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THE SERPENT AND THE SPHERE - LP

Band:AGALLOCH.
Album:THE SERPENT AND THE SPHERE - LP
Label:Eisenwald
Format:DOUBLE LP VINYL
Genre:Black Metal

DELUXE DOUBLE VINYL EDITION OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FIFTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM !

With “The Serpent & The Sphere” AGALLOCH deepen their musical body of work without losing one inch of their own classic trademark sound they have shaped and refined over nearly two decades. Taking their progressive and rock influences on higher levels, the Portland dark metal masters return with their most dynamic, prominent and rewarding musical experience. AGALLOCH have once again teamed up with legendary producer & engineer Billy Anderson, who recorded the album at Cloud City Studios in Portland, Oregon and later mixed it at Everything Hz. “The Serpent & The Sphere” goes down as the best, most transparent and complete sounding album to date. Nathanaël Larochette of Musk Ox makes a guest appearance on the record, providing the album’s acoustic interludes.

“This is utterly, utterly essential” scoring unique 6 out of 6, Zero Tolerance Magazine

“Damn near perfect in its suffocating, soundscaping delivery.” 9/10 Terrorizer, UK

 Deluxe heavy double black vinyl edition with die cut gatefold, and heavy stock innersleeves !!

 

 

STORM SEASON - EXPANDED EDITION

Band:WHITE WILLOW
Album:STORM SEASON - EXPANDED EDITION
Label:Termo
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

Long-awaited reissue of Norway's premier prog rock band's bestselling and most popular album. Beautifully remastered w/bonus tracks.

White Willow's best-loved and bestselling album to date, Storm Season took the symphonic, gothic sounds of the previous albums and upped the ante with twin guitars, a much heavier sound and apocalyptic, conceptual imagery. This has been OOP for many years and is a much-anticipated re-release for all fans of dark, progressive rock. Remastered, enhanced with bonus material and repackaged, it also comes with extensive liner notes from esteemed rock journalist Bryan Reesman, who is known for his liner notes for bands like AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest.

 

 

RERVM

Band:LOTUS THIEF
Album:RERVM
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:METAL/POST ROCK

A compelling union of metal, space rock, and ambient sounds.

Comprising the immense talents of Bezaelith (Botanist, Mina Loy, The Night Falls) and Otrebor (Botanist, Ordo Obsidium), LOTUS THIEF weave a compelling union of metal, space rock, and ambient sounds, all with the purpose to pass along the knowledge of superlative ancient texts. Although both members play in the critically acclaimed Botanist, LOTUS THIEF is to be viewed as its own separate entity.

Rervm, LOTUS THIEF’s debut recording, is a translation-based retelling of De Rerum Natura (or On the Nature of Things) by the Roman poet and philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus, 1st century BC.

 

 

RERVM - LP

Band:LOTUS THIEF
Album:RERVM - LP
Label:SVART
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:METAL/POST ROCK

A compelling union of metal, space rock, and ambient sounds

Comprising the immense talents of Bezaelith (Botanist, Mina Loy, The Night Falls) and Otrebor (Botanist, Ordo Obsidium), LOTUS THIEF weave a compelling union of metal, space rock, and ambient sounds, all with the purpose to pass along the knowledge of superlative ancient texts. Although both members play in the critically acclaimed Botanist, LOTUS THIEF is to be viewed as its own separate entity.

Rervm, LOTUS THIEF’s debut recording, is a translation-based retelling of De Rerum Natura (or On the Nature of Things) by the Roman poet and philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus, 1st century BC.

LTD VINYL LP!

 

 

NOMADIC

Band:SONNY SIMMONS and MOKSHA SAMNYASIN
Album:NOMADIC
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:JAZZ/JAZZ ROCK

Nomadic is the latest psychedelic exploration of absolute free jazz legend Sonny Simmons!.

At 82 years old, Simmons has joined forces with Moksha Samnyasin, a bass-drums-sitar trio consisting of French musicians Thomas Bellier (Spindrift, Blaak Heat Shujaa), Sebastien Bismuth (Abrahma) and Michel Kristof (Other matter). Nomadic stands at the peak of Simmons’ quest for Middle-Eastern, psychedelic sonorities, the latest sonic accomplishment of a career spanning seven decades, during which Simmons has investigated and deconstructed every form of mindexpansive music. Moksha Samnyasin lays a heavy, vibrant, and improvised foundation that gives Simmons' alto sax and English horn the space to explore the sonic spectrum and push the boundaries of conventional psychedelia. Unfolding visions of the Far East, hinting at the minimalism of free jazz, the result is a peyote-laced Bitches Brew making way for a brand new form of "jazz fusion". Recorded between Paris and New York, the album was mastered by Grammy Award-winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Deftones). One of the last originators and godfathers of 1950s free jazz alive, Sonny Simmons' explosive sound was revealed to the public by Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy and John Coltrane. Bridging the gap between the West Coast and the East Coast, Oakland (where he was raised) and Woodstock (where he co-founded an artist commune in 1968), he recorded for the visionnary ESP label in the 1960s, rehearsed with Hendrix (the neighbor next door...), and relentlessy pushed the limits. Re-launched by Quincy Jones on Warner in the 1990s, while maintaining a high profile within jazz circles, Simmons' interest in the newest electric and electronic experimentation continues to support his timeless reputation.

 

 

NOMADIC - LP

Band:SONNY SIMMONS and MOKSHA SAMNYASIN
Album:NOMADIC - LP
Label:SVART
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:JAZZ/JAZZ ROCK

Nomadic is the latest psychedelic exploration of absolute free jazz legend Sonny Simmons.

At 82 years old, Simmons has joined forces with Moksha Samnyasin, a bass-drums-sitar trio consisting of French musicians Thomas Bellier (Spindrift, Blaak Heat Shujaa), Sebastien Bismuth (Abrahma) and Michel Kristof (Other matter). Nomadic stands at the peak of Simmons’ quest for Middle-Eastern, psychedelic sonorities, the latest sonic accomplishment of a career spanning seven decades, during which Simmons has investigated and deconstructed every form of mindexpansive music. Moksha Samnyasin lays a heavy, vibrant, and improvised foundation that gives Simmons' alto sax and English horn the space to explore the sonic spectrum and push the boundaries of conventional psychedelia. Unfolding visions of the Far East, hinting at the minimalism of free jazz, the result is a peyote-laced Bitches Brew making way for a brand new form of "jazz fusion". Recorded between Paris and New York, the album was mastered by Grammy Award-winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Deftones). One of the last originators and godfathers of 1950s free jazz alive, Sonny Simmons' explosive sound was revealed to the public by Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy and John Coltrane. Bridging the gap between the West Coast and the East Coast, Oakland (where he was raised) and Woodstock (where he co-founded an artist commune in 1968), he recorded for the visionnary ESP label in the 1960s, rehearsed with Hendrix (the neighbor next door...), and relentlessy pushed the limits. Re-launched by Quincy Jones on Warner in the 1990s, while maintaining a high profile within jazz circles, Simmons' interest in the newest electric and electronic experimentation continues to support his timeless reputation.

LTD ORANGE VINYL LP !

 

 

A TREATISE ON RESURRECTION AND THE AFTERLIFE

Band:BOG OAK
Album:A TREATISE ON RESURRECTION AND THE AFTERLIFE
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Fuzz-drenched blackened Doom Metal from sunny California.

Bog Oak are a fuzz-drenched blackened doom outfit from California formed in May of 2013. Their debut EP “A Treatise On Resurrection And The Afterlife” consists of four allegories that pay as much homage to Black Sabbath and Hellhammer as they do to the metaphysics of Mulla Sadra, Suhrawardi’s philosophy of illumination and the alchemy of Al-Ghazali. With their commitment to huge, gnarly guitar and bass tones, thundering drums, and vocals that range from demonic screams to angelic cleans, Bog Oak create a heavy brew of mystical dirges and forsaken atmospheres.

 

 

A TREATISE ON RESURRECTION AND THE AFTERLIFE - LP

Band:BOG OAK
Album:A TREATISE ON RESURRECTION AND THE AFTERLIFE - LP
Label:SVART
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Bog Oak are a fuzz-drenched blackened doom outfit from California formed in May of 2013.

Their debut EP “A Treatise On Resurrection And The Afterlife” consists of four allegories that pay as much homage to Black Sabbath and Hellhammer as they do to the metaphysics of Mulla Sadra, Suhrawardi’s philosophy of illumination and the alchemy of Al-Ghazali. With their commitment to huge, gnarly guitar and bass tones, thundering drums, and vocals that range from demonic screams to angelic cleans, Bog Oak create a heavy brew of mystical dirges and forsaken atmospheres.

LTD BLACK VINYL LP.

 

 

CONAN SLOMATICS SPLIT LP

Band:CONAN / SLOMATICS
Album:CONAN SLOMATICS SPLIT LP
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Re-release on vinyl of the long sold out Conan / Slomatics split from 2011 on Head Of Crom.

Mastering by James Plotkin (Khanate/Isis etc) - Artwork by Tony Robert who does all Conan artwork - Vocals on Obsidian Sword by Dave Anderson (Amon Duul, Hawkwind etc) Two giants lock horns on this new split release. Conan and Slomatics are a formidable force in their own right let alone allowing for the conurbation of bands on one split. The reputation of both bands many will already know. This has to be therefore, the heaviest clash of the titans split ever to be released. Another important aspect to this is the record cover itself. Covers should always be an important part of the release because they are the face by which one can sometimes judge the music contained therein. This is certainly one of my favourite covers for a very long time. Depicting a warrior astride a snail on a high range of mountaintops made me draw an immediate comparison with Hawkwind’s Warrior on the Edge of Time. As a pictorial metaphor for heaviness no other image can surely surpass the message: what you are about to listen to will be magnificently HUGE.

 

 

VERDERF

Band:NIHILL
Album:VERDERF
Label:BURNING WORLD
Format:2LP VINYL
Genre:Black Metal

Verderf is Nihill's 4th studio-album after the trilogy Krach (Monumentum), Grond (Hydrahead), Verdonkermaan (Hydrahead) and As. Undead At Roadburn (Roadburn Records)

Nihill is black metal, drone, doom, noise, and even hints at martial industrialism; arriving at something resembling mechanistic dark ambient as much as traditional black metal. If this unique work need suffer comparison for the sake of cognition, Nihill's nearest contemporaries are the likes of Blut Aus Nord, Deathspell Omega and the more obtuse of America's own Leviathan.

LTD 2LP Set with CD.

 

 

LIVE IN TOLOSA - LP

Band:ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE and ROSINA DE PEIRA
Album:LIVE IN TOLOSA - LP
Label:BAM BALAM
Format:VINYL DLP
Genre:Psych/Garage

The psychedelic Japanese band Acid Mothers Temple meet Rosina de Peira

One of the greatest Japanese psychedelic bandsmeet Rosina de Peira, one of the greatest Occitan traditional music singer. 

Acid Folk, Psychedelic classic

Beautiful limited edition 2x LP's.

 

 

WOODSTOCK SESSIONS VOL 3

Band:RICH ROBINSON
Album:WOODSTOCK SESSIONS VOL 3
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

The latest in the Woodstock Sessions series, this time spotlights ex-Black Crowes guitarist/songwriter Rich Robinson in a live performance with his band. The album features extended versions of some of Robinson's greatest hits, selections from 2014's Ceaseless Sight LP and some eclectic covers. A must have for Crowes fans, lovers of Americana, thoughtful songwriting, and guitar freaks everywhere.

UK Tour Dates: 12 November 2014 - Islington O2 London, UK 13 November 2014 - The Globe Cardiff, UK 14 November 2014 - Club Academy Manchester, UK 15 November 2014 - The Cockpit Leeds, UK 17 November 2014 - The Robin Wolverhampton, UK 18 November 2014 – O2 ABC 2 Glasgow, UK 19 November 2014 – Cluny Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 20 November 2014 – The Live Rooms Chester, UK 21 November 2014 – Concorde 2 Brighton, UK

 

 

ELDORADO DRIVEN

Band:KOOL KEITH
Album:ELDORADO DRIVEN
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Rap/Hip Hop

Kool Keith is back with El Dorado Driven. An album of spaced out beats and twisted lyrics reminiscent of the classic Dr. Octagonecologyst. Far out and gritty, the album is full of great production by Vancouver, BC based producer Teddy Bass who also lends his vocals to the project. Bringing to life Keith and Teddy's innovative sounds, El Dorado Driven features Sadat X, Thirsten Howl The 3rd, Lord Diamonds, Michael Rushden and more! Keith recently played Atlanta GA's AC3 Hip-Hop Festival and is gearing up to hit multiple tours in North America and Europe in 2015. A legend in the Hip Hop world, Kool Keith has adopted many personalities since he started as a member of The Ultramagnetic MCs thirty years ago and released 50+ albums.

 

 

ISSUE 44

Band:SHINDIG MAGAZINE
Album:ISSUE 44
Label:VOLCANO PUBLISHING
Format:MAGAZINE
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Issue 44 of the Psych / Garge bible !

Cover stars are THE DAMNED - Punk pioneers in dark psychedelia shocker!

Also features on THE ROCKINGBIRDS British country-rockers back on the road NEIGHB’RHOOD CHILD’N Overlooked West Coast psychedelic folk-rockers XIAN ROCK The strange world of underground Jesus freak music

Plus: COOL CHRISTMAS RECORDS, JIM NOIR, FAIRPORT CONVENTION ,WHITE HILLS plus all the usaul news and reviews...

Available at all Good Indie stores !

 

 

 

YURI GAGARIN

Band:YURI GAGARIN
Album:YURI GAGARIN
Label:SULATRON RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Kraut / Space Rock

Yuri Gagarin was formed in the beginning of 2012. The band consists of Crille on lead guitar, Jon on rhythm guitar, Leif on bass, Steffo on drums and Robin on synths and FX. After playing for a couple of months they recorded some songs with a simple digital recording divice in their practice space and put them up on Soundcloud and soon thereafter they were appointed as band of the week by Fenriz. A couple of months later they were offered to release an album on a new local label in Gothenburg. So they recorded it and it got released in October last year and the response has been great, even though the mixing was quite bad. In 2014 the album was remixed by Linus Andersson who's the head sound engineer at Liseberg, which is one of the biggest arrangers for outdoors concerts in Gothenburg and it sounds a lot better now than it did before. After the first edition sold out quickly, Sulatron decided to release the new mix on CD!

This album is a big recommodation for lovers of trippy, instrumental, melodic, heavy and dirty Spacerock, maybe a bit like early Hawkwind or early Monster Magnet.

 

 

YURI GAGARIN - LP

Band:YURI GAGARIN
Album:YURI GAGARIN - LP
Label:SULATRON RECORDS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Kraut / Space Rock

Yuri Gagarin was formed in the beginning of 2012. The band consists of Crille on lead guitar, Jon on rhythm guitar, Leif on bass, Steffo on drums and Robin on synths and FX. After playing for a couple of months they recorded some songs with a simple digital recording divice in their practice space and put them up on Soundcloud and soon thereafter they were appointed as band of the week by Fenriz. A couple of months later they were offered to release an album on a new local label in Gothenburg. So they recorded it and it got released in October last year and the response has been great, even though the mixing was quite bad. In 2014 the album was remixed by Linus Andersson who's the head sound engineer at Liseberg, which is one of the biggest arrangers for outdoors concerts in Gothenburg and it sounds a lot better now than it did before.

After the first edition sold out quickly, Sulatron decided to release the new mix on 180 grams, clear/blue marbled vinyl, limited to 500 copies - This album is a big recommodation for lovers of trippy, instrumental, melodic, heavy and dirty Spacerock, maybe a bit like early Hawkwind or early Monster Magnet.

 

 

LUNATICS AND LUNATICS REVENGE

Band:ELECTRIC MOON
Album:LUNATICS AND LUNATICS REVENGE
Label:SULATRON RECORDS
Format:DCD
Genre:Kraut / Space Rock

Sulatron Records is proud to announce the re-release of the Electric Moon debut album (which was split in two halves on vinyl originally: Lunatics and Lunatics Revenge) as a double CD-version!

Lunatics Revenge was like a part 2 of the Lunatics vinyl edition, containing the songs which were missing on the Lunatics LP + 2 bonus tracks: D-Tune and The Landing. So it became something like an own album for the people, but in fact it’s just continuing Lunatics and as whole one, it is now released as „Lunatics & Lunatics Revenge“. A new chance to get the Electric Moon debut album which is deeply loved by the fans and the press

New coverdesign by Lulu Artwork! The original artwork is inside the foldout.

 

 

THE SINGLES

Band:49TH PARALLEL
Album:THE SINGLES
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

First vinyl release since their initial pressings back in 1966-68!

LP limited to 500 copies

Companion piece to the sold out reissue from earlier this year of the band's only album.

All of 49th Parallel's singles and b-sides + rare alternates, on vinyl for the first time since their initial pressings back in 1966-68! The band’s first single, ‘All Your Love’, was recorded in 1966 as the Shades of Blond; it was previously only available on a staggeringly rare EP featuring Calgary bands. Their debut as 49th Parallel came with ‘Laborer’/’You Do Things’ in mid 1967, followed by ‘She Says’ b/w ‘Citizen Freak in early 1968: four hard-edged garage punk tracks—tough, and thick with fuzz guitar and a defiant sneer. The next single, ‘Blue Bonnie Blue’ b/w ’Missouri’ appeared in late spring of 1968. In the spring of 1969, the beautiful ‘Twilight Woman’ b/w ‘Close the Barn Door’ zoomed up the charts across Canada and parts of the USA. Both ‘Twilight Woman’ and the hit follow-up, ‘Now That I'm A Man’ b/w (Come On Little Child &) Talk To Me are melodic pop/psych of the purest and finest kind. One more post-LP single and a couple of rare tracks round out the story. Fifteen tracks all told on this, the ultimate 49th Parallel vinyl collection.

 

 

GREEN - LP

Band:GREEN
Album:GREEN - LP
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Punk / Proto Punk

Green arrived on the alternative rock scene in the mid-80s, amidst a Chicago scene that included bands like Naked Raygun,Big Black, and Ministry. Green continued to make records their own way, records which were lauded in the pages of Trouser Press, Spin, and The Village Voice, among others. And with each passing year there are those many who are convinced that their debut LP is worthy of those Mojo/VH1/Spin/ lists of the top 50 or 100 rock albums of all time.

Green may be the bee’s knees for power poppers, but they deserve much more notice than that. They were an all-embracing band, with a taste for punk, glam rock and soul—and with the twitchy sort of energy that burbled around in the late-80s, pre-grunge underground (a little Feelies anyone?). It remains a mystery why so many other bands are fixed in the collective memory as the era's best; at the very least, Green should make a list of top obscure pop groups of all time! Color insert has band history and lyrics, plus many a fine photo, all courtesy of band leader Jeff Lescher.

According to one astute reviewer: "Green darts through decades of pop history as impatiently as the 'Spiral Scratch'-era Buzzcocks, with band leader Jeff Lescher’s voice ranging from Princely falsetto to gravel-tinged field holler, but most often sounding as though someone stepped on Paul McCartney’s toes in 1965." Another reviewer quite rightly added, "This is such a flawless pop masterpiece that I’m not even ashamed to trot out terms like 'flawless pop masterpiece.'"

First time LP reissue - 500 copies only.

 

 

THERE IS A UNIVERSE - LP

Band:PROBE 10
Album:THERE IS A UNIVERSE - LP
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:JAZZ/JAZZ ROCK

Rare private press jazz/space rock album, on reissue wish lists for years -

Limited edition of 500 copies - Color insert comes with notes from the band

"This masterpiece crawled up my spine like a kundalini snake and proceeded to take the top of my head off. Probe 10 are unquestionably linked to a very specifically American form of proto-prog-into-jazz-rock synthesis of the precise sort Elektra Records used to specialize in, from Tim Buckley's Starsailor to David Stoughton's Transformer. Toss in trumpet fanfare laden acid psych straight out of the C.A. Quintet songbook, the riotously melodic and dense brassy arrangements of McLuhan... and...well...hold on to your hookahs!" —Mutant Sounds

 

 

MONTGOMERY CHAPEL - LP

Band:THE SEARCH PARTY
Album:MONTGOMERY CHAPEL - LP
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

The only authorized reissue of this psychedelic masterpiece •180 gram vinyl edition comes in an old-style tip-on jacket •A holy grail for collectors of psychedelia •Insert is packed with info and band history by band leader Nick Freund, plus photos from his personal archive

Search Party was the brainchild of (then Reverend) Nicholas Freund. Having left Wisconsin to join a burgeoning West Coast religious scene, Freund made his way to San Francisco in 1968 to lay down this sole effort with some of his students. The result is a spooky trip that’s equal parts acid-soaked mind expansion and God. Laced with haunting vocals and dreamlike passages, sinister farfisa, blasts of fuzz guitar and downer lyrics, Montgomery Chapel is psychedelic music at its most evocative and thanks to its depth and sense of anxiety, most truly spiritual. The ominous nine-minute drifter 'So Many Things Have Got Me Down,' for example, tackles the difficulties of an unfulfilled married life, depression and spiritual apathy, all while riding a stripped down, grooving beat. If you can imagine a lo-fi United States of America/Jefferson Airplane hybrid, you have an idea of how cool this band sounds. Only 600 copies were pressed and issued on the custom Century label; they've become holy grails of collectors. Artists as disparate as Current 93's David Tibet and Sonic Boom have heaped praise on it. We're thrilled to give this lost classic a proper reissue. Audio restoration by Anders Peterson. Insert is packed with info thanks to Nick Freund, who was gracious enough to delve into his memory, scrapbook, and photo albums to help us flesh out the portrait of one of the most potent—and perhaps most unlikely—psychedelic groups to ever record an album.

 

 

BEST OF SHEAVY

Band:SHEAVY
Album:BEST OF SHEAVY
Label:DALLAS TARR
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Canadian stoner rock and metal veterans return with a Best of with a few twists.

It’s anything …. but unoriginal.

 

 

THE SLAUGHTER NEVER STOPS

Band:AVENGER
Album:THE SLAUGHTER NEVER STOPS
Label:Rocksector
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Stunning new record from NWOBHM heroes Avenger.

Original NWOBHM heritage & eagerly awaited first new material in many years.

Fresh sounding songs in the traditional metal vein, plus a cover of Iron Maiden's "Killers"

 

 

PROFESSOR MORIARTYS JUKEBOX

Band:PAUL ROLAND
Album:PROFESSOR MORIARTYS JUKEBOX
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

In the winter of 2012 British gotic psychedelic artist PAUL ROLAND formed a new band to perform at a special charity event in London at the invitation of writer/actor/TV presenter Stephen Fry. Roland was then being represented by a manager who planned to organise more UK gigs, (one of the rare times he had professional representation), but the music business being what it is and Sagittarius being misaligned with Mars, or some such, none of this actually transpired. But the band had such a jolly time rehearsing that it seemed a shame not to go in to the studio and record some of the live set for later use as radio sessions, especially since these sounded so different from the released versions. These tracks were subsequently featured on the Clockwork Cabaret podcast in America, Starship Overflow in the UK and Radio 95.8 in Greece. Paul was delighted when Baltimore steampunk band The Clockwork Dolls agreed to add backing vocals and to have the good fortune to feature psych guitarist Mick Crossley of Flyte Reaction who added his inimitable guitar parts and backing vocals. Two tracks also feature violinist Geoffrey Richardson of legendary Canterbury rock band Caravan. Then Paul Roland thought it would be a hoot to release them as part of a possible series of rare and unreleased recordings and he added some more unreleased recordings from his archive.

 

 

SANTA FE

Band:AUGIE MEYERS
Album:SANTA FE
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

Grammy-winning Texas music legend, Augie Meyers' new CD release, Santa Fe, delivers a bumper crop of country tunes that will be harvested for years to come with nine originals and two covers of songs by Dr. Ralph Stanley and San Antonio hillbilly rocker, Gene Jacoby. Augie says that no matter where he's ever been, his heart has always been in the country. Most of these tracks were originally recorded in the early 80s and only recently uncovered. With some slight editing and updates, they are finally available. With a 50+ year career that first gained him acclaim with the Sir Douglas Quintet, he’s been a member of the Texas Tornados as well as having been featured on landmark albums by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, John Hammond, Tom Russell and Townes Van Zandt to name a few as well as on his eighteen solo albums.

 

 

THE LAST SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN

Band:DELFEAYO MARSALIS
Album:THE LAST SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN
Label:BURNSIDE
Format:CD
Genre:JAZZ/JAZZ ROCK

The Last Southern Gentlemen is a landmark recording for Delfeayo Marsalis, pairing father Ellis Marsalis, Jr. with son on a collaborative album for the first time. Marsalis' finest outing to date, the superb recording quality and meticulous production showcase his brilliant, classically trained tone as it swings effortlessly through standards and original compositions. The music is relaxed, thoughtful and provocative, acknowledging the love and respect of all people shared by Louis Armstrong and most early jazz entertainers. This sense of humanity and humility is at the center of the Southern lifestyle that birthed the original American music. Built on the intimacy of American ballads and the trombone's expressive mimicry of the human voice, The Last Southern Gentlemen is a firm acknowledgement of the existence and importance of these sweet, gentle sounds.

 

 

LEAVING

Band:CAVES
Album:LEAVING
Label:SPECIALIST SUBJECT
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Third album from Bristol’s, Caves. Eight new tracks of noisy, feedback laden, pop punk.

Recorded early August 2014 it marks a significant change to the way Caves write and record music. Currently without a permanent drummer, singer / guitarist Lou Hanman takes on all three of these roles on Leaving. Thankfully with help of drumming friends from the likes of Spraynard, We Came Out Like Tigers, Young Livers & Bangers it hasn’t hampered their touring schedule either.

Now working as a duo to bring ideas to fruition, their musical experiences are now so intertwined through years of playing together on tour, they share the same vivid musical direction. Allowing them to be way more creatively direct whilst also combining the essence of the bands they love, drawing influence from the likes of The Breeders, Weezer, Swearin' and Queen.

 

 

LEAVING - LP

Band:CAVES
Album:LEAVING - LP
Label:SPECIALIST SUBJECT
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Third album from Bristol’s, Caves. Eight new tracks of noisy, feedback laden, pop punk. Recorded early August 2014 it marks a significant change to the way Caves write and record music. Currently without a permanent drummer, singer / guitarist Lou Hanman takes on all three of these roles on Leaving. Thankfully with help of drumming friends from the likes of Spraynard, We Came Out Like Tigers, Young Livers & Bangers it hasn’t hampered their touring schedule either.

Now working as a duo to bring ideas to fruition, their musical experiences are now so intertwined through years of playing together on tour, they share the same vivid musical direction. Allowing them to be way more creatively direct whilst also combining the essence of the bands they love, drawing influence from the likes of The Breeders, Weezer, Swearin' and Queen.

LTD LP

 

 

THE FAIRWEATHER BAND

Band:FAIRWEATHER BAND
Album:THE FAIRWEATHER BAND
Label:SPECIALIST SUBJECT
Format:VINYL 12"
Genre:Punk / Emo

Debut ep from Exeter four piece The Fairweather Band, out 1st December on Specialist Subject Records.

The Fairweather Band’s frontman, Rory Matthews has been playing solo for a number of years under the moniker Some Sort of Threat and earlier this year formed this new group as a more rocking way to present his concise and intricate songwriting. Taking influence from the likes of Against Me!, Billy Bragg and The Weakerthans this is great, intelligent, lyrically driven rock.

It’s still early days for the band but if the quality of this EP and recent performances supporting RVIVR, Mike Watt  and Tim Kasher (Cursive) mean anything then it’s a very promising start.

 

 

TOGOBAN

Band:QUADRUPEDE
Album:TOGOBAN
Label:BLACK BASSETT
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Kraut / Space Rock

Lying somewhere between the worlds of noise-rock and electronic music since 2011, QUADRUPÈDE have developed their own blend of instrumental music with an experimental yet danceable approach. They perform live just as well on stage than directly in the middle of the crowd. Following a first EP that has seen them touring in France, Germany and Benelux, including shows with acts such as LITE, Papier Tigre, Woodkid, Adebisi Shank or Lost In The Riots, Quadrupède are now back with a new EP : «T O G O B A N». Mixed by Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers), mastered in London by Peter Beckmann and adorned with a "double" artwork cover designed by Akatre, T O G O B A N will be released on 1st December 2014 by Brussels-based label Black Basset Records. 

Limited edition of 300 copies on ultra-clear vinyl

 

 

UNFORGETTABLE LOST UNRELEASED

Band:INUTILI
Album:UNFORGETTABLE LOST UNRELEASED
Label:AAGOO RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Avant-Garde

Recorded at Torricalla Studios in 2012 and 2013, this cd collects the best of Inutili’s early recordings before the great bassist (Giancarlo di Marco) left the band. In a way this cd is a sort of passage in the artistic evolution of the band.

The album starts with the bubbling and forceful “Untitled” then moves into the blissed-out trance of “Bangkok” with its casual web of guitar solo constructions. The third track “Nicotine” has an electrified blues feel. It starts out chill and smoky but then builds into some sharp shredding. Inutili then fills the floor with cement for “Noise Again” and “No Name Science”.You are stuck in the thick of a pummelling attempt to stop time. It’s super heavy and expansive without being wanly. The sixth track “Radon” locks in hard and stays that way (think Pharaoh Overlord). Next is “The Monarch Must Die”, which is more heavy, perfect, Psych madness that’s bombastic from start to finish. The eighth song “Mechanical Lady” gives you a breather with a creeping groove and an underwater sounding guitar riff. In the last song, you know you’re screwed after the first few seconds. The beginning and end are nauseating and the middle fries your face off.

 

 

CRYPTOZOON X

Band:KK NULL
Album:CRYPTOZOON X
Label:AAGOO RECORDS
Format:DVD
Genre:Avantgarde/Electronic

Cryptozoon quadraphonic mix was commissioned by INA-GRM and premiered at the Festival Présences électronique in Paris, France on the 6th of April, 2013. Subsequently it’s been performed at some other festivals in Europe such as Festival für Zeitgenössische Musik in Hamburg, Germany. Aagoo now presents a quadraphonic mix on DVD and a stereophonic mix on CD.

“Let’s recall the sonic memory of earth the hidden history of space and time, listen to the sound buried deep in the ground and floating in the air, folded in invisible dimensions in various phases and scales. Inside my body and brain I still hear everlasting echoes and feel vibrations from the big bang. When thunder strikes I smell destruction and creation and beacon from radioactive substance synchronizes with my heartbeat, light speed blood streams run through my brain. Listen! Laughter of the joy of life, chorus of a vital force. This is all about the endless dance struggling against entropy!”Kazuyuki Kishino

 

 

VOLUME 1

Band:STRIKKLY VIKKLY
Album:VOLUME 1
Label:BRAINLAB GROOVE
Format:LP
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

This LP marks Strikkly Vikkly's full-length debut, 15 years after the release of the self-titled single on the Version City Dub Clash compilation (Stubborn Records 1999).

Producer Victor Rice (a.k.a. Vikkly) brings 14 tracks ranging from downtempo drops to insistent steppers, all shrouded in the Tape-Saturated Timbres, the Shimmering Echoes, the Polyrhythmic Delays and the Rude Reverb Reports that fans have come to expect from this techno-throwback.

All 14 dubs are performed live on the mixing desk (in at most five takes). All instrumental arrangements are live improvisa- tions, choices made in real time. What you get on this record are the favorites from each session.

 

 

REBEL BY CHOICE

Band:GENERAL LEE BAND
Album:REBEL BY CHOICE
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

This album offers the high school of the Southern Rock, fantastic interpretation of Atlanta Rhythm Section can be found just like that of Stevie R. Vaughn or Freddy McKinell. The album ends with an ultra long version of the classic T-Bone Walker "Stormy Monday Blues". The two voices from The General and Lady B. are the salt in the soup, The three guitarists Thomas "Exi" Exner, Freddy McKinell and Achim Rabenschlag combat in the best Guitar Army tradition and the rhythm section of drummer Martin Bednarz and bassist Andreas Müller keeps the whole thing together.

 

 

PRII LAPSE ILM

Band:OLEG PISSARENKO
Album:PRII LAPSE ILM
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:JAZZ/JAZZ ROCK

Oleg Pissarenko is a distinguished and original Estonian guitarist and composer who is known both as a creator of jazz- minimalism and philosophical jazz as well as a charismatic stage performer. Pissarenko makes original music that has been called jazz minimalism or music in its simple and natural form as well as hypnagogic minimalism and post-rock jazz. The music in Oleg Pissarenko Band’s newest album might be called jazz-minimalism or "music in all its simplicity and naturalness ". "Free Child World“ represents the music of freedom and the world of freedom through a child's eyes. The band can relate to the expression jazz minimalism as ’jazz’ and ’minimalism’ are in contradiction. Improvisation, virtuosity and wittiness are essential to jazz, but minimalism is focusing only on the basics. The band has inherited jazz traditions still playing positive minimalism.

 

 

FLOW CHART

Band:ZOE ZAC
Album:FLOW CHART
Label:METAL POSTCARD
Format:CD
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

First international release by Tasmanian grunge and alt rock singer song writer zoe zac – Rendolent of 90’s Australian acts like Magic Dirt & Spiderbait with more than a bit of the PJ Harvey’s about her.

Zoe Zac is a singer songwriter recording solo artist from Hobart Tasmania. Her Projects include We are The Kicks, The Mincers and ZZ-TV. She has recently returned from touring Hong Kong Solo(Oct 2013) as well as Cambodia with her former band The Mincers(Jan/Feb 2013). While on tour in Phnom Penh she collaborated with renowned German fiction/fact writer Tom Vater from Legendary power rock band Pussy and the Lear Jets (Bangkok) on the ZZ-TV files.

 

 

THE IF IF

Band:OLLO
Album:THE IF IF
Label:METAL POSTCARD
Format:CD
Genre:Indie/Shoegaze

The 2nd album by ollo (sydney) was originally released on 12 Apostles records in 2007 to great reaction from media in Australia, the UK & US. Ollo have now moved from Sydney to London and are gigging on a regular basis and will soon be starting their now famous Sydney alt music night in the capital soon at Servants Jazz Quarters. Australian electronica will soon become a fixture in London and metal postcard are re-issuing the If If to start the ball rolling.

 

 

THE FATES

Band:MATTHEW AND THE UNFORTUNATES
Album:THE FATES
Label:METAL POSTCARD
Format:CD
Genre:SINGER/SONGWRITER

Debut album from UK Singer, Songwriter, Band Leader who splits his time between San Francisco & Birmingham. The album was produced by Drew Feldman ( The magic band) and guests include the like of Fred Frith on guitar. Already hailed as a classic from its extremely ltd vinyl release in 2013. Metal Postcard Records is now releasing the album worldwide on CD and in digital format.

 

 

MIST

Band:MIST
Album:MIST
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:CD EP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Fast rising 90% female occult doom metal star MIST present again their highly praised 2 track demo on limited edition black vinyl 7”ep. Formed in Ljubljana, Slovenia, only in 2012, MIST established themselves on the top of the (female) doom metal genre faster than a speeding bullet. In their short period of existence opening for Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, playing at festivals such as Malta doom fest and Hammer of doom and being confirmed for Metal days 2015 put them right on the map! 

 

 

 

MIST - VINYL

Band:MIST
Album:MIST - VINYL
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:VINYL 7"
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Fast rising 90% female occult doom metal star MIST present again their highly praised 2 track demo on limited edition black vinyl 7”ep. Formed in Ljubljana, Slovenia, only in 2012, MIST established themselves on the top of the (female) doom metal genre faster than a speeding bullet. In their short period of existence opening for Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, playing at festivals such as Malta doom fest and Hammer of doom and being confirmed for Metal days 2015 put them right on the map!

Limited edition black vinyl 7”ep, 500 copies!

 

 

GET YOUNG - LP

Band:TRIPWIRES
Album:GET YOUNG - LP
Label:FOLC RECORDS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Garage Punk

Seattle supergroup with members of the Young Fresh Fellows, Mudhoney, Model Rockets, The Minus 5, Roy Loney's Longshots, Neko Case, and many more. This is their third album, recorded by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mark Lanegan, Afghan Whigs, ...) and the guitarist of the band, and producer group Mudhoney, Johnny Sangster. You’ll find the best Powerpop, Rock & Roll and Pubrock. The main features of this band are great voice of Ramberg and his ability to write catchy melodies, the great talent as a guitarist of Johnny Sangster, with original and full of class arrangements, and the powerful of a great rock & roll rhythm section. All this makes that The Tripwires can be considered as an unique, talented and glorious band!

They are/were members of some important bands out of  Seattle (Mudhoney, Young Fresh Fellows, Roy Loney, Minus 5, Neko Case,…) 

For fans of Graham Parker, Rockpile, Nick Lowe, Zombies, Hollies, Big Star, Brinsley Schwarz...Power Pop !

 

 

DIRTY LITTLE DEVILS

Band:FRENZY
Album:DIRTY LITTLE DEVILS
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

This is a re-issue of a long since out of print album by a long-standing, popular band.

Frenzy are always performing somewhere in the world. They’re still going stronger than ever 30 years on. This album was originally released on a German label in 2001 but has been out of print and hard to get (making the original CD price soar). We just bought the rights and so now this re-issue will be a welcome release for fans who missed it first time around.

 

 

REVEALS ALL

Band:JACK RABBIT SLIM
Album:REVEALS ALL
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

A Rare and Unreleased compilation from the most popular UK Rockabilly band on the scene.

This band are celebrating 10 years on the road, and are busier than ever. This CD contains many previously unreleased tracks, mined from their 10 year recording history.

 

 

WATCH OUT!

Band:RUSTI STEEL AND THE STAR TONES
Album:WATCH OUT!
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:Rock And Roll/Psychobilly

3rd album on Western Star by this popular UK Rockabilly band

Rusti Steel is legendary in the world of Rockabilly. He performs throughout Europe and the UK on a regular basis. This, his 3rd album for us is another corker. This album features a special guest: Alan Mills. Alan scored a top ten hit in 1981 with his band Coast To Coast when they took “Do The Hucklebuck” into the UK charts.

 

 

INNERPRETATIONS

Band:EDENIAL
Album:INNERPRETATIONS
Label:Ravenheart
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

EDENIAL HAIL FROM CHILE BEING FRONTED BY A YOUNG LASS KNOWN SIMPLY AS FRAN. THE BAND THROW AT THE LISTENER 10 TRACKS OF ALTERNATIVE METAL, WITH MELODY ALWAYS BUBBLING UNDER THE SURFACE. 

SIMPLY A GREAT HEAVY METAL ALBUM – HEAVY BUT MELODIC.

 

 

RISE.

Band:AMAZON
Album:RISE.
Label:Ravenheart
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

AMAZON’S 3RD ALBUM IS READY TO BE RELEASED. BRAZILIAN BAND AMAZON’S NEW ALBUM FEATURES 10 TRACKS THAT BRING SYMPHONIC METAL BACK TO ITS ROOTS

THE ALBUM DELIVERS THE EXPLOSIVE THRILLS OF THE EARLY WAVES OF FEMALE FRONTED METAL COMBINED WITH THE MODERN SOUND CHARACTERISTICS AND THE AGRESSIVITY AND MATURITY OF A BAND THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR OVER A DECADE.

 

 

INTERNAL SALVATION

Band:THE UNSEEN
Album:INTERNAL SALVATION
Label:PHR RECORDS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Boston streetpunks The Unseen and their album from 2007 now again avaible on vinyl. Limited edition.

The Unseen - Formed in the mid-90s, and influenced by artists such as The Misfits, The Clash, The Cult, Bad Religion, Sick of it All, and G.B.H., The Unseen - winner of Best Punk Band at the 2004 Boston Music Awards, is one of the most recognized acts currently recording and performing. Their catalogue includes six full length albums, countless splits and EPs, and appearances on over 25 punk compilations...

 

 

TO PUNK OR NOT TO BE

Band:THE NIMBWITS
Album:TO PUNK OR NOT TO BE
Label:SCHIZOPHRENIC INC
Format:2CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Danish old school punk rock delivered by old school punks is the only fitting description of this release: “To punk or not to be”. It’s different from the other Scandinavian punk bands out there, surely because of the more classic rock elements combined with metallic parts, which the guest appearances by legendary axe-handlers Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate/King Diamond) and Michael Stützer (Artillery) make a metal contribution. The melodic punk melodies are greatly accomplished by the female guest vocals and by the guest performance with bagpipes. All these guest appearances contribute to the great amount of diversity of this album, making it unique and at the same time carrying on the sound of classic punk rock! The “Punk’s not dead just older and uglier” CDep is the bands DIY release and is included. It has a similar punk vibe as the full-length, so the punks listening to these records get the full taste of disgusting punk in this release.

 

 

SUPER GALACTIC BATTLE ATTACK

Band:CTRL ALT DEL
Album:SUPER GALACTIC BATTLE ATTACK
Label:ARMALYTE INDUSTRIES
Format:CD
Genre:Industrial/EBM

CTRL ALT DEL’s second album, full to the brim of super heavy, industrial strength dubstep, drum and bass and techno malarky.

For fans of Knife Party, Skrillex and Deadmau5.

 

 

COLLECTION OF SOULS

Band:MASTER
Album:COLLECTION OF SOULS
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Released in 1993, MASTER third proper full-length caught a band and the scene it belonged to in a state of transition. By then, although it didn’t know it, death-metal had already started its slow but sure spiral downwards under the combined weight of trendy acts and now self-doubting leaders. In the middle of this, despite two very successful albums (‘Master’ and ‘On the Seventh Day’, both already reissued by DOOMENTIA), the relationship between MASTER and its label NUCLEAR BLAST had begun to turn sour. But instead of diminishing its impact, it only magnified it. As a result, some say ‘Collection of Souls’ is, by far, their most punkish recording so far and a strike back at the then sedated and over-triggered sound that was already the norm back then.

At the time, Paul Speckmann had decided to briefly relocate to Arizona where he gathered a whole line-up, including guitarists Jeff Kobie and Brian Brady plus drummer Steve Bailey. But after only one European tour, the latter had to be replaced by ‘Seventh Day’ alumini and ABOMINATION member Aaron Nickeas and his influence can be truly heard on this recording that took place at Solid Sound studio in Hoffman Estates, Illinois in November 1993, where the first album MASTER album (the 1989 version) had also been recorded. Boosted by the surprising inclusion of ‘Jailbreak’, a THIN LIZZY cover (one of Paul’s favourite band, to this day), MASTER never before or since did an album like ‘Collection of Souls’ and it twenty-one years after its release, it still stands tall and proud among its now wealthy discography.

Available for the first time since 1993 remixed and re-mastered from the original reels and with an extra bonus track (‘Inner Selfless Pride’) appearing here for the first time, courtesy of DOOMENTIA of course!

 

 

CAPILLA ARDIENTE / EVANGELIST

Band:CAPILLA ARDIENTE / EVANGELIST.
Album:CAPILLA ARDIENTE / EVANGELIST
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:VINYL 12"
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

CAPILLA ARDIENTE are no stranger to DOOMENTIA since two of its key members, Felipe Plaza Kutzbach (vocals) and Claudio Botarro Neira (bass), are also playing in the mighty PROCESSION, the epic doom metal kings that worked with the label on several releases in the past. One could actually say that both bands are quite alike, bred on a severe diet of classic 80’s metal and CANDLEMASS, the difference being that PROCESSION is Plaza’s pride and joy, whereas CAPILLA ARDIENTE is first and foremost Botarro’s baby. And the latter, as he puts it with a grin, like to “twist things a little bit whenever I get the chance”. So when they were approached by DOOMENTIA earlier this year about a possible vinyl only twelve inches split, they came up with an idea to do a cover of the NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH. “Except that unlike all the other bands who only seem to pick up songs from their classic 1980 self-titled debut, we choose a song from their criminally overlooked second album from 1985, ‘Screamin’ N’ Bleedin’ instead ah!”. Fear not though, their version of “Waltz the Night”, recorded right after the session that spawned their recently released ‘Bravery, Truth and the Endless Darkness’ album, and with the addition of a second guitar player to enhance the heavy riffing, makes the CAPILLA ARDIENTE treatment sounds bleaker and more majestic than ever… Not ones to be left behind biting the dust, the mysterious Polish chaps that hide behind the EVANGELIST moniker have decided to pick up the gauntlet by covering another well known act. Except that infamous MAYHEM is black-metal at its purest and their ultimate classic, the bleakest ode to Transylvania ever penned, “Freezing Moon”. But covered by EVANGELIST, it has been turned into a forlorn classic doom ten minutes long symphony. You never heard it that way so get ready to be blown away!

 

 

BLACK INFERNAL VORTEX

Band:BRUTALLY DECEASED
Album:BLACK INFERNAL VORTEX
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Death Metal

Freshly off from their Czech tour with Dr. LIVING DEAD celebrated by the release of the highly-praised split LP with INTERMENT (already released by, you’ve guessed it, DOOMENTIA), BRUTALLY DECEASED have wasted no time bowing once again in front of the old Swedeath altar. While some hide behind so-called progressive tags and others deny the evidence, the quintet have never denied what their goal was from day one and ‘Black Infernal Vortex’ is once again no exception!

Recorded at the Davos studio last April like all their previous releases and still boosting former and current members of various veterans of the Czech extreme metal scene such as JIG-AI, HEAVING EARTH, or PSYCHOTIC DESPAIR, those nine brand new songs take the heritage of their 2010’s debut ‘Dead Lovers’ Guide’ and run with it further down the abyss. Its striking cover designed by Paolo Girardi (BLAPSHEMOPHAGER, INQUISITION, CRAVEN IDOL etc.) is the perfect reflection of what those thirty minutes have in store, a totally uncompromised, raging and raw-as-fuck take on the classic sound of the Swedish school of death, yet with its own rabid-like flair. Old-school it may be but alive, well and ready to kill it is!

 

 

ORDAINED

Band:USURPRESS
Album:ORDAINED
Label:DOOMENTIA
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Appearances can be very deceptive. Take USURPRESS for instance: those Swedes surely don’t need any introduction anymore, having proven the world (and beyond!) through various EPs, splits and one album (‘Trenches of the Underworld’, released in 2012) that the old mix of D-beat/crust and death freaking metal of yore still rages on. Yet, with ‘Ordained’ they have the same time got even heavier and more aggressive while throwing all the rules out of the window with a sadistic grin on its face. In case you haven’t been tipped off by the inclusion on two tracks of Magnus Stjernberg, who already appeared on their debut, on ‘nyckelharpa’ but also of a guest flutist and pianist, there are changes in the air. Bloody hell, stop the press, USURPRESS have gone progressive! Well, at least, kind of. Not as in ‘endless songs with solos all over the places’ but progressive as in ‘let’s see how we can evolve and make things even more interesting without changing our identity’.

Mixed by Lawrence Mackrory from DARKANE and with a lavish cover artwork by Ola Larsson (DISMA, SULPHUR AEON etc.), ‘Ordained’ show a different face of USURPRESS without loosing its extreme edge nor its energy. And if you aren’t convinced enough, even if among those twelve tracks you’ll find a surprising cover “Lóthlorien”, originally recorded back in 1970 by Swedish progressive rock guru Bo Hansson and inspired by the ‘Lords of the Rings’ saga (!), be sure that those punks will gladly punch your face in to prove their point..

 

 

ARCHGOD

Band:FAITHFUL DARKNESS
Album:ARCHGOD
Label:CORONER
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Faithful Darkness is a melodic death/thrash metal band from Helsingborg (Sweden). Like so many times before this story starts off with a few beers... When Jimmy Persson quit Soilwork, it was not because music wasn’t a part of him anymore rather than he wanted to do something else. He met Martin Langen out at the pub and the ideas started to boil. Not long after that the recruiting started and with John, John, Jesper (yes, four names that began with J) and Erik. This resulted in the foundation for what that today is Faithful Darkness. With musical inspiration from all that the metalworld had to over, to agree was (and is) always a hard decision, but every decision made contributing to creative compromises. And soon began the epic (Rhapsody of Fire) quest of conquering Sweden with gigs around the country. Not long after that, inspired by everything from Europe to Dimmu Borgir and Marduk their debut album entitled “In Shadows Lies Utopia” was released in 2008. Strongly followed with support gigs to Soilwork, Evergrey, Raised Fist and Sonic Syndicate. After some lineup changes and internal turbulence Faithful Darkness stood strong once again with Jocke Strandberg on drums and Kåre Timmerman on bass ready to release the second album “Black Mirror’s Reflection” in 2012. The release was followed by a smaller European tour throughout Germany, Italy, Austria, UK and Denmark. In 2013 “The Second Reflection EP”, a sequel to “Black Mirror’s Reflection” album, has been released. In June 2013 Jimmy decided to leave the band due to motivational differences within the band. Not long after that Mr. Jonathan Thorpenberg join forces with Faithful Darkness, this guitar playing wonder child. The band is stronger than ever and now is in the studio to release their third album via Coroner Records.

 

 

THE HUMAN PARADOX

Band:SEASON OF GHOSTS
Album:THE HUMAN PARADOX
Label:CORONER
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Season of Ghosts is a groundbreaking music project, dedicated to the love for the unseen and film soundtracks. Conceived by Greek singer-songwriter Sophia Aslanidou, the project came to life in October of 2013 and the highly anticipated debut concept album, “The Human Paradox”, is set to be released within 2014. Season of Ghosts combine extreme rock and metal sounds, harsh electronics and powerful, compelling vocals, through the eerie spectrum of a Sci-Fi and horror movie. Sophia is in charge of composition, lyrics and co-production and handles both melodic and distorted vocals in a unique, storytelling atmosphere, that is bound to captivate audiences around the globe. Sophia, who was born in Caracas, Venezuela and grew up in Thessaloniki, Greece, put herself on the music map as the singer of BLOOD STAIN CHILD (Japan). In just a short time, she managed to become one of the most acknowledged female vocalists within the Japanese metal industry, known not only for her work with BLOOD STAIN CHILD, but also for a number of esteemed collaborations. In 2010, Sophia moved to Japan to start her music career, bringing her international perspective and know-how to BLOOD STAIN CHILD and together they recorded the band’s 5th studio album, Epsilon, which still is their best seller to date. They toured extensively in Japan, America and Europe until Sophia’s departure for professional and personal reasons. While still in BLOOD STAIN CHILD, Sophia was involved in the “Imaginary Flying Machines” project, with bands such as Disarmonia Mundi, Destrage, Rise To Fall, among others and sang in the now famous “Princess Ghibli” albums, featuring innovative, metal covers of Studio Ghibli anime soundtracks. She has also collaborated with popular Japanese artists, such as MEJIBRAY and AYABIE.

 

 

AD INFINITUM...

Band:INFERNAL EXECRATOR
Album:AD INFINITUM...
Label:DUNKELHEIT
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Morbid visions in the core deep down, hatred in mind and music poisoned by insanity: these traditional ideas of Black Metal are presented by INFERNAL EXECRATOR from Singapore. In times of lame genre-mixes and fake poseurs those four hateful creatures concentrate on the aggressive main business: Black/Death Metal for hardliners.

“Infernal Satanic Adherent” is the first full-length created by those guys who have been infecting the eastern Asian region since 2005. It contains five tracks full of raging energy, remorselessly thrashing the listener. Why listen to this? The compositions are not just a simple pounding, but most intensive with their breaks, the hysterical riffing and the harshly spitted vocals. For fans of ARCHGOAT, BLASPHEMY, BLACK WITCHERY, IMPIETY & IMPALED NAZARENE... A must !

 

 

KINGDOM OF WORMS

Band:DESERTED FEAR
Album:KINGDOM OF WORMS
Label:FDA REKOTZ
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Thuringia´s DESERTED FEAR are one of the best and most talented death metal bands from Germany, crafting their vision passionately and merciless since 2008. Their debut album "My Empire" (2012) blew up a lot of dust, DESERTED FEAR are on their way to become one of the most important forces in the European metal scene. Germany´s ROCK HARD magazine praised the album as "...simply amazing how the whole albums offers it´s permanent hit potential. If it´s allowed to say so within the death metal world. Great start!”

DESERTED FEAR are now back with their new album "Kingdom of Worms", which was recorded in June and July 2014 once more at Eisensound Studio in Eisenberg (Thuringia / Germany) under the knife of guitarist Gitarrist Fabian Hildebrandt. Mixing and Mastering duties have been handled by legendary Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, etc.), who put the finishing touches on "Kingdom of Worms" in his very own Unisound Studio.

 

 

TOD AND TEUFEL

Band:ARROGANZ
Album:TOD AND TEUFEL
Label:FDA REKOTZ
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

After their previous two successful albums, the German Death Metal Horde ARROGANZ is back with their third work "Tod & Teufel". There are just a few bands that manage to create such autonomy, therefore musical comparisons to other bands are not needed. Just to say, Tod & Teufel is catchy, classic, melancholic, dirty and brutal but contemporary Death Metal, which takes the listener into a morbid underworld and keeps them there.

 

 

THIEF IN DIR

Band:PIKODEATH
Album:THIEF IN DIR
Label:PUNISHMENT 18
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

Pikodeath is a grindcore/thrash metal band, which came to existence in the late 1998 in Czech Republic town - Liberec. The first Pikodeath members were Josef Vích (Pepino) on a guitar, Eduard Bílkovský on drums, Michal Patrný (Tazman) on vocals and Petr Řeřicha (Vetchý) on bass. At the beginning, Pikodeath played thrash metal, but due to Tazman's death metal influences, Pikodeath started balancing between Thrash and Death or even Grindcore. The present members are: Pepíno - vocals and guitar, Lucki - bass, Mačetazo - drums, and Loppy - vocals. Although the band is from Czech Republic, Loppy - the singer, comes from Germany. Up until now the band has released the demo "Veselá Kopa" in 2001, afterwards the demo "Nasurowo" in 2008 and a 4-way split with bands such as Guttural, Diseased Ghoul and Gone Postal in 2009. In 2014 the band thanks to Punishment 18 and Defense records releases the official long play material called "Tief in Dir".

 

 

DEATH BY ZAPPING

Band:SOFISTICATOR
Album:DEATH BY ZAPPING
Label:PUNISHMENT 18
Format:CD
Genre:Thrash/Crossover Metal

Sofisticator is a totally old school-oriented thrash metal band from Florence (Italy) mainly influenced by the likes of Exodus, Slayer, Possessed, Overkill and Venom. 

Sofisticator played at Romanian Thrash Fest in October 2013 before announcing Don Hammier as the new stable member to join the army and kept kicking ass across Italy waiting to finally re-enter the studio in 2014. In the meantime the band shared the stage with some of nowadays most important thrash metal bands like Hirax, Toxik, Bonded By Blood, Hobbs Angel Of Death as well as taking part to Faust Extreme Fest V supporting Venom. Now that the summer has gone, the new record is finished and ready to strike your ears by the end of the year…

 

 

SOUNDS OF IMMORTALITY

Band:THY BLEEDING SKIES
Album:SOUNDS OF IMMORTALITY
Label:SOUNDMASS
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Soundmass is pleased to be releasing THY BLEEDING SKIES: Seconds Of Immortality. The 3rd album from this German band sees them push the limits of modern death metal. Using a foundation of melodic death metal, Thy Bleeding Skies blend in doom and rock 'n' roll influences and a touch of the old-school. The metal never lets up, but the band have added some electronic parts and clean vocals to create their most diverse and exciting album yet.

 

 

III

Band:ENCOFFINATION
Album:III
Label:SELFMADEGOD
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

ENCOFFINATION, the most wretched and abysmal death metal band of the last decade, return with their third full length record. "III - Hear Me, O' Death" is 60 minutes of abysmal, funereal death metal; the most destructive recorings of their career. A must have for fans of INCANTATION, RIPPIKOULU, MORPHEUS DESCENDS, dISEMBOWELMENT.

Formed in 2008 by drummer Elektrokutioner (Black Pentagram Cult, Father Befouled, Festered, Scaremaker, etc.) and guitarist/bassist/vocalist Ghoat (Father Befouled, Festered, Vomitchapel, ex-Hills of Sefiroth, etc.), ENCOFFINATION perpetuates a suffocating style of slow-motion, dirge-infused death metal with funeral doom bleakness.

 

 

FRAME OF MIND

Band:STORMCAST
Album:FRAME OF MIND
Label:PITCH BLACK
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Cypriot act blending touches of symphonic metal as well as gothic and melodic death metal and a subtle dose of doom, STORMCAST have created a unique style and sound that they can truly call their own. The band members are passionate and determined and this is evident throughout their work. For fans of: Rotting Christ, Hypocrisy, Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Dark Tranquility...

 

 

INCERTITUDE OF EXISTENCE

Band:DECONVERSION
Album:INCERTITUDE OF EXISTENCE
Label:AMPUTATED VEIN
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

From Baja California Mexico, highly anticipated debut album of Brutal Technical Death Metal! The organic approach of DECONVERSION provides a unique and natural sound, balanced between brutal yet catchy guitar riffs and complex instrumental passages.

For fans of "Severed Savior", "The Faceless" "Odious Mortem" and "Spawn of Possession".

 

 

LIVE IN GRONIGEN

Band:ABORYM
Album:LIVE IN GRONIGEN
Label:Dead Seed Productions
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

"Live in Groningen" is the first official live album from ABORYM.

Deluxe limited metal board Digipak CD, with double A4 poster.

Features With No Human Intervention line-up (Attila / MAYHEM, Set Teitan / WATAIN, Nysrok / ALIEN VAMPIRES)

 

 

GENERATOR - LP

Band:ABORYM
Album:GENERATOR - LP
Label:Dead Seed Productions
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Black Metal

"Aborym is now a band that should appeal to a wider audience without alienating their already solid fan base”- ULTIMATEMETAL.COM

Featuring Prime Evil (MYSTICUM), Bard G. Eithun (EMPEROR) & Guest appearance by Attila Csihar of MAYHEM

Noble 180g vinyl housed in deluxe hardcover gatefold with revised artwork , includes an A1 full colour poster

 

 

HUMILIATI

Band:MHONOS
Album:HUMILIATI
Label:Dead Seed Productions
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Black Metal

This monumental work of doom has finally gotten the wax treatment it deserved.

For fans of Sunn O))), Burzum and early Mayhem.

Limited double gatefold 180g vinyl on bone white wax, with gold foil, includes heavy board lyric sheet.

 

 

THE ALPHA MEMORY

Band:REASONS BEHIND
Album:THE ALPHA MEMORY
Label:MAPLE METAL
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Italian 5‐piece symphonic power metal band REASONS BEHIND are back !!

RIYL: Nightwish, Epica, Amaranthe, Within Temptation, After Forever, Kamelot, Rhapsody of Fire

 

 

TILL DEATH AND AFTER

Band:HI-GH
Album:TILL DEATH AND AFTER
Label:METAL ON METAL
Format:CD
Genre:Thrash/Crossover Metal

Second full-length album of this young and very active in the scene speed/thrash band from Rome.

For fans of: Motörhead, Exciter, Judas Priest, early Metallica, early Slayer, Tank, Inepsy, Midnight, G.B.H....

 

 

DEUS VOLT

Band:ALBERT BELLS SACRO SANCTUS
Album:DEUS VOLT
Label:METAL ON METAL
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

First solo album of Albert Bell, veteran of the Maltese metal scene, known as the bassist and main composer for Forsaken and Nomad Son.

For fans of: Törr, Nemesis (pre-Candlemass), later Zemial, early Celtic Frost, Helhammer, Mortuary Drape, early Death SS and Paul Chain, Varathron, Root, Venom, later Bathory, Saint Vitus...

 

 

KHEPRI

Band:BEYOND THE DUST
Album:KHEPRI
Label:DOOWEET
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

BEYOND THE DUST is a prog math metal band. They played with Betraying The Martyrs, Periphery, Sybreed, Protest The Hero, Monuments, Becoming The Archetype.... After two european tour, making friends with many bands, they released a new song "REALITY DEFORMED" featuring Aliases singer. Their new album, KHEPRI, includes a featuring with AARON MATTS (Betraying the Martyrs).

 

 

ANTIGONE PROJECT

Band:ANTIGONE PROJECT
Album:ANTIGONE PROJECT
Label:DOOWEET
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

A powerfull Electro / Rock managed by the french leaders of the genre.

Antigone Project is a band with members of Mickey 3D - 350,000 records sold in France !

 

 

KATEGORIE TOT

Band:SELBSTENTLEBUNG
Album:KATEGORIE TOT
Label:Nihilistic Empire
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Power Metal - 8/10 - "Dark Throne meets Bethlehem"

RIYL Shining, Bethlehem, Faulnis etc

 

 

NULL NEGATIV

Band:SELBSTENTLEBUNG
Album:NULL NEGATIV
Label:Nihilistic Empire
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Austrian Black Metallers third album.

RIYL Shining and Bethlehem.

 

 

CONSUMED

Band:MY DOMINION
Album:CONSUMED
Label:Nihilistic Empire
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

First album from Death Metal newcomers My Dominion.

RIYL In Flames, Amon Amarth, Hypocrisy and SYL.

 

 

THRASH IS JUST THE BEGINNING

Band:FINAL DEPRAVITY
Album:THRASH IS JUST THE BEGINNING
Label:Nihilistic Empire
Format:CD
Genre:Thrash/Crossover Metal

German Old School Thrashers par excellence !

RIYL Classic Kreator and Sodom.

 

 

LIBIDO

Band:ANGREPP
Album:LIBIDO
Label:UNEXPLODED
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Black Metal acts killer second album.

RIYL Classic Black Metal with a touch of Punk/Motorhead.

 

 

THE FINAL OUTCOME

Band:BLACK THERAPY
Album:THE FINAL OUTCOME
Label:Masterpiece Distr
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Italian Death metal act

RIYL Melodic Death Metal a la In Flames / Dark Tranquility.

 

 

TIME TO THINK PT 1

Band:HANDSOFTIME
Album:TIME TO THINK PT 1
Label:Masterpiece Distr
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Italian Alt Rockers second album

RIYL Muse, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Queen, GNR etc.

 

 

MASS DISTRACTION

Band:LACERHATE
Album:MASS DISTRACTION
Label:Masterpiece Distr
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Italian Death Core acts debut album.

RIYL Hatebreed, Slayer and Sepultura.

 

 

PAINTINGS IN THE HALL

Band:BEYOND LIGHT
Album:PAINTINGS IN THE HALL
Label:ZERO DIMENSIONAL
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

A stunning Post Black Metal concept album

RIYL Post Black Metal

 

 

REVELATION...

Band:MALHKEBRE
Album:REVELATION...
Label:ZERO DIMENSIONAL
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

A stunning Black Metal Album

RIYL The classic Black Metal acts of the past!

 

 

MEMORIES DEVOURED BY NOISE AND ECHOES

Band:EPITIMIA
Album:MEMORIES DEVOURED BY NOISE AND ECHOES
Label:ZERO DIMENSIONAL
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Compilation of Atmospheric / Post Black Metal Russian acts work so far...

RIYL Post Black Metal

 

 


 
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