BHN031: Lebend Relique - "Lebend Relique"
Limited MC, released 29 June 2020
Lebend Relique is a one-time project by M.C. (Shit Hexis, Nihil Obstat) and T.K. (Wigrid, Scherbenschädel), musically based mostly on early and pure black metal, interspersed with maximally raw doom chunks, which, through repeatedly unexpected, abrupt dynamics, creates a unique somber ambience meandering through the entire playing time. Conceptually, the almost poetic German lyrics invoking an occult and antichristian mood of despair, against the backdrop of obscure samples and the unorthodox graphic presentation, paint an equally original and bleak artistic and atmospheric overall picture, that defies any comparison to generic scene bands.
Recorded already in 2013, this is the first time the material is officially distributed on tape, as a handmade BHN cassette edition limited to 50 pieces: set of white pro-tape in individual wrapping, with exclusive sticker, patch, button, and lyric sheet inlay.
BHN024 / BHN025: Fvneral Fvkk - "Carnal Confessions"
12" Vinyl LP/Limited MC, released 27 September 2019
The foul priests of lewdness are back. After the surprising semi-success of the 2017 EP
“Lecherous Liturgies” (BHN013), the high council of the “Church of the Holy Fvkk” returns with its first
full-length album “Carnal Confessions” – and the title is appropriate.
FVNERAL FVKK combine the pastoral beauty of a
cathedral (musically) with the vile infidelity of a cemetery prostitute (lyrically). They
dedicate their solemn hymns of despair solely to the glory of the demented will of God and
his child-raping, law-breaking and world-exploiting clerics.
After the EP, live ceremonies quickly followed, preaching the
perverted gospel at festivals and club shows in all of Germany and some close-by
countries, gathering more and more apostles of filth along the way. The lyrics almost
exclusively deal with real incidents of religious... uhm... “mishaps” of violation and abuse,
and thus we invite all you pathetic sinners to chant along to these brand new hymns of
Doom Metal depravity.
Remember: the dirtier your bible, the cleaner your soul!
BHN023: Norkh - "Norkh"
Limited MC, released 16 August 2019
Exclusive BHN rerelease of the 2017 debut demo recording by NORKH on pro-tape in printed white casing and full-color double-sided booklet with updated artwork. MC edition limited to 100 copies!
BHN 018/BHN019: Wigrid - "Entfremdungsmoment"
Digipak CD album/Limited MC, released 11 September 2019
Since the split with S&L (BHN004), a newly motivated Ulfhednir has specifically installed a home studio to work on the material for a complete full-length album, which was finalized in time for Wigrid′s 20-year anniversary in the spring of 2019.
The end result comprises six tracks under the title “Entfremdungsmoment”, which pick up right where the last album left off, while still integrating all early Wigrid trademarks since the first demos. At the same time, it shows undeniable progress in terms of matured songwriting and elaborate arrangements. The album effectively combines Wigrid’s heaviest side of classic black metal riffing over blast beats with likewise familiar, rather modern elements of quasi-post-metalish atmosphere; interrupted by the unmistakable minimalistic, hypnotic instrumentals on guitar and keyboard, which complete the sound cosmos of Wigrid in its unrivaled melancholy. Finally, for the first time ever, this album features an entirely independent production process – including real analog drums and a radically improved sound mix by Ulfhednir himself.
“Entfremdungsmoment” will be officially released on September 11th 2019, here in its CD edition as a 2-panel Digipak with an 8-page booklet, as well as a professionally printed silver cassette tape with a double-sided 2-panel booklet in black casing – limited to only 100 copies worldwide! A vinyl edition with unreleased bonus material is also on the horizon.
BHN 015: Pestlegion - "Entsage Gott"
7" Vinyl, released 11 June 2018
In 2018, PESTLEGION made a pact with BLEEDING HEART NIHILIST PRODUCTIONS to implement a special separate recording in order to finally present their initial artistic vision in an appropriate manner: on vinyl!
For this purpose, they created two new songs, which under the banner "Entsage Gott" represent everything that embodies PESTLEGION in a nutshell: hypnotic tremolo riffing, demonic screams and storming blastbeats, somewhere between the grim aggression of Norwegian pioneer work and the precise fury of the Swedish trailblazers, with a dash of crude Finnish insanity. Nonetheless, PESTLEGION distinguish themselves from the bulk of the current and established domestic scene. Atmosphere is not achieved through endless repetition of simple motifs or obnoxious synth cues, but is based on versed songwriting and thought-out harmony. Despite all rawness, there′s always attention on melodies in tune with the distinctive message, to accomplish a catchy and coherent artwork. The whole is deliberately embedded in a sound design set for maximum noise and roughness, while still packing a clear modern punch.
In short: simply real, authentic black metal without compromises on an appealing technical level, which revives the true spirit while rejecting all modern post-metal conformity and imbecile political extremist provocation.
"Entsage Gott" will be released on June 6 2018 on BHN Prod. as 7" vinyl EP. Prepare for a full assault of pure unadulterated misanthropic black metal!
BHN 013: Fvneral Fvkk - "Lecherous Liturgies"
7" Vinyl EP, released 7 July 2017
FVNERAL FVKK bring the depravity back to a genre which is starving for more filth. Corrupting members of the german cult acts FÄULNIS and OPHIS, this new, rotten entity emerged from the pits of sodomy in Hamburg/Germany. Formed in early 2015, its sole purpose is to celebrate the sacral, angelic atmosphere of Epic Doom Metal… and then rape it all over.
FVNERAL FVKK combine the pastoral beauty and solemnity of a cathedral (musically) with the infidelity and vileness of a cemetary prostitute (semantically), with lyrics that deal exclusively with the debauchery of the clergy and / or necrophilia in the name of god. His Holiness is a foul pervert, and this band serves as vessel of His demented will!
Hand-numbered, limited to 450 copies.
BHN 012: Animo Aeger - "KotzeAdel"
CD album, released 12 December 2016
Seven years after the recordings for the album "Storchenwahrheit, -wirklichkeit" the weird duo ANIMO AEGER returns with the new full-length "KotzeAdel" on Bleeding Heart Nihilist Productions.
The seven songs combine furious riffing with melancholic, at times almost solemn melodies, progressively complex song structures and, of course, the manic vocal performance which has long become a major trademark of the band′s unconventional style.
If you′re searching for something that features the aggression of Black Metal as well as the scornful impudence of a punk band permanently high on angeldust, this album might just be your revelation.
BHN 010: Sandy Leather - "Sandy Leather"
12" Vinyl LP, released 20 August 2016
Sandy Leather is a music project founded in August 2013 in Berlin, Germany, that describes their unpretentious and unique blend of styles simply as “Witch Rock“. At this point we could pay homage to the obvious classics of doom and stoner rock or make comparisons to the latest occult 70s retro best sellers, but Sandy Leather cannot be so easily narrowed down with rigid genre lines, and they don′t cater to certain commercial scene trends. The powerful driving melodies and hypnotic beats transport a distinct 80s feeling that feels right at home in NWOBHM and at the same time rekindles various wave-punk traditions. Like a wicked version of early Banshees on proto-metal, Sandy Leather allows the audience to merge with the elements and the universe, while their lyrics likewise deal with the mighty powers, forces and weaknesses of Nature, Man, Animal and the Spirit.
The young coven, founded by two witches and two wizards, already gathered lots of live experience before first capturing this energy in the studio. The first self-titled album of Sandy Leather was recorded in spring 2015 at Big Snuff Studio Berlin by Richard Behrens. It contains six songs with a playing time of approx. 40min. The record comes as extra-heavy 180g vinyl with huge full-color poster.
BHN 007 / BHN 008: Sunshine & Lollipops - "Empty (Always Look On the Dull Side)"
CD album / 12" Vinyl LP, released 29 February 2016 / 13 April 2016
Sunshine & Lollipops were formed in 2012 in Berlin, Germany, and already showcased a deliberately idiosyncratic version of extreme music, at best loosely correlating with traditional Norwegian black metal, on their debut EP "Heartful of Sunshine" (2013) and a split CD with WIGRID (2014).
With "Empty (Always Look On the Dull Side)", they are now presenting their first full-length album, trying to further distinguish themselves from common scene trends by establishing a unique blend of styles, which, musically, still exhibits a black metal foundation that also incorporates various influences from thrash, rock and punk, while conceptually channeling respective crossover mavericks like Carnivore or Impaled Nazarene as well. The band name accordingly doesn′t represent vapid underground parody, as Sunshine & Lollipops rather strive to emancipate themselves from scene-conformist image cultivation through musical achievement, and also lyrically negate superficial preconceptions about being a "joke band".
The album contains eight tracks with a total playing time of approximately 42:30min with professional production by Sebastian Braunreuther (MixBerlin)
BHN 005: Graverape Ritual - "Against The Rotten Music Industry"
Digipak CD, released 19 May 2014
This is the official Bleeding Heart Nihilist re-release of the initially independently produced debut album by Graverape Ritual from Stockholm. "Against the Rotten Music Industry" contains 14 tracks of brutal, no-holds-barred groove thrash metal in the vein of 90s Slayer and Pantera, with a unique melodic touch at times reminiscent of Swedish death metal pioneers such as At The Gates or Hypocrisy. Includes a cover version of GG Allin′s "The Highest Power"!
BHN 003: Siniestro - "Oppression Of The Sunlight"
Digipak CD, released 26 May 2014
This is the debut release by Stockholm based metal punks Siniestro, featuring six tracks touching on a wide array of heavy styles. There′s something for fans of brutal, modern thrash with the groove of Pantera and the aggression of The Haunted, there′s an influence of scum punk and NY hardcore, and there′s even classically inspired acoustic pieces - all skillfully blended together into a coherent, intoxicating cocktail that′s sure to kick your ass.
BHN 001: Sunshine & Lollipops - "Heartful Of Sunshine"
7" Vinyl EP, released 10 June 2013
"Heartful of Sunshine" is the vinyl-only debut release by the Berlin-based Anarcho Black Metal project Sunshine & Lollipops. It contains two tracks with a playing time of roughly 12 minutes, which manifest inspirations by Norwegian bands of the early 90s such as Darkthrone, Satyricon or Dödheimsgard, as well as influences from old-school Black Metal like Venom or early Samael, and merge those through punky aggression into a homogenous yet individual, intricately structured style. The speed mostly ranges between blastbeat outbursts and thrashy mid-tempo, executed as raw as possible without turning dull. With regards to the lyrical conceptuality, don′t let the curious title fool you, by the way: S&L is concerned mainly with philosophical nihilism and revolt as suggested by Camus rather than inner auroral delight. The bitterly antisocial and pessimist attitude on display even compares to the fatalistic cynicism of Impaled Nazarene or Carnivore′s wacky apocalypse gimmick.
BHN028: Elfenblut - "Mein starrer Blick in die Dunkelheit"
Vinyl LP, released 3 July 2020
The only demo of this chronologically and musically direct Wigrid predecessor. These first recordings Ulfhednir ever made back in 1998 can be described as raw black metal with a distinctive early Burzum influence, mixed up with melancholy dungeon synth and minimalist ambient tracks.
Now for the first time on vinyl in cooperation with Narbentage Prod. On 12" LP limited to 300 copies, 66 of which come with exclusive embroidered album patch!
BHN026 / BHN027: Norkh - "Tides of Acid // Piles of Dirt"
12" Vinyl LP/CD album, released 20 September 2019
Grown up in the depopulated remoteness of Brandenburg, where men are more like wolves than wolves themselves, that’s where the guys behind Norkh had their first experiences with heavy metal and punk music and joined early forces in underground bands like Toxic Trace and Moral Void. Finally, after years of wandering, Norkh was founded in the dark catacombs of Berlin-Marzahn in 2015. Since then they have released a demo (BHN023) and spread their bastard of black/death metal and punk around Germany.
The band’s sound is influenced by the grimness of Darkthrone and Celtic Frost, the unleashed power of old school death metal riffs, and the rude aggression of pure thrash, which they manage to combine in a way that should make all modern retro posers weep. Lyrically, Norkh does not focus on any esoteric or religious bullshit either, but strictly on the natural born terror on this rotating ball of shit we call earth.
With "Tides of Acid // Piles of Dirt", Norkh releases their first LP through Bleeding Heart Nihilist Productions – a celebration of true extreme underground metal in all its hellish facets in eight furious songs.
BHN021 / BHN022: Arcane Frost - "Dragged Into the Void"
Digipak CD album/Limited MC, released 6 September 2019
Arcane Frost was founded in 2015 in a classic line-up by three musicians from Lower Saxony, already noted for underground projects such as Cryptic Brood, Demored and Repulsive Feast. Stilistically, Arcane Frost is clearly separated and exclusively celebrates atmospheric black metal in its purest and most traditional form. And where so many nostalgia acts fail, Arcane Frost manage to walk the fine line between retro-rawness and musicality: despite narrowest genre lines, the original, hypnotic songwriting makes the music sound as fresh as some classics from the Norwegian old school. Emphasized by a deliberately rough and minimalistic, but clearly defined production, Arcane Frost deliver an authentic 90s vibe without ever resorting to imitation.
After 2017’s self-released demo “Cosmic Winter”, Arcane Frost further processed their musical concept through the experience of numerous live shows and will now release “Dragged Into the Void” - a debut EP containing four new anthems that suck the listener into an absorbing undertow of icy atmosphere and ravening darkness.
“Dragged Into the Void” comes as a strictly limited tape version, as well as on CD in a Digipak edition which additionally contains the tracks from the sought-after demo as an exclusive bonus with a total playing time of 31:45 minutes.
BHN 017: Fallen Tyrant - "Children of a Nuclear Dawn"
Digipak CD album, released 19 November 2018
Founded in 2008 as a solo project, Fallen Tyrant have been going about their wretched business as a power trio in the German Rhein-Main area since the beginning of 2011. The marching order was clear since the first collective demo – after which Fallen Tyrant perfected their own blend of brute 90s black metal, a distinct heavy metal impact and psychedelic influences. Locked away from the world in some obscure basement in Darmstadt, without limitations by trends or what the pretentious wannabe black metal elite deems to be "true", the three musicians spend their days slowly forging one slab of pure hatred after another, only to sporadically appear on equally obscure stages in full facepaint and aurally assault confused audiences.
Fallen Tyrant play old-school black metal. Not more and certainly not less. Soaring tremolo riffs, furious blast beat attacks, droning distorted bass and harsh and angry vocals are the armament of this South-Hessian war machine. But on the seven songs of the second full-length album Children of a Nuclear Dawn, they manage to use these most conservative means to inflict maximum creative damage. And this is not only due to special features like subtle saxophone and synth appearances on "Shifting Tides Along the Rhine" and "Astronomy" or scattered clean vocals parts, but simply through original and intelligent songwriting with charakter, skills and melody – as well as a good sense for the roots of heavy music.
Children of a nuclear dawn, rise!
BHN 016: Hermann - "disart brut: mausoleum"
12" Gatefold Vinyl, released 6 August 2018
After an elaborately designed special tape edition of "prinzhorn kolloquium" was already released on Bleeding Heart Nihilist Productions in 2016, the official second album "disart brut: mausoleum" will now once again come out on BHN – for now exclusively on vinyl, in a premium quality gatefold edition, limited to 300 pieces.
"disart brut: mausoleum" was recorded during the summer of 2017 at Englsound studio, Berlin, and eventually finalized in mastering by Jan Oberg (Hidden Planet). It offers 7 pieces that are generally rooted in black metal, incorporating various influences from doom, death and crust. While often vaguely compared to Darkthrone, Bethlehem or Totenmond for reference, HERMANN has certainly managed to establish a consistent individual band sound with an equally characteristic lyrical concept since the beginning.
This album stays true to the style established on the debut. The general mood of the first recording is further refined, with the lyrics once again being presented in the German mother tongue. The separate pieces are each very diversified and unique, while still forming a coherent unit as an album. Through the interconnected introduction and fading out of the final song, the oevre is structurally embedded in an unsettling sonic framework. In between, sluggish, grinding parts meet frantic blastbeats, to be in turn dissolved by hammering staccato attacks. Extravagant accents, such as the use of an almost disintegrated accordion ("pervitin") or the HERMANN interpretation of a traditional Eastern European dirge ("die pauke vier mal"), adorn an across-the-board unconventional album, which, if not very typical for the genre in its free-spirited variety, is accordingly exciting and unpredictable.
BHN 014: Cruda Sorte - "Ewigkeiten im Schimmel"
CD album, released 26 February 2018
After several line-up changes finally the third album by CRUDA SORTE from Berlin, Germany. Stylistically, all generic genre inhibitions were cast aside by now, to create an original, diversified yet traditionalist work, which at the same time represents black metal in its primordial facets, as well as transcending it with alien musical counterpoints influences – as most blatantly showcased on the track "Spinnentanz und Giftbefall" for instance. Generally, "Ewigkeiten im Schimmel" lives off a mostly down-to-earth foundation of raw and atmospheric black metal, which is wrapped by Memnoch′s lead guitar and capped off by the whole range of extreme vocals of the three contributing singers.
Even though the album, for the first time in CRUDA SORTE history, doesn′t follow a typical concept, the songs are still lyrically connected. Death, ruin, and the inherent finiteness form the major themes. In this context, the eponymous "Schimmel" ("mold") is treated as a symbol for something "new", something "creational", which enters life as something collapses and disintegrates, while examining different forms and conceptions of eternity – without stooping to played out "circle of life" hippie platitudes.
BHN 011: Siniestro - "Revelations in Mayhem"
Digipak CD, released 19 December 2016
The second Siniestro release "Revelations in Mayhem" shows the band matured and progressing at the same time. Siniestro managed to improve on all their trademarks from "Oppression of the Sunlight" without any compromise: the brutally fast and technically most proficient thrash is more present than ever and you′ll still savor all the anthemic modern groove and rowdy punk vibe that distinguished Siniestro from the retro crowd since Day 1.
However, as arguably the main advance, you′ll find that they added a good amount of morbid black metal spirit into the delicate mix, which turns Siniestro into a whole new demented beast on this recording.
To guarantee the appropriate state-of-the-art sound, the album was mastered by no other than globally renowned producer Jens Bogren (Kreator, Rotting Christ, Arch Enemy etc.). As on the previous CD, all artwork was once again designed by distinguished French artist Pascal Cataye to package this musical statement in an adequate aesthetic Digipak as well.
BHN 009: Hermann - "Prinzhorn Kolloquium"
Cassette tape, released 9 May 2016
Doomy black metal from Berlin, Germany. Debut album by the band featuring members of Essenz and 100,000 Tonnen Kruppstahl, 6 songs with 33 minutes playing time.
Double-sided pro-tape in special cardboard slipcase, including booklet and all lyrics printed on woodfree parchment paper. Strictly limited to 121 hand-numbered copies!
BHN 006: Der Feind - "Der Feind"
7" Vinyl EP, released 11 May 2015
525 pressed. Black Vinyl. 280g printed cardboard cover. Printed inner sleeve. 8 songs. In about 10 minutes. Backmasking track on side B. Endless loop after last track.
DER FEIND was formed in 2010 in Berlin Kreuzberg. Notorious live act. This is their second release following the long sold-out cassette demo tape from 2013. This EP features 8 songs of fast and raw hardcore punk. More precisely: Marinecore. Simple riffs. Nasty lyrics. No senseless nihilism. No hippie shit. No fake. But fun. Killer production and mix from Archi Alert (of INFERNO, VELLOCET, TERRORGRUPPE). Over before you know it. So get it before it′s gone. Trust us: Der Feind ist der Feind.
BHN 004: Wigrid / Sunshine & Lollipops
"Split The Indifference - Geteilte Gleichgültigkeit"
Split CD, released 21 July 2014
"Split the Indifference (Geteilte Gleichgültigkeit)" is a split album by the bands Wigrid and Sunshine & Lollipops, each contributing two new and unreleased tracks.
For Wigrid this marks the first musical activity since 2005! After the release of sophomore album "Die Asche eines Lebens" things got rather quiet around Wigrid, even though Ulfhednir, sole driving force behind the one-man-band, came up with new material for a planned EP and also recorded it. However, any ties to the former label had been cut in the meantime and Ulfhednir was withdrawing more and more from the deteriorating black metal scene. Consequently, the recording never saw the light of day - until now finally being released through Bleeding Heart Nihilist Productions. Wigrid′s album share accounts for two new tracks, one of which consists of a kind of ambient-like sound collage, while the other with a running time of more than 10 minutes is a refined continuation of the suicidal/depressive Black Metal style known from earlier works.
Sunshine & Lollipops is a fairly recent Berlin-based band that represents a more old-school interpretation of Black Metal and whose musical roots could be situated somewhere between Venom and the early Norwegians. Regarding the lyrical concept, the name is rather misleading, though: S&L is concerned mainly with Schopenhauerian nihilism and revolt as interpreted by Albert Camus; although - or perhaps for that reason precisely – without taking themselves all-too seriously. Hence the attempted stilistic self-characterization as Absurdist Anarcho-Blackmetal. In addition to the two exclusive new tracks, this album contains two remastered songs from S&L′s 2012 debut 7“ EP "Heartful of Sunshine" (BHN001) as a bonus.
BHN 002: The Razorquillz - "II"
CD album, released 28 October 2013
Three years after the debut „Don′t Think In Words“ here′s finally the second album by the Berlin „Hair Punk“ threepiece around front woman Alia, with all the material heard on tour in the meantime, as well as brand-new, never performed songs! Musically, this is much more diverse, showcasing the Razorquillz′ evolution into a rock band comfortably covering all the bases from classic hard rock to raw punk, even venturing out into full-blown metal or country territory at times. Whether you′re into Motörhead, Danzig, Turbonegro or Thin Lizzy - there′s something for everybody who knows real rock′n′roll!