Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

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Wed, Apr 24 2019: CULTED

Season of Mist are pleased to announce the signing of blackened doom outfit CULTED. The band will release their third upcoming album 'Vespertina Synaxis; A Prayer for Union and Emptiness' via the label later this year.


Regarding the signing, the band comments: "We are grateful for the opportunity to release our music on this legendary label. To have a seat at the table amongst the ranks of so many talented artists is a great honor. We appreciate the opportunity to continue to create our sounds and share them with the world. We look forward to working with Season of Mist and reaching a wider audience."

As an introduction, you can listen to the band's previous album 'Oblique to All Paths' on their Bandcamp page.

Join CULTED on their official Facebook page.

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Wed, Apr 24 2019: GAAHLS WYRD

Upcoming release: "GastiR – Ghosts invited"

Release date: Fri, May 31 2019, US Fri, May 31 2019

Norwegian extreme metal formation GAAHLS WYRD, fronted by renowned vocalist Gaahl,have premiered a stunning video for the song "Carving the Voices" via Metal Hammer (UK).

The track is taken from the new record, 'GastiR - Ghosts Invited' which is set for worldwide release on May 31st. Watch the video HERE.



  1. Ek Erilar
  2. From The Spear
  3. Ghosts Invited
  4. Carving The Voices
  5. Veiztu Hve
  6. The Speech And The Self
  7. Through And Past And Past
  8. Within The Voice Of Existence

17 May 19 Hyvinkaa (FI) Steelfest
23 Jun 19 Varnai (LT) Kilkim Zaibu Festival (Exact date TBA)
19 Jul 19 Bertingen (DE) Rock Unter Der Eichen (Exact date TBA)
25 Jul 19 Tolmin (SL) Metaldays Tolmin
15 Aug 19 St Nolff (FR) Motocultor Festival (Exact date tba)
16 Aug 19 Dinkelsbuhl (DE) Summer Breeze Open Air (Exact date tba)

'GastiR - Ghosts Invited' is available for pre-ordering in various formats here.

Join GAAHLS WYRD on their official Facebook page.

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Wed, Apr 24 2019: SAINT VITUS

Upcoming release: "Saint Vitus"

Release date: Fri, May 17 2019, US Fri, May 17 2019

The godfathers of American doom metal SAINT VITUS are now streaming the third new track, taken from their forthcoming album 'Saint Vitus'. The new record is set for worldwide release on May 17, 2019.

The song "Useless" is streaming via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel at the link HERE.

SAINT VITUS are in the middle of their previously announced European tour. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below. The band is supported by DOPELORD on the road.

24 Apr 19 Toulouse (FR) Le Rex
25 Apr 19 Barcelona (ES) Boveda
26 Apr 19 Madrid (ES) Copernico
27 Apr 19 Barroselas (PT) Swr Metalfest
28 Apr 19 Bilbao (ES) Kafé Antzokia
30 Apr 19 Fribourg (CH) Fri-Son*
01 May 19 Milan (IT) Circolo Magnolia
02 May 19 Zürich (CH) Dynamo*
03 May 19 Karlsruhe (DE) Dudefest
04 May 19 Leipzig (DE) Utc Connewitz
* No Dopelord

Cover artwork and album details of the new offering can be found below.



  1. Remains
  2. A Prelude to...
  3. Bloodshed
  4. 12 Years In The Tomb
  5. Wormhole
  6. Hour Glass
  7. City Park
  8. Last Breath
  9. Useless

Join SAINT VITUS on their official Facebook page.

'Saint Vitus' is available for pre-ordering in the Season of Mist shop.

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Wed, Apr 24 2019: THIS GIFT IS A CURSE

Upcoming release: "A Throne of Ash"

Release date: Fri, Jun 14 2019, US Fri, Jun 14 2019

THIS GIFT IS A CURSE have released the second new track, taken from the band's upcoming album 'A Throne of Ash', to be released via Season of Mist on June 14. Listen to the new song below.

"Blood is my Harvest" can be viewed via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel at the link here

The artwork and track-list for 'A Throne of Ash' can be viewed below.



  1. Hæma
  2. Blood Is My Harvest
  3. Thresholds
  4. Gate Dweller
  5. Monuments for Dead Gods
  6. Wolvking
  7. I am Katharsis
  8. In Your Black Halo (Mass 317)
  9. Wormwood Star

'A Throne of Ash' is available for pre-ordering in the Season of Mist shop.

Join THIS GIFT IS A CURSE on their official Facebook page.

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Wed, Apr 24 2019: MISERY INDEX

Latest release: "Rituals of Power"

Release date: Fri, Mar 08 2019, US Fri, Mar 08 2019

Death metal extremists MISERY INDEX have will be embarking on a North American tour this spring as direct support for NAILS. The run will kick off on June 8 in Chicago, IL and will conclude on June 16 in Raleigh, NC. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.


Speaking on the upcoming tour, the band comments, "We are beyond stoked to hit the road on this extra-special and extra-brutal U.S. run with our friends in NAILS, DEVOURMENT, and OUTERHEAVEN. We'll be playing a few tracks of the new record 'Rituals of Power,' as well as bringing the classic heaviness. Come out to the shows, and LET'S GRIND."

06/08: Chicago, IL @ Metro
06/09: Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
06/10: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
06/11: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
06/12: Boston, MA @ Middle East
06/13: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/14: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
06/15: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
06/16: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

MISERY INDEX (European Tour)
06/28: Protzen (DE) @ Protzen Open Air
06/29: Wiesbaden (DE) @ Schlachthof
06/30: Karlsruhe (DE) @ Jubez
07/01: Graz (AT) @ Club Q
07/02: Budapest (HU) @ Dürer Kert (+Whitechapel)
07/03: Kosice (SK) @ Collosseum
07/04: Trutnov (CZ) @ Obscene Extreme
07/05: Roskilde (DK) @ Roskilde Fest
07/06: Hamburg (DE) @ Monkey's Club
07/07: Aachen (DE) @ Musikbunker
07/08: Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
07/09: Hannover (DE) @ LUX
07/10: München (DE) @ Backstage (+Napalm Death)
07/11: Budweis (CZ) @ MC Fabrika
07/12: Torgau (DE) @ In Flammen

MISERY INDEX will be touring in support of their album 'Rituals of Power'. The album can be ordered in various formats.

Join MISERY INDEX on their official Facebook page.

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Wed, Apr 24 2019: SHAPE OF DESPAIR

Latest release: "Alone In The Mist"

Release date: Fri, Dec 09 2016, US Fri, Dec 09 2016

Finnish funeral doom pioneers SHAPE OF DESPAIR will be performing a small handful of dates in the U.S. next month. The band will be performing two headlining Northeast Coast dates with ISLA before they head out west to be a part of Eternal Warfare Fest. Find all tour dates below.


05/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar*
05/16: Washington, DC @ Atlas Brew Works*
05/18: Portland, OR @ Eternal Warfare Fest
*with ISLA

SHAPE OF DESPAIR have previously released 'Alone in the Mist' which is still available in the Season of Mist shop.

Join SHAPE OF DESPAIR on their official Facebook page.

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Wed, Apr 24 2019: BLACK COBRA

Latest release: "Imperium Simulacra"

Release date: Fri, Feb 26 2016, US Fri, Feb 26 2016

Critically-acclaimed metal band BLACK COBRA are kicking off a run of U.S. dates this Thursday, April 25 in Boston, MA as support for label-mates WEEDEATER. Find a list of all tour dates below.

The band will play three dates this month, including Desertfest NYC, and will then appear at several festivals over the summer, ultimately concluding their run on September 2 in Los Angeles, CA as direct support for ORANGE GOBLIN. The full itinerary and ticket links are as follows:

04/25: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs (w/ WEEDEATER)
04/26: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus (Desertfest NYC)
04/27: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (w/ ASG)
05/17: Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Mile High Club
06/07: Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room (Austin Terror Fest)
09/02: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent (Supporting ORANGE GOBLIN)

BLACK COBRA are touring in support of their latest album, 'Imperium Simulacra'. The cover artwork and tracklist can be found below.



  1. Challenger Deep
  2. Imperium Simulacra
  3. Fathoms Below
  4. Eye Among The Blind
  5. The Messenger
  6. Obsolete
  7. Dark Shine
  8. Sentinel (Infinite Observer)
  9. Technical Demise

'Imperium Simulacra' is still available in the Season of Mist shop.

Join BLACK COBRA on their official Facebook page.

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Wed, Apr 24 2019: VIRVUM

Latest release: "Illuminance"

Release date: Fri, Nov 24 2017, US Fri, Nov 24 2017

VIRVUM are about to embark on their Southern European dates together with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER in support of their latest release "Illuminance" which was re-released by Season of Mist in 2017. VIRVUM will be direct support during the French and Spanish tour dates this April. See below for a list of all currently confirmed shows.

The Swiss tech death shooting stars comment: "Super excited to be back in France and Spain this year, supporting one of our long term favorite bands in the genre. To say we feel humbled The Black Dahlia Murder wanted us on their tour would be an understatement. Hope to see all of our French and Spanish supporters at these shows!"


23 Apr 19 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
24 Apr 19 Angers (FR) Le Chabada
25 Apr 19 Villava (ES) Totem
27 Apr 19 Madrid (ES) Caracol
28 Apr 19 Barcelona (ES) Boveda
29 Apr 19 Lyon (FR) Rock n Eat
30 Apr 19 Mulhouse (FR) Le Noumatrouf

VIRVUM will be touring in support of their latest release 'Illuminance', which can still be ordered in the Season of Mist shop.

Join VIRVUM on their official Facebook page.

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Latest release: "Stranger Times"

Release date: Fri, Sep 22 2017, US Fri, Sep 22 2017

VULTURE INDUSTRIES are about to embark on their European tour together with good friends HELHEIM and MADDER MORTEM. The Norwegian eccentrics kick off the 'Strange Rain' tour at the Quantic Club in Bucharest (RO) on April 25. A full list of dates can be found below.

In celebration of the tour, VULTURE INDUSTRIES are releasing a special 7" with the brand new track 'Deeper'. You can already listen to the brand new offering here!

Front man Bjørnar comments on the track: "'Deeper' tells the story of man's insatiable greed for more, as symbolized by the miners digging all the way to Hell. Starting out with a haunting trumpet solo, the track mixes a Spaghetti Western vibe with the rhythmic and melodic drive of a large-scale rock opus. Musically 'Deeper' nods in the direction of such diverse acts as Ennio Morricone, Type O Negative, The Beatles and Lee Hazlewood, but at the same time there is also a solid dose of rock and metal, in the signature form of Vulture Industries.

It was one of those scorching summer days of 2018. The grass in the fields had all turned the colour of old paper, and the sun, at its zenith, was mercilessly searing our skin. Thirsty, hungry, and with tongues swelling, we had just missed the ferry crossing and could taste our hopes turn to ashes in our mouths. Trying to remain calm, but steadily feeling the building pressure of desperation, as a boiler ready to blow, we waited in line. Then suddenly the one year old in the back seat broke the silence chanting AHUM, AHUM, AHUM, AHUM! Overcome by what felt like divine inspiration but might very well have been sent from the depths of Hell, I started drumming on the dashboard. DUM, DADADUM, DADADUM, DADADUMDADUMDADUM."


25 Apr 19 Bucharest (RO) Quantic Club
26 Apr 19 Cluj Napoca (RO) Flying Circus
27 Apr 19 Budapest (HU) Voros-Kek-Yuk
28 Apr 19 Praha (CZ) Nova Chmelnice
29 Apr 19 Paris (FR) Backstage
01 May 19 London (UK) The Underworld
02 May 19 Hamburg (DE) Logo
03 May 19 Esbjerg (DK) Konfus
04 May 19 Dresden (DE) Skullcrusher
01 Jun 19 Oslo (NO) John Dee

VULTURE INDUSTRIES are touring in support if their latest full-length, 'Stranger Times', which is still available in the Season of Mist shop.

Join VULTURE INDUSTRIES on their official Facebook page.

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Wed, Apr 24 2019: ARCHSPIRE

Latest release: "Relentless Mutation"

Release date: Fri, Sep 22 2017, US Fri, Sep 22 2017

Dadabots is special artificial intelligent (AI) software that creates music. The software, developed by Berkley College of Music graduates Zack Zukowski and CJ Carr, is built upon a "recurrent neural network" that receives data and then uses it to interpret musical sequences on its own. Simply stated, the software teaches itself how to compose music based on the work of an existing band as its data-set.

After several failed attempts at creating stable, listenable death metal, the creators turned to the music of ARCHSPIRE, which ended up being the perfect template to generating metal tunes via artificial intelligence.

"The neural net we used listened to 'Relentless Mutation' over and over again," explains Zukowski. "All raw audio, no tabs, no midi. It generates what it thinks it hears and tunes itself until it begins to intimate the sounds from the original album. After generating, it randomly stitches the audios together, refills the buffer, and streams it with ffmpeg. Repeat."

He continues, "The remarkable part is the high quality-to-shit ratio. We tried this with 100 albums and found that Archspire's music made for the most interesting bot. Zero curation was necessary. Everything it generates sounds good to us. You're hearing everything it makes. Our theory is the faster the blast beats, the more stable the net. Archspire is absurdly fast - they are basically machines. So far, we haven't found anything that works better."

ARCHSPIRE adds, "We've been hearing about this 'AI that's trained on Archspire writing death metal' over the past few weeks. Well, here's the thing: We actually aren't surprised about this. We've been utilizing very similar technology to write our music this entire time. The program we've been using? It's called T.O.B.I. It stands for:


"Tobi has been part of our writing process since 2009, and while you may notice that he takes on a physical form as guitarist in the band, rest assured under those tight fitting clothes, he's more machine than man."

To hear some of the AI-generated albums that Dadabots have produced, visit their YOUTUBE and OFFICIAL BANDCAMP.

ARCHSPIRE will perform their latest full-length, 'Relentless Mutation' in its entirety on their upcoming North American tour, which kickoff on May 9 in Seattle, WA and will conclude on June 4 in Boise, ID.


ARCHSPIRE + VIRVUM (w/ Inferi and Wormhole)
05/09: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
05/10: Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar
05/11: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
05/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go
05/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live!
05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar
05/19: New Orleans, LA @ Santos
05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven
05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
05/28: Louisville, KY @ The Tiger Room
05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
05/30: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater
06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder

ARCHSPIRE will be touring in support of their latest album 'Relentless Mutation', which is still available in the Season of Mist shop.

Join ARCHSPIRE on their official Facebook page.

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