«Then the Lord said to me,
Disaster will be poured out from the North
on all who live in the land.»
– Jeremiah 1:14
«The Witches of Finnmark» – an instrumental album trilogy, written and produced by Anders Buaas. It was inspired by the book «At the Gates of Hell» by historian Rune Blix Hagen. The witch trials and persecutions in Finnmark in the 16th and 17th century were some of the worst mankind has seen.
Now finally, the third installment will be released, completing Buaas´ trilogy. This has been a major undertaking for many years. Parts I and II were released in 2017 and 2018, getting great reviews both locally and around the world. The music contains elements of folk, blues, progressive rock, jazz and classical. Inspired by bands and artists like Mike Oldfield, Genesis, King Crimson, Al DiMeola, Yngwie Malmsteen, Marillion, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore and many more, makes this an exciting musical journey, based on real historical events.
“The Witches of Finnmark III” is set for a November 8th release through Norwegian label Apollon Records.
1. Jeremiah 1:14
5. March in 5/4
Anders Buaas – guitars, keyboards, mandolin, banjo and effects
Rune Erling Pedersen – drums / Are Gogstad – bass
Henrik Madsen – percussion, snare drum on «March in 5/4»
Gudny Aspaas – vocals
Filip Hauan Gundersen – tuba and bass trombone
Anders Buaas (b.1974) is a guitarist, composer and producer from Larvik, Norway. His previous bands include Gjørmebryterne, Bløff, Absolute Steel and Jernskjegg, and he is also known as touring guitarist for Paul DiAnno (Iron Maiden) and Tim Ripper Owens (Judas Priest).