There is a brand new project, named Earth Electric, that excels at creating atmospheric Psyche-Doom and Hard Rock music. Comprised of former members of Mayhem and Ava Inferi (such as ex-Ava Inferi singer Carmen Susana Simoes and current Aura Noir guitarist Rune Eriksen), Earth Electric will release their debut album, “Vol. 1: Solar“, through Season Of Mist on May 12th. The music contained on the album is multifaceted with various elements and layers to it, powered by ethereal vocals, strong riffs and intriguing keys. Those factors are enjoyably prevalent on a new audio-only track premiere from the band, “Meditate. Mediate“, which is streaming below.
Electronica/Industrial tinged music is an ever present item in the widening circles of Metal’s sub-genre repertoires. It has been that way for decades now, from the days of Godflesh, Scorn, and KMFDM to today’s bands like Knoxville, TN.’s Deconbrio or the new project of Neurosis’ Scott Kelly, Absent In Body. One of the longer running acts is the Brussels-based Emptiness who have been around since 1998 and issuing releases since at least 2003. In fact, their releases are why we are here today as Emptiness will released their latest, titled “Not For Music“, via Season Of Mist on Friday, January 20th.
The ambient, atmospherically dark and intriguing 7-song outing was was mixed/mastered by Sean Beavan and produced by Jeordie White (Goon Moon and also known as Twiggy Ramirez). It’s a haunting, expansive effort that fluidly melds industrial, gothic, black metal, and uber experimental elements into one ethereally-hued album. Today, you have the opportunity to stream Emptiness’ “Not For Music” in its entirety below before next week’s release of it.
U.K. quartet Hark have announced the eagerly anticipated follow up to their phenomenal debut “Crystalline” is to be titled “Machinations” and is set for release through Season Of Mist on February 24th, 2017. The Welsh foursome have even shared a new song from the effort, “Fortune Favors The Insane“, which is streaming below. Hark frontman Jimbob Isaac had the following to say about the new track:
“Our premiere track ‘Fortune Favours the Insane‘ was the first song written for the new album and is lyrically based around those fine lines between commitment to your art and the brain-splitting madness that it can sometimes push you towards. ‘I ain’t been over the edge…but I’ve seen it’.” Continue reading →
U.K.-based progressive metallers Crippled Black Phoenix are sharing a track from their upcoming album “Bronze” which will be issued on November 4th via Season Of Mist. The song they’re sharing is a fantastic cover version of the Joe Walsh classic “Turn To Stone” which features Greenleaf vocalist Arvid Jonsson on the mic.
Crippled Black Phoenix‘s Justin Greaves commented: “Crippled Black Phoenix has a history of occasionally recording cover versions, usually as extra tracks or for compilation albums. This time, while recording ‘Bronze’, it occurred to me that our version of the classic Joe Walsh song ‘Turn to Stone’ was worthy of being part of the actual album. Continue reading →
The incredibly fantastic sophomore album from Canada’s Anciients, “Voice Of The Void“, has been made available for streaming in its entirety. The phenomenal new record sees the band make an immense leap forward in the dynamics and far-reaching grasp of the musicians involved, one that fits well into the progressive metal realm of such bands as Mastodon, Horseburner, and Opeth. You can listen for yourself ahead of the Oct. 14 release via Season Of Mist in the embed below.
The American Doom legends Saint Vitus will release a new live album, “Live Vol. 2“, on September 23 via Season Of Mist. The band recorded “Live Vol. 2” during the tour for their acclaimed 2012 comeback album “Lillie: F-65“, on March 19, 2013 at the Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. The album and tour marked the return of Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich. Out of respect for their vintage heritage, Saint Vitus chose to preserve the raw and pure live sound without cleaning up and patching with overdubs. As a result, “Live Vol. 2” is a true live document.
“Live Vol. 2” will also be released as a special digipak edition containing a digi-sleeve as well as a triple gatefold vinyl, which are both strictly limited and will contain “Marbles In The Moshpit“. This live recording from Ontario, Canada in December 1984 was previously available as a bootleg and on limited vinyl, and features the lineup Dave Chandler, Mark Adams, original singer Scott Reagers, and late drummer Armando Acosta, who sadly passed away in 2000.
Vermont-based gritty, dark Progressive Metal band Barishi are streaming their stellar new full-length album “Blood from the Lion’s Mouth” which can be heard below. It is Barishi‘s second full-length album and first for Season Of Mist, which will be released worldwide on Sept. 16. The album was recorded by Brian Westbrook at PDP Recording in Greenfield, MA. during winter 2015-2016 and features cover art by Brian Mercer.
Discussing the new album recently, the band commented: “We’re really proud of this album. It was an absolute blast to both write and record. We spent last summer at home in Jamaica, Vermont writing constantly. Our goal was to come up with something that was cohesive as a whole but also had an individuality to each track. Our producer Brian Westbrook really went above and beyond with it’s production. He has such clear vision in regards to a song’s structure as well as it’s sonic potential. It was killer to work with him again.”
U.S. Doom pioneers Saint Vitus are streaming another track from their upcoming “Live Vol. 2” release which will be released through Season Of Mist on September 23rd. The track is “The Bleeding Ground” while the live offering was taped during the tour for the band’s acclaimed comeback album, “Lillie: F-65” (2012), on March 19, 2013 at the Kulturfabrik in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. The album and tour marked the return of Scott ‘Wino’Weinrich. Out of respect for their vintage heritage, Saint Vitus chose to preserve the raw and pure live sound without cleaning up and patching with overdubs. As a result, “Live Vol. 2” is a true live document. It will also be released as a special digipak edition containing a digisleeve as well as a triple gatefold vinyl, which are both strictly limited and will contain “Marbles In The Moshpit“. This live recording from Ontario, Canada in December 1984 was previously available as a bootleg and on limited vinyl, and features the lineup Dave Chandler, Mark Adams, original singer Scott Reagers, and late drummer Armando Acosta, who sadly passed away in 2000. Continue reading →
The Atlanta, Georgia-based savages known as Withered will release their new offering, “Grief Relic“, through the Season Of Mist label next Friday, May 27th. Yet today we are proudly presenting the upcoming album for streaming in full through the embed below. Withered is the brutal band that’s become something akin to a “supergroup” with Krallice/Gorguts bassist Colin Marston and Primitive Man vocalist Ethan McCarthy residing alongside vocalist/guitarist Mike Thompson and drummer Beau Brandon in the unit. Continue reading →
The legendary Progressive Death Metal icons Gorguts are streaming their fantastic new album-length composition ‘Pleiades Dust‘ today. The song is an ambitious undertaking of a high-caliber experimental nature but for anyone familiar with the band, you already know this is the stock and trade calling card of this phenomenal band. The physical release of ‘Pleiades Dust‘ will come on May 13th from Season Of Mist.