It’s been ten years since Black Metallers FOSCOR released their debut album, and 2012 will see the band celebrating the decade with a series of events starting off with a show at the Sala KGB in Barcelona on the 28th January, where the band will also launch a new commemorative merchandise and the release of their first ever DVD. Titled “Deu Anys Vers La Foscor” which translated from the band’s native Catalan means “Ten Years Towards Darkness”, the DVD, which is edited by the band’s guitarist Falke, includes live footage of FOSCOR’s 2010 appearance at the Sala KGB in Barcelona, along with a documentary chronicling the last ten years, and the music video for the track “I Tornà de les Cendres” from the 2007 album “The Smile of the Sad Ones”. Also included will be two commemorative A3 posters, one which features the cover art etching by Cynthia Meier-Dusol entitled “Nous Sommes Condamnés À Être Libres”, and the second one features the Funeral Stone design, by Ideophony, which also appears on the band’s new stage sets and merchandise. The artwork on the DVD itself is by Dios Perezoso. “Deu Anys Vers La Foscor” will be released on the Darkwoods label on the 28th January and comes in A5 format and is limited to 250 hand numbered copies.
Although it’s been ten years since their first release, FOSCOR was in fact formed in 1997 in Barcelona, Spain, and is not only one of the few Black Metal bands hailing from that city, but also one of only a handful of bands that uses the Catalan language of the region in some of the lyrics. With three full length albums under their belts, the last one being “Groans to the Guilty” in 2009, FOSCOR are currently working on their next album, and have contributed a track to the album “ÖND – A Tribute to Enslaved”, which is due for release later this year.
Frontman Fiar commented “We wanted to make 2012 something special. Aside from all the live appearances we are currently planning, we are also welcoming a new lead guitarist, A.M. (formerly of VIDRES A LA SANG) who will be replacing Wilhkiem who has left the band after being with us for seven years. We have also formalized our relationship with Patricia Thomas, the UK-based manager who has been a personal friend for several years now, and who works with some amazing names in Black and Extreme Metal, both legendary and upcoming. So it’s very much the end of one era for FOSCOR and the beginning of a new one. One which we are all looking forward to”. More information about FOSCOR can be found on the band’s website at http://www.foscor.com
Below you can see the video trailer for FOSCOR’s “Deu Anys Vers La Foscor”
Nine tracks from FOSCOR can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud page.
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FOSCORbcn