AVKVRST reveal debut single The Pale Moon

(Image credit: Kristian Rangnes)

Norwegian prog quintet AVKRVST have streamed their debut single The Pale Moon, which you can listen to below.

The band announced in December that they had signed a record deal with the prog label InsideOut Music and the band will release their debut album, as yet untitled, on March 31.

“Besides being the opening track of our forthcoming debut album, it is a piece of music that contains some of the albums sonics in general," explains singer Simon Bergseth who had produced, mixed and engineered the new track. "The Pale Moon is the beginning of something greater and gives the listener a glimpse of what’s to come.”

Bergseth formed AVKVRST with guitarist Martin Utby (drummer and synths). The two musicians and friends grew up together but had only played in different bands until recently. The pair are joined by Øystein Aadland on bass/keyboards, Edvard Seim on guitars and Auver Gaaren on keyboards.

The band's debut will feature 55-minutes of music inspired by the artists they grew up listening to: Mew to AnekdotenPorcupine Tree to OpethNeal Morse and King Crimson. The album. was written in a small cabin deep in the Norwegian forest. 


(Image credit: InsideOut Music)
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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.