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Amesoeurs (2007)

Amesoeurs are a reflection of our modern urban world. The endless grey shit stained concrete walked by the comatose masses, littered with needles, whores and bums. The useless working man trying to mask his tears with alcohol and television. Money and disease the duet that rule our world, infect our veins and corrupt our soul. "Ruines Humaines" is the debut release from AMESOEURS, the reflective project of French master Neige (ALCEST, PESTE NOIRE) and Audrey Sylvain. Neige was a central reason why the Mortifera album is such an amazing release and the skill he brought to that album is very present here. The music is a mixture of the melancholic 'black' metal found in Mortifera and Alcest mixed with strong...

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Album Notes: Creatures - Le Noir Village

Written by Sparda. 1. L'Horreur des Lunes Pleines It all begins in the twelfth-century countryside village of Le Cloaric, where Lothaire is a farmer. He explains his job to his ten-years-old son, suddenly his wife Théodora tells them to come quick back home for the night is falling. Lothaire knows that during these full-moon nights he becomes a Werewolf, so he hides himself in the nearby Forest of "Eberulf" to avoid hurting his family after changing in a man-wolf. After being altered and unconscious, he runs to Le Cloaric village to feed. The beast he has turned into enters a random home and kills Rodéric and his baby in front of his wife and mother Éléonore who survives. The Wolf then...

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Album Notes: Wormlust - The Feral Wisdom

Written by H.V. Lyngdal 1. Sex augu, tólf stjörnur On the surface lyrically this could be called filling in the blanks of the visual aspect of "L'inferno" (1911) in some sense. I make mention to that Lucifer is said to possess three faces, mostly to proclaim that you may think that opening your thirdeye is a big deal for you but the unrecognized spiritual champion of all creators sees the world in kaleidoscopy made so by his six eyes. Mostly it is a call for absolute destruction of anything resembling a soul and to be let out of the torment of eternal life. I don't really have a recollection of making any of the music to be honest, but I...

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Album Notes: Old Silver Key - Tales of Wanderings (Fursy Teyssier - Video Director)

As a slightly alternative approach to the normal album notes, we wrote to Fursy (LES DISCRETS) for a retrospective view on his work for the OLD SILVER KEY video "Burnt Letters" produced in 2011. Old Silver Key - Burnt Letters Interview with Fursy Teyssier (Video Creator, Director), 24 February 2014 Were you approached by the band or label to create the video? It was by the label, but I was in contact with the band at that time already. I worked for DRUDKH before (including the Handful of Stars cover artwork -ed). Season of Mist asked me to make two videos, one for GHOST BRIGADE and another one for OLD SILVER KEY! Did you have any input / direction from the band?...

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Macabre Omen (2017)

Originally released on the Polish label Blutreinheit (later Monstrous Star) in 2005, MACABRE OMEN's debut album The Ancient Returns was reissued in 2016 following the success of the latest, Gods of War - At War. We look back at the first album, the writing and recording history and the initial release. Interview with Alexandros, 25 February 2017 You have always been clear about releasing only when it was right, so first question: what do you remember being the reason or motivation that led to you begin recording your debut album in 2004? That feeling is very hard to explain or describe but I would say that it is this burning sensation, call it an urge if you like, that assures me...

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