Thu, Jul 18 2013: VULTURE INDUSTRIES
Avant-garde metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES have named their forthcoming third album ’The Tower’. Here are the tracklisting and cover artwork of the Norwegian band’s Season of Mist debut, which will hit the stores on September 27th (October 1st in North America).
The artwork was designed by renowned artist Costin Chioreanu, who made the following comment: ”Working on the cover of the new VULTURE INDUSTRIES was more than an interesting experience. The stars aligned and suddenly I discovered the opportunity to create an imagery I had been dreaming about for years. ‘The Tower’ is a very complex, smart and sadly true story to which I could relate, so this great project ended up with more illustrations than originally intended. The theme was so complex and so well put into words and music that I simply could not resist it. Yes, there is a huge influence coming from the German expressionism, but expanded through my own ways of visual expression and improved with some elements specific to the visual and philosophical analysis of society. There is surrealism, expressionism, contemporary imagery, and even some ancient graphic visual inputs. All in all, ‘The Tower’ is a beautiful piece of art and I am extremely happy that I had the honor to illustrate it. It might sound "too much", but I think that, in many aspects, ‘The Tower’ is an extremely well done observation of the reality that surrounds us."
VULTURE INDUSTRIES is streaming a lyric video for the title-track of the album at the following locations:
’The Tower’ will be released on Digipak CD, transparent green gatefold double LP, black gatefold double LP, and a bundle with an exclusive solid white gatefold double LP, the Digipak CD and a high quality, digital print of the artwork. The LP versions, as well as the digital edition, will include the bonus track ”Blood Don't Eliogabalus”. All physical formats are already available for pre-order on Season of Mist’s e-shop.
As previously announced, VULTURE INDUSTRIES are due to hit the road in September for a series of European dates guesting LEPROUS on the first leg of their European Coal Tour. Starting in the band’s home country on September 13th, the tour routing is as follows:
13/9: John Dee, Oslo, Norway
14/9: Tribute, Sandnes, Norway
15/9: Buddy, Drammen, Norway
16/9: Parkbiografen, Skien, Norway
17/9: Musikken Hus, Gothenburg, Sweden
18/9: Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
20/9: Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland
21/9: A2/Sputnik, St Petersburg, Russia
22/9: Tapper Club, Tallinn, Estonia
24/9: TBC, Gdansk, Poland
25/9: Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
26/9: Kwadrat, Kracow, Poland
27/9: Alte Zuckerfabrik, Rostock, Germany
28/9: Beta, Copenhagen, Denmark