Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Vancouver metal quartet ANCIIENTS. ANCIIENTS have finished mastering their debut album slated for release in 2013. The as-yet-untitled album sees the gang forging together smouldering apocalyptic riffs, classic hard rock influences and unforgettable vocal melodies with an interplay praising both the natural and occult.
Regarding the signing, the band issued the following statement: “We are honored to have Season of Mist release our debut, the fact that they chose us and believe in us means the world. We are proud to represent them and have them representing us as artists, and look forward to working with them for years to come.”
Formed in 2010, ANCIIENTS have taken the Vancouver scene by storm. In their short time as a band, ANCIIENTS have already shared the stage with acts such as PIG DESTROYER, SKELETONWITCH, MANILLA ROAD, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, BORIS and HIGH ON FIRE, and been invited to perform at the prestigious Sled Island and Noctis Festivals.
“From the Vaults, Vol. 1”, KYLESA’s twelve-song collection which features unreleased, new and alternate versions of songs spanning the Savannah-based band’s catalogue, is now out internationally and streaming in its entirety via Loudwire.
“This project has been a labor of love”, explained guitarist/singer/producer Phillip Cope. “We have spent over a year going through old songs, covers, etc. and collected those we felt went well together; remixing and finishing them up. We didn’t want to release something just thrown together so we put a lot of thought and time into it. I am really happy about how this came together. I think it is a good representation of KYLESA’s different styles from early on to present day.”
Singer/guitar player Laura Pleasants recently gave Decibel Magazine an in-depth look at the songs included on “From the Vaults, Vol. 1” with a track-by-track rundown.
The band is currently recording a new album at The Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina with Cope once again producing the album. He has previously produced releases from BARONESS, WITHERED and BLACK TUSK.
The “From the Vaults, Vol. 1” Digipak, limited color vinyl, merch items and bundles can be found on Season of Mist’s e-shop. A full list of retailers carrying the album can be found below.
Gallery of Sound
Boo Boo Records
CD Warehouse (Canada)
Disc & Dat
Down in the Valley
End of An Ear
Half A Man
House of Guitars
Indy CD & Vinyl
J & R
Jacks Music Shop
Lakeshore Record Exchange
The Long Ear
Long in the Tooth
Off the Record
Princeton Record Exchange
Rock of Ages
Second Ave Records
Sound City (Canada)
Twist & Shout
Vintage Vinyl (NJ)
Season of Mist
“Jacob’s Ladder”, French Black Metallers HELL MILITIA’s third album, is now out in North America!
On the album, lead guitarist T. Persecutor states: “HELL MILITIA opens the descent from Jacob’s Ladder. More violent, more twisted, more dissonant than ever, this album was conceived in isolation and opens new sides of the madness. ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ reveals the inner side of HELL MILITIA. Violent and dissonant, urban and religious, the new HELL MILITIA is a mix of old school and modern black metal.”
“Jacob’s Ladder” is available as CD, LP (with different artwork) and t-shirt at the Season of Mist e-shop.
KOLBRANN is the latest addition to Season of Mist’s Underground Activists division. The Norwegian Black Metal act’s forthcoming album is entitled “Vertigo” and has been set for a January 25th release (January 22nd in North America). Here are the cover artwork and tracklisting:
Last Friday, KOLDBRANN unleashed “Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott”, a 7” single strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide, including a song from “Vertigo” and an exclusive B side entitled “Kasjtjeijs Svøpe”. The vinyl edition is already sold-out but the single is also available digitally!
The video for “Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott”, directed by Effektor and featuring guest vocals by Erlend Hjelvik from KVELERTAK, can be watched on Season of Mist’sYouTube channel.
“Vertigo” can be pre-ordered on Season of Mist’s e-shop as CD, transparent gatefold double LP and black gatefold double LP.
As previously announced, Season of Mist will re-release the first five albums of Greek legend SEPTICFLESH over the course of the year to come. Here is the brand new cover artwork of “Mystic Places of Dawn”, designed by Spiros “Seth” Antoniou himself:
Due January 25th (22nd in North America), the reissue will include the four tracks from 1991’s EP “Temple of the Lost Race”. The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Mystic Places of Dawn
2. Pale Beauty of the Past
3. Return to Carthage
4. Crescent Moon
5. Chasing the Chimera
6. The Underwater Garden
7. Behind the Iron Mask
8. (Morpheus) The Dreamlord
9. Mythos (Part 1: Elegy – Part 2: Time Unbounded)
10. Erebus (bonus track)
11. Another Reality (bonus track)
12. Temple of the Lost Race (bonus track)
13. Setting of the Two Suns (bonus track)
“Mystic Places of Dawn” can already be pre-ordered from Season of Mist’s e-shop as CD Digipak, double gatefold LP, t-shirt and bundle.