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Midnattsol is a nordic folk metal band from Norway and Germany. The band was formed in 2002 and currently consists of vocalist Carmen Elise Espenæs (younger sister of Liv Kristine Espenæs Krull of Leaves' Eyes and ex-Theatre of Tragedy), bassist Birgit Öllbrunner, drummer Chris Merzinsky, keyboardist Daniel Fischer, and guitarist Daniel Droste. Guitarist Christian Hector recently announced his departure and the band is currently searching for a new guitarist.Read More...
Their sound is essentialy symphonic metal, with some folk influences in the melodies. Their lyrics are largely based on Norwegian folk tales. Their first full-length album, "Where Twilight Dwells", was released in 2005; their second album, "Nordlys", was released on March 28, 2008.
Midnattsol means "midnight sun" in Norwegian. Although their sound can be classified as symphonic metal, the band prefers to call their style "nordic folk metal" because of the folk elements in their music and occasional Norwegian lyrics.
Guitarists Daniel Droste and Christian Hector are also playing in Ahab, a German funeral doom metal band.
Chris Merzinsky and Birgit Öllbrunner are also playing in the band R:I:P.
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- En natt i nord - 165,336 plays
- LyricsA rare silence you can't pay
The wishes, they are safe
In my box of treasure
But you smelled my life!
The warmth is sparkling inside
- LyricsIt's newmoon time, you're seeking
suspect every blurry sight
new fallen snow
it flatters in the misty light
Can you hear them speaking?
- LyricsAs I stood in the shade there beside him
And as eyes turned to a paler shade of crimson
As I felt cold blood waves running down my spine
Then I knew he wouldn't return
Maybe I should have known (better)
- LyricsI wonder how it feels to be loved
I wonder how it is to be touched
See all the others holding their hands
And I'm still alone with myself
Say that you love me
- Haunted - 93,101 plays
- Enlightenment - 82,877 plays
- Dancing With the Midnight Sun - 83,452 plays
- Skogens Lengsel - 80,096 plays
- Infinite Fairytale - 69,080 plays