About me

The musical story begins ca. 1989, when I met my good friend Kenneth (frontman of Nocturnal Breed, and lots more) first day on my new school (junior high). I was sorta into rock music, but he introduced me to the likes of Metallica, Iron Maiden and W.A.S.P., and I was hooked. He even had a couple of guitars, and started teaching me some simple riffs. Eventually we started a band together, but it was nothing too serious.

 

Four years later, Kenneth introduced me to a guy called Rune, a guitarist who could play every Metallica solo perfectly! I just knew I had to get to know him, so I did what I could and we eventually became friends and started a band. At first we were called Ominous (we managed to spell it wrong on several occasions, Omnious hehe). Later we became Pallid Threnody, before finally settling for Neurosilence at the end of the 90's.

 

Our band made several demos, and we were amongst other things featured on two tribute albums; One for Death and one for AC/DC. Sadly we never really did enough to get a record deal, we were all just a little bit too busy with careers oustide the music and probably found going all in for the band just a little bit too risky. So, winter 2002 we called it a day.

 

Later that year I moved to sweden with my wife, and although I did play guitar quite a bit for the first year, I eventually hung my guitar up on the wall and left it there. For a decade no less.

 

Then something happened; I was at a Steve Vai show with my brother-in-law, Andreas. Late in the show, Mattias IA Eklundh of Freak Kitchen showed up on stage, for a little humourous improvisation along with Steve, the band, and some members from the audience. Watching Mattias on stage sparked something in me, and after a few more months I decided to start playing again. The plan was to redo some of the old Neurosilence material with better production quality.

 

We did give it a go, but as usual with Neurosilence it didn't really go all the way. So, I started writing new music instead, for the first time in 10 years. And what a blast! I had so much fun that I decided to do a complete album. Obviously I couldn't do it all myself, so I started looking around on the internet after some merry helpers. And as luck would have it, I found some fantastic musicians, and fantastic people at that, which I hired as session musicians.

 

This is an incredible journey! I have an album released digitally worldwide, which I am very proud of. And I have the honour of sharing this experience with likeminded musicians that I now consider my friends. Picking up my guitar again was the single best thing I have done for my own sake in a very long time.

 

Thank you!

 

First of all I would like to thank my evil band of merry helpers for being such great musicians and friends! Their genuine enthusiasm and hard work has made this album that much better, and although we have never met in person I still have a feeling of being in a band and sharing the experience of music with close friends.

 

I also want to thank my family, my inlaws and my friends, and especially my wife for putting up with my frequent visits in my home studio (and there has been an awful lot of them this past year!)

 

Next in line are my friends, online friends and fans, for their support and enthusiasm for Circle Of Indifference \m/ !

 

Last but not least I would like to give a special thanks to the person that inspired my rekindled love for making music, the awesomness that is Mattias IA Eklundh!

 

Yours sincerely,

Dagfinn Övstrud