All the Way to the Sun
All the Way to the Sun is the ninth studio album by the Norwegian hard rock band TNT. The album was first rumoured to be on the heavy side of TNT, but came out in the end as a more straight forward pop rock album, it did not get as many positive reviews as My Religion but was still regarded as a good TNT album. It sold less than the previous album; the band toured Norway to support the release as well as shows in Sweden, the UK and in Spain where they recorded what became Live in Madrid before Tony Harnell left the band for professional and personal reasons. "Driving" has been played before several major car races in the USA. "A Fix" - 4:04 "Too Late" - 3:46 "Driving" - 4:05 "Me and I" - 3:43 "Sometimes" - 4:09 "All the Way to the Sun" - 5:04 "What a Wonderful World" - 3:04 "The Letter" - 4:02 "Mastic Pines" - 1:25 "Black Butterfly" - 2:59 "Save Your Love" - 3:58 "Ready To Fly" - 4:36 "Get What You Give" - 4:36 Tony Harnell – vocals Ronni Le Tekrø – guitars, backing vocals on "Save Your Love" Diesel Dahl – drums, percussion Sid Ringsby – bass guitar Dag Stokke – keyboards Bruno Ravel - additional background vocals on "Me and I" Amy Anderson-Harnell - additional background vocals on "Me and I" Produced by Tony Harnell and Ronni Le Tekrø Engineered by Kjartan Hesthagen Mastering & mixing by Tommy Hansen http://www.ronniletekro.com/discography-album-27.html
Morten Skogstad is the drummer in the Norwegian hard rock/glam metal band Stage Dolls. He joined the band in 1993. Skogstad was the drummer in the Norwegian hard rock band TNT from 1988 to 1989. During his tenure in TNT, he used the stage name Kenneth Odiin. Intuition Dig Get a Life Get a Live - live CD + bonus DVD Always
TNT (Norwegian band)
TNT is a Norwegian heavy metal band from Trondheim, formed in 1982. The band has released twelve studio albums, three EPs and three live albums while going through numerous line-up changes since its formation. Guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø is the only consistent member of TNT. TNT has sold between 4-5 million albums worldwide as of 2016. TNT was formed in the Norwegian city of Trondheim in 1982, by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dag Ingebrigtsen, guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø, bassist Steinar Eikum and drummer Diesel Dahl. Securing a national record contract with PolyGram subsidiary Vertigo Norway, they released their self-titled debut album the same year — their only album that features Norwegian lyrics — and got a hit with the single "Harley-Davidson". In August 1983 bassist Morty Black replaced Eikum, the following year American vocalist Tony Harnell replaced Ingebrigtsen, making his debut on TNT's second album, Knights of the New Thunder, his unique and powerful 4 octave range was the final element the band needed to break out of Norway and into the world market.
The album was a huge success in Scandinavia and the band was offered a worldwide deal with Mercury/Polygram worldwide out of New York. Knights of the New Thunder was released in the U. S. in 1984 and the video for "Seven Seas" got heavy rotation on MTV and the album entered the billboard charts. TNT's third album, Tell No Tales, was released in 1987 and produced the band's biggest hit, the single "10,000 Lovers". Tell No Tales marked a slight change in sound from melodic Euro-metal to a more palatable hard rock style, with Le Tekrø and Harnell gaining a reputation as a talented duo; the album was the best selling release in Sweden that year. Tell No Tales saw the band establishing a mainstream following in Japan and the U. S. Promotional Videos for "Everyone's a Star" and "10,000 Lovers" were featured on both European and American MTV, they were featured on Headbangers Ball. The band supported Stryper on a sold out arena tour in the U. S. followed by a tour with Twisted Sister and Great White as well as headlining shows in large clubs in the U.
S.. In the fall of 1987 Diesel Dahl parted ways with TNT due to personal and professional differences and made his last public appearance with the band at the Spellemannprisen awards in January 1988, where TNT received the Best Rock Album award for Tell No Tales. Kenneth Odiin became TNT's new drummer and played on TNT's fourth studio album, released in 1989; this release marked a more AOR-oriented sound, still maintaining a little of the hard rock edge of the previous album. Intuition was another huge success in Japan, it was the band's best received American release and saw the band embarking on their first headlining tour of the U. S. which broke attendance records across the country in small theaters and large clubs, thanks to the prominent display of the video for the title track on MTV. After the Intuition tour, Odiin was replaced by John Macaluso; the band negotiated a new record contract with Atlantic Records, released the studio album Realized Fantasies and the live recording Three Nights in Tokyo, both in 1992.
However, Atlantic did a poor job of promoting the album in the States and the rest of the world. The same year they decided choosing to focus on various solo projects. In 1996 the compilation Till Next Time – The Best of TNT was released, Harnell, Le Tekrø and Black reformed TNT with session drummer Frode Lamøy; that line-up recorded two albums, Firefly in 1997 and Transistor in 1999. Diesel Dahl returned to TNT in 2000, the band started working on new material, their eighth studio album, My Religion, was released in 2004. Months after the album release, Morty Black decided to leave the band due to personal and professional differences, Sid Ringsby took his place for the following concerts and the album All the Way to the Sun, released in the fall of 2005. A single, "Sometimes" was released on July 25 in Norway. At the end of the year Victor Borge became TNT's new permanent bassist. Tony Harnell left the band in April 2006 for both personal and professional reasons, although his final show was on June 30, when TNT played the Polar Rock Festival in Storsteinnes, Norway.
He was replaced by British hard rock singer Tony Mills. Despite leaving the band, Harnell collaborated with iMagic Films and producer Darren Paltrowitz on a live DVD featuring his performance with the band in Madrid, Spain from April 1, 2006; the Live in Madrid CD + DVD package was released in Japan in August 2006 and elsewhere in the world in September. In 2007 TNT released their tenth studio album, The New Territory to mixed reviews and controversy amongst the fans, their eleventh studio album, was released on September 22, 2008 in both Norway and Japan. The album was influenced by The Beatles and Queen, was mixed by Tommy Hansen, who worked on My Religion and All the Way to the Sun. On December 12, 2008, the original TNT line-up, consisting of Dag Ingebrigtsen, Ronni Le Tekrø, Steinar Eikum and Diesel Dahl, did a one-off reunion during a concert, done to celebrate Ingebrigtsen's 50th birthday. TNT's twelfth studio album, A Farewell to Arms, was released in Japan on December 15, 2010. Diesel Dahl has said.
Bård Svendsen, who provided keyboards and backing vocals on Knights of the New Thunder and Tell No Tales, worked on the album as well. The album was mixed by Tommy Hansen, has been described by him as "Def Leppard on speed", it was released in Eur
Trondheim is a city and municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It has a population of 193,501, is the third-most populous municipality in Norway, although the fourth largest urban area. Trondheim lies on the south shore of Trondheim Fjord at the mouth of the River Nidelva; the city is dominated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research, St. Olavs University Hospital and other technology-oriented institutions; the settlement was founded in 997 as a trading post, it served as the capital of Norway during the Viking Age until 1217. From 1152 to 1537, the city was the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nidaros, it was incorporated in 1838. The current municipality dates from 1964, when Trondheim merged with Byneset, Leinstrand and Tiller; the city functions as the seat of the County Mayor of Trøndelag county, but not as the administrative centre, Steinkjer. This is to make the county more efficient and not too centralized, as Trøndelag is the second largest county in Norway.
The city was given the name by Olav Tryggvason. It was for a long time called Niðaróss in the Old Norse spelling, but it was just called kaupangr or, more kaupangr í Þróndheimi. In the late Middle Ages people started to call the city just Þróndheimr. In the Dano-Norwegian period, during the years as a provincial town in the united kingdoms of Denmark–Norway, the city name was spelled Trondhjem. Following the example set by the renaming of the capital Kristiania to Oslo, Nidaros was reintroduced as the official name of the city for a brief period from 1 January 1930 until 6 March 1931; the name was restored in order to reaffirm the city's link with its glorious past, despite the fact that a 1928 referendum on the name of the city had resulted in 17,163 votes in favour of Trondhjem and only 1,508 votes in favour of Nidaros. Public outrage in the same year taking the form of riots, forced the Storting to settle for the medieval city name Trondheim; the name of the diocese was, changed from Trondhjem stift to Nidaros bispedømme in 1918.
Trondheim was named Drontheim during the Second World War, as a German exonym. Trondheimen indicates the area around Trondheim Fjord; the spelling Trondhjem was rejected, but many still prefer that spelling of the city's name. For the ecclesiastical history, see Archiepiscopate of NidarosTrondheim was named Kaupangen by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997. Shortly thereafter it came to be called Nidaros. In the beginning it was used as a military retainer of King Olav I, it was used as the seat of the king, was the capital of Norway until 1217. People have been living in the region for thousands of years as evidenced by the rock carvings in central Norway, the Nøstvet and Lihult cultures and the Corded Ware culture. In ancient times, the Kings of Norway were hailed at Øretinget in Trondheim, the place for the assembly of all free men by the mouth of the River Nidelva. Harald Fairhair was hailed as the king here, as was his son, Haakon I, called'the Good'; the battle of Kalvskinnet took place in Trondheim in 1179: King Sverre Sigurdsson and his Birkebeiner warriors were victorious against Erling Skakke.
Some scholars believe that the famous Lewis chessmen, 12th century chess pieces carved from walrus ivory found in the Hebrides and now at the British Museum, may have been made in Trondheim. Trondheim was the seat of the Archbishop of Nidaros for Norway from 1152, who operated from the Archbishop's Palace. Due to the introduction of Lutheran Protestantism in 1537, the last Archbishop, Olav Engelbrektsson, had to flee from the city to the Netherlands, where he died in present-day Lier, Belgium; the city has experienced several major fires. Since much of the city was made of wooden buildings, many of the fires caused severe damage. Great fires ravaged the city in 1598, 1651, 1681, 1708, twice in 1717, 1742, 1788, 1841 and 1842; the 1651 fire destroyed 90% of all buildings within the city limits. The fire in 1681 led to an total reconstruction of the city, overseen by General Johan Caspar von Cicignon from Luxembourg. Broad avenues like Munkegaten were created, with no regard for property rights, in order to stop the next fire.
At the time, the city had a population of 8000 inhabitants. After the Treaty of Roskilde on 26 February 1658, Trondheim and the rest of Trøndelag, became Swedish territory for a brief period, but the area was reconquered 10 months later; the conflict was settled by the Treaty of Copenhagen on 27 May 1660. During the Second World War, Trondheim was occupied by Nazi Germany from 9 April 1940, the first day of the invasion of Norway, until the end of the war in Europe, 8 May 1945; the German invasion force consisted of the German cruiser Admiral Hipper, 4 destroyers and 1700 Austrian Mountain troops. Other than a coastal battery opening fire, there was no resistance to the invasion on 9 April at 5 AM. On 14 and 17 April and French forces landed near Trondheim in a failed attempt to liberate Trondheim as part of the Namsos Campaign. During the occupation, Trondheim was the home of the notorious Norwegian Gestapo agent, Henry Rinnan, who operated from a nearby villa a
Norway the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land. Norway has a total area of 385,207 square kilometres and a population of 5,312,300; the country shares a long eastern border with Sweden. Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, the Skagerrak strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the Barents Sea. Harald V of the House of Glücksburg is the current King of Norway. Erna Solberg has been prime minister since 2013. A unitary sovereign state with a constitutional monarchy, Norway divides state power between the parliament, the cabinet and the supreme court, as determined by the 1814 constitution; the kingdom was established in 872 as a merger of a large number of petty kingdoms and has existed continuously for 1,147 years.
From 1537 to 1814, Norway was a part of the Kingdom of Denmark-Norway, from 1814 to 1905, it was in a personal union with the Kingdom of Sweden. Norway was neutral during the First World War. Norway remained neutral until April 1940 when the country was invaded and occupied by Germany until the end of Second World War. Norway has both administrative and political subdivisions on two levels: counties and municipalities; the Sámi people have a certain amount of self-determination and influence over traditional territories through the Sámi Parliament and the Finnmark Act. Norway maintains close ties with both the United States. Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the European Free Trade Association, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty, the Nordic Council. Norway maintains the Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system, its values are rooted in egalitarian ideals; the Norwegian state has large ownership positions in key industrial sectors, having extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, lumber and fresh water.
The petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the country's gross domestic product. On a per-capita basis, Norway is the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas outside of the Middle East; the country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world on the World IMF lists. On the CIA's GDP per capita list which includes autonomous territories and regions, Norway ranks as number eleven, it has the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, with a value of US$1 trillion. Norway has had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world since 2009, a position held between 2001 and 2006, it had the highest inequality-adjusted ranking until 2018 when Iceland moved to the top of the list. Norway ranked first on the World Happiness Report for 2017 and ranks first on the OECD Better Life Index, the Index of Public Integrity, the Democracy Index. Norway has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Norway has two official names: Norge in Noreg in Nynorsk; the English name Norway comes from the Old English word Norþweg mentioned in 880, meaning "northern way" or "way leading to the north", how the Anglo-Saxons referred to the coastline of Atlantic Norway similar to scientific consensus about the origin of the Norwegian language name.
The Anglo-Saxons of Britain referred to the kingdom of Norway in 880 as Norðmanna land. There is some disagreement about whether the native name of Norway had the same etymology as the English form. According to the traditional dominant view, the first component was norðr, a cognate of English north, so the full name was Norðr vegr, "the way northwards", referring to the sailing route along the Norwegian coast, contrasting with suðrvegar "southern way" for, austrvegr "eastern way" for the Baltic. In the translation of Orosius for Alfred, the name is Norðweg, while in younger Old English sources the ð is gone. In the 10th century many Norsemen settled in Northern France, according to the sagas, in the area, called Normandy from norðmann, although not a Norwegian possession. In France normanni or northmanni referred to people of Sweden or Denmark; until around 1800 inhabitants of Western Norway where referred to as nordmenn while inhabitants of Eastern Norway where referred to as austmenn. According to another theory, the first component was a word nór, meaning "narrow" or "northern", referring to the inner-archipelago sailing route through the land.
The interpretation as "northern", as reflected in the English and Latin forms of the name, would have been due to folk etymology. This latter view originated with philologist Niels Halvorsen Trønnes in 1847; the form Nore is still used in placenames such as the village of Nore and lake Norefjorden in Buskerud county, still has the same meaning. Among other arguments in favour of the theor
Firefly and Live!
Firefly and Live! is a compilation album by the Norwegian hard rock band TNT. The first eight tracks on the album are taken from the studio album Firefly, while the rest of the tracks are taken from the live album Three Nights in Tokyo. "Angels Ride" and "Heaven's Gone" are not on this album as they were declared offensive by the label.. Tony Harnell – vocals Ronni Le Tekrø – guitars, lead vocals on "Moonflower" Morty Black – bass guitar Dag Stokke – keyboards Frode Lamøy – drums, percussion on studio tracks John Macaluso – drums, percussion on "Soldier of the Light" and live tracks Embee Normann – flute, background vocals on "Moonflower" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00000108Z https://web.archive.org/web/20061225155616/http://richweb.allpar.net/TNT.htm
TNT (TNT album)
TNT is the first album by the Norwegian heavy metal band TNT. It is their only album to feature Norwegian lyrics. In 1984, the first half of the album was re-recorded with English lyrics and released as an EP named TNT. Bass player Steinar Eikum had been replaced by Morten Skaget for the English language recording. Two tracks would reappear in English versions with Tony Harnell on vocals. Harnell rewrote the lyrics for "U. S. A." before the band included it on the Knights of the New Thunder LP and CD. "Eddie" came as a bonus track on Knights of the single American Tracks. The English version of "Harley-Davidson" has been performed live several times by Harnell as well as his successor Tony Mills. Dag Ingebrigtsen – lead vocals and rhythm guitars Ronni Le Tekrø – lead guitars Steinar Eikum – bass guitar Diesel Dahl – drums, percussion Bjørn Nessjø – producer Rune Nordahl – engineer http://www.ronniletekro.com/discography-album-8.html