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Fan club edition, colored vinyl
Fan club edition, colored vinyl
Fan club edition, colored vinyl
Ltd Blood Red Vinyl
An underground brutal death metal demo grail finally unearthed after twenty-five years rotting, 20 Buck Spin presents Prelude To Obscurity! Hailing from Wisconsin in the shadow of the Milwaukee Metal Fest, Embalm formed in 1995 while in high school in the era of Ablated Records, Frozen Dawn CD compilations and IllNoiz Death Fest to name a few. Embalm created truly memorable grooves of mid-paced, catchy, and brutal-as-hell Midwest death metal, also including the customary influence of Swedish death metal and even touches of Dissection-style harmony, setting this demo apart from any forced retro nostalgia. Despite staying local, Embalm was a part of a larger network and held their own supporting bands like Rotted, Internal Bleeding and Incantation. While this collection focuses on the masterwork and tragic final demo aptly titled Prelude To Obscurity, sicko freaks will be treated to the literally impossible to obtain first Demo ’95 as well, showing the most evil and grim basement necro recordings that, while primitive and cruel, still hold minimalistic memory of true underground demo cassette culture. Also included in a rare find are the two final live tracks that sadly never made it to the studio, written after Prelude and showing the band’s insane dual vocal / multi-lingual genius for darkness, slam and tortured leads. Painstakingly remastered from original DAT and cassette tapes by Arthur Rizk, the collection includes a massive time capsule booklet of flyers, ephemera, zine reviews, and live photos from the bygone glory days of true brutal death metal! A guidepost for any new band looking for a glimpse of time tested ‘brutal stuff’. A first time co-release between two modern underground titans, 20 Buck Spin and Hospital Productions.
• Reissue of obscure Midwestern demo brutality from the ‘90s
• Includes massive 24-page booklet of flyers, old artwork, zine reviews etc
• Remastered by Arthur Rizk
• Includes a bandcamp download card
• First time co-release between 20 Buck Spin and Hospital Productions
• For fans of Fleshgrind, Deaden, Broken Hope, Dissection, Witch Vomit, Torture Rack
Hailing from Finland - Ancient Obscurity has just recorded debut album which brings nearly 40 minutes of pure Nordic Black Metal. Excellent mix of melody, agression and cold atmosphere.
Comes in a 6-panel digipack. First batch comes in black polycarbonate CD.
A continuation of preceding EP "The Forlorn Soldier", 3rd full-length "Hymn to the Woeful Hearts" is a wounded, epically emotive exploration of timeless grief which ascends to the next level - simmering down past symphonics and ramping up the bitterness, aggression, textural dynamism and melancholic conviction.
Again featuring skilled and energetic guest drumwork from Yurii Kononov (ex-WHITE WARD), PURE WRATH have here produced their deepest, darkest, most organic and engaging work to date: perfectly balancing howls of primal rage with tear-stained, hymnal sung passages, simultaneously vicious and yearning guitar-work, poignant synth, evocative acoustics and heartfelt thematic realism.
Since their inception in 2010, Grá has relentlessly worked to shape their music to be both a perfect example of Swedish black metal and a very personal interpretation of its classic sound. Their new studio album will mark the first cooperation between the band from Stockholm and Avantgarde Music, and we thought best to leave frontman Heljarmadr complete freedom to introduce the opus.
Lycaon is our fourth full length album and ever since we started Grá in 2010, we have been striving for constant evolution, to challenge ourselves as musicians and composers with every release.
Where our last album Väsen was extremely intricate and bombastic, with an "all in" approach to keyboards, orchestral parts, acoustic guitars and choir arrangements, Lycaon is heading in the opposite direction. It has fewer layers and with that, every layer needs to be meticulously measured and well thought out to carry the right atmosphere forward.
"Resurrection of The Ancient Faith" is the second full-length from the 90'ies worshippers DIABOLICAL FULLMOON.
Led by the irreverent Leszy, the band takes their ambition further with "Resurrection of The Ancient Faith", impacting everyone's ears with their renewed and straight forward Polish Black Metal, praising the old ways that we were used to back in the days!"
Warlord returns to the glory days of Evil in this debut album from Werewolf Bloodorder. The Rebirth of the Night and the Fog is a trip back to the 90’s! Containing 7 new songs, one of them originally composed for the new Evil album, which was never released and a song composed by Warlord and Black Goat of Darkness in 1994 and only now duly released.
Limited gold vinyl edition.
TRIUMPHANT BLACK METAL SUPREMACY FROM THE FORMER MAYHEM GUITARIST/ VLTIMAS FOUNDER, BLASPHEMER.
RUIM was formed in 2020 by the Norwegian born, Grammy award winning guitarist Blasphemer (Rune Eriksen), known from acts such as Vltimas & Mayhem.
Joining Blasphemer on drums is French born drummer Cesar Vesvre (Agressor, Thagirion).
Driven by a firm desire to revisit the style of music he has dedicated himself to & been associated with since the mid 90's & inspired by the rediscovery of a long-lost tape of old, unused Mayhem-era riffs from 98/99, the concept of starting a new project based around these ideas manifested itself quickly.
Soon, a new vision was born for an album immersed in Brazilian witchcraft and the left-hand path of the Umbanda tradition - a practice in which Blasphemer himself is taught in - to deliver a new blackened opus in the vein Blasphemer has been synonymous with since his inception into Mayhem back in 1994 (until 2007).
'Black Royal Spiritism - I.O Sino Da Igreja' is RUIM's debut studio album.
It presents a glimpse of something new, unique, visionary & highly eclectic.
This album marks the beginning of a concept set to span a trilogy of releases exploring & incorporating a deeply personal expression of Blasphemer's own beliefs regarding the greater spirits of the left-hand path.
A pitch-black offering, 'Black Royal Spiritism' is steeped in ominous & eerie, unnerving darkness.
Each track is meticulously woven with a sinister undercurrent, given flesh by Blasphemer's highly distinctive brutal riffing style, with atmospheric, ambient & clean passage interludes featuring among the chaos.
Vocals on 'Black Royal Spiritism - I.O Sino Da Igreja' are also handled by Blasphemer himself, sung in a mix of English, Portuguese & Norwegian, with lyrical themes rooted in a celebration & dedication to the lore & rituals of linha da esquerda.
'Black Royal Spiritism - I.O Sino Da Igreja' was recorded at Drudenhaus Studio in France & mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door.
Proscriptor McGovern from 'Absu' also makes a guest appearance on a savage re-recording of the Mayhem classic 'Fall Of Seraphs' bringing fresh life to the track, which Blasphemer wrote back in 1995 & which originally featured on the 'Wolf's Lair Abyss' EP.