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

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


The lyric video of the title track from “The Tower” can be seen below and at




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