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The Secret

Formed: 2003
From: Trieste, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Secret News

Below is our complete The Secret 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.

The Secret Posts "May God Damn All Of Us" Clip

The Secret has unfurled a new live video from the band's 2012-released "Agnus Dei" LP this week.

Directed and edited by Rasmus G. Sejersen from live footage he filmed at the nihilistic Italian crew’s crushing show in Copenhagen, Denmark last year, the video for “May God Damn All Of Us” artistically authenticates the band’s brutalizing live intensity. Check it out below. You can also catch the band live:

11/14/2013 B.B.Street - Yokohama, Kanagawa w/ A.O.W.
11/15/2013 Bush Bash - Koiwa, Tokyo w/ Enslave, Wombscape
11/16/2013 Hokage - Shinsaibashi, Osaka w/ Mortalized, Birushanah, Palm, Seek
11/17/2013 Earthdom - Shin Okubo, Tokyo w/ Coffins, Weepray More...

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The Secret Streaming "Agnus Dei" Album

The Secret is currently streaming the band's entire fourth album "Agnus Dei" online through Cvlt Nation here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"The incredibly caustic and unfathomably decimating Agnus Dei is the most lethal weapon in this unique Italian attack squad’s broadening arsenal, coalescing the most destructive elements of crust, black metal and hardcore with the force of tectonic plates, constructed of monolithic riffs which take the listener through a hallucinated trip towards a hazy tomorrow, recorded by Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Converge, Black Breath) at Godcity Studios, as was their previous album, Solve Et Coagula. This month The Secret will tour Europe with Converge, Touché Amoré and A Storm of Light, with much more tour action to be announced into the New Year." More...

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The Secret Streaming New Song

With fourth LP "Agnus Dei" nearing North American release on October 23rd via Southern Lord, Western Italy’s hate force The Secret has dropped another preview of the album. Check out the song "Post Mortem Nihil Est" through Pitchfork right here.

States founding vocalist Marco Coslovich on the lyrical direction of the track: “The song is about people being in debt with society since the day they were born and having zero chance to get rid of it until the day they die.”

This November and December The Secret will storm Europe on tour supporting Converge, Touché Amoré, and A Storm of Light, with much more tour action to be announced into the new year. More...

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The Secret Posts Album's Title Track

The Secret has set a North American street date of October 23rd, 2012 for new album "Agnus Dei," and BrooklynVegan has now hosted an exclusive premiere of the album’s opening title track. Check out the song at this location. The following press release was also issued:

"If one ever needs a prompt that Apocalypse is near, a session with Italy’s most destructive musical force will certainly reinforce the thought. Since 2003 The Secret has waged musical warfare with their incendiary brew of blasting, metallic hatred, their songs growing sonically more caustic and lyrically more impatient with the human race with each studio offering. The band combines elements of crust/grind, primitive black metal, dark soundscapes and monolithic riffs to take the listener by the hand through a hallucinated trip towards a foggy and yet invisible tomorrow. So as the end of the world is supposedly upon us in 2012, what more appropriate time would there be than now to attack the planet with a new LP from this hateful act?

"The Secret’s attack is more corrosive and convincing than ever on the newly completed Agnus Dei. As with their third album Solve Et Coagula, the new opus was recorded by Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Converge, Black Breath) at Godcity Studios, resulting in a blasphemous titan that is without question their heaviest, and most filthy crust-ridden recording to date. Swelling with thirteen unstoppable new anthems in under forty-five minutes, Angus Dei will prove itself to be the most hateful release from this killing machine to date, as every album in their discography has."

The album's track listing is:

1. Agnus Dei
2. May God Damn All Of Us
3. Violent Infection
4. Geometric Power
5. Post Mortem Nihil Est
6. Daily Lies
7. Love Your Enemy
8. Vermin Of Dust
9. Darkness I Became
10. Heretic Temple
11. The Bottomless Pit
12. Obscure Dogma
13. Seven Billion Graves More...

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The Secret Replacing Trap Them On Tour

Southern Lord Recording has checked in with the following brief announcement about Trap Them dropping off the upcoming European tour with Kvelertak and being replaced by The Secret:

"With regret, we inform you that due to severe physical health issues, Trap Them are forced to cancel the European tour with Kvelertak. Trap Them will get replaced by The Secret... dates are posted here."

The details are as follows:

11/08/2011 Ole Bull Scene - Bergen, Norway
11/09/2011 Stavanger - Folken, Norway
11/10/2011 Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway
11/11/2011 Samfundet - Trondheim, Norway
11/12/2011 Strand - Stockholm, Sweden
11/14/2011 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
11/15/2011 Pakkahuone - Tampere, Finland
11/17/2011 Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, Sweden
11/18/2011 Logo - Hamburg, Germany
11/19/2011 Underground - Koln, Germany
11/20/2011 Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Holland
11/21/2011 02 Academy 2 - Oxford, UK
11/22/2011 02 Academy 3 - Birmingham, UK
11/23/2011 The Speakeasy at Queens - Belfast, Ireland
11/24/2011 ABC - Glasgow, UK
11/25/2011 Roadhouse - Manchester, UK
11/26/2011 Underworld - London, UK
11/27/2011 Muziekodroom - Hasselt, Belgium
11/28/2011 Le Ferraileur - Nantes, France
11/29/2011 Le Nouveau Casino - Paris, France
11/30/2011 Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany
12/01/2011 Abart - Zurich, Switzerland
12/02/2011 New Age Club - Roncade, Italy
12/03/2011 Szene - Wien, Austria
12/04/2011 Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany
12/05/2011 Exit Chmelnice - Prague, Czech Rep.
12/06/2011 Festsaal Xberg - Berlin, Germany
12/07/2011 Colos Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
12/08/2011 Backstage - Munchen, Germany
12/09/2011 Hirsch - Nurnberg, Germany
12/10/2011 Sputnikhalle - Munster, Germany
12/11/2011 Voxhall - Aarhus, Denmark
12/12/2011 Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
12/13/2011 Kulturbolaget - Malmo, Sweden

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Footage Available Of The Secret Performance

Video footage has been posted online of The Secret playing the song "1968" live at a 1000 Knives/BrooklynVegan show at Union Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on March 27th, 2011. You can check out the clip below.

The Secret - 1968 from (((unartig))) on Vimeo.

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BrooklynVegan Announces Four Day Shows During SXSW

BrooklynVegan has announced four free shows over two venues with 32 bands in total. The details are as follows:

3/16 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN DAY PARTY
12:20 The Roller
1:10 Deafheaven
1:55 The Secret
2:40 KEN Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
5:10 Kylesa

3/17 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES STAGE at FULL METAL TEXAS
12:05 Goes Cube
12:50 All Pigs Must Die
1:35 Kvelertak
2:20 Rwake
3:10 Hull
4:05 Trap Them
5:00 Yob

3/18 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES DAY PARTY
12:15 Owen Hart
1:00 Salvation
1:45 Kill The Client
2:30 KEN Mode
3:15 Cough
4:00 Magrudergrind
4:45 Gaza
5:30 Wormrot
6:15 Ringworm

3/19 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES DAY PARTY
12:20 Altaar
1:00 Castevet
1:45 Wolvhammer
2:30 Batillus
3:15 Grayceon
4:00 Deafheaven
4:45 The Body
5:30 Dark Castle
6:15 Tombs

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Enslaved And Watain To Play Swiss Inferno Festival

Enslaved, Watain and Shining are among the confirmed bands for the Swiss edition of the Inferno festival, set to take place February 25-27 in Lausanne. The event is produced by Headstrong Music and Les Docks. It will include three days of live performances, exhibitions, a metal market and a conference.

This event will be held at Les Docks and Le Romandie in Lausanne.

Friday, February 25 at Les Docks:
ENSLAVED
RORCAL

Saturday, February 26 at Les Docks:
WATAIN
SHINING

Sunday, February 27 at Le Romandie:
THE SECRET
NEBRA

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The Funeral Pyre Announces U.S. Headline Tour

American blackened death metal act The Funeral Pyre has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from The Secret. You can view the full list of dates, citites and venues below:

03/12 Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman St.
03/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
03/14 Tucson, AZ – Skrappy’s
03/16 Midland, TX – Pine Box
03/17-19 Austin, TX – SxSW
03/20 Dallas, TX – Club Dada (“Bro Fest“)
03/21 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
03/22 Birmingham, AL – Firehouse
03/23 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
03/24 Charlotte, NC – Milestone Tavern
03/25 Richmond, VA – The Triple
03/26 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
03/27 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
03/28 Milford, CT – Daniel St
03/29 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
03/30 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
03/31 Toledo, OH – Mickey Finn’s
04/01 Lansing, MI – Mac’s
04/02 St Louis, MO – Fubar Lounge
04/03 Kansas City, MO – Scion Lab
04/04 Tulsa, OK – Reverb
04/05 Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
04/06 San Antonio, TX – Ten Eleven
04/08 Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground

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Sunn O))) Announces First Bands For Roadburn

Legendary doom pioneers WINTER, along with EARTH, SCORN, BEAVER, ALUK TODOLO, MENACE RUINE, HOODED MENACE, THE SECRET and Atilla Csihar’s VOID OV VOICES, have been confirmed for SUNN O)))’s curated event at Roadburn Festival 2011, set for April 15th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.

As curator, SUNN O))) (Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley) are personally selecting the bands that will play during their special event, as well as performing a headlining show. SUNN O))) is Roadburn’s fourth curator, following David Tibet in 2008, Neurosis in
2009 and Triptykon’s Tom Gabriel Warrior at this year’s festival in April.

SUNN O))) comments: “SUNN O))) is honored to present the first part of our guests for the curated day at Roadburn, April 15th 2011. They represent a broad range of bands we are fans of, and in many cases some of our closest friends and collaborators. We hope you appreciate the selection, and look forward to announcing more of our selection and allies…”

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The Secret Offering MP3 Off New Album

The Secret's upcoming 3rd full-length album "Solve Et Coagula" is set to be released on September 28th, 2010. The band has now premiered the song "Double Slaughter" off the album through Brooklyn Vegan. "Double Slaughter" can be downloaded at this location. "Solve Et Coagula" was recorded at by Kurt Ballou's (Trap Them, Converge, Disfear) Godcity Studios

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The Secret Reveals New Album Details

Trieste, Italy's THE SECRET are set to release their upcoming "Solve Et Coagula" full-length via Southern Lord Recordings on September 28th. The twelve tracks were captured by Kurt Ballou (Trap Them, Converge, Cursed) at Godcity Studios. The "Solve Et Coagula" [cover art] tracklisting is as follows:

01. Cross Builder
02. Death Alive
03. Double Slaughter
04. Where It Ends
05. Antitalian
06. Weatherman
07. Pleasure In Self Destruction
08. Eve Of The Last Day
09. Pursuit Of Discomfort
10. Bell Of Urgency
11. War Desire
12. 1968

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The Secret Signs To Southern Lord Records

Italian metal band The Secret has announced their signing to Southern Lord Records. In April The Secret will enter Godcity Studio in Salem, MA with producer Kurt Ballou to record their Southern Lord debut album, “Solve et Coagula.”

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Los Angeles Murderfest 5.0 Taking Shape

Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Los Angeles Murderfest, set to take place May 9-10, 2009 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. Visit losangelesmurderfest.com for information on how to buy tickets.

Recent additions to the line-up include SKARP, RECIPROCAL, DESTROYED IN SECONDS. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Saturday, May 9th: More...

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The Secret Completes New Album, "Disintoxication"

The Secret has completed work on their new album, titled "Disintoxication." The effort was produced by Magnus Lindberg (of Cult of Luna) at Tonteknik Recording (Poison the Well, Refused) in Umea, Sweden and the track listing is as follows:

01. Morte
02. Intoxication
03. Inferno
04. Poisoned Blood is Never Enough
05. In Limbo
06. Saul
07. Funeral Monolith
08. Umea
09. Death to Pigs
10. Kill the Dead

The album will hit streets in early-2008 via Goodfellow Records.

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The Secret To Record New Album This Summer

Trieste, Italy metal quartet The Secret has confirmed details for the recording of their second studio album. The band will be traveling from Italy to the U.S. this summer to record their upcoming second album at Trax East in South River, NJ with engineer Eric Rachel (Dillinger Escape Plan) handling the production chores.

Tentatively titled "Disintoxication," the band will be recording the album at Trax East between August 1st and 13th. These will be the first Secret recordings to feature new drummer Christian Musich. Working song titles include "In Limbo" and "Saul." The album is scheduled for a Fall 2007 release through Goodfellow Records and a fall North American tour is now being booked to coincide with the album's release.

The Secret is also looking for anyone in the New Jersey area that would be willing to put up all four members for two weeks while they are recording the album. Please contact Chris Logan at xchrisx@goodfellowrecords.com if you would be able to help.

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