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BLACK HOLE GENERATOR REVEALS NEW VIDEO

BLACK HOLE GENERTOR, the project of VULTURE INDUSTRIES frontman Bjornar E. Nilsen, has today debuted a video for the track “Moloch” from the band’s new album “A Requiem for Terra” which was released on Dark Essence Records last month. It can be seen at:

Spark Rock Magazine, Czech Republic

Never Mind the Hype, Netherlands

Metal Hammer, UK
TBA

Metal Hammer, DE

Imperiumi, Finland
TBA

Ultraje, PT

Friedhof Magazine, ESP

No Clean Singing, US

Radio Metal, FR (including interview)

Metalfan, Romania

The video is by the renowned Romanian artist and designer Costin Chioreanu, with whom Nilsen has a long-standing working relationship not only in terms of album artwork, but also videos and live performance. Commenting on the video Nilsen said:

“I find the video to be a disturbing piece. Costin Chioreanu has dived into the abyss of our collective consciousness and has emerged with images of our destruction. The joint annihilation of all life. Future generations sacrificed upon the altar of Moloch. A massacre of innocents from beyond the womb in the hope that we will be blessed with earthly pleasures in return”.

Of all the tracks on “A Requiem for Terra”, “Moloch” happens to be Nilsen’s favourite, and one which he recently described as acting as the centerpiece for the entire album. It also features a guest appearance from TAAKE and ORKAN guitarist Gjermund Fredheim.

“A Requiem for Terra” is the long-awaited debut full-length album from BLACK HOLE GENERATOR. It follows on from the band’s first ever release, the “Black Karma” MCD, and was ten long years in the making due to Nilsens commitments not only to VULTURE INDUSTRIES, but also to his career as one of Norway’s most successful producers, working with bands such as TAAKE and HELHEIM, as well as being one of the people behind the Dark Essence Records and Karisma Records labels.

It is an album that has delighted many guitar fans with guitarist Arve Isdal (ENSLAVED, AUDREY HORNE) being joined on the album by the previously-mentioned Gjermund Fredheim, who guests on three of the tracks, and Dag Terje Andersen, who provides additional guitars. Artwork for “A Requiem for Terra” is also by Costin Chioreanu, tracklisting is as follows:

1. A Requiem for Terra
2. Titan
3. Moloch
4. Beneath a Chemical Sky
5. Emerging Pantheon
6. Earth Eater
7. Spiritual Blight

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“A Requiem for Terra” is available in CD and Vinyl formats from all the usual retailers and 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/

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BLACK HOLE GENERATOR REVEALS SECOND TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALUM

With four days remaining to the release of BLACK HOLE GENERATOR’s “A Requiem for Terra” Dark Essence Records have revealed a second track from the album. Their choice of track this time is “Moloch”, and it can be heard streaming at the following

Spark Rock Magazine
http://www.spark-rockmagazine.cz/black-hole-generator-zverejnuji-dalsi-pisen

Friedhof Magazine
http://friedhof-magazine.com/noticias/black-hole-generator-estrenamos-en-exclusiva-su-nuevo-sencillo-moloch

Metalitalia.com
http://metalitalia.com/articolo/black-hole-generator-guarda-il-video-di-moloch-in-anteprima-su-metalitalia-com/

Slam
http://www.slam-zine.de/php/exklusive_songpremiere_bei_slam_moloch_von_black_hole_generator,13584,41569.html

Ultraje
http://ultraje.pt/black-hole-generator-moloch/

Metal Hammer Norway
http://www.metalhammer.no/?p=7417

Hammer World
http://hammerworld.hu/2016/11/14/black-hole-generator-norveg-black-metal-dalpremier-moloch/

Decibel Magazine
http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2016/11/14/track-premiere-black-hole-generator-moloch

BLACK HOLE GENERATOR’s creator Bjornar E. Nilsen had this to say about the track “Moloch was one of the first tracks that was finalized for the album. It is one of my personal favourites from “A Requiem for Terra” and it acts as the centerpiece for the album. It embodies the album’s bleak atmosphere which spans most of its dynamic range. Starting off as a mesmerizing hymn to the deity Moloch, it is broken up by frantic, furious parts tearing everyone from their mantric slumbers. On this track I was lucky to get Gjermund from TAAKE and ORKAN on board on lead guitars, and his contribution really shines on this one!”

It’s been ten years since the appearance of BLACK HOLE GENERATOR’S debut release, the “Black Karma” MCD, and given Nilsen’s standing not only as VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ frontman, well known for his idiosyncratic vocals and eccentric stage performances, but also as one of Norway’s most successful producers, working with bands such as TAAKE and HELHEIM, as well as one of the people behind the Dark Essence Records and Karisma Records labels, the delay is hardly surprising.

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“A Requiem for Terra”, will delight many guitar fans with guitarist Arve Isdal (ENSLAVED, AUDREY HORNE) being joined on the album by the previously-mentioned Gjermund Fredheim, who guests on three of the tracks, and Dag Terje Andersen, who provides additional guitars. Artwork for “A Requiem for Terra” is by the Romanian artist and designer Costin Chioreanu, tracklisting is as follows:

1. A Requiem for Terra
2. Titan
3. Moloch
4. Beneath a Chemical Sky
5. Emerging Pantheon
6. Earth Eater
7. Spiritual Blight

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“A Requiem for Terra” is set to hit the streets on the 18th November and 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/

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BLACK HOLE GENERATOR DEBUTS TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

Black Hole Generator - A Requiem for Terra

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“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.de:
http://www.metal.de/news/metal-de-praesentiert-a-requiem-for-terra-von-black-hole-generator-195411/

Friedhof Magazine- ESP:
http://friedhof-magazine.com/noticias/black-hole-generator-estrenamos-en-exclusiva-su-nueva-cancion-requiem-terra

Metal Hammer – NO:
http://www.metalhammer.no/?p=6836

Spark Rock Magazine – CZ:
http://www.spark-rockmagazine.cz/desetilete-cekani-je-u-konce-black-hole-generator-vydavaji-novou-desku

No Clean Singing – US:
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/10/19/an-ncs-premiere-black-hole-generator-a-requiem-for-terra/

La Grosse Radio – FR:
http://www.lagrosseradio.com/metal/webzine-metal/actu-metal/p16241-un-titre-du-nouveau-black-hole-generator-en-exclu.html

Ultraje – PT:
http://ultraje.pt/black-hole-generator-requiem-terra/

Rock Hard – IT:
http://rockharditaly.com/black-hole-generator-anteprima-nuovo-album

Lords of Metal – NL:
https://www.facebook.com/lordsofmetal/

HAMMERWORLD – HU:
TBC

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.”

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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
2. Titan
3. Moloch
4. Beneath a Chemical Sky
5. Emerging Pantheon
6. Earth Eater
7. Spiritual Blight

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“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

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BLACK HOLE GENERATOR ALBUM DETAILS AND ARTWORK REVEALED

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Fans of BLACK HOLE GENERATOR have had a long wait since the release of the band’s “Black Karma” MCD – ten years in fact! But now the wait is over, with the band’s much anticipated debut full-length album “A Requiem for Terra” set to hit the streets on Dark Essence Records on the 18th November in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats.

BLACK HOLE GENERATOR is the project of VULTURE INDUSTRIES front man Bjørnar E. Nilsen, and, given his work schedule, it is hardly surprising that a new album has been so long in the making. Not only has Nilsen been kept busy with the ever-increasingly successful VULTURE INDUSTRIES, he is also one of Norway’s most noted producers, working with bands such as TAAKE and HELHEIM, as well as owning Bergen’s Conclave and Earshot Studios with ENSLAVED’s Herbrand Larsen and Arve Isdal. Not to mention the fact that he is one of the people behind the burgeoning success of the Dark Essence Records and Karisma Records labels.

So what exactly can we expect from “A Requiem for Terra”? Aside from Nilsens’ distinctive and highly charged vocals, “Requiem for Terra” contains enough stand-out riffing to satisfy the souls of any guitar aficionados, with Arve Isdal (ENSLAVED, AUDREY HORNE) on guitars, Gjermund Fredheim (TAAKE, ORKAN) performing lead guitars on three of the tracks, and additional guitars by Dag Terje Andersen.

The seven-track album shifts between the bleak aural landscapes that depict a desolate world, and the frantic torrent of the abyss. From the doom laden opening title track, to the mesmerizing riffing of “Moloch”, via the catchy “Beneath a Chemical Sky” to the fierce “Emerging Pantheon”, “A Requiem for Terra” offers the listener a wide dynamic range.

With artwork by the Romanian artist and designer Costin Chioreanu, and the video single “Moloch”, tracklisting on “A Requiem for Terra” is as follows:

1. A Requiem for Terra
2. Titan
3. Moloch
4. Beneath a Chemical Sky
5. Emerging Pantheon
6. Earth Eater
7. Spiritual Blight

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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