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Dark Fortress Sign With Century Media Records

Century Media Records is proud to present you its newest signing with German black metal hopefuls Dark Fortress, who will debut with their fourth full-length release “Séance” on January 30th, 2006 in Europe.

Formed in 1994, Dark Fortresshave established themselves in the top ranks of the genre with captivating, intense live shows and fascinating pitch black full-length masterpieces that meet the standard created mostly in northern Europe’s prolific scenes with ease.

Having released a self-financed demo tape, a nowadays highly sought-after MCD on the small black metal label Fog Of The Apocalypse and two fantastic albums on the US based underground label Red Stream Records, the band’s 2004 output “Stab Wounds” manifested the reputation within the underground scene as well as it established the name Dark Fortressin the main metal media. As a prime example, German Rock Hard magazine stated Dark Fortress being “too good, too original and heavy to be ignored. Simply the best German black metal has to offer!”

Now “Séance” is the next step to establish Dark Fortressnot only as one of Germany’s most hopeful black metal acts, but as one that does not have to fear the international competition. Once more ennobled by a marvellous artwork of Travis Smith (Nevermore, Katatonia, Opeth etc.) the album evolves around the conceptual idea of the direct contrast between the here and now and the hereafter, the fragility of human existence with its most striking weaknesses - ignorance, arrogance and false illusions – and the crass finality of death. The central motif lyrically of “Séance” dares to leave the stereotypical, cliché-ridden black metal paths and instead deals with the idea of paranormal beings, their individual experiences which are focused on during the course of the album.

The musical side supports this conceptual idea with majestic, gloomy guitar melodies, twisted and morbid passages, ultimately grim vocals and an amount of inventiveness hard to find in the genre nowadays. “Séance” is a diversified, frighteningly extreme and highly creative effort, that should not be ignored. Here the tracklist:

Tracklist:

Ghastly Indoctrination (7:39)
CataWomb (6:41)
Requiem Grotesque (6:50)
While They Sleep (7:11)
To Harvest The Artefacts Of Mockery (4:11)
Poltergeist (5:56)
REvolution:Vanity (5:14)
Incide (5:20)
Shardfigures (6:22)
Insomnia (6:34)

Total playing time: 62:05min

Source: Century Media Records

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