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Septicflesh

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

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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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Broken Hearts: An Ode To Anti-Love Metal

February 14th is a date that means different things to different people. For some, Valentine’s Day is that special occasion to show someone how much you care, while for others it’s an unfortunate reminder of just how long that unused condom has been stashed in your wallet. For every lucky gentleman who has found the lady he can sexually accost without fear of court mandated harassment classes, there’s that lonely soul who will spend Valentine’s Day with nothing but music out the speakers and a bottle of Jack.

No matter which side you fall on, heavy metal has got a song to match your mood and help you head bang through the gooiest of all the holidays.

Whether any given track is purposefully over the top and funny, depressing enough to make you pull out the eyeliner and candles, or just plain outright disturbing, metal is no stranger to the anti-love song. So for those of you will be spending Valentine’s Day alone, or just simply think the holiday is nothing more than a marketing ploy to sell chocolates and greeting cards, here’s a series of anti-love anthems to get you through the day.

For those who still have a heart and haven't devolved into extreme cynicism, you can also check out our companion listing of pro-love heavy metal music at this location.

Humorous

Metalunderground.com is no stranger to aberrant sexual behavior, as we have the honor of being home the infamous “I’d put my tongue in her butt” forum thread. The following, um, “tongue-in-cheek” songs are all dedicated to everyone who has ever contributed a post to that thread.

Whether 80’s glam rock parody/tribute act Steel Panther is singing love songs or anti-love songs is a matter of some debate. What could be more loving than each band member’s willingness to sleep with anything that moves, regardless of VD status? Take the particularly touching song “Turn Out The Lights,” in which we are informed that front man Michael Starr is in desperate need of some physical attention, even though his partner actively disgusts him. What’s a horny rock star to do? Look no further than the title for the answer:

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OpEd

Broken Hearts: An Ode To Anti-Love Metal

February 14th is a date that means different things to different people. For some, Valentine’s Day is that special occasion to show someone how much you care, while for others it’s an unfortunate reminder of just how long that unused condom has been stashed in your wallet. For every lucky gentleman who has found the lady he can sexually accost without fear of court mandated harassment classes, there’s that lonely soul who will spend Valentine’s Day with nothing but music out the speakers and a bottle of Jack.

No matter which side you fall on, heavy metal has got a song to match your mood and help you head bang through the gooiest of all the holidays.

Whether any given track is purposefully over the top and funny, depressing enough to make you pull out the eyeliner and candles, or just plain outright disturbing, metal is no stranger to the anti-love song. So for those of you will be spending Valentine’s Day alone, or just simply think the holiday is nothing more than a marketing ploy to sell chocolates and greeting cards, here’s a series of anti-love anthems to get you through the day.

For those who still have a heart and haven't devolved into extreme cynicism, you can also check out our companion listing of pro-love heavy metal music at this location.

Humorous

Metalunderground.com is no stranger to aberrant sexual behavior, as we have the honor of being home the infamous “I’d put my tongue in her butt” forum thread. The following, um, “tongue-in-cheek” songs are all dedicated to everyone who has ever contributed a post to that thread.

Whether 80’s glam rock parody/tribute act Steel Panther is singing love songs or anti-love songs is a matter of some debate. What could be more loving than each band member’s willingness to sleep with anything that moves, regardless of VD status? Take the particularly touching song “Turn Out The Lights,” in which we are informed that front man Michael Starr is in desperate need of some physical attention, even though his partner actively disgusts him. What’s a horny rock star to do? Look no further than the title for the answer:

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Septicflesh Posts New Album Digipack Artwork

The upcoming album from Greek extreme metal act Septicflesh, titled “The Great Mass,” will hit the stores on April 18th (one day later in North America). The band has now posted the artwork online for the album's jewel case dition, which was designed by front man Seth Siro Anton himself.

You can check out the artwork here. The main artwork for “The Great Mass” will appear on the limited Digipak edition, the gatefold LP, and the dust jacket of the collector’s book, which will be revealed later.

Seth explains: “This is a small fragment of the artwork that will dress the new artistic experiment of Septiclfesh, ‘The Great Mass’. It is a small part of an occult machine made from marble and flesh, fantasy and reality, order and chaos. A great machine composed from the blasphemous union of strange figures, creations of Man, the creator of the gods and demons. Their grotesque purpose will be revealed soon, when all the cover editions of the new album will be presented and will be combined together… Let the great self-cannibalistic symposium begin.”

You can also check out the band's first studio report for "The Great Mass" at this location.

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Septicflesh Posts New Album Digipack Artwork

The upcoming album from Greek extreme metal act Septicflesh, titled “The Great Mass,” will hit the stores on April 18th (one day later in North America). The band has now posted the artwork online for the album's jewel case dition, which was designed by front man Seth Siro Anton himself.

You can check out the artwork here. The main artwork for “The Great Mass” will appear on the limited Digipak edition, the gatefold LP, and the dust jacket of the collector’s book, which will be revealed later.

Seth explains: “This is a small fragment of the artwork that will dress the new artistic experiment of Septiclfesh, ‘The Great Mass’. It is a small part of an occult machine made from marble and flesh, fantasy and reality, order and chaos. A great machine composed from the blasphemous union of strange figures, creations of Man, the creator of the gods and demons. Their grotesque purpose will be revealed soon, when all the cover editions of the new album will be presented and will be combined together… Let the great self-cannibalistic symposium begin.”

You can also check out the band's first studio report for "The Great Mass" at this location.

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Septicflesh Posts New Album Digipack Artwork

The upcoming album from Greek extreme metal act Septicflesh, titled “The Great Mass,” will hit the stores on April 18th (one day later in North America). The band has now posted the artwork online for the album's jewel case dition, which was designed by front man Seth Siro Anton himself.

You can check out the artwork here. The main artwork for “The Great Mass” will appear on the limited Digipak edition, the gatefold LP, and the dust jacket of the collector’s book, which will be revealed later.

Seth explains: “This is a small fragment of the artwork that will dress the new artistic experiment of Septiclfesh, ‘The Great Mass’. It is a small part of an occult machine made from marble and flesh, fantasy and reality, order and chaos. A great machine composed from the blasphemous union of strange figures, creations of Man, the creator of the gods and demons. Their grotesque purpose will be revealed soon, when all the cover editions of the new album will be presented and will be combined together… Let the great self-cannibalistic symposium begin.”

You can also check out the band's first studio report for "The Great Mass" at this location.

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Septicflesh Issues First Studio Report

Septicflesh has posted the first of six parts online explaining the recording process of the band's new album "The Great Mass." You can check out the first part below, and the band also commented:

"The time has come to let you get a grasp at the full writing and recording process of the upcoming SEPTICFLESH masterpiece, 'The Great Mass,' scheduled for an April 18th (one day later in the US) release. This six-part studio story will be spread over the next weeks. All aspects of the new album will be detailed, from the first ideas back in 2009 to the final mastering stage. Thanks to Hard Rock Mag editor Sven Letourneur, who conducted this interview on last November 15th. PART I - Guitarist / vocalist Sotiris on first ideas and genesis."

What was the starting point of the new album?

I was the first who started composing songs, about a year ago from the actual recordings of the new album. It was something that happened instinctively, without pushing myself. I was just on the proper emotional state to create music. Actually, the most intense musical ideas always come to me when I least expect it.

Who started thinking about the main orientation, did you talk a lot about what you wanted to create right from the beginning?

At the beginning, there was not a specific direction in my mind for the overall material of the album. I tend to avoid to do that on the first stage of songwriting, as I don’t want to limit the output of inspiration. After a potent period of time, when the most soulful ideas begin to stand out from the rest and when all members of the band reach the same songwriting stage, then we start discussing the general direction of an album. Our mutual agreement on the direction then influences our decision making about what idea or song prevails to the next phase and gains a position in the album. We decided the new album would be a step to new dark musical places and evolve towards an almost cinematic musical approach. Seth suggested that we should focus on our most “sick” and avant-garde elements and we all agreed.

Did everybody start with their own ideas then, before submitting them to the others?

Actually, all the members of Septicflesh are songwriters and work on their own ideas at first. When we feel ready, we present the material to one another. Then, in many cases, additional ideas for a song pop up from the other members, pushing it even further. A good example is the song “Vampire of Nazareth”, which was initially based on some ideas that I had. It was then transformed into something even more challenging and powerful, after a great orchestral inspiration which struck Chris when he listened to the ideas and with the additional rhythmical aid of Fotis.
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Septicflesh Issues First Studio Report

Septicflesh has posted the first of six parts online explaining the recording process of the band's new album "The Great Mass." You can check out the first part below, and the band also commented:

"The time has come to let you get a grasp at the full writing and recording process of the upcoming SEPTICFLESH masterpiece, 'The Great Mass,' scheduled for an April 18th (one day later in the US) release. This six-part studio story will be spread over the next weeks. All aspects of the new album will be detailed, from the first ideas back in 2009 to the final mastering stage. Thanks to Hard Rock Mag editor Sven Letourneur, who conducted this interview on last November 15th. PART I - Guitarist / vocalist Sotiris on first ideas and genesis."

What was the starting point of the new album?

I was the first who started composing songs, about a year ago from the actual recordings of the new album. It was something that happened instinctively, without pushing myself. I was just on the proper emotional state to create music. Actually, the most intense musical ideas always come to me when I least expect it.

Who started thinking about the main orientation, did you talk a lot about what you wanted to create right from the beginning?

At the beginning, there was not a specific direction in my mind for the overall material of the album. I tend to avoid to do that on the first stage of songwriting, as I don’t want to limit the output of inspiration. After a potent period of time, when the most soulful ideas begin to stand out from the rest and when all members of the band reach the same songwriting stage, then we start discussing the general direction of an album. Our mutual agreement on the direction then influences our decision making about what idea or song prevails to the next phase and gains a position in the album. We decided the new album would be a step to new dark musical places and evolve towards an almost cinematic musical approach. Seth suggested that we should focus on our most “sick” and avant-garde elements and we all agreed.

Did everybody start with their own ideas then, before submitting them to the others?

Actually, all the members of Septicflesh are songwriters and work on their own ideas at first. When we feel ready, we present the material to one another. Then, in many cases, additional ideas for a song pop up from the other members, pushing it even further. A good example is the song “Vampire of Nazareth”, which was initially based on some ideas that I had. It was then transformed into something even more challenging and powerful, after a great orchestral inspiration which struck Chris when he listened to the ideas and with the additional rhythmical aid of Fotis.
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Septicflesh Issues First Studio Report

Septicflesh has posted the first of six parts online explaining the recording process of the band's new album "The Great Mass." You can check out the first part below, and the band also commented:

"The time has come to let you get a grasp at the full writing and recording process of the upcoming SEPTICFLESH masterpiece, 'The Great Mass,' scheduled for an April 18th (one day later in the US) release. This six-part studio story will be spread over the next weeks. All aspects of the new album will be detailed, from the first ideas back in 2009 to the final mastering stage. Thanks to Hard Rock Mag editor Sven Letourneur, who conducted this interview on last November 15th. PART I - Guitarist / vocalist Sotiris on first ideas and genesis."

What was the starting point of the new album?

I was the first who started composing songs, about a year ago from the actual recordings of the new album. It was something that happened instinctively, without pushing myself. I was just on the proper emotional state to create music. Actually, the most intense musical ideas always come to me when I least expect it.

Who started thinking about the main orientation, did you talk a lot about what you wanted to create right from the beginning?

At the beginning, there was not a specific direction in my mind for the overall material of the album. I tend to avoid to do that on the first stage of songwriting, as I don’t want to limit the output of inspiration. After a potent period of time, when the most soulful ideas begin to stand out from the rest and when all members of the band reach the same songwriting stage, then we start discussing the general direction of an album. Our mutual agreement on the direction then influences our decision making about what idea or song prevails to the next phase and gains a position in the album. We decided the new album would be a step to new dark musical places and evolve towards an almost cinematic musical approach. Seth suggested that we should focus on our most “sick” and avant-garde elements and we all agreed.

Did everybody start with their own ideas then, before submitting them to the others?

Actually, all the members of Septicflesh are songwriters and work on their own ideas at first. When we feel ready, we present the material to one another. Then, in many cases, additional ideas for a song pop up from the other members, pushing it even further. A good example is the song “Vampire of Nazareth”, which was initially based on some ideas that I had. It was then transformed into something even more challenging and powerful, after a great orchestral inspiration which struck Chris when he listened to the ideas and with the additional rhythmical aid of Fotis.
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Septicflesh Announces New Album Title

As previously announced, Septicflesh's forthcoming album will hit the stores on April 18th in Europe (one day later in North America). The Greek act's new opus is entitled "The Great Mass" and will be available in several formats to be unveiled soon.

A 30 second clip off the new single "The Vampire from Nazareth" can be heard at this location. French fans can also find the song (along with 14 other tracks from the Season of Mist catalogue) on a Dropcard offered exclusively with the current issue of Hard Rock Magazine.

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Septicflesh Announces New Album Title

As previously announced, Septicflesh's forthcoming album will hit the stores on April 18th in Europe (one day later in North America). The Greek act's new opus is entitled "The Great Mass" and will be available in several formats to be unveiled soon.

A 30 second clip off the new single "The Vampire from Nazareth" can be heard at this location. French fans can also find the song (along with 14 other tracks from the Season of Mist catalogue) on a Dropcard offered exclusively with the current issue of Hard Rock Magazine.

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Septicflesh Announces New Album Title

As previously announced, Septicflesh's forthcoming album will hit the stores on April 18th in Europe (one day later in North America). The Greek act's new opus is entitled "The Great Mass" and will be available in several formats to be unveiled soon.

A 30 second clip off the new single "The Vampire from Nazareth" can be heard at this location. French fans can also find the song (along with 14 other tracks from the Season of Mist catalogue) on a Dropcard offered exclusively with the current issue of Hard Rock Magazine.

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Septicflesh To Release New Single

Septicflesh has issued the following announcement about the release of a new single:

"A brand new song from Greek demons Sepicflesh’s forthcoming album will be available this Friday! The single is entitled 'The Vampire from Nazareth' and will be released as digital download worldwide. Go to Amazon to listen to a 30-second clip!

"French fans will also find the song on a Dropcard that will be offered exclusively with the next issue of Hard Rock Magazine, out this Friday too. Septicflesh’s new album, which title is yet to be revealed, will hit the stores on April 18th, 2011 (one day later in the US) in various editions. More news soon!"

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Septicflesh To Release New Single

Septicflesh has issued the following announcement about the release of a new single:

"A brand new song from Greek demons Sepicflesh’s forthcoming album will be available this Friday! The single is entitled 'The Vampire from Nazareth' and will be released as digital download worldwide. Go to Amazon to listen to a 30-second clip!

"French fans will also find the song on a Dropcard that will be offered exclusively with the next issue of Hard Rock Magazine, out this Friday too. Septicflesh’s new album, which title is yet to be revealed, will hit the stores on April 18th, 2011 (one day later in the US) in various editions. More news soon!"

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Septicflesh To Release New Single

Septicflesh has issued the following announcement about the release of a new single:

"A brand new song from Greek demons Sepicflesh’s forthcoming album will be available this Friday! The single is entitled 'The Vampire from Nazareth' and will be released as digital download worldwide. Go to Amazon to listen to a 30-second clip!

"French fans will also find the song on a Dropcard that will be offered exclusively with the next issue of Hard Rock Magazine, out this Friday too. Septicflesh’s new album, which title is yet to be revealed, will hit the stores on April 18th, 2011 (one day later in the US) in various editions. More news soon!"

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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.

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Septicflesh Finishes New Album

Greek act Septicflesh has just finished recording the successor to 2008's "Communion." After a long period of work in Athens, Prague, and Sweden, the band's latest album has been finished with the help of the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague and producer Peter Tägtgren. Season of Mist commented on the new album:

"130 musicians were involved in the recording process. Besides the traditional classic orchestra instruments, this time Septicflesh incorporated harpsichord, some bizarre ethnic instruments and a boy soprano to their sound, pursuing a more 'horror soundtrack' approach. Of course, the guitars will still shred you to death!

"The release of the forthcoming 10-song album is expected for the first quarter of 2011. In the meantime, a brand new song will be available worldwide as an exclusive digital download single from this December 17th on."

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Septicflesh Finishes New Album

Greek act Septicflesh has just finished recording the successor to 2008's "Communion." After a long period of work in Athens, Prague, and Sweden, the band's latest album has been finished with the help of the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague and producer Peter Tägtgren. Season of Mist commented on the new album:

"130 musicians were involved in the recording process. Besides the traditional classic orchestra instruments, this time Septicflesh incorporated harpsichord, some bizarre ethnic instruments and a boy soprano to their sound, pursuing a more 'horror soundtrack' approach. Of course, the guitars will still shred you to death!

"The release of the forthcoming 10-song album is expected for the first quarter of 2011. In the meantime, a brand new song will be available worldwide as an exclusive digital download single from this December 17th on."

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Septicflesh Finishes New Album

Greek act Septicflesh has just finished recording the successor to 2008's "Communion." After a long period of work in Athens, Prague, and Sweden, the band's latest album has been finished with the help of the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague and producer Peter Tägtgren. Season of Mist commented on the new album:

"130 musicians were involved in the recording process. Besides the traditional classic orchestra instruments, this time Septicflesh incorporated harpsichord, some bizarre ethnic instruments and a boy soprano to their sound, pursuing a more 'horror soundtrack' approach. Of course, the guitars will still shred you to death!

"The release of the forthcoming 10-song album is expected for the first quarter of 2011. In the meantime, a brand new song will be available worldwide as an exclusive digital download single from this December 17th on."

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First Batch Of Bands Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced the first round of bands that will be performing at next year's version of the event. Among them include hardcore punk icons Bad Brains and The Exploited, along with many metal veterans such as Mayhem, Angel Witch, Sodom, Doro and the return of Swiss thrashers Coroner. Also on the bill will be Triptykon, Belphegor, Church Of Misery, Converge, The Haunted, The Melvins, Dodheimsgard, Grave, In Solitude, Therion, Karma To Burn, Malevolent Creation, Morne, My Sleeping Karma, Nasty, Orphaned Land, Raw Power, Septicflesh, Shai Hulud, Valient Thorr, The Young Gods and Your Demise. Over 100 other bands are expected to be confirmed for the festival, which will take place from June 17th-19th in the town of Clisson.

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Noctem Posts "Divinity" Video

Noctem has posted a new music video online for the song "Divinity," which can be viewed below. "Divinity" was directed by Miguel Angel Font Bisier HT Producciones) and includes orchestral arrangements by Christos Antoniou from Septic Flesh.

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