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Guardians of Time


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(1997 – 2004, 2009 – present)

Sometime in 1997 a handful of bored Norwegian metalheads were drinking beer at the local pub. Someone came up with the idea to form a band. What started out as musicians killing time, soon developed into something a lot more more serious.

Their first demo landed them a record deal, and the debut album Edge of Tomorrow was released in 2001. The album received great reviews and the band made loyal fans all over the world. Both a Brazilian- and a German fan site were made by devoted fans. The band did shows all over Norway and played almost every metal festival in the country.

The second album Machines of Mental Design was recorded in 2004. This time the album was released through Massacre Records in Europe, Spiritual Beast in Asia, The End Records in USA and FaceFront Records in Scandinavia. Machines of Mental Design received great reviews all over the world. The music was by many labeled as «thinking man’s metal» and were often compared to the epic masterpiece Operation: Mindcrime for its well thought composition and lyrics. Guardians of Time joined the 2004 «Scream Tour» playing all over Norway, and pivoted by playing at Norway’s biggest festival, the «Quart Festival», opening for Slipknot on the main stage, proving that Guardians of Time had indeed become a great live act.

During 2004 two of the members quit, leaving the band in limbo. Bernt and Paul were the only members that would still be involved in music the next years, and though other bands were joined and formed (Paul played in Trail of Tears), the legacy of the Guardians could not be forgotten, and an urge to continue this legacy was ever present.


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  • heroinakurdt

    Hope they will be great with Sabaton in March.

    4 Feb 2013 Reply
  • himik_89

    yep...more than great

    9 Jan 2012 Reply
  • makspostal

    The new album is great!!

    30 Nov 2011 Reply
  • ArcTheseus

    The new album is great!! \m/ [2]

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
  • LostForever

    The new album is great!! \m/

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
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    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Vggamegod

    New album is one hell of a comeback, it's been too long :D A Beautiful Atrocity is very complicated power metal, with some new aspects...but they're pulled off masterfully. If you enjoyed their earlier works and are open to experimentation within reason, then by all means check this shit out!

    16 May 2011 Reply
  • The_Dark_Cyan

    Im sorry..... But this is not what i was waiting for. The new album...... Its...... Its a rock and roll album. It has flashes of brilliance here and there..... But American accented pop rock style vocals? Rock n roll or chug-a-chug riffing? Death growls? Its by no means bad.... But its also in no way Guardians of Time. I will not buy.

    1 May 2011 Reply
  • Sonata89

    new album is really good! production isn't that good but it's alright if you listen more often to it. Especially the concept is nice, Bernt is doing a DAMN great job on vocals!

    13 Mar 2011 Reply
  • MetalheadTrue

    I love their first´s one of the best pure - Speed-Metal ablums of new age!

    10 Jan 2011 Reply
  • lisra

    Shame they aren't better known..

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ManicPumpkin

    I love this band! Iam glad for the new album :-) Hope to see you on stage in germany!

    28 Jul 2010 Reply
  • iranfis

    Omfg this is one good piece of music !!! must have for all !)))

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
  • The_Dark_Cyan

    Must..... Have......More....

    12 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Rockbitch2

    Guardians of Time is playing support for WASP,31. October. Glassheim, Jevnaker! *Here's a chance to see Guardians Of Time live for the first time with a full set and full line-up. There will be all the good ol' ones plus a couple of the new ones. Be there!!!*

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Izzystone

    GoT is soon out with a new album!!!

    16 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Vggamegod

    epic band, definitely looking forward to new material

    27 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Stormlancer

    Yay! and with the same vocalist so this'll be great. Also check out their myspace as they have the japanese bonus track from 'Machines of Mental Design' up Its called "Torn Apart, Part II"

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Lvondas

    GoT are back: Hopefully there will be a new album this year!

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Lvondas

    This bad was amazing. But its Bernt's voice that I'm going to miss the most. Machines of Mental Disign should surely be a Power Metal classic.

    9 Apr 2008 Reply
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