• SatØri

    Satori ‎– Dispossession

    Satori ‎– Dispossession
    Label: COD noizes ‎– SHUM18
    Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
    Country: Russia
    Released: 25 Dec 2018
    Style: Power Electronics, Industrial, Dark Ambient, Experimental, Noise

    British industrial veterans Satori was formed in Margate, Kent by Dave Kirby and Robert Maycock in 1984. Origially called Psychopath. Satori have released material on cult labels which represented post-industrial music culture in its absolute form: Zeal SS, Broken Flag, Cold Spring Records, Tesco Organization / Functional Organization, Malignant Records and many more. They collaborated and splitted the stage with Sutcliffe Jügend, Nadja, Abbatoir and Merzbow. Comprising a mixture of dark ambient, harsh noise and power electronics with a harder and heavier percussive beat than before Satori now present a collection of new songs “Dispossession”.

    Album, consisting of twelve tracks with a total length more than an hour, has been released as a luxury matte laminated digipak housed in a matte laminated cardboard slipcase decorated with glossy stencil UV-varnish printing.

    Buy: https://gh-records.com/home/2221-satori-dispossession.html

  • Mz.412 ‎– Svartmyrkr (Vinyl, LP)

    Mz.412 ‎– Svartmyrkr
    Label: Cold Spring ‎– CSR257LP
    Format: Vinyl, LP
    Country: UK
    Released: 08 Feb 2019
    Style: Dark Ambient, Experimental, Industrial

    Black vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

    «Svartmyrkr manages to be incredibly cinematic and tense. With oppressive and constantly building atmospheres with a martial stomp, it often does feel like it would perfectly fit as trailer music or as a soundtrack to Saruman creating the Uruk-Hai… there’s always an apocalyptic and frightening feel, even in the subdued moments. Svartmyrkr is extremely immersive and engaging… It’s great when a band that has been at it for this long can make something so effective and that isn’t just a simple rehash» (Metal Storm)

    «Svartmyrkr is surprisingly an evolution towards a more atmospheric musical framework where noise has a restrained, but important, place… A lot of bands would simply exhumed their old sound to please their old fans placating their nostalgia. Ulvtharm, Nordvargr and Drakh have instead decided to move their sound one step towards other territories using crafts instead of impact. Highly recommended» (4.5/5, Chain D.L.K.)

    Buy: https://gh-records.com/home/2291-mz412-svartmyrkr-vinyl-lp.html

  • Mz.412 ‎– Svartmyrkr

    Mz.412 ‎– Svartmyrkr
    Label: Cold Spring ‎– CSR257CD
    Format: CD, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 08 Feb 2019
    Style: Dark Ambient, Experimental, Industrial

    Swedish behemoths MZ. 412 return with their first full-length album in 13 years, once again asserting their dominion as the true Kings of Black Industrial. «Svartmyrkr» is a massive tour de force that reinvents the classic sound of MZ. 412 whilst retaining their trademark malevolent harshness.

    This album is dedicated to the true hell of the north – Helheim – and the giant goddess that rules it, Hel. From blackened ritual incantations, to bleak yet beautiful dark ambient arrangements, to harsh bombastic orchestrations, this album exceeds all expectations.

    MZ. 412 blur the lines between music, magick and reality. The earth trembles… the mountains quake… all light is vanquished. The Swedish overlords darken the hearts and extinguish the souls of all who bear witness to «Svartmyrkr».

    BUY: https://gh-records.com/home/2290-mz412-svartmyrkr.html

  • Solstitium by Kazeria

    Solstitium by Kazeria
    This opus was conceived and recorded between June 20th and 21th (2019) as an aural manifestation of the Self, going thru the Solstice.
    The Summer Solstice sets in northern lands as Winter Solstice sets in southern ones. The power of the longest day and that of the longest night can be witnessed.
    This epoch implies change, mutation, restoration.

    Solstitium means to be part of the Cycle of Time and of the Fall and the Rise. At the same time, we intend to become the blazing Point, unmoved, at some center. Like a rising Phallus as a symbol of perennial trascendence beyond seasons.
    In all this, lies wisdom.

    [S]


    «Solstitium».

    Approaching to a more experimental side of its work, Kazeria introduces to a complex but also more organic sound by evoking diverse influences. Between the pulsating martial feel to Dark Ambient textures, these tracks roam among some glimpses of Krautrock, old-school Industrial, lo-fi and Noise.
    The use of analog gear and real-time playing, avoiding the abuse of «virtual», have increased to underpine an important concept: a primitive ethos -thru sound- transforms into symbol and ritual.

    // Direct download from this site means supporting the artist //

    https://kazeria.bandcamp.com/album/solstitium


  • The New Blockaders – Live At Sonic City

    The New Blockaders – Live At Sonic City
    Label: Cold Spring ‎– CSR261CD
    Format: CD, Album, DVD, DVD-Video
    Country: UK
    Released: 11 Mar 2019
    Style: Noise, Industrial, Experimental

    Live At Sonic City includes an audio / visual document of TNB’s last ever live performance which took place at the Thurston Moore-curated Sonic City festival in Kortrijk, Belgium in 2017. Fans of Noise music will need no introduction to the work of TNB. Ron Lessard, of legendary US Noise label RRRecords, once stated, «I’d give the nod to TNB as being the first truly devoted Noise artists». TNB served as a major influence on legendary Noise pioneers such as Merzbow and their influence on the current crop of popular crossover Noise artists such as Wolf Eyes is immeasurable. TNB’s performance at Sonic City can best be described as a noise symphony: metal-bashing and grinding, hammering, eviscerating microphone feedback, torrents of glorious mangle and harsh electronics all skilfully blended with a collage of manifold sounds and dynamics. Far from being a typical Noise show, TNB’s performance (if it can be described as such) contained elements of absurdist theatre and performance art, although I’m sure TNB would be loathe to be described as such. A magnificent display of The Art Of Noise, TNB as defiant as ever in their total rejection of everything.

    «For optimal enjoyment we recommend that this DVD be viewed with no sound».

    CD and DVD in 6-panel digipak.

    Reviews:

    «…a chaotic ballroom blitz with noise galore, tables overturned and what sounds like people screaming from the rafters and at a distance… it’s far less of one of those in-situ improv sessions and more like an all out performance art assault on the senses» (Toneshift)

    Personnel: Rupenus / Niemand
    Recorded by: Michiel De Maeseneer
    Post-production / mix: Philippe Niemand
    Mastered by: Phil Julian
    Filmed / Edited by Jens Vranck (a.k.a. Spookstad)
    Photos: Shadows Lights, Alex Vanhee, Baby R.I.
    Layout: Abby Helasdottir

    Buy: https://gh-records.com/home/2289-the-new-blockaders-live-at-sonic-city.html