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From: Sion, Switzerland
Last Known Status: Active
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Swiss metal experimentalists SAMAEL have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's eighth album, "Solar Soul", is scheduled for release on June 1. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Solar Soul", "Promised Land", "Slavocracy", "Western Ground" and "On the Rise".
Commented vocalist Vorph: "We're thrilled to enter this new collaboration with an album we believe to be our greatest achievement to date. We know Nuclear Blast is providing a solid ground that will enable us to build something worth your attention. For us, it feels like the time is now!"
To check out the new SAMAEL song "Slavocracy", taken from the upcoming CD, go to this location.
As previously reported, Century Media Records will shortly release a SAMAEL anthology, entitled "Aeonics - An Anthology", to coincide with the band's 20th anniversary. A collection of 19 songs spanning SAMAEL's entire Century Media catalog, the CD comes in a black slipcase with a 24-page booklet, containing pictures and lyrics. SAMAEL supervised the entire project and frontman Vorph wrote liner notes to each song.
"Aeonics - An Anthology" track listing:
02. Black Trip
04. Baphomet's Throne
07. Supra Karma
08. Jupiterian Vibe
10. The Cross
11. After The Sepulture
12. On Earth
14. Worship Him
15. Ceremony Of Opposites
16. Blood Ritual
17. Into The Pentagram
19. Reading Mind
SAMAEL's September 29, 2006 show in Lausanne was broadcast live via the Internet. You can watch the concert online at this location (courtesy of Metal Videos).
SAMAEL's last release was the "On Earth" single, featuring the album version of the title cut, plus various remixes, along with a cover of DEPECHE MODE's "I Feel You", a video for "Telepath" and a live recording of the track "On Earth", recorded in Paris, France. The band's "Reign of Light" full-length CD was released in North America in February 2005 via Nuclear Blast Records. SAMAEL's Vorph and Xy issued an album from their "Era One" project — originally recorded and delivered to Century Media in the summer of 2002 but re-arranged and remixed in the fall of 2005 — in January 2006. "Era One" consists of 10 tracks of electronic music composed and performed by Xy with lyrics and vocals by Vorph.
Century Media is about to release a collection of 19 songs taken from every SAMAEL recording to date. The CD comes in a black slip case with a 24 pages booklet, containing pictures and lyrics.
SAMAEL supervised the whole project and Vorph wrote liner notes for each song as the release coincide with the band's 20th anniversary.
"Aeonics - An Anthology" track list : More...
LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
Acts on the bill now include: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BENEDICTUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK MAJESTY, BLIND GUARDIAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHTHONIC, COMMUNIC, DESTRUCTION, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DIMMU BORGIR, DISILLUSION, ENSLAVED, FALCONER, GRAVE DIGGER, HAGGARD, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, J.B.O., KAMPFAR, LACUNA COIL, LETZTE INSTANZ, LORDI, MENDEED, MOONSORROW, MOONSPELL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NEAERA, NORTHER, RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER, SACRED REICH, SAMAEL, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SODOM, SONIC SYNDICATE, STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen), STRATOVARIUS, SWALLOW THE SUN, THE VISION BLEAK, THERION, TYR, UNHEILIG, VADER and VOLBEAT.
More details as they become available.
SAMAEL's September 29 show in Lausanne was broadcasted live via the Internet. You can watch the concert online at this location (courtesy of Metal Videos).
As previously reported, SAMAEL has extended the recording sessions for its new album to include most of October. "Real drums as well as other additional recordings will be added," according to a posting on the group's web site.
SAMAEL have posted the following brief message at their website:
"Samael finished the pre-production of their new album. They spent a week checking new songs with Europe's most wanted producer Waldemar Sorychta. They are currently in studio recording bass and guitars; sessions started in July and will go on throughout August."
More details as they surface.
TotalRock.com reports that Obituary had to pull out of their planned show at the Mean Fiddler in London on Sunday January 8. The last-minute cancellation was due to immigration problems. Support act Samael still played, however.
After completing their obligations to Roadrunner Records, Obituary has been writing new material and seeking a new record deal.
They are currently on tour in Europe and have the following tour dates remaining: More...
SAMAEL have posted this brief message on their official website:
"Xy fractured his wrist in a snowboard accident last week. He will consequently be unable to perform his percussions duties for at least 6 weeks. The band's first appearance in Israel on the 28th of December as well as the January European dates will however goes as planned."
According to Rammstein fan site Herzeleid.com, frontman Till Lindemann will be playing an animal-rights activist in an upcoming movie called Vinzent. The release is planned for next year, though it was actually filmed in 2004. Shots from the film (including a few with Till) can be viewed on the official site (www.vinzentderfilm.de), as well as a trailer.
This is not the first time that Till has been in a movie. He briefly appeared in Pola X (1999) and xXx (2002). In 2003 he had his first real role in the children's film Amundsen der Pinguin and played the part of a "bad guy" who wanted to steal a penguin because it knew the location of lost treasure.
Germany’s metal infused hardcore outfit Maroon will support Obituary and Samael on their forthcoming tour in January 2006. A special guest, who is still TBC, will be added as opener to the package.
“We are extremely happy and very proud to be part of this tour”, says Maroon frontman Andre Moraweck. “Obituary and Samael are some of our most favourite bands and some of the main reasons that got us into music as well as making music. We are really looking forward to sharing stages with both bands. – Don’t miss this awesome package!”
Tour dates: More...
Slayer, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Suicidal Tendencies are among the latest confirmations for the 2005 edition of the Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...
SAMAEL guitarist/vocalist Vorph recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the group's latest CD, "Reign of Light", and their split with longtime label Century Media Records, among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows:
Antenna: The most urgent question for me tonight must presumably be the your split with Century Media in favour of the comparatively smaller label Regain Records? Do explain you motives for such a radical change...
Vorph: "We finished the contract. We signed with the label in '92, and now we wanted more control with what we're doing, although they wanted to sign us again. We made our own imprint just to keep control with our own productions. At the moment, the imprint is merely regarding our own productions, and we're not planning to sign other bands right now, but maybe later we well. Who knows?"
Antenna: Isn't Century Media the perfect label for your type of music? More...
Read the full article at Antenna.