Active since 1993, Darkstorm returns after is 3rd full-length released back in 2017. Again, Lord Darkstorm and Wened brings you pure Polish underground black metal, the way they have kept doing for the past 25 years!
"The Depths" is taken from the up-coming 7EP, due to be released this August through Signal Rex.
Limited to 200 black records, housed in a thick foldover cardboard cover.
-AKAN SIR REVEAL-
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Song 2 of 8 from our upcoming album Kara Ihlas, Akan Sır concludes chapter 1 of 4, a journey into the depths of the unconscious...
We are looking for a label to realise a release on physical formats with. Contact: [email protected]
Mixing/Mastering by Hellforge Studio
Artwork by Antithesis Cold Poison
IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present RUNESPELL's highly anticipated second album, Order of Vengeance, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
Striking while the iron's hot, Order of Vengeance follows less than a year after RUNESPELL's critically acclaimed debut album, Unhallowed Blood Oath, also released by IRON BONEHEAD. Let it be known, however, that there's not one sacrifice in quality to be found here. If anything, the RUNESPELL aesthetic has become even more iron-girded and iron-willed. There's a greater sense of urgency on Order of Vengeance - an unquenchable desperation, even - that drives these no-less-grand epics. Whereas Unhallowed Blood Oath situated itself on an axis of melancholy vs. bloodlust, suitably, Order of Vengeance ups the bloodlust considerably...although, of course, the melancholy is no short supply here, particularly on the sparse 'n' haunting instrumental "Night's Gate." The album length, too, has been padded out to a spacious and all-enveloping 47 minutes, allowing the full mesmerizing grandeur of the RUNEPSPELL aesthetic to take root and consume. More massive, yet more urgent: Order of Vengeance is indeed a new order.
Elsewhere, underpinning everything is an authentic and austere steeping in early '90s black metal classicism. Be it from Scandinavia or France or particularly Poland, such source material has been so widely replicated year after year, and yet RUNESPELL is yet again able to both handily challenge those classics AND resound like an era-relevant relic. It's not surprising, considering mainman Nightwolf is one of the busiest men in the shit-hot Australian black metal scene, maintaining as he does the equally prolific Eternum and Blood Stronghold. While still bearing aesthetic similarities to those two bands - this is the purest, most mystical black metal after all - with Order of Vengeance, RUNESPELL continues its majestic rumination on the mysteries of war and bloodshed, vengeance and valor, memory and destiny. Dedication and sacrifice - spiritually, above all, as well as physically - are once again the watchwords, and they've resulted in black metal wielded as weapon, totem, and portal simultaneously.
Heidens Hart Records is proud to present chapter v of Blutvial, “mysteries of earth". Emerging out of nowhere, this raw piece of necro filth and grim hatred is finally released on digipack CD July 2018. With “mysteries of earth", Blutvial is presenting a melancholic and harsh output of unholy black metal in the classic Scandinavian riff-based tradition of the early and mid 90s, reminding of Norwegian gems by bands such as Thorns, Kvist, Strid, Gorgoroth, Obtained Enslavement and, of course, Burzum. Anyone who is still spellbound by the early outputs of those bands will have found a new gem here.
“mysteries of earth" was recorded across the seas by Ewchymlaen (of UK outfits Reign of Erebus and Acolyte’s Ruin), Aort and Andras (of renowned U.K. avantgarde black metal act CODE as well as INDESINENCE), with Tiúval (of ISRATHOUM) on drums. A draconian asseverence schemed, convened and ejaculated by Blutvial - the album is self produced by the band so expect a pure and unpolished sound coming straight from the source. Adorned with an uncomplicated yet effective performance and production, revealing in the most optimal and fitting way the focus on relentless riffs and aggression that will instantly draw you into the dark universe of Blutvial.
CD released summer 2018, first press comes in digipack on extra heavy cardboard with embossing on front cover, 8 page booklet with all lyrics, etc..
Death Kvlt Productions are proud to announce the brand new EP by UK black metal project Thy Dying Light!
Hrafn returns with 4 brand new unrelenting tracks.
Released on limited vinyl and cassette by
Death Kvlt Productions.
Maximum of 1 copy of each per customer.
Release/Pre-Order details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Dauþuz: Beware of the dwarves!
After a successful second album, the German miners from Dauþuz return with an MCD in album length about tales of dwarves and their evil magic against human intruders, who steal their treasures from the mountain's depths.
Once again the duo shines with excellently arranged black metal, a great concept and a perfectly fitting artwork.
Date: 25.08.2018 | Preorder: 11.07.18
Format: 6-Panel DigiPak | Black Vinyl LP | lim. special Merch | Digital
3. Unwerk - Des Zwerges Fluch I
4. Buße - Des Zwerges Fluch II
5. Mors Voluntaria - Des Zwerges Fluch III
6. Als mein Geleucht für immer erlosch
NEW release Enantiodromian Birth is now available for purchase/streaming on our bandcamp (along with all other releases) Cassettes will first be available on tour, and mailorder will begin after we back in the end of July. No pre-orders as of now due to lack of time. If we happen to sell out, there will be a repress. Thank you for your support!
The Malefic Sorcery album "Under the Hammer of the Banished Gods" is now streaming in full here
Also available for purchase here: https://darkadversary.bigcartel.com/
Today we present “Buße” (Atonement) from our upcoming release “Des Zwerges Fluch” (The Dwarf’s Curse). Furthermore, CDs, LPs and the exclusive Longsleeve are NOW available for pre-order. The latter is ONLY available via PRE-ORDER, there will NOT be a reprint.
WEREWOLF RECORDS is proud to present a special split CD between THE TRUE WERWOLF and DRUADAN FOREST. Comprising two 20-plus-minute tracks, this split CD features exclusive material by both projects. As such, it's a melancholic plunge into an ancient past far, far removed from modernity. Completely synth-driven, these two epic-length compositions evoke cobwebbed castles and misty moors, wandering spirits floating between both under a moonlit sky. Many will brand this split with the revisionist term "dungeon synth," but that is not the intention of THE TRUE WERWOLF nor DRUADAN FOREST: not disrespecting the origins of that sound, but both creators - whose roots jointly stretch back decades - seek to invoke the plaintive, nostalgia-steeped black metal intros/instrumentals of the too-long-forgotten 1990s. Back then, "dungeon synth" did not exist; it simply was, neglected by nearly all. Now, with this split CD, THE TRUE WERWOLF and DRUADAN FOREST reclaim the past and bring it into the present, which somehow sounds even more ancient here. And the spirits stir...
Today, Iron Bonehead Productions sets September 28th as the international release date for a new mini-album from the legendary Black Funeral, The Dust and Darkness, on CD and 12" vinyl formats.
Formed in 1993, Black Funeral are one of the founders of American black metal. The band's first two albums, 1995's Vampyr - Throne of the Beast and 1997's Empire of Blood, are widely considered black metal classics, and are among the earliest releases on the cult Full Moon Productions label. Since the beginning, the band has been guided by the boundless vision of one Michael Ford (AKA Akhtya Nachttoter), who has concurrently garnered international respect as a leading author on Luciferianism and occultism. And although many lineups have come and gone since those pioneering first two lineups, Black Funeral found its strongest formation yet with 2016's Ankou and the Death Fire. Released to widespread acclaim by Iron Bonehead, the album saw the inclusion of Drowning the Light mastermind Azgorh Drakenhof handling guitar, bass, and keyboards. As such, musically, Akkou and the Death Fire was a purely black metal record brimming with medieval majesty and malnourished misery, a blackflame both bright and bleary, all laced with Ford's characteristically chilling ambient soundscapes. In many ways, it was a reinvigoration of the classic Black Funeral sound, and that forward momentum continues unabated with The Dust and Darkness.
Recorded 2017 in Australia and the United States, The Dust and Darkness is a recalling and vampyric sonic ritual of Hittite, Hurrian, Canaanite, and ancient Syrian Underworld offerings and necromancy. The title "Dankuis Daganzipas" is the Hittite Underworld, "The Dark Earth," and is the dwelling place of spirits and chthonic deities who desired blood as their primary offering besides incense and libations. The Lady of the Underworld, Allani, is the ancient Hurrian goddess who is a type of psychopomp as a solar deity who guides the dead into the Underworld. Allani is identical to the Mesopotamian Ereskigal. The god "Chemosh of the Dust and Darkness" is an epithet for an Ugaritic deity of the Underworld who is similar to both Baal of Peor (Belphegor) and Nergal. His name was associated with elements of the underworld and "Bird of Prey." As such, the four songs comprising The Dust and Darkness sonically surge with grim abandon and majestic melancholy, unflinching in their familiarity but only because this is the Black Funeral whose name is legendry within the darkest depths of the black metal underground. It is altogether 17 minutes of invocation and seduction, exacted by deft hands well versed in the blackest of magick. Here, there is only The Dust and Darkness...
Step forward into that dust & darkness with the new track "Dankuis Daganzipas (Dark Earth)" HERE
Rostorchester's 3rd full length release “Die Sonne und der Mond in Ketten” will come in 2018. Last day’s in Studio with the Band. Mixing and mastering is in finalization.
Today, Iron Bonehead Productions sets October 12th as the international release date for Pa Vesh En's highly anticipated debut album, Church of Bones, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
2018 has already been an extremely busy year for Pa Vesh En. In the span of six months, this singular 'n' shadowy entity from Belarus released through Iron Bonehead the Dead Womb demo, the two-song A Ghost 7", and a split album with Temple Moon. Each step of the way, Pa Vesh En has exhibited a stark 'n' unsettling style of black metal. From stifled-violence miserablism to seemingly formless drift, from bent-askew melodicism to echo-chamber murk, always with a tortured soul guiding everything, he's almost effortlessly created a soundworld beyond compare - and has done so with the restlessness of a lost specter.
Now arrives Church of Bones, proving with no small amount of finality that Pa Vesh En is creating some of the most mysterious and vital black metal of modern times. At seven songs spanning 37 minutes, Church of Bones feels far more vast than its otherwise-compact runtime suggests. If the preceding split with Temple Moon marked a momentous shift toward total and utter desolation, then Pa Vesh En dives deepest - and equally, both in manner and quality - into both the fog and the murk here, further developing that malodorous melodicism that likewise crept forth on the split. Returning to misery and comfort (and the comfort of misery), the long 'n' languorous landscapes laid out across Church of Bones beckon the listener in a most seductive manner, all before those cursed tendrils ensnare the subconscious and suck it dry, any last semblance of hope extinguished. This celestial drift-unto-descent feels somewhat familiar in the grand scheme of black metal which uses rawness as a weapon, and yet there's that elusive X-factor (or, literally, just literal elusiveness) that makes Pa Vesh En sound completely and utterly ALIEN.
Either way, Pa Vesh En has triumphed with the masterful Church of Bones, truly finding his voice and singing the most damned songs. Will you enter that church and join in the choir? Dare to step forward with the new track "Pale Body Desecration" HERE