Cleopatra Records Signs Magenta
Cleopatra Records have announced the signing of the brilliant Norwegian Industrial /Alternative-Rock band, Magenta. Their new album Songs Of The Dead will be released this fall.
Magenta was formed by Vilde Lockert Odden and Anders Odden in 1995. They have always taken inspiration from a wide range of music they like and describe their work as a soundtrack to your own imaginary movie.
Anders Odden is well known in the international metal scene as bassist for Norwegian black metal legends, Satyricon. His guitar prowess has also served well for Cadaver, Apoptygma Berzerk and Celtic Frost to name a few. But Magenta is his main musical outlet as a composer/writer.
Songs For The Dead was born out of a deep tragedy. The Magenta family had been invited to stay at Ministry leader, Al Jourgensen's 13th Planet Studios compound during the Xmas of 2012. They arrived the same day that Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia left after finishing some recording. Shortly after, on December 22nd, news reached them that Mike had passed away. Everyone at Al's compound was overwhelmed with grief. To try to get somewhat back to normal in the midst of this, they all decided to record something. Vilde and Anders' daughter, Regine, had written a song called "Ghost" in the castle of Duke Hank Von Hell (ex-Turbonegro) the Xmas before. They recorded this track with Al's magic touch and the idea for the album dedicated to those who have past on, was born.
The album is like a requiem and is a new birth for Magenta. It is the first album Magenta have done that they feel represent them fully as the kind of musical entity they want to be.