Orbit Culture

Orbit Culture Release “The Forgotten” EP


Swedish melodic death metal/groove metal hybrid Orbit Culture have just rolled out a new EP dubbed “The Forgotten“. That 3-song offering follows this past August’s release of the band’s latest album, “Descent“.

The Forgotten” track listing:

01 – “While We Serve
02 – “The Upheaval
03 – “Sound Of The Bell

Vocalist/guitarist Niklas Karlsson commented:

“During the writing of our latest album Descent, we felt that the songs ‘Sound of The Bell’ and ‘The Upheaval‘ had a similar feel to the rest of the album, but they turned out to be way more experimental in the final recording stages. As it progressed, they simply felt more out of place.

Heading home from the latest tour supporting Avatar, we knew we needed one more song to tie these two together and shortly thereafter, ‘While We Serve’ was born. It was the perfect glue to bring everything together. Even though it’s a continuation of Descent, it turned out to be a release that could live independently.

The EP kicks off with ‘While We Serve’ and it has a horror movie vibe going on, which I love. It’s fast, kind of old school, but of course, with modern twists. One track that also stands out for me is ‘Sound of The Bell‘ which, lyrically, I believe was the most difficult one I’ve ever written to date.

I delved into the mass shootings and that sort of violence that’s on the news almost every day now. I think I really had to choose my words right and be very careful to show my utmost respect for people who’ve been faced with this cruelty, chaos and grieving, especially since I’ve never been in a situation like that myself.

These last two to three years have really changed our lives. Everything goes so fast that it is sometimes difficult to stand back and put some perspective on it. You’re always on the hunt for the next thing. Coming home from this busy year, everything starts to creep in; for example, we opened up for Meshuggah six times, month-long tours with Avatar in the US two times, and had a blast for two weeks in the UK supporting Trivium.

It’s hard to understand still, remembering that you’ve looked up to these bands for so many years, and now you’re out there becoming friends with them? It’s surreal. And the backbone of it all is, of course, our beloved fans, who I believe would go through fucking fires for us. They are the most dedicated and supportive group of people I’ve ever seen, and everyone is so lovely and polite. We wouldn’t be here without them and this EP is for them.”

Next year will see the outfit back in North America to partake in the below tour with Machine Head, Fear Factory and Gates To Hell:

01/19 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
01/21 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
01/22 Seattle, WA – Showbox
01/23 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
01/25 Edmonton, AB – Midway Music Hall
01/26 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Casino
01/27 Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
01/28 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cumming Theatre
01/30 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
01/31 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
02/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
02/02 Northfield, OH – MGM Northfield Park
02/03 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
02/05 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
02/06 Montreal, QC – MTelus
02/07 Quebec City, QC – Theatre Capitole
02/08 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
02/09 Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center
02/10 New York, NY – Palladium Times Square
02/12 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
02/14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven)
02/15 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
02/17 Austin, TX – Emo’s
02/18 San Antonio, TX – Aztec
02/19 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
02/21 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
02/22 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/23 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
02/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether

With Fear Factory:

01/18 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
01/20 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
02/13 Knoxville, TN – The Concourse
02/25 Fresno, CA – Strummers

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