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MORE ROCKINGBIRDS

Band:ROCKINGBIRDS, THE
Album:MORE ROCKINGBIRDS
Label:hanky panky
Format:CD
Genre:AMERICANA/COUNTRY-ROCK

*** Long awaited fourth album from London s alt. country pioneers The Rockingbirds. Recorded and produced at Famous Times by Sean Read (Edwyn Collins, Dexys Midnight Runners). *** Eleven new songs by Alan Tyler, from the lively country rockers with a pop sensibility to the heartfelt mid-tempos and ballads. Available on LP & CD. MARKETING AND PROMOTION The Rockingbirds are happy to announce the release of their 4th album More Rockingbirds on Friday 12th April 2019, which is released on Hanky Panky Records. Following their last album, the critically acclaimed The Return of The Rockingbirds in 2013, More Rockingbirds is their first to include new members, multi-instrumentalist Patrick Ralla and drummer Stephen Gilchrist. Recorded in Hackney in Sean Read s own Famous Times Studios the álbum was produced by Sean with assistance from Gem Archer. All the songs were written by singer Alan Tyler when he was living on a boat off the River Thames on the tidal Deptford Creek. Some of the songs are clearly influenced by the urban, yet watery surroundings. Elsewhere on the album there are strident country rockers, a trademark of the band s lively live appearances. The music features a vast array of instruments, from guitars, pedal steel and banjos to trombones and trumpets, all of which were played by various members of the band. We hope you enjoy listening to More Rockingbirds as much as the band enjoyed making it. The Rockingbirds will be launching the album at the Ramblin Roots Revue Americana Festival on the 13th April with live dates following throughout the spring and summer. The Rockingbirds are: Patrick Arbuthnot (pedal steel), Andrew Hackett (guitar, backing vocals), Stephen Gilchrist (drums), Mark Duncan (bass), Sean Read (keyboards, horns, backing vocals), Alan Tyler (acoustic guitar, vocals) & Patrick Ralla (12 string guitar, vocals). TRACK LISTING 1. With You Or Without You 2. When The Winter Comes 3. In The Back Of My Mind 4. Delta Dame 5. I Will Defend You 6. Lonelyheart 7. Down On Deptford Creek 8. Steven s Asleep 9. Country Music Singing Star 10. Up For Grabs 11. Somebody Who Used To Care About Me

 

 

MORE ROCKINGBIRDS

Band:ROCKINGBIRDS, THE
Album:MORE ROCKINGBIRDS
Label:hanky panky
Format:LP
Genre:AMERICANA/COUNTRY-ROCK

TRACK LISTING 1. With You Or Without You 2. When The Winter Comes 3. In The Back Of My Mind 4. Delta Dame 5. I Will Defend You 6. Lonelyheart 7. Down On Deptford Creek 8. Steven s Asleep 9. Country Music Singing Star 10. Up For Grabs 11. Somebody Who Used To Care About Me *** Long awaited fourth album from London s alt. country pioneers The Rockingbirds. Recorded and produced at Famous Times by Sean Read (Edwyn Collins, Dexys Midnight Runners). *** Eleven new songs by Alan Tyler, from the lively country rockers with a pop sensibility to the heartfelt mid-tempos and ballads. Available on LP & CD. MARKETING AND PROMOTION The Rockingbirds are happy to announce the release of their 4th album More Rockingbirds on Friday 12th April 2019, which is released on Hanky Panky Records. Following their last album, the critically acclaimed The Return of The Rockingbirds in 2013, More Rockingbirds is their first to include new members, multi-instrumentalist Patrick Ralla and drummer Stephen Gilchrist. Recorded in Hackney in Sean Read s own Famous Times Studios the álbum was produced by Sean with assistance from Gem Archer. All the songs were written by singer Alan Tyler when he was living on a boat off the River Thames on the tidal Deptford Creek. Some of the songs are clearly influenced by the urban, yet watery surroundings. Elsewhere on the album there are strident country rockers, a trademark of the band s lively live appearances. The music features a vast array of instruments, from guitars, pedal steel and banjos to trombones and trumpets, all of which were played by various members of the band. We hope you enjoy listening to More Rockingbirds as much as the band enjoyed making it. The Rockingbirds will be launching the album at the Ramblin Roots Revue Americana Festival on the 13th April with live dates following throughout the spring and summer. The Rockingbirds are: Patrick Arbuthnot (pedal steel), Andrew Hackett (guitar, backing vocals), Stephen Gilchrist (drums), Mark Duncan (bass), Sean Read (keyboards, horns, backing vocals), Alan Tyler (acoustic guitar, vocals) & Patrick Ralla (12 string guitar, vocals).

 

 

OOMM

Band:KING NO-ONE
Album:OOMM
Label:LAB RECORDS
Format:MCD
Genre:INDIE

King No-One return with their eagerly anticipated new single Under the Sound (15 March 2019) prior to the release of their debut EP OOMM (29 March 2019) - on the back of their continued remarkable live success - including 6,000 tickets sold across the UK through November, with the biggest show at Manchester s 1500-capacity Ritz venue. Their small, pre-album one catalogue to date has racked up more than 6 million streams from 700,000 total listeners. It rounds off a superb 2018 which saw them play main stages at Y Not, Kendal Calling, Tramlines and TRSNMT festivals, after last year becoming the first unsigned band to play the Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds. TRACK LISTING 1. Lemonade [03:23] 2. Under The Sound [02:53] 3. Out of My Mind [03:32] 4. Dying List [04:31] 5. New Prophet [03:56] 6. Toxic Love (Alternate Version) [04:07]

 

 

HOLGER DANSKE

Band:OLD FIRM CASUALS
Album:HOLGER DANSKE
Label:DEMONS RUN AMOK
Format:LP
Genre:PUNK/OI/STREETPUNK

Holger Danske takes no prisoners. This album will turn heads and get hearts pumping. It s tough as nails, and shows a band truly at their best; breaking barriers and stereotypes, and exemplifying the hooks and licks that cause so many people from so many different Rock N Roll spheres to love this band. Since 2010, The Old Firm Casuals have led the way, showing the ever-growing street punk/Oi! scenes the way it should be done. As authentic as Rock N Roll gets, LARS FREDERIKSEN (RANCID) and his band of crucaders have continually left their anthemic mark on the music world, and the swarms of diehards that turn up to support their explosive live performances across the world. The shift from being a band boxed into a punk" or Oi! label is made abundantly clear with these songs. The Old Firm Casuals sound, message, and passion will not be put into a box. They are a true force to be reckoned with. Pick up this incredible new album and hear it for yourself! TRACK LISTING 1. Get Out Of Our Way 2. Motherland 3. Pendulum 4. De Ensomme Ulve 5. Holger Danske 6. Casual Rock-n-Roll 7. Traitor 8. The Golden Fall Pt. 1 9. Thunderbolt 10. Overdose On Sin 11. Nations On Fire 12. Zombies

 

 

HOLGER DANSKE

Band:OLD FIRM CASUALS
Album:HOLGER DANSKE
Label:DEMONS RUN AMOK
Format:CD
Genre:PUNK/OI/STREETPUNK

TRACK LISTING 1. Get Out Of Our Way 2. Motherland 3. Pendulum 4. De Ensomme Ulve 5. Holger Danske 6. Casual Rock-n-Roll 7. Traitor 8. The Golden Fall Pt. 1 9. Thunderbolt 10. Overdose On Sin 11. Nations On Fire 12. Zombies Holger Danske takes no prisoners. This album will turn heads and get hearts pumping. It s tough as nails, and shows a band truly at their best; breaking barriers and stereotypes, and exemplifying the hooks and licks that cause so many people from so many different Rock N Roll spheres to love this band. Since 2010, The Old Firm Casuals have led the way, showing the ever-growing street punk/Oi! scenes the way it should be done. As authentic as Rock N Roll gets, LARS FREDERIKSEN (RANCID) and his band of crucaders have continually left their anthemic mark on the music world, and the swarms of diehards that turn up to support their explosive live performances across the world. The shift from being a band boxed into a punk" or Oi! label is made abundantly clear with these songs. The Old Firm Casuals sound, message, and passion will not be put into a box. They are a true force to be reckoned with. Pick up this incredible new album and hear it for yourself!

 

 

SYNTHEOSIS

Band:WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA
Album:SYNTHEOSIS
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:COSMIC METAL

The epic collaboration between Oranssi Pazuzu and Dark Buddha Rising The awe-inspiring Finnish metallic psychedelicists Oranssi Pazuzu and their Tampere cohorts Dark Buddha Rising, known for their grandiose slug-paced ritualist doom metal, have recorded a new album, which will be released on Svart Records on April 5th, 2019. The amalgam of these two entities is melted as one on Syntheosis, to be released under the moniker Waste of Space Orchestra. Syntheosis began as a commissioned piece for Roadburn Festival. The fest, which began as a smallscale gathering of stoner rock addicts has evolved over the years into a four-day celebration of heavy music in all of its possible forms and interpretations, from riffworship to punishing soundscapes and beyond. The list of Roadburn performers over the years is a veritable who s who of underground heavy culture, with everyone from Neurosis and Sleep to Godflesh having performed at the event. Syntheosis the commissioned piece was prepared at the request of the festival and performed there in April 2018 in front of over 3000 people. Syntheosis the album is not a live recording but a carefully prepared studio interpretation, on which the ten musicians worked over the spring and summer of 2018. The album was recorded and mixed by Julius Mauranen, who also worked on Oranssi Pazuzu s Värähtelijä. The album can be digested as a challenging, engaging psych metal record or as a dimension-spanning one-hour performance consisting of nine parts. The work recounts a story of three beings and their deep search for knowledge. 

 

 

SYNTHEOSIS

Band:WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA
Album:SYNTHEOSIS
Label:SVART
Format:2LP
Genre:COSMIC METAL

The epic collaboration between Oranssi Pazuzu and Dark Buddha Rising The awe-inspiring Finnish metallic psychedelicists Oranssi Pazuzu and their Tampere cohorts Dark Buddha Rising, known for their grandiose slug-paced ritualist doom metal, have recorded a new album, which will be released on Svart Records on April 5th, 2019. The amalgam of these two entities is melted as one on Syntheosis, to be released under the moniker Waste of Space Orchestra. Syntheosis began as a commissioned piece for Roadburn Festival. The fest, which began as a smallscale gathering of stoner rock addicts has evolved over the years into a four-day celebration of heavy music in all of its possible forms and interpretations, from riffworship to punishing soundscapes and beyond. The list of Roadburn performers over the years is a veritable who s who of underground heavy culture, with everyone from Neurosis and Sleep to Godflesh having performed at the event. Syntheosis the commissioned piece was prepared at the request of the festival and performed there in April 2018 in front of over 3000 people. Syntheosis the album is not a live recording but a carefully prepared studio interpretation, on which the ten musicians worked over the spring and summer of 2018. The album was recorded and mixed by Julius Mauranen, who also worked on Oranssi Pazuzu s Värähtelijä. The album can be digested as a challenging, engaging psych metal record or as a dimension-spanning one-hour performance consisting of nine parts. The work recounts a story of three beings and their deep search for knowledge. TRACKLIST:

 

 

SYNTHEOSIS (ORANGE VINYL)

Band:WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA
Album:SYNTHEOSIS (ORANGE VINYL)
Label:SVART
Format:2LP
Genre:COSMIC METAL

The epic collaboration between Oranssi Pazuzu and Dark Buddha Rising The awe-inspiring Finnish metallic psychedelicists Oranssi Pazuzu and their Tampere cohorts Dark Buddha Rising, known for their grandiose slug-paced ritualist doom metal, have recorded a new album, which will be released on Svart Records on April 5th, 2019. The amalgam of these two entities is melted as one on Syntheosis, to be released under the moniker Waste of Space Orchestra. Syntheosis began as a commissioned piece for Roadburn Festival. The fest, which began as a smallscale gathering of stoner rock addicts has evolved over the years into a four-day celebration of heavy music in all of its possible forms and interpretations, from riffworship to punishing soundscapes and beyond. The list of Roadburn performers over the years is a veritable who s who of underground heavy culture, with everyone from Neurosis and Sleep to Godflesh having performed at the event. Syntheosis the commissioned piece was prepared at the request of the festival and performed there in April 2018 in front of over 3000 people. Syntheosis the album is not a live recording but a carefully prepared studio interpretation, on which the ten musicians worked over the spring and summer of 2018. The album was recorded and mixed by Julius Mauranen, who also worked on Oranssi Pazuzu s Värähtelijä. The album can be digested as a challenging, engaging psych metal record or as a dimension-spanning one-hour performance consisting of nine parts. The work recounts a story of three beings and their deep search for knowledge. 

 

 

A LETTER OF RED

Band:SABBATH ASSEMBLY
Album:A LETTER OF RED
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:HEAVY METAL

A Letter of Red is the seventh album from Sabbath Assembly. The album, produced by Randall Dunn who last worked with the band on their debut Restored to One, marks a return to the short-ened song form and tight production of their debut, while demonstrating ten years of songwrit-ing prowess and lyrical advancement. The music on The Letter of Red owes more to the galloping hard rock of the 70 s than the progressive meanderings of Rites of Passage. Dunn explains: I tried to find the teenage occult heart of each of the musicians and center them in a place of unity around a familiar and yet futuristic sound. I imagined us all in the cosmos with 70 s hi fi head-phones on riding a great winged beast airbrushed on the side of a chevy van. Guitarists Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia) and Ron Varod (Kayo Dot, Myrkur) reference Heart and Ju-das Priest on the album s hard rockers, while acoustic moments bring to mind Current 93 and Jethro Tull. Vocalist Jamie Myers (ex-Hammers of Misfortune and Wolves in the Throne Room) performs with the stripped down clarity of Peter Murphy and Siouxsie in the 80 s, bringing a true Gothic tinge to the metal riffs for a totally unique combination. 

 

 

A LETTER OF RED

Band:SABBATH ASSEMBLY
Album:A LETTER OF RED
Label:SVART
Format:LP
Genre:HEAVY METAL

A Letter of Red is the seventh album from Sabbath Assembly. The album, produced by Randall Dunn who last worked with the band on their debut Restored to One, marks a return to the short-ened song form and tight production of their debut, while demonstrating ten years of songwrit-ing prowess and lyrical advancement. The music on The Letter of Red owes more to the galloping hard rock of the 70 s than the progressive meanderings of Rites of Passage. Dunn explains: I tried to find the teenage occult heart of each of the musicians and center them in a place of unity around a familiar and yet futuristic sound. I imagined us all in the cosmos with 70 s hi fi head-phones on riding a great winged beast airbrushed on the side of a chevy van. Guitarists Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia) and Ron Varod (Kayo Dot, Myrkur) reference Heart and Ju-das Priest on the album s hard rockers, while acoustic moments bring to mind Current 93 and Jethro Tull. Vocalist Jamie Myers (ex-Hammers of Misfortune and Wolves in the Throne Room) performs with the stripped down clarity of Peter Murphy and Siouxsie in the 80 s, bringing a true Gothic tinge to the metal riffs for a totally unique combination. 

 

 

ELEGY

Band:DEAD TO A DYING WORLD
Album:ELEGY
Label:Profound Lore
Format:2LP
Genre:DARK METAL

Texas based elemental dark metal ensemble Dead To A Dying World have completed work on their poignant new epoch, Elegy. Following up 2015's ambitious Litany, this latest sees the septet take their creative spirit to a new apotheosis, resulting in the collective's most focused and moving opus yet. The band craft their vast aural landscape with a flourish consisting of seamless sonic textures guided by apocalyptic dark metal, doom, and epic cinematic post rock, consisting of three monolithic central tracks reinforced by three stirring interval segments. Melodic surges thrive throughout the album's discourse, whether through the more aggressive post-black metal parts or the more melancholic parts. The dual vocal projection of Mike Yeager and Heidi Moore continues to serve as a defining staple, while the band continue to expand their instrumentation, solidified even more through Eva Vonne's viola which continues to bridge and become a central element, as well as including outer-sound instruments like expanded experimental percussion, hurdy gurdy, hammond organ / piano, and concert bass. Once again produced by Billy Anderson, this being one of the acclaimed producer's most riveting productions he's done in recent times, the band also welcomes back a small cast of guest musicians. Featuring guest appearances by Thor Harris (ex-Swans) on four tracks alone, along with guest vocals by Jarboe (ex-Swans), Dylan Desmond (Bell Witch), and Emil Rapstine (The Angelus), the contributions from the new contingent of guests helps elevate the narrative of Elegy to a new plateau.

 

 

ELEGY

Band:DEAD TO A DYING WORLD
Album:ELEGY
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:DARK METAL

Texas based elemental dark metal ensemble Dead To A Dying World have completed work on their poignant new epoch, Elegy. Following up 2015's ambitious Litany, this latest sees the septet take their creative spirit to a new apotheosis, resulting in the collective's most focused and moving opus yet. The band craft their vast aural landscape with a flourish consisting of seamless sonic textures guided by apocalyptic dark metal, doom, and epic cinematic post rock, consisting of three monolithic central tracks reinforced by three stirring interval segments. Melodic surges thrive throughout the album's discourse, whether through the more aggressive post-black metal parts or the more melancholic parts. The dual vocal projection of Mike Yeager and Heidi Moore continues to serve as a defining staple, while the band continue to expand their instrumentation, solidified even more through Eva Vonne's viola which continues to bridge and become a central element, as well as including outer-sound instruments like expanded experimental percussion, hurdy gurdy, hammond organ / piano, and concert bass. Once again produced by Billy Anderson, this being one of the acclaimed producer's most riveting productions he's done in recent times, the band also welcomes back a small cast of guest musicians. Featuring guest appearances by Thor Harris (ex-Swans) on four tracks alone, along with guest vocals by Jarboe (ex-Swans), Dylan Desmond (Bell Witch), and Emil Rapstine (The Angelus), the contributions from the new contingent of guests helps elevate the narrative of Elegy to a new plateau.

 

 

SLIT THROAT REQUIEM

Band:GARDSGHASTR
Album:SLIT THROAT REQUIEM
Label:Profound Lore
Format:2LP
Genre:Black Metal

GARDSGHASTR a new black metal entity created by the forces comprised of prolific members culled from elite black metal artists Bekëth Nexëhmü and Chaos Moon unleash their debut album Slit Throat Requiem (out on April 12 on CD/2LP/Digital), an epic bewitching overwhelming symphonic black metal maelstrom that harkens back to the glory of the unparalleled Norwegian black metal scene of the 90s. Manifesting in a grandiloquent yet strident and powerful sound with a production that mirrors and ensnares the textures that were once produced from the confines of Greighallen Studios back in the ancient times, Slit Throat Requiem is a relentless black metal bombardment that flourishes through an overbearing wall-of-sound awash on dark ominous unmerciful atmosphere. Heavily orchestral on all fronts, from the ambient sound-generating guitar assault, the pounding battery, glorious sounding keyboards, and the piercing vocal incantations spewed forth, Slit Throat Requiem emerges as a black metal attestation to the genre s true spirit and manifesting flame. A testimony compulsory in today s black metal landscape. TRACK LISTING: 1. Promethean Flame, 2. Of Crimson Eyes, 3. Slit Throat Requiem, 4. Journey Through Stagnant Time and Misery, 5. Beasts of Horn and Wing, 6. Diabolical Reverence, 7. Unfurl the Profane Wisdom, 8. Outro

 

 

SLIT THROAT REQUIEM

Band:GARDSGHASTR
Album:SLIT THROAT REQUIEM
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

GARDSGHASTR a new black metal entity created by the forces comprised of prolific members culled from elite black metal artists Bekëth Nexëhmü and Chaos Moon unleash their debut album Slit Throat Requiem (out on April 12 on CD/2LP/Digital), an epic bewitching overwhelming symphonic black metal maelstrom that harkens back to the glory of the unparalleled Norwegian black metal scene of the 90s. Manifesting in a grandiloquent yet strident and powerful sound with a production that mirrors and ensnares the textures that were once produced from the confines of Greighallen Studios back in the ancient times, Slit Throat Requiem is a relentless black metal bombardment that flourishes through an overbearing wall-of-sound awash on dark ominous unmerciful atmosphere. Heavily orchestral on all fronts, from the ambient sound-generating guitar assault, the pounding battery, glorious sounding keyboards, and the piercing vocal incantations spewed forth, Slit Throat Requiem emerges as a black metal attestation to the genre s true spirit and manifesting flame. A testimony compulsory in today s black metal landscape. TRACK LISTING: 1. Promethean Flame, 2. Of Crimson Eyes, 3. Slit Throat Requiem, 4. Journey Through Stagnant Time and Misery, 5. Beasts of Horn and Wing, 6. Diabolical Reverence, 7. Unfurl the Profane Wisdom, 8. Outro

 

 

SABLES

Band:VAURA
Album:SABLES
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:PROGRESSIVE POST METAL

The ever-evolving quartet VAURA follows up their 2013 album The Missing almost six years later with Sables, their most refined and contemplative release yet. Introspective and somber, Sables finds the band shedding most of its post-metal heaviness in favor of experiments with brooding kosmische musik and the more avant-garde elements of new wave. Consisting of Josh Strawn (Azar Swan) on vocals, guitar and synthesizers, Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia) on guitar, Toby Driver (Kayo Dot) on bass, and Charlie Schmid (Tombs) on drums and electronics, VAURA engage ever more with their UK and German prog/art rock influences to grandiose and eerie effect. While still retaining the distinctive and specific style carved out on the band s first two releases ( Selenelion in 2010 and The Missing one year later) Sables is the all-vital third LP, a concise collection of meditative compositions on endings and extinctions. Brilliantly complemented by the mixing and production work of legendary UK producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker, Peter Gabriel) VAURA have delivered their best sounding, most intricate and realized album yet. TRACK LISTING: 1. Espionage, 2. Zwischen, 3. The Lightless Ones, 4. The Ruins (Hymne), 5. No Guardians, 6. Eidolon, 7. Basilisk (The Infinite Corpse), 8. Sables

 

 

SABLES

Band:VAURA
Album:SABLES
Label:Profound Lore
Format:LP
Genre:PROGRESSIVE POST METAL

TRACK LISTING: 1. Espionage, 2. Zwischen, 3. The Lightless Ones, 4. The Ruins (Hymne), 5. No Guardians, 6. Eidolon, 7. Basilisk (The Infinite Corpse), 8. Sables The ever-evolving quartet VAURA follows up their 2013 album The Missing almost six years later with Sables, their most refined and contemplative release yet. Introspective and somber, Sables finds the band shedding most of its post-metal heaviness in favor of experiments with brooding kosmische musik and the more avant-garde elements of new wave. Consisting of Josh Strawn (Azar Swan) on vocals, guitar and synthesizers, Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia) on guitar, Toby Driver (Kayo Dot) on bass, and Charlie Schmid (Tombs) on drums and electronics, VAURA engage ever more with their UK and German prog/art rock influences to grandiose and eerie effect. While still retaining the distinctive and specific style carved out on the band s first two releases ( Selenelion in 2010 and The Missing one year later) Sables is the all-vital third LP, a concise collection of meditative compositions on endings and extinctions. Brilliantly complemented by the mixing and production work of legendary UK producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker, Peter Gabriel) VAURA have delivered their best sounding, most intricate and realized album yet.

 

 

YODH LIVE AT ROADBURN 2018

Band:MIZMOR
Album:YODH LIVE AT ROADBURN 2018
Label:ROADBURN
Format:CD
Genre:DOOM

Mizmor: Yodh at Roadburn 2018 While we try not to gloat (too much), we at Roadburn pride ourselves on acting as musical necromancers and hermit whisperers. Bringing acts back from the dead or coaxing elusive artists out of hiding and into the live arena is always a joy for us. In the case of Oregonian doom artist Mizmor, we feel particularly fortunate. Mizmor s 2016 release Yodh was a high water mark for American doom in the past few years and the album release show at Migration Fest was the first and only Mizmor show to date. That changes at Roadburn 2018. We are humbled and delighted to announce that Mizmor will be rising from its slumber to perform Yodh live in its entirety for the first time as the sole European date in 2018. Those who have yet to hear this sprawling, monolithic album should take heed: this is far from your traditional metal act of any sort. With a tendency to rush from breakneck blasting to a hideous lurch, Mizmor leaves few subgenres of extreme metal unexplored in the scope of its all-consuming black/doom/death hybrid, and we know it s going to level the room when delivered in a live setting. When asked about the performance, Mizmor s sole member (on recording, at least) A.L.N. shared, We are beyond honored to be invited to Roadburn. To us, it s the most important festival in heavy music. It s been a dream of Mizmor s to perform here; like a pipe-dream though... something lofty and hopeful, seemingly unattainable and out of reach. We are eternally grateful for this opportunity. We re not sure if A.L.N. is the one who should be grateful, as the feeling is quite mutual. Expect to find us in the corner of the room with hands over our hearts as the sound swells around us during Mizmor s set. TRACKLIST Song 1 - Woe Regains My Substance Song 2 - A Semblance Waning Song 3 - The Serpent Eats its Tail Song 4 - Inertia, an Ill Compeller Song 5 - Bask in the Lingering

 

 

YODH LIVE AT ROADBURN 2018

Band:MIZMOR
Album:YODH LIVE AT ROADBURN 2018
Label:ROADBURN
Format:2LP
Genre:DOOM

Mizmor: Yodh at Roadburn 2018 1000 copies worldwide, 200 on clear vinyl, 800 on black- RANDOM INSERTION While we try not to gloat (too much), we at Roadburn pride ourselves on acting as musical necromancers and hermit whisperers. Bringing acts back from the dead or coaxing elusive artists out of hiding and into the live arena is always a joy for us. In the case of Oregonian doom artist Mizmor, we feel particularly fortunate. Mizmor s 2016 release Yodh was a high water mark for American doom in the past few years and the album release show at Migration Fest was the first and only Mizmor show to date. That changes at Roadburn 2018. We are humbled and delighted to announce that Mizmor will be rising from its slumber to perform Yodh live in its entirety for the first time as the sole European date in 2018. Those who have yet to hear this sprawling, monolithic album should take heed: this is far from your traditional metal act of any sort. With a tendency to rush from breakneck blasting to a hideous lurch, Mizmor leaves few subgenres of extreme metal unexplored in the scope of its all-consuming black/doom/death hybrid, and we know it s going to level the room when delivered in a live setting. When asked about the performance, Mizmor s sole member (on recording, at least) A.L.N. shared, We are beyond honored to be invited to Roadburn. To us, it s the most important festival in heavy music. It s been a dream of Mizmor s to perform here; like a pipe-dream though... something lofty and hopeful, seemingly unattainable and out of reach. We are eternally grateful for this opportunity. We re not sure if A.L.N. is the one who should be grateful, as the feeling is quite mutual. Expect to find us in the corner of the room with hands over our hearts as the sound swells around us during Mizmor s set. TRACKLIST Song 1 - Woe Regains My Substance Song 2 - A Semblance Waning Song 3 - The Serpent Eats its Tail Song 4 - Inertia, an Ill Compeller Song 5 - Bask in the Lingering

 

 

ALIGN IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION

Band:LAMP OF THE UNIVERSE
Album:ALIGN IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION
Label:SULATRON RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:PSYCHE/PSYCH-FOLK

After many years of a friendship between the multi-instrumentalist Craig Williamson from New Zealand and Sulatron, we are happy to announce the new Lamp of the Universe album will be out on Sulatron! Craig is also member of Arc of Ascent and was the bassplayer and singer of Datura. Align in the Fourth Dimension... joining with something outside the range of ordinary experience, a new LAMP OF THE UNIVERSE album. 7 (on CD 8) songs beamed to us from a parallel time, a hopeful message and statement to the world we live in. Ethereal folk beauty, spaced-out vibes and 60s acid blues ascend in these 40 plus mintues. All songs and instruments by Craig Williamson: Guitars, bass, drums, organ, synthesizer, mellotron and sitar. TRACK LISTING Visitors 04:39 Rite of the Spheres 05:13 Light Receiver 05:14 New Forms 05:50 The Leaving 06:02 Absolution Through Your Third Eye 06:39 Call from Beyond 03:39 (CD bonustrack!) Seasons of Love 08:48

 

 

0160

Band:BLCKWVS
Album:0160
Label:THIS CHARMING MAN
Format:LP
Genre:DOOM/POST-METAL

it took more than 5 years for these guys to finish this project an very ambitious project, cause they wanted to do every song with a different singer they love. And as you can imagine, there were a lot of people keen doing it and just a few really did it. So, in the end you'll get the most promising BLCKWVS record you ever listened to. They still have their trademark monolithic super heavy doom sound, but spiced it a bit. The folowing people did their part and tell a spacey story from song to song. Toni (Union Of Sleep), Ed Fraser / Heads., Marc Grewe (Insidious Disease /orig.Morgoth), Munde (inotdance), Sarah (Black Vulpine), Siggi (Space Chaser), Lupus (Kadavar), Chris Dettmer and Milo (Rhonda).If you dig ISIS, Neurosis and alike, check these dudes as well!

 

 

BRUTAL

Band:CAMILLA SPARKSSS
Album:BRUTAL
Label:ON THE CAMPER RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:ELECTRONIC/INDIE/PUNK

Camilla Sparksss is Barbara Lehnhoff, the other half of Post Punk band Peter Kernel. BRUTAL : extreme good / extreme bad. #nofilter #noinbetween One: Forget this is the first track of the album and sometimes things that have been given priority for such a long peri- od are best left behind. Are You Ok? A question we never ask around enough. Womanized: this is a very special song, it represents the album marvellously: transformation. So What: never take it too seriously because it will never take you as seriously. She s A Dream: there s nothing as mysterious or flattering as a gallant flirt. Psycho Lover: it s awe- some to fall in love, it s horrific to loose love, both are equally dangerous yet everything in between is simply boring. Messing With You: crazy is the key, look into it - you ll find yourself. Walt Deathney: craving for that happy ending. Nine: Sorry: this is the last track of the album serving closure, what better word to call upon the end? Barbara Lehnhoff artistically know as Camilla Sparksss is a Swiss Canadian singer, songwriter, musician and visual artist. She was born at -27 degrees on December 17th 1983 in Kenora, a small town on the Great Lakes of Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Yes, she had a pet bear as a child and yes her father flew a float plane. Following For You The Wild (released in 2014), BRUTAL is her second album to come April 5th 2019 for On The Camper records. An instinctive mixture of experimental, lo-fi electronic pop, and melodic collages of a wide range of genre styles, performed with turntables, fat synthesisers and cutting vocals. In 2016 she was nominated for the Swiss Music Prize with her post punk band Peter Kernel. TRACK LISTING 1. Forget 2. Are You Ok? 3. Womanized 4. So What 5. She s A Dream 6. Psycho Lover 7. Messing With You 8. Walt Deathney 9. Sorry

 

 

BRUTAL

Band:CAMILLA SPARKSSS
Album:BRUTAL
Label:ON THE CAMPER RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:ELECTRONIC/INDIE/PUNK

TRACK LISTING 1. Forget 2. Are You Ok? 3. Womanized 4. So What 5. She s A Dream 6. Psycho Lover 7. Messing With You 8. Walt Deathney 9. Sorry Camilla Sparksss is Barbara Lehnhoff, the other half of Post Punk band Peter Kernel. BRUTAL : extreme good / extreme bad. #nofilter #noinbetween One: Forget this is the first track of the album and sometimes things that have been given priority for such a long peri- od are best left behind. Are You Ok? A question we never ask around enough. Womanized: this is a very special song, it represents the album marvellously: transformation. So What: never take it too seriously because it will never take you as seriously. She s A Dream: there s nothing as mysterious or flattering as a gallant flirt. Psycho Lover: it s awe- some to fall in love, it s horrific to loose love, both are equally dangerous yet everything in between is simply boring. Messing With You: crazy is the key, look into it - you ll find yourself. Walt Deathney: craving for that happy ending. Nine: Sorry: this is the last track of the album serving closure, what better word to call upon the end? Barbara Lehnhoff artistically know as Camilla Sparksss is a Swiss Canadian singer, songwriter, musician and visual artist. She was born at -27 degrees on December 17th 1983 in Kenora, a small town on the Great Lakes of Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Yes, she had a pet bear as a child and yes her father flew a float plane. Following For You The Wild (released in 2014), BRUTAL is her second album to come April 5th 2019 for On The Camper records. An instinctive mixture of experimental, lo-fi electronic pop, and melodic collages of a wide range of genre styles, performed with turntables, fat synthesisers and cutting vocals. In 2016 she was nominated for the Swiss Music Prize with her post punk band Peter Kernel.

 

 

ENTRANCE TO TOTRANCE (TRANSLUCENT BLUE, LIMITED)

Band:THELEMA
Album:ENTRANCE TO TOTRANCE (TRANSLUCENT BLUE, LIMITED)
Label:KLANGSCHMIEDE NORIKUM/CINEPLOIT
Format:LP
Genre:CINEMATIC/AMBIENT

On the new album Thelema explores the deeper regions of the mind. Creating mesmerizing hypnotical soundscapes that immediately get in snychronisation with your heart (beat). Created by using modular Synthesizer to get an incredible organic feeling and being able to make sounds like never heard before. The album allows you to get lost in or become focussed on things that you want to improve. In combination with the stunning artwork (created by visionary artist Trevor Naud) this can be your guide to enter new territories. Thelema invites you to ENTRANCE TOTRANCE !

 

 

MIXED MESSAGES

Band:DATA BASS FEAT: SOPHIE BARKER
Album:MIXED MESSAGES
Label:OBZAKI RECORDS
Format:10" Vinyl
Genre:HIP HOP/FOLK/AFRICAN

Data Bass Mixed Messages Featuring Sophie Barker on Lead Vocals. Databass- new limited edition 10 inch on Obazaki Records out of London. Mixed messages features vocals by Sophie Barker best known for her work with Zero 7, as well as Grooverider and Groove Armada. Also featured is guitarist James "Spike" Bastard. His playing Is like a sweet Mandinka style which is very hypnotic. He developed his style of playing in Bamako Mali working with Salif Keita and many other artists and musicians in West Africa. The Kora player featured on the track is none other than the great Kaouding Cissoko. one of the greatest exponent of the Kora of his generation. He has worked with artists such as Youssou Ndour , Baaba Maal , Brian Eno , Peter Gabriel and many more Artists and musicians . TRACK LISTING A.1 - Mixed Messages. B.1 - Confusion.

 

 

RISE UP

Band: I BENJAHMAN
Album:RISE UP
Label:OBZAKI RECORDS
Format:10" Vinyl
Genre:ROOTS REGGAE

Introducing I Benjahman Limited Edition 10 vinyl featuring 2 tracks from forthcoming album-Heritage In Focus. I. Benjahman s interest in music is inherent, initially he began his career in the music industry by creating his own label Lion Kingdom. His first recordings of Family Affair and Jahworld will Keep on Turning were created with the Zabandis Band, a local reggae group who had backed Louisa Marks. Their talented lead guitarist Tungamirai wrote Louisa Marks hit song Sixteen Street. Working with Zabandis was a great experience however true to the lyrics of Jahworld , I. Benjahman kept on learning. By chance I Benjahman found Tony King Studio where the legendary sound engineer Sid Bucknor was the resident engineer. Sid Bucknor had famously recorded the Natty Dread Album for Bob Marley and loved the fresh sounds I. Benjahman came with. I. Benjahman began to record his first album Fraction of Jah Action and recruited musicians such as Sowell Radics lead guitarist from the original Roots Radics band who backed Gregory Issacs. Original Studio One drummer Leroy (Horse mouth) Wallace, star of Rockers the movie. I. Benjahman later made contact with Dennis Bovell who wrote the lovers rock anthem Silly Games. Dennis Bovell a great sound engineer and musician worked at Studio 80 and helped to create Give Love a Try, which became a popular track. Fraction of Jah Action was well received and set a foundation for the Lion Kingdom Label. Renting studios and making live music with talented musicians became financial untenable therefore I. Benjahman in true independent spirit set about being self reliant in order to create the product he was striving for. I. Benjahman embarked on building his own studio with his associate Cass Lewis. Studio Blackfoot was born and out of Blackfoot s studio the group Skunk Anansie was unleashed to the world. At that time despite all the odds, I. Benjahman spent much of his thoughts and time trying to make Studio Blackfoot a success and it produced a great vibe. Slowly but surely the yearning to make a new album was overwhelming and Rasta 2000 was created. This album used less musicians and included more electronic sounds and programming, which was the way the music industry was going at that time. Rasta 2000 is a great album however I. Benjahman reflected on the exhilarating experiences he previously had by working with live musicians jamming in a studio atmosphere . With each album one thing for sure is that the identity and stance of I. Benjahman s independent sound remain a positive force that has continued to grow organically. The forthcoming new album Heritage in Focus is the standard and quality music that I. Benjahman has worked to achieve. It s fresh and lively tracks such as Action, Rise Up, Bad Bwoy and Condem Them, are all original tracks created with top musicians and topper top engineer and producers, Michael (Smutly) Smith and Paul(Groucho) Smykles. Groucho renowned for his Grammy award win for his production and mixes on the album Anthem by Black Uhuru. Heritage in Focus on the Obzaki Label is a courageous and heartfelt album. It is a slow burner yet the more you hear it, is the more it s moving tributes become stronger in mind and soul. The album is Tuff and Melodic and is a Must for Roots Rock lovers of Reggae Music. TRACK LISTING A1 Rise up. B1 Too the bone.

 

 

PERSISTENCE

Band:WITCHING WAVES
Album:PERSISTENCE
Label:SPECIALIST SUBJECT
Format:CD
Genre:POST PUNK

Third album from London post-punk trio Witching Waves! Witching Waves have been an ever-present force in London s DIY scene since 2013. Founded by Emma Wigham (drums / lead vocals) and Mark Jasper (guitar / vocals), the band are known for their frenetic live shows, relentless tour schedule, and their distinctive nouveau post-punk sound. Their third record, Persistence, is a powerful and unrelenting effort that charts the band s path since 2016. Featuring their trademark melodic hooks interwoven with angular guitar riffs and propulsive drums, Persistence features a particular sense of urgency and assertiveness that coincides with the band s period of transition since their last album, Crystal Cafe. Persistence was written and recorded at Sound Savers; a studio co-run by Witching Waves guitarist Mark Jasper. Sound Savers was very much a hub for the London DIY scene, where bands like Sauna Youth, Dream Nails, Trash Kit, and Slowcoaches recorded their pivotal works. TRACK LISTING 1. Disintegration 2. Best of Me 3. Eye 2 Eye 4. Hoax 5. Shipping Container 6. Melt It Down 7. Money 8. Underachiever 9. Inside Outside 10. Waiting For The Sun

 

 

PERSISTENCE

Band:WITCHING WAVES
Album:PERSISTENCE
Label:SPECIALIST SUBJECT
Format:LP
Genre:POST PUNK

TRACK LISTING 1. Disintegration 2. Best of Me 3. Eye 2 Eye 4. Hoax 5. Shipping Container 6. Melt It Down 7. Money 8. Underachiever 9. Inside Outside 10. Waiting For The Sun Third album from London post-punk trio Witching Waves! Witching Waves have been an ever-present force in London s DIY scene since 2013. Founded by Emma Wigham (drums / lead vocals) and Mark Jasper (guitar / vocals), the band are known for their frenetic live shows, relentless tour schedule, and their distinctive nouveau post-punk sound. Their third record, Persistence, is a powerful and unrelenting effort that charts the band s path since 2016. Featuring their trademark melodic hooks interwoven with angular guitar riffs and propulsive drums, Persistence features a particular sense of urgency and assertiveness that coincides with the band s period of transition since their last album, Crystal Cafe. Persistence was written and recorded at Sound Savers; a studio co-run by Witching Waves guitarist Mark Jasper. Sound Savers was very much a hub for the London DIY scene, where bands like Sauna Youth, Dream Nails, Trash Kit, and Slowcoaches recorded their pivotal works.

 

 

IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT

Band:BLOSSOM TOES
Album:IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

Seven Bonus Tracks 12 page full colour booklet Rare photos Detailed historical liner notes Two years after their brilliant popsike debut, 1967's We Are Ever So Clean, Blossom Toes unleashed this extraordinary fusion of acid rock and prog, emphasisng how far they'd come since 'the summer of love'. Characterised by complex song structures and memorable guitar solos, and featuring a guest appearance on sitar from US folkie Shawn Philips, the album has gone on to become a major cult favourite. Heavily bootlegged over the years, this is its first official reissue. Produced with the band's full involvement, it comes with seven bonus tracks, encompassing non-LP singles, demos, out-takes and live performances, as well as a fullcolour 12-page booklet incorporating many rare photographs and a comprehensive band history, as well as an introduction from the band's leader, Brian Godding. 1. Peace Loving Man 2. Kiss Of Confusion 3. Listen To The Silence 4. Love Bomb 5. Billy Boo The Gunman 6. Indian Summer 7. Just Above My Hobby Horse's Head 8. Wait A Minute Bonus Tracks 9. Postcard (45 A-side) 10. Everyone's Leaving Me Now (45 B-side) 11. Ever Since A Memory (demo) 12. Nobody But (demo) 13. Peace Loving Man (demo) 14. Listen To The Silence (live) 15. New Day (demo)

 

 

SHINDIG! 89

Band:SHINDIG MAGAZINE
Album:SHINDIG! 89
Label:SILVERBACK PUBLISHING
Format:A4 Magazine
Genre:MAGAZINES

Stumpwater Fabulous unreleased ’70s rural-rock reappears , Design The UK’s premier sunshine-pop practitioners, Bobby Fuller The tragic tale of ’60s America’s great white hope, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind Dark blues and revolutionary rama-lama for our confused times, Dr Strangely Strange The Irish acid-folkies’ bohemian roots 
Townes Van Zandt Cautionary tales from the road, The Velvet Underground 1969 and the birth of a new style 

 

 

 

DISTANT SHORES

Band:DEAD ENDS, THE
Album:DISTANT SHORES
Label:SOUND EFFECT
Format:LP
Genre:PSYCH ROCK

The Dead Ends bring a fresh and punchy sound with the release of their second album, "Distant Shores". The forthcoming album is a follow- up to their debut 2017 LP "Deeper the dark, the Brighter we shine" and is set for release in March 2019 on vinyl, CD and digital, via Sound- Effect Records. Distant Shores was recorded in a DIY studio in Kavala, Greece; no fancy gear and all, but loads of experimentation. The record is comprised of 10 tracks that vary in style, though, within The Dead Ends unique style, they create a vibrant soundscape for any psychedelic music lover.  In this second album, Seirios, Giorgos and Dimitris explore the late 60s/early 70s, blending psychedelic and early progressive rock sounds with a strong contemporary feel. Guitar riffs and hammond melodies dance on groovie/punchy percussion and basslines, whereas, they often make way to the polyphonic vocals of the band and the bucolic woodwinds of Dimitris. Distant Shores talks about modern society problems and how to overcome these, putting all egos aside. Reminiscing the past and paving the future, The Dead Ends praise universal love in a record to be remembered for years.  "Distant Shores" is due out worldwide on March 22nd, 2019, on limited edition deluxe gatefold/die-cut-sleeve vinyl and CD via Sound Effect Records. 

 

 

DISTANT SHORES

Band:DEAD ENDS, THE
Album:DISTANT SHORES
Label:SOUND EFFECT
Format:CD
Genre:PSYCH ROCK

The Dead Ends bring a fresh and punchy sound with the release of their second album, "Distant Shores". The forthcoming album is a follow- up to their debut 2017 LP "Deeper the dark, the Brighter we shine" and is set for release in March 2019 on vinyl, CD and digital, via Sound- Effect Records. Distant Shores was recorded in a DIY studio in Kavala, Greece; no fancy gear and all, but loads of experimentation. The record is comprised of 10 tracks that vary in style, though, within The Dead Ends unique style, they create a vibrant soundscape for any psychedelic music lover.  In this second album, Seirios, Giorgos and Dimitris explore the late 60s/early 70s, blending psychedelic and early progressive rock sounds with a strong contemporary feel. Guitar riffs and hammond melodies dance on groovie/punchy percussion and basslines, whereas, they often make way to the polyphonic vocals of the band and the bucolic woodwinds of Dimitris. Distant Shores talks about modern society problems and how to overcome these, putting all egos aside. Reminiscing the past and paving the future, The Dead Ends praise universal love in a record to be remembered for years.  "Distant Shores" is due out worldwide on March 22nd, 2019, on limited edition deluxe gatefold/die-cut-sleeve vinyl and CD via Sound Effect Records. 

 

 

OTHERSIDE OF

Band:OVERHANG PARTY
Album:OTHERSIDE OF
Label:PATAPHYSIQUE RECORDS
Format:2CD+7EP
Genre:PSYCH ROCK

Japanese psychedelic rock band formed Jarnuary 1991 by Rinji Fukuoka. Original members are Rinji Fukuoka, Kouji Nishino and Iwao Yamazaki. It features the sound of the Velvet Underground minimal rock 'n roll mixed with Tony Conrad. This album is a live collection 95 through 99. Sound collage of the live recording in USA in EP. *This album was first released in 2000. TRACK LISTING DISC-1 1.Kizashi 2.Which one Is the Shadow 3.Winter Lovers 4.Le Few Follet 5.Mirror 6.Le Fantome De La Liberte DISC-2 1.Then The Ship Was Sun 2.Barcelona 3.Tokyo Zero Fighter 4.Kizashi EP A.Le Few Follet B.CUT UP US

 

 

STAY AWAY FROM BOYS

Band:JANEY AND THE RAVEMEN
Album:STAY AWAY FROM BOYS
Label:SOUNDFLAT RECORDS
Format:7
Genre:MERSEYBEAT/BEAT

JANEY & THE RAVEMEN pick up the beat baton from where the legendary KAISERS left off and deliver a sound so  authentically 1964 it hurts. The Ravemen include in their all star line up not one but two of The Kaisers founding  members alongside former members of The Rapiers & Fabienne Delsol. This fabulous mixture produces a sound  which will not disappoint, British Beat at its finest. When listening to their sound it becomes obvious these boys &  a girl have the same American R&B influences that the bands back in the day had. Think BERYL MARSDEN / LULU /  SANDRA BARRY backed by THE ROULETTES / SWINGING BLUE JEANS and you won't be far wrong. Solid pounding  back‐beat with skilful, pure guitars, perfect harmonies topped with the irresistible versatile female vocals  compliments of the 1st woman of beat Janey.  After their debut album STAY AWAY FROM BOYS on SOUNDFLAT RECORDS now follows a brand new 7” that  includes two fabulous cover versions of Charlie Rich's “Midnite Blues” and John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers'  “Crawling Up A Hill”.   Covered in a gorgeous label‐artwork by Kaiser George and a brown paper‐sleeve, the 7” not only sounds but also  looks just like authentic old American 45s. 

 

 

LIVE AT THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE CLUB

Band:JACK RABBIT SLIM
Album:LIVE AT THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE CLUB
Label:TROPHY RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:ROCKABILLY

live album capturing the UK s best-loved Rockabilly band s last ever show Tracklist 1. Long Time Dead 2. Time To Bop 3. Colour Me Lucky 4. Tight But Loose 5. Blues Caravan 6. Wolf Call 7. Hangman's Noose 8. The Loop 9. Rabbit Blood 10. Rock-A-Cha 11. Devil Doll 12. Boneyard Stomp 13. Cherry Pie 14. In Rust We Trust 15. Next Time 16. Kitten With A Whip 17. Hightone Woman 18. Justine

 

 

STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED

Band:ASK A STRANGER
Album:STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED
Label:HEAVEN AND HELL
Format:CD
Genre:AOR/MELODIC ROCK

U.S. AOR rarity originally released in 1991 now reissued with two bonus tracks, fully remastered with 16-page booklet. TRACK LISTING: Eve of Destruction / Starlight / Take me in your arms / She wants me / How long / Lost its hold / Goin down / The Institute Song / You and I / Eve of destruction (acoustic - bonus track) / Don't let me go (bonus track).  

 

 

TROPICAL GOTHIC

Band:BLACK PALMS ORCHESTRA
Album:TROPICAL GOTHIC
Label:SEA YOU
Format:CD
Genre:ALTERNATIVE/POP

With „Fetish 69“ Christian Fuchs formed one of Austrias most radical bands that roughed up the international  industrial rock scene. His band „Bunny Lake" worshiped the danceable electro pop, and with „Neigungsgruppe Sex,  Gewalt & Gute Laune“ he co‐defined the neo wienerlied genre. Tough, soft and supposed opposites crash into each  other. Hysterical gigs in underground clubs and huge festivals led to raves until the early morning hours in theater  halls and beer tents in the countryside. At some point the personal overkill turned him away from music until the  restlessness became desire. Desire as key emotion is not only the common denominator of all previous bands of  Christian Fuchs. Desire is also the base for his new, absolute heart project ‐ Black Palms Orchestra. 

 

 

TROPICAL GOTHIC

Band:BLACK PALMS ORCHESTRA
Album:TROPICAL GOTHIC
Label:SEA YOU
Format:LP
Genre:ALTERNATIVE/POP

With „Fetish 69“ Christian Fuchs formed one of Austrias most radical bands that roughed up the international  industrial rock scene. His band „Bunny Lake" worshiped the danceable electro pop, and with „Neigungsgruppe Sex,  Gewalt & Gute Laune“ he co‐defined the neo wienerlied genre. Tough, soft and supposed opposites crash into each  other. Hysterical gigs in underground clubs and huge festivals led to raves until the early morning hours in theater  halls and beer tents in the countryside. At some point the personal overkill turned him away from music until the  restlessness became desire. Desire as key emotion is not only the common denominator of all previous bands of  Christian Fuchs. Desire is also the base for his new, absolute heart project ‐ Black Palms Orchestra.

 

 

MEADOWLANDS ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, APRIL 7TH 1987 WNEW-FM BROADCAST

Band:GRATEFUL DEAD
Album:MEADOWLANDS ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, APRIL 7TH 1987 WNEW-FM BROADCAST
Label:STRANGERS' GALLERY
Format:2CD
Genre:PSYCH ROCK

An applauded rainbow, Bobby's false start on Bucket, Phil's Joisey accent on Box, Jerry bathing in the post sabbatical love-shine, a transcendent Dew and the raucous Quinn encore. We will get by.......; Mastered from the original WNEW-FM broadcast Disc One (72.29) 1. Touch Of Grey (6.16) 2. New Minglewood Blues (7.30) 3. Friend Of The Devil (8.29) 4. Beat It On Down The Line (3.18) 5. Stagger Lee (5.35) 6. Mama Tried > (2.41) 7. Big River (5.21) 8. West L.A. Fadeaway (7.02) 9. Hell In A Bucket (7.42) 10. Don't Ease Me In (3.26) 11. Box Of Rain (5.15) 12. I Need A Miracle > (3.18) 13. Bertha (6.34) Disc Two (70.50) 1. Ship Of Fools (8.08) 2. Man Smart (Woman Smarter) > (7.21) 3. Drums > (14.31) 4. Space > (6.59) 5. Gimme Some Lovin' > (4.52) 6. Morning Dew > (10.42) 7. Throwing Stones > (8.39) 8. Not Fade Away (5.11) 9. The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) (4.25) The Band Jerry Garcia Guitar, Vocals Bob Weir Guitar, Vocals Phil Lesh Bass, Vocals Bill Kreutzmann Drums Mickey Hart Drums Brent Mydland Keyboards, Vocals

 

 

LIVE IN SAN DIEGO 68 (RED AND PURPLE MARBLED VINYL)

Band:CREAM
Album:LIVE IN SAN DIEGO 68 (RED AND PURPLE MARBLED VINYL)
Label:LONDON CALLING
Format:2LP
Genre:Rock

Cream, live at the Sports Arena, San Diego on 20th October 1968 Worn out by touring and personal disagreements, Cream agreed to disband after a farewell tour in October 1968. Recorded in outstanding fidelity for broadcast on KPRO-FM, this outstanding gig features a cross-section of their best-loved material, and clearly indicates why they were regarded as the pre-eminent rock band of their day. It s presented here together with background notes and images. 1 White Room 2 Politician 3 I'm So Glad 4 Sitting On Top Of The World 5 Sunshine of Your Love 6 Crossroads 7 Train Time 8 Toad 9 Spoonful

 

 

LIVE ON AIR 1968 (PURPLE VINYL)

Band:SCOTT WALKER
Album:LIVE ON AIR 1968 (PURPLE VINYL)
Label:LONDON CALLING
Format:LP
Genre:SINGER/SONGWRITER

At the height of Scott Walker s fame in 1968, the BBC invited him to host his own TV series. Two pilot episodes were made (between which he toured the UK). Both are included here, finding him singing a variety of songs with orchestral backing, and being joined by guests including Blossom Dearie, Kiki Dee and Salena Jones. The footage has been wiped, but the audio has been mastered here to the best possible standard. Any live performances by Walker are rare, making these of especial historical interest. They re presented here together with background notes and images. Side One: Pilot Show 1 (August 16th 1968) 1 Follow Me 2 Days Of Love 3 Mathilde 4 Work Song (OC Smith) 5 I ll Be Around 6 Genevieve 7 Up And Away (Kiki Dee) 8 Up And Away (with Kiki Dee) 9 If You Go Away Side Two: Pilot Show 2 (December 30th 1968) 1 Gotta Travel On 2 And We Were Losers 3 You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Salena Jones) 4 For Once In My Life (Salena Jones) 5 Tender Is The Night 6 Montague Terrace (In Blue) 7 Long Daddy Green (Blossom Dearie) 8 Joanna

 

 

AUSTRALIA FESTIVAL HALL, MELBOURNE, 17TH JUNE 1964 (MARBLED RED VINYL)

Band:BEATLES, THE
Album:AUSTRALIA FESTIVAL HALL, MELBOURNE, 17TH JUNE 1964 (MARBLED RED VINYL)
Label:LONDON CALLING
Format:LP
Genre:Rock/Pop

Incredible performance in Melbourne, Australia Includes the National Television Network broadcast Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality Background liners and rare images Strictly limited to 1000 copies Side One: 1. I Saw Her Standing There 2. You Can t Do That 3. All My Loving 4. She Loves You 5. Till There Was You Side Two: 1. Roll Over Beethoven 2. Can t Buy Me Love 3. Twist & Shout 4. Long Tall Sally

 

 

LIVE ON AIR 67-68

Band:THE BEE GEES
Album:LIVE ON AIR 67-68
Label:LONDON CALLING
Format:LP
Genre:POP/ROCK

Limited Edition, Orange Coloured 180g Vinyl, In Hand Numbered Sleeve with insert ISaturday Club (April 22nd 1967) 1. In My Own Time 2.12 2. Interview with Robin Gibb 0.51 3. New York Mining Disaster 1941 2.11 4. One Minute Woman 2.27 5. Cucumber Castle 2.04 Saturday Club (July 1st 1967) 6. I Can t See Nobody 3.50 7. Interview with Robin Gibb 0.59 8. To Love Somebody 3.15 9. In My Own Time 2.33 10. Holiday 3.14 Easy Beat (September 13th 1967) 11. Massachusetts 2.41 Top Gear (October 15th 1967) 12. Mrs. Gillespies Refrigerator 3.08 Side Two Top Gear (October 15th 1967) 1. I Close My Eyes 2.09 2. Interview with Robin Gibb 0.53 3. Cucumber Castle 2.05 Top Of The Pops (October 13th 1967) 4. Massachusetts 2.30 Top Of The Pops (November 30th 1967) 5. World 2.58 Top Gear (February 18th 1968) 6. Birdie Told Me 2.14 7. With The Sun In My Eyes 2.37 8.Words 2.58 9.The Earnest Of Being George 2.45 10. And The Sun Will Shine 3.38 Saturday Club (May 4th 1968) 11. The Singer Sang His Song 2.58 12.Jumbo 2.08

 

 

GIRLS IN THE GARAGE, VOLUME SEVEN (LIGHT GREEN VINYL)

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:GIRLS IN THE GARAGE, VOLUME SEVEN (LIGHT GREEN VINYL)
Label:Past And Present
Format:LP
Genre:GARAGE

1000 copies only Prior to Joan Jett, Patti Smith, Courtney Love and other era-defining Women in rock, there were the girls in the garage. Like their male counterparts discovered, being in a band was not only cool and alluring, it was sexual and ultimately political without making a political statement. The garage band was a medium that enabled a voice to be heard, an adolescent fury of angst and frustration or plain old hormones. Girls In the Garage captures the raw essence of those juvenile dreams played out through guitars, drums, mics and amplifiers. Prevailing gender roles would be tested, as rock n roll became someone else s domain the girls!! The arrival of rock n roll and the teenager not only belonged to the boy next door, it aroused the aspirations and emotions of the girl. Although it s been said that it was rare for a girl group to play on their own records in the mid-1960s, they were not alone. On both sides of the Atlantic, cynical and shrewd producers largely employed session musicians, afraid of any conceivable faults at the hands of such young and innocent hands, male and female. The ones who didn t were bold visionaries that believed not only in a new generation s ambitions, but capabilities too. As the rise of a female presence in rock n roll rose through the appearance of figures such as The Vejtables Jan Errico, the Honeycombs Honey Lantree, and the fabulous Maureen Tucker (whose deliberately primal technique is such an undervalued part of the Velvet Underground s sound), so too did the rise of all-female bands. Liverpool s Liverbirds and Hull s Mandy and The Girlfriends gave weight to the idea that it was normal and paved the way for likeminded girls to drop the dream boy and pick up the guitar! Although, the prevailing attitude amongst both major and independent record labels was never going to be inspiring or welcoming, like the wailing blues mamas such as Memphis Minnie or Jessie Mae Hemphill, times were-a-changin and girls didn t just want to have fun . Emerging groups such as the Pleasure Seekers, White Boots, Ace Of Cups, Bittersweets, and the Luv d Ones were playing rock n roll on their own terms whilst breaking new ground whether they were trying to or not. Prepare yourself, as hell hath no fury like.... Side One 1) The Nightingales - Private Party 2) Little Frankie - I m Not Gonna Do It 3) The Lawrence Comp - Moon Beams 4) The Weekends - Want You 5) Tammy & The Bachelors - My Summer Love 6) Nai Bonet - Jelly Belly 7) The Uncalled Four - Come On Home 8) Tremelons - Theme For A D.J. 9) Lori Sanders - Out Of Your Mind Side Two 1) The She s - The Fool 2) The Pussycats - The Rider 3) Gayle Haness - Johnny Ander 4) Cidney Sza vee - Marianna 5) Manuela Und Drafi - Take It Easy 6) Jacqueline Taieb - 7 Heures Du Matin 7) Sunday & The Menn - You Cheated 8) The Indigos - He s Coming Home 9) The Honeybees - You Need Me

 

 

DIGGIN' FOR GOLD, VOLUME 3 (GOLD VINYL)

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:DIGGIN' FOR GOLD, VOLUME 3 (GOLD VINYL)
Label:RUBBLE
Format:LP
Genre:GARAGE

A Collection of Demented 60 s R&B/Punk & Mesmerising 60 s Pop Strictly limited to 1000 copies only Side One 1. Dayaks So Long, Sad Sack 2. The Moondogs Trying To Make You See 3. Mad Comics So Down 4. Paul & Johnny with the Blue Jets I m Free 5. The Scarlets Now I Know 6. The Leather Souls What s The Use 7. The Soul Agents I m Still Mad At you 8. The Rhythm Checkers Long Tall Sally Side Two 1. The Pieces Fit Pieces Fit 2. Paul & Johnny with the Blue Jets I Like It 3. The Robots It s Hard To Say 4. The Rhythms Everytime 5. The Party Brothers Our Love Is Gone 6. Phase 4 Listen To The Blues 7. Cool Stove Big Sensation 8. Tommy Scott I Can Only Give You Everything

 

 

STOCKHOLM '68

Band:DOORS, THE
Album:STOCKHOLM '68
Label:ROX VOX
Format:2LP
Genre:Rock

The Doors, live at Konserthuset, Stockholm on 20th September 1968 The Doors finally visited Europe in September 1968, playing to rapturous audiences in the UK, Germany, Holland, Denmark and Sweden. Many fans agree that they were at their peak on this tour, despite Jim Morrison s condition being unpredictable from gig to gig. This release contains the final date of the tour, originally broadcast by Sveriges Radio. It includes rare performances of Mack The Knife, Love Street and You're Lost Little Girl as well as familiar staples of their set, and is presented here together with background notes and images. Side One 1. Five To One 2. Mack The Knife 3. Back Door Man 4. You're Lost Little Girl Side Two 1. Love Me Two Times 2. When The Music's Over 3. Wild Child Side Three 1. Money 2. Wake Up! 3. Light My Fire Side Four 1. The End 2. The Unknown Soldier

 

 

RITES I&II

Band:ASHTORETH
Album:RITES I&II
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:AMBIENT/RITUAL

We’re glad to welcome Belgian artist Peter Verwimp and his shamanistic guitar driven  soundscapes. The first installment for the Rites series touches on the importance of ceremony and ritual in our daily lives. It deals with our interconnectedness with nature as a whole and the necessity to acknowledge and use this connection as an amplifier of thoughts, ideas and emotions. Minimal, meditative ambient drones with layers of meandering guitars and voices mixing elements of doom, drone and ambient experimentation. Rites I & II take a shamanic and animistic approach to our surroundings, unveiling inner and outer visual landscapes, a journey through flesh, sound and spirit.   
CD Edition of 500 copies in 6 panels Digisleeve. 2 Tracks. Running Time 37:51 

 

 

RITES I&II

Band:ASHTORETH
Album:RITES I&II
Label:cyclic law
Format:LP
Genre:AMBIENT/RITUAL

We’re glad to welcome Belgian artist Peter Verwimp and his shamanistic guitar driven  soundscapes. The first installment for the Rites series touches on the importance of ceremony and ritual in our daily lives. It deals with our interconnectedness with nature as a whole and the necessity to acknowledge and use this connection as an amplifier of thoughts, ideas and emotions. Minimal, meditative ambient drones with layers of meandering guitars and voices mixing elements of doom, drone and ambient experimentation. Rites I & II take a shamanic and animistic approach to our surroundings, unveiling inner and outer visual landscapes, a journey through flesh, sound and spirit.   
LP Edition of 300 copies on Black Vinyl. Matt Lamination and black Paper Sleeve. 2 Tracks. Running Time 37:5 

 

 

SUTEKH HEXEN

Band:SUTEKH HEXEN
Album:SUTEKH HEXEN
Label:cyclic law
Format:2LP
Genre:AMBIENT/RITUAL

We’re truly honored to welcome US Black Ambient veterans Sutekh Hexen to the fold. Both defiant and meditative, their latest self-titled full-length and first studio album furthers the project’s inquiry into opposition, endurance, and paradox. Both hypnotic and cruel, these ten highly charged tracks transgress yet again any previously imposed boundaries while upholding their raw ethos at its root, and at times defying the listener's expectations altogether. Though tempestuous as ever, with this work, Sutekh Hexen reaches across thresholds and thrusts longtime listeners into redefined spaces: haunted disorientation, surreal agony, the distress of buried forces surfacing, a revelation of black tongues. Each track is a rite of clandestine horror through a distillation of power-ambient, industrial, and black metal deconstructionism. This is a new era of Sutekh Hexen, and it is a sharpening of their blade, a merciless lucidity. LET THERE BE LIGHT.  
Double Vinyl Edition of 300 copies in Gatefold Sleeve. 10 Tracks, Running Time 54:39

 

 

SUTEKH HEXEN

Band:SUTEKH HEXEN
Album:SUTEKH HEXEN
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:AMBIENT/RITUAL

We’re truly honored to welcome US Black Ambient veterans Sutekh Hexen to the fold. Both defiant and meditative, their latest self-titled full-length and first studio album furthers the project’s inquiry into opposition, endurance, and paradox. Both hypnotic and cruel, these ten highly charged tracks transgress yet again any previously imposed boundaries while upholding their raw ethos at its root, and at times defying the listener's expectations altogether. Though tempestuous as ever, with this work, Sutekh Hexen reaches across thresholds and thrusts longtime listeners into redefined spaces: haunted disorientation, surreal agony, the distress of buried forces surfacing, a revelation of black tongues. Each track is a rite of clandestine horror through a distillation of power-ambient, industrial, and black metal deconstructionism. This is a new era of Sutekh Hexen, and it is a sharpening of their blade, a merciless lucidity. LET THERE BE LIGHT.  
CD Edition of 500 copies in 6 panel Digisleeve. 10 Tracks, Running Time 54:39 

 

 

VULNER

Band:NENT, THE
Album:VULNER
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:AMBIENT/RITUAL

We welcome Berlin based Italian Vince Gagliardi and his audiovisual project The Nent, who’s dream-like aesthetic is rooted in a passion for broken ambient textures, eerie field recordings and poignant percussive elements. His debut album „Vulner“ (mastered by Dadub Studio) offers 3 long progressions with explosive culminations. Mostly composed with field recordings and samples collected over the last sixteen years, all with a deep personal meaning. All tracks are interconnected and draw a path from innocence, to greed up to the inevitable extinguishment over time. The title “Vulner“ defines a feeling of compassion to this cycle humans are vulnerably exposed to. His praised live performances infuse dark ritual rhythms and surreal visual imagery, constantly challenging abstract connections in the perceiver’s mind.  
CD Edition of 500 copies in 4 panel in matt laminated digisleeve. 3 Tracks. Running Time 25:42 

 

 

VULNER

Band:NENT, THE
Album:VULNER
Label:cyclic law
Format:LP
Genre:AMBIENT/RITUAL

We welcome Berlin based Italian Vince Gagliardi and his audiovisual project The Nent, who’s dream-like aesthetic is rooted in a passion for broken ambient textures, eerie field recordings and poignant percussive elements. His debut album „Vulner“ (mastered by Dadub Studio) offers 3 long progressions with explosive culminations. Mostly composed with field recordings and samples collected over the last sixteen years, all with a deep personal meaning. All tracks are interconnected and draw a path from innocence, to greed up to the inevitable extinguishment over time. The title “Vulner“ defines a feeling of compassion to this cycle humans are vulnerably exposed to. His praised live performances infuse dark ritual rhythms and surreal visual imagery, constantly challenging abstract connections in the perceiver’s mind.  
LP Edition of 300 copies with matt laminated 3mm slvee, black inner sleeve. 3 Tracks. Running Time 25:42 

 

 

MITHRA

Band:Ager Sonus
Album:MITHRA
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:CD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/DRONE/NEOCLASSICAL

On this atmospheric ambient album Ager Sonus takes us back in time as we join the Cult of Mithras.   
"The cinnamon scented scroll lies perfectly aligned on your silken bed sheet, the black seal of a lion's head catches your gasp as it stares you down. The test has begun!   
You stumble through the dark, your path a reflection of moonlight periodically piercing the clouds. Bare feet scrape rain soaked ground, the smell of wet earth and blood fills your exhausted breath. A faint glow signals you in the distance. Is this the beckoning you have been waiting for?"   
The Roman deity “Mithras” appears in historical records of the late 1st century A.D., and disappears from it in the late 4th century A.D. Unlike the major mythological figures of Graeco-Roman religion no ancient source preserves the mythology of the god. All the information is therefore derived from depictions on monuments, and the limited mentions of the cult in literary sources.   
The ancient cult of “Mithras” were especially popular among the Roman military who were intrigued by its mysteries. Worshippers of Mithras met in underground temples, now called “Mithraea”, which survived (to this day) in large numbers. The cult is rumored to have had its centre in Rome and was popular throughout the western half of the empire, as far south as Roman Africa and Numidia, as far north as Roman Britain and to a lesser extent in Roman Syria in the east.  

 

 

EVANGELIKON

Band:METATRON OMEGA
Album:EVANGELIKON
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:CD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/DRONE/NEOCLASSICAL

Metatron Omega presents us his fourth album on Cryo Chamber, Evangelikon. Under the ever-watching Eye of the distant, yet omnipresent cosmic force, Man has been growing and constructing his own symbols of himself and of the Ages. The great Mover is slowly pushing the grand mechanism of time and space, altogether with the boundaries of Universe, toward a greater step of knowing.  And look: a tri fold nature of Man has been exposed and put under a trial. His body, his mind and his spirit had come under the shining ray of Revelation, where there are no secrets. Within the boundless, deep, architecture of cosmic monastery of the Universe, one seeks his destiny and perceives the journey he is upon, with his eyes transfixed by the boundless silhouette of the great Kosmokrator, reigning supreme at the Throne of Life. The gates are open, and the priests of Evangelikon have begun their mass.   
Recommended for fans of dark choir and ancient temples

 

 

CHRONOSPHERE

Band:ALPHAXONE
Album:CHRONOSPHERE
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:CD
Genre:DARK AMBIENT/DRONE/NEOCLASSICAL

Alphaxone is back with a new futuristic album ripe with detailed space sounds. Exploring particle storms, floating spheres and ancient grounds it invokes the key of old to unlock the future. With soothing synths, brooding space swells and mysterious overlays it comes highly recommended for fans of cinematic space ambient.  
Written, Produced, Performed  Mehdi Saleh  

 

 

TIMES OF OBSCENE EVIL AND WILD DARING

Band:SMOULDER
Album:TIMES OF OBSCENE EVIL AND WILD DARING
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:CD
Genre:EPIC DOOM METAL

TRACKLIST Cardinals Folly: 1. Ilian of Garathorm 2. The Swordwoman 3. Bastard Steel 4. Voyage of the Sunchaser 5. Shadowy Sisterhood 6. The Black God s Kiss First full-length from firebrand Canadian quintet that escapes into realms of fantasy, glory and heroism, all under the banner of epic doom and power metal! Buoyed by the success of their The Sword Woman demo comes Smoulder, a Canadian epic doom/power metal quintet who combines obscure metal savvy with brilliant storytelling on their first full-length, Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring. An impromptu jam session at a house party was all it took to light the fire under Canadian metal aficionados Sarah Ann and Shon Vincent. The two shared a fondness for doom bands such as Reverend Bizarre, Lamp of Thoth and Solitude Aeternus, utilizing this synchronicity to throw around ideas that while crude, were the foundation for what was to come. Originally, Sarah was on drums; Vincent on guitar and vocals, resulting in the name Smoulder, as in smouldering ruins. After doing the perfunctory check on Metal Archives to ensure the name wasn t taken, Smoulder was forged in 2013. Smoulder s first few years was slow-going, though, as the two struggled to find reliable bandmates in their hometown of Calgary. The pair relocated to Toronto in 2017 and came to the realization Sarah would be better off singing and Vincent should concentrate solely on guitar. Faced with the high costs of a rehearsal room and delaying the band for another year so they could afford space, Sarah and Vincent reached across the border to Illinois to secure the services of Collin Wolf (guitar) and Kevin Hester (drums). Shortly thereafter, Smoulder trekked into the studio to record their debut 2018 demo, The Sword Woman. The Sword Woman was released by Hoove Child Records on a limited run of 100 copies. The demo quickly sold-out, prompting the band and label to push the run to 150 which sold out just as quickly. Soon, the label had no choice but to press a 300 run of the demo to vinyl. Smoulder (who are completed by bassist Adam Blake) eventually caught the eye of Cruz Del Sur Music. Pen now put to paper, the band got to work on its first full-length, Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring. Recorded throughout 2018 at Chicago s Swift Road Studios and Toronto s Lincoln County Social Club, Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring was mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Eternal Champion, Sumerlands). Artwork is courtesy of iconic fantasy painter Michael Whelan (Cirith Ungol). Featuring six songs of climatic and challenging epic doom crossed with elements of power metal, Times of Obscene Evil... is the result of countless songwriting sessions and intercontinental file-sharing. With lyrics provoking the imagination while testing the mind, Smoulder emboldens the listener with literary and fantasy-driven stories on cuts like the nine-minute epic The Black God s Kiss, power metal-ripper Bastard Steel and Shadowy Sisterhood, Smoulder s ode to Iron Maiden s immortal Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

 

 

TIMES OF OBSCENE EVIL AND WILD DARING

Band:SMOULDER
Album:TIMES OF OBSCENE EVIL AND WILD DARING
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:LP
Genre:EPIC DOOM METAL

First full-length from firebrand Canadian quintet that escapes into realms of fantasy, glory and heroism, all under the banner of epic doom and power metal! Buoyed by the success of their The Sword Woman demo comes Smoulder, a Canadian epic doom/power metal quintet who combines obscure metal savvy with brilliant storytelling on their first full-length, Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring. An impromptu jam session at a house party was all it took to light the fire under Canadian metal aficionados Sarah Ann and Shon Vincent. The two shared a fondness for doom bands such as Reverend Bizarre, Lamp of Thoth and Solitude Aeternus, utilizing this synchronicity to throw around ideas that while crude, were the foundation for what was to come. Originally, Sarah was on drums; Vincent on guitar and vocals, resulting in the name Smoulder, as in smouldering ruins. After doing the perfunctory check on Metal Archives to ensure the name wasn t taken, Smoulder was forged in 2013. Smoulder s first few years was slow-going, though, as the two struggled to find reliable bandmates in their hometown of Calgary. The pair relocated to Toronto in 2017 and came to the realization Sarah would be better off singing and Vincent should concentrate solely on guitar. Faced with the high costs of a rehearsal room and delaying the band for another year so they could afford space, Sarah and Vincent reached across the border to Illinois to secure the services of Collin Wolf (guitar) and Kevin Hester (drums). Shortly thereafter, Smoulder trekked into the studio to record their debut 2018 demo, The Sword Woman. The Sword Woman was released by Hoove Child Records on a limited run of 100 copies. The demo quickly sold-out, prompting the band and label to push the run to 150 which sold out just as quickly. Soon, the label had no choice but to press a 300 run of the demo to vinyl. Smoulder (who are completed by bassist Adam Blake) eventually caught the eye of Cruz Del Sur Music. Pen now put to paper, the band got to work on its first full-length, Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring. Recorded throughout 2018 at Chicago s Swift Road Studios and Toronto s Lincoln County Social Club, Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring was mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Eternal Champion, Sumerlands). Artwork is courtesy of iconic fantasy painter Michael Whelan (Cirith Ungol). Featuring six songs of climatic and challenging epic doom crossed with elements of power metal, Times of Obscene Evil... is the result of countless songwriting sessions and intercontinental file-sharing. With lyrics provoking the imagination while testing the mind, Smoulder emboldens the listener with literary and fantasy-driven stories on cuts like the nine-minute epic The Black God s Kiss, power metal-ripper Bastard Steel and Shadowy Sisterhood, Smoulder s ode to Iron Maiden s immortal Rime of the Ancient Mariner. TRACKLIST Cardinals Folly: 1. Ilian of Garathorm 2. The Swordwoman 3. Bastard Steel 4. Voyage of the Sunchaser 5. Shadowy Sisterhood 6. The Black God s Kiss

 

 

SNAKE EYES

Band:LUKE APPLETON
Album:SNAKE EYES
Label:Rocksector
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

Iced Earth bassist and Absolva guitarist releases debut full length solo album, featuring guest contributions from original Iced Earth singer Gene Adam, Absolva frontman/Blaze Bayley guitarist Chris Appleton, Metaprism singer Theresa Smith and Babylon Fire guitarist Rishi Mehta. TRACK LISTING 1. Inside Out 2. Medusa 3. Snake Eyes 4. First Star 5. Heart Returns 6. Crocodile Tears 7. Stone Broke from My Heart 8. Walkers 9. The Other Side 10. Slay the Hydra 11. A Man of a Thousand Words 12. How Does It Feel to Be Alive? live bonus track

 

 

EXILIE

Band:KULL
Album:EXILIE
Label:BLACK LION RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:BLACK METAL SYMPHONIC

Born in the shadow of the brooding Yorkshire hills, KULL was forged by members of DYSCAPHIA and the barbarian metal kings themselves, the mighty BAL-SAGOTH. building on the musical tradition already established in the Maudling's back-catalogue. originally planned as the 7th Bal Sagoth album ,but as it is this is Kull album # 1. Performed and recorded by Kull at Wayland's Forge Studios Tracklist 1. Imperial Dawn 2. Set-Nakt-Heh 3. Vow of the Exiled 4. A Summoning to War (Dea Bellorum Invicta) 5. Horde's Ride 6. An Ensign Consigned 7. Pax Imperialis 8. By Lucifer's Crown (Lapis Exillis) 9. Of Stone and Tears 10. Aeolian Supremacy: Wrath of the Anemoi

 

 

GAGGING ORDER

Band:MAN MUST DIE
Album:GAGGING ORDER
Label:GRINDSCENE
Format:CDD
Genre:Death Metal

Formed in 2002, Man Must Die have consistently released quality albums since 2004. With the success of Peace Was Never An option, GSR have partnered up with MMD once more to bring you their latest 6 track Ep Gagging Order . MAN MUST DIE do a phenomenal job in mixing up the blast, groove and melody without making any of the transitions sound forced or faked blabbermouth.net Imagine if Napalm Death and Fear Factory had a baby. Now you have an idea of what Man Must Die sound like thisisnotascene.com TRACK LISTING 1. Silent Authority 2. Gagging order 3. Envy the dead 4. Slave to the animal 5. Murder (cover) 6. Milk (cover)

 

 

L'ACEPHALE (RED VINYL)

Band:L'ACEPHALE
Album:L'ACEPHALE (RED VINYL)
Label:Eisenwald
Format:2LP
Genre:ATMOSPHERIC/AVANTGARDE BLACK METAL

Keeping within the spirit of the headless cult, the always evolving and self-defining project of Set Sothis Nox La now sets out to unleash their new and self-titled album; ten years after their last full length. The tracks on this titanous, 74-minute magnum opus offer a varied, yet focused, listen with copious tension. While staying committed to their extreme metal roots and historical, literary themes, L'Acéphale incorporates and shines brightly with elements of monumental dark folk, spoken word, black metal, and almost martial artforms. On seven epic-length tracks, spiraling with monolithic auras and blasting with furious whirlwinds, L'Acéphale appears at once aloof, yet savage with wild abandon, while at times delicate, but still unbreakable. L' Acéphale is as avant-garde as you can get, while raging with blistering and cacophonous ferocity. Their full-lengths, have all been remarkable... L'Acéphale are set to plunge Roadburn 2019 into a terrifying void of darkness! - Roadburn Festival TRACKLIST 1.Sovereignty: (Dieu Die Sonne stirbt Sovereignty) 2.Gloria in Excelsis Mihi 3.Runenberg 4.Hark! The Battle Cry is Ringing! 5.Last Will 6.Sleep 7.Winternacht

 

 

L'ACEPHALE

Band:L'ACEPHALE
Album:L'ACEPHALE
Label:Eisenwald
Format:CDD
Genre:ATMOSPHERIC/AVANTGARDE BLACK METAL

album; ten years after their last full length. The tracks on this titanous, 74-minute magnum opus offer a varied, yet focused, listen with copious tension. While staying committed to their extreme metal roots and historical, literary themes, L'Acéphale incorporates and shines brightly with elements of monumental dark folk, spoken word, black metal, and almost martial artforms. On seven epic-length tracks, spiraling with monolithic auras and blasting with furious whirlwinds, L'Acéphale appears at once aloof, yet savage with wild abandon, while at times delicate, but still unbreakable. L' Acéphale is as avant-garde as you can get, while raging with blistering and cacophonous ferocity. Their full-lengths, have all been remarkable... L'Acéphale are set to plunge Roadburn 2019 into a terrifying void of darkness! - Roadburn Festival TRACKLIST 1.Sovereignty: (Dieu Die Sonne stirbt Sovereignty) 2.Gloria in Excelsis Mihi 3.Runenberg 4.Hark! The Battle Cry is Ringing! 5.Last Will 6.Sleep 7.Winternacht

 

 

SMELLS OF DEATH

Band:GODS FORSAKEN
Album:SMELLS OF DEATH
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Swedish no-frills death metal machine GODS FORSAKEN returns to the battlefield with "Smells Of Death"! The band s sophomore album, featuring a cover artwork by Patrik Tegnander / Chainsaw Design, carries on where the highly acclaimed debut In a Pitch Black Grave (2017) left off: High quality old school Death Metal of Swedish variety featuring buzzsaw guitar sounds and vicious riffing accompanied by a thundering rhythm section and poisonous vocals. TOTAL DEATH METAL! TRACK LISTING 1. Smells of death 2. They crawl 3. From the inside they came 4. In the pit we shall gather 5. The process of death 6. Dead and buried 7. The dead laughed 8. Birth of insanity 9. The curse of Matul

 

 

DO NOT RETURN FIRE

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

They are four The Get Up Kids fans trying to mix Minus The Bear and Alice In Chains on an 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.

 

 

STRIP ME LOUD

Band:WOODEN PEARLS, THE
Album:STRIP ME LOUD
Label:M & O MUSIC
Format:CDD
Genre:ROCK NEO 90'S

Rock music is not to be invented anymore. It has to be reinvented. Rewritten. The Pearls have been writing their own rock. Cheeky, sensual, insolent. Let's not waste anymore time being too nice. 

 

 

AT THE THRESHOLD OF THE GREATEST CHASM

Band:COSMIC PUTREFACTION
Album:AT THE THRESHOLD OF THE GREATEST CHASM
Label:I VOIDHANGER
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

With his two other projects, THE CLEARING PATH and SUMMIT, multi-instrumentalist G.G. has already demonstrated his capabilities thanks to a cerebral and audacious songwriting constantly balanced on complexity and atmosphere, conquering the most demanding appreciators of the extreme progressive metal and post-metal genres. Differently from the past and surprisingly enough, with COSMIC PUTREFACTION the Italian musician drinks from the source of the most furious and eeriest death metal ever, reinterpreting it in the light of a modern wall of sound. On guest vocals, two excellent accomplices: Brendan Sloan of CONVULSING, one of today's most exciting underground metal acts, and XN of the raising death metal stars HADIT. Originally born as an EP containing rearranged materials from the past, At The Threshold Of The Greatest Chasm has mutated into a monumental and annihilating opus organized in 9 steep and obscure epics; 9 short but dense tracks that retain a cosmic aura despite their brutal aggressiveness. COSMIC PUTREFACTION's full-length debut marks an important milestone in G.G.'s short but intense career and it is sure to please the fans of true death metal, old and new.

 

 

A PLACE I DON'T BELONG TO

Band:FALAISE
Album:A PLACE I DON'T BELONG TO
Label:A SAD SADNESS SONG
Format:CDD
Genre:BLACKGAZE

After two acclaimed albums, Falaise are now ready to make a further step in their artistic growth. The main album concept relates to the sense of loss and perdition that human beings suffer for by living in modern megalopolis, so devoid of personality and soul. A Place I Don t Belong To is an urban desire of escapism drowned under a veil of melancholy and sadness. Like homeless wanderers towards nothingness, Falaise members draw a dramatic painting of despondency. Their feelings of loss and confusion take a post-black metal shape, so much that it comes to mind another band that has been part of the ATMF s history, LANTLOS. Falaise s music conjures up the disturbing feeling of being isolated by the world s inner core, where hopelessness and desperation unfolds on grey walls of sound. Dreams and pale shading of solitary consciousness are mingled with the wordless grey reality, but the post rock psychedelic influences do not wash away Falaise s depressive black metal roots, while noise and ambient elements concur to the multifaceted and introspective mood of the album. The third effort by the Italian duo, A Place I Don t Belong To , is a perfect synthesis between the black metal character of the band s debut and the post-rock currents of its come-back, an un-cathartic journey through the sewers of modernity.

 

 

DESTINY CALLS

Band:CHEVALIER
Album:DESTINY CALLS
Label:GATES OF HELL
Format:LP
Genre:SPEED/EPIC METAL

Separatist speed/epic metal from the frozen climes of Finland that relishes in the unexpected while giving metal fans exactly what they want. Destiny Calls, the first full-length from Finland s Chevalier, whips up ferocious speed metal while stretching itself out with epic song arrangements, all capped off by the not-for-the-faint-of-heart vocals of Emma Grönqvist. Bands are often the sum of their influences. Some wear them on their sleeves almost too much, where every riff, vocal line and drumbeat is practically telegraphed, thus, negating any sort of individuality. Others, like Finland s Chevalier are masterful at disguising what brought them into the metal game in the first place. While their avoidance of genre clichés and norms is commendable, it s the band s ability to push the envelope while maintaining an air-tight grip on memorable songwriting that makes their first full-length, Destiny Calls, the intrepid endeavor it is. Recorded across two separate sessions in November 2018 at Black Floyd Analog Studio in Hämeenkyrö, Chevalier made it a point to ensure the rough and ragged atmosphere found on last year s Chapitre II EP was captured. The album s nine cuts including a re-recording of The Curse of the Dead Star from Chapitre II find Chevalier weaving between their speed metal template and labyrinthine song arrangements. It s a difficult balance to strike, but Chevalier (who comprise vocalist Emma Grönqvist, the guitar tandem of Tommi and Mikko, bassist Sebastian Bergman and drummer Joel) found a formula that works for them, namely, the usage of momentous intro segments to kick off each song. From there, it s off to the races with a deft combination of old-school metal savvy influenced by underrated metal heroes ADX and Omen, mixed with progressive song builds. Grönqvist, handpicked to front Chevalier because of her superlative range and the band s desire to avoid having a generic metal karaoke vocalist, is critical to the overall sound of Destiny Calls. She capably controls her powerful lungs on The Immurement, Road of Light and Stormbringer, while teaming up with Tommi on the album s lyrics, which deal with themes of life, death, freedom and destiny. Even though Chevalier is firmly embedded in Finland s capital of Helsinki, they see themselves as outsiders in a fertile, growing scene. Fitting in or going with current trends is contrary to Chevalier s overall purpose, who, admittedly, are less concerned with recreating the sounds of yore and more inclined to carve a path of their own. It shines through on Destiny Calls, an album that breaks with convention while setting an entirely new speed metal pace.

 

 

DESTINY CALLS

Band:CHEVALIER
Album:DESTINY CALLS
Label:GATES OF HELL
Format:CD
Genre:SPEED/EPIC METAL

Separatist speed/epic metal from the frozen climes of Finland that relishes in the unexpected while giving metal fans exactly what they want. Destiny Calls, the first full-length from Finland s Chevalier, whips up ferocious speed metal while stretching itself out with epic song arrangements, all capped off by the not-for-the-faint-of-heart vocals of Emma Grönqvist. Bands are often the sum of their influences. Some wear them on their sleeves almost too much, where every riff, vocal line and drumbeat is practically telegraphed, thus, negating any sort of individuality. Others, like Finland s Chevalier are masterful at disguising what brought them into the metal game in the first place. While their avoidance of genre clichés and norms is commendable, it s the band s ability to push the envelope while maintaining an air-tight grip on memorable songwriting that makes their first full-length, Destiny Calls, the intrepid endeavor it is. Recorded across two separate sessions in November 2018 at Black Floyd Analog Studio in Hämeenkyrö, Chevalier made it a point to ensure the rough and ragged atmosphere found on last year s Chapitre II EP was captured. The album s nine cuts including a re-recording of The Curse of the Dead Star from Chapitre II find Chevalier weaving between their speed metal template and labyrinthine song arrangements. It s a difficult balance to strike, but Chevalier (who comprise vocalist Emma Grönqvist, the guitar tandem of Tommi and Mikko, bassist Sebastian Bergman and drummer Joel) found a formula that works for them, namely, the usage of momentous intro segments to kick off each song. From there, it s off to the races with a deft combination of old-school metal savvy influenced by underrated metal heroes ADX and Omen, mixed with progressive song builds. Grönqvist, handpicked to front Chevalier because of her superlative range and the band s desire to avoid having a generic metal karaoke vocalist, is critical to the overall sound of Destiny Calls. She capably controls her powerful lungs on The Immurement, Road of Light and Stormbringer, while teaming up with Tommi on the album s lyrics, which deal with themes of life, death, freedom and destiny. Even though Chevalier is firmly embedded in Finland s capital of Helsinki, they see themselves as outsiders in a fertile, growing scene. Fitting in or going with current trends is contrary to Chevalier s overall purpose, who, admittedly, are less concerned with recreating the sounds of yore and more inclined to carve a path of their own. It shines through on Destiny Calls, an album that breaks with convention while setting an entirely new speed metal pace.

 

 

MARA

Band:GLOSON
Album:MARA
Label:BLACK LION RECORDS
Format:MCD
Genre:DOOM/METAL/SLUDGE

Swedish Doom Sludge band Gloson returns with their new EP MARA following the path where their highly praised debut Album Grimen left us, with their latest output Gloson present us a 2 track EP filled with despair darkness and endless nightmares that you never awake from, The concept of our new EP "Mara" is about our subconsciousness while being asleep; being stuck between the realm of dreams and reality. Portraying personal demons has usually been the agenda of Gloson, and the most graphic and terrifying ones occur during such states Mini cd

 

 

UNALTERABLE

Band:MIST OF MISERY
Album:UNALTERABLE
Label:BLACK LION RECORDS
Format:2CD
Genre:DOOM/METALSYMPHONIC

The conception of Unalterable goes a long way back, as the title track was actually already written in 2014. However, we had no idea that we were going to use it as a title track for our third ful length album back then. The rest of the songs were composed during 2017 and 2018 and the recording of the album has been during that period. This album differs a bit from our earlier releases, both in production and composition of the songs. The songs are longer, darker and more atmospheric than on any previous release and the album clocks in at nearly 2 hours, thus making it the longest we've ever recorded by far. The title Unalterable refers to the path of life, unalterable despite all efforts to alter the course. How you're bound to dwell in this miserable existence until life's end.

 

 

SERAPHICAL EUPHONY

Band:HYPERION
Album:SERAPHICAL EUPHONY
Label:BLACK LION RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:SWEDISH MELODIC BLACK METAL/DEATH METAL

Equal parts melodeath and black metal, Hyperion deliver some beautiful acoustic sections, relentless blast beats, amazing melodic riffs, and even some spoken word on their debut LP. The song writing is top-notch, the lyrics are incredibly engaging; Seraphical Euphony is a blast from beginning till the end, and is most certainly the best metal record I have heard in 2016.

 

 

MOB

Band:EAT ME FRESH
Album:MOB
Label:DEMONS RUN AMOK
Format:LP
Genre:HARDCORE

The second record for those likeable guys from the Chzech Republic. Their first for DEMONS RUN AMOK!   
Modern hardcore full of intensity! The chosen path is consistently continued - on disk as well as live! EAT ME FRESH will blow you away and at the same time put a smile on your face! 

 

 

MOB

Band:EAT ME FRESH
Album:MOB
Label:DEMONS RUN AMOK
Format:CD
Genre:HARDCORE

The second record for those likeable guys from the Chzech Republic. Their first for DEMONS RUN AMOK!   
Modern hardcore full of intensity! The chosen path is consistently continued - on disk as well as live! EAT ME FRESH will blow you away and at the same time put a smile on your face! 

 

 

THE ONSET OF ETERNAL DARKNESS

Band:CLIMATE OF FEAR
Album:THE ONSET OF ETERNAL DARKNESS
Label:DEMONS RUN AMOK
Format:CD
Genre:DEATH METAL/METALCORE

The most angry new metal band in the UK, CLIMATE OF FEAR, returns with their first album after a successful debut and countless live shows! 
Climate of Fear, founded in 2017, have been traveling a lot in their still young carreer. They toured continously through the UK and Europe, amongst others with MERAUDER and LEECHED. The band consists of convinced anti- capitalists, thematically treat their texts environmental nihilism and anti-exploitation, anti-fascism and anti- colonialism.

 

 

THE ONSET OF ETERNAL DARKNESS

Band:CLIMATE OF FEAR
Album:THE ONSET OF ETERNAL DARKNESS
Label:DEMONS RUN AMOK
Format:LP
Genre:DEATH METAL/METALCORE

The most angry new metal band in the UK, CLIMATE OF FEAR, returns with their first album after a successful debut and countless live shows! 
Climate of Fear, founded in 2017, have been traveling a lot in their still young carreer. They toured continously through the UK and Europe, amongst others with MERAUDER and LEECHED. The band consists of convinced anti- capitalists, thematically treat their texts environmental nihilism and anti-exploitation, anti-fascism and anti- colonialism. 

 

 

INTO THE VORTEX OF OBSCURITY

Band:OBSCURE INFINITY
Album:INTO THE VORTEX OF OBSCURITY
Label:FDA RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

OBSCURE INFINITY have completed their 4th album entitled Into The Vortex Of Obscurity which is going to be released through FDA Records ! The new album includes 8 songs that will for sure appeal to any fan of bands like DISSECTION, CARCASS, AT THE GATES, EDGE OF SANITY or PESTILENCE. Into The Vortex Of Obscurity was recorded, mixed an mastered by Jörg Uken at his Soundlodge Studio (Weak Aside, Keitzer, Slaughterday etc.). The Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano is responsible for the amazing artwork.

 

 

PLANETARIUM

Band:RAVENTALE
Album:PLANETARIUM
Label:VIRIDIAN FLAME RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METAL

The latest album from these veterans of the Ukrainian Black Metal scene, active since 2005. Originally released in 2017 by Ashen Dominion, this album presents a matured vision of the band's well established sound, blending influences from country-mates Drudkh and Khors with the likes of Wyrd and early-Katatonia. Undoubtedly one of their most accomplished albums to date!

 

 

MARDOM

Band:DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT
Album:MARDOM
Label:WAR ANTHEM
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Tradition, soul, coldness, stubbornness: this expresses the characteristics and trademarks of DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT, a band that has grown and matured in the course of its 22-year existence into a distinctive institution of German Black Metal. DNS deliver a primarily classic, raw sound in the tradition of the Scandinavian (especially Norwegian) bands of the early and mid nineties like Immortal, Darkthrone and Gorgoroth. In short: No search for the latest trend and the greatest genre extension here, but "almost forgotten traditions are kept firmly", as the band itself clarifies. Six years after "Necrovision", DNS are now ready to unleash their sixth full-length "Mardom".

 

 

MARDOM

Band:DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT
Album:MARDOM
Label:WAR ANTHEM
Format:CDD
Genre:Black Metal

Tradition, soul, coldness, stubbornness: this expresses the characteristics and trademarks of DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT, a band that has grown and matured in the course of its 22-year existence into a distinctive institution of German Black Metal. DNS deliver a primarily classic, raw sound in the tradition of the Scandinavian (especially Norwegian) bands of the early and mid nineties like Immortal, Darkthrone and Gorgoroth. In short: No search for the latest trend and the greatest genre extension here, but "almost forgotten traditions are kept firmly", as the band itself clarifies.  

 

 

OPUS TIERRA

Band:NIXA (SWE/US)
Album:OPUS TIERRA
Label:WAR ANTHEM
Format:CD
Genre:DOOM/METAL/SLUDGE

It is in the chaos of destruction that creation begins to thrive; such is the case with OPUS TIERRA, the powerful new full-length album from South Florida s dynamic NIXA. OPUS TIERRA takes the listener through a doomed primeval landscape with shifting vocal harmonies and heaving rhythms, foreboding and lumbering riffs recalling the sound of earth giving way to mountains - mirroring the band s own personal journey of vanquished expectations and building anew what was once familiar. Recorded by NIXA at their own Skybound Studio, and co-engineered and produced by Kristian Karlsson (Cult of Luna, Pg.Lost), OPUS TIERRA sits comfortably alongside contemporaries like Yob, Pallbearer and Neurosis, yet intones its own melodic ruminations on the nature of man s duality and place in the natural realm. Exploring loss and ordeal, creation and destruction - themes that threatened to consume the whole band in the process - NIXA was reborn as a new beast through fire and grit. It is within this deep lore and passion that NIXA thrives and shows their mighty heft. We wanted to create something new, abandon all old notions of what we thought the album should sound like, and move away from any and all restrictions - letting these visions flow like lava and corrode any previously held paradigms, says frontman Valentin Mellstrom. Since their inception, NIXA has shared the stage with bands like Crowbar, High on Fire, Stephen O Malley, and Jucifer, culling their firm stance in the sphere of heavy music, and ready to step forward into a world of their own creation.

 

 

OPUS TIERRA

Band:NIXA (SWE/US)
Album:OPUS TIERRA
Label:WAR ANTHEM
Format:LP
Genre:DOOM/METAL/SLUDGE

It is in the chaos of destruction that creation begins to thrive; such is the case with OPUS TIERRA, the powerful  new full-length album from South Florida’s dynamic NIXA. OPUS TIERRA takes the listener through a doomed primeval landscape with shifting vocal harmonies and heaving rhythms, foreboding and lumbering riffs recalling the sound of earth giving way to mountains - mirroring the band’s own personal journey of vanquished expectations and building anew what was once familiar. Recorded by NIXA at their own Skybound Studio, and co-engineered and produced by Kristian Karlsson (Cult of Luna, Pg.Lost), OPUS TIERRA sits comfortably alongside contemporaries like Yob, Pallbearer and Neurosis, yet intones its own melodic ruminations on the nature of man’s duality and place in the natural realm. Exploring loss and ordeal, creation and destruction - themes that threatened to consume the whole band in the process - NIXA was reborn as a new beast through fire and grit. It is within this deep lore and passion that NIXA thrives and shows their mighty heft. “We wanted to create something new, abandon all old notions of what we thought the album should sound like, and move away from any and all restrictions - letting these visions flow like lava and corrode any previously held paradigms,” says frontman Valentin Mellstrom. Since their inception, NIXA has shared the stage with bands like Crowbar, High on Fire, Stephen O’Malley, and Jucifer, culling their firm stance in the sphere of heavy music, and ready to step forward into a world of their own creation. In 2018 NIXA signed to War Anthem Records, who will be releasing OPUS TIERRA March 2019 in multiple formats. 

 

 

RUPERTH THE KING

Band:MORTADO
Album:RUPERTH THE KING
Label:BLASPHEMOUS RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:HEAVY METAL/THRASH METAL

The MORTADO project started somewhere in 2018 when MANUEL TOGNI (drummer of ALEPH, SOULPHUREUS, SPELLBLAST and deluxe sessionman for artists like ULI JON ROTH, BLAZE BAYLEY, KEE MARCELLO, DOOGIE WHITE) contacted GIANLUCA “GL” PEROTTI (singer and rhythm guitarist in the very beginning of MORTADO), after he had left EXTREMA for personal reasons, after a 30 year long artistic partnership. 
GL’s career deserves a spot of its own, here, since he was the charismatic frontman and leader of one of the absolute top metal bands Italy has ever seen. With EXTREMA GL recorded six studio albums, three Eps, one live album (even on DVD) and a “best of” album, besides many singles (including two major chart-climbing ones in collaboration with mainstream hip hop artists ARTICOLO 31).  
And still the picture gets even more interesting looking at the live activity: EXTREMA, when still in their prime, opened for italian biggest rock act VASCO ROSSI and for METALLICA, MEGADETH e SUICIDAL TENDENCIES in 1993 in Turin; played SONORIA FESTIVAL 95 with FAITH NO MORE, PAUL WELLER, ROLLINS BAND, PARADISE LOST AND BIOHAZARD; participated at SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2006 with ALICE COOPER, DEEP PURPLE, DEF LEPPARD, ANVIL, ARCH ENEMY, CATHEDRAL, CELTIC FROST; toured Europe with DEATH ANGEL in 2008; opened for MOTORHEAD in 2009; played at VANS SPRING CLASSIC 2013 with MILLENCOLIN in 2013 and several ITALIAN GODS OF METAL FESTIVALS. In addition GL released two albums with REBEL DEVIL and one with ALLEHELLUJA. 
At first, GL and Manuel were focused on writing more catchy and even commercial music in the field of rock and metal music, and a first line up was born to fulfill that goal; but it soon proved clear that the two founding members had a stronger attraction for the tough, uncompromising edge of the BAY AREA THRASH METAL they both grew up with. 
So, GL called no one more than Manuel back into the building and finally gave life to MORTADO in the way you can listen to now, a project and a name GL had kept in his mind for 30 years. Soon after, Simone Franzè and Stefano Franzè were recruited on bass and lead guitar (both of them live members in the bands of Dennis Stratton, Blaze Bayley and Will Hunt). The completed line up started then working on the songs of the first record and shot their first video and  single, “Rupert the King” (directed by Daniele Farina, responsible for the videos of the major italian metal artists), which will be the title of the album as well.  
The record was funded by the fans through a Music Raiser campaign, recorded by Carlo Meroni at the A.D.S.R. studio in Milan and will be released by BLASPHEMOUS RECORDS. 

 

 

TEMPTATION

Band:SKANNERS
Album:TEMPTATION
Label:BLASPHEMOUS RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:HEAVY METAL/THRASH METAL

SKANNERS Are Back! Announce Signing With ALPHA OMEGA Management/Blasphemous Records, New Album Coming Out April  2019. The Italian Legendary Heavy Metal Band since 1982 who are back again, announcing their new album, entitled “Temptation”, set to be released in April 2019.   
SKANNERS the real pioneers of Italian heavy metal! are ready to blast the stages harder than  EVER ! 

 

 

EVERY HOUR WOUNDS…THE LAST

Band:PARALLEL MINDS
Album:EVERY HOUR WOUNDS…THE LAST
Label:PITCH BLACK
Format:CDD
Genre:HEAVY/POWER METAL

Two minds working together as one, united by a shared passion, a common vision and the drive to make their dreams a reality. Vocalist Stéphane Fradet and guitarist Grégory Giraudo came together with the goal of creating an incredible heavy metal band; a band that would know no boundaries and accept no rules. Their band would combine the crisp, precision riffing of thrash metal with the soaring melodies and fleet-fingered solos of classic metal; it would marry musical muscle and aggression with a real depth of emotion and sit sincere ballads next to sprawling epics and surround them both with steel clad metal attacks. Conceived by two minds working together, each bringing an individual creativity to the mix, the name of their band was obvious...Parallel Minds.  
Recruiting ex-Dagoba drummer Franky Costanza to assist them, Stéphane and Grégory set about recording the first Parallel Minds album, Headlong Disaster, which would be released in the spring of 2015. Headlong Disaster sent shockwaves through the scene, with Metal Gods TV declaring it a “spectacular roller coaster ride of awesome music.” An EP, Unplugged Disaster and a single, Spanish Disaster, followed that same year and then Parallel Minds stepped back from the spotlight to begin writing for their 2nd album. Antoine was recruited on bass duties and Franky Costanza passed on the drumsticks to one of his most talented students, Eric Manella. With their new dedicated team in place Parallel Minds entered the studio...  
They emerged with their second full length album, the stunning Every Hour Wounds...The Last One Kills. This new album brings all the elements that Stéphane and Grégory first envisaged for Parallel Minds together in spectacular fashion – all the power and passion, the exquisitely executed musicianship, the thrills and adrenaline, the potent emotion...everything that makes metal great! When Pitch Black Records heard these songs they immediately offered Parallel Minds a deal and now, on April 5th Every Hour Wounds...The Last One Kills will be unleashed on both CD and digital formats. The epic grandeur of album centre piece ‘Syria’ features guest vocals from Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land) and Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land) and one of two bonus tracks on the CD edition of the album is an immaculate cover of the Savatage classic, ‘Tonight He Grins Again’. If you love metal, if its essence lives in your heart and soul, then Parallel Minds are the band for you and Every Hour Wounds... is an album you need to hear!  

 

 

DEATHWALKERS

Band:LIGHTFOLD
Album:DEATHWALKERS
Label:PITCH BLACK
Format:CD
Genre:PROG/POWER METAL

Life and death; the two opposing states that are the essence of everything. Since humanity developed the power to reason, to question and wonder we have searched for the meaning in life and the secrets that lie beyond the grave. Is there a purpose to the pain and loss that so often defines our existence? Do the answers that will make sense of everything lie beyond the cold soil, the incinerating fire, the unfathomable darkness? Hailing from Athens, the cradle of philosophy, named for Athena, goddess of wisdom, Lightfold are here to explore the ultimate mysteries with their incredible second album, Deathwalkers...  
Lightfold combine the brave, adventurous, challenging nature of progressive metal with the heroic, captivating, irrepressible energy of power metal to create something truly special. Their sound gifts itself to the telling of stories and the exploring of ideas. It fires the imagination and leads the listener through a maze of dreams, painting breathtaking pictures and weaving magical visions. Their 2014 debut album, Time To Believe was a brilliant beginning to what will surely be a remarkable tale, with METAL ZONE commenting on the abundance of “great ideas with great variety in sound, tempo and melody”. After this strong start Lightfold looked to the future with even greater ambition and prepared to explore life, death and beyond within the boundaries of one incredible concept album – Deathwalkers. The music that Lightfold have crafted on Deathwalkers is astounding; the melodies dancing over the mountainous, thundering, rhythmic foundations, the quicksilver guitar solos spiralling into the stratosphere while new vocalist Martin Deathwalker is our narrator, leading us ever on, our constant companion on this spellbinding journey.  
Pitch Black Records are known throughout the music world for their appreciation of the very finest in metal and they have flung their support behind Lightfold’s incredible creative efforts. On April 5th Deathwalkers will be released and recognition for this brave new voice in progressive power metal will surely follow. This is more than just another album – this is a journey into mystery, an adventure in worlds unseen, a blending of music and thought in one spellbinding explosion of creativity. Let Lightfold take you on a quest for truth beyond the borders of eternity. 

 

 

I EARTHER

Band:STONECAST
Album:I EARTHER
Label:PITCH BLACK
Format:CD
Genre:HEAVY/POWER METAL

From despair to hope and then to despair once more; there is no end to the cyclic journey. It always begins with such aspirations, such fine ideals and good intentions, but the fatal flaws remain and greed, selfishness and a hunger for power eat away at the noble plans from the moment of their conceiving, until everything collapses in ruins. We compromise our ideals and beliefs as the sky grows dark above us; we repeat the mantra that ‘the ends justify the means’ while we slowly forget what the ends ever were. Only when all we once had is burnt to ashes do we remember our better selves and start to strive towards our dreams once more. This tragic, never ending cycle of inevitable destruction is the story of mankind; and the story of Stonecast’s magnificent third album, I Earther...  
The nature of mankind, the flawed creation, explored through a story that takes us through the absolute ravaging of earth and on into space, in search of new homes that will ultimately be doomed at our hands as well. It’s an incredibly ambitious concept to be contained within the confines of a heavy metal album...but Stonecast have risen to that self-imposed challenge and triumphed in glorious fashion! I Earther possesses a grandeur, fitting to its lofty subject matter, but its melodies are infectious, its hooks utterly addictive and the immediacy of its appeal undeniable. There is a breath-taking depth and texture to the sound, helped in no small part by the mixing skills of Roy Z (Sepultura, Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson etc), which brings out the full range of emotions explored in these incredible songs. Songs like ‘Goddess Of Rain’ really show a world class band at the peak of their powers – the stunning chorus, the electrifying guitar work, the locked in thunder of the rhythm section and the superb range and delivery of vocalist Franck Ghirardi – Stonecast genuinely have it all.  
Stonecast’s ascent has been a steady one, from their humble beginnings in the streets of Marseille to the stage of the monstrous Sonisphere festival in 2011, alongside Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. Their second album, 2013s Heroikos hinted at the glories to come and with Rhino (ex- Manowar) behind the kit, brought Stonecast to even bigger audiences and greater critical acclaim. Now, with I Earther, their greatest achievement to date Stonecast’s time has come. Be ready for what will surely be one of the greatest heavy metal releases of this year and beyond. 

 

 

AENIGMATUM

Band:AENIGMATUM
Album:AENIGMATUM
Label:CHAOS RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Blackened Death Metal psychosis from Portland, Oregon! For fans of The Chasm, Deathspell Omega, Dissection, and Death. Featuring members of Blood Freak, Torture Rack, and Diabolic Oath! On their debut full length ÆNIGMATUM Maintain atmosphere, soul and grit while also proudly displaying clarity and dextrous skill!  

 

 

THE CHOIR OF VENGEANCE

Band:CHOIR OF VENGEANCE, THE
Album:THE CHOIR OF VENGEANCE
Label:CHAOS RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Cult Swedish Black / Death! The Choir Of Vengeance is a blend of black and death metal astonishingly simplistic, intense, atmospheric and melodic. Featuring Swedish Death Metal Veterans Lars Tängmark (ex-Dawn, King of Asgard), Karsten Larsson (Falconer, King of Asgard, ex-Mithotyn, ex-Dawn), Rickard Martinsson (ex-Mithotyn, ex-Bloodshed Nihil) and Magnus Linhardt (Falconer, ex-Mesentery). 

 

 

SHADOWLANDS OF DARKNESS

Band:DEATHSWARM
Album:SHADOWLANDS OF DARKNESS
Label:CHAOS RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

“Shadowlands Of Darkness” offers killer death metal tunes inspired and captured by the magical putrid essence of the old era bands like: Repulsion, Death, Master and Bolt Thrower. Featuring Swedish Death Metal veterans Anders Eriksson and vocalist Heval Bozarslan (both members of SARCASM), members of THIRD STORM and IMPERIAL DOMAIN. 

 

 

MASS EXTINCTION

Band:GUTLESS
Album:MASS EXTINCTION
Label:CHAOS RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Evil, dark and heavy death metal from Melbourne, Australia.

 

 

DEATH MONOLITH

Band:SUBDUER
Album:DEATH MONOLITH
Label:DUNKELHEIT
Format:LP
Genre:Death Metal

There is clash of sounds coming from Baden-Würtemberg, Germany; a transmission of marvelous Power Electronics & War Metal. The young forces who appoint themselves as SUBDUER join the ranks of Dunkelheit Produktionen- four Songs is their offering. Labeled as „Death Monolith“- the sound itself is heavy & indeed monolithic. The songs introduce themselves with buzzing & murmuring frequencies, but there is just slight room for slow patterns. It strikes forth with full power, impact & grudge. The fourth track named „Domination Transmission“ reveals a more mid-tempo potential of the force. Foreboding in the first seconds, you have to prepare for an almost hypnotic & trance-like induction. „Death Monolith“ is a rare unbridled occasion to hear this hybrid of styles. Not following any norms or rules. It works! This release of sheer audial aggression executed by two anonymous apparations fits well alongside Dunkelheit's latest release of KAPALA. Fans of TETRAGRAMMACIDE, LASSE MARHAUG, LUCIATION & GENOCIDE SHRINES will be more than pleased to treat their eardrums with this savage outcome. 

 

 

LA CACERIA DE BRUJAS

Band:LUCIFERA
Album:LA CACERIA DE BRUJAS
Label:DUNKELHEIT
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

A work of blistering, anciently evil might, La Caceria De Brujas is the album which will truly launchLucifera onto the worldwide stage and become a defining monument of Colombian metal.  Lucifera formed in March 2008 as a duo of David HellRazor (guitar & composition) and Alejandra Blasfemia (vocals & bass). At that time, their music focused on much more conventional thrash metal, but over time, both music and lyrics became more obscure and conceptual. And up through the present, that dynamism between the two founding members has been maintained. Initially, Lucifera started covering Metallica, AC/DC, Motorhead, Plasmatics, Rock Goddess, Atransia, and many others, but after a while, it was decided to write their own songs. In 2009, they were contacted by Portugal's War Productions, which released their first demo tape, Sed de Venganza, which was recorded entirely during a rehearsal. The following year, France's Legion of Death Records released on 7" vinyl the band's second recording, Legiones de Metal. At the end of 2010 and into early 2011, Lucifera would embark upon their first international tour after sharing the stage with numerous bands in several national shows. The tour was titled "Destroying Without Mercy South American Tour 2010/2011," which included more than 30 dates in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, making the whole trek more than two months between these countries of South America and thus being the first and only Colombian metal band to make this possible. In 2012, after some changes of members in the band, Lucifera collaborated with War Productions again, this time for a split tape with fellow Colombian band Virgin Killer, jointly titled Unidas en Alcohol, Cuero y Metal. In 2013, the band suffers a massive withdrawal of members, with only the two founding members remaining. However, the duo continues to work on new material during 2014, and in March 2015, courtesy of Ecuadorian label Evil Domain Productions,Lucifera releases its first full-length recording, Después de la Muerte. A second international tour followed, called "Profanando la Tumba de los Caidos Tour 2015," which was more ambitious thanks to the contacts the previous one gave them, and thus reached Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina At the beginning of 2016, the founding members decide to re-record the Sed de Venganza demo and Legiones de Metal EP with a professional sound and with new art for this edition. Ecuadorian label Tanatofobia Productions releases the eight tracks - plus new intro, outro, and an instrumental that had never been recorded before - asLucifera's second full-length, Sed de Venganza & Legiones de Metal. At the end of 2016,Lucifera had its third international tour, doing a series of concerts in Central America, including Panama, El Salvador, and Guatemala as well as Colombia. Right after, work was finished on the band's third full-length, Preludio del Mal, which was released by Salvadorian label Morbid Skull Records. This album was crucial for the band, enabling them to reach different countries on all continents of the world, and suitably received excellent reviews all over.  And now, at long last, Lucifera is set to release its defining work: La Caceria De Brujas, courtesy of Germany'sDunkelheit Produktionen. Taking all the band's foundational elements - blitzkrieg surge, fierce 'n' focused songwriting, a deadly commitment to the heavy metal ethos, an evil that's tangible yet devilishly fun - but presenting them in their most powerful and professional state yet, La Caceria De Brujas is an eight-song/39-minute tour de force of the blackest thrash metal and thrashiest black metal, or simply ANCIENT, ETERNAL METAL! The deadly duo of David HellRazor and Alejandra Blasfemia remains, standing tall all this time, and brimming with a commanding confidence that's impossible to deny. No matter which end of the metal spectrum you fall,Lucifera deliver the goods, and then some! A  fourth international tour is being planned for this momentous event. 

 

 

LA CACERIA DE BRUJAS

Band:LUCIFERA
Album:LA CACERIA DE BRUJAS
Label:DUNKELHEIT
Format:LP
Genre:Death Metal

A work of blistering, anciently evil might, La Caceria De Brujas is the album which will truly launchLucifera onto the worldwide stage and become a defining monument of Colombian metal.  Lucifera formed in March 2008 as a duo of David HellRazor (guitar & composition) and Alejandra Blasfemia (vocals & bass). At that time, their music focused on much more conventional thrash metal, but over time, both music and lyrics became more obscure and conceptual. And up through the present, that dynamism between the two founding members has been maintained. Initially, Lucifera started covering Metallica, AC/DC, Motorhead, Plasmatics, Rock Goddess, Atransia, and many others, but after a while, it was decided to write their own songs. In 2009, they were contacted by Portugal's War Productions, which released their first demo tape, Sed de Venganza, which was recorded entirely during a rehearsal. The following year, France's Legion of Death Records released on 7" vinyl the band's second recording, Legiones de Metal. At the end of 2010 and into early 2011, Lucifera would embark upon their first international tour after sharing the stage with numerous bands in several national shows. The tour was titled "Destroying Without Mercy South American Tour 2010/2011," which included more than 30 dates in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, making the whole trek more than two months between these countries of South America and thus being the first and only Colombian metal band to make this possible. In 2012, after some changes of members in the band, Lucifera collaborated with War Productions again, this time for a split tape with fellow Colombian band Virgin Killer, jointly titled Unidas en Alcohol, Cuero y Metal. In 2013, the band suffers a massive withdrawal of members, with only the two founding members remaining. However, the duo continues to work on new material during 2014, and in March 2015, courtesy of Ecuadorian label Evil Domain Productions,Lucifera releases its first full-length recording, Después de la Muerte. A second international tour followed, called "Profanando la Tumba de los Caidos Tour 2015," which was more ambitious thanks to the contacts the previous one gave them, and thus reached Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina At the beginning of 2016, the founding members decide to re-record the Sed de Venganza demo and Legiones de Metal EP with a professional sound and with new art for this edition. Ecuadorian label Tanatofobia Productions releases the eight tracks - plus new intro, outro, and an instrumental that had never been recorded before - asLucifera's second full-length, Sed de Venganza & Legiones de Metal. At the end of 2016,Lucifera had its third international tour, doing a series of concerts in Central America, including Panama, El Salvador, and Guatemala as well as Colombia. Right after, work was finished on the band's third full-length, Preludio del Mal, which was released by Salvadorian label Morbid Skull Records. This album was crucial for the band, enabling them to reach different countries on all continents of the world, and suitably received excellent reviews all over.  And now, at long last, Lucifera is set to release its defining work: La Caceria De Brujas, courtesy of Germany'sDunkelheit Produktionen. Taking all the band's foundational elements - blitzkrieg surge, fierce 'n' focused songwriting, a deadly commitment to the heavy metal ethos, an evil that's tangible yet devilishly fun - but presenting them in their most powerful and professional state yet, La Caceria De Brujas is an eight-song/39-minute tour de force of the blackest thrash metal and thrashiest black metal, or simply ANCIENT, ETERNAL METAL! The deadly duo of David HellRazor and Alejandra Blasfemia remains, standing tall all this time, and brimming with a commanding confidence that's impossible to deny. No matter which end of the metal spectrum you fall,Lucifera deliver the goods, and then some! A  fourth international tour is being planned for this momentous event. 

 

 

WISDOM OF THE DEAD

Band:GRIMOIRE DE OCCULTE
Album:WISDOM OF THE DEAD
Label:DUNKELHEIT
Format:LP
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. People would visit one of their relative or friends’ graves to ask for help and share a bit of wisdom when confronted with a very important decision. They would burn resin, mostly Myrrhe, and fall asleep in front of the mausoleum so they would receive the answers to their questions in their dreams.” Wisdom Of The Dead was recorded from October-November 2017 by R.S. and Grimoire De Occulte. Mixed and Mastered by M. Dahmen at Liquid Aether Audio from November 2017 - January 2018. Artwork by Paolo Girardi in September 2018. Drums by Baal, Guitars/Bass by Viator Noctis, Vocals by Philosoph. 

 

 

BYZANTINE HORIZONS

Band:CROWN OF AUTUMN
Album:BYZANTINE HORIZONS
Label:MY KINGDOM MUSIC
Format:CDD
Genre:EPIC DARK METAL

Crown of Autumn came to light in October 1996 thanks to founding member Emanuele Rastelli's desire to create a dark and epic metal project. In the same year the band released a demo tape, "Ruins". The first album "The Treasures Arcane" was released in 1997 with Mattia on drums. "The Treasures Arcane" really was a little triumph with its 7000 copies sold. After that record the band fell in a long slumber and its members started exploring different ways of musical expression. After 14 years, Emanuele and Mattia come back with the awaited follower of the debut album: "Splendours From The Dark". The album captured the interest of My Kingdom Music who released it on June 2011 together with the reissue of the debut album with “Ruins” demo as bonus with the title of “The Treasures Arcane – Transfigurated Edition”, all the stuff completely remixed and remastered! Now CROWN OF AUTUMN are finally ready to unveil the new album “Byzantine Horizons” the 3rd chapter of their twenty-year career and they do it with a new great piece of dark art ready to see the light via My Kingdom Music on April 5th, 2019.

 

 

EPITOME OF VOID

Band:REFUSAL
Album:EPITOME OF VOID
Label:GREAT DANE
Format:CD
Genre:GRINDING DEATH METAL

REFUSAL was founded in 2008 by guitarist Tero Pirhonen and Timo Pirhonen (bass and chorus) in Helsinki before adding Niikka Lius (vocals) and Aleksi Roitto (drums) to complete the band. After some changes on the second guitar, REFUSAL was able to complete his training with Kalle Kuosmanen  REFUSAL has released several demos and played more than 100 times in the past. The first album entitled "we rot within was released in 2016 on the German label FDA Rekotz.  The second album will be released on January 11, 2019 on the french death metal label GREAT DANE RECORDS

 

 

CEREBRAL CHRONICLES

Band:CEREBRAL ENGORGEMENT
Album:CEREBRAL CHRONICLES
Label:GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
Format:CD
Genre:DEATH METAL/BRUTAL DEATH METAL

Northern California Slam Machine, Cerebral Engorgement is back with their long awaited 5th studio album, 'Cerebral Chronicles'.  The highly anticipated follow up to the 2013 release, "Gastrointestinal Bleeding". 'Cerebral Chronicles' delivers ten new slam infested tracks of menacing guttural brutality and blasting decimation; showcasing Cerebral Engorgement's most menacing album to date.  
The 26-minute Slam Avalanche features album art by Pedro Sena (Analepsy, Ingested, Putrid Pile), and was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mike Simon in Tomales, CA between 2015-2018.

 

 

THE ILLUSIONIST

Band:WORST HORSE, THE
Album:THE ILLUSIONIST
Label:KARMA CONSPIRACY
Format:CD
Genre:Hard Rock

Words, music and images bond together in a three-dimensional work where one single element cannot live without the others.  This is The Illusionist.  His story is told in the title track, where this character who is destined to succumb to his inner demons will sacrifice what he holds dearest in the world, only to discover that his fall will never stop. His allegorical figure will return in other moments along the album, just like his opponent: the nightmare investigator himself, Dylan Dog, icon of made in Italy horror comics. He will hunt The Illusionist down and cross roads with him in songs like Tricky Spooky.  While some songs take inspiration from pictorial art, like Blind Halley which is about The Garden Of Earthly Delights (Hell) by Hieronymus Bosch, others dig deep inside the darkness of human soul: XIII is a song that looks through the perverted eyes of a rapist and shows the horrors of subjugation and violence imposed over other human beings.  Overall, The Illusionist is an album that reminds us that our demons are integral part of our being, and a work that stands up for the Last Ones, the Worst, the scapegoats of a society who embraces evil and makes the weak pay for it. 

 

 

JACKHAMMER

Band:FINAL CUT
Album:JACKHAMMER
Label:ART GATES
Format:CD
Genre:SWISS BLUES/THRASH METAL

Formed in 2011, the band’s sound is clearly influenced by old school thrash metal, the Swiss five-pieced enhances its classic roots with modern, experimental, groovy parts and utopianesque quieter phases. After releasing an impressive debut LP “Massive Resurrection” (2014) and sharing stage with artists such as Kreator, Devildriver, Sylosis, Vader, Aborted … the band is ready to unleash their new beast through Art Gates Records worldwide in March 15th 2019

 

 

ASCENSION

Band:HAEREDIUM
Album:ASCENSION
Label:ART GATES
Format:CD
Genre:FOLK METAL

The story of Haeredium starts in 2010. This is a Folk-influenced five-pieced act from Eastern France, whose musical and thematic core is based on the will to integrate Folklore-related sounds: "We wanted to have a modern look on the basics of folk metal, giving leading roles to the melodies and the harmonies, and not necessarily being in the medieval or ancient-like style. Instead of folk-related atmosphere, we have chosen to focus on the energy meant to be transmitted to the listener. Even more with this second album, we wanted to make it a non-stop in-your-face adventure, colored with many strong influences, starting with folk or celtic elements, to jazz, bluegrass, balkan, shaped through a solid heavy metal approach." After releasing one album "Aurora" (2013) and sharing stage with international bands such as Eluveite, Tankard, The Privateer, the band is ready to release their second album "Ascension" through Art Gates Records worldwide on March 15th 2019 through Art Gates Records. 

 

 


 
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