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The Crest (Norway)

A band from oslo, playing female fronted gothic rock with catchy melodies, massive guitars and a soothing female voice. They were formed in 1996 by Nell and Kristian Sigland. After some name and line-up changes the band decided on the name “THE CREST” in 1999, after recording their second demo. From this time the band developed their own, characteristic sound.

In 2001 The Crest recorded their first release, “Letters from Fire”, in France, together with Terje Refsnes (producer of Tristania, Carpathian Forest, The Sins of thy Beloved).

In 2003 the band decided to take a sabbatical to regain time and energy to record their next album. Nell and Kristian dedicated some time for side project named “Rustflower Incorporated”, experimenting with electronic music.
Furthermore, Nell succeed to the crown of Theatre of Tragedy’s fired vocalist Liv Kristine.

In 2004 The Crest reunited and recorded their second album, “Vain City Chronicles” at the Top Room Studio in Norway.
“Vain City Chronicles” shows, according to the band, “a heavier, more guitar-based side of the band, while still focusing on the characteristic melancholic melodies and of course Nell’s soothing voice.”

Currently the band is working on their third release, which will probably be published next year.

Line Up:
Nell Sigland - vocals
Kristian Sigland - guitars, programming
Stian Aarebrot - guitars


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  • AngelInTheDark_

    Nice to see that the band is working together again, I hoped that they might after ToT disbanded. I'd love to hear some new material!

    8 Jan 2014 Reply
  • romankrieg

    mazafaking Hip Hop???

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ViviAi

    OMG OMG(so late) I really hope this means new stuff!!

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DorianVonEden


    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • DorianVonEden

    v I guess before 2007. Unfortunately they split up anyway, but you can still hear music from Kristian on The Black Locust Project, that features Nell on two tracks as well. :)

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • bodomkeyboards

    how recent is the claim that " Currently the band is working on their third release, which will probably be published next year." what year are we talking about?

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • krazyorange

    I have a strong feeling there is more than one group by this name.

    8 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Andre_L-

    Hip Hop???

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • darkwitch_metal

    only make 2 albums: (, but those two are great!

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • neryon

    About The Black Locust Project:

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
  • TehAvocado

    prisoners of war

    2 Oct 2011 Reply
  • MustBeDreaming1

    they are so great! addictive like hell! metal band i mean.

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Nasty-Lorelei

    Dorian, tell please more about "The Black Locust", what are you aware of? What genre is it going to be?

    5 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ViviAi

    I miss them. )':

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • DorianVonEden

    Sadly, they split up. :/ But Kristian put up a new band called The Black Locust Project, which will feature Nell on some tracks. I know for sure they're going to sound amazing, trust me. ;)

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • CGholy

    Is Nell still with them?

    30 Mar 2011 Reply
  • lagginswag

    the crest skeptik > metal band

    15 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Poisonsoul

    отличный Готик метал!

    28 Feb 2011 Reply
  • DorianVonEden

    Poor guys, they already had to give "The Covent" up :/

    16 Jun 2010 Reply
  • max1978

    obviously, you cant read either. whats important here is who made a record first. Norwegian band did in 2001, the other one signed with some record label in 2004, and not even sure if they have a record yet. who cares who had the name in their mind first of all? once heard that Napoleon had a brother playing in a band called the crest, very easy to look up.

    14 Jun 2010 Reply
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