In 1991, Dark Opera was formed in Lodz, Poland, the very same city in which the band’s compatriots of similar ilk in Pandemonium had united approximately two years earlier. Dark Opera’s first year of existence was plagued by several lineup changes, but it stabilized later that year when the band began to write its own songs and played its first live gig in Lomza. The following April, Dark Opera recorded its first demo, "The Day of Pariah", at Ariadna Studio in Lodz. Originally, this cassette was self-released, but the band was later signed by Carnage Records, who released a second iteration of the tape with alternate artwork. In 1993, the band added a second guitarist and recorded its first and only album, "Calling the Legend", in April of that same year. Like the demo that had preceded it, the album was released by another Polish label, Baron Records, who made it available on cassette format only. Like the aforementioned Pandemonium, Dark Opera’s music was reminiscent of the great Samael and others like Alastis and Taranis, but it also incorporated a somewhat greater influence from both death and doom metal. Nuclear War Now! is proud to be the first to reissue both Dark Opera recordings on vinyl and thus continue its neverending objective of rekindling the great fires once set and then left unattended in the most obscure caverns of the underground.
In 1991, Dark Opera was formed in Lodz, Poland, the very same city in which the band’s compatriots of similar ilk in Pandemonium had united approximately two years earlier. Dark Opera’s first year of existence was plagued by several lineup changes, but it stabilized later that year when the band began to write its own songs and played its first live gig in Lomza. The following April, Dark Opera recorded its first demo, “The Day of Pariah,” at Ariadna Studio in Lodz. Originally, this cassette was self-released, but the band was later signed by Carnage Records, who released a second iteration of the tape with alternate artwork. In 1993, the band added a second guitarist and recorded its first and only album, "Calling the Legend", in April of that same year. Like the demo that had preceded it, the album was released by another Polish label, Baron Records, who made it available on cassette format only. Like the aforementioned Pandemonium, Dark Opera’s music was reminiscent of the great Samael and others like Alastis and Taranis, but it also incorporated a somewhat greater influence from both death and doom metal. Nuclear War Now! is proud to be the first to reissue both Dark Opera recordings on vinyl and thus continue its neverending objective of rekindling the great fires once set and then left unattended in the most obscure caverns of the underground.
Vinyl 2-LP version on black wax with gatefold cover of the only album from ?07 by this US band containing all their recorded stuff from demo to their two split 7"EP?s. Already hailed as a cult album, perfect for lovers of good old Death Metal in the vein of DEMIGOD, BOLT THROWER, UNLEASHED, GOD MACABRE, ASPHYX...
DEATHRAID was a bunch of thrashers before being a thrash band. DEATHRAID was attitude and liefstyle before being a music style. One DEATHRAID live gig was banned for obscenity. DEATHRAID was outlawed for theft and housebreaking. DEATHRAID changed 3 drummers. DEATHRAID aimed to be the sickest and vilest band in the area. DEATHRAID was influenced by everything extreme and underground. The song ?Lunatic Souls Domain? is short for LSD. DEATHRAID used to spend the cash earnt from gigs into drugs and alcohol, before playing.
The Finnish Death Metal machine from DECAYING strikes back! Since 2010 these 4 guys are beeing active and have left only destroyed landscapes on their musical journey away from the Finnish lakes on their 10 releases so far.
The 5th full lenght studio album "Shells Will Fall" will be released in a lovely vinyl edition via Defying Danger Records. On "Shells Will Fall" DECAYING once again offer an massive album, atmospherically & lyrics primarily geared towards historical wars and destruction. Who can imagine that a band combines the mood of HAIL OF BULLETS or ASPHYX with less doom influence, but with more classic Swedish Death Metal, knows roughly how the Finns sound. But also GRAVE like tones or vocals in the vein of BOLT THROWER are not that far from in the 8 tracks of DECAYING.
The Finnish Death Metal horde DECAYING unleash their fourth album entitled 'To Cross The Line'. Like the previous albums, 'To Cross The Line' is about war, destruction and its consequences. You can expect 8 new blood-licking songs full of heaviness, depression, melody and catchiness. A musical feast for fans of ASPHYX, BOLT THROWER or HAIL OF BULLETS.
The thematically perfectly realized artwork was created by the italian artist Roberto Toderico (he also created amazing art for SINISTER, PESTILENCE, MEFISTO etc.).
Japan's DEFILED have delivered brutal death metal for over 13 years, and their new album 'Towards Inevitable Ruin' honors that solemn tradition. The band buck modern convention and deliver an album devoid of fake edits, effects, and unnatural sounds. Simply stated, 'Towards Inevitable Ruin' is the most authentic and raw representation of DEFILED as they deliver their deathly assault live.
When you are about to abandon all hope, trust and faith that real DEATH METAL still can be ultimately dark, abhorrent, yelling, filthy, violent, repellent, sinister, driven, revealing, hurting and visionary ... ... then ... the devil will bring the wonder of: SAVAGE MUTINY.
After their successfully debut album back in 2012 the Italian undeads are back in best murderous shape. FDA Records is really proud to release ERODED's brillant new ghoulish full length album 'NECROPATH'. Expect morbid songs, early 90s European Death Metal with a own note and a proper Scandi production.
ERODED was formed back in 2003 in Alessandria/Italy and so far released 2 demos, one compilation and the debut full length 'ENGRAVINGS OF A GRUESOME EPITAPH'. The band contains members and ex- of MORTUARY DRAPE, VOIDS OF VOMIT etc.
The double vinyl version of ESSENZ's masterpiece "KVIITIIVZ - Beschwörung des Unaussprechlichen" is out now! The vinyl comes in a noble 350g gatefold cover with UV-spot and contains a thick inlay. Excellent Doom / Black with members of DROWNED and THE RUINS OF BEVERAST.
Amongst wild structures embroiled in an endless fight of domination, amongst dissolving forms pretending to know right and wrong, trying to justify their own being. In between this fuss you can find a certain figure that doesn?t care about all this, a figure that is and does not pretend to be. Complex in it?s simplicity it satisfies itself. "Schattenbringer" does not bring truth but all it?s different kinds. Constructs made of contrast.
A unique, nearly-nameless entity from Sweden, FOR create sepulchral black/death metal from uniquely-located, surely-nameless depths. Their Kundaz debut album appeared seemingly out of nowhere in early 2013, and now arrives the Blakaz Asko Hertô 12" MLP via IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS. Devoted to the Germanic black witch Gullveig and her Thursian bloodline of ravenous hordes of wolves and werewolves, the concept of FOR 's music is based upon the sacred bindrune, Ulfhamir, and pursues to invoke the black wolf-spirit within.
"Abyss of Wrathful Deities" is GRAVE MIASMA´s fifth release, the latest in a 19-year sonic exploration of the
transcendental essence and nature of death. Nine tracks of pounding, dark Death Metal await the listener, rooted in the adoration of mysterious Tibetan burial rites and shamanic passages to other worlds.
Trading a little of the cavernous atmospheres of previous releases for the traditional Metal currency of speed and aggression, "Abyss of Wrathful Deities" still sounds immediately and inimitably like GRAVE MIASMA. The album marks a third collaboration with Jamie Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios (Paradise Lost, Primordial, Vltimas, Angel Witch), and a step further along the path of expansive and dynamic production characteristic of the London-based band’s ascent towards the vanguard of the contemporary Death Metal movement.
Experience the hellish descent towards otherworldly chasms through a thousand shades of death!
New full length of this excellent Death Metal band from Catalonia. Once again a really fantastic album! With members of MORBID FLESH, INSULTERS, KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR among others. You can't miss this one!
"Hold Back the Dawn" is the third chapter of a tetralogy based on H.P. Lovecraft's cosmology that started back in 2013 with "The Sea Grave" and will be closed with our next album.
Recorded & mixed at Moontower Studios in March, the album was recently mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio
The Cover art, as usual, has been provided by our sixth member Matt Carr.
Hailing from Melbourne, HECATOMB formed in 2018 as a duo of guitarist Rick Warkill and vocalist/bassist/drummer Mangressor. Crude and rude, the debut demo "Horrid Invocations" was spit forth as a self-released tape in 2020 - and INVICTUS, renown for finding the wildest and most dangerous acts within underground metal, could not help help but release it on a wider scale.
Indeed, Horrid Invocations is exceedingly deserving of wider recognition, and fucking aptly titled: HECATOMB are the bastard sons of Australia's rich 'n' ribald history of metal extremity. From Slaughter Lord, Sadistik Exekution, and Martire on to GOSPEL OF THE HORNS, VOMITOR, and RAZOR OCCAM, HECATOMB dutifully serve the diabolical blood coursing through this undeniable lineage. Loose and lawless, Horrid Invocations presents one berzerker attack after another, swift and salacious at five songs in 22 minutes, as the duo detonate vulgar malformations of black, death, thrash, and unapologetic METAL. It doesn't relent; it doesn't sound nice; it doesn't care for your comfort. Simply, HECATOMB are maniacs for maniacs: if you don't understand the vernacular, then these Horrid Invocations are NOT for you!
Unearthed in Florida in early 2019 and comprised of past and current members of other impious hordes such as Gnosis and Devastator, Hexorcist summon old-school and blasphemous death metal that may as well fall under the "proto-death metal" category, for their ferocious and relentless approach to the genre harkens back to the mid-to-late '80s, when all things extreme were still boiling in the same malignant cauldron and all boundaries were nothing but a blur that no diehard dweller of the underground gave a damn about. Hexorcist's aural and lyrical offering is uncompromising and exudes utter vileness, leaving no room for absolutely anything that could remotely be considered modern or trendy.
HORRIPILANT delivers "Evil Death Metal" rooted in the late 80s and early 90s style with a critical vision regarding what this genre was and must be.
"Embrace The Obsession" features four compositions of Death Metal transformed into an obsessive paranoia inside the walls of Life, Death, Will and Satan, keeping the blood of the listener embraced during twenty minutes of devilish chastisement, monochrome ecstasy and miserable enchantment. Evil Death Metal.
'It is the critical spirit which is the devil, and gives rise to the appearance of evil'. (A.Crowley)