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Latest Aathma News

Below is our complete Aathma 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.

Aathma Issues Tour Recap

Aathma just wrapped up a European tour with Khmer, and now the band has checked in with the following recap:

"Thank you all so much for making this tour possible. First of all, thanks to Khmer, this tour´s been because of you guys, it´s an honor you wanted to share it with us.

"Last night, Madrid, as well as the other cities we had played, showed us once again that it´s feasible to do things in a humble and honest way. Just with effort and the essential help of a lot of people who is into this for the sake of it and with no aim other than taking care of each other. We're eternally grateful.

"Now it´s time to rest and afterwards getting ready for our next record. Thank you all for everything.

"See you soon…" More...

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Aathma Releasing New EP

The Spanish doom metal trio in Aathma today unveils the new 12" EP "Deadly Lake." You can stream the full release below, or pick up your own digital copy for 1 Euro at this location.

The vinyl will be released shortly by Aatham and the following underground labels: Nooirax Producciones, Sacramento Records, Odio Sonoro, Discos Macarras, & Marchalenta Recs. The track listing is as follows:

1. Deadly Lake 12:58
2. Valpur 09:26
3. In the deep dark woods 02:41
4. G.O.D. 08:01 More...

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Aathma Entering The Studio

After a brief hiatus due to line-up changes, the power trio Aathma will enter the studio this weekend to record a brand new song, consisting of two parts, which will be released soon as a split EP along with another band that will be announced shortly.

This recording will also feature the band's new drummer, Alex. The band comments:

"Alex is bringing fresh ideas to our music and we can't be any more excited about that. This will probably be the rawest and most spontaneous piece we've ever written. That´s the reason why we don't want to waste a second to record it in order to follow in early seventies band´s footsteps.”

This EP will be the follow-up to Aathma's previous albums ("The Call of Shiva" in 2009 and “Decline… Towers of Silence” in 2011). More...

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Doom Metal Front Streaming New Compilation

German doom metal magazine Doom Metal Front, now on its tenth print issue as well, is streaming the newest and eighth of its renowned compilations. The anthology, titled "Tears from the Mediterranean," features 50 bands from southern European countries and Mediterranean island nations such as Malta. You may also stream the previous five compilations on that page and listen to the full tome below.

Doom Metal Front is an independent, bilingual (German/English), printed and digital paper spreading the doom over the world. They prefer sluggish riffing, slow rocking and experimental droning stuff, because they are 'born too late.' They ascribe to the belief that 'if you think this music is kind of paralyzing, then you are definitely too fast.'

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Aathma Releases New Music Video

Madrid's Aathma has posted a new music video online for the track "Valley Of Doom," which comes off the "Decline... Towers Of Silence" release. The video was directed by Adriana Lorente and can be found below.

To hear more from Aathma, head over to the band's Facebook profile or stream previous album "The Call of Shiva" at this location.

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Aathma Splits With Bassist

Spanish act Aathma has issued the following statement about recruiting a new bassist:

"We sadly have to announce that after 5 amazing years Dani (AATHMA bass player) has decided to leave the band due to personal reasons. We can only be grateful for these incredible years sharing great moments together. Thank you friend!! We wish you the best in your future endeavors!!

"But life goes on and we´re happy to welcome Mario, our new bass player, to the family. We have some Spanish and European shows coming up, so stay tuned.

"Thank you all for your support and see you soon!!"

You can also check out the the previously posted Aathma track "The Call of Shiva," which is available for streaming online at this location.

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Aathma Streaming "The Call of Shiva" Online

After previously posting the new song "Valley of Doom" online, Madrid's Aathma has now posted an entire earlier album online for streaming. Check out the tracks from "The Call of Shiva" in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. A thousand nails
2. Oaks
3. Snowdream
4. The end of the snake
5. Voice
6. Shivá the destroyer

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Aathma Streaming New Track

Spanish doom act Aathma recently released the band's second album "Decline... Towers of Silence," and the band has now released a song off the album and posted studio footage online. You can check out the studio clip after the jump, or listen to the song "Valley of Doom" by heading over to the Aathma Facebook profile here. The band also commented on the release:

"It´s a concept album which revolves around the Towers of Silence, funerary structures used by the followers of the prophet Zoroaster. According to their beliefs, human cadavers are impure and should not contaminate the earth. For this reason they are moved to the Towers so that the vultures may devour their flesh and the sun can bleach their bones until they are dust. But the progress spiral in which we currently find ourselves is hopelessly disturbing this civilization, as these ancestral constructions are being absorbed by the big cities.

"The problem is aggravated by the near total extinction of the vultures that formerly carried out that purifying task. And this is, in band´s own opinion, a metaphor for the real fate of human beings: self-destruction."

“Decline... Towers of silence” was recorded and mixed by Carlos Santos at Sadman Studios in Madrid, while mastering was carried out by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with bands such as Opeth and Enslaved. More...

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