Omit are a melodic doom metal band based in Oslo, Norway. It is comprised of vocalist Cecilie Langlie (Skumring, Havnatt, Vagrant God), Tom Simonsen (Skumring, Havnatt, It's the End, Vagrant God) on guitars, keyboards and bass and Kjetil Ottersen (In_zekT, Diagnostic, Vagrant God, Vestige of Virtue) on keyboards.
The recording of the following album series was started in 2014. The first album in the series, entitled Medusa Truth Part 1, was released on November 26 2014.
Released 26 NOVEMBER 2014
Intended to be the first part of an album series, Medusa Truth Part 1 is also the follow-up release to Omit's ambitious, critically acclaimed debut double album entitled Repose (released by Secret Quarters Records in 2011).
The title of the album was inspired by the following passage from The Mutiny of the Elsinore by Jack London: "The profoundest instinct in man is to war against the truth; that is, against the Real. He shuns facts from his infancy. His life is a perpetual evasion. Miracle, chimera and to-morrow keep him alive. He lives on fiction and myth. It is the Lie that makes him free. Animals alone are given the privilege of lifting the veil of Isis; men dare not. The animal, awake, has no fictional escape from the Real because he has no imagination. Man, awake, is compelled to seek a perpetual escape into Hope, Belief, Fable, Art, God, Socialism, Immortality, Alcohol, Love. From Medusa-Truth he makes an appeal to Maya-Lie."
Omit members/musicians on Medusa Truth Part 1
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals
Kjetil Ottersen: Keyboards and programming
Tom Simonsen: Guitars, keyboards, bass and programming
All tracks composed and performed by Omit.
Orchestral arrangements and drums programming by Tom Simonsen.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters Studios.
Artwork, designs and photos for Medusa Truth Part 1 by Tom Simonsen and Cecilie Langlie.
Released 05 SEPTEMBER 2012
Introducing the Secret Quarters Triple Pack. This is a bundle containing the CD versions of Havnatt's Havdøgn EP, Omit's Repose double album and Vagrant God's self-titled album. All three releases at the price of €29.99, including worldwide shipping. That's €12 off the regular price!
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Released 01 SEPTEMBER 2011
Omit's long awaited and ambitious debut double album entitled Repose finally gets its release on Secret Quarters Records.
Omit is a melodic doom metal band based in Oslo, Norway, comprised of vocalist Cecilie Langlie (Skumring, Havnatt, Vagrant God), Tom Simonsen (Skumring, Havnatt, It's the End, Vagrant God) on guitars and bass and Kjetil Ottersen (Diagnostic, Vagrant God) on guitars and keyboards.
The band was founded by Cecilie, Kjetil and Tom in 2009. The recording of Omit's debut double album, entitled Repose, was completed in 2010. This album was released by the Secret Quarters Records on September 1, 2011. Subsequently, the album has been highly acclaimed by doom metal fans all over the world, and it has received a wealth of good reviews.
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars, bass, orchestral arrangements, programming.
Kjetil Ottersen - guitars, synths, programming.
Mira Ursic - violins
Rosamund Brown - cellos
Mixed by Tom Simonsen. Recorded and mastered by Tom Simonsen and Kjetil Ottersen.
Album illustrations, photos and design by Kjell Ivar Lund.