VORBID is a fresh and incredibly energetic Progressive Thrash Metal formation from Arendal, Norway. The band fills a quartet with the members Michael Briggs, Daniel Emanuelsen, Marcus Gullovsen and Jonas Tellefsen. The album cover hints towards the conceptual theme of the record – with 5 different figures representing the 5 tracks. However, despite the small number of tracks on the album, it still runs up to 50 minutes long! VORBID was founded in 2013, and has since then had a rapid and intense growth into a quite unique style of Thrash Metal. They mix the riffs and the intensity from the Thrash genre with the techniques and melodies from the Progressive Rock genre. Since their start, they have won multiple contests, like 4th place in GBOB world finale (Global Battle of the Bands), Massive destruction, Rytmisk Fabrikk and the Norwegian finals in the Wacken Metal Battle as well as Bloodstock’s Metal 2 the Masses. In August 2016, they released their self-titled EP, which got a bunch of great reviews.
2018 bodes really well for the band – the year in which they release their debut album entitled ‘Mind’, through Indie Recordings. “We’re really proud of this”, VORBID expresses. “We’re evolving every day, and we’ve worked incredibly hard to reach the point we are at to this day, and we will not stop until we drop!”
‘Mind’ is a conceptual record that revolves around all the factors that steers the human mind and way of behavior and thinking. In a fictional world based on our own history, they conceptualize people’s tendencies to abuse, segregate, stray away from the community, escape from the reality and base their actions on human made divinity.
The album was recorded in Mølla Studio in Gjerstad, with Knut Magne Valle (Arcturus, Ulver) behind the mix. In 2016, they also recorded their EP at Mølla Studio, and in 2017, they felt motivated to go back to Knut Magne – to a mixing engineer that knows and understands their style.
"Zombie" - Official advance single: https://believemusic.lnk.to/Zombie
1. If There's Evil (There's People)
3. Invention Intervention
4. To Mega Therion
Michael Eriksen Briggs – Vocals, Guitar
Daniel Emanuelsen – Solo Guitar
Marcus Gullovsen – Drums
Jonas Tellefsen – Bass