Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Latest news: Thu, Sep 18 2014

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Thu, Sep 18 2014: MENACE

Latest release: "Impact Velocity"

Release date: Fri, Mar 14 2014, US Tue, Mar 18 2014

MENACE, the musically many-faceted brainchild of NAPALM DEATH axeman Mitch Harris, is premiering a new video featuring a track taken from their album 'Impact Velocity'. The amazing clip for the song "Malicious Code" is now exclusively streaming via these official media partners:

Metal Hammer (BG)
Radio Metal (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Terrorizer (UK)
Revolver (US)

'Impact Velocity' is still available as a limited edition Digipak with bonus track on the Season of Mist shop and is streaming in full here. The artwork and track list are as follows:

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  1. I Live With Your Ghost
  2. Painted Rust
  3. Multiple Clarity
  4. To The Marrow
  5. I Won’t See The Sun
  6. Drowning In Density
  7. Positron
  8. Everything And Nothing
  9. Within Context
  10. Malicious Code
  11. Impact Velocity
  12. Seamless Integration

Frontman Mitch Harris explains the idea behind and execution of "Malicious Code": "We wanted to save this video for later, since it’s a completely different vibe than the others. Its unique, twisted view on rebuilding society creates a dark post-apocalyptic vision that I have not experienced before. The combination of music and visuals transfixes the viewer by enhancing the lyrics the perfectly. Malicious Code generates an invasive, vulnerable standpoint, an atmospheric mood beneath a controversial underlying message. ‘Malicious Code' was an artistic project based on the concept of AI (Audio Installations). I created a montage from the short film by Floris Kaayk called The Origin of Creatures. Floris Kaayk is an artist based in the Netherlands. He has a unique style and truly embraces the concept of artist interaction. Floris was kind enough to contribute his footage to support the concept of A.I. A futuristic vision of a world after a catastrophic disaster, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail. The storyline of The Origin of Creatures is based on one of the most well-known tales about collaboration, the Tower of Babel. This tale is transformed and twisted and is set in an imaginary future, after the world is hit by a catastrophe. Among the remains of a devastated city, lives what is left of humanity.”

Here is a link for Floris Kaayk's original full length, animated short 'The Origin of Creatures', which already won a series of awards in prestigious film festivals worldwide.

Kaayk received worldwide recognition for his viral “Bird Man” hoax video. This has attracted much attention to his work."

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Thu, Sep 18 2014: SETH

Latest release: "The Howling Spirit"

Release date: Fri, Jun 07 2013, US Tue, Jun 11 2013

French black metal instigators SETH are now exclusively premiering their video for the song "One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven" via these official media partners:

VS-Webzine (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Metalitalia (IT)
Terrorizer (UK)

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  1. In Aching Agony
  2. Killing My Eyes
  3. One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven
  4. Howling Prayers (Act I)
  5. He Whose Heart Is Heavy with Sin
  6. Ten Barrels (A Scourge for the World, a Plague for His Soul)
  7. Scars Born from Bleeding Stars
  8. Howling Prayers (Act II)
  9. Mort-luisant
  10. Dicing with Death

"One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven" was taken from the band's fifth full-length "The Howling Spirit", which is available from the Season of Mist shop and streaming here.

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Thu, Sep 18 2014: ARKAN

Latest release: "Sofia"

Release date: Fri, May 23 2014, US Tue, May 27 2014

French Oriental metal act ARKAN are premiering the first video clip taken from their third full-length 'Sofia'. "Hayati" is now exclusively streaming via these official media partners:

Metalasfuck (AU)
Spark (CZ)
Rock Hard (DE)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Revolver (US)

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  1. Hayati
  2. My Reverence
  3. March of Sorrow
  4. Leaving Us
  5. Soiled Dreams
  6. Deafening Silence
  7. Endless Way
  8. Wingless Angel
  9. Beauty Asleep
  10. Scar of Sadness
  11. Cold Night's Dream
  12. Dark Epilogue

"Sofia" can still be ordered from the Season of Mist shop and is streaming in full here.

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Thu, Sep 18 2014: OBSIDIAN KINGDOM

Upcoming release: "Mantiis – An Agony in Fourteen Bites"

Release date: Fri, Oct 24 2014, US Tue, Oct 28 2014

OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have been chosen as the first opening act for SÓLSTAFIR's upcoming European dates!

"It is with great enthusiasm that we announce that, on the occasion of the re-issue of our debut album this 24th October 2014 via Season of Mist, we will be finally bringing MANTIIS to all of Europe this autumn, in the priceless company of our much-respected SÓLSTAFIR", comment OBSIDIAN KINGDOM. "We are very much looking forward to finding each and every one of you on the road in the following days; and be the strangers who give you candy."

You can find all confirmed dates below:

31 Oct 14 London (UK) The Dome Tufnell Park
01 Nov 14 Leeds (UK) Damnation Festival
04 Nov 14 Colmar (FR) Le Grillen
05 Nov 14 Luzern (CH) Konzerthaus Schüür
06 Nov 14 München (DE) Strom
07 Nov 14 Stuttgart (DE) 1210
08 Nov 14 Frankfurt (DE) Nachtleben
09 Nov 14 Köln (DE) Werkstatt
10 Nov 14 Antwerp (BE) Trix
11 Nov 14 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
12 Nov 14 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
13 Nov 14 Bielefeld (DE) Forum
14 Nov 14 Berlin (DE) K17
15 Nov 14 Staffelstein (DE) Metal Hammer Paradise
16 Nov 14 Poznan (PL) Blue Note
17 Nov 14 Warszawa (PL) Proxima
18 Nov 14 Wien (AT) Viper Room
19 Nov 14 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
20 Nov 14 Ljubljana (SI) Gala Hala
21 Nov 14 Graz (AT) Explosiv
22 Nov 14 Innsbruck (AT) Weekender Club
24 Nov 14 Luynes (FR) Le Korigan
25 Nov 14 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 3
26 Nov 14 Madrid (ES) Caracol
27 Nov 14 Lisboa (PT) RCA Club
28 Nov 14 Porto (PT) Hard Club

OBSIDIAN KINGDOM are an independent music project founded in Barcelona in 2005, who self-released their debut album 'Mantiis – An Agony in Fourteen Bites' in 2012. Season of Mist had a crush on 'Mantiis' and will reissue it on October 24th, before releasing the band’s second album later on. In the meantime, you can view the recent video clip for the song "Fingers in Anguish".

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  1. Not Yet Five
  2. Oncoming Dark
  3. Through The Glass
  4. Cinnamon Balls
  5. The Nurse
  6. Answers Revealing
  7. Last Of The Light
  8. Genteel To Mention
  9. Awake Until Dawn
  10. Haunts Of The Underworld
  11. Endless Wall
  12. Fingers In Anguish
  13. Ball-Room
  14. And Then It Was

The reissue of ‘Mantiis’ is already available for pre-order in various formats and bundles on the Season of Mist shop.

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Thu, Sep 18 2014: SOLSTAFIR

Latest release: "Ótta"

Release date: Fri, Aug 29 2014, US Tue, Sep 02 2014

Season of Mist are proud to announce that FLOOR and SÓLSTAFIR have been chosen to perform at the next edition of the prestigious Roadburn Festival in 2015!

"Out of all the great Roadburn billings throughout its history, 2015 will be the best", comments Aðalbjörn Tryggvason enthusiastically in the name of SÓLSTAFIR. "We are deeply honoured to have been chosen by the curators and invited by the festival. Having two Icelandic bands at the same night next to the Nephilim – what a surprise and a priceless evening. What a festival! It will be a highlight of our career!"

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  1. Lágnætti
  2. Ótta
  3. Rismál
  4. Dagmál
  5. Miðdegi
  6. Nón
  7. Miðaftann
  8. Náttmál

SÓLSTAFIR are touring in support of their current album 'Ótta', which is still available in various formats on the Season of Mist shop.

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  1. Oblation
  2. Rocinante
  3. Trick Scene
  4. Find Away
  5. The Key
  6. New Man
  7. Sister Sophia
  8. The Quill
  9. Love Comes Crushing
  10. War Party
  11. Homegoings And Transitions
  12. Sign Of Aeth
  13. Raised To A Star
  14. Forever Still

FLOOR will be celebrating the first anniversary of their latest full-length 'Oblation' at Roadburn and the album also be ordered from the Season of Mist shop.

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