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Continuing a streak of top-notch albums from "Communion" in 2008 (reviewed here) to "The Great Mass" in 2011 (reviewed here) and latest full-length "Titan," Greek outfit Septicflesh is looking to continue building on those successes with a new full-length release now in the works. The band comments:
"As Septicflesh digs deeper into the making of the bands new forthcoming album (due late spring 2017) the band's famous weapon in the form of the orchestral score has been confirmed by the Filmharmonic orchestra of Prague.
"Once again, they have confirmed the continuation of their successful collaboration after the massive success of 'Communion,' 'The Great Mass,' and 'Titan.' The symphonies of the new album will be recorded in 18-19 of December in Prague, under the supervision of guitarist and score writer Christos Antoniou."
A new series of books entitled "Darkadya - Book of Art From Below" was launched as a means to promote artists from around the globe, many of whom are either musicians in bands, artists for album cover art, or both, including Septicflesh's Seth Siro Anton and Watain's Erik Danielsson.
The company was spearheaded by Khaotika vocalist Lariyah Hayes. The artwork will feature themes in dark, occult, horror and esoteric Arts, including heavy metal music artworks. The series of artistic manifest will containing 50 artists from all over the world in the first tome and 30 artists in each to follow, all aimed in the same direction: "the darkest and most misunderstood visualization of mind creations." All profits will go directly to participating artists.
Some of the featured artists will include:
Vincent Castiglia (Triptykon)
Peter Gric (Korum)
Nestor Avalos (Bloodbath)
Mitchell Nolte (Sanity Obscure)
Axel Hermann (Asphyx/Angel Dust/Bloodbath/In Flames/Sodom)
Erik Danielsson (Watain/Dismember/Entombed)
Adrien Bousson (Rotting Christ/Saint Vitus/Inquisition)
Antithesis (Auroch/Black Hate)
Brian Mercer (Black Tusk/YOB)
Seth Siro Anton (Septicflesh/Calbiban/Draconian/Ex Deo)
....and many more. More announcements coming soon. More...
Perhaps one of the most popular venues among metal fans and bands in Britain, is The Underworld in Camden, North London. It's practically a given that when a small or cult band tours the UK, this is where they will play, even if it's their only UK show. As a result, even the pub located above the venue, appropriately enough called The World's End, is a very metal place, complete with it's own merchandise and all kinds of rock and metal being played over the stereo, as well as fantastic staff. The place is worth visiting for this alone, but on this night, The Underworld was hosting a death metal extravaganza which simply could not be missed, as Kataklysm arrived with Septicflesh and Aborted to perform the penultimate show of a 44 date tour.
The evening got off to an extremely heavy start as Waregem's own, Aborted took to the stage. It says a lot about this tour that all three bands are headliners in their own rights, each with a rich history and a lengthy back catalogue and Aborted certainly have the presence to be deemed headliners. All three bands brought a different brand of death metal to the show and this evening's openers were representing the brutal side of music, and representing it well. Despite going on at 6:45, Aborted instantly got the crowd moving, with plenty of head banging and mosh pits (a dangerous thing in The Underworld given the pillars on the floor,) to go around. The band mixed old material with new, performing songs from their excellent new EP, "Termination Redux," which are also scheduled to appear on their forthcoming new album, "Retrogore." This is all held together by frontman Sven de Caluwé, who possesses the charisma and showmanship that it takes to be considered one of the best live vocalists in death metal. Aborted puts on the kind of death metal performance people want to see, intense, extreme and very fun. More...
Following the release of an insane 10 music videos, Canada's Kataklysm is set to begin the European "Of Ghosts and Gods" tour next month.
Support will come from Greek symphonic death metal force Septicflesh and Belgium-based death metallers Aborted.
Kataklysm mastermind Maurizio commented: “It’s been a little awhile since we have visited the clubs and theaters of Europe, the last run was incredible as we remember it well, this time we come stronger then ever supporting the bombastic 'Of Ghosts And Gods' with an unprecedented 44 shows across the old continent as we will be visiting new cities and also countries such as Norway, Finland, Estonia and Latvia for the very first time... excitement is an understatement!
"We will be bringing a full Kataklysm show so you can feel the real experience our way and we are bring with us our brothers: the Greek titan kings of Septicflesh and Belgian gore masters Aborted to bring the power and the blood, in true Kataklysm tradition the tour will be in January/February, so come start the year the right way and experience this sonic assault when it comes to destroy your town!“ More...
The final day of a festival always seems to be the most subdued and relaxed, most likely a result of tiredness, but with such a solid lineup to look forward to, who has time to take it easy? Graspop Metal Meeting still had plenty to offer the head bangers on this Sunday, with things getting off to a great start at the second main stage, where New Zealand hard rockers, Like A Storm got things underway. This was another case of checking out a band I had never heard of and they proved well worth a gamble, as their brand of hard rock with a tinge of alternative metal was the perfect way to wake up the sleepy unwashed and accentuate a few hang overs. Like The Dead Daisies two days before, Like A Storm are all about having a good time. It's rock the way it was designed to be, a lot of fun and high energy, though they put their own, native stamp on things by utilising the didgeridoo, which believe it or not, actually works really well with their music. The instrument was first used in a solo performance, before being brought out again for their song, "Love the Way You Hate Me," and there were other surprises in store too, most notably a cover of the Coolio hit, "Gangsta's Paradise." A great way to start the day.
A little bit of Pop Evil followed, which continued the theme of enjoyable hard rock, before the day's first trip to the Marquee came, this time to check out Winterfylleth. This was another band I was unfamiliar with, despite seeing the name in passing a number of times. I assumed from the name that they were a black metal group, but there's a lot more to them than that. They display an amazing musical talent which goes beyond the simple goal of making music just to be extreme, which some bands are guilty of, and don't conform to the uniform of corpse paint and spikes out of a mistaken sense of obligation, something else young black metal groups have done from time to time. Winterfylleth are another outfit that let the music do most of the talking, which is guaranteed to win over newcomers and please fans who turned up to see these metal Mancunians. More...
Septicflesh took a break from the band's recent U.S. tour to discuss most extreme experiences in a new video clip, from most extreme traveling to the most extreme support touring band. Check it out below.
The Greek metal masters from Septicflesh have announced a European tour alongside Kataklysm and Aborted.
The tour starts on January 7th in Berlin and continues throughout February before concluding in Tilburg. A full list of shows, including upcoming summer festival performances at Motocultor Fest, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Masters of Rock Festival can be found below.
Septicflesh is touring in support of latest album "Titan" and a series of re-releases of classic earlier albums via Season of Mist. See the band live:
June 21 Dessel BE @ Marquee Graspop Metal Meeting @
July 10 Vizovice CZ @ Masters of Rock
July 24 Lviv UA @ Carpathian Alliance Festivla
Aug 1 Ostry Grun SK @ Gothoom
Aug 16 Theix FR @ Motocultor
Aug 29 Istanbul TR @ 100% Metal Fest More...
Greece is a country as fascinating as it is beautiful, though it’s had plenty of problems to contend with over the years, in recent times being one of the countries worst hit by the global financial crisis. Such harshness, as well as a history both violent and cultured, seem to be a perfect place for metal music to be born and thrive, and so it is that this week, we’ll take a look at one of their best known contributions to the field, Septicflesh.
Septic Flesh was formed in the Greek capital city of Athens in 1990 by bassist/vocalist, Spiros Antoniou, with his younger brother Christos Antoniou on guitar, as well as second guitarist Sotiris Vayenas. Nineteen months after coming together, the group released their first demo, "Temple of the Lost Race," which didn't take long to sell out and is now a highly sought after collectable. It was songs from this demo, as well as, "Morpheus (The Dreamlord,") which helped the band grab the attention of Holy Records, who signed the band up and released their debut full length album, "Mystic Places of Dawn" in 1994. The record was co-produced by former Rotting Christ keyboardist, Magus Wampyr and is still considered to be one of the best releases by Septic Flesh, as well as one of the best of the year, a notable feat considering this was the same year Emperor released, "In the Nightshade Eclipse" and Mayhem unleashed, "De Mysteriis dom Sathanas." More...
Septicflesh is now premiering a spectacular video for "Prometheus," a song taken from the Greek demons’ latest album "Titan." The clip was created by the band and director Jon Simvonis. Check it out below.
Septicflesh comments: "We now present our second video clip since our founding. The first was 'The Eldest Cosmonaut' from the album 'A Fallen Temple.' This time we chose the song 'Prometheus' from our latest album 'Titan.'
"The storyline revolves around the theme of transformation and crossing the thin line between predator and prey. It is something that literally delivers food for thought. Provoking, disturbing, resisting, surviving the ordeal... " More...
Septicflesh will team up with Moonspell and Deathstars for a North American tour run this coming April/May as part of the "Conquerors of the World III" festival tour. Septicflesh is supporting the latest album "Titan," Moonspell is celebrating the new album "Extinct" and Deathstars is still supporting the 2014 release "The Perfect Cult."
Confirmed dates, with more expected to be announced are:
April 24th: Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador
April 25th: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
April 26th: Fort Worth, TX @ The Bail Club
April 28th: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
April 29th: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
April 30th: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
May 2nd: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
May 3rd: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
May 4th: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
May 5th: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
May 6th: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
May 9th: Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
May 10th: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
May 11th: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
May 12th: Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
May 13th: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
May 14th: Montreal, QC @ Theater Corona
May 15th: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
May 16th: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
May 17th: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
May 18th: Springfield, VA @ Empire
May 19th: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade More...
In 2014, Septicflesh's drummer Fotis Benardo left the group and was replaced by Austrian drum wizard Kerim "Krimh" Lechner (ex-Decapitated and live fill-in drummer for Behemoth's Zbigniew Robert "Inferno" Prominski).
Check out Krimh's play through video of "The Vampire From Nazareth" below, taken from the Septicflesh's 2009 album "The Great Mass".
Krimh comments: More...
Following the departure of long-time percussionist Fotis Benardo, Septicflesh now welcomes drummer Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (Decapitated, Behemoth ) to its ranks and the band is excited to start this new chapter with Kerim and look forward to get back on the road.
Krimh comments: "I feel very honored to join such a great band which has been one of my favorites since years. Septicflesh’s music is outstanding and unique. It is melodic and heavy but with groove. Exactly how I like it! I can't wait to start a new chapter with SF and see you on the road."
The Austrian drummer has already gained a strong reputation for his work with Decapitated (2009 - 2012). Before playing with the Polish death metal act he was part of the symphonic black metal band Thorns Of Ivy (2006 - 2009). Furthermore Lechner released a solo album entitled "Explore" in 2013 and helped Behemoth out on tour, while regular drummer Zbigniew Robert Prominski underwent surgery. More...
Moonspell is currently working on a new album, and the Portuguese Gothic metal band will join Greek symphonic death metal outfit Septicflesh on a string of European shows in Spring 2015. The dates are as follows:
12 Mar 15 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
13 Mar 15 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat
14 Mar 15 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
15 Mar 15 Darmstadt (DE) Steinbruch Theater
16 Mar 15 Essen (DE) Turock
17 Mar 15 Hamburg (DE) Knust
18 Mar 15 Berlin (DE) K 17
19 Mar 15 München (DE) Feierwerk
20 Mar 15 Pratteln (CH) Z 7
21 Mar 15 Vevey (CH) The Rocking Chair
22 Mar 15 Romagnano Sesia (IT) R´n´R Arena
23 Mar 15 Lyon (FR) CCO
24 Mar 15 Toulon (FR) Vox
25 Mar 15 Barcelona (ES) Razz 2
26 Mar 15 Madrid (ES) Shoko
29 Mar 15 Santiago de Compostela (ES) Capitol
30 Mar 15 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
31 Mar 15 Paris (FR) Trabendo
01 Apr 15 Esch sur Alzette (LU) Kulturafabrik More...
After it was revealed that Marduk will actually NOT be joining the "In The Minds of Evil Tour," the full lineup for the trek has now been revealed to feature these bands:
The currently announced dates are as follows, with a few more to still be added: More...
Yesterday it was announced that Marduk would be joining Deicide on tour with Carach Angren and Septicflesh, and a tour poster (available below) was released showing Marduk's name.
However Marduk has now stated the band was never confirmed for the tour and will not be appearing. The group's Facebook page was updated with this announcement:
"It has come to our attention that a tour with Deicide and Marduk has been announced. This was unfortunately an error, seeing as we already declined this offer. As to why this was broadcast in the first place we can but speculate, but most likely it’s a case of miscommunication." More...
Second Update: Marduk has now confirmed the band will NOT be playing this tour. Read the statement over here.
Update: There now appears to be some question as to whether Marduk is actually on the tour due to a comment on the band's Facebook profile (check out the screen capture below the tour promo poster).
This coming October, 2014, the death metal veterans in Deicide will be hitting the road for the "In The Minds of Evil" North American trek.
Support on the tour will come from the Swedish black metal masters in Marduk, the Greek symphonic death outfit Septicflesh, and fellow symphonic extreme metal group Carach Angren.
Specific dates and venues are forthcoming (so check back soon!), and the tour promo poster can be seen below.
Septicflesh will be performing in support of newly released opus "Titan" (stream the album here), while Carach Angren is currently working on a new album and Marduk will still be preaching from the 2012 "Serpent Sermon" (reviewed here). More...
Greek extreme metal act Septicflesh released the fourth part in an ongoing video series on the making of the band's upcoming new opus "Titan." This part discusses the album's photography and artwork. "Titan" will drops today in North America via Prosthetic Records (see review here).
The track list for the album is:
1. War In Heaven
3. Order Of Dracul
8. Confessions Of A Serial Killer
9. Ground Zero
10. The First Immortal
Check out the clip: More...
After streaming the full base album online, the Greek symphonic death metal band Septicflesh has now released a bonus track from the deluxe edition of forthcoming album "Titan."
Check out the bonus song "Dogma of Prometheus" below, courtesy of Loudwire.com.
"Titan" is due out June 20th (EU) via Season of Mist and June 23rd (USA) via Prosthetic Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. War In Heaven
3. Order Of Dracul
8. Confessions Of A Serial Killer
9. Ground Zero
10. The First Immortal More...
The new Septicflesh album "Titan" is nearing release on June 20th (EU) via Season of Mist and June 23rd (USA) via Prosthetic Records.
Today the band has made all of "Titan" available for streaming online ahead of the release date. Check out the songs below, thanks to MetalAsFuck.net.
The Greek giants of dark symphonic metal in Septicflesh are now premiering another new track taken from their forthcoming full-length "Titan."
"Titan" will drop on June 20th (EU) via Season of Mist and June 23rd (USA) via Prosthetic Records. The full album's track listing is as follows: