Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of AUÐN. These fast rising Icelandic black metal stars and champions of their country's Wacken Metal Battle will unleash their sophomore album on the label next year.
Regarding their signing, AUÐN comment: "We are thrilled to announce that our upcoming full-length will be released through Season of Mist. We are honoured to have signed with a label that we hold in such high esteem. To ink a deal with a label that not only hosts some of our favourite acts, but also bands that have been a huge inspiration for us, is amazing. This is only the beginning though and we are looking forward with much anticipation. And last but not least we would like to take the opportunity to thank you all! Without your continued support none of this would be happening."
For all its beauty, Iceland can be a dark place, where the furious elements rage and teach fear but also inspire human creativity. Hailing from the village of Hveragerði in the south of the volcanic island, AUÐN are the latest offspring from the burgeoning black metal scene in this land of ice and snow to set their tattered sails for foreign shores. Unlike the majority of their blackened brethren, AUÐN trade in haunting melodies and bitterly beautiful atmospheres – as opposed to the jarring and caustic blunt force trauma that has brought this remote place in the Northern Atlantic to the black metal forefront of late, providing a much needed balance to the darkness. Founded in the bleak winter of 2010, AUÐN will remain to haunt your starving eardrums until their final crescendo closes the book on a burnt and barren earth.
Aðalsteinn Magnússon - guitar
Andri Björn Birgisson - guitar
Hjalti Sveinsson - vocals
Hjálmar Gylfason - bass
Sigurður Kjartan Pálsson - drums