Dark, heavy rock vistas bent and twisted into living entities embodying the width and breadth of human emotion
To celebrate the 11th anniversary of the 2nd album from Vulture Industries, The Malefactor’s Bloody Register has now gotten a makeover and will for the first time be available on vinyl. Re-mixed, de-mixed, remastered and unmastered, this release has been in the making for some time. Intent on an impeccable vinyl presentation, the band originally set out to re-mix the album. But good intentions turned to shit as the new master sounded worse than the original. So, two steps back, press reset, the original master was tweaked for vinyl and we are mighty pleased with the result.
Originally released in 2010, The Malefactor’s Bloody Register was released to critical acclaim and took the band to big festivals such as Hellfest Open Air and Metal Days. With the band growing in size, and the latest single, Deeper, reaching half a million streams, we know the fans are hungry for something new. And this is the only Vulture Industries album that hasn’t been out on vinyl yet. So, while we wait for something completely different and new from the band, we can enjoy a trip down memory lane with The Malefactor’s Bloody Register.
The Malfactor’s Bloody Register was originally recorded at Conclave & Earshot Studios with Bjørnar Nilsen, and was mastered by Brian Gardner (Isis, NIN, David Bowie). The album also features a guest performance by Herbrand Larsen (ex-Enslaved) on Hammond organ, and performers on cello, viola and saxophone.
The cover art for The Malefactor’s Bloody Register is designed by Maja Markegård and features Helge Jordal on the cover, making it the second time that the actor appears on a Vulture Industries release. One of Norway’s most respected character actors, Jordal’s collaboration with Vulture Industries started when he heard “The Dystopia Journals” and agreed to work with the band. This time he takes on the guise of the Hangman, brandishing a law book and clutching a noose, in an album that takes a satirical look at the theme of crime and punishment from the perspective of both the criminal and the hangman.
Track listing for The Malefactor’s Bloody Register is as follows:
Crooks and Sinners
Race for the Gallows
The Bolted Door
Of Branded Blood
I Hung My Heart on Harrow Square
This Cursed Flesh
Crowning the Cycle
With a career spanning over a decade and with hundreds of shows under their belts, Vulture Industries are well known both for the technical skill of their lineup, which comprises Øyvind Madsen and Eivind Huse on Guitars, Tor Helge Gjengedal on Drums, Kyrre Teigen on Bass and Bjørnar E. Nilsen on Vocals, and the eccentric and somewhat manic antics of frontman Nilsen, whose on-stage weirdness has garnered a multitude of fans for the band over the years.
The Malefactor’s Bloody Register will released on the 5th March 2021 and will be available in red and in black colored vinyl.