CHAOSTAR are now streaming their complete forthcoming album, ‘The Undivided Light’. The Greek avant-garde explorers have released their fascinating fifth full-length on March 23rd, 2018.
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‘The Undivided Light’ comes as an invitation to a fascinating musical journey around the globe, which is equally true for space as well as time. CHAOSTAR is far more than just a side-project of SEPTICFLESH guitarist Christos Antoniou.
CHAOSTAR was conceived out of Christos’ longing to create music that reflects more on his aspect as an academy trained composer and go beyond the possibilities that his orchestral arrangements for SEPTICFLESH offer. After all, the guitarist finished his studies of classical composition in London with honours and distinction.
When SEPTICFLESH released their single, “The Eldest Cosmonaut” in 1998, the Greek band took a step towards classical music, which in turn inspired Christos to create CHAOSTAR to pursue this course even further.
Out of a timeless confrontation of different sounds and styles rose an avant-garde concept for emotional music to which vocalist Natalie Rassoulis added a feminine voice. After a first statement of intent via a demo entitled ‘The Underworld’ in 2000, CHAOSTAR released the albums ‘Chaostar’ (2000), ‘Threnody’ (2001), and ‘The Scarlet Queen’ (2004), as well as the ‘Underworld’ compilation in 2007.
After a self-imposed hiatus of both CHAOSTAR and SEPTICFLESH, Christos decided to revive his project as well when the latter reunited. The former returned with their fourth full-length, which was based on a Greek word roughly translating as “sin”. ‘Anomima’ featured the celestial vocals of new singer Androniki Skoula, who also contributed most of the lyrics.
‘Anomima’ brilliantly combined rich, classical orchestration with lush soundscapes and modern textures, and even some elements of extreme music. CHAOSTAR easily adopted a global musical language that induced the listener into a dreamlike trance with geographically unchained sounds.
With the ‘The Undivided Light’, CHAOSTAR take their experimentation another step further. Classic orchestration, traditional instruments, electronica, rock, and more are deconstructed by Christos only to be reassembled into something fresh and exciting. ‘The Undivided Light’ gives new meaning to the term world music.
- Christos Antoniou : instruments, compositions
- Androniki Skoula : vocals
- Fotis Benardo : Percussion
- George Diamandopoulos : Traditional instruments
- Charalampos Paritsis : Electric violin
- John Thermos : Synths
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CHAOSTAR are streaming the second single of their forthcoming album, ‘The Undivided Light’. The Greek avant-garde explorers will release their fascinating fifth full-length on March 23rd, 2018. The new track is now premiering at the link below.
CHAOSTAR are unveiling the first single of their forthcoming album, ‘The Undivided Light’. The amazing Greek avant-garde explorers will release their fascinating fifth full-length on March 23rd, 2018. The stunning track, “Stones and Dust” is now streaming at the link below!
CHAOSTAR, the musical brainchild of SEPTICFLESH composer Christos Antoniou are currently premiering a live video featuring a track taken from their artistically ambitious and yet acclaimed full-length ‘Anomima’ (2013). The clip for the song “Sorrow Descending” is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
CHAOSTAR, the musical brainchild of SEPTICFLESH composer Christos Antoniou is now premiering a video clip for the track “間” (“MA”) taken from their latest album ‘Anomima’ through the following media partners: