French atmospheric doomsters IXION have just revealed details about their new album. Entitled ‘L’ADIEU AUX ETOILES‘, it will be released in October 2020, on 29978 Productions / Finisterian Dead End.
The announcement evokes “a reaffirmed doom and mournful dimension, and ethereal electronic atmospheres from the cold depths of space, revealing the essence of IXION’s music, highlighted by thorough arrangements and the most ambitious production from the project.” The album has been mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios, and illustrated by Vincent Fouquet – Above Chaos.
Julien Prat comments : “I started to compose this album driven by a desire to get
back to funeral doom ambiences, and soon felt the new material was in fact at the
very heart of our universe. Thus, it became the idea : to release a condensed
album, focused on our core musical identity. It deserved a careful production, and
finally, the songs really sound as we had imagined ! Not forgetting the amazing
artworks and photos which perfectly illustrate the music and concept. All this
makes the album so special for us.”
The Great Achievement
The Black Veil
Finisterian Dead End Metal Label is proud and honoured to announce is new collaboration with the famous French atmospheric Doom masters, IXION !!
After the success of their 2 previous masterpieces, “Enfant de la Nuit” and “Return” it comes as a return to fundamentals of spatial doom for the project,in a brand new setting !
This new opus, with its particularly ambitious production, has been mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios and illustrated by Vincent Fouquet from Above Chaos. A dark and cold exploration in weightlessness !
ABDUCTION’s Plague Doctors , with the partnership of the famous website, Bravewords, are proud to reveal,”Aux Loges Les Dames”, first extract of their 3rd masterpiece entitled “Jehanne”!!
The band also unveils “Jehanne” s tracklist !!
out April 29th
1- Aux Loges Les Dames
2- Par Ce Coeur Les Lys Fleurissent
3- La Chevauchee De La Loire
4- Dieu En Soit Garde
5- Foi En Ses Murs Jusqu’aux Rats
6- Battue Par Les Flots Jamais Ne Sombre
7- Tres Fidele Au Roi Et Au Trone
8- Aux Marches De Lorraine
“It has always been a dream for us to illustrate a song of ours with a video. “Blood For Lavinia” being somehow catchier and more straightforward than what we usually do, it appeared as a natural candidate. The song is based on Rosarius’ first novel, ‘Apostasy’, in which the vampire Ambrosius – here portrayed by our bass player Celin – is trying to convince a dying Lavinia to give up on her human nature and join with him in a new existence. The video is inspired by German expressionism and 20’s cinema, especially the works of Murnau and Fritz Lang. Filmed in the mountains nearby the Switzerland border during a freezing weekend of February 2017, the shooting was very demanding for the band and especially the main actress, who had to lay down in the snow in a simple dress in order to shoot some of the death scenes.”
Order your “Rien Ne Devait Mourir” Digipack hand crafted exclusive edition here finisteriandeadend.com/shop
French plague doctors ABDUCTION are ready to lift the veil on their third opus “Jehanne”. The black metallers’ first concept-album, based on the life of Joan Of Arc (ca 1412 -1431) – one of the most fascinating figures in France’s rich history – will be released on April 29th , under Finisterian Dead End Metal Label, as a remembrance of the day in which Joan entered the besieged city of Orléans in 1429.
“Jehanne” will be available in extra limited double LP gatefold & collector 3 panels , 12 pages booklet digipack CD.
“Dreams (Along The Trail)” came out as a surprise for us all. Instead of working on a demo version first and then add all the ornaments and layouts as we usually do, the whole band started to play along this very simple flute melody that Rosarius had, and that felt like an intriguing leitmotiv. We rehearsed it a couple of times, but it was only when Rosarius found the spellbinding guitar melody for the bridge section that the song really reached its full potential and unveiled its magic. Isn’t it what dreams are made for?
“Rien ne devait Mourir” will be release february 14th and already available as preorders here:
French gothic doom metallers Angellore finally break the silence and unveil the tracklist and cover of their long-awaited third album “Rien Ne Devait Mourir”. This album, described by the band as its “most ambitious, varied and darkest thus far” will be released in February 2020 in hand crafted classy collector CD & double LP feat 2 bonus tracks. The artwork has once again been taken care of by the band’s bass player Celin.
Distribution by Finisterian Dead End (+ Season of Mist) for Cds and also worldwide digital and The Vinyl Division for LP.
(shaped collector CD created by Shunu Records)
Rien Ne Devait Mourir :
1. A Romance Of Thorns (20’07)
2. Dreams (Along The Trail) (5’13)
3. Drowned Divine (14’11)
4. Blood For Lavinia (4’40)
5. Sur les Sentiers de Lune (5’44)
6. Que les Lueurs se Dispersent (11’15)
More information about both editions – and some audio excerpts – in the very near future!