Samael Signs With Nuclear Blast Records
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Swiss metal experimentalists SAMAEL have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's eighth album, "Solar Soul", is scheduled for release on June 1. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Solar Soul", "Promised Land", "Slavocracy", "Western Ground" and "On the Rise".
Commented vocalist Vorph: "We're thrilled to enter this new collaboration with an album we believe to be our greatest achievement to date. We know Nuclear Blast is providing a solid ground that will enable us to build something worth your attention. For us, it feels like the time is now!"
To check out the new SAMAEL song "Slavocracy", taken from the upcoming CD, go to this location.
As previously reported, Century Media Records will shortly release a SAMAEL anthology, entitled "Aeonics - An Anthology", to coincide with the band's 20th anniversary. A collection of 19 songs spanning SAMAEL's entire Century Media catalog, the CD comes in a black slipcase with a 24-page booklet, containing pictures and lyrics. SAMAEL supervised the entire project and frontman Vorph wrote liner notes to each song.
"Aeonics - An Anthology" track listing:
02. Black Trip
04. Baphomet's Throne
07. Supra Karma
08. Jupiterian Vibe
10. The Cross
11. After The Sepulture
12. On Earth
14. Worship Him
15. Ceremony Of Opposites
16. Blood Ritual
17. Into The Pentagram
19. Reading Mind
SAMAEL's September 29, 2006 show in Lausanne was broadcast live via the Internet. You can watch the concert online at this location (courtesy of Metal Videos).
SAMAEL's last release was the "On Earth" single, featuring the album version of the title cut, plus various remixes, along with a cover of DEPECHE MODE's "I Feel You", a video for "Telepath" and a live recording of the track "On Earth", recorded in Paris, France. The band's "Reign of Light" full-length CD was released in North America in February 2005 via Nuclear Blast Records. SAMAEL's Vorph and Xy issued an album from their "Era One" project — originally recorded and delivered to Century Media in the summer of 2002 but re-arranged and remixed in the fall of 2005 — in January 2006. "Era One" consists of 10 tracks of electronic music composed and performed by Xy with lyrics and vocals by Vorph.
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