Video Premiere: VICINITY - Extinction

Av Rune Grande
(Mighty Music)


Proudly presents the video premiere of








From the upcoming new album



The Release date

April 21, 2017

(Mighty Music)



The Statement

Kim-Marius H. Olsen comments: With our first music video "Extinction", and its extensive use of split screen and lense flares, we ended up with something that can best be described as the love child of Brian De Palma and J.J. Abrams. Kind of fitting to the 80s vibe going on in the song.


The Biography

The Norwegian progressive metal band Vicinity is back with a follow up to the critically acclaimed album Awakening (2013), put on best newcomer lists by several webzines and Norwegian national radio (NRK P3). Their new creation, Recurrence, is a concept album that debates the cyclic nature of humanity, both as a whole and at more personal levels, while highlighting both the technical- and melodic aspects familiar to the progressive metal genre.

With Recurrence the band set out to make an album that would be more than just the sum of its tracks, and envisioned an album where the songs would float into each other, and at the very end of the album connecting with the beginning of the first song, making an "infinite" musical piece, thus mirroring the lyrics. The major theme of the album, lyrically, became: the cyclic nature of the human condition. Within that theme the lyrics explore and challenge topics like dementia and memory, and whether the world might be a better place without what humanity has become. It raises questions about the very existence in itself and what is left behind when we're gone, both as individual people, but also as a species.

The band wanted to challenge themselves technically, but always keeping the songs and the album as a whole in focus. The result is an album of six tracks, varying in length from 5 to 22 minutes per song, in the tradition of bands like Circus Maximus, Threshold, Arena and early Dream Theater.

Vicinity recorded parts of at Recurrence Skarp Studio (Keep of Kalessin, Triosphere, Tellus Requiem) and parts at their own studio. Mixing duties were handed to Christer-André Cederberg, who had previously mixed albums for both Circus Maximus and Anathema. Mastering was once again handled by Jens Bogren (Symphony X, James Labrie, Opeth etc).

Following the release of Awakening the band played several concerts in Norway, sharing the stage with bands like Withem, Tritonus, Mindtech, Rudhira and Fuel for Disaster.




The track list

1. The Unwritten Manifest
2. Phoenix
3. Mountainfall
4. Extinction
5. Immaterial Failure
6. The Long Goodbye


The Line Up

Alexander K. Lykke - Vocals
Kim-Marius H. Olsen - Guitars
Frode Lillevold - Drums
Pierre-Nicolai H. Schmidt-Melbye - Bass
Ivar A. Nyland - Keyboards and Synths


The Links










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26.06.2017 Full album stream: EVADNE - A Mother Named Death
13.06.2017 NORWAY ROCK 2017
10.06.2017 BLACK SABBATH - Say Nothing of Forever
04.06.2017 TUSKA OPEN AIR 2017
03.06.2017 TONS OF ROCK 2017
06.05.2017 HELLFEST 2017
26.04.2017 SWEDEN ROCK 2017
03.04.2017 GJENDØD - Descending Into Cold Fires
19.03.2017 KARMØYGEDDON 2017
04.03.2017 INFERNO 2017
16.01.2017 BLASTFEST 2017
04.09.2016 EDGE: NORDIC 2016
27.08.2016 DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT - Transcendence
25.08.2016 BRYNEROCKEN 2016
15.08.2016 THIN LIZZY - The Renegade Angel
03.08.2016 SUMMER BREEZE 2016
01.08.2016 BRUTAL ASSAULT 2016
24.07.2016 PARTY SAN OPEN AIR 2016
19.07.2016 WACKEN OPEN AIR 2016
15.07.2016 MALAKOFF 2016
06.07.2016 OBSCENE EXTREME 2016
05.07.2016 HOUSECORE RECORDS - Gems
03.07.2016 EISTNAFLUG 2016
30.06.2016 ANTHRAX klar for Norgesturne
26.06.2016 TUSKA OPEN AIR 2016
23.06.2016 ROSKILDE 2016
20.06.2016 NORWAY ROCK 2016
14.06.2016 HELLFEST 2016
13.06.2016 BERGENFEST 2016