NE OBLIVISCARIS Sign To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Australian progressive, extreme metal outfit NE OBLIVISCARIS.

NE OBLIVISCARIS (pictured): Benjamin Baret (Lead Guitar), Matt Klavins (Guitar), Brendan “Cygnus” Brown (Bass), Dan Presland (Drums), Tim Charles (Violin/Vocals) & Xenoyr (Vocals)

Melbourne‘s NE OBLIVISCARIS stand on their own by infusing their metal with western art music, jazz, and flamenco. With adventurous, progressive, and nuanced compositions often exceeding ten minutes in length, NE OBLIVISCARIS is a band with profound depth and a musical proficiency at the highest levels.

With their first demo The Aurora Veil in 2007, NE OBLIVISCARIS garnered significant word-of-mouth within the metal underground. In 2012, their self produced debut album, Portal of I showcased their unique array of influences and dynamic songwriting, and sent shock waves through the metal underground once again. Met with even more praise, Portal of I made several “Best of 2012” lists (Metal Hammer Germany, No Clean Singing, Metal Injection)

Preview Portal of I here

Regarding the signing, the band released the following statement:

“For us as a band, signing to Season of Mist, one of the best independent metal labels in the world, a label that’s roster includes some of our all time favorite bands and influences, is quite surreal. We worked for many years to get our debut album Portal Of I out there for the world to hear and for it’s reception to have been so overwhelmingly positive, and for a label like this to not only love our music, but believe we can go places in the worldwide metal scene is incredible. It is one of those things that just gives us even more motivation to keep composing and performing and trying to take NE OBLIVISCARIS as far as we can to as many people across the world as possible.”

NE OBLIVISCARIS toured their native Australia with SOILWORK, SUFFOCATION, PSYCROPTIC, and more. The band also played several revered festivals like Prog Power, Bloodline, and Sonic Forge.

They are currently in the middle of writing their Season of Mist debut with plans to record late 2013.

“Epic. Masterpiece. Mind-blowing. Superlative, superlative, superlative. It’s hard to hide my excitement here; Portal Of I, down to its final note, is the perfect metal album” – Metal Injection

Portal of I is a full-spectrum metal experience well worth the time and effort required. It combines the best of many different styles into one fluid musical journey that’s equal parts breathtaking prog and extreme blackened death metal– Metal Underground

 

KEN MODE Stream New Track From Entrench

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Metallic post-hardcore outfit KEN MODE debuted a new song, The Terror Pulse from their forthcoming album, Entrench.

Regarding the new song, the band said,

“The first couple track debuts from Entrench have seen us showcasing a little bit more of our hardcore/metalcore side, so with The Terror Pulse we’ve scaled things back to an older school noise rock feel. Conjuring our interpretation of early Swans and Rollins Band, the song truly drips with the venom of mistreatment as it pulsates its way into your subconscious. This is goodbye.”

KEN MODE previously released Counter Culture Complex and The Promises of God.

Entrench is set for a North American release on March 19. It will be available as a CD and double LP with a download card (available in black, green, and orange) at the Season of Mist E-shop.

KEN MODE recently announced a full North American tour for March and April with TODAY IS THE DAY, BLACK TUSK, and FIGHT AMP. Confirmed tour dates are below.

Tour dates (click on links to purchase tickets):

03/05 @ Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME w/ Today Is The Day, Fight Amp, Livver

03/06 @ Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/07 @ Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/08 @ The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/09 @ The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/10 @ Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/11 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/12 @ Backbooth – Orlando, FL w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/13 @ Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/14 @ Tone Deaf Touring Spillover Showcase @ Korova – San Antonio, TX

03/15 @ Tone Deaf Touring SXSW Showcase @ Red 7 – Austin, TX

03/16 @ SXSW – Austin, TX

03/17 @ Spillover Fest @ Sandbar Cantina – Dallas, TX

03/19 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/20 @ Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/21 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/22 @ Satellite – Los Angeles, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/24 @ The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/25/13 @ Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/26 @ Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp 

03/27 @ The Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/28 @ The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/29 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/30 @ Bailey’s – Kamloops, BC w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

04/01 @ Palomino – Calgary, AB w / Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

04/02 @ Amigos – Saskatoon, SK w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

04/04 @ Pyramid – Winnipeg, MB w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

04/05 @ The Aquarium – Fargo, ND w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

04/06 @ Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

04/07 @ Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

04/08 @ Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Today Is The Day, Ringworm, Fight Amp

04/09 @ Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Today Is The Day, Ringworm, Fight Amp

04/10 @ Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY w/ Today Is The Day, Ringworm, Fight Amp

04/11 @ Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ Today Is The Day, Keelhaul, Fight Amp

04/12 @ Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Today Is The Day, Keelhaul, Fight Amp

04/13 @ Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON w/ Today Is The Day, Keelhaul, Fight Amp

04/14 @ Il Motore – Montreal, QC w/ Today Is The Day, Keelhaul, Fight Amp

04/15 @ Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON w/ Today Is The Day, Keelhaul, Fight Amp

 

Extreme Irish Metal: CHOSEN Announce New Album, Free Download

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Irish death metallers CHOSEN are proud to announce their debut album Resolution set for release on March 30 as a FREE DOWNLOAD on their official website www.chosen.ie and available on CD in two special editions.

Chosen: David McCann (Drums/Percussion), Paul Shields (Vocals/Guitars)

The Deluxe Special Edition is a double CD that features a 9-track bonus disc of unreleased songs, rough mixes, drum and bass tracks taken from their album sessions along with a detailed album booklet.

The Collector’s Edition is a spawn of the Deluxe Special Edition that includes a beautiful 60-page, full colour soft cover booklet, extensive liner notes, lyrical themes and illustrations for each song, rare photos, studio diaries and more, all exhibited within an exquisite tapestry of expanded album artwork courtesy of Fiaz Farrelly making it a must have item for those who want something a little more tangible to add to their music collection.

CHOSEN will be holding a competition on album release day. They will be giving away three copies of the Deluxe Special Edition. To enter, contestants must email their full name to competition@chosen.ie, with the option of having a personal message of your choice inscribed inside the booklets.

Winners will be announced the day of the album release on March 30. The closing date for entry is March 28.

Produced by Alwyn Walker, Resolution is a reflection of sheer perseverance and innovation, brimming with top-notch musicianship, well-crafted arrangements and inventive hooks. Merged with a rich audio production value, void of the sterile, homogeneous and plastic instrumentation factor, which currently dominates the commercial metal market, this debut album from one of Ireland’s noteworthy metal bands is a truly refreshing piece of work.

Drummer / Percussionist David McCann comments:

“Our hope is to put our music out there, make it as accessible as possible, and simply let people discover it in their own time, free of charge. While we do respect the rights of other bands and artists who want to charge for their music upfront, we believe in this new method of exposure and it’s something we are willing to explore for the foreseeable future in this digital age of abundance.”

Track Listing:

1. Engines of Belief (click for FREE DOWNLOAD)
2. Defective Prospection
3. The Narcissism Epidemic
4. Mental Clarity
5. Diminishment
6. Instinct
7. Asch’s Paradigm
8. Metaphysical Contradiction
9. The Departure Lounge

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Behind The Scenes In Studio With CHOSEN

 

Streaming Links:

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“Crossing the groove of Meshuggah with overt Death and Nevermore influences, their demos to date have been nothing short of impressive” – Terrorizer Magazine

“A band that has worked hard and under unusual discipline to produce what very few other bands in the country would be capable of” – Metal Ireland Webzine

About:

Fusing elements of extreme metal with crushing heaviness, CHOSEN is a band fully intent on taking their multi-layered music to a wider metal audience. Since the group’s inception at the start of 2005, the Irish duo of Paul Shields (vocals/guitars) and David McCann (drums/percussion) have gradually made a name for themselves within various pockets of the metal community, gaining much recognition and appreciation for their solid musicianship and distinctive songwriting.

To date, they’ve released a number of independent and well-received EPs, relocated from Ireland to Vancouver, Canada for a year and back again, and are now ready to unleash their much-anticipated debut album, Resolution, upon the world. Recorded at the prestigious Westland Studios in Dublin with producer extraordinaire Alwyn Walker at the helm, Resolution is a reflection of sheer perseverance and innovation, brimming with top-notch musicianship, well-crafted arrangements and inventive hooks. Merged with a rich audio production value, void of the sterile, homogeneous and plastic instrumentation factor which currently dominates the commercial metal market, this debut album from one of Ireland’s noteworthy metal bands is a truly refreshing piece of work.

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