Season of Mist is proud to present the latest addition to the Underground Activists division: True Norwegian Black Metal act KOLDBRANN!
“KOLDBRANN are pleased to announce that from this moment on, Season of Mist will be handling our nekrotic business”, vocalist Mannevond states. “As one of the leading dealers of aural blasphemy, we are confident that they will serve as the tool needed to spread our gospel of oppression. We have kept you waiting, but rest assured, we have been striving in our cellars, slowly and persistently chiseling out our utmost arrogant and depraved work to date. Sordid details will follow. The time is ripe, let the end times roll!”
The band’s third full-length album should hit the stores early 2013. In the meantime, on November 16th to be exact, KOLDBRANN will unleash “Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott”, a 7″ single including a song from the forthcoming album (which title is yet to be unveiled) and an exclusive B side entitled “Kasjtjeijs Svøpe”. The single will also be available digitally.
Last but not least, KOLDBRANN’s first two albums “Nekrotisk Inkvisition” and “Moribund”, as well as 2008’s “Stigma: På kant med livet” EP, will be reissued on Season of Mist later on!
As any Black Metal fan knows, Sweden’s WATAIN have stormed from the hellish pits of the underground onto the covers of the biggest Metal magazines worldwide. Their latest masterpiece “Lawless Darkness” (2010) was praised by critics and fans alike, scored a massive number of highest grades and went on to collect many “album of the year” titles and top list entries.
To celebrate a band that critics have called “the most important Black Metal act of the decade”, Season of Mist is re-releasing the Swedes’ complete full-length back catalogue on vinyl, collected in a stunning strictly limited collector’s box. Made out of solid beech wood and real leather, this very soon to be much sought after item contains unique coloured vinyl versions, which are produced exclusively for this edition. Check it out on Season of Mist’s e-shop for more details andpre-order it now because this collector’s box is strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide!
A LIFE ONCE LOST
A LIFE ONCE LOST will head out on a full U.S. tour with headliners REVOCATION this October and November in support of their new album, “Ecstatic Trance”, due out in North America on its new release date of October 22nd and internationally on November 16th. Support will come from KEN MODE. The tour kicks off on October 18th in Trenton, NJ and comes to a close in Allston, MA on November 13th.
10/18 – Trenton, NJ @ The Backstage at Championship Bar (No KEN mode)
10/19 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
10/20 – Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
10/21 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
10/22 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
10/23 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/24 – Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn
10/26 – Calgary, AB @ Vern’s
10/27 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
10/29 – Tacoma, WA @ The Loch’s
10/30 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon – Lounge
10/31 – Portland, OR @ Rotture
11/1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Sub Mission
11/2 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
11/3 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Chaser’s
11/4 – El Paso, TX @ House of Rock
11/5 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
11/6 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
11/8 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/9 – Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/11 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
11/12 – New York, NY @ The Studio At Webster Hall
11/13 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Pre-orders for “Ecstatic Trance” are available now! The album is available for pre-order in five different versions: CD Digipack with bonus track, LP, translucent orange LP, mixed colors LP and CD jewel case. Each LP version comes with a bonus track, a poster and dropcard. To take a look at all versions and any other merch items, head to Season of Mist’s e-shop.
Last week, A LIFE ONCE LOST unveiled another new track from their upcoming full length album, “Ecstatic Trance”! The track, entitled ‘Something Awful’, is the first track on the album and is available for streaming at Revolver Magazine’s website [LIEN www.revolvermag.com]. ‘Something Awful’ is the second new A LIFE ONCE LOST track released in the past month- the first being ‘Madness is God’ which has a new lyric video to go along with it. The lyric video for ‘Madness is God’ can be viewed on YouTube.
Head to the band’s official website now! Fans should check the ticker continuously to be “in the know” on upcoming A LIFE ONCE LOST media releases.
WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH
“Voyeur”, German math metallers WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH’s forthcoming album, will hit the stores on October 19th (November 6th in North America). “Scopophobia”, a song from “Voyeur”, is being premiered today on Metalsucks.net. Check it out now!
“Voyeur” will be released as CD digipak (limited to first pressing), LP with digital download card, CD jewel case and t-shirt. The limited edition digipak includes two bonus track and the LP includes one bonus track. Both editions, as well as the exclusive “Voyeur” t-shirt, are available for pre-order on Season of Mist’s e-shop.
As previously announced, seminal extreme metallers MORBID ANGEL will embark on a one-month North American tour with DARK FUNERAL, GRAVE and VADIM VON on selected dates. The tour kicks off this Friday in Atlanta, GA and will go on as follows:
21 Sep 12 Atlanta, GA (US) The Masquerade
22 Sep 12 Louisville, KY (US) Headliner’s Music Hall
23 Sep 12 Columbus, OH (US) Screamin Willie’s
24 Sep 12 Washington, DC (US) Howard Theater
26 Sep 12 New York City, NY (US) B.B. King’s
27 Sep 12 Pittsburgh, PA (US) Altar Bar
28 Sep 12 Philadelphia, PA (US) The Trocadero
29 Sep 12 Worcester, MA (US) The Palladium
30 Sep 12 Montreal, QC (CA) Club Soda
01 Oct 12 Toronto, ON (CA) Opera House
02 Oct 12 Cleveland, OH (US) Peabody’s
04 Oct 12 Joliet, IL (US) Mojoe’s
05 Oct 12 St. Paul, MN (US) Station 4
06 Oct 12 Des Moines, IA (US) Peoples Court
07 Oct 12 Englewood, CO (US) Gothic Theater
08 Oct 12 Salt Lake City, UT (US) The Complex
10 Oct 12 Seattle, WA (US) El Corazon
11 Oct 12 Portland, OR (US) Hawthorne Theater
12 Oct 12 San Francisco, CA (US) Slim’s
13 Oct 12 Sacramento, CA (US) Ace Of Spades
14 Oct 12 Anaheim, CA (US) The Grove
15 Oct 12 Tempe, AZ (US) Marquee Theatre
17 Oct 12 Dallas, TX (US) Trees
18 Oct 12 Houston, TX (US) Scout Bar
19 Oct 12 San Antonio, TX (US) Backstage Lounge
21 Oct 12 St. Petersburg, FL (US) State Theatre
Christos Antoniou, SEPTICFLESH’s guitarist and CHAOSTAR’s mastermind, issued the following update:
“CHAOSTAR is in the exciting position to announce the participation of the emblematic David Vincent (MORBID ANGEL) to the forthcoming album. David narrates the prologue of the most vicious song on the album, shading his dark and imposing shadow over the band’s music. I consider that cooperation as one of the most representative of CHAOSTAR’s new work. A tragic heroin taken from the ancient Greek tragedies meets the devilish power of the unsurpassable voice of Mr.Vincent.”
CHAOSTAR’s forthcoming album, which title is yet to be announced, will be released next year.
We are sorry to announce that singer Candice is leaving French modern Metal act ETHS. Here is Candice’s full statement on the subject:
“It is with deep sorrow that I am informing you of my departure from the band. I am leaving four friends, two of which I even consider as brothers.
“I made this choice for personal and family reasons. It has been very hard to make this decision and to face the truth about my longings and a passion that is no longer strong enough to prevail. I can’t live unconditionally for music and its listeners anymore. Although the stage remains an outlet, I can’t live up to such a demanding job anymore. I have been living for music for the past 15 years and it has given me back so much, but there are now things I can’t sacrifice anymore and I need to take care of my family and stay with them.
“The band wants to go on, as the guys are still burning with a rage and a motivation that I don’t have anymore – you can’t cheat with things that have to come from your heart, body and soul. I am begging you to keep ETHS and the people who will replace me close to your hearts. This is the end of a chapter but you have to give a chance to novelty and change. I am definitely not irreplaceable. Until the band finds a permanent successor, two people will share the vocal duties and I asked my friend Virginie from KELLS (please be nice to her) to be one of them. Before that, I will carry out the remaining gigs until October to bid you farewell and enjoy my last moments on stage. This may surprise you and the last shows may be emotionally painful, but I prefer to talk about it publicly now.
“I wish to thank all those who have been supporting us since our early days in 1999, our friends, people from the music business who believe in ETHS and, of course, the fans without whom nothing would have ever been possible. ETHS’ fans are so kind-hearted and gave me so much love and gratitude along the years that I will cherish those memories forever. I have been through wonderful times thanks to you and have been keeping all gifts and notes in a box. Thank you again.
“I guess you will ask me a lot of questions regarding my departure but please respect my silence. I told you all you need to know.
“Last but not least, I wish to thank ETHS and the music, which taught me so much about surpassing oneself, willpower, tolerance, writing and all the things that made me become the person I am today.
“Thank you all and see you soon.”
Season of Mist thank Candice for her work and dedication and wish her all the best for the future.