Olso, Norway, Europe


Progressive metal, Black metal, Post-Black metal, Depressive rock, Progressive black metal, Experimental metal

Years active:

1992-2000, 2006-2007, 2011-present (Hiatus)

Associated Acts:

Mantric, Extol, Ganglion, Bolivar, Tims Familytree

Former members:

Tor Magne Glidje
Ole Halvard Sveen
John Robert Mjåland

Lengsel are a progressive black metal band that originated in Olso, Norway in Europe. The band formed in 1992,[1] releasing a demo in 1997. By 2000, the band released their debut album and disbanded shortly after. However, in 2006, the band returned, releasing their sophomore release, The Kiss - the Hope, before once again embarking on inactivity in 2007. 2011 saw the most recent reunion, with a compilation being released. The band has been on a hiatus since, with hopes to record and release a third album.

History Edit

Lengsel began in 1992, with the lineup of Guitarist/Vocalist Tor Magne Glidje, Drummer/Keyboardist Ole Halvard Sveen, and Bassist John Robert Mjåland.[1] The band recorded a demo in 1997, which they released independently before signing with Endtime Productions.[2] The album was also released via Solid State Records in the United States, as well as Black Sun Records.[2] Following the album's release, the band embarked on a hiatus, going on to form a new project called Ganglion, alongside Peter Espevoll and David Husvik of Extol. In 1999, Glidje went on to join Extol, with the two other members joining on soon thereafter, following the departures of Ole Børud and Christer Espevoll.

In 2006, the band reconvened and released The Kiss - the Hope via Whirlwind Records. However, once more in 2007, the band embarked on a second hiatus, focusing more on their project Mantric. In 2011, a compilation album, simply titled Lengsel, was released. The band has been on a hiatus since, with hopes to reconvene and record a third album.[3]

Members Edit


  • Tor Magne Glidje - Guitars, Vocals (1992-2000, 2006-2007, 2011-present)
  • Ole Halvard Sveen - Drums, Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals (1992-2000, 2006-2007, 2011-present)
  • John Robert Mjåland - Bass (1992-2000, 2006-2007, 2011-present)

Discography Edit

Studio albums

  • Solace (2000)
  • The Kiss - the Hope (2006)


  • Lengsel (1997)


  • Lengsel (2011)

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dahlberg, Chris (August 23, 2010). "Mantric Interview". Cosmos Gaming. Retrieved on June 28, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Lengsel - Solace". Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved on June 28, 2019.
  3. DanielF (October 2015). "Do you know... MANTRIC?". Retrieved on June 28, 2019.
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