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Mar De Grises

Formed: 2000
From: Santiago, Chile
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mar De Grises News

Below is our complete Mar De Grises 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Mar De Grises Calling It Quits

Chilean doom band Mar De Grises has issued the following announcement about deciding to call it a day:

"Dear friends and fans,

"It is with deep emotion that we must announce that Mar de Grises has come to an ending.
Several reasons have led us to make this decision. Our spirits have changed and we collectively chose to end this beautiful cycle. Our musical paths have parted. You will know about our new projects soon.

"Being part of this project during all these years has been amazing and magical, and sharing our feelings through music with great friends for so long has filled us with joy and satisfaction.

"Mar de Grises allowed us to reach places we never thought we would; to share stage with people we admire and, above all, with good friends; to contribute to the musical history of Chile, and to reach the hearts of fans all over the world. We feel more than rewarded with all your love and feedback.

"We would like to give our sincere thanks to all our technical staff, friends and families, past members of the band, labels, promoters, media, agencies, and to all those who believed and were sincerely involved in all our undertakings.

"Above all, we wish to thank all our fans who have given us unconditional support during these 13 years.

"To give this story the end it deserves, we are working on the details of a final show which will be announced soon.

"Now the Jewel of the Andes, as we were once called, will rest in our hearts and will continue to live in you and your memories.

"Farewell."

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Swallow The Sun Announces European Shows

Finland's Swallow the Sun has issued the following brief announcement about upcomign European tour dates: "We are proud and more than happy to announce that we will be joining forces with Sólstafir and Mar de Grises for another European tour next December! See you there!" The currently announced dates are as follows:

1.12. Steinbruch Theater, Darmstadt, Germany
2.12. Magnet, Berlin, Germany
3.12. Eastclub, Bischofswerda, Germany
4.12. Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
5.12. Exit Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic
6.12. Randal Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
7.12. Arena, Wien, Austria
8.12. Hirsch, Nürnberg, Germany
9.12. Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland
11.12. TBA, France
12.12. Be Cool, Barcelona, Spain
13.12. Ritmo y Compas, Madrid, Spain
14.12. Music Box, Lisboa, Portugal
15.12. Hard Club, Porto, Portugal
16.12. Tartufo, Bergara, Spain
17.12. Le Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
18.12. Glazart, Paris, France
19.12. Underworld, London, UK
20.12. Kade, Zaandam, Netherlands
21.12. Matrix, Bochum, Germany
22.12. Haus 11, Stuttgart, Germany

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Mar De Grises Offering Free Song Download

Chilean doom act Mar De Grises is currently offering a free MP3 download off the band's new album. The track "Shining Human Skin" is available for download at this location. The track is off the band's upcoming album "Streams Inwards," which will be released on August 30th (September 14th in North America) through Season Of Mist.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Starmaker
2. Shining Human Skin
3. The Bell and the Solar Gust
4. Spectral Ocean
5. Sensing the New Orbit
6. Catatonic North
7. Knotted Delirium
8. A Sea of Dead Comets

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Mar De Grises Reveals New Album Details

Chilean doom metal band MAR DE GRISES has announced that their new album, entitled "Streams Inwards," will be released on August 30th (September 14th in North America) through Season Of Mist. The tracklisting and cover artwork of the third full-length is as follows:

1. Starmaker
2. Shining Human Skin
3. The Bell and the Solar Gust
4. Spectral Ocean
5. Sensing the New Orbit
6. Catatonic North
7. Knotted Delirium
8. A Sea of Dead Comets

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Mar De Grises Reveals New Album Title

Chilean doom metal band MAR DE GRISES has announced that their third album will be entitled "Streams Inwards" and will be released on August 30th through Season Of Mist.

Bassist Rodrigo comments on the title, "The name 'Streams Inwards' reflects the idea that emotion is the connection between us and the world that surrounds us, between our most intense feelings and the universe. All of us, all of this, everything is part of an endless sea. It is about how all the elements around us build and nourish our most sincere emotions - good, bad, whatever...

"Our previous album, 'Draining the Waterheart', referred to some similar process: the liberation of these same streams. The new title shares that same concept, but in a broader way. Wherein the mix of these simple and transcendent elements define our most pure nature, to feel and create."

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Mar De Grises Signs To Season of Mist

Chile's MAR DE GRISES has announced their singing to Season of Mist. The band's third full-length album should be released later this year.

"We are very happy about this deal with Season of Mist", the band comments. "For a young band like Mar de Grises, it is really exciting to be part of an impressive roster with big names such as Morbid Angel, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mayhem and Cynic, among many others. We are also proud to be the first Ibero-American band working with this company. It is an important motivation to continue composing this kind of music on the other side of the world, in Chile. This partnership with Season of Mist represents a big step for us. It is exactly what we were looking for, as it enables us to share our music with more metalheads than ever before! We are nearly done composing the new album and are about to start the recording process. We couldn't wish for a better incentive than to know we will have the best support for our upcoming campaigns. We can't wait to come back to Europe!"

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Mar de Grises To Record Second Album

Mar de Grises will begin recording their 2nd and yet untitled album for Firebox-Finland in August. They will be untartaking a short trip to Scandinavia early in 2008 and to conclude with an extensive tour of mainland Europe at the end of the summer.

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Firebox Records Doomy Tidbits

The release of PANTHEIST's second album, recorded in November 2004, has been pushed to March 2005 due to some problems with the CD cover artwork.

The second album of Sweden's GRAVE FLOWERS has been recorded. It is being mastered at Phantom Studios in Finland, while the cover artwork is being completed by artist Tuomo Lehtonen. Expect nearly 70 minutes of melancholic gothic/doom metal, including a stylish cover version of Count Raven's song 'Leaving The Warzone'. Release is in March/April 2005.

The Australian band THE ETERNAL has updated both their lineup and the tidings regarding their new album: the band's new drummer goes by the name of Marty O'Shea, while the forthcoming CD is entitled 'Everlasting'. It shall feature 11 songs, which the band will record in February at Palm Studio. Some titles include: 'Everlasting, 'To Drown', 'Hollow Inside', 'A Dreams End', 'In My Skin', 'Beneath The Soil', 'The Sleep Of Reason', 'The Dying Light and Weight Of Empathy'.

MAR DE GRISES from Chile will tour Europe for three weeks in April 2005. The tour encompasses nine countries, including such exotic and often-ignored locales as Serbia. The band will also appear at Germany's legendary Doom Shall Rise festival.

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New Releases By Firebox

Two new releases by Finnish Doom label Firebox. First off there is the debut album of Chilean doomsters MAR DE GRISES - 'The Tatterdemalion Express'. Melodic and progressive Doom metal. And secondly the Finnish doomsters TYRANNY Mcd 'Bleak Vistae' also released. Crushing Death/ Doom in the vein of Skepticism and Thergothon.

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