Addiktio are a Norwegian instrumental trio of progressive melancholic riffheaviness!
Their debut album “Verraton” saw the light of day in 2018 and received great reviews from the Norwegian press. “[…] these are top-level musicians making it impossible to give anything but a high score” was the review from Musikknyheter, while the newspaper Fædrelandsvennen wrote “Norway has a new power-trio, creating a mighty mix from rock, jazz and metal”.
Addiktio is a result of two weeks of improvisational play and musical duels in drummer Gallatin’s studio. The three guys have years of experience and are all skilled musicians. The talented trio are all active as session musicians for several Norwegian acts, where the most known internationally are Shining and Ina Wroldsen, and the most known nationally are Gabrielle, Darling West, Marit Larsen, Odd Nordstoga, Ida Maria, Lido ++. But this is much more than a one-dimensional, technical-mastermind band. Catchy parts and strong melodies inspired by the open, Nordic landscape have shaped their sound, resulting in the rock-solid debut album "Verraton".
As a trio, they have found their home in the meeting point of rock, jazz, and metal. It’s ambient, massive sonic landscapes, filled with mathematical and melodic parts. A brutal, confronting guitar is backed by vintage bass and pure drum magic. It’s catchy instrumentals that manage to capture any listener with its ‘in-your-face’ and chaotic expression.
2018 – “Verraton”
2021 – Anthem for the Year 2020
Håkon Sagen – Guitar
Thomas Gallatin – Drums
Ruben Oma – Bass
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