Dark Essence Records have debuted a track from “Mayhem in Blue” the new album from HAIL SPIRIT NOIR, which is set for release on Dark Essence Records on the 28th October in CD and digital formats, whilst the 12″ vinyl will be available from the 16th December. The track, “I Mean You No Harm” can be heard streaming exclusively at the following:
Metal Hammer: Norway
Metal Hammer: Greece
http://www.metalhammer.gr/ news/item/32689-hail-spirit- noir-ean-you-harm
Rock Hard: Italy
Spark Magazine: Czech Republic
“Mayhem in Blue” is the third full-length release for Prog Black Metallers HAIL SPIRIT NOIR, who started out in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2010. The band’s lineup is composed of Haris (KATAVASIA, TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?) on Synths, Theoharis (TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?, REX MUNDI,) on guitars and vocals, and J Demian (BLACKDRAWN, DOL AMMAD, WARDRUM TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?) on bass and acoustic guitars.
With artwork by Olia Pishchanska, tracklisting on “Mayhem in Blue” is as follows:
1. I Mean You Harm
2. Mayhem in Blue
3. Riders to Utopia
4. Lost in Satan’s Charms
5. The Cannibal Tribe Came from the Sea
6. How to Fly in Blackness
The band recently gave fans an insight into what they could expect from the new album:
“It’s been two and a half years since the release of our last album, and with “Mayhem In Blue” we have set out to express our more aggressive side, without sacrificing any of the psychedelic melodies that are an integral part of what we like to call HAIL SPIRIT NOIR’ s “weird black sound”. If anything, in fact, the sound is more enticing and trippy than ever.
“Featuring the mixing talents of Dimitris Douvras (ROTTING CHRIST etc) and the exceptional mastering abilities of Alan Douches (CHELSEA WOLFE, MOTORHEAD etc), we feel that the result is an album that elevates our signature psychoprog black metal sound to new levels”.
HAIL SPIRIT NOIR will celebrate the release of “Mayhem in Blue” with two shows in Greece, alongside Norwegian Pioneering Experimental Rockers VIRUS. You can catch them at the Kyttaro Live Club in Athens on the 28th October, and the Eight Ball Live Stage in their home town of Thessaloniki on the 29th October.
“Mayhem in Blue” is now available to pre-order in CD and vinyl formats from http://darkessencerecords.karismarecords.no/shop/ and the US website at https://darkessence.aisamerch.com , as well as at https://hailspiritnoir.bandcamp.com where the album is also available digitally.
More information about HAIL SPIRIT NOIR can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Hail-Spirit-Noir-260062670728238/
Tracks from all of DARK ESSENCE RECORDS releases can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records