After the return of SETH a couple weeks ago, Season of Mist has to express the joy of seeing one more band rejoin the fold: welcome back GORGUTS! The staff is thrilled to have the Canadian technical death metal band back on the roster, 13 years after the release of cult classic ‘From Wisdom to Hate’.
“It is with great joy that I announce the return of GORGUTS to Season of Mist!”, mastermind Luc Lemay comments. “Things have not always been easy these last couple of years, but now it’s all behind us and all I can say is that I’m more than eager to share this new record with all of you. Our forthcoming album will be a very detailed, dark, epic, emotional, conceptual record and Season of Mist was my first choice to be the standard-bearer for this new GORGUTS opus and I must say that I am more than happy to work with them again.
“Stay tuned on the band’s websites for more updates and we’ll soon hit the stage to share this new music with you! I can never thank each of you enough, our dedicated fans, for more than 20 years of support! Thanks to you!!!!!!”
GORGUTS’ upcoming fifth studio album will be released later this year on Season of Mist.
After a long wait, it is now time to unveil the title of the new CHAOSTAR album! The Greek band’s forthcoming fourth opus is entitled ‘Anomima’ and will hit the stores on May 10th (May 14th in North America).
CHAOSTAR’s current line-up is as follows:
Christos Antoniou: Composer / Synths
Androniki Skoula: Vocals
Fotis Benardo: Percussion
George Diamandopoulos: Traditional instruments
Charalampos Paritsis: Electric violin
John Thermos: Synths
As previously announced, ‘Anomima’ will feature guest appearances by MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent and MOONSPELL singer Fernando Ribeiro. More news soon!
Polish progressive metallers DISPERSE recently shot a video clip for the song “Enigma of Abode” (from forthcoming album ‘Living Mirrors’) with Red Pig Productions (DECAPITATED). The video is being premiered on Violent Solutions and Lords of Metal now!
‘Living Mirrors’ sees the band creating instantly memorable songs that balance amazing technical skills with elegance and passion. The dynamic sextet make it all look easy as they inject their own style into a modern take on intelligent, progressive metal and rock.
“Unbroken Shiver”, another song from the album, is currently streamed on YouTube.
‘Living Mirrors’ will the stores on February 15th (February 19th in North America) and is available for pre-order at the Season of Mist e-Shop.
THE OLD DEAD TREE
THE OLD DEAD TREE is growing back to life! To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album ‘The Nameless Disease’, the French goth metallers decided to stream demos of that iconic release on Soundcloud. Here are the links:
On other news, the band has just been added to the bill of this year’s Hellfest, where they will perform ‘The Nameless Disease’ live in its entirety!
THE OLD DEAD TREE 2013:
Manuel Munoz: Guitar / vocals
Nicolas Chevrollier: Guitar
Gilles Moinet: Bass guitar
Raphael Antheaume: Drums
THE OLD DEAD TREE’s last two albums ‘The Perpetual Motion’ and ‘The Water Fields’ are available at mid-price on Season of Mist’s e-shop.
Still in the wake of 2011’s highly successful ‘Svartir Sandar’ album, Iceland’s very own SÓLSTAFIR will embark on a European tour next month with LONG DISTANCE CALLING. Support will come from AUDREY HORNE on the first eight gigs, then from SAHG on the rest of the tour. Here is the whole list of shows:
01 Mar 13 Münster (DE) Sputnikhalle
02 Mar 13 Hamburg (DE) Klubsen
03 Mar 13 Berlin (DE) Festsaal Kreuzberg
04 Mar 13 München (DE) Backstage
05 Mar 13 Karlsruhe (DE) Substage
06 Mar 13 Köln (DE) Essigfabrik
07 Mar 13 Leipzig (DE) Conne Island
08 Mar 13 Prague (CZ) Hoodoo
09 Mar 13 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
10 Mar 13 Wien (AT) Arena
11 Mar 13 Milano (IT) Lo Fi Club
12 Mar 13 Aarau (CH) Kiff
13 Mar 13 Geneve (CH) L’usine (Kab)
14 Mar 13 Esch/Alzette (LU) Kulturfabrik
15 Mar 13 Paris (FR) Nouveau Casino
16 Mar 13 Châteauroux (FR) 9 Cube
17 Mar 13 Brussels (BE) Magasin 4
19 Mar 13 Nottingham (UK) Rock City Basement
20 Mar 13 Glasgow (UK) Ivory Blacks
21 Mar 13 Manchester (UK) NQ Live
22 Mar 13 London (UK) Underworld
23 Mar 13 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
Prior to the tour, the band will perform this Saturday at the Redemption Festival in Dublin, Ireland.
‘Svartir Sandar’ is available as double CD and merch items on Season of Mist’s e-shop.
Black metal masters ROTTING CHRIST have debuted the title track off of their forthcoming album, ‘ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ’ (“Do What Thou Wilt”). “Kata Ton Daimona Eaftou” is streaming now at MetalManiacs.com.
‘ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ’ personifies the legendary Greek band’s profound and majestic metal, which honors both their country’s heritage as well as ancient cultures worldwide. On ‘ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ’, ROTTING CHRIST embellish their signature dark metal with Sumerian and Incan poetry and as well as flourishes from Romanian folk song, and lyrics inspired by tales of undead Russian water spirits, Voodoo, Zoroastrianism and other sources.
Founder/Guitarist/Frontman Sakis Tolis revealed in an interview with Soundshock.com: “I’m very satisfied with this new album. I find it is very important for me to have a unique sound – [ROTTING CHRIST] doesn’t want to sound like anyone else. You are going to read a lot of different lyrics in different languages-strange and ancient languages; it’s something different…”
‘ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ’ is set for a North American release on March 5th (March 1st internationally). ‘ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ’ will be available as a CD, double gatefold LP and a limited edition Digibox including a pendant in a velvet bag, a flag, and a Digipak CD with the bonus track “Welcome to Hel”. All formats, as well as merch items, are available for pre-order on Season of Mist’s e-shop.
In the wake of their forthcoming album’s pending release, ROTTING CHRIST was recently featured on the cover of the cult UK metal magazine, Zero Tolerance.
Infamous New York City street punks THE CASUALTIES have announced their first U.S. headlining dates of 2013. The band will co-headline a string of southern and west coast dates with GOATWHORE in March and April. Additional support will come from HAVOK. The trek starts on March 27th in Houston, TX and runs through April 9th, in Seattle, WA. Here is the full listing of confirmed dates:
3/27 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
3/28 Corpus Christi, TX @ Zeros
3/29 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
3/30 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
4/1 Albuquerque, NM @ 2H Launchpad
4/2 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
4/3 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
4/4 W. Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
4/6 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
4/7 Reno, NV @ The Alley
4/8 Portland, OR @ Branx
4/9 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
The band recently completed an extensive European headlining tour that took them through ten countries over three weeks.
THE CASUALTIES are touring in support of their latest album, ‘Resistance’ (released by Season of Mist September 2012). The Zeuss-produced effort is available on Bandcamp, and on Season of Mist’s e-shop as CD, limited edition LP (with bonus track and download card) and limited edition Digibox including the CD with a bonus track, bandana, bottle opener and patch.
Nope, that’s not a band Season of Mist signed! Just the once will not hurt, Season of Mist would like to present a video game named Holy Sheep. Why are we talking about it? Well, because one of the developers is none other than our former graphic designer Jérôme Cros (the man who created the artwork of ROTTING CHRIST’s previous album ‘Aealo’, among others), and because the music was written by Fixhead (ex TAMTRUM), who also happens to work at Season of Mist!