PERSEFONE: 1st VIDEO FOR UPCOMING ALBUM “AATHMA”, RELEASED

Progressive metal act Persefone releases an animated video for the song “Prison Skin”. It´s the first single out from the already critical acclaimed album “Aathma” that will be in stores, worldwide on February 24.

Persefone´s own words about the song:

“It’s been some time since we finished and mixed the album. Although we couldn’t wait to share this music with everyone, some steps have to be followed before the release. The wait is almost over. During this time we have had the chance to witness a highly appreciated feedback from media and now we are ready to finally show you the first single from AATHMA. The single “Prison skin” is the first full track of the album and makes a musical statement about how the album will develop musically and sets the mood for the lyrical concept. It was supposed to be a lyric video in the beginning, but the people behind this creation did such a great job that we decided to go with just the animation part. But please, make sure you read the lyrics as you listen to the music, because one part meets the other to bring this concept to live. Thanks for the patience, love and support.”

Watch “Prison Skin” here:

https://youtu.be/NnRAIwLql1g

Aathma” was mixed and mastered by legendary producer Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios (Sweden). The album includes the epic 20-minute title-track, with guest appearances from vocalist Merethe Soltvedt and Leprous guitarist Øystein Landsverk. “Aathma“is set for worldwide release on February 24th, 2017 through ViciSolum Records, and will also feature Cynic’s Paul Masvidal, appearing on the song “Living Waves“, as well as on “An Infinitesimal Spark”. The amazing cover art is created by none other than Travis Smith, who shouldn’t need further introduction.

Aathma” will be released as double vinyl, digipak, CD and digital via ViciSolum Productions.

Band picture:
Persefone 2016 Andorra

Album cover:

Aathma Official CoverAathma European Tour 2017
Special Guest: Poem

07.04, 2017 Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain w. Poem

08.04,, 2017 Changó, Madrid, Spain w. Poem

09.04 2017 Garaje, Murcia, Spain w. Poem

11.04, 2017 Barrio’s Cafe, Milan, Italy w. Poem

12.04, 017 Backstage, Munich, Germany w. Poem

13.04, 2017 Z-7, Pratteln, Switzerland w. Poem

14.04, 2017 La Boule Noire, Paris, France w. Poem and Daturha

15.04, 2017 La Ferrailleur, Nantes, France w. Poem

16.04, 2017 Underworld Camden, London, UK w. Poem

17.04, 2017 Turock, Essen, Germany w. Poem and Samsara Circle

18.04, 2017 Podium Duycker, Hoofddorp, Holland w. Poem

19.04, 2017 Merleyn, Nijmegen, Holland w. Poem

20.04, 2017 Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany w. Poem

21.04, 2017 Forbraendingen, Copenhagen, Denmark w. Poem

22.04, 2017 Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden w. Poem and Loch Vostok

Festivals 2017:
07.23-29.2017 Metal Days, Slovenia

…many more, coming….

Persefone line-up:
Marc Martins: Vocals
Carlos Lozano: Guitars
Miguel Espinosa: Keyboards & Vocals
Tony Mestre: Bass
Sergi Verdeguer: Drums
Filipe Baldaia: Guitars

Persefone Discography:
2004 – Truth Inside The Shades
2006 – Core
2009 – Shin-Ken
2013 – Spiritual Migration
2017 – Aathma

Persefone online:
www.persefone.com
www.facebook.com/persefoneband
www.vicisolum.com

PERSEFONE SIGNS WORLWIDE PUBLISHING DEAL WITH ENORM MUSIC

PERSEFONE has inked a Worldwide publishing deal with Enorm Music, to secure an even broader spectrum of publicity and musical reach, around the globe.

Enorm Music is a German label, who are representing artists, such as: SaxonDew-Scented, Grailknights and Manticora, and now also Persefone.

www.enorm-music.de

Persefone has previously released the news of the upcoming album Aathma (Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street), which is set for release on February 24th, 2017. The first video + single is set for release on January 7th – stand by, for a blistering kick in the face!

The tracklist of “Aathma” is as follows:

1. An Infinitesimal Spark
2. One of Many…
3. Prison Skin
4. Spirals Within Thy Being
5. Cosmic Walkers
6. No Faced Mindless
7. Living Waves (feat. Paul Masvidal)
8. Vacuum
9. Stillness is Timeless
10. Aathma
Part I. Universal Oneness
Part II. Spiritual Bliss
Part III. One with the Light
Part IV. …Many of One

Almost four years have passed since Persefone unleashed their highly acclaimed album “Spiritual Migration”. An impressive tour-de-force of insanely great musicianship that took both the press and the listeners by storm (1,2 million views on Youtube!). Now, Persefone is ready with “Aathma” to set the standard for progressive metal in 2017!

So far, a European headliner tour has been lined up, and summer festivals are being booked at the moment.

PERSEFONE European tour 2017 (support: Poem):

07/4: ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz www.salarazzmatazz.com
08/4: ES – Madrid, Changó www.changoclub.es 

09/4: ES – Murcia, Garaje www.garajebeatclub.es
11/4: IT – Milano, Barrio’s Cafe www.barrioscafe.it 

12/4: DE – München, Backstage www.backstage.eu
13/4: CH – Pratteln, Z7 www.z-7.ch 

14/4: FR – Paris, La Boule Noire www.laboule-noire.fr
15/4: FR – Nantes, La Ferrailleur www.leferrailleur.fr
16/4: UK – London, Underworld Camden www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk
17/4: DE - Essen, Turock www.turock.de
18/4: NL – Hoofddorp, Podium Duycker www.duycker.nl
19/4: NL – Nijmegen, Merleyn www.doornroosje.nl 

20/4: DE – Hamburg, Markthalle www.markthalle-hamburg.de 
21/4: DK – Copenhagen, Forbrændingen www.forbraendingen.dk
22/4: SE – Stockholm, Göta Källare www.gotakallare.com

Festival shows 2017:
23-29/7: Metaldays Festival, Slovenia www.metaldays.net
…more to come…

CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN RAISES OVER 22000€!!

We have no words to say THANK YOU. The crowdfunding campaign has collected over 22000€.

We are now working really hard to make the album on time.

AATHMA will hit the shop shelves on February 24th, 2017!

We cannot wait! :D

AATHMA COVER AND TRACKLIST!!

The Andorran Prog/Melodeath riff-masters PERSEFONE are announcing both the cover artwork and the song titles of the upcoming album “Aathma”, which is the band’s 5th release. The album includes (amongst others) a 20 minute title-track!

“Aathma”, set for release on February 24th, 2017 through Vicisolum Records, will feature Cynic’s Paul Masvidal, appearing on the song “Living Waves“, as well as doing spoken vocals on the intro of the album.

The amazing cover is created by none other than Travis Smith, who shouldn’t need further introduction. Smith also did the cover art for Persefone’s last album.

The tracklist of “Aathma” is as follows:

1. An Infinitesimal Spark
2. One of Many…
3. Prison Skin
4. Spirals Within Thy Being
5. Cosmic Walkers
6. No Faced Mindless
7. Living Waves (feat. Paul Masvidal)
8. Vacuum
9. Stillness is Timeless
10. Aathma
Part I. Universal Oneness
Part II. Spiritual Bliss
Part III. One with the Light
Part IV. …Many of One

Almost four years have passed since Persefone unleashed their highly acclaimed album “Spiritual Migration”. An impressive tour-de-force of insanely great musicianship that took both the press and the listeners by storm (1,2 million views on Youtube!). Now, Persefone is ready with “Aathma” to set the standard for progressive metal in 2017!

So far, a European headliner tour has been lined up, and summer festivals are being booked at the moment.

PERSEFONE European tour 2017:

07/4: ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz www.salarazzmatazz.com
08/4: ES – Madrid, Changó www.changoclub.es 

09/4: ES – Murcia, Garaje www.garajebeatclub.es
11/4: IT – Milano, Barrio’s Cafe www.barrioscafe.it 

12/4: DE – München, Backstage www.backstage.eu
13/4: TBA

14/4: FR – Paris, La Boule Noire www.laboule-noire.fr
15/4: FR – Nantes, La Ferrailleur www.leferrailleur.fr
16/4: UK – London, Underworld Camden www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk
17/4: DE - Essen, Turock www.turock.de
18/4: NL – Hoofddorp, Podium Duycker www.duycker.nl
19/4: NL – Nijmegen, Merleyn www.doornroosje.nl 

20/4: DE – Hamburg, Markthalle www.markthalle-hamburg.de 
21/4: DK – Copenhagen, Forbrændingen www.forbraendingen.dk
22/4: SE – Stockholm, Göta Källare www.gotakallare.com

Persefone line-up:
Marc Martins: Vocals
Carlos Lozano: Guitars
Miguel Espinosa: Keyboards
Tony Mestre: Bass
Sergi Verdeguer: Drums
Filipe Baldaia: Guitars

Track (from Spiritual Migration/2013): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33iPIizR6tI
Video (from Spiritual Migration/2013): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6_sRDFideY

Persefone online:
www.persefone.com
www.facebook.com/persefoneband
www.vicisolum.com

Aathma Official Cover

10000€ ALREADY RAISED AT THE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

After a week of the start of our crowdfunding campaign at Verkami’s website, we have already raised 10.000€ for the recording of our upcoming album AATHMA!! We feel thankful and amazed on how things are working out! Also, drum recordings are on the way.

Thank you everybody for the support! :D

Feel free to support at http://vkm.is/persefone

NEW ALBUM, HEADLINING EUROPEAN TOUR & CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Almost four years have passed since Persefone unleashed to their highly acclaimed album “Spiritual Migration”. An impressive album that took both the press and the listeners by storm (1,2 million clicks on Youtube!). When the calendar shows February 24, 2017 it´s finally time to experience the evolution of Persefone with their new album “Aathma”!
The album will contain 10 new songs and it´s mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The artwork is once again created by Travis Smith.
Aathma” will for sure set the standard for progressive metal in 2017!

Persefone´s own words about “Aathma”:

“It’s only once in every three, four years that we can express ourselves with freedom as musicians, by making music under the name of Persefone. Each album is a picture of our lives and the way we’re experiencing this journey. It’s the first time we feel there’s someone out there, waiting for the album and we are doing our best to make honest music that shows the spirit and essence of the band. It’s not about releasing albums. It’s all about the music.”

Aathma” will be released on CD, 12” double vinyl, a limited digipak edition and of course as digital download.

Persefone is releasing a crowd-funding campaign in conjunction with these news, in order to finance the album, and keep people informed and on-track towards the big date in 2017. The crowd-funding campaign can be viewed here:

http://vkm.is/persefonepersefone night vertical

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TOUR NEWS:

Intromental, Vicisolum and Metalized present:

PERSEFONE European tour 2017:

Persefone is the new rising star on the European progressive melodeath scene. Having released 4 critically acclaimed albums, and about to deliver the 5th album of extreme technical skills and fantastic songwriting, this band has climbed from being an unknown band from Andorra to claiming headliner status in Europe.
Persefone has previously toured the continent, as support for Obituary and Leprous, until they – in 2015 – co-headlined alongside Loch Vostok. The 2015 tour proved to the band, that it was high time, to do their own headliner tour, and with the new album in the luggage, they are more ready than ever, to shred the stages to a pulp.

As support, Persefone is bringing along the most interesting band to emerge from Greece for many years: The progressive sensation Poem. The band has released 2 albums, and 2016′s “Skein Syndrome” is a tour de force in how to combine ToolPain Of Salvation and Opeth to perfection.
Poem toured all over Europe in the spring of 2016, as support for mighty Amorphis, with loads of new followers.

The 2017 Aathma tour schedule is as follows:

07/4: ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz www.salarazzmatazz.com
08/4: ES – Madrid, Changó www.changoclub.es 

09/4: ES – Murcia, Garaje www.garajebeatclub.es
11/4: IT – Milano, Barrio’s Cafe www.barrioscafe.it 

12/4: DE – München, Backstage www.backstage.eu
13/4: TBA

14/4: FR – Paris, La Boule Noire www.laboule-noire.fr
15/4: FR – Nantes, La Ferrailleur www.leferrailleur.fr
16/4: UK – London, Underworld Camden www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk
17/4: DE – Essen, Turock www.turock.de
18/4: NL – Hoofddorp, Podium Duycker www.duycker.nl
19/4: NL – Nijmegen, Merleyn www.doornroosje.nl 

20/4: DE – Hamburg, Markthalle www.markthalle-hamburg.de 
21/4: DK – Copenhagen, Forbrændingen www.forbraendingen.dk
22/4: SE – Stockholm, Göta Källare www.gotakallare.com

Persefone

Persefone line-up:
Marc Martins: Vocals
Carlos Lozano: Guitars
Miguel Espinosa: Keyboards
Tony Mestre: Bass
Sergi Verdeguer: Drums
Filipe Baldaia: Guitars

Track (from Spiritual Migration – 2013 ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33iPIizR6tI
Video (from Spiritual Migration – 2013): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6_sRDFideY

Persefone online:
www.persefone.com

www.facebook.com/persefoneband

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Poem video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb5Rj6b4rTg

Poem online:

www.poemband.com

www.facebook.com/poemofficial

 

JORDI GORGUES LEAVES THE BAND

Today we have some heavy heart news. After 15 years Jordi Gorgues, founder member of the band, leaves Persefone.

He has written a message for you guys:

“The last 15 years have been some of the best of my life. When we started, I could never have imagined how far we would come, and it exceeded all my expectations. It has been absolutely amazing. I will always be grateful for all that I have learned and experienced within Persefone.

Right now it’s being quit hard for me to combine my job, my family and the band… Specifically the band takes a lot of time and hard work of each member, as it must be. But also my family and my job, not leaving much time for the band or none at all. Therefore the hard decision of leaving Persefone had to be made. In spite of it, I feel fulfilled and satisfied with all I have achieved with the band. Happily, now, I will be able to dedicate more time to my precious little Ainhoa and my wife Daniela.

From now on, I will not take part in the rehearsals, recording or touring, but I will always be one of them.

I’d like to express my appreciation and gratitude to all Persefone fans for their support and loyalty. I’m keeping great memories of all those moments that I lived with all of you. Thank you truly…

I wish you Persefone, my friends, all the best in your future endeavors.
Jordi.”

The very first time Persefone entered a rehearsing room, there were four people, and Jordi was one of them. We have never met a human being as friendly, easygoing, professional, classy, hard worker, devoted friend and full of talent as him.

We already miss him and we want to thank him for every moment we had the honor and pleasure to share with him.

You were, are and will be part of this band, Jordi.

Carlos, Toni, Moe, Marc, Bobby & Filipe

 

Jordi

FILIPE BALDAIA TO BE THE THIRD GUITAR PLAYER IN PERSEFONE!

As the very first update this year, we want to introduce you to the new Persefone guitar player, Filipe M. Baldaia!!

Some of you already know him from his band Nami, or our last tour he did with us during August. He is an amazing guitar player, and it’s an important addition to the studio and live sound in the band.

From now on, Persefone has three guitar players!

Welcome dude!Filipe filipe2

PERSEFONE CONFIRMED AT RESURRECTION FEST 2016!

Great news! Persefone has been confirmed for the upcoming Resurrection Fest in summer 2016. We hope seeing you all there!!

 

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PROG POWER US 2015 APPEARANCE CANCELLED

Bad news…

We have had to cancel our appearance at ProgPower USA next September…

We have been a year preparing the show. The set is ready, all what is required economically to go to US is ready, but there’s only once thing missing: the visa confirmation numbers we require to make some interviews at the US Embassy in Madrid and get the visas to play in the USA. The USCIS is running 4-6 weeks behind the normal schedule assuming there is no RFE (request for evidence) and as a consequence those numbers haven’t arrived yet.

On June, we jumped in the European tour about to happen in less than 15 days. We assumed for that time that all the visa process would be done. Unluckily, things aren’t like that and we haven’t received the numbers yet, so we still need to do the interviews. It’s obvious that during the tour, we can’t make them, and once we come back we may have some days in September.

The thing that prevents us of doing the interviews for that time is the fact that we have regular jobs. None of us live of Persefone, and as a consequence, every time we go on tour or a festival, we are asking for holidays. After doing the tour, and having asked for days to go to US, we simply can’t get more days to go and do the interviews (Madrid is 600 kms away from Andorra). At no point we can put in risk our jobs, when nobody can assure us that we will have received the confirmation numbers by then, and all the visa process will be done on time, cause even if we do the interviews on September, we still have to receive the visas in hand in Andorra, that it’s another country… For a band like Persefone, that we handle things by our own, we simply cannot handle this in so little time.

Of course, all these are technical issues that might happen to any band, and doesn’t avoid the fact that Persefone won’t be at ProgPower this year. Every person that knows us, know that we have been dreaming of this for years, we have spent a year preparing Bobby, our new drummer, to get the show to the next level, with great expectations and illusion for this show and at this point and we feel devastated for what have happened, as it’s really out of our hands. We have lost a lot of energy, money and we feel just really frustrated about the situation.

We are sorry about this.

We are still working hard to get in the USA in the future.

Thanks to Glenn and all the Intromental crew for trying their best to make us go to this awesome festival. For every person that attends the festival, we are sure that it will be an spectacular festival. Please support the promoter in this situation as he is also a victim.

Official Statement from the promoter: http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/progpower-usa/980982-persefone-removed-progpower-usa-xvi-roster.html

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