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Saille

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Below is our complete Saille 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.

Tongeren Metal Fest Lineup Announced

The organizers of the Tongeren Metal Fest have checked in with the following statement:

"With much pride and without further ado we would like to announce the final bands for Tongeren Metal Fest, Belgium's newest metal festival set to take place Saturday 12th of April 2014 at De Velinx in Tongeren.

"Newly announced classic heavy metal act Angel Witch will surely set Tongeren aflame during this exclusive performance. The energetic thrashers Prematory and local death metal squad Predatoria will open this unholy night! The full line-up is as follows:

ASPHYX
ANGEL WITCH
HERDER
SAILLE
PREMATORY
PREDATORIA

"A brand new festival teaser can be viewed below. Tickets can be bought through this location and cost €13 in presale. This festival is the follow-up to De Velinx's annual metal festival 'Metaal Paaskabaal', which featured artists like Hail Of Bullets, Ostrogoth, Gama Bomb, Paul Di'Anno and many others. The Tongeren Metal Festival artwork, created by Dries Gaerdelen, was inspired by the tale of Ambiorix and highlights the festival's macabre mascot." More...

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Saille Releases New Live Video

"Tephra" is the official new live video from Belgian melodic black metallers Saille. The track comes off the band's debut album, "Irreversible Decay," which was released in March 2011 on Code666 records.

The footage was recorded on August 17th, 2013 at the Metal Méan Festival in Belgium and features Sarah Vlerick on violin. Check it out below.

The band's sophomore album entitled "Ritu" (reviewed here) was released on January 18th of 2013 via Code666 Records. Catch the band live on these dates:

29/11/13 Black Winter Fest @ Beta, Copenhagen
12/04/14 Tongeren Metal Fest @ de VELINX, Tongeren

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Saille Releases New Music Video

"Blood Libel" is the new official video from Belgian black metallers Saille, who were previously covered in the symphonic black metal edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column. "Blood Libel" is the opening track for Saille's second album “Ritu” (reviewed here), released on January 18th, 2013 via Code666 Records.

The video was directed by Nicolas Daenens, who previously worked with the band on the "Plaigh Allais" video two years earlier. "Blood Libel" was shot in the region known as "Meetjesland" in Belgium, both in the woods and in an abandoned church. Check it out below.

Saille front man Dennie Grondelaers also comments: "The video of 'Blood Libel' is a somewhat liberal interpretation of the track on our latest album. It tells the story of William of Norwich, a young kid from the 12th century (1132 - 1144) that was found murdered in cold blood. A murder for which the Jews were falsely accused." More...

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Unearthing More Of The Symphonic Metal Scene

Heavy music has been steadily evolving since its first major appearances, from slow moving doom to blistering fast thrash and onto the most brutal death metal. Somewhere after figuring out corpse paint and freezing cold riffs somebody decided extreme metal could include unexpected elements like string instruments, keyboards, and other orchestral leanings. The symphonic and the extreme collided, and somehow it worked out.

Now some 15 - 20 years later bands are still finding ways to meld together these two styles, but for symphonic black metal junkies the pool of available talent isn’t as wide as with other sub-genres. You’ve likely heard everything from Dimmu Borgir and Old Man’s Child a hundred times over, blazed through the couple of Dragon Lord releases, imported all those Opera IX CDs, and are done working through the Carach Angren back catalog…so what now?

We’ve previously taken a look at a few symphonic black metal acts as well as other heavily atmospheric bands, but there’s still more underground groups worth checking out if you need more orchestral influenced black metal.

Saille

This Belgian outfit is on the verge of releasing second album “Ritu” in January 2013 (reviewed here), which follows the debut “Irreversible Decay” album. The album focuses on different rites of various cultures and mythologies, including a dose of Lovecraftian rituals with songs like “Haunter of the Dark” and “Fhtagn.”

For more info on the album, check out our interview with the band just after the recording process was finished. Get acquainted with Saille’s version of symphonic black metal through songs off both albums, available below.

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Saille Releases New Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Haunter Of The Dark," a new song from Belgian melodic black metallers Saille, can now be seen below. The track comes from the band’s second album “Ritu,” which will be released on January 18th, 2013 via Code666 Records.

The follow-up to 2011's "Irreversible Decay" was produced and mixed by Reinier Schenk (Gorath, Fleshmould) and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll (1349, Dimmu Borgir, Keep Of Kalessin). Cover art comes courtesy of Polish digital landscape artist Michal Karcz. Our recent interview with the band about the upcoming album can also be read here.

Commented Saille frontman Dennie Grondelaers: “Haunter of the Dark is based on two Lovecraft-stories. The first one, ‘The Haunter of the Dark’, covers the larger part of the lyrics. The second, ‘The Case of Charles Dexter Ward’, is the story from which the unpronounceable intro and intermezzo originate. It’s about a man who, while exploring a long abandoned church, unknowingly summons an avatar of a malign god named Nyarlathotep. The following days describe his futile attempts to escape the horrible faith he called upon himself.” More...

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Saille Posts New Album Trailer

Belgium's Saille is set to release new album "Ritu" on January 18th, 2013 through Code666 records. A teaser trailer for the release has now been posted online and can be viewed below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Blood Libel
2. Subcutaneous Terror
3. Fhtagn
4. Upon the Idol of Crona
5. Sati
6. A Titan's Sacrifice
7. Haunter of the Dark
8. Runaljod
9. Ritual Descent

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Saille Reveals New Album Details

Belgian melodic black metallers Saille have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album, entitled "Ritu," due on January 18th via Code666 records. The follow-up to 2011's "Irreversible Decay" was produced and mixed by Reinier Schenk (Gorath, Fleshmould) and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll (1349, Dimmu Borgir, Keep of Kalessin). Cover art comes courtesy of Polish digital landscape artist Michal Karcz.

1. Blood Libel
2. Subcutaneous Terror
3. Fhtagn
4. Upon the Idol of Crona
5. Sati
6. A Titan's Sacrifice
7. Haunter of the Dark
8. Runaljod
9. Ritual Descent More...

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Saille Comments On Upcoming Album

In support of their upcoming album due out in January 2013 via Code666 records, Belgian melodic black metallers Saille have lined up a few shows with Romanian black metal act Negura Bunget. The first confirmed dates are as follows:

Jan. 19 - Oostende, BEL @ OHK
Jan. 20 - Nijmegen, NLD @ Staddijk
Jan. 21 - Leeuwarden, NLD @ De Gloppe

The artwork for the new Saille CD will be created by Polish digital landscape artist Michal Karcz, who also developed the band's previous artwork. Mastering will be done by Tom Kvålsvoll, who has worked with 1349, Dimmu Borgir, and Keep of Kalessin.

Commented Saille keyboard player Dries Gaerdelen: "When creating our new album, I did research on and was inspired by several ancient destruction rituals. The new songs are therefore darker, faster, more aggressive and create a feeling of unease. The lyrics, written by frontman Dennie Grondelaers, explore the history of those death rites. With the drums being recorded a while ago, we’ve all got a 'recording state of mind' and have a feeling we're creating more than just songs. We're looking forward to unleashing our creations on the audience, both on CD and live!"

Saille's debut album, "Irreversible Decay", was released in March 2011 via Code666 Records. Footage of the band working on the upcoming new album can be found at this location.

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Saille Announces Shows With Negura Bunget

Belgium's Saille, which is currently recording a new album, has issued the following announcement about upcoming shows with Negura Bunget:

"We are very proud to announce our first tour, accompanied by the legendary Negura Bunget. More dates TBA! On each of these shows, both Negura Bunget and Saille will play seven of their deadly tunes."

19/01 OHK, Oostende (Be)
20/01 Staddijk, Nijmegen (NL)
21/01 De Gloppe, Leeuwarden (NL) More...

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Saille Posts New Recording Footage

Belgium's Saille is in the process of recording a new album and follow-up to "Irreversible Decay," and the band has now posted a brief studio video clip online. Check out footage below of vocals being recording for the song "Fhtagn" at the Shumcot Recording Studio.

Saille's upcoming album is due out this coming January, 2013 via Code666 Records. Further details will be announced as they are made available, and you can find more info on the band over at Facebook here.

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Saille Announces Return Of Former Member

Belgian metal act Saille, which is currently recording a new album, has issued the following announcement about the return of a former member:

"Jonathan Vanderwal, former frontman of Saille, has rejoined the band, be it as guitarist this time. He replaces Yves Callaert, who left Saille recently.

"Jonathan took care of the guitars on both 'Irreversible Decay' and the soon to be released successor (January 2013), it was therefore an obvious choice. Be prepared!"

For more info on Saille, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

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Saille Recording New Album

Belgian melodic black metallers Saille have entered Shumcot Studios in Aartrijke (Belgium) with producer Reinier Schenk (Gorath, Fleshmould) to begin recording their new as-yet-untitled album, for a January 2013 release via Code666 records.

Commented Saille keyboard player Dries Gaerdelen: “When creating our new album, I did research on and was inspired by several ancient destruction rituals. The new songs are therefore darker, faster, more aggressive and create a feeling of unease. The lyrics written by frontman Dennie Grondelaers, explore the history of those death rites. With the drums being recorded a while ago, we’ve all got a 'recording state of mind' and have a feeling we're creating more than just songs. We're looking forward to unleashing our creations on the audience, both on cd and live!"

The artwork will be created by Polish digital landscape artist Michal Karcz, who also developed the band's former artwork. Mastering will be done by Tom Kvålsvoll, who previously worked with 1349, Dimmu Borgir,and Keep Of Kalessin. Saille’s debut album, "Irreversible Decay," was released in March 2011 via Code666 records.

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Saille Posts "Plaigh Allais" Video

Saille has posted a music video online for the song "Plaigh Allais," which is off the band's "Irreversible Decay" album. You can check out the video clip below.

The “Irreversible Decay” track listing is as follows:

1. Nomen
2. Passages of the Nemesis
3. Overdose of Gray
4. Plaigh Allais
5. The Orion Prophecy
6. Revelations
7. Maere
8. Tephra
9. Tremendous

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Saille Streaming Song From New Album

Belgian black metal act Saille is currently streaming a new track online from the band's debut album "Irreversible Decay." You can check out the new song "Maere" via the band's MySpace page.

The “Irreversible Decay” track listing is as follows:

1. Nomen
2. Passages of the Nemesis
3. Overdose of Gray
4. Plaigh Allais
5. The Orion Prophecy
6. Revelations
7. Maere
8. Tephra
9. Tremendous

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Saille Signs To Code666 Records

Code666 Records has announce the signing of Belgian black metallers Saille for the release of their debut album “Irreversible Decay,” scheduled for February 2011 in a limited edition Digipack.

Mainman Dries Gaerdelen comments on the signing, “After a lot of consideration and negotiating with many parties, I came to a conclusion that code666 is the way to go! They’ve been showing the right kind of interest in Saille and it seems that they have the same honest attitude towards music as I do.” then added: “Irreversible decay is a description of the influence of the forces of nature on earth and its inhabitants. The power of earthquakes, storms, lightning will never be controlled by mankind. These forces and the admiration for the power of destruction have found their way in the music and lyrics of Saille’s new album”

The “Irreversible Decay” tracklisting is as follows:

1. Nomen
2. Passages of the Nemesis
3. Overdose of Gray
4. Plaigh Allais
5. The Orion Prophecy
6. Revelations
7. Maere
8. Tephra
9. Tremendous

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