Forming the band
Tomorrow's Outlook is a Norwegian metal project based in Sörvik "Rock" City in Northern Norway. The project was formed back in 2007 by Trond Nicolaisen and Andreas Stenseth. The idea of forming a band together was born when Andreas invited Trond to work on a new tune. This tune later became the first song to ever be recorded for the project, and also the song that brought T.O. to life. The two have a lot to thank the highly skilled guitar-player Sami Saarinen for, as he was the first professional musician to join the ranks. The same applies to the story of Norman Kiersnowski (SKI) who was the first professional singer to get involved in the project. From there it was possible to collaborate with world-class artists such as Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz/Rainbow/MSG) and Michael Kiske (EX Helloween).
Trond had actually never been in a band before, so this project was basically his first musical experience. He functions as a manager and co-songwriter. He takes care of everything from keeping in touch with the musicians to band promotion. Andreas is the main song-writer and the bassist of T.O. This project is also his first real musical experience. He was in a band called Flame Thrower back in 2005, but they never recorded anything, and they only played a few local gigs.
The last member who makes up the core of Tomorrow's Outlook is the experienced lead guitarist, Øystein K. Hanssen. He was just briefly introduced on the debut album, "34613", but he has later joined forces as a complete member. Øystein has definitely a lot to offer both as a song-writer and guitarist. T.O. revolves around the three musicians Trond, Andreas and Øystein, but the project couldn't exist without its guest musicians. There are three permanent guest vocalists. They are Norman Kiersnowski, Mike Gorham and Scott Oliva. There will be other artists involved as well in the future releases of the band. Regarding the music of Tomorrow's Outlook, it's mostly inspired by the Classic 80's Metal Scene, but also by Video Game Music (C64, Amiga, NES, SNES and Sega) from the eighties and early nineties.
- Where does the name come from?
Trond Nicolaisen: "I have no idea, really. It was just something I came up with, and I immediately thought it was a good name for the project. It also seems like it’s a pretty unique bandname".
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