Origin: Norway
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Artch  


Another Return's brand of classy, accessible power metal created a buzz when it was first released, and big things were predicted for the Norwegian band with the Icelandic vocalist. But three years elapsed before the followup came out, and it lacked much of what made the debut a fine album, and the band broke up shortly thereafter. Perhaps a victim of the numbers game, as ultimately Artch failed to really put a stamp of originality on their music. The name of the band was actually an acronym for one of their songs, "Another Return To Church Hill".

Around 1999 the band came back together, with a new drummer. Their two albums have since been re-released by Metal Blade, and they also put out a DVD in 2004, though they haven't done much since. On a trivial note, the aforementioned Icelandic vocalist, Eirikur Hauksson, competed in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 (normally not associated with metal in any respect, though Lordi changed all that), reaching the semifinals.

Current Members

Eirikur Hauksson

vocals

Cato Andre Olsen

guitars

Geir Nilssen

guitars

Bernt Jansen

bass

Gudmund Bolsgård

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jørn Jamissen

drums


Discography



Another Return 
1988 Active
  1. Conversio Prelude
  2. Another Return To Church Hill
  3. Power To The Man
  4. Loaded
  5. Where I Go
  6. Metal Life
  7. The Promised Land
  8. Shoot To Kill
  9. Living In The Past
  10. Reincarnation
  • Eirikur Hauksson
  • Cato Andre Olsen
  • Geir Nilssen
  • Bernt Jansen
  • Jørn Jamissen




For The Sake Of Mankind 
1991 Metal Blade
  1. When Angels Cry
  2. Appologia
  3. Burn Down The Bridges
  4. Paradox
  5. To Whom It May Concern
  6. Titanic
  7. Confrontation
  8. Turn The Tables
  9. To Be Or Not To Be
  10. Batteries Not Included
  11. Razamanaz
  • Eirikur Hauksson
  • Cato Andre Olsen
  • Geir Nilssen
  • Bernt Jansen
  • Jørn Jamissen


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