Sammath Naur Set to Re-Release “Self-Proclaimed Existence” on MMP

Metal Mind Productions presents the first official release of “Self-Proclaimed Existence” by Sammath Naur. The album was originally released in December 2005 in conjunction with Polish magazine – Thrash’em All. The music is faster and far more aggressive then on the band’s first two demos. The style of creating music by merging various musical genres, first attempted on “The Forever War” demo, was explored more deeply on this album. The assimilation of such diverse styles as black/death metal, classical rock, new age, film scores, symphonic and choir music resulted in a unique creation that is hard to categorize. “Self-Proclaimed Existence” will be available on 9th June 2008 in Europe and 2nd September 2008 in USA (via MVD).

Sammath Naur
“Self-Proclaimed Existence”


Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MMP CD 0602
Barcode: 5907785032552
Format: CD
Genre:  black/death metal
Release date: 09.06.2008 Europe / 02.09.2008 USA

Tracklist:

1. Intro
2. Organic Ego System
3. Three-Coloured Rhapsody Of Dead Time
4. Landscape Of Luquid Colours
5. VI/XII Nuctemeron
6. All-Seeing Eye
7. Grand Space Opera
8. A Hand Across The Galaxy
9. Self-Proclaimed Existence
10. Thy Reverie
11. Noble Prophets

Bio
Sammath Naur was formed in 1999 by Uzurpator – vocals, Saturnus – guitars, Sigmar – guitars and Lestath – drums. The music on their first demo, “Through the Mountains of Mordor”, was very raw, simple, somehow reminiscent of Immortal’s and Emperor’s early works. Due to the poor sound quality, the demo has never been released. After a couple of line-up changes, the band started to work on a new material. Their second demo, “The Wall of Sleep” was self-released in 2001. It contained 6 compositions, somewhat faster and more mature, in which electric organs played a prominent role. The demo was enhanced with “On the Altar of Mars” video clip. The clip filmed by Patryk Chyla won the second prize at the Berlin music video festival in 2002. It was Sammath Naur’s first major success. “The Wall of Sleep” material has been intensively promoted at concerts in Poland with bands like Esqarial and Lost Soul. Work on their third release was completed in 2004, unfortunately without Tempter, who was replaced by V, and with a brand new vocalist, Levan. The new album entitled “The Forever War” consisted of 6 tracks, however this time a certain innovation was introduced. The tracks made up a consistent whole. They combined various music styles such as black/death metal, soundtrack scores and symphonic music, intertwining in a natural way. The material was a huge step forward for the band, although the real breakthrough was yet to come. Sammath Naur started promoting their new material on numerous concerts. Having been invited by Effect Murder and Deception, they set out on their first tour of Poland. An intensive search for a record company started at about that time. The band eventually decided to sign a contract with Redrum666 records. The cooperation, however, proved ill-fated. The premiere of “The Forever War” kept being postponed. After all the album wasn’t released. By the end of 2004 the band decided to record their first professional album. It was completed on the break of June-July 2004. Sammath Naur was joined by bassist Tas at that time. The recording session started in February 2005. During its course, important changes in the line-up occurred. Keyboard player Demetrius, who took part in the recording of the new material, left the band. His absence forced guitarist V to record the keyboard parts on the album. Hitherto vocalist Levan was removed from the band during recording. As a result of this, most of the vocal parts were arranged and performed by drummer Lestath. There was one more new musician, Revisque – composer and producer of game soundtracks, with whom the band started to co-operate at the end of the recording session. That’s why only one of his compositions, “Grand Space Opera,” can be found on the new CD. New album was completed by June 2005. Thanks to the Polish label Empire Records the album “Self Proclaimed Existence” was released in December 2005 in conjunction with Thrash’em All magazine. The CD comprised of 11 tracks. The music was faster and far more aggressive – it’s really didn’t sound like anything on the first two demos. The style of creating music by merging various musical genres, first attempted on “The Forever War”, was explored more deeply on this album. The assimilation of such diverse styles as black/death metal, classical rock, new age, film scores, symphonic and choir music resulted in a unique creation that couldn’t be categorized, stereotyped or pigeon-holed. Thanks to this album, the true potential of Sammath Naur’s musicians has been noticed very quickly by other artists. Presently, Lestath is also a drummer in Esqarial and V plays with Vesania.

And today Metal Mind Productions presents the first official release of this fantastic album.

Author: James McQuiston

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