Lovecraftian black metal band THE GREAT OLD ONES are now releasing a new live video for the song “When the Stars Align“, taken from the 2017 album ‘EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy’.
The live clip was recorded at Omega Sound Festival on October 15, 2021 in Nantes (FR). The band will also play a number of shows in coming months including appearances at festivals such as Hellfest Open Air, Graspop Metal Meeting and more. A full list of shows can be found below.
Watch the video at the official Season of Mist Youtube Channel HERE.
THE GREAT OLD ONES comment: “The stars are aligned, it’s finally time for us to hit the road again. We can’t wait to scream our devotion to cosmic entities, and perform new Lovecraftian rituals. Additional dates will be announced soon. Be prepared to lose your sanity, and prepare your soul to journey into the depths of the universe. The Great Old Ones Will Rise!”
THE GREAT OLD ONES – Live 2022
11 Mar 22 Lievin (FR) Lievin Metal Fest
15 Apr 22 Oslo (NO) Inferno Metal Fest
27 May 22 St Etienne (FR) Le Fil
17 Jun 22 Clisson (FR) Hellfest Open Air
19 Jun 22 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting
02 Jul 22 Scharnstein (AT) Sick Midsummer
16 Jul 22 Gétigné (FR) Amarock Fest
28 Jul 22 Tolmin (SI) Metaldays
20 Aug 22 La Chapelle Naude (FR) Brixtom
THE GREAT OLD ONES will be playing in support of their latest album ‘Cosmicism’, which was released on October 25, 2019 via Season of Mist. The artwork for ‘Cosmicism’ has been created by Jeff Grimal and can be viewed below, together with the tracklist.
1. Cosmic Depths (01:47)
2. The Omniscient (09:26)
3. Of Dementia (06:16)
4. Lost Carcosa (08:57)
5. A Thousand Young (11:44)
6. Dreams of the Nuclear Chaos (04:27)
7. Nyarlathotep (07:29)
8. To A Dreamer (07:34) Bonus Track
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.” H.P. LOVECRAFT (1890-1937)
Channelling the spirit and literary heritage of author H.P. Lovecraft, French Atmospheric black metallers THE GREAT OLD ONES have returned with their most impressive work to date. ‘Cosmicism’ lures the listener deeper into darkness with intricate, beautiful and twisted melodies, ultimately encompassing them with madness.
THE GREAT OLD ONES emerged in 2009 from the old parts of the ancient Aquitanian harbour city of Bordeaux, FRANCE, a city famed for its secrets and deep red wine. After releasing their first album, ‘Al Azif,’ the reactions of critics and fans were unanimously positive.
The band followed up with their second full-length, ‘Tekeli-li,’ which garnered even higher praise. As a result, THE GREAT OLD ONES played a show at the acclaimed Roadburn festival, opened for BEHEMOTH in their homeland, played at Hellfest, and supported label mates SHINING and DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT.
The third full length, ‘EOD – A Tale of Dark Legacy,’ (2017) marked another big step in the band’s fast rising career. The five-piece took the road with the legendary GAAHLS WYRD and embarked on a successful European co-headline tour with label mates AUÐN from Iceland. THE GREAT OLD ONES also appeared on the billing of respected festivals, such as Brutal Assault and Eindhoven Metal Meeting, in front of a gigantic crowd of cultists.
Now, the French worshippers of Cthulhu reveal their fourth offering to the old ones. “Cosmicism” is a literary philosophy developed by H.P. Lovecraft. The idea behind “Coscmicism” is that humans are godless creatures who are totally insignificant in the grand scheme of our cosmic universe.
The production of this album was entrusted to Francis Caste (SINSAENUM, LOUDBLAST, SVART CROWN, REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMER, HANGMAN’S CHAIR) of the Studio Sainte-Marthe, who managed to capture the singular essence of THE GREAT OLD ONES.
The record is a true journey in the cold deep of space. Each song features a Lovecraftian entity and parallel the dark destiny of the protagonist who meets her and in turn, slowly succumbs to admiration and madness. Lyrics inspired by H.P. Lovecraft layered over haunting, melodic beauty result in a perfect match. Just listen and you will find out what awaits down there…