Paysage D'Hiver are a phenomenon within the black metal genre. Wintherr, the Swiss project's sole and solitary member, has released ten albums and several splits within 20-plus years, all of which became underground successes and sought-after items while he kept mostly to himself, feeling no need to go public.
With 120 minutes playing time, "Im Wald" is not only Paysage D’Hiver's longest effort so far but also another chapter in the tale of winter travel (thus the French name Paysage D'Hiver) that runs through the project’s entire work like the proverbial golden thread.
2CD Digipak with 20-page booklet in black envelope
Mitochondrial Sun is NIKLAS SUNDIN (Dark Tranquillity) solo project!
Largely instrumental and featuring everything from Dead Can Dance-like tribal atmospheres to futuristic sci-fi soundscapes.
Among the guest musicians appearing are Dark Tranquillity’s Martin Brändström and renowned cello player Annika Blomfeldt.
Originally released by Swedish Sludge monsters SUMA in 2010, "Ashes" is a beast of granitic riffs, sludge destruction and unrelentless heaviness, engine-eared, mixed and produced by Billy Anderson.
Highly anticipated new album by Dutch Stoner Rockers KOMATSU, feat NICK OLIVERI as special guest.
Recommended if you like: MELVINS, CLUTCH, TORCHE.
'Success' is a funny concept. On its rawest, most pure form, it is entirely relative, and this was the subject KEN mode chose to approach their new album with.
Both sonically and lyrically, a shift has been made from the classic spitting of metallic hardcore tinged vitriol to a more raw indie aesthetic.
On 'Success' KEN mode pay tribute to where they've come from, saluting both their Canadian Prairie roots and a time when they first started to care about making music.
This was a time when the burgeoning grunge scene of the late 80's / early 90s, with bands like NIRVANA, BIG BLACK, COP SHOOT COP, THE COWS, CIRCUS LUPUS, and DRIVE LIKE JEHU were warping their teenage minds.
KEN MODE is ready for the next great step.
KEN MODE’s fifth full-length “Entrench” proudly preserves their acclaimed metallic Post-Hardcore severity, while offering their most creative and sonically diverse album at the same time – to which famed producer Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, BOTCH) added a massive punch. Formed in 1999, KEN MODE have shared stages with THE END, MASTODON, BURNT BY THE SUN, PELICAN, THE DREAM IS DEAD and GAZA among others.
This band is hot and clearly bound to be the next big thing!
Debut mini-album from this Danish constellation. With former OBSKURE TORTURE members, EGG?ÉR sets out on a spectacular musickal journey, through the Causal cosmos - with an overt nihilistic outlook – straight into the pit… Nadir.
Significant sonic influences include VULPECULA, SPEAR OF LONGINUS, CATHEDRAL, WINTER, MOONBLOOD… and, needless to say, the masters of the void, BLACK SABBATH.
Robust Relics Series presents Greenmachine's debut album “D.A.M.N.”
• “D.A.M.N. is a hardcore crusty assault to the senses, and it's been described as a "timeless masterpiece far ahead of its time." There's absolutely NO way you'll ever regret adding it to your collection. “ - Metal Injection
• "Greenmachine's sludge was extra-vicious and extra-biting at a time when no one had any idea what to do with that kind of band. Their style was ahead of its time then and has lost none of its impact now." - The Obelisk
THE BLACKENED BUNDLE
Spikerot Blackeded Triad for the first time in the darkest bundle ever.
Three of the most crushing records to surface from the Italian underground in 2019/2020.
3 CDs for 25 € (+ 1 FREE CD at our choice)
- SednA – The Man Behind The Sun (CD Digipak): A 33-minute-long sonic opus delving deep into the hazes of Black Metal, Post Rock and Doom
- Naga – Void Cult Rising (CD Digipak - 12-panel - Inverted Cross Shaped): A masterpiece of grief and nihilism, a true bliss for fans of Tripytkon, Unearthly Trance and Amenra
- Zolfo – Delusion Of Negation (CD Digipak): Atmo-sludge extremists in the vein of Iron Monkey, Ufomammut and Bongzilla
After years of angst-ridden anticipation from a ravenous fanbase, Denver's grindcore gargantuans CATHETER unleash their first full-length album since 2005.
The follow-up to Dimension 303", amidst an incredible arsenal of split releases, EPs and demos over the years, CATHETER's new opus is so obliteratingly heavy that upon first listen you'll quickly forgive them for the delay since the last album, and immediately tear your own head off in utter joy.
As always appropriately entitled, "Southwest Doom Violence" surges with CATHETER's pissed-off style, an immediate adrenaline-booster for fans of classic, ripping grindcore in the tradition of REPULSION, TERRORIZER, PHOBIA, early NAPALM DEATH, with crust and doom metal infiltrating the mix.
Denver's cantankerous trio return bringing their sophomore release "Dimension 303". Following-up to the band's vicious trademark sonic assault, the album lays to waste eighteen intense, kick-to-the-face hypergrind bursts of relentless auditory damage.
Catheter plays violent, catchy grindcore seething with crust, punk, doom and sludge elements dusting the final product. Powerful production and superb musician skills just complete this grind entity, making "Dimension 303" a monstrous masterpiece from one of the most proficient and dedicated grind acts around.