Vulture Industries are premiering the third song taken from their forthcoming album, ”Stranger Times”, which has been scheduled for release on September 22nd.
The track “Something Vile” is presented in the form of a monstrous video, which has been created by renowned Romanian visual artist Costin Chioreanu and is now available for streaming, which can be freely used and spread.
Frontman Bjørnar E. Nilsen stated this about the new video:
“The track ”Something Vile” was a bit of a tough nut to crack, but in the end it turned into one of the most immediate songs on our new album. ‘Something Vile’ features the first ever lead vocals in Vulture Industiries by another band member, namely guitarist Eivind, adding an extra dimension to this song.
The basic idea for the video was conceived on a sleepless night three day before the filming was scheduled to start. It tuned out extremely hard to get hold of the correct outfit on such a short notice. We finally got hold of one in a child’s size, which forced us to change the designated lead actor for a smaller one who would fit into the costume. Luckily, my girlfriend was up for the task and turned out to be perfectly suited for the role. Enjoy!”
The band stated this about the tour :
“This will be our most ambitious tour to date and we are of course looking enthusiastically forward to visit all of our favourite places and people again. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present material from our new album ‘Stranger Times’ in concert format. We will of course supplement this with favourites from our catalogue. We much appreciate everyone, who has requests for a song or two to stop by our Facebook and drop us a comment. Please feel cordially invited to let us know what you want to hear!”
Vulture Industries have previously released the artwork of ”Stranger Times‘, which has been created by Costin Chioreanu and can be viewed together with the track-list below.
The metal scene seems mired in stagnation all too often these days. The tenth edition of the great thrash revival, the never-ending race to be more brutal or more technical or more dissonant in death metal, and the rampant nostalgia of an ever-aging scene do not provide the necessary ingredients for progress and out of the box thinking. That is the very reason why rare bands such as Vulture Industries are so important.
The Norwegians fourth album ”Stranger Times” continues and expands the band’s quest to push the limitations of genre and sound. Their nine new tracks are as easily as masterfully spanning a wide range from dark rock to progressive-experimental metal, while keeping their wild roaming within the boundaries of the band’s unique and bizarre sonic universe. Yet Vulture Industires manage to harness their bold mix into recognisable structures and meaningful songs throughout that do not shy away from catchiness and, quite importantly, do not fall into the trap of being weird just for the sake of experimentation.
Vulture Industries have emerged from the vibrant rock and metal scene of Bergen, the unofficial capital of Norway’s west coast. Mostly associated with black metal, its rich music sphere in fact covers bands from all styles and directions. Vulture Industries drew inspiration from diverse acts such as Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Arcturus , Devin Townsend, Ved Buens Ende and The Cult, when they started out under the Dead Rose Garded moniker in 1993. After several line-up changes, the new name Vulture Industries was adopted in 2003 and two demo releases quickly followed ”The Sleeper” (2003) and ”The Enemy Within” (2004).
Having stirred considerable interest in progressive circles, it was time to present their first official recording with the Ep ”The Benevolent Pawn” (2005). Consisting of current and former members of Sulphur, Black Hole Generator, Malice In Wonderland, and Syrach, Vulture Industries shouldered their way past the then-inactive Arcturus and the drifting Ulver towards the throne of Norwegian dark progressive metal with their two albums ”The Dystopia Journals” (2007) and ”The Malefactor’s Bloody Register” (2010). The eclectic band from Bergen was more than ready to engage with avant-garde metal fans worldwide, which their next full-length ”The Tower”aptly proved in 2013. This release saw expanded touring and more performances at prestigious festivals around the globe.
1. Tales of Woe (4:37)
2. As the World Burns (5:22)
3. Strangers (7:10)
4. The Beacon (5:35)
5. Something Vile (4:17)
6. My Body, My Blood (2:27)
7. Gentle Touch of a Killer (5:03)
8. Screaming Reflections (5:32)
9. Midnight Draws Near (5:20)
Now Vulture Industries are presenting their most concise and compelling output so far. ”Stranger Times” is made out of hard-won experience and burning passion. Tune in, zone out, and enjoy!
Tour dates for ”Strange Times Over Europe” tour:
22 Sep 17 Hulen (NO) Bergen
23 Sep 17 Good Omens (NO) Trondheim
29 Sep 17 Checkpoint Charlie (NO) Stavanger (+Himmellegeme)
30 Sep 17 Blå (NO) Oslo (+Himmellegeme)
05 Oct 17 Duycker (NL) Hoofdorp (+Foscor)
06 Oct 17 Mukkes (NL) Leeuwarden (+Foscor)
07 Oct 17 Treibsand (DE) Lübeck (+Foscor)
08 Oct 17 From Hell (DE) Erfurt (+Foscor +Kauan +Odroerir)
09 Oct 17 Backstage (DE) München (+Foscor)
10 Oct 17 Jungle Club (DE) Köln (+Foscor)
11 Oct 17 Backstage (FR) Paris (+Foscor)
12 Oct 17 Asgaard (BE) Gent (+Foscor)
21 Oct 17 Flytten (NO) Haugesund (+Himmellegeme)
09 Nov 17 Boston Music Room (UK) London (+Code)
10 Nov 17 Tiger Lounge (UK) Manchester (+Code)
11 Nov 17 Audio (UK) Glasgow (+Code)
15 Nov 17 Flying Circus (RO) Cluj
16 Nov 17 Fabrica (RO) Bucharest
17 Nov 17 Club Live & Loud (BG) Sofia
18 Nov 17 tba (GR) Athens
19 Nov 17 Eightball Club (GR) Thessaloniki
20 Nov 17 Club Fest Zemun (RS) Belgrade
22 Nov 17 Escape (AT) Wien
23 Nov 17 Orto Bar (SK) Ljubljana
24 Nov 17 Alchemica Music Club (IT) Bologna
25 Nov 17 Mochvar (HR) Zagreb
26 Nov 17 Pod Lampou (CZ) Pilsen
Bjørnar E. Nilsen: vocals, percussion & keyboard
Øyvind Madsen: guitars
Eivind Huse: guitars and vocals
Kyrre Teigen: bass and vocals
Tor Helge Gjengedal: drums
Herbrand Larsen: keyboard (on “Strangers”)
Hans Marius Andersen: trumpet (on “Strangers” and “The Beacon”)
Recording & Mixing:
Bjørnar E. Nilsen & Edmond Karban, Conclave & Earshot Studios, Bergen, Norway
Chris Sansom, Propeller Mastering, Oslo, Norway
Booking contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the music video for ”Something Vile” here, enjoy it: