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Samael Signs To Season Of Mist For North American Release Of "Antigod"

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Swiss metal act Samael has signed to Season of Mist for the release of the upcoming "Antigod" EP in North America.

"We always remember the first time," the band commented, "When we met again with Michael Berberian a couple months ago, we realized that his first step in the music business was to organize a concert for us in his home town, years ago... We have often crossed each other’s path since then and today we’re happy to announce that our new album will be released in America through Season of Mist, home of Morbid Angel, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mayhem and now S A M A E L!”

Season of Mist will release the new Samael EP "Antigod" on November 19th as a digital download exclusive. The track listing is as follows:

1. Antigod
2. Into the Pentagram (2010)
3. Reign of Light (live)
4. Slavocracy (live)
5. Antigod (Dark Night remix)
6. Ten Thousand Years

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1. BrianMN writes:

Please allow me to rant.
Not many people comment on Samael links but...
As much as I love Dimmu and Septic wasn't it really Samael that broke the restrictive bonds of black metal?
Passage brought black metal to a whole new level.
What a pity that instead of going further with the symphonic sound they driften toward techno, dance, and the weird space stuff.
They tried to go back to the old days with Above, which was an epic flop.
I pray, new album, new label, please go back to the Passage sound.
Epic, brutal, majestic is where Samael really shine.

# Oct 28, 2010 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Saltfish writes:

Do you know what techno and dance music is because Samael's never albums don't sound anything like those genres. It's called industrial/electronic metal and I happen to like it. Above wasn't a flop, it was ten times better than the first 2 albums, which are monotonic black metal garbage. Passage sure is really "brutal" haha.

# Oct 30, 2010 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrianMN writes:

Sorry but Fear Factory is industrial metal.
Reign of Light sounded like Enya crossed with metal.
And if Above did so well, why did Nuclear Blast dump them like a bad habit.
Samael have been a sinking ship since Eternal.

# Nov 2, 2010 @ 9:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Josh_of_Doom writes:

Soar Soul and Above where really good albums, and i see no reason to assumption of a sinking ship. I dont remember much marketing around either albums. Compare it to the media fanfare surrounding a Dimmu release, also on Nuclear Blast?

# Nov 2, 2010 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Saltfish writes:

Yeah Above may have been a flop commercially because of bigots like you. Feels good not being a bigot. <;3 Also I know Fear Factory is industrial metal because it happens to be one of my favorite bands, but it doesn't mean Samael can't be industrial metal. If you noticed I added the "electronic" there to distinct Samael from the usual industrial metal. Genres are nothing but a matter of opinion. You seem to be the type of person who doesn't really listen to the music but observe how well/bad it does commercially. =)

# Nov 4, 2010 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Josh_of_Doom writes:

For Pete's sake, all these sub sub pseudo genre's are giving me a headache. Its all just marketing jargon you're arguing about.

# Nov 4, 2010 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BrianMN writes:

It was a commercial flop because it was a crap album.
Every song was the same blast beat over and OVER AND OVER AND OVER.
No variation and the horrid effects on Vorph's voice ruined the whole album.
And sorry sonny but I don't listen to commercial music.
I was listening to Slayer while your parents were still in grade school.

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8. xFiruath writes:

I've been a fan of Samael since I was a teenager and will probably always stick by them, but I would like to see a new direction. Personally I'd like to see them start with "Passage" and then take a new progression with it. I loved "Reign of Light," but to me "Solar Soul" was too much of the electronica, and not nearly enough of the metal, while "Above" was the exact opposite: way too much metal and not enough interesting changes to give it more weight. While it's a good album, I find that it all blends together because of the heavy distortion on the vocals and its hard to tell any given song from any other song.

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9. Josh_of_Doom writes:

@BrianMN Funny, i was listening to Slayer while i was in grade school. What a coincidence. When exactly did this become a issue of ownership?

# Nov 6, 2010 @ 7:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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