Vorbid is a fresh and incredibly energetic progressive thrash metal band 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.
Norskmetal.net rewarded it with a 5/6, Heavymetal.no praised it with a strong 9,5/10,
and some really positive feedback from some influential YouTubers.
2018 bodes really well for the band – the year in which they released their debut album entitled ͚"Mind", through Indie Recordings.
"We're really proud of this", Vorbid expresses. ͞Were 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!"
Their debut album "Mind" is out now through Indie Recordings
"MIND-blowing thrash metal packed with great technique and attitude, with no regard to trends or rules.”
9/10 - Heavymetal.no
“This Norwegian band sets 2018's bar of Thrash extremely high!"
9/10 - Metalbrothers (E)
"Vorbid deliver a fascinating take on Thrash Metal!"
9/10 - GBHBL.com (UK)
"Thrash 'em all, hellyeah!"
8,6/10 - Metalfactory.ch