A collection of this awesome speed/thrash metal band from Colombia!!!
Oakland, California-based progressive doom metal sextet SECRETS OF THE SKY (three of the band’s six members each contributing with multiple instruments) projects a unique brand of cinematic, cerebral, atmospheric metal with a heavy persuasion towards doom metal and even more blackened influences citing The Ocean, Opeth, Isis, Agalloch and others.
The debut album from this new but skilled act, ‘To Sail Black Waters’, is a modern and unique mix of elements from a multitude of genres. With up to three guitar tracks, two and three keyboards at a time and a multitude of vocal styles — clean and epic lines against hollow and blackened battle cries and crushing, low-end growls — the band creates huge buildups and epic movements as expansive as the cosmos.
Formed in 2005, to date, DE PROFUNDIS has performed in 22 countries, taking part in three international tours and several major music festivals worldwide. This included supporting IRON MAIDEN in India, touring with ROTTING CHRIST and performing at Bloodstock Open Air.
The band's unique sound takes influence from not only many of the subgenres of heavy metal, but also from progressive rock and jazz.
With two critically-acclaimed full-length albums ('Beyond Redemption', 2007 - Self-release/Sony Music - and 'A Bleak Reflection', 2010 - Kolony Records/Sony Music -) under their belt, DE PROFUNDIS recorded their third album 'The Emptiness Within' in December 2011. Produced by DE PROFUNDIS and Fernando Pereira, the album was recorded in London, UK and mixed at the Studios Davout in Paris, France.
> 3rd album of UK's extreme progressive metal band DE PROFUNDIS
> Co-produced with Fernando Pereira (MISANTHROPE)
> Mixed at Studios Davout (AC/DC, THE ROLLING STONES, OZZY OSBOURNE) in Paris
> Mastered by Tim Turan (EMPEROR, MOTORHEAD)
> Artwork by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media (MAYHEM, AURA NOIR, AVA INFERI)
Review from Lords of Metal:
In 2007 I did not make a secret of my spontaneous enthusiasm for ‘The Frail Tide’, the debut of Be’lakor. The five-headed Australian band created an amazing fresh and inventive disc; obligatory purchase for all aficionados of melodious death/doom metal with a firm Viking edge. I wrote it was a shame that the band used to be unsigned, but the successor ‘Stone’s Reach’ is released in Australia by Prime Cuts Music. Finally justice! For the rest of the world, they are still independent. Label managers, what are you waiting for? Maybe another proficiency test? Well, here we have got it!
Early 2008 - when I interviewed the band - half of the material for ‘Stone’s Reach’ was already written. This second album - an hour of high-quality heaviness, regaled with necessary nuances - even surpasses that debut. This time they did not add any genre-strange instruments like flute or bouzouki, yet they succeeded in giving skilled switches to the long compositions. They achieve this by intermezzos with acoustic guitars and piano. Soaring synthesizers in the background also remain omnipresent. But the backbone of the music remains vigorous and rough. Think of a personal blend of Amon Amarth, Opeth and Novembers Doom. Vocalist George Kosmas has a fine, unequalled throat in the vein of Johan Hegg and Paul Kuhr. Songs like ‘From Scythe To Sceptre’ and ‘Sun’s Delusion’ have a very dark timbre. The short, instrumental ‘Husks’ shines as moment of reflection between sturdy compositions as ‘Held In Hollows’ (delicious guitar soloing!) and the stalwart ‘Aspect’.
Mentioning highlights has no sense at all, because ‘Stone’s Reach’ is one entire masterpiece, made by five inspired musicians. Just listen to the ten minutes long occluding track ‘Countless Skies’ and I bet you will be eager to find this magnificent album. Those who still have their doubts; go and have a listen at www.myspace.com/belakor. Spread the news and support this band!
BE’LAKOR is considered n. 1 melodic death metal band from Australia, despite the young age of its members. ‘Of Breath and Bone’ is BE’LAKOR‘s 3rd album, following the huge success of the previous ‘Stone’s Reach’, that led the band to play big international festivals like Summer Breeze 2010 in Germany (the band is re-confirmed for Summer Breeze 2012) and to tour Europe with single shows in Portugal and UK. BE’LAKOR can count on a strong fan-base with almost 8,000 fans on Facebook and a constantly growing following thanks to fans’ massive word-of-mouth.
‘...the most important Melodeath album of 2012...' (Metal.de)
> 3rd album of Australia's epic / melodic death metal band BE’LAKOR
> Mixed / mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, AMON AMARTH) in Sweden
> Artwork by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media (MAYHEM, AURA NOIR, AVA INFERI)
‘Breeding a Divinity’ is the unrivalled debut album of FIGHTCAST, the new sensation in modern metallic heaviness. 9 tracks built from crushing yet melodic low-tuned guitars’ wall of sound, sharp rhythmic pounding and hugely flexible vocals, ranging from ‘in your face’ screaming to evocative clean lines, that genuinely showcase what FIGHTCAST is about.
Produced by Riccardo Pasini at Italy’s finest Studio 73 (EPHEL DUAT)
For fans of CALIBAN, IN FLAMES, SOILWORK and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
The wait is finally over! Bindrune and Glass Throat Recordings are proud to announce the release of Blood of the Black Owl's Light the Fires! CD format. Packaged in Glass Throat Recordings exclusive 6" x 6" six panel Deluxe Gatefold, featuring a soft touch Aqueous flood with a spot varnish effect.
"Light the Fires!" rises and shines upon lifting the spirit's veil, through the spiritual teachings of the six directional path and the sacred breath within us all. A soundscape to help surface, understand and heal an ever increasingly egoic nature of programmed disconnection, a sickness we as a species carry within an unbalanced circle of spirit, rooted deeply into a fragile cyclical self. It seems, we are no longer a human being and have become the human doing! The crafting of "Light the Fires!" offers a medicinal musical, aiding in the clearing of poisons found to feed this ego. A ritual of musical restoration seeking balance towards this great and vast four quartered circle of life.
As the feathers of this sonic sigil uplift to the breath of Father Sky and the blood drips stewardship to the Mother's womb, the Blood of the Black Owl is offering to hold up a mirror to the self, facing the shadows of ego head on! It is to share the light, through the understanding of dark, allowing growth and reflection upon being once again.
An honoring voice awakening to the survivalists, to those connected ones aware and to the seekers of the flame whom fight the silent battles....
With Blood of the Black Owl's 3rd full-length opus, A Banishing Ritual, the experimental and the inner journey once again unite for 41 minutes of a pure outpouring of emotions and cleansing of past stains on ones life. With the union of crippling doom and more ambient segments of travel meant to reach the gods, B.o.t.B.O. will once again amaze and enchant with conviction and a pure heart to cleanse ones inner demons with focused and inspired ritualistic sounds. Featuring one long track, this massive creation has been guaranteed to be "nothing like anything anyone has ever heard before". Once again mastered by the ever impressive Mel Detmer (Earth, Wolves in the Throne Room), "A Banishing Ritual" is a full and all encompassing release that will blur the lines between music and ritual.
Churning drones and horrifying strikes of metal dissonance portray a bleak descent into blackness, only for experimental and folk movements to envelope the listener with warm waves of moss covered reassurance that hope and peace can be discovered in the outward world?
"A Feral Spirit": 9 tracks of hypnotic ritual metal!
Behold… the fires grow and release sparks skyward to join with the cosmos where infinity invites the energy to rest within her solar womb. Ginnungagap has built upon the endlessly impressive foundation constructed on the debut with more elements of drone, folk and an even deeper glimpse into the emotions and spiritual conflict of the trio behind Seidr as they glimpse with wonder to the heavens to ponder the age old questions, “why am I here and how do I use the star stuff coursing through my veins to make sense of it all?” Difficult questions sure to cross the minds of all of us, but this band truly poured their souls into the creation of this release, so that the outcome shines with an endlessly crushing and hauntingly beautiful answer… the beginning and ending is irrelevant… the universe has always existed, and will always exist.
With an organic and dense sound field captured by the band and further realized/mixed/mastered by Colin Marston, Ginnungagap is an endlessly deep well of sound textures that sculpt these songs with reverence and envelope them with waves of sincerity. With hearty contributions to this album by Chet Scott (Blood of the Black Owl/Cycle of the Raven Talons), Jack Hannert (Kolga/Giant Kind) and Kyle (Lake of Blood), Ginnungagap is a product of close friends and spiritual family coming together to create one of the best albums you will hear in 2013, if not in recent memory and Bindrune is thankful to bring this labor of love home to all of you.
“each moment of motion reveals that there’s a ghost clearly in this machine, some engrained idiosyncrasy tearing the track apart from the inside. The rhythm slides wildly against the riff, and ghoulish harmonies conjure an outward, near-astral projection.” -Pitchfork
“The songwriting is simultaneously more ambitious and focused, with a strong sense of travel and change throughout the album. This is a vital quality for a band writing songs as long as 25 minutes (!!!) long, and Seidr shows an excellent sense for reining in these massive tracks with only the most essential riffs and constant variation from ominous dirges, triumphant ascents from the darkness, cold and unearthly electronics, and even a rousing, beautiful folk track.” -Worm Gear Zine
"A Brutal Night Of Torture" contains 10 more horrific gorgasms from the undergrounds sickest band.
You have been warned that the filth contained in this release was obtained by means of non-consensual abduction, torture, rape and murder. This is not for the squeamish.
British sick death metal w/ thrash metal elements. Excellent album for fans of both CANNIBAL CORPSE, SIX FEET UNDER and SLAYER, EXODUS, POSSESSED, SODOM, TESTAMENT!
We are pleased to welcome from Poland Deivos to the ever growing army of Unique Leader bands. Poland has produced some of the best extreme metal in the scene today and Deivos is no exception. Here is a statement from the band. "We've always had great respect for Unique Leader Records as an excellent label that puts out quality death metal, so we are extremely proud to join the league of Unique Leader bands! We're sure that with the support from Erik and his crew we will be able to get our music across and make Deivos a recognizable name to extreme metal fans worldwide. All of us are looking forward to a great cooperation with Unique Leader, starting with the release of our second album, Gospel Of Maggots in February 2010. Keep an eye for this onslaught of relentless death metal!"
The 3rd full length of this great band from Lublin, Poland.
8 brutal and technical songs for all death metal freaks!!!
MIND was formed in Berlin, Germany back in 1995 by Dzuma (ex-Toxic Bonkers, ex-Homomilitia, and recently the vocalist for Extreme Noise Terror) and Arek (Ebola). Over the years, the band has produced a variety of releases through underground and DIY labels, including the 1997 Inner Weakness 10”, the New Homes For The Rich 5" EP, 2001’s …your own business LP and split 7” releases with Distress and Inward.
After over a decade of silence from MIND, the now multinational Polish/German duo returns, stronger than ever, with the crushing sounds of their third album, Save Yourself From Hell. With eight enraged new furious punk crust tracks in the vein of Doom, Extreme Noise Terror, Disrupt and early Toxic Bonkers, Save Yourself From Hell is a killer, modern take on a classic and influential genre. The album also includes iconic guest appearances by UK crust/grind vocalists Dean Jones of Extreme Noise Terror and Denis Boardman of Doom.
Swedish death metal masters return with their second full length!!!
Brand new 9th full length. Killer Swedish death metal!!!
7th album by the band of Rogga Johansson (RIBSPREADER, MEGASCAVENGER, ex-EDGE OF SANITY) - for fans of GRAVE, CARNAGE, CENTINEX, VOMITORY!
8th album by this Swedish cult-band of Rogga Johansson
Rogga also appears or appeared in a lots of other bands like RIBSPREADER, THE GROTESQUERY, CARVE, DEMIURG, 11TH HOUR, EDGE OF SANITY, DERANGED, THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE, PUTREVORE or BONE GNAWER
The brilliant new cover artwork was created by cult-artist Axel Hermann, who already was responsible for covers by Unleashed, Grave, Morgoth, Asphyx, Iced Earth, Sodom
This Death Metal Warmachine inhaled every breath Old School Death Metal could teach a band… all freaks will love it!!!
For fans of: CARNAGE, VADER, EDGE OF SANITY, CENTINEX, VOMITORY, early AMON AMARTH, DEMIGOD, GRAVE, NIHILIST, BENEDICTION
Second album of Italian Cadaver Mutilator entitled Murder Death Kill. 9 tracks of Pure Brutal Death Metal coming from the bowels of Sicily. A sick mixture of social denunciation, splatter and mental illness. Mastered at Hertz Studio (Decapitated, Behemoth, Hate, Vader) Artwork by Marco Hasmann (FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ABNORMITY, CEREBRAL EFFUSION, VILE).
Long awaited release from the legends of Massachusetts death metal Eternal Suffering! Six remixed and remastered unreleased tracks and five live bonus tracks packaged with repulsive cover art by Jon Zig and strictly limited to 500 copies!
Very impressive debut from Russia! Five tracks Of The Sickest Blasting Brutal Death Metal! A real gift for fans of PUTRIDITY, ARTERY ERUPTION, DISGORGE (USA)! Mixed and mastered by Jacob Schmidt (Defeated Sanity)!!! Artwork by Daemorph! Don`t Miss Out!
Debut CD of this ultra brutal band from Philippines!
Deathmetal massacre for fans of PUTRIDITY, ANTROPOFAGUS, DISGORGE, DEFEATED SANITY!
Unreleased four-songs-Ep-material titled „Gasoline drinkers” from these Colombian speed metal warriors and cover versions of three FANTOM classics + as bonus: all the seven tracks of the demo „Drunken heavy metal maniacs” and other six unreleased tracks; 20 fast & evil songs in total!!!
Fusion of apocalyptic metal and raging crust straight from the Transylvanian wastelands under huge influence of Hellhammer’s „Apocalyptic raids” and Hellbastard’s „Ripping crust”.
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Exclusive Polish pre-order for the Obscene Extreme 2014 tickets! We also ship to other countries. 16-20 July 2013 TRUTNOV - Battlefiled, Czech Republic. With this ticket you'll also get a free comp. CD of the bands performing this year. OEF is the most extreme underground festival around, for every real maniac into grindcore, death, thrash, HC and extreme musick in general. This is the festival's 15th anniversary so expect a kickass line-up! Bands confirmed so far... + more!!!