Hi all and thanx a lot for your kind words! My friend, Frode, noted me of this discussion, and I would like to let you know that I am still playing and writing, though I have been taking a longer break. I am actually about to set up a new band together with Leo, the drummer of Pain of Salvation. Now we are looking for the right singer and a pumping bass player, and then we will be ready to make the next steps. We will probably be more official about this in a little while. But since you guys are still hanging around, I thought you guys deserve to know already. Thanx a lot for your patience and support!!! Tore
(24 de septiembre de 2012) http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/progpower-usa/827962-tore-ostby.html
Magarit lo confirmaba en una entrevista:
“I’m putting together a project with Ark’s guitarist, Tore Ostby. It’s funny, if you want to know the story, because Tore used to live at Castelnaudary, next to Avignon, for two and a half years. I’m talking about ten years ago, and I was a really big Ark fan at the time. It also happens to be around the same time that I became a fan of Pain Of Salvation. A friend of mine called me and says “you know that band, Ark? The guitarist lives in Castelnaudary.” I then said “What the hell? What is he doing around here?” [laughs] And it happened to be true. We met at the time, the drummer, John Macaluso was there too, he came down at the same time. They started to write Ark’s third album which, in the end, never came out. Now Tore, who’s Norwegian, lives in Stockholm because he’s married to a Swede. John had also decided to move to Stockholm as well to get the band going again, but that didn’t happen. [...] So I had a phone call from Tore a few months ago, he told me John had left again and, since we had been talking for weeks, even months – since I had moved to Sweden actually – about jamming together, so we met up one afternoon. We started to jam for a couple of hours. We said to each other that we should try to do an album together. So it’s in my future projects.”
We asked ourselves who could sing in the project. Finding a vocalist is a delicate task, especially since Tore has been used to working with some pretty good vocalists, like Jorn or Roy Khan in Conception. [Laughs] So he’d like to have someone of the same caliber. That won’t be easy! Right now we’re focusing on the music anyway, and when the time comes we’ll start to look for a vocalist, bassist, keyboardist, etc.”
Por lo tanto llevarían alrededor de un año con este proyecto. No sé si llegará a algún sitio o ya no se sabe nada de ello. Tener a Ostby inactivo es una lástima porque es un tío con un talento bestial. Sería una excelente noticia si esto llegara a alguna parte.