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THE 3RD ATTEMPT Recruit Former Midnattsvrede Frontman
December 29th, 2014

Kristiansand, Norway-based heavy metal group The 3rd Attempt announced that fronting their ensemble would be erstwhile Midnattsvrede and Necrocave vocalist Kaahrl Ødemark, revealing this development on December 29th, 2014.

In all, it took The 3rd Attempt four months to listen to each and every audition and subsequently arrive at a decision.

Guitarist Tchort (ex-Carpathian Forest) issued the following statement: “We were blown away, not only by the quantity of submissions we received, but also by the quality. Those sending in auditions were given the option of making them public or keeping them private, so what you saw posted on the band’s Facebook page was only the tip of the iceberg of what we had to assess. It took us a long time because we felt that everyone who sent in their demos deserved all the attention we could give them, and we would like to thank all the extraordinarily talented musicians who took part. It was a difficult choice but in the end we opted for former Midnattsvrede and Necrocave vocalist Kaahrl Ødemark because his delivery and attitude were very much in keeping with what we had in mind for The 3rd Attempt. We have put together a demo of a track with Kaahrl on vocals as a way of introducing him to everyone.”

The track in question is named ‘The Beast Within’, which additionally features Carpathian Forest members Daniel Vrangsinn on bass and Anders Kobro on drums.

Ødemark shared the following, meanwhile: “The funny thing is that at first I wasn’t even going to try because I honestly thought that it was just some sort of PR exercise, but in the end I decided to contact the band’s manager and ask if it was real, and she confirmed that it was absolutely legit. So I picked up my microphone, my DAW and a pen and started working on those two demo tracks 24/7 for a couple of days. I didn’t really have any expectations but I just did my best and before I knew it I was talking to Tchort and BloodPervertor (guitars) themselves, who asked to hear two full songs. When they told me I’d been chosen as The 3rd Attempt’s frontman it was hard to sound professional with my brain was screaming ‘Fucking hell, I’m going to be the vocalist for two musicians I’ve worshipped since I was a teenager’. Strangely this will be my third band, so you could also say that this will be my third attempt too!