Unmasked, raw Rock ‘N’ Roll is the key word, brought to you in an authentic, energetic, rich and captivating way, and of course the mandatory crank-up-the-reverb guitar-solos – This is AVENTYR!
AVENTYR started out in a gloomy dark attic in 2001, at the head of the Sognefjord, Norway. They held on for several turbulent years, with a good flow of musicians from bands like Funeral, Taake and Grotesque Hysterectomy amongst their ranks.
In ‘04 AVENTYR went to sleep and in ’08 arose yet again, with guitarist, composer and founder Steinar Aven, and vocalist, composer and co-founder Roger Olsen as the only remaining members of the “old” AVENTYR. Together with a fresh generation of rockers AVENTYR re-emerged from the dark ground and back onto the music-scene; ready and able.
In 2011 the band released the EP ”Trouble”, mixed by Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Europe, Winger etc.) at the UK label Casket Music. The EP received good reviews both at home and abroad. In one of the reviews the band were defined as a mixture of Hellacopters and Backyard Babies in great shape – a description well-earned. This led, among other things, to a 5-year publishing agreement with American Michael Davenport / Expressive Artists, where names like AC/DC, Guns ‘n’ Roses and David Bowie are signed.
Already in late 2011 the band was ready with new material to follow-up the EP. The debut album “Driven” was recorded by the band themselves in a local studio in their home town of Førde in Norway.
The recordings stood by from January to August 2012 and finally the tunes were sent over the “pond” for mix and master by their good partner Beau Hill. The result is a bunch of efficient in-your-face rock’n’roll tunes. As musical inspiration one can find everything from Mötorhead to Billy Idol, no comparison btw.
“Driven” will be released January 28th 2013 via Mighty Music.
Roger (stevie stiff) Olsen – Lead vocals
Jan Tore Befring – Lead guitar, backing vocals
Steinar Aven – Guitar, backing vocals
Roger Pettersen – Bass
Trond Vilnesl – Drums
CD – 2013
Danish release: 28.01.2013
European release: 28.01.2013