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Keldian is a progressive power metal band from Norway that was founded by childhood friends Christer Andresen and Arild Aardalen.

Both are from a small town called Aurland in Norway. Christer Andresen was founding member of the long-lived metal band Madam Curie (1988-1998). This band toured Norway alot, but never released a proper album ever. Arild Aardalen was member of Protos Nemesis (techno-rock) and Alien Love Gardeners (pop-rock). During the summer of 2005, after having played in various bands and projects for about 10 years, Chris and Arild decided to embark on a musical project of their own. They wanted to focus primarily on the songwriting this time, and not so much the band concept. The goal was to write a great album, record it, and get it relesaed. Though the musical expression of Keldian was explored in different directions, they quickly ended up on a melodic and powerful style of metal heavily inspired by a lot of the legends from the 80’s. After about two weeks of writing and pre-production recordings, a very rough demo-version of their debut album “Heaven’s Gate” was finished. For different reasons, the project was now laid to rest for about a year. They picked up the ball again early summer 2006. With a fresh perspective, the demo-versions of the songs were revieved. Most of them were re-worked and a couple of them were cut from the record completely. Keldian is the first project by Christer and Arild. Christer played all the guitars and did the majority of the vocal work. Arild did all the keyboards and some vocal work, he also engineered and produced the album. Their debut album “Heaven’s Gate” features Jorn Holen from the norwegian black-metal bands Vreid and Windir.


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  • AtTheApostasy


    Yesterday 8:23am Reply
  • umosay

    Old demos are really nice too! Different style, hope they would do something like this again in future.

    2 Mar 4:06am Reply
  • pestcommando

    underrated as fuck!

    6 Feb 4:12pm Reply
  • hammerstrikebg

    Yeah, the new album is out. Going to check it now :)

    24 Jan 9:36am Reply
  • Reparations

    One of the best power metal bands around i would say. Outbound is brilliant.

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • dirtclaw

    Probably my favorite album of 2013. Probably.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • carlos_galvan

    best power album of this 2013!!

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Vggamegod

    New album is AMAZING, worth the wait!

    25 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DeJumbi

    Outbound is unreal

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Cat_007

    Cool album! Full of melodic energetic metal...

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Enforceris

    Holy Shit. Never Existed. HOLY SHIT.

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Enforceris

    Holy Shit, Outbound so far sounds FANTASTIC from what little I managed to listen to it yet(two tracks in). VERY different from their previous albums, but still just as majestic. Some parts remind me of Stratovarius, some parts - of Altaria's "Divinity" album.

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • The_Mercian

    Outbound is fast becoming one of my favourite releases of the year. Even ordered a Peter F Hamilton novel so I could better appreciate Morning Light Mountain and The Silfen Paths. :)

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Harmonia-Mundi

    Outbound has some FANTASTIC songs. It is definitely a worthy entry in the Keldian discography and is a great album, but I still like Journey of Souls better. My favorite songs on Outbound are Earthblood, Never Existed, and The Silfen Paths.

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Meat_Wolf

    The Silfen Paths is just... just.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • jandalf_

    Kepler And 100 000 Stars <3

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Keldianx

    *Never Existed* Perfect

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • millarddj

    Black Wind Metal reviews the smashing new Keldian album, "Outbound":

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Metal_stargazer

    "I don't wanna be a hero anymore!" :D

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • umosay

    Consistent as ever _b

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
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