Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Crippled Black Phoenix (Macabre Rock)




'Great Escape', this beautiful touch of darkness comes hardly as a surprise, when taking into account that CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX mastermind Justin Greaves has previously gone public about his personal fight against severe depression. Similar dark themes and traits have already been a hallmark of the UK rockers' latest full-length, 'Bronze' (2016).

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX have always confounded critics trying to pin their style down ever since founder Justin Greaves recorded his first ideas in 2004 – which earned them tagging attempts ranging from "stoner prog" through "freak folk" to "psychedelic doom". Despite the wide range of musical leanings within their albums, there are a unifying dark streak and somber melancholy running through the songs. Greaves had already made himself a name as drummer for IRON MONKEY and ELECTRIC WIZARD among others. When the multi-instrumentalist finally decided to stand on his own musical feet, CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX was born. This involves a changing cast of musicians and live set-ups which mirrored the ever-ongoing evolution of the band, and the fact that the songs were mostly not composed with a live performance on mind.

Between 2007 and 2014, CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX released a string of five critically highly acclaimed studio albums – namely 'A Love of Shared Disasters' (2007), 'The Resurrectionists' (2009), 'Night Raider' (2009), '(Mankind) The Crafty Ape' (2012), and 'White Light Generator' (2014). This was complemented by EPs 'I, Vigilante' (2010), 'No Sadness or Farewell' (2012), and 'Oh' Ech-oes' (2015), the live recording 'Live Poznan' (2013), and the '200 Tons of Bad Luck' compilation (2009). Their 'New Dark Age Tour EP 2015 A.D.' was the band's first release on Season of Mist and came with an extensive homage to PINK FLOYD. The strong influence of the UK rock giants could also be felt on 'Bronze' (2016), yet while CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX never denied their roots, this outstanding act has long created their own sonic cosmos.

With last year’s 'Horrific Honorifics' offering, the band elegantly payed tribute to great artists and classic songs while making those tracks their own in sound and spirit without compromising the integrity of the original masterpieces.

Now with 'Great Escape', CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX take you on their new adventure and let you explore their sonic cosmos even further, and where all its emotions are reflected on to this earth. From the angry “Rain Black”, to the unnerving “Madman” and forgiving “Nebulas”, CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX arise once more.


Name Instrument
Justin Greaves drums, guitars, samples, saw, percussion
Daniel Änghede vocals
Belinda Kordic vocals, percussion
Mark Furnevall synthesizer, hammond
Helen Stanley grand piano, synthesiser, backing vocals, trumpet
Jonas Stålhammar guitar
Ben Wilsker drums
Tom Greenway bass

Releases Season of Mist


Great Escape

General information
: Fri, Sep 14 2018
: Fri, Sep 14 2018
: Dark Rock
: SOM491
: available


Horrific Honorifics

General information
: Fri, Mar 09 2018
: Fri, Mar 09 2018
: Dark Rock
: SOM434
: available



General information
: Fri, Nov 04 2016
: Fri, Nov 04 2016
: Macabre Rock
: SOM399
: available


New Dark Age Tour EP 2015 A.D.

General information
: Fri, Nov 27 2015
: Fri, Nov 27 2015
: Macabre Rock
: SOM375
: available




Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Wed, Mar 20 2019 UK Manchester Rebellion +Fotocrime
Thu, Mar 21 2019 UK London The Underworld + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Fri, Mar 22 2019 UK Brighton Pattern + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Sun, Mar 24 2019 DE Hamburg Knust + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Mon, Mar 25 2019 DK Aarhus Voxhall + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Tue, Mar 26 2019 SE Stockholm Kraken + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Wed, Mar 27 2019 DK Copenhagen Vega + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Thu, Mar 28 2019 DE Berlin BiNuu + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Fri, Mar 29 2019 DE Dresden Scheune + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Sat, Mar 30 2019 CZ Prague Underdogs + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Mon, Apr 01 2019 DE Afschaffenburg Colossaal + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Tue, Apr 02 2019 CH Martigny Caves du Manoir + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Wed, Apr 03 2019 FR Vaureal Le Forum + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Thu, Apr 04 2019 FR Strasbourg La Laiterie + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Fri, Apr 05 2019 FR Nimes La Paloma + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Sat, Apr 06 2019 CH Luzern Schüür + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Sun, Apr 07 2019 DE Villingen Schwenningen Klosterhof + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Mon, Apr 08 2019 AT Vienna Arena + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Tue, Apr 09 2019 DE Munich Feierwerk + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Wed, Apr 10 2019 DE Cologne Luxor + Soft Kill + Fotocrime
Thu, Apr 11 2019 NL Tilburg Roadburn Festival 2019
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