It’s been four long years since we’ve heard from Foscor. The Catalonians released their last album in the fall of 2019. Despite rave reviews, including a 5-star review from Metal Hammer, touring was cut short before the band could even step foot on the open road after COVID-19 shuttered the world into lockdown.
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The Catalans return with the second chapter of the trilogy initiated with “Les Irreals Visions” in 2017, yet strongly connected to the fin de siècle cultural movement of Modernisme – a parallel development to Art Nouveau and Jugendstil among others. Visual things must acquire a new secret appearance, and with ‘Els Sepulcres Blancs’ FOSCOR treats poetically how facing a change of a sick world and society through the land of dreams.
The title translates as “The White Tombs”, a metaphor for that world of dreams and expectations where humans chained to reality may die and born free to imagine a better one.
FOSCOR hail from Catalonia, and take inspiration from the morbid, decadent, and sick reflections on a rapidly changing society, as the artistic landscape at the end of the nineteenth century shaped.
The name FOSCOR translates as “darkness” in their native Catalan tongue, which the band from Barcelona uses for their lyrics as a distinctive element and strong connection with their cultural reality.
The Catalans’ first two albums, ‘Entrance to the Shadows’ Village’ (2004), ‘The Smile of the Sad Ones’ (2007) wrapped a shroud of classic second wave black metal around a melancholic yet vital core. ‘Groans to the Guilty’ (2009) witnessed FOSCOR setting out towards more progressive and avant-garde course, but it was next full-length ‘Those Horrors Wither’ (2014) which marked a clear departure from the black metal. Darkness found an equally strong expression through the use of very personal clean vocals, tempo reduction and atmosphere.
In 2017, FOSCOR took another step in their constantly changing and shifting evolution. The brand new release ‘Les Irreals Visions’ (2017) was easily drawing its eager audience in, only to lure the unwary listener into a dark labyrinth of unexpected complexity filled with beauty and sorrow. In 2018, FOSCOR explored these lines between reality, poetry and the beyond even further with a special digital release transforming their own music into a so intimate experience; ‘Les Irreals Versions’ (2018).
Now, 2019 promises to be as tragic as their music claims with the so sensitive release of ‘Els Sepulcres Blancs’, its characteristic melancholic sonic aura and catchy riffing intensity. Their most personal and delicate sound achievement to date.
- J. : bass, vocals
- Fiar : lyrics & vocals
- Falke : guitar & effects
- A.M. : guitars, bass & piano
- J.F. : drums (studio)
This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.
Catalan atmospheric metal band FOSCOR is now sharing a beautiful new cover for the song ‘This Twilight Garden’, originally created by THE CURE for their 1992’s 9th album “Wish”, as B-side for its first single published ‘High’.
Catalan atmospheric metal band FOSCOR are now sharing a stunning cover track for the Alice in Chains song “Would?”. Listen to the dark version of the song via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE.
Catalan atmospheric metal band FOSCOR is now sharing a stunning new music video for the song “Misofonia” to celebrate the band’s 20 year anniversary! The track previously only appeared on bonus physical editions of the band’s 2017 opus, ‘Les Irreals Visions,’ and had not been released digitally. Watch the video at THIS LOCATION.
Catalan atmospheric metal band FOSCOR have premiered their entire new album ‘Els Sepulcres Blancs’, which has been released on September 6.