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.
From unknown hinterlands of western Sweden comes DRUX, impenetrable black metal violence. One unknown man stands accountable for DRUX, and Herkeleth, originally released in 2016 on an extremely limited CD, represents his entrance into the underground.
Nine counts of cruel opprobrium constitute Herkeleth. Expect adept human drumming, with copious blasting therein, riffs like electroshock therapy, and blood-spewing insectoid vocals. In essence, mercilessly executed, hate-filled Swedish black metal that’s intentionally marred with a poisonous atmosphere production
Available on cassette tape for the first time, Herkeleth will prove to be indispensable for fans of anti-human black metal like Antaeus, Hatespirit, Striborg.
Solo project of Gråsjäl (Animo Aeger) with raw-ass melodic death metal that will please fans of the real old-school Swedish sound, with a hint of crust and what they call "blackened" nowadays, while you can always recognize who′s behind it all. Last copies of the sold-out first mini-album from 2015.
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.
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.
Printed protape with glossy double-sided booklet, limited edition!
Brand-new 2018 album by these Dutch underground up-and-comers. And there′s been some definite evolution since their already very cool 2015 EP: these songs are a good notch heavier, colder and angrier than the short black′n′roll pieces on "Koud Gemaakt". A little more black metal, a little less punk, and finally with an appropriate production. Besides traditional and absolutely authentic blasting, Grafjammer′s strength mostly lies in the pacing, groovy Parts that you don′t hear so often. On the whole definitely Norwegian-rooted and an unconditional recommendation for fans of Khold, Carpathian Forest, millenial Darkthrone. And people who happen to like Koldbrann′s "Vertigo" album mustn′t think twice about getting this.
Color booklet, printed pro-tape, limited to 100 copies.
One of Germany′s most interesting real black metal bands at the moment. Narvik actually still try to combine innovation and skills with tradition and authenticity - and pass with flying colors. Without any musical revisionism they capture the spirit from around the turn of the millenium, arguably the most creative phase of the dying out old black metal scene. Clean and heavy production, hypnotic and original riffing, recognizable and expressive vocals, pretty much all you could ask for from a relevant modern black metal recording.
2015 promo with colored booklet, pro-tape, limited to 100 copies.
2014 cassette EP limited to 100 copies by the recently broken-up band from Saxony, making this even more of a rarity. Handnumbered pro-tapes with color-printed booklet. Musically still a little more progressive and "post"-like than on the album "Im Fallen verlaufen". The 3 long instrumental tracks with 30min playing time almost take on an ambient vibe, but still manage to set themselves apart from the mass of similar performers.
The newest solo project by Donnermann (Hermann, 100000 Tonnen Kruppstahl) in album length. Brilliant, consciously nerve-wracking noise rock with truly poetic German lyrics on the absurdity of modern life - with "noise rock" only serving as a helpless placeholder for this sociopathic outburst that's delightfully indifferent to genre lines.
Black pro-tape with golden print, glossy inlay with all lyrics, comes with a sticker and download code. Limited to 100 copies!
New 2017 tape EP with 3 magnificent pieces by the Sweden/Berlin bizarro black metal duo, which are in no way inferior to, or saner than the musical and lyrical commotions presented on the "KotzeAdel" album. Only the production was moved to "Tierhülle" this time.
Black pro-tape with b/w-sticker, black and yellow two-page booklet with separate lyric-sheet.
It′s hard to categorize the work of experimental underground solo artist Joey Molinaro. Harmonically, his music is very black metal, which is emphasized through the harsh vocal style as well. However, what most blatantly makes him stand out is the instrumentation: Joey Molinaro furiously rapes a violin while screaming like a banshee and providing percussion only by stomping his boots. And from a technical perspective, he obviously learned his trade in a traditional sense too. The result is a weird, extreme, and absolutely unique mixture of black metal, grindcore, classical music and Appalachian hillbilly folk and tapdancing. Has to be heard and seen to be believed.
Exclusive European tour edition cassette album. Professional print and recording with true DIY distribution. Not only a novelty collector′s item for sure.
Amazing atmospheric black metal concept art from Berlin, Germany. All direct comparisons fail here, but fans of Manes, Thorns, Burzum, Samael with an open mind and an ear for rock, or just great music in general, can′t really go wrong here.
"SOHAM is the sanskrit for "He is I" or "I am He" and symbolized the unity of the individual soul (caged in a pale white grave) with the absolute (a radiant black universe). Every living creature recites this mantra while breathing, thereby SO stands for the inhalation and HAM for exhalation."
Clear white ferro cassette tape in card sleeve. Self-printed uniquely hand labeled and individually packed in transparent foil. Limited to 100 copies. Comes with extra button!
Grott′s 2016 debut, offering an insane mix of blackened deathrash hardcore punk that pretty much touches on all facettes of extreme metal, and does so on a maximum level of intensity and variation. Not only the best band going in Berlin′s crust scene right now, but one of the best extreme bands period.
Pro-tape in regular cast with extra double-printed inlay including all the mostly German language, intelligent lyrics. 11 tracks incl. a cover of State of Fear.
Traditional underground black metal channeling "Nattens Madrigal" and "Transilvanian Hunger". New Narbentage Produktionen pro-tape of a previously unreleased side-project to German cult demo acts Eisenfaust/Fegefeuer from the year 2000. 6 songs around 30min playing time. Limited to 66 hand-numbered copies. Comes with extra lyrics sheet on top of three-panel booklet printed on both sides.