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Nuclear War Now! is proud to present the pairing of two of the most abhorrent entities to have hoisted the label’s banner – Perverted Ceremony and Witchcraft (Fin) – with the release of “Nighermancie / Black Candle Invoker.” Each of these two cults is responsible for conjuring some of the most vile and sinister black metal of the current day, and this seven-track split recording reaffirms and further proliferates the starkly unembellished, primordial strain of black metal espoused by each to unmatched effect. The four tracks included from Perverted Ceremony were originally intended to be released as a demo, but it was later decided that they would better serve as the band´s contribution to a split. The term “Nighermancie,” as these four songs are collectively titled, translates from medieval Dutch into “the black arts” or “necromancy.” Admirers of the band’s previous works are sure to be pleased, as the same general recipe of songwriting, execution, and production is once again invoked. Witchcraft, with its offering, has resurrected three songs from a 2017 recording session that include an alternate version of the title track from that same year’s “Diablerie” demo and two previously-unreleased songs. As with the “Diablerie” demo and the more recent “Nightmare Goetia” demo, this recording exemplifies the continued evolution of Witchcraft’s sound, from that which was often described in oversimplified terms as an imitation of one of its primary influences, to one that more diversely reflects the band’s worship of the old Finnish, Brazilian, and Malaysian scenes. Beyond their impact on this release alone, these tracks also serve to increase expectations of what may come when a Witchcraft full-length is finally unleashed. Given the admiration that each of these band had already previously garnered, “Nighermancie / Black Candle Invoker” proves that the outcome of such a seemingly ideal pairing can even surpass its anticipated result.
The Awakening is the 2nd album of Severe Storm released by Lower Silesian Stronghold as digipack limited to 300 units
A limited blue vinyl edition of the iconic 1992 first studio recordings from atmospheric death/doom/black metal kings Katatonia.
Featuring the original artwork.
Katatonia was formed in Sweden in 1991 by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse.
The debut album, ‘Dance of December Souls’, was released in 1993, gaining the band recognition for its eclectic brand of gothic doom/death & black metal. From third album, ‘Discouraged Ones’, a newer, sleeker sound came to the fore, helping to propelling Katatonia to the pinnacle of the dark progressive rock genre.
‘Jhva Elohim Meth’ was the first studio recording by Katatonia and released as a demo in 1992. With the classic track the ‘Without God’ going on to be included on their legendary full length debut ‘Dance of December Souls’, ‘Jhva…’ displayed a startling maturity, with a sumptuous blend of atmospheric and melancholy death doom metal. A cult example of the darkness which was creeping into the early 1990s extreme metal scene.
‘Jhva Elohim Meth’ remains an iconic entry into the metallic legacy of the Swedes. The 5 track release was recorded at Gorysound Studio and produced and mixed by Dan Swanö (Bloodbath, Opeth) in July of 1992. Dan also contributed to the release with keyboards and some vocal passages.
100cm x 72cm
100cm x 72cm