industrial metal visionary author & punisher delivers his sixth full-length recording and relapse debut beastland. drawing inspiration from his career as a mechanical engineer, tristan shone (the creator and sole artist behind author & punisher) forged a relationship with design, sound, and fabrication that ultimately yielded his hand-built “drone machines” which mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made -precision machinery.- a robotic experimentation in industrial metal, noise, doom and drone, author & punisher recalls nine inch nails channeling godflesh, traversing through dark, uncompromising, and often disturbing soundscapes with occasional detours into rich melodies and splinters of light. armed with newly built “drone machines” and a new label, beastland is author & punisher’s career-defining statement and a powerful listening experience that further blurs the line between man and machine. the vinyl release includes a download code.
die heavy metal-helden christian mistress liefern mit -possession- ihr zweites album ab. der nachfolger zum hochgelobten debüt -agony & opium- (2010) erweitert das spektrum der band enorm und chistian mistress stehen auf den schultern der metal-koryphäen der vergangenheit. das quintett, angeführt von sängerin christine davis und dem doppel-gitarren-angriff von ryan mcclain und oscar sparbel, destilliert traditionellen heavy metal in den sound von heute.
the patron saints of altered states known as john frum welcome in the golden age of musical enlightenment with a stirring in the noos. nearly 6 years in the making, john frum’s unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, acting as a medium for malefic musings, the backdrop of a bad trip. john frum borrows its name from a relatively isolated group of natives in the south pacific islands, known as a cargo cult, whose encounter with the outside world led to an awakening of new beliefs and lifestyles. the mysterious john frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with the dillinger escape plan, the faceless, john zorn, cleric and many more elite projects. a stirring in the noos is a dismal distillation of oneric transmission and a totem to modern primitivism in heavy music.
the vinyl lp includes a download code.
it is with great pleasure that murder construct announce the release of their debut full-length, results. following hot on the heels of their ep, the album is faster, more varied and definitely full of surprises.
atlantas royal thunder crafts a timeless, evocative, and strikingly beautiful brand of southern rock. mlny parsonz soulful, smokey voice haunts dark, slow-burning hymns. simply put, the music royal thunder creates is deeply stirring and this recording opens the door to their vast well of talent. limited edition of 313 copies on opaque bone white vinyl.
graves of valor (ex through the eyes of the dead) explode to the forefront of the modern extreme metal scene with their relapse debut salarian gate. the quintets razor sharp death metal attack proves salarian gate a massive debut and one of the best death metal albums of 2009.
waves of human suffering is exactly what the title implies, a non stop assault to the senses decrying the horrors humanity ritualistically bestows upon itself. but amidst the controlled chaos created by benumb leader pete ponitkoff and vulgar pigeons alumni jeff lenormand and john gotelli, if you listen beyond the walls of intense riffing, double time percussion and hardcore ethos, you can clearly hear that agenda of swine optimistically retains hope for future change. the best grinding metal has always been punk as fuck!
coldworker has evolved into a finely tuned swedish death metal machine on its second full length rotting paradise. rotting paradise balances modern metal brutality, and distinctly european flourishes of metallic grandeur to form the quintessential swedish death metal album for a new century of extremity.
conforming to abnormality unveiled a style of extreme metal that was completely unique in its makeup: blending mind melting guitar technicality with inhuman drumming, a wildly schizophrenic vocal attack, smatterings of jazz sensibilities and devastating sub bass blasts.
unearthly trance emerged from the nyc underground as a doom outfit and morphed into a distinct metallic beast on their new album electrocution. an epic, impassioned piece of work, electrocution oozes with mysticism and a palpable sense of purpose behind an imposing wall of gut level riffing, canyons of low end and pounding drums. unearthly trance give no quarter in their spiritual war and forges their own sonic path with the awe inspiring electrocution. unearthly trance has previously released two critically acclaimed full lengths on lee dorrians rise above records as well as a single on greg andersons southern lord records.
the faints dapose drops zombie aesthetics, the debut album of electronic madness from his metal alter ego vverevvolf grehv. zombie aesthetics is a 21st century synthesis of idm, sinister vocals, and visceral metal guitar. without question, vverevvolf grehv is unlike anything you have ever heard or experienced. vverevvolf grehv is the debut of the twisted metal project of the faints dapose! vverevvolf grehv have played with the likes of yeah yeah yeahs, lightning bolt, cephalic carnage, a life once lost and more. the vinyl is limited to a pressing of 1.000 copies only! for fans of: fantomas, lightning bolt, agoraphobic nosebleed, genghis tron, melt banana, blood brothers, boredoms.
steve moore (zombi) returns with another hypnotizing new score for the acclaimed action/horror film mayhem, starring steven yeun (the walking dead, okja). a veritable portrait of shock and dread across seventy-plus minutes of analog synth tension, steve moore methodically crafts pulsating rhythms and penetrating arpeggios that constrict the listener into a deep sense of aural anxiety. with four soundtracks under his belt, steve moore is quickly becoming one of the most sought out synth composers in the horror realm and mayhem is the ultimate demonstration of his unquestionable mastery of the style.
double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with download code included.
limited black double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with download code included.
steve moore (of zombi fame) returns with a mesmerizing new score for the action/horror film the mind’s eye. more vivid and dynamic than ever, the mind’s eye demonstrates steve moore’s mastery of the vignette alongside his ability to weave together cohesive, consistent themes. over the course of eighty-five minutes, steve moore crafts a riveting portrait of tension and terror through a variety of textures ranging from probing dark ambient and slick arpeggiations to anxious sound collage and epic, gothic bombast. the latest testament to steve moore’s legacy of synth supremacy.
experimental synth quartet survive’s sophomore full-length and relapse debut is a dark, sweeping exercise in analog synth mastery. the pulsating, 9-song instrumental release showcases immense diversity between tracks - rr7349’s compositions range from grim tom-tom thunder to space-age epics, pairing tense plodding grooves with meditative ambience and driving, rhythmic beats. inspired by idm and horror scores alike, rr7349 is simultaneously ominous and hopeful, tense and relaxed, percussive and melodic. additionally, two of the group’s members recently scored the soundtrack for the hit new sci-fi / horror show stranger things on netflix. rr7349 is a unique addition to the relapse discography, and unquestionably survive’s best work to date.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
inverloch stammen aus melbourne/australien und bilden mit 2/4 der legendären band disembowelment eine neue spannende crust/death/doom metalband. ihr debüt-minialbum >dusk/subside< ist nicht nur episch-getragen, sondern mit vielen stampfenden beats und percussion-explosionen versehen, die von fetten gitarrenriffs und dem eindrucksvollen gesang getrieben werden.
collectors edition, limitiert auf 1000 kopien - einseitige pressung mit geätzter grafik auf der b-seite.
murder construct unleash punishing death/grind played with homicidal intent on their relapse debut ep. the quintet blaze through seven scorching songs including >destroy babylon<, >end of an error<, >no saviour< and the incendiary >i am that<, and leave nothing but bruises behind. murder construct featuring current and ex-members of exhumed, cattle decapitation, phobia and more, sound as deadly as their name and history implies. limited edition of 513 copies on grey marbled vinyl.
one of the most infamous and influential death metal bands of the past 10 years, dying fetus pummel and pound their signature style brutality into the worldwide landscape with the subtlety of full fledged war. descend into depravity takes dying fetus to new sonic levels, and is easily the bands finest hour.
features current and ex members of municipal waste, baroness, alabama thunderpussy, beaten back to pure and the last van zant and more! birds of prey burns another swath of indecency and obscenity upon the filthy underground with their new album the hell preacher. by far the bands most sinister and downright musical album to date, the hell preacher bleeds and sweats a malevolence most death metal bands could only hope to achieve.
brooklyns tombs deliver a stunning tour de force with their relapse records debut winter hours. the trio tread a unique musical path that draws equally from several disparate music worlds. the austere and appropriately titled album is a sombre, sobering affair that brings together hypnotic psychedelic harmonies, lush and introspective sonic textures, and a relentless intensity found in the most blackened metal to stunning effect. whether through driving melodies, explosive noise, or the most fragile of interludes, winter hours hits hard and resonates deeply within the listener.
prepare to be amazed by technical metal masters obscura and their astonishing relapse records debut cosmogenesis. cosmogenesis is a front to back stroke of brilliance that seamlessly fuses modern metals extremity, the upper levels of technical virtuosity, and the symphonic grace of progressive music into a flawless album experience. boasting a line up featuring ex members of such legendary bands as pestilence and necrophagist, the band more than justifies their impressive pedigree with what will be one of 2009s best metal albums and a timeless classic in the making.
grinding metal powerhouse misery index have returned with their explosive new full length album traitors. two years in the making, traitors shows the band evolving into the fully formed killing machine that their earlier material only hinted at. guitars grind, drums detonate and the bands furious vocal onslaught rail against a world aflame. more a declaration of war than a collection of mere songs, partisans of grief, occupation, black sites and the title track burn with a desperate roar.