Israelvis arose from the ashes of punk band Angor Wat in 1988 and became one of Norway's most important alternative bands in the early nineties. Their debut was released in 1990, titled "Heart to Heart Politics". One year later the band released "Half Past Heaven" (1991), the EP "We Only Live Twice" (1992), and could reach a breakthrough with the album "Albino Blue" in 1993. The following albums "Church of Israelvis" (1994) and "Eurosis" (1996) became fan favorites.
The Israelvis sound can be describes as an addition of sharp guitar hardrock style, with ironically and politically charged lyrics. Their style was influenced by diverse genres, like punk, jazz, electronica, mambo and other sonic brique-a-braques. The bands music has been described as cutting edge, unpredictable, and uncompromising.
A new album is about to be released in 2007.
Israelvis current lineup:
Tor Egil Ingebrigtsen, bass
Morten Skjørholm, guitar
Jens-Petter Wiig, drums
Viggo Mastad vocals og guitar
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