Latest news: Tue, Nov 24 2015
Tue, Nov 24 2015: SINISTRO
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of SINISTRO. The Portuguese ambient doom rockers will release their next full-length on the label in 2016.
Regarding their signing, SINISTRO comment: "It is with great satisfaction and pleasure that we are now part of the Season of Mist roster, a label responsible for developing some of the most significant names in heavy music today. We could not have found a better home to embrace both our vision and passion, and help us develop our art. We are very excited and looking forward for the starting endeavour."
Coming from an unlikely location like Lisbon, Portugal, SINISTRO are the embodiment of both lush and devastating musical landscapes driven by five individuals from distinct art circles.
SINISTRO have been cultivating sonic exploration since writing their self-titled debut album, which was released in 2012 and delivers elegant doom rock combined with a soundtrack like approach that harvested praise from both public and critics alike.
SINISTRO's next effort 'Cidade' (2013) welcomed singer Patrícia Andrade on board and went on to explore a massive wall of guitars combined with gritty keyboard layers and an emotional vocal performance. With the added singing, some writers suggested Fado as one of the band's aesthetic resources. Backed by unanimous critical acclaim, 'Cidade' established SINISTRO as an essential name in the Portuguese music scene.
SINISTRO began composing their next album in 2014. The band added a second guitarist into their fold, who helped pushing their unique style another step further. Keeping a cinematic feeling in the background, The Portuguese vary from abrasive musical thickness to a perfect sense of stillness, which portrays the urban landscapes of their homeland and its legacy with a strong visual presence. SINISTRO created seven brand new tracks that are bound to appeal to music fans of various genres.
Despite being a comparatively new entity, the members of SINISTRO are no strangers to their native music scene. The band features an actress, a music producer, and instrumentalists, who have followed this path for over 20 years as part of other acts such as WE ARE THE DAMNED, BESTA, MOURNING LENORE, and many others.
Patricia Andrade - vocals
Y - guitar
F - bass, keys
R - guitar
P - drums
Tue, Nov 24 2015: THE CASUALTIES
THE CASUALTIES are now streaming the first track taken from their new full-length 'Chaos Sound', which has been slated for worldwide release on January 22nd. The track "Running through the Night" is exclusively premiered by the official media partners below, where you can also find the simultaneously revealed cover art and track-list.
Radio Metal (FR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Never Mind the Hype (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
On further news, THE CASUALTIES recently unveiled the artwork and track list of 'Chaos Sound', which can both be viewed below.
'Chaos Sound' is already available for pre-order from the Season of Mist shop in various formats and limited editions. Click here to order your copy!
12" vinyl album in various colours
Jewel Case CD
Punk is dead? THE CASUALTIES never cared about such bullshit. Once again the New York stalwarts give voice to the street with a three fists full of smashing anthems. In an age of austerity, corporate takeover of this planet, and rising anger 'Chaos Sound' bristles with counter-culture rage translated into energetic riffing, barking vocals and a heavy dose of rock. Fierce but always melodic, THE CASUALTIES remain a far cry from teenage poster-boy industry created sell-outs that have become associated with their style. Instead the Americans openly draw inspiration from the early Punk legends such as THE EXPLOITED, SEX PISTOLS and CHARGED GBH. THE CASUALTIES are the real thing. Punk is not dead. THE CASUALTIES deliver the crushing proof of that statement with 'Chaos Sound'. Listen and rise up!
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Tue, Nov 24 2015: GORGUTS
Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS are bound for a headlining tour of Europe in March and April 2016! A full list of confirmed tour dates can be viewed below.
The Canadians will be joined by the kindred musical spirits of PSYCOPTIC, DYSRHYTHMIA, and NERO DI MARTE as part of a multi-band package. The tour will start at the prestigious Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway on the 23rd of March and continue on to stun audiences in 14 other countries until a final show at the Iduna in Drachten, The Netherlands on April 17th.
GORGUTS + PSYCOPTIC + DYSRHYTHMIA + NERO DI MARTE
23 Mar 16 Oslo (NO) Inferno Festival
24 Mar 16 Stockholm (SE) Fryshuset Klubben
26 Mar 16 Tilburg (NL) 013
27 Mar 16 Bruxelles (BE) Magasin
28 Mar 16 Manchester (UK) Sound Control
29 Mar 16 Glasgow (UK) Ivory Blacks
30 Mar 16 London (UK) The Dome
31 Mar 16 Evreux (FR) Abordage
01 Apr 16 Nantes (FR) Metalorgie Fest
02 Apr 16 Madrid (ES) But
03 Apr 16 Barcelona (ES) Boveda
04 Apr 16 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
05 Apr 16 Aarau (CH) Kiff (Foyer)
06 Apr 16 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
07 Apr 16 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
08 Apr 16 Oberhausen (DE) Kulttempel
09 Apr 16 Aarhus (DK) Royal Metal Fest
10 Apr 16 Hamburg (DE) Headcrash
11 Apr 16 Warszawa (PL) Proxima
12 Apr 16 Bratislava (SK) Randal
13 Apr 16 Budapest (HU) Durer Kurt
14 Apr 16 München (DE) Backstage
15 Apr 16 Praha (CZ) Nova Chmelnice
16 Apr 16 Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser
17 Apr 16 Drachten (NL) Iduna
GORGUTS will be touring in support of their critically highly acclaimed latest album 'Colored Sands', which is available in various formats via the Season of Mist shop. The album is streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp page.
Luc Lemay: rhythm guitar, vocals
Kevin Hufnagel: lead guitar
Colin Marston: bass
Patrice Hamelin: drums
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Tue, Nov 24 2015: DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT will embark on a headlining tour of Europe in March and April 2016! A list of all confirmed tour dates can be viewed below.
The German black metal progenies will be joined by the Austrians HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY and THE GREAT OLD ONES from France on their road-trip, which starts at Gleis 22 in Münster, Germany on the 11th of March and continues through seven other countries before coming to an end at B-Hof in Würzburg, Germany on April 2nd.
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT + HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY + THE GREAT OLD ONES
11 Mar 16 Münster (DE) Gleis 22
12 Mar 16 London (UK) Our Black Heart
13 Mar 16 Antwerpen (BE) Kavka
14 Mar 16 Weinheim (DE) Café Central
15 Mar 16 Frankfurt (DE) Das Bett
16 Mar 16 Bremen (DE) Tower
17 Mar 16 Drachten (NL) Iduna
18 Mar 16 Strasbourg (FR) La Laiterie
19 Mar 16 Paris (FR) Le Glaz'Art
21 Mar 16 Bordeaux (FR) I.Boat
22 Mar 16 Barcelona (ES) Sala Begood
23 Mar 16 Luynes (FR) Le Korigan
24 Mar 16 Aarau (CH) Flösserplatz
25 Mar 16 Lindau (DE) Club Vaudeville
26 Mar 16 Wien (AT) Arena
27 Mar 16 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
28 Mar 16 Tarnów (PL) Garage
29 Mar 16 Wroc?aw (PL) Liverpool
30 Mar 16 Warszawa (PL) Hydrozagadka
31 Mar 16 Leipzig (DE) UT Connewitz
01 Apr 16 Berlin (DE) Musik & Frieden
02 Apr 16 Würzburg (DE) B-Hof
08 Jul 16 Ballenstedt (DE) Rock Harz Open Air
06 Aug 16 Wacken (DE) Wacken Open Air (exact date TBA)
03 Sep 16 Hamburg (DE) Full Metal Cruise
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT have recently premiered a video clip featuring the song "Letzte Sonne" (Last Sun) taken from their acclaimed latest full-length 'Stellar', which can be viewed here.
The band commented: "We deliberately place 'Letzte Sonne' as the final track on 'Stellar' to act as the quintessence of our album's lyrical concept. Based on the metaphor of leaving this place and reaching out to the sun and the stars, 'Letzte Sonne' can be seen as the last resort of finding yourself, freedom, and peace. It was the first track we finished for the album and has been exclusively performed during our joint tour with THE OCEAN back in February 2014, which can be seen in this video. Enjoy!"
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Tue, Nov 24 2015: THIS GIFT IS A CURSE
THIS GIFT IS A CURSE have embarked on their European dates together with German blackened crust gang IMPLORE. The Swedish black sludge beasts will hit Germany, Spain, Portugal, and France before ending at the Tetris in Trieste, Italy on December 7th. A full list of all remaining dates can be viewed below.
24 Nov 15 Bilbao (ES) Bar Barratz
25 Nov 15 Porto (PT) Cave 45
26 Nov 15 Lisboa (PT) Sabotage Club
27 Nov 15 Viseu (PT) Trebaruna
28 Nov 15 Madrid (ES) Sala New Capac
29 Nov 15 Valencia (ES) La Residencia
30 Nov 15 Barcelona (ES) Rocksound
01 Dec 15 Toulouse (FR) Pavillions Sauvages
02 Dec 15 Marseille (FR) Salle Gueule
03 Dec 15 Turin (IT) Lavanderíe Ramone
04 Dec 15 Châtillon (IT) Hibou
05 Dec 15 Arci (IT) Carugate Circolo Culturale
06 Dec 15 Padova (IT) Marzalo Occupata
07 Dec 15 Trieste (IT) Tetris
THIS GIFT IS A CURSE will be touring in support of their current album 'All Hail The Swinelord', which was released worldwide on the 16th of October. The album is available in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.
Artwork and tracklist of 'All Hail The Swinelord' can be viewed below.
THIS GIFT IS A CURSE have recently premiered a dark video clip for the song "Swinelord", which can be viewed on the Season of Mist YouTube site !
Jonas A. Holmberg: vocals
Lars Gunnarsson: bass
Johan Nordlund: drums
Patrik Andersson: guitars & vocals
Tue, Nov 24 2015: NIGHTBRINGER
NIGHTBRINGER have already kicked off their European shows. The US underground champions are joined by the dystopical UK black metal outfit LYCHGATE on their dark crusade. NIGHTBRINGER will also perform at the Nidrosian Black Mass IV in Bruxelles. All remaining dates can be viewed below.
NIGHTBRINGER on tour with LYCHGATE
24 Nov 15 Lyon (FR) L'Hotel de la Musique
25 Nov 15 Paris (FR) TBA
26 Nov 15 Lille (FR) La Rumeur
27 Nov 15 Düsseldorf (DE) TBA
28 Nov 15 Leeuwarden (NL) Into Darkness Fest
29 Nov 15 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
04 Dec 15 Bruxelles (BE) Magasin 4 (Nidrosian Black Mass)
NIGHTBRINGER are touring in support of their current full length 'Ego Dominus Tuus' ("I Am Your Lord"). The album has been described as "haunting reality check of the darkness that is around us and the darkness that consumes us" (Decibel Magazine), "a unique album that has earned its place on anyone’s list of the year’s best black metal" (No Clean Singing), "...wildly intense but atmospheric. Oh, and evil." (Metalsucks) and "...superbly executed, and will please fans of no-frills, ferocious black metal" (Revolver Magazine).
Tue, Nov 24 2015: 1349
Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 have announced new North American shows. Sponsored by CVLT NATION, the "Chaos Raids U.S.A. 2016" tour will kick off on the 9th of January and see support coming from TOMBS and FULL OF HELL. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be viewed below.
1349 + TOMBS + FULL OF HELL
09 Jan 16 Miami, FL (US) Churchill's
10 Jan 16 Tampa, FL (US) Orpheum
11 Jan 16 Atlanta, GA (US) The Basement
12 Jan 16 Chapel Hill, NC (US) Local 506
13 Jan 16 Richmond, VA (US) Strange Matter
14 Jan 16 Brooklyn, NY (US) Saint Vitus
15 Jan 16 Boston, MA (US) Cuisine en Locale
16 Jan 16 Philadelphia, PA (US) Underground Arts
17 Jan 16 Baltimore, MD (US) Ottobar
19 Jan 16 Chicago, IL (US) Reggie's
20 Jan 16 Minneapolis, MN (US) Triple Rock
21 Jan 16 Kansas City, MO (US) Riot Room
22 Jan 16 Denver, CO (US) The Roxy
23 Jan 16 Albuquerque, NM (US) Launchpad
24 Jan 16 Phoenix, AZ (US) Joe's Grotto
25 Jan 16 San Diego, CA (US) Brick by Brick
26 Jan 16 San Francisco, CA (US) DNA Lounge
27 Jan 16 Los Angeles, CA (US) The Roxy
1349 are touring in support of their latest full-length, 'Massive Cauldron of Chaos'. The album, which has been called a "another career-defining release which will surely confirm their place among black metal's more promising groups." (Sputnik Music), and a "musical, versatile effort that should earn 1349 a high degree of respect going forward" (Metal Injection) is available in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.
'Massive Cauldron of Chaos' is furthermore streaming in full here. And a music video for the lead track off 'Massive Cauldron of Chaos' titled "Slaves" can be viewed at this link. Artwork and tracklist are shown below.
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Tue, Nov 24 2015: SEASON OF MIST
Do you plan to be in Marseilles, France this Saturday, November 28th? Season of Mist is having the traditional and much loved yard sale from 11:00 to 15:00 CET on that date. Mark it in your calendar, meet our crew, and pick up some extremely heavy presents for the upcoming holiday season! You will find our new address and more info on the flyer below.
Season of Mist
126 Boulevard Bara
Bus line 1 (from Metro station La Rose) – Einstein Parking Relais