One of the oldest Swedish death metal band, this compilation comprises of “The Tide” EP and all the band’s demos, plus an unreleased demo with rehearsal tracks. Some of the members would then end up joining God Macabre and Afflicted. Cult.
One of the best albums of 2011 comes in the form of this new Bay Area/Oakland dark rock/post punk band featuring members of Noothgrush.
Killer new horror doom from Sweden. Like Candlemass meets early classic Samael (before they went disco/rave of course) and Celtic Frost.
The debut release of Anni Hogan on CD for the first time in this excellent expanded double disc edition. In the early ’80s Anni has collaborated with such greats as NICK CAVE (who appears on this album on an exclusive track) who helped produce this album.
Twisted down-tuned brutal death metal from the UK featuring members of the almighty godly INDESINENCE. Since that is the case, then you can only expect top quality of course, Binah’s debut album being one of the most crushing death metal albums of the year.
Their debut made quite the impression 12 years ago in the American death metal scene, and this literal follow-up shows this U.S. death metal band return with a monstrous modern-day death metal release.
The first EP from Greece’s death metal warlord’s Dead Congregation.
The latest DISPIRIT release (strictly on cassette only of course, limited) comprises three overwhelming tracks clocking in at 47 dreadful minutes. Unreal stuff as expected.
The third album from this Belgian progressive blackened death metal band. Featuring members from Enthroned and released via our friends at Dark Descent Records.
The new and ultimately crushing Father Befouled album is some of the sickest American death metal being purged today. One of the most insane yet complex and atmospherically evil death metal albums released today.
The final piece of harsh industrial noise art, unearthed for the first time since 2000, courtesy of Lord Henrik Nordvargr.
Brutal unholy death metal from the return of one of Texas’ oldest death metal bands.
One of the best doom/heavy metal bands today, Iron Man have quite a history within the underground metal scene but are finally getting the recognition they truly deserve. Just classic, true to heard Americana metal the way it must be.
Awesome two-disc re-issue of one of the greatest American doom bands of all time, this latest Iron Man re-issue comes re-mastered with an enhanced CD which features a bonus video. It also comes with a cool DVD capturing shows from 1999. Indeed Al Morris is one of the greatest doom metal guitarists to ever hail from America.
First collaboration between Agalloch’s John Haughm and influential German sound architect Mathias Grassow. Expansive celestial ambience meets Eastern meditation over the duration of a 45 minute sonic landscape. Tastefully packaged in a beautiful digipack with otherworldly infra-red imagery courtesy of Veleda Thorsson.
The last mighty full-length from one of the initial US Black Metal visionaries. Of course this was released before the hipster brigade infiltrated the scene.
Another classic full-length album from the uncompromising US black metal enigma. Released at a time when US black metal wasn’t widely accepted.
One of the best death metal albums of the year comes courtesy of this new Finnish band who play unique and singular dark death metal like no other.
MII is the solo project of The Chasm mastermind Daniel Corchado. A very personal release, MII culminates material that Daniel has been working on for years that comprises of epic instrumental (in which the entire album is) hymns that are reminiscent of the epic melodic dark grandeur that is found in the metal of death that The Chasm evoke. There are also a few interlude-like atmospheric pieces that are included in this 65-minute journey. This is a limited release as well.
The latest re-issue from the legendary cult American metal band.
The band’s fifth album originally released in 1986 and was the first in the series of Manilla Road albums that Shadow Kingdom re-issued.
Norway’s Manii are the new incarnation of the infamous Manes who have revised their Thorns-inspired doomy primitive black metal roots with this debut album under their new moniker. Totally eschewing the experimental more-rock/electronic oriented route that Manes took with their last several releases (which are totally awesome of course as well and probably some of the best stuff Norway has produced in the last ten years. But I digress of course).
Marduk’s latest album is their best since Funeral Mist mastermind Mortuus/Arioch became the band’s singer and easily the best and most-dense Marduk album since “Nightwing”.
Formed in 2007, Finland’s Maveth finally break through with their debut full-length. Showing their strength through live shows and their two releases (2010′s EP “Of Serpent and Shadow” and 2011′s demo “Impious Servant”), Maveth gave us a glimpse of their suffocating and brutal style. Now Maveth is here to fully showcase their brand of utter domination in the form of “Coils of the Black Earth.” Almost one hour in length, “Coils…” is a haunting release both sonically and aesthetically.
The demo collection of the mighty Morgion, who became one of America’s premiere death/doom metal bands, includes their 1991 “Rabid Decay” demo, a live rehearsal from 1992, and their 1993 Travesty 7″. This shows the band in their more primal state as a pure old school death metal band.
The re-issue of Mournful Congregation’s third masterpiece (well then again, every album the Australian doom merchants make is a masterpiece).
The new album of colossal dirge-like Finnish funeral doom of the highest order. The heirs to the Skepticism throne and now feature our friend D.L. (who has just settled in Finland from his move from the U.K.) of Cruciamentum fame amongst their ranks. Comes in a nicely designed 6-panel digipack.
The latest album from the Finnish funeral doom masters is Skepticism at the height of their powers.
More essential funeral doom from the fucking gods. Godly and masterful as expected from this band.
Classic album of dirge-like catacombic funeral doom from one of the scene’s innovators.
The latest sacrificial masterpiece from Tenhornedbeast was recorded over a three year period (2006 – 2009).
A project headed by Tony Wakeford (SOL INVICTUS) & Andrew SIng, aided by artists such as Kris Force (AMBER ASYLUM), Autumn Grieve, John Murphy (DEATH IN JUNE, SPK) plus others on this excellent ambient haunting release paying homage to the supernatural fiction of M. R. James, the greatest ghost writer in the English language.
Finally getting its proper release, probably one of America’s most forward-thinking underground death metal bands ever see their entire discography (just two demos!) finally released in their proper format. Spaced-out brutal ambient warped and fucking dark tech-death metal of the highest order, Timeghoul finally get their recognition 20 or so years later. Some of the most essential underground obscure death metal ever. This is the new 2xCD jewel case edition with the second disc coming with rehearsals, live tracks, and other rarities that weren’t on the first edition of this pressing.
A massive compilation featuring tracks that span the entire Vassafor repertoire, from all EP releases to unreleased rehearsal and demo material.
The new Virus EP clocks in at 31 minutes and features four exclusive tracks recorded over a period of time and several different locations, finally released. The other three tracks on the EP are taken from the very limited 7″ that exclusively came with the die-hard edition of the vinyl version of “The Agent That Shapes The Desert”. Comes packaged in a six-panel digifile.
The latest release from this most-intriguing Michigan trio (last few releases on Sub Pop!) courtesy of the underground entity Hospital Productions shows this legendary act continue their audial terror noise manifestations and sound manipulations in the most provoking ways.