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Since their agonizing and crushing last record ( »ANTI LIFE », 2018), CULT OF OCCULT was asleep.
Today, the band is back with »Ruin », a 20 minutes mastodon of a song as oppressive and nihilistic as ever.
»Ruin » is available as a vinyl EP limited to 500 copies with an etched B-side.
France's most hated band is back with their fourth record, ''ANTI LIFE'', and this time it is a concept album.
CULT OF OCCULT delivers a sole 54 minutes track divided into four parts, exploring the darkest, creepiest and most extreme side of doom and sludge music. The four musicians were used to drown like a stone through the abyss but with this new album they have touched the bottom, maybe even deeper. This is a one way ticket to the ultimate extremities music can offer.
Founded in the year 2000 by frontman and composer Kostas Panagioto, Pantheïst can be considered as one of the main contributors to the funeral doom genre.
Their 2001 demo "1000 Years" drew the attention of Firebox Records who released their classic debut album "O Solitude".
The album takes the listener on a musical journey far beyond the strict boundaries of extreme doom metal. The mixture of orchestral arrangements, blast beats and slow tempos brought new elements to the genre and set the template for the symphonic funeral doom genre which was to explode in the years to come.
Almost 20 years after its initial release and several CD reissues, "O Solitude" is now for the first time finally released on vinyl with brand new artwork and new vinyl mastering.
For quite some time guitarist Jarno Salomaa (Shape Of Despair, ex-Rapture) and vocalist Ilpo Paasela (The Chant) had spoken about putting together a band that would reflect the vulnerability and the certain atmosphere of the 90's. Such groups as early Katatonia, Paradise Lost and October Tide had made all-ghanging impact on both in their youth. Finally, in early 2015 the line-up was completed and Counting Hours was born.
The first and so far only demo was recorded in summer/autumn 2016. Part of the material Jarno had written already in the late 90's before parting ways with Rapture and the other part came alive later. The untitled demo cd sold out fast and this 2018 vinyl version includes an extended version of "Buried In The White" plus a new mix and master dedicated for vinyl.
A reimagined version of the Russian funeral doom band self-titled debut "Intaglio" album originally released in 2005. This new version contains parts and sounds that were not included in the original version of the album, which is now in their place as originally intended.
Every second of all the original source tracks underwent restoration and processing using top-class digital and analog equipment. Moreover, for the new version of the album, all drum parts were live recorded, without the use of triggering and sampling technologies, which is very rare nowadays.
Crystal Clear with Black Marbled LP limited to 100 copies
Drontheim plays music on the edge between post-rock and alternative metal, infused with large amounts of atmospheric and cinematic passages.
Sometimes distorted and strict, and other times dark and emotional. Members of Drontheim is, or has been involved with bands like Manes, Atrox, Khonsu, Bloodthorn and more.
“Down below” is their debut album after a handful of earlier digital singles and music videos, presented on single vinyl and printed inner sleeve plus poster. As an active live band, they have a tour lined up for early 2019 in support of the album.
BLue LP limited to 100 copies
Black 12" double vinyl (33rpm) in gatefold sleeve with sturdy, printed inner sleeves. Second pressing: 800 copies worldwide.
On WINDIR’s fourth and final full-length ‘Likferd’ (2003), many of the folk elements that characterized the band’s previous records were pushed to the background in favor of a stronger black metal influence.
The last record that Valfar wrote before he passed, ominously translated as ‘funeral’, marked a change to a much darker and brooding atmosphere. While ‘Likferd’ has mostly remained in the shadows of ‘Arntor’ and ‘1184’, it is an album that saw WINDIR mature and for that reason is another important chapter of the band’s legacy.
For fans of VREID, MISTUR, FALKENBACH, COR SCORPII
Norwegian metal stalwarts VREID pay tribute to their homeland with their epic new full-length, ‘Wild North West'.
Inspired by both true events and pure imagination, the album takes the listener on a whirlwind of a journey, diving deep into themes of war, fear, betrayal, loss, anxiety, and madness with thought-provoking lyrics that embody human nature.
It captures the Nordic heart at the core of their sound, taking cues from Norway’s rugged landscape as it ricochets between eternal darkness and the solace of bracing light.
For fans of WINDIR, KAMPFAR, COR SCORPII.
CD in 6-panel Digipak with 20-page booklet
It took DEATHSPELL OMEGA almost nine years to complete their trilogy. “Paracletus” is the last chapter, following “Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice” and “Fas – Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum” of their musical and spiritual quest, during which they put everything at risk.
The release closes the circle of the hallucinating sound of dissonant violence and menacing splendour, exploring the depths of abjection and corruption of the other worlds on high.
Digipak CD with 16-page booklet
Crystal clear & solid blue marbled double vinyl. LTD to 1,100 copies!
Music will always be inspired by the environment in which it is created. With its incredible array of highly diverse landscapes ranging from white glaciers via volcanic bizarreness, moss-green bubble-fields, deep fjords, and frost-cracked mountains to black beaches, Iceland has shaped a host of astonishingly original in SÓLSTAFIR. More than ever, SÓLSTAFIR’s new opus ‘Endless Twilight of Codependent Love’ highlights the contrasting influences that have inspired the band over the years.
Grindcore is not for the faint of heart and ROTTEN SOUND do not subscribe to the idea of compromise.
'Abuse To Suffer' remains true to the band's resilient roots, while not falling into the traps of chewing endlessly on an old formula gone stale or not daring to add an element of surprise when fitting the style.
What sets ROTTEN SOUND apart from other protagonists in the field is an obvious intelligence that shows in their to-the-point songwriting, arrangements, and subtle inclusion of choice death metal elements in their massive sound.
With 'Abuse To Suffer', ROTTEN SOUND are hammering out an album that equally acknowledges the band's celebrated past as well as breaking into some new harsh ground that keeps the fire burning.
Clear vinyl LTD to 400 copies worldwide.
Doom has always been a style for a rather select but also very dedicated audience.
Among the aficionados, HOODED MENACE have quickly become a household name for authenticity and excellence.
With their upcoming fifth album, 'Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed', the Finns continue to impress with immaculate songwriting skills and the perfect balance between harsh death metal fuelled outbursts and exquisite melodic melancholy.
CD with 12-page booklet