What better season than the summer to announce the signing of a band from the Maldives? Season of Mist is happy to welcome newcomers NOTHNEGAL to the roster! The whole staff can’t wait to go and see the band play live in their home country…
Now that the entire back catalogue of Ukrainian black poets DRUDKH has been re-released as restored versions in Digipaks with exclusive artworks, it is time to move on to the next step. Hence, DRUDKH’s brand new album has been set for a September 20th release, and will be entitled “Handful of Stars”.
Season of Mist and World Management are proud to announce that legendary Extreme Music masters Morbid Angel entered the studio on June 22nd to begin the recording of their ninth full-length. Recording commenced at Mana Studios, St. Petersburg Florida with Erik Rutan engineering the current sessions. For all the fans of Morbid Angel world wide, the long wait for new extreme music will soon be over…
Greek dark metallers SEPTICFLESH are currently hard at work on the follow-up to 2008’s “Communion” album. The recording process is scheduled to start on the middle of the summer at the band’s newly built Devasoundz studios in Athens, Greece. Guitarist Christos Antoniou will once again go to Prague, Czech Republic to record the orchestral parts.
We are very proud to announce that, two weeks after the release of WATAIN’s fourth monument “Lawless Darkness”, the album entered the Swedish charts! “Lawless Darkness” ranked number 26 in the album charts on June 14th, all musical genres taken together. Congratulations guys!
Californian thrashers HIRAX’ new compilation will be released worldwide next week. You can now download a full song from “Noise Chaos War”, entitled “Walk With Death”.
MAR DE GRISES’s forthcoming album is entitled “Streams Inwards” and will be released on August 30th (September 14th in North America). Here are the tracklisting and cover artwork of the Chilean doomsters’ third full-length:
On June 28th (29th in North America), Season of Mist will release Californian thrashers HIRAX’ new delivery, entitled “Noise Chaos War”. Made of three thrashing EP’s remastered, remixed and available on CD for the first time, this release includes a video of “Bombs of Death” filmed live in Japan last year.
As previously announced, French black metallers OTARGOS will release their fourth album on August 30th (September 14th in North America) on Season of Mist’s Underground Activists division. Here are the cover artwork and tracklisting of “No God, No Satan”:
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have teamed up with Zippo’s new music portal, ZippoEncore.com, for a giveaway of their track “Chinese Whispers” from new album “Option Paralysis”. The band recently finished a North American headlining tour and is now heading to Australia, Europe and the UK before going back to the US to play the main stage of Warped Tour all summer long.
As previously announced, WATAIN’s song “Reaping Death”, off the “Lawless Darkness” album, was released in April as a 7″ picture disc and a CD single. The former was unleashed last week on Walpurgisnacht and is limited to 1300 copies worldwide, and the latter was exclusively distributed in Sweden and was certified gold for sales in excess of 10.000 copies. So it’s time for the whole world to get their hands on the song!
While between extensive tours of Europe, KYLESA entered the studio earlier this week to commence the recording of their fifth full-length release, and debut for Season of Mist. The sessions will take place over the month of June at the legendary Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina, with Phillip Cope at the helm as producer. The band is very excited about the new material and they have been working tirelessly on the writing since January of this year.
As the bills for the 2010 summer festivals are now all confirmed, we are happy and proud to let you know that many Season of Mist bands will perform at several of those. Here’s an overview of your summer schedule!
As you can see, our newsletter has been re-designed! This change matches the new look of Season of Mist’s official website www.season-of-mist.com ,which has just been re-designed, re-vamped and largely enhanced. We hope you like it!
In next autumn, Swedish black kings WATAIN will hit the road for over a month, to spread their lawless darkness over Europe! The 28-gig tour will take the band through 14 different countries and is scheduled as follows:
After 17 years, the wait is finally over… Atheist are set to enter LedBelly recording studios in Atlanta, GA on July 5th to lay the tracks down on their long-awaited, yet untitled, fourth studio album! Engineering the recording session will be Matt Washburn. Additionally, the band have secured the services of one of metal’s most significant talents of the past decade, Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER and many others), to handle the mixing of what promises to be a modern classic from the pioneers of technical metal.
As previously announced, SEVERE TORTURE’s “Slaughtered” album will be released on June 28th. You can now download a full song from the album for free. Check out “Grave Condition” here!
After the success of last year’s “Fuck God – Disease Process” album, Season of Mist is proud to continue their collaboration with French Black Metal act OTARGOS. The band’s fourth plague is entitled “No God, No Satan” and will hit the stores on next August 30th on the Underground Activists division.
In an official statement to American fans before the band’s headlining appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest, WATAIN frontman E. warns of the carnage to come: “We are leaving for the US in a few hours from now, armed to the teeth and ready to murder. The Watain performance at Maryland Deathfest shall be a triumphant holocaust of all that is holy, and a massive celebration of the gods of Lawless Darkness! Be prepared…”
CYNIC’s EP “Re-Traced”, made of four re-interpretations of songs from 2008’s “Traced in Air” and a previously unreleased track, hit the stores last May 18th.