Season Of Mist has announced the signing of the American experimental black metal band MURMUR to its Underground Activists division. The Chicago-based quartet started off in 2007 and immediately received underground recognition. With the release of their fierce and utterly disturbing debut album in 2010, more accolades followed before the band embarked on an even stranger but no less frightening musical journey on a split EP with NACHTMYSTIUM the next year, which earned them international acclaim.

“We are extremely excited to be working with Season Of Mist, and to have the opportunity to reach a wider audience,” MURMUR guitarist Matthias Vogels comments.

MURMUR started as a depressive black metal project with the debut, ‘Mainlining The Lugubrious’, but after a pretty significant lineup change, as well as a strong desire to satisfy my eclectic musical tastes, MURMUR has mutated into a fusion of black metal with progressive rock, zeuhl, and 1970s-style jazz fusion. We continue to grow and mutate our sound with every new piece. For a long time I thought we were trying to find our niche with all the experimentation, but it seems to me that our niche is not having one at all.

MURMUR‘s future goals are to continue writing and release another full-length within the next 1-2 years. Another major goal is to embark on U.S. and European tours.”


Matthias Vogels – Guitar, Moogs, Voice
Alex Perkolup – Bass, Voice
Shane Prendiville – Guitar, Moogs, Voice
Charlie Werber – Percussion