Catalan atmospheric metal band FOSCOR have premiered their entire new album ‘Els Sepulcres Blancs’, which has been released on September 6.
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The Catalans return with the second chapter of the trilogy initiated with “Les Irreals Visions” in 2017, yet strongly connected to the fin de siècle cultural movement of Modernisme – a parallel development to Art Nouveau and Jugendstil among others. Visual things must acquire a new secret appearance, and with ‘Els Sepulcres Blancs’ FOSCOR treats poetically how facing a change of a sick world and society through the land of dreams.
The title translates as “The White Tombs”, a metaphor for that world of dreams and expectations where humans chained to reality may die and born free to imagine a better one.
FOSCOR hail from Catalonia, and take inspiration from the morbid, decadent, and sick reflections on a rapidly changing society, as the artistic landscape at the end of the nineteenth century shaped.
The name FOSCOR translates as “darkness” in their native Catalan tongue, which the band from Barcelona uses for their lyrics as a distinctive element and strong connection with their cultural reality.
The Catalans’ first two albums, ‘Entrance to the Shadows’ Village’ (2004), ‘The Smile of the Sad Ones’ (2007) wrapped a shroud of classic second wave black metal around a melancholic yet vital core. ‘Groans to the Guilty’ (2009) witnessed FOSCOR setting out towards more progressive and avant-garde course, but it was next full-length ‘Those Horrors Wither’ (2014) which marked a clear departure from the black metal. Darkness found an equally strong expression through the use of very personal clean vocals, tempo reduction and atmosphere.
In 2017, FOSCOR took another step in their constantly changing and shifting evolution. The brand new release ‘Les Irreals Visions’ (2017) was easily drawing its eager audience in, only to lure the unwary listener into a dark labyrinth of unexpected complexity filled with beauty and sorrow. In 2018, FOSCOR explored these lines between reality, poetry and the beyond even further with a special digital release transforming their own music into a so intimate experience; ‘Les Irreals Versions’ (2018).
Now, 2019 promises to be as tragic as their music claims with the so sensitive release of ‘Els Sepulcres Blancs’, its characteristic melancholic sonic aura and catchy riffing intensity. Their most personal and delicate sound achievement to date.
- J. : bass, vocals
- Fiar : lyrics & vocals
- Falke : guitar & effects
- A.M. : guitars, bass & piano
- J.F. : drums (studio)
Catalan atmospheric metal band FOSCOR are now releasing the third brand new track of their upcoming album ‘Els Sepulcres Blancs’, which will be released worldwide on September 06, 2019. The track ‘Cançó de Mort’ is now streaming via Metal Injection at the link below! The guest vocals on the song are done by sG (SECRETS OF THE MOON, CRONE).
Catalan atmospheric metal band FOSCOR are now releasing the second brand new track of their upcoming album ‘Els Sepulcres Blancs’, which will be released worldwide on September 06, 2019. The track ‘Malson’ is now streaming, at the link below!
Catalan atmospheric metal band FOSCOR are now releasing the first brand new track and album details of their upcoming album ‘Els Sepulcres Blancs’, which will be released worldwide on September 06, 2019.
Catalan atmospheric metal band FOSCOR are now streaming their complete upcoming digital (only) album ‘Les Irreals Versions’, which has been released on August 24, 2018. Listen to the full album at the link below.