A Shadowplay For Yesterdays, the brand-new upcoming third album by British black metallers A Forest Of Stars is set for a release in late summer.

A Shadowplay For Yesterdays is the follow-up to 2010's successor Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring and set for release on the following dates:

Germany/Austria: July 20
Europe: July 23
North America: August 14
Everywhere else: July 23


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Band profile: A Forest Of Stars
 
Posted: 18.05.2012 by Azoic



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InnerSelf - 18.05.2012 at 16:04  
Yes please
Troy Killjoy - 18.05.2012 at 16:35  
Sounds like kind of a pretentious title but whatevs. They haven't disappointed me thus far even though I wasn't the biggest fan of OtoS.
Verdun_sc - 18.05.2012 at 20:11  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.05.2012 at 16:35

Sounds like kind of a pretentious title but whatevs. They haven't disappointed me thus far even though I wasn't the biggest fan of OtoS.

Everything about this band is pretentious as hell.

I wont be listening to this, anyway, though. Didnt like the first two records, no reason to believe I'll like this.
InnerSelf - 18.05.2012 at 23:20  
People keep calling AFoS pretentious (which they are), but at least these guys back the pretentious-ness with top quality music and that's the important thing for me.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.05.2012 at 23:32  
Written by InnerSelf on 18.05.2012 at 23:20

People keep calling AFoS pretentious (which they are), but at least these guys back the pretentious-ness with top quality music and that's the important thing for me.

In a way they're far less "pretentious" than 99% of black metal culture bands, who usually try to extol their "black metal" heritage with silly imagery, iconography and lyrics but fail to give themselves any depth music-wise. I don't find A Forest of Stars pretentious simply because, as you say, they're so good at doing what they do musically, along with the twist they add to their aesthetic. If they were shitty posers then they'd be pretentious.

Pretension is usually defined by how successful one is at living up the to the claims they make. It seems odd to me to call an album title "pretentious" when also agreeing that the band is largely successful at what they do. Then again everyone has a different perspective on what constitutes pretentiousness.
InnerSelf - 19.05.2012 at 01:12  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 18.05.2012 at 23:32

Pretension is usually defined by how successful one is at living up the to the claims they make. It seems odd to me to call an album title "pretentious" when also agreeing that the band is largely successful at what they do. Then again everyone has a different perspective on what constitutes pretentiousness.

I approve of this definition. And it's not like they go around saying that they're the most innovative of the bunch or that they make the greatest music ever, I think it's just their public image that pisses people off.
!J.O.O.E.! - 19.05.2012 at 01:15  
Written by InnerSelf on 19.05.2012 at 01:12

I approve of this definition. And it's not like they go around saying that they're the most innovative of the bunch or that they make the greatest music ever, I think it's just their public image that pisses people off.

Yep, they have a great, quirky image and style, and they definitely make it work.
Fredd - 19.05.2012 at 23:43  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 19.05.2012 at 01:15

Yep, they have a great, quirky image and style, and they definitely make it work.

I'll have to check this band out someday.
!J.O.O.E.! - 19.05.2012 at 23:43  
Written by Fredd on 19.05.2012 at 23:43

I'll have to check this band out someday.

No! Do it now, or do not!
Fredd - 19.05.2012 at 23:44  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 19.05.2012 at 23:43

Written by Fredd on 19.05.2012 at 23:43

I'll have to check this band out someday.

No! Do it now, or do not!

Ok. Where do I start?
!J.O.O.E.! - 19.05.2012 at 23:45  
Written by Fredd on 19.05.2012 at 23:44

Ok. Where do I start?

Can't go wrong with either but the first album probably edges out the second by a little bit.
Fredd - 19.05.2012 at 23:47  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 19.05.2012 at 23:45

Written by Fredd on 19.05.2012 at 23:44

Ok. Where do I start?

Can't go wrong with either but the first album probably edges out the second by a little bit.

On it.
Fredd - 19.05.2012 at 23:50  
Victorian Occult Psychedelic Black Metal?

!J.O.O.E.! - 19.05.2012 at 23:54  
Written by Fredd on 19.05.2012 at 23:50

Victorian Occult Psychedelic Black Metal?



Indeed I don't find them very psychedelic to be honest, more atmospheric, but the band know how to use violins without sounding cheesy.
Sync - 20.05.2012 at 00:11  
If it's anything as close to AFOS then it should be an amazing record! And since being English I love their image, nice and quirky.

I wonder if they play live in suits. Anyone got any info on that since i'm seeing them in 2 months?
InnerSelf - 20.05.2012 at 01:10  
Written by Sync on 20.05.2012 at 00:11

If it's anything as close to AFOS then it should be an amazing record! And since being English I love their image, nice and quirky.

I wonder if they play live in suits. Anyone got any info on that since i'm seeing them in 2 months?

They do
Sync - 20.05.2012 at 23:16  
Written by InnerSelf on 20.05.2012 at 01:10

They do



Wow, that surely will being an amazing night with them and Wodensthrone
Mr. Doctor - 20.05.2012 at 23:33  
Fucking awesome news.
FLIPFLOP - 21.05.2012 at 17:17  





AFOS at Ragnarok festival 2012.
malaikat - 22.05.2012 at 17:00  
>> band uses long words and unusal metaphors

>> OMG PRETENTIOUS
Troy Killjoy - 22.05.2012 at 17:08  
Written by malaikat on 22.05.2012 at 17:00
>> OMG PRETENTIOUS

Perhaps ostentatious was a better choice of words. I didn't realize so many people were hung up on a few comments about them being pretentious. It's all a matter of opinion.
malaikat - 22.05.2012 at 17:11  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.05.2012 at 17:08

Perhaps ostentatious was a better choice of words. I didn't realize so many people were hung up on a few comments about them being pretentious. It's all a matter of opinion.


that seems about right.
FLIPFLOP - 22.05.2012 at 19:11  
Oddly enough I've always felt that their costumes were pretty much their own version of corpse paint... Plenty of bands have their own version of war paint and AFOSs just seems to be a little less traditional though I can only imagine wearing suits on stage must be stupidly warm.

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