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Thy Catafalque

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Below is our complete Thy Catafalque news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Thy Catafalque Streams New Song "Mezolit"

Hungarian progressive/avant-garde metal project Thy Catafalque premieres a new song entitled "Mezolit", taken from the upcoming new album "Meta", which will be out in stores September 16 via Season of Mist.

Check out now "Mezolit" below. Comments mastermind Tamás Kátai:

"The track ‘Mezolit’ (‘Mesolithic’) features two vocalists taking my place – my old friend, Lambert Lédeczy from AHRIMAN, MÖRBID CARNAGE, and TYRANT GOATGALDRAKONA and Gyula Vasvári from PERIHELION delivering the clean vocals. The song itself is set in prehistoric times, we cannot fully comprehend and at least for me it breathes a feeling of timelessness, like existing through aeons.

"The Greek term ‘Meta’ originally meant ‘beyond, over, through’, which corresponded to my vision of a journey through different times and life forms. I am fascinated by the idea of a circle of life, of existence in another form after the disintegration of our bodies, how we dissolve into earth, and how something very different is built from our cells that is still derived from the most basic elements of life. Musically speaking, a great number of guest musicians have contributed to ‘Meta’. Apart from Gyula and Lambert, Attila Bakos and Ágnes Tóth are each back for one song, and also Zoltán Kónya (GIRE). Balázs Tóth from CASKETGARDEN appears on lead guitar in one track and there are some oboe and cello as well. I assume all in all, ‘Meta’ comes across a tad friendlier than ‘Sgùrr’ was." More...

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Thy Catafalque Streaming Full Album

Thy Catafalque is now streaming the entire new "Sgùrr" album online - give it a listen below before the album drops through Season Of Mist on October 16, 2015.

Regarding the new album, band mastermind Tamás Kátai comments: "This is Sgùrr in full. The matter is never silent. It has been carrying the pure, clean cadence in its droning corridors for millions of years and who ever heard it will always hear what mountains murmur and water sings."

Kátai continues, "The title of the album is from Scottish Gaelic meaning the top of a mountain but most of the songs are equally about water, mountains, their relationship and symbols attached to them, inspired by the Scottish Highlands and weirdly the Hungarian Lowlands. There's not much vocals at all, and when there is, it's not pleasant." More...

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Thy Catafalque Streams "Jura"

Thy Catafalque, the progressive/avant-garde metal project from Hungarian mastermind Tamás Kátai, is streaming a new track from forthcoming album "Sgùrr." Check out "Jura" below.

Regarding the new track, Kátai comments: "This is a song about primal, prehistoric, obscure instincts of fear of physical decline and the craving for the life-giving shelter of the womb. The music is accordingly primitive and obscure."

The album will be released internationally by Season of Mist on October 16, 2015 and the track listing is as follows:

1. Zúgó
2. Alföldi Kozmosz
3. Oldódó formák a halál titokzatos birodalmában
4. A hajnal kék kapuja
5. Élo lény
6. Jura
7. Sgùrr Eilde Mòr
8. Keringo
9. Zúgó More...

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Thy Catafalque Releasing New Album "Sgùrr"

Thy Catafalque - the progressive/avant-garde metal project of Hungarian mastermind Tamás Kátai - has announced the release date for a new album titled "Sgùrr." The album, written by, and recorded almost in it's entirety by Kátai, will be released internationally by Season of Mist on October 16, 2015.

The first taste of the new album, an ambitious folk-tinged track titled "Alföldi Kozmosz," is now available for streaming below. Regarding the new track, Kátai comments:

"This is a quite spontaneous song, recorded in my childhood room with my old, 10-dollar classical guitar while visiting home in Hungary. Violin is similarly off-handed, played by my Greek friend, Dimitris Papageorgiou. There's no vocals, only music depicting my love towards the Great Hungarian Plain where I was born and raised. Or home. Hence the title: Lowland Cosmos.

"The title of the album is from Scottish Gaelic meaning the top of a mountain but most of the songs are equally about water, mountains, their relationship and symbols attached to them, inspired by the Scottish Highlands and weirdly the Hungarian Lowlands. There's not much vocals at all, and when there is, it's not pleasant. Music is mostly unfriendly, bristly and cold compared to the previous albums. I guess it's more metal this time." More...

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Thy Catafalque Streaming Previous Album

After previously offering a track from the album for free download, Thy Catafalque has made the entire "Rengeteg" album available for streaming online. Give it a listen in the player below. Season of Mist also comments on the 2012 album from multi-instrumentalist Tamás Kátai:

"'Rengeteg' is a forward-thinking metal album that saw Thy Catafalque take a huge step forward in their ever evolving sound. What started out as a black metal band assembled by Kátai in 1999, has transformed into an eclectic amalgamation of metal, folk, and progressive rock.

"Branded 'avant-garde metal' by its mastermind, the songs and sounds drift and swirl between crystalline structures and harsh, sombre soundscapes. Despite its scope and range, Tamás Kátai's mature songwriting maintains the precarious balance between the exciting and the consistent, and nonetheless heavy." More...

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Thy Catafalque Offering Track For Download

Multi-instrumentalist Tamás Kátai's avant-garde metal band Thy Catafalque is offering the track "Fekete Mezok" as a free download. Pick it up at the group's Bandcamp page here.

"Fekete Mezok" is taken from most recent full length, "Rengeteg," which can be heard in the player below. "Rengeteg" was released on January 10th, 2012 via Season of Mist. More...

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Gire And Thy Catafalque Announce Vinyl Releases

Blood Music has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a limited edition vinyl from Gire:

"We've decided to bring Tamás Kátai's [Thy Catafalque] obscure space age death metal project Gire to ultra-limited 2xLP [alongside the promised CD re-release] just because we want copies of this.

"There is a super special audio surprise to come along with the release, and we're sending off the music for vinyl mastering next week, alongside a load of other goodies. Expect in 2014, alongside the Thy Catafalque 'Early Works' 3xCD / 4xLP release." More...

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Bilocate To Contribute Recipe To Metal Cookbook

Hani Al-Abbadi from the Jordanian dark oriental metal act Bilocate is going to share a recipe in the upcoming book "For Those About To Cook Pure Metal" by Bruce Moore. The following press release was issued about the book:

"For Those About To Cook Pure Metal is a collection of recipes, anecdotes and pictures from metal musicians from around the world. With contributions from numerous musical genres and countries, this is truly a multi-ethnic collector’s cookbook. Readers will be presented with recipes ranging from appetizers to full course meals and desserts.

"Pure Metal is more than a cookbook: it is also a fan collectible as it includes short informative biographies, high quality pictures of the artists (mostly in a kitchen setting)), pictures of the food and, in some cases, a quote about why the recipe or food is important to the contributor. Readers and fans will gain an insider’s view into the lifestyle and habits of the artists and bands; a sort of backstage pass or behind-the-scenes look into the lives of their favorite artists far from the stage and the studio."

Read more about the book via Facebook. The following bands will be appearing in the collection: More...

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Thy Catafalque Offering Track From New Album

As previously announced, Thy Catafalque's forthcoming album is entitled "Rengeteg" and will hit stores on November 11th in Europe (January 10th, 2012 in North America).

You can now download "Fekete mezok," the 9-minute opening track off the Hungarian band's new release. Meaning "black fields", "Fekete mezok" encompasses the various styles and atmospheres to be heard all along "Rengeteg." Click here to check out the track.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Fekete mezok
2. Kel keleti szél
3. Trilobita
4. Ko koppan
5. Vashegyek
6. Holdkomp
7. Kék ingem lobogó
8. Az eso, az eso, az eso
9. Tar galyak végül
10. Minden test fu

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Thy Catafalque Reveals New Album Details

As announced late July, Thy Catafalque recently signed on with Season of Mist. The Hungarian metal act's forthcoming album is entitled "Rengeteg" and will hit the stores on November 11th in Europe (January 10th, 2012 in North America). The track listing is as follows:

1. Fekete mezok
2. Kel keleti szél
3. Trilobita
4. Ko koppan
5. Vashegyek
6. Holdkomp
7. Kék ingem lobogó
8. Az eso, az eso, az eso
9. Tar galyak végül
10. Minden test fu More...

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Thy Catafalque Signs To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist has issued the following brief announcement about signing a deal with Thy Catafalque:

"Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of avant-garde metal band Thy Catafalque! The Hungarian duo has already released four albums of an ever-evolving, experimental, dark yet lush music."

Vocalist / guitarist Tamás Kátai issued the following statement: "A real honour it is to work with one of the finest labels of our scene and thus to share a roster with such massive and legendary names. It's an honest pleasure to represent Hungary here."

You can also check out more information on the band and find songs available for streaming online by heading over to the Thy Catafalque MySpace music profile.

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