PAROXSIHZEM announces new mini-album

We are stoked to announce that once again we joined forces with Canadian purveyors of suffocating black/death metal, Paroxsihzem, to unleash their brand new 5-track mini-album, exclusively on 12” vinyl. Scheduled for release in Spring 2016, „Abyss of Excruciating Vexes” is sort of a bridge to the band’s next full-length album. Prepare for 25 minutes of their most oppressive material to date. The MLP will be strictly limited to 250 copies in two color variants. Artwork by Krag.

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SERPENTS LAIR signs with Hellthrasher

We are proud to announce our new signing and first release for 2016 – Serpents Lair’s debut full-length Circumambulating the Stillborn.

Formed in Denmark, Serpents Lair are one of the most talented and devastating black metal acts to come out of Scandinavia in a good while, crafting a very distinctive brand of dissonant, kaleidoscopic black metal, both complex and abrasive in its execution. After their 2014 demo MMXIV took the underground by storm last year, the band returns with a full-fledged offering, made up of seven tracks sharing the aesthetic of Deathspell Omega, Svartidaudi and Carpe Noctem, yet unique in their own way.

To be released on CD in January 2016 via Hellthrasher Productions. Vinyl version will be available from Fallen Empire Records (USA) and Duplicate Records (NO).

Listen to the title track:

Artwork by Misanthropic Art.


DESOLATE SHRINE reissues debut album ‚Tenebrous Towers’

On October 16th, Hellthrasher Productions will release a CD reissue of Desolate Shrine’s debut album „Tenebrous Towers”.
With a steady output of three full-length albums throughout the first half of the 2010s (the latest two on Dark Descent Records), Finland’s purveyors of chaos and wrath, Desolate Shrine, proved to be one of the most consistently crushing death metal acts, that appeared in the underground scene during the past five years. Originally released in 2011 through Hammer Of Hate, „Tenebrous Towers” started off the band’s journey to the abyss with seven tracks of possessed, atmospherically rich blackened death metal, interspersed with chilling acoustic sections and inhuman dual-vocal attack. Out of print for a while, the album will be available again on CD (out October 16th 2015) and for the first time on vinyl (scheduled for 2016 release). The CD reissue will remain faithful to the original version both in terms of master recording and artwork/packaging (jewel case with 16-page booklet). Desolate Shrine’s multiinstrumentalist, LL, recalls the band’s beginnings:
„Tenebrous Towers had been brewing a long time in a form or another. It was and is way more inspired by the 90´s swedish death metal than the following albums and the songs were written during a chaotic and bizarre period between summer – winter 2010. At the moment there was no singer(s) and no idea about the future but after R.S. and M.L. joined, everything clicked right away. Tenebrous Towers is absolutely spontaneous and hate-fueled work that is a perfect representation of the band´s state of mind at that time.”
Tenebrous Towers tracklisting:
1. The Smell Of Blood And Iron 
2. No Place For A Human 
3. Crushing Darkness 
4. The Brightest Night 
5. Chaos And Wrath 
6. Born To Lose One’s Way 
7. Burning Devotion
Stream the entire album below:

Belgium’s GATEWAY releasing debut album on CD

Belgium’s one-man death/doom metal act Gateway will release the CD version of self-titled debut album on October 2nd, 2015 through Hellthrasher Productions.

After last year’s 3-track demo “Aeternae”, Gateway returns with 40 minutes of sluggish and barbaric death metal infused with ungodly doom and sludge, reminiscent of Winter, Evoken and Cianide.  The album focuses on depraved tales of ritualistic horror and grotesque beings with a conceptual Medieval theme inspired by Bruges – a hometown of the project’s originator and sole member, Robin Van Oyen. Compared to a digital edition, self-released on July 23th, the CD version will feature an exclusive bonus track ‚Portaclus’. The track listing goes as follows:

1. Prolegomenon
2. Vox Occultus
3. Kha’laam
4. Impaled
5. Corrumpert Interludium
6. Vile Temptress
7. Hollow
8. The Shores Of Daruk
9. Portaclus

Stream the entire release at this location:


VACIVUS to release debut EP on CD. Full-stream available.

UK death metal band Vacivus will release the CD version of debut EP „Rite of Ascension” on September 25th 2015 via Hellthrasher Productions. 

Vacivus is a Sunderland-based five-piece act, formed in 2013 by members and ex-members of Wodensthrone, Horrified, Plague Rider and Warbastard, among many others. Since its formation, the band has shared the stage with the likes of Cruciamentum, Grave Miasma and Sheol, making a name for itself as one of the most promising acts of UK’s new wave of dark, chaotic death metal. Recorded live in just one day, ‚Rite of Ascension’ features five brand new tracks of raw blackened death metal, dealing with the Occult, Death and Transcendence. The EP was originally released in July through Goatprayer Records as a limited cassette edition (now sold out). The artwork for both CD and MC releases has been created by Grave IX Design.
„Rite of Ascension” track listing:
1. Dark Apotheosis
2. Rite of Ascension
3. Ageless, Nameless
4. Hostis Rei
5. Vacivus Aeternum
Stream the entire EP via bandcamp:

OUT NOW: Embrional – ‚The Devil Inside’ 12” LP

August 21st marks the premiere of Embrional’s ‚The Devil Inside’ 12” vinyl LP. This is the 50th release in the catalogue of Hellthrasher Productions. To celebrate this round number, the label puts out a special, die-hard edition.

The Devil Inside is one hell of an album. Comprised of 12 monstrous tracks, the band’s second full-length sees Embrional develop their sound into mysterious yet technically complex death metal monolith, that still maintains the old-school appeal and brutality of the debut record.

Originally released in a variety of formats through Old Temple (CD), Third Eye Temple & Godz ov War (MC, Limited CD), the album has just got its definitive, vinyl treatment. The 12” LP is now available in an edition of 240 units, including a limited run of 90 red copies with heavy black splatters + textile poster flags. The artwork and jacket design were crafted by Mariusz Krajewski & mentalporn.

„The Devil Inside reveals Embrional to be an increasingly ambitious death metal act.. miles ahead of Absolutely Anti-Human Behaviors in terms of dexterity and spirit.” -Metal Observer

„It’s a monstrous offering of twelve face ripping death Metal tracks that are skilfully crafted with a complex technical edge” -Metal Talk

„The album takes a few songs to really get going, but once it does, nothing can stand in its way.” -Toilet ov Hell

„What dark, lightning dispelling clouds are to the sky, Embrional is to the world of extreme metal.” -Explicitly Intense






GATEWAY signs with Hellthrasher

We are pleased to announce that Belgian one-man death/doom metal act Gateway has joined our roster for the CD release of its self-titled debut full-length album, unleashed digitally on 23rd of July.

After last year’s well received 3-track demo “Aeternae”, Gateway returns with 40 minutes of sluggish and barbaric death metal infused with ungodly doom and sludge. Depraved tales of ritualistic horror and grotesque beings in a conceptual Medieval theme, inspired by Van Oyen’s hometown, Bruges.

Influenced by the likes of Winter, Autopsy, Mortician, Cianide and Evoken, Gateway leaves its putrid mark in today’s extreme metal underground. DIY and no holds barred.