Ranheim

Ranheim

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Biography

Formed in inner space, (that's somewhere near Scotland) by Kaptein Ranheim, Admiral von Ranheim and Don Ranheim. Both Kaptein Ranheim and the Admiral had been several years in space, while Don was working at a spacestation near Uranus. A random meeting at Delta 4-17 however led to a heavy hangover, a broken bar, and the start of a new career for all three.

The band moved back to earth and their hometown Ranheim (that's somewhere in Norway, hence the name of the band) a year later. As Ranheim's music at this point was considered quite dangerous in Norway (at the time Norway had, as the only European country in modern times, elected a fundamental priest as their prime minister), few promotors took the risk of booking the band or even play rock music in public. These were indeed dark times in Norway, where religious leaders dictated most of society and the media including national broadcasting as well as major newspapers.

However, the band feared no one and in an old garage at Ranheim they set up their equipment to record their first EP, 'Kraft', later to be released on Evil Music Int. Even though the recordings were fairly lo-fi, they had enough energy to power a large city.

The 'Kraft' EP was also a tribute to Ranheim's cornerstone factory, a papermill named Ranheim Papirfabrikk. The factory (commonly known as Ranheim Kraft) was build in 1884 and built and shaped the society of Ranheim for the next century. Both Don and the Admiral worked here in the late 80's and early 90's.

During two days in November (or was it October?) 2005 the band recorded twelve (or was it thirteen?) songs at Caliban Studio under the surveillance of Tommy Hjelm. The songs were later mixed by John Fryer in London. The album, 'ROCK & SCIENCE', was released 15th May 2006 in Norway.

In 2007 Ranheim continues to work on new material for a 2008 release and will be playing at events such as by:Larm (feb), Musikkens dag (june), Klubb Øya (aug) as well as the odd club gig.

Discography

"Kraft" - 7-inch vinyl EP (2002, Evil Music)
"Norwegian Blood" -7-inch vinyl EP (2003, Jailbait records)
"Live at Luton" -7-inch colored vinyl EP (2004,HCR)
"Rock & Science" - LP (2006, Evil Music/Kong Tiki)