"Transgressing The Afterlife ? The Complete Recordings 1988-2002" - the complete discography of ABRAMELIN (founded under the moniker ACHERON), Australia?s greatest death metal band who forged a captivating sound somewhere between European Groove and US brutality.
Originally self-released by band in January 2012, the album saw its official CD reissue in April 2013 and now gets a limited vinyl treatment ? both through Polish Hellthrasher Productions. The 12? LP will be available in the edition of 400 black and 100 black/white haze copies packed in a gatefold sleeve with all songs being remastered and re-edited.
The rotten seeds of ABYSSUS were planted years ago via the "Monarch to the Kingdom of the Dead" EP (2012), the "Summon the Dead" EP (2014) and the splits with Nocturnal Vomit (2013), Morbider (2014) and Slaktgrav (2014), so it was about damn time to see them go the full-length route.
The wait is over: "Into the Abyss" has arrived. This hyper-active Greek band formed back in 2011 pay homage to the intense, pounding and energetic Death Metal from the good old late 80´s and early 90´s, drawing their influences from such legendary acts as Obituary, Death, Viogression, Asphyx, Master, Benediction, Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Celtic Frost and Massacre.
Belgian mince kings AGATHOCLES return with a brand new 2016 studio album in their plus 30-years period of musical and rock star destruction. 35 raw, nihilistic, short mincecore songs in 34 minutes. Including a cover song of one of the best veteran Brazilian punk bands DESNUTRICAO. Simply put this is top-notch AGx release comparable to evergreen full lengths like "Black Clouds Determinate", "Razor Sharp Daggers" and "Grind Is Protest".
Limited edition of 500 pieces.
One of Sweden's oldest Death Metal demons ALTAR is now resurrected with ?Dark Domains?, spanning their short-lived but impactful career in the Swedish underground Death Metal scene.
Remastered by none other than the Lord of Swedeath Metal Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio, Sweden; "Dark Domains" is once again completely revised with the glorious artwork courtesy of Spanish hellustrator Juanjo Castellano, ?Dark Domains? features entirely remastered tracks together with rare and never-before-seen band photos carefully hand-picked by the band, ?Dark Domains? is the ultimate ALTAR collector's gem that every old-school Death Metal fans will ever need to possess!
Born in Adelaide, Australia - and now split across two of it?s capital cities with members residing in Melbourne; ALTARS create a vitriolic sort of Death Metal, convolved and disturbed, reminiscent of some of their Australian counterparts.
Their debut album is curated by the minds of Cale Schmidt, Lewis Fischer and Alan Cadman; in which this three piece delivers a sophisticated, suffocating, and almost supernatural sound. Cadman?s drums are intense & frenetic, drifting to and nether the deepest recesses of Paramnesia.
Third full length album, released in a limited edition of 500 double vinyls with gatefold cover. Different artwork than on the Cd version. Epic, timeless metal all the way through. Black Metal inspired by early SAMAEL but with a huge epic touch.
This is the second full-length release from Anael, a German band playing atmospheric black metal. The sound on this album reminds me of Greek greats like Necromantia -- crisp and clear, yet heavily atmospheric. The vocals are mostly snarled, though there's some clean singing now and again, very tastefully done. Anael's last album was full-on Samael worship, but on this record they've branched out into a sound of their own. There's still plenty of Samael in their slow, deliberate pacing and evil riffing, but there's a lot more variety here.
Contorted and anguished. Blissed-out and serene. Spasmodic impulses forcing irregular lurches and twitches. There are infinite shades and varieties of death, and yet its certainty and mystery terrify the human soul to its core. Anatomia breathes in the foul stench produced by this final state of human existence and spews it back at the listener. The band?s Death Doom sound captures perfectly the cold immobile grip of mortal expiration.
Avantgarde Black Metal from Lithuania. Cult album originally released on cassette back in 1995 now re-released for the first time ever on vinyl. Gatefold jacket with matt lamination, black polylined inner sleeves. Limited to 333 copies. Split release between Dangus Productions and Inverse Dogma.
From the very depths of the German underground, ARCHAIC THORN is anouncing the imminent release of their debut EP called "In Desolate Magnificence" through UNHOLY PROPHECIES. After an outstanding Demo, released back in 2013, the German trio has recorded 4 new tracks + intro of the most pure and deep Nihilistic Death Metal you've heard for quite some time now.
In 2009 ARES KINGDOM began working out a cover of ?Die By Power? by Slaughter Lord. Showing his support for this endeavor, former Slaughter Lord drummer, Steve Hughes, sent Ares Kingdom the previously unpublished lyrics for the track. This process catalyzed a series of other cover tracks for what would later become ?Veneration.? The tracks selected for inclusion on ?Veneration? reveal the ancestral blood that led to the development of Ares Kingdom?s style.
Raw, necro & putrid Black Metal from Galizia, Spain! This bastards know how this music has to be executed! Holy fuck! What the hell of an album! Released last year on CD, now it's available on vinyl! Limited to 500 units. It comes with a new cover, an 8 page booklet with illustrations done by Cesar Valladares and fonts by C. Szpajdel completely splattered with blood of the members. Be sure to get your hands on this or you will cry in heaven!
Spain's BALMOG have been creating horrifying Black Metal since 2003, and this is their third album. You´ll get complex but ?Vacvvm? is what you would want to hear from a black metal album. It?s immersed in darkness, drenched in evil, and walks in the shadows until it can approach you and stray you from the path of good.
For the fans of early Watain, Deathspell Omega and the likes?
This excellent Death Metal band from Australia is back with a new EP! Profound, intense, obscure and suffocating. This EP includes a new song called "Lamia" and a completely new recorded one of BMD's Demo of 2006 called "Demonsword Infernal". For all fans of IMMOLATION, (old) NILE, IMPETUOUS RITUAL. Strictly limited to only 300 copies on transparent red wax. Co-released with Lavadome Productions.
Although it has been just one year since the release of "...For Chaos, Obscurity, and Desolation...," Blasphemophagher return with their third full-length album. Entitled "The III Command of the Absolute Chaos," this new album demonstrates the band's further refinement of their craft. Featuring new artwork by the inimitable Paolo "Madman" Girardi and a guest appearance by Pete Helmkamp, this album carries on in the tradition established by Blasphemophagher on their first two albums.
The latest and 4th full-length album from the Norwegian Death Metal warmachine BLOODTHORN has finally been made available on vinyl through Apocalyptic Empire Records! Spanning almost fourty five minutes and including songs such as the savage and frantic "Nightmare Of Violence", "Sacrificial Slaughter", "Monolith Of The Dead" as well as the brutal onslaught of "Hell On The Eastern Front", "Blood And Iron" and the crushing heavyweight "They Will Arise", the "Genocide"-album marks a definite milestone for the band! Expect nothing but TOTAL WAR! Death Metal just don't get much more brutal than this... The LP is released in a limited edition of 666 numbered copies and comes with printed inner-sleeve and a killer frontcover with hot-foiled logo/ shield/ pentagram!
BODE PRETO's debut titled "Inverted Blood" finally gets the deserved vinyl treatment through Unholy Prophecies. And we are more than proud about that! This album is nothing but an outstanding manifest of the most pure, evil, dark Blackened Death Metal coming of Southamerican lands. Do you remember those days in the late 80's / early 90's when tapetrading ruled the world? Do you remember the first impact of bands like SARCOFAGO, VULCANO, VON, BLASPHEMY and that kind of bands?
Second full length of this pure old-school Death/Black Metal band from Brazil. A typical Southamerican obscure attack of the most utterly deep darkness. For fans of SARCÓFAGO, VULCANO, VON, IMPALED NAZARENE and the likes. This album will crush all the fucking bones in your body. I warn you!!!!
"Death Mask Replica" is the 4th instalment in the album arsenal of swedish BOMBS OF HADES. This time around they're putting the focus on heaviness. Still very much rooted in the death metal/crust sphere but now with added crushing guitartones, doom, gongs and other lurking strange things. Once again recorded at SOUNDLAB and mixed/mastered at WELFARE SOUNDS with production handled by Jonas Stålhammar. Just another tombsday, another perfect death!