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Great Old Ones, The (Lovecraftian black metal)

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Latest news: Tue, Oct 29 2019, THE GREAT OLD ONES

Latest release: "Cosmicism"

Release date: Fri, Oct 25 2019, US Fri, Oct 25 2019

Lovecraftian black metal band THE GREAT OLD ONES have teamed up with Invisible Oranges for the premiere of their new album 'Cosmicism'. The anticipated fourth album of the French band was released on October 25 via Season of Mist.

Listen to the full album here.

The band comments: "It is now time to unveil this journey into the cosmos. We are proud to present "Cosmicism", our new album, in its entirety. Live the fate of protagonists meeting the unspeakable Lovecraftian creatures, and let yourself be caught by the inexorable attraction of the black hole."

The artwork for 'Cosmicism' has been created by Jeff Grimal and can be viewed below, together with the tracklist.

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  1. Cosmic Depths
  2. The Omniscient
  3. Of Dementia
  4. Lost Carcosa
  5. A Thousand Young
  6. Dreams of the Nuclear Chaos
  7. Nyarlathotep

THE GREAT OLD ONES live + AU CHAMPS DES MORTS
31 Oct 19 Grenoble (FR) Ampérage
09 Nov 19 Dijon (FR) Consortium
23 Nov 19 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
25 Nov 19 Paris (FR) Nouveau Casino
26 Nov 19 Rock 'n Eat (FR) Lyon
27 Nov 19 Colmar (FR) Grillen
28 Nov 19 Marseille (FR) Moulin
29 Nov 19 Toulouse (FR) Rex
30 Nov 19 Bordeaux (FR) BT59

'Cosmicism' is now available in various formats in the Season of Mist shop.

Join THE GREAT OLD ONES on their official Facebook page.

Biography

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Channelling the spirit and literary heritage of author H.P. Lovecraft, French Atmospheric black metallers THE GREAT OLD ONES have returned with their most impressive work to date. 'Cosmicism' lures the listener deeper into darkness with intricate, beautiful and twisted melodies, ultimately encompassing them with madness.

THE GREAT OLD ONES emerged in 2009 from the old parts of the ancient Aquitanian harbour city of Bordeaux, FRANCE, a city famed for its secrets and deep red wine. After releasing their first album, 'Al Azif,' the reactions of critics and fans were unanimously positive.

The band followed up with their second full-length, 'Tekeli-li,' which garnered even higher praise. As a result, THE GREAT OLD ONES played a show at the acclaimed Roadburn festival, opened for BEHEMOTH in their homeland, played at Hellfest, and supported label mates SHINING and DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT.

The third full length, 'EOD - A Tale of Dark Legacy,' (2017) marked another big step in the band's fast rising career. The five-piece took the road with the legendary GAAHLS WYRD and embarked on a successful European co-headline tour with AUÐN from Iceland. THE GREAT OLD ONES also appeared on the billing of respected festivals, such as Brutal Assault and Eindhoven Metal Meeting, in front of a gigantic crowd of cultists.

Now, the French worshippers of Cthulhu reveal their fourth offering to the old ones. “Cosmicism” is a literary philosophy developed by H.P. Lovecraft. The idea behind “Coscmicism” is that humans are godless creatures who are totally insignificant in the grand scheme of our cosmic universe.

The production of this album was entrusted to Francis Caste (SINSAENUM, LOUDBLAST, SVART CROWN, REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMER, HANGMAN’S CHAIR) of the Studio Sainte-Marthe, who managed to capture the singular essence of THE GREAT OLD ONES.

The record is a true journey in the cold deep of space. Each song features a Lovecraftian entity and parallel the dark destiny of the protagonist who meets her and in turn, slowly succumbs to admiration and madness. Lyrics inspired by H.P. Lovecraft layered over haunting, melodic beauty result in a perfect match. Just listen and you will find out what awaits down there…

Line-up

Name Instrument
Benjamin Guerry Guitars, vocals
Aurélien Edouard Guitars
Alexandre ‘Gart’ Rouleau: Guitars Guitars
Benoit ‘Barby’ Claus Bass
Léo Isnard Drums

Releases Season of Mist

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Cosmicism

General information
: Fri, Oct 25 2019
: Fri, Oct 25 2019
: Lovecraftian Black Metal
: SOM518
: available

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EOD: A Tale Of Dark Legacy

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

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Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Sat, Nov 23 2019 FR Nantes Ferrailleur + Au Champ Des Morts
Sun, Nov 24 2019 FR Le Havre Mc Daid's + Au Champ Des Morts
Mon, Nov 25 2019 FR Paris Nouveau Casino + Au Champ Des Morts
Tue, Nov 26 2019 FR Lyon Rock 'n Eat + Au Champ Des Morts
Wed, Nov 27 2019 FR Colmar Grillen + Au Champ Des Morts
Thu, Nov 28 2019 FR Marseille Le Moulin + Au Champ Des Morts
Fri, Nov 29 2019 FR Toulouse Connexion Live + Au Champ Des Morts
Sat, Nov 30 2019 FR Bordeaux BT59 + Au Champ Des Morts
Sun, Dec 22 2019 FR Limoges CCM John Lennon
Sat, Jan 25 2020 UK Yorkshire Warhorns Winterfest
Sun, Jun 21 2020 BE Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting
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