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


Formed: 1994
From: Angervilliers, France
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Orakle News

Below is our complete Orakle 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.

Orakle Streaming "Humanisme Vulgaire"

French extreme metal band Orakle has revealed the band's first track in seven years, extracted from upcoming album, "Éclats," to be released on May 11th via Apathia Records.

You can discover a 6-minute version of "Humanisme vulgaire" in the YouTube player below. Pre-orders (CDs, Tshirts, Exclusive Bundles) are available at this location.

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Orakle Releases Album Trailer

French extreme progressive metal band Orakle has uploaded a new trailer for forthcoming album “Éclats.”

This album marks the return of the band with its most progressive and innovative work to date, after seven years of absence. Pre-orders can be found at this location.

The “Éclats” full-length release will be made available on May 11th (June 6th in the U.S.) via Apathia Records.

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Orakle Reveals Album Artwork

French extreme metal band Orakle just unveiled the artwork for forthcoming album "Éclats," with all the cover and interior art of the album based around the sculptures of Robert Le Lagadec (1927-2002). A French documentary about Robert Le Lagadec’s works is available at DailyMotion.

Earlier in January, Orakle uploaded a two-part making of "Éclats" that can still be seen over at this location. Seven years has passed since the band's last opus, 2008's "Tourments & Perdition." Seven years that has allowed the band to build a very personal and audacious album, where black metal merges with a more experimental and dissonant sound with some prog rock influences.

"Éclats" will be released on May 11th via Apathia Records. Pre-orders will start on February 16th, 2014. More...

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Orakle Posts Making-Of Videos

Orakle has uploaded two making-of video clips online from the upcoming album, "Éclats," which can be seen below. The album is due out May 11th via Apathia Records, and the label had this to say:

"Seven years have passed since the band's last opus, 2008's 'Tourments & Perdition.' Seven years that have allowed the band to build a very personal and audacious album, where black metal from the beginning merges with a more experimental and dissonant metal of Virus, Leprous, Hail Spirit Noir, and and some prog rock influences, with French-only lyrics. Pre-orders will start on February 16th." More...

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Orakle Signs With Apathia Records

After two albums released in 2005 ("Uni aux cimes") and 2008 ("Tourments & Perdition"), Orakle had disappeared from the scene, but 2015 will mark the return of the French metallers, with a long-awaited third album and a signing on Apathia Records.

Entitled "Éclats," this new chapter was produced by the band, mixed at Henosis studios by Frédéric Gervais, and mastered by Bruno Gruel / Elektra Mastering.

Many years of work have been necessary for Orakle to achieve a very personal and audacious album, where the sophisticated black metal of the band's beginning merges with a tortuous and experimental metal, but also with progressive rock and exclusively French lyrics.

"Éclats" will be released on May 11th via Apathia Records, with pre-orders starting on February 16th. Stay tuned for more details.

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Loads More Bands Confirmed For Hellfest

Plenty more bands have been confirmed for this years edition of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest. Among the new names confirmed are Deicide, Gojira, Pentagram, Amebix and Soilent Green. A press release from the festivals organizers reads as follows:

"Hello everyone!

As promised, here is the list to be added to that of December 2008!

Nobody will be surprised to see names to satisfy all those who are fans of Hellfest and it will be Christmas all over again!

"Who can already boast having seen the fathers of American Doom PENTAGRAM, the American Black Sabbath founded by Bobby Liebling who, unfortunately, didn't have as much fame but, nevertheless remains THE reference for all fans of these slow and wicked musics! The first and only date in Europe will be at Hellfest! the real godfather of US Doom!

"Not to forget without whom such artists as Neurosis, Napalm Death, Sepultura and many others, would never have found their different sounds! The inventor of Crust, AMEBIX is back in Europe for one date only, connaisseurs will be happy and all others will listen attentively as extreme music wouldn't be the same without them! More...

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Bands Confirmed For Black Metal Is Rising Festival

The producers of the Black Metal Is Rising festival have issued the following statement:

"This year, again, Les acteurs de L'ombre are proud to present to you the fifth edition of the BLACK METAL IS RISING festival in Paris, France at La Locomotive. The event will take place on the big stage. More than a show of great bands, photo exhibition of Julien Etienne and Vertigo and a merchandising stand by Drakkar will be there to make you have a great moment!"

The festival will occur on May 9th and the following bands have been confirmed so far:

Glorior Belli

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V:28 Announces Final European Tour

Norway's V:28 have announced their final European tour entitled, "World Wide Bombing Tour." The tour dates are as follows:

10/10 - Mukkes. Leeuwarden. Netherlands.
10/11 - De Azijnfabriek. Roermond, Netherlands.
10/12 - The Little Devil. Tilburg. Netherlands.
10/14 - Le Klub. Paris, France. with Veil of Mist and Orakle.
10/15 - La Chimère. Lille, France. with Veil of Mist and Orakle.
10/16 - Negasonic. Aalst, Belgium. with Emptiness.
10/17 - Aurora Infernalis Festival. Arnhem, Netherlands. with Gehenna, Code, Solstafir, etc.
10/18 - Black Paradise. Wismar, Germany.

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Orakle Post New Song Online

French "sophisticated black metal" band ORAKLE has posted a new song, "Dépossédés (Le Miroir sans Tain)," on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's sophomore album, "Tourments & Perdition," due on May 26 via Holy Records.

According to the band, the follow-up to 2005's "Uni aux cimes" follows "an epic, sophisticated" direction "yet blended with more experimentations, avantgarde parts and ambiances."

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Orakle Begin Work On Second Album, Post MP3

French black metal band Orakle are preparing their second album, following "Uni aux cimes" in 2005, even though Amar Ru (guitars) is currently in Quebec for studying. In addition, the band is already looking for a new label (contact: management@orakle.fr). In themeantime, you can hear Achernar (voices, bass and synths) as a guest on the next Funerarium album (to be released). You can also download a symphonic remake of the song "Gnose" (initially on the album "Uni aux cimes", released in 2005), arranged and performed by Achernar with the kind participation of the French talented soprano Lisa Levy.

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