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Latest news: Wed, Aug 02 2017, VULTURE INDUSTRIES

Upcoming release: "Stranger Times"

Release date: Fri, Sep 22 2017, US Fri, Sep 22 2017

VULTURE INDUSTRIES have unveiled the second track taken from their forthcoming album, 'Stranger Times', which has been scheduled for release on September 22nd. The song "Strangers" is presented in the form of a live video and is now exclusively being streamed by the official partners listed below.

Metal-Roos (AU)
Deaf Forever (DE)
Diablorock (ES)
Horns-Up (FR)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Hardkjarni (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Metal Exposure (NL)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Ultraje (PT)
Metalfan (RO)
Crank It Up (SE)
Terrorizer (UK)
Invisible Oranges (US)

VULTURE INDUSTRIES comment: "The song 'Strangers' defined the sound for our new album. It became a focal point during the production process and was the first song that we mixed. This track had a slow birth, starting out in a completely different shape and expression. In the end, the opening riff remained the only part left from the original draft. 'Strangers' is one of two rather epic pieces on the album. It blends progressive rock and post-metal influences with a strong chorus and guitar leads that could make Roky Erickson howl."

Frontman Bjørnar E. Nilsen also had this to say about the new album: "Continuing along the path that we started to explore on 'The Tower', I proudly believe 'Stranger Times' to be standing out as a defining work for us. It bridges the gap between styles that we have touched upon in the past, while at the same time expands our scope and includes a more solid dose of rock in the mix. To me, it represents our most 'solid' album to date and is clearly the best produced one. I am curious to see how our fans will react, but being the kind and intelligent persons that they are, we actually expect a lot of love... and maybe a bit of trash just to remind us that we are mere mortals."

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.



  1. Tales of Woe
  2. As the World Burns
  3. Strangers
  4. The Beacon
  5. Something Vile
  6. My Body, My Blood
  7. Gentle Touch of a Killer
  8. Screaming Reflection
  9. Midnight Draws Near

'Stranger Times' can still be pre-ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop

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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 play as easily as masterfully with progressive, experimental, industrial, doom, extreme as well as folk and symphonic elements. 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!


Name Instrument
Bjørnar E. Nilsen vocals, percussion & keyboard
Øyvind Madsen guitar
Eivind Huse guitar & vocals
Kyrre Teigen bass & vocals
Tor Helge Gjengedal drums

Releases Season of Mist


Stranger Times

General information
: Fri, Sep 22 2017
: Fri, Sep 22 2017
: Avant-garde Rock & Metal
: SOM427


The Tower

General information
: Fri, Sep 27 2013
: Tue, Oct 01 2013
: Avant-garde Metal
: SOM314
: available




Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Sat, Aug 26 2017 NO Kristiansand Onkel Aksel
Fri, Sep 22 2017 NO Bergen Hulen
Sat, Sep 23 2017 NO Trondheim Good Omens
Fri, Sep 29 2017 NO Stavanger Checkpoint Charlie +Himmellegeme
Sat, Sep 30 2017 NO Oslo Blå +Himmellegeme
Thu, Oct 05 2017 NL Hoofdorp Duycker +Foscor
Fri, Oct 06 2017 NL Leeuwarden Mukkes +Foscor
Sat, Oct 07 2017 DE Lübeck Treibsand +Foscor
Sun, Oct 08 2017 DE Erfurt From Hell +Foscor +Kauan +Odroerir
Mon, Oct 09 2017 DE München Backstage +Foscor
Tue, Oct 10 2017 DE Köln Jungle Club +Foscor
Wed, Oct 11 2017 FR Paris Backstage +Foscor
Thu, Oct 12 2017 BE Gent Asgaard +Foscor
Sat, Oct 21 2017 NO Haugesund Flytten +Himmellegeme
Thu, Nov 09 2017 UK London Boston Music Room +Code
Fri, Nov 10 2017 UK Manchester Tiger Lounge +Code
Sat, Nov 11 2017 UK Glasgow Audio +Code
Wed, Nov 15 2017 RO Cluj Flying Circus
Thu, Nov 16 2017 RO Bucharest Fabrica
Fri, Nov 17 2017 BG Sofia Club Live
Sat, Nov 18 2017 GR Athens tba
Sun, Nov 19 2017 GR Thessaloniki Eightball Club
Mon, Nov 20 2017 RS Belgrade Club Fest Zemun
Wed, Nov 22 2017 AT Wien Escape
Thu, Nov 23 2017 SK Ljubljana Orto Bar
Fri, Nov 24 2017 IT Bologna Alchemica Music Club
Sat, Nov 25 2017 HR Zagreb Mochvar
Sun, Nov 26 2017 CZ Pilsen Pod Lampou
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