Norway’s leading avant-garde act VULTURE INDUSTRIES return with their brand new album Ghosts from the past’ which will see the light of day on June 16, 2023 via Dark Essence Record.
The second single “Saturn Devouring his Young” is now available on all digital VULTURE INDUSTRIES platforms HERE.
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Front-man Bjørnar explains: “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.“
Pre-orders are now available HERE
VULTURE INDUSTRIES have previously unveiled the cover artwork, which was created by Kim Holm, and further album details of ”Ghosts from the past’.
- New Lords of Light
- Saturn Devouring His Young
- This Hell is Mine
- Right Here in the Dark
- Not by Blood, But by Words
- Tyrants Weep Alone
Don’t wake me up please!
Tomorrow is too soon.
Don’t flick the light switch!
Outside is too cruel.
I want to stay right here in the dark!
“Ghosts from the past” draws a line from childhood spells of dark mystery and a sympathy for the outcast, to a present where monsters hide under your bed.
Waiting, not to prey upon the sleeper, but to hide from the monstrosity of the day. Pulling on a wide range 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.
Landing on something once described by a fan as “This is how Nick Cave would sound like if he made metal.”, VULTURE INDUSTRIES has long since established itself as something singular, yet once familiar, strangely recognisable.
Written and recorded in a period of big changes both in their personal lives and in the world around us, ‘Ghosts from the past’ is somehow a mirror of this. It reflects fear of a world spinning out of control, and a sense of powerlessness in the face of a world order falling apart. Crumbling only to be replaced by old ideas fronted by autocratic warlords with no sight in mind but their own power and legacy.
With a writing and production period starting in 2018 and ending in 2022, the process was their longest haul to date, and for a long time they felt lost and struggling to find a sense of direction. Now, having finished the mix and mastering some months ago, it is with great relief having some distance to the process, that VULTURE INDUSTRIES can state “Ghosts from the past” is their strongest album to date and hope you enjoy what is essentially a piece of their soul.
Tor Helge Gjengedal: Drums and percussion
Kyrre Teigen: Bass and vocals
Øyvind Madsen: Guitars
Eivind Huse: Guitars and vocals
Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen: Vocals, additional guitars, keys, and percussion
Hans Marius Andersen: Trumpet and saxophone on track 3, 4 and 7
Ine Terese Hogstad: Vocals on track 7
Kyrre Teigen: Keys on track 6
B. E. Nilsen: Accordion on track 6
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)
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