Norway's THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL will issue their first album in five years, entitled Memoirs, through VME (Voices Music and Entertainment) in early February. According to the group's official web site, the nine-song CD “was recorded in several intervals over a period of four years, and this time a lot of guest musicians are included. There are five different singers on the album, and several others are participating on various instruments. The music can be described as 'music noir'— somewhere between pop, rock and electronica, but still with the sound and feel that is THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL. Old fans can definitely identify themselves with the record, while it certainly will attract new fans.”
As previously reported, former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL singer Kari Rueslåtten has signed with Sweden's GMR Music Group and will release her long-awaited third solo album (the first two were issued through Sony Music Norway) in late March through the Peach Music sub-label.