Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST are putting the finishing touches on their new album for an early 2013 release via Season Of Mist. The band spent more than four months at Deva Soundz studios in Athens crafting what it says “may be its darkest and more mystical and occult outcome ever.”
ROTTING CHRIST‘s latest album, “Aealo”, came out in March 2010. The CD was recorded at Lunatach Studios in Katerini, Greece and featured guest appearances by Greek-American vocalist Diamanda Galas and PRIMORDIAL frontman Alan A. Nemtheanga.
“Aealo” sold around 400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 144 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
According to a press release, “Aealo” delved deeper than ever before into ROTTING CHRIST‘s Greek roots. Frontman Sakis Tolis explained: “‘Aealo’ is the transcription of an ancient Greek word into the Latin alphabet. It means thrashing, catastrophe or destruction and reflects the musicaland lyrical content of the album.
“The concept of ‘Aealo’ deals with the feelings of a warrior during a battle, therefore the album’s title bears this sense of anger, fear and grief.”
The Record label, Season Of Mist will release a new compilation CD of remixed tracks (of) Illud Divinum Insanus by American death metal band Morbid Angel, who hail from Tampa, Florida. It will be released on February 24th, 2012. This album will also present the work of 39 artists from the electro-industrial, techno and club scene.
Some of the names taking part in Illud Divinum Insanus – The Remixes: XYTRAS, TIM SKOLD, SKINNY PUPPY/CEVIN KEY, PUNISH YOURSELF VS SONIC AREA, TREPONEM PAL, LAIBACH, TAMTRUM, MIXHELL (Iggor Cavalera), TOXIC AVENGER, MICROPOINT.
Stockholm, Sweden-based death/black metallers NECROPHOBIC have inked a deal with Season Of Mist. The band, which was recently joined by guitarists Robert Sennebäck (DISMEMBER, UNLEASHED) and Fredrik Folkare (UNLEASHED), is currently writing material for its seventh album, tentatively due in late 2012.
NECROPHOBIC 2011 is:
Joakim Sterner – Drums
Tobias Sidegård – Vocals
Alexander Friberg – Bass
Robert Sennebäck – Guitar
Fredrik Folkare – Guitar
NECROPHOBIC will support MORBID ANGEL on the following European dates:
Nov. 19 – Weymouth (UK) Pavilion
Nov. 20 – Wolverhampton (UK) Slade Rooms
Nov. 21 – Sheffield (UK) Corporation
Nov. 22 – London (UK) 02 Islington Academy
Nov. 24 – Hannover (DE) Musikzentrum
Nov. 25 – Glauchau (DE) Alte Spinnerei
Nov. 27 – Budapest (HU) Club202
Nov. 29 – Zagreb (HR) Mocvara
Nov. 30 – Treviso (IT) New Age
Dec. 01 – Milano (IT) Magazzini Generali
Dec. 02 – Marseille (FR) Cabaret Aléatoire
Dec. 03 – Vevey (CH) Rocking Chair
Dec. 04 – Ludwigsburg (DE) Rockfabrik
Dec. 06 – Bratislava (SK) Majestic Music Club
Dec. 07 – Krakow (PL) Kwadrat
Dec. 08 – Warsaw (PL) Progresja
Dec. 11 – Pratteln (CH) Z7
Dec. 12 – München (DE) Backstage
Dec. 14 – Bochum (DE) Matrix
Dec. 15 – Antwerp (NL) Trix
Dec. 16 – Paris (FR) La Machine
Dec. 17 – Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar (Eindhoven Metal Meeting)
Dec. 18 – Saarbrücken (DE) Garage
NECROPHOBIC‘s latest album, “Death To All”, was released in Europe in May 2009 via Regain Records.