Tuesday, 12 January 2016



AAR titles:

NAHTRUNAR "Symbolismus'' DLP 19 euros
Multiple injections of hypnotic shades, filtered through a sufficient diversity of brilliant riffs

​YOHUALLI "Yohualli" LP Colored (transparent yellow) 16 euros / Black 15 euros
LP version of the official debut by supernova masters of the Black Twilight sound

TORRID HUSK / END "Swallow Matewan" LP Colored (transparent blue) 16 euros / Black 15 euros
A fruitful collaboration of entities faithful to the atmospheric bm sound. Evoking and massive, yet without losing its edge

SPECTRAL WOUND "Terra Nullius" LP Black (co-release with Mysterion) 15 euros
Canadian masters of the atmospheric bm sound. Both abrassive and evoking, with an edge arguably "punkish" in a sense

NIGHTSTALKER "Use" Double LP Black (lim to 100) 23 euros / Smokey Grey 23 euros
Most classic Greek stoner rock recording, coming straight from the mid 90s. Line up includes Andreas Lagios of Rotting Christ

NAHTRUNAR "EXISTENZ" LP + Poster (co-release with Altare Prods) 15 euros
A hymn to the mysteries that are buried within existence, an amplification of the whisper the soil is trembling with, a study of the secrets of the earth

ISKANDR "HEILIG LAND" LP (co-release with Mysterion) 14 euros
Debut full-length by one of the many branches of the notorious Haeresis Noviomagi collective. Lo-fi, evoking, yet magnetic

Distro titles:

Acid King - Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere black 2LP 22
-A ten year wait is over. Massive yet trippy, its well-written guitars and solid rhythm section is a guarantee for every stoner rock fan

Acherontas / Horna - Atavistic Resurgence 16
-A fruitful split collaboration between two of the most notorious acts in bm's underground

Acherontas / Puissance / Arditi / Shibalba - Pylons of the Adversary 15
-Four way split release combining black metal mastery with mystical dark ambient arts

Arcanus Tenebrae - Summa Essentia Obscura 15
-Awesome and straight to the point Portuguese black metal on Drakkar prods

Aenaon - Centres Et Sang 14
-Brilliant black metal from Greece with an avant garde flavor

Ahpdegma - Seolfkwyllen 15
-Japanese black metal, featuring Arkha Sva members

Bölzer - Roman Acupuncture 15
-Cavernous yet entrancing. Vinyl release of their 2012 demo on Iron Bonehead

Convulse - Inner Evil 8
-Classic Finnish death metal band, their first tracks since 1994. A foretaste of what's to come

Candelabrum - The Gathering DLP 21
-Vinyl compilation of the bands first three demos, presenting all qualities Portuguese bm may offer

Draug - In Glorification of Dark Legions 16.50
-New project of Sir N. (also in Svartrit, Acerbitas, Grav, Grifteskymfning, Hädanfärd, Helgedom), presenting a more subtle approach production-wise. Telepathic Darkness in its very meaning

Drawn And Quartered - Feeding Hell's Furnace 14
-Possibly most underrated US death metal band ever. Essential release just like everything they put out so far. However, purists might prefer the particular recording due its organic sound

Dream Death - Back From The Dead DLP 16
-Essential double compilation of these thrashy doom/death monsters. Obscure shades & killer riffs

Essenz - Mundus Numen 9
-Abrasive black/doom, yet ideally balanced. An example of strategically controlled chaos by Drowned members

Esa Helasvuo - Think-Tank-Funk 19
-Improvisational/free jazz from the 70s; highly recommended release. Now available on clear vinyl edition

Eero Koivistoinen - Valtakunta 20
-Late 60s prog rock with a jazz influence, classic to their own kind, yet not very known outside Finland. Limited clear wax version

Funeral - Black Flame of Unholy Hate 15
-Classic LLN material, vinyl release of their 1995 demo

Gloam - Death Is The Beginning 14
-US black metal mastery, crispy yet enthralling all the way through

Gnipahålan - I blodets kamp... 7" (first press) 7
-Ancient records quality, project of Swartadauþuz (Gnipahålan, Bekëth Nexëhmü, Demonomantic, Mystik, Summum etc)

Hector - Liisa Pien 19
-Classic out of print folkish prog rock from Finland. This is the limited colored edition in transparent red

Hela - Broken Cross 9.50
-A mesmerizing, yet enlightened wall of sound. Highly recommended for fans of Yob, even if they end up different in nature

Holocausto - De Volta Ao Front 11
-Trashy & very raw sounding, more punk oriented compared to their early days

Kalevala - Boogie Jungle 19
-Finnish and sufficiently intriguing 70s prog rock. Ideal for exquisite tastes

Kuolemanlaakso - Uljas uusi maailma 9
-Catchy & kind-of-downtuned Finnish doom/death by Swallow The Sun/Verivala vocalist

Karnarium - Otapamo Pralaja 13
-Twisted and malicious, Karnarium's unique death metal ain't for the weak hearted

Laster - Ons Vrije Fatum DLP (purple) 20
-Atmospheric downtuned consistency by another Dutch bm representative. Hands down, this is the band's most mature effort to date

LvxCælis - Mysteria Mystica Maxima XXIII 14
-Excellent Chilean black metal offering a plethora of inspired riffs

Lotus Thief - Rervm 2LP 22
-Botanist side-project, very unique sounding. Psychedelic electro art rock? Transparent grey version, lim to 150 copies

Mortifera ‎- IV: Sanctii Tristhess 12
-French black metal excellence, direct and thouroughly melodic at the same time

Morte Incandescente - ...O Mundo Morreu! 14
-Portuguese black metal terror. Raw and unpolished as should

Nuit Noire - Infantile Espieglery 14
-Excellent lo-fi black metal with post-punk vocals. Not fitting for the norm

Nevoa - The Absence of Void 14
-Throughout years of forest contemplation in post-black landscapes, Nevoa chose to enrich their songwriting by injecting ambient shades & enchanting folk interludes

Night Viper - Night Viper 17
-If you like Judas Priest & old heavy metal, fast riffing and Christian Mistress this album is for you. Just as good as early CM actually, time will probably tell

Nornahetta - Synesthetic Pareidolia 18
-Murky frostbitten soundscapes by an act of Iceland's finest

Neige Et Noirceur / Daughters Of Sophia - Ascension 15
-A Canadian / French alliance, combining some of the best elements their scenes may offer

Ofermod - Sol Nox 17
-The return of the orthodox black metal pioneers. Incredible throughout its entire running length. Gold vinyl version

Oculus - The Apostate of Light 20
-Awesome mix of black and death metal by a promising international project. Features members of Manetheren, Pure, Manii and Borgne among others

Onirik - Casket Dream Veneration 15
-Mysterious and enchanting, its dilating aesthetic & theatrical moments mark how Arcturus would sound as a strictly black metal band in essence

Paroni Paakkunainen - Plastic Maailma 19
-Excellent Finnish prog rock offering a sufficient blend of well-thought diversity

Satanize - Apocalyptic Impious Command 16
-Barbaric abyssal assault by one of Portugal's finest

Skepticism - Ordeal 2LP+DVD 23
-The undisputed masters of funeral doom are back. Live recorded album that reeks of condemning authenticity. Its drum sound couldn't get more killer after all

Sacrificia Mortuorum / Orthanc split 2LP 13
-French black metal alliance, both sides of the split are quite great

Szron - Death Camp Earth 15
-Uncompromising Polish black metal in the grimmest of ways

Tomb Mold - The Bottomless Perdition + The Moulting 18
-Great Canadian death metal, offering a plethora of inspired riffs. Demo compilation

Tsjuder - Demonic Possession 15
-Stubborm straightforward black metal by one of Norway's finest

Tsjuder - Kill For Satan 15
-Stubborm straightforward black metal by one of Norway's finest

Tombstoned - Tombstoned 13
-Fuzzy doom from Finland, compatible to stoner/trippy sounds

Turia - Dor 17
-Obscurish Dutch metal aesthetics faithful to the lo-fi ways

Turia - Dede Kontre 18
-Exceptional Dutch black metal, atmospheric yet unpolished in its ways

Taarenes Vaar - 1996-1997 19
-A mix of early Thorns, Ved Buens Ende & 3rd And The Mortal. Early Ulver members, as well as Czral (VBE, DHG) took part in this project for some time. Both black and mint colors available

Vivus Humare - Einkehr 16
-German black metal that doesn't sound German at all. Melodic yet mesmerizing, its well-crafted edition fits perfectly an otherwise earthly aesthetic. Vinyl edition comes with 7 supplementary cards an exclusive bonus track

Vesa-Matti Loiri - Veskunoita 19
-Too odd and funky, even for weird tastes, yet apparently classic for the Finnish kind. Orange limited vinyl version

Venus Star - The Dark Victor 16
-Primal and sufficiently raw, Venus Star offers his first doomy & blackened full-length in a sense of uncompromising solidity. Side project of Atvar; also in Circle of Ouroborus, Verivala, Vordr and Prevalent Resistance among others

Vlad Tepes - Morte Lune 14
They didn't die from Vampyric Grief after all, so here it is. Vinyl presentation of the last Vlad Tepes demo

Wulkanaz - Paralys 18
-New Wulkanaz album, presenting his raw aesthetics under more direct and approachable sounds. Silver vinyl version

Wulkanaz - Paúrpura Fræovíbôkôs 18
-Reissue of their previously sold out LP. Amazing Swedish lo-fi black metal addressed to selective tastes

Wulkanaz - HaglaNaudizEisaz 18
-Reissue of their previously sold out LP. Amazing Swedish lo-fi black metal addressed to selective tastes


Akitsa / Armatus - Me Ne Frego 7" 6
-Excellent split collaboration by two quality black metal acts

Arcanus Tenebrae ‎– Abyssum Invocare 7" 6
-Awesome Portuguese black metal on Drakkar prods. Edition limited to 300 copies

Blackdeath - Satanas Retro Vade 7" 5
-Excellent Russian black metal, abrassive yet direct in its ways

Blaspherian / In League With Satan split 7" 6
-Excellent dark death metal split on Iron Bonehead. Blaspherian should be marked as synonym for quality

Fleurety - Fragmenta Cuiusvis Aetatis Contemporaneae 7" 6
-Norwegian avant-garde excellence by one of the country's most classic acts

Fleurety - Ingentes Atque Decorii Vexilliferi Apokalypsis 7" 6
-Norwegian avant-garde excellence by one of the country's most classic acts

Marblebog - Live In Chicago 7" 5
-Live manifestations by an otherwise excellent Hungarian artist

Messenger - Somniloquist 7" 5.50
-First effort of this promising UK band, partially influenced by Swedish prog aesthetics

Night Viper 7" 7.50
-Their first 7" release, fast & furious heavy metal with a Judas Priest edge in terms of riffing

Pagan Hellfire ‎– Spirit Of Blood And Struggle 7" 6
Amazing raw Canadian black metal. Edition of 300 units

Ride For Revenge ‎– The Renegade Temple 7'' 6
-Excellent mid-paced black metal by one of Finland's most notorious acts

White Medal / Instinct - Ger Til Tyne / Further Into The Arms Of Nature 7" 6
-Excellent lo-fi black metal by an otherwise fruitful collaboration