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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.

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Saille Releases New Lyric Video

With the release of new album "Eldritch" imminent (check out our review here), epic black metal outfit Saille just unleashed a brand new lyric video for "Eater Of Worlds."

Based on the classic horror novel "It" by author Stephen King, "Eater Of Worlds" is probably the most dynamic song on the forthcoming album.

"This song has a mix of aggression, melancholy and epicness," comments keyboardist Dries Gaerdelen. "Especially with the real recorded trumpets and strings. These really add to the quality of the song together with the rawest screams on any Saille album so far from Dennie Grondelaers. This one is a joy to play live and we're eager to bring it to the stages." More...

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Saille Posts Recording Studio Footage

Belgian epic black metal outfit Saille is only a few weeks away from releasing brand new record, "Eldritch," which will hit the shelves on November 10th via Code666 Records. Be sure to check out our review of the symphonic black metal beast over here.

Over the last few weeks the band has been offering fans insight into the recording process via a series of studio videos. Check 'em all out below.

“‘Eldritch’ differs quite a bit from our two previous albums,” keyboardist Dries Gaerdelen begins. “We wanted the new songs to be more guitar oriented and more edgy, so we worked on the songs in a different way than we used to. Guitar players Reinier Schenk and Jonathan Vanderwal started writing the songs from a guitar perspective adding the keyboards and drums later on. On our two previous albums ‘Ritu’ and ‘Irreversible Decay’ the songs were created the other way around.” More...

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Saille Posts New Album Trailer

Earlier this month Belgian epic black metal band Saille revealed details for a forthcoming record titled "Eldritch," which will be released on November 10th via Code666 Records. The band has since released a teaser video and offered some further insight into the album, discussing the writing, recording and artwork. Check it out below.

“‘Eldritch’ differs quite a bit from our two previous albums,” keyboardist Dries Gaerdelen begins. “We wanted the new songs to be more guitar oriented and more edgy, so we worked on the songs in a different way than we used to. Guitar players Reinier Schenk and Jonathan Vanderwal started writing the songs from a guitar perspective adding the keyboards and drums later on. On our two previous albums ‘Ritu’ and ‘Irreversible Decay’ the songs were created the other way around.

“Our new drummer Kevin De Leener had a big impact on the creation of this album, as his input from a drummers perspective was higher than we're used to. These factors, songs being based on drums and guitars, form a solid base for haunting melodic black metal songs.

“We started writing the new songs immediately after the release of our second album ‘Ritu’ (2013). This gave us more time for the pre-production process, which made everyone more prepared and focussed. After the recording of the drums, bass and guitars, we chose again to record some real classical instruments. We have recorded violin, cello and trumpet as we have done on our previous albums; new to ‘Eldritch’ are the introductions of the oboe and a great stage piano. Recording these instruments isn't the easy way, but it sure adds to the atmosphere we wanted to create.

“All of the lyrics on ‘Eldritch’ were written by Saille's vocalist Dennie Grondelaers and are based on horror literature, both classics, turn-of-the-20th-century and modern stories & books. The lyrics explore the pure nature of horror as conceived in different times and media. They complete the songs by adding in horror, the untouchable and the uncomfortable in an organic and unforced way. More...

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Saille Reveals New Album

Saille today reveals details for a brand new concept album, featuring 9 tracks and 55 minutes of epic black metal in which the band explores several well known masterpieces of classic and modern horror literature.

"Eldritch" is Belgian sextet's third album and follow-up to the "Irreversible Decay" and "Ritu" albums (reviewed here) released in 2011 and 2013 respectively. The album is due out November 10th via Code666 Records, and the track listing will be as follows:

01. Emerald
02. Walpurgis
03. The Great God Pan
04. Aklo
05. Cold War
06. Eater of Worlds
07. Red Death
08. Dagon
09. Carcosa

The "Eldritch" recording sessions were once again supervised by Reinier Schenk, who prepared all songs for the final mixing and mastering by Klas Blomgren (SW), known for his work with Svart, the project of Shining's bass player Draug.

The band commissioned England’s Colin Marks of Rain Song Design for the cover art, who is most noted for his work with bands such as Strapping Young Lad, Exodus, Scar Symmetry, and Suicide Silence to name a few. More...

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Eindhoven Metal Meeting Reveals Full Band Lineup

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very proud to announce that with the addition of In Solitude, Valkyrja, Thanatos, Skyforger, Dust Bolt, The Committee, and Miasmal, the line-up for this year's edition - set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands - is now complete.

The Dutch all-female death metal band Sisters Of Suffocation will also perform on Friday, December 12th at the official after party at the Dynamo Club together with the cover-bands Mercyfull Fake and Forever Twisted. Entrance is free with an Eindhoven Metal Meeting ticket!

The full festival billing is as follows (in alphabetical order): More...

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Saille Parts Ways With Bassist

Belgian black metal band Saille has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist:

"Today we have painful news... our bass player Didier Vancampo is leaving Saille and it was an extremely difficult decision to make.

"The past months he has been struggling to combine his personal life with Saille and at some point choices have to be made.

"We part as friends, no bad words: Didier is a cool guy and deserves respect for the years he spent with us. Of course we wish him nothing but the best in life and we will support him in all his future endeavours."

Saille is also gearing up to release third full-length "Eldritch," which follows sophomore release "Ritu" (reviewed here).

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Asphyx And Carach Angren To Play Eindhoven

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very happy to welcome Asphyx, Carach Angren, Cripper, and Funeral Whore to lineup for this year's edition, set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

Aborted
Asphyx
At The Gates
Attic
Blasphemy
Bölzer
Carach Angren
Cripper
Cruachan
Ensiferum
Evil Invaders
Exhumed
Funeral Whore
Holy Moses
Morbid Angel
Morbus Chron
One Tail, One Head
Onslaught
Origin
Primordial
Thyrfing
Triptykon
Unleashed
Urfaust
Saille
Sinister
The Vision Bleak
Woland

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Morbid Angel To Play Eindhoven

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very happy to welcome U.S. death metal band Morbid Angel again at this year's edition, set to take place December 12th & 13th, 2014 at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The band will play the "Covenant' album in its entirety, followed by a shorter best-of set list. Also exclusively confirmed are Swiss atmospheric black metallers Bolzer! A few more bands will be announced soon. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

Blasphemy
Bölzer
Cruachan
Ensiferum
Evil Invaders
Exhumed
Holy Moses
Morbid Angel
Morbus Chron
One Tail, One Head
Onslaught
Origin
Primordial
Thyrfing
Triptykon
Unleashed
Urfaust
Saille
Sinister
The Vision Bleak
Woland

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Saille Announces New Album Release

Belgian melodic black metal act Saille has set "Eldritch" as the title of the band's third full-length album, which follows sophomore release "Ritu" (reviewed here).

The CD is currently being recorded and cover artwork will be created by Dutch designer Negakinu. Saille vocalist Dennie Grondelaers comments: "We have created what we hope will be a step up from 'Ritu'. A tight concept with the right audial and visual stimulation, our most interesting lyrics to date and the best songwriting thus far. Saying that we're excited would be an understatement."

The album will again be released by Code666/Aural Music on November 10th, 2014 accompanied by a Belgian releaseshow. The band will also perform on Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2014. Regarding the new Saille album title, Grondelaers says:

"Since the beginning of storytelling man has been fascinated with the fearful, the uncanny and the weird. Things that go bump in the night. Things that in their very nature can best be described as 'Eldritch.' More...

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Eindhoven Confirms New Bands For 2014 Festival

Unleashed, One Tail One Head, Sinister, The Vision Bleak, Cruachan, Saille, and Evil Invaders are the latest bands to have been confirmed for this year's Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival.

The festival is set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. More bands will be announced soon. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

Aborted
At The Gates
Attic
Blasphemy
Cruachan
Ensiferum
Evil Invaders
Exhumed
Holy Moses
Morbus Chron
One Tail, One Head
Onslaught
Origin
Primordial
Thyrfing
Triptykon
Unleashed
Urfaust
Saille
Sinister
The Vision Bleak
Woland More...

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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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