"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.

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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