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Agonia Records, one of our favorite extreme labels around here, are working with the Greek band Lucifer’s Child. If you haven’t heard of them the group consists of vocalist Marios Dupont (Karma Violens) and drummer Nick Vell (Chaostar), George Emmanuel (ex-Chaostar), Stathis Ridis (a member of another long-running Hellenic metal unit, Nightfall).

Now they’ve released new single “The Order” in the form of a music video directed by George Koimisis and the band themselves. It’s the title track from the band’s fothrcoming album, set to be released on November 9th via Agonia Records. Watch the video HERE.

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Chaostar stream anticipated opus “The Undivided Light”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 2:47 PM (PST)

CHAOSTAR are streaming their stunning new album, ‘The Undivided Light’. On the new album, Athen’s CHAOSTAR deconstruct classic orchestration, traditional instrumentation, electronica, rock, Byzantine music and more into something truly fresh and exciting. Led by SEPTICFLESH guitarist and composer Christos Antoniou, and featuring the striking voice of Androniki Skoula, CHAOSTAR reshape time-honored musical convention into gorgeous compositions that are peerless. ‘The Undivided Light’ is a deeply dramatic and dynamic album of worldly music that is both rich and timeless. The ‘Undivided Light’ is streaming here now.

Regarding the new album, CHAOSTAR vocalist Androniki Skoula comments: “The human being as an individual and as a master of his own destiny appears again as the central core around which our forthcoming album, ‘The Undivided Light’ revolves. We have always been attracted to the investigation of the womb in which our secretive and most tiring battles take place. There is no blood there, no human casualties, no weapons, but only arsenals of strength and belief, waiting for us to prove that we deserve the feasts that life has provided us unconditionally. Silent soldiers confronting their lethal decisions, an ancient conspiracy in the subconscious, memories, and intentions merging into a crystal magic ball, a two-sided coin. Life and death, this price has to be paid. The light that leads cannot be divided, its flame sprung from the opened doors of knowledge and wandered in silent yards, confronting the eternal circle of yin and yang. Its flame asks from each of us to be remembered. Its flames demand to be protected and kept alive, either to light the way or to burn down. ‘The Undivided Light’ is an album that does not just ‘comment’ on someone’s ability to defend certain values, but it is mostly a statement of the band’s contributors that outlines the secretive ‘liaison’ between memory and conscience. The extent of conscience in our actions defends the real value of any kind of memory that we inherit towards others and also towards ourselves. In the end, the level of self-redemption does not only relate to our actions, but mostly to the pretext into which we include them. Remembrance has become a struggle, it is not an easy medal to gain, an undivided flame that burns on the soil of our soul. May we be remembered.”

‘The Undivided Light’ will be released this week worldwide on March 23rd. Pre-orders for the album are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop. 

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CHAOSTAR release powerful “Tazama Jua” from new album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM (PST)

Chaostar continue to humble the listener with their towering skill and passionate emotional control and release on new track “Tazama Jua”. Taken from March’s pending The Undivided Light, the track confirms that this is indeed still the 2018 release I am most excited for thus far. We have seen some amazing records already in the time we have breifly waded into the waters of this somewhat new year (The Atlas Moth, Machine Head or Legend Of The Seagullmen come to mind off the top of my head), but this Chaostar record commands my full attention with unparalleled operatic complexity, a sophisticated theatrical emotional range and nonetheless a direct sense of the real that touches the spirit. Some of it is even catchy, hahaha.

Pre-orders for the album are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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New music from CHAOSTAR at last

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:41 AM (PST)

Today I saw that my friend Androniki of the incredible project Chaostar had posted about some new music. This project is so incredible and they are on their own wavelength entirely. So blessed to have new sounds from them today in a time when the arts need cultivating and nurturing more than ever! Three cheers to this amazing band!

Chaostar truly examine all of the highs and lows of the human experience with their epic and operatic sound. Their music is on another level entirely compared to most bands, tapping into the sublime center of life’s raw beating vulnerable heart and the  inherent strength in attempting to defy mortality through ambitious artistic statement.

Dear friends, 
We are proud to unveil the first single of our forthcoming album, ‘The Undivided Light’ (out March 23) under the label Season of Mist, which can now be pre-ordered here: 
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CHAOSTAR vocalist Androniki comments: “Dear all, it is with great pleasure to announce that we are launching the first song “Stones and Dust” from our forthcoming album, ‘The Undivided Light’. Every blessed virtue in this world multiplies and growths when being shared and not constrained. Like wisdom, knowledge, and patience, the flame of light itself can brighten a room, but when being divided and shared can illuminate the entire world’s human intellect. This has been the motivational thinking that flared-up the creation of the new CHAOSTAR album. Our existence consists of dust formed into concrete shapes of hard stones, awaiting to degrade back into the light-weight form of dust and finally to the liberated state of time, light, and space.”
The members of the band Christos AntoniouAndroniki Skoula Chaostar B Charalampos Paritsis and Nick Vell salute you and aspire to introduce you to a magical experience.

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Chaostar studio news. (add this to “most anticipated” in my book)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 12:45 PM (PST)

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photo by Stella Mouzi

“Few months are left for Chaostar to enter the studio again, after almost 3 years.

The rehearsals for the new album are getting more intense and we truly believe that the result won’t let you down.

We keep in touch.”

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Interview: Chaostar – Les Réminiscences Extatiques

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 9:50 PM (PST)

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“Compromising with things already done is not something that attracts our interest.” -Androniki (vocals)

Greece’s Chaostar began as a classical influenced offshoot of the always cutting-edge and generally well-revered Septicflesh. When the death metal act flirted with more and more classical influences on their crucial, evolutionary album (and recently reissued) A Fallen Temple, Christos Antoniou of Septicflesh decided to cast the dice and start another project to further explore that direction parallel to the metal thrust of  his “main” band. Within the span of several albums (and a short hiatus), Chaostar made their own mark via a masterful synthesis of heavy music’s pedigree with true opera (not just symphonic metal’s often great but select borrowing of high soprano vocals). Lush strings, mournful brass, percussion and world instruments eloping in a post-modern blender under a cloud of Gothic splendor? Most bands might make a hot mess of such varied combinations and source material, but Chaostar’s recent Anomima is breathtaking in scope, a real odyssey. In my opinion, the current Chaostar line-up is their strongest yet.

Kurt Vonnegut asked in his “self-portrait” Palm Sunday ,” Are many novelists schizophrenic – at least marginally so? Do they hallucinate, seeing and hearing things that healthy people cannot sense? Do they turn disordered perceptions into gold in the literary marketplace…or if writer’s themselves aren’t crazy, perhaps a lot of their ancestors were?”

This would certainly also apply to those rare musicians in it for the right reasons, panning for gold in an industry cluttered with acts who make lifeless, flaccid and watered down imitations of once great genres. Not so with trailblazers like Chaostar. This is a group who restlessly work to create alchemy that will permanently mark and alter your consciousness. Jung would have had a field day with this band!

Most recent Chaostar vocalist Androniki Skoula is frighteningly talented, a gorgeous chameleon with a voice from Olympus. It was an honor to interview her about Chaostar’s Anomina as well as other matters.

Click HERE to read the interview!

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