Germany SEASON OF MIST
France CODE 7 / PHD
Italy THE END
Canada NON-STOP MUSIC
VOIDHANGER RECORDS OBSCURE
METAL UNDERGROUND RECORD LABEL
We are extremely proud to announce the signing
of MOSAIC, an experimental black metal vision of the sole member
Inkantator Koura (ALCHEMYST, SEREMONI).
Guided by his interest in Magick, Universe,
Stars, Surrealism, Art, Khaos and Mythology, Inkantator Koura
estabilished MOSAIC in 2004-2006, and since then he has composed 4 hours
of music for private use and personal satisfaction. Over the years, only
part of those recordings filtered through Koura's archives, taking the
shape of two split 7" EPs with Alchemyst and Anti, released by Iron
Bonehead and Amor Fati respectively. Now, MOSAIC's amazing music is
going to be perfected, re-recorded and compiled in an album, "...Of
The Fallen One", that we will have the pleasure to release on CD
format in the coming months.
Take notice that both MOSAIC and
ALCHEMYST are currently working on exclusive songs to be featured on
a concept compilation-album to be announced later. For now, we can only
anticipate that our project involve other IVR artists like ÆVANGELIST,
SERPENT ASCENDING and YSENGRIN, as well as some of the
best death/black metal bands out there... Stay tuned for more info.
In the meantime, check
MOSAIC's Facebook page and get a copy of "Landscapes", the beautiful
ANTI/MOSAIC split gatefold 7" EP recently released by our friends at
We congratulate ÆVANGELIST on their
recent signing with Debemur Morti Productions. The band will however
keep on working with our label. In May we will reveal the cover art for
the upcoming "Nightmare Flesh Offering" 7" EP, once again
provided by Seeming Watcher. We have also hired the mighty
Wechterowicz to create an original piece of art for the first
official ÆVANGELIST tshirt! Rafal is a very talented artist and has
already worked with bands like Mastodon, Slayer, Down, Metallica, Iron
Maiden, and many others. Both 7" and shirt are planned for an early June
In case you wonder, there's going to be some
delay in the vinyl release of YSENGRIN's "To Endotaton". We are
still waiting for the factory to send us the test pressings. Once they
are approved, this cult dark metal gem will see the light of day once
NAR MATTARU are putting the final
touches on their next album, out later this year. An interview (short
and to the point) with bassist/guitarist Francisco Bravo is now
available at the
Damned By Light webzine.
At last, the long awaited preview from "CONVERGE, RIVERS OF HELL",
the monumental concept album dedicated to the cursed water streams of Hades,
featuring MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY, THE CREVICES BELOW and
Here's the opening track, "Charon",
THE CREVICES BELOW's homage to the hellish ferryman who carries the
souls of the deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron...
We're pleased to offer you a preview-track off "Marrow
Of Dreams", the forthcoming album by Denmark's funeral death/doomsters
WOEBEGONE OBSCURED. The song is called "Vacuum Ocean".
"This was an attempt to make kind of a funeral ballad
with lots of atmosphere and some intense heartfelt vocals to back it
up," says D. Woe, "and I really think we achieved our goal. I kind of
had the formula and melodies for this particular song in my head before
we started making the music. The epic ending with both M and K Woe
playing some twin guitar melodies in a classical inspired sense works
With great pride we announce the signing of
Greece's sensational ambient black metal band SPECTRAL LORE. The
project was founded in 2005 by the sole member Ayloss, and released 3
albums acclaimed as some of the most intense, atmospheric and majestic
black metal works of the past 10 years.
Ayloss is busily working on "III", the
successor of the last year's record "Sentinel", but the first step of
our collaboration with SPECTRAL LORE is going to be a (yet untitled)
concept-album equally shared with the US one-man band
MARE COGNITUM, to our ears the most surprising black metal band of
Don't expect a typical split album, but a
collaboration on many levels, starting from the conceptual and moving on
to the musical. As the bands declare, "Themes and riffs have been cross-referenced and
transfigured, structures have been put in proportion, lyrics have been
written in parallel.
Conceptually, it is an attempt at a kind of
cosmological philosophy; searching the vast, cold expanses of the
universe(-s) for traces of meaning and purpose. What it is out there
that is fundamental, absolute and shared? What can we learn about
ourselves by looking outward, to the void and the inanimate?"
Search for your own answers by getting lost in the music of SPECTRAL LORE and MARE COGNITUM,
which offer here 2 very long tracks (25-28 minutes each!) to be reckoned
as their best material so far.
As you read, YSENGRIN's
hermetic dark metal opus "To Endotaton" is receiving the vinyl
treatment! This release is dedicated to the cult followers of the band,
and will be limited to 100 copies on black vinyl, housed in a
single sleevewith reverse board printing. Each LP will come with
a luxurious poster on high-quality 150gr. paper, featuring the amazing
artwork of Francesco Gemelli shown above! The posters have been printed
by our friends at Nomos Dei Productions.
Available in early April.
Six years after "Deathstination"
(that we reissued in 2011 with new artwork), WOEBEGONE OBSCURED
will release their sophomore album, "Marrow Of Dreams", in the
coming weeks! Strengthened by the addition of two new members from the
ranks of Glorior Belli and Horned Almighty, WOEBEGONE OBSCURED have
refined their style and approach, finding their own definitive voice in
the funeral doom-death metal field.
record was made with the intentions of creating a musical journey into
the mind of a person who never had the feeling of belonging to this
world," explains vocalist/guitarist D. Woe. "All
lyrics were written with elements as metaphors to indulge scenarios in
Forests, the ocean, mountains, the skies, caves, etc. have always been
places in which I felt more comfortable. To gather, summon or revel in
your innermost thoughts the best, I always felt that the distractions of
the modern world was too stressful somehow. Sometimes, solitude is
something you have to search for in order to find peace."
The track listing of
"Marrow Of Dreams":
1 1. Waters of Mount Woe (13:24) 2. Vacuum Ocean
(16:00) 3. Crystal Void
2 1. In Suffering Darkness Dwell (13:09)
2. Into the Mindcloud (19:50)
3. (undisclosed track) (8:44)
We're currently working
on the album layout. A release date will be posted soon, along with a
As some of you may have
read on Midnight Odyssey's homepage, Dis Pater has recorded a conceptual
album called "CONVERGE, RIVERS OF HELL". The work is dedicated to
the classical rivers of Hades narrated in Greek and Latin literature and
mythology, and will feature contributions from all of his projects:
MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY, THE CREVICES BELOW and TEMPESTUOUS FALL.
the final track listing of "Converge, Rivers Of Hell":
The Crevices Below –
Charon - Upon the Winds of Lamentation
Tempestuous Fall –
Pyriphlegethon - In Death’s Gaping Jaws
Midnight Odyssey –
Lethe - Through the Lair of Hypnos
The Crevices Below –
Acheron - Deflecting Heaven’s Will
Tempestuou Fall –
Cocytus - Shades of Phantom Souls
Midnight Odyssey –
Styx - Converge, Rivers of Hell
song will be available in the coming days, so stay tuned!
We're pleased to announce
that in the coming few months ÆVANGELIST will release a limited
7" EP with 2 new songs. We hope to have these ready before the last
weekend in June, when the band will make their live debut at the
MARTYRDOOM Festival in Brooklyn, NY.
ÆVANGELIST will also contribute an
exclusive track to the next "gate" of YOGSOTHERY, our trilogy of
tributes to the Lovecraftian spirit.
The song - a 14-minute monolith of dark and annihilating chaos - has
already been recorded under the title of "Abstract Catharsis". The other
bands involved in the project will be revealed soon.
2012 is almost gone, there's been no end of the world after all, so we're
going to release more underground quality metal in 2013. Expect new
recordings from Woebegone Obscured, Serpent Ascending, Ævangelist, Inner
Sanctvm, The Wakedead Gathering, Nar Mattaru, Aus Der Transzendenz, as well as a conceptual
album involving all of Dis Pater's projects: Midnight Odyssey, The
Crevices Below and Tempestuous Fall.
We're also working on a limited vinyl edition
of Ysengrin's "To Endotaton" and on the next gate of
Yogsothery, and there are plans for an amazing triple gatefold LP of Midnight Odyssey's "Funerals
From The Astral Sphere (with unreleased bonus material!).
New exciting signings will be announced soon.
Thanks for your support and best wishes!
Check the current issue of ROCK HARD GERMANY
for some great reviews of Ævangelist (8/10), Nar Mattaru (8/10), Inner
Sanctvm (8/10) and The Wakedead Gathering (8/10). In next issue,
interviews with Ævangelist, Inner Sanctvm and The Wakedead Gathering!
The current ZERO TOLERANCE issue (the
celebratory #50) features great reviews of Ævangelist (5/6) and Nar
Mattaru (5/6), as well as a short but interesting interview with Inner
Sanctvm's mainman Heber W. Hammer.
Ævangelist's "De Masticatione Mortuorum In
Tumulis" is one of the top albums on the December issue of ROCK HARD
ITALY (8/10). An interview will appear on the Jan 2013 issue.
ASCENDING's occult death metal opus "The Enigma Unsettled"
has been released by the Swedish premier label BLOOD HARVEST as a 12"
vinyl! It comes in a luxurious full-colour
Gatefold jacket, with an insert including new liner notes, lyrics and
stunning paintings by Wiley Trieff. A beautiful object indeed!
OUT NOW AND
READY TO SHIP!
WAKEDEAD GATHERING - Dark
Circles EP - CD - € 6,00 INNER SANCTVM -
Christi Testamenta -
CD - € 8,00 NAR MATTARU -
Enuma Elish - CD -
€ 8,00 ÆVANGELIST -
De Mastication Mortuorum In
Tumulis - CD
- € 8,00
In case you've
missed it, there's a cool YSENGRIN online interview at Aristocrazia
TRANSZENDENZ will open for Maniac Butcher in Wien, Austria, on October
20th. The band is stronger than ever thanks to a renewed line-up which
includes former member Gottschall (guitar), Ingo
'Lykanthrop' Fundulus (vocals),Ader
(drums) and Adamas (bass). A recent ADT picture:
If you speak German and want
to know more about ADT, check their first online interview at Earshot.
Records proudly presents:
than 15 years after the release of "Frozen Souls", today revered
as a cult-album by many metal aficionados, one of Uruguay's most loved
metal sons, INNER SANCTVM has been resurrected by founder/guitarist Heber
with an international line-up including original drummer Álvaro García,
singer Anton Reisenegger (Pentagram, Criminal, Lock Up), and bassist
Francisco Martín (The Gardnerz, Sacramento, ex-Vesania), INNER SANCTVM
finally release the long awaited sophomore album, "Christi
Testamenta", which brings their notorious Celtic Frost worship -
and in general the black/thrash/death golden aura of late 80s/early 90s -
into modern times, in a perfect equilibrium of melody and aggression.
created by Héctor "Tito" Labrín. Out October
asked us who painted the macabre cover art for ÆVANGELIST's "De Masticatione
Mortuorum In Tumulis". The artist comes from Donetsk, Ukraine,
and he's known as Seeming Watcher. Take a look at his amazing gallery
We are grateful to
Seeming Watcher for letting us use one of his masterpieces, "The
Curse", as the cover art for ÆVANGELIST's debut, and we're
looking forward to work with him again in the future!
full-length album of ÆVANGELIST, "De Masticatione
Mortuorum In Tumulis", will see the light of day next month, and
it will include the 3 songs off the "Oracle Of Infinite Despair"
Comparable perhaps to Portal,
Mitochondrion, Vasaeleth and late Blut Aus Nord, ÆVANGELIST play
dark death metal to end all death metal, and "De
Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis" is a terrifying and hallucinating representation of a new dark era of
hopelessness towards which we're running fast.
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with great pride that I, Voidhanger Records announces the signing of
death metal masters NAR MATTARU!
from Santiago, Chile, NAR MATTARU are the true and worthy heirs of
DOMINUS, one of the most ancient Chilean death metal bands, originally
founded in 1992 and later re-incarnated into DOMINUS XUL. Bassist/guitarist
Francisco Bravo and drummer Andrés Gonzáles were there since the early
days, taking their first steps into death metal and passing into legend.
by 20 years spent in the underground playing metal, together with singer
Carlos Artarys they are now the flesh and blood of NAR MATTARU, a new
death metal beast consacrated to the occult. Through a maelstrom
of dark riffs and vertiginous bass grooves, NAR MATTARU dig deep into
the labyrinths of time, conjuring up ancient forces of evil from
spectral dimensions where night is eternal and the most cruel and
bloodthirsty Sumerian demons rule supreme.
Elish", the band's debut album, includes the four crushing cuts
from the much celebrated "In The Black Spheres Of Time" demo
2009 (including a jaw-dropping rendition of Incantation's classic track
"Abolishment Of Immaculate Serenity") together with three new
cyclopean compositions, and amazing covers of Autopsy ("Twisted
Mass Of Burnt Decay") and Kratherion ("Tirano Constrictor").
released in late 2011 by Chilean label Pacto Records, next month "Enuma
Elish" will finally be available in Europe and North America, soon followed by a brand new album
tentatively scheduled for an April 2013 release.
While THE WAKEDEAD
GATHERING are currently working on the next full-length album (to be
released in 2013 under our banner), their
sophomore EP, "Dark Circles", is scheduled for a late
September / early October release. Above, the ominous cover artwork by
Subtrocity, a perfect representation of the disturbingly
dark sounds and the cosmic horror atmospheres infesting these 5 new
crushing death metal epics.
Check the release page and
listen to the preview song "In The Midst Of The Tranquil Spheres".