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Latest news: Tue, Jan 30 2018, CHAOSTAR

Upcoming release: "The Undivided Light"

Release date: Fri, Mar 23 2018, US Fri, Mar 23 2018

CHAOSTAR are unveiling the first single of their forthcoming album, 'The Undivided Light'. The amazing Greek avant-garde explorers will release their fascinating fifth full-length on March 23rd, 2018. The stunning track, "Stones and Dust" is now streaming at the link below!

As 'The Undivided Light' is a varied album, this song that comes with a small hint of DEAD CAN DANCE gives just one direction among many. More tracks and more musical revelations will follow.

Listen to "Stones and Dust" via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel here!

CHAOSTAR vocalist Androniki comments: "Dear all, it is with great pleasure to announce that we are launching the first song “Stones and Dust” from our forthcoming album, 'The Undivided Light'. Every blessed virtue in this world multiplies and growths when being shared and not constrained. Like wisdom, knowledge, and patience, the flame of light itself can brighten a room, but when being divided and shared can illuminate the entire world's human intellect. This has been the motivational thinking that flared-up the creation of the new CHAOSTAR album. Our existence consists of dust formed into concrete shapes of hard stones, awaiting to degrade back into the light-weight form of dust and finally to the liberated state of time, light, and space."

CHAOSTAR are furthermore revealing the artwork and album details of 'The Undivided Light', which can be found below.

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  1. Tazama Jua
  2. Blutbad
  3. Stones and Dust
  4. The Undivided Light
  5. Mέμνησο
  6. Silent Yard
  7. Ying & Yang

'The Undivided Light' can now be pre-ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop

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Biography

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'The Undivided Light' comes as an invitation to a fascinating musical journey around the globe, which is equally true for space as well as time. CHAOSTAR is far more than just a side-project of SEPTICFLESH guitarist Christos Antoniou.

CHAOSTAR was conceived out of Christos' longing to create music that reflects more on his aspect as an academy trained composer and go beyond the possibilities that his orchestral arrangements for SEPTICFLESH offer. After all, the guitarist finished his studies of classical composition in London with honours and distinction.

When SEPTICFLESH released their single, "The Eldest Cosmonaut" in 1998, the Greek band took a step towards classical music, which in turn inspired Christos to create CHAOSTAR to pursue this course even further.

Out of a timeless confrontation of different sounds and styles rose an avant-garde concept for emotional music to which vocalist Natalie Rassoulis added a feminine voice. After a first statement of intent via a demo entitled 'The Underworld' in 2000, CHAOSTAR released the albums 'Chaostar' (2000), 'Threnody' (2001), and 'The Scarlet Queen' (2004), as well as the 'Underworld' compilation in 2007.

After a self-imposed hiatus of both CHAOSTAR and SEPTICFLESH, Christos decided to revive his project as well when the latter reunited. The former returned with their fourth full-length, which was based on a Greek word roughly translating as "sin". 'Anomima' featured the celestial vocals of new singer Androniki Skoula, who also contributed most of the lyrics.

'Anomima' brilliantly combined rich, classical orchestration with lush soundscapes and modern textures, and even some elements of extreme music. CHAOSTAR easily adopted a global musical language that induced the listener into a dreamlike trance with geographically unchained sounds.

With the 'The Undivided Light', CHAOSTAR take their experimentation another step further. Classic orchestration, traditional instruments, electronica, rock, and more are deconstructed by Christos only to be reassembled into something fresh and exciting. 'The Undivided Light' gives new meaning to the term world music.

Line-up

Name Instrument
Christos Antoniou instruments, compositions
Androniki Skoula vocals
Fotis Benardo Percussion
George Diamandopoulos Traditional instruments
Charalampos Paritsis Electric violin
John Thermos Synths

Releases Season of Mist

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The Undivided Light

General information
: Fri, Mar 23 2018
: Fri, Mar 23 2018
: Avant-Garde Classical Ambient
: SOM437

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Anomima

General information
: Fri, May 10 2013
: Tue, May 28 2013
: Neo-classical
: SOM224
: available
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