Well, sometimes the mask, the music, and the press release will just have to speak for themselves:
“Heavy guitars are slicing and crushing with stunning precision and elegance. Massive and thundering keyboards weave dense textures. Metal and Industrial collide to shape dark forms and structures. The falcon headed Egyptian moon-god KHONSU becomes incarnate. S. Gronbech, the man behind the mask, orchestrates the ancient traveler's return. The last public appearance of the mysterious mastermind was the collaboration with his brother A. “Obsidian C.” Gronbech on KEEP OF KALESSIN's highly acclaimed ‘Reclaim’ EP (2003).”
“Being one of Norway's foremost guitarists himself, Obsidian C. comments: “If you think that I am a good guitarist, wait until you hear my brother.” The renowned string wizard also produced and engineered all electric guitars played by his sibling in his own Morningstar studio. Adding vocals in an amazing range from the clear and gentle to the venomous and growling, Thebon of KEEP OF KALESSIN fame joins S. Gronbech in his dark quest. Under their former name MERAH, KHONSU already performed at this year's edition of the prestigious Inferno Festival in Oslo. Even without an album out the band from Trondheim was invited on the strength of their demo alone. Their musically and visually impressive performance gained the Norwegians excellent reviews. Now KHONSU reveal their true strength with debut album ‘Anomalia’. Let this sinister blend of rock, metal, and electronic elements enchant you with its epic and desolate atmospheres!”
And enchanted as I personally am, I recommend you, most open-minded visitor, to allow yourself to be bewitched by KHONSU's new album you will find streaming in full here (BandCamp) and above, and to delight in the band's new video ‘The Malady’, directed by brother S. Gronbech himself along with Christian Falch and produced by Gammaglimt Videoproduksjoner AS. ‘Anomalia’ is out on Season Of Mist since August 24th, 2012 in Europe, and has been just released in North America today, August 28th. You are most graciously invited to visit Season Of Mist e-shop here to examine all available ‘Anomalia’ formats.
KHONSU features: S. Gronbech - all instruments (studio) and guitar (live), A. O. Gronbech - guitar (live), Thebon – vocals, Shandy Mckay - bass (live) and Kenneth Kapstad - drums (live)