Carpe Noctem – In Terra Profugus LP out soon

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:

Side A:
Odium Somniferum
Ars Moriendi
VITRIOL

Side B:
 Metamorphoses Maleficarum
 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).

PRE-ORDER is now available through our webstore: www.hellthrasher.com/shop

 

DISKORD – release dates for “Oscillations” CD/LP confirmed, new song premiered!

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”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0EZ_1leSYU&feature=youtu.be

 

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.

 

 

 

STRIGASKÓR NR.42 Signs with Hellthrasher !

We are very excited to announce a worldwide deal with Icelandic industrial metal/punk legends STRIGASKÓR NR. 42 – a band with quite a long history, but sporatic activity through the years.Formed in the late eighties, Strigaskór nr. 42 came to be at the forefront of the vibrant Icelandic death-metal scene in the early nineties (3-way split with Sororicide and In Memoriam released back in 1992). The band’s only full album to date, ‘Blót’ (1994), veered away from traditional metal style into more avantgarde sound and received widespread critical acclaim and a cult status in Iceland’s music community, being considered by many as the best metal album ever released by an Icelandic band.Now, nearly twenty years later, the band is back with a new album, „Armadillo”, self-released digitally in September 2013, with the CD version coming later this year through our label. The band’s current incarnation draws its influences from legendary acts such as Voivod, Primus, Madness and Wire, while remaining a unique and colorful fusion of various styles. Rolling Stone Magazine called them „a metal animal with big-band weight” and that sums them up perfectly.

ENTROPIA Signs With Hellthrasher !

We are happy to announce the successful negotiations with Polish post-black metal band Entropia regarding the vinyl treatment of their amazing debut full-length “Vesper”. The album was originally self-released by the band digitally and on CD in February 2013 and can best be described as a genuine, refreshing mixture of black, sludge and progressive metal, accompanied with post-rock sensitivity and etherealness of shoegaze, on par with bands such as Altar of Plagues, Krallice, Agalloch and Wolves in the Throne Room. The 12” LP will be released in the edition of 300 copies and should be out by the end of this year.

 

Mitochondrion / Auroch split 7`EP

We are very excited to announce our first 7” vinyl EP – a split release between two crushing death metal acts from Canada: MITOCHONDRION  and AUROCH . This will be a conceptual piece that will run as one 10-minute song (divided in two parts), with one title, and one set of lyrics. Both bands are presently working on their brand new full-length albums for Profound Lore, so this EP should work as a nice (and killer) appetizer. The release date is roughly set for early 2014. Stay tuned for more details!

(the picture below is NOT the cover art. The actual artwork will be revealed when it’s done).

CARPE NOCTEM ‘In Terra Profugus’ 12LP OUT SOON !

We are glad to announce a worldwide deal with Code666/Aural Music regarding the vinyl release of the Carpe Noctem (Iceland) debut album ‘In Terra Profugus’. This is absolutely one of the most sonically adventurous black metal acts we’ve heard in a long while – raw, chaotic and apocalyptic soundscape combined with magic & obscure Icelandic lyrics creating a dark, swirling atmosphere; not to be missed by fans of sludgy, avant-garde black metal following the path of Deathspell Omega. The release will be limited to only 300 units and it’s due out during the first half of 2014.