VULTURE INDUSTRIES are about to embark on their European tour together with good friends HELHEIM and MADDER MORTEM. The Norwegian eccentrics kick off the ‘Strange Rain’ tour at the Quantic Club in Bucharest (RO) on April 23. A full list of dates can be found below. 

In celebration of the tour, VULTURE INDUSTRIES are releasing a special 7″ with the brand new track ‘Deeper’. You can already listen to the brand new offering here!

Front man Bjørnar comments on the track: “‘Deeper’ tells the story of man’s insatiable greed for more, as symbolized by the miners digging all the way to Hell. Starting out with a haunting trumpet solo, the track mixes a Spaghetti Western vibe with the rhythmic and melodic drive of a large-scale rock opus. Musically ‘Deeper’ nods in the direction of such diverse acts as Ennio Morricone, Type O Negative, The Beatles and Lee Hazlewood, but at the same time there is also a solid dose of rock and metal, in the signature form of Vulture Industries.

It was one of those scorching summer days of 2018. The grass in the fields had all turned the colour of old paper, and the sun, at its zenith, was mercilessly searing our skin. Thirsty, hungry, and with tongues swelling, we had just missed the ferry crossing and could taste our hopes turn to ashes in our mouths. Trying to remain calm, but steadily feeling the building pressure of desperation, as a boiler ready to blow, we waited in line. Then suddenly the one year old in the back seat broke the silence chanting AHUM, AHUM, AHUM, AHUM! Overcome by what felt like divine inspiration but might very well have been sent from the depths of Hell, I started drumming on the dashboard. DUM, DADADUM, DADADUM, DADADUMDADUMDADUM.”

VULTURE INDUSTRIES
+HELHEIM +MADDER MORTEM
12 Apr 19 Bergen (NO) Kvarteret
25 Apr 19 Bucharest (RO) Quantic Club
26 Apr 19 Cluj Napoca (RO) Flying Circus
27 Apr 19 Budapest (HU) Voros-Kek-Yuk
28 Apr 19 Praha (CZ) Nova Chmelnice
29 Apr 19 Paris (FR) Backstage
01 May 19 London (UK) The Underworld
02 May 19 Hamburg (DE) Logo
03 May 19 Esbjerg (DK) Konfus
04 May 19 Dresden (DE) Skullcrusher
01 Jun 19 Oslo (NO) John Dee
VULTURE INDUSTRIES are touring in support if their latest full-length, ‘Stranger Times’, which is streaming in full here! The artwork of ”Stranger Times’, which has been created by Costin Chioreanu, can be viewed below.
VULTURE INDUSTRIES album cover Stranger Times
Track-list
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)
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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 INDUSTRIES 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 GARDEN 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.

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!

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Line-up
Bjørnar E. Nilsen: vocals, percussion & keyboard
Øyvind Madsen: guitars
Eivind Huse: guitars and vocals
Kyrre Teigen: bass and vocals
Tor Helge Gjengedal: drums

Guest musicians
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

Mastering
Chris Sansom, Propeller Mastering, Oslo, Norway

Style: Avant-garde Rock & Metal

Cover art: Costin Chioreanu

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Available formats
Digipak CD
Gatefold LP in various colours

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