It was only two years after their debut The Morning Never Came (2003) that the Finnish act were ready to show it was a matter of time they were to be considered the next big name in the doom death scene.
Top 10 in Finland’s Top 40 chart and nominated by the Finnish Metal Awards for best cover art and best band, 2005 sees Swallow The Sun and the sophomore album Ghosts Of Loss crowned with success before moving to an even more creative and triumphant period.
Repress of Swallow The Sun's 2003 Debut Album
CD press come on trifold digisleeve and booklet including exclusive liner notes by Carmelo Orlando.
After 2 albums released on Polyphemus Records and wondering what the next step would be for the band, November signed to Century Media to debut on the german label with 'Classica'.
An album title the properly defines the new prog-metal music direction the band was into. Lots of tragedy, mourn, sadness and melancholy comes from the new tracks, becoming a giant step forward in terms of songrwriting and lyricism that inaugurates a new era for the band being part of a new record label now able to promote the band to a wider audience, with such classic tunes like 'Nostalgiaplatz' or 'L'Epoque Noire' on the bill.
Mixed by Andy L'aroque himself at Los Angered studios.
Long-running Greek death/doom troupe ON THORNS I LAY will unleash their eighth studio offering this spring 2018 titled Aegean Sorrow.
The stunning nine-track offering was captured at Devasoundz Studios by Fotis Benardo (Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, etc.) and mixed and mastered at Unisound AB Studio by Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Pan.Thy.Monium, Witherscape, etc.).
Easily among the most consuming records of their more than twenty-year career, Aegean Sorrow fuses seemingly clashing concepts of catchy melodies and an incessantly mournful ambiance throughout.
Final act of the Rapture discography with a memorable collection of gothic doom death tracks and showing a band experiencing the best burst of creativity before putting a (maybe temporary?) end to their activities.
“Silent Stage” was recorded and mixed at Sundi Coop studio (Finntroll, Ensiferum, Ajattara…) and mixed by Mika Jussila. Such a group of talented musicians just left a legacy that cannot be forgotten.
After the big success of “Futile” in 1999, Rapture released the sophomore “Songs For The Withering”, following the path traced two years.
Austin Lunn from Panopticon would say on the album: “This album is for me, the joy and comfort in melancholy... The bittersweet sound track to autumn, the echoes of rainy days... Nostalgic yet relevant but above all, an honest and relatable glimpse into human sorrow. It is a warm but wet blanket, reminding me of worse days and how I fucking made it through: One foot in front of the other, consoled by the honest and exposing lyrics, powerful melodies and crushing drums of Rapture’s unsung masterpiece. Before the last breath, inhaling. Before the final death, to exhale and never let hope die that I would one day conquer the great distance."
Started off in Helsinki in 1997, Rapture was, according to their own words “Finland's finest Death/Doom export you may find.”.
And they were not wrong, including old Katatonia vibes mixed with catchy melodies and tunes. Rapture members have been involved in the Scandinavian metal scene being main acts in bands such as Shape Of Despair, Finntroll or Thy Serpent until today.
Reissue on digisleeve format with exclusive liner notes
Black Drapes For Tomorrow is the band's sophomore album, out on Candlelight/Spinefarm Records. The title leaves no room for misinterpretations, Shores Of Null are back with a burden of gloom and darkness.
The debut album from Dutch gods of groovy goregrind is finally available for the first time on LP!
Limited to 333 copies
Spain's Goregrind Legend Demo collection
Dutch goregrind gods vs. French killer grindcore!
Black Vinyl Limited to 200pcs
Extreme Gore Bulldozer Commando from CZ
For fans of: CBT, Guineapig