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December 8, 2021, 6:35 am

 

MEGALOMANIA

Band:NEW NEKTAR
Album:MEGALOMANIA
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

After some turbulent times, prog-rock legend NEKTAR is back ! Now it's called NEW NEKTAR! The new album ‘Megalomania’ takes stock of the current state of the world and is shaped by shared experiences and events unfolding over the past years. Contemporary and critical of its time, it remains conscious of NEW NEKTAR’s extensive and great history, with the new tracks continuing effortlessly along this path. Drummer Che Albrighton (son of original member Roye Albrighton), Klaus Henatsch (keyboards) and Tom Fry (bass) have been on the road together with Roye and Ron Howden as NEKTAR in recent years. New in the band is singer/guitarist Alex Hoffmeister, himself a live Krautrock legend, who now stands in the optical center of the band and does not even try to replace the deceased Roye Albrighton. He sets his own fragrance brands! NEW NEKTAR has always been shaped by group changes and trips down various musical avenues. Now there is this new line-up again, with Klaus Henatsch the 11-year constant. He is also the one to whom, after the passing of frontman Roye Albrighton, the baton has been passed as musical lead, producer and head of the band. The tracks featured on "Megalomania" persuade the listener through innovative song writing, melodic complexity and a musical sense of adventure. And yet, they remain true to the sound of past NEKTAR releases, most recently "Time Machine". In December 2018, NEW NEKTAR will begin a new tour and deliver proof that they have been rightly termed a signpost for contemporary neo-prog, all whilst remaining one of the original pillars of prog-rock. Their set will feature the new album "Megalomania", for which CD and vinyl sales will hit the shelves right on time for the tour. A gigantic light show will thrill the audience, as it accompanies the new tracks and visually narrates the history of the band.

 

 

MEGALOMANIA

Band:NEW NEKTAR
Album:MEGALOMANIA
Label:SIREENA
Format:LP
Genre:Prog Rock

After some turbulent times, prog-rock legend NEKTAR is back ! Now it's called NEW NEKTAR! The new album ‘Megalomania’ takes stock of the current state of the world and is shaped by shared experiences and events unfolding over the past years. Contemporary and critical of its time, it remains conscious of NEW NEKTAR’s extensive and great history, with the new tracks continuing effortlessly along this path. Drummer Che Albrighton (son of original member Roye Albrighton), Klaus Henatsch (keyboards) and Tom Fry (bass) have been on the road together with Roye and Ron Howden as NEKTAR in recent years. New in the band is singer/guitarist Alex Hoffmeister, himself a live Krautrock legend, who now stands in the optical center of the band and does not even try to replace the deceased Roye Albrighton. He sets his own fragrance brands! NEW NEKTAR has always been shaped by group changes and trips down various musical avenues. Now there is this new line-up again, with Klaus Henatsch the 11-year constant. He is also the one to whom, after the passing of frontman Roye Albrighton, the baton has been passed as musical lead, producer and head of the band. The tracks featured on "Megalomania" persuade the listener through innovative song writing, melodic complexity and a musical sense of adventure. And yet, they remain true to the sound of past NEKTAR releases, most recently "Time Machine". In December 2018, NEW NEKTAR will begin a new tour and deliver proof that they have been rightly termed a signpost for contemporary neo-prog, all whilst remaining one of the original pillars of prog-rock. Their set will feature the new album "Megalomania", for which CD and vinyl sales will hit the shelves right on time for the tour. A gigantic light show will thrill the audience, as it accompanies the new tracks and visually narrates the history of the band.

 

 

BUSKIN IN THE SUBWAY

Band:DON STEVENSON
Album:BUSKIN IN THE SUBWAY
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:ROCK/BLUES/JAZZ

Brand new solo album by the former MOBY GRAPE co-founder!
Undoubtedly, San Francisco-based MOBY GRAPE belongs to the greats of the West Coast psychedelic scene of the late 1960's and must be named in one go with Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service. With their radical mix of folk, country, psychedelic, blues and jazz they even went a giant step further than their competitors. The first three albums "Moby Grape" (1967), "Wow / Grape Jam" (1968) and "Moby Grape '69" (1969) are all masterpieces and belong in every well-stocked record cabinet. The band's five founders, Jerry Miller (git), Bob Mosley (bass), Peter Lewis (git) and Don Stevenson (drums) are still sporadically gathering for joint activities, only Alexander "Skip" Spence, the band's enfant terrible , died in 1999. All band members wrote and sang their own songs, certainly another reason for the enormous diversity of MOBY GRAPE.

 

 

ATLANTIS & ELSEWHERE

Band:FIDO PLAYS ZAPPA
Album:ATLANTIS & ELSEWHERE
Label:SIREENA
Format:2CD
Genre:FUSION/PROG/ZAPPA

Celebrating the 15th anniversary, the Swiss Rockin 'Teenage Combo will present itself with a live double album from the last two tours in 2017 through Germany and Switzerland. From over 40 hours of raw material, a harmonious mix has been created between Alltime Zappa favorites, self-interpretations and unknown works from the work of the Big Z. It's a dirty job, but one has to do it eventually. Or seven and a half. FiDO (2003-?), Seven-eyed men and their lady-like mixer - embark on a 15-year tour on the occasion of their 15-year anniversary on "Making Zappa's Great Again For 15 Years" tour, once again reaching deep into the repertoire and bag of tricks the American composer, guitarist and style-making civil fright Frank Zappa (1940-1993). On board the freshly printed double live CD "Atlantis & Elsewhere" from the last tour. With the intrepid mix of a sassy rocking live show paired with virtuoso Swiss precision craftsmanship, with which the stage-experienced professionals live out their passion for the music of the Great American Composer, the Swiss Tribute Orchestra knows how to grab all audiences. The seven musicians celebrate with many voices and with verve obscure stories of modified dogs, stinking feet, sad Eskimos and all sorts of other curiosities of life, the brash humor and the sometimes nasty falsifications of the front man Dave Muscheidt breathe the spirit of the great entertainer and provocateur FZ. FiDO shamelessly exploit improvisational freedom, breaking stylistic boundaries with great virtuosity and making full use of the musical diversity and compositional humor of Zappa's work. With numerous inspiring live shows all over Europe and six released sound recordings, the Swiss Tribute Orchestra has probably earned a place in the Olympus of the worldwide Zappa community in the last decade: Stylish, virtuoso, humorous and with his own approach, FiDO and his audience are still intoxicated after 15 years with the ingenious work of Frank Zappa.

 

 

ATLANTIS & ELSEWHERE

Band:FIDO PLAYS ZAPPA
Album:ATLANTIS & ELSEWHERE
Label:SIREENA
Format:2LP
Genre:FUSION/PROG/ZAPPA

Celebrating the 15th anniversary, the Swiss Rockin 'Teenage Combo will present itself with a live double album from the last two tours in 2017 through Germany and Switzerland. From over 40 hours of raw material, a harmonious mix has been created between Alltime Zappa favorites, self-interpretations and unknown works from the work of the Big Z. It's a dirty job, but one has to do it eventually. Or seven and a half. FiDO (2003-?), Seven-eyed men and their lady-like mixer - embark on a 15-year tour on the occasion of their 15-year anniversary on "Making Zappa's Great Again For 15 Years" tour, once again reaching deep into the repertoire and bag of tricks the American composer, guitarist and style-making civil fright Frank Zappa (1940-1993). On board the freshly printed double live CD "Atlantis & Elsewhere" from the last tour. With the intrepid mix of a sassy rocking live show paired with virtuoso Swiss precision craftsmanship, with which the stage-experienced professionals live out their passion for the music of the Great American Composer, the Swiss Tribute Orchestra knows how to grab all audiences. The seven musicians celebrate with many voices and with verve obscure stories of modified dogs, stinking feet, sad Eskimos and all sorts of other curiosities of life, the brash humor and the sometimes nasty falsifications of the front man Dave Muscheidt breathe the spirit of the great entertainer and provocateur FZ. FiDO shamelessly exploit improvisational freedom, breaking stylistic boundaries with great virtuosity and making full use of the musical diversity and compositional humor of Zappa's work. With numerous inspiring live shows all over Europe and six released sound recordings, the Swiss Tribute Orchestra has probably earned a place in the Olympus of the worldwide Zappa community in the last decade: Stylish, virtuoso, humorous and with his own approach, FiDO and his audience are still intoxicated after 15 years with the ingenious work of Frank Zappa.

 

 

REINVENTION

Band:GRYPHON
Album:REINVENTION
Label:PLANE GROOVY
Format:2LP
Genre:Prog

Double 180g audiophile vinyl album, in an edition of just 300 copies with pic/lyric insert. Taking the Progressive experiments of Red Queen To Gryphon Three further, ReInvention is Gryphon's first new studio album for 41 years. This is the first Half-Speed Mastered release from Plane Groovy. Remastered for vinyl, with a wide dynamic range allowing this unique blend of ancient and modern instruments to really breathe. First new album for over 40 years Half-speed mastered for exceptional dynamic range and clarity. Bonus track New Dances unavailable elsewhere. Side One Pipe Up Downsland DerryDellDanko 4:48 Rhubarb Crumhorn 5:53 A Futuristic Auntyquarian 4:43 Side Two Hampton Caught 5:11 Haddock's Eyes 10:56 Side Three Hospitality At A Price... (Dennis) Anyone For? 3:38 Dumbe Dum Chit 3:08 Bathshebsa 5:37 New Dances 7:54 Side Four Sailor V 8:35 Ashes 3:29 The Euphrates Connection 5:58

 

 

LIVE AT ROADBURN 2018

Band:CAVE IN FT. STEPHEN BRODSKY AND ADAM MCGRATH
Album:LIVE AT ROADBURN 2018
Label:ROADBURN
Format:LP+7"
Genre:SINGER SONGWRITER/STONER/DOOM

On March 28 of this year, Cave In bassist, Caleb Scofield, died in a car accident leaving behind his wife and two children. The Cave In inner circle rallied around Caleb’s family, fundraising and arranging benefit shows; it was clear that their aim was to do what their friend tragically no longer could – provide for his family. At the 2018 edition of Roadburn, Stephen Brodsky and Adam McGrath paid a moving tribute to Caleb with an acoustic set of covers and Cave In tracks. As the audience and band members alike found catharsis through music, we wouldn’t have begrudged them one bit if this performance was the closest we ever got to Cave In at Roadburn. As communicated at the time: On Saturday, 21 April, Stephen Brodsky and Adam McGrath will unite to play a very special set at Het Patronaat in honour of Caleb Scofield, their long time bandmate, collaborator and friend, who sadly passed away last month. The pair comment: “Please join us for an afternoon of Cave In songs and cover tunes dedicated to Caleb Scofield, our best friend and bandmate who passed away tragically and suddenly on March 28th, 2018. Sincere thanks to the goodhearted people of Roadburn for swiftly and gracefully giving us an opportunity to honor Caleb’s life and legacy.” We, at Roadburn, are honoured to be able to host such a special tribute to Caleb– a musician who not only performed at Roadburn himself (as part of Old Man Gloom in 2014), but whose influence can be seen in many of the bands that pass through the festival.
Part of the proceeds will go to the Caleb Scofield Memorial Fund.

 

 

LATUM ALTERUM

Band:SABBATHIAN, THE
Album:LATUM ALTERUM
Label:SVART
Format:2CD
Genre:Metal

The long awaited debut full length album from this occult trio. Taking their roots to the core of true, heavy, darkened metal, The Sabbathian draw an unparalleled ion from the likes of Candlemass and Black Sabbath, all while retaining a sound very personable to them. Formed by Chad Davis (Hour of 13), the journey is to create music for the hours of darkness and gloom. Joined by guitarist Joey Downs (Altar Blood), his contribution adds the element of power and everything the sense of heavy. Featuring the sheer vocal beauty of Anette Gulbrandsen (Leave's Eyes, Nattsol, Mäctätus) at the forefront, her alto/soprano vocal stylings bring forth medieval choirs and haunting apparitions that complete what is The Sabbathian: a journey into darkness, a voyage into the cosmic void unknown. 

 

 

LATUM ALTERUM

Band:SABBATHIAN, THE
Album:LATUM ALTERUM
Label:SVART
Format:LP
Genre:Metal

The long awaited debut full length album from this occult trio. Taking their roots to the core of true, heavy, darkened metal, The Sabbathian draw an unparalleled ion from the likes of Candlemass and Black Sabbath, all while retaining a sound very personable to them. Formed by Chad Davis (Hour of 13), the journey is to create music for the hours of darkness and gloom. Joined by guitarist Joey Downs (Altar Blood), his contribution adds the element of power and everything the sense of heavy. Featuring the sheer vocal beauty of Anette Gulbrandsen (Leave's Eyes, Nattsol, Mäctätus) at the forefront, her alto/soprano vocal stylings bring forth medieval choirs and haunting apparitions that complete what is The Sabbathian: a journey into darkness, a voyage into the cosmic void unknown. 

 

 

KOMODOR

Band:KOMODOR
Album:KOMODOR
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:MCD
Genre:BLUES ROCK

French up-and-coming blues rockers Komodor fire their debut ep upon mankind! With guest appearances of the entire BLUES PILLS crew what we have here is an exceptional and amazing 4-tracker not to be missed by any fan of occult/blues/seventies rock or, of course, Blues Pills! TRACK LISTING 1. Still The Same 2. Join The Band 3. Nasty Habits 4. 1984

 

 

KOMODOR

Band:KOMODOR
Album:KOMODOR
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:MLP
Genre:BLUES ROCK

French up-and-coming blues rockers Komodor fire their debut ep upon mankind! With guest appearances of the entire BLUES PILLS crew what we have here is an exceptional and amazing 4-tracker not to be missed by any fan of occult/blues/seventies rock or, of course, Blues Pills! TRACK LISTING 1. Still The Same 2. Join The Band 3. Nasty Habits 4. 1984

 

 

CULT OF THE DRAGON

Band:DEATHCULT
Album:CULT OF THE DRAGON
Label:SOULSELLER
Format:LP
Genre:Black Metal

ICONIC BLACK METAL ALBUM RELEASED ON EXCLUSIVE VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME! GATEFOLD LP, 16 PAGE LP SIZE BOOKLET, GOLD FOIL PRINT. BLACK VINYL, LIM.400! Formed in the pits of Bergen, DEATHCULT consists of Skagg (Gaahlskag, ex-Gorgoroth), Hoest (Taake) and Thurzur (Gaahlskagg, ex-Taake). The 2007 debut album CULT OF THE DRAGON is now finally receiving the exclusive vinyl treatment TRACK LISTING 1. New Evil 2. Anti Human = Anti Life 3. Cruel Celestial Spirits 4. Sieg Heil Satan 5. Man of Kutu 6. Future Denied 7. Desolate and Lucifer 8. Black Metal (The sign of Pure Evil)

 

 

SUN TEMPLE CIRCUS

Band:SUN TEMPLE CIRCUS
Album:SUN TEMPLE CIRCUS
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:KRAUT/PSYCHEDELIC/PROG/ETHNO

Now on CD - with bonus tracks. The German ethno-krautrock supersession with a taste of late '60s west-coast vibes. Sun Temple Circus features members of a.o. Electric Family, Dissidenten, Mojo Club! In the beginning of 2014 Harry Payuta (sitar, bass, guitar, vocals), Tom THE PERC Redecker (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Marlon Klein (drums, percussion) and Jochen Schoberth (guitars) founded the project SUN TEMPLE CIRCUS and immediately decided to go on tour. Payuta had played with Mojo Club, The Electric Family and Tav Falco, Redecker came from The Electric Family, works solo as The Perc and is founder and chief of wellknown record label Sireena Records. Marlon Klein is longtime drummer of the famous ethno formation Dissidenten and Schoberth works with his several projects in the gothic/artrock scene. In mid-May the Circus started in Bayreuth, the finals took place on 28 May 2014 at the Lagerhaus in Bremen. Screen projections by oil filter projectors and kaleidoscopes and lots of fog were the coherent optical complement to the almost entirely psychedelic tinged tracks and brought something like Fillmore mood in the halls. At the concert in Bremen, the band welcomed guests on stage: The ex-Dry Halley keyboardist Andre Szigethy and ex Amnesia Vivace violinist Uli Bösking met the band for a jam session. The concert was recorded and released in a limited vinyl edition in 2015. Now it's released on CD - with bonus tracks from the tour. The recording was mixed and mastered by Marlon Klein at Exil Studio, Berlin. Be sure to hold truly fascinating sound document in your hand. A colored journey through ethnic / kraut / folk / rock realm with enthusiastic and inspiring musicians of today who consciously winking squinting at the huge jam pioneers of US West Coast scene of end of the Sixties. .."SUN TEMPLE CIRCUS is a fascinating collision of styles and sensibilities....moody keyboard atmospheres and psychedelic guitar treatments and fluidly sitar figures in certain songs contrast with the distinctive psycho-folk feel of others.. guitarist/vocalist Tom Redecker clearly has Big Rock aspirations, his deep baritone drama suggesting a cross between Jim Morrison, Thin White Rope's Guy Kaiser and Union Carbide Productions' Ebbot Lundberg." (Fred Mills in MAGNET, USA) "SUN TEMPLE CIRCUS's self-titled LP looks towards the US West Coast for musical inspiration while draping it with psychedelic overtones. Delicious!" (Paul Rigby/HiFi World, UK) Tracklisting: 01 Out Of India / 02 Lighthouse / 03 Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi / 04 Sun Madness / 05 Sun Killer / 06 Slide Out, Slide In

 

 

TRI ATMA

Band:TRI ATMA
Album:TRI ATMA
Label:SIREENA
Format:CD
Genre:WORLD MUSIC/PROG/FOLK

Long overdue re-release of one of the most exciting German music formations of the last 40 years! Tri Atma was founded in 1977 in Hannover. In 1978, the German-Indian band received a special prize at the first pop young talent festival of the German Phonoakademie, as they did not fit into any of the popular categories. The mixture of Indian folklore, jazz, rock and reggae was unusual in Germany at that time. But it was just this unusual mix that drew in the audience. Tri Atma were traveling a lot and got a loyal audience. The award ceremony was soon followed by a record deal with RCA as well as the release of the debut album "Tri Atma" in the original lineup: Asim Saha - Tablas, Manfred Flathe - Sitar, Jens Fischer - Guitar, Herbert Koschmieder - Flute and Sax, Martina Specht - Tamboura. This album will be reissued for the very first time on CD by Sireena Records - about 40 years later! Until 1989 more albums have been released on different labels, since the debut the sound of Tri Atma had changed a lot in these 10 years. From 1982 Asim and Jens worked with changing occupations and concepts mainly as a studio formation. The then new sampling technology and the first computer-controlled MIDI synthesizers also influenced the music of Tri Atma. Unmistakable in the center remained Asim's tabla grooves. With this release, Sireena Records follows the wishes of many music lovers and fans of Tri Atma, whose sound was new and exciting at the time, and still captivates with its vitality and originality. A true gem! Tracklisting: 01 What are you waiting for / 02 Tri Atma / 03 Sohag Chand (Folksong) / 04 Sometimes I'm happy / 05 In the Beginning / 06 We are just walking / 07 Nritya (Dance) / 08 Rain / 09 Ajit / 10 Ramu Ka (Folksong) / 11 Swabna (Dream)

 

 

TAI CHI TU

Band:ERDENREICH
Album:TAI CHI TU
Label:SIREENA
Format:LP
Genre:AVANTGARDE/PROG/PUNK

The theatre, film and avant-garde musician UDO ERDENREICH (founding member of ZIGURI and musical director of TURA YA MOYA) takes us by the hand and leads us deep into his jewel palace filled with the most amazing musical delights. Unpublished recordings from three decades are finally being made available to the general public. * TaiChiTu - retrospect one * is the name of his first work, which now appears on SIREENA RECORDS. The title is a humorous and winking track about the so-called esoteric, world savior and miracle healer. Incidentally, humor has always played a major role in Erdenreich's work. "Without humor, nothing works and actually I'm a punk rocker", he says. In the tradition of Karl Valentin, Antonin Artaud, Herbert Achternbusch and the Dadaists, the artist, born in Neuburg / Donau and living in Berlin since the early 80s, lets us participate in his exuberant and intelligently oblique musical cosmos. We dive into pieces like "Affenhaus" which he recorded with his first band SPERRFEUER and in which he asks us the legitimate question about our stage of development and holds the primates mirror to humans. Then it goes to his project "THE PASSENGERS IN THE MIDDLE OF LIFE" With "Fieberspital", where the expected death not overtake the fever sick but the priest during his last rites. ERDENREICH plays with surprises and stylistic devices. Pieces like "Bundeslied" and "Kang Rinpoche"or "Ich habe gestern" and "Gesänge" are as far apart as if they were born in different parallel universes. But they all come from the universe of UDO ERDENREICH and we follow and understand it. Tracklisting: Seite 1 01 Axis Mundi / 02 Das Fieberspital / 03 Hafentraum / 04 Berlin Boost / 05 Affenhaus Seite 2 01 Sixsex / 02 Neo Eso / 03 Ich habe gestern / 04 Gesänge / 05 Bundeslied / 06 Ra Ta Ra / 07 Kang Rinpoche

 

 

VASTNESS

Band:CHRISTOPHER SKY
Album:VASTNESS
Label:AAGOO RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:EXPERIMENTAL/AMBIENT

the third full length album from composer and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Sky aka Christopher Garcia. He is from Los Angeles, California. Employing guitar, rhodes piano, electronics and loops, Christopher Sky crafts soundscapes that feel boundless and expansive. Constantly evolving, each piece adopts nuanced textural and rhythmic motifs as both narrative devices and atmospheric signifiers. Sky’s deft handling of space and scale delivers some truly beatific vistas that are both inviting and transportive. Perfectly placed incidental sounds are mapped out across the album’s duration. Rather than serving as instrumental adornments, they become musical signposts. As with William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops, the act of listening becomes an exploration of the details while being gently guided by the ambience. Whether employing glitchy rhodes tones, crackling static or eerie reverberating percussion, Sky masterfully creates and sustains an atmosphere, then transforms it subtly, carrying the listener effortlessly through and between tracks with finesse.

 

 

PAUSA

Band:ISRAEL MARTINEZ
Album:PAUSA
Label:AAGOO RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:EXPERIMENTAL/AMBIENT

Israel Martínez (Guadalajara, Mexico, 1979) is a sound artist who has linked his aural production to the visual arts and text, with the aim of generating social and political reflections (usually influenced by his context in Mexico) and of assuming the listening act as a critical, poetic and, of course pleasant. These ideas are audible in this new compilation published by Aagoo Records: PAUSA, or PAUSE, in English, in which he compiles different works created in the last six years, all with a different nature: from pieces created only with field recordings, others in which he goes to the synthesis and digital processes, and also live sessions in which he tries to give just space-time dimension to each sound. PAUSA is, also, literally, the report of an artist that has slowed down his record production and his live performances, after a very active period between 2005 and 2013, in which more than a dozen of albums were published by labels such as Aagoo Records, Sub Rosa, Abolipop, Umor Rex or Musica Moderna. PAUSA is published at the same time as the premiere of the aural performance Love and Rage, awarded by the CTM 2019 Radio Lab Call in Berlin. TRACK LISTING 1. Anda 2. Pasajero 3. Delava 4. Pausa 5. Exorcizios Meditiatio Sonus 1 6. Exorcizios Meditiatio Sonus 2

 

 

5

Band:CLUB CACTUS
Album:5
Label:BEG ROSE RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:INDIE ROCKS/EXPERIMENTAL

2 french drummers : Anthony Laguerre (Filiamotsa, Praag ,Noctu- ra...) and Jean-Michel Pires (Bruit Noir, NLF3...) 1 music : tribal, noisy, psychedelic 7 guests : G.W. Sok (The Ex), Alexei Moon Casselle (Kill the Vultues, Numbers not names...), Don Nino (Prohibition, NLF3), Manuel Bienvenu, Benoit Burello, Pascal Bouaziz, Marie Cambois. On stage : 2 drums face-to-face, videos and voices used as a soundtrack. Club Cactus religion is minimalism. This rock band says stop to unecessary stuff : chatty guitar players, virtuoso bass players, organs too heavy to carry. Club Cactus goes back to the pure essence of drums powerful energy. TRACK LISTING 1. Rue de Seine G.W. Sok (The Ex) 2. Kim Manuel Bienvenu 3. Burn it all Don Nin o (Prohibition, NLF3) 4. Religion Alexei Moon Casselle (Kill the vultures, Numbers not names) 5. Extremophile G.W. Sok (The Ex) 6. Beautiful again Benoit Burello (Bed) 7. Club cactus 8. Lac 9. La culture Pascal Bouaziz (Mendelson, Bruit noir) 10. Une cigarette Marie Cambois

 

 

PENUMBRA

Band:KHAIDIAN
Album:PENUMBRA
Label:ARMALYTE INDUSTRIES
Format:CDD
Genre:ALTERNATIVE

Debut album from UK alt. metallers Khaidian. TRACK LISTING 1. Pearls Before Swine 2. Dominion 3. Trigger The Landslide 4. Thrive 5. Sense Of The Spherical 6. Evasion 7. Dramatic Professions Of Martyrdom 8. Sense Of The Spherical (Remix) - Secret track, exclusive to physical release

 

 

AFTERMATH

Band:ALPHAXONE & XERXES THE DARK
Album:AFTERMATH
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:CD
Genre:SPACE AMBIENT/DRONE

Alphaxone & Xerxes the Dark brings an unsettling space collaboration to Cryo Chamber with Aftermath. The stars shine far more potently here than back on earth. To think that an ancient tablet buried in Babylon led you here, to these stranger suns! Your orange hazmat suit crackles with each laboured step on this jagged alien world. The science team wave you over and gesture towards a towering black monolith on a grey horizon - the signal came from there? As you approach the titanic structure a low-frequency hum, emanating from somewhere within its chrysalic surface, grows stronger. The cold electric blue of your HUD dances madly, glitching, and the survey equipment beeps furiously.

 

 

FURTHERMORE

Band:HILYARD
Album:FURTHERMORE
Label:Cryo Chamber
Format:CD
Genre:SPACE AMBIENT/DRONE

Hilyard brings his first solo album to Cryo Chamber with Furthermore. A deep space adventure that lets you float in zero-G and gaze upon the anomalies of the universe. Escape from a tired and dying world into the realms beyond quasars. Journey in isolation through thick dark matter in search of answers. Drift in quiet melancholy, past the failed floating structures, gas giants and furthermore, into an endless horizon. Sweeping electronic drones combine with analogue bass to create a multilayered space ambient album that is emotionally captivating and enlightening. Track Listing: 1. Furthermore 14:00 2. Airflows and Airlocks 12:10 3. Swimming with Giants 10:30 4. Empty Sectors 08:24 5. Inverted Horizon 08:33

 

 

VITA ARKIVET

Band:DESIDERII MARGINIS
Album:VITA ARKIVET
Label:cyclic law
Format:LP
Genre:AMBIENT/DARK AMBIENT

Long awaited new material by one of Sweden’s most revered Dark Ambient acts. “Vita Arkivet” translates from Swedish as “The White Archive” and is an official document detailing ones funeral arrangements. In death our existence is whitewashed, the slate wiped clean. We start all over and we bring nothing with us were we go. We lose the agency of our own memory and leave it for those left behind to attend to, to continue our story, to write our eulogy. Vita is also the latin word for Life, so the meaning could also be “The Life Archive”. White is the colour of the casket lining, the plaster death masks and the walls of the chapel, it is the colour of the first and last pages. What is kept in between the covers of our life archives? This record is a personal reflection and manifestation of that process, the loss and the great detachment from life, from others, and from ourselves. Special Edition LP limited to 100 copies on Clear & Black Splatter vinyl. 350grm cover with matt lamination and printed inner sleeve. 5 tracks. Running Time 41:00

 

 

VITA ARKIVET

Band:DESIDERII MARGINIS
Album:VITA ARKIVET
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:AMBIENT/DARK AMBIENT

Long awaited new material by one of Sweden’s most revered Dark Ambient acts. “Vita Arkivet” translates from Swedish as “The White Archive” and is an official document detailing ones funeral arrangements. In death our existence is whitewashed, the slate wiped clean. We start all over and we bring nothing with us were we go. We lose the agency of our own memory and leave it for those left behind to attend to, to continue our story, to write our eulogy. Vita is also the latin word for Life, so the meaning could also be “The Life Archive”. White is the colour of the casket lining, the plaster death masks and the walls of the chapel, it is the colour of the first and last pages. What is kept in between the covers of our life archives? This record is a personal reflection and manifestation of that process, the loss and the great detachment from life, from others, and from ourselves. CD Edition of 500 copies in 4 panel Digipak. 5 tracks. Running Time 41:00

 

 

A WOUND OF BODY

Band:COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER
Album:A WOUND OF BODY
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:AMBIENT/DARK AMBIENT

A Wound Of Body is the first chapter in Common Eider, King Eider s Wound duology , forming the group s most focused and fully realised work to date. Offering a sprawling, audial exploration of wounds at once physical and spiritual, social and societal, natural and environmental. A Wound Of Body is a beautifully stark soundscape, dolorously dense, suffocatingly oppressive and utterly claustrophobic. An immersive black hole of bleak, cavernous drone music and disquieting, desolate ambience, each track a hushed and harrowing ritual; the surface minimalism underpinned by a churning morass of sound, a layered liturgy of blackened invocations and nebulous strings hovering in the shadows. Presented in a beautiful black and silver duotone sleeve, adorned with images of micro-landscapes rendered in bone, stark images of the alien, otherworldly topography that lurks beneath the skin, emblematic of the inevitable decay and disintegration of our physical forms: the ruin we become, and the ruin we leave behind. Layout Design by Yoli at Aponeurotica. CD Edition of 500 copies in gatefold A5 sleeve, duotone print, matt lamination. 5 Tracks. Running Time 42:32

 

 

A WOUND OF BODY

Band:COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER
Album:A WOUND OF BODY
Label:cyclic law
Format:LP
Genre:AMBIENT/DARK AMBIENT

A Wound Of Body is the first chapter in Common Eider, King Eider s Wound duology , forming the group s most focused and fully realised work to date. Offering a sprawling, audial exploration of wounds at once physical and spiritual, social and societal, natural and environmental. A Wound Of Body is a beautifully stark soundscape, dolorously dense, suffocatingly oppressive and utterly claustrophobic. An immersive black hole of bleak, cavernous drone music and disquieting, desolate ambience, each track a hushed and harrowing ritual; the surface minimalism underpinned by a churning morass of sound, a layered liturgy of blackened invocations and nebulous strings hovering in the shadows. Presented in a beautiful black and silver duotone sleeve, adorned with images of micro-landscapes rendered in bone, stark images of the alien, otherworldly topography that lurks beneath the skin, emblematic of the inevitable decay and disintegration of our physical forms: the ruin we become, and the ruin we leave behind. Layout Design by Yoli at Aponeurotica. Vinyl Edition of 300 copies. 140g black vinyl, duotone print on 350g cover and 300g innersleeve, matt lamination. 5 Tracks. Running Time 39:48 - A Cyclic Law & Sentient Ruin Co-Release.

 

 

DEADBEAT

Band:DESIDERII MARGINIS
Album:DEADBEAT
Label:cyclic law
Format:CD
Genre:AMBIENT/DARK AMBIENT

Re-Mastered reissue of the long unavailable 2001 follow-up to Desiderii Marginis first album Songs Over Ruins . Work on Deadbeat began in 1999 and one specific aim was to create an album with a strong sense of unity and cohesion, to keep building on the sacral atmospheres of previous work but to aim for added depth and a darker, colder, more industrial sound throughout. At a time when dark ambient music was very much finding its way it certainly felt of the essence to create something with a wider expanse than before, and to try to make it personal as well as emotional amidst the gritty soundscapes. One could say that the delicate balance between the ugly and the beautiful, the harsh and the serene, the darkness and the light that has been a fundamental part of Desiderii Marginis since the onset, came into fruition with this album. Discover or re-discover this timeless classic. CD & Digital version feature 2 previously unreleased tracks. CD Edition of 300 copies in 6 panel Digipak. 12 tracks. Running Time 60:08

 

 

DEADBEAT

Band:DESIDERII MARGINIS
Album:DEADBEAT
Label:cyclic law
Format:LP
Genre:AMBIENT/DARK AMBIENT

Re-Mastered reissue of the long unavailable 2001 follow-up to Desiderii Marginis first album Songs Over Ruins . Work on Deadbeat began in 1999 and one specific aim was to create an album with a strong sense of unity and cohesion, to keep building on the sacral atmospheres of previous work but to aim for added depth and a darker, colder, more industrial sound throughout. At a time when dark ambient music was very much finding its way it certainly felt of the essence to create something with a wider expanse than before, and to try to make it personal as well as emotional amidst the gritty soundscapes. One could say that the delicate balance between the ugly and the beautiful, the harsh and the serene, the darkness and the light that has been a fundamental part of Desiderii Marginis since the onset, came into fruition with this album. Discover or re-discover this timeless classic. CD & Digital version feature 2 previously unreleased tracks. CD Edition of 300 copies in 6 panel Digipak. 12 tracks. Running Time 60:08

 

 

NO WORDS NECESSARY

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:NO WORDS NECESSARY
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:ROCKABILLY/ROCK N ROLL/INSTRUMENTAL

Tracklist 01. The Creep Jack Rabbit Slim 02. The Word On The Street El Compton 03. Sheba Howlin Wilson 04. Sloppy Preserve The Retrobaits 05. Kon Tiki The Flames 06. Padron Henry & The Bleeders 07. Standard Guitar Rag Rusti Steel & the Star Tones 08. Veal & Ham Pie Haney s Big House 09. Lynch Mob Norm & The Nightmarez 10. Missin Link The Bullets 11. Man Of Mystery The Flames 12. The King Of Japan The Sharks 13. Trick Or Treat El Camino 14. Babushka The Go Go Cult 15. Long Live The Kings Sin Kings 16. Perfidia The Flames 17. On The Buses Howlin Wilson 18. Le Capitaine The Pat Winn Combo 19. Undead Wave Teenage Zombies 20. Catwoman Norm & The Nightmarez 21. Peace Pipe The Flames 22. Hell Dance Malicious Dogs 23. In With The Hens The Roadhouse Roosters 24. Surfin R Lyeh The Surfin Wombatz 25. The Great Escape The Flames

 

 

ROCKIN AT THE LOST & FOUND

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:ROCKIN AT THE LOST & FOUND
Label:WESTERN STAR
Format:CD
Genre:ROCKABILLY/ROCK N ROLL

25 Rockin rareities from the Western Star vaults Tracklist 1. Wild Wild Lover - The Misdeals 2. Linda Lou - The Misdeals 3. Blues Stop Knockin' At My Door - The Misdeals 4. Close To Me - Bill Fadden & The Mostly Losers 5. The Ballad Of John & Yoko - Bill Fadden & The Mostly Losers 6. I'm Nervous - The Nervous Brothers 7. We're Rockin' - The Nervous Brothers 8. Only At The Weekend - Graham Bice & the Western All-Stars 9. Rock 'n' Roll Blues - Graham Bice & the Western All-Stars 10. All The Time - Graham Bice & the Western All-Stars 11. Wiggle - Graham Bice & the Western All-Stars 12. Still As The Night - Billy Oxley & The Western All-Stars 13. Lonely Moon - Billy Oxley & The Western All-Stars 14. Don't You Mess With Me - The Ruffians 15. Mister Cool - The Ruffians 16. It'd Be A Doggin' Lie - Slick 49 17. You And Me - Lori Jade 18. The Way I Walk - Bill James & The Western All-Stars 19. You're Gonna Cry - Ricky Ford & The Western All-Stars 20. Falling - Ricky Ford & The Western All-Stars 21. Little Baby - Ricky Ford & The Western All-Stars 22. The Gibberish Man - Howlin Wilson 23. Am I Enough For You (Demo) - Howlin Wilson 24. Ain't No Pleasing You (Demo) - The Western All-Stars 25. White Wedding (Demo) - The Western All-Stars

 

 

VICTIMS

Band:DAN WILSON & THE COUNTERFACTUALS
Album:VICTIMS
Label:FOLC RECORDS
Format:LP
Genre:FOLK/ROCK N ROLL

Dan Wilson is a singer/songwriter based in Liverpool with his band The Counterfactuals. His debut album “All Love is Blind” was released in 2015 and the title track was singled out as one of the iTunes “hot tracks” for a number of weeks. The album received great reviews internationally and he played European festivals and shows alongside Bob Dylan, Mark Lanegan and Jim Jones, to name a few. A prolific composer, Dan has written music for the short film “Swimming Man” (2012) and the play “Tony Teardrop” at St Lukes Church, Liverpool (2013), and is often seen collaborating with various musicians on eclectic projects. His band, The Counterfactuals, has a suitably battle hardened line-up: Rense Slings (Automatic Sam) Simon James (The Cubical, Wizards of Twiddly, Kevin Ayers, Gorki’s, Super Furry Animals) Andy Frizell (Wizards of Twiddly, Muffin Men, Kevin Ayers, Gorkis, Super Furry Animals) and Siofra Ward (Liverpool Mozart Orchestra) and Simon Montague.

 

 

BREAKING LOOSE - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Band:HELIX
Album:BREAKING LOOSE - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Label:PROGAOR
Format:CD
Genre:Hard Rock

HELIX are a Canadian institution as much as Rush, Triumph and April Wine. They achieved much success in the mid' 80's with albums like No Rest for the Wicked, Walkin' the Razor's Edge and Long way to Heaven. They had singles in the charts, videos on MTV and stadium festival appearances. Walkin' the Razor's Edge 1984 album was their best sales mark, selling over half a million copies. HELIX are still active today and still led by the eternal band frontman Brian Vollmer, a true Rock & Roll legend from Canada. Album digitally transferred from the master reels, presented in a 12-page booklet with the band's early years history, late 70s photos and the lyrics reproduced for the first time, including two unreleased bonus tracks from 1979 taken from the original 1/4" tapes owned by band leader and frontman extraordinaire Brian Vollmer. This is the ultimate Breaking Loose reissue, and the very first time it is released on CD in european soil. An absolute delight to the fans and an important piece of Canadian Rock history! MARKETING AND PROMOTION -Adverts in magazines such as Fireworks (UK) and Classix Metal (Italy). Facebook ads. Promos sent to several magazines and webzines of the genre. SELLING POINTS -First time released in europe on CD -Limited edition of 1000 copies -Includes unreleased bonus tracks -Lyrics printed for the first time -Rare photos and 70s era band history TRACK LISTING -I could never leave -Dont hide your love -Down in the city -Crazy Women -Billy Oxygen -Here I go again -Youre a woman now -Wish i could be there -Let me take you dancin -Sidewalk sally

 

 

WHITE LACE & BLACK LEATHER - EXPANDED EDITION

Band:HELIX
Album:WHITE LACE & BLACK LEATHER - EXPANDED EDITION
Label:PROGAOR
Format:CD
Genre:Hard Rock

HELIX are a Canadian institution as much as Rush, Triumph and April Wine. They achieved much success in the mid' 80's with albums like No Rest for the Wicked, Walkin' the Razor's Edge and Long way to Heaven. They had singles in the charts, videos on MTV and stadium festival appearances. Walkin' the Razor's Edge 1984 album was their best sales mark, selling over half a million copies. HELIX are still active today and still led by the eternal band frontman Brian Vollmer, a true Rock & Roll legend from Canada. Album digitally transferred from the master reels, presented in a 12-page booklet with album liner notes by Brian Vollmer, 1980/81 photos and the lyrics reproduced for the first time, including two unreleased bonus tracks from 1981 taken from the original 1/4" tapes owned by band leader and frontman extraordinaire Brian Vollmer. This is the ultimate White Lace & Black Leather reissue, and the very first time it is released on CD in european soil. An absolute delight to the fans and an important piece of Canadian Rock history! MARKETING AND PROMOTION -Adverts in magazines such as Fireworks (UK) and Classix Metal (Italy). Facebook ads. Promos sent to several magazines and webzines of the genre. SELLING POINTS -First time released in europe on CD -Limited edition of 1000 copies -Includes unreleased bonus tracks -Lyrics printed for the first time -Rare 80/81 photos and liner notes by Brian Vollmer TRACK LISTING -Breaking Loose -It's too late -Long distance heartbreak -Time for a change -Hangman's Tree -It's whats I wanted -Mainline -Women, Whisky & Sin -Thoughts that bleed -When the fire is hot -White lace and black leather

 

 

TRUE MISERY

Band:OLD MAN LIZARD
Album:TRUE MISERY
Label:WASTED STATE
Format:CD
Genre:STONER ROCK/METAL

Inspired by the rural surroundings of their native Suffolk, OLD MAN LIZARD have been belting out their unique brand of stoner and sludge since 2011. The UK based power trio have proven themselves in the heavy rock scene, delivering a memorable live show alongside the likes of Elder, Conan or Fatso Jetson to name just a few. Slots at Desertfest Belgium, Hard Rock Hell - Doom vs Stoner, Desertfest London or a headline tour all over Europe have established OLD MAN LIZARD as a staple of the current stoner scene. Their official releases have been highly praised by fans and critics alike and include their self-titled debut with Heavy Psych Sounds Records, 'Lone Wolf vs Brown Bear' (2014, Wickerman Recordings) as well as a split 7 with Earthmass on Big Riff Records. After years in the making, Jack Newnham (also in Slabdragger and Meadows), Gav Senior and Dan Beales have returned to the studio to record their third full length album titled 'True Misery'. TRACK LISTING 1. Shark Attack 6. Cursed Ocean, Relentless Sea 2. Snakes!!! 7. Misery Is Miserable 3. Tree of Te ne re 8. Return To Earth 4. The Adventures Of Rupert Biggins 5. Trees Fall Down

 

 

TRUE MISERY

Band:OLD MAN LIZARD
Album:TRUE MISERY
Label:WASTED STATE
Format:LP
Genre:STONER ROCK/METAL

TRACK LISTING 1. Shark Attack 6. Cursed Ocean, Relentless Sea 2. Snakes!!! 7. Misery Is Miserable 3. Tree of Te ne re 8. Return To Earth 4. The Adventures Of Rupert Biggins 5. Trees Fall Down Inspired by the rural surroundings of their native Suffolk, OLD MAN LIZARD have been belting out their unique brand of stoner and sludge since 2011. The UK based power trio have proven themselves in the heavy rock scene, delivering a memorable live show alongside the likes of Elder, Conan or Fatso Jetson to name just a few. Slots at Desertfest Belgium, Hard Rock Hell - Doom vs Stoner, Desertfest London or a headline tour all over Europe have established OLD MAN LIZARD as a staple of the current stoner scene. Their official releases have been highly praised by fans and critics alike and include their self-titled debut with Heavy Psych Sounds Records, 'Lone Wolf vs Brown Bear' (2014, Wickerman Recordings) as well as a split 7 with Earthmass on Big Riff Records. After years in the making, Jack Newnham (also in Slabdragger and Meadows), Gav Senior and Dan Beales have returned to the studio to record their third full length album titled 'True Misery'.

 

 

OF HELLIONS AND HARRIDANS

Band:JUNIPER GRAVE
Album:OF HELLIONS AND HARRIDANS
Label:WASTED STATE
Format:CD
Genre:DOOM/ROCKANDROLL

Edinburgh based witch-rock band, Juniper Grave were formed in 2016 peddling their unique brand of occult rock, with strong tinges of doom. The usual suspects of bass, guitar & drums are augmented with live organ and superior three part vocal harmonies. Having quickly grown their coven of fans at live shows, as well as supporting Dystopian Future Movies & Church Of The Cosmic Skull, Juniper Grave progressed towards album writing at the start of 2018. TRACK LISTING 1. The Forest 2. A Trick Of The Light 3. Daughters of the Waves 4. The Bridge Between Worlds 5. Dance of the Daemon Queen 6. Lunar Calling 7. Rest With Your Dead (Faoiltighearna)

 

 

OF HELLIONS AND HARRIDANS

Band:JUNIPER GRAVE
Album:OF HELLIONS AND HARRIDANS
Label:WASTED STATE
Format:LP
Genre:DOOM/ROCKANDROLL

Edinburgh based witch-rock band, Juniper Grave were formed in 2016 peddling their unique brand of occult rock, with strong tinges of doom. The usual suspects of bass, guitar & drums are augmented with live organ and superior three part vocal harmonies. Having quickly grown their coven of fans at live shows, as well as supporting Dystopian Future Movies & Church Of The Cosmic Skull, Juniper Grave progressed towards album writing at the start of 2018. TRACK LISTING 1. The Forest 2. A Trick Of The Light 3. Daughters of the Waves 4. The Bridge Between Worlds 5. Dance of the Daemon Queen 6. Lunar Calling 7. Rest With Your Dead (Faoiltighearna)

 

 

WITHOUT VEIL, NOR SELF

Band:ENTHEOGEN
Album:WITHOUT VEIL, NOR SELF
Label:I VOIDHANGER
Format:CD
Genre:ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METAL

Known for playing with BENIGHTED IN SODOM as well as for playing alongside Alex Poole in numerous projects including CHAOS MOON, SKAPHE, ESOTERICA and LITHOTOME, guitarist Steven Blackburn is also the mastermind behind ENTHEOGEN, a band featuring his brother Jack's blistering drumming, the monstrous bass of Bradley Tiffin (HAUNTER) and Alex Poole's amazing vocals. All together they gave life to Without Veil, Nor Self , a breathtaking album that somebody described as a master-class in obscure, gorgeously convoluted atmospheric black metal, and that others have compared to a dark and psychedelic journey through the underworld. Steven Blackburn seems to agree. ENTHEOGEN is an emanation from the depths of my own subconscious, he says. It marks the beginning of a journey inward, challenging perception, and dissolving the ego. But don't mistake his art for spiritual, drug-inspired music, as the band name could suggest! By no means are we a spiritual band, says Blackburn. People seem too focused on the potential of spiritual enlightenment with drugs. They forgot that you can just as easily shift your perspective into the other direction. I m more in awe with the experiences themselves and tapping into different perspectives without completely losing it. The music itself is often a sort of translation of what these experiences feel like, a way to bring the experience to life through the music, especially when it s been written while in a manageable altered state. Fascinatingly hallucinogenic without renouncing to the aggressiveness typical of black metal, Without Veil, Nor Self was originally released on vinyl by Fallen Empire and is now available as a limited edition CD through I, Voidhanger Records. TRACKLIST 1. Desolation Lyre (7:27) 2. Sol Genesis (8:21) 3. Sol Knell (4:10) 4. Without Veil, Nor Self (3:56) 5. Lethean Throat (5:43) 6. Pall (10:29) Total Time 40:06

 

 

ABSURDITY!

Band:KRUKH
Album:ABSURDITY!
Label:I VOIDHANGER
Format:CDD
Genre:Black Metal

Wrapped in a phantasmagoric cover drawing by the inimitable Karmazid, ! (Absurdity! In Ukrainian) is KRUKH's debut album, originally released on vinyl by Fallen Empire Records and now also available as a luxurious Digipack CD under the I, Voidhanger Records banner. But who is KRUKH? Lead by the visionary talent of Ukraine's Markov Soroka (TCHORNOBOG, AUREOLE, DROWN) on guitar, bass and vocals, the band features the thunderous and blistering drumming of Shawn Eldrige (DEATH FORTRESS, RUINOUS, ex-DISMA, ex-FUNEBRARUM) and the evocative guitars of Uzbekistan's Nyzam Salimbayev. "Nizam and I met each other and bonded over the fact that we were both strangers in a strange land, speaking Ukrainian, Russian, and English, trying to make our way. We just happened to both have an interest in black metal," Soroka recalls. ! is clearly influenced by their experiences as immigrants in the United States, and by the clashing of the Eastern and Western views on life and humanity. Shawn Eldridge joined the band later. "We always knew we would work together on something, says Soroka, but it took an incredibly difficult and depressing winter of 2015 for us to finally be motivated enough to make something out of all of it. The result is an existential soundscape with which we make our mark with." As STEREOGUM wrote, KRUKH's debut full-length crushes, blazes, vacillates in serpentine fashion. In a booming voice it screams doomed proclamations into the abyss. Fans of the Icelandic black metal craze of late will hear some of the raw subterranean fury that tends to define the style in KRUKH, but whereas Iceland s best seem to burrow into volcanic rock, KRUKH takes off into a troubled night sky where warbled guitar leads streak a dark tableau. TRACKLIST 1. (6:16) 2. (6:37) 3. B (2:37) 4. (8:04) 5. (11:54) Total Time 35:28

 

 

LUNAR ASCENSION

Band:ARS MAGNA UMBRAE
Album:LUNAR ASCENSION
Label:I VOIDHANGER
Format:CDD
Genre:OCCULT BLACK METAL

Hailing from Poland and lead by mysterious sole member Khtunae Mortifer, ARS MAGNA UMBRAE debuted in 2017 with a promising EP, Through Lunar Gateways , the first stone of an occult black metal tower pointed at the firmament. The band's newest full-length effort, Lunar Ascension is the top of that admirable building, an open eye on immense cosmic depths, and a privileged observation point to investigate the mysteries of the night sky, darkness and death. Equally inspired by Nightbringer, Blut Aus Nord and Mare Cognitum, and mainly focused on dissonant riffs and bewitching melodies, ARS MAGNA UMBRAE's music is as suffocatingly dense and aggressive as only the old black metal was. At times the band tones down the tension with atmospheric interludes bordering on raw dark ambient, but even in those moments ARS MAGNA UMBRAE remain a sinister and terrifying occult black metal beast, at ease only in the utmost darkness. They only light they seek is the light of dead stars, silent witnesses of the void that will swallow us all. Originally self-released via Bandcamp, Lunar Ascension has been revised and expanded thanks to the addition of a final track, The Feast Of Shades , a triumphant ending to a visionary album. TRACKLIST 1. Through Thorns And Bones (4:26) 2. Daughter Of Endless Light (4:38) 3. Dying Sun Divination (4:42) 4. Lunar Ascension (5:34) 5. The Wanderer (4:18) 6. Fallen Star's Light (4:11) 7. A Whisper From The Void (2:23) 8. Chtonic Torches Of Gnosis (5:44) 9. The Feast Of Shades (4:11) Total Time 40:12

 

 

SHADES

Band:FLASHBACK OF ANGER
Album:SHADES
Label:ice warrior
Format:CD
Genre:MELODIC POWER METAL

Shades is not only the 3rd full length album of the italian Melodic Power/Prog Metal band FLASHBACK OF ANGER... THIS one of the best releases in the history of IceWarrior Records! The band delivers great melodies and technics, powerful riffs and catchy choruses, talking about today's struggles and historical themes. This album definitively put FLASHBACK OF ANGER beside their genre masters. "Shades" is also the entry of two new band members: Lorenzo Innocenti on drums and Marco Moron on bass guitar, both known from the very first IceWarrior Records release: SEVEN GATES "The Good And The Evil". "Shades" can be seen on one level with albums like STAMINA "Two Of A Kind", SYNTHPHONIA SUPREMA "The Future Ice-Age", SEVEN GATES "The Good And The Evil" of course or CRIMSON WIND "The Wings Of Salvation". For fans of QUEENSRYCHE, SYMPHONY X, KAMELOT, PAGAN'S MIND, ANGRA and similar. "Shades" - Tracklist: 01.Ripped Out 02.Numbers 03.Loaded Guns In Guitar Cases 04.Band Of Brothers 05.Holdout 06.Edge Of Dreams 07.Dawn Of Life 08.Tropical Paradise 09.Lonely Road 10.Marvels Of The World

 

 

HEARTSTRINGS

Band:THIS MEANS WAR
Album:HEARTSTRINGS
Label:DEMONS RUN AMOK
Format:LP
Genre:PUNK/OI/STREETPUNK

This Means War! … the war on punk rages on! While we are all celebrating 40 years of punk, these guys hooked up to form a brand new band with one common love…punk! Far from rookies, they played in numerous bands before such as: DISCIPLINE, BACKFIRE!, CONVICT and many more. Now these punks are more determined than ever before to conquer the world with their hard hitting melodic punk rock anthems! This quintet brings Streetpunk back where it belongs - to the Streets! THIS MEANS WAS! conjure an album that has all necessary ingredients to leave big footprints in the scene, HEARTSTRINGS is melodic, lyrics that are personal and reflect the reality. The live qualities speaks for itself, the band convinced the crowd at the "Back to the Clubs" tour. As support for the british streetpunk legends COCK SPARRER they brougt the audience to boil every night! Although only formed in 2017, This Means War! has already shared the stage with bands such as Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Booze & Glory, Street Dogs, G.B.H., Sham 69, and many more. They also appeared on festivals such as Sound of Revolution (NL), Punk and Disorderly (GER), and Rebellion (NL). TMW also supported Cock Sparrer on their "Back To The Clubs" tour through Germany. This Means War! keeps the punk spirit alive and is more determined than ever to conquer the world! So lace up your boots, grease up that Mohican and make sure you prepare yourself for the punk rock rage that is coming your way! This Means War will make you ears and heart bleed…

 

 

HEARTSTRINGS

Band:THIS MEANS WAR
Album:HEARTSTRINGS
Label:DEMONS RUN AMOK
Format:CD
Genre:PUNK/OI/STREETPUNK

This Means War! … the war on punk rages on! While we are all celebrating 40 years of punk, these guys hooked up to form a brand new band with one common love…punk! Far from rookies, they played in numerous bands before such as: DISCIPLINE, BACKFIRE!, CONVICT and many more. Now these punks are more determined than ever before to conquer the world with their hard hitting melodic punk rock anthems! This quintet brings Streetpunk back where it belongs - to the Streets! THIS MEANS WAS! conjure an album that has all necessary ingredients to leave big footprints in the scene, HEARTSTRINGS is melodic, with lyrics that are personal and reflect the reality. The live qualities speaks for itself, the band convinced the crowd at the "Back to the Clubs" tour. As support for the british streetpunk legends COCK SPARRER they brougt the audience to boil every night! Although only formed in 2017, This Means War! has already shared the stage with bands such as Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Booze & Glory, Street Dogs, G.B.H., Sham 69, and many more. They also appeared on festivals such as Sound of Revolution (NL), Punk and Disorderly (GER), and Rebellion (NL). TMW also supported Cock Sparrer on their "Back To The Clubs" tour through Germany. This Means War! keeps the punk spirit alive and is more determined than ever to conquer the world! So lace up your boots, grease up that Mohican and make sure you prepare yourself for the punk rock rage that is coming your way! This Means War will make you ears and heart bleed…bleeding punk!

 

 

WILDLIFE

Band:LASCAR
Album:WILDLIFE
Label:A SAD SADNESS SONG
Format:CD
Genre:POST BLACK METAL

Dreaming & evocative music as the unique Lascar experience is able to spread, Wildlife is slightly different from Saudade for a more varied songwriting approach, alternating mid tempo to some faster parts, in a more many-sided way. A sensible romantic vision on the naturalistic world is the exact picture that Lascar's music paints on the canvas. Luckely this mature form of musical evolution is not missing their introspectve target. The sometimes apparently calm feeling give a chance & glimpse to the modern man to further investigate about the sense of loss and misunderstanding of the schizophrenic human evolution. The web lays over our head.

 

 

THEATER OF DESPAIR

Band:VIOLBLAST
Album:THEATER OF DESPAIR
Label:HOSTILE MEDIA
Format:CD
Genre:THRASH METAL

Hostile Media are pleased to unveil the labels latest signing, Violblast. Based out of the Barcelona area in Spain the thrash quartet have been going little over five years, and with the release of an EP followed by their debut full length Conflict, they’ve been taking the thrash scene by storm. Crisscrossing Europe since day one, the number of heads banging in front of their stage has been steadily growing as more and more are eager to bear witness and feel the full assault of their thrash attack in the flesh. Now we can unveil details for the second Violblast full length, Theater of Despair, containing no less than ten blistering aural onslaughts with all the trademarks that makes the thrash genre so damned great. Fast, heavy, ferocious and unwavering from start to finish!

 

 

ARCTIC BLOOD

Band:SINIESTRO
Album:ARCTIC BLOOD
Label:BLACK LION RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:EXTREME METAL/THRASH

Siniestro was formed in Sweden in 2012. The main idea came out when Linus Öhrn (Commander) and Sabastian Rojas (The Machine) departed Graverape Ritual. The band declare themselves as Arctic Black Metal Thrash with GG Allin stained Punk. Over the years, they released EP “Opression of the Sunlight” (Bleeding Heart Nihilist Productions, 2014) and debut album “Revelations in Mayhem” (Bleeding Heart Nihilist Productions, 2016).

 

 

HANTER SAVET

Band:VINDLAND
Album:HANTER SAVET
Label:BLACK LION RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:PAGAN/VIKING BLACK METAL

VINDLAND was created in 2005 as a Pagan Black Metal band in the small coastal town of Paimpol (Brittanny). The band released a Demo in 2007 and then an EP (“Ancestor’s Age”) in 2009. During that time and until around 2010 the band did various shows in France. The band split up in 2010 due to various reasons, but new compositions started to be drafted in the early 2012 with the wish to put the band back on track in a foreseeable future Vindland signed a deal with the Swedish label Black Lion Records and reissued the full length in CD format from the label. The band mostly reanimates the trademark sound by Black/Viking Metal peers Windir. Their progressions also have the same vibe that’s mostly noticed in music by bands such as Vreid, Falkenbach, Heidevolk and Manegarm. Stunning tone of the band can place you into a meditative, phantasmagorical ambience. Within a few months, the band also wishes to get back onstage in order to promote

 

 

DEUS VULT

Band:EVANGELIST
Album:DEUS VULT
Label:NINE RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:DOOM METAL

The band was created in spring 2008 by two individuals with clear aim to play pure and honest epic/heavy/doom metal. Major sonic inspiration came from obscure epic metal scene from US, epic doom metal pioneers and metal classics in general Major lyrical inspiration came from twisted minds of R.E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, history, religion and spirituality of the ages gone by. Debut album, IN PARTIBUS INFIDELIUM, was recorded between 2009 and 2011 and released in June that year by PsycheDOOMelic Records. Sophomore record, DOOMINICANES, was recorded between 2012 and 2013 and released in May that year by Doomentia Records. In October 2014 collaboration with CAPILLA ARDIENTE troops was revealed in the form of infamous CAPILLA ARDIENTE/EVANGELIST 12” split on which the band delivered their own version of MAYHEM’S classic “Freezing Moon”. In the middle of 2015 the band initiated songwriting for the third album. Unfortunately, due to health issues, works were put on hold until next spring. In November 2016 the band started recordings and in the middle of 2018 third album, DEUS VULT was ready.

 

 

ARCHEGONOI

Band:ARRAYAN PATH
Album:ARCHEGONOI
Label:PITCH BLACK
Format:2CD
Genre:EPIC HEAVY POWER METAL

Epic Power Metal masters ARRAYAN PATH return with their 7th album, their third offering in three consecutive years! A follow-up to 2017's highly acclaimed "Dawn of Aquarius" (album of the month in Greek Metal Hammer among countless other commendations), ARRAYAN PATH's new album sees them reaching yet another milestone as it's the band's first double-disc album ever! "ARCHEGONOI" (Greek for Ancient-Born) is a return to ARRAYAN PATH's original sound; a sound clearly resulting from the band members' passion for heavy metal music, their influences and life experiences in general. It's also a result of that ancient spirit lurking about in their minds, guiding and directing the song-writing to a specific... path, one that the band members are more than pleased to follow. The new album is somewhat of a concept album, not in the sense of a story being told from start to finish but one that derives its themes from the same "pool" of ancient-born ideas and influences related to the ancient world and more particularly to ancient Greece. Ancient Greece after all has always played an integral role in the band's history. With its 14 tracks and over 80 minutes of music, this is an album that's as complete as it could possibly be and although the easy choice would be to simply "cut" one or two tracks in order to fit everything on one disc, it was strongly felt that nothing should be left out, which is why the decision to release it on two discs was reached. This way the "journey" on which the album will take the listener will be thoroughly enjoyed and experienced exactly as the band intended it. The album includes a long list of amazing musicians, friends of the band, participating as guests, but special mention should be made to the legendary Mark Zonder (WARLORD, FATES WARNING) whose unique drumming needs no special introduction. All drums on "ARCHEGONOI" are performed by Mark Zonder and of course his unmatched performance makes the entire album shine even more.

 

 

PRAXIS

Band:AETHYRICK
Album:PRAXIS
Label:SINISTER FLAME
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Finnish Black Metal band Aethyrick does not venture into where no man has gone before, but rather comes from a place the modern mind has almost entirely forgotten. In temples under trees, by the light of the sacred stars, where the winds sing their songs… There lies the adytum built not by mortal hand, there dances the flame eternal. And the warmth of that divine fire gave birth to Aethyrick’s first full-length album “Praxis”.

 

 

THROUGH THE BLACK MIST

Band:Perished
Album:THROUGH THE BLACK MIST
Label:SINISTER FLAME
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

True Norwegian Black Metal anno 1994! “Through the Black Mist” is a first-time reissue of the highly influential yet largely forgotten 1994 demo of Norwegian Black Metallers PERISHED. It bears all the legendary hallmarks of Norwegian Black Metal; and the atmosphere couldn’t possibly get any more freezing or dark.

 

 

THROUGH THE BLACK MIST

Band:Perished
Album:THROUGH THE BLACK MIST
Label:SINISTER FLAME
Format:LP
Genre:Black Metal

True Norwegian Black Metal anno 1994! “Through the Black Mist” is a first-time reissue of the highly influential yet largely forgotten 1994 demo of Norwegian Black Metallers PERISHED. It bears all the legendary hallmarks of Norwegian Black Metal; and the atmosphere couldn’t possibly get any more freezing or dark.

 

 


 
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