The Swedish label comments:
It is with great pleasure we once again open the old wooden door and invites another unique entity. The rare Swedish arcane that is PANPHAGE now live and breathe amongst our already strong Nordvis tribe. Arriving like a furious and fresh northern wind, fueled with a similar spirit as our other artists, we salute this new collaboration and gaze towards future horizons.
PANPHAGE is a one man black metal act originating from the Swedish westcoast. It came to life in 2005 and spent the following ten years releasing demo tapes and developing its own personal craftsmanship, culminating in its 2015 debut album STORM. The music of PANPHAGE could be described as traditional black metal incorporating elements of speed metal and melancholic Scandinavian folk music. The visual as well as poetical expressions of PANPHAGE often portrays topics such as wilderness, faith and violence. The aim of PANPHAGE is to inspire its listener with ancient yet timeless awe for all things not human.
A few words from Panphage about the collaboration with Nordvis:
Signing to Nordvis is part of taking PANPHAGE to the next level. Many of the labels releases holds crucial qualities such as originality, devotion and sincerity. To me Nordvis deals with music for people with their feet deep in the soil while their minds wander the heavens. In this way this collaboration fits perfectly into my visions of the future of PANPHAGE.
Terratur Possessions Presents:
Sinmara / Misþyrming - Ivory Stone / Hof 10" Split MLP
To be released later this year.
Lantern's 2nd album II - Morphosis to be released early 2017 by Dark Descent Records. Close to 40 minutes of dark, twisted and unique metal coming your way soon, mixed and mastered by Dan Lowndes / Resonance Sound Studio. Enjoy the full front cover art executed by the magnificent Zbigniew M. Bielak - enjoy!
"A Tribute To Cold Meat Industry" 12"LP
- 350gsm Gatefold Jacket With Gloss UV Lacq Finish
And Inside Flooded In Black
- 140g Black Vinyl
- Limited To 1000 Copies
- Released In Cooperation With NWN! Productions
Cold Meat Industry has vomited dark blasphemies into unsuspecting minds since its inception more than 20 years ago. Now from dark corners of the metal underground, some of the seeds from this morbid poison pay tribute. A parish of death fanatics gather to chant six zealous hymns of worship to the Cold Meat Industry
The result...a last supper? Or are the wolves now showing their teeth?
Sinistrous Diabolus - Sacrifice (Aghast)
Spire - Death, Just Only Death... (In Slaughter Natives)
Temple Nightside - Winds of a Lost Soul (Arcana)
Grave Upheaval - Necrose Evangelicum (Brighter Death Now)
Antediluvian - Sephiroth (raison d'être)
Vassafor - Infernal Affairs II Doom Legion Ultra (MZ.412)
Setentia - the incredible, young New Zealand-based experimental death metal outfit - traverses the bridge between abrasive, swirling ferocity and ambient hymns of intense and measured tremolo-picking.
Spending more than half-a-decade sculpting their signature sound; Setentia draws on influences from bands such as Gorguts, Ulcerate, Deathspell Omega, and Blut Aus Nord. Taking several years to complete their debut masterwork, the band's first album - "Darkness Transcend" - is set to be unleashed, carving their name alongside the masters of death metal ambiance.
1) Darkness Transcend
2) Throne of Thorns
3) Beyond Myopic Blame
4) Seeds of Death (Departure)
5) Seeds of Death (Remembrance)
6) The Enemy Within
7) The Fruit of Life
Pre-order: early September, 2016
Release: November 11th, 2016
Majestic black metal in the classic Greek style of classic Rotting Christ, Varathron and Thou Art Lord. Darkness, pain, death, hate, wisdom, occultism, mysticism and ancient rituals. Long awaited first ever vinyl version of the band´s first album from 2010. New artwork by Panos Sounas (Necromantia, Tatir, Jackal's Truth, Diaboli, Shadowcaster etc.).
Forward-thinking, unorthodox New Zealand death metal trio ULCERATE returns this October with their latest masterwork Shrines Of Paralysis. A flawless continuation of the band's signature sonic philosophy, this week the band shares the album's street date and preorders, as well as the first single, "Extinguished Light."
Shrines Of Paralysis spans eight tracks of ULCERATE's singular death metal, incorporating a wider range of styles and ideas than ever before. Influences both within and beyond metal abound: organic, inventive phrasings and novel compositional techniques flesh out a thundering package of death, doom, and black metal stylings. As is characteristic of the band, Shrines Of Paralysis is about much more than just the music. The production, themes, and atmosphere all shape ULCERATE's music, and help guide the way through a highly evocative palette of dark and light passages, subtly dramatic rhythmic manipulation, and unparalleled technical heaviness. The band's most cohesive and powerful release to date.
Shrines Of Paralysis is due out October 28th, 2016 on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records.
Shrines Of Paralysis Track Listing:
2. Yield To Naught
3. There Are No Saviours
4. Shrines Of Paralysis
5. Bow To Spite
6. Chasm Of Fire
7. Extinguished Light
8. End The Hope
Once in the ranks of the Finnish cult death metal acts Slugathor and Nerlich, over the years Jarno Nurmi has always taken a low profile. Many know him for being half of the Desecresy’s line-up and a live member of Cosmic Church, but Nurmi is also active with SERPENT ASCENDING, the torchbearer of his peculiar death metal vision and occult concept. Nurmi gave birth to SERPENT ASCENDING in 2008, debuting 3 years later on I, Voidhanger Records with The Enigma Unsettled, a collection of demos that drew attention to the band’s traditional yet unconventional style.
SERPENT ASCENDING‘s first full-length album, Aṇaṅku is even more awe-inspiring. Rooted in the glorious old days of satanic death metal, it’s not imprisoned in stale clichés and doesn’t fall victim of abused canons. On the contrary, the album finds an original expressing way by weaving cavernous sounds and hallucinatory melodies together. Nurmi’s profound growls and twisted choirs contribute to the ritualistic atmosphere that permeates the tracks, where hazy guitars grimly hover over a primitive drumming that provides an incessant, hypnotic thrust. The songs are short and to the point, but their apparent simplicity hides a very effective work on arrangements and instrumental dialogues; so much that each track looks like a sonic sigil, a true act of magick perfectly crafted and executed.
Aṇaṅku is a mesmerizing slab of death metal, fascinatingly shrouded in mystery and occultism. Hidden in the dark for years, it’s now time for SERPENT ASCENDING to show its pronged tongue once again, and to fill our chalices with venom.
1. Entrance (4:03)
2. Rivers Of Lava (2:54)
3. Northern Delirium (2:17)
4. Karelides (3:42)
5. Aṇaṅku I (4:22)
6. Aṇaṅku II (3:20)
7. Mound Of Ing (4:36)
8. Male Atavism (4:55)
Total time 30:09
Music & Lyrics by Jarno Nurmi
Recorded by Tommi Grönqvist & Jarno Nurmi
Mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony
Cover art by Veera Pitkänen (official)
Logo and design by Francesco Gemelli
Long-running Swedish death metallers DERANGED are currently at Berno Studio(Amon Amarth, The Crown, Witchery) recording what will be their their ninth full-length album and first for Agonia Records. The successor to "Cut Carve Rip Serve" (2011) is expected to be released on October 28th and titled "Struck By A Murderous Siege". Today, the band revealed a rough mix excerpt from one of the new songs, "Hello From The Gutters", accompanied by a video from the studio.
While full album details will be revealed over the next weeks, drummer & founder Rikard Wermen issued the following update on DERANGED's current proceedings:
"We´re right now caught in good ol' Berno Studio located in our hometown Malmö, working on the new full length (titled "Struck by a murderous siege") and things are going rather smooth. Mean, we record the way we've done the last 20+ years. We go in and just fucking play. That's it! Not trying to overproduce anything. We want our shit to sound alive and (in)human. Eight songs of adrenalin and filth soaked death metal straight from the sewers of a cruel and malicious world.
To sum the whole thing up...
Rikard Wermén (drums): Who are you?
Berno Paulsson (producer): I am Berno.
Rikard Wermén: Have you come for me?
Berno Paulsson: I have long walked by your side.
Rikard Wermén: So I have noticed.
Berno Paulsson: Are you ready?
Rikard Wermén: My body is ready, but I am not".
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