MARATON IS A NEW AND INTENSE ACT FROM NORWAY, MIXING THE REALMS OF POP, ROCK, METAL AND PROG – UNBOUND BY THE IRON CHAINS OF THE PROGRESSIVE MUSIC GENRE
MARATON pushes the boundaries between pop music and progressive rock, mixing machine like drums and roaring bass groundwork with shimmering guitars, ethereal keys and Fredrik Bergersen Klemp’s sacral vocal performance.
Since its inception in 2010, the band has sought to create a style of music which combines the rhythmic heaviness from bands such as Mars Volta and Meshugga with the pop aesthetics of Muse.
The vocalist of Maraton, Fredrik Bendiksen, commented on “Blood Music”: "Imagine yourself in a situation where your body is totaly out of key. The main component to the balance in your structural anotomy is no longer in your possession. The phantom pain of a person who used to be a part of you that is no longer there. The song was mainly made to color the state of mind when you loose someone dear to you. When you feel alone and in need to shape yourself from scratch again. But it can also be a desperate feeling after a long term relationship breakup. I've been through both!"
Magnus Johansen - Keys
Fredrik Bergersen - Vocals
Vegard Liverød – Bass
Frank Nordeng Røe - Drums
Jon Vegard Næss - Guitar