Twilight Of The Gods - the band that formed as a Bathory tribute have signed a deal with Season Of Mist. The band have been writing their own original material together and should have a full-length album ready at some point next year. Here is a statement from the band:

"We are proud to sign a worldwide deal for Twilight Of The Gods with Season of Mist... So first question, why? 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 years 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. 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. None of us in our respective bands and pasts have ever played straight forward Heavy Metal and this is what Twilight Of The Gods is shaping up to be... Sure there are some Epic parts and some 70's rock influences but the vast majority of the material sounds truly classic metal.

"Right now we are looking at going into the studio sometime in the first couple of months of 2012. 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..."

Twilight Of The Gods are:

Patrik Lindgren - guitar
Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill - vocals
Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen - guitar
Frode Glesnes - bass
Nick Barker - drums

Posted: 28.10.2011 by Baz Anderson


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ANGEL REAPER - 28.10.2011 at 22:22  
There is unwritten rule that every Bathory cover is worst than original (mainly applies to Viking-era Bathory's songs) and I have seen video clips of this band playing them live.I must say that its a smart choice for this guys to write their own ,original material ,than to be a Bathory tribute band forever.Anyway i am looking forward to see how will this turn out and wish them best of luck.
Promonex - 28.10.2011 at 22:27  
Season of Mist! In your face, RTN!

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