Karisma Records inked a deal with Norwegian prog rockers Magic Pie and released the band's fourth full-length album King For A Day in 2015. Karisma will also be re-issuing the band's three previous albums – 2005's Motions of Desire, 2007's Circus of Life and 2011's The Suffering Joy – for the first time on vinyl. Formed in 2001 in Moss, Norway, Magic Pie has become a household name to prog fans around the world with their blend of classic prog and hard rock inspired by bands such as Spocks Beard, Dream Theater, Genesis, Pink Floyd, The Flower Kings, Transatlantic, Kansas, Deep Purple and Yes.
Magic Pie's lineup currently consists of songwriter and producer Kim Stenberg on guitars and vocals, lyricist and melody co-writer Eirikur Hauksson on lead vocals and guitar, Eirik Hanssen on vocals and guitar, Jan Torkild Johannessen on drums, Erling Henanger on keyboards and backing vocals and Lars Petter Holstad on bass and backing vocals. It's a lineup where experience and superb musicianship combine to create epic prog rock with top notch vocal harmonies.
Debut album Motions Of Desire was released in 2005 and was very well received by both the public and the press. The album really put Magic Pie and their signature sound on the map and was followed by concept album Circus of Life in 2007 which brought the heritage of their debut a step further. Circus Of Life won several polls as "Album of the Year." In 2011, Magic Pie released their third album The Suffering Joy. Another concept album, it marked a radical change in the band's musical expression introducing Eirikur Hauksson (Artch, Ken Hensley) as the new lead singer replacing Allan Olsen. The talented Icelandic/Norwegian singer brought a much needed frontman to the band and the album showcased a more mature and cohesive Magic Pie, with a harder edge.