For the first time in three years Norway’s GREEN CARNATION played the entire 1-track, 60+ minute epic Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness to an enthusiastic crowd that gathered at this year’s Day Of The Equinox festival on Friday October 14th in Toronto, Canada.
The 7-piece outfit played a full 80-minute set of material from their past album, Blessing in Disguise (2003), and latest offering, The Quiet Offspring, before launching into the massive undertaking of performing the critically acclaimed masterpiece from 2001.
“It was a special treat from us to the fans,” said GREEN CARNATION singer Kjetil Nordhus about the playing of Light Of Day… “We knew it would be a long set, and we came from so far away, so we knew this had to be a special night. And it was!”
Andreas Katsambas, owner of The End Records who was in attendance, commented, “I would like to thank all of the bands that came out and put on some great performances for the festival. Their unique styles made this a special event. And of course, it was great to see GREEN CARNATION play the 2 hour set that included the entire Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness album. Day of The Equinox was a real success and I hope to see this become an annual event that will grow with each year.”
GREEN CARNATION’s founding member/guitarist Tchort offered these thought on DOTE: “It was great to be a part of a great music festival, with a great lineup and a professional approach to running things. We were also amazed that fans traveled from as far as Japan and El Salvador to see us play. Aside from the foreign fans and those from Canada, many came up from Boston, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Atlanta and Arizona. We had a great time in Toronto, Canada - it was great to take in some sightseeing and good times with our friends and fans.”
He concludes, “I want to personally thank promoter Noel at Inertia Entertainment and Adrian Bromley (Unrestrained!) for making this happen. You took care of us - ‘Thank You’ from all of us in GREEN CARNATION. Plus, I want to thank Andreas Katsambas (The End) and Chris Bruni (BW&BK/Profound Lore Records) for all the support over the years.
“We’ll see you all on tour real soon.”
Click here for photos from the fest.