Independent record label and record distributor with subsidiaries in France and the United States.
The record label was founded in 1996 by Michael H. Berberian in Marseille, Bouche du Rhône (France). From the start releasing Black Metal, Pagan Metal and Death Metal records, the label moved on to releasing albums of Avant-garde Metal, Gothic Metal and Punk bands as well. Season of Mist is widely respected as one of the top labels in the extreme metal scene.
The label has two offices, one in Marseille, France and one in Philadelphia, USA. It has been formed in 1996, while founder Michael S. Berberian was completing his scholarships in \“International Economics Sciences\”. Since his graduation the label has become a full time job for Michael and achieved a steady growth with Season of Mist now employing 17 members of staff. In the year 2002 Season of Mist also started out as a distributor for the French territory, which meanwhile includes other Heavy Metal labels like Metal Blade Records, Spinefarm Records or Napalm Records on their roster.