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Read the latest metal news from Season of Mist on this page, which is updated on a weekly basis. Stay up to date about new Season of Mist and Underground Activists band signings, upcoming albums and new singles, special live shows, festivals and tours, re-releases, label news and the newest shop additions! Follow Season of Mist on social media for live updates and to get the latest news and music first.

Replacire Shred Tighter Than Ever on “The Helix Unravels”

Posted on May 22, 2024

There’s no box that Replacire can’t break. The Boston tech-death band boasts multiple Berklee  graduates, one hell of a voice actor and a competitive bodybuilder. But while writing and recording their upcoming third album, all too often, they felt trapped inside their own personal torture chamber. Hence why it’s called The Center That Cannot Hold. Still, these guys banged their heads together and pushed way beyond the finish line. On new single “The Helix Unravels”, they sound tighter than ever.

Anciients Announce New Album

Posted on May 21, 2024

Many moons ago, Anciients were crowned the guiding lights of progressive metal. The Canadians were already firing on all cylinders during a headlining tour of Europe when they won a JUNO Award for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year in 2016.

A Pierced Heart in the Shadows: SETH Releases Dans le Cœur un Poignard

Posted on May 20, 2024

SETH emerge as the harbinger of a sound steeped in the clandestine narratives of Parisian lore and rebellion. Today, they release Dans le Cœur un Poignard, the latest single from their upcoming album La France des Maudits. A dark ode to those who bear the mark of betrayal and suffering within their hearts.

Necrofier Announce Tour with Goatwhore

Posted on May 20, 2024

Necrofier are keeping the black flame burning well into the fall. Houston’s heaviest melodic black metal band are joining their Southern Satanic brethren in Goatwhore this September. They’ll saddle up alongside Portland death metal Antichrists Vitriol for a tour that’s bound to burn hot and fast from Eastern Canada through the Midwest all the way down the East Coast.

Insanity Alert Streaming New EP

Posted on May 15, 2024

Ski parties visit Austria for its powdered slopes, but when Insanity Alert banded together around Innsbruck in 2011, they had a different type of shredding in mind. The band’s destructive appetite for crossover thrash is only rivaled by their unquenchable thirst for ice-cold beer and a jonesing for good bud(s).

NIGHTFALL Returning to Brazil

Posted on May 14, 2024

After rising from the underground alongside fellow Greek legends in Septicflesh and Rotting Christ, Nightfall vanished back into the shadows before their deadly comeback in 2021. Not only did they reappear with a ferocious new album, but Efthimis Karadimas and his reinvigorated band of melodic slayers returned to stages all over the world.

Black Lava Conjure Fresh Doom on “Unsheathing Nightmares”

Posted on May 14, 2024

Though they formed with the ease of a natural stream, Black Lava whisk together a wickedly wide cauldron of influences. Sludgy grooves boil with melodic dissonance and old-school death metal, bubbling over into medieval fantasies.

CHRISTIAN DEATH Playing Europe on Armageddon Tour 2024

Posted on May 14, 2024

The legendary harbingers of death rock, CHRISTIAN DEATH, have announced their most ambitious venture yet – the Armageddon Tour 2024. Poised to set stages ablaze across Europe, CHRISTIAN DEATH invites fans to witness the embodiment of their darkly poetic artistry in a live spectacle that promises to be nothing short of apocalyptic.

DVRK Takes Your Breath Away on Breathless

Posted on May 13, 2024

In an era where metal yearns for innovation yet craves its dark roots, DVRK emerges with their second single, Breathless, from their debut EP, Infinite Reminiscence. This track plunges listeners into an intense narrative journey, encapsulating the essence of deathcore, nu-metal, and bass music into a singular, formidable sound.

Cynic Perform on Audiotree From Nothing

Posted on May 9, 2024

Putting your creative process into words is difficult, especially if you’re as forward-thinking as CYNIC. But after 30+ years, weathering hurricanes, teenage angst, homophobia and the tragic loss of their legendary rhythm section has given Paul Masvidal sage-like insight into the band’s celestial voyage.

syk Streaming Intensively Innovated New Album

Posted on May 9, 2024

syk are relentless in their pursuit of sonic evolution. Since 2013, the Italtian band have consistently delivered avant-garde metal that will make your head not only bang but spin. Their new album is even more innovative and intense. eartHFlesh doesn’t just push the envelope. It tears it apart.

SEVERE TORTURE’s Sonic Annihilation Continues on The Pinnacle of Suffering

Posted on May 7, 2024

Navigate through the carnage, seasoned seekers of the unrelenting extremities, as Season of Mist heralds the monstrous return of death metal behemoths SEVERE TORTURE with their latest aural onslaught, The Pinnacle of Suffering. Serving as the harbinger of their much-anticipated album, Torn from the Jaws of Death, this new single encapsulates the relentless spirit and vicious might of a band unyielding in their quest to sculpt soundtracks for the macabre.

The Flames Rise Higher on 1349’s New Single Ash of Ages

Posted on May 3, 2024

In the grand tradition of black metal supremacy, 1349 returns with a searing standalone single, Ash of Ages, paving the desolate path to their much-anticipated North American tour later this May. Echoing the grim roots of black metal’s full-throated cry, Ash of Ages ascends from the band’s profound depths to scorch the earth with its presence.

WORMED Dive into the Quantum Chaos on Automaton Virtulague

Posted on May 2, 2024

In the infinite expanse of the universe where the lines between technology and the arcane blur, WORMED stands poised at the helm, guiding listeners through the cosmic disorder with their first single Automaton Virtulague from the highly anticipated album, Omegon. Known for their unparalleled mastery in the Sci-Fi Tech Death Metal domain, WORMED invites you to transcend dimensions.

EIVØR Releases Swooning New Single

Posted on April 30, 2024

Fans around the world recognize Eivør for her thunderous Nordic drumming and operatic throat singing. But her upcoming twelfth album marks a bold new venture in her two decades-long musical journey.

Gaerea Release Explosive New Single

Posted on April 29, 2024

In a world where music often treads familiar territories, cathartic black metal visionaries GAEREA challenge the paradigms and invite listeners into an enigmatic journey with their latest standalone single, “World Ablaze”.

REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER Exclusive Paris Philharmonic Show w/ Behemoth

Posted on April 26, 2024

In an unprecedented event collaborating with the Paris Philharmonic’s ongoing metal exhibition, Season of Mist is proud to announce an exclusive show featuring the titan of French atmospheric black metal, REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER, alongside the legendary Behemoth. Set within the grandeur of the Paris Philharmonic, this monumental event is slated for April 30, 2024, marking a convergence of raw, unbridled energy and sophisticated artistry.

Night Shall Drape Us Release Debut Album

Posted on April 26, 2024

Night Shall Drape Us came together from corners of the Nordic underground, bound by bonds of blood and spirit, to create traditional black metal executed to perfection.

BLACK TUSK Streaming New Album The Way Forward

Posted on April 25, 2024

BLACK TUSK came roaring out of the Savannah swamplands nearly twenty years ago, but the sludge metal veterans aren’t looking back anytime soon. On their seventh album, The Way Forward, the band blaze full steam into the future behind the force of their new yet familiar lineup.