Vicinity was founded in 2006 by Kim-Marius H. Olsen, Frode Lillevold and Kristian Nergård. Vocalist Alexander K. Lykke soon joined the blend making the first complete lineup. The band wrote and later recorded a demo in 2007 at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, but it was the following year’s recording of the EP “Diffusion of Innovation” that the band found it’s true style, writing longer, more technical progressive compositions. The EP was recorded at Toproom Studios and mixed by Børge Finstad in one week, and released two years later (2010) by Pug-Nose Records.
In 2012 the band felt they had written enough good songs to record their debut album; “Awakening”. Drums were laid down in Trondheim Studio in february, and the following months bass, guitars and vocals were laid down, making this the debut recording of the new bass player Pierre-Nicolai H. Schmidt-Melbye, who joined the band following Nergård’s departure in 2009. Reidulf Wormdal joined the recording as a session keyboard player to add a little extra spice to the mix.
The album was mixed by André Alvnizi at Fascination Street Studios, and mastered by Jens Bogren, also at Fascination Street, and will be released by Indie Distribution and Pug-Nose Records, fall 2013. Shortly prior to the bands release concert they got in touch with keyboard player Ivar Andreas Nyland, who following an audition turned out to be the perfect match for Vicinity both socially and musically. At the end of the year Vicinity was named one of the most promising new bands by P3 Pyro, the biggest metal radio show on national radio.
Early in 2014 the band joined forces with fellow proggers Withem and Tritonus and performed at Gamla in Oslo.