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Deathspell Omega

Formed: 1998
From: Poitiers, France
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Deathspell Omega News

Below is our complete Deathspell Omega 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.

Ty Arthur Releasing New Grimdark Novel

Following his debut sci-fi novella “Empty” from 2016, heavy metal scribe Ty Arthur (Metalunderground.com's very own xFiruath) returns with new full-length horror novel “Light Dawning.” Pivoting away from the emptiness of space, the book dives headlong into the waters of fantasy, but with a seriously grimdark twist.

This next foray into the bleaker corners of human existence is officially slated for release on Friday, May 26th, 2017. Kindle digital pre-orders are now online here, with physical editions to follow shortly.

Like its predecessor, the creation of “Light Dawning” was driven forward by the power of music, with special thanks in particular due to U.K. avant-garde black metal group Code, Norwegian musical enigma Ihsahn, and Chilean prog rock group Bauda. To get an advance preview of the themes and tone of the novel, a music playlist matching several scenes can be heard via Spotify here or in the player below.

Once known as the City on the Hill and revered far and wide for its independence and boundless opportunity, Cestia has become home only to the damned. Surviving under the brutal occupation of a southern empire for three long years, the oppressed populace has lost hope of liberation, turning instead towards an increasingly desperate rebellion willing to commit any atrocity for a chance at freedom.

As total war approaches, four lost souls trapped behind Cestia's walls are on a collision course with fate, destined to either save the city or see it utterly destroyed while calling on forces beyond mankind's comprehension. For good or ill, the light of a new day is about to dawn. More...

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Deathspell Omega Releasing New Album

After the devastating "Paracelus" album in 2010 (reviewed here) and follow-up EP "Drought" from 2012 (reviewed here), Deathspell Omega finally returns with a proper new release titled "The Synarchy Of Molten Bones." While not officially due out until November 8th, you can stream all four tracks below.

1. The Synarchy of Molten Bones 06:58
2. Famished for Breath 06:10
3. Onward where Most with Ravin I may meet 10:12
4. Internecine Iatrogenesis 05:52 More...

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Deathspell Omega Streaming New EP

The French black metal enigmas Deathspell Omega are currently streaming their entire new EP "Drought" online through the Season of Mist bandcamp page. You can listen to the songs in the player below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Salowe Vision
2. Fiery Serpents
3. Scorpions & Drought
4. Sand
5. Abrasive Swirling Murk
6. The Crackled Book of Life More...

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Deathspell Omega Streaming New Song

Deathspell Omega will be releasing a new EP titled "Drought" this coming June 22nd, 2012 via Season of Mist. The band has now teamed up with Decibel Magazine to premiere a new song online titled "Abrasive Swirling Murk." Check out the track at this location.

The "Drought" track listing is as follows:

1. Salowe Vision
2. Fiery Serpents
3. Scorpions & Drought
4. Sand
5. Abrasive Swirling Murk
6. The Crackled Book of Life More...

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OpEd

The Unblackening Of Metal

From the very beginning, heavy metal has been about rebellion against established norms and restrictive social institutions. That theme has never prevented metal from being influenced by the greatest of mankind’s various systems of organized repression, however. Using a guitar and a microphone to express discontent over the actions of parents and governments inevitably led to bands expressing their disgust with the beliefs behind those actions. Whether musicians are singing about it, railing against it, or just simply partaking of it in their free time, religion has an undeniable role to play in nearly every sub-genre of heavy metal.

Plenty of bands have been built up around an anti-religious atmosphere, whether a simple general sentiment or a full-on fervor that drives the music. Despite metal being frequently identified with an anti-religious standpoint, the style has more than its fair share or religious spokesmen. Famous musicians such as Dave Mustaine of Megadeth have never been particularly quiet about their Christian faith, even if they don’t expressly promote it in any given song. Explicitly Christian metalcore acts are also rapidly gaining widespread attention, with groups like August Burns Red taking over Hot Topic and acts like I The Breather touring the U.S.

In general, it would seem the thrash metal world either doesn’t care about Mustaine’s religious affiliation or is willing to overlook it for the sake of the music. Thrash certainly has its share of anti-Christian songs, but it’s a genre that’s more concerned with social issues or an overall aggressive musical feel than anything dealing with supernatural belief systems.

As any fan of metal can easily attest, not all genres are built equal, and what appeals to one metal head is a serious turn off for another. Black metal is easily among the most infamous of all metal styles, having cut its teeth in the early ‘90s across a back drop of church burnings and sensational media stories of power struggles between Satanic leaders. Names like Emperor and Mayhem were starting to make waves and become recognized in the underground not only across Europe, but also in the U.S. and abroad. More...

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Deathspell Omega Reveals New Album Details

French black metal act Deathspell Omega is set to release the new album "Paracletus" on November 9th in North America. The cover artwork for the album can be viewed at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Epiklesis I
2. Wings of Predation
3. Abscission
4. Dearth
5. Phosphene
6. Epiklesis II
7. Malconfort
8. Have you Beheld the Fevers?
9. Devouring Famine
10. Apokatastasis Pantôn

Season of Mist also commented on the new album: More...

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