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Latest Countess News

Below is our complete Countess 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.

Bands Share Memories Of Lemmy

The music world was rocked last night when news hit of Lemmy's death a the age of 70.

Since then, there has been an outpouring of support for his band members and family, as well as many bands and fans sharing their favorite memories of the rock 'n roll icon. Below you can find a sampling of such stories shared by bands across the metal spectrum.

Saxon's Biff Byford: "I knew Lemmy for 36 years - if you were his friend you were his friend for life. He has dealt his last card; he was a defiant rebel to the end who loved his music and never compromised. My heart goes out to his family and friends. The Motörhead organisation are in mourning for their friend and mentor to the management and their fantastic crew. Let's remember Lemmy as he wanted to be: as an iconic song writer and lyricists and R&R rebel. I'm sure Phil and Micky are in shock this was their greatest tour, and I watched them play every night & they sounded great sad sad day. Wherever you are mate give em hell." More...

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Countess Parts Ways With Drummer

Dutch outfit Countess has issued the following statement about parting way with the group's drummer:

"With regret we have to announce that our drummer Wolfram has decided to leave the band. He made this decision because he feels he can no longer give the band the time and attention it deserves. We understand and respect his decision as we know it was not made lightly.

"Wolfram joined Countess early in 2014 and played an important part in the band's return to the stage. His invaluable contribution to the band will be missed by all of us. We wish him all the best in the future and trust he will remain part of the Countess family." More...

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Countess Releases "Sermons Of The Infidel"

"Sermons Of The Infidel" contains a selection of 15 songs from Countess' past. These tracks were selected by the band and all - save two live songs - were recorded again specifically for this album, throughout 2013 and 2014.

Eight of these tracks were released in 2013 as a digital-only EP. Due to popular demand, the band decided to release a physical version as well. The original eight tracks have been remixed and remastered and seven tracks have been added: five more new versions of Countess classics - including a Manilla Road cover - and two live songs, recorded at the Metal Magic festival in Denmark this year.

The album is now available at Bandcamp and can also be streamed below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Hymn To The Gods Of Yore
2. Trumpets Of Dawn
3. I Am The Infidel
4. Child Of The Millennia
5. Son Of The Dragon
6. Sermon Of The Devil Preacher
7. Alone Against The World
8. Thermopylae
9. City Of Satan
10. Chosen By The Gods
11. Chapel Of Doom
12. Bloed In De Sneeuw
13. The Veils Of Negative Existence
14. Feuer Und Blut (live)
15. Hell's Rock & Roll (live) More...

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Countess To Release New Album

On April 9th, Dutch black metal band Countess will release a new full-length album, entitled "Ancient Lies And Battle Cries," through the band's long-time label Barbarian Wrath.

"Ancient Lies And Battle Cries," the band's fourteenth full-length, features ten tracks and is the result of almost three years of writing and recording. Fans can get a first taste of the new record today by checking out "Call Of The Ancient Pantheon" below. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Battle Sky
2. Call Of The Ancient Pantheon
3. By Hammer And Blood
4. Vengeance Of The Slain
5. Beneath The Eye Of Wisdom
6. Confessions Of A Polytheist
7. Pray For The Cult
8. Cursed Seed Of Aten
9. Burn The Throne
10. The Last Temple More...

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Countess To Release New EP

On June 17th, Dutch black metal veterans Countess will release a new EP entitled "Sermons Of The Infidel." The EP will be exclusively available digitally through the group's official Bandcamp site.

"Sermons Of The Infidel" features 35 minutes of metal spread over eight tracks: six brand new versions of Countess classics and two new songs. The EP is the first Countess release since 2011’s full-length "On Wings Of Defiance," and two tracks from that album will be featured in new renditions.

The track listing is:

1. Hymn To The Gods Of Yore
2. Trumpets Of Dawn
3. I Am The Infidel
4. Sermon Of The Devil Preacher
5. Son Of The Dragon
6. Child Of The Millennia
7. City Of Satan
8. Chosen By The God

"Sermons Of The Infidel" also marks the return of guitarist Zagan, who was last heard on the "Revenge" album over a decade ago. More...

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