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LIVE AT ROADBURN 2010

Band:YOB
Album:LIVE AT ROADBURN 2010
Label:ROADBURN
Format:2LP
Genre:DOOM METAL

Repress of the long sold out 2011 release on Roadburn Records. Recorded at Roadburn Festival 2010 Also available in the box set Yob Live At Roadburn together with The Unreal Never Lived Live At Roadburn 2012 2LP. Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB has achieved legendary status in recent years due to their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work. Formed in 1996 in Eugene, Oregon under the leadership of doom metal mastermind Mike Scheidt on guitars and vocals, the group initially released a three song demo tape in 2000 that garnered them international attention. Drawing comparisons to groups like Neurosis, Sleep and Electric Wizard, YOB succeeded in developing modern sounding doom metal that hearkened back to the classics. In 2002, YOB released their debut album Elaborations of Carbon followed by Catharsis in 2003, a three song record that clocked in at a colossal 50 minutes. The buzz about YOB was beginning to grow and the trio began to tour more extensively. Remaining quite prolific during this period, YOB continued to release an album each year with The Illusion of Motion coming in 2004 followed by The Unreal Never Lived in 2005. Despite all the momentum, YOB disbanded in 2006. In 2008 the band returned from hiatus and has remained strong ever since with Travis Foster on drums and Aaron Rieseberg on bass. Reinvigorated and reinspired, YOB released The Great Cessation in 2009. It was doom with a psychedelic twist, a sound that Pitchfork referred to as cosmic doom. At this point in their career, the band found increased exposure in the media, with The New York Times going so far as to call them one of the best bands in North America after a performance at Scion Rock Festival. TRACKLIST 1. Ball Of Molten Lead 13:15 2. Burning The Altar 13:21 3. Kosmos 11:07 4. The Great Cessation 22:21

 

 

LIVE AT ROADBURN 2010

Band:YOB
Album:LIVE AT ROADBURN 2010
Label:ROADBURN
Format:CD
Genre:DOOM METAL

Repress of the long sold out 2011 release on Roadburn Records. Recorded at Roadburn Festival 2010 Also available in the box set Yob Live At Roadburn together with The Unreal Never Lived Live At Roadburn 2012 2LP. Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB has achieved legendary status in recent years due to their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work. Formed in 1996 in Eugene, Oregon under the leadership of doom metal mastermind Mike Scheidt on guitars and vocals, the group initially released a three song demo tape in 2000 that garnered them international attention. Drawing comparisons to groups like Neurosis, Sleep and Electric Wizard, YOB succeeded in developing modern sounding doom metal that hearkened back to the classics. In 2002, YOB released their debut album Elaborations of Carbon followed by Catharsis in 2003, a three song record that clocked in at a colossal 50 minutes. The buzz about YOB was beginning to grow and the trio began to tour more extensively. Remaining quite prolific during this period, YOB continued to release an album each year with The Illusion of Motion coming in 2004 followed by The Unreal Never Lived in 2005. Despite all the momentum, YOB disbanded in 2006. In 2008 the band returned from hiatus and has remained strong ever since with Travis Foster on drums and Aaron Rieseberg on bass. Reinvigorated and reinspired, YOB released The Great Cessation in 2009. It was doom with a psychedelic twist, a sound that Pitchfork referred to as cosmic doom. At this point in their career, the band found increased exposure in the media, with The New York Times going so far as to call them one of the best bands in North America after a performance at Scion Rock Festival. TRACKLIST 1. Ball Of Molten Lead 13:15 2. Burning The Altar 13:21 3. Kosmos 11:07 4. The Great Cessation 22:21

 

 

THE UNREAL NEVER LIVED - LIVE AT ROADBURN 2012

Band:YOB
Album:THE UNREAL NEVER LIVED - LIVE AT ROADBURN 2012
Label:ROADBURN
Format:2LP
Genre:DOOM METAL

Repress of the long sold out 2014 release on Roadburn Festival Records. Recorded at Roadburn Festival 2012 Also available in the 4LP box set Yob Live At Roadburn together with Live At Roadburn 2010 2LP. Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB has achieved legendary status in recent years due to their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work. Formed in 1996 in Eugene, Oregon under the leadership of doom metal mastermind Mike Scheidt on guitars and vocals, the group initially released a 3 song demo tape in 2000 that garnered them international attention. Drawing comparisons to groups like Neurosis, Sleep and Electric Wizard, YOB succeeded in developing modern sounding doom metal that hearkened back to the classics. In 2002, YOB released their debut album Elaborations of Carbon followed by Catharsis in 2003, a 3 song record that clocked in at a colossal 50 minutes. The buzz about YOB was beginning to grow and the trio began to tour more extensively. Remaining quite prolific during this period, YOB continued to release an album each year with The Illusion of Motion coming in 2004 followed by The Unreal Never Lived in 2005. Despite all the momentum, YOB disbanded in 2006. In 2008 the band returned from hiatus and has remained strong ever since with Travis Foster on drums and Aaron Rieseberg on bass. Reinvigorated and reinspired, YOB released The Great Cessation in 2009. It was doom with a psychedelic twist, a sound that Pitchfork referred to as cosmic doom. At this point in their career, the band found increased exposure in the media, with The New York Times going so far as to call them one of the best bands in North America after a performance at Scion Rock Festival. TRACKLIST A Quantum Mystic B Grasping Air C Kosmos D The Mental Tyrant

 

 

THE UNREAL NEVER LIVED - LIVE AT ROADBURN 2012

Band:YOB
Album:THE UNREAL NEVER LIVED - LIVE AT ROADBURN 2012
Label:ROADBURN
Format:CD
Genre:DOOM METAL

Repress of the long sold out 2014 release on Roadburn Festival Records. Recorded at Roadburn Festival 2012 Also available in the 4LP box set Yob Live At Roadburn together with Live At Roadburn 2010 2LP. Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB has achieved legendary status in recent years due to their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work. Formed in 1996 in Eugene, Oregon under the leadership of doom metal mastermind Mike Scheidt on guitars and vocals, the group initially released a 3 song demo tape in 2000 that garnered them international attention. Drawing comparisons to groups like Neurosis, Sleep and Electric Wizard, YOB succeeded in developing modern sounding doom metal that hearkened back to the classics. In 2002, YOB released their debut album Elaborations of Carbon followed by Catharsis in 2003, a 3 song record that clocked in at a colossal 50 minutes. The buzz about YOB was beginning to grow and the trio began to tour more extensively. Remaining quite prolific during this period, YOB continued to release an album each year with The Illusion of Motion coming in 2004 followed by The Unreal Never Lived in 2005. Despite all the momentum, YOB disbanded in 2006. In 2008 the band returned from hiatus and has remained strong ever since with Travis Foster on drums and Aaron Rieseberg on bass. Reinvigorated and reinspired, YOB released The Great Cessation in 2009. It was doom with a psychedelic twist, a sound that Pitchfork referred to as cosmic doom. At this point in their career, the band found increased exposure in the media, with The New York Times going so far as to call them one of the best bands in North America after a performance at Scion Rock Festival. TRACKLIST A Quantum Mystic B Grasping Air C Kosmos D The Mental Tyrant

 

 

A BEACON IN THE HUSK

Band:ABYSSAL
Album:A BEACON IN THE HUSK
Label:Profound Lore
Format:2LP
Genre:Death Metal

Otherworldly mysterious UK dark ambient death metal entity ABYSSAL have completed work on their fourth opus A Beacon In The Husk . Standing as the most colossal and ambitious ABYSSAL offering yet, A Beacon In The Husk stretches the ABYSSAL sound into even darker, more abstract, noiser, and progressive realms than anything within the ABYSSAL repertoire. Four years following the acclaimed Antikatastaseis observation, an album in which saw ABYSSAL take a slightly more structured approach to the enveloping death metal horror and one that brought awareness to ABYSSAL as one of the most prominent death metal artists emerging from the UK, A Beacon In The Husk brings the audial terror to a whole new suffocating and overbearing complex level, even at times making it the most outlier ABYSSAL album to date. Because of such a characteristic implemented, ABYSSAL s vision becomes that much more unnerving and chilling with A Beacon In The Husk .

 

 

A BEACON IN THE HUSK

Band:ABYSSAL
Album:A BEACON IN THE HUSK
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Otherworldly mysterious UK dark ambient death metal entity ABYSSAL have completed work on their fourth opus A Beacon In The Husk . Standing as the most colossal and ambitious ABYSSAL offering yet, A Beacon In The Husk stretches the ABYSSAL sound into even darker, more abstract, noiser, and progressive realms than anything within the ABYSSAL repertoire. Four years following the acclaimed Antikatastaseis observation, an album in which saw ABYSSAL take a slightly more structured approach to the enveloping death metal horror and one that brought awareness to ABYSSAL as one of the most prominent death metal artists emerging from the UK, A Beacon In The Husk brings the audial terror to a whole new suffocating and overbearing complex level, even at times making it the most outlier ABYSSAL album to date. Because of such a characteristic implemented, ABYSSAL s vision becomes that much more unnerving and chilling with A Beacon In The Husk .

 

 

LIVE AT ROADBURN

Band:YOB
Album:LIVE AT ROADBURN
Label:ROADBURN
Format:4LP
Genre:DOOM METAL

Combination of both the Yob Live At Roadburn 2010 album and the The Unreal Never Lived Live At Roadburn 2012 set in a 4LP box. Edition of 500. 4 LP BOX SET Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB has achieved legendary status in recent years due to their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work. Formed in 1996 in Eugene, Oregon under the leadership of doom metal mastermind Mike Scheidt on guitars and vocals, the group initially released a 3 song demo tape in 2000 that garnered them international attention. Drawing comparisons to groups like Neurosis, Sleep and Electric Wizard, YOB succeeded in developing modern sounding doom metal that hearkened back to the classics. In 2002, YOB released their debut album Elaborations of Carbon followed by Catharsis in 2003, a 3 song record that clocked in at a colossal 50 minutes. The buzz about YOB was beginning to grow and the trio began to tour more extensively. Remaining quite prolific during this period, YOB continued to release an album each year with The Illusion of Motion coming in 2004 followed by The Unreal Never Lived in 2005. Despite all the momentum, YOB disbanded in 2006. In 2008 the band returned from hiatus and has remained strong ever since with Travis Foster on drums and Aaron Rieseberg on bass. Reinvigorated and reinspired, YOB released The Great Cessation in 2009. It was doom with a psychedelic twist, a sound that Pitchfork referred to as cosmic doom. At this point in their career, the band found increased exposure in the media, with The New York Times going so far as to call them one of the best bands in North America after a performance at Scion Rock Festival.

 

 

THE GREAT SOLAR HUNTER

Band:CONSUMMATION
Album:THE GREAT SOLAR HUNTER
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:DEATH/BLACK METAL

Australian death / black metal unit Consummation have completed work on their debut full-length album The Great Solar Hunter. Consummation is the brainchild of vocalist / guitarist Craig Young (ex-Impetuous Ritual) who is joined by drummer David Hayley (of technical death metal wizards Psycroptic) and bassist Joel Rademaker. Alongside this central trio, the album also features guitarist John Gossard (Dispirit /Asunder / The Gault / Weakling) among it's ranks, lending his guitar work to this colossal work in helping to elevate it to an even darker, more warped and epic plateau. This album succeeds the band's 2017 Ritual Severance EP (Invictus Productions), which was the follow-up to their 2012 self-titled demo. The Great Solar Hunter is the result of the band's serpentine-like build up, since inception, to a impenetrably demonic and monolithic sonic vastness. The band's elongated tracks are a key element to this sound-dark, murky, atmosphere-drenched dissonance and twisted guitar riff mutations flow through tense passages, building and culminating in epic and moving moments of melancholic majesty and triumph. It is these elements that give the band their sense of singularity and noteworthiness within the mire of extreme death /black metal.

 

 

UNDER THE RED LIGHT SHINE

Band:JESS BY THE LAKE
Album:UNDER THE RED LIGHT SHINE
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:Classic Rock

Jasmin Saarela, known as the enigmatic leader of the cult band Jess and the Ancient Ones, is preparing for the release of her solo debut. To be released under the moniker Jess By The Lake, the solo album Under The Red Light Shine is a more down to earth take on the traditions of rock music than the acid-heavy guitar walls and cosmic dimensions of her main band. Jess By The Lake's building blocks are more organic, with a focus on nature mysticism and a curiously Finnish brand of melancholy. The music flows unrestrained, with a few tasteful nods to genre forebearers such as Danzig or David Bowie hidden here and there. aarela describes how the songwriting process has stemmed from a need to create and ponder one's existence and surroundings. - "Music for me represents constant progress and a means to get by in our existence in this dimension. I've written these songs on the guitar or piano. I first started my solo project with Timo from Jess and the Ancient Ones, but eventually gathered a solo band around me from people at my school. Saarela considers the album a paean to nature and the human mind, also to an indescribable longing, so well known to all romantic artists of the past centuries. - "I named the project based on the fact that I've lived by a lake for more or less my entire lake. I've grown in the forest and felt a strong, unchanged bond with nature through the years." Under The Red Light Shine is out on June 7th on CD, LP and digital formats.

 

 

UNDER THE RED LIGHT SHINE

Band:JESS BY THE LAKE
Album:UNDER THE RED LIGHT SHINE
Label:SVART
Format:LP
Genre:Classic Rock

Jasmin Saarela, known as the enigmatic leader of the cult band Jess and the Ancient Ones, is preparing for the release of her solo debut. To be released under the moniker Jess By The Lake, the solo album Under The Red Light Shine is a more down to earth take on the traditions of rock music than the acid-heavy guitar walls and cosmic dimensions of her main band. Jess By The Lake's building blocks are more organic, with a focus on nature mysticism and a curiously Finnish brand of melancholy. The music flows unrestrained, with a few tasteful nods to genre forebearers such as Danzig or David Bowie hidden here and there. aarela describes how the songwriting process has stemmed from a need to create and ponder one's existence and surroundings. - "Music for me represents constant progress and a means to get by in our existence in this dimension. I've written these songs on the guitar or piano. I first started my solo project with Timo from Jess and the Ancient Ones, but eventually gathered a solo band around me from people at my school. Saarela considers the album a paean to nature and the human mind, also to an indescribable longing, so well known to all romantic artists of the past centuries. - "I named the project based on the fact that I've lived by a lake for more or less my entire lake. I've grown in the forest and felt a strong, unchanged bond with nature through the years." Under The Red Light Shine is out on June 7th on CD, LP and digital formats. 

 

 

LYCANTHROPIC METAL OF DEATH

Band:WINTERWOOLF
Album:LYCANTHROPIC METAL OF DEATH
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Winterwolf is death metal for fanatics by fanatics, played by men long possessed by the lust for old school death metal. One of these poor souls goes by the name Corpse, of Jess and the Ancient Ones & Deathchain fame, one being Abomanitor, also known as the leader of surrealist death metal cult Demilich. From the forever burning hellishly rotten pits of putrid desolation Winterwolf rise undead to resonate total death and lunacy composed and decomposed of decaying slabs of merciless old school metal of death. 

 

 

LYCANTHROPIC METAL OF DEATH

Band:WINTERWOOLF
Album:LYCANTHROPIC METAL OF DEATH
Label:SVART
Format:LP
Genre:Death Metal

Winterwolf is death metal for fanatics by fanatics, played by men long possessed by the lust for old school death metal. One of these poor souls goes by the name Corpse, of Jess and the Ancient Ones & Deathchain fame, one being Abomanitor, also known as the leader of surrealist death metal cult Demilich. From the forever burning hellishly rotten pits of putrid desolation Winterwolf rise undead to resonate total death and lunacy composed and decomposed of decaying slabs of merciless old school metal of death.

 

 

PSYCHIC HARMONY

Band:DEATH HAWKS
Album:PSYCHIC HARMONY
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:COSMIC AOR DISCO

On the flip side of the days of northern darkness are the endless sub-Arctic summer nights, where the midnight sun never sets and Finnish nightlife is brilliantly illuminated. Here happiness has a deeper meaning. This is where Finland s Death Hawks have spread their unique wings, phoenix-like, on their fourth full-length album Psychic Harmony. Stemming from a rich foundation of euphoric stage shows that has seen the band electrify and joyously anaesthetise their audiences at home and abroad over the years since their inception in 2011, with luxurious synths, psych-blues and climactic jazz sections, this is the quartet s bravest and most eclectic trip into the unknown so far. If The Line Of Best Fit called their second album An uncommonly brave and successful reinvention, Psychic Harmony takes Death Hawks into the next stratosphere. Among the top 10 finalists for the Nordic Music Prize in 2013 and nominated for a Finnish Emma award in 2014, Death Hawks have been close to the hearts of industry critics and fans alike for many years now, for their ecstatic live sets and entrancing harmonies. Cutting their teeth touring with bands such as Circle, relentlessly honing themselves as transcendent spiritguides of deep psych rock, their new album sees Death Hawks take that mantle and bravely head out into uncharted waters.

 

 

PSYCHIC HARMONY

Band:DEATH HAWKS
Album:PSYCHIC HARMONY
Label:SVART
Format:LP
Genre:COSMIC AOR DISCO

On the flip side of the days of northern darkness are the endless sub-Arctic summer nights, where the midnight sun never sets and Finnish nightlife is brilliantly illuminated. Here happiness has a deeper meaning. This is where Finland s Death Hawks have spread their unique wings, phoenix-like, on their fourth full-length album Psychic Harmony. Stemming from a rich foundation of euphoric stage shows that has seen the band electrify and joyously anaesthetise their audiences at home and abroad over the years since their inception in 2011, with luxurious synths, psych-blues and climactic jazz sections, this is the quartet s bravest and most eclectic trip into the unknown so far. If The Line Of Best Fit called their second album An uncommonly brave and successful reinvention, Psychic Harmony takes Death Hawks into the next stratosphere. Among the top 10 finalists for the Nordic Music Prize in 2013 and nominated for a Finnish Emma award in 2014, Death Hawks have been close to the hearts of industry critics and fans alike for many years now, for their ecstatic live sets and entrancing harmonies. Cutting their teeth touring with bands such as Circle, relentlessly honing themselves as transcendent spiritguides of deep psych rock, their new album sees Death Hawks take that mantle and bravely head out into uncharted waters.

 

 

PSYCHIC HARMONY (LTD - BONE VINYL)

Band:DEATH HAWKS
Album:PSYCHIC HARMONY (LTD - BONE VINYL)
Label:SVART
Format:LP
Genre:COSMIC AOR DISCO

On the flip side of the days of northern darkness are the endless sub-Arctic summer nights, where the midnight sun never sets and Finnish nightlife is brilliantly illuminated. Here happiness has a deeper meaning. This is where Finland s Death Hawks have spread their unique wings, phoenix-like, on their fourth full-length album Psychic Harmony. Stemming from a rich foundation of euphoric stage shows that has seen the band electrify and joyously anaesthetise their audiences at home and abroad over the years since their inception in 2011, with luxurious synths, psych-blues and climactic jazz sections, this is the quartet s bravest and most eclectic trip into the unknown so far. If The Line Of Best Fit called their second album An uncommonly brave and successful reinvention, Psychic Harmony takes Death Hawks into the next stratosphere. Among the top 10 finalists for the Nordic Music Prize in 2013 and nominated for a Finnish Emma award in 2014, Death Hawks have been close to the hearts of industry critics and fans alike for many years now, for their ecstatic live sets and entrancing harmonies. Cutting their teeth touring with bands such as Circle, relentlessly honing themselves as transcendent spiritguides of deep psych rock, their new album sees Death Hawks take that mantle and bravely head out into uncharted waters.

 

 

20TH ADVERSARY OF EMPTINESS

Band:DEMILICH
Album:20TH ADVERSARY OF EMPTINESS
Label:SVART
Format:2CD
Genre:Death Metal

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SPACE PRECINCT: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Band:CRISPIN MERRELL
Album:SPACE PRECINCT: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Label:NETWORK
Format:4CD
Genre:Soundtrack

Gerry Anderson, the hugely influential creator of UFO and Space: 1999, made a spectacular return to television in the early 1990s with Space Precinct an incredibly exciting series that mixed live action drama with state-of-the-art prosthetics and animatronics to give a police procedural with a definite twist! Now for the first time composer Crispin Merrell's memorably thrilling soundtrack is available to enjoy on this highly collectable four-disc set. Alongside episodic suites of music and a 64-page set of track notes, this definitive soundtrack release also features alternate and unused takes of the series' outstanding title music. this much-sought-after Gerry Anderson soundtrack is available to retail for the first time! Includes extensive 64-page liner notes booklet covering both the soundtrack and the series TRACK LISTING CD 1 1 Opening Titles (with narration) 2-3 Double Duty 4-5 Protect and Survive 6-7 Enforcer 8-9 Flash 10 The Snake 11-12 Body & Soul 13-14 Time to Kill 15 Closing Titles (original version) CD 2 1 Opening Titles (without narration) 2-3 Deadline 4-5 The Power 6-7 Seek and Destroy 8-10 Illegal 11-12 Divided We Stand 13 Closing Titles (original version) CD 3 1 Opening Titles (shorter version) 2-3 Two Against the Rock 4-5 Takeover 6-8 Predator and Prey 9 The Witness 10-13 Hate Street 14 Friends 15-16 Smelter Skelter 17 Closing Titles (television edit) CD 4 1 Opening Titles (demo version) 2-3 Deathwatch 4 Closing Titles (demo version) 5-8 The Fire Within (parts 1 and 2) 9 The Forever Beetle 10-11 Deathwatch Conclusion 12 Closing Titles (original, unused)

 

 

WITHDRAW

Band:FRESH
Album:WITHDRAW
Label:SPECIALIST SUBJECT
Format:CD
Genre:PUNK/INDIE

Second full length from London punks Fresh, out 7th June on Specialist Subject Records. Fresh are back with their most confident album to date. Filtering through the anxieties of fitting in and no longer questioning their impulses, the London group s peppy pop punk has taken on new heights. Written over the course of never-ending tours with the likes of The Beths, The Winter Passing and Caves, frontperson Kathryn Woods says these travels informed a record that focuses on everything from love and independence to anger and frustration. While Withdraw has the stuck-in-your-head-for-days choruses that Fresh became known for on their debut, lyrically, Woods has evolved into an assured and visceral songwriter. She tried freeform writing for the first time and made a conscious effort to censor and question herself less when composing the songs. I also tried to write with other people in mind. Normally these people were friends, which put me in a more compassionate headspace. I was influenced by Willa Cather, my friends, and my therapist, she says. Once again recorded by Happy Accidents member Rich Mandell, Woods also pushed herself vocally. As a woman in indie/punk, I felt like I had to sing a certain way/play a certain way in order to gain respect. I didn't want to push myself vocally on the first album because I wanted to be taken seriously as a guitarist, as a "real musician". This album doesn't have that fear because I realised that I can be a musician in whatever way I want, and that guitar and vocals don't exist in competition. Withdraw is a record packed full of cathartic pop punk bangers that ll have you singing your heart out. It s an album that says it s okay to be yourself, that it s okay to feel everything all at once.

 

 

WITHDRAW

Band:FRESH
Album:WITHDRAW
Label:SPECIALIST SUBJECT
Format:LP
Genre:PUNK/INDIE ROCK

Second full length from London punks Fresh, out 7th June on Specialist Subject Records. Fresh are back with their most confident album to date. Filtering through the anxieties of fitting in and no longer questioning their impulses, the London group s peppy pop punk has taken on new heights. Written over the course of never-ending tours with the likes of The Beths, The Winter Passing and Caves, frontperson Kathryn Woods says these travels informed a record that focuses on everything from love and independence to anger and frustration. While Withdraw has the stuck-in-your-head-for-days choruses that Fresh became known for on their debut, lyrically, Woods has evolved into an assured and visceral songwriter. She tried freeform writing for the first time and made a conscious effort to censor and question herself less when composing the songs. I also tried to write with other people in mind. Normally these people were friends, which put me in a more compassionate headspace. I was influenced by Willa Cather, my friends, and my therapist, she says. Once again recorded by Happy Accidents member Rich Mandell, Woods also pushed herself vocally. As a woman in indie/punk, I felt like I had to sing a certain way/play a certain way in order to gain respect. I didn't want to push myself vocally on the first album because I wanted to be taken seriously as a guitarist, as a "real musician". This album doesn't have that fear because I realised that I can be a musician in whatever way I want, and that guitar and vocals don't exist in competition. Withdraw is a record packed full of cathartic pop punk bangers that ll have you singing your heart out. It s an album that says it s okay to be yourself, that it s okay to feel everything all at once.

 

 

BODY BAG YOUR SCENE

Band:RISKEE & THE RIDICULE
Album:BODY BAG YOUR SCENE
Label:BOMBER MUSIC
Format:CDD
Genre:PUNK/GRIME/ROCK

Riskee & The Ridicule have been storming the UK punk scene for the past 2 years. This is their first proper album TRACK LISTING 01. Accelerate 02. Kaboom! 03. Our Time 04. Body Bag Your Scene 05. Black, White & Grey 06. In The Dark We Dwell 07. Sell Out 08. Millwall Brick, Glasgow Kiss 09. Sex 10. Cut Your Teeth 11. For Old Times Sake 12. D.I.Y

 

 

BODY BAG YOUR SCENE

Band:RISKEE & THE RIDICULE
Album:BODY BAG YOUR SCENE
Label:BOMBER MUSIC
Format:LP
Genre:PUNK/GRIME/ROCK

TRACK LISTING 01. Accelerate 02. Kaboom! 03. Our Time 04. Body Bag Your Scene 05. Black, White & Grey 06. In The Dark We Dwell 07. Sell Out 08. Millwall Brick, Glasgow Kiss 09. Sex 10. Cut Your Teeth 11. For Old Times Sake 12. D.I.Y

 

 

ABANDONED

Band:HUIS
Album:ABANDONED
Label:UNICORN DIGITAL
Format:CDD
Genre:Prog Rock

Canadian Progressive Rock band HUIS will release its third studio album, Abandoned, on May 1st, 2019. Abandoned is a concept album talking of loss, abandonment and alienation. Those songs are about mourning, separation, but also about rebirth, resilience and hope. Abandoned is the logical continuation of the band s first two albums, Despite Guardian Angels (2014) and Neither in Heaven (2016). While retaining the Huis sound, this third album explores new musical approaches. Abandoned is produced by Huis bassist and songwriter Michel Joncas, with mixing duties provided by guitarist and songwriter Michel St-Pere (also from the band MYSTERY) at Studio Illusion 4, and mastering handled by Richard Addison at Trillium Sound in St-Hippolyte, Quebec. Abandoned features singer-songwriter Sylvain Descoteaux, drummer-songwriter William-Régnier, guitarist-songwriter Michel St-Père, keyboardist-songwriter Johnny Maz and bassist-songwriter and band founder Michel Joncas. All five HUIS members also provided keyboard tracks for this second release. HUIS is also joined on Abandoned by guest musicians/singers: Jean Pageau (MYSTERY) on flute, Gabby Vessoni (FLEESH) on vocals, Serge Locat (ex-Harmonium) on piano and Éloïse Joncas on vocals.

 

 

A LEAP INTO THE DARK

Band:TIRITH, THE
Album:A LEAP INTO THE DARK
Label:CONVERGENT
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

The Tirith are a Classic Rock band with a unique style, this is song based Rock, often described as Power Prog, and more guitar based than most. The band has a long history; but the present band reformed in 2010 and has been playing festivals and selected gigs since 2011. The Tirith are known for playing a wide variety of music within the Rock / Progressive genre and beyond. On Tales From The Tower (2015), the band recorded, for the first time the songs of their youth, but on this album; the second from The Tirith, they take the music in a different direction and present a new era of Tirith music with a collection of songs written in the recent past. It is an album concentrating on real songs performed, interpreted and recorded in the modern progressive rock idiom, featuring the songs of Tim Cox and Richard Cory. Hence it really is A Leap Into The Dark . TRACK LISTING 1. A Leap Into The Dark / The Autumn Of Our Days 7. The Scare 2. Kalaya 8. The Exile 3. The Sphinx 9. The Nostalgia Sequence 4. No More 10. The Autumn Of Our Days (Reprise) 5. And The Wind Will Come 6. Song Of The Forgotten One

 

 

T.P.T.M.B.T.D.

Band:MAURIZIO BIANCHI
Album:T.P.T.M.B.T.D.
Label:MUSIK ATLACH
Format:CD
Genre:AMBIENT/NOISE

The new sounds of Italian virtuoso M. B. MAURIZIO BIANCHI. Sublime ambient drone- New works of Italian noise originator TRACK LISTING 1. TELE PRO THERMO 2. MIKRO BIO TETRA DYS

 

 

IF MAN BUT KNEW

Band:HABIBIYYA, THE
Album:IF MAN BUT KNEW
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CDD
Genre:Psych/Folk

1972 psych-folk classic First official CD release Mighty Baby-related Five bonus tracks Detailed booklet with band history / rare photos The Habibiyya s sole album stands as one of the earliest and most beautiful pieces of world music ever recorded in Britain. The musicians involved (including three members of UK underground legends Mighty Baby) had been profoundly affected, both musically and spiritually, by visiting Morocco in 1971, and became adherents of the sufi faith. Upon their return to London they made If Man But Knew, featuring exotic instruments such as koto, shakuhachi and mandola alongside guitar, organ and drums, conjuring a hypnotic, other-worldly ambience in the process. It makes its long-awaited CD debut here, accompanied by detailed liner notes, previously-unseen photographs, five rare bonus tracks and an introduction by the group s leader, Ian Whiteman. 1. Two Shakuhachis 2. Koto Piece 3. The Eye-Witness 4. Mandola 5. If Man But Knew 6. Fana-Fillah Bonus tracks 7. Procession of the God Intoxicated 8. Peregrinations 9. Peregrinations Continued 10. Another Ode 11. Bird in God's Garden

 

 

DRAGONFLY

Band:DRAGONFLY
Album:DRAGONFLY
Label:Sunbeam
Format:7" vinyl
Genre:PSYCH

Originally issued in October 1968, this deranged blend of acid rock and protometal is widely regarded as one of the heaviest albums ever made up to that point. It’s presented in its definitive version here, complete with rare photographs, two bonus tracks and a full interview with lead guitarist Randy Russ.

 

 

SYMPATHY FOR THE BEAST - SONGS FROM THE POEMS OF ALEISTER CROWLEY (LIMITED)

Band:TWINK AND THE TECHNICOLOUR DREAM
Album:SYMPATHY FOR THE BEAST - SONGS FROM THE POEMS OF ALEISTER CROWLEY (LIMITED)
Label:Sunbeam
Format:LP
Genre:PSYCH/ROCK

'Sympathy for the Beast', the new album by Twink and the Technicolour Dream, is based on the wonderfully imaginative poetical works of Aleister Crowley, whose natural and intrinsic musical quality Twink and the Technicolour Dream have tried to intensify with their psychedelic musical drive, using sections of the original poems as lyrics for their songs or narrations for their musical backgrounds. Jon Povey has given a significant contribution to this album as vocalist, composer and keyboard player. In addition, William Breeze, head of the Ordo Templi Orientis, the lodge presided by Crowley through most of his life, has provided the recently discovered manuscript scores of two unpublished songs by Crowley that Twink and the Technicolour Dream are presenting for the first time in their original form (piano + soprano) and a rock version.

 

 

THE LEE RIDERS

Band:LEE RIDERS, THE
Album:THE LEE RIDERS
Label:HIGH ON THE PYGTRACK
Format:CD
Genre:COUNTRY ROCK/SOUTHERN ROCK

Reissue of a very obscure album from 1972, originally put out by UA Records but now out of copyright, Lee Riders , a band formed in Woodstock, New York State in 1970 by Florida-born singer/songwriter Robert Lee., who landed a deal with IF s manager Lew Futterman. Futterman brokered an agreement with Martin Davies at UA in London for them to come over and record an album here in the UK. Arriving in late1971 the band recorded an album at Morgan Studios under the supervision of Futterman and Jon Child (IF, Ted Nugent) with ex-Cochise drummer Roy O Temro and pedal steel player BJ Cole. Released in Spring 72, the debut waxing received little fanfare but was a sympathetically packaged, beautifully played set of Robert s songs that fit right into that down-home style of other signings at the label like the Brinsley Schwarz, Creedence, Redwing and Gypsy. The quality of the song-writing was stellar and tunes like Ruby Valentina , Pale Horse and the mesmerising Western saga The Moment deserved a wider audience. They played many UK shows including the Marquee. In April 72, the group went out to promote the LP as support slot to David Bowie then on the verge of superstardom and in his full Ziggy Stardust rig. It was a real mismatch and after a few dates they were thrown off the tour, with band members slowly drifting back home to the USA., some to join Pure Prairie League and play on their classic sophomore set, certainly one of the greatest of all 70s country rock albums, Bustin Out . Robert tragically died in an accident some years later after releasing one solo LP.

 

 

SHAKE BABY SHAKE

Band:BONESHAKERS, THE
Album:SHAKE BABY SHAKE
Label:TOPSY TURVY RECORDS
Format:EP
Genre:ACOUSTIC ROCKABILLY

With the record‐launch of THE BONESHAKERS' very first 7” “Shake Baby Shake”, the brand‐new division of SOUNDFLAT RECORDS, „TOPSY TURVY RECORDS” is born! The record label aims to focus on great Rockabilly, Punk, Alternative and independent music, so THE BONESHAKERS, combining acoustic Rockabilly with Rock'n'Roll classics, oldschool R&B and their own fresh interpretation, represent an ideal first release! The acoustic‐trio with an unmistakable, powerful voice of frontwoman and stand up drummer Boney Shaker, guitarist Schorni Walker (The Sewer Rats/Kannentime Records) and double bassist Puck Lensing (Frantic Flinstones, The Offenders) started off two years ago when they quickly made the streets, bars and clubs in Germany dance, shake and sing along to their fantastic live‐shows. Now they present to you two fabulous songs on vinyl. Recorded live, the BONESHAKERS celebrate their openness and love for Rock'n'Roll with a driving acoustic Rockabillysound. The A‐side‐song „Shake Baby Shake“, has by now established itself as the band's very own theme‐song, after countless wild live‐shows made a cheering crowd sing and dance along! The B‐side displays the trio's very own version of NANCY SINATRA's hit „These Boots Are Made For Walking“, interpreted in an acoustic‐Rockabilly‐way with “tough girl”‐vocals. “Shake Baby Shake“ is much more than a slogan – as soon as you put this 45 on the decks, party‐time is guaranteed!

 

 

HEIBON CHERRY

Band:LET'S GO'S, THE
Album:HEIBON CHERRY
Label:SOUNDFLAT RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:GARAGE/PUNK/ROCK/ALTERNATIVE

Imagine a female Garage-version of THE RAMONES, then add some crazy Japanese spirit and you'll get THE LET'S GO's! The Tokyo-based girly power-trio was founded in 2006 and ever since has released 3 albums on CD, a couple of 7 es, appeared on a few Japanese compilations and played numerous unforgettable live-shows and tours throughout Japan. Their next stop is a US-tour this upcoming summer and their next goal to conquer the world! Consequently, a release on SOUNDFLAT RECORDS seemed absolutely essential! And here it comes, their brand-new album HEIBON CHERRY is full of pure energy with 12 rocking tunes to go wild to! Alongside wild punk-anthems like the title-song HEIBON CHERRY or Lovesong Nightmare the girls also added songs like Traveling Girl , that has a slightly calmer and catchy Japanese PopPunk-melody and thereby makes the album diverse and fun at the same time! These girls seem to have punk'n'roll in their veins, not least because the band features GUITAR WOLF Seiji's daughter. A power-record that needs to be listened to at maximum volume and certainly shouldn't be missing on your Garagepunk-shelf! So, 1, 2, 3 LET'S GO!! TRACK LISTING A: 1. HEIBON CHERRY 2. KAIJU LET'S GO's 3. Traveling Girl 4. Leather Boots 5. Wild Thing 6. Everyday People B: 7. Lovesong Nightmare 8. Highball 9. Can't Sit Still Anymore! 10. Teenage Monster 11. I Like Your Band 12. 1.2. BOMB!

 

 

LIZARD!LIZARD!LIZARD!

Band:APOLLO80
Album:LIZARD!LIZARD!LIZARD!
Label:SOUND EFFECT
Format:EP
Genre:SPACE ROCK/PSYCH ROCK

APOLLO80 - New interesting band from the remote lands of Perth, Western Australia. The trio explores spacey landscapes on board of extreme distortions, big amps and really loud sound waves. The first EP, "Lizard! Lizard! Lizard!", melts together 90s heavy riffs with a solid drumming that calls back to your mind the golden era of stoner rock. Everything is then changed and rocketed straight into space by the guitar-work designing obscure galaxies of effects. Think of an impossible love child between Melvins, Fu Manchu and Hawkwind. Set your player to 45RPM for a high fidelity sound, close your eyes and welcome to Galaxy A80.

 

 

PAGGAIDELIC: SOUNDS AND CREATURES FROM MOUNT PAGGAIO

Band:SEIRIOS SAVVAIDIS
Album:PAGGAIDELIC: SOUNDS AND CREATURES FROM MOUNT PAGGAIO
Label:SOUND EFFECT
Format:CD
Genre:PSYCH FOLK

Sound Effect Records presents "Paggaidelic", a CD-only introduction to the mystical, wonderful world of Seirios Savvaidis. Comprised of songs taken from his five solo albums, soon to be released on vinyl by Sound Effect, "Paggaidelic" is the definitive guide to a new kind of love! The Dead Ends guitarist employs stark, ritualistic percussion and repetitive beats, bagpipes, polyphonic ensembles, poetic lyrics and Homeric hymns, earthly and heavenly elements in a psychedelic roller coaster! With a Nick Drake-meets-Bill Callahan sweet surrender, Seirios sings about other-worldly creatures, stars and enchanting pathways, like a moonlit night's logbook from Mount Paggaio.

 

 

CITY OF DEAD LIGHTS

Band:TOXIC RABBITS
Album:CITY OF DEAD LIGHTS
Label:SOUND EFFECT
Format:CD
Genre:POST-PUNK/ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Sound Effect proudly presents “City of Dead Lights”, the debut album from Athens, Greece, post-punk quartet Toxic Rabbits. “City of Dead Lights” is a slap in the face of modern day urban conformism, full of punishing post-punk grooves, razor-sharp guitars and existential lyrics, courtesy of radiant lead singer Danae Kassimi. The album, comprised of 10 tracks, with "Vertigo" being the first single, will be out on May 3rd on CD, digital and limited edition vinyl. Apparently influenced by the pulse of their generation, Toxic Rabbits comment on the political and social reality. Through their melodies and lyrics, they compose “urban poems” about Athens and every other city in the world strangled by violence and oppression. Their sound combines rhythm and melody, characterized by Danae's dynamic vocals and sharp -and sometimes ethereal- guitars, over a stronghold rhythm section.. Their first album "City of Dead Lights" seeks to stand by each individual and every social movement that reacts and creates beyond current social norms. Toxic Rabbits converse with the unconscious and the brain process of the person who does not conform. The sound of “City of Dead Lights” sinks into the whirl of the dark side of the psyche, which generates torrential bursts and seeks the meaning of existence. Toxic Rabbits started playing in the summer of 2016 under the initiative of founding members, lead singer Danae Kassimi and guitarist Apostolos Lagarias (Strange C). Since 2016 Toxic Rabbits have joined the Athens live circuit, often performing at social spaces and free festivals.

 

 

CITY OF DEAD LIGHTS

Band:TOXIC RABBITS
Album:CITY OF DEAD LIGHTS
Label:SOUND EFFECT
Format:LP
Genre:POST-PUNK/ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Sound Effect proudly presents “City of Dead Lights”, the debut album from Athens, Greece, post-punk quartet Toxic Rabbits. “City of Dead Lights” is a slap in the face of modern day urban conformism, full of punishing post-punk grooves, razor-sharp guitars and existential lyrics, courtesy of radiant lead singer Danae Kassimi. The album, comprised of 10 tracks, with "Vertigo" being the first single, will be out on May 3rd on CD, digital and limited edition vinyl. Apparently influenced by the pulse of their generation, Toxic Rabbits comment on the political and social reality. Through their melodies and lyrics, they compose “urban poems” about Athens and every other city in the world strangled by violence and oppression. Their sound combines rhythm and melody, characterized by Danae's dynamic vocals and sharp -and sometimes ethereal- guitars, over a stronghold rhythm section.. Their first album "City of Dead Lights" seeks to stand by each individual and every social movement that reacts and creates beyond current social norms. Toxic Rabbits converse with the unconscious and the brain process of the person who does not conform. The sound of “City of Dead Lights” sinks into the whirl of the dark side of the psyche, which generates torrential bursts and seeks the meaning of existence. Toxic Rabbits started playing in the summer of 2016 under the initiative of founding members, lead singer Danae Kassimi and guitarist Apostolos Lagarias (Strange C). Since 2016 Toxic Rabbits have joined the Athens live circuit, often performing at social spaces and free festivals.

 

 

KOLOSSUS

Band:CUBANATE
Album:KOLOSSUS
Label:ARMALYTE INDUSTRIES
Format:CDD
Genre:INDUSTRIAL/ALTERNATIVE

The combative Techno Industrialists Cubanate return to reclaim their crown. Five new tracks of crushing intensity prove that the band have not lost their edge, and are as dirty and damaging as ever. TRACK LISTING 1. Kolossus 2. Split Second 3. Missing Persons 4. Vortex 5. Pattern Recognition 6. Kolossus (Rhys Fulber Remix) 7. Kolossus (DROWND Remix)

 

 

THIS WILL KILL THAT

Band:JOY THIEVES, THE
Album:THIS WILL KILL THAT
Label:ARMALYTE INDUSTRIES
Format:CDD
Genre:ALTERNATIVE/INDUSTRIAL

Debut release from The Joy Thieves, a Chicago-based supergroup that spit out an ugly, spiky, infectious post-punk noise.

 

 

CANDY

Band:PIG
Album:CANDY
Label:ARMALYTE INDUSTRIES
Format:CDD
Genre:ALTERNATIVE/INDUSTRIAL

Following an unparalleled period of activity in the camp, Raymond Watts returns with a palate cleanser in the guise of Candy . A deliciously Devilish collection of confections, pay tribute to the songs that have made a lasting impression. From Elvis Presley to Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Spice Girls to Prince, Candy puts a twisted porcine spin on some much-loved classics. TRACK LISTING 1. Hopelessly Devoted To You 2. One Day I ll Fly Away 3. You ve Lost That Loving Feeling (feat. Sasha Grey) 4. The Blower s Daughter 5. Kiss 6. Love Is In The Air 7. That s The Way (I Like It) (feat. Sasha Grey) 8. If You Go Away 9. Help Me Make It Through The Night 10. I Can t Go For That 11. The Power Of Love 12. If He Swing By The String 13. Wand rin Star 14. If I Can Dream

 

 

PROMIEN

Band:MAZUT
Album:PROMIEN
Label:POSITIVE REGRESSION
Format:CD
Genre:ELECTRONIC/EXPERIMENTAL/TECHNO

Mazut means an abundance of colourful effects, synthesizers, vintage radio receivers, dictaphones, magnetic tapes found among trash or bought at flea markets, samplers, drum machines, a four track cassette recorder, and a truckload of other gear. One hand hand heavily inspired by early industrial techno, dutch acid scene and current EBM revival, on the other hand aesthetics and subjects of their compositions revolving around the „aesthetisation of violence” concept. After more than 100 gigs in whole Europe and four albums released before, there comes „Promien” – first album of this recognised polish act that is released on their own imprint, Positive Regression.

 

 

PIX

Band:LOTTO
Album:PIX
Label:instant classic
Format:CD
Genre:EXPERIMENTAL

“PIX” is the brand new EP from Polish trio Lotto. It consists of four new tracks, recorded in 2018 in Berlin. “This time we didn’t record in a regular studio as we usually do,” says guitarist Łukasz Rychlicki. “Instead, we used fragments and samples of earlier recordings, and produced new music by deconstructing and manipulating these sounds. We also set aside our main instruments and made use of electronic ones,” he adds. The trio insist that “PIX” shouldn’t be perceived as a one-time departure for the band. “We simply wanted to make new music using different methods. We’ve always been excited by the search for new means and ways to express ourselves,” says Rychlicki. “It’s important for us to try different routes.”

 

 

PIX

Band:LOTTO
Album:PIX
Label:instant classic
Format:LP
Genre:EXPERIMENTAL

“PIX” is the brand new EP from Polish trio Lotto. It consists of four new tracks, recorded in 2018 in Berlin. “This time we didn’t record in a regular studio as we usually do,” says guitarist Łukasz Rychlicki. “Instead, we used fragments and samples of earlier recordings, and produced new music by deconstructing and manipulating these sounds. We also set aside our main instruments and made use of electronic ones,” he adds. The trio insist that “PIX” shouldn’t be perceived as a one-time departure for the band. “We simply wanted to make new music using different methods. We’ve always been excited by the search for new means and ways to express ourselves,” says Rychlicki. “It’s important for us to try different routes.”

 

 

NOT MUCH WAR

Band:GUIDING LIGHTS
Album:NOT MUCH WAR
Label:instant classic
Format:CD
Genre:PUNK GARAGE ROCK

Second full length album from Warsaw-based punky garage trio Guiding Lights. Entitled “Not Much War”, the record consists of 12 songs about life and death and 1 about apes. “I think the main difference between our debut album and the new one comes down to the fact that we’re now more tight players as a band,” says Łukasz Ciszak (vocals, guitar). “Our first songs were written with a thought that Guiding Lights could become a solo project instead of a real group while the new ones are a product of our band rehearsals. What took us by surprise is the tempo that in slowest parts does not come down under 180bpm and most often stays around 190bpm. We also decided to track more guitar parts and leave some space for Asia’s vocals. There’s even a synth hidden somewhere under the layers of fuzz,” he adds.

 

 

EURODROME

Band:ALAMEDA 5
Album:EURODROME
Label:instant classic
Format:CD
Genre:EXPERIMENTAL

Second full length album from Alameda 5. A follow up to 2015’s acclaimed double lp “Duch tornada” is entitled “Eurodrome” and consists of 10 new tracks ranging from modern krautrock to electronic fusion. “‘Duch tornada’ was recorded at a time when the quintet started taking shape. That’s why I regard that album as a compilation of different ideas rather than a well composed entity. ‘Eurodrome’ seems to be a better crafted record from a band that knows its way around,” says Jakub Ziołek (Zimpel/Ziołek, Stara Rzeka, Innercity Ensemble).

 

 

EURODROME

Band:ALAMEDA 5
Album:EURODROME
Label:instant classic
Format:LP
Genre:EXPERIMENTAL

Second full length album from Alameda 5. A follow up to 2015’s acclaimed double lp “Duch tornada” is entitled “Eurodrome” and consists of 10 new tracks ranging from modern krautrock to electronic fusion. “‘Duch tornada’ was recorded at a time when the quintet started taking shape. That’s why I regard that album as a compilation of different ideas rather than a well composed entity. ‘Eurodrome’ seems to be a better crafted record from a band that knows its way around,” says Jakub Ziołek (Zimpel/Ziołek, Stara Rzeka, Innercity Ensemble).

 

 

KONUNG KRONT I BLOD/SALVE TERAGMON

Band:TREPANERINGSRITUALEN & NORDVARGR
Album:KONUNG KRONT I BLOD/SALVE TERAGMON
Label:cyclic law
Format:7
Genre:INDUSTRIAL/AMBIENT

After collaborating on each others previous albums and also working together as Det Kätterska Förbund the idea of messing with each others music came naturally. On this limited 7" you find Nordvargr giving TRP´s "Konung krönt i blod" a gritty and in-your-face treatment and Trepanerinsritualen putting together a whole band making his mammoth version of Nordvargr´s "Salve Teragmon". The result is as devastating as you could predict! Artwork by Dehn Sora & T × R × P. Limited edition of 300 copies, comes with exclusive sticker. 2 Tracks. Running Time 9:39.

 

 

TANTUM MELIOR

Band:NORDVARGR
Album:TANTUM MELIOR
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:EXPERIMENTAL/AMBIENT

After the success of 2018 s Metempsychosis album, Nordvargr´s most song based recordings ever, we asked close friends and collaborators to create their own interpretations of songs from the album. The result is an interesting blend of styles and methods that expands the Nordvargr universe even further. With exclusive reworks by MZ. 412, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, Vassafor, Visions, Kristoffer Oustand, Spetsnaz, Michael Idehall, Thorofon and The Benjamin Codex, the spirit of "Metempsychosis" mutates splendidly into new and unexpected territories. Artwork by Dehn Sora. Edition of 500 copies in 4 panel Digisleeve. 9 Tracks. Running Time 37:42

 

 

SUBSTRATUM

Band:MONOCUBE
Album:SUBSTRATUM
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:EXPERIMENTAL/AMBIENT

A suite of wide landscapes painted with modular synth and stringed instruments over eight long form pieces for the most expansive and spellbinding solo release by Monocube to date. The result of no less than two years of assiduous work presents an analog purification of Monocube's overtones elevated to another level.

 

 

THE SUBSTANCE OF PERPCEPTION

Band:NERATERRAE
Album:THE SUBSTANCE OF PERPCEPTION
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:EXPERIMENTAL/AMBIENT

We welcome Italian artist Alessio Antoni and his project NERATERRÆ. His debut album The Substance of Perception is a daring collaborative work featuring some of the finest artists from the Dark Ambient, Drone, Cinematic and Ritual Music scene: Northaunt, Alexey Tegin from Phurpa, Treha Sektori, New Risen Throne, Flowers For Bodysnatchers, Taphephobia, Ugasanie, Xerxes The Dark and Infinexhuma. The sound palette shifts between both stark atmospheres, melancholic ambiance and dense claustrophobic drones. Alternating between obscurity and light and oscillating between the ineffable detachment from the tangible and the relentless transmogrification of the self. Artwork by Nihil & Daria Endresen. CD Edition of 400 copies in 6 panel Digipak. 7 Tracks. Running Time 52:39

 

 

THE SUNS OF PERDITION CHAPTER 1: WAR HORRID WAR

Band:PANZERFAUST
Album:THE SUNS OF PERDITION CHAPTER 1: WAR HORRID WAR
Label:Eisenwald
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Canadian black metal fundamentalists PANZERFAUST (German: Tank Fist, an anti-tank weapon) is a Canadian black metal band formed in Toronto in 2005. The band's primary subject matter examines a wide range of discomforting subjects throughout history, and these ideas are mirrored in the quartet's uniquely caustic and complex musical compositions. Touring with the likes of MARDUK, BELPHEGOR, UADA and VITAL REMAINS, PANZERFAUST has performed extensively across the North American continent. Occasionally making headlines along the way TRACKLIST 1. The Day After 'Trinity' 2. Stalingrad, Massengrab 3. Crimes Against Humanity 4. The Decapitator's Prayer 5. The Men of No Man's Land

 

 

THE SUNS OF PERDITION CHAPTER 1: WAR HORRID WAR

Band:PANZERFAUST
Album:THE SUNS OF PERDITION CHAPTER 1: WAR HORRID WAR
Label:Eisenwald
Format:LP
Genre:Black Metal

Canadian black metal fundamentalists PANZERFAUST PANZERFAUST (German: Tank Fist, an anti-tank weapon) is a Canadian black metal band formed in Toronto in 2005. The band's primary subject matter examines a wide range of discomforting subjects throughout history, and these ideas are mirrored in the quartet's uniquely caustic and complex musical compositions. Touring with the likes of MARDUK, BELPHEGOR, UADA and VITAL REMAINS, PANZERFAUST has performed extensively across the North American continent. TRACKLIST 1. The Day After 'Trinity' 2. Stalingrad, Massengrab 3. Crimes Against Humanity 4. The Decapitator's Prayer 5. The Men of No Man's Land

 

 

STREETS OF CHANCE

Band:TONY MILLS
Album:STREETS OF CHANCE
Label:BATTLEGOD PRODS.
Format:CDD
Genre:AOR/MELODIC ROCK

Tony Mills releases his 7th solo album, Beyond the Law , with a clear understanding that it is to be his final written work as an artist, after a career as a major recording artist since being signed to RCA Music in 1985. Beyond the Law is a hard edged and hooky rock album with an angle on prohibition and the gangland mobs of the 1930 s to the westside youth culture of the 1960 s and a theme portrayed by his vocals and his preferred musicians in current times. Co-written with Tommy Denander,(Alice Cooper) Peter Newdeck (Midnite City) and Patrick McKenna, (Shy) the album is a hard 44 minute blast of mills final vocal performances, before hanging up his microphone after 40 years as a rock singer. TRACK LISTING 01. The Westside 02. Beyond the Law 03. Running Guns 04. F.B.I. 05. Black Sedan 06. We Sold Your City 07. Crackin Foxy 08. Bonnie s Farewell 09. Code of Silence 10. Gunfire Running time 43 Minutes

 

 

THE TIES THAT BIND

Band:MORASS OF MOLASSES
Album:THE TIES THAT BIND
Label:WASTED STATE
Format:LP
Genre:SLUDGE/METAL

Second full length from established UK act Morass of Molasses. Swamp master generals of the Reading scene MORASS OF MOLASSES create the kind of lumbering heavy blues riffs which induce involuntary head nodding and a deep stirring of the loins. Today the UK-based low tuned trio announced their signing to underground powerhouse label Wasted State Records. TRACK LISTING 1. The Darkening 2. Woe Betide 3. Death Of All 4. Estranger 5. Legend of the Five Sons 6. As Leaves Fall 7. Persona Non Grata 8. In Our Sacred Skin 9. The Deepest Roots

 

 

THE TIES THAT BIND

Band:MORASS OF MOLASSES
Album:THE TIES THAT BIND
Label:WASTED STATE
Format:CD
Genre:SLUDGE/METAL

TRACK LISTING 1. The Darkening 2. Woe Betide 3. Death Of All 4. Estranger 5. Legend of the Five Sons 6. As Leaves Fall 7. Persona Non Grata 8. In Our Sacred Skin 9. The Deepest Roots Second full length from established UK act Morass of Molasses. Swamp master generals of the Reading scene MORASS OF MOLASSES create the kind of lumbering heavy blues riffs which induce involuntary head nodding and a deep stirring of the loins. Today the UK-based low tuned trio announced their signing to underground powerhouse label Wasted State Records.

 

 

NEW ORGANON

Band:LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG
Album:NEW ORGANON
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:CD
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Highly anticipated 10th album from San Francisco true metal troubadours! The tenth album from San Francisco metal bastions Slough Feg, New Organon combines raw, primitive metal with Mike Scalzi s philosophical lyrical exploits for a trip through history like no other! When Mike Scalzi decided to trim The Lord Weird Slough Feg down to simply Slough Feg in 2005, it coincided with their new deal with Italian metal label Cruz Del Sur Music. The actual shortening of their name could have backfired metal fans can, of course, be resistant to change, but none of that seemed to matter once the Atavism album was released. Rife with dueling guitar harmonies, proto-thrash movements and the elaborate storytelling of Scalzi, Atavism effectively plotted the course for Slough Feg going forward. Since then, the band has released four additional studio albums and trekked through Europe multiple times, cementing their status as one of the underground s most unique and respected bands. Five years removed from their last effort Digital Resistance, Slough Feg has returned with their tenth studio album, New Organon. Inspired by the 1620 book of the same name written by Francis Bacon, New Organon finds Slough Feg (who are rounded out by second guitarist Angel Tringali, bassist Adrian Maestas and new drummer Jeff Griffin, who split studio duties with John Dust) returning to the rustic, raw sound found on their early Twilight of the Idols and Down Among the Deadmen albums. The songs in true Slough Feg fashion are heavy, spun with melodic interplay and Scalzi s imitable vocals, with lyrics taken directly from his lecture notes as a philosophy professor where he discusses (in mostly chronological order) the pre-Socrates-era, Plato, Aristotle, medieval catholic theology and enlightenment. The songwriting for New Organon found Slough Feg willingly discarding songwriting ideas that didn t fit the overall picture, leaving several songs on the cutting room floor in the process. Scalzi admits that some of his best songs have written themselves, something that applies on New Organon several of the cuts here came from songwriting breakthroughs where he was about ready to put the guitar down, only for inspiration to strike. The album s cover is a lesson in simplicity: Scalzi took the color from the Cambridge 2000 pressing of the book and added simple lettering in the fashion of Black Sabbath s Master of Reality and AC/DC s Back in Black. Slough Feg formed in 1990 (as The Lord Weird Slough Feg) in Central Pennsylvania from the ashes of Scalzi s previous band, Bonemeal. Their original premise was simple: play old-school heavy metal at a time when the style was passé and largely forgotten. Nearly three decades later, Scalzi, along with long-time members Tringali and Maestas (Scalzi: They are lifers. So am I. ), has navigated through an assortment of pitfalls that would wreck lesser bands, guided by the principle that heavy metal is a way of life. In fact, ten studio albums have done little to quell Scalzi s thirst for more: I m just as into Slough Feg as I was the day I started it. TRACKLIST 1. Headhunter 2. Discourse on Equality 3. The Apology 4. Being And Nothingness 5. New Organon 6. Sword of Machiavelli 7. Uncanny 8. Coming of Age in the Milky Way 9. Exegesis / Tragic Hooligan 10. The Cynic

 

 

NEW ORGANON

Band:LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG
Album:NEW ORGANON
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:LP
Genre:HEAVY METAL

TRACKLIST 1. Headhunter 2. Discourse on Equality 3. The Apology 4. Being And Nothingness 5. New Organon 6. Sword of Machiavelli 7. Uncanny 8. Coming of Age in the Milky Way 9. Exegesis / Tragic Hooligan 10. The Cynic

 

 

A STONE ENGRAVED IN RED

Band:RAVENSIRE
Album:A STONE ENGRAVED IN RED
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:LP
Genre:EPIC HEAVY METAL

Timeless traditional metal from the heart of Portugal including a memorable tribute to fallen Manilla Road leader Mark The Shark Shelton. Ravensire s quest for global metal prominence continues on their third full-length effort, A Stone Engraved in Red, an album of might, spirit and will dedicated to Mark The Shark Shelton and Hartmuth Barbarian Wrath Schindler. Geographic isolation even during the Internet age can be a prime deterrent for a band looking to make their presence known on an international scale. The obstacles are many, in particular, lack of funds to travel in order to build a global fanbase. But, nothing worth having is ever easy, just ask one of Portugal s leading metal exports, Ravensire. Since their 2011 formation, the band has steadily been putting a dent into continental Europe, including spots at the Riddle of Steel and Up the Hammers festivals. The proof is in the response: Ravensire is regularly hounded by concertgoers to return a sign that their brand of epic traditional metal is connecting with audiences. Now with two full-lengths, two EPs and two splits under their belts, Ravensire takes the next logical step forward with their third album, A Stone Engraved in Red. Recorded at Studio 13 in Lisbon with engineer Paulo Paulão Vieira at the helm, A Stone Engraved in Red finds Ravensire expanding upon the songwriting prowess found on their acclaimed 2016 The Cycle Never Ends full-length. Traditional Ravensire elements like charging guitar riffs, mountainous lead segments and the impassioned delivery of bassist/vocalist Rick are present, but this time, the band (who are rounded out by the guitar team of Nuno and Mário and drummer Alex) has added new moods and dimensions to their songs. Acoustic passages, complex arrangements and a new degree of melody and flair in the guitar solo department from Mário has enhanced cuts like Procession of the Dead and A Stone Engraved in Red, capitalizing upon the album s theme of perpetuity that was driven by Rick s background as an archeologist. The album s most triumphant moment comes in the form of After the Battle, Ravensire s tribute to fallen Manilla Road leader Mark The Shark Shelton. Shelton passed away in July 2018, leaving behind an unmatched legacy of epic metal, ultimately paving the way for bands like Ravensire. After the Battle is a fitting tribute to Shelton, complete with a guest vocal spot from Terminus s James Beattie and a chorus that will surely make Shelton smile down from Valhalla: After the battle - all is lost/After the battle - I have died/After the battle - longing for/ After the battle - a wild horse to ride. A Stone Engraved in Red is also dedicated to Hartmuth Barbarian Wrath Schindler a longtime friend and supporter of Ravensire who is currently in a vegetative state with very slim hopes of ever recovering. While it would appear Ravensire carried a heavy heart into the making of the album, their ingrained perseverance and dedication to metal rises above all. The band had one goal when recording A Stone Engraved in Red: Create music that will stand the test of time. Mission accomplished.

 

 

A STONE ENGRAVED IN RED

Band:RAVENSIRE
Album:A STONE ENGRAVED IN RED
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:CD
Genre:EPIC HEAVY METAL

Timeless traditional metal from the heart of Portugal including a memorable tribute to fallen Manilla Road leader Mark The Shark Shelton. Ravensire s quest for global metal prominence continues on their third full-length effort, A Stone Engraved in Red, an album of might, spirit and will dedicated to Mark The Shark Shelton and Hartmuth Barbarian Wrath Schindler. Geographic isolation even during the Internet age can be a prime deterrent for a band looking to make their presence known on an international scale. The obstacles are many, in particular, lack of funds to travel in order to build a global fanbase. But, nothing worth having is ever easy, just ask one of Portugal s leading metal exports, Ravensire. Since their 2011 formation, the band has steadily been putting a dent into continental Europe, including spots at the Riddle of Steel and Up the Hammers festivals. The proof is in the response: Ravensire is regularly hounded by concertgoers to return a sign that their brand of epic traditional metal is connecting with audiences. Now with two full-lengths, two EPs and two splits under their belts, Ravensire takes the next logical step forward with their third album, A Stone Engraved in Red. Recorded at Studio 13 in Lisbon with engineer Paulo Paulão Vieira at the helm, A Stone Engraved in Red finds Ravensire expanding upon the songwriting prowess found on their acclaimed 2016 The Cycle Never Ends full-length. Traditional Ravensire elements like charging guitar riffs, mountainous lead segments and the impassioned delivery of bassist/vocalist Rick are present, but this time, the band (who are rounded out by the guitar team of Nuno and Mário and drummer Alex) has added new moods and dimensions to their songs. Acoustic passages, complex arrangements and a new degree of melody and flair in the guitar solo department from Mário has enhanced cuts like Procession of the Dead and A Stone Engraved in Red, capitalizing upon the album s theme of perpetuity that was driven by Rick s background as an archeologist. The album s most triumphant moment comes in the form of After the Battle, Ravensire s tribute to fallen Manilla Road leader Mark The Shark Shelton. Shelton passed away in July 2018, leaving behind an unmatched legacy of epic metal, ultimately paving the way for bands like Ravensire. After the Battle is a fitting tribute to Shelton, complete with a guest vocal spot from Terminus s James Beattie and a chorus that will surely make Shelton smile down from Valhalla: After the battle - all is lost/After the battle - I have died/After the battle - longing for/ After the battle - a wild horse to ride. A Stone Engraved in Red is also dedicated to Hartmuth Barbarian Wrath Schindler a longtime friend and supporter of Ravensire who is currently in a vegetative state with very slim hopes of ever recovering. While it would appear Ravensire carried a heavy heart into the making of the album, their ingrained perseverance and dedication to metal rises above all. The band had one goal when recording A Stone Engraved in Red: Create music that will stand the test of time. Mission accomplished.

 

 

THE SMOKELESS FIRES

Band:LUNAR SHADOW
Album:THE SMOKELESS FIRES
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:CD
Genre:EPIC CLASSIC METAL

Epic classic metal goes head-to-head with blazing Scandinavian black metal on Lunar Shadow s firebrand sophomore effort, The Smokeless Fires. From the explorative mind of Max Birbaum comes The Smokeless Fires, the second full-length from Lunar Shadow, a band pushing the boundaries of classic metal with an album that explores themes of passion and the human condition. The period after the release of Lunar Shadow s 2017 Far from Light studio album was turbulent for the young German quintet. The band changed vocalists, but more intrinsically, band leader, guitarist and main songwriter Max Birbaum was going through a series of personal problems that made him question his own mortality: Why do humans get up after they fall? What are the things that keep us going in a world filled with greed and deceit? Above all else, what keeps his own fire burning when circumstances suggest otherwise? Birbaum eventually zeroed-in on the word passion and made it the lyrical foundation for the band s second full-length, The Smokeless Fires. Recorded with Max Herrmann at Glooven Studios in Leipzig between November 2018 and January 2019 and featuring cover art courtesy of Adam Burke, the man responsible for Lunar Shadow s debut Triumphator EP, The Smokeless Fires marks the introduction of vocalist Robert Röttig, who replaced Alex Vornam last year. Since Röttig hails from the same region of Germany as Lunar Shadow (who are rounded out by second guitarist K. Hamacher, bassist S. Hamacher and drummer J. Zehner), his entrance into the band was seamless. Röttig s easy-going nature, not to mention sterling vocal capabilities, has added a new dimension to Lunar Shadow s sound, one that now includes moments of post-punk to go along with the band s pronounced, if not very unique classic metal-meets-Scandinavian black metal sound. The seven cuts on The Smokeless Fires are the result of Birbaum s ceaseless work ethic and commitment to producing an album that would not only complement Far from Light, but present new elements to sit alongside their firebrand twin guitar harmonies and labyrinthine song arrangements. Birbaum oversaw every note, lyric and drum beat, often burning the candle at both ends during marathon studio sessions that he could not drag himself away from. And whereas Far from Light was a noticeably dark and foreboding album that Birbaum often noted as having no hope, The Smokeless Fires presents a more humanistic touch, glancing upon subjects of sorrow, love, loneliness, sex, perseverance and power. In a scene that occasionally prides itself on uniformity and towing the line, Lunar Shadow present an affront to some of metal s current norms on The Smokeless Fires. An album born from moments of long introspection, The Smokeless Fires is a testament to human perseverance and an unbowed, unbending will. TRACKLIST 1. Catch Fire 2. Conajohara No MOre 3. Roses 4. Pretend 5. Laurelindórenan 6. Red Nails (For The Pillars Of Death) 7. Hawk Of The Hills

 

 

THE SMOKELESS FIRES

Band:LUNAR SHADOW
Album:THE SMOKELESS FIRES
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:LP
Genre:EPIC CLASSIC METAL

TRACKLIST 1. Catch Fire 2. Conajohara No MOre 3. Roses 4. Pretend 5. Laurelindórenan 6. Red Nails (For The Pillars Of Death) 7. Hawk Of The Hills

 

 

TRANSIENT LUNAR PHENOMENON

Band:SPHARE SECHS
Album:TRANSIENT LUNAR PHENOMENON
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:CD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/SPACE AMBIENT

The fourth Sphäre Sechs album was recorded during improvised studio sessions. Using a selected set of analog instruments Christian Stritzel and Martin Stürtzer have put together a mystic, slowly evolving ambient sound. A warm cocoon in cold space longing for the enigmas of the solar system and beyond. Transient Lunar Phenomena are changes in appearance on the lunar surface of unknown origin. Light signals and color changes have been observed since the 6th century. The lunar events were officially cataloged in NASA technical report TR R-277 in 1968. Recommended for fans of dark space ambient and analog drone Track Listing: 1. Report R-277 08:44 2. Meteor 07:10 3. The Castle Anomaly 10:13 4. Aristarchus Plateau 09:05 5. Regolith 08:17 6. Lunar Volcano 07:24

 

 

THE MIST BETWEEN MIRRORS

Band:God Body Disconnect
Album:THE MIST BETWEEN MIRRORS
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:CD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/POST-ROCK

God Body Disconnect presents us his third album on Cryo Chamber. An atmospheric journey dealing with loneliness and solitude. A desperate dream shaped by loneliness. A dwelling place behind the world, disconnected from oneself. The cycle of becoming and unbecoming the wrong person. It is only when forced to question mortality, that everything begins to change. The beginning comes with an end. Layered guitar builds walls of sound on top of textured field recordings and spoken word. Recommended for fans of film soundtracks and cinematic ambient. Track Listing: 1. Grief of the Living 08:16 2. Blinding years 10:40 3. The Longer I Dream, the More Disconnected I Become 07:02 4. Where our ghosts disappear 08:19 5. The Existence of Stars 06:19 6. Old Feelings Always Return 05:18 7. Another Lullaby from the Abyss 08:37

 

 

QUEEN OF SWORDS

Band:CRESTFALLEN QUEEN
Album:QUEEN OF SWORDS
Label:THE CHURCH WITHIN
Format:CD
Genre:DOOM METAL

Crestfallen Queen hail from Stuttgart Germany but could have very well been born anywhere in the dark hazy fog of the seventies. The quintet was formed in 2016 playing their brand of Progressive Blackened Rock. The Doom laden riffs are backed by galloping metallic rhythms and hounded by eerie synths which are then topped off by a majestic voice that lurks somewhere between this world and the next.

 

 

USURPER OF THE OAKEN THRONE

Band:THRONEHAMMER
Album:USURPER OF THE OAKEN THRONE
Label:THE CHURCH WITHIN
Format:CD
Genre:DOOM METAL

THRONEHAMMER unites United Kingdom and German musicians Kat Shevil Gillham (Uncoffined/Winds of Genocide/Ex-BlessedRealm), Stuart West (Ex-Obelyskkh/Ex-The Walruz) and Tim Schmidt (Naked Star/Seamount). „Usurper of the oaken throne“ is the debut full-length born of this union of notable extreme music perpetrators, rending nearly eigthy minutes of purely epic metal, bridging lowend heaviness with melodic destruction.They’re a powerful storm of aggression, gaining more and more momentum with true, honest spirit. „Usurper of the oaken throne“ has taken Thronehammer´s classic Candlemass-meets-Bathory-meets-Warhorse sound to new places. A return to the eve of all that’s heavy & punishing&epic!Epic doom at its bleakest! We come to slay !

 

 

THE BLACK POWDER

Band:LORD VICAR
Album:THE BLACK POWDER
Label:THE CHURCH WITHIN
Format:CD
Genre:DOOM METAL

The Black Powder is the fourth album from Lord Vicar. It was, like the previous album Gates of Flesh, recorded by audio wizard Joona Lukala at Noise for Fiction studio in Turku, Finland. All studio work took place in February and March of 2019. The studio has the benefit of a huge live room which gave the band the opportunity to capture a sound that breathes with the ambience of the space, but maintains the sonic weight for which they are rightly known. This album is a return to longer form, and even more progressive song structures, but the punchier material is also provided with merciless precision, as well as soothing acoustic moments. The songwriting duties are shared by Kimi and Gareth, also Chritus providing lyrical output.

 

 

DO NOT RETURN FIRE

Band:FLECHE
Album:DO NOT RETURN FIRE
Label:KROD RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:ROCK/INDIE

They are four The Get Up Kids fans trying to mix Minus The Bear and Alice In Chains on on album with melodic and calm verses versus loud and punchy choruses. The album deals with bad experience in their lives and instead of talking about it, they are doing songs. Do Not Return Fire has been recorded and mixed by Alexandre Mazarguil at UFO Studio & mastering by Thibault Chaumon at Deviant Lab.

 

 

DO YOU FEEL RESTLESS

Band:RESTLESS
Album:DO YOU FEEL RESTLESS
Label:NERVOUS
Format:CD
Genre:PSYCHOBILLY

CULT PSYCHOBILLY BAND FROM THE UK. TRACK LISTING 1. Bottle on the Beach 2. Here I Am 3. Fools Gold 4. Down at the Swamp 5. Alabama Jailhouse 6. Prisoner of Love 7. Sob Story 8. Crack Up ’n’ Fall to Pieces 9. Sixteen Tons 10. Baby Please Don’t Go 11. Here I Am (dub version) 12. Sweet Surprise 13. Edge on You 14. Slidin’ On Down the Hill 15. Why Didn’t I stay at Home 

 

 

TISSUE ISSUES

Band:IT'S SUNDAY
Album:TISSUE ISSUES
Label:HOWLIN BANANA RECORDS
Format:EP
Genre:90S ROCK

It s Sunday is a lofi/shoegazy pop duo from Paris. It was formed by parisian Lucas Lecacheur and his girlfriend Dawnie, who came from California to study in Paris. Their debut EP 'Tissue Issues' will be released on June 7th. TRACK LISTING 1. Projection on a sheet 2. Tissue Issues 3. Pray For The Sunshine 4. Comme un Fool 5. Leafy Friend 6. Permanent vacation 7. Daisy Depression 8. Go And Die 9. Hair

 

 

VARIACIJAS

Band:LATA DONGA
Album:VARIACIJAS
Label:CPL MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:FOLK LATVIA

At the core of the music group Lata Donga is a family who has been playing ethnic music for already three generati ons. Lata Donga‘s special musical appeal is linked with the emotional, uniquely saturated and inspirati onal sound of the singers‘ voices. The ancient and modern, the Latvian and global, the female and sacred – all of these unite in a single whole andserve as the group‘s main musical inspirati ons. As its name suggests, the album Variacijas ons features a number of diff erent variati on techniques in singing as well as assorted forms of musical expression in the arrangements of folk songs. Asnate Rancāne and Aurēlija Rancāne are also in the Band "Tautumeites“

 

 

VILDALUODDA/WILDPRINT

Band:VILDA
Album:VILDALUODDA/WILDPRINT
Label:NORDIC NOTES
Format:CD
Genre:FOLK/SAMI/FINLAND

When Hildá and Viivi heard each other's music for the first time, an idea was born to combine yoik and accordion. Are the ancient singing form of the Sami, and the accordion, the traditional Finnish instrument from so different worlds that they have not been paired before? Duo VILDÁ combines mystical yoiks, swinging rhythms and improvisation in a fascinating way. Influenced by contemporary pop music and Finnish folk music, a unique soundtrack is born that will carry the listener to the northern fells, where the winds of the Sámiland blow.

 

 

BOYS WILL BE BOYS - 25TH ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION

Band:BLACK ROSE
Album:BOYS WILL BE BOYS - 25TH ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION
Label:PROGAOR/DYAMOND ROXX
Format:CD
Genre:HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL/NWOBHM

Released for the first time ever on CD three years ago by Blood & Iron label and completely sold of it's limited to 500 copies press after a year, now reissued again due to high demand by Dyamond Roxx, this British Hard Rock/Heavy Metal classic, released at the tail end of the NWOBHM. It includes as bonus tracks the 1983 self titled 12"EP and the non-album B-Side "Liar" taken from the Boys will be Boys 7" Single. Fully remastered and presented with a 20-page booklet, where you have the covers and back covers of the original LP and 12"EP, plus band history written by vocalist/guitarist Steve Bardsley, rare photos, lyrics and relevant press cuttings. TRACK LISTING 1. Boys will be boys 2. Were gonna Rock you 3. Just wanna be your lover 4. Baby believe me 5. No Point Runnin 6. Fun and Games 7. First Light 8. Burn me Blind 9. Stand your ground 10. Knocked out 11. Liar 12. Were gonna Rock you (1983) 13. Used & Abused 14. Red light lady 15. Stand your ground (1983)

 

 

FOR LOVE OR MONEY

Band:HIGHWAY ROBBERY
Album:FOR LOVE OR MONEY
Label:SOUTH SIDE
Format:CD
Genre:HARD ROCK/PSYCH/PROG

U.S. proto-Metal cult classic album from 1972 released originally on RCA records. Power trio formed by Mike Stevens (guitar/songwriter), Don Francisco (singer/drummer) and John Livingston Tunison IV (singer/bass player), they recorded this lone album then disbanded the next year. With this collection of 8 songs the band left a landmark in the early 70s Metal scene. Theres still hints of Psychedelia in a few songs, some others are just plain heavy riffing mayhem in the vein of Sir Lord Baltimore, early Black Sabbath and the heaviest Grand Funk moments. Out of print on CD for several years, American label South Side bring this cult gem back to life again. TRACK LISTING 1. Mystery Rider (3.03) 2. Fifteen (2.57) 3. All I Need (4.19) 4. Lazy Woman (5.44) 5. Bells (3.24) 6. Ain t Gonna Take No More (4.16) 7. I ll Do It All Again (4.16) 8. Promotion Man (6.06)

 

 

SOULBLIGHT

Band:OBTAINED
Album:SOULBLIGHT
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:LP
Genre:Black Metal

LIMITED EDITION REPRESS ON BONE VINYL The 1998 Norwegian black metal classic finally re-issued! Features Pest of Gorgoroth on vocals. TRACK LISTING 1. A Black Odyssey 2. The Dark Night of Souls 3. Soulblight 4. Nightbreed 5. Voice from a Starless Domain 6. The Goddess' Lake 7. Charge

 

 

II ELISHIA II

Band:OPHTHALAMIA
Album:II ELISHIA II
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:2CD
Genre:Black Metal

Founded by mastermind IT in the late eighties Ophthalamia can be seen as one of the black metal pillars of the Swedish black metal scene. The original To Elishia release was made in 1997 and contained the same tracks as CD1 of this release (but remastered from the originals this time). CD2 is all never before heard bonus tracks. The II ELISHIA II project started September 18th 2010 with selections, digitalizations and transfers, it was edited in May 2013 and finalized in September 28th 2018 by Michael Bohlin. Proudly released by Soulseller Records in memory of Tony IT Särkkä. TRACK LISTING CD1 01. A Cry From The Halls Of Blood / Empire Of Lost Dreams 02. A Lonely Ceremony / The Eternal Walk 03. Journey In Darkness / Entering The Forest 04. Castle Of No Repair / Lies From A Blackened Heart 05. Shores Of Kaa-Ta-Nu / The Eternal Walk, part II 06. Nightfall Of Mother Earth / Summer Distress 07. Enter The Darkest Thoughts Of The Chosen / Agony's Silent Paradise 08. Deathcrush 09. Sacrifice 10. I Summon Thee, Oh Father / Death Embrace Me CD2 01. A Cry from the Halls of Blood / Empire of Lost Dreams (A Journey in Darkness Rough Mix)

 

 

II ELISHIA II

Band:OPHTHALAMIA
Album:II ELISHIA II
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:3LP
Genre:Black Metal

3LP SET Founded by mastermind IT in the late eighties Ophthalamia can be seen as one of the black metal pillars of the Swedish black metal scene. The original To Elishia release was made in 1997 and contained the same tracks as CD1 of this release (but remastered from the originals this time). CD2 is all never before heard bonus tracks. The II ELISHIA II project started September 18th 2010 with selections, digitalizations and transfers, it was edited in May 2013 and finalized in September 28th 2018 by Michael Bohlin. Proudly released by Soulseller Records in memory of Tony IT Särkkä.

 

 

NEON GRAVES

Band:GOREGANG (US)
Album:NEON GRAVES
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:LP
Genre:Death Metal

TRACK LISTING 1. A Cavity in Reality 2. False Flags 3. Cathedral of Chemicals 4. Silence is Consent 5. Spray of Teeth 6. Feeble-minded Rash 7. Neon Graves

 

 

NEON GRAVES

Band:GOREGANG (US)
Album:NEON GRAVES
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Death metal/crust maniacs GOREGӒNG have worked hard on their first full length album after causing a bit of a stir with their short debut.

 

 

SEVEN! SIRENS! TO A LOST ARCHETYPE

Band:TEMPLE KOLUDRA
Album:SEVEN! SIRENS! TO A LOST ARCHETYPE
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:CDD
Genre:Black Metal

German band Temple Koludra are merging their fascination with Indian spirituality with black/death metal music and the results are astounding. The fusion has happened on an intrinsic level, imbuing the music with extraordinary qualities that make their music stand out from the rest of the bands. The vision has remained fierce and the execution flawless, as members of this enigmatic band use all their experience in other bands to create something that will stand the test of time, warranting multiple listens and unearthing of multiple facets buried in their music. This is the band's first full length and easily their most accomplished material yet, encompassing various sounds and instruments in order to make the experience intense and haunting, and quite simply put, unforgettable. This is otherworldly, mystical black/death metal of the highest order. TRACK LISTING 1. Trimurti 2. Vajra 3. Grey Apparition 4. Namapura 5. This Diadem Will Last 6. Vertigo 7. White I Trance

 

 

IRIDIUM

Band:CEREBRUM
Album:IRIDIUM
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:CDD
Genre:Death Metal

Greek technical death metal stalwarts release a mind-boggling album of intense and complex death metal music that doesn t abandon soul and emotive values in favour of technicality. This is momentum-heavy, rhythmic and visceral death metal that remains challenging while not disrupting flow or memorability. This quality seems long forgotten in the race of being the fastest or most flamboyant, and that is the very reason this experienced band that once boasted of having a Nile member, George Kollias, in their ranks, stands out from the pack. With stunning artwork from Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates) and special mastering from Colin Marston (Gorguts), everything is ensured to provide maximum clarity despite prevailing (and essential) chaos, while retaining a human touch all along. Greek death metal giants return with a smashing new full length release Features artwork by the highly talented Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Feral) The band had none other than the legendary Nile drummer George Kollias on drums The album has been mastered by none other than Colin Marston of Gorguts fame - "an absolute devastator of a record" - Head-Banger Reviews (US) - "masterful" - Dioses Del Metal (Spain) - "damn near perfect" - Cadaver Garden (US) - "impressive intricacy and technical skill" - No Clean Singing (US) - "have stepped forward and grabbed hold of the death metal reigns" - The Dirty Room (US) - "a refreshingly good Death Metal album" - Rock 'N' Load (UK) 9/10 - "great album" - Musipedia of Metal (US) 8/10 - "Wonderfully played, written and produced!" - Nattskog (UK) - "have put the bar too high" - Rock Overdose (Greece) 80/100 - "Something good for those who want something different" - RTMB (Mexico) 7.5/10 - "really remarkable technique" - Broken Tomb (Spain) 7.5/10

 

 

LOST ETERNALLY

Band:CHALICE OF SUFFERING
Album:LOST ETERNALLY
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:CDD
Genre:DOOM METAL

US band Chalice of Suffering put out a remarkable debut that was very well received the world over and they've followed it up with what's possibly one of the best albums in the doom/death metal style. Where this kind of style goes, it's more about the emotions than the heaviness, and that's where this band excels. 'Lost Eternally' perfectly encapsulates the grief, the stinging loneliness and its bleak outlook. It's a well-rounded album that exudes the right feelings and it's something that's perfect for this time of the year, while being strangely palpable. The album plods on powerfully despite the weight, showing moments of melodic respite and even contributions from several guest musicians and vocalists to further enhance the proceedings. This is as genuine as it gets right from the underground. Delve into this heart-wrenching slab of doleful, atmospheric death/doom metal music and experience life at its cruelest.

 

 

DISEASED REMNANTS OF A DYING WORLD

Band:DODSFERD
Album:DISEASED REMNANTS OF A DYING WORLD
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:CDD
Genre:Black Metal

Greek black metal heroes Dødsferd have been toiling hard in the underground, releasing albums with untainted passion and bold vision. Be it their raw black metal sound that they started off with, or their excursion into DSBM and black/punk styles, they've maintained that all along. On their latest album, they've further refined the sound and take the best elements from everything that they've been known for and much more. The songs are perfectly tempered and resonate with familiar emotions of anguish, hopelessness, and contempt for humanity and its capability for committing despicable acts time and again. This is a dark and fiery album rife with palpable emotions with shades of melancholy and despair. It is a testament to the expressive power this style holds without straying too far from its core sound.

 

 

CARRIER OF WEIGHT

Band:EREMIT (GERMANY)
Album:CARRIER OF WEIGHT
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:CDD
Genre:DOOM METAL

Monolithic sludge/doom band EREMIT give us one of the heaviest and most ambitious album the style has seen in recent times. Featuring stunning album artwork by Mariusz Lewandowski (BELL WITCH), the band trudge through turbulent, winding structures without letting them affect the overall momentum. There are three epic songs, with the longest being over 33 minutes, where they flesh out every nuance and showcase rare depth while retaining unparalleled brutality. Being the band's debut, the emotions are all too raw and palpable, but perhaps that's what's needed to get the point across. This is undiluted, straight-from-the-heart, maxed out sludge/doom with moments of poignancy ensconced in the bludgeoning heaviness.

 

 

FLESH FOR FUNERALS ETERNAL

Band:FERAL (SWEDEN)
Album:FLESH FOR FUNERALS ETERNAL
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:CDD
Genre:Death Metal

Swedish death metal veterans Feral unleash their fiercest album till date. 'Flesh For Funerals Eternal' sets new standards for the style entirely, taking forward the existing template and expanding upon in every way possible. They're not here to reinvent but to solidify in every imaginable way. The album is faultless - it's got everything the style needs and in the right doses. The production keeps it delectable and the gnarly artwork by the master artist Costin Chioreanu only brings to life their twisted yet meticulous music. Feral are at the forefront of the Swedish death metal scene right now and are armed to teeth to drop what could be the best album this style needs.

 

 

GOD HAS NO NAME

Band:HEX (SPAIN)
Album:GOD HAS NO NAME
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:CDD
Genre:Death Metal

Spain's best kept secret, Hex, return with a pummelling new full length of death/doom metal music with unconventional riffing and delivery. This is mid-paced death/doom metal that is reminiscent of early Runemagick, Bolt Thrower, Paradise Lost, Hypocrisy and Unleashed. But there's more than meets the eye, as the music is interspersed with exotic riffing, female vocals, interludes and even breakdowns. There's a certain appeal to their music that makes it stand out from the derivative lot as this doesn't owe too much to any particular style or band. It's a cohesive fusion of various influences melded into a sound that Hex can now call their own. With members of experienced bands in the lineup such as Virulency, Tomb, Incursed, to name a few, the outcome is simply phenomenal. The fiercely titled release 'God Has No Name' will go down as the breakthrough album for the band and perhaps even the whole of the current death/doom style with the band's innovative and thoughtful approach towards it.

 

 

LEADEN LIGHT

Band:ILLIMITABLE DOLOR
Album:LEADEN LIGHT
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:CDD
Genre:DOOM METAL

Australian atmospheric death/doom metal masters return after releasing a brilliant self-titled debut that was lauded the world over for its sincerity and purity of expression. 'Leaden Light' carries on where they last left, drenched in wistful melancholy and stirring up faded albeit rich memories. The sound is purer, more refined and clearer in expression than before, and lingers for long in your thoughts. With three artworks made for the CD, LP and box set editions exclusively, this is an ambitious release from the band that features some of the best music in the style without overdoing any aspect of it

 

 

A SIRE TO THE GHOULS OF LUNACY

Band:VEILBURNER (US)
Album:A SIRE TO THE GHOULS OF LUNACY
Label:TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY
Format:CDD
Genre:Black Metal

Veilburner from US have accelerated their growth and have presented mutated versions of their infamous black/death metal cacophony. This is complicated, unpredictable and frankly groundbreaking music in this style no two songs are alike and go off in different directions after conjuring some of the most grotesque and vile music. This is experimental music of the highest level that manages to blend in weird passages, twisted solos and even singing in this intense black/death metal music, something that very few bands have managed to achieve without losing coherency and integrity. These are songs that will test your grasping power as there s a lot happening at all times. The members have outdone themselves not just musically but also conceptually, creating special masks to bring to life their psychotic vision. This is yet another testament to the prowess and potential this style holds and how it can be elevated to new heights using experimentation while fanning the chaotic elements.

 

 

AGGRESSIVE HAUNTINGS

Band:MIDNIGHT PRIEST
Album:AGGRESSIVE HAUNTINGS
Label:METAL ON METAL
Format:CD
Genre:METAL/HEAVY METAL

The Portuguese heavy metal stalwarts are back with their 3rd album. And what an album it is! It's not just in the title - it's definitely more aggressive than its predecessor from 5 years ago. We're confident that the darker, heavier and more evil heavy metal style, going back a bit to their own beginnings, will be a welcome change for many fans. It sounds very classic and fresh at the same time. They take you on a short but thrilling tour through the haunted house they've built here, where the spirit of a certain metal king is omnipresent, and the metal gods are watching from above.

 

 

ANCIENT REMAINS

Band:SACRAL NIGHT
Album:ANCIENT REMAINS
Label:METAL ON METAL
Format:CD
Genre:METAL/DARK HEAVY METAL

Once in a blue moon, you come across a band that just escapes clear labelling and breaks out of most of the formulas out there. We've been really struggling to pinpoint the style, find comparisons and give an accurate description of SACRAL NIGHT's music. With the loss of the singer from the EP, the King Diamond similarities have diminished, but the sinister feeling and sense of the macabre have become even stronger. The vocal duties are now performed by the band's leader and bassist, Amphycion, who sang in his previous heavy metal band SANCTUAIRE - it's a passionate performance and there's a touch of melancholy in his voice.

 

 

CANTO II

Band:IN AEVUM AGERE
Album:CANTO II
Label:METAL ON METAL
Format:CD
Genre:METAL/EPIC DOOM METAL

In the seas polluted with all kinds of sludge, drone and stoner hybrids, finding a real pearl of epic doom metal is a treat. IN AEVUM AGERE is one such pearl. They follow in the footsteps of the epic doom metal forefathers, but the founder/guitarist/vocalist, Bruno Masulli, is also a big fan of Chuck Schuldiner, which you can clearly hear in his guitar parts.

 

 

TEMPESTAS

Band:OV LUSTRA
Album:TEMPESTAS
Label:BLACK LION RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:BLACK METAL/DEATH METAL/SYMPHONIC

Arizona based Symphonic blackend death group Ov Lustra better known as Sun speaker present their first album since their rename their upcoming debut album. Tempestas is out June 7th CD/Digital feat musician Francesco Ferrini ‐ orchestration (Fleshgod Apocalypse) Tempestas will be comprised of brand‐new material as well as a few of our most popular songs from the Ov Lustra album that have been re‐recorded, re‐mixed, and re‐mastered.

 

 

ORDER DIVINE

Band:HINAYANA
Album:ORDER DIVINE
Label:BLACK LION RECORDS
Format:CDD
Genre:DEATH METAL/DOOM METAL/MELODIC DEATH

Melodic Death/Doom Metal from Austin, Texas. What happens when you decide to form a band and take it to the next level, whom initially formed and meet everyone in the band over craigslist ads in 2014, Hinayna is the brainchild of mastermind multi-instrumentalist Casey Hurd, being inspired by bands such as Wolfheart, and Insomnium which is very clear in their distinct sound and roots in the more doom scene, their debut demo Endless shocked audiences and took media by surprise in 2014, with their dark and atmospheric Melodic Doom/Death Metal.

 

 

ORDER DIVINE

Band:HINAYANA
Album:ORDER DIVINE
Label:BLACK LION RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:DEATH METAL/DOOM METAL/MELODIC DEATH

Melodic Death/Doom Metal from Austin, Texas. What happens when you decide to form a band and take it to the next level, whom initially formed and meet everyone in the band over craigslist ads in 2014, Hinayna is the brainchild of mastermind multi-instrumentalist Casey Hurd, being inspired by bands such as Wolfheart, and Insomnium which is very clear in their distinct sound and roots in the more doom scene, their debut demo Endless shocked audiences and took media by surprise in 2014, with their dark and atmospheric Melodic Doom/Death Metal.

 

 

The Serpent Insignia

Band:COFFIN BIRTH
Album:The Serpent Insignia
Label:TIME TO KILL RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:DEATH METAL GRINDCORE

Picture yourself being forced out of a dead body by its own gasses, drenched in the slime of bodily fluids and reeking stench - the rendition of that scenario in music is “The Serpent Insignia", a filthy concoctions of old school death metal, rock'n'roll and punk. Born in 2018, Coffin Birth is the result of a collaboration between some of the finest musicians from the Italian and Maltese extreme metal scenes, namely Giulio Moschini ( Hour of Penance ) - Marco Mastrobuono ( Hour of Penance ) Francesco Paoli ( Fleshgod Apocalypse | ex-Hour of Penance) Davide Billia ( Hour of Penance | Beheaded ) Frank Calleja ( Beheaded ). The band is now ready to unleash an assault of vermin infested live shows in a filthy concoctions of old school death metal, rock’n’roll and punk.

 

 


 
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