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VULTURE INDUSTRIES, DORDEDUH and BLUTMOND, three of the most exciting and innovative bands within the extreme metal genre are set to hit the road together during May 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: TBA,  Cluj (RO)
27 May: Fabrica Club, Bucharest (RO)
28 May: 8 Ball Club,  Sofia (BUL)
29 May: Eightball Club,  Thessaloniki (GR)
30 May: TBC
31 May: MC Pekarna, Maribor (SLO)

With a career spanning 10 years and with over 100 shows under their belts, the live performances of Norwegian avant-gardists VULTURE INDUSTRIES  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 have collaborated extensively the HAPPY GORILLA DANCE COMPANY  in the “Turning Golem” project which is part concert rooted in the heavier segment of experimental/progressive metal and part theatre performance.  The band’s  video for “Lost Among Liars”, made together with CHOIREANU, recently featured at this year’s Kort and Kortkino Film Festival, Sandnes, Norway.  More information about VULTURE INDUSTRIES can be found at http://www.vulture-industries.net/

After 15 years of musical dedication and innovation in NEGURA BUNGET, the founding members and principal song writers Hupogrammos and Sol Faur founded DORDEDUH in 2009. Following the path started with NEGURA BUNGET, DORDEDUH is taking the musical experience further by creating a fusion between a visionary approach of black metal, unusual traditional soundscapes and experimental progressive music. The musical vision is completed by a strong conceptual background that can be revealed by the band’s name itself that combines the word ‘Dor’, which means a yearning for something or a deeply felt the lack of something, together with the term for spirit ‘Duh’. More information about DORDEDUH can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Dordeduh

Since its formation in 2004 BLUTMOND has never been a band that has been happy to limit itself to a formulaic nod in the direction of a particular genre.  Starting out as a Black Metal band and releasing their first full length album “Endzeit” in 2006, BLUTMOND quickly developed a reputation for their insane and provocative live shows, which, whilst raising their profile throughout Europe, also led them to realise that the time had come to create something that was more emotional and honest.   With Code666/Aural Music picking up their sophomore full-length album, “Thirteen Urban Ways 4 Groovy Bohemian Days” appeared in 2010, followed at the end of 2012 by “The Revolution is Dead!”, once again on Code666. These two albums demonstrated that BLUTMOND was obviously forging ahead down a more avant-garde path, but one that definitely has a distinctive edge to it.  More information about BLUTMOND can be found at https://www.facebook.com/blutmond.official

Tracks  from VULTURE INDUSTRIES can be heard below and  at http://soundcloud.com/vulture-industries/sets/vulture-industries-player

 

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

 

Tracks from DORDEDUH can be heard below and at https://soundcloud.com/dordeduh

 

The official video for DORDEDUH  performing the track “Flacararrii” live by can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/WTn5fgwSmW0

 

Tracks from BLUTMOND can be heard below and  at http://soundcloud.com/jerrydajester/sets/blutmond

 

A video of BLUTMOND performing “You Vs. The Modern Lifestyle Obsession” live can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/M108CCsSl68

 

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

DORDEDUH INFO
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dordeduh
MySpace: https://myspace.com/officialdordeduh
Website: http://www.dordeduh.com/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/dordeduh
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/dordeduh
Band contact: carpathic@gmail.com
Management and Booking: dordeduh@yahoo.com

BLUTMOND INFO
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blutmond.official
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/jerrydajester
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/BMCHUGBM
Webshop: http://blutmondbebopstore.bigcartel.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jerry_BLUTMOND
MySpace: https://myspace.com/blutmondofficial
Web Site: http://www.blutmond.ch/
Band Contact and Booking: totenstille@blutmond.ch
Management and Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

 

The recent collaboration between Norwegian Avant-garde metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES and the HAPPY GORILLA DANCE COMPANY which resulted in the theatrical performance “Turning Golem”, has proved to be a considerable crowd-pleaser, so much so, in fact, that the show has been booking into various venues and festivals both this year and next.  Interest in the show, which is part rooted in the heavier segment of experimental/progressive metal which features VULTURE INDUSTRIES performing music from their latest release “The Tower”, and part theatre performance which features the HAPPY GORILLA DANCE COMPANY, has grown, and as a result journalist Andrea Chirulescu has produced a “behind the scenes” documentary which explores the he ideas and concepts behind “Turning Golem”.

Featuring interviews with VULTURE INDUSTRIES frontman Bjornar E. Nilsen, who explains how the whole idea came about and how it developed, as well as with the other members of the band – guitarists Oyvind Madsen and Eyvind Huse, bassist Kyrre Teigen and drummer Tor Helge Gjengedal, who talk about the difference between performing as a band as opposed to being part of a performance ensemble, whilst members of the HAPPY GORILLA DANCE COMPANY explain their part in the project.  The documentary, which is in English, was filmed in Bergen when “Turning Golem” was recently performed at the Garage, and is currently streaming on the YouTube Channel of the Norwegian webzine Eternal Terror.  It can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/VTSeoKbqBBE

 

2013 has been a busy year for VULTURE INDUSTRIES who released their third full-length album, “The Tower”, their third full-length album on Season of Mist in September.   As well as collaborating with the HAPPY GORILLA DANCE COMPANY, the band also worked closely with Romanian multi-media artist COSTIN CHIOREANU, whose video “Lost Among Liars”, a track from “The Tower”, recently featured at this year’s Kort and Kortkino Film Festival, Sandnes, Norway.  The video can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/Q2mYnayKNd8

 

Next year will also mark the first appearance of VULTURE INDUSTRIES in North America, with the band set to play at the prestigious Music, Film and Interactive Festival, South by Southwest, better known as the SXSW Festival, in Austin, Texas in March.  Other confirmed appearances by VULTURE INDUSTRIES in 2014 include The Headway Festival in Amstelveen, Netherlands, on the 11th January, Prog Power Europe, in Baarlo, Netherlands on the 4th October, and performances of “Turning Golem” at the Boule Noire in Paris, France, on the 21st February and at Metal Days in Tolmin, Slovenia, in July.

More information about VULTURE INDUSTRIES can be found on the band’s website 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

 

“Lost Among Liars”, the video for a track from “The Tower, the new album from Norwegian Avant-garde Metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES, will be featured at this year’s Kort and Kortkino Film Festival, which specialises in short films and which will take place from the 14th to the 17th November in Sandnes, Norway.  The theme of the Festival for this year is “Sound”, and “Lost Among Liars” will be included in the programme on Thursday the 14th, along with a video from fellow Norwegian’s KVELERTAK.  More information about the Kort and Kortkino Film Festival can be found at http://www.kortkino.no/kinokino/public/openIndex?ARTICLE_ID=5050

Romanian multi-media artist COSTIN CHIOREANU is the man behind the video, which is an animated surreal visual critique of today’s society that takes us on a journey through a surreal cityscape populated by people and machines, each with their own different duties and functions. From the vagrant loser, to the dutiful cog in the wheel of industry, to the facade of family life, to the mask salesman, all of them leading us through a story of oppression, elevation of control, and freedom.  Educated at the Bucharest National University of Arts, CHIOREANU has made his mark as a stage artist, musician, animator and movie maker, who, despite his relatively young age, has created the cover art for musicians such as ULVER, ISHAHN, ARCTURUS, AURA NOIR and DARKTHRONE, as well as VULTURE INDUSTRIES themselves.  He is the official artist for the Roadburn Festival 2014, and has been the driving force behind book and album launches.  More information about COSTIN CHIOREANU can be found at http://twilight13media.com/

VULTURE INDUSTRIES recently joined forces with The THE HAPPY GORILLA DANCE company to perform ”Turning Golem”  a show that is part concert rooted in the heavier segment of experimental/progressive metal and part theatre performance.  The only remaining chance to see “Turning Golem” outside of Norway this year will be on the 26th October at the Phantoms of Pilsen Festival in the Czech Republic.  Those living in Norway however, will not only be able to witness “Turning Golem” at the Garage in Bergen on the 25th October, but also an exhibition of some of COSTIN CHIOREANU’s artwork for “The Tower”.  A promo video for the event can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/vaB1s9YjR6E

 

VULTURE INDUSTRIES will upload five of the pieces of artwork that will be shown at the exhibition onto their Facebook page, one each day leading up to the event.  They can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries

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

 

“When You Go Beyond I Will Become A Memory”, one of the pieces by COSTIN CHIOREANU which will be featured at the exhibition in Bergen can be seen below.

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 ever growing army of VULTURE INDUSTRIES fans who have been eagerly awaiting the release of the band’s third full length album “The Tower”,  now have the chance to hear it ahead of its 27 September European release date (1October in North America) as it is being streamed in its entirety on the following websites:

Finland
www.inferno.fi/uutiset/inferno-tarjoaa-kuuntele-uusi-vulture-industries-albumi/

Germany
www.metal.de/black-metal/news/vulture-industries/55324-stream-des-kompletten-neuen-albums-the-tower/

Italy
www.rockharditaly.com/news/1293-vulture-industries.aspx

Norway
http://p3.no/pyro/hor-hele-det-kommende-vulture-industries-albumet/

Portugal
http://loudmagazine.net/vulture-industries-stream-exclusivo-do-novo-album-completo/

Spain
www.zona-zero.net/news/2013/09/20/18268-exclusiva-escucha-el-nuevo-album-de-vulture-industries

France
http://www.vs-webzine.com/InfoVS-EXCLU+VS+VULTURE+INDUSTRIES+%28Avantgarde+Metal++-65362.html

Released on Season of Mist “The Tower” will be available on Digipak CD, as well as in solid white gatefold double LP, transparent green gatefold double LP and black gatefold double LP, and digital versions. 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

The avant-garde metallers recently debuted a video by the Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu for a track from “The Tower”.  “Lost Among Liars” is an animated surreal visual critique of today’s society symbolised by a journey through a surreal cityscape populated by people and machines, each with their own different duties and functions. From the vagrant loser to the dutiful cog in the wheel of industry, to the facade of family life to the mask salesman, they are all here. Each of them tells a story of oppression, restitution, control and freedom.   The video can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/4pw6EmsehGM


Currently in the middle of a European tour alongside fellow Norwegian’s LEPROUS, VULTURE INDUSTRIES have recently been expanding the visual aspect of their stage shows by performing alongside the HAPPY  GORILLA DANCE COMPANY  in “TURNING GOLEM” a project that is part concert rooted in the heavier segment of experimental/progressive metal and part theatre performance.  Two more shows of TURNING GOLEM are schedule this year – 25 October at the Garage in Bergen, Norway and the 26 October and at the Phantoms Of Pilsen in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

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

The lyric video for the title track from “The Tower” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/acZ_pm7R22Q

 

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

 

With their latest full-length album “The Tower” due out on Season of Mist on the 27th of September in Europe and the 1st October in North America, avant-garde metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES have today debuted a video for the track “Lost Among Liars”.  The video is an animated surreal visual critique of today’s society which takes us on a journey through a surreal cityscape populated by people and machines, each with their own different duties and functions. From the vagrant loser to the dutiful cog in the wheel of industry, to the facade of family life to the mask salesman, they are all here. Each of them tells a story of oppression, restitution, control and freedom. The video can be seen at the following locations:

Metal Hammer in the UK:
www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/exclusive-nordic-avant-metallers-vulture-industries-premier-their-stunning-new-video-with-metal-hammer/
Zillo in Germanyhttp://zillo.de/template.cgi?page=news_detail&id=2456
Pyro in Norwayhttp://p3.no/pyro/premiere-pa-fantastisk-ny-vulture-industries-video/#more-30293
Roadburn in The Netherlandswww.roadburn.com/2013/09/video-premiere-vulture-industries-lost-among-liars/
Rocking.gr in Greecewww.rocking.gr/news/Apokleistiko-To-Rockinggr-sas-parousiazei-to-neo-video-clip-twn-Vulture-Industries/17178/
This Is Rock in Spainhttp://thisisrock.net/home/?p=1305
Hard Rock in France:  TBA

The video has been made by the Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu who, despite his relatively young age, has already made his mark not only as a graphic arts, but also as a stage artist, musician, animator and movie maker.  Aside from having designed the cover art for “The Tower” Chioreanu has also produced the cover art for bands such as ULVER, IHSAHN, ARCURUS, AURA NOIR and DARKTHRONE.  He is the official artist for the Roadburn Festival 2014.

“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

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 has also been performing TURNING GOLEM with the HAPPY GORILLA DANCE COMPANY, a project part concert rooted in the heavier segment of experimental/progressive metal and part theatre performance.  Two more shows of TURNING GOLEM are schedule this year – 25 October at the Garage in Bergen, Norway and the 26 October and at the Phantoms Of Pilsen in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

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

The lyric video for the title track from  “The Tower” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/acZ_pm7R22Q

 

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

 

VULTURE INDUSTRIES, already famed for the theatricality of the stage performances of their frontman Bjornar Nilsen, have taken it a stage further by joining forces with the HAPPY GORILLA DANCE COMPANY to create “Turning Golem”, a show that is part concert rooted in the heavier segment of experimental/progressive metal and part theatre performance.  Commenting on the band’s decision to step outside the boundaries of a straight musical performance, Nilsen had this to say: “This project is a great opportunity for us to cultivate our theatrical side, and to cross breed the howling hounds of hell with the delirious dingoes of drama. Those familiar with the energy and singularity of a VULTURE INDUSTRIES live show and who wonder how much further we can take it, are about to find out.”

“Turning Golem” features music that was especially composed for the piece, and which was inspired by the music of the Ancient Sumerians – the oldest written music that has been found to date. The show will be staged on three separate occasions, the first being on the 17th August at the Dark Bombastic Evening in Transylvania, Romania, and the second at the Garage in Bergen, Norway on the 25 th October, while the third will take place at the Phantoms of Pilsen Festival in the Czech Republic on the 26th October.  The theme of “Turning Golem” is based around the premise that “truth” is relative and that we all have an inherent need to define ourselves and our world by means of a manufactured infallible system of truths. It’s about our need to believe in order to justify our own existence; about our need for meaning, and the anguish of the void.  A short movie about “Turning Golem” is also in the works.

With a their new full-length album “The Tower” due out on Season of Mist on the 27th September in Europe and the 01 October in North America, VULTURE INDUSTRIES will include the first live debut of five tracks from the album during the “Turning Golem” show in Romania.  The show in Bergen, which is coincidentally the home town of both VULTURE INDUSTRIES and the HAPPY GORILLA COMPANY is a collaboration with BIT-Teatergarasjen, and forms part of their METEOR Theatre Festival, which will also feature an exhibition by Romanian designer Costin Chorineu  and his creations based on “Turning Golem”.  The show will also serve as the release party for “The Tower”.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES are due to hit the road in September for a tour alongside LEPROUS.  Tour routing 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

More information about VULTURE INDUSTRIES can be found on the band’s website at http://www.vulture-industries.net

Video footage by Kogaionon Magazine of VULTURE INDUSTRIES performing “Hangman’s Hatch” and “A Path of Infamy” live at the Silver Church Club in Bucharest in October 2010 can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/g5_OifhG7RM

 

The lyric video of the title track from “The Tower” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/acZ_pm7R22Q

 

 

 

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

 

Avant-garde metallers 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 VULTURE INDUSTRIES home country of Norway on the 13th September, 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

With a live career spanning 9 years and with almost 100 shows under their belts, VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ live performances are 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.  Commenting on the tour he had this to say: “We are thrilled to have been invited along on this tour. The route covers areas we haven’t toured much in the past, and we are eager to visit our East European fans in Russia and the Baltic for the first time. The more extensive visit to Poland is also a welcome one.  We’re particularly happy to tour alongside Leprous and in general we will have a good amount of playing time on this tour, so we will get to quench the thirst of our fans temporarily.”

VULTURE INDUSTRIES recently signed with Season of Mist for the release of the band’s third full-length album, which, as with the two previous albums, is once again being recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen and produced by Nilsen himself who also happens to be one of Norway’s foremost producers.   With ENSLAVED’s Herbrand Larsen handling the mixing, the album is mastered by Jens Bogren at the Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA, DEVIN TOWNSEND, IHSAHN, ENSLAVED).  The new album will be named “The Tower” and is set for release on the 27th September in Europe and the 1st of October in the North America.

Before embarking on the Coal Tour, VULTURE INDUSTRIES will be in Alba Iulia, Romania on the 17th August for a special show at the Dark Bombastic Evening event, where they will share the stage with the Happy Gorilla Dance Company.  More information about VULTURE INDUSTRIES can be found on the band’s website at http://www.vulture-industries.net

Video footage by Kogaionon Magazine of VULTURE INDUSTRIES performing “Hangman’s Hatch” and “A Path of Infamy” live at the Silver Church Club in Bucharest in October 2010 can be seen below:

 

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

 

Although still busy adding the final touches on their third studio album, VULTURE INDUSTRIES are set to premiere a new song from the album during their performance at the Inferno Festival Club Night which is scheduled to take place on the 27th of March at the Blå venue. The song in question is entitled “The Hound”, and, clocking in at just below 10 minutes, this is the bands longest composition to date.

The Norwegian Metallers upcoming album is scheduled for release this autumn on Season Of Mist. The new album is being recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen and is produced by the band’s vocalist Bjørnar E. Nilsen together with Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) who also handles the mixing this time. Mastering will be by Jens Bogren (DEVIN TOWNSEND, WITCHCRAFT, ENSLAVED, KATATONIA) at Fascination Street.

More information about VULTURE INDUSTRIES can be found on the band’s website at http://www.vulture-industries.net

Below you can see video footage by Kogaionon Magazine of VULTURE INDUSTRIES performing “Hangman’s Hatch” and “A Path of Infamy” live at the Silver Church Club in Bucharest in October 2010.

 

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

Bergen-based DARK ESSENCE RECORDS, the Norwegian label whose roster features not only some of the most respected and long- standing Black and Extreme Metal artists in the business, but also some of the most talented upcoming bands, showcases no less than seven of its bands at this year’s Inferno Festival.  One of Europe’s foremost music festivals Inferno takes place annually in Oslo, and this year runs for four days from the 27th to the 30th March http://www.infernofestival.net

Opening night of the festival, which is effectively the club night, sees four of the bands appearing at Blå .  Post Rockers KRAKOW (http://www.krakowofficial.com/), whose critically acclaimed sophomore album “diin” was release in Autumn of last year, kick off  the evening at 21:00, followed by Melodic Extreme Metallers COR SCORPII (http://www.corscorpii.net/ ), who are currently working on their next album.   Third band on will be VULTURE INDUSTRIES (http://www.vulture-industries.net/ ), a band whose skilled interpretation of avant-garde extreme metal, coupled with the highly theatrical and manic performance of frontman Bjornar Nilsen, makes for a fascinating live show.  Topping the bill will be HELHEIM (http://helheim.com/ ) one of the original Norwegian Viking Metal bands who celebrate their historical roots both in their music and in the visual effects used in their live performances, and who have been together for over twenty years.  Information about how to get to Blå can be found at http://www.blaaoslo.no/

Thursday 28th sees another band celebrate its twentieth anniversary when TAAKE headlines on the Rockefeller stage at 23:00.   TAAKE frontman HOEST will also be holding a signing session at 15:00 in the Shadowland record store (http://www.shadowland.no/ ), Torggata 36 (200 meters from the Rockefeller). Formed in 1993, TAAKE’s contribution to the Norwegian Black Metal Scene has been considerable; with founder Hoest remaining true to his Black Metal roots, whilst still being able to breathe life and originality into the genre even after twenty years.  The band recently released  “Gravkamre, Kroner og Troner” (Tombs, Crowns and Thrones),  a  double Anniversary CD which feature exclusive new tracks as well as rare and previously unreleased material, alternative versions of previously released tracks and recordings that have, until now, only been available on vinyl. More information about TAAKE at http://taake.svartekunst.no/

AETERNUS will hit the Rockeffeler stage on Friday 29th at 19:45, a few days in advance of the release of “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth”, the band’s seventh full-length album.  Founded in 1993 by guitarist and frontman Ares, AETERNUS has re-emerged seven years after the release of their last album “Hexaeon” with a new line up that comprises Ares on guitars and vocals, Phobos (GRAVDAL, MALSAIN) on drums and Specter on guitars.  One of the pioneers of what the band calls “Dark Metal”, AETERNUS’ sound combines features from both Black Metal and Death Metal with superlative guitar playing and occasional haunting, melodic interludes.  More information about AETERNUS can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

Saturday 30th, the last day of the festival, also sees the last of the DARK ESSENCE RECORDS bands to appear.  HADES ALMIGHTY will play on the Rockefeller Stage at 19:45, and incidentally they were one of the bands who performed at the very first Inferno Festival in 2001.  Apart from the occasional live appearance from the trio of Janto on Bass and Lead Vocals, Jorn on Guitars and Synth and Remi on Drums and vocals, things have been relatively quiet since the re-release in 2004 of their 2001 classic “The Pulse of Decay”, but the band has been busy behind the scenes working on the next album.  More information about HADES  ALMIGHTY can be found at http://www.hades-almighty.com/

Tracks from all the releases of the above bands on DARK ESSENCE RECORDS can be heard on the player at the top of this page or  at  http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records-bands-at

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.darkessencerecords.no/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Contact: post@karismarecords.no

 

Norway’s Avant-garde Metallers VIRUS have posted a new song online from their upcoming mini-CD “Oblivion Clock”, whose release is set to coincide with their upcoming European tour alongside VULTURE INDUSTRIES, KRAKOW and MONDVOLLAND in December.   The track “Inverted Escape” can be streamed both on the band’s website at http://virusnorway.com/discography.htm or on their BandCamp page at http://virusnorway.bandcamp.com

New dates have been added to the “And Now For Something Completely Different Tour” and the revised routing is now as follows:

Fri 07 Dec:  Willemeen , Arnhem (NL)
Sat 08 Dec: Ferrailleur,  Nantes (FR)
Sun 09 Dec: Glazart,  Paris (FR)
Mon 10 Dec: TBA
Tue 11 Dec:  The Underworld,  London (UK)
Wed 12 Dec: Exhaus, Trier (DE)
Thu 13 Dec: Orto Bar,  Ljubljana (SLO)
Fri 14 Dec: Gaswerk Kulturzentrum, Winterthur (CH)
Sat 15 Dec: Decadance, Gent (BE)

Formed in 2000 by guitarist and front man Carl-Michael “Czral” Eide (AURA NOIR, former / founder member of ULVER, SATYRICON, DØDHEIMSGARD, CADAVER etc., along with bass player Petter “Plenum” Berntsen (AUDIOPAIN) and drummer Einar “Einz” Sjursø (LAMENTED SOULS, INFERNÖ, ex BEYOND DAWN), VIRUS takes the original elements of Czral’s former avant-garde black metal band VED BUENS ENDE and channels them towards a weirder and less metal direction. Czral’s unique dissonant guitar style and song writing has ensnared listeners the world-over.  Listeners  who have found themselves at times times puzzled, but always fascinated, by the band’s  three critically acclaimed albums and live performances (as a five-piece).  More information about VIRUS can be found on the band’s website at http://virusnorway.com/

The promotional video for the upcoming “And Now For Something Completely Different Tour” can be seen below or at http://youtu.be/k3GxthILf_4


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Tour presented by Propulsion Music and the Mythology Agency
Propulsion Music: http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
Mythology Agency: http://www.mythology-live.com/
Tour Contact:  Bjornar Nilsen at Propulsion Music: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
Virus:  http://virusnorway.com/
Vulture Industries: http://www.vulture-industries.net/