Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Latest news: Tue, Apr 15 2014

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Tue, Apr 15 2014: NORTH AMERICAN SHOP

Season of Mist is proud to announce the launch of a North American web shop to better serve your metal mail-order needs. Starting immediately, North American metal fans will be able to place orders for all Season of Mist audio titles, and a range of officially-licensed bands and label merchandise, at the new web shop.

All orders ship from our label’s US office in Philadelphia, PA. Enjoy the benefits of more favorable shipping rates, faster ship times, and US-based customer service for any questions or needs.

If you have an existing customer profile in our European shop, you will need to create it once again in the US Shop. Additionally, if you'd like to subscribe to the US e-shop newsletter, you can do so here.

Thanks for your support!

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Tue, Apr 15 2014: 1349

Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 (Frost [SATYRICON] - Drums, Ravn -Vocals, Seidemann - Bass, Archaon - Guitars) have released the first track from their forthcoming Season of Mist album. The track, titled "Slaves" is streaming now at Loudwire. More information on the album's title and release date will follow.

Regarding the new track, vocalist Ravn commented: "We chose "Slaves" because it showcases very well the spirit of the coming album. The song has already become a fan favorite live on the Metal Alliance tour and the tour-exclusive 7" stock is depleting fast. It is with great pride we see it unleashed upon the world!"

Founded in Norway in 1997, 1349 have remained a constant influence on the Norwegian black metal scene. With a penchant for lightning speed riffing, blazing drums, and apocalyptic lyrics, the band has trail-blazed the underground, surpassing many of their peers through brute musical force. Following a trio of landmark albums, namely 2003's ‘Liberation’, 2004's ‘Beyond the Apocalypse’, and 2005's ‘Hellfire’, 1349 is set to re-establish their dominance in world-wide extreme metal.

1349 have begun the 2014 Metal Alliance tour alongside BEHEMOTH, GOATWHORE, and label-mates INQUISITION. The band will also join GOATWHORE for a series of Metal Alliance off-date shows. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

"Amidst seas of mindless music fans shunning black metal as a genre of satanic noise and worthless musicianship, 1349 comes to remedy the ailment of the people." - Sputnik Music

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"Amidst seas of mindless music fans shunning black metal as a genre of satanic noise and worthless musicianship, 1349 comes to remedy the ailment of the people." - Sputnik Music

"Named after the year the black plague hit Norway, 1349 is truly an aural assault on the listener...1349 absolutely have what it takes to be remembered as something great and not just a passing fad. Their sound, while being influenced by everything from Slayer to Darkthrone, is still uniquely 1349, and should be remembered as such. If you are a fan of any type of metal, not just black metal, you will without doubt find something in 1349 that brings you back for more." – Lambgoat

"1349, a Norwegian black metal band, has excelled at delivering consistently solid albums since their 2003 debut “Liberation.” Time and time again, 1349 has brought a heightened sense of aggression, with little room in their sound to breathe..." - Metal Underground

Metal Alliance Tour Dates:
4/15 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
4/16 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater Of The Living Arts
4/18 Worcester, MA @ Palladium (The New England Metal Festival)
4/19 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
*4/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
*4/21 Albany, NY @ Bogie's
4/22 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
4/23 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/24 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
4/25 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
4/26 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
4/27 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Center
*4/28 Saskatoon, SK @ Louis' Pub
4/29 Calgary, AB @ Mac Hall
4/30 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
*5/1 Prince George, BC @ The Generator
5/2 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
5/3 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
*5/4 Portland, OR @ Rotture
(* indicates 1349 and GOATWHORE headlining dates)

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Tue, Apr 15 2014: SEPTICFLESH

Upcoming release: "Titan"

Release date: Fri, Jun 20 2014

Greek demons SEPTICFLESH are premiering the first track off their upcoming album, ‘Titan’, which will hit European stores on June 20th through Season of Mist. The song, entitled "Order of Dracul", is streaming at the locations below. The band also unveiled the cover artwork and track list of ‘Titan’, which is now available for pre-order in a variety of formats, including a full metal box set limited to 1000 copies.

"Order of Dracul" is available on the following websites:
Spark (CZ)
Metal Hammer (DE)
This Is Rock (ES)
Inferno (FI)
Hard Rock Mag (FR)
Metal Hammer (GR)
Rock Hard (IT)
Metal Exposure (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Loud (PT)
Close Up (SE)
Metal Hammer (UK)

The song is also available on legal download and streaming platforms.

Here are the track list and cover artwork of ‘Titan’. The latter was designed by SEPTICFLESH front man Seth Siro Anton himself.

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  1. War In Heaven
  2. Burn
  3. Order Of Dracul
  4. Prototype
  5. Dogma
  6. Prometheus
  7. Titan
  8. Confessions Of A Serial Killer
  9. Ground Zero
  10. The First Immortal

‘Titan’ will be released as a collector’s box set entirely made of metal with 3D top, including the album in deluxe Digipak CD, orchestral versions of five songs from ‘Titan’ in a bonus Digisleeve CD with poster, a giant metal magnet and a metal pendant, both in printed velvet bags. All items in the box, except for the Digipak, are exclusive to this edition.

The album will also be available on separate deluxe Digipak made of special board with booksleeve and 24 page booklet of special paper, black / white / transparent gatefold double LP limited to 150 copies, solid white gatefold double LP limited to 300 copies, transparent gatefold double LP with black, grey and white splatters limited to 300 copies, regular black gatefold double LP, and merchandising. All formats can already be pre-ordered at the Season of Mist e-shop.

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Tue, Apr 15 2014: HARK

Latest release: "Crystalline"

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

Welsh heavy rockers HARK have kicked off their Europan tour with a fantastic show at the prestigous Roadburn Festival last Saturday. This was the starting signal for an extended ride on the rocky roads of the old continent. The power-trio have joined A STORM OF LIGHT, while MUSTARD GAS & ROSES are firing up at the opening slot. HARK will continue to make you sweat until their final show at the Temples Festival in Bristol, the UK on May 4th. See remaining live dates below:

HARK Live Dates
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 are touring in support of their debut album "Crystalline", which is available at the Season of Mist e-shop. Tracklist and cover artwork can be found below:

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  1. Palendromeda
  2. Hounded By Callous Decree
  3. Sins On Sleeves
  4. Black Hole South West
  5. Breathe And Run
  6. Mythopoeia
  7. Scarlet Extremities
  8. All Wretch No Vomit
  9. Xtal 0.6
  10. Clear Light Of....

The artwork for "Crystalline" was designed by HARK guitarist/vocalist Jimbob Isaac, himself an acclaimed graphic artist who has worked with the likes of RED FANG, CLUTCH, MELVINS, KVELERTAK, and more.

"With 'Crystalline' we hope that you can hear a new band with an old soul", comments mastermind Jimbob Isaac. "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."

"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). The album was released last Month.

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Tue, Apr 15 2014: KYLESA

Latest release: "Ultraviolet"

Release date: Fri, May 24 2013, US Tue, May 28 2013

Critically-acclaimed, genre-defying quintet KYLESA has announced a summer European headlining tour. The tour, which begins on June 9th will see the band hitting various territories across Germany, Poland, Italy, France, Austria and more, before ending in Moscow on July 16th. Support on the tour will come from LAZER/WULF. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

KYLESA is touring in support of their newest record, 'Ultraviolet', which is the highest-charting record in the band's storied career, landing at #4 on Billboard's "Heat Seekers" chart, and impacting the Billboard top 200. 'Ultraviolet' is available on Season of Mist’s e-shop (North American residents please click here) and streaming here. Track list and artwork are as follows:

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  1. Exhale
  2. Unspoken
  3. Grounded
  4. We’re Taking This
  5. Long Gone
  6. What Does It Take
  7. Steady Breakdown
  8. Low Tide
  9. Vulture’s Landing
  10. Quicksand
  11. Drifting

KYLESA released music videos for "Unspoken" and "Low Tide".

KYLESA European Tour Dates:
09 Jun 14 Braunschweig (DE) Kulturclub Hansa
10 Jun 14 Lyngby (DK) Temple
11 Jun 14 Malmö (SE) Babel
12 Jun 14 Oslo (SE) Vulkan Arena
13 Jun 14 Bergen (SE) Bergenfest
15 Jun 14 Kiel (DE) Pumpe
16 Jun 14 Drachten (NL) Iduna
17 Jun 14 Stuttgart (DE) Juha West
18 Jun 14 Siegen (DE) Vortex
19 Jun 14 Saarbrücken (DE) Garage
20 Jun 14 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
21 Jun 14 Vitoria (ES) Canopy
22 Jun 14 Porto (PT) Hard Club
23 Jun 14 Madrid (ES) Boite Live
24 Jun 14 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 3
25 Jun 14 Toulouse (FR) Le Connexion
26 Jun 14 Montpellier (FR) La Taf
27 Jun 14 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks (Inferno Festival)
28 Jun 14 Dessel (BE) Graspop Open Air
29 Jun 14 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
30 Jun 14 München (DE) Strom
01 Jul 14 Pisa (IT) The Jungle
02 Jul 14 Bologna (IT) Freakout Club
03 Jul 14 Ljubljana (I) Gala Hala
04 Jul 14 Rijeka (HR) Delta Summer Street Session
05 Jul 14 Gleisdorf (AT) Bang Bang Club
07 Jul 14 Warsaw (PL) Progresja
08 Jul 14 Gdansk (PL) B 90
09 Jul 14 Berlin (DE) Magnet
10 Jul 14 Dresden (DE) Scheune
11 Jul 14 Erfurt (DE) Stoned From The Underground
12 Jul 14 Linz (AT) Ottenheimer Open Air
13 Jul 14 Mönchengladbach (DE) Horst Festival
15 Jul 14 St. Petersburg (RU) Zal Ozhidaniya
16 Jul 14 Moscow (RU) Volta

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Tue, Apr 15 2014: ANCIIENTS

Latest release: "Heart of Oak"

Release date: Fri, Apr 12 2013, US Tue, Apr 16 2013

Vancouver's critically-acclaimed hard rock quartet ANCIIENTS have kicked off their first ever European tour with a sweat driven concert at the prestigious Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands last Thursday. Alongside North Carolina's heavy rockers ASG (featuring members of WILDLIGHTS) the Canadians will continue to shake the mainland until their final performance for this round at the Desertfest in London, on April 26th. A full list of forthcoming shows can be found below:

16/04 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
17/04 Osnabrück, Germany @ Bastard Club
18/04 Oberentfelden Switzerland @ Böröm Pöm Pöm
19/04 Milano, Italy @ Lo Fi
20/04 Frankfurt, Germany @ Das Bett
21/04 Prague, Czech Republic @ .007
22/04 Wien, Austria @ Arena
23/04 Stuttgart, Germany @ Juha West
24/04 Berlin, Germany @ Desertfest
25/04 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
26/04 London, UK @ Desertfest

ANCIIENTS are touring in support of their debut album "Heart of Oak", which is still available on the Season of Mist e-shop. Artwork and tracklist are shown below:

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  1. Raise the Sun
  2. Overthrone
  3. Falling in Line
  4. One Foot in the Light
  5. The Longest River
  6. Giants
  7. Faith and Oath
  8. Flood and Fire
  9. For Lisa

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