1 a person who changes something; "an inveterate changer of the menu" [syn: modifier]
2 an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention [syn: record changer, auto-changer]
- Someone or something who changes things.
- Usually used together with another noun, eg, automatic tool changer, shape changer, mind changer
- SAMPA: /SA~.Ze/
EtymologyLate Latin cambire
- to change
Changer is an Icelandic death metal band, formed in 1999. The band has published two records and two EPs.
HistoryChanger was founded in October 1999 in Akureyri, Iceland, by drummer Kristján B. Heiðarsson. Originally it was his intension to keep Changer a one-man project. Kristján wrote and recorded the bands first album, January 109, in January 2000. The recordings were handled by Kristján's friend, Aðalsteinn Már Björnssson. The album was released on February 29, 2000. In May 2000 Kristján moved to Reykjavík and started assembling a full band. A full line-up was established in late 2000. On June 25, 2000, Aðalsteinn Már Björnsson was killed in a car crash near Akureyri.
Changer began playing gigs in Iceland in 2001, and traveled to Akureyri in the spring to record their EP, Inconsistency. Inconsistency consisted of two new songs along with reworkings of two songs from January 109. Inconsistency was released in July 2001.
Changer had already begun writing more material even before Inconsistency was recorded, and continued to do so in the latter half of 2001 and all of 2002. Recording of the next album began late December 2002. Due to many reasons the album Scenes wasn't released until February 13th, 2004.
In 2005 Changer played overseas for the first time, at Nevelfest in Antwerp, Belgium. Shortly after coming home again, major line-up changes took place in the band.
Changer started rehearsing and writing new material, and in May 2006 the band toured Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. A new EP, Breed The Lies, was released on June 1. Breed The Lies was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios, Denmark.
Changer had planned to travel abroad to record their next album, but in November 2007 the band unexpectedly broke up. It is currently planned to release the demos from 2006 and 2007.
- Kristján B. Heiðarsson – drums
- Egill Geirsson– vocals
- Jóhann Ingi Sigurðsson – guitar
- Unnar Sigurðsson – guitar
- Snorri Óttarsson - bass (2000-2001)
- Engilbert Hauksson - bass (2001-2005)
- Hörður Halldórsson, "Hudson" - guitar (2000-2005)
- Magnús Atli Magnússon - vocals (2001-2005)
- Fannar Þórsson - guitar (2005-2006)
- Gísli Sigmundsson - bass/vocals (2005-2007)
- Hörður Ólafsson - bass/vocals (session member in 2005)
- Jón Karl Jónsson - bass (session member in 2007)