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Skien, Norway (2011 – present)

Above Symmetry is formed in 2011 in Skien, Norway. They were formerly known from 2005. to 2011. as Aspera, but changed name, threatened with legal action by another band called Aspera.

Over one year ago, five young musicians from Skien, Norway, made a very impressive entrance into the Metal World with their debut album “Ripples”, released under the band name ‘Aspera’ by no one less than Progressive top label InsideOutMusic. Media across the globe replied positively with numerous excellent reviews for “Ripples” throughout 2010 and the band built up a great following, not only in their home country. Unfortunately the promotion activities and consequently also the coming live plans had to take a break, when it turned out that the band was in need to change its name due to unforeseen technical reasons. Anyhow, the transition is done: They will be now known as ABOVE SYMMETRY.

Robin Ognedal – Guitars
Nickolas Main Henriksen – Keyboards
Atle Pettersen – Vocals
Joachim Strøm Ekelund – Drums
Rein T. Blomquist – Bass

First album of Above Symmetry is re-release of debut Aspera album “Ripples”, with slightly changes in name, and color on the cover.

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  • Ehana

    Such a shame they sold out, "split up" and reformed (albeit with a different drummer) as an average rock band instead. In case you don't know what I'm talking about, try searching the web for Norwegian rock band, "The Scheen" ...

    1 Sep 9:01pm Reply
  • r0ryb0ryalis

    I don't really understand the vocalist hate with AS. Sure, Atle's public personality and history are a little wacky, but how does that change this particular band? He's got a pretty good, and unique, voice; who cares if he's an estranged pop icon?

    20 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Sander1991

    Sounds pretty good. They'll stay in my library.

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • dckerley

    I just connected your band to the "Up and Coming Progressive Rock" group. Stop by and join and lets see if we can get this group off of the ground! Craig Kerley

    27 Sep 2011 Reply
  • zedstuff

    There is some REALLY fun stuff all over this CD.

    24 Sep 2011 Reply
  • MikeDoyle

    Such tight riffs splattered throughout the CD - some of the grooves and sections are as good as prog metal gets. The notes the singer hits and some of the phrases are amazing too - but in the end I agree that something is just a little 'off' with his voice. It just doesn't blend or something, though it reminds me of Beyond Twilight at times. That being said I also feel every song has about 2:00 of pure awesomeness, but most just get lost and don't feel amazing from the front to back. Misses the flow and core of the song I guess. But there are seriously some of the best riffs/sections I have heard all year in prog metal. Great effort.

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
  • UncleAlias

    Obvious troll is obvious.

    15 Jul 2011 Reply
  • talski

    and why do you care?

    29 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Ijux

    worst singer in history

    2 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Supafly200

    Ripples is fantastic. ljux is a fucking idiot

    31 May 2011 Reply
  • Ijux

    this sucks, singer can't pronounce a single english word

    29 May 2011 Reply

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