Fall Of Summer 2017 Lineup Announced

The Fall of Summer team is very pleased to add five new names to its 2017 lineup taking place Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th of September by the Torcy lake, situated 30 kilometres east of Paris. The festival’s organizers comment:

“With over 45 years difference between the newest and the oldest band, we have decided to introduce them in chronological order.

“First of all we are very excited to announce two mythical bands formed in the late 60s who have been a big influence for many metal artists for almost half a century. We are glad that the American occult rock band Coven will play their very first show in France at Fall of Summer and thrilled that one of our biggest national prides, the French progressive rock band Magma also joins us this year.

“Coming from the 80’s, we’re proud to welcome the American cult thrash metal band Morbid Saint who’ll play for the first time in France. We’re also thrilled that the emblematic Swedish black Metal band Marduk joins forces with us.

“To close this announcement, we invite those who would not know them, to discover Au-Dessus, as those young Lithuanians playing post-black metal since 2014, definitely deserve your attention.”

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Deficiency Navigates “Uncharted Waters” With New Song Stream

A little more than three years after previous conceptual album “The Prodigal Child,” French group Deficiency is back with new concept album “The Dawn of Consciousness,” due out via Apathia Records on March 24th.

A lyric video for advance track “Uncharted Waters” has come online and can be seen below. Apatha Records also comments:

“Deficiency musically goes further in melodic, agressive and technical aspects of songwriting. Heavy parts, modern patterns, furious leads or catchy chorus are meeting to join a thrash ,etal basis and to form an efficient alliance for fans of extreme music. ‘The Dawn Of Consciousness’ is a new concept album describing men’s rebirth after chaos and the way they seize this second chance through six primitive emotions shared by every human being on earth: surprise, sadness, joy, anger, fear and disgust.”

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Sektarism Announces New Album “La Mort de l’Infidèle”

Today, Zanjeer Zani Productions sets May 19th as the international release date for Sektarism’s second album, “La Mort de l’Infidèle.”

A cavernous prayer laid in darkness by a strangled voice: this is what Sektarism has been for the last 12 years. Formed in 2005 by eminent members of the Apostles of Ignominy brotherhood, the drone/funeral doom congregation has since spawned its incantations over the French and international underground.

Check out a first audio sample with the track “Brûle L’Hérétique” below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Ô Seigneur
2. Brûle l’Hérétique
3. Conscience, Révolte, Perte du Moi

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Charlie’s Frontier Fun Town Streams New Album “In Dust We Trust”

After spending the past few weeks sharing various audio excerpts from the effort, French heavy-rock/metal five-piece Charlie’s Frontier Fun Town has finally released second full-length album “In Dust We Trust.”

You can now stream all the songs below, and pick up your own copy at various online digital outlets. The full track listing is as follows:

1. In Dust We Trust 04:00
2. Lost 04:19
3. Wildheart 03:45
4. Hell Seeds 04:45
5. Life 04:23
6. Bloodroad 05:00
7. Bottle’s Curse 05:35
8. Fossil 04:01
9. Imminent Failure 04:25
10. Drunk Over Tail 04:55
11. Endless Way 05:13
12. Back In Time 06:37

In Dust We Trust by Charlie’s Frontier Fun Town

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Pain Announces Tour Dates With Dust In Mind

Swedish metal force Pain, led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren, has announced the second leg of a European tour in support of latest studio album “Coming Home.”

Today the band has announced the support act for this forthcoming trek will be French metallers Dust In Mind.

The newly chosen support group comments: “Here we are! We are excited and proud to announce that we are going on tour with Pain. It’s going to be totally insane!”

»Coming Home Tour Pt. II«
w/ Dust In Mind
14.04. PL Gdansk – B90
15.04. PL Warsaw – Progresja
16.04. LT Vilnius – Loftas
17.04. EST Tallinn – Rockclub Tapper
18.04. LV Riga – Melna Piektdiena
19.04. BY Minsk – Place Of Sports
20.04. UA Kiev – Club Sentrum
22.04. RO Bucharest – Quantic Pub
23.04. BG Sofia – Mixtape 5
24.04. SRB Belgrade – Dom Omladine
25.04. H Budapest – Barba Negra
26.04. SK Kosice – Collosseum
27.04. A Graz – Explosiv
28.04. A Salzburg – Rockhouse
29.04. CH Zurich – Dynamo
30.04. D Cologne – Essigfabrik

More Pain dates:
09.06. FIN Vantaa – Rock Fest
13. – 16.07. CZ Vizovice – Masters Of Rock
23. – 29.07. SLO Tolmin – Metaldays
16. – 19.08. S Falun – Sabaton Open Air
18./19.08. SK Zvolenská Slatina – More Than Fest

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VI Posts Trailer For 3 Way Split With Temple Of Baal / The Order Of Apollyon

French black/death metal artists VI, Temple Of Baal, and The Order Of Apollyon have revealed an audio trailer for their upcoming 3 way split release on Agonia Records.

On March 31st, three of the finest French black/death metal acts will find their way together for this release, divided into three chapters with a playing time nearing 25 minutes.

– Chapter One: “Trident Of Flesh” (The Order Of Apollyon),
– Caput Secundum: “Non Sum Dignus” (Temple Of Baal),
– Troisème Chapitre: “Aucun d’entre vous ne sera sauvé. Car c’est impossible aux hommes et tout est possible à dieu. Il ne va rien rester de vous, rien de votre nombre, de votre grandeur” (VI).

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Entropia Invictus Releases “Human Pantocrator” Album

“Human Pantocrator,” the third album from French symphonic black / death metal group Entropia Invictus, has now been released via M & O Music. Check it out below or grab your own copy via Bandcamp here. The full track listing is as follows:

1. I will overcome 03:53
2. Euphoria’s end 04:17
3. The Builder / The Destroyer 04:35
4. In the attic 03:43
5. Cosmogenic Pandemonium 03:24
6. Kurzweil’s dream 01:26
7. Singularity 04:22
8. Tree of creation 03:22
9. Reflection 03:21
10. Imperfect god 03:52
11. Among us 04:41

Human Pantocrator by ENTROPIA INVICTUS

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Farsot Unveils New Album “Fail-Lure”

Experimental black metal band Farsot will release third album, “Fail?Lure,” on April 21st via Prophecy Productions / Lupus Lounge. Produced by V. Santura (Triptykon, Secrets Of The Moon), the album merges Farsot’s avant-garde songwriting with original black metal arrangements and a dynamism that could only come from one of the world’s most ambitious underground bands.

A blend of failure and allure, the album is conceptually inspired by the critically acclaimed Peter Greenaway film, “Drowning by Numbers” which won the award for Best Artistic Contribution at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, as well as Art Nouveau works such as Khnopff’s “Ishtar,” Klimt’s “Water Serpents,” Kotarbinski’s “Kiss of Medusa,” and Schwabe’s “La Vague.”

The record’s album art features a sculpture by French artist Denis Lavoyer that depicts a female idealized with threatening, claw-like branches for arms, addressing the inevitable dilemma between fascination and mania and seeming rifts between the sexes; it is an allegory of life as an endless game that cannot be won.

1. Vitriolic
2. Circular Stains
3. With Obsidian Hands
4. Undercurrents
5. The Antagonist
6. A Hundred To Nothing

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Sordide Debuts New Satan Cover Track “Industrielle”

Hailing from Rouen, France Sordide debuts a new cover of a song named “Industrielle”, which was originally recorded by the French grind/black-metal band Satan (on their 2015 album L’Odeur du sang), with whom it will be releasing a 7” split in April.

Check out now “Industrielle” below.

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Igorrr signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

– February 23rd, 2017 –

Photo credit: Svarta Photography

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of French musician and eclectic composer Igorrr – the main musical project by Gautier Serre. Known for combining genres such as black metal, death metal, baroque music, breakcore, and trip hop, Igorrr completed their third album this past December, after spending four years writing and recording the material. This upcoming record, entitled Savage Sinusoid, will be released in Spring 2017 via Metal Blade Records.

Igorrr comments: “We are super excited to release this album with Metal Blade – such a high quality music place, with great artistic freedoms! This label is the home we want for our music…Throughout the years, Metal Blade has had really great taste in music, and a real capacity to promote extreme music – only a label like this could have been brave enough to release music like ours.”

From an early age, Gautier Serre listened to Domenico Scarlatti, Cannibal Corpse, Chopin, Meshuggah, Jean-Sebastien Bach, Aphex Twin, Taraf de Haidouks, and Jean-Philippe Rameau, which inspired him to join several death metal, experimental and electronic bands in the early 2000s, before launching Igorrr. During that time, Gautier waited for an artist to bring together different musical genres and influences, to create one new sound – but he was disappointed with what he heard in the scene. Gautier began to create his own music – naming his project Igorrr – and self-released two demos: Poisson Soluble (2006) and Moisissure (2008). Following the underground success of these demos, Igorrr signed with an electronic record label and released two full-length albums to critical acclaim: Nostril (2010) and Hallelujah (2012) – the latter of which includes guest appearances by Mayhem‘s Teloch (guitars), Secret Chiefs 3‘s Adam Stacey (accordion), as well as the original musicians Igorrr had been working with for years: Laurent Lunoir and Laure Le Prunenec as vocalists. In a live setting, Gautier Serre, Laurent Lunoir and Laure Le Prunenec are joined by Sylvain Bouvier, who also recorded the drum parts of Savage Sinusoid in the studio with them. Together, this group of artists has already performed in France, all over Europe, the Middle East and North America.

For Igorrr‘s third album, Savage Sinusoid – and Metal Blade Records debut – fans can expect another experimental record featuring multiple guest musicians, with worldwide touring to follow. Stay tuned for more news coming soon!

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