The birth of Galar
Galar, hailing from Bergen, Norway, was formed in 2004 by M. Kristiansen (screams, guitars and bass) and S. B. Johnsen (lyrics). They released their first and only demo early the next year. A. B. Lauritzen (clean vocals, bassoon and grand piano) participated only as a session member at the time, but joined the band on a permanent basis shortly after the completion of the demo.