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Below is our complete Otargos 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.

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Otargos Signs With Kaotoxin

Kaotoxin Records is very proud to announce the inking of a multi-album deal with France’s Otargos. The label comments:

"Continuing the new chapter started with 'Apex Terror' (2013’s fifth full-length) that saw the band evolve from its original black metal roots towards a colder and darker mix of industrial coldness and blackened death metal brutality, the new album, that’ll mark the band’s 15th anniversary, the new and sixth full-length will be released this fall through Kaotoxin.

"Otargos is a well-known road machine having toured Europe and South America with the likes of Watain, Dark Funeral, Anaal Nathrakh, Deströyer 666 and many more and, as such, already has quite a few gigs and festival appearances confirmed, among which UK’s Incineration Fest with label-mates Sidious and France’s Chaulnes Metal Fest with label-mates Ad Patres."

Feb. 13 – BE – Fontaine l’Évêque
Feb. 14 – FR – Douai
Mar. 20 – FR – Chambéry
Mar. 21 – CH – Thonex
Apr. 3/4 – FR – Chaulnes – Chaulnes Metal Fest
May. 9 – UK – London – Incineration Fest
Jun. 27 – ES – Molins de Rei – Move Your Fucking Brain Fest

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Otargos Posts New Music Video

French black/death metal band Otargos has revealed an official video for the song "Fleshless Deathless," which can be seen below.

"Fleshless Deathless" comes from the group's last album "Apex Terror," released in September 2013 and available through Listenable Records.

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Otargos Posts Teaser

French black death metal mongers Otargos have revealed a teaser video for their song "Fleshless Deathless," from the band's most recent album, "Apex Terror." Check out the 30 second clip below. Also peruse Otargos' latest tour schedule in its homeland of France and also in the United Kingdom.



21/02 - LONDON@The Black Heart
22/02 - HUDDERSFIELD@The Parish
23/02 - GLASGOW @Audio Glasgow
24/02 - BRISTOL @The Exchange


18/04: Rouen TBA
19/04 : Paris (La Flèche d'Or)
20/04 : Dijon (Deep Inside)
21/04: Grenoble (l' Amperage)
22/04 : Nice (Alterax)
23/04 : Toulon (Morts Subits)
24/04 : Montpellier tba
25/04 : Nantes (Scène Michelet)
26/04 : Bordeaux (bootleg)

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Otargos Recruits New Drummer

Otargos has now recruited a new drummer and posted video of the newcomer performing "Apex Terror," which can be viewed below. The band also comments:

"After a few years of cooperation we (both Otargos and Thyr) have decided to go our separate ways. The band wishes Thyr the very best in his future projects! Otargos now welcomes John A. as new drummer... enjoy the introducing video!"

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Otargos Signs With Listenable

French black/death metal mongers Otargos have just completed a new album entitled "Apex Terror" and have inked a worldwide deal with Listenable. The following press release was aissued about the album:

"The new album displays a fresher, stripped down, more intense songwriting, very immersed in a catchier death and obscure thrash metal genre. Otargo's new album 'Apex Terror' is to be released on Listenable in September 2013, and mainly contains lyrical themes about the darker side of humanity. A brand new album song "For Terra" (feat. Julien Truchan, Benighted on guest vocals) can be heard here or below."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Apex Terror
2. Fleshless Deathless
3. For Terra (featuring J. Truchan)
4. Remnant from a Long-Dead Star
5. Falloout
6. Xeno
7. Drone
8. Aftermath Hyperion
9. Versus
10. Fleshless-Deathless 2.0 Herrshaft Remix (Digipack bonus track) More...

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Klonosphere Productions Offering Free Sampler

France’s Klonosphere Productions is offering fans a free 18-track sampler featuring previously unreleased material from Loudblast, Otargos and Mopa, as well as tracks from recent signings 7 Weeks, Scarred, Demented, Checkmate and Noein.

This compilation is now available as free download by clicking here. The track listing is:

01. Hacride – Overcome (from the album “Back To Where You’ve Never Been”)
02. Loudblast – The Abstract God (exclusive demo version of new song)
03. Otargos – Apex Terror (exclusive demo version of new song)
04. Mopa – Speak To Me (previously unreleased)
05. Klone – Into The Void (from the album “The Dreamer’s Hideaway”)
06. 7 Weeks – Ghosts On The Seaside Road (from the album “Carnivora”)
07. Scarred – Cinder (from the album “Gaia-Medea”)
08. Demented – Listen To The Silence (from the album “Across The Nature Stillness”)
09. Magoa – Let’s Die (on Saturday night) (from the EP “Animal”)
10. Hyperdump – Fake (from the EP “Syncretism”)
11. Checkmate – Invictus (from the album “Immanence”)
12. Last Barons – Going To Varzi (from the album “Cheval de Troie”)
13. Lizzard – The Orbiter (from the album “Out Of Reach”)
14. Lopsided – Madmartigan (from the album “Holda’s-Grace”)
15. Lodz – Song For Chaos (from the EP “And Then Emptiness”)
16. Lokurah – Rewriters Of Truth (from the album “The Time To Do Better”)
17. Enlightened – Under The Flame (from the album “Discover The Path”)
18. The Lumberjack Feedback – A Whisper To The Thunder (from the album “Hand of Glory) More...

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Otargos Posts Making-Of Video

French act Otargos has released a making-of video clip from the filming of the "Worship Industrialized" music video, which can be found below. "Worship Industrialized" is taken off the band's "No God, No Satan" album and you can check out the full video at this location.

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Otargos Posts New Music Video

French black metal band Otargos posted a new music video for the track "Worship Industrialized." The song appears on the band's latest "No God, No Satan," which was released in 2010 through Season of Mist Records. The video was directed by Federico Anastasi.

Check out the video here:

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Draugr To Play Menhir Chevelu Festival

Italy's Draugr has announced it will be performing at the Menhir Chevelu III Festival. The festival is set to take place from April 23rd - 24th, 2011 in Bretagne, France. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include:

Crest of Darkness
Svart Crown
Bliss of Flesh

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Otargos Issues Tour Recap

Otargos has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent "Reaping Death" tour with Watain and Destroyer 666:

"The Reaping Death tour with Watain and Destroyer 666 is now over. Let me tell you my friends that it was a fucking huge experience! The bands, the crew and of course the crowd were fucking incredible. It was a month full of blood, whiskey and decibel through 16 countries...

"We couldn't have expected something better for us. Otargos music has never been so massive on stage since this tour and we are really excited about hitting the European roads again in the future! Thanks to all our fans and new ones who supported us along this tour. Be sure that it's only our first attack and prepare yourself for a fucking WAR next time!"

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Otargos Announces Touring Guitarist

Otargos is currently embarked on a European tour supporting Watain and Destroyer 666. The band has issued the following announcement about recruiting session guitarist Saroth for the tour dates:

"Otargos has started the fucking reaping death tour supporting Watain & Destroyer 666! Wave of stench's overflowing upon Europe, prepare for chaotic mass destruction! Some videos are already on youtube! Astar8th can't be available on this tour for personal issue, Otargos welcome Saroth (Cruxifiction) as session guitarist!"

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Otargos To Tour With Watain And Destroyer 666

Otargos has issued the following brief update about touring alongside Watain and Destroyer 666: "Death is rising! It's official Otargos will be on tour with Watain & Destroyer 666 during the 'Reaping Death' tour across Europa from 24/09 to 31/10! Check the places and dates out!"

The complete list of upcoming Otargos tour dates is as follows:

9/4 2010 LACK DOG paris, FRANCE
9/9 2010 CANTADA Paris, ille de france
9/24 2010 Romein Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS
9/25 2010 Turock Essen, Essen, GERMANY
9/26 2010 Biebob Vosselaar, BELGIUM
9/27 2010 Underworld London, UNITED KINGDOM
9/28 2010 The Button Factory Dublin, Ireland, UNITED KINGDOM
9/29 2010 The Masque Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM More...

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Otargos Giving Away Free MP3 From New Album

French black metallers Otargos have made a new track available for download from their upcoming album "No God, No Satan." The song "Cloning the Divine" can be found at this location. The new album will be released on September 14th in North America and August 30th in Europe. The track listing is as follows:

1. Hoax-Virus-God
2. Cloning the Divine
3. Worship Industrialized
4. Hexameron
5. I, Flesh of God
6. Origin
7. Cuiusvis Hominis Est Errare
8. I, Blood of Satan
9. XXI (The Pathological Mass)
10. The Hulk of Conviction and Faith

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Otargos Comments On Hellfest Appearance

French black metal band Otargos has issued the following statement about the group's appearance at the 2010 edition of Hellfest:

"This year, Otargos raped the Hellfest stage for the first time. The band was proud to represent the French black metal scene during the festival. Even if the sun was still high in the sky, the place was quite crowded. Thank you bastards! We hope to see you all again soon! Otargos also want to express their gratitude towards the entire Hellfest amazing staff and organizers, see you on a future edition!! Now, get ready for the arrival of the new album 'NO GOD-NO SATAN'!"

You can also check out Otargos tracks via the band's official MySpace page.

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Otargos Reveals New Album Artwork

French black metal act Otargos has revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming album "No God No Satan," which can be viewed here. The band also commented on the artwork:

"Once again, we entrusted the work of XxX aka 3-Crosses to design the new cover and layout of our upcoming album. Spawned from his dark mind, the whole visual concept aims at expressing the pathetic impotence of mankind, drowned into its false beliefs, similar to the pathologic secret of the essence of flesh. In collaboration with the Dupuytren museum, all original photographs are the mirror of our ignorance and weakness facing the genesis of Life - which derives certainly not from a divine intervention.

"Delivering a more personal work than on 'Fuck God-Disease Process,' XxX honours Otargos' new musical masterpiece with an elaborated crimson tortured graphic design. 3-Crosses Design has worked for many bands such as Enthroned, Impiety, Destinity, WHiplash, The Few Against Many, Guillotine and many others."

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Otargos To Release New Album This Year

Vocalist Dagoth of French black metal act Otargos has issued the following brief update about the band releasing a new as-yet-untitled album in September:

"Otargos is proud to announce you that the upcoming album shall be released (certainly) in September 2010. Title of the album, official date and label shall be unveiled in time. Prepare yourself for the arrival of Fuck God-Disease Process killer descendant!"

You can check out sample Otargos tracks at the band's MySpace page. Otargos also has the following upcoming tour dates:


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Otargos Announces Fill-In Bassist For Festival

French black metallers Otargos had previously announced their bassist XXX will be performing as the live bassist for Nefarium's upcoming "Declaration of Hate" European tour. During that time Otargos will be performing at the Chaulnes Metal Fest 2010, which takes place from April 3rd - 4th. Otargos has now announced that Psoriasis member Dr. Scalp will be filling in for XXX for the festival performance. More information on the festival can be found at this location.

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Otargos Films "Cloning The Divine" Video

French black metallers Otargos have finished filming a video for their song "Cloning the Divine." The band issued the following statement about the video shoot:

"Directed by Federico A. and his professional staff, Otargos has finished all filming session of the upcoming video clip. Some pictures were added! Check it out! Of course, all greatest and principal scenes of the video clip are not unveiled yet! You have to be patient ! To be continued...."

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Nefarium Announces Touring Bassist

Otargos bassist XxX will be joining Nefarium as their session bass player for the upcoming "Declaration of Hate" European tour, which is being headlined by Dark Funeral. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/05 Skövde - Valhall, Sweden
3/06 Malmö - KB, Sweden
3/08 Hamburg - Markthalle, Germany
3/09 Hannover - Musikzentrum. Germany
3/10 Bochum - Zeche, Germany
3/11 Dordrecht - Bibelot, Netherlands
3/12 Leeds - Rios, United Kingdom
3/13 North Wales - Hammerfest, United Kingdom
3/14 Nottingham - Rescue Rooms, United Kingdom
3/15 London - Underworld, United Kingdom
3/16 Zwolle - Hedon,Netherlands
3/17 Köln - Essigfabrik, Germany
3/18 Vosselaar - Biebob, Belgium
3/19 Strasbourg - La Laiterie, France
3/20 Pratteln - Z7, Switzerland
3/21 Limoges - CC John Lennon, France
3/23 Madrid - Penelope, Spain
3/24 Murcia - Nuevo Garaje, Spain
3/25 Barcelona - Salamandra 1, Spain
3/26 Marseille - Le Jas Rod, France
3/27 Annecy - Le Brise Glace, France
3/28 Paris - L'Elysee Montmartre, France
3/30 Rome - Alpheus, Italy
3/31 Milan - Magazzini Generali, Italy
4/01 Ljubljana - Solkan/Nova Gorica, Slovenia
4/02 Zagreb - Bogaloo Club, Croatia
4/03 Bratislava - Randal, Slovakia
4/04 Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe, Czech Republic
4/05 München - Backstage, Germany
4/06 Nürnberg - Hirsch, Germany
4/07 Mühltal bei Darmstadt - Steinbruch Theater, Germany
4/09 Jena - F-Haus, Germanys
4/10 Berlin - H-O-F- 23, Germany
4/11 Katowice - Mega Club, Poland
4/12 Gdansk - Parlament, Poland
4/13 Vilnius - New York, Lithuania
4/14 Riga - Melna Piektdiena, Latvia
4/15 Helsinki - Tavastia, Finland
4/16 Turku - Klubi, Finland
4/17 Oulu - Club Teatria, Finland
4/19 Stockholm - Klubben, Sweden

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Otargos To Record New Music Video

Otargos have announced they will soon begin filming a music video for the track "Cloning the Divine," which is from their upcoming album. Otargos recently finished recording the as-yet-untitled album at BST Studios. Further information on the album's title and release date will be announced as it is made available. Samples of Otargos' music can be heard at the band's official MySpace page.

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