Kari Rueslåtten - Sørgekåpe

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Release date single, Sørgekåpe: February 28th

Release date album, Sørgekåpe: May 8th

Artist: Kari Rueslåtten
Song title: Sørgekåpe
Label: Spindelsinn Recordings
Words & Music: Kari Rueslåtten and Jostein Ansnes
Producer: Jostein Ansnes

P & C: 2020 Spindelsinn Recordings

ISRC: NOBYC2001011

Cover Artwork: Arild Juul

Press Photos: Troll Toftenes

Press contact Norway:
Morten Bakke,

Press contact World:
Haavard Holm,

Booking: Aftermath music, Haavard Holm,

Sørgekåpe single

Sørgekåpe starts where the Northern Sky meets a broken heart that cannot be mended. In this song Kari Rueslåtten aims to describe those lonely hours at night when every thought is blowing out of its proportions, and one loses the battle against reality. By the time morning light finds its way through the curtains, the mind is so fragile, it can be tipped over by the gentle touch of a butterflies’ wing. (Sørgekåpe is the Norwegian name for the butterfly Camberwell Beauty, or Mourning Cloak)

Kari Rueslåtten has one of the finest voices of alternative Nordic folk-pop, and a worldwide fan-base. She is known for her dark-edged melancholy uncovering the beauty hiding in the dark. The single is taken from the forthcoming album Sørgekåpe out spring 2020. This will be her eight solo album.

Kari Rueslåtten was one of the founder members of the progressive doom metal band The 3rd and the Mortal. The band defined a genre, and Kari Rueslåtten was one of the first role models for female singers fronting metal bands in the 1990s, and the main inspiration for many bands such as Nightwish and The Gathering. Toumas Holopainen (Nightwish), with whom Kari Rueslåtten also have collaborated, has claimed Kari Rueslåtten’s voice as one of the greatest in the world.

Kari Rueslåtten – Vocals
Jostein Ansnes – Guitars
Gjermund Silset – Bass
Stian Lundberg – Drums
Frode Flemsæter – Keyboards

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Cover artwork 1: photo Arild Juul
Cover artwork 2: photo Arild Juul
Press photo 3: photo Troll Toftenes
Press photo 4: photo Troll Toftenes