Transmission is a solo project by Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Thomas Carlsen. Inspired by bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Dokken, his music is rooted in the 80s style of hard rock and heavy metal. Carlsen is the sole songwriter and performs all instruments on the Transmission project.
About the EP: Redemption is my debut EP, which initially was released independently, and is now being reissued by RFL Records.
It contains four original tunes written over an eight-year period of time and recorded in Carlsen's home studio. Some of the music dates back to when he was only fifteen years old. It really is like a love letter to the 80s heavy music scene as Carlsen states. "While my own style shines through on the EP, my biggest musical influences - particularly Iron Maiden and Judas Priest - are also apparent in the music". "I even recorded a cover version of Iron Maiden's 1983 classic "Still Life" for it. My fellow Norwegian and metal artist Marius Danielsen performs the amazing vocals on the EP. The reissue of "Redemption" also will contain a new track to usher in the future and to give the fans a taste of what's to come.