“A Requiem for Terra”, the title track from BLACK HOLE GENERATOR’s upcoming album, is the first taste of the new material that patient fans are getting after waiting for ten years since the band’s debut release. The track is being steamed exclusively on the following:
Metal Hammer – NO:
Spark Rock Magazine – CZ:
Ultraje – PT:
Lords of Metal – NL:
HAMMERWORLD – HU:
BLACK HOLE GENERATOR is the brainchild of VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ frontman Bjørnar E. Nilsen, who also happens to be a prolific producer and one of the people behind the highly successful Norwegian labels Dark Essence Records and Karisma Records. For “A Requiem for Terra” Nilssen has chosen to use bleak aural landscapes to depict a desolate world, as well as melodies that call to mind the frantic torrent of the abyss, the whole being topped off by his distinctive vocal style.
However, anyone expecting Nilsen to limit himself to the avant-garde tones set b y VULTURE INDUSTRIES will be surprised to find an album that ranges from the doom laden opening title track, to the mesmerizing riffing on the video single “Moloch”, via the catchy “Beneath a Chemical Sky” to the fierce “Emerging Pantheon”. Indeed, “A Requiem for Terra” is chock-full of superb metal riffing from special guests Arve Isdal (ENSLAVED, AUDREY HORNE) on guitars, Gjermund Fredheim (TAAKE, ORKAN) who performs lead guitars on three of the tracks, and Dag Terje Andersen who provides additional guitars.
About the debut track itself, Nilsen has this to say: “”Even though it is a quite dynamic track, in my eyes this song represent the more heavy and atmospherical side of this record. It was the first track I finished for the album and it has been with me for years now. I actually wrote two and a half VULTURE INDUSTRIES albums in between demoing and releasing this track. Considering that I still find it an enjoyable listen, I hope others will also find it worthwhile.”
Set to hit the streets on Dark Essence Records on the 18th November in Europe and the 25th November in North America, in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats, and with artwork by the Romanian artist and designer Costin Chioreanu, tracklisting on “A Requiem for Terra” is as follows:
1. A Requiem for Terra
4. Beneath a Chemical Sky
5. Emerging Pantheon
6. Earth Eater
7. Spiritual Blight
“A Requiem for Terra” is now available to pre-order from https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/ and the US website at https://darkessence.aisamerch.com in CD format and Vinyl formats, as well as at https://blackholegenerator.bandcamp.com where the album is also available digitally.
More information about BLACK HOLE GENERATOR can be found at https://www.facebook.com/blackholegeneratorofficial/
The official video for the title track from BLACK HOLE GENERATOR’s “Black Karma” MCD can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/FonKkiDOFN4