Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Chaostar (Neo Classical Metal)

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Biography

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'The Undivided Light' comes as an invitation to a fascinating musical journey around the globe, which is equally true for space as well as time. CHAOSTAR is far more than just a side-project of SEPTICFLESH guitarist Christos Antoniou.

CHAOSTAR was conceived out of Christos' longing to create music that reflects more on his aspect as an academy trained composer and go beyond the possibilities that his orchestral arrangements for SEPTICFLESH offer. After all, the guitarist finished his studies of classical composition in London with honours and distinction.

When SEPTICFLESH released their single, "The Eldest Cosmonaut" in 1998, the Greek band took a step towards classical music, which in turn inspired Christos to create CHAOSTAR to pursue this course even further.

Out of a timeless confrontation of different sounds and styles rose an avant-garde concept for emotional music to which vocalist Natalie Rassoulis added a feminine voice. After a first statement of intent via a demo entitled 'The Underworld' in 2000, CHAOSTAR released the albums 'Chaostar' (2000), 'Threnody' (2001), and 'The Scarlet Queen' (2004), as well as the 'Underworld' compilation in 2007.

After a self-imposed hiatus of both CHAOSTAR and SEPTICFLESH, Christos decided to revive his project as well when the latter reunited. The former returned with their fourth full-length, which was based on a Greek word roughly translating as "sin". 'Anomima' featured the celestial vocals of new singer Androniki Skoula, who also contributed most of the lyrics.

'Anomima' brilliantly combined rich, classical orchestration with lush soundscapes and modern textures, and even some elements of extreme music. CHAOSTAR easily adopted a global musical language that induced the listener into a dreamlike trance with geographically unchained sounds.

With the 'The Undivided Light', CHAOSTAR take their experimentation another step further. Classic orchestration, traditional instruments, electronica, rock, and more are deconstructed by Christos only to be reassembled into something fresh and exciting. 'The Undivided Light' gives new meaning to the term world music.

Line-up

Name Instrument
Christos Antoniou instruments, compositions
Androniki Skoula vocals
Fotis Benardo Percussion
George Diamandopoulos Traditional instruments
Charalampos Paritsis Electric violin
John Thermos Synths

Releases Season of Mist

Som437

The Undivided Light

General information
: Fri, Mar 23 2018
: Fri, Mar 23 2018
: Avant-Garde Classical Ambient
: SOM437
: available

Som224

Anomima

General information
: Fri, May 10 2013
: Tue, May 28 2013
: Neo-classical
: SOM224
: available
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