|Written at a time when the band was undergoing considerable changes in their personal lives, and coupled with the arrival of the pandemic, VULTURE INDUSTRIES admit that they struggled somewhat to find a sense of direction and that, as a consequence, ‘Ghosts from the Past’ took longer to write than expected.
However, the resulting album is, without a doubt, their strongest to date. While ‘Ghosts from the Past’ has that unique sound that is so recognisably VULTURE INDUSTRIES, the fact that it leans towards the darker side of hard rock also marks a change of direction for the band.
Mirroring all the chaos of today, ‘Ghosts from the Past’ is a reflection of the fear of a world spinning out of control, and the sense of powerlessness that results when the world order begins to fall apart, only to be replace by autocratic warlords, whose only aim in life is to expand their own power and legacy.
As a band that can boast of still retaining the same members it had when it started twenty years ago, VULTURE INDUSTRIES lineup of Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen on vocals and keys, Eivind Huse on guitars and vocals, Øyvind Madsen on guitars, Kyrre Teigen on bass and vocals, and Tor Helge Gjengedal on drums, have drawn on a myriad of influences for ‘Ghosts from the Past’. From dust-riddled Spaghetti Westerns accompanied by Ennio Morricone, past the monochrome melancholia of apocalyptic post punk, through deep valleys and steep hills shrouded in progressive darkness, and a Nordic Noir looking to solve the unexplained murder of the truth. It is, in fact, a piece of their collective soul.