Posts Tagged ‘A FOREST OF STARS’


September 8th, 2012

A Forest Of Stars Interview

with Vocalist Mister Curse and Keyboardist/Percussionist The Gentleman

Interview by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

No you’re not in the wrong place, you’ve entered into A Forest Of Stars’ Victorian time slip. These Gentleman’s Club members are an exclusive brotherhood injecting a different kind of drama into the black metal scene, and certainly a touch of class. Taking time out in this modern pace of life, Mister Curse and The Gentleman discuss new album A Shadowplay For Yesterdays and the draw of the past…

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A FOREST OF STARS: “Sorrow’s Impetus” Streaming Now On Stereogum

September 1st, 2010

After having received much praise from critics and fans worldwide and following several live appearances on their native soil, the UK psychedelic black metal ensemble A FOREST OF STARS gathered around a few cups of tea to lay down the foundations of what would be their second full-length album. Several séances in Rob Hobson’s Silent City Studio during winter of 2009 led to the recording of the fittingly titled Opportunistic Thieves of Spring, a work of magic and alchemy in the tradition of their Victorian contemporaries.

Released via Transcendental Creations earlier this summer, the now quintuplet — having added drummer John Bishop to the fold — took the elements brought fourth on their dramatic The Corpse Of Rebirth offering, to a whole new level, adding new sound textures with oriental percussion and peculiar string arrangements. Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring will carry the listener through a vast musical landscape; an unearthly journey from the rise of mankind to the Golden Age to its decline in the Kali Yuga.

Check out “Sorrow’s Impetus,” the opening track from Opportunistic Thieves of Spring at Stereogum here:


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