“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.“
The above description by Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen of “Saturn Devouring His Young,” the newly released track taken from Vulture Industries‘ upcoming album “Ghosts from the Past,” is very apropos of the situation in which the world finds itself today.
You can hear it by streaming or downloading it from the service of your choice here: https://link.darkessencerecords.no/VultureIndustries_SaturnDevouringHisYoung
Check out the painting that inspired the single here: https://www.19thcenturyart-facos.com/artwork/saturn-devouring-his-children
Written at a time when the band was undergoing considerable changes in their personal lives, coupled with the arrival of the Pandemic, and all the turmoil that went with it, Vulture Industries‘ fifth full-length album. “Ghosts from the Past,” understandably took longer than normal to write.
Despite struggling to find a sense of direction, the band’s lineup of Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen on vocals and keys, Eivind Huse on guitars and vocals, Øyvind Madsen on guitars, Kyrre Teigen on bass and vocals, and Tor Helge Gjengedal on drums , have produced an album that is essentially a piece of their collective soul.
It was a struggle well worth undergoing because the band’s fifth full-length album is their strongest to date, and marks a new direction for Vulture Industries, one that tends more towards the darker side of Hard Rock but which still maintains their unique and unmistakable sound.
Stream to “Saturn Devouring His Young” through the Spotify player below:
“Ghosts from the Past” draws on a kaleidoscope 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.
It mirrors all that was going on around it, and reflects the fear of a world spinning out of control, and the sense of powerlessness in the face of a world order that is falling apart. Only to be replaced by old ideas imposed by autocratic warlords with no goal in mind other than their own power and legacy.
Recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios, “Ghosts from the Past” was produced by the band and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street. Album artwork by Kim Holm and artwork for the singles by Costin Chioreanu.
Pre-Order “Ghosts from the Past” on Bandcamp: https://vultureindustries.bandcamp.com/album/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
Bjørnar Nilsen / Vocals, Keys
Øyvind Madsen / Guitar
Eivind Huse / Guitar, Vocals
Kyrre Teigen / Bass, Vocals
Tor Helge Gjengedal / Drums