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Foscor a blackened avantgarde metal band hailing from Barcelona has more than a decade of experience in blending the best of 90ies black metal tradition with other classic and modern extreme metal styles to create an atmospheric and unique sound.
"Those Horrors Wither" is their 4th album and another step away from the confines of the black metal genre.
You can now stream the entire album below (courtesy of Decibel).
Having recently released all three previous albums digitally, dark metal outfit Foscor now releases some rare tracks - including previously unreleased songs - and material that has long since sold out, as well as the entire soundtrack of the 10th Anniversary live DVD “Deu Anys Vers la Foscor.”
Included in the new releases are the Xerion cover “Na Noite Dos Tempos” (originally included in a 2002 split), the 2008 track “The Ghost Sonata” (exclusively composed for the never-released “Toteninsel: A Tribute to Arnold Böcklin” album), and the song “The Other’s Voice” (originally included in the sold out 2010 split 7” EP with Necrosadist “Onslaught of Black Putrefaction”).
The new material, together with the three full-length albums, “Entrance to the Shadows’ Village,” “The Smile of the Sad Ones,” and “Groans to the Guilty,” can be found at Bandcamp here.
Commenting on the decision to release previous material digitally, front man Fiar said: “Foscor is entering a whole new phase of its existence, and many new fans have started following the band, fans that perhaps don’t really know our history, and it seemed like the ideal way to let them find out about us. When we released the three albums we offered them for free download for a month as a thank you to old and new fans, and we received an extraordinary response, with many people actually paying for the albums, rather than downloading them free, and that certainly gives us a lot of confidence for the future.” More...
When dark metallers Foscor celebrated the tenth anniversary of their debut album in 2012, they were not just marking a decade of music, they were also drawing a line under one era in the band’s history, and preparing to embark on the next and most ambitious one.
With work on Foscor's fourth full-length album now completed, and a complete visual overhaul of the band's online presence and logo, the groundwork for the new phase in the group's career is well and truly established.
The forthcoming album will be titled “Those Horrors Wither” and guitarist Falke and frontman Fiar had this to say:
“It’s really not that strange that we would be moving in a different direction from the one we started out on because it’s a natural progression that comes from experience. We’re not saying that our long-time fans will wake up one morning and not recognize Foscor any more, not at all, because we have a particular style that is recognizable as Foscor – but we’ve taken that style and made it into something better. You could say that the new Foscor is evolution, not revolution, and, that being said, it actually needs new colours to define how we interpret 'Darkness,' and Ideophony, who has previously worked with us on design, is the perfect partner to work with us in physically visualizing our new direction."
Foscor's entire set from the band's 2012 appearance at the Aurora Infernalis Festival in Arnhem can be seen below. More...
Having begun recording a fourth full-length album in March of this year, dark metal act Foscor has issued an update on the progress of the coming release, as well as a news of other projects that the members are involved in.
The new album will be titled “Those Horrors Wither” and nearly all the clean vocals have now been recorded, which brings the recording close to being finished. The band plans to enter the Nautilus Studios in Barcelona again in late July to begin mixing, with the album to then head to Orgone Studios (Ulver, Code, Primordial) for mastering around August. The following press release was also issued: More...
The dark metallers in Foscor are at the Nautilus Studios in Barcelona to begin recording their fourth full-length album.
The new album, to be titled "Those Horrors Wither," is the follow up to 2009's "Groans to the Guilty" and marks an expansion in the band's musical direction, away from the strict confines of black metal.
Work has already started on the drum tracks, and Foscro will be posting regular updates and photos from the recording sessions via Facebook here. Commenting on the new direction, Foscor founders Falke and Fiar had this to say: More...
Spain's Foscor has issued the following announcement about releasing a 10th anniversary live tape prior to an upcoming fourth full-length album:
"While we are in the final step towards the 4th Foscor album and definitely open a new era... we now proudly announce that Ruptura Records will release next 2013-02-15 a black Pro-Tape edition of the 'Deu Anys Vers la Foscor' live stuff recently released in a limited DVD format to commemorate the band's 10th Anniversary.
SIDE A - SENY-
I. Groans to the Guilty
II. Raids to Punishment
III. The Smile of the Sad Ones
IV. Searching a Seal of Pain (The Beauty)
SIDE B - RAUXA -
VI. El Palau dels Plors
VII. Al Cor de la Boscúria
VIII. The Other's Voice
IX. I Tornà de les Cendres
"Limited to 100 handnumbered copies and with an exclusive T-Shirt design, all composed by Ideophony design studio, it approaches us to a never used before format, the Tape, which we grew with and learnt what is all about on music.
"You can now pre-order it and get a special price for the whole pack for 12,99 € at this location until February the 11th. Then, later... it is your choice to get it separately. Don't miss it!" More...
Barcelona's Foscor has checked in with the following statement about releasing a new album later this year:
"2013 will be for sure the year of Foscor's return with a 4th album. During next days we will announce a new special edition to close, as it deserves, the 10th Anniversary Celebration.
"Thanks to all people, bands, promoters and medias we have shared some moments with during the past year. We will come soon stronger than ever, BTW all the best for you all, ladies and gentlemen, on the current year.
"Together in Darkness... FOSCOR."
Check out Foscor's music and find out more about the band over at Facebook here.
Foscor is celebrating the band's 10th anniversary this year, and now footage has been posted online of an entire live performance from the group. Check out the clip below, and Foscor's publicist also commented:
"This is the whole set from Foscor's appearance at the Aurora Infernalis Festival at Willemeen in Arnhem, Netherlands, 27th October 2011. With thanks to YouTube user Kanaal van FredNijmegen for allowing us to use his video."
It's been ten years since black metal act Foscor released its debut album, and 2012 will see the band celebrating the decade with a series of events starting off with a show at the Sala KGB in Barcelona on the 28th January, where the group will also launch new commemorative merchandise and the release of a new DVD. A teaser trailer for the DVD can be found below.
Titled "Deu Anys Vers La Foscor" which translated from the band's native Catalan means "Ten Years Towards Darkness," the DVD, which is edited by the band's guitarist Falke, includes live footage of Foscor's 2010 appearance at the Sala KGB in Barcelona, along with a documentary chronicling the last ten years, and the music video for the track "I Tornà de les Cendres" from the 2007 album "The Smile of the Sad Ones."
Also included will be two commemorative A3 posters, one which features the cover art etching by Cynthia Meier-Dusol entitled "Nous Sommes Condamnés À Être Libres," and the second one features the Funeral Stone design, by Ideophony, which also appears on the band's new stage sets and merchandise. The artwork on the DVD itself is by Dios Perezoso. "Deu Anys Vers La Foscor" will be released on the Darkwoods label on January 28th and is limited to 250 hand numbered copies. More...
Spanish black metal act Foscor has issued the following announcement about the band celebrating its 10th anniversary:
"10th Anniversary Celebration begins next Saturday the 3rd with a gig in Tarragona. We will give you details about all what we are preparing during the next days.
"We have some special things to offer you as commemorative items… and at least, to share what we feel proudly as the closing of a chapter and the entrance to a new path.
"Inspirational landscapes are set, and ready to be developed. Together in Darkness…"
Foscor has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:
"Greetings all you there, it's time to open a new chapter for Foscor. Live dates with a new guitarist in our line-up come to us.
"After to split up with Wilhkiem in a friendly way, today we depart to play at the Bloodwave Metal Fest in France, and at the Nihil Extreme Metal Fest VIII in Italy. Aurora Infernalis Fest III awaits on late October in Netherlands.
"Wilhkiem has been playing with us from 2004 to 2011, participating on 'The Smile of the Sad Ones' and 'Groans to the Guilty' albums' recordings, plus cover songs for Katatonia, Enslaved, or 'The Other's Voice' exclusive song for the 7" 'Onslaught of Black Putrefaction.' It has been near 60 concerts together. All the best mate... darkness will always keep us near.
"Albert M., from the mighty Vidres A La Sang (RIP) has been rehearsing lately with us and tomorrow will have his first darkness' baptism on stage. He will accompany Falke on guitars tasks for the next Live dates we have. So, be welcome bro! Let's darkness flow..."
Foscor has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming festival appearances and update about working on a new album:
"Greetings all you there, after some months of silence out of stages, we are very proud to announce a couple of dates Foscor has for early September.
"Just back from your vacations, we hope to live the coldest evenings you could imagine with our first ever visit to Italy, at the Nihil Extreme Metal Fest VIII on Sunday the 4th, and one day before performing again in France in the Bloodwave Metal Fest I.
"We still are working on new material for a 4th album, while we are finishing the mixing of the first Live DVD Release and waiting for Önd - A tribute to Enslaved release by Pictonian Records before the end of 2011, & Toteninsel - A Tribute to Arnold Böcklin to be released by Vendlus Records soon.
"But now it's time to spread the darkness again on stage... and glad we are to return to France and visit Italy for first time. Hope to see you all there guys... Together in Darkness..."
The details of Foscor's upcoming festival appearances are as follows: More...
Foscor has issued the following update about an upcoming Enslaved tribute album:
"Greetings all you there, we are proud to reveal the cover of the official tribute to Enslaved. A wonderful piece of art drawn by David Thiérrée in close collaboration with the band members.
Every participating band is still working on their covers ... expect some news soon ...
"The Official Tribute to Enslaved 'Önd - A Tribute' scheduled for late 2011 through the French label Pictonian Records gathers 20 bands covering tracks from 'Yggdrasil' to 'Vertebrae' albums, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Norwegians masters."
The cover album's band lineup is as follows: More...
Dawn ov Hate has issued the following announcement about two members appearing on an upcoming Enslaved tribute:
"Greetings all you there, we are pleased to announce Fiar's Foscor, and Bastard's Lux Divinia will participate in the forthcoming Official Tribute to Enslaved 'Önd - A Tribute' scheduled for late 2011 through the French label Pictonian Records.
"The Tribute gathers 20 bands covering tracks from 'Yggdrasil' to 'Vertebrae' albums, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Norwegians masters. Keep an eye in the band's sites or in the labels site for next announcements concerning dates, track list, Artwork, etc..."
The lineup is as follows:
ODEM ARCARUM (Germany)
ISLAND (Germany )
STAGNANT WATERS (France/Norway)
EL REGN (Norway)
LUX DIVINA (Spain)
AS LIGHT DIES (Spain)
"Desperta Ferro! vol-2" (Awake Iron!), a free compilation featuring 25 Spanish rock and metal bands, is now available for free download. The compilation features:
The PDF containing the band's presentation and links to their sites is available here.
The project was coordinated by the Spanish blogger "Viva Puluba" and the Chilean "La Religion del Rock Pesado."
"Desperta Ferro vol-1" includes 10 track from thrash, black and death metal bands and is still available here. The PDF is available alone at this location. The first volume features: AGGRESSION, DESECRATION, EL KASO URKIJO, ERED, LUX DIVINA, METRALLA, SETGE, STEELGAR, THE BLEEDING SUN, VRADEMARGK.
Pictonian Records has issued the following announcement about two more bands being added to an upcoming Enslaved tribute album:
"Hail! Two killer bands were added the trac klist of the official tribute to Enslaved: Stagnant Waters (France) and Foscor (Spain). So far, the tribute gathers Vreid, Dordeduh, Odem Arcanum, Asmodee, Island, Reverence, Sael, Foscor, and Stagnant Waters, but more additions to the track list are to be announced later ... keep posted for more!"
Further details on the album's track listing and release date will be announced as they are made available.
The 2009 Kanya Festival in Spain will occur on February 7th in Sant Climent. The acts confirmed for the festival so far have been:
Necronomicon, Avulsed, Foscor, Setge, Lux Divina, Death Over Threat, Unbounded Sadism, and Trobar De Mort.
Black Metallers FOSCOR, one of the very few bands of any genre who occasionally sing in their native Catalan language, has released a split CD with the Bosnian band KRV. Entitled "The Burial's Flavours," the CD contains 11 tracks total and is available on the Polish Diachell Muzik label.
KRV’s contribution contains 4 tracks of pure Slavic Black Metal recorded during May/June of 2008. FOSCOR’s 7 tracks are made up of four tracks taken from the 2006 "Narrow is the Path to Darkness" EP, which was previously available only as a self-released promo, the tracks being different versions to the ones available on the band’s second full-length release “The Smile of the Sad Ones.” Also included is an exclusive intro, and two bonus live tracks, recorded during the FOSCOR’S appearance at "Black Metal is Rising IV," in Paris in May of this year.
The full track-listing as follows:
I. Noc kada je ustao Crt
II. Okovi od leda
III. U plamenu vatre
IV. Kroz polja Slavije
I. Melangia – intro
II. Life's Death Code
III. El Palau dels Plors
IV. The Smile of the Sad Ones
V. L'Ombra de l'Adicció
VI. The Smile of the Sad Ones (live bonus track)
VII. L'Ombra de l'Adicció (live bonus track)
FOSCOR is currently in the process of writing and working on their third release. No studio date has yet been set, but the band is hoping to enter the studio to begin recording during the early part of 2009.
Samples from "The Burial's Flavours" can be heard on FOSCOR’s MySpace page.
Watch the official video for "I Tornà de les Cendres" from FOSCOR’S album, "The Smile of the Sad Ones" below. More...
Black Metallers FOSCOR, whose new album “The Smile of the Sad Ones” is due for release shortly on the TEMPLE OF DARKNESS RECORDS label, have taken the unusual step of making a video trailer to give their fans a taste of what to expect both from the album and from the video the band are preparing for the "I Tornà de les Cendres" track.
Fiar, FOSCOR’s vocalist and bass player had this to say about the reasoning behind the trailer: “This will be our first time at producing a video ourselves. Both the video and the photo session for the album’s artwork were shot at the "Balneari de la Puda", an old abandoned Spa hotel in Catalonia. It’s a very atmospheric, haunting location, full of rot and decay, but you still get a sense of how fantastic it must have been in its glory days! It was perfect for what we were trying to achieve visually. We have put a lot of effort into tying the overall sound and content of the album to the images on the artwork and we hope the video will be an extension of this. I think releasing the trailer was partly to give fans a chance to see and hear what was coming, and partly to satisfy our own curiosity to see how the whole thing was going to come out!”
The trailer for the video, and two tracks from “The Smile of the Sad Ones” can be found on the official FOSCOR MySpace page.
Black Metallers FOSCOR have signed with Temple of Darkness Records, the Spanish label specializing in old school black and death metal, for the release of their second album “The Smile of The Sad Ones."
One of the very few Black Metal bands hailing from the Catalan region of Spain, FOSCOR has always included tracks in the Catalan language in its previous releases, and “The Smile of The Sad Ones” is no exception. Partially recorded at the Room Studio in Barcelona and mixed and mastered at the band’s own Noctiflorous Studios by guitarist Falke, the album is due for release in June 2007.
Aside from their own work, the band also contributed to the KATATONIA tribute “December Songs”. A track from the new album can be heard on the band's official website.