Over the last few years, Sweden's Orbit Culture have steadily risen to becoming one of the most hyped new metal bands coming out of Europe. Last year, our readers named them one of the top five breakout bands of 2021, and today (August 25th), the crushing quartet are gifting their fans with a monstrously heavy new song called "Vultures of North," which we're proud to be premiering.
The track is the first single from the band's upcoming third album, which is due for release in early 2023. Like the songs on last year's Shaman EP, "Vultures of North" is a slice gigantic-sounding death metal that falls somewhere between early Gojira, Lamb of God and Meshuggah. The riffs are humongous, the breakdowns and grooves hit like 10 tons of bricks being shot out of a cannon and colliding with another 10 tons of bricks, and the vocals are positively snarling.
Surely, the band will be bringing this one out during their first-ever U.S. tour with In Flames and Fit For An Autopsy, going down early next month. Start learning the words above via YouTube.
"When it comes to the message and tone of the song 'Vultures Of North,' we've felt that we've been waiting for too long now to get out there and play due to the pandemic," says vocalist Niklas Karlsson. "During COVID, of course, our fanbase has grown very strong and under the same banner, the antlers emblem, we'll head out there together stronger than ever before.
"With this huge U.S. tour coming up, we felt that we're going to head out there with a new fast and heavy song. With all the European dates this summer that have gone so well, it's time to put in a higher gear with this new song into the frontline. The riffs and the instrumental side of this track was born out of just us wanting a song that just hammers through concrete, a simple 4/4 on the drums and just an angry 'Sawish' riff on top."
Pick up merch here and see Orbit Culture's upcoming tour dates below.
Orbit Culture tour dates with In Flames:
SEP 06 BOSTON, MA BIG NIGHT LIVE
SEP 07 NEW YORK, NY WEBSTER HALL
SEP 08 SAYREVILLE, NJ STARLAND BALLROOM
SEP 10 SILVER SPRING, MD THE FILLMORE
SEP 12 QUEBEC, QC THEATRE CAPITOLE
SEP 13 MONTREAL, QC CORONA THEATRE
SEP 14 TORONTO, ON DANFORTH MUSIC HALL
SEP 15 FT. WAYNE, IN PIERE'S ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
SEP 16 MILWAUKEE, WI THE RAVE
SEP 17 MINNEAPOLIS, MN SKYWAY THEATRE
SEP 19 PONTIAC, MI CROFOOT BALLROOM
SEP 20 GREEN BAY, WI EPIC EVENT CENTER
SEP 22 CHICAGO, IL HOUSE OF BLUES
SEP 27 SAUGET, IL POP'S
SEP 28 LAWRENCE, KS GRANADA THEATER
SEP 29 WICHITA, KS THE COTILLION
SEP 30 LINCOLN, NE BOURBON THEATRE
Orbit Culture headlining shows:
OCT 01 DENVER, CO LOST LAKE
OCT 04 LOS ANGELES, CA THE WHISKEY
Orbit Culture festival appearances:
SEP 09 ALTON, VA BLUE RIDGE FESTIVAL
SEP 23 LOUISVILLE, KY LOUDER THAN LIFE
SEP 25 BIRMINGHAM, AL FURNACE FEST
OCT 07 SACRAMENTO, CA AFTERSHOCK