Archive for the Metal Category
Vinyl comes housed in 300 gsm black flooded sleeve with reverse side print; includes double sided 300 gsm insert. Includes the exclusive vinyl bonus track “Their Blood In Me” taken from the 1995 ep “För dem mitt blod”.
Originally released independently by the band and limited to a suitably malevolent 666 vinyl copies, Twin Temple’s debut is so beautifully conceived and executed that it sounds like a long, lost classic from the ‘60s, unearthed in some dusty studio vault. With Alexandra’s soulful but siren-like voice and partner Zachary […]
The first new album in eight years from “the art-grind-turned-noise-rock mavens. “You Won’t Get What You Want is a decided effort to reference both my admiration for and my influence from, film composition and other minimalist music, along with a few moments of self-reference,” says guitarist Nick Sadler of the […]
Underground Activists, black vinyl, gatefold cover, Following up the EP Cadaveric Virginity comes the bludgeoning debut of cult death metal act FESTERDAY. Entitled iihtallan, the album will ensure that 2019 kicks off with a loud bang for death metal fans. Merging their old school death metal roots with black metal […]
Frontman and bassist Cronos says “Get ready for another killer album, packed full of awesome riffs and screaming mayhem. This release raises the bar, to deliver a demonic mix of old and new. Get ready to lay down your souls, legions!” Storm the Gates is the first new record from […]
Vanum was formed in 2014 as the collaborative project of K. Morgan (Ash Borer) and M. Rekevics (Yellow Eyes, Vorde, Vilkacis). Drawing from the old traditions of the genre, they play elemental and majestic black metal with an unyielding force and passion, showcasing a sharply focused and dynamic sense of […]
Many things have changed since the 2014 release of the band’s acclaimed first full-length album, Abysmal Thresholds. Main composer and guitarist Matti Mäkelä finally found some time to resurrect his funeral doom project TYRANNY and release one crusher of an album (also on Dark Descent) in 2015. A year later, […]
With its gloomy and epic Dark Metal, Empyrium’s first release isn’t only the groundwork of Schwadorf’s further musical creativity. “A Wintersunset …” was also the starting signal for the label Prophecy Productions, as the name “Prophecy” had previously just been in use for a mail-order.
‘Weiland’ is Empyrium’s fourth album and embodies the quintessence of this unique band. Still performed acoustically, it combines the atmospheric suspense of the first two albums (e.g., “Heimkehr”, “Die Schwäne im Schilf”) with the pensive still lives of “Where At Night …” (e.g., ‘Kein Hirtenfeuer glimmt mehr’, ‘Nebel’). The musical […]
An elegiac and sublime album of enraptured beauty On their second album, “Ariettes Oubliées…”, Les Discrets appear significantly matured in many aspects. Teyssier’s artistic vision is clearer than ever, and his vocal performance shows a big progression in comparison to past recordings. Winterhalter contributes arguably the best and most diverse […]
If at this point in their career Rotting Christ have decided to be the AC/DC of anti-religious heavy metal then I am all for it, even if it just boils down to me having an easier time explaining why I enjoy the songcraft that the band have been up to […]
Debut album by cult death metallers Sinister, originally released in 1992 by Nuclear Blast. ‘Cross The Styx’ is considered worldwide as one of the best death metal albums ever released! Here is the official vinyl repress on Cosmic Key Creations, limited to 1000 copies with original artwork and mastered for […]
This mega rare 1983 scorcher from New Jersey’s infamous Mutha records (Chronic Sick) gets its first and proper reissue. Four tracks with a way nasty blend of metal and hardcore punk. Think maybe some Discharge meets GG and the Jabbers with some early Metal Blade type solos. A couple hundred […]
Between 1989 and 1993, Mystifier released a rapid succession of definitive recordings that established the band as one of the most important to emerge from the Brazilian underground black and death metal scene. In 1992 Mystifier issued their lacerating 1992 debut Wicca which is universally regarded as one of the […]
The debut album from Germany’s progressive metal masters, available on vinyl for the first time ever! OBSCURA’s Retribution is a beastly album blending the savagery of New York death metal with the fleet-fingered fretting of forerunners Death and Gorguts.
One of the most crushing releases in the brutal Death Metal legends’ catalog back on vinyl for the first time in over a decade! Cut at 45 RPM, with revised and reinterpreted artwork by original artist Travis Smith. New York death metal legends SUFFOCATION are one of the most influential […]
Hailing from the ever-grey skies of Eugene Oregon comes YOB, a band destined to make their mark in the DOOM metal scene worldwide. In 1996, founding member Mike Scheidt started creating and destroying ideas that would become the foundation for one of DOOM metals most shining hopefuls; YOB. The first […]
At long last, this death metal gem is available on vinyl once again! Massacre’s “From Beyond” has been given the Full Dynamic Range treatment that has previously enhanced albums from the likes of Carnage, Entombed, Morbid Angel and Napalm Death amongst others. For those of you still unaware, our Full […]
Originally released by Nocturnal Arts Productions (the label of Emperor’s guitarist Samoth) in 1994, “As the Shadows Rise” is the second Emperor E.P. and features material recorded back in December 1992, during the same sessions as the tracks that ended up on the legenday “Emperor” Mini-LP.
“Stylistically this is very much a YOB album, and it is different than our other ones too” states guitarist and vocalist Mike Scheidt. “I would say overall The Unreal Never Lived is more aggressive than our other albums. It still has all of the twists and turns, atmosphere and melody […]
Reissue! The Swedish band Manegarm scores with its strong second album “Havets vargar” (Wolves of the sea) released in 2000. The rapid Viking/Pagan Metal performed by the band makes fun and has a great sound. A martial Kris Verwimp cover, Swedisch texts and a personal note due flute and violin […]