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Mon, Nov 09 2015: HEGEMON

Latest release: "The Hierarch"

Release date: Fri, Nov 13 2015, US Fri, Nov 13 2015

HEGEMON are now premiering their forthcoming album 'The Hierarch' in full. The worldwide release date has been set to the 13th of November. The French black metal veterans are streaming 'The Hierarch' exclusively via the official media partners below.

Metal Hammer (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Inferno (FI)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Metal Wani (HU)
Andfari (IS)
Metalitalia (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Ultraje (PT)
Zero Tolerance (UK)

The band comments: "We, HEGEMON, present to you 'The Hierarch' as the climax of our work throughout the last 20 years. With it, we are describing mankind's perception of reality from the first spark of light in this universe to the predictable ending of everything. 'The Hierarch' represents what humanity believes to know... which in truth is nothing! We all have always been living with lies and so it will be until the last star will extinguish. Hate and violence are all we brought to this world and as our perception of cosmos, chaos and order are only interpretations through our own eyes, we are in reality blind. We are wrong. And we are condemned."

On further news, HEGEMON have been confirmed to perform at the 2016 edition of the prestigious Hellfest in Clisson, France!

'The Hierarch' will be released on strictly limited Digipak as well as vinyl formats, which are already available for pre-order from the Season of Mist shop!

The spectacular artwork for the vinyl version was created by renowned Romanian and Roadburn Festival resident artist Costin Chioreanu (MAYHEM, VULTURE INDUSTRIES, AT THE GATES, and many more) and is unveiled together with the tracklist below.

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  1. Hatred From The Core: Tempus Incognito
  2. Interpreting Signs For War: Aruspicine
  3. Elysean Expectations, Earthly Deceptions
  4. Rays Of Lie: There Will Be A Time You Will Give Anything For A Piece Of Salvation
  5. Atomos: Seed Of The Quantic Gods
  6. Renovatio Imperii
  7. Credo Quia Absurdum
  8. Hierarch: The Empire Of Zero

Symphonic, classic, elegant and yet fierce, harsh and imbued with cold darkness: seven years after their third album 'Contemptus Mundi' (2008) heaped scorn upon the world, HEGEMON finally strike again with 'The Hierarch'. The roots are showing. There are traces of EMPEROR's complex and epic arrangements as well as a hint of the orchestral might championed by DIMMU BORGIR to be found in the compositions of this enigmatic French quintet. With an added dose of early ENSLAVED and BORKNAGAR the Norwegian inspiration becomes all transparent and still the Southern French manage to infuse their own musical shape and will into their sinister compositions. The country's touch is undeniably present.

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