottersen in 2009. A couple of years later, the production of debut album Sophia had reached completion whereas a number of reasons led to the release being procrastinated indefinitely. Hence, it is with great excitement that Sophia will finally be presented and made available to the audience.

Havnatt's Søvn I September releases September 1st

From Blogger: 20 JULY 2014

Havnatt's new single, entitled Søvn I September, was just set for its worldwide release on September 1st, and we had to share it with you right away. This single features the largest orchestral arrangement that the Norwegian duo has written and recorded this far, and the track also serves as a taste of what's in store for future releases. The amazing Robert Høyem - the guy who did the massive booklet for Havnatt's Etterlatte album - did the hand drawn artwork.

Havnatt would like to dedicate this single to Annika Becker, who is currently battling illness. Being a small, indie act, it is immensely important to Havnatt to receive good support from the Internet community. Annika has been a strong and friendly supporter, and we wish for a speedy recovery.

This digital distribution only release will be available through all of the following services simultaneously:

24-7, 7digital, Akazoo, Amazon MP3, Apple iTunes, Beyond Oblivion, CD Baby, Deezer, eMusic, Google Music Store, GreatIndieMusic, iHeartRadio, Inprodicon, JB Hi-Fi, MediaNet, Mondia Media, Muve Music, MySpace Music, Nokia, Omnifone, Rdio, Rhapsody, Samsung Music Hub, Shazam, Simfy, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Tradebit, WiMP, Xbox Music, Yandex.

Pick your favorite.

Reduced price on Havnatt's Etterlatte album

From Blogger: 09 DECEMBER 2013

That's right! We're reducing the price on Havnatt's most recent album for the remainder of 2013! From now on and through December 31st you can order your copy for only €9.99, including shipping costs to anywhere on the planet. Head to secretquarters.com to make your order!

Havnatt's Etterlatte album has been released!

From Blogger: 14 AUGUST 2013

Havnatt's Etterlatte album has now been released and will start appearing on various websites and services all over the world. Sites and services include secretquarters.com, iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Google Music, Last.fm, MySpace Music, Rhapsody, Shazam, Emusic, GreatIndieMusic, Spotify, Xbox Music and many others.

The Etterlatte album builds upon the foundation that Havnatt created with their Havdøgn EP (2012). All lyrics are still the unedited works of Norwegian author Tormod Skagestad. Largely based upon Cecilie Langlie's vocal performances and the acoustic guitar arrangements by Tom Simonsen, the sound is still unique, Havnatt-esque neofolk/dark folk. With Etterlatte the sound is also further expanded through larger musical arrangements that include piano, clarinets, violins and cellos, among others.

Each of the album's 12 tracks seeks to create a musical interpretation of one of Tormod Skagestad's poems, and deals with the unaltered lyrics of one entire poem. One interesting exception is the track Vårnatta Er Ein Lys Felestreng (Del 1). "Del 1" (meaning "Part 1" in Norwegian) indicates that the lyrics of this poem was actually cut in half and that "Del 2" will follow on a later release. Another exception is the addition of the instrumental track Mellom Linjene. Furthermore, the album includes two separate interpretations of the poem entitled Sovande Gard. The first interpretation of this poem makes up the first track of the album. Then the lyrics of this poem return once more on track 11 - with quite different results.

The CD version of the album comes with a beautifully crafted 28 page booklet with hand drawn illustrations for each of the tracks. Tormod Skagestad's original lyrics have also been reprinted in the booklet with permission from the Skagestad family.

Havnatt is
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars, bass, piano, drums

Session musicians
Mira Ursic - violins
Rosamund Brown - cellos
Tiina Granum - clarinets

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

The lyrics used on this album were taken from the following collections of poems:
Om fjellprofilan låg ei gullrand spent (1946)
I natt skal mange våke (1947)
Mørkt vatten glir mot havet (1950)

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
© 2013 Havnatt. All rights reserved.

Released by Secret Quarters.
The Secret Quarters logo © 2013 Secret Quarters. All rights reserved.

Album illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.

Havnatt's Etterlatte album iTunes pre-sale now available!

From Blogger: 02 AUGUST 2013

Now, you can also order Havnatt's brand new Etterlatte album from iTunes! This is an iTunes pre-sale, meaning that you will get to download one of the album's tracks right away. The remaining tracks will then get downloaded automatically on the release date, August 15th.

Click here to get your copy of Etterlatte from iTunes.

Havnatt's Etterlatte album pre-orders are available right now!

From Blogger: 31 JULY 2013

Just as promised, you can now pre-order your copy of Havnatt's brand new Etterlatte album, right this very minute! Make your order by using the "Buy now" button next to the Etterlatte release at secretquarters.com.

The Etterlatte album releases worldwide on August 15th. All pre-orders will be sent well ahead of that date.