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    Kaizers Orchestra

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    Genre:Rock, Alternative
    Rank:772 history »
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    5.0/5 from 5 users
    Albums:12
    Songs:110

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1
    2,138 4.0/5
    Hjerteknuser lyrics
    2
    2,851 4.4/5
    Ompa til du dør lyrics
    3
    9,053 4.8/5
    Die Polizei lyrics
    4
    9,492 4.5/5
    Maestro lyrics
    5
    4.8/5
    Tokyo Ice Til Clementine lyrics
    6Domino lyrics
    7Poker lyrics
    8Veterans Klage lyrics
    9Du og meg Lou lyrics
    10Den Sjette Sansen lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    4,248
    Violeta Violeta Volume I [2011]
    2
    6,081 5.0/5
    Ompa til du dør [2001]
    3Død Manns Tango (EP) [2002]
    4Våre Demoner [2009]
    5
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    Maestro (EP) [2005]
    6Mann mot Mann (EP) [2002]
    7Maskineri [2008]
    8Evig Pint [2003]
    9Maestro [2005]
    10The Gypsy Finale [2004]

    Biography

    The Norwegian sextet Kaizers Orchestra builds cathartic rock songs that borrow heavily from the dirges of Tin Pan Alley and Eastern European folk music. Formed on 1st of January 2000 in the city of Bergen, the band consists of Janove Ottesen and Geir Zahl on vocals/guitar/oil barrel, Helge Risa on pump organ, Øyvind Storesund on accordion and bass, guitarist/percussionist Terge Vinterstø Røthing, and Rune Solheim on the drums.

    They are notable for being among the first non-black metal Norwegian bands or artists singing in their native language to become popular beyond Scandinavia. To other Norwegians, the band is instantly recognizable both because of their unique, unpredictable style, and because of vocalist Ottesen's distinctive Jæren dialect, shared by two of the other band members.

    Their signature sound eventually led to a record deal with Scandinavian label Broiler Farm, and the band released Ompa Til du Dør in 2001, an album that won the Norwegian Grammy (called "Spellemannsprisen" in Norwegian) went on to become the highest-selling rock debut ever issued in the Norwegian language.
    Evig Pint followed in 2003, resulting in numerous awards and even more impressive record sales than its predecessor.

    In 2012, the band was awarded Årets Spellemann (Artist Of The Year). During their acceptance speech, the group announced that following a 2013 "Farewell Tour", they would take a long break. Their final concert was held on September 14, 2013 in Stavanger.

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