Subvision is (or was, since it's no longer active and there are no prospects of it being anymore) an alternative Pop/Rock band from Linköping/Stockholm. Officially formed on December 16 2002 by Tobias Forge (guitar and vocals, currently singer of the band Ghost), Gustaf Lindström (bass) and Thomas Daun (drums).
Their music style was psychedelic, pop/rock with emotional melodies that would awake the listener's feelings and move them emotionally.
They were known for adding theatrics and imagery to their shows, which confused the audience so they agreed that their music should speak for itself instead.
In December 2004, their debut EP called The Killing Floor was released and they had very positive reviews and reactions.
On August 2005, Martin Persner (who also worked with Tobias in Ghost as a Nameless Ghoul for a while) joined in as a fulltime member and guitarist for Subvision, as they had problems with their second guitarists since the beginning.
They only gigged nationally and had small tours. In 2006 they released their full-length album So far so noir. Later that year, Gustad Lindström left the band and was replaced by Simon Södeberg (also found as a Nameless Ghoul in Ghost for a period of time).
Their album So far so noir was praised by the national press and is yet to be released abroad. It's seen as a rare jewel which can be bought but always at a high price. In my honest opinion, it's an amazing album and you should give it a listen (youtube, spotify) at least once.
What is a shrine?
A shrine is like a fansite, a website built up to show love for a certain topic (in this case, the band Subvision) and to show information, media, link to other interesting pages and maybe even discuss information, write articles about the subject or share theories. I decided I would create more than a fanlisting for Subvision because I've never found a fansite for them and, given the love I have for their music I just couldn't ressist nnnggghh!
According to TFL.org: "A fanlisting is simply an online list of fans of a subject, such as a TV show, actor, or musician, that is created by an individual and open for fans from around the world to join. There are no costs, and the only requirements to join a fanlisting are your name and country. Fanlistings do not have to be large sites (although some are), they are just a place where you can sign up with other fans."
The first time I listened to Subvision, my boyfriend and I were looking for other Tobias Forge works. We were in love with Ghost and we needed to know if he had other side project. Which he did! We found out Lady morgue and we were surprised he had such a band before Ghost. So that's how I ended up completely loving their album So far so noir and being addicted to their sound :D
Honestly, Tobias is my favourite voice nowadays (only followed closely by Peter Steele's!) and I'm glad we can listen to his past works too. Magna Carta Cartel, another band he worked with which is still active but not with him (he played bass and guitar there I think) is also another amazing band which creates beautiful melodies and dreamy scenarios with their music. Be sure to also check them out!
Site and layout
This fanlisting is run with Enthusiast and is maintained by Janna.
You are currently viewing version 1 of So far so noir. The name of the fanlisting comes from their full-length album which has me head over heels!