[cc_img_effect url=”http://politeforce.torden.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/DSC00217-Panzerpappa-på-Maiden-300×225.jpg” frame=”on” id=”1″]Panzerpappa is a norwegian avant-prog band. Due to some Canterburyan influences in sound and Richard Sinclair guesting their fourth album, Koralrevens Klagesang from 2006, the band is generally considered to be related to the Canterbury scene.
[cc_full_width_col background_color=”f1f1f1″ shadow_color=”888888″ radius=”6″]The band was founded by Trond Gjellum who in 1996 started up Panzerpappa as a band project to play his own compositions inspired by bands like Univers Zero and Samla Mammas Manna. The project was shelved as Trond initially failed to recruit more members. In 1998, Trond is recruited as drummer to a band project playing music based on Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings where he meets Steinar Børve. Because of their common influences and love of bands like Samla Mammas Manna, Univers Zero and also Henry Cow, Trond and Steinar agree to collaborate again in the future. Later in 1998, they form a band with Knut Tore Abrahamsen on guitar and Jørgen Skjulstad on bass under the name Panzerpappa.
In 1999, the band played several concerts before recording their debut … Passer Gullfisk in November which is later released in December.
In 2001, the band sees it’s first line-up change as Knut Tore Abrahamsen leaves the band when he moves with his wife to Copenhagen. He is replaced by Endre Begby, a friend of Trond and also a fan of the band. Obligations outside the band and problems rehearsing leads to a slightly underrehearsed Panzerpappa recording their second album Hulemysteriet later that year. In 2002, the band nearly falls apart as both Jørgen Skjulstad and Endre Begby leave while Steinar Børve moves to Australia to study for half a year. Trond Gjellum was alone in Oslo with the task of finding replacements.
In March 2002, Richard Sinclair was invited to play in Norway by the Norwegian prog-rock magazine Tarkus who also organize a backing band for Sinclair. In this backing band, Trond Gjellum meets Anders Kristian Krabberød (bass) and Jarle Glesåen Storløkken (guitar) who are subsequently recruited to play in Panzerpappa. Steinar Børve returns from Australia in September in 2002 and the band is full yet again. This line-up records the band’s third album Farlig Vandring in 2004 and the acclaimed fourth album Koralrevens Klagesang in 2006 which features several guest artists, among them Richard Sinclair.
Since the release of Koralrevens Klagesang, the band has played concerts and worked on new material and recordings for their upcoming fifth album which is expected to be released in summer 2011.
[cc_half_col_left background_color=”f1f1f1″ radius=”6″ shadow_color=”888888″]Current Members
- Anders Kristian Krabberød
- Jarle Gleåsen Storløkken
- Steinar Børve
- Trond Gjellum
[cc_half_col_right background_color=”f1f1f1″ radius=”6″ shadow_color=”888888″]Previous members
- Endre Begby
- Jørgen Skjulstad
- Knut Tore Abrahamsen
… Passer Gullfisk (2000)[/cc_fourth_col]
Farlig Vandring (2004)[/cc_fourth_col]
Koralrevens Klagesang (2006)[/cc_fourth_col_right]