Death Ordinance is set in a future ravaged by 30 years of war, global societies have collapsed into anarchic warfare between tribal bands. Following nuclear warfare and EMP's, remnants of technology are repurposed solely for conflict. Regression becomes progress as oppression and power struggle with natural law and imminent extinction.
What remains of humanity struggles in the vestiges, the final lineage impotent and malformed, for the scraps of a dying world. The album documents the twilight of existence through 3 movements the onset as "Consecrating Fire" and concluding with "Desert of Ash".
Each song is deliberate with serving a purpose compositionally as well as with the lyrical narrative.
"Senses heightened, survival preceeds morality..."
After a demo tape and splits with Sabbatic Goat and Spiteful Urinator, Trepanation released a tape only limited to 50 copies in April 2016. On this tape the band showed another face. While on previous releases the band was known for a punishing Black/Death/Grind hybrid, here the A side consist of an ominous Doom/Death track, on the B side the band does two tracks that are influenced by old school industrial (refer to SPK, Throbbing Gristle..., not the beat-driven stuff), though still performed with vocals, bass, guitar and drums. Again, there's an ominous vibe to these tracks, while also invoking an outlandish ritual/tribal atmosphere.
This tape shows that the band can pull off much more than what they have been doing in former releases and thus it seemed only logical to re-release this tape. Whether or not the styles executed on this tape will be found in further Trepanation releases is to be seen.
Limited to 100 copies.
INCORPOREA from Spain and have recently returned with a couple of new songs that were originally supposed to be released via Equinox Discos on 7” EP vinyl format. Unfortunately, the label had to cancel all pending releases. o now they are open to serious offers and currently searching for any proper label interested in releasing their stuff.
Both songs are 100% finished, mixed and mastered by Javi Félez at Moontower Studios (BCN, Spain), and also the excellent cover artwork by David Thiérrée (who has also worked with some talented acts such as Warloghe, Satanic Warmaster or Mutiilation, among others).
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KROLOK is atmospheric and intricate Black Metal in the 90's tradition with a raw edge and sharing some members from bands such as Malokarpatan, Remmirath and Algor.
Debut album will be released through Hexencave Productions on CD and cassette (limited 12"LP will follow later) and graphic design is crafted by Dávid Glomba.
1. Flying above ancient ruins
2. Hunger of her eyes
3. Count von Krolock
4. The wanderer ascends (father of sorrows and past)
5. At the end of a new age
After a five-year wait, veteran Dark Descent alumni Father Befouled return with Desolate Gods, their 4th full length offering of twisted and cacophonous death metal chaos.
Picking up where 2012’s Revulsion Of Seraphic Grace left off, Desolate Gods picks up the torch, infusing their influences into a suffocating and mysterious album of serpentine riffing and lurching, cavernous doom. Compounding that is a maturity - a sound evolved from the heavy-handed Incantation worship of before - to a distinct sound all their own.
In their 10 year existence Father Befouled has developed into a tried-and-true death metal machine, and Desolate Gods is the direct result of that practice: a visceral and violent expulsion of rotting death metal blasphemy. As much as the music of Desolate Gods is rooted in the influence of bands like Morbid Angel, Incantation, and Monstrosity, the lyrical direction pays homage to the ancient gods of death and chaos. The darkness that governs the universe and the pain that death creates.
Dark Descent Records will release Desolate Gods June 23 on CD and digital formats.
1. Exsurge Domine (Intro)
2. Offering Revulsion
3. Mortal Awakening
4. Exalted Offal
5. Ungodly Rest
6. Divine Parallels
7. Vestigial Remains of… (Instrumental)
8. Desolate Gods
Recorded in various sessions in Atlanta, GA, between August and December 2016, Desolate Gods was mixed and mastered by Cruciamentum’s Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio. Cover art by Alex Shadrin of Nether Temple Design.
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