Norwegian multi-instrumentalist SYLVAINE deals with the extreme range of emotions this human existence has to offer, as a result of being in constant conflict with oneself and struggling to adapt to this place we call our own. The project serves as an emotional catharsis for the artist, revealing the eternal longing for something more residing within its melodies, capturing the feeling of being trapped and restraint by the human form.
Experimental metal band MANES of Norway have unveiled the first visual companion to their new record ‘Slow Motion Death Sequence’. Continue reading Norwegian MANES have unveiled the first visual companion to their new record ‘Slow Motion Death Sequence’.
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of VREID. The Norwegian black’n’roll veterans will release their highly anticipated next album through Season of Mist.
VREID comment: “We are extremely pleased to get signed by Season of Mist. Like us, they have been around for years, and we have a strong relationship to their people and admiration for their work. We are well on our way with our new album, and are very proud to have Season of Mist as a partner when we will launch the upcoming beast. Our march continues.”
MAYHEM are kicking off the second leg of their European “Purgatorium”-tour that will again see the complete performance of their black metal landmark debut album ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ tomorrow, March 24th at Nöjesfabriken in Karlstad, Sweden. The black onslaught will continue to ravage throughout fifteen more countries before its final curtain in Munich, Germany on the 16th of April.
Regarding this tour, legendary MAYHEM vocalist Attila Csihar commented: “The first time I ever heard from Mayhem was in ’91-’92 when I received a letter from Euronymous. I did not know that message was going to change my whole life. They were looking for a new vocalist to replace Dead on their debut album. Of course, I agreed to their offer and in 1993 we recorded ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’, which to me remains one of the most magical albums of all time. The music opened some unfathomable dimensions that reached beyond what we were able to handle and it unleashed a complete chaos, which ended up at burning churches and eventually a murder within the band. It was almost impossible to release that record, but when it finally came out under the sun in ’94, it left a lasting impact on the whole metal scene. The so-called “2nd wave of black metal” was born in the cold and dark underground of Oslo. At the same time MAYHEM collapsed and got burned down as well. From those ashes, the band had to rise again, when MAYHEM reunited with some old and new members. Yet that album always remained so strong and so unique that even after my reunion with MAYHEM in 2004, we were still not comfortable to present it live in full. Time passed and the whole band got stronger and more experienced. In 2016 we suddenly felt that it was time to finally play the whole record in order to unleash That Beast after more than two decades. ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathans’ will soon become alive!”
MAYHEM are not available for interviews during this tour.
A list all confirmed MAYHEM shows including their show at the prestigious Wacken Open Air can be viewed below.
24 Mar 17 Karlstad (SE) Nöjesfabriken
25 Mar 17 Stockholm (SE) En Arena
26 Mar 17 København (DK) Amager Bio
27 Mar 17 Aarhus (DK) Train
28 Mar 17 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat
29 Mar 17 London (UK) Electric Ballroom
30 Mar 17 Manchester (UK) Club Academy
31 Mar 17 Dublin (IE) Academy
01 Apr 17 Glasgow (UK) Lord of the Land
03 Apr 17 Savigny-le-Temple (FR) L’Empreint
04 Apr 17 Lyon (FR) CCO
05 Apr 17 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks
06 Apr 17 Milano (IT) Live Club
07 Apr 17 Nova Gorica (SI) Mostovna
08 Apr 17 Wien (AT) Vienna Metal Meeting
09 Apr 17 Zagreb (HR) Vintage Club
10 Apr 17 Belgrade (RS) Dom Omladine
11 Apr 17 Sofia (BG) Mixtape5
12 Apr 17 Brasov (RO) Club Rockstadt
13 Apr 17 Athens (GR) Fuzz Club
15 Apr 17 Budapest (HU) Durer Kert
16 Apr 17 München (DE) Dark Easter Metal Meeting
03 Aug 17 Wacken (DE) Wacken Open Air
MAYHEM‘s latest critically acclaimed album, ‘Esoteric Warfare’ is streaminghere and can be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop. The cover of ‘Esoteric Warfare’, which has been created by renowned Polish artistZbigniew M. Bielak (GHOST, PARADISE LOST, BÖLZER, ZHRINE) can be viewed together with the track-list below.
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Season of Mist announce the signing of 1349. The Norwegian black metal stalwarts have already been signed to this label in the US and now extend the deal to a worldwide representation.
Regarding their signing, 1349 comment: “We are currently in the early creative stages of our new art offering and we are exited to confirm that we have extended our agreement with partners Season of Mist – this time handling the release worldwide.”
When 1349 rose from the ashes of ALVHEIM in 1997, the band was driven by a deep desire to keep the black metal flame burning in all its rebellious glory. The Norwegians set out with the declared aim to remain true to the original spirit of their scene, which they saw heading into all the wrong directions.
Conceived around the founding members, which consisted of vocalist and first drummer Ravn, guitarist Tjalve, and Seidemann on bass, 1349 completed their line-up with the addition of guitarist Archaon in 1999 and SATYRICON drum-legend Frost, after the latter recorded a demo and the debut album with the band in 2001.
When their debut ‘Liberation’ was finally unleashed in 2003, 1349 took the world by storm with their intense blend of old school black metal soundscapes and ultra-fast aggression. Further assaults followed in rapid succession. ‘Beyond the Apocalypse’ (2004) and ‘Hellfire’ (2005) cemented the Norwegians’ reputation as one of the strongest acts in the already peaked scene, where they managed to carve out a claim for their own.
Founding member Tjalve decided to focus on his band PANTHEON I and 1349have since continued as a four-piece – occasionally adding renowned guest guitarists. Extensive touring aided the growth of a massive following, which started to seriously reach across the Atlantic, when 1349 opened for reunited metal legends Celtic Frost in North America in 2006.
In an impressive demonstration that dedication to the origins and early principles of black metal does not have to mean nostalgia and stagnation,1349 considerably widened their sonic palette with the next full-length ‘Revelations of the Black Flame’ (2009), which was co-mixed by iconic CELTIC FROST mastermind Tom Gabriel “Warrior” Fischer.
Their newly found darker and more ambient side, was further explored and interwoven with the earlier sonic approach, which 1349 dub “aural hellfire” on the following ‘Demonoir’ (2010). Extensive touring and performances at prestigious festivals around the globe filled the period from 2010 to 2012.
10 Mar 17 Osaka (JP) Fanj Twice (+Arcturus)
11 Mar 17 Nagoya (JP) Rad Hall (+Arcturus)
12 Mar 17 Tokyo (JP) Garden (+Arcturus)
13 May 17 London (UK) The Dome and Boston Music Room
14 May 17 London (UK) Incineration Fest 2017
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