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Gods of War - At War
MACABRE OMEN
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Release:

Ván Records
13.03.2015 (CD), 17.04.2015 (LP)
Distribution: Soulfood

Info:

Finally, after a decade of preparation, the new and second full-length album of Greek epic/pagan black metal band MACABRE OMEN is ready to be unleashed! It was recorded at Priory Recording Studios in the West Midlands in the Land of the Angles. Produced, engineered and mastered by Greg Chandler under the supervision of The One over a period of six months and through the summer solstice of 2013 A.B. All drums and percussion recorded intermittently during the last two weeks of February 2013 A.B and engineered by T. J. F. Vallely at Eidola Studios.

Tracklist:

1. I See, the Sea!
2. Gods of War - At War
3. Man of 300 Voices
4. Hellenes do not Fight Like Heroes, Heroes Fight Like Hellenes
5. From Son to Father
6. Rhodian Pride, Lindian Might
7. Alexandros - Ode A'
8. Alexandros - Ode B'

Line-up:

Alexandros - Vocals, Backing Vocals, Choir, Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Bass, Recorder, Mouth Harp, Samples, Synths

T. J. F. Vallely - Drum Kit, Timpani, Medieval Drums, Bodhrán, Frame Drums, Tambourine, Gongs, Clash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal

Biography:

MACABRE OMEN was founded in August 1994 by Alexandros and Mournful on the island of Rhodes, Greece, in the town of Kremasti and Ialysos. Their first release was the ''Secrets of the Moonlight'' demo (1994). By 1995 as a four-member band with Alexandros on guitars, Lefteris on vocals, Mournful on bass and Stephen on keyboards, they released their second demo ''Before Darkness''.
By 1996 only Alexandros and Mournful were remaining in the band, with Alexandros also taking over the role of lead vocals and with the addition of Polyvios on drums and Michalis Savvakis as a guest on keyboards released the promo tape ''Olympus'' where the typical sound of MACABRE OMEN came to be.
In 1997 Polyvios left the band and Stephen returned on keyboards. The same year they released a split 7'' with Godblood from Cyprus.
By 1998 Alexandros moved to London, England and MACABRE OMEN became a one-man-band. With only Alexandros remaining and performing all instruments except drums and the split 7'' with Walhalla from Finland was released in 1999.
The band continued as one-man releasing the four-way split ''None Shall Escape with Wrath'' in 2000 and the split 7'' with the Norwegians Ad Inferos in 2001.
The band went on a small hiatus until 2004 when the two Italians Gionata Potenti on drums and Claudio Alcara on acoustic guitar joined the band. MACABRE OMEN, then working as a as full act again, released their first full length album after eleven years since their creation.
In 2006 they participated on the compilation by Kyrck Productions & Armour ''Hellas - The Black Death Anthology - 1989-2006'' with the song ''We Won with War''. Also in 2006 and 2007 two split 7'' EPs were released as a tribute to Bathory.
In 2013 Tom Vallely joined in drums and their second album after 10 years entitled ''Gods of War - At War'' is finally released in early 2015.

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