Latest news: Mon, Oct 24 2016
Mon, Oct 24 2016: AUÐN
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of AUÐN. These fast rising Icelandic black metal stars and champions of their country's Wacken Metal Battle 2016 will unleash their sophomore album on the label next year.
Regarding their signing, AUÐN comment: "We are thrilled to announce that our upcoming full-length will be released through Season of Mist. We are honored to have signed with a label that we hold in such high esteem. To ink a deal with a label that not only hosts some of our favorite acts, but also bands that have been a huge inspiration for us, is amazing. This is only the beginning though and we are looking forward with much anticipation. And last but not least we would like to take the opportunity to thank you all! Without your continued support none of this would be happening."
Aðalsteinn Magnússon - guitar
Andri Björn Birgisson - guitar
Hjalti Sveinsson - vocals
Hjálmar Gylfason - bass
Sigurður Kjartan Pálsson – drums
For all its beauty, Iceland can be a dark place, where the furious elements rage and teach fear but also inspire human creativity. Hailing from the village of Hveragerði in the south of the volcanic island, AUÐN are the latest offspring from the burgeoning black metal scene in this land of ice and snow to set their tattered sails for foreign shores. Unlike the majority of their blackened brethren, AUÐN trade in haunting melodies and bitterly beautiful atmospheres – as opposed to the jarring and caustic blunt force trauma that has brought this remote place in the Northern Atlantic to the black metal forefront of late, providing a much needed balance to the darkness. Founded in the bleak winter of 2010, AUÐN will remain to haunt your starving eardrums until their final crescendo closes the book on a burnt and barren earth.
Join AUÐN on their official Facebook page!
Mon, Oct 24 2016: REPLACIRE
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of REPLACIRE. The American technical metal prodigies from Boston, Massachusetts will release their sophomore album on the label.
Regarding their signing, REPLACIRE comment: "With such an eclectic and talented roster of bands, it makes perfect sense for REPLACIRE to find our home at Season of Mist. We are extremely proud to be part of such a professional and knowledgeable team of dedicated people. We cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us."
Guitarist and founding member Eric Alper furthermore reveals the following about their forthcoming album: "Our goal was to be heavier, darker, and faster than on our debut. The new material has a more cerebral edge and different layers that reveal themselves only with multiple spins. Above all, our material must be completely compelling to us while writing, recording, and with every performance. We believe that bands operating in such a space create the most captivating music and that is exactly where we want to be."
REPLACIRE are the brainchild of guitarist Eric Alper, who founded the band in 2010. The American tech metal prodigies from Boston, Massachusetts issued their debut self-released full-length 'The Human Burden' in 2012. The album's unique and wide-ranging material was an ambitious statement of intent that quickly established the band as a must-follow heavy act in their corner of the US. REPLACIRE pushed the boundaries by touring extensively throughout the Northeast and supporting such heavy-weights as BEYOND CREATION, HATE ETERNAL, MISERY INDEX, ARTIFICIAL BRAIN among others.
Eric Alper - guitar
Zach Baskin - bass
Evan Berry - vocals
Poh Hock - lead guitar (live)
Kendal "Pariah" Divoll - drums (live)
Currently REPLACIRE are preparing for the challenge to take the obvious next step and enter the international metal scene beyond the already heavily buzzing underground.
Join REPLACIRE on their official Facebook page!
Mon, Oct 24 2016: CLOAK
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of CLOAK. This steeply ascending American dark star will release its debut full-length on the label next year. The quartet is currently recording at Aria Studios in Marietta, Georgia with producer Joey Jones (ROYAL THUNDER, SOUR VEIN).
Regarding their signing, the band comments: "The fires of CLOAK burn wildly and we are ready to set this world ablaze one hungry soul at a time. We have been crafting our full length with precision and ferocity for the last year. Over the writing process our capacity to evoke dark energies through the outlet of rock music has grown vastly, culminating into an experience that pulls you in and drags you down into the abyss. This autumn, we begin recording our debut album to be released via Season of Mist in 2017. We invite the listener to join us on a journey through forbidden pathways towards the most venomous depths!
CLOAK were conceived in Atlanta, Georgia in the year 2013. The American band quotes DISSECTION, DEEP PURPLE, and FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM as their main influences and their harsh but groovy sound invites comparison with such acts as TRIBULATION, WATAIN, and YOUNG AND IN THE WAY. CLOAK initially locked themselves away, carefully preparing their material, which emerged two years later in the shape of a first demo ('Demo 2015') that created waves in the US underground.
Following the release of the demo, a two song self-titled EP was unleashed earlier this year, and saw the band receiving critical acclaim across several international metal media outlets such as Metal Hammer, Decibel Magazine, No Clean Singing, and many more. In their short time as a band, CLOAK have already shared the stage with renowned acts such as WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, WINDHAND, INTER ARMA, SATAN, and TAAKE.
"Cloak lead the listener down a winding walkway towards a shadowy intersection of black metal and cavernous death rock." Decibel Magazine
Scott Taysom - voice, guitar
Max Brigham - guitar
Matt Scott - bass
Sean Bruneau – drums
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Mon, Oct 24 2016: EMPTINESS
EMPTINESS have unveiled the first stunning track taken from their forthcoming album 'Not for Music', which will be out in stores on January 20th.
The track "Meat Heart" is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
Sentinel Daily (AU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Regarding "Meat Heart", EMPTINESS comment: "Do you honestly think that your emotions make you an individual being? The loss of a loved one, the memories of a past life, everything here exists so you confront your own egocentricity. 'Meat Heart' is a necessary setting for the dreaded self-reflecting voyage that awaits you. It is 'Not for Music', it is about light and darkness."
Jeremie Bezier: vocals, bass
Olivier Lomer- Wilbers: guitars, synths
Peter Verwimp: guitars, drones
Jonas Sanders: drums, percussion
'Not for Music' can now be pre-ordered from the Season of Mist shop.
Join EMPTINESS on their official Facebook page.
Mon, Oct 24 2016: ROTTING CHRIST
ROTTING CHRIST have embarked on an extensive European co-headlining tour alongside label mates INQUISITION, and opening acts MYSTIFIER and SHAMMASCH. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
ROTTING CHRIST + INQUISITION + MYSTIFIER + SCHAMMASCH
23 Oct 16 Katowice (PL) Mega Club
24 Oct 16 Praha (CZ) Storm
25 Oct 16 Budapest (HU) Barba Negra
26 Oct 16 Ljubljana (SL) Gala Hala
27 Oct 16 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
28 Oct 16 München (DE) Backstage
29 Oct 16 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
30 Oct 16 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks
31 Oct 16 Lyon (FR) Cco
01 Nov 16 Luynes (FR) Le Korigan
02 Nov 16 Madrid (ES) Caracol
03 Nov 16 Barcelona (ES) Apolo 2
04 Nov 16 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
05 Nov 16 Rennes (FR) Ubu
06 Nov 16 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
07 Nov 16 London (UK) The Underworld
08 Nov 16 Dublin (IE) Voodoo Lounge
10 Nov 16 Esch-sur -Alzette (LU) Kultur Fabrik
11 Nov 16 Bochum (DE) Matrix
12 Nov 16 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
13 Nov 16 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
14 Nov 16 Weinheim (DE) Café Central
The shows in Hamburg (DE) and Copenhagen (DK) were completely sold out and capacity is also running low in many other venues. We therefore strongly recommend to acquire tickets early.
INQUISITION comment: "Our 2016 European headlining tour marks another journey for INQUISITION that comes with a new album. We take great pride at selecting artists, who are willing and have the time and dedication to share the stage with us; while considering what should be a ritualistic experience that goes beyond a music event from uprising bands to the classic ancients all under one shadow. We invite you to witness SCHAMMASCH, MYSTIFIER, ROTTING CHRIST, INQUISTION on the 'Bloodshed Rituals 2016 European Tour' with the intention of evoking the essence of occult music while breaking necks in the process of invoking your spirit."
Sakis of ROTTING CHRIST adds: "Dear brothers, we present to you our first European tour in support of our latest album 'Rituals'. Our musical journey encompasses 27 shows all over the continent and we will be accompanied by the great metal warriors from INQUISITION, MYSTIFIER, and SCHAMMASCH. See you all in the battlefield and let’s raise serious hell!"
'Rituals’ can still be ordered from the Season of Mist shop
'Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith’ can still be ordered from the Season of Mist shop
Join ROTTING CHRIST on their official Facebook page
Join INQUISITION on their official Facebook page
Mon, Oct 24 2016: BEYOND CREATION
BEYOND CREATION have already kicked off their European shows in support of tech death icons OBSCURA. The fast rising Canadian technical death metal hope will be performing alongside REVOCATION and RIVERS OF NIHIL in support of their highly acclaimed latest album 'Earthborn Evolution'.
A list of all remaining shows can be viewed below. We recommend to buy tickets early as several venues already reported sold out dates.
BEYOND CREATION + OBSCURA + REVOCATION + RIVERS OF NIHIL
24 Oct 16 Sheffield (UK) Corporation
25 Oct 16 Aarschot (BE) De Klinker
26 Oct 16 Paris (FR) Divan du Monde
27 Oct 16 Aarau (CH) Kiff
28 Oct 16 Les Pennes-Mirabeau (FR) Jas'Rod
29 Oct 16 Calenzano/Firenze (IT) Cycle Club
30 Oct 16 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
31 Oct 16 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
01 Nov 16 Wien (AT) Viper Room
02 Nov 16 Kosice (SK) Colosseum
03 Nov 16 Dresden (DE) Scheune
04 Nov 16 Praha (CZ) Nova Chmelnice
05 Nov 16 Wroclaw (PL) Liverpool
06 Nov 16 Oberhausen (DE) Kulttempel
07 Nov 16 Berlin (DE) Lido
08 Nov 16 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
09 Nov 16 Stockholm (SE) En Arena
10 Nov 16 Oslo (NO) Parkteatret
11 Nov 16 Aalborg (DE) Aalborg Metal Festival
'Earthborn Evolution' can still be ordered from the Season of Mist shop
Join BEYOND CREATION on their official Facebook page
Mon, Oct 24 2016: NECROPHAGIA
NECROPHAGIA have announced European headlining dates that will take place in the final days of this year. The American cult death metal pioneers will embark on their hellish road-trip on December 2nd at the Turock in Essen in support of their latest masterpiece 'WhiteWorm Cathedral'. A list of all confirmed shows can be found below.
02/12/2016 Essen (DE) Turock
03/12/2016 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
04/12/2016 Berlin (DE) Bi Nuu
05/12/2016 Kassel (DE) Fiasco
06/12/2016 Poznan (PL) U Bazyla
08/12/2016 Ludwigsburg (DE) Rockfabrik
09/12/2016 München (DE) Feierwerk
10/12/2016 Brescia (IT) Circulo Colony
11/12/2016 Wien (AT) Viper Room
13/12/2016 Luynes (FR) Korigan
14/12/2016 Paris (FR) Backstage
15/12/2016 Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
16/12/2016 Brighton (UK) The Haunt
17/12/2016 Norrköping (SE) Black Christmas
Killjoy comments: "It has been thirteen long years since we have done a tour on the other side of the pond. It is therefore long overdue for us to haunt abroad. We are excited for our European fiends to once again feel the darkness flowing from our veins. We are looking forward to spreading our plague of horror and gore. We are going to bring a lot of body bags."
'WhiteWorm Cathedral’ can still be ordered from the Season of Mist shop.
Join NECROPHAGIA on their official Facebook page.
Mon, Oct 24 2016: ROADBURN
Season of Mist are proud to have four distinct and visionary artists on the label's roster to have been chosen and announced to perform at the 2017 edition of the prestigious and unique Roadburn Festival. We congratulate CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX, EMPTINESS, as well as our Icelanders AUÐN and ZHRINE to have been selected for an already mind blowing billing.
Check out audio-tracks of our bands at the links below and join them on Facebook!
The blood on our deal with this melodic Icelandic black metal act has not yet dried. Currently the band is preparing to record their next album, which is expected to be released in 2017.
CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX
The eclectic UK rockers are about to release their stunning sixth studio album 'Bronze' on November 4th.
The Belgians have just announced that the next full-length chapter in their relentless quest for dark sounds will be entitled 'Not for Music' and released on January 20th.
The ethereal blackened death act from Iceland has released its latest album 'Unortheta' on the 8th of April this year.