In the Woods
Alex - live bass
Bernt - live guitar
Anders Kobro - Drums
James Fogarty - Vox/Guit./Keys
Corey Sletteberg - live Guitars
Job 'Phenex' Bos - live Keys
In The Woods... was a dark, ambient avantgarde metal band from Kristiansand, Norway.
They started out as a death metal band called Green Carnation, but with the departure of main composer/guitarist Tchort to the band Emperor, they started the project called In The Woods... releasing a demo in 1993, The Isle Of Men, and a full-length album, HEart Of The Ages, in 1995. This album being unique to the time since the band expanded the limits of their black metal style into the soothing of keyboards and female vocals combined with eerie distorted vocals and clean singing as well.
The following Omnio (1997) is often regarded as their best album, a masterpiece featuring even more experimental music, 11 minute songs with more female vocals and reflexive lyrics, together with magical instrumental overtures. The third album Strange In Stereo (1999) brought an enigmatic change in style, since music got far more depressive and changing.
By the year 1999, Tchort returned to the Green Carnation band and started to work again in it. In The Woods... released their last album Three Times Seven On A Pilgrimage (2000), a compilation of three of their previous 7" featuring covers from Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane and King Crimson, together with some newly released and rebuilt songs (like the new version of Child Of Universal Tongue). Since the beginning their lineup went through many changes, regularly consisting of X. Botteri, Jan Transit, C:M. Botteri and A. Kobro.
After releasing Three Times Seven On A Pilgrimage, they held a farewell performance in their home town of Kristiansand which featured all musicians including the former members. The performance was recorded and released as Liveatthecaledonienhall in 2003. It was confirmed that this was the band's last official release. Some of the members went on to play in the similarly-styled band Green Carnation, others took up personal projects (TransiT, Stille Opprør) and founded the independent label Karmakosmetix Records, created to support new experimental bands such as In The Woods... was in its time.