Latest news: Tue, Mar 04 2014
Tue, Mar 04 2014: CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of UK grind / sludge hardcore power house CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR. The band (Chris Reese - Vocals, John Cooke - Guitar / Vocals, Adam Clarkson - Bass, Tom Dring - Drums) recently completed their brand new full length album, to be released late 2014.
Regarding the signing, the band issued the following statement: "It's been an accomplishment for us to complete the recording of our debut album and work with people that we never thought we'd have the opportunity to create music with, and it's an honour to sign with Season of Mist and to be part of such an eclectic label and team. We would like to take this opportunity to issue a formal volume warning with our forthcoming album, and CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR takes no responsibility for the end of the world. Seriously though, we are looking forward to touring the hell out of this record and ruining ourselves in the process. If you have seen our shows, keep coming. If you haven't seen our shows, we are just getting started and you will soon."
CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR have created shock-waves in the English underground upon the release of two EPs, a demo, and intimidating live shows. CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR have toured extensively in their native England, playing alongside international bands such as BRUTAL TRUTH, PSYCROPTIC, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, HOUR OF PENANCE and more in the process.
Upcoming live dates:
19 Mar 14 Manchester (UK) Kraak
28 Mar 14 Hengelo (NL) Metropool
30 Mar 14 Drachten (NL) Iduna
"CMA’s dirty sludge grind pulls no punches and their all-out furious assault leave no space for giving a fuck about anything at all. Whiskey Sierra is terrifying and will leave you breathless and begging for more." - Metal Hammer
"...CMA’s super-sludgy stabs hit like a demented mutation of ENT and Iron Monkey, pitching Glen Benton’s fiendish double-demon amid commodious dog bowls of thickly slavered yap." - Record Collector
"Obscenely intense and sludgy grindcore ugliness that hits so hard that, in true Nails fashion, these four songs in ten minutes almost feels like a full album." - Terrorizer
Tue, Mar 04 2014: HARK
Welsh heavy rock power-trio HARK are streaming their forthcoming Season of Mist debut 'Crystalline' in its entirety. The album will be released on March 14th (March 18th in North America) and you can listen to it at the following locations:
'Crystalline' was recorded at Monnow Valley Studios in Wales (BLACK SABBATH, RUSH, JUDAS PRIEST, PORTISHEAD), and mixed by CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, HIGH ON FIRE, KVELERTAK, YOUNG WIDOWS). It is available for pre-order on the Season of Mist e-shop on Digipak and jewel case CD editions, as well as various coloured vinyls in limited quantities.
Regarding the new album stream, HARK main-man Jimbob Isaac comments: "With 'Crystalline' we hope that you can hear a new band with an old soul. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy, and we hope the 'do or die' ethos behind this band and record connects with people on all levels. To pursue art and music, is to expand our consciousness, is to purge and is our two fingers up to those who say we can't. Awaken, all ye algorithmic soul seekers, crystalline realization awaits you."
HARK have also announced a European tour. Dubbed the "Nations to Flames European Tour", the trek will see HARK travel across various territories, with a stop at the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands on April 12th. The band will play alongside A STORM OF LIGHT.
10 Apr 14 Cardiff (UK) Clwb Ifor Bach *(Hark album release show)
12 Apr 14 Tilburg (NL) Roadburn Festival
13 Apr 14 Berlin (DE) Cassiopeia
14 Apr 14 Prague (CZ) 007
15 Apr 14 Leipzig (DE) Conne Island
16 Apr 14 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
17 Apr 14 København (DK) Underwerket
20 Apr 14 Frankfurt (DE) Elfer
21 Apr 14 München (DE) Backstage
22 Apr 14 Bologna (IT) Freakout Club
23 Apr 14 Rome (IT) Traffic
24 Apr 14 Milano (IT) Lo Fi
25 Apr 14 Clermont-Ferrand (FR) Raymond
26 Apr 14 Martigny (CH) Les Caves du Manoir
27 Apr 14 Luzern (CH) Schüür
28 Apr 14 Stuttgart (DE) Juha West
29 Apr 14 Köln (DE) Gebäude 9
30 Apr 14 Liege (BE) La Zone
01 May 14 London (UK) Birthday's
02 May 14 Glasgow (UK) Audio
04 May 14 Bristol (UK) Temples Festival *(Hark only)
Tue, Mar 04 2014: KEN MODE
Winnipeg's, post-hardcore outfit KEN MODE (Jesse Matthewson - Vocals, Guitar; Shane Matthewson - Drums; Andrew Lacour- Bass) will see the release of the video for “The Terror Pulse” on Monday, March 10th. In anticipation of the Christopher Mills (MODEST MOUSE, INTERPOL, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE) created video, a trailer has been launched here
KEN MODE is currently on tour in support of their critically-acclaimed new album, 'Entrench'. Here are the cover artwork and track listing:
The album is available on Season of Mist’s e-shop and streaming on Bandcamp. 'Entrench' has been nominated for a 2014 JUNO Award in their native Canada. This marks the second nomination for the band in the "Metal/Hard Music" category in the last 3 years. Tour dates are as follows:
All dates with RUSSIAN CIRCLES and HELMS ALEE:
03/04 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
03/05 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
03/07 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
03/09 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
03/10 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
03/12 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
03/13 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
03/14 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
03/15 Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
03/16 Chicago, IL – Metro
Tue, Mar 04 2014: ENDSTILLE
Black metal storm to ravage the continent: ENDSTILLE have announced a European campaign in support of their latest full-length ‘Kapitulation 2013’. Support fire for the Germans will come from their Norwegian label mates KOLDBRANN and Swedish cultists ONDSKAPT.
This dark offensive is scheduled to begin with a massive attack on club Vera in Groningen, The Netherlands on March 27th and will continue to rage throughout Europe until its final point of destination in Hamburg, Germany on the 6th of April. All targets can be viewed below:
ENDSTILLE & KOLDBRANN Live Dates
27 Mar 14 Groningen (NL) Vera
28 Mar 14 Oostrozebeke (BE) JH 't Ipperste
29 Mar 14 Paris (FR) Le Divan du Monde
30 Mar 14 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
01 Apr 14 Toulouse (FR) Saint des Seins
02 Apr 14 Winterthur (CH) Gaswerk
03 Apr 14 Nürnberg (DE) Rockfabrik
04 Apr 14 Alsfeld (DE) Hessenhalle (Kings of Black Metal Warm Up Night)
05 Apr 14 Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser
06 Apr 14 Hamburg (DE) Bambi Galore
ENDSTILLE unleashed their eighth full frontal assault ‘Kapitulation 2013’ last November. The album is still available through the Season of Mist e-shop. Artwork and tracklisting are as follows:
KOLDBRANN are finally engaging in a black offensive to support their latest album ‘Vertigo’, which came out to take away the light of day in January 2013 and can still be purchased via the Season of Mist e-shop.
Tue, Mar 04 2014: ESOTERIC
Latest release: "Paragon of Dissonance"
Release date: Fri, Nov 11 2011, US Tue, Nov 15 2011
Kings of experimental doom metal ESOTERIC return to Europe in support of their critically acclaimed double album ‘Paragon of Dissonance’. The English will explore new areas in Eastern and Central Europe as well as Scandinavia plus Central Europe. ESOTERIC will be joined on most dates by Swedish/Chilean epic doom masters PROCESSION. This powerful package will be completed by special guests ISOLE from April 11th to 22nd and INDESINENCE for the remainder of the dates, which can be viewed in full below:
ESOTERIC European Dissonance Tour 2014
11 Apr 14 Zürich (CH) Werk 21
12 Apr 14 Leipzig (DE) UT
13 Apr 14 Darmstadt (DE) Steinbruch Theater
14 Apr 14 Szczezin (PL) Slowianin
15 Apr 14 Wroclaw (PL) Lykend
16 Apr 14 Warsaw (PL) 2kola
17 Apr 14 Vilnius (LT) Kablys
18 Apr 14 Riga (LV) Melna Piektdiena
19 Apr 14 Tallinn (EE) Tapper Club
20 Apr 14 Helsinki (FI) Bar Loose
21 Apr 14 Uppsala (SE) Cursed Uppsala
22 Apr 14 København (DE) KB18
23 Apr 14 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
24 Apr 14 Berlin (DE) K17
25 Apr 14 Oberhausen (DE) Helvete
26 Apr 14 Bruxelles (BE) Magasin 4
The tour is preceeded by two UK warm up shows in March:
07 Mar 14 Glasgow (UK) Ivory Blacks
08 Mar 14 Liverpool (UK) The Pilgrim
‘Paragon of Dissonance’ was released in November 2011 and is still available through the Season of Mist e-shop.
Tue, Mar 04 2014: IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
Underground German black metal band IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have announced a string of European summer festival dates. The festival run, which starts on April 12 in Austria, will see the band making stops at this year's Black N' Thrash Festival, Ragnarök, Party San Open Air, and Summer Breeze. A full list of confirmed festival dates can be found below.
12 Apr 14 Wien (AT) Escape (Black 'n' Thrash Inferno Festival)
24 May 14 Lichtenfels (DE) Stadthalle (Ragnarök Festival)
26 Jul 14 Lörrach (DE) Landschaftspark Grütt (Baden in Blut Metal Open Air)
09 Aug 14 Schlotheim (DE) Party.San Open Air
15 Aug 14 Dinkelsbühl (DE) Summer Breeze
13 Sep 14 Barleben (DE) Metal Embrace Festival
IMPERIUM DEKADENZ will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed 2013 album, 'Meadows of Nostalgia'. Described as "gorgeous, widescreen grandeur" (Stereogum) 'Meadows of Nostalgia' is a black metal album in the classic sense; a desolate, morose journey from start-to-finish. The album is available at Season of Mist’s e-shop and streaming here.
Tue, Mar 04 2014: XMAS COMPETITION
Satan Claus’ Christmas competition on Season of Mist’s website ended on December 31st, 2013. We are sorry it took so long to announce the answers and pick the winners, but there were so many entries this year that it took longer than it should have. Thanks to all contestants who participated and sent us their answers, but there could only be so many winners a day…
Here is the list of all 31 questions featured in Season of Mist’s 2013 December calendar, with their respective answers:
01) ROTTEN SOUND "Species at War"
Q: ROTTEN SOUND originate from which country?
02) KOLDBRANN "Vertigo"
Q: The Norwegian name of KOLDBRANN translates into English as...?
03) SEPTICFLESH "Mystic Places of Dawn"
Q: In which year was "Mystic Places of Dawn" originally released?
04) DISPERSE "Living Mirrors"
Q: For which song off "Living Mirrors" did DISPERSE release a video clip?
A: “Enigma of Abode”
05) COMPLETE FAILURE "The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault"
Q: How many members are in the line-up of COMPLETE FAILURE?
06) ROTTING CHRIST "Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy"
Q: What does "Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy" mean?
A: Do What Thou Wilt
07) IMPERIUM DEKADENZ "Meadows of Nostalgia"
Q: IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have been inspired by which ancient empire?
A: The Roman Empire
08) KEN mode "Entrench"
Q: For which Canadian music award have KEN mode been nominated recently?
A: Western Canadian Music Awards
09) PHILIP H. ANSELMO/WARBEAST "War of the Gargantuas"
Q: How many tracks on this split EP are from Phil Anselmo’s band?
10) THIS MISERY GARDEN "Cornerstone"
Q: In which year was THIS MISERY GARDEN founded?
11) ANCIIENTS "Heart of Oak"
Q: ANCIIENTS hail from which city?
12) WARBEAST "Destroy"
Q: How many stars are in the flag of WARBEAST's home State?
13) CHAOSTAR "Anomima"
Q: Name the main composer of CHAOSTAR and his other great band.
A: Christos Antoniou, SEPTICFLESH
14) ARCKANUM "Fenris Kindir"
Q: ARCKANUM dedicate their new album to which type of wild animal?
15) THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT "Tetragrammaton"
Q: Which member of the Dutch group deals with howling insanity?
A: Robin Kok
16) KYLESA "Ultraviolet"
Q: How many KYLESA records has Season of Mist released?
A: 3 - “Spiral Shadow”, “From the Vaults, Vol. 1”, “Ultraviolet”
17) SETH "The Howling Spirit"
Q: SETH were founded in which French city?
18) NECRONOMICON "The Rise of the Elder Ones"
Q: What is The Witch doing in NECRONOMICON?
A: He is the guitarist and vocalist.
19) SEPTICFLESH "Esoptron"
Q: Who created the artwork of the new "Esoptron" reissue?
A: Seth “Siro” Anton / Spiros Antoniou
20) PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS "Walk through Exits Only"
Q: What is the title of the fourth song on "Walk through Exits Only"?
A: “Usurper Bastard’s Rant”
21) BLACK SHEEP WALL "It Begins Again"
Q: What is the name of the bass player in BLACK SHEEP WALL?
A: Brandon Gillichbauer
22) GOG "Ironworks"
Q: Where did GOG mastermind Michael Bjella record "Ironworks"?
A: In a late 19th century blacksmith shop
23) GORGUTS "Colored Sands"
Q: Name the remaining original member of GORGUTS?
A: Luc Lemay
24) TWILIGHT OF THE GODS "Fire on the Mountain"
Q: Name at least one other band for each member of TWILIGHT OF THE GODS?
A: For example: Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL), Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING), Rune Eriksen (AVA INFERI), Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER), Nick Barker (LOCKUP)
25) VULTURE INDUSTRIES "The Tower"
Q: The Tower" was recorded in which studio?
A: Conclave & Earshot Studios, Bergen, Norway
26) NECROPHOBIC "Womb of Lilithu"
Q: Name the two founding members of NECROPHOBIC?
A: Joakim Sterner and David "Blackmoon" Parland
27) INQUISITION "Obscure Verses for the Multiverse"
Q: How many members does INQUISITION have?
A: 2 (Dagon and Incubus)
28) SEPTICFLESH "Ophidian Wheel"
Q: Who is singing the soprano voice on "Ophidian Wheel"?
A: Natalie Rassoulis
29) CRONIAN "Erathems"
Q: CRONIAN is the project of which two musicians?
A: Øystein G. Brun and Andreas “Vintersorg” Hedlund
30) ENDSTILLE "Kapitulation 2013"
Q: In which Black Metal act was Zingultus singing before ENDSTILLE?
31) EXIVIOUS "Liminal"
Q: Name at least one other/former band for each member of EXIVIOUS.
A: For example Tymon Kruidenier (ex-CYNIC), Michel Nienhuis (DODECAHEDRON), Robin Zielhorst (ex-CYNIC), Yuma van Eekelen (ex-PESTILENCE)
The winners will be informed by email and their names will be posted on Season of Mist’s Facebook page.