“Costin Chioreanu dove into the abyss of our collective consciousness and has emerged with images of our destruction; the joint annihilation of all life.” — Bjørnar E. Nilsen, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR
BLACK HOLE GENERATOR — the avant black metal collective Led by Vulture Industries’ mainman Bjørnar E. Nilsen — recently unleashed their A Requiem For Terra full-length upon adventurous ears via Dark Essence Records.
Shifting between the bleak aural landscapes of a desolate world and the frantic torrent of the abyss, the seven tracks comprising A Requiem For Terra boast Nilsen’s distinctive and highly charged vocals and enough stand-out riffing to satisfy the souls of any guitar aficionado, 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.
Today, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR offers up the disquieting visual companion to the track “Moloch,” created by Romanian artist and designer Costin Chioreanu, via No Clean Singing. Elaborates Nilsen, “I find the video to be a disturbing piece. Costin Chioreanu dove 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.”
Adds the esteemed blog, “The video is indeed disturbing, as the song often is, but I suspect the serpentine melodies of the track will nevertheless insinuate themselves into your head, just as the pulsating bass lines and compelling drum work will get your head and body moving. The song spawns bleak visions of its own, but it is a highly seductive and quite addictive potion as well.”
Watch “Moloch,” courtesy of No Clean Singing, RIGHT HERE.
BLACK HOLE GENERATOR‘s A Requiem For Terra comes cloaked in the artwork of Chioreanu and is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. For physical orders visit THIS LOCATION. Desirers of the digitals go HERE.
Forged in 2006, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR is the brainchild of Vulture Industries’ mainman Bjørnar E. Nilsen. It’s been a decade since the band’s first release, the critically-lauded Black Karma MCD, saw the proverbial light of day. And it’s of little wonder why given Nilsen’s frantic work schedule. Not only has Nilsen kept busy with the increasingly successful Vulture Industries, he is also among 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.
“If you ever wanted to find out what Satanic Art would sound like distorted through a wormhole then this album is your icon of sin. 9/10” – Soundscape Magazine
“Embrace the nuclear chaos, bid farewell to Terra.” – Ave Noctum