Bio / Discography
Greatest Hits er et samlealbum bestående av 21 sanger hentet fra Kaizers Orchestras åtte studioalbum. Utvalget er gjort av bandet selv, og er i følge dem selv "essensen av Kaizerkatalogen".
Etter at "Hjerteknuser" tok av på TikTok, 12 år etter den ble utgitt, skjønte bandet at tiden var moden for å presentere Kaizeruniverset for en ny generasjon, dermed falt valget på denne lekre Greatest Hits vinylutgaven.
Albumet ble utgitt 25.11.22 og gikk rett inn på førsteplass på VG-lista, som det niende av ni mulige album.
Siste Dans is a live recording from the very last concert Kaizers Orchestra played, in the DnB Arena in Stavanger, on 14 October 2013.
After 12 years, eight records and almost 1,000 concerts across Europe, the band felt that it was enough for this time. The oil barrel adventure was over. On this DVD you can experience the last night with the gang once more, unedited and in real time.
En aften i operaen
One of the highlights of Kaizers' career was performing the entire Violeta Violeta Volume III at the Opera in Bjørvika together with conductor Erlend Skomsvoll, KORK and the Oslo Philharmonic Choir in January 2013. This project marked the end of an extensive musical journey for Kaizers. A worthy full stop that underlined the band's musical development, but also the common thread in the production, through 12 years in Norwegian music life. One of the six sold-out evenings in the opera was recorded, filmed by the production company Monster and mixed by Kaizer producer Yngve Sætre, that evening you can hear in its entirety here.Spotify
Violeta Violeta Volume III
VV3 is a genuine "Gypsy musical" and the third and final part of the story about the crazy and brilliant Beatrice, her down-to-earth husband Kenneth and their gifted twin daughters Violeta and Violeta. Kaizers Orchestra is here joined by the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and arranger Erlend Skomsvoll and the band themselves referred to this album as "big man's madness, except that there is nothing wrong with it". The music video "Funeral polka" was made together with director Eivind Tolås, who also made the band's first music video "Control on the continent". The "Funeral Polka" video won the Spellemann Prize for it in 2013.Spotify
Violeta Violeta volume I
Violeta Violeta Volume I is the sixth studio album by Kaizers Orchestra, released on January 31, 2011. The album was the first in the heralded trilogy Violeta Violeta, which Kaizers Orchestra worked intensively on from 2009 until the last concert in September 2013. The album marked the band's "homecoming" to Duper Studio in Bergen in spring 2010 and is produced by Jørgen Træen, Yngve Sætre and Janove Ottesen. VV1 became the sixth of six albums from Kaizers Orchestra to reach the top of the VG-lista, and for the first time the band also got something resembling a mainstream radio hit, with the song "Hjerteknuser".Spotify
Violeta Violeta volume II
Violeta Violeta Volume II is the seventh studio album by Kaizers Orchestra and was released on 11 November 2011. Where Volume I was described by the band themselves as "innovative and idea-packed Kaizerrock", Volume II was characterized simply and simply as a "rock" album . The album was recorded in Duper Studio in Bergen in the spring of 2010 and was produced by Jørgen Træen, Yngve Sætre and Janove Ottesen. The album was premiered in its entirety during Øyafestivalen 2011, and also, like its predecessors, climbed all the way to the top of the VG list.Spotify
Live i Oslo Spektrum
Live in Oslo Spektrum is Kaizers Orchestra's third live album and marked the end of the European part of the Volume 1 tour. The sold-out concert in Oslo's Great Hall on 9 April 2011 gathered 9,000 listeners and was the biggest unique concert the band had held so far in their career. As with "Viva la Vega" six years before, this one was also filmed and released as DVD, incidentally on the same day that Violeta Violeta Volume II came out, 11.11.11.Spotify
Våre demons is the fifth studio album by Kaizers Orchestra, released on 27 April 2009. The album was recorded in January 2009 in Bekkstudio on Jæren with Janove Ottesen and Yngve Sætre as producers. All songs are re-recordings of surplus material from Kaizers Orchestra's four previous studio recordings.
Våre Demoner was an exclusive release, and the CD was only available in stores for one week. The album was printed in a limited edition of 3,000 digipack versions, plus a vinyl edition of 700 copies, but is therefore available digitally in the same way as all the band's other albums.
250 percent is a live album containing ten songs recorded at various concerts during the European leg of the Maskineri tour, between February and May 2008. The release was initially only a vinyl release, but has since become available digitally as well.Spotify
Maskineri is the fourth studio album by Kaizers Orchestra, released on 18 February 2008. After three albums produced together with Jørgen Træen in Duper Studio in Bergen, it was time to try something new. Through MySpace, the band got in touch with the Canadian Mark Howard, and headed for Berlin and the Planet Roc Studio in the former East Berlin to record it.
Kaizer's Orchestra was met with praise for its willingness to experiment and challenge its own expression with this album, which incidentally went straight to first place on the VG-list when it came out.
Live at Vega
Live at Vega is a double concert album released on March 6, 2006. The release is a recording from the concert the group played at Vega in Copenhagen on October 6, 2005, and was also released on DVD, as "Viva la Vega". Vega had developed into a favorite venue for the band and when the first part of their career was to be celebrated with a magnificent concert film, the choice fell on the 1500 capacity at Vesterbro.Spotify
Like the previous two, this third album was also recorded in Duper Studio in Bergen, together with producer Jørgen Træen, and released on 15 August 2005. After signing a record contract with Universal Germany, Kaizers could for the first time in their career release an album simultaneously in Norway and large parts of Europe.Spotify
Evig Pint is the second album by Kaizers Orchestra. It was recorded in November and December 2002 and released at the beginning of February 2003. The album had largely been composed during the hectic "Ompa til du Tour" and was described as a little "darker" than the debut album. Evig Pint topped the VG list three weeks in a row and was on the list for a total of 14 weeks. The band made a music video for the title song, with the actors Kristoffer Joner and Vegar Hoel in the lead roles, directed by Magnus Martens, a video for which they later received the Spellemannpris.Spotify
Ompa til du dør
Ompa til du dør is Kaizers Orchestra's debut album and was recorded over six days in June 2001, with Jørgen Træen in Duper Studio in Bergen. The album was released on 1 September of the same year and aroused immediate excitement among a slightly shocked group of reviewers. The album sold over 100,000 copies in Norway over the next year and was on the VG list for a total of 49 weeks. The band received both the Spellemannpris and the Alarmpris for "Ompa til du dør" and the album is still the best-selling debut album in the history of Norwegian rock.Spotify