"Les voyages de l'âme" ("The Journeys of the Soul") is Alcest's third album and contains the quintessence of the group's creative work to date.
While "Le secret," the debut EP from 2005, was the key to the world of Alcest, "Les voyages ..." unites everything that characterises Alcest in terms of concept and music.
" Something that is common to all of the songs, however, is the predominant feeling of euphoria and bliss, always subtly overshadowed by melancholia and yearning.
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
Blue Record announces the re-awakening of Savannah’s rock giants BARONESS.
Blue Record is an instant classic, with all the peaks and valleys, textures, and nuances that timeless records yield over repeated listens.
Deep and dark, Blue Record overflows with gossamer melodies and striking, earnest riffs that have become the band’s signature. Blue Record is the most poignant moment in the BARONESS canon to date.
Includes Digital Download
Blue and Silver Galaxy Merge Edition - Limited to 1000 copies
Drako Gigant is an experimental heavy musical constellation from Athens Greece, formed in 2017 under the concept of exploring heavy music combined with elements of sonic textures like early industrial, ambient, progressive rock, jazz and metal.
Improvisation has been the backbone of creating the soundscapes laid down, but not without carefully considering the impact each result might have, first upon the creators and then upon the listener.
The members, each coming from different genres and with different approach to how music works and is created, collide in a cauldron of ideas where explosive mixtures and intense dynamics meet and merge into strong bonds of a sound collage full of contradiction.
No boundaries, no walls, just pure music exploration!
Savannah, Georgia's BARONESS blow the lid off their cauldron of hall of fame riffs on their first record for Relapse and debut full-length titled Red Album.
With a sound built upon a resolute sense of purpose and shaped by hundreds of explosive live shows, BARONESS position themselves at the forefront of heavy music with an epic album that is at once powerful, expressive, confident, and commanding.
Red Album sees the band expand its sonic vision; colossal riffs and haunting vocals roll like thunder across epic songs spanning both the intense and the sublime. As Red Album proves, BARONESS' formidable reputation proceeds them for a reason.
Blood Red and Black Galaxy Merge Standard Gram *Relapse.com Exclusive*
Baroness' Yellow & Green finds a band that has developed into more than just giants of the metal underground, they are now fully formed hard rock titans.
Fans of the band have come to expect nothing less than constant evolution from Baroness and that is precisely what the band has delivered, but in ways noone could have anticipated: the hooks are immediately seared into your brain, riffs that take just one listen to fully lodge themselves in your consciousness and vocals that are sung both heavily and beautifully.
LP1: Mustard Yellow and Black Galaxy Merge Standard Gram
LP2: Olive Green and Black Galaxy Merge Standard Gram
With their sophomore full-length, "Har", Romania's DORDEDUH have created a rare and unique metal record that defies easy categorisation, pushes boundaries, and offers something new and previously unheard. Guitarists and founders Edmond "Hupogrammos" Karban and Sol Faur aka Cristian Popescu were expected to deliver an album oscillating in the musical space between dark folk and black metal. And, while they did indeed draw from those sources, they also fearlessly incorporated electronic, gothic, rock, psychedelic, prog, and even pop elements without prejudice.
“Har” is a milestone – and not just for Romanian metal. DORDEDUH have taken an artistic quantum leap that promises to be recognized as one of the finest metal albums of the year.
Double 180g Black LP housed in a Gatefold Sleeve
"Agape" - a non-physical, self-sacrificing kind of love - is the basic concept of Lantlôs' third album. While its predecessor ".neon", the second album by Herbst's main band which introduced Neige (Alcest) as Lantlôs' vocalist, is considered a paragon of Post Black Metal, the duo goes a radical step beyond on "Agape."
Heavy walls of guitars alternate with gentle acoustic parts, the changes in tempo hover between dragging and pacing. In addition, the album will surprise you with extensive instrumental passages with a soft and warm atmosphere which doesn't shrink back even from jazz.
"Agape" isn't just another Post Black Metal album; "Agape" is the overcoming of Post Black Metal.
Gatefold Red LP incl. poster.
Limited to 500 copies.
Finland's favorite sons return with an astounding new collection of richly textured metal anthems woven from a diverse variety of influences and produced by Simon Efemey (Paradise Lost).
A crowning achievement of progressive splendor!
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is a paradoxical phenomenon, fusing the raw punkish attitude of Hardcore with the mathematical precision of Progressive Extreme Metal and the spontaneity of Free Jazz. Though their complex song structures are hardly a recipe for easy listening, in the thirteen years of their existence the New Jersey outfit has risen from being an underground thrash band to a genre defining staple in today's musical landscape. Their latest masterpiece "Option Paralysis" features all their trademark furious breaks and asymmetric rhythmical patterns, but surprises us throughout with tasteful yet haunting melody.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN boldly go where no band dared to go before. "Option Paralysis" will be an inspiration for the next generation!
Limited edition on double Transparent Red Vinyl
Contains bonus tracks: Zodiac and Love? (Extended Version)
The New Swedish Prog masters have transcribed the tale of an interstellar Galactic battle into a musical odyssey that supersedes anything you have heard to date !