Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Black metal remains a musical chimera. From its fiery beginnings this extreme style proved to be as diverse as productive. German sons of this northern spawned darkness often display a penchant for bold aggression and directness as embodied by ENDSTILLE and NEGATOR. These virtues are also embraced by DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT. Yet the Franconians do not simply follow heavily trodden paths. Adding fragile moments of psychedelic meandering, these Germans have also been compared with WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM or DEAFHEAVEN. An extra dose of melancholy points towards their named influence IMPERIUM DEKADENZ and there are far more details to be discovered within the many layers of their harsh but strongly melodic new masterpiece 'Stellar'. Founded in 2009 by guitarist Nikita Kamprad and vocalist Tobias Jaschinsky, DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT immediately gained attention in Germany with their self released debut 'Der Weg einer Freiheit' (2009). Limited to 200 copies the full-length quickly sold out and a new and improved version with real drumming was officially published in 2010. Following the EP 'Agonie' (2011), their sophomore album 'Unstille' (2012) created a strong buzz beyond German borders despite all lyrics being written in their native tongue. Having performed along such diverse acts as WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, NEAERA, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH prestigious festivals such as Summer Breeze Open Air and Wolfszeit Festival invited the band. In 2014 DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT impressed a Norwegian audience at Blastfest in Bergen to the point that they received immediate offers for further shows. In the meantime main songwriter Nikita Kamprad had taken over vocal duties after co-founding member Tobias had quit. In late autumn, the Germans entered Ghost City Recording studios to work on their third full-length 'Stellar', which is now ready to hit the world with irresistible force. Get ready and brace for a massive black impact!

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: Mon, Mar 23 2015
: Tue, Mar 24 2015
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Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of ABBATH! Having recently departed from IMMORTAL to form a new band under his own name, the iconic Norwegian black metal legend is currently working on his debut album for Season of Mist, which is expected to be ready early 2016. Abbath is also revealing his new line-up and live dates below.

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SHAPE OF DESPAIR have unveiled the artwork and tracklist as well as the first new song and title track of their forthcoming full-length 'Monotony Fields', which has been scheduled for release on June 15th (and one day later in North America). The atmospheric funeral doom jewel ‘Monotony Fields’ is exclusively streaming via these official media partners below.

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KEN mode are now streaming the second new song taken from their forthcoming sixth full-length 'Success', due June 15th (and one day later in North America). The power trio from Winnipeg, Canada is exclusively premiering the song "These Tight Jeans" via NPR as official media partner here. All forthcoming KEN mode live dates in Europe and North America are listed below.

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CARACH ANGREN are highly acclaimed for their mindblowing orchestrations. The extraordinary talent as a composer of keyboarder Clemens "Ardek" Wijers has not escaped the newly forged alliance between RAMMSTEIN frontman Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren of HYPOCRISY and PAIN, which operates under the moniker LINDEMANN. Leading Dutch metal magazine AARDSCHOK has just revealed in its May issue that Ardek of CARACH ANGREN has contributed to this project.

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Enigmatic Icelanders SÓLSTAFIR have kicked off their North American tour last night in Brooklyn, NY. The rock band now continues across the US and Canada, where they will be hitting Montréal tonight, then Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Austin, and more, before concluding in Richmond, VA on May 20th. A full list of confirmed shows including European summer festivals can be found below.

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BLACK COBRA will kick of their European tour in the UK at London's Desertfest tomorrow. The hardcore-fuelled sludge metal act will be joined by ACID KING for the first part of their road rage until Innsbruck, Austria on May 9th and then continues without the Californians for six more shows. A full list of concerts can be viewed below.

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OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have just released a cover version of the NIRVANA classic "Breed" taken from the grunge heroes sophomore album 'Nevermind'. The track has been produced on request of Spain's leading webzine in matters of hard music, RockZone as a contribution to the compilation 'Bipolar Sessions #2' on the occasion of this year's Record Store Day.

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ETHS are announcing a new drummer after recently parting ways with their long-time member Yom. The new man on the sticks is now revealed to be R.U.L. For a demonstration of his outstanding talent and skills, click here!

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