"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2001
From: Santa Marta de Penaguiao, Portugal
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Thanatoschizo News

Below is our complete Thanatoschizo 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.

Thanatoschizo Calls It Quits

Portuguese avant-garde metal band Thanatoschizo has decided to split due to artistic differences.

In a statement on the band's Facebook page: "Fourteen years of commitment, a lot of work and dedication prove that we were able to keep at bay the geographical handicap and that people believed we weren’t a mere band. However, there comes a time when the greatest change has to occur, in order to evolve even more. This is the time for TSO’s members to fly elsewhere and find other projects.

"To all of you who have supported us throughout our career, our most sincere gratitude. TSO’s official site, facebook, myspace and other channels will continue to be updated with reviews to our latest album and the merchandise section will still be active.

"Although TSO is over, the feeling is unanimous: Origami is our greatest achievement."


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Thanatoschizo Posts Studio Footage

Thanatoschizo has posted a new video blog online from the recording of the band's new album "Origami," which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"ThanatoSchizO has just posted the fourth and last short video portraying Origami's recording, their fifth album. The vlog focuses on the song RAWoid, which features many guests and highlights the voices, the balalaica, the cavaquinho and the percussions."

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ThanatoSchizO Streaming New Song

ThanatoSchizO has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online from the band's upcoming album "Origami:"

"ThanatoSchizO have just divulged the advanced song from Origami, their 5th album, which will come out on January 2011. The chosen track is (Un)bearable Certainty that was originally released in the 2008 record – Zoom Code - and now has the collaboration of Fadomorse's Hugo Correia. The theme can be downloaded at this location or listened to online streaming through the band’s renewed Myspace that will present a lot of new things, including photos of the new line-up.

"After ten years with a stable set of members, TSO is now reduced to a quartet. Patrícia, Guilhermino, Filipe and Paulo will be joined on stage by two session members, who will be revealed in due time. Concerning this, Guilhermino has said the following: 'In the middle of the recording process and after the guitars’ tracking, Eduardo approached us to announce that he had the need to leave the group to focus on his other artistic passion: the plastic arts. In that time, we had to ponder which was the path to follow and the natural solution was clear: Patrícia should be taking on the main vocals role from that moment on and I would take care of the backing vocals. The whole departure procedure was cordial and the friendship has remained intact. In Miguel’s case, he also recorded the album’s bass guitar but, due to professional reasons, he is abroad and that makes it impossible for him to be present in live performances, which could be dully noted both at Teatro de Vila Real and Ermal Festival in 2009. The rehearsals are going smoothly and I can guarantee to our fans that the session members’ choice was not taken lightly. After all, this band is an important part of our lives and we wouldn’t make a careless decision.'"

The "Origami" track listing is as follows: More...

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ThanatoSchizO Pushes Back Album Release

ThanatoSchizO has issued the following announcement about pushing back the release date of the band's new album:

"Due to editorial rescheduling contingencies, Origami’s release, ThanatoSchizO’s fifth album, will be postponed to January, 2011. Therefore, the acceptance period for pre-orders of the exclusive promotional pack will be extended until the 17th December. To do so, pay a visit to this location. The group revealed its joy and appreciation for the numerous pre-orders already received and assures that the material will be sent as soon as it is available.

"Moreover, it is also guaranteed that one of Origami’s themes will be accessible in the next month, as a sort of Christmas gift. In addition to this, the album’s set list, the promotional photos and the renewed site+myspace will also be disclosed. At the moment, the band is handling the scheduling of concerts to 2011, thus being receptive to invitations."

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ThanatoSchizO Reveals New Album Artwork

ThanatoSchizO has unveiled the cover artwork for the band's new album "Origami," which was created by Andrea Sousa, a Portuguese graphic designer. The artwork can be viewed at this location. "Origami" will now be mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios (Helsinki, Finland). The new album's release is set to October through Major Label Industries.

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ThanatoSchizO Comments On Upcoming Album

Portugal's ThanatoSchizO has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album entitled "Origami:"

"The new album will be called Origami and is set to be released in October by Major Label Industries. This semi-acoustic CD will include guest appearances from the likes of Fadomorse, Banda de Música de Mateus (brass and woodwind ensemble), alongside many other surprises, such as the use of instruments like the theremin, cavaquinho and balalaika.

"As previously disclosed, the new album is going to comprise songs from previous records but with a different touch, approach and edge to them. The more harsh and heavy melodies are going to give place to a more acoustic, experimental and ethnic side of the band’s enterprise.

“In this album you will encounter a different side of the band and discover that each musician has taken on a journey of self-discovery through music. The recording process was very pungent, rewarding, rich and exciting. No emotions were left out and what you will listen to is what we truly feel about previously recorded songs that hold a tremendous meaning to us." More...

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Video Interview With ThanatoSchizO Available

Riffmag has posted a video interview online with Portugal's ThanatoSchizO at the Ermal Festival 2009. The video clip can be viewed below.

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ThanatoSchizO Posts Recording Sessions Video Clip

Portugal's ThanatoSchizO has posted a video clip online of the recording sessions for their upcoming fifth album. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Thanatoschizo Post New Song Online

Portuguese avant-garde maniacs THANATOSCHIZO have posted a new song, entitled "L" on their MySpace page. The track, which comes off the group's forthcoming fourth album, "Zoom Code", features a guest appearance by Timb Harris of ESTRADASPHERE/SECRET CHIEFS 3.

"Zoom Code" was produced by Luis Barros (TARANTULA) and was mastered by Tommy Newton (CONCEPTION, HELLOWEEN) and features an additional guest appearance by Svein Egil Hatlevik (ZWEIZZ, FLEURETY, ex-DØDHEIMSGARD). A March 21 release via My Kingdom Music is expected (one week earlier in Portugal through Recital Records). More...

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Thanatoschizo Set To Release Fourth Album

Portugal's THANATOSCHIZO have have inked a deal for the release of their fourth album Zoom Code with My Kingdom Music (RAIN PAINT, CROWHEAD, DEINONYCHUS). The worldwide release date is set for March, 21 and the album will be available in Portuguese stores one week earlier through Recital Records.

Zoom Code was produced by Luis Barros (TARANTULA) and mastered by Tommy Newton (CONCEPTION, HELLOWEEN) and features guest appearances by Timb Harris (ESTRADASPHERE) and Zweizz (FLEURETY, ex-DODHEIMSGARD).

Tracklisting for the album is as follows: 'Thick 'n' Blurry', 'L.', 'Hereafter Path', '(Un)bearable Certainty', 'Pleasure Pursuit', 'The Shift', 'Last Of The Few', 'Pale Blue Perishes', 'Pervasive Healing', 'Nothing As It Seems', 'Awareness'.

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Thanatoschizo Sign With My Kingdom Music

Portuguese avant-garde maniacs THANATOSCHIZO have inked a deal with My Kingdom Music for the release of their fourth album, "Zoom Code". The CD was produced by Luis Barros (TARANTULA) and was mastered by Tommy Newton (CONCEPTION, HELLOWEEN) and features guest appearances by Timb Harris (ESTRADASPHERE) and Svein Egil Hatlevik (ZWEIZZ, FLEURETY, ex-DØDHEIMSGARD). A March 21 release is expected (one week earlier in Portugal through Recital Records).

"Zoom Code" track listing:

01. Thick n' Blurry
02. L.
03. Hereafter Path
04. (Un)bearable Certainty
05. Pleasure Pursuit
06. The Shift
08. Pale Blue Perishes
09. Pervasive Healing
10. Nothing As it Seems
11. Awareness

Four studio-report videos can be viewed at the band's YouTube channel, where one can also find cool TV footage about metal that has aired on Portuguese TV since the early '90s.

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Thanatoschizo Sign With Divenia Records

Portuguese avantgard maniacs THANATOSCHIZO have signed a deal with the Mexican label Divenia Records for the release of their first album, "Schizo Level", on the American continent. The CD, which garnered attention due to its combination of "schizoid black metal, saxs, trumpets and ethereal doom passages," will be issued through Divenia in May. The group are now rehearsing and writing material for their fourth album, with plans to enter the studio in November. A summer 2007 release is expected.

For more information, visit www.thanatoschizo.com.

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