Polish black metal project Ars Magna Umbrae will release a CD version of the debut EP Through Lunar Gateways on June 23rd via Hellthrasher Productions.
Listen to “Zhuba”, the second advance track from the new Ljosazabojstwa EP, due out June 30 on 6-panel digipak CD and digital formats.
“The midtempo intro/verse alone is enough to get anyone’s noggin nodding in rhythmic fashion, but it’s the following bridge section that shows how capable Ljosazabojstwa has become at shifting genres in such a short time. The sound of a funeral knell halts the assault of the guitars, slowing them down into a trudge with grinding bass and doom-y hammer-ons. The accompaniment of transcendent organs suggest you’re plodding toward a fate that’s at once terrible, majestic, and inevitable, before breaking away with speedy thrash riffing and blackened heaviness.”
Both pre-release tracks are now also available on bandcamp:
“Kelle Surut Soi” translated means “for whom the sorrows sing” and the new album of praised finnish Havukruunu just delivers that: A powerful storm of finnish pagan heavy black metal mixed with darkness and sorrow. A masterpiece of epic proportions!
More details in due time. Full album available here:
After releasing ‘Staražytnaje licha’ demo last year, Belarusian black/death metallers Ljosazabojstwa are back with a massive new EP ‘Sychodžańnie’, set for release in June 2017 via Hellthrasher Productions (CD).
At six tracks in thirty two minutes, LSZB’s follow-up EP, Sychodžańnie, is a mind-rattling hellride through the darklands of humanity’s subconscious. One minute you’re headbanging, rejoicing in malicious riffs and howls of ancient rancor; the next you’re cowering in deeply-embedded, instinctual fear beneath the wailing sirens of doom. And that’s just in the song “Piekła.” – says Decibel Magazine. Listen to the new track here:
The band comments: The trip to the Apocalypse proceeds on the Sychodžańnie record, with ‘Piekła’ as the centrepiece of the nightmare exhibition. A tortured soul descends into the void bawling in pain and agony.
Tracklisting as follows:
1. Pozirk u biezdań
4. Šliach na Miehida
6. Zabojstwa ljosu
Artwork by VR.
We are proud to announce the signing of Polish one-man black metal project Ars Magna Umbrae for the release of his stunning debut EP “Through Lunar Gateways” in CD format.
Self-released digitally in February 2017, Through Lunar Gateways can be summed up as an occult maelstrom of ominous and atmospheric yet hostile black metal. Haunting wails paired with shrieking chants paint a soundscape of nightmarish visions while bleak melodies and acidic distortion slowly pull the listener into the infinite Void. Through Lunar Gateways shows no hesitation in delivering the malicious intent lurking beneath the veil of music and lyrics. A true manifestation of the Chthonic forces of Death and a sonic portal to the Nightside.
All music composed and produced by D.A Khthōn. Guest chants by Hekte Zaren of Adaestuo (W.T.C. Productions). Artwork by Nöt.
“The music relies heavily on dissonant and disorienting melodies with a spectral cast, creating chilling atmospheres of terror and torment. Nightmarish visions swirl about the music both when the band is in the throes of a bestial blood frenzy and when it simply feels like the music is sailing into a haunted void or on the brink of a mental breakdown. The variation in the vocals between deranged panther-like shrieks and unsettling wails (as well as operatic female vocals) is another strength in a staggeringly strong debut.” (NO CLEAN SINGING)
After a bit of delay, the CD version of Engulfed’s full-length is finally with us! The release date is set for this Wednesday, March 22nd. You can stream the entire album below via bandcamp.
“Engulfed is throwback to death metal supremacy, and their extremely heavy take on death metal is absolutely spellbinding with its sheer weight and intensity.” -CVLT Nation
The entire Gjendød album is available now for streaming/download via bandcamp, ahead of its February 24th release on CD. Check out this Norse black metal jewel in full below.
“The album reveals more facets of Gjendød’s obsidian grimness than last year’s EP, but there are certain constants, all of which are electrifying — the speed and intensity of the boiling riffs and the blasting drums; the bleak emotional force of the melodies; the prominence (and surprising warmth) of the very agile bass lines; and the utterly excruciating effects of the vocals — a range of abrasive snarls and shrieks, strangled growls, demented yells, and tyrannical proclamations that together embody terrible agony and maniacal rage.” -NO CLEAN SINGING