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True Occult Black Metal from Ecuador!
Brand new EP, comprised by 20 min of prime black metal from Ecuador.
Dedicated to all the nocturnal entities of the sinister side, who roam the shadowy southern temple.
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.
"Terrific recording of a Nächtlich rehearsal, in anticipation of their concert at the Summoning Of The Elder Spirits show in New York, on June 24th, 2022.
Released on home dubbed tapes for that same gig, this rehearsal was done with the full live line-up that composed that seance, playing that same setlist, consisting of tracks off of "Satanas Solum Initium Est", their self-titled album, the "Third Ritual", "Second Ritual of Night Worship" and self-titled EP's.
Even more visceral than regular Nächtlich, fully recorded live in studio and onto tape, as the best of traditions, Nächtlich sounds fuller and more energetic than ever, entrancing their listeners with ritual fumes and stomping, unaplagetic primitivism, calling for the eternal reign of the dark cult. A hysterical praise for 90's maniacs, and preaching for annihilation of scene tourists and revisionists. Those who know, know.
Originaly released on the band's on U.E.'s own imprint, Vinland Corpse."
One of the black metal underground’s best-kept secrets, MORTA first fully arose from the crypt with SIGNAL REX’s release of their debut EP, Fúnebre. Banging 'n' clanging anguish echoing from the filthiest dungeons, the then-trio’s first short-length succinctly displayed their palpably physical – and surprisingly emotive – attack across nearly a half-hour. In a sense, Fúnebre felt like an album, but such was still brewing…
At long last, MORTA’s debut album bubbles up from the primordial muck with no small amount of rudeness: La España negra. Pure and proud BLACK METAL from southern climes, MORTA’s first full-length carries forward many/most of its predecessors’ foremost strengths – deft shifts from spiralingly violent hypnosis to scabrously headbanging segments, a remorselessly raw-yet-refined soundfield, ugly and emotional in equal measure – but a relatively wider (and wilder) swath of ideas and textures are given ample room to roam across this 39-minute recording. Just like that predecessor, La España negra resides firmly within the realm of black metal, be it elder expressions from the ‘90s and underground-entrenched ones post-Y2K; the now-quartet honor the sanctity of the artform by exploring their own vibrations rather than those of others. But within a longer format and maximizing that expanded lineup, MORTA often allow bass guitar to guide their eerily hummable melodicism – again, one could liken that to a romanticism unique to their Spanish heritage – and even when pushing busier, denser tonalities, there’s a perversely ethereal quality that creates a cool disconnect. Their dungeons are deeper than ever, and the reverberations go straight to the soul…
The Bosnian void masters return at last, with a blazing new record of nothingness worship and incessant passion.
Now under their third incarnation, the project, previously known as Void Prayer, and originally born under the name of Cave Ritual, delivers here their third full-length record, but appears here very aptly refurbished and reborn in what, sonically, definitely appears to be a culmination of sorts of the sound the band has been molding since its audial shift in 2019.
Although "The Grandiose Return to the Void" had already been a triumphant shift in direction, with "Sarajevski Odisej", a deserved nod to Homer's ancient epic, the Black Plague Circle stalwarts achieve a new, unquestionable triumph in songwriting, with absolute elite orchestration and sound structure. From blazing riffs of majestic, serpentine melodicism, to mind-bending dissonance and the absolutely fiery, ecstatic leads, Izrod appear to approach a sound style closer to that of Misþyrming's most recent LP's, with clear inspiration also from DsO or late era Mayhem, but by all means making their own distinct sound. With much more daring elements like the almost Progressive and Jazzy interludes in tracks like "Siva smrt" and "Tibet više nije Tibet", the bass also absolutely shines in these passages pulsating energy straight into the black dimension.
HAIL CONJURER and ABSOLUTE KEY should be familiar names to those who follow the crimes of SIGNAL REX lately: both sonic iconoclasts released albums through the label later last year - respectively, Earth Penetration and The Third Level of Decay. Both entities are singular in their vision, and both skirt the stylistic boundaries of black metal; in some sense, one could say both perform "black metal" without actually utilizing the bog-standard rudiments of the artform...or perhaps it's the other way around? Thankfully, neither Finnish group offer easy answers.
Now, HAIL CONJURER and ABSOLUTE KEY will join together to perform a rare four-show mini-tour in September, to celebrate the experimental collaboration album Trident and Vision, which is being released this September through SIGNAL REX. Both CD and vinyl versions will be available, with an exclusive wax variant specially made for the live dates.
Totaling five tracks in 30 minutes, Trident and Vision is structured in a unique way. Of those five tracks, both HAIL CONJURER and ABSOLUTE KEY have their own respective track; then, the other three tracks are completely collaborative works between both bands. Just as uniquely, the tracklisting alternates these collaborative and solo tracks, making the flow of the record fever-dreaming, unpredictable, and above all, unsettling. While both HAIL CONJURER and ABSOLUTE KEY already skirt the hinterlands of "abstract," the totality of this record - both solo and collaborative - is further abstracted, stretching to a dangerous limit the already-broad stylistic repertoire of both bands, altogether imparting a worn-out feeling that irrevocably underlines that their creators are far from steady & clear-headed people. Reflective of this shared-yet-still-divergent vision, both bands at the upcoming gig will perform together, creating blackened soundscapes partly planned and partly based on instinct. No light...no hope
One of the best new developments in American black metal, Geist of Ouachita is the work of one Roanake, who numbers nearly a dozen other projects the past three years, some of them even cross-continental. With Geist of Ouachita, the focus is on unremittingly grim yet alluringly melodic BLACK METAL: black metal from the ancient dungeons of the '90s, and also black metal from the raw renaissance of the past decade - the latter, largely under the auspices of Signal Rex, who've made household names of Portugal's most intimidating cults.
After a split with Eternal Tomb earlier this year courtesy of Signal Rex, Geist of Ouachita arrive with their full-length debut, Imprisoned in the Graven Wood. With ghastly and ghostly aplomb, Roanoke reaps a whirlwind of dungeonic hideousness tempered with an askew melodicism that makes the six-song/33-minute record strangely hummable. Such did France's eternal Black Legions do so back in the mid '90s, but Geist of Ouachita expand the narrative quality latent to such melodies and wind through them deceptively epic corridors. Similarly, Portugal's own Black Circle provide an aesthetic foundation, but Roanoke continually evinces his own personality here in the remarkably varied songwriting, often underpinned by a subtle (and sensual) fog of synths, altogether making for an engaging listen even when faced with such a stratifying soundfield. Resistance is futile once one becomes Imprisoned in the Graven Wood!
Compilation of both demos, vinyl coming later in conspiracy with URTOD VOID.
All demonstration material recorded at the Apocalyptic Sunrise Family Bunker in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
"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!"
VINDALF's fourth album, 9 tracks of DARK MEDIEVAL BLACK METAL!
Red cover + red vinyl
seven exclusive songs across 40 minutes, Assim na Terra como no Inferno is both new and old: the ancient spirit revitalized in the putrid present, archaic energies reignited with a passion that simply refuses to relent - and, amazingly, only gets better with time. Truly, it is some strange magick that IRAE manages to sound more vital than ever, both embodying the post-millennial Portuguese sound and pushing it to greater, more deranged lengths with that unquenchable flame. Utterly haunting and harrowing whilst exhibiting some of Vulturius' most nuanced songwriting to date, Assim na Terra como no Inferno is as grim and splendorous as it gets. Those who were immersed in the black metal underground in the mid '90s will find these sounds nostalgic; newcomers will thrill to the taboo sensations those sounds arouse. The past is truly alive...