Seigmen was a Norwegian alternative rock band in the 1990s. The bandname is derived from a Norwegian brand of (sweet) candies, "Seigmenn".
The band went from a hard-edged grunge-like style to a more dynamic sound with more ambient parts and use of synthesizers and various audio-effects. They broke up in 1999 after a farewell tour.
Seigmen reunited during the UKA-festival in Trondheim, Norway on October 20 2005, and decided in November 2005 to do even more reunion-gigs in Norway — 7 shows in February 2006. Having great success with the reunion-tour, they did six more gigs at various festivals across Norway during the summer of 2006, most of them as the headlining act.
Media appearances as of Summer 2006 revealed that Seigmen did not exclude another reunion sometime in the future. Early 2008 it was surprisingly announced that Seigmen will play live yet again at Oslo Opera House June 21 2008 as one of the shows celebrating of the opening of the New National Opera House in Oslo. Selling out the show quickly, a second concert have been set up the day after, June 22.
- Kim Ljung (bass, vocals)
- Alex Møklebust (main vocals)
- Noralf Ronthi (percussion)
- Marius Roth Christensen (guitar, vocals)
- Sverre Økshoff (guitar)
Møklebust, Ljung and Ronthi later formed the band Zeromancer (2000).
In addition, Kim Ljung has a solo project under the name Ljungblut.
The Seigmen logo was drawn by Kim Ljung, inspired by the scorpion necklace that fellow band member Alex Møklebust wears. Supposedly, it has no symbolic meaning.
It all started in Tønsberg
, Norway 1989
. Sverre Økshoff and Alex Møklebust started a band with the name Klisne Seigmenn having their first gig at the “Christmas rock” (“Julerock”) event in Tønsberg, December 27 1989
. In 1990, Marius Roth Christensen, Kim Ljung and Noralf Ronthi joined the band.
- Monsun (1993)
- Hjernen er alene (1994)
- Döderlein (1994)
- Lament (1994)
- Metropolis (1995)
- Slaver av solen (1995)
- The First Wave (1997)
- The Next Wave (1997)
- The Opera For The Crying Machinery (1997) [Rare and never released]
- Mørkets øy (1997)
- Döderlein (2006) (single from the live album Rockefeller)
- Det finnes alltid en utvei (1990) [This came in only 45 copies, cassette tapes only. Very rare.]
- Fra x til døden (2006) [Concert DVD recorded at UKA-05, in Dødens dal, Trondheim]