SEPTICFLESH Unveil Final “Making Of” Video

Just in time for the release of their highly anticipated new album “Titan,” the Greek symphonic death metal quartet SEPTICFLESH — who kicked off their long-awaited North American tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse this week — unveiled the final video in their behind-the-scenes “making-of” series.

 

Watch as they add the final touches to the recording alongside the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zH895sREjI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

“Titan” — the band’s Prosthetic debut — has been lauded as “the music of a Biblical apocalypse” (About.com/HeavyMetal) while scoring a near-perfect rating from Outburn, who praised its “grand symphonic orchestration and thunderous percussion.”

Mixed and mastered by acclaimed producer Logan Mader (Gojira, Fear Factory, Cavalera Conspiracy), “Titan” consists of 10 epic, resounding tracks the band self-describes as “the ultimate death metal soundtrack for your darkest dreams.”

Pick up a copy of “Titan” on 2 CD Digi-pak (featuring an extra disc of five orchestral bonus tracks) or Gatefold 2 LP from the band at one of their upcoming co-headlining shows throughout North America with Fleshgod Apocalypse, or from the Prosthetic webstore HERE. Digital downloads are also available now via iTunes (Standard / Deluxe) and Amazon MP3 (Standard/Deluxe).

CONQUERORS OF THE WORLD TOUR DATES
6/24       New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
6/25       Cambridge, MA – Middle East #
6/26       Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus #
6/27       Toronto, ON – Opera House #
6/28       Lakewood, OH – The Foundry #
6/29       Chicago, IL – Reggie’s #
6/30       Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock #
7/1         Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre #
7/3         Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room #
7/4         Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre #
7/5         Seattle, WA – Studio Seven #
7/6         Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge #
7/7         Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House #
7/8         West Hollywood, CA — House of Blues #
7/9         Las Vegas, NV – LVCS #
7/10       Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto #
7/11       Albuquerque, NM – Blackwater Music #
7/12       Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
7/13       Guadalajara, MX – Calle 2
7/14       Mexico City, MX – El Plaza Condesa
# with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Black Crown Initiate, Necronomicon

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.

 

GLORIA MORTI Release Performance Demo Video

Finnish metal act, Gloria Morti released a new video, featuring each band member playing along to the track Slaves, from their new album, Lateral Constraint. Click the image below to watch Eero Silvonen, Juho Räihä, Aki Salonen, Kauko Kuusisalo, and vocalist Psycho on metalblade.com/gloriamorti.

Gloria Morti released a performance demonstration music video for the track, Slaves from their new Lateral Constraint album, available now in North America

In continued partnership with Germany’s Cyclone Empire Records, Metal Blade Records released Gloria Morti’s Lateral Constraint in North America. Fans can pre-order the album, click here to listen to Sleep, Kill, Regress, Follow (as heard on The Welding Room radio program).

Gloria Morti emerged as one of the finest up-and-coming melodic death metal acts. The band originated in Finland back in 1999. They have released five demos and four full-length albums, including Lateral Constraint which was recorded and mixed by the band’s guitarist Juho Räihä and mastered by Svante Försback.

Gloria Morti have been “blessed” with a vast number of exceptional supporting tours. They have had the honor of sharing the stage with BEHEMOTH, ZYKLON, MAYHEM, THE CROWN and DISSECTION. Lateral Constraint is an exceptional entry in the field of melodic death metal, more than worthy of mention alongside releases from Septic Flesh, Zyklon, Amon Amarth, etc.

Lateral Constraint track listing:
1. Lex Parsimoniae
2. The First Act
3. Our God Is War
4. Aesthetics of Self-Hyperbole
5. Sleep, Kill, Regress, Follow
6. HalluciNations
7. Slaves
8. Non-Believer
9. The Divine Is a Fraud
10. Conclusion

GLORIA MORTI live dates:
03/08 Lahti, Finland Torvi
04/05 Rovaniemi Finland Cafe Grande
04/06 Oulu, Finland Nuclear Nightclub

GLORIA MORTI:
Eero Silvonen – Guitar
Kauko Kuusisalo – Drums
Juho Räihä – Guitar
Aki Salonen – Bass
Psycho – Vocals

https://www.facebook.com/gloriamortiofficial

SEPTICFLESH Streaming New Old Track

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Greek metal masters SEPTICFLESH are streaming a song from their recently re-issued debut albumMystic Places of Dawn. Click here to listen to Return to Carthage.

This deluxe re-issue has been remastered, repackaged (by vocalist/bassist Spiros “Seth” Antoniou), features new cover art, and four bonus tracks from 1991’s EP Temple of the Lost Race.

Mystic Places of Dawn is the first in a series of SEPTICFLESH albums set for re-issue by Season of Mist. It is available on deluxe CD and limited edition gate-fold, double LP in the Season of Mist E-shop now.

SEPTICFLESH recently completed the Conquerors of the World tour with support from KRISIUN, EX-DEO, MELECHESH and new label mates INQUISITION.

The band is currently writing material for a new full length.

 

New GLORIA MORTI Album In February

In continued partnership with Germany‘s Cyclone Empire RecordsMetal Blade Records will be releasing one of Cyclone’s most recent European releases in North America. Gloria Morti’s Lateral Constraint will be released on February 5 in North America. Fans can pre-order the album, as well as listen to Sleep, Kill, Regress, Follow at metalblade.com/gloriamorti.

Gloria Morti has emerged as one of the finest up-and-coming melodic death metal acts. The band originated in Finland back in 1999, and has since released five demos, and four full-length albums, including Lateral Constraint. The album was recorded and mixed by the band’s guitarist Juho Räihä and mastered by Svante Försback.

Guitarist Juho Räihä elaborates:

“On Lateral Constraint, I made a conscious decision to write without over analyzing or burying the point with anything unnecessary. The lyrics are about mankind’s inability to step aside and think outside the box. Almost all of our problems seem to be a side-product of clinging to old beliefs and institutions. Mankind needs to evolve laterally if we want to survive and elevate ourselves to the next level. We are not civilized as long as we have wars and poverty. Musically, Lateral Constraint was probably the easiest Gloria Morti album to write. We just went to the natural direction of the band and had a really relaxed and emancipated recording experience. All in all I honestly think that Lateral Constraint is by far the best Gloria Morti album to date, and it will be hard to top in the future.”

GLORIA MORTI have been “blessed” with a vast number of exceptional supporting tours. They have had the honor to share the stage with such bands as BEHEMOTH, ZYKLON, MAYHEM, THE CROWN and DISSECTION. Lateral Constraint is an exceptional entry in the field of melodic death metal, more than worthy of mention alongside releases from Septic Flesh, Zyklon, Amon Amarth, etc.

Hear the first single, Sleep, Kill, Regress, Follow on The Welding Room radio program or listen now at metalblade.com/gloriamorti.

Live Dates:
01/19 Lahti, Finland Finlandia-klubi
03/08 Lahti, Finland Torvi
04/05 Rovaniemi Finland Cafe Grande
04/06 Oulu, Finland Nuclear Nightclub
GLORIA MORTI:
Eero Silvonen – Guitar
Kauko Kuusisalo – Drums
Juho Räihä – Guitar
Aki Salonen – Bass
Psycho – Vocals
http://www.gloriamorti.com/
https://www.facebook.com/gloriamortiofficial

Season Of Mist Records Contest Continues!

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The Satan Claus Christmas competition is still running on the Season of Mist website!

Every day until December 31, one 2012 release is being featured in a question. Make sure to check www.season-of-mist.com on a daily basis for a new chance to win CDs, LPs and other goodies!

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Winners will be announced in January. Good luck!

IMPERIUM DEKADENZ Set Album Release Date

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German Black metallers IMPERIUM DEKADENZ set Meadows of Nostalgia as the title of their forthcoming album. The follow-up to 2010’s successful Procella Vadens will be released on March 15 (March 19 in North America).

Cover artwork and the various formats will be unveiled at a later date.

IMPERIUM DEKADENZ previous album, Procella Vadens is available on Season of Mist’s e-shop in Digipak edition.

 

New LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Album Next Month

LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH debuted the title-track from Baphometic Chaosium on metalblade.com/lightningswordsofdeath.

Available for pre-order on iTunes and indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords

Baphometic Chaosium to be released on January 22

About LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH:
It began nine years ago when a pact was made within a dilapidated house hidden in Southern California. It was here that Autarch, Roskva, and Menno found themselves in agreement that should the occult sciences be applied to their music, it would yield spectacular results. LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH, as it was later named, would be in itself a meticulously designed hyper-sigil, constructed to direct and antagonize the limitless dark energy that lurks within the less navigable chasms of the human mind, and in the space between spaces.

In 2007, the band unleashed The Golden Plague upon the earth, on the blackmetal.com label. This declaration of unholy war inspired a tour of the West coast and the North Western blocks of the United States. Audiences witnessed performances by men possessed. LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH live continuously proved to be a conqueror’s fury leaving an ashen stain on every stage they destroyed. The tour began sharing battleground with bands like Nachtmystium and High On Fire, and concluded with LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH opening for Danzig during the mighty “Blackest Of The Black” tour. This lead to a growing cult, while press reactions to The Golden Plague (recorded in Roskva’s apartment) continued to glow like the embers of a raging pyre;

“I truly wanted to know how USBM crew LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH get their sound. It’s seriously crushing and vicious and yet it sounds like it’s 10 miles away. Or 10 miles underground. Uncanny. You know, it’s an art sounding this fucked up. …’Let This Knife Lead You To Us’ has a riff worth killing for” –Decibel

“LSOD leave no face un-ripped with a blackened death approach that puts as much importance on memorable hooks and downtrodden groove as it does on blast beat blaspheme” – Pit 

The second release took the form of a split CD with comrades Valdur, which was only available for a limited time at performances during the country wide 2008 Blodhevn tour. Metal Maniacs called LSOD’s content a “heavy, bestial and brutal assault bringing to mind a young and hungry Thornspawn.”

The ubber rare split continues to infect all who experience its unyielding expression of true chaos, if they can track it down, and it was only a precursor of the grand and terrible horror that was already looming in the future, like a headsman’s shadow.

In 2009, while continuing to push their brand of brazen black metal through their DYI attitude, the band supplied multiple tracks for the Sony PSP game UNDEAD KNIGHTS, as well as a track featured on the soundtrack for the horror/thriller movie Stepfather (October 2009). Shortly after the initiation of drummer Mike Vega, LSOD signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. In 2010, The Extra Dimensional Wound was recorded in Corona, CA at Trench Studios with Roska producing and John Haddad engineering. It was then mixed and mastered by Sverker “Necro” Widgren at Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm Sweden (Watain, Funeral Mist, Ondskapt).

The band’s budding reputation as a relentless and “must see” black metal act also earned the band a coveted spot on the 2010 “Evangelia Amerika Tour,” headlined by Behemoth and joined by Septic Flesh from Greece. The Extra Dimensional Wound was also followed by a 2010 US tour with German thrash legends Kreator.

Not long after, the band was hand-picked to provide direct support for Immortal during their only Los Angeles appearance, and later invited to perform at the 2010 Scion Music Festival. Meanwhile, reviews continued to generate, in response to The Extra Dimensional Wound:

“Forget about over hyped geographically-based black metal superiority. LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH is a jaw-breaking example of USBM strength. “The Extra Dimensional Wound” is pure Armageddon.” — Blabbermouth.net

“Autarch’s words seem to come from another place, ethereal and disturbing. ‘Nihilistic Stench’s’ double bass and blackened thrash, rips and shreds the flesh, until finally, ‘Path to Chaos’ gives the true sense of how much potential LSOD has with creating atmosphere, great song-writing, but most importantly, terror.” — The Gauntlet

2012, nearly 7 years after the release of The Golden Plague, LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH prepares to bring forth their third full length offering, the band’s second release on Metal Blade. The band had appropriately become a five piece (completing the pentacle) with the recruitment of lead guitarist “Inverted” Chris Velez, before they began developing what is described as “devotional work”, dedicated to their patron god – A mind altering experience compelled by the embodiment of chaos, death and ecstasy entitled Baphometic Chaosium. To record the psychedelic devilry, they returned to Trench Studios with John Haddad again seeing to the engineering with Roskva producing, no doubt to the delight of the tributed horned deity.

Season of Mist December Calendar Contest!

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Satan Claus is organizing a big Christmas competition on Season of Mist’s website this year again and it has already started!

Every day until December 31, one of our 2012 releases is being featured in a question.

Make sure to check www.season-of-mist.com on a daily basis for a new chance to win one of the special prizes: CDs, LPs and goodies!

 

Winners will be announced in January. Good luck!

 

Season of Mist to Re-Issue ATHEIST Classics

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Technical Death Metal fans will be thrilled to know that the first three ATHEIST albums, namely Piece of Time (1989), Unquestionable Presence (1991) and Elements (1993), will be reissued on Season of Mist.

2009’s Unquestionable Presence: Live at Wacken will only be released digitally and will hit legal download platforms any day now.

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Packed with bonus tracks, the three studio albums will be released digitally before the end of the year, and physical versions will follow in spring 2013. More details on the various formats and bonus material will be given within a few weeks.

The latest album from ATHEIST,  Jupiter is available on Season of Mist’s e-shop as CD Digipak, CD jewel case, picture disc LP and various merch items.

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