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Despite the recently announced cancellation of the Headway Festival that was due to take place in the Netherlands in May, disappointed fans will still have the chance to see one of the bands originally scheduled to appear, as Norwegian avant-gardists VULTURE INDUSTRIES will stage their “Turning Golem” show as planned.  The “Turning Golem” show is part concert rooted in the heavier segment of experimental/progressive metal and part theatre performance in conjunction with the HAPPY GORILLA DANCE COMPANY, and it will be the last time that fans will be able to see “Turning Golem” in Western Europe.  The show will take place at P60 in Amstelveen on the 3rd May and VULTURE INDUSTRIES will include extra songs at the end of the performance to make it a special evening for those who were hoping to attend the festival.

With a career spanning 10 years and with over 100 shows under their belts, VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ live performances are  well known both for their technical skill and the eccentric and somewhat manic antics of frontman Bjørnar E. Nilsen, whose on-stage weirdness has garnered a multitude of fans for the band over the years.  VULTURE INDUSTRIES released their third full-length album, “The Tower” on Season of Mist at the end of last year and recently announced that their second-full length album, “The Malefactor’s Bloody Register”, which was released on Dark Essence Records in 2010, will appear as a deluxe vinyl edition on Blood Music in 2015.

Later in May VULTURE INDUSTRIES will hit the road with DORDEDUH and BLUTMOND on an eleven date tour that will take in countries such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary,  Greece and Slovenia.   As well as tickets being available from the usual ticketing agencies, special personalised tickets designed by the Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu,  will be sold exclusively through the webshops of the individual bands.  Each ticket will feature the name of the purchaser and will be signed by all the bands.  Routing for what will be known as the “Branches” tour as follows:

21 May:  Modra Vopice,  Prague (CZ)
22 May: Melodka,  Brno (CZ)
23May: Tirish Pub , Banska Bystraica (SK)
24 May: Blue Hell, Budapest (HUN)
25 May: Daos Club,  Timisoara (RO)
26 May: Flying Circus,  Cluj (RO)
27 May: Fabrica Club, Bucharest (RO)
28 May: 8 Ball Club,  Sofia (BUL)
29 May: Eightball Club,  Thessaloniki (GR)
30 May: Dom Omladine, Belgrade (RS)
31 May: MC Pekarna, Maribor (SLO)

More information about VULTURE INDUSTRIES can be found at http://www.vulture-industries.net

The official video for the track “Lost Among Liars” from VULTURE INDUSTRIES “The Tower” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/Q2mYnayKNd8

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Propulsion Music http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
Tour info: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no

VULTURE INDUSTRIES INFO
Vulture Industries Website: http://www.vulture-industries.net
Vulture Industries on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries
Vulture Industries on SoundCloud:  http://soundcloud.com/vulture-industries
Vulture Industries WebShop: http://vultureindustries.bigcartel.com/
Vulture Industries on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/vultureindustries
Vulture Industries on ReverbNation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/vultureindustries
Band Contact: bjornar@vulture-industries.net
Management & Booking: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The title track from SARKOM’s upcoming album “Doomsday Elite” has been debuted today by Dark Essence Records.  With the album set for release on the 15th October, “Doomsday Elite” includes guest appearances from Psy Coma (THE KOVENANT), Haan (SVARTTJERN), Nachtgarm (NEGATOR), Thrawn (PARADIGMA, ex DØDHEIMSGARD, ex NOCTURNAL BREED) and V. Larsen, and was mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Audio. Artwork for the eight-track album, which will appear in both CD and vinyl versions, is by MK. “Perv”.  The track, “Doomsday Elite”, can be heard above and at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sarkom-doomsday-elite

The lineup on “Doomsday Elite”, which will be SARKOM’s third full-length album, includes the band’s two core members – founder and frontman Unsgaard (SO MUCH FOR NOTHING) on vocals and Sgt V (SVARTTJERN) on bass, as well as former guitarists Sagstad and Strönen, and former drummer and co-founder Renton, on effects.  URGEHAL’s Uruz was brought in to record drums for the album. Track listing on “Doomsday Elite” as follows:

1. Doomsday Elite
2. I Utakt Med Gud
3. No Loose Ends
4. Inside a Haunted Chapel
5. Predators in Disguise
6. Solemn Disorder ‘til Human Extinction
7. Cosmic Intellect
8. Stigma

Unsgaard is firm in his assertion that SARKOM has never been a band content to acquiesce to the calls from certain sections of today’s generation of Black Metal fans who seem to think that conforming to an imaginary set of rules is a requirement for bands.  “Like the originators of the genre, SARKOM keeps developing and stretching its boundaries.   We don’t want to find ourselves repeating a formula just because it has proved successful.  “Doomsday Elite” is not “Bestial Supremacy” part II, and with four songwriters all from different backgrounds, it is definitely an album that crosses the barriers”.

More information about SARKOM can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sarkom

The official video for “Inferior Bleeding” from SARKOM’s “Bestial Supremacy” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/YJIVbBw_cnM

 

Tracks from all of DARK ESSENCE RECORDS releases can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records

 

 

Photo by Endrew Starspawn

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Dark Essence Records contact and promo: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Dark Essence KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Sarkom Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sarkom
Sarkom Website: http://www.sarkomsect.com/
Sarkom MySpace: https://myspace.com/sarkom
Band Contact: e.unsgaard@gmail.com

 

The 29th of November is the date that has been set for the release of “Futile” the debut full-length album from EUDAIMONY, the band formed by former DARK FORTRESS frontman Matthias Jell and NAGLFAR’s Marcus E. Norman (BEWITCHED, HAVAYOTH, ANCIENT WISDOM).  The eight-track album, which will be released on Germany’s Cold Dimensions label, includes guest appearances by Mick Moss of ANTIMATTER and Schwadorf of EMPYRIUM and THE VISION BLEAK.  The vocal recordings, mixing and mastering of “Futile” were carried out by Markus Stock at the Klangschmeide Studio E and the album artwork is by Ben Borucki (Irrleuchten) from the German band SONIC REIGN.  The title track from “Futile” was debuted recently and can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/eudaimony/eudaimony-futile

Track listing for “Futile” as follows:

1. Ways to Indifference
2. Mute
3. A Window in the Attic
4. Futile
5. Portraits (guest vocals by Mick Moss)
6. Cold
7. Godforsaken
8. December’s Hearse (guest vocals by Schwadorf)

With a lineup that includes Jell on vocals and Norman on guitars, bass, synthesizer and programming, Jörg Heemann (SECRETS OF THE MOON) on drums and Peter Honsalek (NACHTREICH) on viola, the natural assumption would be that EUDAIMONY’s music fits somewhere within the Black Metal/DSBM genres.  But that is too simplistic an assumption to make where EUDAIMONY is concerned, because this is a band that explores the hopelessness and futility of life, both lyrically and visually, as exemplified in Jell’s lyrics and the sense of mystery in Borucki’s artwork, whilst the music itself forms an atmospheric soundscape of rich melodies that range from the fragile and haunting to the powerfully dark and brooding.

More information about EUDAIMONY can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eudaimony

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/eudaimony
Band Contact & Booking:  Eudaimony@googlemail.com
General Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Cold Dimensions: http://www.cold-dimensions.de/
Cold Dimensions Contact: info@cold-dimensions.de

 

Avant-garde metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES have revealed the track listing and cover art for “The Tower”, the band’s third full-length album, and their first on the Season of Mist label, as well as debuting the title track from the album in the form of a lyric video which can which can be seen at the following locations:

Kaaoszine (FI)
Lords Of Metal (NL)
Metal.de
Pyro (NO)
Rockerillia (IT)
Terrorizer (UK)
VS webzine (FR)

Due to hit the streets on the September 27th (October 1st in North America), “The Tower” will be released on Digipak CD, solid white gatefold double LP, transparent green gatefold double LP and black gatefold double LP.  The LP versions, as well as the digital edition, will include the bonus track ”Blood Don’t Eliogabalus”.  All physical formats, along with exclusive merchandise are already available for pre-order  from  http://vultureindustries.bigcartel.com/  Track Listing for “The Tower” as follows:

1: The Tower
2: Divine – Appalling
3: The Hound
4: Blood On The Trail
5: The Dead Won’t Mind
6: A Knife Between Us
7: The Pulse of Bliss
8: Sleepwalkers
9: Lost Among Liars

Artwork for “The Tower” was designed by renowned artist Costin Chioreanu, who had this to say: “Working on the cover of the new VULTURE INDUSTRIES was more than an interesting experience. The stars aligned and suddenly I discovered the opportunity to create the kind of imagery I had been dreaming about for years. “The Tower” is a very complex, smart and sadly true story to which I could relate, so this great project ended up with more illustrations than originally intended. The theme was so complex and so well put into words and music that I simply could not resist it. Yes, there is a huge influence coming from the German expressionism, but expanded through my own ways of visual expression and improved with some elements specific to the visual and philosophical analysis of society. There is surrealism, expressionism, contemporary imagery, and even some ancient graphic visual inputs. All in all, “The Tower” is an extremely well done observation of the reality that surrounds us as well as being a beautiful piece of art and I am extremely happy that I had the honour to illustrate it”.

As previously announced, VULTURE INDUSTRIES are due to hit the road in September for a series of European dates guesting with LEPROUS on the first leg of their European Coal Tour. Starting in the band’s home country on September 13th, the tour routing is as follows:

13/9: John Dee, Oslo, Norway
14/9: Tribute, Sandnes, Norway
15/9: Buddy, Drammen, Norway
16/9: Parkbiografen, Skien, Norway
17/9: Musikken Hus, Gothenburg, Sweden
18/9: Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
20/9: Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland
21/9: A2/Sputnik, St Petersburg, Russia
22/9: Tapper Club, Tallinn, Estonia
24/9: TBC, Gdansk, Poland
25/9: Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
26/9: Kwadrat, Kracow, Poland
27/9: Alte Zuckerfabrik, Rostock, Germany
28/9: Beta, Copenhagen, Denmark

VULTURE INDUSTRIES are also scheduled to perform 3 dates this year with the TURNING GOLEM project .  Part concert rooted in the heavier segment of experimental/progressive metal and part theatre performance, TURNING GOLEM is about the relative subject of “truth”. It is about our need to define ourselves and our world by ways of constructed infallible systems of truths; about our need to believe in order to justify our own existence; about our urge for meaning and the anguish of the void.  TURNING GOLEM will be performed at the following:

17 August: Dark Bombastic Evening, Alba Iulia, Romania
25 October: Garage, Bergen, Norway
26 October: Phantoms Of Pilsen, Pilsen, Czech Republic

More information about VULTURE INDUSTRIES can be found at http://www.vulture-industries.net/

VULTURE INDUSTRIES INFO
Band Contact: bjornar@vulture-industries.net
Management & Booking: Propulsion Music:  http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
Vulture Industries Website: http://www.vulture-industries.net
Vulture Industries on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries
Vulture Industries on SoundCloud:  http://soundcloud.com/vulture-industries
Vulture Industries WebShop: http://vultureindustries.bigcartel.com/
Vulture Industries on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/vultureindustries
Vulture Industries on ReverbNation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/vultureindustries

 
The following pages are all OFFICIAL Facebook band pages and are the ONLY Official pages on Facebook for the bands listed.  They are all run both by band members themselves and myself (except where stated).    If you want accurate information, music, up to date news, tour dates, photographs, videos and merchandise these are the places to find them.  Some of these bands are managed by me, some I only handle their Public Relations, and some are a Dark Essence Records Band who have asked me to help run their pages.   If you are interested in booking any of these bands, please feel free to contact me – if they are not under my management, I will be happy to pass on the info to the appropriate persons.  As always, please support your favourite bands by sharing the pages, or any items on there that you like, with your friends.  Thank you! And while you’re skimming through this, you might like to enjoy listening to the bands on the player above and discovering ones you didn’t know before.

BLODARV
http://www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial

BYFROST
http://www.facebook.com/BYFROST

BYTTING
http://www.facebook.com/byttingofficial

CARPATHIAN FOREST
http://www.facebook.com/carpathianforest

CLAUDIO ALCARA – 3 BANDS
AERE AETERNUS
http://www.myspace.com/aereaeternus
FROSTMOON ECLIPSE
http://www.facebook.com/aereaeternus
STROSZEK
http://www.facebook.com/stroszekofficial

CROM
http://www.facebook.com/cromofficial

DEAD TROOPER
http://www.facebook.com/deadtrooper  

EPISODE 13
http://www.facebook.com/episode13official

FROSTWORK
http://www.facebook.com/frostworkofficial

GRAVDAL
http://www.facebook.com/gravdalofficial

HEATHEN DEITY
http://www.facebook.com/heathendeityofficial

HELHEIM
http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway

HELLSAW
http://www.facebook.com/hellsawofficial

IXXI
http://www.facebook.com/ixxiofficial

MANIAC/SKITLIV (run only by me)
http://www.facebook.com/skitlivofficial
PLEASE NOTE, MANIAC HIMSELF DOES NOT USE FACEBOOK, HE DOES NOT HAVE A PERSONAL PROFILE AND THE VARIOUS PROFILES CLAIMING TO BE HIM ON FACEBOOK ARE FAKE.

NATTEFROST
http://www.facebook.com/nattefrostofficial
PLEASE NOTE, NATTEFROST HIMSELF DOES NOT USE FACEBOOK, HE DOES NOT HAVE A PERSONAL PROFILE AND THE VARIOUS PROFILES CLAIMING TO BE HIM ON FACEBOOK ARE  FAKE.

NIKLAS KVARFORTH (Official Fan Page)
http://www.facebook.com/kvarforthofficialfanpage
PLEASE NOTE, NIKLAS KVARFORTH HIMSELF DOES NOT USE FACEBOOK, HE DOES NOT HAVE A PERSONAL PROFILE AND THE VARIOUS PROFILES CLAIMING TO BE HIM ON FACEBOOK ARE  FAKE.

ORCRIST
http://www.facebook.com/orcristofficial

PANTHEON I
http://www.facebook.com/pantheoni

RAGNAROK
http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial

SHINING
http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

SLAGMAUR (run only by me)
http://www.facebook.com/slagmaurofficial

SUCHTHAUS
http://www.facebook.com/suchthausofficial

SULPHUR
http://www.facebook.com/SULPHURBAND

TAAKE (run by myself and the band’s management at Hoest’s request, with input from Hoest)
https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
PLEASE NOTE, HOEST HIMSELF DOES NOT USE FACEBOOK, HE DOES NOT HAVE A PERSONAL PROFILE AND THE VARIOUS PROFILES CLAIMING TO BE HIM ON FACEBOOK ARE FAKE.

SVARTRAVN SORGTUNG
http://www.facebook.com/svartravnsorgtungofficial

TROLL
http://www.facebook.com/trollofficial

TROLLFEST
http://www.facebook.com/trollfestofficial

VALFEANOR
http://www.facebook.com/valfeanorofficial

VRANGSINN
www.facebook.com/officialvrangsinn

VULTURE INDUSTRIES
http://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries

WRITTEN IN TORMENT
http://www.facebook.com/writtenintormentofficial

LABELS

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS
http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords

KARISMA RECORDS
http://www.facebook.com/karismarecords

MISANTROF ANTIRECORDS
http://www.facebook.com/misantrofantirecordsofficial

ME
PATRICIA THOMAS BAND MANAGEMENT

http://www.facebook.com/extrememanagement