A Forest Of Stars - New Album Details


A Shadowplay For Yesterdays, the brand-new upcoming third album by British black metallers A Forest Of Stars is set for a release in late summer.

A Shadowplay For Yesterdays is the follow-up to 2010's successor Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring and set for release on the following dates:

Germany/Austria: July 20
Europe: July 23
North America: August 14
Everywhere else: July 23

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: A Forest Of Stars
 
Posted: 18.05.2012 by Azoic


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18.05.2012 - 16:04
InnerSelf
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Yes please
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18.05.2012 - 16:35
Troy Killjoy
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Sounds like kind of a pretentious title but whatevs. They haven't disappointed me thus far even though I wasn't the biggest fan of OtoS.
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18.05.2012 - 20:11
Verdun_sc
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.05.2012 at 16:35

Sounds like kind of a pretentious title but whatevs. They haven't disappointed me thus far even though I wasn't the biggest fan of OtoS.

Everything about this band is pretentious as hell.

I wont be listening to this, anyway, though. Didnt like the first two records, no reason to believe I'll like this.
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18.05.2012 - 23:20
InnerSelf
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People keep calling AFoS pretentious (which they are), but at least these guys back the pretentious-ness with top quality music and that's the important thing for me.
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18.05.2012 - 23:32
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Written by InnerSelf on 18.05.2012 at 23:20

People keep calling AFoS pretentious (which they are), but at least these guys back the pretentious-ness with top quality music and that's the important thing for me.

In a way they're far less "pretentious" than 99% of black metal culture bands, who usually try to extol their "black metal" heritage with silly imagery, iconography and lyrics but fail to give themselves any depth music-wise. I don't find A Forest of Stars pretentious simply because, as you say, they're so good at doing what they do musically, along with the twist they add to their aesthetic. If they were shitty posers then they'd be pretentious.

Pretension is usually defined by how successful one is at living up the to the claims they make. It seems odd to me to call an album title "pretentious" when also agreeing that the band is largely successful at what they do. Then again everyone has a different perspective on what constitutes pretentiousness.
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19.05.2012 - 01:12
InnerSelf
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Written by Guest on 18.05.2012 at 23:32

Pretension is usually defined by how successful one is at living up the to the claims they make. It seems odd to me to call an album title "pretentious" when also agreeing that the band is largely successful at what they do. Then again everyone has a different perspective on what constitutes pretentiousness.

I approve of this definition. And it's not like they go around saying that they're the most innovative of the bunch or that they make the greatest music ever, I think it's just their public image that pisses people off.
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19.05.2012 - 01:15
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Written by InnerSelf on 19.05.2012 at 01:12

I approve of this definition. And it's not like they go around saying that they're the most innovative of the bunch or that they make the greatest music ever, I think it's just their public image that pisses people off.

Yep, they have a great, quirky image and style, and they definitely make it work.
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19.05.2012 - 23:43
Fredd
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Written by Guest on 19.05.2012 at 01:15

Yep, they have a great, quirky image and style, and they definitely make it work.

I'll have to check this band out someday.
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19.05.2012 - 23:43
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Written by Guest on 19.05.2012 at 23:43

I'll have to check this band out someday.

No! Do it now, or do not!
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19.05.2012 - 23:44
Fredd
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Written by Guest on 19.05.2012 at 23:43

Written by Guest on 19.05.2012 at 23:43

I'll have to check this band out someday.

No! Do it now, or do not!

Ok. Where do I start?
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19.05.2012 - 23:45
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Written by Guest on 19.05.2012 at 23:44

Ok. Where do I start?

Can't go wrong with either but the first album probably edges out the second by a little bit.
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19.05.2012 - 23:47
Fredd
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Written by Guest on 19.05.2012 at 23:45

Written by Guest on 19.05.2012 at 23:44

Ok. Where do I start?

Can't go wrong with either but the first album probably edges out the second by a little bit.

On it.
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19.05.2012 - 23:50
Fredd
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Victorian Occult Psychedelic Black Metal?

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19.05.2012 - 23:54
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Written by Guest on 19.05.2012 at 23:50

Victorian Occult Psychedelic Black Metal?



Indeed I don't find them very psychedelic to be honest, more atmospheric, but the band know how to use violins without sounding cheesy.
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20.05.2012 - 00:11
Hendrikse
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If it's anything as close to AFOS then it should be an amazing record! And since being English I love their image, nice and quirky.

I wonder if they play live in suits. Anyone got any info on that since i'm seeing them in 2 months?
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20.05.2012 - 01:10
InnerSelf
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Written by Guest on 20.05.2012 at 00:11

If it's anything as close to AFOS then it should be an amazing record! And since being English I love their image, nice and quirky.

I wonder if they play live in suits. Anyone got any info on that since i'm seeing them in 2 months?

They do
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20.05.2012 - 23:16
Hendrikse
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Written by InnerSelf on 20.05.2012 at 01:10

They do



Wow, that surely will being an amazing night with them and Wodensthrone
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20.05.2012 - 23:33
Mr. Doctor
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Fucking awesome news.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.05.2012 - 17:17
FLIPFLOP





AFOS at Ragnarok festival 2012.
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22.05.2012 - 17:00
malaikat
>> band uses long words and unusal metaphors

>> OMG PRETENTIOUS
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22.05.2012 - 17:08
Troy Killjoy
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Written by malaikat on 22.05.2012 at 17:00
>> OMG PRETENTIOUS

Perhaps ostentatious was a better choice of words. I didn't realize so many people were hung up on a few comments about them being pretentious. It's all a matter of opinion.
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22.05.2012 - 17:11
malaikat
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.05.2012 at 17:08

Perhaps ostentatious was a better choice of words. I didn't realize so many people were hung up on a few comments about them being pretentious. It's all a matter of opinion.


that seems about right.
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22.05.2012 - 19:11
FLIPFLOP
Oddly enough I've always felt that their costumes were pretty much their own version of corpse paint... Plenty of bands have their own version of war paint and AFOSs just seems to be a little less traditional though I can only imagine wearing suits on stage must be stupidly warm.
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