Goth Metal Icons Tristania Disband After 26 Years, Stock Statement

Goth metal icons Tristania have broken up after 26 years. The news came from a statement they posted on their social media under the title “Tristania Is No More”.

“After 26 years on the international metal scene, this week the members of Tristania have made the difficult decision to call it a day,” the band wrote, confirming that their upcoming scheduled performances, including a South American tour, have been cancelled.

“Last week news broke of a serious medical situation in a close family member of the band which will make it impossible to pursue both short and long term plans with the band. This came as a shock to us and we are truly saddened to share this ,” the statement continues.

“Tristania is a band that has never compromised on our art and it has never been an option for us to present anything but 100 percent to our fans and followers… We would like to thank everyone we have worked with with for almost three decades of writing music, recording, publishing and touring, but especially we would like to give an extra heartfelt thank you to Continental Concerts, who have stood by us through thick and thin through a significant part of the band’s career.

“Last but not least, we would like to thank our loyal fans around the world for amazing experiences over the years. Without you, we wouldn’t have had the inspiration to continue for so many years. It’s been an eventful 26 years. Now let’s all cherish the memories.”

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Tristania was formed in Norway in 1996 by Morten Veland, Einar Moen and Kenneth Olsson. After rounding out their lineup with Anders Hoyvik Hidle, Rune Osterhus and Vibeke Stene, they signed a contract with Napalm Records and released their first album, widow’s weed, in 1998. They became known for having a variety of vocal styles in their music, thanks to contributions from several different singers, including Østen Bergøy ​​and Morten Veland, in addition to Stene.

After their breakup, Hidle and Moen were the only two founding members left in the group. Tristania released seven studio albums throughout their career, the most recent being 2013’s darkest white, and their last performance took place in 2019 [via Setlist.fm].

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