For almost 30 years, ROTTING CHRIST have blazed a trail for the black metal genre to follow. From their primitive early material through to 2012's epic 'Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy', their pioneering spirit has been a flame of inspiration in an increasingly reductive genre. Now the renowned band returns with the new album 'Rituals', a diverse collection of new songs influenced by rites and myths from all around the globe. 'Rituals' highlights their unique power and magic, and is the darkest and most personal-sounding ROTTING CHRIST album to date. As 'Rituals' illustrates, there is a reason that ROTTING CHRIST are an international heavy metal institution.
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"Illvd Divinvm Insanvs" is the eighth studio album by American death metal band Morbid Angel, released by Season Of Mist in 2011.
The album is controversial for its eccentric influences and sound that differs heavily from Morbid Angel's traditional musical style, fan backlash to the record was harsh but most critics were generally mixed.
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
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.
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
GORGUTS, long-running Canadian craftsmen of technical death metal have returned! After more than a decade of silence, mastermind Luc Lemay unleashes a new brand of pestilent fury featuring an all star lineup including John Longstreth (ORIGIN, SKINLESS), and Colin Marston (BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS) and Kevin Hufnagel (DYSRHYTHMIA). “Colored Sands” sees GORGUTS explore ancient Tibetan history with all the delicateness of a bulldozer! This is mandatory metal! Recommended if you like: DEATH, CRYPTOPSY, NECROPHAGIST, SUFFOCATION, OBSCURA, ATHEIST, BEYOND CREATION, ARCHSPIRE, ORIGIN, ULCERATE
French act GLORIOR BELLI has always stayed true to the diabolical principles of black metal while carefully avoiding its most mind-numbing clichés. The band's lyrics and themes reveal a recurrent penchant for rebellion and poetry. With 'The Apostates', GLORIOR BELLI make a bold musical statement that reconciles the sound and tradition of black metal with a thirst for individualism and innovation. Don't take these words on blind faith, listen for yourself!
Transparent red vinyl in gatefold sleeve LTD to 200 copies.
Deluxe re-edition on CD in deluxe Digipak (with silver pantone print) and 4 page booklet. Digipak edition limited to the first pressing only.
CRAFT embodies the black metal virtue of raw spiritual energy expressed through violent, ripping guitar-work and unholy rhythms enhanced by demonic vocals. The Swedes have long enjoyed a massive cult status within underground circles, yet also gained strong acclaim and recognition by mainstream metal media and critics.
As the country's vibrant black metal scene has proven, Iceland can be a beautiful and sinister place where furious elements rage teaching fear but also inspiring human creativity. Emphasizing melodies rather than dissonance and approaching their music from a dramatic, classical black metal angle, AUÐN deliver another mesmerizing piece of art with ‘Vökudraumsins fangi’.
This album explore new soundscapes and push their music to new heights, thereby setting themselves further apart from their Icelandic contemporaries. The six piece draws inspirations from their natural surroundings, but also chart the territory of the mind. The album title literally translates to ‘prisoner of the daydream’, but rather refers to a perpetual state of delusion of a life that never took place.
Greek kings of black metal SEPTICFLESH's classic second album 'Esoptron' is finally available again!
Infectious but yet pummeling hooks give way to melodic interludes and then suddenly break into heavy passages with tortured, shrieked vocals; 'Esoptron' showcases a young SEPTICFLESH further honing their craft and cementing themselves among the heavy metal elite.
Long regarded as an essential record within the gothic metal world, 'Esoptron' is now fully remixed and remastered and features 3 bonus tracks!
Since their reunion SEPTICFLESH have established themselves as a leading force of symphonic Dark Metal with their critically acclaimed masterpieces “Communion” (2008) and “The Great Mass” (2011).
Yet the Greeks already won a dedicated and strong fan-base in their first incarnation as SEPTIC FLESH.
Produced by former ROTTING CHRIST keyboardist and NEKROMANTIA founder Magus Wampyr Daoloth, their debut full-length “Mystic Places of Dawn” was released in 1994 and soon acquired cult status. All trademark elements of SEPTICFLESH are already present such as their singing guitar sound and even classical influences.
A must have for all fans!
2012 Reissue with new artwork