Velkommern til Kongsberg Internasjonale Musikkfilmfestival på EnergiMølla! Lørdag kveld blir det visning av dokumentaren “Blackhearts – The documentary” før debatten med tema “ytringsfrihet” finner sted. Harald Fossberg leder debatten; Sina Winter, Christian Falch, Anne Hilde Neset og Erlend Erichsen er med.
Kvelden blir avsluttet med konsert med Sinas band «From The Vastland»:
«From the Vastland» started out as a one man project fronted by «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 ), AndrÈ «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 AndrÈ «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). And the idea behind recording this new EP, well, Since «Sina» is one of the main character in the 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 also the 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». Artwork design for the EP has done by known Norwegian artist «Kim Holm» specially for the film.
From the vastland released the album by a release concert at Midgardsblot Festival (August 2015) in Bore (Norway) and it followed by another gig at Trondheim Metal fest in October which brought a great success for the band. Great reviews in known magazines like Metal hammer Norway and Eternal Terror was just a small reflection of that.
Then it was the time to work on some new material that was written by Sina during past months for the new album.
It took more than a year when Sina was satisfied with arrangement of the songs.
So, finally in February 2016 ìSinaî, Andre ìTjalveî Kevebek and Kevin ìSpektreî Kvale started recording of the new album entitled ìCHAMROSHî and after more than four weeks of working continuously with precision finally the album was readyÖ
Not much later From The Vastland signed a contract with Immortal Frost Productions for the release of their album CHAMROSH on CD on October 06. Something that came out from depth of Norwegian winter forest.