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A Powerful Melodic blend of Heavy Rock and Metal with wispy moments of folk, classical, creating a Metal album that at has moments of Rock Opera in it.
After a long hiatus Teodor Tuff resurfaced with its self-titled debut album in 2009. The album was well received and entered the Norwegian charts. The album had clear references to the 70’s, both in the music and in the lyrics.
The band subsequently did support shows for both Whitesnake and Deep Purple.
Teodor Tuff is, however, a band in constant change. Upon the departure of three members in 2010, the band was joined by Christer, Rayner and Terje Harøy, lead guitarist, bass player and vocalist, respectively. Christer and Rayner are brothers, and also happen to play in Divided Multitude. Terje is their cousin.
The band’s sound has now changed dramatically, and Teodor Tuff comes across as a pure metal band with its own distinct sound; guitarist Knut Lysklætt’s inspiration from classical music, rock opera, musicals and even Middle East folk songs, is mixed with the Harøy clan’s thoroughbred metal. As a result, Teodor Tuff’s second album – Soliloquy – is a truly exiting release!
The following very impressive guest performers have contributed to the album: Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Martin Buus (Mercenary), Eskild Kløften (Divided Multitude) Jacob Hansen and Tonje Harøy. The four guitar solos in rapid succession on the epic track Heavenly Manna, where Harøy, Buus, Waters and Eklundh do their best to outdo each other, must be certainly be up there among the greatest guitar solos of all time.
The album is mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Mercenary, Pestilence etc).
Cover photographs were shot by Frode Pedersen and the cover-art and cover-design was created by Mattias Norén.