“CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX are lighting lanterns and scaling the highest peak in celebration of signing with Season of Mist.
For too long we have been placed in situations where we did not quite fit, but now we feel like we found a more understanding home, a home where people care about the end result and do not compromise.
This marks a bright, creative and equally dangerous future for the band and CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX are very happy with our new partnership with Season of Mist.”
On further news CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX are releasing a new EP in advance of our upcoming European tour. Please check our Tour page for all confirmed dates.
The release is titled ‘New Dark Age Tour EP 2015 A.D.’ and has been slated to be out in the shops worldwide on November 27th, 2015. Pre-sale has already started on the Season of Mist shop.
CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX are now also premiering the first track taken from their forthcoming release ‘New Dark Age Tour EP 2015 A.D.’. The track “Spider Island” is now exclusively streaming at the official media partners below.
Justin Greaves comments:
“Our ‘New Dark Age Tour EP’ represents a new chapter in the CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX history.
I feel like it is time to be truly free of industry and personal bullshit. It also connects what we have gone through as a band with what is going on in the big wide world. It really feels as if we are living in a new ‘dark age’.
Religious and political oppression, the population being fed constant untruths – all of this reminds us of the priests in the middle ages telling folk about dog-headed monsters living in the woods, but if you repent and join the church, they will protect you.
The song ‘Spider Island’ is more personal. There I mentally put all the bad people… recently there have been a few people who need to go to Spider Island and live a life of torture, along with all the other scumbags who cling to power in the world.”
Season of Mist CEO Michael Berberian adds:
“I have to admit that I am a latecomer to CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX. I saw a post from Addi of SÓLSTAFIR about them. I checked out their latest album ‘White Light Generator’ and was very intrigued. Then our US CEO Gordon told me that they ranked high among his favorite bands. When I heard that they were free of contract, the thought occurred to me that they could fit our roster. It was a bold move, but it made a lot of sense. I decided to drop them a line and arranged a meeting with Justin. He gave me all of their albums and I was blown away. They are the band that I have listened to most this year, What a class act!
Obviously British, sometimes Pink Floyd-ish, graphically different, not metal – but the roots are there, and very genuine without being snobby. They play in a league on their own – in a genre that I would venture to dub dark rock and fill with acts such as SÓLSTAFIR, ALCEST, SUBROSA, KILLING JOKE, and FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM.
This is where a part of the metal scene is going to right now – and definitely a path that I want Season of Mist to tread on. Welcome CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX! It does not happen often that I am considering a new band on our roster as a sign of things to come.”
CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX are simultaneously unveiling the artwork and track-list of ‘New Dark Age Tour EP 2015 A.D.’. Both can be viewed below.
- 1. Spider Island
- 2. New Dark Age
- 3. Echoes PT. 1 (Pink Floyd cover)
- 4. Echoes PT. 2 (Pink Floyd cover)
Kscope are streaming songs from the re-pressings of “A Love Of Shared Disasters” & “I, Vigilante”