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Wretch is the first full-length album by legendary stoner-rockers Kyuss, released in 1991.
It's a solid start rich with Black Sabbath worshiping heavy riffs and that instantly recognizable voice of John Garcia.
It sounds like a young band getting their feet wet and jamming out. The tracks "Black Widow" and "Deadly Kiss" are taken from the band's debut EP, Sons of Kyuss (1990), recorded with original bassist Chris Cockrell, while the rest of the album was recorded with his replacement Nick Oliveri.
The Sons of Kyuss songs "Love Has Passed Me By", "Katzenjammer", and "Isolation Desolation" were re-recorded for Wretch, the latter's title shortened to "Isolation".
Debut full album of Japanese old school pathological gore death/grind for fans of Carcass & Pathologist!
The paradigm-shifting fourth studio opus from Norwegian pioneers, Ulver.
Limited red double vinyl in gatefold with full lyrics/text, plus a new article from writer and journalist Jeff Wagner on the background, nature and triumph of such this ambitious release.
Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven & Hell includes guest vocal appearances from Darkthrone’s Fenriz, and Ihsahn and Samoth (Emperor).
Paradise Lost formed in Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1988 & are known for being the founders of the Gothic Death/Doom Metal genre; a style fully brought into existence with their genre-defining second album, the highly influential Gothic.
Lost Paradise was the band's debut album, released in 1990 & one of the early highlights in the formative years of Peaceville. Featuring more death metal influences, Paradise Lost created a dark & atmospheric style of brutal death metal, as opposed to one based on speed. The album was recorded at Academy Studios (My Dying Bride, Anathema, Cradle of Filth) in Yorkshire, England.
This edition of Lost Paradise is available on 180gm black vinyl.
Released in 1998, 'Alternative 4', Anathema's fourth studio album, quickly became the band's best-selling and most highly regarded release to date.
Containing evocative atmospheric passages and emotional Rock anthems, Alternative 4 represented a giant progression from the band's previous work and hinted at the massive changes to come.
Displaying a more mature sound than the band's earlier recordings, this is the album that gave birth to the more conceptual approach, that the band took further on such albums as a 'A Fine Day To Exit' and 'A Natural Disaster'.
Limited heavyweight 180gm vinyl edition.
Katatonia was formed in 1991 by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse.
Their debut album, Dance of December Souls, was released in 1993, gaining the band recognition for their eclectic brand of gothic doom/death metal & joining acts such as Paradise Lot & My Dying Bride as one of the genre's defining bands.
Originally released in 1996, second album Brave Murder Day is a true classic. The primitive structures and melodies give this album an unparalleled trance-like quality, by taking an early Paradise Lost influence and forming a completely unique sound and atmosphere. The majority of the vocal duties were carried out in his signature death-growl style by Mikael Åkerfeldt, while Jonas Renkse delivered the clean vocal passages, that he is known for today, on the ethereal track, Day.
CONTROL DENIED, the progressive heavy metal brainchild of legendary DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, released its first and only album The Fragile Art Of Existence (1999) to massive critical acclaim.
The Fragile Art Of Existence is the sound of traditional metal stepping into a new century; an album where the experiences and inspirations of trail-blazing, world-class musicians coalesced under the watchful eye of one of the genre's master craftsmen.
Now available for the first time ever as an official vinyl release, The Fragile Art Of Existence has been remastered and beautifully repackaged.
Double Black LP
DEATH, the heavy metal institution founded, realized, and helmed by legendary guitarist Chuck Schuldiner, released its final studio album The Sound of Perseverance (’98) to massive worldwide critical acclaim. The Sound of Perseverance is the masterstroke of one of metal’s true pioneers and innovators, and indeed worthy of the worship, adoration, and accolades that announced its original release (’98). The swansong of the metal legends, finally available once again in a gatefold double LP.
Transparent Orange with Red Butterfly Wings and Metallic Gold, Black and Orange Splatter Standard Gram 2LP
DEATH's immensely influential second album Leprosy originally released in 1988 was a pioneering album, building upon the thrash sounds of Metallica and Slayer but adding a previously unheard level of raw extremity. These songs are the roots of an entire genre: death metal. While this was only the second record DEATH release, it immediately cemented them as heavy metal icons.
"Neon Magenta with Bone White Butterfly Wings and Aqua Blue, Metallic Gold and Orange Splatter LP
"Brazilian five-piece Son of a Witch are set to release their 2019 album, Commanded by Cosmic Forces through respected purveyor Kozmik Artifactz at the end of this month. As to why, it's pretty easy to understand once you dig into the tectonic tonality and post-grunge melodies of the 13-minute "Breathe Dust" - like Jerry Cantrell fronting Conan, that one.
That is one of several extended, cosmically dense plods on the record, and if you can manage to play it on your turntable without the speakers vibrating the needle out of its groove, I sincerely doubt you?ll regret it. At least I know I'm not. It's the band's second record behind 2016's Thrones in the Sky."
Recommended if you like: Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Elder!
South London-based heavy rock quintet GREEN LUNG have announced the release of their debut, Free The Witch.
The release was the catalyst for a string of triumphs, which will see band activities picking up pace even further into 2020.
The original release captured the imagination of the international underground stoner/doom scene; mixing traditional heavy doom with folk-horror infused psychedelia and paving the way for this year's critically acclaimed debut full length, Woodland Rites. It turned the doom trope of 'witch burning' on its head, opting instead for a witch-positive message, celebrating British witchcraft through the ages and rediscovering the radicalism of the Old Religion.
HUMULUS are a psych-stoner power trio from Bergamo in Northern Italy. They have been active in the international stoner rock scene since 2009. After several albums and EPs HUMULUS release their fourth longplay album "The Deep".
HUMULUS are the masters of sprawling, hypnotic stoner-jams which they refine in long jamsessions in their rehearsal room. The likable trio has a very versatile range of expressions, from fuzzy-rocking to doom-heavy and psychedelic-spacy.