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Tristania - Announces Break Up

After 26 years of making music, the symphonic Gothic metal legends Tristania has announced they are "calling it a day". You can read their statement below.

Band profile: Tristania
Posted: 17.09.2022 by Gothic Metalhead


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17.09.2022 - 20:35

Well, almost 10 years since the last album, this was definitely not a good sign.
17.09.2022 - 20:37

This sucks but as mentioned above, it's not really that surprising.
17.09.2022 - 22:50

It always saddens me how post-Morten era was not as much appreciated as the first 3 albums. The band reinvented themselves just brilliantly. I would miss one of the best vocal lines written in metal scene for my taste, especially in the last 3 albums. And of course, hats off for the influence on perfecting beauty and the beast style and providing the soundtrack for my goth days almost 20 years ago.
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17.09.2022 - 23:13
Gothic Metalhead
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They're the reason why see so many symphonic Gothic metal bands to this day. They definitely made an impact on this genre and the first 2 albums have not only become classics but became some of my favorite albums.

I'm also not surprised either because my one buddy saw Tristania back in 2009 after the Vibeke left, and he was not impressed with they're performance. So it hasn't really been the same after she left.

I ended up playing back to back of Widows Weeds and Beyond the Veil in honor of theur career. It's a shame, yet another casualty in gothic metal music.
18.09.2022 - 00:42

18.09.2022 - 06:09

I love the shit out of their first two albums and I'll always be grateful for those.
Their old stuff is better.
18.09.2022 - 08:04
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Tage Westerlund
Sad... Farewell, whit maybe reunion later
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18.09.2022 - 08:41
A Nice Guy
Sad news but I can't say I'm all that surprised. Beyond The Veil and Widow's Weeds are amongst the best in not only symphonic gothic metal but also metal as a whole.

They were never going to be the same after Morten Veland left the group, as he was the masterful songwriter behind the first two masterpieces, and then losing Vibeke Stene was the final blow unfortunately, don't get me wrong they were still decent but were a long way off.

Hopefully not all is lost for these musicians, and they will join other projects/bands.
18.09.2022 - 11:47

Tristania was one of the first bands that got me into metal and I still consider their first two albums as some of my all time favorites. Sad to see them disband but I suppose all things have to come to an end eventually. I'm forever grateful for all their music.
18.09.2022 - 12:24
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Written by Draugen on 18.09.2022 at 11:47
Tristania was one of the first bands that got me into metal and I still consider their first two albums as some of my all time favorites. Sad to see them disband but I suppose all things have to come to an end eventually. I'm forever grateful for all their music.

That about sums up my feelings and experience nicely.
18.09.2022 - 13:52

"Darkest White" was such a good album and I was hoping for worthy follow up since then. One of my favourite bands ever. Such shame
18.09.2022 - 17:30

Sad news from a cult band 😞
19.09.2022 - 14:45

Yeah, to be honest I was thinking if they broke up, because their last album was released long time ago, so this news isn't surprising, however it's really saddening, as Tristania was one of my favorite bands with it's very unique and melodic songs. Although, I'm still grateful that they existed and gave us those amazing albums. They will be greatly missed on metal scene and they will be forever in our hearts ❤
19.09.2022 - 21:59
Free as a.. Fish
Yes, those early albums are classics of the genre.

Sad to see them go, but their legacy is secure.
21.09.2022 - 18:18

First 2 albums were their Best!! But I love "Illumination" and "Darkest White" too!! RIP.....
24.09.2022 - 16:47

The best gothic/symphonic band until Morten left. A good band until Vibeke left. I could not listen what they released afterwards and to be honest nothing changed for me after they disbanded. I will always dream of reunion with the old lineup....
25.09.2022 - 11:45
Dark Phoenix
I cannot believe out of those 26 years, I was there for 22. Whoa. It just.... I still remember the first time I heard their music and how easily enchanted I felt. And I was just in luck to have caught them live, unfortunately after Morten's departure, but they were still in their prime back then.

They really were & remain a classical act in the gothic metal genre. But calling it a day was probably the best idea, since much hasn't been heard from them in years and knowing many members have went on having music careers in different areas.... Wishing them all the best.
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