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From The Vastland - Biography


"From the Vastland" started out as a one man project fronted by the multi talented musician "Sina". In late 2010, "From the Vastland" rose from the ashes of the Iraninan black metal band "Sorg Innkallelse" (a band with 10 album releases in 6 years). The first album of "From The Vastland" released in 2011, it was named "DARKNESS Vs. LIGHT,THE PERPETUAL BATTLE". The album was influenced by Persian history and mythology and this image remains with the band to this day - ancient, epic stories of good and evil, myths and legends combined with atmospheric, blast-beating, Old school black metal with a slight touch of Oriental influences. In 2013 "From the Vastland" signed with the Norwegian label "Indie Recordings" and released the second full length album "KAMARIKAN" in March, followed by a live performance at the Inferno Festival in Oslo the same year. Frontman Sina was joined on stage by well known musicians such as Vegar "Vyl" Larsen ( Keep of Kalessin / Gorgoroth - live ), André "Tjalve" Kvebek ( 1349 / Pantheon I / Den Saakaldte ) and Thor Anders "Destruchtor" Myhren ( Morbid Angel / Myrkskog ). After the release of "KAMARIKAN", From the Vastland also nominated for the "Global Metal Award" as a part of MetalHammer´s Golden Gods Award 2014.

The third album of the band recorded in the legendary Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway in January 2014. Vegar "Vyl" Larsen and André "Tjalve" Kvebek contributed with the drums and bass while Sina composed the songs and laid down all the vocals and guitar tracks. He was joined by Terje Olsen ( Chton / Khonsu ) as a guest vocalist for backing vocals of the album.The third full length album by "From the Vastland" released by Non Serviam records during the autumn of 2014

Then it was time to take the next step..! "BLACKHEARTS" (EP). The idea behind recording this new EP, Since "Sina" is one of the main character in upcoming Norwegian documentary about black metal "BLACKHEARTS" so, his idea was to record some music with cooperation of other musicians who are involved in the film. So, he wrote the music (based on early 90's Norwegian black metal atmosphere, old school, cold and dark which is main style of From The Vastland music from the begining) and for recording "Vyl" (Drums - Keep of Kalessin/Gorgoroth) and "Nul Blackthorn" (Bass - Luciferian) - the other characters in the film - joined him at Skarp Studio (Trondheim, Norway). So, after a week working at studio the EP was recorded and ready. And since it was recorded specially for the film so, he called it "Blackhearts". So, you guys the true fan of classic Black metal should be prepared for a really old school album that came from the depth of North land darkness!