On February 11, Dutch metal veterans Countess will release their long-awaited new full-length album, entitled Banners Of Blood. Banners Of Blood is the band's sixteenth full-length and features twelve tracks of uncompromising metal music, blending first wave black metal and traditional heavy metal in a way only Countess can. The albums features two songs in … Continue reading Countess announce new album – release date Feb 11th
Below is some information being sent out from Countess to their fans and other contacts. Countess featured as Band of the Day at the end of 2013, and their album Ancient Lies and Battle Cries ain't half bad... As the year draws to a close, we can conclude that 2014 has been a memorable year for Countess. … Continue reading Countess – midwinter update, look back at 2014 and discounts!
Sermons Of The Infidel contains a selection of 15 songs from Countess' past. These tracks were selected by the band and all - save two live songs - were recorded again specifically for this album, throughout 2013 and 2014. Eight of these tracks were released in 2013 as a digital-only EP. Due to popular demand, … Continue reading Countess release re-recorded classics CD
In a bid to get through the huge pile of demos and albums I have, I'm going to see how many I can plough through using 100 words or less. First up is Countess's new album... [these words don't count!] Featured as a New Band of the Day back in October, Countess play some of the … Continue reading 100-word-review: Countess – Ancient Lies And Battle Cries
On April 9, Dutch Black Metal legends Countess (New Band of the Day back in October) will release their long-awaited new full-length album, entitled Ancient Lies And Battle Cries through the band's long-time label Barbarian Wrath. Ancient Lies And Battle Cries, the band's fourteenth full-length, features ten tracks of uncompromising metal, blending first wave Black Metal … Continue reading Countess announce new album
Definitely not a "new" band, but one I don't think I've heard of before are Countess from the Netherlands. The name seems vaguely familiar, but they were kind enough to drop me a line and I check out their material so I could, in turn, tell you how good they are. Countess have been doing … Continue reading New Band of the Day: Countess