Holy hell, people!
Season Of Mist has announced the signing of the all-star band Twilight of the Gods. And we do mean all-star.
The band, which started as a Bathory tribute band, boasts Primordial singer Alan Averill, guitarists Rune Eriksen (Ava Inferi, Aura Noir) and Patrik Lindgren (Thryfing), bassist Frode Glesnes (Einherjer) and Lock Up drummer Nick Barker.
The band recently started to write their own material, to be released as the debut Twilight of the Gods full-length album sometime next year.
“We are proud to sign a worldwide deal for Twilight of the Gods with Season of Mist…So, first question: why?,” the band says. “The idea originally was to piece together an international band to pay tribute to Bathory. Nothing more and nothing less. A challenge and a homage. We toured the Bathory set last year and played some festivals here and there. We never say never again but some form of line was drawn under last year’s triumphant set at Ragnarok festival, which made the whole journey seem worthwhile.
“We were asked to re-record Bathory classics and offered this and that to make DVDs and live albums,” the band says. “Never in a million years was this going to happen… Yet the chemistry was so good between the five members we talked about writing our own material. It seemed a shame to file away the energy and synergy on a dusty shelf somewhere when new possibilities were open to all of us. Life, after all, is about new challenges and journeys so in the month of October the five members of Twilight of the Gods convened in southern Portugal for a writing session. On the back of this, a contract was signed and things began to take shape.”
The band is said to be straight-forward heavy metal with ‘70s rock influences.
“Right now we are looking at going into the studio sometime in the first couple of months of 2012,” the band says. “So expect a full-on heavy metal album crafted by a motley crue with over 40 albums experience within them and two decades each individually sharpening their swords.”