Chris Wicked is an experienced artist from Bergen, best known as the vocalist in Malice In Wonderland where he toured the world and released several albums, EP’s and singles. After a tour in China with Finnish band Negative, the artist was brought to Finland where he spent several years touring, doing festival work, as well as several TV appearances.
Back in Bergen, the band was eventually disbanded, and Chris Wicked has spent the last few years creating a new sound singing in his own language – now as a solo artist. The recent time has been spent in Polyfon Studio and the debut album has now been recorded. The track Sørgebånd,
Although parts of the black metal elite such as Gaahl (Gaahls Wyrd), Hoest (Taake, Gorgoroth), V’gandr (Helheim, Taake) and Niklas Kvarforth (Shining SE) contributes on the album, it is in no way extreme music we are talking about. This is melancholic and catchy, at times low-key, with a dark, beautiful and unique expression, inspired by artists such as The Cure, Nick Cave, David Bowie and Depeche Mode.
Aleine which means Alone is a catchy dark rock song where you’ll hear Gaahls haunting vocals underneath Chris’ melodic voice.
After the first single, Aleine, where black metal legend Gaahl contributed as a guest vocalist, Chris Wicked is now ready with the second single Sørgebånd. This is the most stripped-down song on the upcoming album, a sensitive and melancholic gem that tears well in the soul.
Vocals: Chris Wicked, Kristian Gaahl Espedal
Guitars: Rune Nordahl-Pedersen
Drums: Eskil Sæter
Backing vocals: Eskil Sæter
Synth: Leif Herland
Gaahls’ vocals recorded by Iver Sandøy at Solslottet Studio
Recorded, mixed and produced by Leif Herland at Polyfon Studio
Mastered by Hugo Alvarstein at Studio Alverstein
Music and lyrics by Chris Wicked and arranged, produced and mixed by Anders Vaage and mastered by Hugo Alvarstein