New LP Nija out 7th August via Seek and Strike
“Sweden’s answer to Gojira” – Revolver
Swedish metal quartet ORBIT CULTURE have unveiled new single / video ‘Open Eye’ and announced the release of new album ‘Nija’ on 7th August via Seek & Strike.
Vocalist / Guitarist Niklas Karlsson commented “With our latest track ‘Open Eye’ and its violent, filthy tone and thrashy fast-paced style, we decided it was time to reveal the band more in this one to invite you to jump along on this crazy ride. The song and its lyrics are one of the more direct in-your-face tracks on our upcoming record Nija. Expect a fist to the skull that’ll force you to the floor and lay exhausted craving for more.”
In the deep forests of southern Sweden lies the small town of Eksjö where the band ORBIT CULTURE originate. The idea of ORBIT CULTURE came to vocalist / rhythm guitarist Niklas Karlson in 2013 whilst working on bedroom demos; he quickly formed and early version of the band, which included drummer Markus Bladh.
Citing Metallica and Gojira as their main heavy influences, ORBIT CULTURE are band who love to experiment with wide range of sounds and textures to create something that is fresh but also familiar. Nikas continues: “As much as we love metal, we love other music, too. We love a good hard-hitting song as much as the next guy, but we’ve always found that blending and mixing genres seems more fun for us at least, rather than deciding on a specific genre to write within the metal scene. It really helps us to be creative and motivated. I’m guessing that is something that we’ll always do.”
Quickly after forming, ORBIT CULTURE released a self-produced EP and an LP, but it was summer 2016 when two new members joined the band – Richard Hansson on the lead guitar and Fredrik Lennartsson on the bass guitar – and the quartet perfectly honed their distinctive sound.
With the new line-up in place the band set to work on stunning new album Nija and in 2019 caught the attention of the Seek and Strike label, who signed them immediately.
For fans of Trivium, Metallica, Gojira and Architects, ORBIT CULTURE are a band from a small town with big ambitions, and are about to make 2020 their year.
Watch the video to previous single ‘The Shadowing’ here: https://youtu.be/maQdcLNrDyc