Isadora Cortina - Vocals and keyboards
Eddie Risdal - Guitars and vocals
Jon Rune Førland - Guitars and vocals
Christopher Midtsveen Vigre - Drums
The current version of Ancestral Legacy saw its beginning in the Autumn of 2002. After the band Permafrost metamorphosed into the symphonic extreme metal band Ancestral Legacy in the late 90ies, the band once again faced big changes when 2/3 of the core members left the ship in Spring 2002. After the break and recruiting of new members, the band changed style to a more diverse blend of metal, influenced by bands like Amorphis, The Gathering, Opeth, Katatonia and Novembre.
A long string of demos were recorded from 2000 and onward, but due to various circumstances the first official and proper release wasn't out until 2008, the 5 track EP "Trapped Within The Words". Later the albums "Nightmare Diaries" (2010, recorded in the same session as the EP) and "Terminal" (2014) have been released. The band has played live in Norway, The Netherlands, Germany and France, and shared stage with bands like Sirenia, Green Carnation and Ulver.
From left to right:
Jon Rune Førland, Eddie Risdal, Isadora Cortina, Christopher M. Vigre
All band photos by Alf J. Altenborg