Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Great Old Ones, The (Lovecraftian black metal)




It is with great trepidation that I am writing these lines. Something is lurking at the stairs below and I hear its scratching shuffle coming closer. This horror began when a book arrived in a torn envelope; its sender unknown. I should have heeded the warning of its title, 'EOD - A Tale Of Dark Legacy', yet curiosity got the better of me and on opening its pages an unearthly music crept into my soul.

The sound of harsh strings filled the room, ripping and screaming yet strangely melodic in an eerie and twisted way. A male voice, raw and grinding was rasping words of evil into my ears. And rhythms were pounding mercilessly. I was terrified, but could not turn away from a majestic beauty haunting each track that seemed to rise from the bottomless abyss beneath the sea.

As their name implies, THE GREAT OLD ONES are heavily inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Like the sinister novels and stories of the American gothic horror icon, the music of the French act delves into the forbidden, dark, haunting, and violent spheres of art. Their forthcoming third album, 'EOD - A Tale Of Dark Legacy' marks another big step in the band's fast rising career.

THE GREAT OLD ONES emerged from the old parts of the ancient Aquitanian harbour city of Bordeaux - as famed for its secrets as for its deep red wine - in the year 2009. Their first album, 'Al Azif' was recorded and mixed by Cyrille Gachet (YEAR OF NO LIGHT) and mastered by the renowned Alan Douches (MASTODON, TOMBS, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN). After it was let loose on an unsuspecting world in April 2012, the reactions of critics and fans were unanimously positive, which opened previously locked doors to perform alongside acts such as AURA NOIR, FORGOTTEN TOMB, NEKROMANTHEON, BORGNE, TEMPLE OF BAAL, and ISOLE to name but a few – as well as being invited to the prestigious Hellfest Open Air in France.

THE GREAT OLD ONES followed up with their second full-length 'Tekeli-li', which garnered even higher praise and unlocked further opportunities like a show at the acclaimed Roadburn Festival, opening for BEHEMOTH in their homeland, returning to Hellfest, and supporting SHINING in France as well as label-mates DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT across Europe.

Now the Bordelais have gone further down the path leading to insanity by unleashing their highly anticipated third album. 'EOD - A Tale Of Dark Legacy' keeps the promise of luring its listener deeper into darkness which each new track. Weaving a sinister yarn that constitutes a sequel of Lovecraft's only story to be published as a book, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth".

Advanced and melodic black metal of haunting beauty with lyrics inspired by H.P. Lovecraft result in a perfect match. Just listen and you will find out what waits down there...


Name Instrument
Benjamin Guerry Guitars, vocals
Jeff Grimal Guitars, vocals
Aurélien Edouard Guitars
Jérôme Charbonnier Bass
Léo Isnard Drums

Releases Season of Mist


EOD: A Tale Of Dark Legacy

General information
: Fri, Jan 27 2017
: Fri, Jan 27 2017
: Lovecraftian Black Metal
: SOM403
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Nov 02 2018 CH Winterthur Gaswerk + Auðn
Sat, Nov 03 2018 DE Munich Fall of Man + Auðn
Sun, Nov 04 2018 DE Leipzig Naumann's @Felsenkeller + Auðn
Mon, Nov 05 2018 CZ Prague Modra Vopice + Auðn
Wed, Nov 07 2018 DE Berlin Nuke + Auðn
Fri, Nov 09 2018 NL Leeuwarden Neushoorn + Auðn
Sat, Nov 10 2018 NL Nijmegen Doornroosje + Auðn
Sun, Nov 11 2018 NL Rotterdam Baroeg + Auðn
Tue, Nov 13 2018 BE Brussel Magasin 4 + Auðn
Wed, Nov 14 2018 UK London The Boston Music Room + Auðn
Thu, Nov 15 2018 UK Manchester Rebellion + Auðn
Fri, Nov 16 2018 UK Glasgow Audio + Auðn
Sat, Nov 17 2018 UK Nottingham Angel Microbrewery + Auðn
Sun, Nov 18 2018 FR Oignies Tyrant Fest + Auðn
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