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AGELESS FIRE

Band:VANUM
Album:AGELESS FIRE
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Vanum was formed in 2014 as the collaborative project of K. Morgan (Ash Borer) and M. Rekevics (Yellow Eyes, Vorde, Vilkacis). Drawing from the old traditions of the genre, Vanum play elemental and majestic black metal with an unyielding force and passion, showcasing a sharply focused and dynamic sense of composition marked as much by somber patience as arrogant strength. 2019 will see the release of Ageless Fire on Profound Lore Records. Expanding upon the triumphant framework hinted at with 2017’s Burning Arrow EP, as well as the majestic fury of 2015’s Realm of Sacrifice, Vanum’s newest effort sees the band continuing to chart a path of steady ascendency and constant growth. While the the album’s overt Bathory-by-way-of-Hellas inspiration is of note, Ageless Fire is by no means a throwback album. The towering songs that make up the album emerged organically, and naturally reflect their heavy metal lineage as much as they also reveal the essential core of Vanum's own unique identity. This ability to interpolate influence and individual inspiration into a seamless and deeply resonant whole make "Ageless Fire" more than simply an exercise in emulation and further cements Vanum's place as a singular band, in reverence to the past while looking defiantly towards the future. Additionally, Ageless Fire is the first to feature the band’s expanded lineup. In addition to M. Rekevics and K. Morgan, the band now includes long term live members E. Priesner and L. Sheppard. In this radiant and fully realized form, Vanum have crafted an album that builds on the muscular and triumphant nature of previous releases and expands upon it with a sense of mythic grandeur.

 

 

INTERSUBJECTIVITY

Band:CLEANING WOMEN
Album:INTERSUBJECTIVITY
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:APOCALYPTIC GOTHIC DEATH POP

The cleaning robots return with their first album in ten years. Cleaning Women, with their DIY instruments, release a new album on Svart Records on February 15th. Titled Intersubjectivity, the album has been mixed by Einstürzende Neubauten s Alexander Hacke, which has resulted in the band s curiously original approach to music sounding more organic than ever. We wanted the album to sound like how we sound live on stage, at least to our ears. We wanted to carry our junk instruments to the finest studio we can find so that we could bring out the smallest nuances of the sound our instruments produce. We recorded the album in the brand new E-Studio in Sipoo, Finland, with as few overdubs as possible. Alexander Hacke, who has three decades of experience with the clang and rattle of junk metal, managed to dig up the essential elements in our music. Studio sessions took a mere five days, as did mixing, so everything happened quite intuitively with little polish to things. That s why we feel the result sounds intergalactically fresh , comments the band.

 

 

INTERSUBJECTIVITY

Band:CLEANING WOMEN
Album:INTERSUBJECTIVITY
Label:SVART
Format:LP
Genre:APOCALYPTIC GOTHIC DEATH POP

The cleaning robots return with their first album in ten years. Cleaning Women, with their DIY instruments, release a new album on Svart Records on February 15th. Titled Intersubjectivity, the album has been mixed by Einstürzende Neubauten s Alexander Hacke, which has resulted in the band s curiously original approach to music sounding more organic than ever. We wanted the album to sound like how we sound live on stage, at least to our ears. We wanted to carry our junk instruments to the finest studio we can find so that we could bring out the smallest nuances of the sound our instruments produce. We recorded the album in the brand new E-Studio in Sipoo, Finland, with as few overdubs as possible. Alexander Hacke, who has three decades of experience with the clang and rattle of junk metal, managed to dig up the essential elements in our music. Studio sessions took a mere five days, as did mixing, so everything happened quite intuitively with little polish to things. That s why we feel the result sounds intergalactically fresh , comments the band.

 

 

HELLFIRE OCEAN VOID

Band:DEMON HEAD
Album:HELLFIRE OCEAN VOID
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:DIABOLIC ROCK

Hellfire Ocean Void is composed by 8 songs that unfolds themselves effortlessly perfect in the tension between a delicate sense of composition and the uncompromising urgency with which the five musicians deliver the performance of each song. The writing, recording, mixing and production was all done during the winter 2017-2018 by Demon Head in their own analog studio. Isolating themselves in the frozen country side by the cost of Denmark and having no studio time limitations made it possible to encounter the recording studio as 6th member, enabled them to produce the album with sincere curiosity and perfection. The only other person involved was the legendary producer Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel, Mercyful fate, etc.) who mastered the album in Sweet Silence Studios. With Hellfire Ocean Void Demon Head have created a masterpiece in contemporary rock music. As any other truly original music, it is difficult to draw any similarities, since the music seems to hint at nothing but its own integrity. An integrity that is based upon the insight that Demon Head gains from loving and accepting the many clichés and traditions that follows playing rock music and from that foundation moves far into the unknown, into the darkness and into our hearts. 

 

 

HELLFIRE OCEAN VOID

Band:DEMON HEAD
Album:HELLFIRE OCEAN VOID
Label:SVART
Format:LP
Genre:DIABOLIC ROCK

Hellfire Ocean Void is composed by 8 songs that unfolds themselves effortlessly perfect in the tension between a delicate sense of composition and the uncompromising urgency with which the five musicians deliver the performance of each song. The writing, recording, mixing and production was all done during the winter 2017-2018 by Demon Head in their own analog studio. Isolating themselves in the frozen country side by the cost of Denmark and having no studio time limitations made it possible to encounter the recording studio as 6th member, enabled them to produce the album with sincere curiosity and perfection. The only other person involved was the legendary producer Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel, Mercyful fate, etc.) who mastered the album in Sweet Silence Studios. With Hellfire Ocean Void Demon Head have created a masterpiece in contemporary rock music. As any other truly original music, it is difficult to draw any similarities, since the music seems to hint at nothing but its own integrity. An integrity that is based upon the insight that Demon Head gains from loving and accepting the many clichés and traditions that follows playing rock music and from that foundation moves far into the unknown, into the darkness and into our hearts. 

 

 

SOCIATIVA

Band:SOCIEDADE RECREATIVA
Album:SOCIATIVA
Label:JARRING EFFECTS
Format:LP
Genre:TROPICAL BASS

A mix between roots music from Brazil and urban cultures like hip hop, dub and bass lusic: Sociedade Recreativa is the unexpected blend between nordestine Trans of franco-brazilian band Forró de Rebeca with beats, basses and effects of the North American producer Maga Bo. Hybrid, eclectic, their music explores new sound horizons, juxtaposing electronic textures and rustic instruments like berimbau, rabeca or viola. Their first album, released in April of 2016 by the French record label Jarring Effects, have been cheered by specialized press (Songlines, Télérama, Les Inrocks,...) and widely diffused by djs and radios, placing the album in the Top 20 of prestigious Transglobal World Music Charts during months. On stage, we feel the power of sound system culture, allied to the sophistication of ancestral rhythms and melodies from Brazil Nordeste. A winning bet which seduced London, Paris, Geneva and Copenhagen. The tour kept up to Brazil, passing by Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Recife. A journey full of meetings with the best of Brazilian electro scene. The live experience gave life to a second album, leaning on dancefloor. Sociativa , to be released in February 1rst of 2019 by Jarring Effects, shows once again the band dexterity in not altering tradition by electronica. Meetings done on the road enrich the album, like the puckish violon of Mestre Luiz Paixao or the glowing voice of Mozambican singer Gata Misteriosa. Afro-Brazilian incantations push by futurist beats, samba tunes hijacked by super powered bass, Amerindian rituals amplified by digital effects, this new album push far away the meeting between Brazilian Nordeste and urban cultures. Especially created for dancefloors, these 10 tracks will transport you in an imaginary territory, populated by fantastic realism and archetypal divinities. On stage, Sociedade Recreativa take the shape of a multidisciplinary collective, incorporating the delirium of the video maker Marcelo Valente and the ardor of talented dancer Tereza Azevedo. The will be on tour from February 2019, beginning by Europe and Brazil to defend this new album. SIDE A : A1. EMBOLA PEDRA SIDE B : B1 CAPOAREIA A2. CATARINA SAMBA B2. TANTA FOGUEIRA feat Mestre Luiz Paixao A3. TOADA PARA OXUM B3. CAVALO MANSO A5. COCO VEM VÊ feat Gata Misteriosa B4. JONGO JILO A5. MARAVILHA DO PARA B5. SAMBA LENTO

 

 

SOCIATIVA

Band:SOCIEDADE RECREATIVA
Album:SOCIATIVA
Label:JARRING EFFECTS
Format:CDD
Genre:TROPICAL BASS

A mix between roots music from Brazil and urban cultures like hip hop, dub and bass lusic: Sociedade Recreativa is the unexpected blend between nordestine Trans of franco-brazilian band Forró de Rebeca with beats, basses and effects of the North American producer Maga Bo. Hybrid, eclectic, their music explores new sound horizons, juxtaposing electronic textures and rustic instruments like berimbau, rabeca or viola. Their first album, released in April of 2016 by the French record label Jarring Effects, have been cheered by specialized press (Songlines, Télérama, Les Inrocks,...) and widely diffused by djs and radios, placing the album in the Top 20 of prestigious Transglobal World Music Charts during months. On stage, we feel the power of sound system culture, allied to the sophistication of ancestral rhythms and melodies from Brazil Nordeste. A winning bet which seduced London, Paris, Geneva and Copenhagen. The tour kept up to Brazil, passing by Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Recife. A journey full of meetings with the best of Brazilian electro scene. The live experience gave life to a second album, leaning on dancefloor. Sociativa , to be released in February 1rst of 2019 by Jarring Effects, shows once again the band dexterity in not altering tradition by electronica. Meetings done on the road enrich the album, like the puckish violon of Mestre Luiz Paixao or the glowing voice of Mozambican singer Gata Misteriosa. Afro-Brazilian incantations push by futurist beats, samba tunes hijacked by super powered bass, Amerindian rituals amplified by digital effects, this new album push far away the meeting between Brazilian Nordeste and urban cultures. Especially created for dancefloors, these 10 tracks will transport you in an imaginary territory, populated by fantastic realism and archetypal divinities. On stage, Sociedade Recreativa take the shape of a multidisciplinary collective, incorporating the delirium of the video maker Marcelo Valente and the ardor of talented dancer Tereza Azevedo. The will be on tour from February 2019, beginning by Europe and Brazil to defend this new album. SIDE A : A1. EMBOLA PEDRA SIDE B : B1 CAPOAREIA A2. CATARINA SAMBA B2. TANTA FOGUEIRA feat Mestre Luiz Paixao A3. TOADA PARA OXUM B3. CAVALO MANSO A5. COCO VEM VÊ feat Gata Misteriosa B4. JONGO JILO A5. MARAVILHA DO PARA B5. SAMBA LENTO

 

 

LIVE AT ROADBURN 2017

Band:NAORA
Album:LIVE AT ROADBURN 2017
Label:ROADBURN
Format:CD
Genre:ICELANDIC BLACK METAL

Naðra returned to reap more souls at Roadburn 2017 In 2016, we introduced our faithful Roadburners to the obscure might of the Icelandic black metal underground. By having Misþyrming as our artist in residence, we were able to feature a series of other bands connected to them on our bill, and all of them made abundantly clear with their devastating performances why we are so impressed with this particular scene. Naðra, which features four Misþyrming members plus the unhinged demon that is vocalist Ö, gave us one of the most enduring experiences of them all when they damn nearly brought down the Extase venue. Sometimes, however, once is not enough. When, a couple of months after Roadburn 2016, we witnessed Naðra laying waste to a petrified audience during the amazing Eistnaflug festival in Neskaupstaður, Iceland, that tiny voice in our head that kept nagging us turned into a roar: Naðra need more attention from us, from you, from everyone. This black magic is too powerful to be confined to small spaces. After that staggering show in Iceland, the decision was pretty much already made in our minds Naðra needed to return to Roadburn. Therefore, in 2017, we are breaking them free, free from the confines of a smaller venue, or of an artist in residence programme. Like opening a Pandora s box, all those tortured, twisting hymns of sickness that made Allir Vegir Til Glötunar one of the most harrowing records of 2016 will now resonate inside the Het Patronaat as if they were hissing, soul-consuming demons flying free and zoning in on you, beloved Roadburners. This time there will be many more than 300 souls to consume... but their appetite is voracious and never satisfied. TRACKLIST 1. Fjallið (live) 2. Falið (live) 3. Forn (live) 4. Hold (live) 5. Sál (live) 6. Brennið Kirkjur (live) (Forgarður helvítis cover) 7. Sár (live)

 

 

LIVE AT ROADBURN 2017

Band:NAORA
Album:LIVE AT ROADBURN 2017
Label:ROADBURN
Format:LP
Genre:ICELANDIC BLACK METAL

Naðra returned to reap more souls at Roadburn 2017 In 2016, we introduced our faithful Roadburners to the obscure might of the Icelandic black metal underground. By having Misþyrming as our artist in residence, we were able to feature a series of other bands connected to them on our bill, and all of them made abundantly clear with their devastating performances why we are so impressed with this particular scene. Naðra, which features four Misþyrming members plus the unhinged demon that is vocalist Ö, gave us one of the most enduring experiences of them all when they damn nearly brought down the Extase venue. Sometimes, however, once is not enough. When, a couple of months after Roadburn 2016, we witnessed Naðra laying waste to a petrified audience during the amazing Eistnaflug festival in Neskaupstaður, Iceland, that tiny voice in our head that kept nagging us turned into a roar: Naðra need more attention from us, from you, from everyone. This black magic is too powerful to be confined to small spaces. After that staggering show in Iceland, the decision was pretty much already made in our minds Naðra needed to return to Roadburn. Therefore, in 2017, we are breaking them free, free from the confines of a smaller venue, or of an artist in residence programme. Like opening a Pandora s box, all those tortured, twisting hymns of sickness that made Allir Vegir Til Glötunar one of the most harrowing records of 2016 will now resonate inside the Het Patronaat as if they were hissing, soul-consuming demons flying free and zoning in on you, beloved Roadburners. This time there will be many more than 300 souls to consume... but their appetite is voracious and never satisfied. TRACKLIST 1. Fjallið (live) 2. Falið (live) 3. Forn (live) 4. Hold (live) 5. Sál (live) 6. Brennið Kirkjur (live) (Forgarður helvítis cover) 7. Sár (live)

 

 

PARALLELED

Band:JOHN KRAUSBAUER
Album:PARALLELED
Label:MUSIK ATLACH
Format:CD
Genre:EXPERIMENTAL/DRONE

FOR FANS OF TONY CONRAD/ TERRY RILEY/ LA MONTE YOUNG Multi-instrumentalist and music conceptualist born in Indianapolis, USA. Performed as a member of Drone-Doom metal band Trees Tecumseh Currently based in Auckland, California. He has been playing music for over 20 years in some venues, universities, galleries and many other scenes. He also collaborated with various artists and released works from Fabrica Records, Debacle Records, etc. In 2017 he plays his first tour in Japan. In this album, his work is beautiful sounds of drone 2 tracks which brings out mineral rigidity, deepness and serenity. TRACK LISTING 1 - EM3 2 - EM4

 

 

SHINDIG! 87

Band:SHINDIG 87
Album:SHINDIG! 87
Label:SILVERBACK PUBLISHING
Format:A4 MAGAZINES
Genre:MAGAZINES

Frank Habicht Iconic ’60s photos from the gifted lensman
The Betterdays Wyld West Country mid-60s beat-punks
The Best Of 2018 Our editorial team’s and writer’s pick of the finest
The Rolling Stones The darkness of late 1968 and early ’69
The Long Ryders An appreciation of the returning Paisley Underground country-rockers
The Godz Strange, dissonant ’60s rock noise from New York

 

 

EVERLASTING

Band:REFUSED
Album:EVERLASTING
Label:STARTRACKS
Format:MLP
Genre:HARDCORE/STRAIGHT EDGE

CDEP originally released 1994 on Startrec (today Startracks). 7 non Album tracks recorded in the classic Sunlight Studio with Fred Estby (Dismember) and Tomas Skogsberg. First time on vinyl with it’s original artwork and now with innersleeve with the original artwork, photos and lyrics. Remastered for vinyl 2019.
Another welldone re-issue by STARTRACKS.

 

 

YOU SAID FOREVER

Band:STAR HORSE
Album:YOU SAID FOREVER
Label:STARTRACKS
Format:LP
Genre:SHOEGAZE/DREAMPOP

Ethereally whooshing, clinging chords and melodies that will make you revisit your torn heart, nervous knees and shaky hugs. Melancholic and dismayed, yearning and hopeful. Star Horse is the shy kid that secretly has a crush on you. Star Horse was formed in early 2011. Maja and Andreas had met in Tokyo and found they shared a longing to create something from the love of 90 s shoegaze. Back home in Stockholm they assembled a four piece group. Individually dissimilar in musical preferences, the soundtrack of Twin Peaks was the common thread for the band to weave from. TRACK LISTING 147 Pickle Plum Trampoline Serpentine Last Life Of the Universe Sailor Moon All the Pieces Albatross

 

 

RISE

Band:PABLO MATISSE
Album:RISE
Label:STARTRACKS
Format:LP
Genre:HARDCORE/HARD ROCK

Debut Album. Blending 90's hardcore and postpunk a la Hüsker Dü Members from The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Division Of Laura Lee, Affordable Hybrid Per Stålberg / Ian Person / Samuel Järpvik / Mikael Björklund TRACK LISTING Intro Rise Wasting Light Crooked Teeth How You Act Freedom Letter to Mom Allt på ett kort Hold Us Down Deep In Guilt Burn March of Pigs Breaking Point I'm So Tired (Fugazi)

 

 

ANIMIST

Band:WERIAN
Album:ANIMIST
Label:Eisenwald
Format:CD
Genre:DOOM METAL/BLACK METAL/PSYCH ROCK

Historically, Animism is the world s oldest religious belief predating all forms of organized religion and contains the oldest spiritual and supernatural perspective in the world. Combining atmospheric black metal and doom with the psychedelic experiences of desert rock and jazz fusion, WERIAN craft a stellar introduction using themes of shamanism, lycanthropy and consciousness. Recorded in a live setting at Nürnberg s Tonstudio Katzer (Venenum), Animist is a gorgeous display of three harrowing tracks using analog-only devices and was meant to sound as pure and organic as possible. The album s unique black-and-white hand-drawn cover art was inked by Chadwick St. John (Grafvitnir, Svartsyn, Arckanum, Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation), who also contributed intros to the album's emanations. Recorded using analog-only devices at Nürnberg s Tonstudio Katzer (Venenum) Artwork by Chadwick St. John (Grafvitnir, Svartsyn, Arckanum, Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation) Atmospheric black metal and doom with the psychedelic experiences of desert rock and jazz fusion Stellar musical introduction into themes of shamanism, lycanthropy, and consciousness For fans of: PATH OF SAMSARA, THE FLIGHT OF SLEIPNIR, ALTAAR, SARDONIS, GNAW THEIR TONGUES, SORTILEGA, HOWLS OF EBB, TOOL, BLACK METAL, DOOM METAL, STONER METAL, PSYCHADELIC ROCK TRACKLIST 1. Hex 2. Blade of Heresy 3. March through Ruins

 

 

ANIMIST

Band:WERIAN
Album:ANIMIST
Label:Eisenwald
Format:2LP
Genre:DOOM METAL/BLACK METAL/PSYCH ROCK

Recorded using analog-only devices at Nürnberg s Tonstudio Katzer (Venenum) Artwork by Chadwick St. John (Grafvitnir, Svartsyn, Arckanum, Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation) Atmospheric black metal and doom with the psychedelic experiences of desert rock and jazz fusion Stellar musical introduction into themes of shamanism, lycanthropy, and consciousness For fans of: PATH OF SAMSARA, THE FLIGHT OF SLEIPNIR, ALTAAR, SARDONIS, GNAW THEIR TONGUES, SORTILEGA, HOWLS OF EBB, TOOL, BLACK METAL, DOOM METAL, STONER METAL, PSYCHADELIC ROCK TRACKLIST 1. Hex 2. Blade of Heresy 3. March through Ruins

 

 

I AM THE DEVIL (RABBIT JUNK RMX)

Band:SEETHING AKIRA
Album:I AM THE DEVIL (RABBIT JUNK RMX)
Label:ARMALYTE INDUSTRIES
Format:7
Genre:ALTERNATIVE ROCK/METAL

Debut physical single on Armalyte from Portsmouth’s finest Rock / Rap / Electro collective Seething Akira. TRACK LISTING 1. I Am The Devil (Rabbit Junk Remix) 2. Pack Animals (Seething Akira Remix)

 

 

BANSHEEVA

Band:BANSHEEVA
Album:BANSHEEVA
Label:PRODS IN THE DARK
Format:LP
Genre:ALTERNATIVE/PSYCH/NOISE/ROCK

Début LP from Cambridge based psychedelic noise rock power trio BANSHEEVA. TRACK LISTING 1. F.O.Y.C. 2. Woman From Mars 3. Space Invaders 4. Janus 5. Sleep When I'm Dead 6. Fuck You and the Horse You Rode in On

 

 

EARLY LANDED

Band:ARIANNA K
Album:EARLY LANDED
Label:SOUND EFFECT
Format:LP
Genre:ALTERNATIVE/SINGER SONGWRITER

"Early Landed", the debut album from Arianna K, carries the same attributes as its famous brandy counterparts: different, unique flavours, with exceptional finesse and clarity! This is an album for music-connoisseurs and a true modern art-pop suggestion. Embracing alternative music's rich legacy, from shoegaze to noise-rock and left-field pop to the world of contemporary minimalism, Arianna's songs sound as fresh and daring as any, from MBV to Trent Reznor and Cocorosie, while still maintaining some deep adoration for the world of classic pop-songwriting, be it The Beatles or Fleetwood Mac. Like a wiseman once said, "(Early Landed) sounds like a cross between The Beach Boys, Bjork and Brian Eno"! Arianna K (b. 1997) is better known in Athens, Greece, for her keys wizzadry in Omegaray's current touring line-up; the young polymath is the daughter of George Karanikolas, founding member of The Last Drive, main man behind BLML and Omegaray and renowned guitar maestro & this album’s producer, along with Nikos Lavdas. Grown up in a musical environment and armed with classical piano studies from the age of 8, her songwriting process kick-started at the age of 16 to be culminated via an ongoing process of quest, self-exploration and, finally, emancipation; like the songs on her debut. Written during a 5-year self-discovery period, which reflects with a disarming insight the magic and loss, darkness and light of the spacetime continuum and that ultimate code of growing up, the "letting go" mechanism. With its piano-led "blue-eyed soul" (well, let's better call it "brown-eyed soul"...), catchy melodies, minimal arrangements and some breathtaking ambience, "Early Landed" sounds as physical and soulful as anything you ever heard from a 20-years' old chanteuse. "Early Landed" will be out in February 2019 on CD and digital as well as limited vinyl edition via Sound Effect Records. Arianna K and her band recently opened for Still Corners in Athens and will be engaged in more touring during early 2019.

 

 

EARLY LANDED

Band:ARIANNA K
Album:EARLY LANDED
Label:SOUND EFFECT
Format:CD
Genre:ALTERNATIVE/SINGER SONGWRITER

"Early Landed", the debut album from Arianna K, carries the same attributes as its famous brandy counterparts: different, unique flavours, with exceptional finesse and clarity! This is an album for music-connoisseurs and a true modern art-pop suggestion. Embracing alternative music's rich legacy, from shoegaze to noise-rock and left-field pop to the world of contemporary minimalism, Arianna's songs sound as fresh and daring as any, from MBV to Trent Reznor and Cocorosie, while still maintaining some deep adoration for the world of classic pop-songwriting, be it The Beatles or Fleetwood Mac. Like a wiseman once said, "(Early Landed) sounds like a cross between The Beach Boys, Bjork and Brian Eno"! Arianna K (b. 1997) is better known in Athens, Greece, for her keys wizzadry in Omegaray's current touring line-up; the young polymath is the daughter of George Karanikolas, founding member of The Last Drive, main man behind BLML and Omegaray and renowned guitar maestro & this album’s producer, along with Nikos Lavdas. Grown up in a musical environment and armed with classical piano studies from the age of 8, her songwriting process kick-started at the age of 16 to be culminated via an ongoing process of quest, self-exploration and, finally, emancipation; like the songs on her debut. Written during a 5-year self-discovery period, which reflects with a disarming insight the magic and loss, darkness and light of the spacetime continuum and that ultimate code of growing up, the "letting go" mechanism. With its piano-led "blue-eyed soul" (well, let's better call it "brown-eyed soul"...), catchy melodies, minimal arrangements and some breathtaking ambience, "Early Landed" sounds as physical and soulful as anything you ever heard from a 20-years' old chanteuse. "Early Landed" will be out in February 2019 on CD and digital as well as limited vinyl edition via Sound Effect Records. Arianna K and her band recently opened for Still Corners in Athens and will be engaged in more touring during early 2019.

 

 

LIVE AT ACOUSTIC LAKESIDE FESTIVAL 2018

Band:LORANES, THE
Album:LIVE AT ACOUSTIC LAKESIDE FESTIVAL 2018
Label:H42 Records
Format:Vinyl 12”
Genre:ALTERNATIVE ROCK/STONER/PSYCH ROCK

THE LORANES is about rock. Garage rock meets neo-heavy blues meets psychedelic. Distortion galore, but among all the distortion, it is the catchy melodies that crawl out of the speakers and settle. Pop with barbs, dark and scratchy. It smells incessantly of cellars and glowing tube amplifiers. It seems that THE LORANES only existed in extremes. All or nothing. Leave full throttle or empty car and get out. When the band suddenly appeared on the scene in 2015 with their debut 7 "vinyl (H42-017, H42 Records) and debut Album 'Trust' (Noisolution), the trio had just moved into their rehearsal room. And just after bassist Mammut got out after two successful albums with KADAVAR, THE LORANES got their debut in the stores, got the best reviews and then toured Europe for weeks. The second album '2nd' was written, recorded and produced quiet fast, and the next big tour will followed fall 2017. Not only hear the scratching and buzzing of the pipes, you almost smell the muff. In spring of 2019, the best songs will be immortalized on vinyl and will release as an live EP ,Live at Acoustic Lakeside Festival 2018' on H42 Records. TRACK LISTING 1. Golden Cage 2. Soul On Fire 3. Wildebeest 4. No Home 5. Easy 6. Johnny B. Goode

 

 

WRECKIN' AT THE LOST & FOUND

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:WRECKIN' AT THE LOST & FOUND
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:Psychobilly/Rockabilly

25 unreleased and unheard Psychobilly gems from the Western Star vaults 01 Doghouse Boogie Henry & the Bleeders 02 Bad Moon Rising Henry & The Bleeders 03 Put Your Cat Clothes On Henry & The Bleeders 04 The Way You... Ruckus 05 Take It Higher Ruckus 06 The Way I Walk The Epileptic Hillbillys 07 Relentless The Epileptic Hillbillys 08 Dog Eat Dog The Epileptic Hillbillys 09 Hey Baby The Epileptic Hillbillys 10 For The Last Time Supraheat Surrenders 11 Mr Devil Supraheat Surrenders 12 Neon Lights In The Dark Supraheat Surrenders 13 No Rules to Sin Supraheat Surrenders 14 Half Human The Eyelids 15 The Hog Song The Eyelids 16 Go Johnny Go The Eyelids 17 Sea Cruise The Epileptic Hillbillys 18 All Black & Hairy (no sax) The Epileptic Hillbillys 19 Murder In The Graveyard (so sax) The Epileptic Hillbillys 20 Love Me Tender Pretty Grim 21 What's Up Pretty Grim 22 Yesterday Pretty Grim 23 Trade It For Rock 'n' Roll Supraheat Surrenders 24 Trouble & Joy Supraheat Surrenders 25 To Hell Supraheat Surrenders

 

 

HERDING CATS

Band:HANEY'S BIG HOUSE
Album:HERDING CATS
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:ROCKABILLY/ROCK N ROLL

Debut album from UK Vintage Rock n Roll/Jive/Blues band Tracklist 1. Herding Cats 2. Dawn Patrol 3. Briny Blue 4. Eyes Wide Open 5. Not Me 6. She Can t Keep Still 7. Veal & Ham Pie 8. Just In Time 9. Extra Mile 10.Leave The Stage 11.Flat Out 12.The Lurcher 13.Three Sheets

 

 

MARIGOLD UNDER SCALES

Band:CAYMAN KINGS
Album:MARIGOLD UNDER SCALES
Label:SOUNDFLAT RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:GARAGE/PUNK/PSYCHEDELIC

Finally the wait is over the brand-new album Marigold Under Scales by the fabulous CAYMAN KINGS is here - and what a smashing hit-album it is! The album is released on LP (SOUNDFLAT RECORDS) and CD / Digital Download (WTPS MUSIC) and it builds on its predecessor Suffering Chelsea Boots nicely, while the psychedelic influence is a little more distinct than before, not just through its trippy coverartwork. Starting off directly with the wild Pink & Blue with its heavy organ, fuzzy guitars and vocal harmonies, one certainly cannot deny their 60s Garage/Freakbeat-influence while the boys remain true to their fresh, unique sound that by no means sounds old-fashioned. If it is Gorgeous Enough or Workplace Wellness with more of a wild and fast Garagepunk-attitude or Live In My Time with a touch of folky components you simply get addicted to these catchy tunes with striking vocals, infectious rhythm and beat, wild guitars and raving organ. Finally Less Yarns More Barns and Gore & Glory mark the more psychedelic tunes of the record with reverb, jazzy organ, a more symphonic, experimental composition up to oriental psychedelic elements. An incredible new album by these wild French boys, which won't leave your record player again easily! TRACK LISTING A: 1. Pink & Blue 2. Mercy Kill 3. Live In My Time 4. Gorgeous Enough 5. Charles' Theory B: 6. Workplace Wellness 7. I Wish I Had More Time 8. Less Yarns More Barns 9. Shaming Prince 10. Gore & Glory

 

 

1995

Band:NICOTINE NERVES
Album:1995
Label:MIDDLE EAR RECORDINGS
Format:LP
Genre:GARAGE/GRUNGE/PUNK

Nicotine Nerves consists of Rasmus Rankenberg Madsen (Guitar / Vocal) and the newest member Lauge Kjærulf Andersen (Drums). The band was founded in Sønderjylland and later on overturned both, Aarhus, Copenhagen and Germany. Both alone and together with groups like The Entrepreneurs, Get Your Gun and Electric Elephants.Together with the new member, 2 new singles have been recorded and will be on the forthcoming album “1995”.

 

 

ETKOT, PECTOPAH JA ETNOTEKNOA

Band:Suistamon Sahko
Album:ETKOT, PECTOPAH JA ETNOTEKNOA
Label:NORDIC NOTES
Format:CD
Genre:FOLKTRONIC FINLAND

Hydroelectric power plants! Scratchy archive tapes! A toy accordion! All these fine ingredients are finally brought together in the form of Suistamon Sähkö the uncompromising folktronica act with a taste for folk poetry, rap and manic dance moves! Suistamo s old village maps as their guide they travel the bumpy roads of Karelia to bring you the grooviest accordion rhythms, funkiest samples and fizziest electronics, all tied up in a sweet bundle of folk tradition and hip hop influences. With crazy music scientists Anne- Mari Kivimäki and Eero Grundström and fearless dancing vocalists Reetta-Kaisa Iles and Tuomas Juntunen at the helm, you are left with no choice but to dance yourself into a trance! Anne-Mari Kivimäki and Reetta-Kaisa Iles are PUHTI. Eero Grundström is a member of Celenka and Sväng

 

 

AHOY! SIDE A

Band:SVAVAR KNUTUR
Album:AHOY! SIDE A
Label:NORDIC NOTES
Format:CD
Genre:SINGER SONGWRITER ICELAND

Ahoy! Side A is the first part of a whole work called Ahoy. It contains five new songs and four older works, "repainted" by Svavar Knútur. A story about pain, fear, beautiful relationships with nature and the struggle of the human condition. This is Svavar Knútur's most band oriented album so far, exploring a more lush sound world than before. Hailing from the harsh Icelandic western fjords, Icelandic Troubadour Svavar Knútur, summons his inner demons and outer storms to reflect upon the existential crises and frolicking joys of modern day rustic fjord dwelling men. Channeling the pain and angst of long dark winters and the insomnia of the 24 hour glaring summer sun, this eclectic musician has in recent years blossomed into a serene and sublime singer and songwriter. Knutur's songs of misery and redemption deliver a healthy dose of hope in the midst of despair. A humoristic storyteller and avid scuba diver into the murky waters of the human condition, Svavar Knútur, sows and reeps a fantastic mixture of art and entertainment. Drawing upon a wide range of influences, three of Svavar Knutur's most governing ones are without doubt Nick Drake, Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy) and Kris Kristofferson, although such artists as Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens, Joni MItchell, Nick Cave and many more singer/songwriters have contributed to the icelandic troubadour's development.

 

 

ENDESSIAH

Band:TREHA SEKTORI
Album:ENDESSIAH
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/GUITAR DRONE

Re-issue. Treha Sektori means "the place where they fall", formed in 2005 from a feeling of absence, to express through instinctive language and silent odes a falling towards the Sun. SOLVAH. SEVERAH. SOLEMNH (Where can we learn how to die, when soil became sky ?). "Endessiah" is for the end of movement, literally meanning "to let go everything". When the mind ceases to respond to the physical world around him. Endessiah was built in doubt, fear, self-beating, screams, smiles and euphoria. Maybe more in reclaim for light, but always face down. The album was composed while searching for a certain state before recording anything, to realize what will be recorded, not as an inspiration, but a recording of the moment. No keyboards were used and a predominance of voices and strings instruments (guitars, esraj, polynesian mandoline, banjo...) were utilized with a will of fading every sources into a distinctive sound mass. Endessiah comes from a surge of feelings, capturing what came to be seen, and trying to determine if it was real or not. A constant will of searching for something "alter", something, some where else. "To let go of everything". Edition of 300 copies in A5 digisleeve. 6 Tracks. Running Time 44:20

 

 

SORIEH

Band:TREHA SEKTORI
Album:SORIEH
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/GUITAR DRONE

CD Re-issue in new format. Dehn Sora, the man behind this unique project is also a member of Sembler Deah (Featuring members of Amenra) and a long time collaborator of the Church Of Ra. Recorded in complete isolation, in a moment of reverence and fury to create something physical yet unreal, the album unveils a music based on breath, the cutting of this breath, deconstruction and descent, meditative and ultimately broken. Eyes open for all, a fine rain of dust and hands falls for ages. "Sorieh" for "Sweat", the sweat of those who decide to create and edifice to go above the sun, without suffering burns. The last ritual has begun. Edition of 300 copies in A5 digisleeve.. 8 Tracks. Running Time 44:30

 

 

SEVERH SEHEHN

Band:TREHA SEKTORI
Album:SEVERH SEHEHN
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/GUITAR DRONE

CD Re-Issue. Imagined as the end of a cycle, initiated with 2012's "Endessiah" album, "Severh Sehenh" is not really the third album from Treha Sektori nor an e.p. It's to be seen an appendix, a specific chapter of time. It consists of a lone track, cut into different movements. The material was formally composed for live performances, with the overbearing urge of facing eyes, to live through them. Imagined as a burden to carry, a day we didn t expect, and a final step that is unknown. No way to unload what is on our shoulders. Acceptance is the only way to trace a new path. Peaceful times with hard thoughts. Rough moments with joyful feelings. saveh erh anth ah erah leh, We will save what ties our throats. deverh ah temehera. koreska enh, We will remember in our hands, the day when we lost. Edition of 300 copies in A5 digisleeve. 1 Track. Running Time 36:33

 

 

CELESTIAL FIRE

Band:SHRINE
Album:CELESTIAL FIRE
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:AMBIENT/ELECTRONIC

New album of intense and carefully crafted soundscapes from Bulgaria s SHRINE after his acclaimed 2016 album Ordeal 26.04.86 . Based on the fictional story for Tomb Raider III, created by the British game studio CORE in 1998, the story begins in Antarctica millions of years ago, where a meteorite has crashed into the landmass and when the continent was still located in the tropics. Millennials later it was discovered by the ancient Polynesians who had reached the Antarctic coast and they soon realised that strange otherworldly powers surround the celestial rock and so the people began to worship it as a deity. After severe mutations started to occur among their newborn, the settlers fled in terror and never came back but before they left, they sealed the meteorite into a deep underground chamber, locked by four "keys", four unique objects crafted from the same alien material as the meteorite itself. In the 19th century, a group of sailors travelling with Charles Darwin came to Antarctica and rediscovered the artefacts. The story follows the search for the four artefacts and the rediscovering of the meteorite, hypothesised to contain the most important findings in genetics and evolution since Darwin. We are aurally taken through this unique world through 6 singular chapters of pristine sonic grandeur. Artwork by Dehn Sora. Edition of 300 copies in 6 panel Digipak. 6 Tracks. Running Time: 50:20

 

 

ETMAAL

Band:O SAALA SAKRAAL
Album:ETMAAL
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:AMBIENT/RITUAL/TRIBAL

A new collective led by former Hadewych member Peter Johan Nÿland, also a recent member of Trepaneringsritualen. Etmaal ("natural day") is the first in a series of explorations that aim to serve as a channel between the ethereal and chthonic, sacred and profane, the innermost black well and the outermost white sun. The album follows the circadian path as an analogue to the revelation of the actual self, with the sun as the inverted eye that unveils all things in their temporality, opposite the eternal inner black of night. Sudden transitions between coercive percussive hammering and sharp boreal drone pieces seek to mirror cosmic events; from glacial movements to throbbing punctuation and sudden death and with each end resolved arises a new tension and an attempt at cleansing and delving deeper with the intent of finally arriving at the inner clearing. In the recording process for Etmaal, the group effectively alternated between states of extreme focus and hiati in which subconscious impulses were allowed to arise and the result is an album that skilfully wanders an essential pathway between two planes in its own distinctive way. On this album, O Saala Sakraal is a five piece outfit that consists of four percussionists; Scramasax (Volksweerbaarheid/Hadewych/Distel), Rene Aquarius (Dead Neanderthals, Fantoom, Krishna), Patricia Manko (Hadewych), Donné Brok (Donné Et Desirée) and Peter Johan Nÿland (Distel, Hadewych), the latter who plays tapes and piano-string percussion instrument "draak", next to regular percussion. The group first came together for a series shows as Hadewych with an extended percussion section, but it soon became clear that its pieces - partly composed, partly improvised - claimed a realm of their own and drifted away from the overall sound of Hadewych, into something more monolithic, mystical and opaque. Edition of 300 copies in 6 panel Digisleeve. 2 Tracks. Running Time 37:56

 

 

SYVYS

Band:OTAVAN VERET
Album:SYVYS
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:AMBIENT/RITUAL

Syvys is the second demonstration of how Finland s OTAVAN VERET decipher the pulse of the great cosmic filaments. The radiation from the distant otherness takes audible form in four pieces of ethereal, pulsating atmospherics, where the multitude of transmissions is implemented via a curious amalgam of electronic and acoustic sources operated by Kaarna & XVL. As a result "Syvys reflects the many phases of a stellar journey in a dreamlike state, encountering both enchantment and anxiousness. Edition of 300 copies in 6 panel Digipak. 4 Tracks. Running Time 49:54

 

 

LE CHANT DES RUINES

Band:COBER ORD
Album:LE CHANT DES RUINES
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:AMBIENT/RITUAL

3rd album, and first for Cyclic Law, by the enigmatic French Pyrenean ritual ambient act created by Yann Hagimont (Habsyll, « O », Ecce Homo) and Yann Arexis (La Breiche, Stille Volk, Ihan). Recorded in various natural locations throughout the mystical Pyrenean landscape, in ancient temple caves, sacred mounds and ruins using an array of acoustic and electronic sources and local field recordings. Cover Ord functions as an ode to lost ruins and mineral elements, chants summoning the rising of nature, a post-modern ritual for times of ecocide. They ve weaved and channeled an exceptional soundtrack exploring the confines of matter, spirit, time and space. Edition of 300 copies in tall A5 Digipak with 14 pages booklet. 8 Tracks. Running Time 40:54

 

 

PROSPECTUS I

Band:RAISON D'ETRE
Album:PROSPECTUS I
Label:cyclic law
Format:2LP
Genre:AMBIENT/DARK AMBIENT

For the first time on vinyl, re-issue the first album by raison d'être, originally released in 1993. For this recording all sounds have been restored and re-recorded from the original source material and all tracks have been carefully remixed to maintain the true feeling and atmosphere of the original album but with current standards for high quality audio. This re-issue also contains 4 bonus tracks not featured on the original album. Re-mastered for vinyl according to the K-14 level standard by Peter Andersson. A Cyclic Law & Old Europa Cafe Co-Release.

 

 

ENTHRALLED BY THE WIND OF LONELINESS

Band:RAISON D'ETRE
Album:ENTHRALLED BY THE WIND OF LONELINESS
Label:cyclic law
Format:2LP
Genre:AMBIENT/DARK AMBIENT

For the first time on vinyl, re-issue the second album by raison d'être, originally released in 1994. For this recording all sounds have been restored and re-recorded from the original source material and all tracks have been carefully remixed to maintain the true feeling and atmosphere of the original album but with current standards for high quality audio. This re-issue also contains 4 bonus tracks not featured on the original album. Re-mastered for vinyl according to the K-14 level standard by Peter Andersson. A Cyclic Law & Old Europa Cafe Co-Release.

 

 

THE SENSE OF DUST AND SHEER

Band:TREAH SEKTORI
Album:THE SENSE OF DUST AND SHEER
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/GUITAR DRONE

A collection of previously unreleased material from video and film works as well as material available on vinyl only and the audio material accompanying the DEHN SORA The Sensation Of Being One Of Them Book/CD. This last work was made in collaboration with MUDH and featuring guest vocals by Kristoffer Rygg (ULVER). Also included is the track Onverth Emh from the split 10 vinyl with AMENRA, the track Dehn Semteh from the split 10 with INNERWOUD, the track Severh Devrah featuring SYNDROME from the Cyclic Law 10 Year Anniversary Label Sampler and previously only available as video the track Sahe Fernah and the track Ehiessieh taken from the film score for the LOST AND FOUND documentary directed by William Lacalmontie. Edition of 300 copies in A5 digisleeve. 6 Tracks. Running Time 50:42

 

 

SHUB-NIGGURATH

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:SHUB-NIGGURATH
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:2CD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/DRONE

A 2 hour dark soundscape album recorded by 20 ambient artists to pay tribute to H.P. Lovecraft. Dark sounds from dreamy dimensions to never ending cursed forests. Join us in the ritual of lust for the Black Goat of the Woods. Shub-Niggurath is an Outer God (or Outer Goddess) in the pantheon. She is a perverse fertility deity. An enormous mass which extrudes black tentacles, slime-dripping mouths, and short, writhing goat legs. Small creatures are continually spat forth by the monstrosity, which are either consumed into the miasmatic form or escape to some monstrous life elsewhere. Of all the mythos deities, Shub-Niggurath is probably the most extensively worshipped. Her worshippers include the Hyperboreans, the Muvians, T'yog of K'naa, and the people of Sarnath, as well as any number of druidic and barbaric cults. She is also worshipped by the non-human species of the mythos, such as the "Fungi from Yuggoth" (the Mi-Go) and the Nug-Soth of Yaddith. With the proper occult paraphernalia, Shub-Niggurath can be summoned to any woodlands at the time of the new moon. So is this a compilation? No, this is a collaboration and huge undertaking. 20 artists linked studios and sound for over a year so that they could work with each other. This led to a deep exploration of the Mythos and Shub-Niggurath 2 CD album comes in a Deluxe 16 page Hard cover DigiBook. Artwork is served on Matte Laminated pages that makes the artwork stand out. A journal with entries by the seeker of the Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young, as interpreted by writers Donald Persson & Alistair Rennie Written, Produced, Performed Atrium Carceri God Body Disconnect Dronny Darko ProtoU Kolhoosi 13 Neizvestija Northumbria Apocryphos Randal Collier-Ford Dead Melodies Flowers for Bodysnatchers Ager Sonus Council of Nine Kammarheit Gydja Creation VI Darkrad Aegri Somnia Ugasanie SiJ Alphaxone Keosz Track Listing: CD 1 1. Shub-Niggurath 1 57:21 CD 2 1. Shub-Niggurath 2 01:00:18

 

 

PRIMAL DESTINATION

Band:Dead Melodies
Album:PRIMAL DESTINATION
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:CD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/SPACE AMBIENT

Dead Melodies presents us a dark cinematic space album with Primal Destination. The dying star shone weak in the ancient system. Desperate bursts of green-tinged solar flares scattered towards the nearest planet; a terrestrial world circled by a ring of moons. The crew's search for habitable lands seemed to be reaching an end. Upon descent, as far as the eye could see, jagged lapis-blue karsts peaked the horizon, almost reaching up to meet the flares above as they breached the atmosphere. Dazzling pearlescent skies laced with layers of swirling clouds gave the impression this was a land harmonious with nature, but as the exploration pod set down in the clearing of a misty swamp, this seemed far from true. Remnants of civilizations tore through the land from what appeared to be a long forgotten race. The karsts were hollowed-out with metal shards spiking out the sides, entangled in flora and corroding at the roots. Strange bird calls carried on the wind, underpinned by bloodthirsty growls that echoed from the tangled foliage. In the distance, beyond the low lying mists, sentry beacons lit up the overlooking foot hills followed by search lights that scoured the glade highlighting the endless sea of ruins before focusing right on the pod, and then the chase began... Deep drones, sweeping atmospheres and a mysterious setting creates an immersive setting for this sci-fi journey. Written, Produced, Performed - Tom Moore Track Listing: 1. Superdrone Descent 06:52 2. Somatic Mutation 08:06 3. Pearlescent Dawn 04:19 4. Glades 10:30 5. Encounter 05:52 6. Fields of Sleep 05:23 7. Primal Destination 05:56 8. Subterraformed 07:30 9. The Wake of Man 09:43

 

 

TOMB OF ORDEALS

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:TOMB OF ORDEALS
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:CD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/SPACE AMBIENT

Tomb of Ordeals is the fourth installment in the evocative and collaborative Tomb series. These wet stone walls have become your prison and eternal home since your capture. The smell of blood and marrow fills your lungs as your fingers scratch to get out. The deeper you submerge into your future tomb, the more the air turns malignant. Distant cries creeps within earshot and suckling sounds slither in the dark. This is your ordeal. Will you become another soul bound to these stones? credits released jan 11, 2019

 

 

THE DEATH OF HUMANITY

Band:LOUSBERG
Album:THE DEATH OF HUMANITY
Label:DUNKELHEIT
Format:CD
Genre:AMBIENT/ELECTRONIC

With The Death Of Humanity, Lousberg achieves what most composers fail to do so in a lifetime, much less a career. Transcending styles of dark ambient and dungeon synth, Lousberg is responsible for the merger of worlds; both specific and abstract. Intensely contemplative, The Death Of Humanity offers itself as an existential soundtrack. Lousberg guides a select few textures through landscapes both subterranean and otherworldly, somehow molding them as one in a 25 minute epic composition. Essentially, The Death Of Humanity exists somewhere between heaven and earth; between the universe and darkest corner of a remote location of the listener s room. Warm, low tones merged with high, cold planes. Through cavernous landscapes and perpetual colonnades. Through timeless loneliness and endless emotional collapse, what Lousberg creates is both intensely human and otherworldly. Lousberg gives soundtrack to previously unchartered parts of the soul. Is this this The Death Of Humanity or an imitation of life? (William Z. / New Dark Ages PR)

 

 

ET BAHKOUV KUTT

Band:BAHKAUV
Album:ET BAHKOUV KUTT
Label:DUNKELHEIT
Format:CD
Genre:DUNGEON SYNTH

In the old days of Aix La Chapelle (Aachen, Germany) and the whole Rhineland lived a creature which was descriped as an deformed calf with sharp fangs, that often lurks near fountains, streams, and sewers. In legend, the creature would ambush intoxicated men at night and latch onto their shoulders, forcing them to carry it around before attacking them. The name of the creature was spelled as "Bahkouv". So it is and was written... BAHKAUV is the materialization of old tales, myths, legends and stories arround the dark past of the place arround the place, that is rooted in a vulcan. A fog lays over the old and forgotten stories, but they are not lost. So the name BAHKAUV stand for a musical concept, which fit as Dungeon Synth, but even as an "historical sound voyage through old times and myths". Let the music tell the tales... Dungeon Synth from Aachen (Gemany) which is based on regional myths, legends, stories and sagas. Recorded by Lupan between 2007 - 2018. Mastered by Alex C. (Dungeon Mastering).

 

 

MOT EIN EVIG RUIN

Band:BLODHEMN
Album:MOT EIN EVIG RUIN
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

NORTHERN FORCE OF THUNDER STRIKES WITH THIRD ALBUM! Following the debut EP Brenn Alle Bruer (2010) and the two albums Holmengraa (2012) and H7 (2014), BLODHEMN s new and third full-length entitled Mot Ein Evig Ruin is upon us. An exceptional and unique album forced in one of the capitols of Nordic metal: Bergen TRACK LISTING 1. Ruin (Intro) 2. Det Gjekk Ein Faen 3. Døgenikt 4. Østfront 5. Nordhavs Speil 6. Uante Krefter I Fra Nord 7. Dra Te Helvete 8. Mot Midnatt

 

 

MOT EIN EVIG RUIN

Band:BLODHEMN
Album:MOT EIN EVIG RUIN
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:LP
Genre:Black Metal

NORTHERN FORCE OF THUNDER STRIKES WITH THIRD ALBUM! Following the debut EP Brenn Alle Bruer (2010) and the two albums Holmengraa (2012) and H7 (2014), BLODHEMN s new and third full-length entitled Mot Ein Evig Ruin is upon us. An exceptional and unique album forced in one of the capitols of Nordic metal: Bergen TRACK LISTING 1. Ruin (Intro) 2. Det Gjekk Ein Faen 3. Døgenikt 4. Østfront 5. Nordhavs Speil 6. Uante Krefter I Fra Nord 7. Dra Te Helvete 8. Mot Midnatt

 

 

NORD

Band:SETHERIAL
Album:NORD
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:CDD
Genre:Black Metal

LIMITED EDITION DIGIPACK ICONIC SWEDISH BLACK METAL ALBUM RE-RELEASED! Long overdue re-issue on limited digipack cd and limited lp of one of the most important Swedish black metal albums from the nineties! Art directions for this re-issue by Kraath. Both cd as well as vinyl versions come with different bonus track! TRACK LISTING 1. In the Still of a Northern Fullmoon 2. Mörkrets tid 3. Över det blodtäckta nord 4. I nattens famn 5. För dem mitt blod 6. I skuggors dunkla sken 7. My veins are open (cd exclusive bonus track)

 

 

NORD

Band:SETHERIAL
Album:NORD
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:LP
Genre:Black Metal

LIMITED EDITION BLACK VINYL W/ DOUBLE SIDED INSERT ICONIC SWEDISH BLACK METAL ALBUM RE-RELEASED! Long overdue re-issue on limited digipack cd and limited lp of one of the most important Swedish black metal albums from the nineties! Art directions for this re-issue by Kraath. Both cd as well as vinyl versions come with different bonus track! TRACK LISTING 1. In the Still of a Northern Fullmoon 2. Mörkrets tid 3. Över det blodtäckta nord 4. I nattens famn 5. För dem mitt blod 6. I skuggors dunkla sken 7. 7. Their blood in me (LP exclusive bonus track)

 

 

NORD (RED)

Band:SETHERIAL
Album:NORD (RED)
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:LP
Genre:Black Metal

LIMITED EDITION TRANSPARENT RED VINYL W/ DOUBLE SIDED INSERT ICONIC SWEDISH BLACK METAL ALBUM RE-RELEASED! Long overdue re-issue on limited digipack cd and limited lp of one of the most important Swedish black metal albums from the nineties! Art directions for this re-issue by Kraath. Both cd as well as vinyl versions come with different bonus track! TRACK LISTING 1. In the Still of a Northern Fullmoon 2. Mörkrets tid 3. Över det blodtäckta nord 4. I nattens famn 5. För dem mitt blod 6. I skuggors dunkla sken 7. Their blood in me (LP exclusive bonus track)

 

 

VAMPIRE BITES

Band:CHURCH WITHIN RECORDS VOL. I
Album:VAMPIRE BITES
Label:THE CHURCH WITHIN
Format:10” Vinyl
Genre:DOOM METAL

This is the first release of a sequential output that will appear in form of a very nice and specialized vinyl collection. Always two bands, always 10", always a special theme, always a limited custom release. The Church Within Vol. 2 and 3 are in progress already. Watch out and put your claws on that. . . LORD OF SOLITUDE is the sound of a sarsen sliding open to reveal an ancient tomb. It is the horrors released by disturbing the malevolence within. Based in Auckland (New Zeland), Lord of Solitude is on a mission to show the world that New Zealand has more Lords to offer. THRONEHAMMER is the collaboration of Stuart West (EX-Obelyskkh), Tim Schmidt (Seamount/Naked Star) based in Southern Germany. Together with Kat Shevil Gillham (Blessed Realm/ Winds of Genocide) from Durham(England) they forged a new weapon of subsonic destruction. we came to slay! Come and witness an epic clash between epic doom meets sludge. Highly recommended for fans of Goatsnake, Candlemass, Solitude Aeturnus and Warhorse. Debut full Length will be released in spring 2019 via Church Within Records as well. More crushing doom for you and your family Tracklist: Side A) (by Lord of Solitude) 1. To the Devil a Daughter 2. Vampire Ritual Side B) (by Thronehammer) 1. Hammer, Stake and Cross for worshippers of Saint Vitus, Goatsnake, Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Candlemass

 

 

GREY MAIDEN

Band:GATEKEEPER
Album:GREY MAIDEN
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:CD
Genre:EPIC METAL/HEAVY METAL

One of 2018 s true melodic metal breakout acts returns with sterling four-song EP. - Hot off the heels of their acclaimed East of Sun debut, Canada s Gatekeeper strike while the iron is hot with the Grey Maiden EP, featuring a scorching new cut, re-recording of an old favorite, acoustic song and cover of an obscure NWOBHM track. The metal scene moves fast. Hundreds of releases are made available every month from new bands jockeying for position or veteran outfits doing their best to keep up with the times. It simply may no longer be feasible to release an album, support it with some shows, then disappear for two years only to do it all over again. Such is the line of thinking for Canada s Gatekeeper, who return in 2019 with the four-song Grey Maiden EP. The follow-up to their successful East of Sun full-length debut, Grey Maiden includes the brand-new title track and acoustic Moss, a re-recording of Tale of Twins from their first demo and a cover of Richard III by obscure NWOBHM outfit Tredegar. Gatekeeper who consist of vocalist Jean-Pierre, guitarist/founding member Geoff Blackwell, lead guitarist Kenny Kroecher, bassist David Messier and drummer Tommy Tro originally had the idea to record an EP after being asked by Skol Records to contribute to their NOWBHM compilation, Grandbreton Invasion. Figuring they were already going to be ensconced in the studio recording Richard III, Gatekeeper decided to waste no time in pulling the Grey Maiden EP together, providing their fans with an early 2019 treat. The title track finds Gatekeeper at their melodic best, showcasing the band s penchant for twin guitar harmonies as well as the impressive range of Jean-Pierre, who ably weaves between heavy, complex riffing. In fact, Jean-Pierre s work on Grey Maiden, Tale of Twins and Richard III, showcase a vocalist now coming into his own, something that Blackwell attests to the pair s deep well of ideas and constant flow of communication between the band s home base of Vancouver and Jean-Pierre s current locale of Portland, Oregon. Blackwell, the consummate riff and melody writer, JP, a vocalist who likes to think outside of the box, are often looking for unique rhythmic patterns to suit his versatile vocals. The songwriting serve-and-volley between the two paid quick dividends on East of Sun and only gets better here, especially when Gatekeeper explores the challenging terrain of Richard III. In fact, the members of Gatekeeper are more apt to drop obscure metal references then they are to vouch for the scene s more prominent bands. Blackwell considers it to be their bread and butter, born from the never-ending desire to find bands off the beaten path who could offer something new and vibrant to influence Gatekeeper s sound. This pursuit of individualism is one of Gatekeeper s defining traits they easily elude many of melodic and power metal s stylistic trappings on both East of Sun and Grey Maiden. The new year will find Gatekeeper hitting Europe with labelmates Sanhedrin in addition to hunkering down with a brand-new batch of songs for an eventual sophomore full-length release. Grey Maiden is hardly a stopgap release, but another bold proclamation from a band who appears to be just getting started. TRACKLIST 1. Grey Maiden 2. Tale Of Twins 3. Moss 4. Richard III (TREDEGAR s cover)

 

 

THE POISONER

Band:SANHEDRIN
Album:THE POISONER
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:CD
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Brooklyn's Sanhedrin scale boundaries and elude genre norms on their second studio album, The Poisoner. The band's intoxicating blend of doom and classic metal is complemented by lyrics that delve into the darker elements of humanity and the cyclical nature of destructive ideas. Thought-provoking and inherently catchy at the same time, The Poisoner is indicative of a band unafraid to venture into unchartered territory. Sanhedrin's 2017 A Funeral for the World debut full-length was originally released independently, but reissued for broader release by Cruz Del Sur Music in 2018. The Poisoner picks up where its predecessor left off, with the Brooklyn trio (who consist of former Amber Asylum/Lost Goat bassist/vocalist Erica Stoltz, Black Anvil guitarist Jeremy Sosville and drummer Nathan Honor) parlaying their vast array of influences into eight gripping, instantaneously memorable numbers that rely melodic riff choices, the affecting vocals of Stoltz and touches of dark atmosphere. The Poisoner reflects the various sides of Sanhedrin, from classic, if not soaring jaunts, to tight, direct melds of gallop-oriented metal to doom-channeled motifs, most notably, the album's title track, which features a guest appearance by Stoltz's former Amber Asylum bandmate Kris Force on violin. This diversity is less of a jigsaw than it is the natural melding of various ideas and styles, taking Sanhedrin to new places on each song. On The Poisoner, Sanhedrin defies categorization, hereby entering into their own carved-out space where exploration and timeless songwriting are paramount. TRACKLIST 1. Meditation (All My Gods Are Gone) 2. Wind On The Storm 3. Blood From A Stone 4. The Poisoner 5. The Getaway 6. For The Wicked 7. Saints And Sinners 8. In From The Outside

 

 

GREY MAIDEN

Band:GATEKEEPER
Album:GREY MAIDEN
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:LP
Genre:EPIC METAL/HEAVY METAL

Hot off the heels of their acclaimed East of Sun debut, Canada's Gatekeeper strike while the iron is hot with the Grey Maiden EP, featuring a scorching new cut, re-recording of an old favorite, acoustic song and cover of an obscure NWOBHM track. TRACKLIST 1. Grey Maiden 2. Tale Of Twins 3. Moss 4. Richard III (TREDEGAR s cover)

 

 

THE POISONER

Band:SANHEDRIN
Album:THE POISONER
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:LP
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Brooklyn's Sanhedrin scale boundaries and elude genre norms on their second studio album, The Poisoner. The band's intoxicating blend of doom and classic metal is complemented by lyrics that delve into the darker elements of humanity and the cyclical nature of destructive ideas. Thought-provoking and inherently catchy at the same time, The Poisoner is indicative of a band unafraid to venture into unchartered territory. Sanhedrin's 2017 A Funeral for the World debut full-length was originally released independently, but reissued for broader release by Cruz Del Sur Music in 2018. The Poisoner picks up where its predecessor left off, with the Brooklyn trio (who consist of former Amber Asylum/Lost Goat bassist/vocalist Erica Stoltz, Black Anvil guitarist Jeremy Sosville and drummer Nathan Honor) parlaying their vast array of influences into eight gripping, instantaneously memorable numbers that rely melodic riff choices, the affecting vocals of Stoltz and touches of dark atmosphere. The Poisoner reflects the various sides of Sanhedrin, from classic, if not soaring jaunts, to tight, direct melds of gallop-oriented metal to doom-channeled motifs, most notably, the album's title track, which features a guest appearance by Stoltz's former Amber Asylum bandmate Kris Force on violin. This diversity is less of a jigsaw than it is the natural melding of various ideas and styles, taking Sanhedrin to new places on each song. On The Poisoner, Sanhedrin defies categorization, hereby entering into their own carved-out space where exploration and timeless songwriting are paramount. TRACKLIST 1. Meditation (All My Gods Are Gone) 2. Wind On The Storm 3. Blood From A Stone 4. The Poisoner 5. The Getaway 6. For The Wicked 7. Saints And Sinners 8. In From The Outside

 

 

MELANCHOLIA

Band:VANHA
Album:MELANCHOLIA
Label:BLACK LION RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:SYMPHONIC DOOM DEATH METAL

Swedish doom/death dealer VANHA returns with a new album Melancholia , the follow-up of their incredible debut, Within the Mist of Sorrow. The band has again teamed up with Black Lion Records for the release of this album. Melancholia will see its worldwide release on digipak CD and digitally this December 30, 2018. VANHA was brought into existence as a side-project of the Swedish multi-instrumentalist Jan Johansson (from the band Frostvang). Jan s purpose was to explore the bleakest, darkest and heaviest of sounds in the field of doom/death that was pioneered by seminal acts like Anathema, My Dying Bride and Katatonia. Jan was soon joined by the drummer Jesse Oinas and the duo soon recorded the debut, Within the Mist of Sorrow, which came out in the year 2016 via Black Lion Records. Ever since the departure of Jesse in 2017, Jan has been solely sailing the ship of VANHA. He alone took care of all the tasks related to compositions and vocals. The title Melancholia itself is an apt indicator of the subject-matter and the audial-features of this six-track opus; each profusely illustrated with a twister of melody driven mournful sections, led by both deep guttural growls and clean vocals. The music ranges over the unfathomable part of the human beings, where one starts to harbor darkness, melancholy and mystery upon losing a companion or a close one. The songs speak about the fantasy of an eternal rest, a time without worries Tracklist 1 The Road view 2.Storm Of Grief 3.Starless Sleep 4.Your Heart In My Hands 5.Fade Away 6.The Sorrowful

 

 

SOUTHERN FUNERAL

Band:THE OSSUARY
Album:SOUTHERN FUNERAL
Label:SUPREME CHAOS
Format:CDD
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Are you feeling like us and missing the authentic, earthy power of classic heavy rock? That heavy rock, which even reveals a certain closeness to the prog in the true sense of the word and the fresh wildness of the first metal bands of the 70s, when the term heavy metal didn't even exist yet? If so, THE OSSUARY is exactly your sound! Now we are again surrounded by the wonderful-modern smell of the past, and also the first dust clouds are trickling again - because THE OSSUARY are back! The second album is called "Southern Funeral" and puts another scoop on top: more drive, more melancholy and just more of everything! Lean back, close your eyes and just enjoy!

 

 

SOUTHERN FUNERAL

Band:THE OSSUARY
Album:SOUTHERN FUNERAL
Label:SUPREME CHAOS
Format:LP
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Are you feeling like us and missing the authentic, earthy power of classic heavy rock? That heavy rock, which even reveals a certain closeness to the prog in the true sense of the word and the fresh wildness of the first metal bands of the 70s, when the term heavy metal didn't even exist yet? If so, THE OSSUARY is exactly your sound! Now we are again surrounded by the wonderful-modern smell of the past, and also the first dust clouds are trickling again - because THE OSSUARY are back! The second album is called Southern Funeral and puts another scoop on top: more drive, more melancholy and just more of everything! Lean back, close your eyes and just enjoy!

 

 

SOUTHERN FUNERAL (SEA BLUE)

Band:THE OSSUARY
Album:SOUTHERN FUNERAL (SEA BLUE)
Label:SUPREME CHAOS
Format:LP
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Are you feeling like us and missing the authentic, earthy power of classic heavy rock? That heavy rock, which even reveals a certain closeness to the prog in the true sense of the word and the fresh wildness of the first metal bands of the 70s, when the term heavy metal didn't even exist yet? If so, THE OSSUARY is exactly your sound! Now we are again surrounded by the wonderful-modern smell of the past, and also the first dust clouds are trickling again - because THE OSSUARY are back! The second album is called Southern Funeral and puts another scoop on top: more drive, more melancholy and just more of everything! Lean back, close your eyes and just enjoy!

 

 

UNLIMITED HATE

Band:JOYLESS
Album:UNLIMITED HATE
Label:ATMF
Format:CDD
Genre:POST BLACK METAL

Shortly following the successful re-editions of FORGOTTEN WOODS cult albums As The Wolves gather and The Curse of Mankind , it s now time to offer the same treatment to the most controversial and innovative project of the Norwegian combo, JOYLESS. Unlimited Hate has been the starting point of the JOYLESS experience. Originally presented in 1997, part of the album was created for FORGOTTEN WOODS and therefore recalls their typical Norwegian black metal rawness, but filtered through new wave & post-rock elements that made this negative piece of art unique. The cult edition of Unlimited Hate includes 3 extra songs that have to be considered, according to Rune Vedaa s opinion, as the perfect link between the 2 efforts: Fulfillment and Entity s Embraced from the split vs Apokryphus, Swansmile and Room of Velvet Splendour Pt.2 from the Blue in the Face 99 EP. Together with Wisdom & Arrogance these albums have become part of the ATMF cult edition series to emphasize their importance in experimenting different forms of hateful and negative music, showing the potential progression that Black Metal would have reached at a later stage, and making of JOYLESS a precursor of that irreverent attitude and creativity later flaunted by bands like Lifelover and Shining. Enjoy Joyless, if you can. We shall remain unenthused. Rune Vedaa (2018) TRACKLIST 1 Inherent Emptiness 13:06 2 Your Crystal Fragments 7:25 3 Blå Melankoli 6:32 4 (Don't Need) Religion 2:38 5 Overmotets Pris (New Version) 12:10 6 Jomfrulysets Fall 6:46 7 Dimension Of The Blackest Dark 7:14 8 Full Circle (Colin Towns cover) 8:21 9 Fulfillment And Entity's Embraced 4:07 10 Swansmile 3:34 11 Room Of Velvet Splendour Pt. 2 2:50 Total Running Time: 74:43

 

 

WISDOM & ARROGANCE

Band:JOYLESS
Album:WISDOM & ARROGANCE
Label:ATMF
Format:CDD
Genre:POST BLACK METAL

Shortly following the successful re-editions of FORGOTTEN WOODS cult albums As The Wolves gather and The Curse of Mankind , it s now time to offer the same treatment to the most controversial and innovative project of the Norwegian combo, JOYLESS. Wisdom & Arrogance is the second output of the project, but also the first to show JOYLESS in a comprehensive form, an evolution of the first wild signs that characterized the band s debut, with songs swifting towards more contaminated negative rock territories. The album has been indeed an influence on the scene and was released by the young Kvarforth (Shining) via his personal label Selbstmord Services. Together with "Unlimited Hate", the debut, these albums have become part of the ATMF cult edition series to emphasize their importance in experimenting different forms of hateful and negative music, showing the potential progression that Black Metal would have reached at a later stage, and making of JOYLESS a precursor of that irreverent attitude and creativity later flaunted by bands like Lifelover and Shining. The new edition includes the 3 songs performed by the band on the split with Woods Of Infinity / Joyless - Uppgivet Hjärta / Eidyllion, dated 2005. Enjoy Joyless, if you can. We shall remain unenthused. Rune Vedaa (2018) TRACKLIST 1 Divine 4:30 2 Close To God 4:52 3 Stand 2:59 4 Isn't It Nice 4:08 5 The Nails 2:54 6 Transpire 2:38 7 Why Should I Cry? 5:20 8 Trust Endorse 2:59 9 Room Of Velvet Splendour 8:47 10 Ingenting 2:00 11 Vinternatt 2:25 12 Stalingrad 2:24 Total Running Time: 45:57

 

 

TRAVELER

Band:TRAVELER
Album:TRAVELER
Label:GATES OF HELL
Format:LP
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Shortly after the early 2018 release of their debut demo, Canada's Traveler had a good problem on its hands. The reception -- from fans and critics -- was so positive that founding member/primary songwriter/guitarist Matt Ries (also of Gatekrashör and Hrom) had no choice but to take what was originally a side-project and turn it into a full-fledged band. In 2019, Traveler is ready to meet the demand with its self-titled first full-length album. Traveler, who are now rounded out by vocalist Jean-Pierre Abboud (also of Gatekeeper), second guitarist Toryin Junior Schadlich, bassist Dave Arnold (ex-Striker) and drummer Chad Vallier, tracked drums at AB Records, guitars at Ries's home studio and vocals at Richhobo Studios. Ries cites his bandmembers musical abilities as one of the driving factors behind the album's multi-faceted nature, from Abboud's potent delivery, to Schadlich's shredding capabilities and the powerful rhythm section of Arnold and Vallier. A complete lineup will also be the realization of another of Ries's goals: To make Traveler a live band. The self-titled album comprises three songs from the band's debut demo, along with five brand-new compositions. Ries worked with Abboud to come up with some of his most demanding vocal parts to date -- ensuring a lively, spirited approach that captures the vocalist's sheer strength and diverse range. Abboud also has the less-than-enviable task of singing songs in E-standard tuning. One of the most rigorous tunings that is often reserved for vocalists with the ability to reach the rafters, Abboud and Ries show they're perfect torchbearers for the time-honored style of classic metal where big, brash choruses, soaring leads and manic drums lead the way. Traveler's let it rip approach pays dividends across the self-titled album. They have gone above and beyond, now heading into terrain where only a few will dare to go. Feel the reign of the Starbreaker!

 

 

TRAVELER

Band:TRAVELER
Album:TRAVELER
Label:GATES OF HELL
Format:CD
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Shortly after the early 2018 release of their debut demo, Canada's Traveler had a good problem on its hands. The reception -- from fans and critics -- was so positive that founding member/primary songwriter/guitarist Matt Ries (also of Gatekrashör and Hrom) had no choice but to take what was originally a side-project and turn it into a full-fledged band. In 2019, Traveler is ready to meet the demand with its self-titled first full-length album. Traveler, who are now rounded out by vocalist Jean-Pierre Abboud (also of Gatekeeper), second guitarist Toryin Junior Schadlich, bassist Dave Arnold (ex-Striker) and drummer Chad Vallier, tracked drums at AB Records, guitars at Ries's home studio and vocals at Richhobo Studios. Ries cites his bandmembers musical abilities as one of the driving factors behind the album's multi-faceted nature, from Abboud's potent delivery, to Schadlich's shredding capabilities and the powerful rhythm section of Arnold and Vallier. A complete lineup will also be the realization of another of Ries's goals: To make Traveler a live band. The self-titled album comprises three songs from the band's debut demo, along with five brand-new compositions. Ries worked with Abboud to come up with some of his most demanding vocal parts to date -- ensuring a lively, spirited approach that captures the vocalist's sheer strength and diverse range. Abboud also has the less-than-enviable task of singing songs in E-standard tuning. One of the most rigorous tunings that is often reserved for vocalists with the ability to reach the rafters, Abboud and Ries show they're perfect torchbearers for the time-honored style of classic metal where big, brash choruses, soaring leads and manic drums lead the way. Traveler's let it rip approach pays dividends across the self-titled album. They have gone above and beyond, now heading into terrain where only a few will dare to go. Feel the reign of the Starbreaker!

 

 

FORGOTTEN LANDS

Band:BOOZE CONTROL
Album:FORGOTTEN LANDS
Label:GATES OF HELL
Format:LP
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Formed in 2009 in Braunschweig, Germany, Booze Control came together at the spur of the moment when guitarist/vocalist David Kuri, bassist Steffen Kurth and drummer Lauritz Lord Jilge, were asked to assemble a band for a local event. The trio quickly gathered in a local rehearsal room to write songs in preparation for the show, thinking all along the band would be short-lived. But, to their surprise, more gigs followed, as did second guitarist Jendrik Seiler. Soon, their debut EP, Wanted, was released in 2009, followed up by 2011's Don't Touch While Running. However, leading up to the creation of their 2013 album Heavy Metal, Kuri and Jilge had a revelation while watching Iron Maiden's Beast Over Hammersmith live video. The conviction in which Bruce Dickinson sings, the energy of the band and the charisma they displayed while on stage needed to be followed in Booze Control. Prior, Booze Control was riding the somewhat clichéd boozed-out rock band angle a bit too hard with their first releases. While the songs were there, the delivery wasn't, so the band made a concerted effort to improve their songwriting and stage presentation for Heavy Metal. They succeeded in doing so, setting them on a path for the ensuing 2016 The Lizard Rider album and their latest and first LP for Gates of Hell Records, Forgotten Lands. Forgotten Lands finds Booze Control successfully bridging the gap between NWOBHM and old-school American and European metal. The band also parlays more serious lyrical content into songs that are filled with spiraling melodies, driving rhythms and catchy vocal lines from Kuri. The band's songwriting diversity is on display with Of the Deep as well as Attack of the Axeman, songs that peddle an epic flair with a classic metal foundation. Now ten years into their career, Booze Control has already gone well beyond their humble origins and party-time ethos. Booze Control invites you to take part in their continued evolution on Forgotten Lands.

 

 

FORGOTTEN LANDS

Band:BOOZE CONTROL
Album:FORGOTTEN LANDS
Label:GATES OF HELL
Format:CD
Genre:HEAVY METAL

Formed in 2009 in Braunschweig, Germany, Booze Control came together at the spur of the moment when guitarist/vocalist David Kuri, bassist Steffen Kurth and drummer Lauritz Lord Jilge, were asked to assemble a band for a local event. The trio quickly gathered in a local rehearsal room to write songs in preparation for the show, thinking all along the band would be short-lived. But, to their surprise, more gigs followed, as did second guitarist Jendrik Seiler. Soon, their debut EP, Wanted, was released in 2009, followed up by 2011's Don't Touch While Running. However, leading up to the creation of their 2013 album Heavy Metal, Kuri and Jilge had a revelation while watching Iron Maiden's Beast Over Hammersmith live video. The conviction in which Bruce Dickinson sings, the energy of the band and the charisma they displayed while on stage needed to be followed in Booze Control. Prior, Booze Control was riding the somewhat clichéd boozed-out rock band angle a bit too hard with their first releases. While the songs were there, the delivery wasn't, so the band made a concerted effort to improve their songwriting and stage presentation for Heavy Metal. They succeeded in doing so, setting them on a path for the ensuing 2016 The Lizard Rider album and their latest and first LP for Gates of Hell Records, Forgotten Lands. Forgotten Lands finds Booze Control successfully bridging the gap between NWOBHM and old-school American and European metal. The band also parlays more serious lyrical content into songs that are filled with spiraling melodies, driving rhythms and catchy vocal lines from Kuri. The band's songwriting diversity is on display with Of the Deep as well as Attack of the Axeman, songs that peddle an epic flair with a classic metal foundation. Now ten years into their career, Booze Control has already gone well beyond their humble origins and party-time ethos. Booze Control invites you to take part in their continued evolution on Forgotten Lands.

 

 

MYSTICAL THIEVES

Band:LIGHTFORCE
Album:MYSTICAL THIEVES
Label:SOUNDMASS
Format:CD
Genre:HEAVY POWER SPEED METAL

Soundmass are happy to announce their CD release of the LIGHTFORCE album Mystical Thieves. First released by US label Pure Metal in 1989, original copies of this heavy/power/speed metal classic have been hard (and expensive!) to find in any format for many years. 30 years on, all the members of the band having been tracked down, Mystical Thieves is being made readily available again on vinyl and CD, remastered for a superior metal experience. Everybody knows Lightforce as the predecessor to Mortification, the Australian death/thrash band fronted by Lightforce bassist Steve Rowe. However, Lightforce was a totally different beast, heavily influenced by the early 80's metal of bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Rowe s driving bass lines emulating Steve Harris, combined with Murray Adams adept guitar playing and Errol Willenberg s technical drumming are homage to the bands that inspired them, while still putting their own spin on the style. The quality musicianship on display here didn t go unnoticed either, seeing them gain support slots for the likes of Stryper, Whitecross and Leviticus, but this line-up didn t see the year out and their follow-up album, though written, was never recorded. A new line-up, a new style, new songs... and Mortification was born! The 12-page booklet for this 30th Anniversary Edition of the Mystical Thieves CD contains an array of previously unseen photos and flyers. And to top it all off, we have also included 6 bonus live tracks recorded during a show supporting label-mates Whitecross in 1989 (4 of which they intended to record on the next album!) TRACK LISTING 1. Mystical Thieves 6. Searching 10. Back To Basics 2. Crossfire 7. Fast Lane 11. Children Of Sorrow 3. City Streets 8. Babylon 12. Epidemic Of Injustice 4. Metal Missionary Bonus Live Tracks 13. Metal Missionary 5. Children Of Sorrow 9. Trinity 14. God Rulz

 

 

MYSTICAL THIEVES

Band:LIGHTFORCE
Album:MYSTICAL THIEVES
Label:SOUNDMASS
Format:LP
Genre:HEAVY POWER SPEED METAL

Soundmass are happy to announce their LP release of the LIGHTFORCE album Mystical Thieves. First released by US label Pure Metal in 1989, original copies of this heavy/power/speed metal classic have been hard (and expensive!) to find in any format for many years. 30 years on, all the members of the band having been tracked down, Mystical Thieves is being made readily available again on vinyl and CD, remastered for a superior metal experience. Everybody knows Lightforce as the predecessor to Mortification, the Australian death/thrash band fronted by Lightforce bassist Steve Rowe. However, Lightforce was a totally different beast, heavily influenced by the early 80's metal of bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Rowe s driving bass lines emulating Steve Harris, combined with Murray Adams adept guitar playing and Errol Willenberg s technical drumming are homage to the bands that inspired them, while still putting their own spin on the style. The quality musicianship on display here didn t go unnoticed either, seeing them gain support slots for the likes of Stryper, Whitecross and Leviticus, but this line-up didn t see the year out and their follow-up album, though written, was never recorded. A new line-up, a new style, new songs... and Mortification was born! TRACK LISTING SIDE A SIDE B 1. Mystical Thieves 1. Children Of Sorrow 2. Crossfire 2. Searching 3. City Streets 3. Fast Lane 4. Metal Missionary 4. Babylon

 

 

QUOD ERAT FACIENDUM

Band:EUCLIDEAN
Album:QUOD ERAT FACIENDUM
Label:DIVISION
Format:LP
Genre:BLACK METAL/POST METAL/DOOM/SLUDGE

Hailing from Neuchâtel in Switzerland, Euclidean is acting since 2010. They deploy a progressive Black metal that focuses on the creation of bitter and somber feelings, breeding black, hypnotic atmospheres, enriched with doom and sludge metal rhythms. The album illustrates four conceptions of the universe, from its creation and to its ruin. The first one develops a strictly pagan, Pythagorean, view. The second consists in a Christian exposition of the transmigration of the souls, their origin and their destiny, mixed with pagan features, as in Macrobius’ Commentary upon Scipio's Dream. The third is a medieval lecture of the World’s end, mainly based upon the Book of Revelation. The last one digs a neo-pagan theory, this one containing a reflection about the Christian decadent cosmology.

 

 

WISDOM OF THE DEAD

Band:GRIMOIRE DE OCCULTE
Album:WISDOM OF THE DEAD
Label:DUNKELHEIT
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

In this digital age where everybody is interconnected to the point of saturation, it s getting harder and harder to shy away from the public eye and let the ancient magic do its thing. Yet GRIMOIRE DE OCCULTE have been pretty good at it: formed in the early 10 s in Aachen, they ve managed so far to keep a on purpose low profile, with only scattered and limited releases and four live shows only. But in 2017, a more widely available and professional split EP with Peruvians doom masters MIRTHLESS paved the way for a new and exciting chapter... Even to the chosen few who knew the band from before, Wisdow of the Dead will come as a surprise. The trio always had a taste for the epic but as spearheaded by the super limited and daring 2017 rehearsal demo Ritual Before Thy Fullmoon (a 27 minutes long instrumental drums/synth duel!), their first proper album reaches an almost ritual sense of foreboding, as if with it the listener was treading on uncharted, solemn yet majestic territories. And this is no accident, considering the slow process that gave birth to GRIMOIRE DE OCCULTE. The band has always been about bordering to the other side, the afterlife and building a bridge between dreams, death and the occult concedes their founding member and drummer, Baal. Many things come to me in dreams. That s where I found the band s name and also where I envisioned our very first recording, more in a drone and ritual vein. I originally was on my own and talked about that concept with a longtime friend of mine, frontman Philsoph. He took he photo I ended up using for our first demo cover, done in a local cemetery with a small lake at its center, with the water symbolizing the inter connection in between the land of the living and the land of the dead. We had such a good connection that I asked him to join and later on, we recruited Viator Noctis on guitar and bass as he shared the same interests. Now a real band , they focused more on their death metal roots, citing respected signatures such as ANTHROPOMORPHIA, ETERNAL DARKNESS, DEAD CONGREGATION OR NECROS CHRISTOS as influences, as well as some more obscure ambient and ritual acts. This being said, as the five tracks (plus one intro) featured on the album will testify, there s no room here for any complex nor bizarre arrangements. Some will even probably deem GRIMOIRE DE OCCULTE as too primitive as their music crawls more than it obliterates. Far from saturating the listener s ears with a relentless assault, Wisdow of the Dead is doomy and creepy. Like a curse you can t really escape and that growing sense of unease when you first deal with occult forces... In the end, why run when you know that no matter what, death will welcome you in its cold arms no matter what? Hence a very stern musical approach, with repetitive riffs and growled chanting that feel like ancient incantations presiding over forbidden rites. Down to its songs titles ( Rotten Flowers , Necromantic Invocation etc.), everything on this album is set to glorify this special tie linking this world to the other. The songs are on purpose quite epic yet don t bother challenging the listeners, instead it s all about putting forth a trance-like form of aggression. The album s intro s quite revelatory as the you re feeling like stepping by mistake in some kind of hidden chamber with walls covered by magical symbols and where some ancient ritual is being conducted before the sludgy guitars of Below the Ground do, indeed, take you... Somewhere else for a 44 minutes trip. No wonder then that the album s artwork, designed by no less that Italian master Paolo Girardi, is following the same red thread. In ancient Rome and Greece, necromancy was a very common ritual.

 

 

THE PATH OF SEVEN SORROWS

Band:SCARS IN PNEUMA, THE
Album:THE PATH OF SEVEN SORROWS
Label:PROMETHEAN FIRE
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

“The Path Of Seven Sorrows” is the debut album of THE SCARS IN PNEUMA (“The Scars in the Soul” – from “πνεύμα”, ancient Greek word for “breath”, “breath of life” and, in a religious context, for “spirit”, “soul”), a newcomer black metal act based in Brescia, Italy. This is also the first of release of Promethean Fire (side-label of Kolony Records). The record is a visceral, multi-faceted flow that often blurs the line between black, death and melodic death-doom metal.

 

 

DISCIPLINE

Band:CALCINED
Album:DISCIPLINE
Label:GREAT DANE RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Second act for CALCINED who practices an old-fashioned Death Metal, relying more on crushing riffs, a cavernous voice and an energetic drummer who does not exceed 150 bpm to let the heaviness of the music spread.
For fans of ELECTROCUTION, old-CANNIBAL CORPSE, INTERNAL SUFFERING, MALEVOLENT CREATION.

 

 

OF RUINS AND AGONY

Band:WARKUNT
Album:OF RUINS AND AGONY
Label:GREAT DANE RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Formed in 2016, Warkunt practices an Old School Death Metal, processing the masters of the genre's influences to spit better their big riffs right in the face. Since then, the band overflows stage performances very wild. For Gun Launcher Fans, Beginning Corpse, Gorefest, Blessing, Sinister.

 

 

SOUTHERN CROSSROADS

Band:TEVERTS - EL ROJO
Album:SOUTHERN CROSSROADS
Label:KARMA CONSPIRACY
Format:CD
Genre:STONER ROCK

Southern Crossroads is the result of the meeting between two bands from southern Italy, Teverts and El Rojo. In a world where music is becoming more and more something individual, to live alone or even virtual bands, which exist only on social networks, the two bands claim the sociality of music and rock in particular, sharing emotions, notes, sweat and live. The album is a combination of psychedelic and stoner / fuzz rock, two pieces, one by band, for a total of almost 20 minutes, where the two bands claim the language of the desert (social and landscape) so dear to the founding fathers of the genre which can be easily expressed by those who live in the depths of southern Italy. The splendid artwork is once again the work of "SoloMacello". The record will out for Karma Conspiracy Records for the beginning of 2019. TRACK LISTING 1. TEVERTS ROAD TO AWAKENESS 2. EL ROJO THE LONGEST RIDE

 

 


 
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