Ljungblut artist

Ljungblut – Biography It was 2005. Kim Ljung got personal. That's when the Seigmen and Zeromancer songwriter / bassplayer first showed off his schizophrenia through his alias Ljungblut. With a close circle of friends he recorded the two albums “The Other side of all things” and “Influences for a new album”. Two years later “Capitals” was released. “It’s all supposed to sound like the scars I’ve being trying to hide for a while. Songs about uncondiotional love and hate. A blank manual for heartache and headache”. Kim Ljung continues: “Listening to the album should give you the sense of being lonely in the company of others.” The first albums were released through his own label Pleasuredisc. Printed only in one thousand copies. All numbered and signed by himself. It sold out in no time. As a matter of fact, he has made this into his standard. These days with the backing of the independent label and recordstore, The Garden. All releases on vinyl and CD are personally numbered and signed. No wonder why his devoted followers are staying close. In 2011 he decided to turn things around. His solid Ljungblut-partner Dan Heide wasn’t to be his only true compainion anymore. Ted Skogmann, who played drums on the first release, was taken up as a permanent member. So was Joakim Brendsrød, and Sindre Pedersen as well. A full band. All in time for their next adventure. “Norwegian lyrics felt suddenly right to make it even more a personal matter”, Kim explains. The following year saw the release of “Over skyene skinner alltid solen”, and the band played their first set of gigs at Total in Tønsberg. Two houses sold out. Since then, there has been no official shows. Kim Ljung is for sure carrying some history on his shoulders. Here’s a little peek backwards: Seigmen, who formed already back in 1989, has released a total of 9 albums. In Norway they were platinum selling, with three number one albums - and they can still claim the title of having Norway's most selling rock-cd single ever. Then you have Zeromancer. They made it big in the European industrial scene when they popped up with their high adrenaline performances right before the Millenium. Their debut album “Clone your lover” was awarded “best newcomer” at the GAMA awards in 2000. They have released a number of 7 albums so far. But let’s get back to business, and back to Ljungblut: On September 30th 2016, Ljungblut is releasing their 5th album : “Ikke alle netter er like sorte” The ten songs were all recorded live straight down to tape at the legendary Athletic Sound Studio in Halden, Norway. Unique for the album is that there has been made a video to each track on the album. Kim is claiming it to be pure art. Just like the album itself.