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With a graphic built on ’70s glam rock and roll costumes and big gestures, coupled with catchy radio-friendly songs, the Ark had a significant breakthrough in Sweden in 2000. Before that, few got heard about the band, even though it turned out around since 1991, when it had been formed by vocalist Ola Salo, guitarist Jepson, bassist Lasse “Leari” Ljungberg, and drummer Olsson. As an area band, they performed little concerts and small festivals with the ’90s, and their EP Race using the Rabbits got catastrophic evaluations, if any. In 1997, the music group was near splitting up but was approached by Robert Jelink, who got sung using the Creeps. Jelink got the Ark an archive deal, along with support from Grand Recordings and the brand new people Martin Axén (acoustic guitar) and Sylvester Schlegel (drums), the quintet shifted to Malmö. In 2000, the Ark performed warm-up for Kent on the countrywide tour, and later on that yr released the solitary “Let THE BODY Determine,” which became a large radio hit. Another single, “IT REQUIRES a Fool to stay Sane,” was a lot more successful, so when the debut record, WE HAVE BEEN the Ark, premiered in the fall, it gained two Grammy Honours and sold perfectly. Within the press, the Ark was frequently thought to represent the come back of glam rock and roll, but as the clothing definitely acquired a ’70s connection, the music acquired less regarding it. Their following record, In Lust We Trust, continuing their achievement and sparked strikes in singles “Dad of the Child” and “Calleth You, Cometh I,” the previous song also leading to some controversy since it resolved homosexual adoption privileges. Salo, nevertheless, still wasn’t totally content with the band’s audio and wished to actually mix points up (and make people dance!) for the Ark’s third recording. Consequently, he required over innovative control of the music group and met up making use of their unofficial 6th member, Jens Andersson; the duo installed with film music composer Nathan Larson and audio engineer Per Sunding to perform Salo’s desire of earning rock music with an increase of of the disco beat. Documenting occurred during the majority of 2004 as well as the Ark released the resulting record, State from the Ark, by Dec. Its first one, “Among Us Can be Gonna Die Youthful,” quickly climbed the Swedish graphs, and the record followed suit initially of 2005. A season afterwards, Andersson was officially an associate from the music group, manning keyboards.

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Full Name The Ark
Awards People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie, Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Academy Award for Best Production Design, Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing, Special Achievement Academy Award, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Saturn Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Production Design, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, American Movie Award for Best Director
Music Songs It Takes a Fool to Remain Sane, Calleth You, Cometh I, Let Your Body Decide, The Worrying Kind, Clamour for Glamour, One of Us Is Gonna Die Young, Father of a Son, Echo Chamber, Joy Surrender, Breaking up with God, Tell Me This Night Is Over, Racing with the Rabbits, Absolutely No Decorum, The Apocalypse is Over, Little Dysfunk You, Kolla Kolla, Deliver Us From Free Will, Trust Is Shareware, This Piece of Poetry Is Meant to Do Harm, Gimme Love to Give, Prayer for the Weekend, The Most Radical Thing to Do, Uriel, Angelheads, This Sad Bouquet, Laurel Wreath, You, Who Stole My Solitude, Bottleneck Barbiturate, Beauty Is the Beast, Hey Modern Days, Rock City Wankers, Vendelay
Albums In Full Regalia, Prayer for the Weekend, State of The Ark, In Lust We Trust, We Are the Ark, The Ark

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