Latest news: Wed, Apr 23 2014
Wed, Apr 23 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!
Wed, Apr 23 2014: OBSIDIAN KINGDOM
Season of Mist is proud to welcome Spain’s OBSIDIAN KINGDOM to the roster! OBSIDIAN KINGDOM is 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 later this year, before releasing the band’s second album later on. In the meantime, you can purchase a classy version of ‘Mantiis’ on LP and discover a previously unpublished video clip.
The deluxe LP edition of ‘Mantiis’ is already available on Season of Mist’s e-shop. This gatefold double speckled LP with 14-page booklet is limited to 512 hand-numbered copies, so you should grab it before it’s gone!
Artwork and track list of ‘Mantiis’ are as follows:
The band shot a video clip for “Fingers in Anguish” which has never been released until now. You can watch it on This Is Rock!
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM play hard-to-classify heavy music with plenty of contrasts. Their main features are the use of multiple sound resources in order to portray a wide range of emotions; a deep interest for aesthetics and the mise-en-scène; and the somber and cryptic quality of their lyrical topics. Defying both tradition and their Black Metal origins, OBSIDIAN KINGDOM tread their own path in an untiring search for their own unique style, aside from conventions or style boundaries.
“OBSIDIAN KINGDOM is no longer an independent band”, the band comment. “We have come to this hard resolution having one and only one thing in mind: to keep making music for you. Because we want you to know about us if you don't already. We want to be able to play in your town or very near. We want you to spin our records without having to pay inflated shipping prices. And we would rather invest our limited and valuable human resources in making music, not in bureaucracy.
“Season of Mist is one of the biggest, strongest and longest-lived independent labels that we know. It is certainly home to legends such as MORBID ANGEL, MAYHEM and CYNIC, but what makes it so attractive for us to be part of the family is the way they respect and support the aesthetical identity and artistic ideas of the bands they work with. On top of everything else, they are devoted music lovers just like ourselves.
“And from now on, we will be working side by side to bring our music to your ears in the best and most efficient way possible, starting with the long-time demanded re-issue of our debut album, ‘Mantiis’, which will happen in the autumn. In the meantime, we are already writing more music for you to bask in... Wish us luck on this brave step, and we will repay you a thousand-fold!”
Wed, Apr 23 2014: CANNABIS CORPSE
As previously announced, death metal gang CANNABIS CORPSE’s forthcoming full-length is entitled ‘From Wisdom to Baked’ and will hit the stores on June 20th (June 24th in North America). You can now listen to “Zero Weed Tolerance”, a number from the album, by via the links below. The artwork and track list of ‘From Wisdom to Baked’ are as follows:
“Zero Weed Tolerance” is streaming through these media partners:
‘From Wisdom to Baked’ will be released on CD, black and limited coloured LPs, and merch. You can pre-order them on the Season of Mist e-shop. The cassette edition, as well as a transparent LP limited to 300 copies, are exclusively available on our new North American e-shop.
CANNABIS CORPSE is the project of MUNICIPAL WASTE bassist Phil "LandPhil" Hall and his brother Josh "Hallhammer" Hall. The band, rounded out by guitarist Brent Purgason (aka "Pustulus Maximus" of GWAR), have toured the world over alongside THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, REVOCATION, HATE ETERNAL, SKELETONWITCH, and many others.
CANNABIS CORPSE’s first four releases, namely ‘Blunted at Birth’, ‘Tube of the Resinated’, ‘The Weeding’, and ‘Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise’ were reissued last year and are available on the Season of Mist e-shop.
Wed, Apr 23 2014: MISERY INDEX
Baltimore's death metal extremists MISERY INDEX have premiered the third new song from their forthcoming full-length 'The Killing Gods'. The album will be released on May 23rd (May 27th in North America) and will be available as a CD, a limited edition Digibox with a bonus track, and various LP formats. The title-track is streaming at the locations below:
'The Killing Gods', the band's fifth album was recorded at Visceral Sound Studios with Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, BLACK TUSK, BRUTAL TRUTH) and Wright Way recording with long-time engineer Steve Wright (DYING FETUS, MARS VOLTA, SOILWORK). The artwork and track list for 'The Killing Gods' can be found below:
MISERY INDEX were recently added to the main stage of this year's Maryland Deathfest on May 25 in Baltimore, Maryland. The band also recently announced a special live date as part of this year's Maryland Death Fest pre-show, on May 21.
In addition to the track premiere, MISERY INDEX have also announced a new European tour alongside label-mates GORGUTS. The tour, which starts on April 24 in Madrid, will see both bands travel through Spain, Italy, France, and more before concluding on May 8 in Tilburg, where both bands will perform as part of this year's "Neurotic Deathfest". A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Having cemented a reputation as one of the most formidable live bands in death metal, MISERY INDEX (Jason Netherton – bass guitar, vocals, Mark Kloeppel – guitar, vocals, Adam Jarvis – drums, Darin Morris – guitar) have toured the world over numerous times on the backs of four critically-acclaimed albums. The Baltimore-based quartet has leveled venues in over 40 countries, over 1000+ live shows. With albums showcasing a disgust for everyday life and the ills of modern society, MISERY INDEX will continue to push their crushing take on pummeling death grind with the release of 'The Killing Gods'.
24 Apr 14 Barroselas (PT) SWR Festival
25 Apr 14 Madrid (ES) Shoko
26 Apr 14 Murcia (ES) Garaje
27 Apr 14 Barcelona (ES) Razz3
28 Apr 14 Toulouse (FR) Dynamo
29 Apr 14 Brescia (IT) Circo Colony
30 Apr 14 Wien (AT) Escape
01 May 14 Darmstadt (DE) Steinbruch Theater
02 May 14 Lyss (CH) Kulturfabrik
03 May 14 Bruxelles (BE) Magasin4
04 May 14 Tilburg (NL) Neurotic Deathfest
21 May 14 Baltimore, MD (US) Otto Bar (Maryland Death Fest pre-party)
25 May 14 Baltimore, MD (US) Edison Lot (Maryland Death Fest)
12 Aug 14 Schlotheim (DE) Flugplatz Obermehler (Party.San Open Air - exact date tbc)
Wed, Apr 23 2014: FLOOR
Cult underground rock outfit FLOOR are currently premiering their new album 'Oblation'. You can listen to the band's first new full length in over ten years at these locations:
Regarding the album premiere, guitarist Anthony Vialon comments: “Here's our first record in 12 years.
“For real, though:
We appreciate being able to do it again.
It's been pretty cool.
'Oblation' will be released via Season of Mist on April 25th (April 29th in North America) and can be pre-ordered here (North American residents please click here). Cover artwork and track list are as follows:
FLOOR recently announced a US tour. The Noisey/Vice sponsored tour starts on April 30th in Miami, and has now been expanded to include several more dates at the end. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
30 Apr 14 Miami, FL (US) Churchills
02 May 14 Gainesville, FL (US) The Wooley
03 May 14 Charlotte, NC (US) The Casbah @ The Tremont
04 May 14 Washington, DC (US) Rock & Roll Hotel
05 May 14 Brooklyn, NY (US) Saint Vitus Bar
06 May 14 Philadelphia, PA (US) The Barbary
07 May 14 Alston, MA (US) Great Scott
08 May 14 Buffalo, NY (US) The Tralf
09 May 14 Pittsburgh/ PA (US) Smiling Moose
10 May 14 Grand Rapids/ MI (US) The Pyramid Scheme
11 May 14 Chicago, IL (US) Double Door
13 May 14 Denver, CO (US) Moon Room
14 May 14 Salt Lake City, UT (US) Bar Deluxe
16 May 14 Portland, OR (US) Branx
17 May 14 Seattle, WA (US) Chop Suey
19 May 14 San Francisco, CA (US) Elbo Room
24 May 14 Los Angeles, CA (US) The Satellite
25 May 14 Fullerton, CA (US) Slide Bar
26 May 14 Tempe, AZ (US) Yucca Tap Room (Free show)
27 May 14 Albuquerque, NM (US) Launchpad
29 May 14 Austin, TX (US) Red 7
30 May 14 Dallas, TX (US) Club Dada
31 May 14 Birmingham, AL (US) Bottletree
01 Jun 14 Atlanta, GA (US) The Earl
02 Jun 14 Orlando, FL (US) Backbooth
03 Jun 14 Tampa, FL (US) The Orpheum
Wed, Apr 23 2014: ARCHSPIRE
Technical death metal force ARCHSPIRE are streaming their forthcoming full-length, 'The Lucid Collective', in its entirety. Scheduled for an April 25 release (April 29 in North America), the album is streaming now via the following media partners:
'The Lucid Collective' is available for pre-order at Season of Mist’s e-shop. Here are the cover artwork and track listing:
'The Lucid Collective' was recorded at Rain City Recorders, in Vancouver, B.C. and was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Stuart McKillop (BAPTISTS, BISON B.C.) with additional engineering by Curtis Buckoll and Mark Mckitrick. The band documented their stay at the studio, and the footage can be found here.
ARCHSPIRE recently wrapped up an April string of dates in Western Canada. The tour saw ARCHSPIRE play alongside ABORTED and KATAKLYSM.