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17.08.2011 11:51

EP under way

Asiago are working on their next release, a 4-track EP.

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28.02.2011 15:58

Asiago at Rockefeller April 9

Asiago will play Rockefeller in Oslo along with two other artists, Moi and Rolffa.

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Asiago.no > About Asiago
Asiago was formed in Trondheim, Norway summer 2007 by five young men with experience from former and current Trondheim bands (such as Josephine, So-so slow and Monkfish). In 2009, the band was joined by keyboardist Nikolai Sødahl, giving the band the sonic boost it needed.

They released their debut album A Daring Smoothie, produced by Håkon Gebhardt (ex-Motorpsycho/HGH/Ida Jenshus), in March 2010. Later that year, they released a cover song, called Hjerteknuser [Kaizers Orchestra], for a single. The song was entered in a cover song contest, where it came in third place out of over 100 submissions.

In 2011, they played for over 1300 people in Rockefeller, Oslo at the Kaizers Orchestra Afterparty with the two artists coming in first and second in the competition. Kaizers Orchestra also made a musical appearance at this show.

In 2012, they released the single Wake Up in a Fire digitally in February, a preview of the EP Going Somewhere? planned for release in May.

Asiago also play live shows on a regular basis.

Kristian: Vocals
Kriss
Kriss

Full name:
Kristian Skauge

Age:
26

Hometown:
Trondheim, Norway

Profession:

Hi-Fi Salesman

Instrument:

Vocals

Musical inspirations include:
Damien Rice, Radiohead, Coldplay, Metallica, Prince, Michael Jackson, Tom Waits, Mew, MUSE, REM, Live and more


Favorite quote:
"Live for today without concern for tomorrow"


Erlend: Guitar
Erlend
Erlend

Full name:
Erlend Naalsund

Age:
31

Hometown:
Trondheim, Norway

Profession:
IT Manager

Instrument:
Guitar

Musical inspirations include:
Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, Motorpsycho, and more

Audun: Guitar
Audun
Audun

Full name:
Audun Kvitland Røstad

Age:
26

Hometown:
Trondheim, Norway

Profession:
Bachelor of Music Technology, working as a creative counselor for young musicians and as a freelance sound designer/composer/producer

Instrument:
Guitar

Musical inspirations include:
Radiohead, Muse, Tom McRae, Eels, Qotsa, Foo Fighters, Motorpsycho, Mercury Rev, Placebo, Jeff Buckley, Mew, Death Cab For Cutie, The Libertines, The White Birch, Lorraine, Pink Floyd, Madrugada, and more

Favorite Quote:
"If someone steps on your foot (on purpose), take off your shoe and whistle a song about indians, spoons and small onionrings - that will teach them!" - Svisjfot, 2009

John-Ivar: Drums
JiR
John-Ivar

Full name:
John-Ivar Rotnes

Age:
30

Hometown:
Trondheim, Norway

Profession:
Student

Instrument:
Drums and percussion

Musical inspirations include:
Faith no more, Motorpsycho, Pearl jam, Alice in chans, Soundgarden, The soundtrack of our lives, and more

Favorite quote: 
"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes" 

Haakon: Bass
Haakon
Haakon

Full name:
Haakon Brox

Age:
27

Hometown: 
Trondheim, Norway

Profession:
Photographer


Instrument:
Bass

Musical inspirations include:
Jimmy eat world, Foo fighters, Placebo, Muse, and more

Nikolai: Keyboards
Nikko
Nikko

Full name:
Nikolai Sødahl

Age:
25

Hometown:
Trondheim, Norway

Profession:
Teacher

Instrument:
Keyboards/Synth

Musical inspirations include:
Opeth, Chick corea, Motorpsycho