Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Latest news: Thu, Feb 19 2015

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Thu, Feb 19 2015: GEORGE KOLLIAS

Upcoming release: "Invictus"

Release date: Mon, May 18 2015, US Tue, May 19 2015

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of GEORGE KOLLIAS! The exceptional Greek drum progeny and NILE sticksman will release his debut solo album 'Invictus' through this label on May 18th (one day later in North America), 2015. Pre-sales will start next month.

GEORGE KOLLIAS comments: "I am extremely happy to be a part of the Season of Mist family and so excited for the release of my first album! I strongly feel this is going to be a very successful and productive cooperation between me and this label with a common goal: to deliver the best music we can to all of you out there! I would like to thank everyone at Season of Mist for all their support and for helping me with the release of my first album. It means a lot to me and I will make sure to work even harder for more great music for all of you!!"

Through his website and Facebook, GEORGE KOLLIAS has already revealed the cover artwork of 'Invictus', which can be viewed below.

Regarding 'Invictus', the drummer, who is regarded as one of the world's best by his peers, says the following: "This solo project contains exactly what the word 'solo' describes: one musician writing all music and lyrics as well as performing all the instruments, while inviting some guests to join. At first I composed some songs in order to support my 2 drum DVDs, but thanks to the support and demand from all the fans out there it turned into a full album over time. I can honestly say, the only reason I have recorded this album is the fans asked for this to happen. I am happy that I did it and more excited than ever for the future of this project! I enjoyed recording it more than anything. I have got some great plans for my project. I want to get out there and play this album live as soon as possible too! I also had to pleasure to have some really important guests, which made this album even more special to me. I guarantee that this is only the beginning!!"

GEORGE KOLLIAS has previously released a teaser, which you can check out here.

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Thu, Feb 19 2015: CARACH ANGREN

Latest release: "This Is No Fairytale"

Release date: Mon, Feb 23 2015, US Tue, Feb 24 2015

CARACH ANGREN are now unleashing their forthcoming full-length 'This Is No Fairytale' in full. The horror metal masterpiece is exclusively streaming via these official media partners:

Metal Obsession (AU)
Pro-Rock (BG)
Spark (CZ)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Rockzone (ES)
Inferno (FI)
VS-Webzine (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Metalitalia (IT)
Marunouchi Muzik (JP)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Decibel (US)

CARACH ANGREN comment: "The long wait is finally over. We proudly present our fourth full-length musical horror story telling the utterly dark tale of two desperate children on a terrible quest to escape total darkness. As music and lyrics take you from chapter to chapter you will learn about the inevitable outcome... This Is No Fairytale!"

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CARACH ANGREN have previously unveiled the first two clues to their pitch black story told on 'This Is No Fairytale' in the shape of lyric videos created by Costin Chioreanu for the tracks "There's No Place Like Home" and "Killed and Served by the Devil", which can be viewed here and there.

The band commented: "We are very proud to present to you these beautiful pieces of horror visualizing our songs 'There's No Place Like Home' and 'Killed and Served by the Devil'. For these videos we have worked together with the extremely talented Costin Chioreanu. He was able to visually reproduce the terrifying atmosphere that we aimed for. We hope you will enjoy watching them... And remember... This Nightmare Was No Dream!"

The artist added about "Killed and Served by the Devil": "This is the second piece of a puzzle", relates Costin Chioreanu. "It is a multimedia combination, which joins the band's particular way of writing music and poetry related to horror with my out of standards kind of animation. Lyric video or not, the result is exploring some new dimensions of the horror genre, having as well a smooth flavour of a b-side movie and some 70's magic. Accessing the subconscious might work better with less explicit visuals and animations, as there lies the real playground for horror, the source of all darkness..."

'This Is No Fairytale' was recorded by Patrick Damiani and CARACH ANGREN in June 2014. The album was mixed by Peter Tägtgren and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren and the release has been scheduled to the 23rd of February (2/24 in North America). 'This Is No Fairytale' can be pre-ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop. Artwork and tracklist are as follows:

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  1. Once upon a Time...
  2. There's No Place Like Home
  3. When Crows Tick On Windows
  4. Two Flies Flew Into A Black Sugar Cobweb
  5. Dreaming Of A Nightmare In Eden
  6. Possessed By A Craft Of Witchery
  7. Killed and Served By The Devil
  8. The Witch Perished In Flames
  9. Tragedy Ever After
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Thu, Feb 19 2015: BENIGHTED

Latest release: "Brutalive The Sick"

Release date: Mon, Feb 23 2015, US Tue, Feb 24 2015

BENIGHTED are now premiering their complete forthcoming live album 'Brutalive the Sick', which comes with a bonus DVD. This brutal death onslaught is exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.

Metal Hammer (DE)
Radio Metal (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Rock Hard (IT)
Metal Hammer (NO)

BENIGHTED have previously released a teaser clip which can be viewed here.

BENIGHTED commented on their release: "We are happy to announce that for the celebration of our 15th anniversary our first live album 'Brutalive the Sick' will be out soon. The show was recorded at Sylak Open Air 2014 in France. These 13 tracks represent our unleashed fury on stage whipped up by an amazing crowd. We hope this makes for a suitably brutal and insane birthday gift for all of you!"

'Brutalive the Sick'. The CD + DVD will be released on the 23rd of February, 2015 and is already available for pre-order via the Season of Mist shop. Customers ordering a bundle offer will receive a free BENIGHTED beanie as long as stocks last.

Artwork and tracklist of 'Brutalive The Sick' are shown below.

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  1. X2Y
  2. Noise
  3. Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth
  4. Collapse
  5. Experience Your Flesh
  6. Carnivore Sublime
  7. Prey
  8. Grind Wit
  9. Fritzl
  10. Collection Of Dead Portraits
  11. Slaughter Suicide
  12. Slut
  13. Asylum Cave
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Thu, Feb 19 2015: THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT

Upcoming release: "Bloodcvlts"

Release date: Mon, Mar 23 2015, US Tue, Mar 24 2015

THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT are now premiering the second new track taken from their forthcoming EP 'Bloodcvlts’ which can be pre-ordered here. The Dutch death dealers are streaming a lyric video for the song "Hangmen Also Die" exclusively via these official media partners:

Thrashocore (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Metal Wani (IN)
Rock Hard (IT)
Marunouchi Muzik (JP)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Metal Underground (US)

'Bloodcvlts' has been scheduled for release on March 23rd and is now available for pre-order through the Season of Mist shop. THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT also revealed the artwork and tracklist of 'Bloodcvlts', which are shown below:

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  1. Reign of Hell
  2. I Conquistador
  3. Der Hexenhammer
  4. Doom Of The Tawusê Melek
  5. Hangmen Also Die
  6. GeneSYS
  7. Die Waffe Mensch RMX
  8. Den Ensomme Nordens Dronning

The band has delivered the following threat: "To fill the gap between the musically extremely disappointing 'Tetragrammaton' and their newest assault on the fundamental canons of good taste in art in general, THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT decided to record their first EP 'Bloodcvlts' containing 6 crushing tracks with heinous lyrics (which will get stuck like a fishbone in the throat), a remix of 'Todesnacht von Stammheim' (let’s try to polish the turd), a live track recorded somewhere in Europe and very rare tracks inspired by their performance on National Icelandic Radio."

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On previous news, THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT have informed on two line-up changes in their usual tongue in cheek style:

"With deep regret we have to announce that Ivo Hilgenkamp will not return to us. Ivo fell for the hipster Djent /ˈdʒɛnt/ movement and left the flock for a spiritual journey to the Ravi Shankar Madrassa to discover the deeper meanings and philosophy of the Djent-cult. And consolidating our status as ruthless slave-traders, we have sold Sjoerd into servitude. He was sold - for a good price, naturally - to the CERN institute in Switzerland, where his human metronome-skills will replace a decidedly inferior nuclear clock for the Large Hadron Collider."

THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT want it to be known that they are not looking for replacements.

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