We′re proud to announce this exclusive limited edition of Pestlegion′s album debut, for the first time on cassette tape! Black pro-tapes with white printed labels and 16-panel art print booklet. Only 66 copies worldwide!
The project Cruda Sorte will hereby be officially and abruptly finished; but not without this symbolically charged final release, as a "progression in terror". The mini album exclusively released on cassette tape contains 4 tracks, which – no false promo pathos – overshadow everything before. Perhaps there would be a great sense of tragedy to it, if this kind of black metal allowed for any sentimentality.
The innately psychotic atmosphere, unpredictable and uncompromising songwriting and radical performance, in combination with the perfect underground production, are responsible for making this last chapter of Cruda Sorte in particular one of the harshest, coldest and meanest true black metal releases from Germany in recent years.
The grimace (German: “Fratze”) is a distorted form of expression. This distortion always has its origin in the being hidden behind the grimace. In this case, music is acted out as a mode of grimacing – meaning a struggle with, and a distortion of, inner states of mind and thought – whereas every grimace has its own character. Its own element. Its own effect. Conventional listening habits are consistently ignored, if not deliberately negated, which is reflected both in the partially glaring heterogeneity of the individual tracks and in the general mode of composition, which will rarely satisfy the acquired expectations of customary popular music even of the extreme, uncommercial kind. And this disruption already starts at the choice of tools, insofar as the applied instrumentation not only changes throughout, but appears in unusual combinations to boot. The resulting songs meander constantly between wavy neofolk and old-school industrial noise, with various influences from progressive avantgarde black metal. But as soon as you get settled in a musical mood, FRATZE surprises time and time again with unexpected accents giving each song an additional unique touch.
Golden cassette edition with double-sided 16-panel cover inlay, limited to 50 copies worldwide.
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.
A stone-cold classic from the dawn of the German black metal underground has finally been rereleased in a limited cassette edition. "Sado-Maso Hyperspeed Metal" that sets itself apart from all other German bands, without reeking of Norway either. Unique, extreme, bizarre. This is how it′s done, children of the sun!
In time for Wigrid′s 20-year anniversary, there is an all-new album by the Depressive-Black-Metal legend; the first since 2005! "Entfremdungsmoment" picks up right where "Die Asche eines Lebens" left off while still integrating all Wigrid trademarks since the first demos. At the same time there is undeniable progress in terms of matured songwriting and arrangements, and, for the first time ever, this album features an entirely independent production process, including analog drums and a radically improved sound mix by Ulfhednir himself.
"Entfremdungsmoment" will be officially released on September 11th 2019, here in its tape edition as a professionally printed silver cassette with a double-sided 2-panel booklet in black casing - limited to only 100 copies worldwide!
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” will be released on 6 September 2019 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.