There are two bands named Norway:
1. Norway is a 4-pc hard rock band from New Jersey, USA. Their indie debut album "Night Dreams", was a smash hit in Europe among the fans of AOR, Melodic and Hard Rock, and by rock magazines worldwide.
That success led to signing a deal with acclaimed UK rock label Now & Then Records/Frontiers Records.
Norway's label debut, "Arrival", was recorded in the UK and the USA during the summer/fall of '99, and was released in Europe March 6, 2000 to even more raves than "Night Dreams". A release on Nippon Crown followed in Japan at the end of March with a national launch in the USA in August, 2000.
On hiatus for most of 2002-2004, Norway returned to the studio for the highly anticipated follow-up to "Arrival", "Rising Up From The Ashes" with lead vocal duties handled by former Tradia & Departure frontman Dave Baldwin.
"Rising Up From The Ashes" was released 12/20/06 in Japan on Marquee/Avalon and 1/19/07 in Europe and the USA on MTM., again to much critical praise and gaining the band more new fans.
2. Norway is also a synthpop artist on Plastiq Musiq. Plastiq Musiq is a label created by analogue synth guru Ronnie Martin, the front line leader of Joy Electric. Norway shares the love of analogue synths and shows this love and talent on their albums.
3.The influential Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone released The Frostland Tapes under the name Norway.
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