Orbit Culture

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Orbit Culture
OriginEksjö, Sweden
  • Melodic death metal
  • Groove metal
Years active2013–present
  • Niklas Karlsson
  • Richard Hansson
  • Fredrik Lennartsson
  • Markus Bladh
Past members
  • Christoffer Olsson
  • Maximilian Zinsmeister

Orbit Culture is a Melodic death metal band from Eksjö, formed in 2013. The band includes vocalist/guitarist Niklas Karlsson, guitarist Richard Hansson, bassist Fredrik Lennartsson, and drummer Markus Bladh. Former band members are lead guitarist Maximilian Zinsmeister and bassist Christoffer Olsson.

The band has released two EPs and two studio albums.


Formation (2013)[edit]

Orbit Culture was assembled with the idea of the vocalist and rhythm guitarist Niklas and lead guitarist Maximilian after playing around some demos. Maximilian was playing with another band called Abstract Noise. He recruited Orbit Culture’s fellow drummer Markus Bladh and later, Christoffer Olsson joined to play on bass guitar.[1]

Odyssey (2013)[edit]

Shortly after the formation, They started to work on their initial EP in the early summer of 2013. It ended on August 17th, 2013 and their first music released shortly after. All the songs were recorded in an old power plant station. Niklas did the EP’s mix and master himself. Later that year, the band released the remastered version of their EP with a new artwork.

In Medias Res (2014)[edit]

After positive feedbacks, the band rapidly started working on their first full-length album. After some severe process of songwriting and production, they finally released their first full-length album on the 23rd of July, 2014, called ‘In Medias Res’.

Maximilian's departure and Rasen (2016)[edit]

After a couple of shows from their new album and getting their name out there locally, Maximilian resolved to leave the band to pursue other interest. Nevertheless, an important musician in the band had left, the band felt the album wasn’t enough and started to do something genuine. After about two and half years recording more powerful songs, the new album called Rasen released with good reviews.[2]

Christoffer's departure and the replacements (2016)[edit]

Christoffer decided to leave the band in the late summer of 2016, on account of his studies at the university. Concurrently, two new members joined the band. Fredrik Lennartsson on the bass guitar and Richard Hansson on the lead guitar. Soon after these new forces joined, the band released their second music video which has reached almost 110,000 plays on YouTube.

Redfog (2018)[edit]

Later, on the 6th of April, 2018, the band released their new album known as Redfog[3] and they started having performances for that.[4][unreliable source] Niklas mentioned that this album has the same lyrical content as the previous albums which were about the OCD and anxiety.