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Below is our complete Gothmog 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.

Gothmog Offering New Album As Free Download

Spanish act Gothmog, which was recently covered in the symphonic black metal edition of our Unearthing the Metal Underground column, is currently offering the entire new sophomore full-length album "Aeons of Deception" as a free download.

You can snag the tracks from the release by heading over to the band's official website. "Aeons of Deception" is the follow-up to the debut full-length album "A Step in the Dark" (reviewed here).

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Solve et Coagula
2. Escape to Nowhere
3. Beyond the Mist of Time
4. Deathbringer
---The Cure for the World's Pain---
5. Aeons of Deception
6. The Bargain Struck
7. The Age of Thought
8. Nirnaeth Arnoediad
9. ...And I Shall Be Reborn
10. The Blackest of the Paths

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Gothmog Streaming New Song

Spanish black metal act Gothmog has posted another song online from the band's new album "Aeons of Deception." Check out the track "The Bargain Struck" in the player below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Solve et Coagula
2. Escape to Nowhere
3. Beyond the Mist of Time
4. Deathbringer
---The Cure for the World's Pain---
5. Aeons of Deception
6. The Bargain Struck
7. The Age of Thought
8. Nirnaeth Arnoediad
9. ...And I Shall Be Reborn
10. The Blackest of the Paths

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Unearthing The Symphonic Black Metal Underground

Continuing our ongoing coverage of black metal history month, it’s time to dive into three more underground acts that don’t have as large a following as the biggest names in the scene, but are still among the best the genre has to offer. Last week we highlighted three misanthropic black metal bands, and now it’s time to check out groups that take the sound in a different direction.

Pipe organs, keyboards, violins, a grandiose style; all these and more are typical of this breed of metal, in which screeches from hell and fast paced guitars meet beautiful heights of orchestral symphonies. From the mildly melodic to the completely symphonic, these three bands show that injecting non-metal elements doesn’t have to detract from the darkness.

Cor Scorpii

Hailing from black metal ground zero (that mythical land and metal Mecca otherwise known as Norway) and featuring Windir keyboardist Gaute Refsnes, Cor Scorpii has the requisite pedigree to grab the attention of genre fans. Unlike with the other two bands covered this week, Cor Scorpii’s keyboards are tempered and held on a fairly tight leash, letting the guitar tone drive the music. This tasteful restraint results in a sound that is melodic and highly atmospheric without getting overbearingly symphonic. The end product has a swelling and epic quality that is surprising considering the presence of the extremely harsh vocals and dark feeling. Even with the melodic bent the band’s music still tends to be properly dark and chilling, as any black metal release should.

So far Cor Scorpii’s fans have had to be content with only a single proper album, but – praise be to the dark one! – the band officially began the recording process for a sophomore album and follow-up to the debut full-length “Monument” earlier this month. Keep up with Cor Scorpii’s latest activity via Facebook or get a taste of the band’s mix of the extreme and the melodic through the songs below.

“Ei Fane Svart”
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Gothmog Splits With Vocalist

In March of 2010, Spanish black metal act Gothmog announced the recruitment of Elias Redón "Modgud" on vocals and Jose Antonio Quiles "Aspherion" as keyboardist. The band has now issued the following announcement parting ways with Modgud:

"Unfortunately, we have to announce that the band has decided to go ahead without Modgud due to incompatibility with his personal affairs. We wish him very luck in his future projects. Brother, you will always be part of the history of Gothmog.

"Currently the new album is finished and recorded, in the absence of finding someone to deal with the voices. Anyone interested?"

Additional details on the band's new album "Aeons of Deception" can be found at this location.

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Gothmog Announces New Album Details

Spanish symphonic black metal act Gothmog has announced its upcoming album will be titled "Aeons Of Deception." The track listing is as follows:

1. Solve et Coagula
2. Escape to Nowhere
3. Beyond the Mist of Time
4 .Deathbringer
---The Cure for the World's Pain---
5. Aeons of Deception
6. The Bargain Struck
7. The Age of Thought
8. Nirnaeth Arnoediad
9. ...And I Shall Be Reborn
10. The Blackest of the Paths

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Gothmog Streaming Demo Song

Spanish symphonic black metal act Gothmog is set to enter Fireworks Studios in December with Fernando Asensi to record an upcoming as-yet-untitled album, which will be the band's first album featuring new vocalist Elias Redón "Modgud" and new keyboardist Jose Antonio Quiles "Aspherion." The mixing and mastering of the album will be handled by Dani G. Suárez at Dynamita Studios in Asturias. Gothmog is now streaming a new demo song from the album via the band's official MySpace page.

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Gothmog Cancels Death Generation Fest Appearance

Spanish symphonic black metal act Gothmog has issued the following update about canceling their previously announced appearance at the 2010 edition of the Death Generation festival:

"Cancellation of Generation Death Fest! For reasons beyond the control of Gothmog, we are sorry to announce that it has canceled the concert we were going to give in Elche with Mortis and Death Cruentus Generation Band. From within the band we regret this incident and we encourage you to come and see us at our upcoming concerts."

Gothmog still has the following upcoming live shows:

4/17 2010 Concentración motera Novelda, Alicante
5/1 2010 Sala Stereo (Gothmog + Mortis Cruentus + Noctem) Alicante, Alicante

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Gothmog Announces New Lineup

Spanish black metal act Gothmog released their debut full-length album "A Step in the Dark" in early 2009 and then parted ways with their vocalist a few months later. The band has now issued the following update about solidifying their new lineup:

"New line up! Finally the search is over. We are proud to present Elias Redón 'Modgud' as a singer and Jose Antonio Quiles 'Aspherion' as keyboardist. Already there are some live dates where we may show to you all the most powerful line up we have ever had. And many more are coming soon."

Sample Gothmog tracks from their debut album can be heard here. The upcoming Gothmog tour dates are as follows:

4/3 2010 - Death Generation Fest. - (Elche)
4/17 2010 - Concentración Motera - (Novelda)
5/1 2010 - Sala Stereo - (Alicante)

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Gothmog Recruits New Vocalist

Spanish black metallers Gothmog parted ways with their vocalist Pikaath in June of 2009 after the release of their debut album "A Step in the Dark." Gothmog has now issued the following brief announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:

"After several months of testing, we can say that we know who will become the front man of the band. Soon we will publish his name along with some recording. Regards, Gothmog."

Sample Gothmog tracks can be heard via the band's MySpace page.

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Gothmog Announces New Keyboardist

Spanish black metallers Gothmog have announced the recruitment of Jose Antonio Quiles as their new keyboardist. Gothmog is currently still seeking a replacement vocalist since the departure of previous vocalist Pikaath. Samples of the band's most recent album "A Step In The Dark" can be heard at their official MySpace page.

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Gothmog Parts Ways With Vocalist Pikaath

Spanish black metal band Gothmog has issued the following announcement about parting ways with their vocalist:

"Pikaath, who has been Gothmog's singer since the bands birth in 2005, has decided to leave the band and focus on his other projects. His contribution to the band and the prints of his work will always be patent in our 'A Step in the Dark' album, we wish him only the best.

"Despite that, Gothmog has to push forward as it always has, and that's why we oficially announce that we are looking for a new singer to join the band and confront future recordings and shows. Knowing English and being able to sing in tune with clean voice will be valuable assets, but above all we value seriousness, a clear and focused mind and willingness to work hard.

"If interested, contact us via the following e-mail address: info@gothmog.es"

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Gothmog Recruits New Bassist

Spanish black metallers Gothmog have issued the following announcement about replacing their bassist:

"DARHEN, who has been our bassist up to now, has decided to leave the band due to personal facts. From the band we wish him all the best and good luck in his future projects.....

"Replacing him we are proud to present Tino Verdú Domenech (NAMMTAR) as the new bassist of Gothmog who has fitted perfectly to the band and will debut live on the next tour as guests of Ancient."

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Xtreem Music Releases Free Compilation Online

Xtreem Music has released a new free compilation for download, entitled "Xtreem Mutilation Vol. 2." The compilation showcases some of the label's most recent and upcoming material. The complete "Xtreem Mutilation Vol. 2." tracklisting is as follows:

1. Necronomicon - Magic Forest
2. Kataplexia - Life Under Earth
3. Putrevore - Obscene Devourment
4. Death Over Threat - Insane
5. Mental Demise - Drowning in to the Mental Demise
6. Gothmog - The Awakening of Lord Strigoi
7. Deathevokation - Rites of Desecration
8. Anal Nosorog - Carpathian Swime + Mandavoshka + Nuclear Winter
9. Psychobolia - Androgynous
10. Demigod - Not Dead Enough
11. Aggression - New Born War
12. Hellwitch - Opiatic Luminance
13. Gorezone - Control Us
14. Yskelgroth - Ascension to the Naught
15. Obscene Gesture - Tear you Apart + Losing my Mind + Don't Matter
16. Disgorge - Pest.Blood.Metal
17. Kronos - The Road Of Salvation
18. Korgull The Exterminator - Devoted to Death
19. Thanatology - Del 51 al 25 + La Clinica de lo Grotesco
20. Merciless - Command to Kill
21. Hour of Penance - Shreds Of Martyr

You can download the compilation, complete with a printable booklet and inlay, here.

You can still download volume 1 as well, which contains the following tracks: More...

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Gothmog Signs To Xtreem Music

Spanish black metallers GOTHMOG have signed a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the imminent release of their debut album "A Step in the Dark" on 1st of January 2009.

According to the label, "'A Step in the Dark' is a magnificent opus of monumental Symphonic Black Metal in the traditional style of the best works of bands like DIMMU BORGIR, EMPEROR, SATYRICON, IMMORTAL... with truly memorable melodies supported with outstanding guitar work and a killer production, that will transport you 10 years ago when this style was totally honest, pure and full of feeling."

For more info about the band as well as listening to some songs from this album, check the band's official MySpace page.

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