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The Great Old Ones - Al Azif album art
The Great Old Ones

French black metal crew The Great Old Ones are preparing to unleash Al Azif (arabic for Necronimicon), the band's new LP on Antithetic Records. Like the title suggests, The Great Old Ones' influence from HP Lovecraft (uh, yeah) runs deep across this atmospheric black metal release, but within the stark and fantastical subject matter lies subtle melody and oodles of memorable riffs. Recorded by Cyrille Gachet (Year Of No Light) and mastered by Alan Douches (Tombs, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc), you can stream all of Al Azif for the first time, along with a live video, below. Order your copy via the label.

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The Great Old Ones - Al Azif (live)

So far the band has no US dates to speak of, only a few shows in France with Forteresse & Borgne.

THE GREAT OLD ONES - 2012 TOUR DATES
2012-06-30 : Le Ferailleur - Nantes, France w/ Forteresse, Borgne,
2012-07-01 : Glaz'art - Paris, France w/ Bethlehem, Forteresse, Borgne,