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Septicflesh

Formed: 1990
From: Athens, Greece
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Septicflesh News

Below is our complete Septicflesh 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.

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Septicflesh Enters The Studio

The Greek symphonic death metal act Septicflesh has entered Devasoundz Studios in Athens to record 10 songs that will appear on a new, as-yet-untitled full-length album, the follow-up to 2011 release “The Great Mass” (reviewed here).

This time around, the band will record with producer and former Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader (Cavalera Conspiracy, Fear Factory, Gojira) while once again collaborating with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, the group will also utilize full regular and children’s choirs on the new album.

The band’s new album is scheduled to be released in North America via Prosthetic Records in early 2014.

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Septicflesh Reveals "Ophidian Wheel" Reissue Info

Following the release of latest full-length "The Great Mass" (reviewed here), Septicflesh's previous albums have been seeing re-issues via Season of Mist.

"Ophidian Wheel," the third installment in a series of five deluxe re-issues, will hit stores on October 25th (October 29th in North America) in a remastered edition including three previously unreleased bonus tracks. Below is the brand new cover artwork, designed by Septicflesh vocalist/bassist Seth Siro Anton himself.

"Ophidian Wheel," which follows "Mystic Places of Dawn" and "Esoptron" (both reissued earlier this year), marked a critical turning point in the band's career upon its release in 1997. On this album, the Greek demons further expanded their musical vocabulary, and added female soprano vocalist Natalie Rassoulis. "Ophidian Wheel" sees the band moving even further into the symphonic-laden and classically-tinged metal arrangements that have become their calling card. More...

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Septicflesh Announces "Ophidian Wheel" Re-Issue

After the success of the reissues of Septicfledsh classics "Mystic Places of Dawn" (originally out in 1994) and "Esoptron" (1995), Season of Mist will release a newly remastered version of the Greek demons’ 1997 masterpiece, "Ophidian Wheel."

Enhanced with three previously unreleased bonus tracks and a brand new cover artwork designed by Septicflesh frontman Seth Siro Anton himself, the reissue of "Ophidian Wheel" will be available on October 25th (October 29th in North America) on CD and various LP editions.

The previous "Esoptron" re-issue is also currently available for streaming in its entirety at this location.

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Septicflesh Streaming "Esoptron" Re-Issue

Septicflesh is streaming the new re-issue version of the "Esoptron" album via New Noise Magazine. Give it a listen here or in the player below.

Originally released in 1995, the album showcases a young Septicflesh honing the band's craft and cementing itself among the heavy metal elite. The album is now fully remastered and features a brand new cover artwork designed by Seth Siro Anton, as well as three bonus tracks. More...

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Carcass Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have checked in with the following announcement about confirming Carcass for the lineup:

"Only Your Dead And Lifeless Carcass Will Return! Please welcome Carcass with their new line-up with Jeff Walker on vocals and bass, Bill Steer on lead guitar, Daniel Wilding on drums and Ben Ash on guitar on board 70,000 Tons of Metal, the World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

"Just imagine: In January 2014, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship Majesty of the Seas for 5 days and 4 nights.

"Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal!"

The first 14 out of 40 bands have been announced: More...

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Septicflesh Re-Releasing "Esoptron"

Septicflesh's second album, "Esoptron," will finally be available again. Originally released in 1995, the album showcases a young Septicflesh honing the band's craft and cementing itself among the heavy metal elite.

The album is now fully remastered and features a brand new cover artwork designed by Seth Siro Anton, as well as three bonus tracks.

1. Breaking the Inner Seal
2. Esoptron
3. Burning Phoenix
4. Astral Sea
5. Rain
6. Ice Castle
7. Celebration
8. Succubus Priestess
9. So Clean So Empty
10. The Eyes of Set
11. Narcissism
12. Woman of the Rings [bonus track]
13. Crescent Moon [live in Lille 1999 - bonus track]
14. Brotherhood of the Fallen Knights [live in Lille 1999 - bonus track]

“Woman of the Rings” was previously available only on the long sold-out "DNA Choronzone" (aka "The Eldest Cosmonaut") EP, and the live versions of “Crescent Moon” and “Brotherhood of the Fallen Knights” have never been released before. Pre-orders are available via Season of Mist. More...

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First Bands Announced For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Public sales for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal 2014 will start Monday April 8th at 5PM EST. Are you ready for Round 4 of The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise?

As this will be the last time the cruise will be sailing on the “Majesty of the Seas,” the organizers have a very special treat for all you sailors: everyone that becomes a ticketed and paid passenger before July 27th, 2013 will be able to vote where they are going to steer that old lady.

The first 7 out of 40 bands on board have already been announced:

Dark Tranquillity
Death Angel
Finntroll
Overkill
Septicflesh
Soilwork
Symphony X

The festival will sail Monday, January 27, 2014 on the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL and will not return to the real world until Friday, January 31, 2014.

Ticket prices start at US $666 plus US $319 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24h room service! More info is available at this location.

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Belphegor Recruits Seth Of Septicflesh For Artwork

Belphegor has commissioned Greek artist Seth Siro Anton (Septicflesh) for the band's new album artwork. Seth has already started working on the cover art and he comments:

"It will be a great challenge creating the artwork for Belphegor's new masterpiece. My mission is clear, creating the most disturbing artwork I have ever made!"

Belphegor's Helmuth comments: "It’s good to have Seth recruited again. He did the 'PESTAPOKALYPSE VI' graphics back in 2006. The lyrical content deals with blasphemy, exorcism, and blackest romantic. He´s the perfect choice for the atmosphere we are looking for."

The currently untitled album has been pushed back to August 2013 through Nuclear Blast Records, worldwide. This new album will follow previous release "Blood Magick Necromance" (reviewed here).

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Septicflesh Re-Releasing "Mystic Places Of Dawn"

As previously announced, Season of Mist will re-release the first five albums from Greek act Septicflesh over the course of the year to come. Below you can view the brand new cover artwork of “Mystic Places of Dawn,” designed by Spiros “Seth” Antoniou himself.

“Mystic Places of Dawn” can already be pre-ordered from Season of Mist’s e-shop as a CD digipak, double gatefold LP, or t-shirt bundle. Due out January 25th (22nd in North America), the reissue will include the four tracks from 1991 EP “Temple of the Lost Race”. The track listing is as follows:

1. Mystic Places of Dawn
2. Pale Beauty of the Past
3. Return to Carthage
4. Crescent Moon
5. Chasing the Chimera
6. The Underwater Garden
7. Behind the Iron Mask
8. (Morpheus) The Dreamlord
9. Mythos (Part 1: Elegy – Part 2: Time Unbounded)
10. Erebus (bonus track)
11. Another Reality (bonus track)
12. Temple of the Lost Race (bonus track)
13. Setting of the Two Suns (bonus track) More...

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Krisiun Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Brazilian death metallers Krisiun will be returning to North America this week for the "Conquerors of the World" tour, featuring Septicflesh, Melechesh, Ex Deo, and Inquisition. In regards to this upcoming trek, Alex Camargo (vocals, bass) of Krisiun comments:

"Hey everyone! We in Krisiun would like to invite you North American metal-heads to come out and support our upcoming tour. With killer bands such as Septicflesh, Melechesh, Ex Deo, and Inquisition along with us, we guarantee you guys that this is gonna be a night of pure relentless metal. Looking forward to seeing you guys and having a great time with all of you out on the road!"

The upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Ex Deo Comments On Upcoming Tour

After the release of sophomore album "Caligvla" (reviewed here) through Napalm Records, epic death metallers Ex Deo will be touring across North America next month.

Led by indomitable Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono, Ex Deo will be joined on this 13-date tour by headliners Septicflesh as well as veterans Krisiun, Melechesh, and Inquisition. Dates for the "Conquerors of the World" tour are available below.

Iacono had the following to say about this guaranteed-to-be-epic tour: "With our new album Caligvla coming out in North America in September, a new chapter of the Ex Deo domination has begun... We are proud to be part of the Conquerors of the World tour in North America, featuring the Greek daemonmasters Septicflesh, our good friends and kings of brutality Krisiun, the vibrant Middle Eastern occult Melechesh, and Colombian/American sensation Inquisition. This a tour de force lineup - dont miss it! In the name of Jove, I vow to bring the ROMAN might back to life and promise a bombastic live attack - Roma Victrix."

Ex Deo also recently released a new lyric video for the song "Per Oculus Aquila," which can be found at this location. More...

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Septicflesh Updates North American Tour Schedule

As was previously announced, Greece's Septicflesh will be hitting the road this October for the "Conquerors of the World" 2012 tour with Krisiun, Melechesh, Ex Deo, and Inquisition. New dates have now been added to the tour, and the tour routing now looks like:

10/12 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
10/13 - Trois-Rivières, QC @ Trois-Rivières Metalfest
10/14 - Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus
10/15 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
10/16 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/17 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
10/18 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
10/19 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/20 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
10/21 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
10/22 - Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
10/23 - Kelowna, BC @ The Level Night Club
10/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/25 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/26 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/27 - S. Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whiskey Dick's
10/28 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
10/29 - Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
10/30 - Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
10/31 - San Antonio, TX @ Korova More...

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Septicflesh Announces North American Tour

Greek demons Septicflesh have announced North American shows this coming October. The "Conquerors of the World" tour will see Septicflesh share the stage with fellow label mates Inquisition, as well as Krisiun, Melechesh, and Ex Deo.

The trip begins on October 12th in Toronto, Canada. A complete list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. More tour dates will be announced shortly.

12 Oct 12 Toronto, ON (CA) Wreck Room
13 Oct 12 Trois-Rivières, QC (CA) Trois-Rivières Metalfest
14 Oct 12 Montreal, QC (CA) Cafe Campus
15 Oct 12 Cambridge, MA (US) Middle East Downstairs
16 Oct 12 New York, NY (US) Gramercy Theatre
17 Oct 12 Cleveland, OH (US) Peabody's
18 Oct 12 Chicago, IL (US) Reggie's Rock Club
19 Oct 12 Saint Paul, MN (US) Station 4
20 Oct 12 Winnipeg, MB (CA) Park Theatre
21 Oct 12 Regina, SK (CA) The Exchange
22 Oct 12 Edmonton, AB (CA) Pawn Shop
23 Oct 12 Kelowna, BC (CA) Sapphire Night Club
24 Oct 12 Vancouver, BC (CA) Rickshaw Theatre

Inquistion also recently signed to Season of Mist. The band will release its label debut on the Season of Mist Underground Activists division. More...

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Chaostar To Enter The Studio

Chaostar, which features Christos Antoniou of Septicflesh, has issued the following update about recording a new album:

"The time has come. Chaostar will enter the Devasoundz studio (ROTTING CHRIST, SEPTICFLESH) on July 1st, for the final recordings of the forthcoming album, which will be released by Season of Mist.

"After months of persisting efforts over the final result, we are pleased to have in our hands the new material which fills us with satisfaction. A risky attempt to combine modern music, ethnic and avant-garde elements with different languages will soon be in your hands."

Chaostar's still untitled new album will also feature a guest appearance by Moonspell singer Fernando Ribeiro. Stay tuned for more details.

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New Metal Songs Coming To The Rock Band Network

Rock Band players rejoice - there are finally new metal songs hitting the Rock Band network again this week! The Xbox 360 edition already has new tracks from Amberian Dawn and Nightrage, while the PS3 version will see new songs from Devin Townsend and Greek death metal demons Septicflesh next week.

These songs are currently available for the Xbox 360:

Amberian Dawn – “Circus Black” (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn – “Circus Black (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Edenshade – “Another Purity Failing (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
I, Omega – “The Ravenous” (160 MSP)
Nightrage – “So Far Away/Delirium Of The Fallen” (160 MSP)
Spires – “The Infinite Descent (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)

These tracks hit the PS3 on Tuesday, 6/26/2012 (North America) and 6/27/2012 (Europe):

Devin Townsend – “By Your Command” ($1.99)
Septicflesh – “Anubis” ($1.99)

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Septicflesh Signs With Prosthetic Records

Prosthetic Records s proud to announce the signing of Greek symphonic death metal quartet Septicflesh, whose eight albums and performances on tour alongside the likes of Cradle of Filth, Amon Amarth, Gorgoroth, Satyricon, Children of Bodom and more have earned the group international acclaim.

The band commented: “We are very excited to have signed a new North American deal with Prosthetic Records; we feel we have made the right choice with a label that could give us the right attention for the American market, we plan on striking hard with our next album!”

Septicflesh is also excited to announce that the band will be coming over to North America later this year to headline what will be the first “Conquerors of the World” tour. More details on the tour, including dates and the rest of the lineup will be coming shortly.

Until then, the band can be seen taking part in the Metalfest Open Air European festival tour alongside the likes of Megadeth, Kreator, Behemoth and more: More...

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Septicflesh And More Added To Rock Band Network

Metal fans looking looking for new songs to try out on the Rock Band Network this weekend can look forward to new tunes from Septicflesh, All Shall Perish, Amberian Dawn, and Halcyon Way. PS3 users also get new music from Asking Alexandria and Tesseract starting on September 6th.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:

Metal

All Shall Perish - "Spineless" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "Stabbing to Purge Dissimulation (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "War in Heaven (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Fading Sacrifice" (80 MSP)
Conflicted - "Victor(ia)" (160 MSP)
Eminence - "Devil's Boulevard (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "The Age of Betrayal" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "The Age of Betrayal (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Scum of the Earth - "Bombshell From Hell" (80 MSP)
Septicflesh - "Anubis" (160 MSP)
Septicflesh - "Anubis (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Without Mercy - "Slit" (160 MSP) More...

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Hails And Horns Giving Away Free Summer Comp

Not new, but it's never too late to get free music: Like Hails and Horns on Facebook to download their 27-song "Screams of Summer Comp 2011."

The "Screams of Summer Comp 2011" tracklisting is as follows:

1. SUICIDE SILENCE – “You Only Live Once”
2. ARCH ENEMY – “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”
3. JUNGLE ROT – “Rise And Revolt”
4. RED FANG – “Wires”
5. ROTTEN SOUND – “Self”
6. ALL SHALL PERISH – “Divine Illusion”
7. WARBRINGER – “Living Weapon”
8. AFTER THE BURIAL – “Sleeper”
9. AMORPHIS – “You I Need”
10. BLACKGUARD – “Firefight”
11. PATHOLOGY – “Code Injection”
12. OBSCURA – “Euclidean Elements”
13. RINGS OF SATURN – “Seized And Devoured”
14. THE FRANCESCO ARTUSATO PROJECT – “Gardens Of Yama”
15. PERIPHERY – “Frak The Gods”
16. CYNIC – “Wheels Within Wheels”
17. FINNTROLL – “Solsagan”
18. WORLD UNDER BLOOD – “God Amongst The Waste”
19. LOCK UP – “Life Of Devastation”
20. EXHUMED – “Funereality”
21. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Judgment Awaits You”
22. BENIGHTED – “Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth”
23. SEPTIC FLESH – “The Vampire From Nazareth”
24. DECAPITATED – “Homo Sun”
25. GENERAL SURGERY – “The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural”
26. WATAIN – “Reaping Death”
27. HAMMERFALL – “One More Time”

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Children of Bodom At The House Of Blues

I hadn't seen Children of Bodom live since the band opened for Megadeth back in 2008, so of course I was anxious to see the group play again. The fact that Children of Bodom was playing with Devin Townsend and Septicflesh just made this show that much harder to overlook. Plus the fact that The House of Blues has a great location and is known for providing great sound quality sweetened the deal.

After meeting an interviewing Devin Townsend himself for an interview that will be posted shortly, as well as getting my Strapping Young Lad collection signed, I unfortunately had to deal with The House of Blues draconian security, which required me to leave the backstage area, get a ticket after being confirmed to be on the guest list, head to the back of the line and then reenter the venue. So I'd personally like the thank the management, box office, and security for helping the most impatient man you'll ever meet reenter a venue that he already had access to.

Thankfully this was only a mere hour-long inconvenience and I was able to enter the venue in time to see Septicflesh. While I actually enjoy Septicflesh's albums, their stage show needs a bit of work. It's too theatrical and artificial. The mic stand shaped like a Lovcraftian Eldrich Abomination as well as Spiros Antoniou's overly flamboyant stage presence crossed the line between enthralling and distracting for me. The band needs to tone things down a bit if it wants to be taken seriously, particularly in the North American market in which things are far less pretentious than the band's native Europe. More...

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Septicflesh Video Interview Posted Online

Loudtv.net as posted a video interview online with drummer Fotis Benardo from the Greek band Septicflesh, conducted one month after the release of the group's 8th album entitled "The Great Mass." The video clip can be viewed in two parts below, and the live segments come from the band's Paris show in the Nouveau Casino de Paris in May 2011.

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