Septic Flesh Discography
Septicflesh were formed in Athens in March 1990 by Sotiris Vayenas (guitar), Spiros Antoniou (bass and vocals), and Christos Antoniou (guitars). They released a debut EP, Temple of the Lost Race in December with Black Power Records, 1991. The band recorded their first full-length album, Mystic Places of Dawn, in April 1994 at the Storm studio with the co-production of Magus Wampyr Daoloth (who had been the keyboardist for Rotting Christ). released by Holy Records. They started working on a new album for 1995 and named it Esoptron. It was produced by Septic Flesh and George Zacharopoulos, recorded and mixed at Storm Studios in March - April 1995, mastered by Sonic Contact (France), and released by Holy Records
Septic Flesh Discography
On April 3, 2007, Blabbermouth.net reported the band reunited for a seventh full-length CD, for French record label Season of Mist. According to guitarist and composer Christos Antoniou, the release would feature a full orchestra and a choir, totalling 80 musicians and 32 singers. Septic Flesh finalized the new album, Communion, in Studio Fredman in Sweden; it was released in April 2008. By this time the band had changed its name from Septic Flesh to Septicflesh. According to guitarist Christos it looks better and states a new phase in the band.
On February 12, 2014, the band released details about Titan. The album was released in June 2014. On December 15, 2014, it was announced that Kerim "Krimh" Lechner had joined Septicflesh as their new drummer, following the recent departure of their former longtime drummer, Fotis Benardo (a.k.a. Fotis Gianakopoulos).
In June 2016 interview it was declared that, since early 2016, Septicflesh had been working on their tenth studio album, scheduled for release toward spring 2017. In early June 2017, band members claimed that Septicflesh's tenth album, titled Codex Omega, is officially due to release on September 1, 2017. Like the previous album, Titan, Codex Omega was released through Prosthetic Records.
In February 2019, Septicflesh performed their first live performance featuring a full orchestra and choir, in a sold-out performance at the Teatro Metropólitan in Mexico City, Mexico. The show was recorded and was released through Season of Mist in July 2020 as the band's first official live album, titled Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX, in audio and video format.
Greece's Septicflesh has been soiling the globe with their filthy brand of symphonic death metal since 1991. And like a fine Greek assyrtiko (a fine wine for those of you who only drink the cheap beer), they only seem to get better and more complex with age. Modern Primitive might very well be my favorite Septicflesh record to date and for a band that boasts a catalog with well over twenty releases, that's saying a lot.Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.window.catalyst.cmd.push('loadAds',[['incontent', 'cmn-feed-inline_7218']]);With the release of the first single, "Hierophant," back in early March, our favorite Athenians really threw down the gauntlet. You might recognize the early orchestration in the song from their live concert intros and they take that melody and compound it with some wicked heaviness to craft a track that is profoundly deep and breathtakingly epic. With a chorus that's very Layne Stanley, Septicflesh is able to merge so many styles and sounds together in an expert exhibition for those looking for rich, complicated sounds."Neuromancer" is a masterpiece in every sense of the word. It is an absolute beast. SO HEAVY. Bone chillingly cinematic sounding with a massive rhythm section providing the engine needed to parlay together the multiple layers of sounds from an array of instrumentation. The biggest concern I have with "Neuromancer" is that I'm not sure how the band actually tops this.One of the key aspects to this record that really also helps raise it to it's obvious level of overall greatness is the orchestration. Songs like "A Desert Throne" are rounded out by the rich use of strings. And the "Coming Storm" could easily be used to score a top tier Hollywood action film.While I really love this record overall, I do have to mention that while there are eight really incredible tracks there is one not-so-incredible track, and that's the penultimate song, "Psychohistory." It's formulaic, repetitive and not very original. I really wish they had left this song off the record as it doesn't quite fit. Of course, it's an easy enough skip, but this song is really a B-side at best.Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.window.catalyst.cmd.push('loadAds',[['incontent', 'cmn-feed-inline_7219']]);The album's closer, "A Dreadful Muse," really winds down the record perfectly. There's some groove in this track that contrasts really well with the rest of the record and this is added to the somewhat airy sonics found here and there in the composition. It really sounds like there's a touch of Arch Enemy in the pre-chorus and it comes rather unexpectedly. In this respect, Septicflesh keep it interesting and original. It's not one note really at all and that makes this different from the 2017 record, Codex Omega, which, to me, needed a bit more diversity.Those comparing this newest record to Codex Omega, on the whole, are going to be pretty happy. It's heavier, produced better and more carefully crafted on the whole. Importantly, the heaviness is something you can really feel deep in your bones. It's not just heavy guitars, it's the heft of the guitars in all the right places in each song. The overall songwriting is simply elevated and with that, Modern Primitive is easily in contention for this band's greatest record in their storied history. I'm not sure I'm ready to explicitly declare that just yet myself, however, I've been listening to LP so very many times and I can see this as my go to record when I need a dose of that sweet toxicity. I will say, however, with a sincere level of confidence that Modern Primitive is going to be high on my Top 10 list at the end of this year.In this article:SEPTICFLESH Sponsored Links from Around the Internetwindow.catalyst.cmd.push('loadAds',[['incontent', 'incontent-ad-0']]);jQuery('.show-comments').click(function() jQuery(this).hide();jQuery(this).next().show(););Show Comments / Reactions You May Also Like PlaylistSEPTICFLESH, MALEVOLENCE, PSYCROPTIC & More Added To The Commute PlaylistPlus Volcandra, Witchery, Exocrine & more!
Septicflesh have got to be one of the strangest bands in Metal. Starting out as stalwarts of the Greek scene, they earned themselves a place as legends thanks to an eclectic sound that took the base of the Greek style and mixed in heavy symphonic elements and a menagerie of other influences so broad that even today people fervently debate what genre they technically fall under. They became less esoteric over time, opting for a more technical and glossy sound around Revolution DNA, but they still retained that inimitable core that always defined them, and even released one last masterwork in Sumerian Daemons before disbanding in 2003. They came back five years later with this album and further refined the more modern and intricate aspects of their sound, which on the one hand served as the first full step in their descent into mediocrity, but on the other stands as a damn solid album anyway.
I Septicflesh (precedentemente noti come Septic Flesh) sono una band greca fondata ad Atene nel 1990. Il loro sound mischia un death metal classico e violento con imponenti orchestrazioni, con qualche coro di voci liriche e con atmosfere fortemente gotiche e angoscianti. Spesso sono paragonati ai connazionali Rotting Christ. I testi hanno tematiche mitologiche, fantastiche, esoteriche e psicologiche.
Dalla formazione originale del gruppo nel 1991 fino al 1997, la formazione è rimasta stabile, ma su The Ophidian Wheel (1997) e Fallen Temple (1998), è stata aggiunta una voce femminile, Natalie Rassoulis. Il gruppo si sciolse nel mese di ottobre 2003, e dopo lo scioglimento, i suoi membri passarono a progetti diversi o già esistenti: Chris Antoniou continuò con i Chaostar, che formò nel 1998, e Katsionis passò alla chitarra nei Nightfall e alle tastiere per i Firewind. TheDevilWorx, formato un anno dopo lo scioglimento dei Septicflesh, è caratterizzato da alcuni membri della formazione originale dei Septicflesh. Nel marzo 2007, il chitarrista Sotiris Vayenas ha rivelato i suoi piani per un nuovo progetto solitario chiamato Aenaos.
Il 19 febbraio 2007, i Septicflesh hanno annunciato una reunion per il Greece's Metal Healing Festival con Orphaned Land, Rage e Aborted, che si terrà il 20-22 luglio. Il 3 aprile 2007, Blabbermouth.net ha riportato che la band si è riunita per il loro settimo full-album, con lo studio di registrazione francese Season of Mist. Secondo il chitarrista e compositore Christos Antoniou, per la pubblicazione dell'album avrebbero disposto di un'intera orchestra e un di un coro, per un totale di 80 musicisti e 32 cantanti. I Septicflesh ultimarono il nuovo album, Communion, nello Studio Fredman in Svezia, e venne pubblicato nell'aprile 2008.
Após um extenso período de tour pelo mundo, houve uma mudança no line-up e Kerim "krimh" Lechner entrou para a banda, ficando com a posição de baterista. Meses de trabalho duro e muita experimentação seguiram, resultando nas 10 composições do novo album "Codex Omega". Musicalmente e nas letras, "Codex Omega" e de longe o lançamento mais infernal de Septicflesh até o momento. O album foi produzido por outro altamente aclamado produtor de metal, Jens Bogren. Alem da utilização da orquestra filarmonica de Praga, a banda contou com instrumentos tradicionais como Oud e Duduk e também uma guitarra semi-acustica de 12 cordas, encarregada de trazer uma atmosfera mistica para as composições. Obviamente e como de se esperar, "Codex Omega" é dominada por incansáveis riffs de guitarra Death e as melodias palidas que compõe a marca registrada de Speticflesh.