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Thursday, April 7, 2022

Anniken climb new heights


Anniken is a musician from Aalesund, Norway. She writes her own songsand has a profound loveoflyrics. She is the lyricist of the bands DarkestSins and AnaMetal for Charityand has also written lyrics for MariusDanielsen’s Legend of Valley Doom.Ever since she was a child, she has loved Heavy Metal and singing. But itwas not untilshestudied for her bachelors degree in music that shebegan playing in a band and recording music. She then formed the bandDarkest Sins with her now husband Marius Danielsen. The band releasedtwo albums and an EP. Later, she also founded the charity project AnaMetal for Charity with her husband and they released the song Ana and acompilation album consisting of several artists’ contributions. In additionto her own projects, she has also been a part of her husband’s trilogy:Legend of Valley Doom, where she has played bass guitar, written lyricsand done lead vocals and choirs.With Darkest Sins she has opened for bands such as Anthrax, Jorn, TNTand UDO. With Ana Metal For Charity and Legend of Valley Doom she hasworked with legendary musicians such as Ralf Scheepers, AmandaSomerville, Roland Grapow, Matt Barlow, Doogie White, Jennifer Battenand also actor John Rhys-Davies from the Lord of the Rings and IndianaJones movies.While she loves to write songs and record both covers and originals intheir home studio, there is nothing like playing live concerts. Anniken hastoured with her band Darkest Sins, where she played bass and sharedlead vocals with Marius Danielsen. The last couple of years she hasplayed in The Legend of Valley Doom live band as one of the leadvocalists. Hopefully, there will be many concerts asthe solo artist Anniken.

This is herfirst release as a solo artist. All the songs are written andperformed by her.A few songs are co-written with her husband Marius.Vocals:AnnikenGuitar and Bass by:Marius DanielsenOrchestrations by:Gabriels (Tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7,9)Peter Danielsen (Tracks 5,6)Drums by:Alessandro KelvinChoirs by:Marius DanielsenDavid Ã…kessonGrowl vocals by:Brandon BordmanSolos by:Gabriels (Track 1)Bill Hudson (Tracks 2,5)Nick Giannakos (Track 3)Fredrik Enochson (Track 4)Tommy Johansson (Track 5)Jimmy Hedlund (Track 6)Nils Courbaron (Track 7)Marius Danielsen (Track 8)Terry Wapram (Track 9)-

Tracklist1.Spotlight2.Climb out ofHell3.BackThen4.Just Walk5.Keep theLight6.Star7.No Name8.SaveUs9.Amplifie

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