VULTURE INDUSTRIES Stream New Album

Dynamic, progressive dark-rock outfit VULTURE INDUSTRIES are streaming their brand new record, the first album for Season of MistThe Tower in its entirety at Revolver Magazine.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ The Tower was released on September 30. It was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen, Norway, mixed by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA, DEVIN TOWNSEND, IHSAHN, ENSLAVED). The cover art and track listing can be found below.

Track listing:
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

Through their charismatic musicianship, VULTURE INDUSTRIES quickly earned the reputation of a formidable live act, characterized by the fusion of technical prowess with eccentric, manic performances by front-man Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen.

The Tower is available as a CD, LP & here. The limited first pressings of the The Tower will include a limited bonus track.

The band previously released a video for the track “Lost Among Liars” here.

Following the launch of the The Tower, VULTURE INDUSTRIES will commence a new live theater project with the Happy Gorilla Dance Company. The project, titled “Turning Golem” will combine a unique take on theatrical performance, combined with music from The Tower. Turning Golem will be staged on three separate dates: August 17 at the Dark Bombastic Evening in Transylvania, Romania, October 25 at the Garage in Bergen, Norway on and October 26 at Phantoms of Pilsen Festival in the Czech Republic. Turning Golem will feature five tracks from The Tower during the show. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Season of Mist website

VULTURE INDUSTRIES website and Facebook

VULTURE INDUSTRIES – Lost Among Liars

“Vulture Industries come across as complete oddballs. They are the mad hatter’s tea party irregulars with an Alice In Wonderland surrealist brand of dark metal cabaret” – Terrorizer Magazine

Tour Dates:
9/24: Gdansk, Poland @ TBC
9/25: Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
9/26: Kracow, Poland @ Kwadrat
9/27: Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfabrik
9/28: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
10/25: Bergen, NO @ Garage – Theater Collaboration with HGDC
10/26 Pilsen, CZ @ Phantoms of Pilsen – Theater Collaboration with HGDC

VULTURE INDUSTRIES Stream New Track

Dyanmic, progressive dark-rock visionaries VULTURE INDUSTRIES are streaming the second new track from their forthcoming Season of Mist debut, ‘The Tower’. “The Hound” is streaming now via Pop Matters.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES previously streamed the title track from The Tower. “The Tower” is streaming now via a lyric video here.

Following the launch of the ‘The Tower’, VULTURE INDUSTRIES will commence a new live theater project with the Happy Gorilla Dance Company. The project, titled “Turning Golem” will combine a unique take on theatrical performance, combined with music from ‘The Tower’. “Turning Golem” was staged on August 17 at the Dark Bombastic Evening in Transylvania, Romania. Also coming on the following dates: October 25 at the Garage in Bergen, Norway on and October 26 at Phantoms of Pilsen Festival in the Czech Republic.

“Turning Golem” will feature five tracks from ‘The Tower’ during the show. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ ‘The Tower’ is slated for release on September 27 (October 1 in North America). ‘The Tower’ was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen. The new album was mixed by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA, DEVIN TOWNSEND, IHSAHN, ENSLAVED). The cover art and track listing for ‘The Tower’ can be found below.

Track listing:
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

Through their charismatic musicianship, VULTURE INDUSTRIES quickly earned the reputation of a formidable live act, characterized by the fusion of technical prowess with eccentric, manic performances by front-man Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen. ‘The Tower’ is available for pre order here, and will be available on CD and LP. The limited first pressings of the ‘The Tower’ will include a limited bonus track.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES news and tour information available through the Season of Mist website, and the VULTURE INDUSTRIES website and Facebook page.

“Vulture Industries come across as complete oddballs. They are the mad hatter’s tea party irregulars with an “Alice In Wonderland” surrealist brand of dark metal cabaret” – Terrorizer

VULTURE INDUSTRIES Tour Dates
8/17: Alba Lulia, RO @ Dark Bombastic Evening- Theater Collaboration with HGDC
9/13: Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
9/14: Sandnes, Norway @ Tribute
9/15: Drammen, Norway @ Buddy
9/16: Skien, Norway@ Parkbiografen
9/17: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Musikken Hus
9/18: Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
9/20: Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi
9/21: St Petersburg, Russia @ A2/Sputnik
9/22: Tallinn, Estonia @ Tapper Club
9/24: Gdansk, Poland @ TBC
9/25: Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
9/26: Kracow, Poland @ Kwadrat
9/27: Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfabrik
9/28: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
10/25: Bergen, NO @ Garage – Theater Collaboration with HGDC
10/26 Pilsen, CZ @ Phantoms of Pilsen – Theater Collaboration with HGDC

VULTURE INDUSTRIES Reveal New Album Details

Norway‘s VULTURE INDUSTRIES released new details regarding their upcoming Season of Mist debut. The band’s new album, titled The Tower is slated for release on October 1 in North America (September 27 rest of world). It was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen. The album was mixed by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA, DEVIN TOWNSEND, IHSAHN, ENSLAVED).

Through their charismatic musicianship, VULTURE INDUSTRIES quickly earned the reputation of a formidable live act, characterized by the fusion of technical prowess with eccentric, manic performances by frontman Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen.

Season of Mist website and the VULTURE INDUSTRIES website and Facebook page.

“Vulture Industries come across as complete oddballs. They are the mad hatter’s tea party irregulars with an Alice In Wonderland surrealist brand of dark metal cabaret” –Terrorizer

WARDRUNA Announce Appearance in Norway

Norwegian viking neo-folk group WARDRUNA announced they will return to Oslo, Norway for an appearance at Riksscenen on Friday, October 18.

Multi-intrumentalist Kvitrafn commented,

“It’s been a long time since Wardruna performed in Oslo, so we are very excited to be presenting the songs from our new album Yggdrasil for our fans in Oslo!”

The band, additionally featuring vocalists Gaahl (ex-Gorgoroth, God Seed) and Linda Fay Hella, will also be seen making their debut live performances in the US and the UK; appearing at the Stella Natura Festival in California’s Tahoe National Forest in September and at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London later in October.


Yggdrasil is the second release in the band’s “Runaljod” trilogy, which interprets the runes of the elder futhark. Much like the first album in the series, gap var Ginnunga, the recording took place at locations relevant to the different runes using outdoor locations along with old and historical instruments such as deer-hide frame drums, mouth harp, clove and hoof rattles from deer and goats, bone flutes, goat and cow horns, Hardanger fiddle and bowed lyres. 

Yggdrasil, which has been praised for it’s “gut-wrenchingly authentic riffage,” (Alibi) is currently available digitally on iTunes or in jewel-case cd format from the Prosthetic webstore! A limited edition bundle pack featuring the album along with a custom designed bronze necklace and a 32-page digibook containing extra artwork, translated lyrics, and further reading on the Runes concept is also available for pre-order HERE.

Experience WARDRUNA’s captivating live show here:
9/20-22   Nevada City, CA – Stella Natura Festival @ Shinnyboo Creek Resort
10/18      Oslo,NO – Riksscenen
10/24       London, UK – Queen Elizabeth Hall
10/25       Tilburg, NL – 013

For more information on the band, please visit:
Wardruna.com

 

SHINING Launch New Album Stream

Norwegian industrial jazz-metallists’ SHINING are excited to reveal the stream of their entire album, One One One. You can listen for yourself exclusively on NOISEY.VICE.COM while reading an in-depth interview with front man Jørgen Munkeby by clicking HERE.

One One One, the groups first studio album in three years, is currently available digitally on iTunes and Bandcamp. You can pre-order the album, scheduled for May 28 release on CD (gatefold LP to follow shortly after), directly from the Prosthetic web store – http://www.indiemerch.com/prostheticrecords/band/shining.

Out now digitally; CD release scheduled for May 28

Mixed and co-produced by Sean Beaven (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Slayer) and mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering (Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Ministry), One One One sees Shining expanding on the musical palettes introduced on Blackjazz. That album – hailed by the New York Times as “a radioactive alloy of jazz and black metal” – scored a Norwegian Grammy nomination, cracked the Norwegian Top 10 and saw the group tour around the globe, from high-profile U.S. events like SXSW and CMJ to the large stages of European summer festivals. SHINING are currently on tour throughout Europe, full dates can be found below. For a preview of their show, you can watch a soaring live clip of their heavy cover of King Crimson’s classic track 21st Century Schizoid Man at Oslo’s Rockefeller Music Hall on the band’s Youtube channel.

Come see SHINING live here:
4/25 Tromsø, NO – Driv #
4/26 Oslo, NO – Rockefeller Music Hall #
4/27 Trondheim, NO – Byscenen #
5/3 Wroclaw, PL – Assymetry Festival
5/15 Wroclaw, PL – Assymetry Festival
6/29 Steinkjer, NO – Steinkjerfestivalen
7/26 Oulu, FL – Qstock
7/27 Gamle Fredrikstad, NO – Manefestivalen
8/10 Oslo, NO – Oyafestivalen
# with Hedvig Mollestad Trio

 

SHINING (NORWAY) New Album Via PROSTHETIC RECORDS in North America

The avant-garde Norwegian group SHINING — whose unique “blackjazz” hybrid of extreme progressive metal, experimental jazz-fusion and industrial precision has earned extensive international acclaim – will release One One One, their first studio album in three years, this spring. The album, which is available now for pre-order, will be released by Prosthetic Records in North America digitally on April 23, with physical releases on CD and gatefold LP to follow soon after. A teaser for the forthcoming music video for first single I Won’t Forget can be seen at this location.

One One One digital release set for April 23; pre-order for CD and LP available now

Mixed and co-produced by Sean Beaven (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Slayer) and mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering (Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Ministry), One One One sees SHINING expanding on the musical palettes introduced on 2010’s landmark Blackjazz. That album – hailed by the New York Times as “a radioactive alloy of jazz and black metal” – scored a Norwegian Grammy nomination, cracked the Norwegian Top 10 and saw the group tour around the globe, from high-profile U.S. events like SXSW and CMJ to the large stages of European summer festivals. One such performance was captured on Live Blackjazz, an ambitious CD/DVD released on 11.11.11 that saw the group perform the album in full before a sold-out crowd in their home country.

SHINING has already performed One One One live in its entirety in Norway, after which they were awarded the prestigious Statoil scholarship – essentially a grant to be used toward international touring. Accordingly, the band is already making plans to return to America, where their 2012 SXSW performance earned rave reviews.

It will be the latest step on an unorthodox career path that began with two acoustic jazz albums released at the turn of the century. From there, SHINING began to incorporate progressive rock and experimental metal influences on their next two releases, after which they famously collaborated with progressive black metal Vikings Enslaved on a concerto commissioned by a top European jazz festival. That union helped to influence the musical direction of Blackjazz, which in turn begat One One One.

“While One One One is meant to complete the Blackjazz Trilogy, it’s also definitely the catchiest and most immediate music we’ve ever recorded, thereby paving the way for another bright and brand new version of ourselves,” says SHINING front man Jørgen Munkeby.

“The idea this time around was to make a series of jazz-metal hits with no fillers, hence the name of the album, and I believe we’ve managed to do just that. I have never been as proud of an album as I am with this one.”

The future is not only bright — it’s SHINING.

One One One track listing:
1. I Won’t Forget
2. The One Inside
3. My Dying Drive
4. Off The Hook
5. Blackjazz Rebels
6. How Your Story Ends
7. The Hurting Game
8. Walk Away
9. Paint The Sky Black

www.shining.no
www.facebook.com/shiningnorway

KONGH To Tour With MESHUGGAH

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Sweden‘s emerging Doom Metal/Rock outfit KONGH teamed up with experimental metal titans MESHUGGAH as the main support on their Scandinavian tour this May.

Sole Creation, KONGH‘s latest album on Agonia Records, hit shops on February. It has been received extremely warm reviews worldwide, including both underground as well as popular magazines. Two tracks off the album can be streamed on-line at:

Sole Creationhttp://youtu.be/5lLMuCPHxUE
Skymning (including free download): https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords/kongh-skymning

With a guest appearance of John Doe from Craft, the album was recorded at Teknikkompaniet (Vetlanda, Sweden) by Peter Lundin; mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult Of Luna fame.

Dates are as follows:

May 5: Copenhagen, Denmark (Vega)
May 6: Aarhus, Denmark (Voxhall)
May 8: Oslo, Norway (Rockefeller)
May 9: Stockholm, Sweden (Cirkus)
May 10: Umeå, Sweden (Idun)

More on the band: http://www.facebook.com/KonghDoom

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