Singles & Cover Songs

Published on March 6th, 2012

“Walk Away In Silence”
Digital single available on iTunes.
Release date: September 23, 2011
Label: Steamhammer
Produced by: Jørn Viggo Lofstad

Track listing:
1. Walk Away In Silence
2. Intermission
3. Crazy Nights (Loudness cover)

 

 

“Intermission” 
Release date: June, 2011
Label: Steamhammer
Produced by: Jørn Viggo Lofstad
In June, the “Intermission” single was available for subscribers of Sweden Rock Magazine. In September 2011, “Intermission” certified gold in Sweden by the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 10,000 copies.

Track listing:
1. Intermission
2. Eyes of Fire
3. Crazy Nights
4. Intermission (Video)

“Crazy Nights”
Release date: June, 2011
Available on the “Intermission” single.
Mixed by: Jørn Viggo Lofstad at Pagan’s Mind Studios, April 2011
Music and lyrics by: M. Niihara & A. Takaski
Originally sung by: Loudness

 

 

 

“For obvious reasons, we decided to record a cover of an all time favorite song of ours, the classic “Crazy Nights” by Japanese band Loudness, released on their 1985 masterpiece “Thunder In the East”. This is our way of honoring the heroes who worked hard to limit the nuclear catastrophe after the earthquak and tsunami outside Sendai, Japan on March 11. 2011, and our heartfelt compassion goes out to all victims in this great nation.” -Pagan’s Mind

 

“Helter fra Telemark (Heroes of Telemark)”
Release date: October 2008
Mixed by: Jørn Viggo Lofstad
Lyrics by: Pagans Mind & Øyvind Doksrød/Oddrane
Original music: P.O.D, Sony ATV Harmony

Track listing:
1. Helter fra Telemark
2. Helter fra Telemark (Karaoke)

 

“Helter fra Telemark” was written as a support song for the local soccer team, ODD Grenland, and was released as a single by the board of the team. The lyrics, sung in Norwegian, are typical and patriotic, and was never released on any other Pagan’s Mind album. “It was just a little and cool thing we did for the “local spirit”. Nils K Rune told Heavy Metal Tribune.  “‘Heroes Of Telemark’ is based on a film by the same name about a WW2 sabotage action back here in Norway which halted the Germans to create the atomic bomb.”

“Hallo Spaceboy”
Released on Gods Equation.
Label: Limb Music
Mixed by: Stefan Glaumann in Toytown Studios, (SE)
Produced by: Jørn Viggo Lofstad in cooperation with Kristoffersen, Krokmo, Rue & Tegner
Originally sung by: David Bowie

 

 

 

“I saw a David Bowie concert on TV a couple of years ago and I recorded it because it was so good. One of the songs he played there was “Hallo Spaceboy” and I remembered that song as it has very much the feel that we have in Pagan’s Mind.”Jørn Viggo told Zolireds in February 2008.  When Pagans Mind was finishing writing the songs (for Gods Equation), Stian and Jørn Viggo brought out the idea (that they should record the song), to the rest of the band. “We changed the arrangement and we made our own take on that song and my personal opinion is that it became one of the best songs on the album. I think we managed to do something original and brought new life to the song and that’s why it ended up on the album.” 

Pagans Mind got in touch with the publishing company but they have a special rule regarding this as David Bowie has to approve cover songs. “He was gonna listen to it and decided whether he likes it or not.” The cover got approved. “We were very surprised because we got a message from the publishing company that he approved the song and we could even print the lyrics, we could make a video for it, which basically meant that David Bowie enjoyed our version of his song, and it was really really cool. That made my day when I heard that.”

“At the Graves”
Released on Infinity Divine (2004)
Label: Limb Music
Re-mixed by: Tommy Hansen, at Jailhouse Studios (DK), January 2004
Produced by: Jørn Viggo Lofstad, Nils K. Rue, Steinar Krokmo, & Tommy Hansen
Originally sung by: King Diamond

 

 

 

Pagan’s Mind chose to record a King Diamond cover for the re-release of Infinity Divine. The band chose “At the Graves”, and it features Gus. G and Glen Drover. “When Limb (Schnoor, owner of Limb Music – ed.) wanted to re-release Infinity Divine, he wanted to put something special on it. He was telling us, ‘Can you record some cover songs?’ We had played some cover songs by Dream Theater, but we wanted to do something different. Our singer Nils is an old King Diamond fan, sometimes when we rehearse we are playing some crazy stuff, and Nils is doing King Diamond songs very good. So we decided, ‘Why don’t we record ‘At The Graves’, a 10-minute song from the Conspiracy album?’ I think Nils did a great job on that song.” – Stian Kristoffersen.