Archive for the Metal Category
Drawn from the alluvial darkness and consecrated in the materia prima of unconscious fear, Superstition has come forth as the archon of illimitable lunacy, the purveyor of spiritual violence and the demiurge of psychic malfeasance. As the namesake suggests, Superstition has risen from the perennial mire like a psychological parasite, intent […]
Swedish metal crust punks MARTYRDÖD recorded their upcoming, seventh studio album, Hexhammaren. The recording is again being handled by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (Wolfpack, At The Gates, In Flames) in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Inspired by those classic 70’s bootlegs, Al from OM wanted to capture the raw live feel of their 2013 European tour on vinyl. Housed in a plain white sleeve with a paste on wraparound cover, OM – Live harkens back to the days when you rifled through the back bins […]
Lost Doom Metal classic! Vinyl reissue of Finland´s biggest doom band’s debut album. Long time out of print. Coloured vinyl reissue of Finland´s biggest doom band’s debut album. Limited to 200 white-grey-green splatter double LPs!
While home to fertile forests, soaring peaks and copius precipitation, the Pacific Northwest lately has also become a breeding ground for something more nefarious, more grotesque, more… Fetid. Since 2016 Fetid has steadily swelled like a venereal boil upon death metal’s infected anatomy. The band’s Sentient Pile Of Amorphous Rot […]
Australian death / black metal unit Consummation have completed work on their debut full-length album The Great Solar Hunter. Consummation is the brainchild of vocalist / guitarist Craig Young (ex-Impetuous Ritual) who is joined by drummer David Hayley (of technical death metal wizards Psycroptic) and bassist Joel Rademaker. Alongside this […]
“Cenotaph Obscure is the fourth album from Norway’s death metal custodians Obliteration. Following their now classic Nekropsalms (2009) and the harrowing Black Death Horizon (2013), the latest offering further expands on the quartet’s trademark sound: lead heavy old school death metal with distinct flavours of both doom and black metal. […]
Whereas the second wave of black metal of the early 1990s is most commonly associated with the notorious scene in Norway and, to a somewhat lesser extent, other countries of Europe and North America, a more minor degree of attention is given to similarly potent movements that were emerging in […]
Though relatively small in terms of population and geographic size, Poland made a significant contribution to the development of Black Metal. As the genre matured throughout the 1990s, Poland delivered to the world some of the most earnest and stylistically varied Black Metal the scene has ever known. Among the […]
Author: Audiopile Records
Departure Chandelier’s music shimmers with the aesthetic ardor of apotheosis. It is a communion with the deceased, tracing the pathway of life transmuted into death over dishonor. Although comprised of members of Akitsa and Ash Pool, Departure Chandelier is wholly unique in style and substance and bears little overt resemblance […]
“Humanity is the Devil,” by INTEGRITY, has long been regarded as the album that completely turned both hardcore and metal on its head. Originally released in 1995, the recording initially sent a mammoth shockwave through the underground, as the band had crafted a proprietary sound wherein metal and hardcore had […]
Author: Audiopile Records
The noteworthy collaborational LP (isued in 2018) between two of the UK’s most exciting heavy bands, who need no further introduction.
Pillars of the early 2000s black metal underground, Sweden’s ARMAGEDDA exuded an authentically ancient air despite their youthful years. The black metal underground back then was a purer, more traditionalist iteration of what it is today, and within that staunchly ideological landscape did ARMAGEDDA prove their fiery intent with their […]
Since their inception in 2012, BIG|BRAVE have explored terrains of experimental rock with a clear focus on the key principles; space, volume, and raw emotion. The same principles are the starting point for the new album and in the process of revisiting their early intentions, BIG | BRAVE have boldly […]
FULL OF HELL make their Relapse debut with their most explosive album to date, Weeping Choir. Dynamic, pissed, and wholly urgent, the highly anticipated Weeping Choir is a definitive statement of intent by one of the underground’s most dynamic and virulent entities. FULL OF HELL have once again culled the […]
With their latest album Full Upon Her Burning Lips, Earth have stripped away the layers and auxiliary instrumentation that embellished some of their previous records and have deconstructed their dynamic to the core duo of Dylan Carlson on guitar and bass and Adrienne Davies on drums and percussion. The ten […]
Author: Audiopile Records
Limited edition 6 panel digipack on 300 gsm mat carton. Includes exclusive cd bonus track: “My Veins Are Open” (Taken from With Us or Against Us” compilation 1995) Vinyl comes housed in 300 gsm black flooded sleeve with reverse side print; includes double sided 300 gsm insert. Includes the exclusive […]