miércoles, junio 30, 2010
sábado, junio 26, 2010
Although NWN! and the members of Autopsy have been acquainted for years (see the credits on the Eat My Fuk LP for instance), there has never been an opportunity to unite these forces of evil until now. It is with immense honor that NWN! now announces its plan to reissue a definitive vinyl edition of the Autopsy demos. These demo recordings, “Demo 1987” and “Critical Madness” immediately established Autopsy among the originators of the Death Metal tradition while also carving out their own uniquely demented and doom laden style. Specifically, Autopsy delved deep into a world consumed with filth and disease. With no pseudo-intellectual pretention, Autopsy reveled only in the psychotic lust invoked by the omnipresent odor of necrotic flesh. These demos represent the primordial essence of the sound that was, is, and always will be the exclusive domain of Autopsy. As part of Nuclear War Now!’s 10th year of darkness, the Autopsy demos will be released in a deluxe double LP edition. Sides A and B will feature the demos themselves remastered for vinyl from the original tapes while side C will include rehearsal and live recordings selected by the band and remastered exclusively for this release and side D will feature artwork etched into the vinyl. This release will be the most elaborate Autopsy vinyl released to date and do proper justice to the legacy of these pioneers of death.
Autor de la portada: Andrei Bouzikov
Escuchando... Deprive My Innermost Soul (Disgrace)
Autor de la portada: Andrei Bouzikov
Escuchando... Deprive My Innermost Soul (Disgrace)
jueves, junio 24, 2010
DRAKH - Bethlehem
One third of the cult post-industrial Swedish legends MZ.412, one half of the amazing experimental act Beyond Sensory Experience and Nordvargr’s long running loyal partner on classic endeavors – including the abyssal black ambient duo Nordvargr/Drakh. With such high caliber résumé, we are more than honored to present the first DRAKH solo album!Boxset edition - limited to 99 hand-numbered copies.
While mostly known for his demonic, truly Swedish guitar interventions on the MZ.412 or N/D pitch black ambiences, Bethlehem finds Jonas Aneheim walking through slow, quasi-harmonic, subtle, yet thick drone fields weaving elaborate and unexpected damaged electronic rhythms and harsh, crackling ambient textures that can become – at the same time – both delicate and haunting, warm and freezing, to finally drown in a sea of reverb, glacial riffing and distortion on his own shadowy interpretation of the city of Bethlehem. Simply perfect.
Masterfully conceived and recorded on the road during his many world travels over the past years – from the US State of Indiana to Asia –, the album successfully narrates unknown angles from these places via ominous sonic vistas and pallets that truly honor the charming aura and tradition of the bleakest Swedish sounds.
Presented in our custom 6-panel digisleeve packaging with stunning and desolate photography by Seldon Hunt. Not coincidentally mastered by no one else than Jouni Ollila (aka Ulvtharm, from the MZ.412 fame) at oLLiLaboratories Studios.
Bethlehem is also available as a completely handmade and hand assembled collage-painting-relief book-like boxset housing a long accordion folding insert with 11 attached landscape postcards - based on the album's theme and artwork - displaying stunning abstract watercolor paintings. Just like the box iteself, each one of the pieces is uniquely and individually hand painted (no screens) by Iremir Oscar. Also included is a mini-CDR with four album remixes by some of the closest Drakh's partners in crime - Nordvargr, K. Meizter, Des Esseintes and Cordell Klier - plus the standard edition.
NADJA - Autopergamene
Call it drone-doom-dirge-shoegaze or any other in vogue nomenclature you like. It doesn’t matter. The music is so sublime and superb that we consider a waste of time trying to further categorize the spiraling sounds exhaling from a NADJA album. They are simply the true originators of this bred of blissful, seriously intense and ominously ethereal heavy sounds and one the few acts – along with the genius solo work from the duo’s main composer, Aidan Baker – we are truly obsessed with these days. That said, we are more than glad to welcome the Canadian duo to Essence Music with an immense masterwork!
Autopergamene – a spell or charm wherein you write in blood, on a fragment of skin, what you wish to happen – finds NADJA at the peak of their sonic language of slow-blooming, heavily nuanced ambient guitar constructions and slow motion, lush, epic heaviness.
Divided in three colossal movements, the album starts with the blissful, paced and almost orchestral – much aided by three guest members on strings and Aidan’s trombone, flute and piano – “You Write Your Name in My Skin”, travels through the straight up, super distorted and fuzzed out rumbling sludge riffages of “You Write Your Name in My Head” and its semi-growling processed vocals to finally unfold the nearly half-hour long “You Write My Name in Your Blood” that gracefully starts with delicate, lush acoustic guitars glacially giving birth to an enormous, shimmering and heavily layered symphonic wall to then submerge and bring in a hazy, sparkling and almost passionate, yet twisted, duetto of Aidan-Leah’s male-female voices. Breathtaking.
Boxset edition - limited to 149 hand-numbered copies.
Lavishly assembled in a custom 6-panel digisleeve packaging housing a 6 cards set with beautiful watercolor paintings and artwork by the gifted Portuguese artist L Filipe dos Santos. Superb mastering via James Plotkin.
We proudly present Autopergamene as an ultra elaborate and artistic handmade boxset edition.
On the box itself a number of techniques are used - from collages and stitching to an intrincate ink layering painting process.
Inside you will find the standard 6-panel edition with cards, an alternative DOUBLE CDR set comprising the album (same version/mastering) and a DTS 5.1 version of it - this one mastered/mixed by Anders Peterson and including an exclusive remix - housed in a 6-panel packaging with a striking and utterly different artwork by Iremir Oscar and Uirajara Resende plus an inedit live recording from earlier this year, also on CDR.
Honoring the album's theme - skin and blood -, an individually painted and hand-assembled 16-page book - each page is totally unique - and strange souvenirs, like a pen-like object and a large painted bellyband that holds the whole set.
An unique piece of art carefully thought and executed.
Página web: Essence-Music.com
Escuchando... The Gold Torques Of Ulaid (Absu)
martes, junio 22, 2010
domingo, junio 20, 2010
viernes, junio 18, 2010
On July 09, 2010 Century Media will release a strictly limited ASPHYX 7" box. The box will include six 7" EPs with the following content: "Enter The Domain" demo, "Crush The Cenotaph" demo, "Mutilating Process" EP, rehearsal tracks (incl. the previously unreleased track 'Priest Of Mendes') , "Promo 91" demo and a bunch of live tracks from a show in Holland 1989. All EPs will come in regular 7" sleeves with full artwork. Besides that there will also be a 20-page booklet with all lyrics (as far as available), old photos, flyers and a special layout. The cover artwork of the box will be done by Timo Ketola (WATAIN, TEITANBLOOD, DEATHSPELL OMEGA, etc.), Jon Kristiansen of Slayer Mag is writing an introduction and the band members are contributing liner notes to the demos etc.
· Black vinyl: Aquí
· Red vinyl: Aquí
· Clear vinyl: Aquí
· White vinyl: Aquí
· Picture Disc: Aquí
Escuchando... Archana (Weapon)
miércoles, junio 16, 2010
Figura de resina: Edición limitada de 200 copias firmadas y numeradas.
Entrevistas a Miguel Ángel Martín:
Página oficial: MartinComic.com
Muestra de su trabajo y algunos enlaces: Aquí
Escuchando... Kurvos nu-odinimas (Pogrom)
lunes, junio 14, 2010
BIZARRE UPROAR / DEATHKEY - Split - 12"
180 gram black vinyl. Comes with screen printed 12.25" x 12.25" heavy black board covers housing two 12" double sided inserts.
Limited edition of 300.
Escuchando... The Dead And The Dying (Manic/Depression)
sábado, junio 12, 2010
"A scorching, forty-five minute modern mondo with an intense, breakneck focus on self-abuse and sexual and moral deviancy within underground performance art and culture. Live footage of the performances of G G Allin, interviews with banned-from-drawing comic book artist Mike Diana, and a vitriolic ode to mass slaughter courtesy of the masked Full Force Frank, are amongst the film's more noticeable moments.
Mark Hejnar's film successfully recalls the mondo format in its fascination with cultures that deviate from the everyday, and its assumption that this interest will be instinctively shared by the audience. Indeed, a title-card which introduces startling (for the uninitiated, at least) footage of G G Allin defecating on stage and anally masturbating with a banana alludes to this, the title reading 'What You All Came To See.' Mainstream culture may be appalled, but Hejnar nevertheless appears to be goading it into admitting the presence of a grisly fascination. This is often shocking stuff, for sure, yet frequently with an intentional sense of absurdist humour (Diana struggling to make himself vomit, on demand, over a crucifix) that allows greater access into this patchwork of controlled chaos."
Para descargar: Aquí
Escuchando... Conventional Wisdom (Divisions)
jueves, junio 10, 2010
martes, junio 08, 2010
Which one of the world’s sickest serial killers is going to bludgeon their way to becoming Bizarre’s terror tournament champion? Plus FREE downloadable serial killer world cup wallchart!
+++++++++Download your FREE Serial Killer World Cup wallchart here!+++++++++++
Página web: BizarreMag.com/SerialKillerWorldCup
Escuchando... Leech (Vile Gash)
domingo, junio 06, 2010
IRON FIST OF THE SUN
FIRE IN THE HEAD
-Filth & Violence
-Release The Bats
-Pasi Markkula (Bizarre Uproar)
-Rodger Stella (Macronympha)
-Tommy Carlsson / Treriksröset / Abisko
-Aaron Dilloway / Hanson Records
Japan gig reports from april/may by Mikko Aspa.
Cover art + 2 artist pages I.Vekka (HAARE)
Más info: Special-Interests.net
De venta en: Freak Animal
Escuchando... Bestial Lust (Necro Schizma)