Spanish atmospheric metallers, just signed to new label
FOSCOR hail from Catalonia, which is still yet largely unwilling part of modern Spain. With Barcelona as its capital this region has a long artistic tradition with the fin de siècle style of Modernisme a parallel development to Art Noveau and Jugendstil among others forming one of its major achievements. Catalonia has also left its mark in the extreme music scene of Spain.
FOSCOR are attracted to and build upon these foundations, while taking inspiration from the morbid, decadent, and sick reflections on a rapidly changing society that shaped the artistic landscape at the end of the nineteenth century.
Based in Barcelona, the name FOSCOR translates as “darkness” from their native Catalan tongue, which the band often uses for their lyrics as a distinctive element and strong connection with their cultural reality.
The Catalans first three albums, ‘Entrance to the Shadows’ Village’ (2004), ‘The Smile of the Sad Ones’ (2007), and ‘Groans to the Guilty’ (2009) were wrapping a shroud of classic second wave black metal around a melancholic yet vital core, while already showing a distinct individuality reaching out from the confines of any genre.
‘Groans to the Guilty’ witnessed FOSCOR setting out towards more progressive and avant-garde course, but it was their next full-length ‘Those Horrors Wither’ (2014), which marked a clear departure from the black metal waters as well as related clichés and self-imposed limitations. Darkness found an equally strong expression through the use of clean vocals, doom infused tempo reduction, and catchy heavy riffing.
FOSCOR have already finished recording their forthcoming fifth full-length, which will be released in the course of 2017. Expect something magical…