Dwell (Denmark) will unleash their new mini album entitled 'Desolation Psalms' in early 2017.
The mini album has a playing time of around 26 minutes and will contain the following 4 tracks: “March of the Leeches”, “The Inevitable Absence of Time”, “Teeth Gnawing, Talons Tearing” and “None but my Bones”.
“Desolation Psalms” was recorded at Sol Ater studios and engineered, mixed and mastered by Dwell bass player Quentin Nicollet. The artwork has been suplied by Maxime Taccardi.
Digi MCD via Rex Bagude (Mexico) and a bit later a tape version will follow on Afgrundsvisioner (Denmark)
Nearly five years after their debut album, 'Embodiment of Death', Gorephilia will return on March 3, 2017 with their follow-up full-length. 'Severed Monolith' spans nine tracks which steamroll 41 minutes. Unrelenting death metal from Finland!
Below you can listen to a new track and also watch some studio footage.
'Severed Monolith' tracklist:
3. Harmageddon of Souls
4. Words that Solve Problems
5. Black Horns
6. The Ravenous Storm
7. Return to Dark Space
9. Crushed Under the Weight of God
Compact disc by Dark Descent Records.
Vinyl version will be released by Me Saco Uno Ojo Records.
Cover art by Raúl Gonzalez.
Since 2003, Cleveland's MIDNIGHT have been slaying the metal/punk underground with their own, highly addictive brand of lust, filth, and sleaze, building up a sizable (and collectible) catalog along the way. And while 2012's HELLS HEADBANGERS-released Complete and Total Hell collection compiled MIDNIGHT's massive amount of EPs and splits up to (and successive of) their now-classic debut album, Satanic Royalty, the new kings of Hell needed yet another bursting-at-the-seams compilation that wrangles all their EPs and splits since that momentous debut: enter "Shox of Violence". But more than the usual odds 'n' sods collection so endemic to heavy metal, "Shox of Violence" features four brand-new songs to keep MIDNIGHT's rabid legion of devotees sated while their third album is being prepared. As such, those four songs are being released as a stand-alone 12" MLP, while the CD and tape versions pack a mammoth 25 tracks total. Across "Shox of Violence," in addition to the four new songs, you will find the cover of Venom's "Too Loud (for the Crowd)" flexi that was available exclusively to subscribers of Decibel magazine, some super-rowdy live tracks, and a handful of covers of MIDNIGHT favorites The Spits, covers of the likes of Quiet Riot, Girlschool, The Pagans, Australia's Taipan, and NWOBHM cult Crucifixion among others: all songs that have yet to make it to CD format, essentially. Complete and total hell - again! - complete and total MIDNIGHT, hear these legends-in-the-making at their rawest and most rabid..."Shox of Violence"!
An homage to Winter in conception, an explosion of expressions in perception, 'Old Man's Wyntar' is an astonishing masterpiece of soundscaping. Its highly complex structure takes the listener on a many-faceted journey into the deepest realms of ice, snow, and darkness. With a unique mix of Black Metal, Avantgarde, Neofolk, Ambient, Neue Deutsche Todeskunst and many other elements and influences, it lures the mind and beckons to venture beyond the borders of its usual conversance.
The course of the EP is shapeshifting between incantation, melancholy, desperation, fierce bitterness, harsh coldness and enticing tranquility. Its frostbitten, sharp sound entwines and channels the lyrical concept and musical fabric in towering manner toward the ecstasy of white, hostile solitude. 'Old Man's Wyntar' grave repercussions echo forth a long time after its last note has died away.
This very special, extended version finally turns the EP into the treat of a Full-Length. Enhanced with an additional chapter, the total playing time is advanced to an incredible 74 minutes of allurement that will see the last unfrozen souls enchanted. Within these new chapters, there are various guest appearances - the german neoclassic duo NACHTREICH contributed some string parts, Scorpios Androctonus (CRIMSON MOON, Ex-MELECHESH), Erik Gärdefors (GRIFT), Leshiyas (VIVUS HUMARE), Barth (OUR SURIVIAL DEPENDS ON US), as well as E.H. (WOLFHETAN) sharpening a true MOSAIC.
All music was carefully crafted at the HOUSE OF INKANTATION. For the mastering, none other than Patrick W. Engel (TEMPLE OF DISHARMONY) put the final touches on this unique winter journey.
Complete with a thick A5 book, reworked and extended artwork and booklet, as well as full English translations of all lyrics for the first time ever.
The tracklisting is as follows::
Chapter I: ERWECKUNGE & WINTEREN
[engl.: awakening & snowfall]
I. Incipit: Geherre (5.49)
II. Onset of Wyntar (12.49)
III. Im Winter (2.30)
Chapter II: ZOUBAR & TUNKALHEYT
[engl.: ...of magick & darkness]
IV. Snowscape (3.21)
V. White Gloom (11.24)
VI. Black Glimmer (8.56)
Chapter III: VRÖUDENHÜGE & ROUCHNAHT
[engl: joyful reminiscence & sacred eves]
VII. Silent World, Holy Awe (4.05)
VIII. Vom ersten Schnee (5.55)
IX. Silver Nights (22.24
Track from the upcoming full-length 'Dommedagskvad' to be released by Terratur Possessions exclusively, April 12th at the infamous Inferno Festival.
The Ruins of Beverast have announced the release of a new 12"EP which will feature the initial part of a bipartite meditation and celebration in euphoria for manhood's loss of the crown of creation. This meditation will be completed by the 2nd and final part on the forthcoming album later in 2017. The B-side of the EP is entitled "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun", and thus is an obvious obeisance to the godfathers of this EP's central idea.
The "Takitum Tootem!"-vinyl is an experimental orgy of spiritual psychedelia beyond the mood and concept of the following album - thus it stands alone as its harbinger.
1.Takitum Tootem! (Wardance):
"Takitum Tootem! is a bipartite percussive mediation and celebration in euphoria for manhood's loss of the crown of creation. This is the initial part, the wardance." (8:50min)
2. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Pink Floyd):
"A prostration before timeless poetry and psychedelia." (11:50min)
Available for preorder now and ready to be shipped the 19th of December as vinyl record.
DARK SYMPHONIES / THE CRYPT is honored to work with Borknagar mastermind Øystein G. Brun to reissue official stand alone CDs of the brutal, classic debut album "Blod Draum" and the classic EP "Stormvold" from the legendary Norse death metal act MOLESTED.
We are proud to announce that we are working directly with Øystein to obtain a wealth of material. "Blod Draum" will include the original film negative of the cover artwork for best visual presentation, unpublished band photos, lyrics and new liner notes. The CD will include the original 1995 studio recording, which was carefully mastered from the original DAT source as well a revised version of the album, which will be remixed by Øystein from the original multi-track studio tapes. This CD is designed after the original 1995 CD release, taking elements from the original layout with attention to detail, even down to the logo and typeface for a touch of nostalgia.
"Stormvold" will include the band's "Stalk the Dead" and "Unborn Woods in Doom' demos. Including the original cover artwork, unpublished band photos, lyrics, new liner notes and the original 1997 DAT tape for the Stormvold audio source and original analog tapes for the DEMO audio sources.
"Stormvold" will be presented as a metallic gold printed insert and will be designed after the original 1997 Effigy Productions release, taking elements from the original layout with attention to detail, even down to the logo and typeface for a touch of nostalgia.
These will be the ultimate CD versions of these classic death metal masterpieces.
Limited to 1000 copies worldwide! Stay away from BOOTLEGS! Support the band and official releases!!
Behold the rise of Oraculum's upcoming release "Always Higher".
Here is a teaser of what will be crafted in early 2017 under the banner of Invictus Productions.
A duo comprised of M.S. (guitar, voice, fx) and A.T. (bass, synth, voice), here assisted by session drummer M.P. (Arkaik Excruciation), SUSPIRAL is the earthly manifestation of spiritual dimensions existing beyond Death. Wrapped in a chilling cover (a detail from K.W. Diefenbach's painting “Toteninsel”), their first magnum opus “Delve Into The Mysteries Of Transcendence” comes divided into three chapters of transcendence by means of transformation through poisonous elevation, meditation on the sacrificial plane and the ultimate revelations on the final mysteries of Death. All engulfed in an amorphous mass of dissonant and chaotic Black Metal that will appeal to those who have stared on the verge of the Abyss.
Supremely dark and majestic, SUSPIRAL's music is a coalescence of frantic guitar-working and mesmerizing, noisy solos raising from chaos like bloody spears pointed at a black hole sky. The band's apocalyptic and unmerciful assault is tempered by the obscure, trance-inducing aura of the melodies, and by a well-structured songwriting, so dense of shades, sonic details and unexpected twists and turns that the 33 minutes of “Delve Into The Mysteries Of Transcendence” end up looking like an odyssey.
The purpose is to explore the true depths of darkness instead of safely swimming on its surface, like too many bands are content to do. But SUSPIRAL have no fear to drown: they bravely jump into the vacuum, sure to ascend.
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