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News

September 2019 New website and autumn 2019

Finally a new website. A bit more mobile friendly. Looking forward to proceeding with my musical activities planned for the autumn 2019. First, continue with the Pitch Black Mentality-recordings (new album), some freelance stuff, and gigs with Fastloaders, Pretty Blue, Retroactive, Stein Hauge and Powerslaves. I am also working on a the mix of a new drum cover for my youtube channel. Stay tuned!

June 2019 Fastloaders - Barbarian (Drum Cam)

Do you like 8 bit music? Then check out my band Fastloaders with an exclusive drum cam video available at youtube: Fastloaders - Barbarian (drum cam).
(This is from the back in time 2018 concert).

May 2019 Drum cover Animals as leaders - Tooth and Claw

Check out my Animals as leaders drum cover at youtube. If you like it, please subscribe: Animals as leaders - Tooth and claw (drum cover 2019 by Bjarte.

Nov 2018 Fastloaders: Back in time live

Fastloaders full live video available for free at youtube. Please enjoy. Fastloaders - Back in time 2018.


About Bjarte

I currently live in Bergen, Norway, where I'm playing with a bunch of different bands. I'm lucky to have had the opportunity to play with quite a few great musicians the last decade or so. Check out the bands and discography section for more information about these matters.
Don't hesitate to ask a question or get in touch. I have a YouTube-channel and an Instagram account which is primarly related to my drumming passion, and I'm eternally grateful if you choose to subscribe :)

Inspirations: Planet X, Meshuggah, Chick Corea Electric Band, Dream Theater, Weather Report, Symphony X, Andromeda, Marillion, Wasp, Metallica, Guns N’Roses, Skid Row, Iron Maiden, Testament, Pantera, Slayer, Dave Weckl Band, Greg Howe, Ben Daglish, Camel, 007, Steely Dan, Virgil Donati, Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Erik Smith, Lars Ulrich, Paul Bostaph, Dave Lombardo, Vinnie Paul, Matt Sorum, Terry Bozzio, Steve Smith, Jojo Mayer, Steve Gadd, Tomas Haake, John Macaluso, Mike Portnoy, Buddy Rich and probably a billion more…


Videos

Animals as leaders - Tooth and Claw (drum cover)

Drum cover of Tooth And Claw, originally played by the exceptional Matt Garstka (Animals as Leaders). Super-fun song to learn, play and record. Very rhythmically interesting and quite challenging I must admit :)


Fastloaders - Barbarian | Drum Cam (Live)

Drum cam recorded at the Back in Time concert in Bergen, Norway, October 2018. This is one of my favorite tunes from the Commodore 64.



Bands

Bands and projects where I handle the drums..

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Jarle H Olsen Quadrasonic
jarleholsen.com

Instrumental Progressive Metal

Pretty Blue
N/A

Funk/Blues

Fastloaders
facebook.com/fastloaders & ninjamusicology.com

Metal of computer game music (C64/Amiga)

Powerslaves
facebook.com/powerslavesnorway

Iron Maiden Tribute

Pitch Black Mentality
Stein Hauge Band
www.steinhauge.no

80s Tribute to pop/rock

Jon Martin Skauge
www.jonmartinskauge.no

Jazz/Fusion/Country

Preachers
N/A

Testament Tribute

Brutallica
N/A

Metallica Tribute


Discography

Some of the music featuring sounds made with my drum sticks. The beautiful green icons has a meaning and can be clicked:
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Pitch Black Mentality

Tore Christer Storlid - Vocals and bass

Frank Natås - Guitars

Jarle H. Olsen - Guitars

Bjarte K. Helland - Drums


Watch at youtube

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Fastloaders - Back in time 2018

Jarle H. Olsen - Guitars

Kjetil Nossum - Keyboards

Bjarte K. Helland - Drums

Tore Christer Storlid - Bass

Flute on Wastelands Loader: Mira Thiruchelvam. Also feat.: Chris Huelsbeck on Keyboards and Reyn Ouwehand on Keyboards


Buy at C64audio.com

Go to C64audio.com

FastLoaders - Ninja Musicology - Live from the Dungeons (BluRay)

Ben Daglish - Flutes

Jarle H. Olsen - Guitars

Kjetil Nossum - Keyboards

Bjarte K. Helland - Drums

Tore Christer Storlid - Bass



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FastLoaders - Ninja Musicology (three disk digipack)

Jarle H. Olsen - Guitars and bass

Kjetil Nossum - Keyboards

Bjarte K. Helland - Drums

Mixed and Mastered by Alex Argento


Artificial Comfort

Tore Christer Storlid - Guitars, Bass

Eyolf Nysæther - Keyboards

Bjarte K. Helland - Drums


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The Jon Martin Group - What else is new?

Jon Martin Skauge - Guitars

Torbjørn Hillersøy - Bass

Bjarte K. Helland - Drums

Produced by Jon Martin Skauge Mixed by Jon Martin Skauge and Eirik Grønner Recorded by Eirik Grønner


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Jarle H. Olsen Quadrasonic

Jarle H. Olsen - Guitars

Alex Argento - Keyboards

Rodrigo Garcia - Bass

Bjarte K. Helland - Drums

Guest musicians: Jan Martin Kleveland & Manuel Soto Produced and Engineered by Jarle H. Olsen and Ronny Heimdal Mixed and Mastered at Jailhouse Studios by Tommy Hansen Artwork by Colin Marks at Rain Song Design


Frigaard - Hot Rockin

Peter H Sæverud - Bass

Reino A Småland - Guitars

Terje Frigaard - Vocals / Harmonica

Bjarte K. Helland - Drums


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Jon Martin Skauge - From the heart

Jon Martin Skauge - Guitars and vocals

Eric Marienthal - Saxophone

Kurt Baumer - Fiddle

Dan Mikael Ripe Frøystad - Steel guitar

Bjarte K. Helland - Drums

Asgeir Skauge - Guitars on selected songs

Rune Hagen - Electric piano on selected songs

Produced by Jon Martin Skauge and Eirik Grønner Mixed by Eirik Grønner Mastered by Tobben Design/Cover by Frost studio


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Jon Martin Skauge - Micropop

Jon Martin Skauge - Guitars and vocals

Jostein Fonnes - bass

Bjarte K. Helland - Drums

Produced by Jon Martin Skauge and Erik Grønner Mixed by Eirik Grønner Mastered by Tobben Design/Cover by Roald Fernandez


Singles

Tix Lix nXt

Tore Christer Storlid - Vocals and bass, Espen Austestad - Guitars, Bjarte K. Helland - Drums


Biff Intro

Drum intro at Biff title sequence (Bergen Internasjonale Film Festival)


Tix Lix - To the highest bid

Tore Christer Storlid - Vocals and bass, Espen Austestad - Guitars, Bjarte K. Helland - Drums


Silje Steinsund Rød - Meant to maybe

Silje Steinsund Rød - Vocals, Jon Martin Skauge - Guitars and Bass, Bjarte K. Helland - Drums


Silje Steinsund Rød - It can't be anyone else

Silje Steinsund Rød - Vocals, Jon Martin Skauge - Guitars and Bass, Bjarte K. Helland - Drums


Tone Rose Bratland - Castle

Tone Rose - Vocals, Jon Martin Skauge - Guitars, Keys and Bass, Bjarte K. Helland - Drums


Studio


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