"From the ashes of Phoenix Rizing ascends Highland Glory, to continue the eternal crusade"!
With a history as norwegian power metal pioneers Phoenix Rizing, who released 2 albums worldwide ; "Rise From The Ashes" (98) & "Eternal Crusade" (00), the band changed singer and formed Highland Glory in the summer of 2001.
With a fresh new start and an increased potential, the band developed their style of melodic power metal in a heavier & more traditional direction on the debut album, "From The Cradle To The Brave"(03). Due to the versatility of the new line-up, the material took a more diverse, atmospheric & epic direction, covering both the fast, slow, gentle & brutal aspects of metal & even incorporating celtic influences. The artwork was created by none other than Mark Wilkinson (famous for his work for Marillion, Fish, Iron Maiden & Judas Priest). Still signed to Face Front, the label run by Frode Øien (chief editor of Scream Magazine), the debut album was licenced to Massacre records for the rest of europe (except scandinavia). The band toured almost all over their native country in between writing the follow up " Forever Endeavour "(05), which took the different aspects of the bands sound even further. In the autumn of 2007 singer Jan Thore Grefstad left the band and in the winter of 2008 the band finally found a worthy replacement in Trine Elise Johansen. The change from a male to a female singer will naturally affect the bands sound, but the trademark is still intact. At the moment the band is working on material for their third album. The plan for the future is to spread the word, music & glory of the highlands!