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Limited to 300 copies.
Digipack containing the new album 'Domstad swart metael'. Limited to 300 copies.
"An over 40 minute journey through the demo years of Irish raw black metal entity Fuil Na Seanchoille (“Blood of The Old Forest” in Gaelic), this CD collects the long out-of-print “Bitter Dusk of Futures Past”  and “Demo MMVIII” (2008) cassettes, subsequently reissued on vinyl by Me Saco En Ojo in 2012. Remastered for Tour de Garde in 2019 by Jack Control at Enormous Door, these early emanations demonstrate a range of influences from Von, Beherit and Ulver to Darkthrone and pre "Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice." Deathspell Omega. Inspired by the history of Ireland from 12th Century B.C. until 1580 A.D., shamanic rage collides with hulking evil, channelled through a cavernous assault of primitive darkness. By turns darkly ambient and doom-laden, the sound veers from threateningly wild chaos to menacingly measured assault. Timeless black metal in the old-school tradition."
"Fuil Na Seanchoille’s debut album, 2011’s "Hunger" sees the chaotic brutality of the two preceding demos coalesce into a cold, barren, urban sound of hopeless violence. Inspired by the concept of London City as the centre of all earthly evil, a snarling dark aggression evokes throats clutched by the hands of the usurper. Wild transcendental guitars and unhinged vocal patterns echo across a primitive tapestry of bass and drums, with the album concurrently more claustrophobic and more spacious than the earlier works. Composed over “18 hellish months spent in London from 2009-10” (Boothaevens Magazine), a relentlessly depressive vein runs through the core of the album. An almost narcotic sense of grim stupor invests each note with bitter malevolence, a wide range of dark shades present. Having transcended the influences of the early years, this is a unique expression of black metal with few peers and little-to-no sonic comparison."
Tracks 1-6: unreleased demo (Jan. 1996)
Tracks 7-10: "Everlasting Funerals" demo (Apr. 1996)
Tracks 11-16: "Honor Black War" demo (Dec. 1996)
Track 17: "Hymns for the Gallows" (2003), recorded Jun. 1997
Tracks 18-26: "Outlander" demo (Apr. 1998)
The first official release of Mayhem’s 1990 appearance in Sarpsborg, featuring Dead, Euronymous, Necrobutcher and Hellhammer.
This edition includes a booklet featuring rare and unseen band photos (plus extensive thoughts and recollections from Metalion and others associated with the event), plus a DVD featuring very rare footage of the show itself from close to the stage. Perfectly demonstrating the pure raw essence of Mayhem, the band surge through some early classics from the Deathcrush release to tracks which would later feature on the band’s revered debut, De Mysteriis Dom. Sathanas.
With might and heart, Blood and Sun return. With resonant eloquence, Luke Tromiczak and friends plant a new seed into the murky soil of dark folk, birthing the heartfelt new album "Love and Ashes". Nine fresh songs lit a beacon of inspiration and knowledge into the desolate nights of the wilderness, and set a fire ablaze in our hearts, old and new friends alike.
With Tromiczak's commanding baritone leading the way, "Love and Ashes" is lush with passionate drumming, sincere acoustic guitars and beautiful strings, warming your soul in times of darkness. Let the craft of Blood and Sun shine through your very being; welcome it with reverence, and rejoice in its pastoral potential. Reflect on its wisdom, and you shall be rewarded.
Conceived at many different locations, "Love and Ashes" holds a dualistic feeling of home, and of wandering. Though strongly rooted in the American tradition and nature, a sense of universality permeates these nine tracks rich with steadfast chanting and wistful atmospheres. A sense of longing, by which it is most beautiful to get consumed. For this serene yet powerful creation filled with philosophical musings, the sky is the limit.