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COUNTESS – RELEASE ‘SERMONS OF THE INFIDEL’ CD: AN EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION OF RE-RECORDED CLASSICS

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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COUNTESS‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ contains a selection of 15 songs from Countess’ past. These tracks were selected by the band and all – save two live songs – were recorded again specifically for this album, throughout 2013 and 2014.

Eight of these tracks were released in 2013 as a digital-only EP. Due to popular demand, the band decided to release a physical version as well. The original eight tracks have been remixed and remastered and seven tracks have been added: five more new versions of Countess classics – including a Manilla Road cover – and two live songs, recorded at the ‘Metal Magic’ festival in Denmark this year.

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Though not an anthology in the strictest sense, this record does include many highlights from the band’s extensive discography. It is therefore a perfect record for those who aren’t familiar with Countess yet to get a first taste of the band’s unique take on metal.

‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ is released exclusively as a digipak with an 8-page booklet. The album is out now.

To get a taste of the album, listen to and watch Countess’ official video of ‘Bloed In De Sneeuw’, below. This perhaps Countess’ most well-known song as well as the first-ever Black Metal song with lyrics in Dutch. The original version was released on the band’s sophomore album twenty years ago.

‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ is out now and available from: http://countessmetal.bandcamp.comwww.heidenshart.nl and www.new-era-productions.nl

Sermons of the Infidel – Track List:

  1. Hymn To The Gods Of Yore
  2. Trumpets Of Dawn
  3. I Am The Infidel
  4. Child Of The Millennia
  5. Son Of The Dragon
  6. Sermon Of The Devil Preacher
  7. Alone Against The World
  8. Thermopylae
  9. City Of Satan
  10. Chosen By The Gods
  11. Chapel Of Doom
  12. Bloed In De Sneeuw
  13. The Veils Of Negative Existence
  14. Feuer Und Blut (live)
  15. Hell’s Rock & Roll (live)

ABOUT COUNTESS:

Countess is a Dutch band that has been unleashing metal music upon the world since 1992. Countess’ unique and harsh style of metal, characterized by an uncompromising loyalty to the old Heavy Metal and Black Metal traditions but by no means unoriginal, has certainly gone through changes over the years, but its essence has always remained the same.

The most important influences of Countess are the old Black Metal legends like Venom, Bathory and Hellhammer and traditional Heavy Metal bands like Manowar and Manilla Road.

Since 1993, Countess has released fourteen full-length albums. The most recent record, ‘Ancient Lies And Battle Cries’, was released this year.

In 2014 Countess also took to the stage again for the first time in more than sixteen years, including  succesful shows at the ‘Veneration Of The Dead’ festival in Rotterdam, ‘Under The Black Sun’ in Berlin and ‘Metal Magic’ in Denmark.

Currently, the band is rehearsing for more upcoming shows as well as working on new material. After 22 years, Countess is still going strong.

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COUNTESS – Dutch Black Metal Legends Announce New Album; Release New Video

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music videos, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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On April 9th, Dutch Black Metal legends COUNTESS will release their long-awaited new full-length album, entitled ‘Ancient Lies And Battle Cries’ through the band’s long-time label Barbarian Wrath.

‘Ancient Lies And Battle Cries’, the band’s fourteenth full-length, features ten tracks of uncompromising METAL, blending first wave Black Metal and traditional Heavy Metal in a way only COUNTESS can. The result of almost three years of writing and recording, ‘Ancient Lies’ will surely satisfy all those who long for the days when Black Metal was still METAL.

Fans can get a first taste of the new record as of today. A video has been released for the song ‘Call Of The Ancient Pantheon’ through the band’s official YT channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/countessmetal?feature=watch

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The album’s full track list:

1. Battle Sky

2. Call Of The Ancient Pantheon

3. By Hammer And Blood

4. Vengeance Of The Slain

5. Beneath The Eye Of Wisdom

6. Confessions Of A Polytheist

7. Pray For The Cult

8. Cursed Seed Of Aten

9. Burn The Throne

10. The Last Temple

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LONG LIVE BLACK METAL.

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COUNTESS – TO UNLEASH EP ‘SERMONS OF THE INFIDEL’ JUNE 17th

Posted in Black Metal, black metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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On June 17, Dutch Black Metal veterans Countess will release a new EP entitled Sermons Of The Infidel. The EP will be exclusively available digitally through the band’s official Bandcamp site.

‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ features 35 minutes of METAL spread over eight tracks: six brand new versions of Countess classics and two new songs. The EP is the first Countess release since 2011’s full-length ‘On Wings Of Defiance’, two tracks of which are featured here in killer new renditions. All songs are exemplary of Countess’ unique blend of first wave Black Metal and traditional Heavy Metal.

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Track List:

- Hymn To The Gods Of Yore
– Trumpets Of Dawn
– I Am The Infidel
– Sermon Of The Devil Preacher
– Son Of The Dragon
– Child Of The Millennia
– City Of Satan
– Chosen By The Gods

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‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ also marks the return of guitarist Zagan, who was last heard on the legendary ‘Revenge’ albums over a decade ago. His fretboard wizardry adds yet another dimension to the unique musical tapestry that is Countess.

The EP will be available for download in several high-quality formats of choice and includes a printable cover, back inlay and CD label (in pdf format). From June 17, ‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ can be purchased here: http://countessmetal.bandcamp.com/.

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