• Exit In Grey ‎– Истерика Вечного

    Exit In Grey ‎– Истерика Вечного
    Label: Frozen Light ‎– FZL 044, Zhelezobeton ‎– ZHB-LXIV
    Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Remastered
    Country: Russia
    Released: 26 Aug 2016
    Style: Drone, Dark Ambient

    Radiowaves rustle, layers of ether interference whisper and an electric guitar carefully draws gentle tonal vibrations… The new album by Exit In Grey is indeed largely based on sounds of radio noises, so close to our heart. Although of course this is not a noisy work but rather oneiric, contemplative, shimmering… In two multilayered 20-min long collages we can hear the elements of nature and man-made objects, fragments of random radio interceptions and melancholic guitar parts piercing dark space with its bright emotionality.

    The material was recorded by Sergey [S] in March 2011 and mastered by Oleg Hurvatov (Interior Disposition) in 2016. Co-release with Zhelezobeton (St. Petersburg, Russia) – zhb.radionoise.ru.

    English title: «Hysterics Of The Eternal».

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  • Twilight ‎– Monument To Time End

    Twilight ‎– Monument To Time End
    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– WOLF 080
    Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
    Country: Germany
    Released: 30 Nov 2018
    Style: Black Metal

    Often described as a «black metal supergroup», TWILIGHT has featured in its ranks, at one point or another, members of Xasthur, Draugar, Krieg, Leviathan, Lurker of Chalice, Minsk, Nachtmystium, Old Man Gloom, & Sonic Youth. Through the band’s diverse cast of musicians, they broke out of the traditional black metal blueprint, opening the style up to broader interpretation with a deft artistic vision.

    Sophomore, «Monument to Time End», features vastly epic tracks through a genre-crossing approach and cast. Flattered by a transparent, warm yet powerful production, the record still follows an overall black metal aesthetic, although flirts with elements of postrock, doom, industrial and all sorts of aural psychedelia. Enhanced by supreme, utterly creative performances on all instruments, and elaborate layering, this record could be seen as visionary. One might say they perform post black metal by its most literal meaning, before it became a genre.

    Prophecy Productions announces the reissue of TWILIGHT’S sophomore follow-up, «Monument To Time End» on LP. Originally released by Southern Lord Records in 2010, today, this special reissued vinyl edition features completely new and original cover artwork by Jef Whitehead (Leviathan/Lurker Of Chalice) and includes 3 bonus tracks, not included on previous vinyls.

    Edition:
    – Gatefold 2LP (180g vinyl, black) incl. 3 bonus tracks and protection sleeve (500 copies)

    Tracklist:
    01. The Cryptic Ascension
    02. Fall Behind Eternity
    03. 8,000 Years
    04. Red Fields
    05. Convulsions In Wells of Fever
    06. Decaying Observer
    07. The Catastrophe Exhibition
    08. Negative Signal Omega

    Bonustracks:
    09. The Road South
    10. Weathered Flames
    11. The House Of Cards (Built On A Burning Bridge)

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  • Empyrium ‎– Where At Night The Wood Grouse Plays (LP, Vinyl)

    Empyrium ‎– Where At Night The Wood Grouse Plays
    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO 015LP
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
    Country: Germany
    Released: 2015
    Style: Folk Rock, Modern Classical

    The precursor for «Weiland»

    Their third album sees Empyrium abandoning the Metal elements of their music for the first time, instantly creating a classic of nature-romantic acoustic music.
    Inspired by Ulver’s «Kveldssanger», this work is more influenced by the folklore of Schwadorf’s home region, the Rhoen, than any other album by Empyrium, and it paved the way for «Weiland» (2002).

    Edition:
    – Gatefold LP (180g vinyl, black) incl. PVC protection sleeve (500 copies available)

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  • Khôrada ‎– Salt (2 × Vinyl, LP)

    Khôrada ‎– Salt (2 × Vinyl, LP)
    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO227LP
    Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, clear vinyl
    Country: Germany
    Released: 20 Jul 2018
    Style: Progressive Metal, Alternative Rock

    Rising from the ashes of Agalloch and Giant Squid, a new group is born: Khôrada. Featuring former Agalloch members Don Anderson (guitar), Jason Walton (bass) and Aesop Dekker (drums) alongside ex-Giant Squid guitarist / vocalist Aaron John Gregory, Khôrada creates colossal, textured, and emotionally powerful music.
    As a completely fresh concept, Khôrada is an opportunity for the musicians to explore new soundscapes while challenging themselves creatively. With their debut album «Salt», Khôrada forges breathtaking swathes of sound that swell, stretch, submerge and recede with panoramic power.

    At once atmospheric, aggressive and apocalyptic, the album’s emotion is driven by the band members’ view of today’s world; these are precarious times. «Salt» was written under the pressure and uncertainty of the beginning of the Trump-era, standing as a musical exploration of the routine madness we now live. Paired with the surreally visceral artwork of internationally renowned painter & sculptor Cedric Wentworth, the visual explorations prove to be as haunting as the ethereal vocals of Aaron himself.

    The dissolution of two of America’s most beloved underground groups has resulted in the formation of perhaps the scene’s most highly anticipated new band. With a sound built upon a resolute sense of purpose, Khôrada has arrived.

    Edition:
    – Gatefold 2LP (180g vinyl, clear), special mastering, printed inner sleeves, protection sleeve (300 copies available)

    Tracklist:
    1. Edeste
    2. Seasons Of Salt
    3. Water Rights
    4. Glacial Gold
    5. Augustus
    6. Wave State
    7. Ossify

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  • Orplid ‎– Greifenherz

    Orplid ‎– Greifenherz
    Label: Auerbach Tonträger ‎– AB 020 LTD
    Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
    Country: Germany
    Released: 21 Nov 2008
    Style: Modern Classical, Experimental, Neofolk

    Orplid’s martial fourth album

    Two and a half years after «Sterbender Satyr», Orplid are back with their fourth studio album «Greifenherz». In contrast to their previous outing, this album is filled with pathos, a belligerent and archaic piece of work. «Greifenherz» is informed with a surprisingly hostile and cold atmosphere – a partially menacing and martial sound Orplid haven’t applied since some of the more violent outbursts of their early works.

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