grau Music proudly announces the signing of a new band: the cult-doom-act FUNERAL from NORWAY!!!

Anders Eek, Funeral founder and drummer states the following:

"Funeral are pleased to announce that the band have signed a deal with the German label Grau Records, a record label that is releasing quite a lot doom-metal and also several other gloomy tunes. Having inked the deal gives Funeral the chance to yet deliver our branch of Funeral-doom to our fans, and it is without a doubt a label that supports doom-metal of highest quality. So its with pleasure we can announce that our new album entitled "Oratorium", is being released this autumn. The album is scheduled in various formats and the band prepared several bonus stuff for it´s fans."

The Fall Of Every Season

grau just signed THE FALL OF EVERY SEASON from Norway. Again an outstanding band has signed to the most grey label on this dying planet. The first release of THE FALL OF EVERY SEASON (released by Aftermath Music/Norway) was a very outstanding and gloomy mix of Doom- and Death Metal. Expect something more outstanding later in 2011.

Marius/THE FALL OF EVERY SEASON himself states: "After the long silence, 2011 is the year for the re-emergence of The Fall Of Every Season. It is with great pleasure I now can announce that the band will be a part of the German dark record label Grau's roster. My sophomore record, the melancholic concept album "Amends", will then follow in the footsteps of a long list of influential releases, making me confident that Grau is a great choice. The band has signed a multi-album deal, which makes for an exciting and productive future. I look forward to the collaboration and to finally releasing new material."


Pantheist was brought to life in the year 2000 by vocalist and chief songwriter Kostas Panagiotou and guitarist Nicolas Tambuyser. Following various unofficial recordings, the '1000 Years' demo was released in 2001, leaving its imprint on the underground, and in the process helping solidify what is now known as Funeral Doom Metal. The demo so impressed Finland’s Firebox records that Pantheist was offered a recording contract straight away. The result was “O Solitude”, the band’s debut full-length album and an exercise in raw atmosphere that is still hailed as a genre cornerstone today. As testament to the band’s ethos of hard work, they soon embarked on their first European tour with Finnish doom stalwarts SKEPTICISM. They also toured with WHILE HEAVEN WEPT and MOURNING BELOVETH on the following year.
A new chapter in the band’s history was opened following its relocation from Belgium to the UK in 2004 and the subsequent departure of
members Oscar Strik (drums) and original bassist Frederic Caure, who were promptly replaced with bassist Mark Bodossian (Esoteric) and drummer/vocalist Andy Semmens (Ereipia, ex-Esoteric).
This was followed by the release of the "Amartia" full-length and "The Pains of Sleep" EP in 2005, two works that set off on a more conceptual journey. Both releases were recorded at The Lodge Studios, owned and run by Robert John Godfrey (of 70s Prog giants THE ENID / BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST). ”Amartia” was the band’s first (and so far only) fully concept-based album, inspired by liturgical and religious themes, and “The Pains of Sleep” further developed Pantheist’s increasingly progressive leanings, while simultaneously keeping a strong foothold in their underground sound and ethos. Both releases received worldwide acclaim and enjoyed overwhelmingly positive reviews, which were followed up with a number of highly successful European shows, including a headlining mini-tour of the Netherlands. “The Pains of Sleep” was the first release to feature current drummer Sterghios Moschos (The Lost Legion) and guitarist Ilia Rodriguez (Indesinence), and would be the farewell recording for original member Nicolas Tambuyser and also Andy Semmens, both of whom relocated to the US and Finland respectively.
2008 saw the band’s 5th release and 3rd full-length for Firebox Records, “Journey through Lands Unknown”. The result of 18 months of arduous work and serious musical and spiritual exploration, and recorded once again as a 4-piece, “Journeys...” harked back to the more personal themes found in the band’s earlier material. Musically, it was the band’s most complex and layered yet accessible and engaging album; one which, in its daring stance towards genre boundaries and refusal to conform to expectations, managed to polarize opinion even further yet still reaped shining reviews and gained new adepts. The band’s reputation as a live act was further cemented with a number of shows around the UK and abroad, which culminated on a second and highly successful co-headlining tour with old friends SKEPTICISM and supported by OPHIS; a tour that ended in Berlin with a venue filled well beyond its capacity and several dozens of people standing outside and unable to get in.
Over the years, Pantheist has come to be known for turning shows into special events. They have performed alongside artists as varied as WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, EVOKEN and BLAZE BAILEY. The band enjoyed their first foray into Eastern Europe in 2009, on a minitour of Czech and Poland in the company of Polish underground legends GALLILEOUS, and were also invited to perform in Russia, as part of the prestigious Moscow Doom Fest in 2010.
Pantheist are firm believers in keeping creatively active, and have recently finalized writing their fourth album. A refinement of sorts, this new collection of songs takes the band’s blueprint and progressive leanings, and merges them into a coherent whole where introspection and heavy riffs go hand-in-hand. With Kostas’ unique compositional and conceptual vision, the original model remains instantly recognisable, but has now been given more space to breathe; with a larger emphasis placed on songs, yet without losing sight of the value of the whole.

Battle Dagorath

Cold Dimensions proudly presents the 2nd full length opus “Ancient Wraith.” The follow-up to their acclaimed debut, “Ancient Wraith” casts an ominous spell that solidifies Battle Dagorath’s mastery in creating Storms of Arcane Black Metal Winter Art. Harsh Wintry Realms, Cavernous & Deep barbaric wastelands sending you into a desolate and vast dimension. A Freezing embrace of the greater dark existence, Raw Black Majesty is surrounded by the haunting emptiness of the cosmos. Dark anthems to the deepest cosmic obscurity!

Kamera Obskur

Kamera Obskur was founded 2007 by Constantin König (Sindar, formerly Lunar Aurora) by curiosity to create music beyond (Black) Metal. After a startup-time of experimentation, in 2008 Constantin started to cooperate with Marcel Breuer (Nocte Obducta, Dinner auf Uranos) who contributed the necessary creative input and competence on guitar and arrangement matters. Dirk Rehfus (Grabnebelfürsten, Allvaters Zorn, Das Kammerspiel) joined as vocalist and Bernhard Klepper (formerly Lunar Aurora, ...) on the drums. In December 2008 Kamera Obskur started to record their first album "Bildfänger" which was completed 2010. Kamera Obskur is not a band but a project of interested musicians who work on lose ideas of sound expressions to make it music.

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