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GOATCRAFT to release “Yersinia Pestis” CD on July 15th

GOATCRAFT was born in 2010 as a vision of frustration. Disappointed by a stagnating metal scene incapable of renewing its original spirit and sheer power, sole member Lonegoat decided to go with a less obvious approach to the dark concepts that metal has always been soaked in. With GOATCRAFT he has translated the black and death metal vocabularies into a neo-classical musical language that rivals with them in terms of sonic intensity and depth. The typical metal instruments have been replaced with heavy keyboards; its fast riffs and primitive aggressiveness with tempestuous piano fugues; its brutality with elegant yet anguishing and foreboding melodies. Appropriately baptized by Lonegoat himself as ‘Necroclassical’, GOATCRAFT’s style has been perfected through the band’s previous releases: the “All For Naught” debut from 2013, and 2014’s acclaimed opus “The Blasphemer,” a concept album themed around the works of the famous English painter and poet William Blake. Now GOATCRAFT is back with a new album, “Yersinia Pestis”, featuring 10 new original recordings that offer an even more convincing blend of classical music and dark ambient. Far from being simply the tale of those sad days when the Black Plague scattered death and disease over Europe, “Yersinia Pestis” is above all an observation on the caducity of life and the misery of humankind. “Looking back to other great catastrophes, we can conclude that nature and man are intertwined in a dance of death,” explains Lonegoat. “Every so often the world puts us back into our places by killing us off. Our frail flesh is no match against the elements in which we reside. Humanity recoils.” TRACKLIST: 1. Beyond... read more

KHANUS “Rites Of Fire” Digipak CD out now!

Out now and ready to ship: KHANUS “Rites Of Fire” EP Luxurious gloss laminated 4-panel digipak. 6-page booklet complete with lyrics and liner notes. Strictly limited to 300 copies and never to be reprinted again in this format. KHANUS plays Shamanic Metal of... read more

HOWLS OF EBB and BLIZARO CDs out now!

OUT NOW AND READY TO SHIP: HOWLS OF EBB “Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows” CD (Jewel case CD, 16-page full color booklet on 170gr. matte paper) BLIZARO “Cornucopia della Morte” CD (jewel case CD, 12-page full color booklet on 170gr. matte paper) CDs are here, all the pre-orders are going to ship in next few hours. Thanks for your... read more

KHANUS to release “Rites of Fire” EP on May 6th.

We’re proud to announce the signing of KHANUS and the imminent release of their debut EP, “Rites of Fire”, as a luxurious CD digipak, strictly limited to 300 copies and never to be repressed in this format. Lead by Sovereign (guitar, bass, vocals), the band is currently working on their first full-length album that will be released by I, Voidhanger Records later this year. The current line-up includes drummer Lordt of Code fame. Hailing from Oulu, Finland, KHANUS perform Shamanic Metal of Death by exploring the boundaries of matter, spirit, consciousness and the universe. The hypnotic, tribal quality of their riffs, the mystic melodies and the circular structure of the songs cut through the walls of perception like a dagger of enlightenment that tears the grey veil of reality, while chanting-like choirs and soprano vocals – combined with intense growls – accentuate the ritualistic feel and the spiritual vertigo the music provokes. Apparently simple and primitive, KHANUS’ style is totally unique, dense and richly textured, constantly oscillating between the sheer brutality and furiousness of black-tinged death metal and a meditative state of trance that borders on psychedelia. Mixed and mastered by Cam Sinclair (Bölzer, Diocletian, Witchrist) and graced by a fascinating cover art drawn by Romanian artist Luciana Nedelea, the “Rites Of Fire” EP is an act of creative Magick, the first statement of a band boldly leaning towards the Infinite.KHANUS on the “Rites Of Fire” EP:Sovereign – Guitars, bass, vocals Meltiis – Soprano and Choir KHAA-man – Shaman drum and Chanting Timo Anttonen – Drums (session) Drums recorded with the help of Kimmo Jankkari Mixed and mastered by... read more

TODESSTOSS to release “Ebne Graun” late 2016

The renewed pact of collaboration between Germany’s TODESSTOSS and I, Voidhanger Records will spawn the band’s 8th full-length album, “Ebne Graun”, scheduled for a late 2016 release. The new recordings feature the same line-up of 2015’s “Hirngemeer” (Martin Lang – guitars, synth, music and lyrics; Flesh of L. – vocals; Euer Gnaden – bass), offering 46 minutes of surrealistic dark metal organized in one single massive track, a descent into a maelstrom of anguishing, life-denying dreams. “The album surely marks the end of an era for TODESSTOSS,” says Martin Lang. “It deals with the secrets of the consciousness and the world beyond, so expect something very gloomy and epic.” “Ebne Graun” is a play on words and can be roughly translated to “The Horror... read more

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