1349 signs with Season of Mist
Wed, April 2, 2014 7:15 AM PT3,223 views
Official press release: Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 for North America. The band (Frost [Satyricon] - drums, Ravn -vocals, Seidemann - bass, Archaon - guitars) will release their new album in fall of 2014. 1349 commented on the signing, saying, "We entered the studio with an idea of putting everything that 1349 has ever been about into a cauldron, stir it well, and pour in some fresh ingredients - as well as some strange old ones - and come up with our most potent elixir ever. And we brought the spirit to match the ambitious attempt. Boil, boil, toil and trouble...Behold! We have made the most delightfully intoxicating and dangerous potion you can dream of. FEEL THE FIRE! And Hail Hell." Founded in Norway in 1997, 1349 have remained a constant influence on the Norwegian black metal scene. With a penchant for lightning speed riffing, blazing drums, and apocalyptic lyrics, the band has trail-blazed the underground, surpassing many of their peers through brute musical force. Following a a trio of landmark albums, namely 2003's Liberation, 2004's Beyond the Apocalypse, and 2005's Hellfire, 1349 is set to re-establish their dominance in world-wide extreme metal. 1349 will embark on the 2014 Metal Alliance tour alongside Behemoth, Goatwhore, and labelmates Inquisition. The tour kicks off on April 4, and continues through the United States and Canada, making stops at Texas Independence Fest and the New England Metal Festival along the way.