Breakout (Cryoshell song)
Breakout is a song by Danish rock band Cryoshell, released as a solo single on December 9,2012. Written by Mikkel Maltha, the song was recorded in late 2011, Breakout is set to be included as a bonus track in a reissue of the bands self-titled debut studio album, slated for release by Norwegian record label The Leaders at a currently unconfirmed date. Breakout was written by Mikkel Maltha in 2011 and was recorded the following fall at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen. Along with a re-recording of the track Gravity Hurts, the song features Danish singer Tine Midtgaard standing in for regular vocalist Christine Lorentzen while she took maternity leave from the band. Both songs will feature as bonus tracks on a reissue of Cryoshells self-titled debut album. Breakout is featured in the credits of the eighth and ninth episodes of the television series Hero Factory. Breakout has received reviews from music critics. Greek Rebels applauded the track as diversified and dynamic with a nice introductory melody, while Ravenheart Music described it as poppy
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
Denmark has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 45 times since its debut in 1957. Having competed in ten consecutive contests until 1966, Denmark was absent for eleven consecutive contests from 1967-1977, since 1978, they have been absent from only four contests. Denmark has won the contest three times, the Danish qualifying competition for the contest is the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler placed third at the countrys first attempt in 1957, Denmark won the contest for the first time in 1963 with the song Dansevise performed by Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann. The country would not return to the top five for over twenty years, Hot Eyes finished third in 1988, as did Birthe Kjær in 1989. In the 1990s, due to performances in the previous years. They did make the top ten three times, with Aud Wilkens fifth place in 1995 being Denmarks only top five result of the decade, the second Danish victory came in 2000, with the Olsen Brothers defying the odds to win with Fly on the Wings of Love.
In 2001, as hosts, Denmark finished second with Never Ever Let You Go performed by Rollo & King, in 2002, Malene Mortensen became the first Danish entry to finish last. Denmark were absent from the 2003 contest, in 2005, Copenhagen hosted Congratulations,50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest, an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary. Denmark achieved its best result for nine years at the 2010 contest, a Friend in London finished fifth in 2011. Denmark won the contest for the time in 2013, with Only Teardrops performed by Emmelie de Forest receiving Denmarks highest ever score with 281 points. Denmark has placed in the top five a total of 14 times and has a score of 65.261 points. Denmark first participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 1957, held in Frankfurt, the country had intended to compete at the first contest in 1956, but had submitted its application past the deadline and was, not allowed to compete. Denmark was the first Nordic country to take part in the contest, with Sweden, iceland, did not take part until 1986.
Denmarks first participants were Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler, who sang the song Skibet skal sejle i nat and their performance was controversial as, at the end of the song, the couple performed an 11-second kiss, which caused outcry in some countries. Nevertheless, the performance achieved a respectable 3rd place, Denmark won the contest for the first time in 1963, when Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann sang Dansevise. When Norway announced its votes, the presenter Katie Boyle could not hear the spokesperson, the final result was valid and the victory went to Denmark. Accordingly, in 1964, the contest was held in Denmark for the first time, after the 1966 contest and a record low 14th place, Denmark withdrew from the contest, as DR´s new head of entertainment Niels Jørgen Kaiser did not view the contest as being quality entertainment
Cryoshell is a Danish rock band from Copenhagen formed in 2006. The line-up currently consists of lead vocalist Christine Lore Lorentzen, guitarist Kasper Søderlund, keyboardist Mikkel Maltha, in the bands early years, they recorded several songs used as soundtracks for Bionicle, a popular series of construction toys manufactured by The Lego Group. Preceded by the release of three singles, the album is set for a global reissue at an unknown date. Cryoshells genre of music has usually been classified as rock, hard rock, metal. They have a similar to that of bands such as Delain and Evanescence and have been compared to other acts like Linkin Park. The group that would become Cryoshell was formed in Copenhagen, Music composer Mikkel Maltha was contacted by The Lego Group to write and produce a song for their early 2007 wave of Lego Bionicle construction toys. Maltha was accompanied by composer and guitarist Kasper Søderlund and producer Eddie Simonsen. Upon release, the became an instant hit from the official Lego website, rapidly becoming the number-one downloaded file.
The song itself is featured in commercials, teaser trailers and a film advertising Legos Bionicle Barraki toy wave. From the popularity of Creeping in My Soul, Maltha and Søderlund went on to two new songs to promote Bionicles Mahri and Phantoka waves of mid-2007 and early 2008 respectively. The songs Face Me and Gravity Hurts feature Danish singer Niels Brinck, by mid-2008, Maltha and Søderlund were rejoined by Lorentzen and recorded the track Closer to the Truth as their first official song as the now-named band Cryoshell. Like with their previous releases, the song was used to promote another Lego Bionicle toy wave - the Mistika of mid-2008, following the announcement of their debut album, Cryoshell began writing and recording with Danish producer Jacob Hansen. They released a re-recording of Creeping in My Soul as their single in December 2009 followed by EP baring the same name in January 2010. Cryoshell released their debut studio album on June 7,2010 in Scandinavia under Norwegian label Voices Music & Entertainment.
Due to the struggle of publishing the album internationally, it was released in other countries over a period of two years, and by February 2012 was available in most global territories. Regarding a second album, the band stated in an interview with Ravenheart Music in October 2013 We would love to release another album. We are in a process, playing around with ideas and sounds. Recording material for the projects first release, a mobile app game called Escape RIG21, the discography of Cryoshell currently consists of 1 studio album,1 extended play,3 singles and 5 music videos
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009
Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 held in Moscow on 16 May 2009. Denmark was represented by Brinck with the song Believe Again, two other Danish-born contestants participated at the 2009 Eurovision contest, Susanne Georgi represented Andorra and Yohanna represented Iceland. As in previous years, Danmarks Radio selected its entry through the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix contest, unlike the 2007 and 2008 MGPs, there were no semifinals prior to the grand final, which was held on 31 January 2009. Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2009 was held on 31 January at the MCH Messecenter Herning in Herning, the show was hosted by previous Danish entrant Birthe Kjær, and TV and radio presenter Felix Smith. Ten songs took part in the 2009 edition of DMGP, six of which were selected through a call for entries. The competing songs were revealed on 9 January 2009, after DR had narrowed down the best songs from the pool of submitted entries, a total of 684 songs were submitted to DR for 2009, an increase from the 443 songs that were submitted in the previous year. A second round of SMS voting decided the two winning songs from each pair which went on to the voting round where SMS voting selected the overall winner of the contest.
Controversy rose when the album for the contest was released prematurely. Set to be released the day before the contest, the album was released as a digital download due to an error made by the record label. 17 legal downloads were made before the album was taken off, one of the legal downloads, was uploaded onto YouTube as well as published as an illegal sharing file on the internet. My Way Music, the company responsible for album, will take legal action against the person who illegally uploaded the songs onto the internet. The first round consisted of all ten songs performing, four acts were chosen to compete in the knock-out rounds. They were Sukkerchok, Hera Björk, Brinck and Johnny Deluxe, in the second round of voting, the four qualifiers competed against each other in pairs, with only two progressing to the final round. Hera Björk and Brinck passed to the Super Final, beating Sukkerchok, in the Super Final, Hera Björk and Brinck sang their songs again, with SMS voting once deciding the overall winner.
Brinck performed ninth in the order of the semi-final, following Slovakia and preceding Slovenia. In the final, Denmark finished in 13th place with 74 points, Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest Eurovision Song Contest 2009
Bye Bye Babylon
Bye Bye Babylon is a song by Danish rock band Cryoshell, released as their debut single from their self-titled debut studio album on July 27,2009. Co-written by all three members of the band - Mikkel Maltha, Kasper Søderlund and Christine Lorentzen - the song was recorded between late 2008 and early 2009 and produced by Jacob Hansen. Bye Bye Babyon features in the credits of the 2009 animated film Bionicle. The tracks Bionicle music video is included as a feature on the films DVD release. They praised its upbeat-ness and how the listener on full blast, two music videos for Bye Bye Babylon were directed by Josh Nussbaum and shot at North Copenhagen Harbor on May 14,2009. Described as An epic, musical quest through an industrial wasteland. As the first chorus starts, Lorentzen is seen with her band-mates Kasper Søderlund and Mikka Maltha, wearing dirty and ripped clothes, Lorentzen is depicted to be standing and looking down on her band-mates from a girder beam. As the second verse commences, Lorentzen scavenges the wasteland again and uncovers an object hidden in the rubble unveiled as a guitar, before it is set on fire.
The final scene sees the band abandoning their instruments and walking off into the distance, as the camera pans up toward the sky and a graphic of the Cryoshell logo is projected. The music video produced for Bionicle, The Legend Reborn features the same setting of the disused harbor, favors alternative scenes from the original as well as clips from The Legend Reborn. The video starts with Cryoshell already performing in the arid landscape, followed by Lorentzen singing the first verse from inside a disused boat in the harbor
Bionicle was a line of construction toys created by the Lego Group marketed primarily for 8-to-16-year-olds. Originally a subsidiary theme of Lego’s Technic series, the line was launched in Europe and Australia in 2000, over the following decade, it became one of the Lego Groups biggest-selling properties and played a part in saving the company from its financial crisis of the late 1990s. The theme was discontinued in 2010 after nine years of production. A similar approach was taken for the rebooted story. After suffering a downturn in the 1990s, the Lego Group decided to go with the idea of storytelling. Their first attempt was the Star Wars line based on the series of the same name. Upon release in 1999, it was an instant success, elements from Lego Technic construction series were incorporated into the sets, with systems such as the innovative ball-and-socket being used to create free joint movement. The system would go on to be used and greatly expanded upon in Bionicle, the names BioKnights and Afterman were strongly considered prior to the finalization of the brand.
The revised concept, which formed the basis of what was to become Bionicle, was received by Lego. On his second visit to Billund, the project was given approval, as well as incorporating the same building system, uses of tropical environments and characters based on classical elements were taken from the Slizer/Throwbots and RoboRiders predecessor lines. Initially, the idea of Bionicle faced resistance from company traditionalists as Lego had no experience of creating a brand of their own. The war-like appearance of the Bionicle characters went against the values of creating sets without a modern warfare or violence theme. The first wave of Bionicle sets were initially launched in December 2000 in Europe, the themes website debuted around the same time explaining the premise of the Bionicle story. After a positive reception, Bionicle was released in North America in mid-2001, New sets were released every six months and ranged from buildable action figures to constructive play sets and vehicles while increasing in size and flexibility.
Bionicles popularity rose and became one of Legos biggest and successful properties and it was named as the #1 most-rated Lego product in 2003 and 2006 in terms of sales and popularity, accounting for nearly all of Legos financial turnover from the previous decade. No other Lego theme at the time close to the amount of profits generated by Bionicle. In November 2009, Lego announced the shutdown on production of new Bionicle sets after a wave would be released in 2010. In the summer of 2010, Lego launched a new series called Hero Factory that acted as a successor to Bionicle by featuring the same building system in its legacy. com
Creeping in My Soul
Creeping in My Soul is an EP by Danish rock band Cryoshell, released January 5,2010 by Voices Music & Entertainment. Produced by Jacob Hansen, the EP was recorded between 2008 and 2009 at Hansen Studios in Ribe, creeping in My Soul was released as a teaser to Cryoshells self-titled debut album as the band continued production on it. All five songs featured appear on the debut, Bye Bye Babylon is 3,41 long on its singular release
Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.8 million within the urban area. Moscow has the status of a Russian federal city, Moscow is a major political, economic and scientific center of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent. Moscow is the northernmost and coldest megacity and metropolis on Earth and it is home to the Ostankino Tower, the tallest free standing structure in Europe, the Federation Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Europe, and the Moscow International Business Center. Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia, the city is well known for its architecture, particularly its historic buildings such as Saint Basils Cathedral with its brightly colored domes. Moscow is the seat of power of the Government of Russia, being the site of the Moscow Kremlin, the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square are one of several World Heritage Sites in the city.
Both chambers of the Russian parliament sit in the city and it is recognized as one of the citys landmarks due to the rich architecture of its 200 stations. In old Russian the word meant a church administrative district. The demonym for a Moscow resident is москвич for male or москвичка for female, the name of the city is thought to be derived from the name of the Moskva River. There have been proposed several theories of the origin of the name of the river and its cognates include Russian, музга, muzga pool, Lithuanian and Latvian, mazgāt to wash, majjati to drown, mergō to dip, immerse. There exist as well similar place names in Poland like Mozgawa, the original Old Russian form of the name is reconstructed as *Москы, *Mosky, hence it was one of a few Slavic ū-stem nouns. From the latter forms came the modern Russian name Москва, Moskva, in a similar manner the Latin name Moscovia has been formed, it became a colloquial name for Russia used in Western Europe in the 16th–17th centuries. From it as well came English Muscovy, various other theories, having little or no scientific ground, are now largely rejected by contemporary linguists.
The surface similarity of the name Russia with Rosh, an obscure biblical tribe or country, the oldest evidence of humans on the territory of Moscow dates from the Neolithic. Within the modern bounds of the city other late evidence was discovered, on the territory of the Kremlin, Sparrow Hills, Setun River and Kuntsevskiy forest park, etc. The earliest East Slavic tribes recorded as having expanded to the upper Volga in the 9th to 10th centuries are the Vyatichi and Krivichi, the Moskva River was incorporated as part of Rostov-Suzdal into the Kievan Rus in the 11th century. By AD1100, a settlement had appeared on the mouth of the Neglinnaya River. The first known reference to Moscow dates from 1147 as a place of Yuri Dolgoruky. At the time it was a town on the western border of Vladimir-Suzdal Principality
Eurovision Song Contest 2009
The Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was the 54th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest and was hosted by Russia after their win in 2008. It took place between 12 and 16 May 2009 at the Olympic Indoor Arena in Moscow, third place went to Azerbaijan, fourth to Turkey, and the United Kingdom taking 5th, seeing their best placing since 2002. Forty-two countries participated in the contest, Slovakia announced that it would return to the contest and Georgia originally announced their intention to withdraw, but it was stated by the European Broadcasting Union that both countries would indeed participate. However, Georgia decided to withdraw after the EBU rejected its selected song as being a breach of contest rules, the contest was held in Russia following its victory in the 2008 contest in Belgrade, with Dima Bilans Believe. Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia, stated that the contest would be held in Moscow and it was proposed by Channel One that the contest be held in Moscows Olympic Indoor Arena, and this proposal was evaluated by the European Broadcasting Union and confirmed on 13 September 2008.
The Director-General of the venue, Vladimir Churilin, refuted rumours of emergency reconstruction of the building, saying and we now can take up to 25 thousand spectators. The contest final took place on 16 May 2009 at the Olympic Indoor Arena in Moscow, thirty-seven countries participated in one of the two semi-finals of the contest, with the Big Four countries and the host pre-qualified for the final. In addition to those pre-qualified, the final included the ten selected countries from each semi-final. However, it was confirmed that the Big Four countries would continue to qualify for the final at the 2009 contest. Host broadcaster Channel One presented the sub-logo and theme for the 2009 contest on 30 January 2009, the sub-logo is based upon a Fantasy Bird, which can be used with many colours. As in previous years, the sub-logo was presented alongside the generic logo,2009 was the first year since 2001 that there was no slogan for the contest. The stage was designed by New York-based set designer John Casey, who had previously designed the stage for the Eurovision Song Contest 1997 in Dublin, was involved in design teams for the 1994 and 1995 contests.
He explained that even before worked with the Russians on the TEFI Awards in Moscow in 1998, was inspired by and drawn to art from the Russian Avant Garde period, especially the constructivists. Tried to come up with a design for the contest that incorporates Russian avant-garde art into a contemporary setting. Casey explained that together, the various LED shapes form the finished product, large sections of the stage can move, including the circular central portion of curved LED screens, which can be moved to effect and allow each song to have a different feel. Finally a phrase in transliterated Russian and its English translation were shown, the music accompanying the postcards was written and produced by Matthew Herbert. On Friday 30 January 2009, the draw to decide which countries would appear in either the first or second semi-final took place, the participating countries excluding the automatic finalists were split into six pots, based upon how those countries have been voting. From these pots, half competed in the first Semi Final on 10 May 2009, the other half in that particular pot will compete in the second Semi Final on 12 May 2009
Believe Again (Niels Brinck song)
Believe Again is a song by Danish singer-songwriter Niels Brinck and it was the Danish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. The song was written by Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Michael Larsson and it was selected by the Danish public through the show Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2009 on 31 January 2009. It competed in the semi final on 14 May 2009 and qualified for the final. Digital download Believe Again –3,49 Believe Again is the single released from Irish singer-songwriter Ronan Keatings seventh studio album. It was released digitally in Australia on 5 November 2010 and features guest vocals from Australian singer Paulini, the single received average success, peaking at #73 on the Australian Singles Chart. Keating performed the song live for the first time on the Australian version of The X Factor. Believe Again –3,39 Orianthi - Believe Jeroen van der Boom - Weer Geloven, sung in Dutch Heinz Winckler - Ek Kan Weer In Liefde Glo, sung in Afrikaans