GJENDØD streaming first advance track from upcoming full-length album

On February 24th, Trondheim black metal duo Gjendød will release their masterful new album Nedstigning, the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed debut demo. Invisible Oranges has just premiered the record’s first advance track „Håpet Falmer”. Stream it at this location: 

www.invisibleoranges.com/gjendod-hapet-falmer-song-premiere

„Returning with Nedstigning, their debut full-length, Gjendød walks further down the snow-covered path into history-minded obscurity. “Håpet Falmer” continues mysterious musicians K and KK’s stylistic fence-treading, balancing their cold, riff-based songwriting with unsettling moments of clattering discord and dime-turn rhythmic changes. The adrenal, savage black metal offered by Gjendød masterfully fuses these two disparate, but still wholly Norse black metal lineages.” 

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ENGULFED reveals another track from „Engulfed In Obscurity” album

Instanbul-based death metallers Engulfed have posted another track from their forthcoming album „Engulfed In Obscurity”. The song, titled „Conqueror From Beyond the Outer Gates”, is streaming below on youtube as well as on bandcamp: hellthrasherproductions.bandcamp.com/album/engulfed-in-obscurity. The CD version is expected to be released early March. Highly recommended for fans of Cruciamentum and Dead Congregation.


2016 Digital Sampler

Check out our new digital sampler/compilation, featuring selected tracks from the label’s 2016 catalog (one track from each album/EP/demo, except for the Mitochondrion/Auroch split). The compilation is available as a free/name your price download, exclusively through our bandcamp page. Thanks for supporting us and our bands throughout MMXVI.

ENGULFED streaming title track from „Engulfed In Obscurity” album

Turkey’s death metal band Engulfed (featuring members of Burial Invocation, Decaying Purity and Diabolizer) just completed work on the upcoming full-length album „Engulfed in Obscurity”, due for release via Hellthrasher Productions (CD) and Blood Harvest Records (LP) in the first half of 2017. Listen to the title track below.

The album was recorded at Mayday Studios (Kadikoy) and mixed/mastered by Ünsal Özata at Soundamage. Over 45 minutes of pure death metal darkness adorned with a sick artwork by Nick Keller. 

Tracklisting as follows:

Escalation of Darkness
The Halls Of Grim Eternity
Conqueror From Beyond The Outer Gates
Engulfed In Obscurity
Invocation Of Death And Misery
 Demonic Manifest Of Devastation
 Inseminated With Demon Seed
 Mayhemic Flames Of Doom
The Blackened Skies

DESOLATE SHRINE’s debut available on vinyl

Hellthrasher Productions is proud to present the long-awaited vinyl release of Desolate Shrine’s debut masterpiece „Tenebrous Towers” (licensed from KVLT).

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 opened up the crushing mysticism of Desolate Shrine with a truly remarkable form of possessed, blackened death metal. Executed with skill and worship, the heaviness of Tenebrous Towers comes not only from speed but the crushing mid-tempo and oppressive slow tunes accompanied with atmospheric acoustic sections. The demonic inhuman growlings/screamings of two vocalists not only interpret the in-depth lyrics but add more hell to the overwhelming atmosphere. Properly expressed with dynamic sounds, the debut album of Desolate Shrine is not to be missed!

Pressing details:
-Heavyweight 180g vinyl
-350g glossy pocket sleeve
-2-page full color lyric insert
-Limited to 500 copies (400 x black + 100 x orange crush)

You can purchase it here: hellthrasher.com/shop/ or here: hellthrasherproductions.bandcamp.com/album/tenebrous-towers 

Broader distribution is on its way.

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New ECFERUS EP to be released on CD

One of our first CD releases of 2017 will be the excellent new EP by US black metal project Ecferus  (currently signed to I, Voidhanger Records).

Hailing from Indiana, USA, and influenced by evolutionary anthropology and primitive myth, ECFERUS explores the psyche of early humans through a vehicle of exciting and unpredictable black metal. Producing seven releases in under two years, ECFERUS’ sole member, Alp, has kept a prolific pace while exploring different musical approaches each time. Self-released digitally earlier this month, his latest opus „Shamaniacal Essence” is the destruction of knowing; an induced psychosis purposed as the mental devolution into animal primality. Recorded from August to October 2016 at Ghost Cave Studio, the EP features artwork by Luciana Nedelea and cover layout by Alp.

Full stream and name-your-price download available at the bandcamp link below. CD version will contain one extra track.

HANDS OF THIEVES sign with Hellthrasher

We are excited to announce that we will be releasing a CD version of the debut offering from Portland-based destroyers Hands of Thieves.

After a handful of shows with the likes of Pallbearer, Bell Witch, Dragged Into Sunlight, PRIMITIVE MAN and UADA, the group released its first EP digitally in August 2016, followed by a tape version in September. Titled „Feasting On Dark Intentions”, the EP channels black, death and doom metal into a twisted and original whole, full of incredible riffs. The opening track “Wrath Weaver” was recently featured in Stereogum’s The Black Market:
http://www.stereogum.com/…/the…/franchises/the-black-market/

The band comments: „This debut for Hands of Thieves marks the start to a darker and more violent era of writing music for us. We are excited to share it with the underground scene. People that seek out the left hand path and heavier realms of music will find solace with this record. Drown with us.”

Feasting On Dark Intentions MC is available now via Transylvanian Tapes. CD and vinyl out next year on Hellthrasher Productions and Baneful Genesis Records, respectively.

Stream the full EP here: