Two years after an acclaimed “Absolutely Anti-Human Behaviors”, Polish death metal act Embrional returns with a refreshed line-up presenting a new full-length „The Devil Inside”. The album is due out on 28th February 2015 through the unholy triumvirate of Hellthrasher Productions (LP), Old Temple (CD), and Third Eye Temple/Godz ov War (MC).
„The Devil Inside” comprises of 12 monstrous death metal tracks, crafted with technical sohpistication, where devastating blastbeats mix with hypnotizing slowdowns and nonroutine rhythms, roaring screams with whispering and moaning of the damned souls and sick harmonies with steady pillar of Death Metal tradition.
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered between August 2013 and June 2014 at Warsaw’s Sound Division Studio, once again with the help of the sound engineer Arek ‘Malta’ Malczewski. Full tracklisting, cover art and actual release dates for all physical formats are to be unveiled shortly after the New Year. For now, the band has posted a first single off the new album called „In Darkness”. Listen to the song at this location:
Polish post-black metal quintet ENTROPIA will release a vinyl version of the debut album „Vesper” on October 22nd through Hellthrasher Productions.
Vesper is a result of almost a six-year process of the band’s development and sees Entropia detaching itself from its post-metal origins to explore the depths of black metal blasts accompanied with post-rock sensitivity and etherealness of shoegaze, creating a genuine, refreshing soundscape not unlike that of ALTAR OF PLAGUES, KRALLICE, AGALLOCH and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM. Jakub Mańkowski, a Fryderyk prize nominee and producer of BEHEMOTH, BLINDEAD and OBSCURE SPHINX was the sound engineer responsible for the Vesper’s sound. The visuals were created by Marcin Gadomski from Upgrade Design Studio.
Originally self-released by the band on CD in February 2013, the album is now available on black vinyl in an edition of 300 copies, coming in a gatefold sleeve with a two-sided lyric insert. All songs were carefully re-mastered by Kuba Mańkowski to reach their full potential and sonic perfection. Let’s drown in this ocean of obscure beauty!
“This record takes you on one of those hour-long journeys through the rippling darkness of self and space that never gets mired in repetition.” -Decibel Magazine
“Entropia combines black metal with sludge and post-rock elements into a completely original album full of atmosphere. Sometimes aggressive and threatening, sometimes melancholic and subdued or dreamy, but always with a sense of purpose and urgency.” -Lords of Metal
“Vesper is an entirely engaging and unmissable effort that will serve as one of the crowning jewels of its genre’s output this year.” -Sputnik Music
02. The Fall Of Saigon
03. Zero Hour
04. One To Conquer
05. The 38th Parallel
06. The Balance Of Power
07. Iron Curtain
08. Ho Chi Minh Trail
Icelandic black metal act CARPE NOCTEM will release a vinyl version of the debut album „In Terra Profugus” on August 5th via Hellthrasher Productions.
Originally released on CD in September 2013 through Code666 records, the album will be re-released on 12” LP in an edition of 300 black copies coming in a jacket sleeve with 8-page A5 booklet.
The tracklisting is as follows:
Hostis Humani Generis
Carpe Noctem was formed in November 2005 but its current formation came to be in 2009. By this time, it had earned a reputation of intense performances on stage, while rising as one of Iceland’s leading acts in black metal. The music shows various influences and expresses extreme opposites. It forms a raw, chaotic and apocalyptic soundscape combined with Icelandic lyrics; Often referencing scripture, Norse mythology, occult writings, apocalyptic prophecies and Icelandic black magic rituals.
In Terra Profugus is a concept album about an ethereal journey within and without the self, exploring concepts of life, death and the nature of evil. It is about overcoming and reaching understanding through strife and hardship, about self-flagellation of the soul. The album title calls upon Cain’s journey into the wasteland of Nod, the self-made exile from God’s creation. Imagery from nature and light references to Nordic myth permeate the text, which is both vivid and esoteric in description. The album was mixed and mastered by Ricardo Passini (EPHEL DUATH, BLINDEAD).
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Norwegian prog/death metal trio Diskord have completed work on their upcoming record “Oscillations”. The mini-album is due out on digipak CD (August 15th) and two-variant colored vinyl (September 2nd) in cooperation between Hellthrasher Productions (Europe) and Australopithecus Records (North America).
According to a press release, the follow-up to the acclaimed 2012s ‘Dystopics’ LP, the album features 26 minutes of perfectly crafted, raw-yet-forward thinking prog/death metal with delicious, old-school flavour, showcasing the band’s songwriting at its most tight and straight to the point.
Band’s bass player/vocalist, Eyvind, comments: “For this recording, we went into the studio with an intention to keep things simple and straightforward, and not spend too much time obsessing over every little detail. Out of this came a recording that is quite raw and unpolished, with a sound that we think is pretty close to what we sound like live or in the rehearsal space. The six songs on here should be recognizable in style to fans of Dystopics and Doomscapes, however, there are a few twists and turns here and there, of course. For instance, we have experimented with adding a few new elements to our sound, perhaps most notably through the addition of bowed (arco) bass on a couple of songs. Furthermore, this is the first recording with new guitarist Håvard Østli, and he has absolutely left his mark on it in terms of riffs, leads, lyrics, and vocal and guitar performances. Former guitarist Espen Hangård has also contributed to a couple of songs this time around.”
“Oscillations” features the cover artwork by Sindre Foss Skancke. The tracklisting goes as follows:
01 – Horrid Engine
02 – Lethargic Regression
03 – Hermit Dream
04 – Elytrous Oscillations
05 – Symbiotic Whims
06 – A Downward Spire
Watch the promo video for “Horrid Engine”:
The new DISKORD mini-album „Oscillations” is currently at the plant. The 12” LP will be available in two editions – 500 x half black/half red (European pressing handled by us) and 500 x half black/half blue (American pressing handled by Australopithecus Records, though we will have some copies in our distro as well) – both of them presented in a jacket sleeve (glossy and matte respectively) with a 4-panel, full-color insert. The digipak CD is in the works, too. The release date is expected to be this Summer.