Season Of Mist news: Exocrine’s “Legend” and Kill The Thrill’s “Autophagie” albums out now


Exocrine have been turning heads with their philosophical bent on technical-death metal for more than a decade. But on their new album, the daring and deadly French architects spin razor-sharp riffs and precision blast beats into a truly legendary tale. Exocrine are locked and loaded on Legend. Eidolon fires off laser-guided riffs and a bass that grooves with all the flattening force of a tank. “I will rise and your ashes hollow!” the band shout in unison on “Life, as if charging into battle behind a hail of blast beats“.

But for all its metallic might, Legend flexes just as much brain power. Heck, the title track breaks down into a slithering trumpet interlude. “We wanted to create a more intimate atmosphere with this album“, says lead guitarist Sylvain Octor Perez. “The production is more organic and the tempos are calmer at times“.

Exocrine are streaming the full album over on the Season of Mist YouTube channel:

The band took their time with this album, writing for well over the course of a year while sequestered at a house in the Bordeaux countryside. What they came up with reads more like a blockbuster film. Legend combines the most fantastical elements of Warhammer, Mad Max and Kaiju. The story follows the intersecting paths of three characters: a knight, a godlike destroyer and an immortal man. What unfolds between them is a Dante-like confrontation that tests just how much they’re willing to sacrifice in order to secure their place in the universe.

This is our most personal album“, Exocrine says. “We decided to go back to something more organic, with more relief, and tried different things in order to bring a stronger atmosphere and connect the music with the story. Legend has a good balance between technicality and lyrics, with each aspect serving the other“.


  1. Presage (1:26)
  2. Legend (3:55)
  3. Life (3:56)
  4. Eidolon (3:21)
  5. The Altar Of War (4:36)
  6. Dust In The Naught (3:52)
  7. Warlock (3:25)
  8. Dragon (4:15)
  9. The Oath (3:46)
  10. By The Light Of The Pyre (6:19)
  11. Cryogenisation (Bonus Track) (4:49)

Kill The Thrill are blessed with an elusive vision. Over the past 30 years, the French duo have been dreaming up an abrasive-but-hypnotic blend of industrial rock, post-punk and dark wave. The videos for the first two singles off their upcoming fifth album, Autophagie, dropped immersed audiences in a cinematic fever dream that would give David Lynch nightmares.

The band launched the announcement of this upcoming album with the hypnotic eponymous title track Autophagie back in November last year, with a captivating music video. It is with tracks Capitan and A La Dérive that Kill the Thrill continued this abrasive post-punk & alternative journey, crafting a meticulous story along the way.

Kill the Thrill are streaming the full album over on the Season of Mist YouTube channel:

An album that “…does not shy away from musical experiments.” ( and which brings the long-standing duo of Nicolas Dick (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Lap Steel, Samples) & Marilyn Tognolli (Bass Guitar) with new member François Rossi (Drums) to new heights.


  1. Tout va bien se terminer (8:53)
  2. A la dérive (5:36)
  3. Le dernier train (10:30)
  4. Autophagie (4:21)
  5. Capitan (9:21)
  6. Cluster headache (5:38)
  7. Les enfants brûlent (4:10)
  8. Je suis là (5:40)
  9. Ahan (5:47)

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