French black metal pioneers SETH are now revealing the cover artwork and album details for their upcoming record ‘La Morsure du Christ’.
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SETH’s first full-length ‘Les Blessures de L’Ame’ was released by Season of Mist in 1998 and soon it became one of the cornerstones of the French Black Metal scene. The band fulfilled a pioneering role as they were the first to use French lyrics in black metal. With this critically acclaimed record, the black metallers grew a solid, international fan base and got noticed overseas shortly after.
After participating on the MAYHEM cult tribute album ‘Originators of the Northern Darkness’ alongside IMMORTAL and BEHEMOTH, the band inked a two-release deal with Osmose Productions. The second full-length ‘The Excellence’ featured a contribution from Fenriz (DARKTHRONE) who wrote the lyrics for the song ‘Let Me Be The Salt In Your Wound’.
A third album titled ‘Divine-X’ was recorded in 2002 at the Excess Studios in Rotterdam (EPICA, AFTER FOREVER, SINISTER). This full-length demonstrated the ability of the band to mix gloomy and violent atmospheres. The record received extensive coverage from the international metal press at the time.
Returning to the Netherlands to record the fourth album ‘Era-Decay’, two new members joined the ranks of SETH: vocalist Black Messiah and guitarist Cyriex. Afterwards, the band was invited to play at the prestigious Inferno festival in Norway in 2005.
A long hiatus followed, until SETH returned in 2011 to play an exclusive show in Germany with the legendary band BETHLEHEM. The band re-joined the ranks of Season of Mist, eventually releasing ‘The Howling Spirit’ and going on a European tour with cult death metallers PESTILENCE. Several appearances at major festivals followed, including Hellfest and Graspop Metal Meeting and a Canadian headliner tour.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘Les Blessures de L’Ame’ in 2018, SETH exclusively performed the entire album at festivals in Switzerland, Canada (Messe de Morts) and Belgium (Thronefest). The French label Les Acteurs de l’Ombre productions released a live recording of these shows, called ‘20 ans de Blasphème’. The band’s new line-up featured members of LOUDBLAST, ARKHON INFAUSTUS and MELTED SPACE.
In the meantime, SETH have recorded a new album which will see the light of day in the first half of 2021 via Season of Mist.
- Saint Vincent : Vocals
- Alsvid : Drums
- Heimoth : Guitar
- Drakhian : Guitar
- Esx Vnr : Bass
- Pierre Le Pape : Keys
|May 14th, 2021||Steelfest Open Air||Hyvinkää||Finland|
|May 21st, 2021||Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Fest II||Nantes||France|
|June 18th, 2021||Hellfest Open Air||Clisson||France|
|November 19th, 2021||Lost Souls Fest||Orbe||Switzerland|
|November 20th, 2021||Metallian Fest||L'Ilyade Seyssinet||France|
French black metal pioneers SETH will release a new album via Season of Mist in the first half of 2021. The band has furthermore unveiled a teaser of the upcoming record, which can be viewed at the Season of Mist Youtube Channel HERE.
Black metal innovators SETH have kicked off their headlining tour of Canada with HOLLOW in support of their latest album, ‘The Howling Spirit’. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
French black metal instigators SETH are now exclusively premiering their video for the song “One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven” via these official media partners:
Black innovators SETH have announced a new spring European tour. The tour, which sees SETH play alongside technical death metal legends PESTILENCE, kicks off on April 24 in Drachten, The Netherlands, and will hit various European territories before ending on May 10 in Trier, Germany. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.