Black metal. Digipack. Norsko.
Guest performances by Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE), Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING), Nattefrost (CARPATHIAN FOREST), Hoest (TAAKE), Nag (TSJUDER), and many others..
When vocalist / guitarist Trondr Nefas passed away in May 2012, that tragic event sealed the end of URGEHAL. Out of friendship, respect and as a tribute to their late friend, the Norwegians decided to go ahead with producing a final album. Half of the material on 'Aeons In Sodom' was written by Trondr, and the other half was composed by guitarist Enzifer. URGEHAL invited close friend and band mates from other projects of Nefas to contribute, and those honoured in this way all joined to pay homage. 'Aeons In Sodom' is therefore a very special record – a work coming from the heart that is truly keeping the faith and spirit of original Norwegian black metal. This album is adhering to the principles that Trondr Nefas demanded to be followed such as a strict policy of using satanic and...
Živelný, přírodou inspirovaný tribal black metal. Lotyšsko.
Epický tajuplný black metal s prvky ambientu a akustické hudby. Digipack. Rakousko.
Temný apokalyptický industrial s prvky black metalu, doom metalu, dark ambientu i power electronics. Švédsko. Digipack.
A punishing behemoth of black industrial darkness - "Rom, Rune and Ruin: The Odium Disciplina" released in the early days of 2020
V:XII was created in 2018 from the ashes of the Black Industrial project Deadwood. The tracks that originally were considered for a new Deadwood album took on a form of itself and could not be anything else but its own entity. And therefore V:XII was conceived. A new beginning to explore the darkness in man, beast and culture. Taking inspiration from whatever comes his way the sole member Daniel Jansson has been active in the underground metal and industrial scene since before 2003 releasing albums with band/projects such as Deadwood, Culted, Blodulv, Aum Arrhythmia and Keplers Odd.
Recorded during 2018-2019, the debut album Rom, Rune and Ruin-The Odium Disciplina combines segments reaching from Black Industrial,...
Zbrusu nové album britské death metalové kapely.
With their new album “Annihilism”, UK death metal unit VACIVUS will be poised to become one of the isle’s most prominent death metal bands. Impressions were made with their “Rite Of Ascension” demo EP, their “Nuclear Chaos” 7” and ultimately their “Temple Of The Abyss” debut LP from 2017 which saw the band make their stain within the UK death metal scene. “Annihilism” though will see VACIVUS will make their impact with more punishing and unrelenting force by offering a serpentine death metal treasure that threads the fibers of dark unyielding brutality, technical proficiency and refined death metal musicality of the highest plateau.
An ideal and seamless myriad of what a modern-day death metal offering should embroider, “Annihilism” takes the VACVIUS sonic paradigm to a level beyond anything they’ve previously done. With the masterful production courtesy of Greg Chandler (Esoteric) in his Priory Recording studios with final...
Black metal. Digipack. USA.
Vanum was formed in 2014 as the collaborative project of K. Morgan and M. Rekevics. Drawing from the old traditions of the genre, Vanum play elemental and majestic black metal with an unyielding force and passion, showcasing a sharply focused and dynamic sense of composition marked as much by somber patience as arrogant strength.
2019 will see the release of Ageless Fire on Profound Lore Records. Expanding upon the triumphant framework hinted at with 2017’s Burning Arrow EP, as well as the majestic fury of 2015’s Realm of Sacrifice, Vanum’s newest effort sees the band continuing to chart a path of steady ascendency and constant growth. While the the album’s overt Bathory-by-way-of-Hellas inspiration is of note, Ageless Fire is by no means a throwback album. The towering songs that make up the album emerged organically, and naturally reflect their heavy metal lineage as much as they also reveal the essential core of Vanum’s own unique identity. This...
Nové jméno polské black metalové scény.
Varmia were established in 2016 in Olsztyn, Poland by guitarist & vocalist, Lasota. The band’s name is taken from the historical region in northern Poland, Warmia. It reflects the band’s lyrical content which is inspired by pre-Slavic qualities and heritage of the Warmia district. Varmia carry the ethnic Slavic spirit into the recording by utilising Slavic instruments and recording the material fully live.
Entitled, “W ciele nie” is the band’s second album that follows up on the outstanding debut, “Z mar twych”.
Varmia favour the natural and authentic sound. That is why the new album was recorded in a makeshift studio in an old barn, while the vocals and ethnic instruments were recorded live in the forests in Warmia, a region in northern Poland. The result of this is black metal loaded with wilderness and heathen spirit.
Vesmírný avant-gardní black metal ve stylu Arcturus. Čína / Austrálie.
Ritual ambient folk. Rusko.
Karsten Hamre (Penitent, Dense Vision Shrine) se svým dalším dark ambient / industrial projektem. Digipack. Norsko.
Melancholický, přírodou inspirovaný náladotvůrný black - doom metal s prvky folku. Digipack. USA.
The bands music can be best described as a combination of sorrowful black metal with a very doomy atmosphere, combined with elements of folk. Although the band definately has their own sound, one could easily find comparisons to bands like OPETH, AGALLOCH, PRIMORDIAL & WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM.
"Sovereign Nocturnal", the bands debut album is miles ahead of their 2007 demo "Pacing the Cyclic Nether" in terms of maturity, songcraft & production. With the three songs combining for a total running time of 41 minutes & 15 seconds the emphasis has been laid upon a musical foundation of progressive yet feral riffs intertwining with delicate passages that only make the heavier parts that much more potent, not unlike early Opeth & Agalloch! Combined with lyrical content based upon the premise that the human race is insignificant compared to the grand power and prestige of...
Precizní avant-gardní black metal s prvky jazzu, post rocku, ambientu. Digipack. Canada.
Based out of the French city Lille, Verlies is an avant-garde Black Metal band playing dark, strange, and experimental music. Ranging from piercing and uncompromising Black Metal, to experimental jazz melodies, to post-rock sensibilities, and everything in between, the music is raw, bold, and truly exceptional.
Přírodou inspirovaný náladotvůrný black metal. Bělorusko.
Temný náladotvůrný přírodou inspirovaný dark ambient / black metal. Německo.
Precizní norský post black metal. Digipack.
Strhující kooperace kanadského dark ambientního projektu VISIONS a ruského rituálního šamanského projektu PHURPA. Digipack.
Celebrating its 100th release, Cyclic Law presents an exclusive collaboration between label head Frederic Arbour’s long standing project VISIONS and Russia’s most enigmatic ritual formation, lead by Alexey Tegin, PHURPA. Merging PHURPA’s penetrating organic meditational chants and shamanic percussive elements with the slow-shifting, multi-layered textural drones of VISIONS, this unique joining of forces resulted in a vastly expansive and time bending opus. Channeled throughout are primordial sonorities to alter ones deeper psyche, a spiritual ascent unifying with the whole, the elemental cosmic life force that transpierces us, to the monad of creation.
Vladimir Cherepovskiy je velmi talentovaný ruský folkový a folklórní muzikant (známý také jako hostující folkový muzikant na deskách Arkony). Ve spolupráci s dalším talentovaným muzikantem Adreyem Bayramovem natočil v roce 2007 krásné pohanské akustické folkové album. Rusko.
Monumentální orchestrální dark ambient industrial. Digipack.
Scripta Soli (“The writings of the earth”) is a thematic contemplation triggered by a great Czech artist in the form of a fictive experience during an apocalyptic war catastrophe, perceived by a person imprisoned in the bunker. Epically dramatized, it consists of 12 figurative parts to strip moral vacuum accumulated by memories, fears, visions and expectations of the inevitable, like echoes from the devastated core, sonically interpreted by the ground and aborted on the surface. Vladimir Hirsch offers expressionist sharpness and contrast to gouge out the focal sound from the background cacophonous substance to evoke stark and haunting imagery behind. Proving his expertise and repertoire he renders field recordings, electroacoustic and digital techniques through his typical metamorphic musicalization of primarily non-musical elements realizing the shrill, dynamic realities of the inner conflict: the titular sonic earth...