The newest NON OPUS DEI record “Diabeł” (“The Devil”) will be released on September 18. The album consists of ten tracks. The band’s seventh effort is a mix of both brutallity and authentic atmosphere. It’s a true, diabolical black metal concept inspired by the devil cults in Poland. The album was recorded in BAT STUDIO. Mixed and mastered by Haldor in SatanicAudio (http://www.satanic-audio.com/). Cover art and layout was designed by Bartek Rogalewicz (http://hellywood.net).
The album will be released on September 18 as an eco pack with booklet. The vinyl edition with alternative cover art nad both transparent (100 copies) and black (200 copies) will be released on October 18.
1. Milk of Toads
2. In the Angles of Her Sigil
3. Władca Ropuch
4. gold-finding Hen, kiss-finding Whore
5. The other side of the Mushroom
6. Pustka Twoja we mnie
7. Trickster – Shapeshifter
9. Oko kruka, głowa anioła
10. The Tenfold Gift
Probably the only scientist metal band in the world, ThE Physicists from Helsinki, Finland, releases their second album “My love is dead” 03.10.2015. 3 videos have been picked up from the content and will be released before the publication. The first one, titled “Sundae”, can be found lurking behind the link below:
“Sundae is the opening song of the album and probably the darkest one of the lot. “My love is dead” is not a cheery album in general either. Well there are a few Swiss alpine choirs here and there”: says ThE PhysicistS frontman MC Omega zero.
“My love is dead is a collection of stories of individuals trying to cope and survive with aging, sex, work, drugs and office equipment in a world that is precisely defined but doesn´t believe in anything. By writing the songs through fictional characters one can be more honest, there is a no self-censorship included.”
Sundae is named after the McDonalds icecream
“We are waiting for a law suit. We really kinda hunger to get in contact with the lawyers of the multinational complex. Layers are a really interesting breed, like us physicists they live in a world not many understand. We have the M-theory and all that stringshit defining the existence of the physical world. They have endless and very complex arrays of legislatures and statutes defining ethics. We could surely make art together.”
15th September marks the release date of an exceptional offering by Poland’s Odraza. The brand new MCD titled ‘Kir’ (Polish for ‘pall’) features the live recording of the group’s performance at Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory – The Museum of the City of Cracow. A single instrumental piece made its way to the record. Scoring around twenty minutes, the track has been commisioned for the Museum’s event ‘Pamiętaj z nami’ (‘Remember with us’), commemorating the damages of World War II. It’s probably the first ever instance of Black Metal being manifested during an event organized in by Polish public institution.
The recording has been mixed by M. of No Solace, while the graphic design was done by Bartek Rogalewicz. The digipack release will feature an insert as well as the visual presentation shown at the band’s performance.
Necrotic Minds, the new full length by American Experimental Industrial Metal band ÉCORCHÉ is now available through London-based Merdumgiriz Records.
The 43 minute album is divided by 5 songs of experimental industrial metal. Distorted Filosofem era BURZUM vocals delivered upon sharp tremolo guitars as propaganda to an apocalyptic order. The music takes many forms including fast black metal styled blast/guitar madnesses to slow nightmarish breaks with the insanity of mechanic drumming holding together this mega agent of desolation. There is a good deal of sound effects and variety of guitar and bass leads that keeps you guessing as to what’s coming next in this torturous nightmare. The last two songs are both 13- minute industrial ambient pieces of utter madness. The production is very strong and raw which makes this experience a total cinematic time end. This is a very innovative album that is a well worthy addition to the madness of Merdumgiriz releases.
Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Écorché combine black metal with electronic, Industrial and atmospheric music for a sound that defies comparison! Écorché is a two man band consisting of JGW on vocals, guitars, synths and programming and Wolfman on bass, synths, and samples. Formed in August of 2014, the roots of Écorché were actually laid down much earlier. JGW and Wolfman played a few shows in Philadelphia about 10 years beforehand under the name Écorché, though the sound was quite different – more akin to early 90’s Industrial music. Re-formed in August of 2014, they have kept their Industrial roots, but hardened things up by fusing it with Black Metal and also adding atmospheric elements for a truly unique sound!
As with his work on all Merdumgiriz releases, each Necrotic Minds CD is handmade by Emir Togrul (YAYLA, ViRANESiR, BLLiiGGHHTTED); who sprays the discs, cuts and inserts the prints for the jewel case, hand-paints the t-shirts and patches and pretty much makes everything from scratch.
A Vast Frozen Hell
A Necrotic Mind
vrátili jsme se ze slavičínského UnArt studia, kde jsme dokončili hlavní nahrávací blok naší nové desky „Na svůj příběh jsme sami“ a uzrál tak čas vám o ní napsat první komplexnější informace.
Na desce najdete sedm večerních výpravně-rockových skladeb, sedm příběhů z prostředí města a našeho života, zabalených do zvukového kabátu, který se v našich končinách příliš nenosí. Na obalu, který si můžete prohlédnout, s námi spolupracoval Luděk Řezáč, logo Heiden má na svědomí barcelonské grafické studio Ideophony labs. (Ihsahn, Starofash, Obsidian Kingdom atd.). Album vychází 1. listopadu ve formě limitovaného digipacku prostřednictvím Epidemie Records a zhruba o měsíc později v digitální formě skrze náš bandcamp profil.
The cooperation between Arachnophobia Records and Thy Worshiper is flourishing.
Along with the vinyl edition of “Popiół”, we will bring you the newest mini album entitled “Ozimina”. Nearly 40 minutes of music, 6 tracks (including a blast from the past – “Wśród Cieni i Mgieł” re-recorded), in the band’s well known style, yet somewhat refreshened. Release in digisleeve CD, graphic layout by the band’s vocalist – Anna Malarz.
After well-received “Grant Us Death” (Pulverised/Cyclone Empire), Ulcer from Lublin is finishing their second full-length entitled “And So Is Black”. The album was recorded at Roslyn Studio and at the moment it’s being mixed by Marcin Rybicki of Left Hand Sounds (Bloodthirst, In Twilight’s Embrace).
Lucass (guitar): It’s more diversified and less obvious than its predecessor, but the fans of old school sound should have any problems hearing our influences. It was written and recorded in old-fashioned and natural way, inspired by what we love – classic Metal of Death and works as undisguised tribute to Autopsy, Dismember and other bands of 90s era.
The artwork is being prepared by Mentalporn, while Kontamination Design is working on the layout.
No Temple, the new full length by Turkish Satanic Black Metal band BLLIIGGHHTTED is now available through London-based Merdumgiriz Records.
The 53 minute album is divided by 11 songs of purist black metal in its most innovative and spiritual form. Emir’s signature bassy vocals reign over a technical chaos of razor blade guitars and his fast and explosive drumming. The music takes many forms including slow sludgy breaks to doom metal lead parts stitched together by fast and relentless black metal and psychotic guitar solos. The 14- minute ambient ending is also worth mentioning for its use of obscure synthesizers to close off the chaos with a somber maze. This album, along with its philosophical lyrics of chaos myth that include lots of subtexts from the history of theology stitched together to explore a universal and timeless evil embedded into humanity in a multicosmic level and raw but powerful as fuck production will be released through Merdumgiriz where Emir hand makes all the tapes, all this brings to mind the best of underground times in the 90ies. The innovation is embedded in tradition just as light is embedded into blight, this album is an epitome of devotion, hΩpe(lessness) and practice.
Formed by Ruahanathanas known for her work in VIRANESIR. BLLIIGGHHTTED is a psychodrama for exploring the history and philosophy of dark spirituality through correlations and juxtapositions of tradition and degeneration in essence and form. Current members include filmmaker-musician Emir Togrul of YAYLA and the idiosyncratic drummer Merdümgiriz. The project is releasing the first album to be made solely by Emir Togrul through Merdumgiriz Records July 29th.
As with his work on YAYLA, Emir Toğrul’s grand vision, each No Temple CD, Tape, t-shirt and patch is handmade; Emir sprays the discs, cuts and inserts the prints for the jewel case, jacket and tape making all non-machined parts from scratch. All current and upcoming merch comes to fans direct from the hand of the creator himself; there is no limit to the number of “No Temple” merch, as long as the man is alive. Toğrul is also co-owner of Merdumgiriz.
Chaos Serpents’ Order
Nothing Is A Reason
Constant Cancer Voyage
For more BLLIIGGHHTTED, including complete discography and merch, visit the links below:
French Black/Death metal veterans, TEMPLE OF BAAL, have set “Mysterium” as the title of their next full-length album, due on October 2nd via Agonia Records, and “Divine Scythe” as the first single to be released. The song, which features guest vocals by Georges Balafas (Drowning, Eibon, Decline Of The I) is available for listening at this link:
In their over 15 years-long career, marked by four full-lengths and numerous split releases, the highly respected French coven TEMPLE OF BAAL have evolved from a primitive Black/Thrash outfit into a monstrous Black/Death Metal entity of epic dimensions. “Verses Of Fire”, the last album (2013), was acclaimed worldwide as a milestone in the band’s career, allowing TEMPLE OF BAAL to perform at notable festivals such as Hellfest, Motocultor, Summer Breeze, Kings Of Black Metal and Speyer Grey Mass. The formation also played selected shows in France, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, sharing the stage with the likes of Watain,Antaeus etc.
As the album’s title suggests, “Mysterium” dwells on the topics of spirituality and religiosity. “From the opener, Lord Of Knowledge And Death, to the closing number, All In Your Name, every inch of this record drips with it” – comments the band.“Mysterium can be seen a collection of meditations and prayers over the mysteries of Faith, directed towards the gods of the left hand path”.
Musically, TEMPLE OF BAAL‘s Black Metal roots are back in full force, allowing the atmospheres to develop through songs of epic proportions, mostly clocking around 8 or 9 minutes each. “Mysterium” covers a wide musical specter, from slower ritualistic parts, to furious blasts and thrashy riffs or the surprisingly melodic choirs of“Magna Gloria Tua” and “Hosanna”, each song taking the listener into a spiritual journey, evolving through various climates, keeping the listener’s mind awake. “I never got that much into monotonous, uniform albums” – says band’s leader Amduscias. “I like music to take my mind from one point to another. Even if I have a strict view of what TEMPLE OF BAAL should be, stagnation is not something I’m very fond of.”
The recording of “Mysterium” took place in Hybreed Studios with long-time sound engineer, Andrew Guillotin (Glorior Belli, Mourning Dawn), who managed to capture the band’s trademark massive sounding, magnifying it through a warm and organic production. Cover artwork and layout have been prepared by David Fitt(Aosoth, Secrets of the Moon, Svart Crown) and Maria Yakhnenko.
Paying tribute to their old school roots, TEMPLE OF BAAL covers Bathory for the second time, with the song“The Golden Walls Of Heaven” closing the vinyl edition as a bonus track.
“Mysterium” will be available in:
– 6 panel digipack CD witt 16 pages booklet
– regular gatefold double black vinyl
– limited to 150 hand-numbered copies double gatefold vinyl (including onepicture disc and oneblack vinyl)
1-Lord Of Knowledge And Death
2-Magna Gloria Tua
6-Black Redeeming Flame
7-Holy Art Thou
8-All In Your Name
9-The Golden Walls Of Heaven (Bathory Cover, vinyl bonus track)
Upcoming shows: Summer Breeze Festival, 14 August, Dinkelsbühl, Germany Fall Of SummerFestival, 5 September, Torcy, France Dark Night Festival, 7 November, Chambéry, France
(More dates TBA)
French black metal trinity,VI, made of current and ex-members of Aosoth and Antaeus, have revelaed details concerning their long-awaited debut album. The opus is entitled “De Praestgiis Angelorum” and will see its release on September 25th viaAgonia Records. Premiere track off the record is available for streaming now, via this link:
The line-up of VI is shaped by INVRI (Aosoth, ex-Antaeus) on guitars and vocals,BST(Aosoth, ex-Antaeus, ex-Aborted) on bass and Blastum (ex-Aosoth, ex-Antaeus, Merrimack) on drums. Their forthcoming full-length material bestirs within the characteristic black metal niche developed by thesaid bands, with the addition of expanded guitar work, choirs and subtle sample parts. VI describes their music as“extreme, devoted black metal with illuminated chaos”.
The band have completed the entire recording process of their debut album in BST Studio (Antaeus, Hell Militia, Aosoth, Vorkreist) after five long years of comprehensive work. The cover artwork has been created by Alexander L. Brown(Leviathan, Stargazer, Bölzer, Darkthrone).
“De Praestgiis Angelorum” will be available in:
– 6 panel digipack CD
– regular coloured vinyl
– limited to 100 handnumbered copies black vinyl
-Et in pulverem mortis deduxisti me.-
-Par le jugement causé par ses poisons.-
-La terre ne cessera de se consumer.-
-Regarde tes cadavres car il ne te permettra pas qu’on les enterre.-
-Une place parmi les morts.-
-Voilà l’homme qui ne te prenait pas comme Seigneur.-
-Il est trop tard pour rendre gloire. Ainsi la lumière sera changée en ombre de la mort.-
-Plus aucun membre ne sera rendu.-
VI was formed in Paris (France)in 2007 as a main project of Aosoth‘s bass playerINRVI (who took on guitar and vocal duites in VI). With the help of his long time comrade BST (also involved in Aosoth and The Order Of Appolyon), they released a four-track EP called “De Praestigiis Daemonum”under Debemur Mortii banner. Shortly after, VIfound its drummer, Blastum, who worked and still works with bands such as: Antaeus, Merrimack, Aosoth and Ritualization. Together they recorded a split EP with Aosoth,“Angels Falling Down”,in 2010. More news on their debut album “De Praestgiis Angelorum”will follow soon.
The band is recommended for fans of Deathspell Omega, Funeral Mist,Aosoth,Ascension, Svartidauði and Antaeus.