South African post-Black outfit Constellatia arrived just two short years ago, and already last year’s debut album The Language of Limbs (Season of Mist) has earned a power-label reissue. A blast of atmospheric harshness and aching melody with a touch of doomed romance, its four tracks are a paean to the outer edges of Emotion. Continue reading
Blackened horror metal act Carach Angren act has shared a new lyric video for their new single ‘Operation Compass’. The track comes from their upcoming album Franckensteina Strataemontanus due for release on June 26th, 2020 via Season of Mist. The narrative of the album follows the gruesome story of the troubled soul ‘Conrad Dippel’; the inspiration of Mary Shelly’s novel ‘Frankenstein’. Ghost Cult ran a special new album preview last month. Watch ‘Operation Compass’ now!
You remember the first time you heard Leviathan (Relapse Records) by Mastodon? I do. It was as if my world had shifted on its axis: a relentless display of monumental, complex power that left me unsure how to feel…except that it felt exciting, enlivening. I never thought that Vermont quartet Barishi would recreate those emotions: a great band yes, but its Harsh Stoner grooves had the intricacies without such immediate power. Suddenly, out goes vocalist Sascha Simms, being replaced by guitarist Graham Brooks and reducing the band to a three-piece. Third album Old Smoke (Season of Mist) follows. Fuck… Continue reading
When Green Carnation, the progressive Norwegian sextet that gave birth to avant-Black pioneers In The Woods, split for the second time in 2007, no-one gave it a cat in hell’s chance of reformation. Yet the green (ahem) shots of recovery spawned with 2018’s live album Last Day of Darkness (Prophecy Productions), and here we are with the band’s sixth album Leaves of Yesteryear (Season of Mist), in what is the 30th anniversary of its formation. Continue reading
Multi-national extreme progressive metal band Ne Obliviscaris has informed fans of the uncertain status of completing their next album due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Tentatively due later this year or early in 2021, the band was underway recording the follow-up to the globally acclaimed album Urn (Season of Mist) in 2017. The band which has members spanning the world has already cut their drum tracks for the new album but nothing else. Apparently, until they can reconvene in person, little to no further progress will be made. We’ll keep tracking this story as we get more information. Continue reading
Progressive Sludge band Barishi will release their new album Old Smoke on April 24th via Season of Mist Records and we are hype! The band chatted with Ragin’ Rosie while out on tour with Ether Coven earlier this year. They chatted about the origins of the band, Graham’s transition to featured vocalist, the bands’ new album, the metal scene in Vermont, some sludge and doom bands he enjoys, how Barishi’s love of Dungeons & Dragons invades their lyrics and cannot be stopped – even on tour, and much more. Purchase the album here and check out the podcast now! Continue reading
Abbath has announced that the band has been nominated for two awards in the 18th annual Independent Music Awards for the 2019 album Outstrider, out now via Season of Mist. They are nominated for Outstrider in the category of Best Metal / Hardcore album and for
‘Harvest Pyre’ in the Best Metal / Hardcore song category. Abbath had their North American co-headline tour with fellow legends Mayhem, The Decibel Magazine Tour, canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), pandemic. Check out this message from Abbath and vote for the band to win!
A small bit of news in the chaos of the times… Abbath has received 2 nominations in the 18th annual Independent Music Awards in a few categories. They are as follows:
* Outstrider in the category of Best Metal / Hardcore album
* Harvest Pyre in the Best Metal / Hardcore song category
Voting is allowed in the song category, and if you’d like to you can do so here – https://fans.independentmusicawards.com/song_category/metalhardcore
Voting does require a sign-up however.
Work continues behind the scenes. We look forward to sharing more news soon,
Abbath had previously sent a message to fans thanking them for their support and about his excitement for a 2020 full of tour dates.
Outstrider is out now and can be purchased here from the Season of Mist Shop: http://smarturl.it/AbbathOutstrider
Clamshell box + extra’s
LP in various colours
The coverartwork, which is created by Kim Holm and Olav Iversen, and the track-list for Outstrider can be found below.
1. Calm in Ire (Of Hurricane) (04:32)
2. Bridge of Spasms (03:49)
3. The Artifex (04:09)
4. Harvest Pyre (04:12)
5. Land of Khem (04:08)
6. Outstrider (05:39)
7. Scythewinder (04:17)
8. Hecate (04:25)
9. Pace till Death (BATHORY cover) (03:41)
Abbath – Vocals & guitars
Ole Andre Farstad -Guitars
Ukri Suviletho – Drums
Rusty Cornell – Bass
If a band consists of members from Ne Obliviscaris and Todtgelichter, it’s a fair bet that the results will be 1) bloody dark, 2) as mad as a sheep in a tree. Sure enough, Omega Infinity provides all of this, with the frosted vocal of the Aussies’ mystical Xenoyr tangling with the musical machinations of ‘lichter drummer and keyboardist Tentakel P for debut album Solar Spectre (Season of Mist). Continue reading
Heilung has shared a brand new video, ‘Norupo’, taken from their sensational June 2019 release Futha (Season of Mist). Cinematic and vast as the forest it was filmed in, the clip for ‘Norupo’ gives the experience of the ritual from all angles. The group recently announced a Lifa Blu-Ray release and are slated to perform a special show at Red Rocks later in 2020. a Directed by Roderik Patijn, and with amazing Aerial Cinematography by Maarten Slooves, watch the clip below! Continue reading
In some hypercritical sections of the Stoner world, it was suggested that Hyborian, Volume I (The Company), the debut album from Kansas City heavies Hyborian, was rescued from a certain monotony merely by some lighter, synthetic nuances. Whereas it may seem an indicator of a lack of imagination to see the follow-up named Volume II (Season of Mist), it’s an all-too-common error to assume that the content will follow the same path. Continue reading