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"Kodama" the fifth album from Blackgaze pioneers, Alcest, marks the French duo's ferocious return to the stylistic maximalism of its early albums while continuing the band's relentless pursuit for new sounds and fresh ideas.
"Kodama" is the Japanese word for 'tree spirit' and 'echo' and from the album's structure and dynamics to its cinematic sound, "Kodama" indeed 'echoes' Alcest's 2010 classic, "Écailles De Lune".
But this is no simple back-to-the-roots album: the band has more punch, rhythm and organic feel than ever before.
While clearly influenced by bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Dinosaur Jr, Grimes and The Cure, "Kodama" ultimately reveals itself as Alcest's 'Japanese album', drawing substantial inspiration from Japanese art and culture.
Alcest – Les Voyages De L'âme - LP
"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.
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The third work of Italy’s gloomy kings Shores Of Null continues to prove the band’s willingness to go off the beaten path and create their ultimate Doom manifesto.
‘Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying)’ is a 38 minute-long suite emphasizing their heavier, slower and dramatic side, inspired by the five stages of grief formulated by the Swiss-American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.
Gatefold LP comes in FIVE different variants (all limited to 100 pieces each):
- DENIAL (Black w/ White Splatter LP)
- ANGER (Aside/Bside White/Black LP)
- BARGAINING (3-Color-Stripes White/Black/White Handumbered LP) SPIKEROT.COM EXCLUSIVE
- DEPRESSION (White w/ Black Marble LP)
- ACCEPTANCE (Solid White LP)
For fans of Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Swallow The Sun
RELEASE DATE: November 27, 2020
Agalloch's 'Ashes Against The Grain' is an impressive follow-up to 2002's 'The Mantle,' their groundbreaking sophomore album that fused the emotional struggles of dark metal, folk music and melodic harmonies.
The album as well served as an influentialbase for a lot of younger bands who have since surfaced, yet few have been able to capture the dark beauty that coats the emotional wounds sculpting Agalloch's work.
On 'Ashes Against The Grain' the band continues their sonic journey, always progressing but never losing touch with their dark metal roots, as the band's third album unites elements of black metal, Scandinavian prog and post-rock with the band's signature brooding style.
Double Clear Vinyl, limited to 500 copies.
Flowers of Evil, the new studio album from Ulver, finds the wolf pack exploring the fear and wonder of mankind’s fall from redemption.
“Doom dance”, someone dubbed their last studio album, the critically acclaimed, Impala Award-winning The Assassination of Julius Caesar (2017).
Flowers of Evil comes across as an unfeigned progression along the course set by that album, revealing a band moving deeper into beats and grooves, hooks and choruses, synths and guitars, yet sounding more stripped back, making room for the distinctive detail.
Once again Michael Rendall (The Orb) and legendary producer Martin “Youth” Glover have taken crystalline care of the mix.
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Limited run of 500 copies on white Vinyl
"Jalamanta was a life changing record for me. Its the record that launched my journey as Brant Bjork. Listening to the tapes 20 years later was amazing. Tony Mason and myself were transported back to that moment in time. Jalamanta was a first for both Tony and myself. My first record as a solo artist and his first record as an engineer. We didnt think twice about re-mixing it. With our combined experience over the years, we knew we could take Jalamanta to the place we always wanted it to go..and we did. Dig it."
- Brant Bjork
Yellow LP limited to 500 copies
The legendary stoner rockers are back! One of the first bands of the genre present their 8th album after their first EP (SideFX) back in 1994 (the grunge rock era).
This time the album hits directly to the soul. 8 new tracks which are different to each other, combining groovy parts with heaviness and melodies.
The guitars are still heavy but spacey and psychedelic at the same time. The bass is always groovy with intense playing.
All together with a lot of catchy melodies and the power of Argy’s vocals are the secret of the music of Nightstalker.
Raw rock 'n roll simplicity, stunning riffs and electric haze are what have kept the band going for more than 20 years.
BxPx are back again, billowing out barrels of grind that will pollute your mind like a 6-ft bong hit of From Enslavement to Obliteration. As with their debut LP, BxPx continue the tradition of no-thrills grindcore, keeping it direct and brutal not unlike their earlier band EXCRUCIATING TERROR.
After the amazing success of this debut, we decided to reissue the release with a cover restyling, new coloured versions and 2 brand new bonus tracks !!!
Gabriele Fiori -- already frontman of Rome-based outfits Black Rainbows and Killer Boogie and a key figure in Europe’s heavy underground as the head of the Heavy Psych Sounds label and booking agency -- was not exactly lacking for things to do. And yet, a couple years back, The Pilgrim started to nebulously take shape as an idea for a solo-project, something different than the hard-driving psychedelia and garage heavy rock for which he’d already been so revered.
With Walking into the Forest, Fiori evokes a sound that is both classic and fresh, melodically rich and creatively constructed.
Robust Relics Series presents Greenmachine's debut album “D.A.M.N.”
• “D.A.M.N. is a hardcore crusty assault to the senses, and it's been described as a "timeless masterpiece far ahead of its time." There's absolutely NO way you'll ever regret adding it to your collection. “ - Metal Injection
• "Greenmachine's sludge was extra-vicious and extra-biting at a time when no one had any idea what to do with that kind of band. Their style was ahead of its time then and has lost none of its impact now." - The Obelisk
- Black LP
- Robust Edition:
• Hand numbered sticker on sleeve (#51/60)
• Red marble vinyl
• Embroidered cloth badge
• Laminated sicker signed by the band
• Shape DL card
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With the smoky flavors of hazed out doom and the stomping cadence of rock’s heyday, the band both tickles and deafens the ears with the theatrical flashes of Mercyful Fate, the ominous tones of Electric Wizard, and the ferociously feral feedback of a Sleep dirge.
Selfmadegod re-release for the debut album of this exceedingly talented and innovative extreme metal/grind/noise four-piece out of Poland.
Massive, intense, technical and intellectual grind combined with futuristic aggressiveness, devastating walls of sound, landslides of riffs and relentless blastbeats, and insanely varied vocals. Comprised of ten-tracks of controlled chaos the album includes a cover of "Fala" originally by SIEKIERA.
Find out how Antigama sounded in its earliest days and enter the realm of metallic grind at its purest.
7 years of a so called release-break they used for themselves to present their most brutal material to date. The 10 brand new songs were recorded, mixed and mastered at IGUANA Studios under the direction of Christoph Brandes. REQUIEM are back, in best shape and stronger than ever before, full of energy and with a monster of album in their luggage !!
Cover artwork by Dan Seagrave (www.danseagrave.com Morbid Angel,Dismember,Suffocation,Entombed etc.)
Black LP limited to 350 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!
France goregrind veterans Vs Canada's finest grindcore!
Black vinyl limited to 200 copies.
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.
Exclusive limited edition T-Shirt for the reissue of ZIPPO's debut album "Ode To Maximum", only available through our store
3 Colors pressed on Gildan Heavy Cotton 180g. SAND T-Shirt
Design by Dartworks
RELEASE DATE 02.11.2018