Archive for the Peaceville Category
Greek black metal legends Rotting Christ formed in 1988, with their early demo recordings containing strong grindcore elements as the band quickly evolved their style into something altogether darker. Spearheaded by brothers Sakis & Themis Tolis, Rotting Christ have remained one of the strongest and most respected forces in the […]
Banished’s 1994 slice of brutal Death Metal presented on the vinyl format. Banished formed in Buffalo New York in 1987, initially under the name of Baphomet, and belonged to the early prolific generation of US death metal, beginning with their ‘Morbid Realities’ demo in 1989, & then the ‘The Dead […]
Diabolical Masquerade was the solo-project created by Katatonia mastermind Anders “Blakkheim” Nyström in 1996, to let off more creative steam away from the gothic/doom metal styling of his main band, Katatonia. “The Phantom Lodge” was the second of four albums from this symphonic extreme metal solo-project (before the band was […]
The MAYHEM Live concert series continues. “Live In Jessheim” features the line-up of Euronymous, Dead, Hellhammer and Necrobutcher, this is one of only a handful of recordings featuring the Norwegian black metal quartet in arguably their most influential period, as they forged a sound and darkness entirely of their own, […]
At just under 40 minutes, “The Apostasy” is just long enough to satisfy, although it still leaves you wanting more. The sound on this baby is massive; the riffs are unbelievably chunky and Inferno’s drumming is in your face and devastatingly heavy. The team of mainstay producer Malta and mix […]
Of Darkness… is a debut studio album released on February 1991 by the Swedish band Therion and it contains songs written in the early years of the band, during the 1980s. The album is indicated by the band itself as an end of its first era.
Stream from the Heavens is the only album by the Finnish doom metal band Thergothon. It was recorded in late 1992 and released after many delays in 1994 through the Italian record label Avantgarde Music. Now Re- Released on Peaceville Records.
If someone was interested in industrial black metal and I could only show them one album, In the Streams of Inferno would probably be that one album. It encompasses everything one might look for in industrial metal; it’s frantic, ugly, mechanical, grey, and uneasy. After listening to a quiet, one […]
“The Dead Shall Inherit” is the debut full-length studio album by US death metal act Baphomet. The album was released through Deaf Records (sub-label to Peaceville Records) in May 1992. The band was formed in 1987 and they used the Baphomet name until 1992 when they were forced to change […]
Good Shit. The fourth studio album by Autopsy, released in 1995. It was their last album before their fourteen-year break up from 1995 to 2009. Includes some Punkier sound than other releases but still the same ol’ Autopsy death metal we love.
Californian gore metallers Autopsy burst onto the scene in 1988 with almost immediate infamy. Frontman Chris Reifert was already a well known force on the underground through his time as drummer with Florida’s highly respected metal combo, Death. After playing drums on the band’s debut album, the much acclaimed ‘Scream […]
From the Shadows – released in 1993 – is known for possessing a dark textured Death/Doom Metal style mixed with unusual, often avant-garde, arrangements. Unholy’s willingness to experiment with sounds and moods helped create a strong and uniquely twisted atmosphere as slow pounding Doom Metal epics are aided by the […]
One of the first releases on the Peaceville label, this was also the first album by England’s Electro Hippies. They played an eccentric, hard-to-pin-down style of political crossover punk metal with odd, yelping vocals, at times branched off into proto-grindcore (“Run Ronald,” “Scum”), at others veering into classic heavy metal […]
Vinyl LP pressing. Released officially for the first time in over a quarter of a century since the event, Live in Zeitz features the classic line-up of Euronymous, Dead, Necrobutcher and Hellhammer performing iconic tracks on their now-legendary 1990 tour. Taken from a new and improved audio source, this definitive […]
Rotting Christ continued to refine their distinctive extreme metal sound (part black, part death, part anyone’s guess) with their second full album, Non Serviam, which, above all else, seemed to relinquish much of its already impressive predecessor, Thy Mighty Contract’s tendency towards accelerated tempos. Sure, certain songs (“Where Mortals Have […]
2017 Reissue! Sweden’s At the Gates formed in 1990 and the Gothenburg based group released 4 highly successful and influential studio albums before the band broke up in 1996. They later reformed in 2007 & have been embarking upon successful reunion dates across the globe in recent years. Regarded as […]
2017 Reissue! At the Gates was formed in Gothenburg Sweden, in 1990, by former members of the death/black metal band Grotesque. They recorded a debut EP, Gardens of Grief, for the Dolores record label, and sold cassettes, vinyl, and t-shirts to promote the recording. The EP led seminal metal label […]
Marking 30 years since its original release comes one of the all-time classic Metal albums on a limited picture disc format. Nightfall was the second Candlemass studio album from 1987. Alongside first album Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, Nightfall was instrumental in shaping the Doom Metal scene; a scene in which Candlemass […]
Peaceville Records are set to release a vinyl series of the entire early works of Greek black metal legends Rotting Christ, commencing with the 1993 genre classic, ‘Thy Mighty Contract’, which was released on April 21st 2017, including an 8 page booklet with extensive thoughts and recollections from co-founder and […]