US-based black/doom one man band YITH will release a CD version of last year’s debut album “Dread” on February 10th through Hellthrasher Productions.
Following four well-received demos (self-released between 2011 and 2014), “dread,” the first full-length from yith, is a cold slab of hopeless black/doom that continues the project’s exploration of darkness, fear and grief. With haunting melodies and lyrical inspiration coming from the pages of M.R. James and H.P. Lovecraft, “dread” tries to pull the listener into a bleak abyss of endless horror.
After a sold-out cassette edition, the album finally gets a digipak CD release featuring different cover art plus slipcase.
Norwegian black metal duo Gjendød just posted a new track titled “Nedstigning” – the longest and most monumental song from their upcoming full-length album of the same title. Check it out below.
As the group explains, “by the title track we try to express what we mean by descending towards another death, which also is the concept of the album. It shows how hopeless and air-gasping it all will become after this. There shouldn’t be more hope or optimism left afterwards. One should be really strong to keep the balance above this abyss.”
Nedstigning, the follow-up to the band’s ferocious debut demo, was recorded between April and August 2016 at Nord Stern Studios and features 7 masterful tracks of classic Norse black metal. The album will be released on February 24th as a jewel case CD with 8-page lyric booklet (no pre-orders). LP/MC to follow later via Darker Than Black Records.
Til Høsten Nedstigning Håpet Falmer Amputasjon Av Vranglæren Kvalt Av Fornuft Utrydd Den Ny Innsikt
Hailing from Nuremberg (Germany), death metal duo Vitriol premieres the pre-release full stream of the band’s self-titled debut demo, which will be out on CD, January 27th via Hellthrasher Productions. Check out now “Vitriol ” in its entirety below:
Originally issued in July 2016 via hand-assembled tapes (both first and second press sold out), the demo features 25 minutes of cryptic metal carnage with lyrical themes centered around mysteries, the unknown and the outer regions of the human cosmos. Music-wise Vitriol is settled somewhere between Swallowed, Beherit and Teitanblood.
Shamaniacal Essence was recorded between August and October 2016 at Ghost Cave Studio and features artwork by Luciana Nedelea. Compared to the project’s latest full-length, Pangaea (I, Voidhanger), this EP takes a more raw approach, while maintaining a unique black metal songwriting with lots of twists and turns.
“Another blast of black metal aggression that proves the US can be just as keenly grim as their Scandinavian peers” -Metal Trenches
“..an instantly addictive psychedelic black metal gem..” -Metal Sucks
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:
“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.”
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.
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.