Dark Metal - Switzerland

Samael Band

Throughout the ’90s S A M A E L released five albums and a couple of side releases. “Ceremony of Opposites” (1994), “Passage” (1996) and “Eternal” (1999) are regarded by many as metal milestones of the last decade. They’re all, indeed, representative of the constant evolution and mutation of the band.

After different experimentations, S A M A E L returned in 2004 with “Reign of Light”, an album which clearly shows the band’s desire to continue being on the frontline of modern heavy metal music. The release was followed by over 80 shows in Europe alone, including many festival appearances.

Early 2006 the band started to work on their new album. The recording sessions began in mid-summer of the same year and became the longest in S A M A E L’s history. “Solar Soul” was mixed during January 2007 in Stockholm (Sweden), mastered in March and unleashed on the 1st of June. This was without a doubt the beginning of a new era for the band, and their new album was built to stand the test of time…

November 2008: while putting the last touch on “Above”, a project they matured for sometimes, the band decided it would be S A M A E L’s new album. Presented as a tribute to the band’s early years and first influences, “Above” was released in March 2009.

November 2010: S A M A E L inks a deal with Season of Mist for North America, starting with the release of the “Antigod” EP. Exclusively available as digital download in Canada, USA and Mexico, the EP is made of new songs, live tracks and remixes. The band’s next album is scheduled for 2011.


  • Vorph (Vorphalack) : Vocals, Guitars
  • Makro : Guitars
  • Masmis (Masmiseim) : Bass
  • Xy (Xytras, Xytraguptor) : Drums, Keyboards and Programming

This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.

Available territory: North America.

Posted on July 12, 2011

After some manufacturing issues which caused a two month delay, Swiss dark metallers S A M A E L’s new album “Lux Mundi” is finally being released today in North America! “Lux Mundi” is available as an exclusive 2CD digipak including the “Antigod” EP which was previously only available digitally.

Posted on June 8, 2011

Swiss dark metallers S A M A E L recently shot a video for the “Luxferre” song, off new album “Lux Mundi”. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, ARCH ENEMY and many others). Watch it here!

Posted on March 30, 2011

Swiss dark metallers S A M A E L posted a brand new song online. “In the Deep” is taken from upcoming album “Lux Mundi”, to be released in North America on May 3rd. Download the song for free here!

Posted on March 9, 2011

Swiss dark metallers S A M A E L issued a third video of the making of forthcoming album “Lux Mundi”, to be released on May 3rd in North America. You can watch it on YouTube.

Posted on February 15, 2011

As previously announced, Swiss Dark metallers S A M A E L have chosen “Lux Mundi” (which translates in English as “Light of the World”) as the title for their upcoming album. Here is the tracklisting of the band’s ninth full-length, scheduled for a May 3rd release in North America:

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