Black Anvil state:
We have been quite familiar with Season Of Mist over the years. They’re unique, eclectic and, most importantly, passionate about what they choose to release and who they choose to work with. This is an emotion that is extremely strong in our camp because without it, there’s absolutely no reason to move forward and keep our flame lit.
Formed in 2007 in New York City, black metal troupe Black Anvil released their debut album ‘Time Insults the Mind‘ in September 2009. After a re-release of their acclaimed 2009 debut, Black Anvil unleashed their first proper full-length ‘Triumvirate‘ in September 2010. Recorded with engineer ‘General’ George Fullan (The Rolling Stones, Dream Theater) at Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza’s (Twisted Sister) Diamond Drop Studio, ‘Triumvirate‘ received critical acclaim and was hailed as an “all-around monster metal album.”
‘Triumvirate‘ was followed in 2014 by ‘Hail Death‘, a 70-minute journey of intensity that further established Blakc Anvil as a modern black metal powerhouse and was praised by many publications. Constantly bringing their live ritual to the masses, Black Anvil has participated in numerous high profile tours with black metal legends such as Mayhem, Watain, Urfaust and Marduk as well as dates with Aura Noir, Nachtmysticum, Eyehategod and Cannibal Corpse. Additionally, the band has appeared at various festivals including the Scion Rock Fest (US), Beyond The Gates in Bergen (NO) and the renowned Roadburn Festival (NL).
In 2017, Black Anvil dropped their fourth studio-album ‘As Was‘ the staggering 50-minute follow-up to 2014’s ‘Hail Death‘. Atmospheric and melodic without relenting on any of the ferocity that Black Anvil have always been known for, ‘As Was‘ seamlessly weaves through eight monumental passages of extreme metal art. More diverse, complex, and thought-provoking than anything they’ve done before, ‘As Was‘ is a stellar representation of modern black metal and of Black Anvil‘s continuous progression and song craft. Featuring cover art by Metastazis (Behemoth, Watain, Morbid Angel) and recorded at Menegroth by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Panopticon) with mixing and mastering done by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Tribulation, Funeral Mist, Watain).