Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Latest news: Mon, Sep 12 2016

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Upcoming release: "Bronze"

Release date: Fri, Nov 04 2016, US Fri, Nov 04 2016

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX have revealed the first track from their forthcoming album 'Bronze'. The UK dark progressive rockers will release their stunning new full-length on November 4. The amazing track "No Fun" is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.

Metal Obsession (AU)
Visions (DE)
Rockzone (ES)
Noise (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Metalitalia (IT)
IO Pages (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Noise (PL)
Loud (PT)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Prog (UK)
Decibel Magazine (US)



  1. Dead Imperial Bastard
  2. Deviant Burials
  3. No Fun
  4. Rotten Memories
  5. Champions Of Disturbance (Pt 1 & 2)
  6. Goodbye Then
  7. Turn To Stone
  8. Scared And Alone
  9. Winning A Losing Battle
  10. We Are The Darkeners

Mastermind Justin Greaves comments: "It is time to give the world a glimpse of our new album with the track 'No Fun'. This song might raise an eyebrow or two amongst our amazing fans, but then again, CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX have always liked to lay musical traps to lure people into our orbit. 'No Fun' is far from giving it all away as regards our new album and this riff has been on demo since 2004, but only now was given birth. Yet it fits the sound, which is our best yet in my opinion and I am extremely happy with how the new album turned out. Stand by for more, but enjoy having 'No Fun' for now."


Justin Greaves: guitar, backing vocals, saw, samples, bass & drums (studio)
Mark Furnevall: synthesizer, keyboard, organ, sound manipulation
Daniel Änghede: vocals

Addiditional musicians
Daisy Chapman: piano
Ben Wilsker: drums (live)
Jonas Stålhammar: guitar, hammond, synth
Belinda Kordic: vocals, banshee, lead vocalist on " Scared And Alone"
Tom Greenway: bass

Guest musicians
Chrissie Caulfield: violin, harp, fog horn
Arthur Young: piano
Arvid Jonsson: vocals on "Turn To Stone"
Robert Holm: trumpets

'Bronze' is now available for pre-order at the Season of Mist shop.

Join CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX on their official Facebook page.

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Mon, Sep 12 2016: BARISHI

Latest release: "Blood from the Lion's Mouth"

Release date: Fri, Sep 16 2016, US Fri, Sep 16 2016

BARISHI have streamed their complete forthcoming full-length 'Blood from the Lion's Mouth' exclusively via the official media partners listed below. The gritty progressive US metal outfit from Vermont will release their second album on September 16.



  1. Grave of the Creator
  2. Blood from the Lion's Mouth
  3. The Great Ennead
  4. Death Moves in Silence
  5. Master Crossroads, Baron Cemetery
  6. Bonesetter
  7. The Deep
  8. The Spectral Order

Metal Obsession (AU)
Spark (CZ)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Inferno (FI)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Andfari (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Terrorizer (UK)
Invisible Oranges (US)


In a scene that has become largely repetitive, nostalgia driven, and prone to navel gazing, few bands stand out as breaking new ground. With their sophomore full-length 'Blood from the Lion's Mouth', BARISHI demonstrate that it is still possible to challenge the established formulas of the metal genre by recombining its musical DNA.

There is an undeniable progressive undertone in their modern approach to hard guitar based music, but at the same time, the Americans delve into the darker side of extreme sound that defies the happy fret-fingering all too often employed by their peers. This album will not give away its treasures at a superficial glance but demands to be given time to grow.

You can order 'Blood from the Lion's Mouth' in various formats directly from the Season of Mist shop.

Join BARISHI on their official Facebook page.

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Mon, Sep 12 2016: DRUDKH

Latest release: "Betrayed By The Sun / Hägringar"

Release date: Fri, Sep 16 2016, US Fri, Sep 16 2016

Ukrainian black metal veterans DRUDKH and Swedish underground one-man act GRIFT (out on Nordvis) are now premiering their new split 'Betrayed By The Sun / Hägringar' in full. The split- EP has been scheduled for release on September 16 and is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below. Pre-order now.



  1. His Twenty-Fourth Spring
  2. Autumn in Sepia
  3. Källan
  4. Cirkeln

Metal Obsession (AU)
Spark (CZ)
Rock Hard (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Radio Metal (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Andfari (IS)
Metalitalia (IT)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Kvlt (PL)
Ultraje (PT)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Terrorizer (UK)


'Betrayed By The Sun / Hägringar' is available in various formats via the Season of Mist shop.

Join DRUDKH on their official Facebook page.

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Mon, Sep 12 2016: THY CATAFALQUE

Latest release: "Meta"

Release date: Fri, Sep 16 2016, US Fri, Sep 16 2016

Hungarian avant-garde metal outfit THY CATAFALQUE have revealed their complete seventh album 'Meta', which will be out in stores on September 16. 'Meta' is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.



  1. Uránia
  2. Sirály
  3. 10^(-20) Ångström
  4. Ixión Düün
  5. Osszel otthon
  6. Malmok járnak
  7. Vonatút az éjszakában
  8. Mezolit
  9. Fehérvasárnap

Slam (AT)
Metal Obsession (AU)
Spark (CZ)
Devilution (DK)
Radio Metal (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metaljesus Magazine (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Rock'n'Reel (UK)

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Mastermind Tamás Kátai comments regarding 'Meta': "This is the seventh album of Thy Catafalque and to me it feels like a step into the past and the future at the same time. There are many friends participating again and probably there is a bit more Hungarian vibe around the songs. Still it is just flowing somewhere in time and space. I have really enjoyed painting these images."

'Meta' can be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.

Join Thy Catafalque on their official Facebook page!

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Mon, Sep 12 2016: DÉPARTE

Upcoming release: "Failure, Subside"

Release date: Fri, Oct 14 2016, US Fri, Oct 14 2016

DÉPARTE have premiered the new song "Ashes in Bloom" taken from their forthcoming debut full-length 'Failure, Subside', which has been scheduled for the 14th of October. "Ashes in Bloom" is streaming via Stereogum.

DÉPARTE comment regarding "Ashes in Bloom": "This song deals with complete loss of direction. Externally modern man may be progressing at an incredible rate, but if we look deeper, ever so often we find ourselves to be nothing more than lost, frightened children, longing more than anything for a deeper meaning. 'Ashes in Bloom' calls for awakening, to climb from beneath the choking, blinding silt that engulfs us, to breathe in freely for the first time and truly reconnect with our purpose."



  1. Seas of Glass
  2. Ashes in Bloom
  3. Wither
  4. Grief Echoes (Golden Scars)
  5. Mara's Choir
  6. Vessel
  7. Ruin

Darkness descends, physically oppressive, a heavy weight on the chest. Black tendrils probing, intruding, coldness seeps into skull and bones. Pain and a crushing despair grip the soul. Yet this bleak onslaught is as precise as methodical. A grim determination drives this spike deep into the heart. With their debut album 'Failure, Subside', DÉPARTE set a new benchmark for musical viciousness.

DÉPARTE were formed in Hobart, Tasmania as a black metal quartet at first under the name ØRANNIS in 2011. The Australians intended to create dark, brooding atmospheric black metal with a focus on an intense, hypnotic live performance. Yet with the addition of a second guitarist, their sound developed further.

DÉPARTE started to drift from the more traditional black metal ethos, shed their face paint and incorporated elements from various other genres, such as post metal, drone, doom and death metal. The combination of these ingredients resulted in something unique, emotive and truly powerful.

DÉPARTE released their first official demo 'MMXIV', which contained two tracks in November 2014. It speaks volumes that the band was already invited to share stages with local heroes such as NE OBLIVISCARIS, PORTAL, and THE AMENTA as well as international heavy-weights from the calibre of GORGUTS, ULCERATE, WORMED, ABSU, and many more.

DÉPARTE then proceeded to record their debut full-length 'Failure, Subside', an album which is now ready to sink its claws into any unwary listener. Beware of this black beast!


Sam Dishington: guitar, vocals
Michael Rankine: drums
Mitchell Golding: guitar
Jarrod Sorbian: bass

'Failure, Subside' can already be pre-ordered from the Season of Mist shop.

Join DÉPARTE on their official Facebook page.

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Mon, Sep 12 2016: BLACK COBRA

Latest release: "Imperium Simulacra"

Release date: Fri, Feb 26 2016, US Fri, Feb 26 2016

BLACK COBRA have already kicked off their European tour in support of doom icons YOB at the prestigious Incubate festival last weekend. The heavy road trip of the American sludge duo will continue to burn stages for over a month throughout Europe in support of their current album 'Imperium Simulacra'. See below for a lit of confirmed shows.

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BLACK COBRA +YOB 12 Sep 16 Dortmund (DE) FZW
13 Sep 16 Aarhus (DK) Radar
14 Sep 16 Göteborg (SE) Sticky Fingers
15 Sep 16 Oslo (NO) Blå
16 Sep 16 København (SE) Pumpehuset
17 Sep 16 Athens (GR) Smoke the Fuzz Fest
19 Sep 16 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
20 Sep 16 München (DE) Feierwerk
21 Sep 16 Berlin (DE) Musik & Frieden
22 Sep 16 Wroclaw (PL) Asymmetry Festival
23 Sep 16 Leipzig (DE) UT Connewitz
24 Sep 16 Nürnberg (DE) Z-Bau
25 Sep 16 Wien (AT) Chelsea
26 Sep 16 Ljubljana (SI) Club Gromka
28 Sep 16 Zagreb (HR) Vintage Industrial
29 Sep 16 Linz (AT)  Stadtwerkstatt
30 Sep 16 Milano (IT) Lo-Fi Club
01 Oct 16 Pratteln (CH) Z7 Up In Smoke Festival
02 Oct 16 Orleans (FR) Astrolabe
04 Oct 16 Belfort (FR) La Poudriere
05 Oct 16 Paris (FR) Glazart
06 Oct 16 Tourcoing (FR) Le Grand Mix
07 Oct 16 Bristol (UK) The Fleece
08 Oct 16 Glasgow (UK) G2 Garage
09 Oct 16 Birmingham (UK) The Rainbow Club
10 Oct 16 Manchester (UK) Ruby Lounge
11 Oct 16 Dublin (IE) Whelans
13 Oct 16 London (UK) The Scala
14 Oct 16 Antwerpen (BE) Desertfest
15 Oct 16 Hannover (DE) Cafe Glocksee



  1. Challenger Deep
  2. Imperium Simulacra
  3. Fathoms Below
  4. Eye Among The Blind
  5. The Messenger
  6. Obsolete
  7. Dark Shine
  8. Sentinel (Infinite Observer)
  9. Technical Demise

After the release of 4 well-received full lengths, BLACK COBRA have levelled venues first across the United States and increasingly on international stages alongside such cult acts as HIGH ON FIRE, WEEDEATER, PELICAN, THE SWORD, YOB, SLEEP, TORCHE, KYUSS LIVES and many more. Now BLACK COBRA are more than ready to take several big steps up the ladder of success and take the world by storm with 'Imperium Simulacra'. Crank up the volume, bang your head, and let this album shred!

'Imperium Simulacra' is still availabe in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.

Join BLACK COBRA on their official Facebook page.

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Mon, Sep 12 2016: DESTRÖYER 666

Latest release: "Wildfire"

Release date: Fri, Feb 26 2016, US Fri, Feb 26 2016

Summer is over and the wolves of autumn are on the prowl. DESTRÖYER 666 have embarked on their final round of live attacks this year in support of their current album 'Wildfire'. A list of all shows can be viewed below.


The Southern Discomfort Metal Festival in Kristiansand, Norway felt the iron fangs of these metal beasts last weekend. The wild hunt will continue to ravage in Poland, Italy, and Greece in September and October before taking on the Live Evil festival at The Dome in London by storm on October 9.

Next on their list, DESTRÖYER 666 will brave the hostile climate of Russia with shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg on the 14th and 15th of October. And finally the heavy predators have already announced a string of shows for a brutal homecoming in Australia and also New Zealand in November.


Please see below for a list of all confirmed dates.

DESTRÖYER 666 Europe
16 Sep 16 Warsaw (PL) Klub Hydrozagadka
17 Sep 16 Zabrze (PL) Wiatrak
22 Sep 16 Rome (IT) Traffic Live Club
23 Sep 16 Bari (IT) Metal Symposium
24 Sep 16 Bologna (IT) Alchemica Club
25 Sep 16 Milano (IT) Blue Rose Club
07 Oct 16 Athens (GR) Athens
08 Oct 16 Thessaloniki (GR) Thessaloniki
09 Oct 16 London (UK) The Dome, Live Evil festival

DESTRÖYER 666 Russia
14 Oct 16 Moscow (RU) Volta
15 Oct 16 St. Petersburg (RU) Mod

DESTRÖYER 666 Down Under
04 Nov 16 Brisbane (AU) Crowbar
05 Nov 16 Camperdown (AU) Manning Bar
06 Nov 16 Canberra (AU) The Basement
08 Nov 16 Auckland (NZ) Kings Arms
09 Nov 16 Wellington (NZ) Valhalla
11 Nov 16 Melbourne (AU) Max Watts
12 Nov 16 Adelaide (AU) Enigma
13 Nov 16 Perth (AU) The Rosemount Hotel

Join DESTROYER 666 on their official Facebook page!

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