Archive for the Metal Category
Here’s a complete collection of the band’s earliest non-LP output. The release documents the self-titled 7-inch, ‘This World’ (from ‘The Extermination Vol. 2’ compilation), ‘Hammer Of Doubt’ (2010 version from ‘America’s Hardcore’ compilation), and the entirety of ‘The Armageddon Blues Sessions’.
San Francisco’s Acephalix began as a hybrid of crust punk and death metal. Given that a couple of their earliest releases came out on Prank, it’s natural a little punk would shine through the murk. Through a pair of tapes released in 2010 and 2011, and packaged together as Interminable […]
A collection of rare ’80s recordings from the NWOBHM-band. Included are tracks s.a. ‘Down The Road’, ‘White Lady’, ‘Bitches Sin’, ‘Ice Angels’ and more. This edition of 100 copies (third pressing!) is presented on BLACK VINYL. The LP comes in a gatefold cover and includes a 4-page insert.
Third album by Sentenced that marks the breakthrough to a wider audience. ‘Amok’ was released in 1995 by Century Media Records. Here is the official vinyl repress on Cosmic Key Creations, limited to 1000 copies in a gatefold sleeve with metallic gold printing and mastered for vinyl.
Doomster Hamferð from the Faroe Islands returns on Metal Blade Records with Támsins likam. Roughly translated as “Body of the Mist,” Támsins likam is an attempt to create the most intriguing, honest and unique Hamferð experience yet. It is nothing less than a pinnacle; a culmination of many years of refining […]
Bewitcher is a Satanic speed metal band from Portland, Oregon. Here is their manifesto: “Rock ’n’ roll is the devil’s music, and heavy metal is it’s bastard child. In the 1980s, the radical fundamentalist Christian right-wing in America waged a war against this music, bringing it’s practitioners and it’s unholy muse […]
Formed in recent years in San Francisco (though it may seem more likely that they hatched fresh out of a time travel portal from the mid-’80s Bay Area thrash scene), Hell Fire have the classic look and sound of modern metal’s halcyon days. Their sonic assault warmly condenses elements of […]
o start the 2019 campaign off with continued crushing precedent, 20 Buck Spin introduces Portland’s Ossuarium and their debut album Living Tomb. Following on the heels of the widely hailed and brutal Calcified Trophies Of Violence demo in 2017, the band’s first full length record reveals immediate maturation to ruinous […]
Ritual black/death invocation. Terror noise-metal aimed at disintegrating one’s being and entire existence through the sheer force of hell in audial form. British one-man sonic extermination entity VESSEL OF INIQUITY returns with its harrowing sophomore LP. Within these five new jagged wounds of deconstructed and malformed sonic terror, mastermind A. […]
Biohazard released their third studio album State of the World Address in 1994. Their breakout from the underground into mainstream culture yielded an album where their musical style hasn’t changed that much from the predecessors.
Three years after their genre-defining record “Souvenirs D’un Autre Monde”, Alcest return to the sound of black metal on their sophomore “Écailles de Lune”, but without forgetting any of their trademarks: calm passages, massive slabs of guitars, catchy melodies, and hook-lines going straight to the heart. “This time I was […]
“Les voyages de l’âme” (“The Journeys of the Soul”) is Alcest’s third album and contains the quintessence of the group’s creative work to date. While “Le secret,” the debut EP from 2005, was the key to the world of Alcest, “Les voyages …” unites everything that characterises Alcest in terms […]
Fully damaged crust illness from the dank recess of Vancouver’s rat infested alley’s. Moldy guitars and a cantankerous rhythm section set the backdrop for a truly sickening vocal outpouring from a guy who’s more than a little off kilter. Features 3/4 of Baptists, 1/3 of SUMAC and the aforementioned bad […]
The 1999 “Red Sea” EP, finally on vinyl again. Also includes the four song 1998 demo. These recordings constitute the band’s darkest output – churning, bleak and unrelenting. 2018 edition has been remastered for vinyl by James Plotkin and cut by Telegraph Mastering. The packaging features a debossed LP jacket, […]
This Immortal Classic now back in print! Re-issue, 500 x Aside/Bside, red/gold 12″,180g in a black poly-lined innerbag, gatefold, full-color on 350g with gloss lamination
Southern Lord Recordings presents Cease & Decease, a double-LP discography by oppressive sludge juggernaut, TOADLIQUOR, released as part of Southern Lord’s 20th Anniversary series. The unreleased newly-recorded song included on the record, “(Closing Sections Of) Inter-Stellar Space,” is now streaming at Cvlt Nation. The mysterious TOADLIQUOR continues to hold its position as one of the most […]
Ripple Music is thrilled to announce the release of the brand-new studio album, The Nekromant Lives, by heavy metal trio, Nekromant. Hailing from the Swedish city of Vänersborg, the band – formerly known as Serpent – are renowned for delivering a raw, gritty and direct assault, cast in the fires […]
Panopticon is an influential North American black metal band originally from Louisville Kentucky. The band is the unilateral expression of mastermind Austin Lunn, also of the death-doom band Seidr…. On The Subject of Mortality is Panopticon’s third full-length and most melodic record. Whereas Panopticon’s other releases have been rooted heavily […]