VULTURE INDUSTRIES – new track released
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- Posted on 13-04-2023
Inspired by what I consider one of the most disturbing paintings ever made, the track deals with power-hungry old men and their ruthless disregard of life and consequence in their quest for a glorified place in history.
The above description by Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen’s of “Saturn Devouring His Young”, the newly released track taken from VULTURE INDUSTRIES upcoming album “Ghosts from the Past”, is certainly very apropos of the situation in which the world finds itself today, and you can hear it by either streaming or downloading it now from a variety of services at
Written at a time when the band was undergoing considerable changes in their personal lives, coupled with the arrival of the Pandemic, and all the turmoil that went with it, VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ fifth full-length album “Ghosts from the Past”, understandably took longer than normal to write.
Despite struggling to find a sense of direction, the band’s lineup of Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen on vocals and keys, Eivind Huse on guitars and vocals, Øyvind Madsen on guitars, Kyrre Teigen on bass and vocals, and Tor Helge Gjengedal on drums , have produced an album that is essentially a piece of their collective soul.
It was a struggle well worth undergoing because the band’s fifth full-length album is their strongest to date, and marks a new direction for VULTURE INDUSTRIES, one that tends more towards the darker side of hard rock but which still maintains their unique and unmistakable sound.
“Ghosts from the Past” draws on a kaleidoscope of influences; from dust-riddled Spaghetti Westerns accompanied by Ennio Morricone, past the monochrome melancholia of apocalyptic post punk, through deep valleys and steep hills shrouded in progressive darkness, and a Nordic Noir looking to solve the unexplained murder of the truth.
It mirrors all that was going on around it, and reflects the fear of a world spinning out of control, and the sense of powerlessness in the face of a world order that is falling apart. Only to be replaced by old ideas imposed by autocratic warlords with no goal in mind other than their own power and legacy.
Recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios “Ghosts from the Past” was produced by the band and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street. With album artwork by Kim Holm and artwork for the singles by Costin Chioreanu, track listing is as follows:
- New Lords of Light
- Saturn Devouring His Young
- This Hell is Mine
- Right Here in the Dark
- A Strangers Curse
- Tyrants Weep Alone
Set for release on the 16th June on Dark Essence Records, “Ghosts from the Past! will be available in CD, Digital and Vinyl formats and can be pre-ordered now from the foillowing:
North American Webshop: https://darkessence.indiemerch.com
Over the years, VULTURE INDUSTRIES has been proven to have a wide appeal both on stage and with their studio output, and their stagecraft has earned them a reputation as a theatrical and hugely entertaining live act. With plans for extensive live shows and tours in the works for 2023, the following appearances have already been confirmed:
15 Apr – Kvarteret, Bergen: 20 year anniversary (NO)
28 Apr – Ogna Scene, Ogna (NO)
16 Jun – Vaterland, Oslo (NO)
17 Jun – Good Omens, Trondheim (NO)
28/29 Jul – Artmania Festival, Sibiu (RO)
Dark Essence Records recently released the single “New Lords of Light” from “Ghosts from the Past”, and a video for the track, filmed and edited by Jarle Hovda Moe and with stock video from Carnival of Souls, can be seen at https://youtu.be/FB4d8lMEeLg
More information about VULTURE INDUSTRIES can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries/ and on the band’s website at http://www.vulture-industries.net/
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