• CD,  Distribution

    African Imperial Wizard – Nzinga Mbande

    African Imperial Wizard – Nzinga Mbande (Vinyl, LP)
    Label: Tesco Organisation ‎– Tesco 153
    Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
    Country: Germany
    Released: 02 Dec 2022
    Style: Experimental, Tribal, African, IDM, Darkwave, Neo-Classical, Folk, Abstract, Dark Ambient, Downtempo

    “Nzinga Mbande” is the new album by the African Imperial Wizard collective. It is the soundtrack of the armed liberation from the imperialistic oppression that our continent has endured for far too long.

    The “Nzinga Mbande” manifesto consists of eight martial symphonies. They all been have composed enduring pain and suffering and serve the purpose of giving our countries, which have been lacerated and battered by centuries of colonialism, the epic military ceremonies they deserve.

    Our main goal with this new musical opus is to hand out orders to our troops and to maintain our military cohesion, the culmination of which will translate to Pan-Africanism and the profound intimidation of our enemies.
    If you do not sense any danger coming, this could be the first sign of you losing your mind and if you listen carefully, you may already be able to hear the wailing of your dead haunting the battlefields devastated by our armed forces.

    Because today more than ever, enough is enough. We won’t stop arming our warlords and their rebel battalions. We won’t stop arming our bloodthirsty mercenaries. We will continue to rely on our proud women warriors, who will follow in the footsteps of our ancestral queens Nzinga Mbande and Sarraounia and will reduce to ashes all those who dare show them and their devastating bastions any resistance. Make no mistake, we will not hesitate to resort to rearming our children. Our child soldiers helped us before, and they will do so again without a moment’s hesitation in the face of what we have had to put up with. We would rather see them die by our side in excruciating pain than letting them fall to your Machiavellian enslaving doctrines.

    Nothing has been forgotten of the painful wounds that colonisation inflicted upon Africa. We counted every hand you cut off, every rape, every slave raid, every looting, every torture session, every poisoned watering hole, every crime, every assassination, every mass murder, every massacre, every genocide, every mass grave and every hour of forced labour which you imposed on us. Mark our words: our dead have slowly but surely been counted.

    The toll is outrageous, and the abominable numbers speak for themselves and the horror we have been through. But believe us, we are more determined than ever and, may our gods be our witnesses, our vengeance will be all the bloodier. Barbaric invaders, look around you, we are already here, ready to draw our old Kalashnikovs and don’t worry, they do still work, and we can assure you they won’t jam.

    Finally, African Imperial Wizard will come to play their most glorious laments in your cemeteries. Our sorcerers will make sacrifices on your graves to the memory of Soundiata. We will glorify the spirits of our great forefathers who fell in battle. The same fate awaits you.

    Let the slaughter begin

  • CD,  Distribution

    Hiemis – Zothique

    Hiemis – Zothique
    Label: Noctivagant
    Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
    Country: USA
    Style: Drone, Ambient, Dark Ambient, Dungeon Synth, Neo-Classical

    Zothique (Clark Ashton Smith)
    «He who has trod the shadows of Zothique
    And looked upon the coal-red sun oblique,
    Henceforth returns to no anterior land,
    But haunts a later coast
    Where cities crumble in the black sea-sand
    And dead gods drink the brine.

    He who has known the gardens of Zothique
    Were bleed the fruits torn by the simorgh’s beak,
    Savors no fruit of greener hemispheres:
    In arbors uttermost,
    In sunset cycles of the sombering years,
    He sips an amaranth wine.

    He who has loved the wild girls of Zothique
    Shall not come back a gentler love to seek,
    Nor know the vampire’s from the lover’s kiss:
    For him the scarlet ghost
    Of Lilith from time’s last necropolis
    Rears amorous and malign.

    He who has sailed in galleys of Zothique
    And seen the looming of strange spire and peak,
    Must face again the sorcerer-sent typhoon,
    And take the steerer’s post
    On far-poured oceans by the shifted moon
    Or the re-shapen Sign».

    HIEMIS is a Spanish musical project belonging to the dark ambient genre that began its journey in 2018 after a period of reflection on an earlier stage with the darkfolk project Silent Love of Death. («The Poet´s Senses» 2004-Palace of Worms, «Donde Habite el Olvido» 2011-GH Records)

    In the little HIEMIS life I have published my music with the North American label Noctivagant with Phillip Abraham as well as with the Spanish label GH Records with the responsible Avencio Delgado.

    Nachtstücke (GH Records, 2018), Hyperborea (Noctivagant Records, 2019), Thule (GH Records, 2019) and Radix (Noctivagant Records, 2020). The latest album La Chose, about to be released under the GH Records label in spring
    2021 in a very special edition as it will be accompanied by
    an esoteric ritual book translated into two languages,
    Spanish and English.

    Although its sound has evolved to more ritual sounds, it maintains immersive textures together with drones in dark and disturbing environments.The main evolution that HIEMIS has had at this time has been at a con

  • Distribution,  Vinyl

    Der Blaue Reiter ‎– United, Yet Divided

    Der Blaue Reiter ‎– United, Yet Divided
    Label: Dark Vinyl Records ‎– DV85L
    Format:Vinyl Album, Limited
    Country: Germany
    Released: 07 Jun 2019
    Style: Industrial, Neofolk, Neo-Classical, Military

    «United Yet Divided» is the 6th album of DER BLAUE REITER, a Catalan music project that was founded in January 2005. DER BLAUE REITER is Sathorys Elenorth & Cecilia Bjärgö (Arcana / Sophia) , a project which explores the deepest corners and ruins of human existence, where the martial sounds are mixed with orchestrations and classical interludes and devastating environments filled with emotion and sadness.

    Between 1945 and 1990, Europe and the rest of the world lived in a cold war. These times were hard for many, easier for others, but it was a time of people becoming divided. For this album, DER BLAUE REITER will move through the world during these years. In reminiscence of the split of Berlin, the air bridge that saved people from starving, of the Budapest revolution, the story of the Berlin wall, the spring in Prague, the crises in Cuba, the dictators of Romania and Spain. Once Europe were split, then they became united….but still more divided than ever.

    With the release of „United Yet Divided», you will follow the journey of Sathory Elenorth’s magical music and Cecilia Bjärgö’s lyrics , which will lead you into the history, distant but not forgotten. With the support of Maria Montes and Lady Nott (Narsilion / Ordo Funebris), the music elevates into what DER BLAUE REITER is most known for: the music of neoclassical martial Darkfolk. So let us be United, united in the music and in the world we share!

  • Distribution,  Vinyl

    Lisa Gerrard & Jules Maxwell – Burn (Vinyl, LP)

    Lisa Gerrard & Jules Maxwell – Burn (Vinyl, LP)
    Label: Atlantic Curve – AC003-1
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, White
    Country: Europe
    Released: May 7, 2021
    Style: Darkwave, New Wave, Experimental, Neo-Classical

    La enigmática Lisa Gerrard en colaboración con Jules Maxwell, ambos implicados en Dead Can Dance, llevan trabajando en este proyecto desde hace más de 7 años. Esta colaboración lleva el nombre de “Burn” y cuenta con la producción de James Chapman de Maps.


    Heleali (The Sea Will Rise)
    Noyalain (Burn)
    Deshta (Forever)
    Aldavyeem (A Time To Dance)
    Orion (The Weary Huntsman)
    Keson (Until My Strength Returns)
    Do So Yol (Gather The Wind)

    Lisa Germaine Gerrard (/dʒəˈrɑːrd/; born 12 April 1961) is an Australian musician, singer and composer who rose to prominence as part of the music group Dead Can Dance with music partner Brendan Perry. She is known for her unique singing style technique (glossolalia), influenced by her childhood spent in multicultural areas of Melbourne. She has a dramatic contralto voice and has a vocal range of three octaves.

    Born and raised in Melbourne, Gerrard played a pivotal role in the city’s Little Band scene and fronted post-punk group Microfilm before co-founding Dead Can Dance in 1981. With Perry, she explored numerous traditional and modern styles, laying the foundations for what became known as neoclassical dark wave. She sings sometimes in English and often in a unique language that she invented. In addition to singing, she is an instrumentalist for much of her work, most prolifically using the yangqin (a Chinese hammered dulcimer). Gerrard’s first solo album, The Mirror Pool, was released in 1995. She has been involved in a wide range of projects, starting her first collaborative album in 1998 with Pieter Bourke, and then with various artists throughout her career, who comprised Patrick Cassidy, Klaus Schulze, Hans Zimmer, among others. She has scored numerous award-winning motion picture soundtracks.

    As of 2020, Gerrard has released four solo albums and collaborated on sixteen albums. She composed and contributed the scores to more than 48 movies. She received a Golden Globe Award for the music score to the 2000 film Gladiator, on which she collaborated with Hans Zimmer. She wrote the score of Balibo which went on to win an ARIA award for Best Original Soundtrack and an APRA Screen music award for Best feature film score. Overall she has won 11 awards receiving 23 nominations. Gerrard has been nominated for a Grammy Award twice…

  • Distribution,  Vinyl

    Arcana – Raspail (Vinyl, LP)

    Arcana – Raspail (Vinyl, LP)
    Label: Cyclic Law – 160th Cycle
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
    Country: France
    Released: Apr 25, 2022
    Style: Modern Classical, Ambient

    Continuing with the vinyl re-issue of Arcana’s catalog, we proudly present for the first time on vinyl their 6th album «Raspail». Arcana’s approach to neo-classical and symphonic-ambient could well be defined in the meaning of the word “Arcana” itself: specialized knowledge of something generally considered a mystery or a secret. On their sixth album, Raspail, the powerfully moving music of this Swedish quintet creates an atmosphere which weaves together lush elements familiar to Arcana fans old and new. Mystery, silence and revealed secrets are interconnected within these 10 songs.

    Comparisons to Dead Can Dance have been made, but it must be said that Arcana’s approach picks up the tangent that DCD left behind and brings it to a new and fully realized place. Lush electronics mix with acoustic guitar, serene piano and intricate oriental percussions. Warm vocals return to the focus: a heavenly blend of baritone and soprano courtesy of Peter Bjärgö and Ann-Mari Thim. In fact, never before has an Arcana album contained so many vocals giving Raspail an emotional touch, a deeper thoughtfulness, a profound feeling of mysterious vision and a sense of secrets.

    Standard Edition of 300 copies on black vinyl. 3mm Sleeve, printed inner sleeve, Matt Lamination. 10 Tracks, Running Time 36:28

  • CD,  Distribution

    Amber Asylum – Sin Eater

    Amber Asylum – Sin Eater

    Label: Prophecy Productions– PRO 138
    Format: CD, Album
    Country: Germany
    Released: 04 Dec 2015
    Style: Neo-Classical, Post Rock, Ethereal

    Amber Asylum are unique

    Amber Asylum… a filmic fusion of modern classical and post-rock… where arias and Art Songs meet in a pale field of electronic disturbance. Equally at home in the opera house or the smoky, raucous din of an underground nightclub, Amber Asylum plumbs the crevasse between noise and beauty. Lyrical, confessional, dark yet aspirant, their strings, vocals, and spare percussion billow like furious mists across your consciousness. Dark as it is beautiful, spare as it is complex, its supernaturally decadent powers will overtake you in the remote reaches of your imagination.

    On “Sin Eater”, Amber Asylum’s first studio effort in six years, the four ladies from San Francisco combine the ominous energy of their drum- and bass-heavy albums “Garden Of Love” (2005) and “Still Point” (2007) with the lushest string arrangements in the band’s history. The subject matter of then album is the cleansing ritual of “sin eating”. Kris Force explains: “It still exists as a death ritual where the Sin Eater consumes a meal or ‘corpse cake’ that is passed over the body of the deceased or laid on the chest. The meal represents the sins of the deceased and once consumed by the Sin Eater the sins are released thereby allowing the soul to rest in peace. The album speaks of this process of taking on the pain of others to set them free.”

    “Sin Eater” does not only mark Amber Asylum’s debut for Prophecy Productions, but also the band’s 20th anniversary. In two decades, Kris Force and her fellow musicians released seven albums, several singles and EPs, not to forget their countless sampler contributions and collaborations with acts such as Neurosis, Swans or Sol Invictus. In order to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary, a limited box set entitled “Anthology” is released at the same time as “Sin Eater”.

  • CD,  Distribution

    Arcana – Le Serpent Rouge

    Arcana – Le Serpent Rouge
    Label: Projekt ‎– PROJEKT171
    Format: CD, Album, Repress
    Country: US
    Released: 2011
    Style: Neo-Classical, Dark Ambient

    On their sixth full-length release, Sweden’s Arcana leaves behind ancient Western ruins and cathedrals for Arabian deserts filled with magic and mysticism. The sound of the Middle East flows through this amazing album; Armenian duduk, dulcimer, Egyptian finger cymbals, timpani and cabasa are just part of the musical arsenal on Le Serpent Rouge, taking Arcana to a higher dimension, exploring new melodies and realms. This is Arcana as you have never heard them before!

    With their lush blend of spirituality and earthly emotions, Arcana has always been compared to Dead Can Dance. At Arcana’s heart is Peter Bjärgö who started over 10 years ago making music that captivated the ambient / neoclassical scene. The traditional sound with strings, bells and timpani, the angelic female tunes, Peter’s dark voice and the emotions behind the music have made Arcana one of the leading bands within this genre.

    Now Peter boldly ventures into the hot Arabian desert, breathing life from the baking sun and the serpent’s dance. Le Serpent Rouge envelops the listener in a powerful rhythmic sensuality; one feels the sands of the desert slowly begin to swirl, twilight falls across the dunes and in the distance perhaps a lonely nomad’s fire burns . . . just beyond its reach, one can make out the subtle movements of a great red serpent . . . edging ever closer . . .

  • Distribution,  Vinyl

    Dark Awake ‎– Anunnaki

    Dark Awake ‎– Anunnaki
    Label: Sleaszy Rider Records ‎– SR LP-004
    Format: Vinyl, 12″, Album
    Country: Greece
    Released: 09 Dec 2016
    Style: Dark Ambient, Neo-Classical, Neofolk, Industrial

    “Anunnaki” is DARK AWAKE 4th full length album that contains 9 new songs.

    An esoteric mystical and spiritual music that must be felt not just heard.
    There are dark ambient parts without of earth instrumentation,
    that lead to powerfull martial industrial parts that inspire war and dominion.
    An abysmal orchestration that will send your soul to places beyond.
    The absolute masterpiece of dark music.
    Dark Awake ’s brand new opus takes inspiration from the ancient gods of Mesopotamia, Anunnaki.
    Anunnaki are a race of superhumanly powerful humanoid beings
    who were once worshipped by several of the tribes and cultures of Mesopotamia.

  • CD,  Distribution

    Oda Relicta – Straw Bells

    Oda Relicta -Straw Bells
    Label: Twilight Records
    Format: CD, Album, Compilation, Limited Edition
    Country: Argentina
    Released: 2015
    Style: Dark Ambient, Neo-Classical, Schlager

    Oda Relicta hailing from a Ukrainian city Zhytomyr was organized by Olegh Kolyada, a musician known by his electronic experiments since 1998, mainly due to his projects First Human Ferro, Ostarbeiter, and In Meditarivm. Oda Relicta was created in 2005 with the intention to represent the legacy of the local military orchestra – Zhytomyr Military Brass Orchestra, where Olegh Kolyada’s uncle was involved into while serving in the army. Hence a military component of the project is the marches, and improvisations upon classical works performed throughout 1990s – 2005 by the local orchestra mentioned.

    Straw Bells S is basically a compilation of unreleased tracks recorded between 2005-2010.

    An amazing set of songs that will soprprise the fans !!

  • GH Records

    AYTHIS was brought to life in France by Carline Van Roos (Remembrance, Lethian Dreams) in 2006.
    Lyrically inspired by dreams, isolation and death, Aythis aims to be timeless and isolated from human nature.
    Aythis’ harmonies are created by the alchemy of depressive keyboard atmospheres, haunting and hypnotic melodies, ethereal voice and dark orchestral drums.

    In July 2007, Aythis catches the interest of the english label Paradigms Recordings that releases Aythis’ debut album DOPPELGÄNGER in November 2007.

    After the succes of DOPPELGÄNGER, Aythis gets in contact with the well-known french label Prikosnovénie that releases the second album GLACIA in March 2009, a work that turns out to be more orchestral. GLACIA paints a picture of wintry, icy and desolated landscapes and receives very positive feedbacks from the press and the listeners.

    One year later, the composition of the third album begins. The follow-up for GLACIA is called THE NEW EARTH. Without losing the wintery atmospheres, this third album melt many influences and results in an unique blend of ethereal, neoclassical, neofolk rythmed by bombastic drums.

    Buy: http://www.gh-records.com/587-aythis-the-new-earth.html