Dynamic, progressive dark-rock visionaries VULTURE INDUSTRIES have announced a new live theater project with the Happy Gorilla Dance Company. The project, titled "Turning Golem" will combine a unique take on theatrical performances, with live music from VULTURE INDUSTRIES' forthcoming record, "The Tower". "Turning Golem" will be staged on three separate dates: August 17 at the Dark Bombastic Evening in Transylvania, Romania; October 25 at the Garage in Bergen, Norway; and on October 26 at Phantoms of Pilsen Festival in the Czech Republic. VULTURE INDUSTRIES will debut five tracks from "The Tower" during the show.
Regarding the performance, VULTURE INDUSTRIES frontman Bjornar Nilsen said: "This project is a great opportunity for us to cultivate our theatrical side, and to cross breed the howling hounds of hell with the delirious dingoes of drama. Those familiar with the energy and singularity of a VULTURE INDUSTRIES live show and who wonder how much further we can take it, are about to find out."
"Turning Golem" is a performance based on the premise of our need for meaning in life. A short movie about "Turning Golem" is also in the works.
"The Tower" is slated for release on September 27 (October 1 in North America) via Season Of Mist. The CD was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen, mixed by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA, DEVIN TOWNSEND, IHSAHN, ENSLAVED).
"The Tower" track listing:
01. The Tower
02. Divine - Appalling
03. The Hound
04. Blood On The Trail
05. The Dead Won't Mind
06. A Knife Between Us
07. The Pulse of Bliss
09. Lost Among Liars
Through their charismatic musicianship, VULTURE INDUSTRIES quickly earned the reputation of a formidable live act, characterized by the fusion of technical prowess with eccentric, manic performances by frontman Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen.