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Kenneth Kapstad and Motorpsycho have parted ways

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  • Started 3 years ago by Crackpot Idea
  • Latest reply from tkm

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  1. Crackpot Idea
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    Once again Motorpsycho ends an era:
    Kenneth left Motorpsycho.
    http://motorpsycho.no/2016/05/so-the-wheel-turns-again/

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. Tomcat
    Member

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. s_edelman
    Member

    Funny, I had that feeling he would, seeing him play this tour. He looked and played so sober.
    Really too bad though

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. tkm
    Member

    Funny, I had that feeling he would, seeing him play this tour. He looked and played so sober. Really too bad though

    Had the same feeling after the gig in London. Walking on his own to the venue and didn't look really up to it. At Rockefeller he looked normal.

    Really sad this. Probably the best drummer in Norway

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. Very sad... But yes, had this feeling as well seeing him play in Munich....

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. Elvin
    Member

    yeah, weird, I had this feeling to since I heard in one of the interviews that they lived in different cities (Kenneth in Oslo I think). He was such a force, but then again, so was Geb and I´m sure whoever comes in next will put his own stamp on motorpsycho.
    Sail on Kapstad, Motorpsycho and psychonauts, it´s been a blast! Looking forward to the next phase.
    Always in motion is the future, but motorpsycho great records still make will.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. Krist Rampage
    Member

    Awful news. What a fantastic drummer, great guy, what a loss. I saw them at Vera last tour and didn't excpect anything! What show, what a record. And now what?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. Elvin
    Member

    I guess/hope they´ll continue to play with each other in Møster! and Spidergawd (or is Bent out of spidergawd for good?)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. Vegard B. Havdal
    Member

    Get Geb back.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. mikke
    Member

    Get Geb back.
    +1000

    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. stereosofa
    Member

    OHMYSNAHISGOD. The earth shakes. The knees shiver. The head spins...

    You want to scream "No, Kenneth, stay!" But with great gratitude we obviously have to let the young greyhound run.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. supernaut
    Member

    So sad news. On this cold rainy morning. Kenneth was (is) not only the perfect drummer, he helped lifting the band to crazy heights for ten years. But oh well... I'm sure Motorpsycho will sail on. Maybe we'll even get a Bent/Snah only record again like BHBC.

    Hope we'll see Bent & Ken in Spidergawd again.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. ThorEgil
    Member

    A big thanks to Kenneth, who pushed the band forward to new directions and such exciting heights.

    Can't wait to see which direction the wheel turns this time.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  14. mybestfriend83
    Member

    Man i can barely believe it.... This is a sad story... We need to find a drummer who stays with the guys... lol
    Motorpsycho Sail on .... ....

    Posted 3 years ago #
  15. otherdemon
    Member

    Sad news obviously. But I guess being in yr mid-30ies, you have to start making priorities
    considering the gazillion bands/projects mr.Kapstad is involved in. Sail on, brother!

    I am however a bit concerned with the future MP commitments this year. What will happen with the
    Trøndelag theater thingy? Or the Brazil project in Aug/Sept?

    I disagree on bringing Geb back though. He gets his kicks from the Residents-style children's music stuff he's doing w/ mr.Hagfors. Not "endless jam sessions" w/ Bent & Snah.

    Maybe someone like Thomas Strønen could be the one? Or maybe they should go all Sunn O))) and shit?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  16. Elvin
    Member

    should go all Sunn O))) and shit

    haha, yes! Never mind the drummers, get deathprod back!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  17. Kamille
    Member

    Sad news indeed..My replacement choice is Thomas Pridgen from The Mars Volta / The Memorials

    Posted 3 years ago #
  18. tkm
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  19. cjacob
    Member

    Thomas Pridgen is great...But Jon Theodore are THE Mars Volta drummer in my opinion. Kamille Lol.. What about Torstein Lofthus...Håvard Takle Ohr...Axel Skalstad. Erland Dahlen.. Joey Casstilo

    Maby the best is too find a drummer from Trondheim..

    In my opinion Mr Strønen is too Jazzy for Motorpsycho...Maby Tomas Järmyr...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg1sXw1WDxE

    Not easy...

    Greetings...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  20. TraktorBass
    Member

    I have to agree with cjacob about Jon Theodore.

    Anyway. With no drummer in Motorpsycho, now would be the perfect time to make an acoustic album.. Just throwing it out there, Bent and Snah

    Posted 3 years ago #
  21. cjacob
    Member

    Enig Traktor...Ex en Akustisk skive spilt inn i Rancho de la luna hadde vært perfekt nå... Gjerne med musikere fra miljøet rund Gutta der.. Når det er sakt tror jeg Bent og Snah har skaffa ny trommis for lenge sia... Bent er tidenes lystløgner...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  22. Crackpot Idea
    Member

    Some more comments from Bent in adressa: http://www.adressa.no/kultur/2016/05/23/Slutter-leken-f%C3%B8r-noe-blir-feil-12773870.ece?device=classic

    Please, can somebody translate this to English?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  23. ThorEgil
    Member

    There is only one drummer who could step up and take over the drum sticks from Kenneth at any point, in any song, without missing a single beat - and then immediately put his own distinct signature into it. He is Swedish and he is based in Trondheim, and yes, everyone who has seen Zu in action lately will know who I'm talking about.

    And yes, he has also played fantastic gigs with broken ribs.

    But I think we can safely leave this challenge to Bent and Snah. I'm completely confident that they will find the right man or woman for the task.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  24. Vegard B. Havdal
    Member

    "I can’t remember the names of every drummer, but they always had someone ridiculous sitting back there. Like Jesus, where do you find these guys?" -Brann Dailor on The Mars Volta.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  25. Kamille
    Member

    I suggested Pridgen just for fun :-)Torstein Lofthus looks really nice as well. I am his fan!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  26. Spacebandit
    Member

    Well, indeed, this left me almost speechless...
    I'm not too deep into their personal relationships each other, but if he wanted to go
    further on up the road, it was the best moment to do. Motorpsycho played a fantastic tour
    and I was lucky to see them at least three times with that climax in Oldenburg.
    Grateful thanks to Kenneth pushing the core up beyond limits. Tusen takk!
    I will see Spidergawd on friday at Freak Valley Festival. But I won't ask him about that.
    About a replacement on psychonautic journeys...let them eat cake and decide what to do.
    I guess they'll come up with a solution or another mindblowing "drum animal" on their own.
    Most likely somebody you'll nevver heard of before...and from Norge, of course...

    @ KENNETH: DANKE DANKE DANKE DANKE DANKE DANKE DANKE DANKE DANKE...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  27. sad

    Posted 3 years ago #
  28. supernaut
    Member

    Some more comments from Bent in adressa: http://www.adressa.no/kultur/2016/05/23/Slutter-leken-f%C3%B8r-noe-blir-feil-12773870.ece?device=classic

    Please, can somebody translate this to English?


    second that.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  29. Motortom
    Member

    A mindblowing Era comes to an End... His Power feeded the most exciting Thing i ever could imagine....what a brilliant Work! I will realy miss Him on the Motorpsychostage.

    The best wishes to all of you Guys, may the challenge go on! Sail On!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  30. Elvin
    Member

    Please, can somebody translate this to English?

    Is not much, a brief history on when he joined and short recap of the bands post.
    Pluss a few comments from Bent:

    We're done with what we should do together and end the game before anything goes wrong, writes Bent Saether in an sms to Adresseavisen.

    - Everything is straight and there is no drama anywhere, but we need to spend some time trying to figure things out in terms of the future.

    - Theatre rehearsals is underway and are going to work anyway. Scary and refreshing and sad and healthy at the same time, writes Saether , and ends with " que sera sera " ( what happens, happens).

    Kenneth Kapstad and Bent Saether played previously together in another trøndersk band Spidergawd, but Saether quit by New Year. As far as Adresseavisen knows Kapstad is still Spidergawds drummer.

    Kenneth Kapstad has not wanted to comment on the matter

    Posted 3 years ago #

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