GOG Premiere New Video

Phoenix, Arizona‘s GOG will release Ironworks on September 3 in North America (August 30, rest of world) on CD and digitally via Season of Mist. The noise/experimental project premiered a music video from their forthcoming record, Ironworks. The video track, titled 1870-1906 is now streaming via Cvlt Nation.

The album, an ode to the death of the American dream, was recorded in a late 19th century/20th century blacksmith shop. Pre-order Ironworks through the Season of Mist E-Shop. Ironworks was originally only released as an LP.

Tracklisting:

1. 1870-1906

2. Tasks Which Destroy Body And Soul

3. God Says To Love You In Chains

4. A Promised Eternity Fulfilled With Cancer

5. Into Her, She Carved The Word Empty

6. I Draw My Strength From You

Masterminded by Michael Bjella, GOG toiled in the underground noise community for a decade, releasing records that have been widely respected and regarded as essential in experimental/noise/soundscape circles.

On the band, Michael Bjella states:

“I started GOG to explore the darker sides of thought and life. I want to create things without restriction and form that can transport people and possibly make them confront their own fears. Things that are truly dark but have contrast. To borrow a line from one of my favorite artists, in case there might be harmony, then it is the harmony of accident, of chaos. I’m not trying to make harmony.”

For more info visit: Season of Mist website, and the official GOG Facebook page

“At its darkest, Gog is an imposing glorification of nothing. At its brightest, Gog is our saviour. A swirling vortex of white and black, virtue and nihil, that finds equilibrium in entrancing drone” – LURKERS PATH

SETH Streaming New Song

French black metal innovators SETH are streaming the second new track from their forthcoming album, The Howling Spirit. The album is slated for a North American release date on June 11. The song, titled One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven is streaming here. The full track listing and the artwork can be found below:

Tracklist:

  1. In Aching Agony
  2. Killing My Eyes
  3. One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven
  4. Howling Prayers (Act I)
  5. He Whose Heart Is Heavy with Sin
  6. Ten Barrels (A Scourge for the World, a Plague for His Soul)
  7. Scars Born from Bleeding Stars
  8. Howling Prayers (Act II)
  9. Mort-luisant
  10. Dicing with Death

SETH previously released a lyric video for the song Scars Born from Bleeding Stars here. The long-defunct band became reactivated following the 2012 re-release of their critically acclaimed 1998 debut Les Blessures de I’Ame. The reissue is re-mastered and includes two bonus tracks and brand new artwork and is currently available via Season of Mist on CD and hand-numbered, double gatefold LP limited to 500 copies.

Regarding the new incarnation of the band, band leader Heimoth issued the following statement:

“This is some exceptional moment for us as weare now officially back on the very same label that released our first album in ’98 and I guess this truly makes our recent comeback even more worthwhile. Both parts have taken different directions for more than 10 years but we are thrilled to unveil The Howling Spirit together. I personally feel this is a significant step forward born from the special relationship the band and SOM have had through the years.”

SETH Facebook page

THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT Premiere New Track

Dutch death-dealers THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT have premiered the second new song new song from their  forthcoming Season of Mist album, TETRAGRAMMATON. The new song, titled Todesnacht von Stammheim is streaming via New Noise Magazine.

THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT (TMDC) deliver destruction with their latest album TETRAGRAMMATON. A mighty assault of punishing riffs, vicious drum slaughter, and ridiculously brutal vocals, the album bears down on the listener like a tank from start to finish. TMDC prove their metal has more depth however with narration and ornamentation (synths, effects) straight out of vintage Hollywood action films. Rest assured, you’ve never heard brutal metal like this before. A full track listing can be found below.

Track listing:
1.) God Amongst Insects
2.) Human Wave Attack
3.) Drugs, Thugs, & Machetes
4.) Todesnacht von Stammheim
5.) S.A.D.M.
6.) Qasr Al-Nhaya
7.) Aslimu!!! All Slain Those Who Bring Down Our Highly Respected Symbols To The Lower Status Of The Barren Earth

TETRAGRAMMATON is available for pre order at the Season of Mist E-shop.

Season of Mist website, the THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT website, and Facebook page.

SETH Premiere New Track

French black metal innovators SETH released the first new track from their forthcoming album, The Howling Spirit. A lyric video for the song Scars Born From Bleeding Stars is streaming now via SMN News. The Howling Spirit is slated for a North American release date on June 11.

SETH recently reactivated following the re-release of their critically acclaimed 1998 debut Les Blessures de I’Ame. The new edition is remastered and includes two bonus tracks and brand new artwork. The re-issue is currently available on Season of Mist’s E-shop as CD and hand-numbered, double gatefold LP limited to 500 copies.

Regarding the new incarnation of the band, band leader Heimoth issued the following statement:

“This is some exceptional moment for us as we are now officially back on the very same label that released our first album in ’98 and I guess this truly makes our recent comeback even more worthwhile. Both parts have taken different directions for more than 10 years but we are thrilled to unveil The Howling Spirit together. I personally feel this is a significant step forward born from the special relationship the band and SOM have had through the years.”

SETH news and tour information available the SETH Facebook page.

 

CHAOSTAR Debut New Song

Neoclassical outfit CHAOSTAR, the worldly musical project of SEPTICFLESH main-man Christos Antoniou, debuted a new song off of their forthcoming record, Anonima. The track, Truth Will Prevail is streaming now at here.

CHAOSTAR (Antoniou – instruments, composition, Androniki Skoula – vocals, Fotis Benardo – percussion, George Diamantopoulos – traditional instruments, Charalampos Paritsis – electric violin, and John Thermos – synths) is born out of Antoniou’s love of both classical and challenging music. The projects influence ranges from the aforementioned neoclassical works, to ancient Byzantine and Far Eastern sounds, and covers a wide range of soundscapes, languages, and vocals. This truly worldly project is fronted by the amazing Androniki Skoula and features guest vocal appearances by David Vincent (MORBID ANGEL) and Fernando Ribeiro (MOONSPELL).

The first pressing of Anomima will be a limited edition, deluxe double digipack that will include a one-hour bonus DVD entitled Anomimata as well as an exclusive bonus track titled Canticles 2. Anomima will see release on May 28 in North America (May 10 in Europe and the rest of the world). Pre-orders are now available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

Anomima tracklisting:

1. 間 (MA)
2. Un pensiero per il destino
3. Sorrow Descending
4. Medea
5. Dilate the Time
6. Les réminiscences extatiques
7. Truth Will Prevail
8. Όμορφη κόρη
9. The Charmer
10. L’idée fixe
11. Misery’s King

Updated CHAOSTAR news available at the Season of Mist website and Facebook page, and CHAOSTAR Facebook page.

 

MURMUR Signs To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of experimental black metal outfit MURMUR. The band is slated to release a forthcoming album as part of the Underground Activist Division.

Regarding the signing, the band said:

“We are extremely excited to be working with Season of Mist, and to have the opportunity to reach a wider audience,”

Guitarist Matthias Vogels adds,

“MURMUR started as a depressive black metal project with the debut Mainlining the Lugubrious, but after a pretty significant line-up change as well as a strong desire to satisfy my eclectic musical tastes, MURMUR has mutated into a fusion of black metal with progressive rock, zeuhl, and 1970’s style jazz fusion. We continue to grow and mutate our sound with every new piece. For a long time I thought we were trying to find our niche with all the experimentation, but it seems to me that our niche is not having one at all. MURMUR’s future goals are to continue writing and release another full-length within the next 1-2 years. Another major goal is to embark on US and European tours.”

Murmur

Originally formed in 2007 in Chicago, IL, MURMUR created ripples in the underground black metal scene with the release of their fierce and disturbing debut album in 2010. Relying on their melancholic and cold approach to nihilistic black metal, MURMUR embarked on an even stranger but no less frightening musical journey on a split EP with NACHTMYSTIUM the following year, which earned catapulted the band into international acclaim.

MURMUR Facebook page