Having created a substantial following for themselves, due in part to the release of the 2011 EP “We are the Lords of Hellfire”, and in part to the band’s frenetic live shows and the notoriety of having named themselves after the last surviving brothel in Bergen (now a museum) VESTINDIEN, for reasons unknown, decided to call it a day.
But, seven years later, some of the original members got together and decided that the time was right to start making music again. Gone was VESTINDIEN’s classic 90’s hardcore sound, with its heavy metal twist, to be replaced by one that embodies the essence of Black Metal, Punk and Old School rock’n’roll.
It was a sound that intrigued Dark Essence Records enough to sign VESTINDIEN, and plan the release of the band’s debut full-length album “Null”. An album in which hints of the band’s hardcore roots are still subtly present, but whose songs are dark, desperate and desolate, and which also include hard-hitting punches of energy and groove.
And now, fans who have been wondering what to expect from VESTINDIEN can find out, because Dark Essence Records have released the title track from the album, and it can be streamed or downloaded at https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Vestindien_Null
About the single, and their more introverted and less aggressive approach to music, VESTINDIEN’s lineup of of Torjus Slettsnok on vocals, Simon Skøien on guitars, Karl Johan Johannessen on drums and Pål Eirik Veseth on bass, had this to say:
NULL is about not feeling comfortable in, or being able to understand a fake neon world.
NULL is about destroying norms and rules embedded in us through endless years of lies.
NULL is about taking a stance on how, and why to live.
Tracklisting for VESTINDIEN’s debut full-length album “Null” is as follows:
1. Mot Dag
7. Øst for Sol
“Null” will be released on the 12th February 2021 in CD, DIgital and Black/Gold Vinyl formats, and is now available to pre-order from:
US Webshop: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/