Guardians of Time was formed in 1997 when a handful of musicians drinking beer at the local metal pub came up with the idea to form a band. Their first demo landed them a record deal, and the debut album “Edge of Tomorrow” was released in 2001. The album received great reviews and the band made loyal fans all over the world. Both a Brazilian- and a German fan site were made by devoted fans. The band did shows all over Norway and played almost every metal festival in the country.
The second album “Machines of Mental Design” was released in 2004 by Massacre Records, receiving great reviews from all over the world. The music was by many labeled as “thinking man’s metal” and were often compared to the epic masterpiece “Operation Mindcrime” for its well thought composition and lyrics. Guardians of Time joined the 2004 “Scream Tour” playing all over Norway, culminating in an amazing show at Norway’s biggest festival, the “Quart Festival” where they supported Slipknot. Proving that Guardians of Time had indeed become a great live act.
After years with no activity, the main songwriters of the band, Bernt Fjellestad and Paul Olsen decided to revive the band with a new line-up. In 2011 the album “A Beautiful Atrocity” was released to amazing critics and ecstatic fans. A prestigious live jobs at “Norway Rock Festival” and “Prog Power Russia” followed, once again proving Guardians of Time as one of the most interresting power metal bands in Norway.
After extencive touring, mainly in eastern Europe, in 2013. Guardians of Time once again began working on a new album. The bands 4th studio album "Rage and Fire" was released in 2015. The album was mixed in Studio Fredman by the legendary Fredrik Nordström. This was the bands fastest and most intense album to date, and the album was released to amazing critics!
On October 19th. 2018 the bands fifth album ”Tearing up the World” was released on ”ROAR! - Rock of Angels Records”! Once again mixed by Studio Fredman. The album features guest performances by no other than Abbath and Tim ”Ripper” Owens! Amazing critics once again! A video was shoot for the song ”As I Burn” featuring
”Ripper” Owens, along with several lyric videos.
|Paul Olsen||Bernt Fjellestad|
|Jonkis||Jan Willy Aaraas|