NECRO (ITA) – Gore Ceremony CD TERROR FROM HELL
Heavy as fuck Italian Death Metal! Perfect for fans of IMPETIGO, AUTOPSY, DERKETA etc. Nice "meaty" production! Recommended!
NECROPHAGIA – Season Of the Dead CD RED STREAM
The classic 1987 debut album re-issued on CD. "Cave man"-Death metal from back when disgusting REALLY meant disgusting! Excellent simply!
NECRONOMICON (Ger) – S/t CD BATTLE CRY
The most underrated German Thrash horde/album of all time in my book! Now finally the debut album has been re-issued oficially. Originally released back in 1986. The era when German Thrash peaked! Necronomnicon should be mentioned together with bands like Violent Force, Darkness, very old Destruction and Posion. Raw, primitive and catchy song writing. It really doesn´t get better than this! Strongly recommended!
NECRONOMICON(GER) – Apocalyptic Nightmare CD BATTLE CRY
The most underrated German Thrash horde of all time in my book! Now the 2nd album has finally been re-issued oficially. Originally released back in 1987. The era when German Thrash peaked! Necronomnicon should be mentioned together with bands like Violent Force, Darkness, very old Destruction and Posion. Raw, primitive and catchy song writing. It really doesn´t get better than this! Strongly recommended!
NECRONOMICON BEAST – Hell Thrash War CD HELL PRODUCTIONS
Great raw Brazilian old school Thrash! Pretty original stuff loosely influenced by really old Exodus, At War and Kreator. This album should have been released back in -86. Also nicely done to include a "hidden track", a cover version of "Death By Bewitchment" by the extremely underrated and sadly forgotten 80s cult Thrash act EXORCIST. Extra cool !
NECROS CHRISTOS – Doom of the Occult CD SEPULCHRAL VOICE/VÁN
After 4 years of silence the band finally returns with another piece of dark, haunting Death Metal done in their own unique way! Occult metal played long before the current occult trend swept the underground! Strongly recommended!
NECROPHILE (JAP) – Mementos in the Misting Woods CD DARK DESCENT
Long lost Japanese Death/Thrash/Black relic from 1988-1991! Collecting all the groups material on one disc. Raw,brutal and rather original stuff, perfect for the old school connoisseur! Comparisons could be made to cult acts like SABBAT (Jap), ABHORER (which Necrophile also did a split with) and NUCTEMERON. Strongly recommended from the I HATE crew!
NECRO SCHIZMA – Discography CD BLACK VOMIT
One of the earliest extreme doom bands that eclipsed the world back in the late 80s. Here you get the legendary "Erupted Evil" demo + the previously unreleased "Necrocarnation" rehearsal from 1990. Think HELLHAMMER, WINTER, DELERIUM and SEMPITERNAL DEATHREIGN. It doesn't get better than this!
NEGATIVE REACTION - Tales from the Insomniac CD PSYCHEDOOMELIC
Latest album of scabbing sludge from the NY veterans. After being around for more than 20 years they are still a source of genuine misery.
NEGUR? BUNGET – 'n Crugu Bradului CD CODE666
Romania's answer to Enslaved right here. Atmospheric and progressive black metal with elements of folk. This is one of their best albums, highly acclaimed by both fans and critics. Highly recommended to fans of the aforementioned Enslaved, Primordial and atmospheric East European black metal, Kroda being the best comparison I can make without going overboard with obscurity.
NITEFALL - Red Moon Rising CD STORMSPELL
An obscure but great American power/doom metal band that was active in the early 90's. This CD contains the band's three demos. Named after Candlemass' milestone album "Nightfall" and comparisons to the Swedish doom gods can be made and also with Solitude Aeturnus, but Nitefall was also greatly influenced by US power metal.
NME – Unholy Death/Machine of War 2CD DARK DESCENT
1986 American Thrash/Black cult classic debut album re-issued together with the 1985 "Machine of War"-demo and tons of other bonus material! Imagine a mix of SLAUGHTER ("Strappado"), BULLDOZER ("The Day of Wrath") and VENOM ("Welcome to Hell" + "Black Metal") and you have the sound of NME(!) Strongly recommended!
NOCTAMBULISM – Resurrection of the Dead CD DARK RECOLLECTION PROD.
Among the absolute best bands in the early Mexican Death Metal-movement on offer here! This compilation-CD, hand-numbered 1000 copies, collects the groups 1990 & 1995 demos + the 1988 "Putrefact Death"-demo recorded by the members former group NECROPHILIAC (with a more Deathrash-like approach). Sound quality is perfect for this kind raw Death Metal! Fans of DARK HALF, TOXODETH and early CENOTAPH etc. must get their hands on this recording!
NOCTERNITY – A fallen unicorn CD KYRCK
Contains unreleased material from the Onyx sessions + old EP material. Intro track is written and recorded by VINTERRIKET and suits the overall mood of this release perfectly. 8 tracks in all. Featuring members of VORPHALACK, LUNAR AURORA, AGATUS and ZEMIAL… Majestic, hyper fast, cold and really distorted BM with the vocal's low in the mix, creating a similar feel as EMPEROR's "In the Nightside eclipse". Still NOCTERNITY is not relying on keyboards to such a great extent as their Norwegian college's and this is a good thing we think. Comes highly recommended from us!
NOCTURNAL(GER) – Violent Revenge CD DISPLEASED
For a moment I suspected I had put a Toxic Holocaust CD in the deck…
Well, that was maybe a bit over the top, but fact is that Nocturnal ha started sounding more American Thrash – instead of their previously total German style. What counts though is that they do it with style! Their best and most catchy work so far!
NOCTURNAL (GER) – Possessed Creations CD THRASHING RAGE
Brand new compilation CD containing all groups hard to find material from numerous 7", 6 unreleased new track, compilation tracks etc. Truly a must for all fans of this awesome traditional German Thrash horde! Get it!
NOCTURNAL (GER) – Arrival Of The Carnivore CD FROM BEYOND
Classy German Thrash metal with influences from the entire history of their country men like Iron Angel, Living Death, Protector, Deathrow, Sodom etc. Great!
NOCTURNAL BREED – Tools of the Trade CD HOLYCAUST
Norwegian badass Thrash/Black! Fans of SODOM & AURA NOIR should look no further! Their 3rd album (2000).
NOCTURNAL GRAVES/HELL SPIRIT - The Gravespirit Sessions split CD NUCLEAR WAR NOW!
This is old-school to the bone. Blackened thrash metal savage enough to blast the skin off your bones. Should appeal to anyone into BATHORY, VENOM or NIFELHEIM.
NOKTURNAL MORTUM - Voice of steel CD ORIANA
The 5th and latest studio release from these Ukranian epic pagan metallers. The band has really taken a leap forward here with a solid production and more varied sound overall. Should appeal to fans of BURZUM or GRAVELAND as well as to, for example, TURISAS afficionados.
NOKTURNAL MORTUM – Nechrist CD ORIANA
Highly praised Ukranians that deliver elitist BM! This is how to blend folk music (in this case Slavonic) with BM! Pure class all the way and a must for all Pagan's! Fans of DRUDKH as well as TAAKE and GRAVELAND will love this. Their 3rd album, originally released in 1999.
NOKTURNAL MORTUM - Goat Horns CD ORIANA
Re-issue of the legendary debut album by this Ukrainian epic black metal horde. An absolute monster of an album and a must have! Originally released back in 1997.
NOKTURNAL MORTUM – Lunar Poetry CD ORIANA
Re-issue of the legendary 1996 demo-tape from the Ukrainian epic black metal horde. Could easily be mistaken for an album; perfect sound quality. Recommended for fans of DRUDKH, EMPEROR, GRAVELAND etc.
NOCTURNAL VOMIT – Cursed Relics CD KILL YOURSELF PROD.
It took Greek NV 13 years to finally unleash their debut full-length, and what a great piece of dark Death Metal it is! Think of bands like SADISTIC INTENT, PESTILENCE, NECROS CHRISTOS, GRAVE MIASMA to get the picture! Get it? This is a killer album!!!
NOOTHGRUSH – S/t CD FUCK YOGA
An early demo tape from '94 unearthed and given a proper re-release. Psychedelic stoner/sludge recommended to fans of Asbestosdeath, Sleep's debut album and Electric Wizard up until '98.
NORTT – Ligfaerd CD RED STREAM
Danish slow and doomy BM with very mournful atmosphere, no light, no light…
NUNSLAUGHTER – Hells Unholy Fire 2CD HELLS HEADBANGERS
Of the zillion Nunslaughter-releases out there, THIS is really the one you must have! Originally released in year 2000 (as their debut album), but with a big share of the material dating back to the early 90s & late 80s. This is really what dark/evil old school Death Metal was (and should be) about! Tons of bonus tracks included!
NUCLEAR ASSAULT – Game Over CD CENTURY MEDIA
Classic 1986 debut album! American Thrash of the highest calibre! Re-release with the "The Plague" mini-album as bonus material!
NÅSTROND - Toteslaut CD FROSTSCALD
Occult/ritualistic black metal from 1995, reissued. Recommended to fans of Havohej, Black Funeral, Octinomos, old Burzum. Or to anyone interested in early, quality Swedish black metal.
NÅSTROND - Age of Fire CD FROSTSCALD
Occult/ritualistic black metal from 1996, reissued. Recommended to fans of Havohej, Black Funeral, Octinomos, old Burzum. Or to anyone interested in early, quality Swedish black metal.
OBLIVION KNIGHT - S/t CD STEEL LEGACY
Compilation of the band's two demos from '87 and '90. Totally recommendable to those that listen to bands that preferred speed: Helstar, Liege Lord, Satan & Tröjan, for example.
OCCULT – Rage to Revenge Digi-CD PAINKILLER
High speed raging Death/Thrash in the Sadus/ old Merciless or mid-period Sodom-direction.
These days known as LEGION OF THE DAMNED.
OCEAN CHIEF – Sten CD I HATE
Ocean Chief are known for creating huge epics and Sten delivers four gargantuan tracks that are hard and heavy as the bedrock. This album is a journey that every fan of YOB, Bongripper, Kongh and Ufomammut should take! It will crush you and it will make you soar!
OFFICIUM TRISTE / OPHIS – Immersed CD MEMENTO MORI
Doom/death split. Officium Triste is melodic and elegant in the My Dying Bride / Mourning Beloveth vein, and while Ophis is closer to Evoken, the music isn't far removed from the previously mentioned bands either. If doom/death is your thing then this split is for you. Ltd. 500 copies.
OMEN (HUN) – Feketében CD HAMMER MUSIC
The 1991 debut album by the Hungarian Heavy/Speed/Thrash-force! Could be seen as more rough continuation of POKOLGÉP (same vocalists etc.). Classic stuff comparable to countrymen ROTOR, back in the days. Re-issue with 4 bonus tracks and 3 videos. Perfect for the East Block-collector!
ORODRUIN –Epicurean Mass digi-CD PSYCHEDOOMELIC
TRUE DOOOM! If you do not like this you'd better get it or never call yourself a fan of doom again! Really, really heavy! We can not recommend this American act enough! If you like early Cathedral, Saint Vitus etc, this is a must, no excuses! RE-issue on digipack with the 2 songs from the Reverend Bizarre split vinyl as bonus.
ORODRUIN –Claw tower and other tales of terror CD PSYCHEDOOMELIC
The newest CD effort from these American true DOOM monsters is divided into two chapters. Chapter 1 contains four newly recorded compositions while chapter 2 features their first (1999) and second (2002) demos + one early version of the title track of their debut Epicurean Mass, here called Deity Of Wrath (2001)… Their earliest 2 track demo is more about old school NWOBHM with occasional Doomy parts while the rest is uncompromising and crushing DOOM! 9 tracks in total.
OSKRYF - S/t CD FIREDOOM
Some profoundly? dark sounds here. Drone/dark ambient with a touch of doom here and there that any listener of Wolfmangler, Black Shape of Nexus, Burial Chamber Trio, Gnaw Their Tongues, etc. ought to buy!
OVERKILL – Feel The Fire CD ROCK BRIGADE
1985 Thrash classic! Their famous debut album re-issued. Brazilian pressing!
PAGAN (SWE) - S/t CD NO REMORSE
Re-released debut album from a Swedish heavy metal band active in the early 1990s. Occasionally epic this album is recommended to fans of Heavy Load, Thor, Proud and early Manowar.
PAGAN ALTAR – The Timelord CD CRUZ DEL SUR
Originally released on vinyl by I HATE, now re-issued on CD with a new cover artwork. Featuring material recorded in the late 70s by the NWOBHM/Doom CULT-pioneers number 1!
PAGAN ALTAR - Judgement of the Dead CD CRUZ DEL SUR
The NWOBHM/Doom-legends first full-length containing material written back in 1978-1981. Originally released as "Volume 1", now re-issued with the original artwork. Strongly recommended!
PANIC – Rotten Church CD MARQUEE
Re-release. Excellent Brazilian Satanic Deathrashing madness from 1987! If the is had been released on Cogumelo back then, this would be equally popular as for instance Mutilator or Holocausto. Very raw and evil production = excellent. Strongly recommended!
PERUNICA - Triumf Odwiecznych Praw CD EASTSIDE
Polish black metal with obvious BURZUM influences. The album includes a cover, with rewritten lyrics in polish, of BURZUM's "Lost Wisdom".
PHOBIC INSTINCT – A Second of Thought CD KHAOS MASTER
Original album supposed to be released in 1989, now finally out! Fine Crossover/thrash with Mem Von Stein (legendary singer in Germany cult thrashers Exumer). Also as bonus material we get demos from Mem´s earlier bands prior to Exumer; TARTAROS – demo 1984 and MAYHEM(GER) – demo 1985. Great value for your money!
POKOLGÉP – Totális Metál CD HAMMER RECS.
Among the best Heavy Metal-albums ever recorded in Eastern Europe! Hungarian legends POKOLGÉP's debut album from 1986 now re-issued with the ultra-rare "Kegyetlen Asszony" 7" (1983) & "A Maszk" 7" (1985) as bonuses! This is a meeting amazing song writing, grandeurs epic moments and still with the stripped down obscure East block-feeling not found elsewhere! Strongly recommended!
POKOLGÉP – Pokoli Színjáték CD HAMMER RECS.
The second album (1987) from the Hungarian legends! Together with Czech CITRON (in particular "Radegast"-era) the best and unique Heavy Metal ever recorded behind the iron curtain! Re-issue with live bonuses added on from the 1990 "Koncertlemez"-album. This is a meeting amazing song writing, grandeurs epic moments and still with the stripped down obscure East block-feeling not found elsewhere! Strongly recommended!
POKOLGÉP – Éjszakai Bevetés CD HAMMER RECS.
In 1989 POKOLGÉP recorded their 3rd album with the classic (Kalapács/ Kukovecz/ Nagyfi/ Pazdera/ Tarcza) 80s line-up! The album is the natural continuation "Pokoli Színjáték" with a more Epic sound! Re-issued with live bonuses added on from the 1990 "Koncertlemez"-album + a live video from 1989. Amazing Heavy metal the East block way! Strongly recommended!
POSSESSED – Seven Churches CD RAWFORCE
One of the best and most important Thrash/Death/Black albums ever recorded! Originally released in 1985. A total classic! Chilean pressing.
POWER FROM HELL – The True Metal CD DARK SUN
Most likely the best Brazilian Black metal horde in later years, this (their debut) displays totally 1985 BATHORY "The Return..."-era metal, both in riffing, vocals and production. Not many bands has managed to capture this great feeling ever! Raw, primitive and totally GREAT!!!
PROCESSION – Destroyers of the Faith CD DOOMENTIA
All potential is fulfilled on the superb debut album. Grand doom with echoes of Reverend Bizarre, Warning and Candlemass if you're looking for them. But no doubt this has an identity of its own. Recommended to the doom fan.
PROFETUS - ...to Open the Passages in Dusk Digi-CD WEIRD TRUTH
Great Skepticism worshipping funeral doom from a young Finnish band. Absolutely something Skepticism and Tyranny fans can squeeze a lot of enjoyment out of. Speaking of which, one of the Tyranny guys is in this band now. Like minds and all that...
PROCLAMATION – Advent of the black omen CD NWN!
Their 2006 debut album! Really grim, dark and chaotic for fans of ARCHGOAT, BEHERITH and BLASPHEMY. From Spain, with love…
PROCLAMATION – Execration of Cruel Blasphemy CD NUCLEAR WAR NOW!
The new 3rd full-length! Extremely brutal and violent! In "Fallen Angel of Doom"-tradition. Up there with the likes of ARCHGOAT, REVENGE, BLACK WITCHERY. Recommended!
PROFANATICA – Profanatitas de domonatia CD HELLS HEADBANGERS
One of the most hyped up U.S. BM legends is finally living up to their reputation! This, their -07 album is easily their best work to date cause this time around there's actually some truly memorable songs to be found! Murky, abysmal and truly Satanic atmospheres emanate from this disc and blows away all competition! A must have, truly crushing and very heavy stuff, Doomy even, great!
PROSANCTUS INFERI – Pandemonic Ululations of Vesperic Palpitation CD HELLS HEADBANGERS
Fucking raw chaos Black/Death/War that really re-lightens the old BESTIAL WARLUST/ SADISTIK EXEKUTION torch! Honestly speaking the best new effort we have heard within the style for years! If you are a fan this is worth killing for!
PROTECTED ILLUSION - 1989-1991: Watching the Wake CD MARQUEE
A fine collection of this Finnish death/thrash act's accomplishments. Protected Illusion came a bit too late to gain any true notoriety, but this collection displays a band worthy of some delayed praise. Brutal and aggressive deathrash for fans of PROTECTOR, DARK ANGEL and such.
PROTECTOR - ECHOES FROM THE PAST CD I HATE
Protector's classic -86 two-track demo, -87 "Misanthropy" MLP and -88 "Golem" LP on one CD! The material has NOT been re-mastered in order to preserve the devastating rawness of the songs! The running time is 68:22 minutes on a total of 18 tracks! The 24 page booklet is crammed with exclusive photos and comes with an extensive biography written by original singer Martin Missy covering the complete history of the band up to this day! Get this essential and massive piece of German Thrash Metal history!
PUTRID (FIN) – Re-Exhumation CD KELTIC
An archaic Finish Death Metal-treasure this! Collecting the groups 1991 demo + 1992EP (both with great sound) + tons of rehearsal tracks. This is mainly slow/heavy stuff in the absolute best old ASPHYX/PESTILENCE/FUNEBRE tradition! A more than essential collection!
RAMPAGE (AUS, Melbourne) – Veil of Mourn HARDCOVER DIGI-BOOK 2CD AREA DEATH
If Nuclear War Now! are known for delivering outstanding vinyl-packages, Area Death ought to have the same status when it comes to CD-packages! This collectors' item compilation, limited to 1000 copies, includes all material the Aussies-Speed/Thrashers ever produced: their only full-length "Veil of Mourn" (1988) + the 1986 "Acid Storm"-demo + some unreleased tracks and a bonus DVD (2 live concerts). The luxurious 40-pages(!) hardcover book also includes rare pictures, liner notes, and an interview with original members. This must have cost a fortune to print! RAMPAGE had a very unique sound, so this compilation really feels justified! Imagine a mixture of E-X-E "Stricken by Might", MORTAL SIN "Mayhemic Destruction" and the epic feeling of old EXCITER. Not sure if that makes total sense, but that is as close as you might get! Strongly recommended!
RAPE PILLAGE AND BURN – Songs of Death...Songs of Hell MCD OBLITERATION
Fans of AUTOPSY + classic Swedish Death metal sound should look no further! Debut mini-album from Richard Cabeza(of among others DISMEMBER-fame) teaming up with Matt Killen/Michael Sleavin of the criminally underrated Death/Doomsters DIVINE EVE. The final result is just mind blowing!
REALMBUILDER - Summon the Stone Throwers CD I HATE
True epic metal that doesn't rely on gimmicks or technical bravura, but well-arranged songs featuring creative riffs, tasty solos and dramatic yet earnest vocals. The band has carved out a unique heavy metal persona and although they are not a doom metal band, the spaciousness and cumulative progressions often found in that genre are things they appreciate and try to achieve with their mostly mid-paced and occasionally slow epic metal music. They want their songs to conjure an old lost world wherein men's battles are set against fantastical and regal and ruined landscapes. 2nd pressing.
REALMBUILDER – Fortifications of the Pale Architect CD I HATE
The second full-length from the Americans. Grandiose yet unpretentious epic metal bringing to mind times gone by and bands from that age (Cirith Ungol, Manilla Road, Legend (US), Thin Lizzy). They've refined the sound that made their debut LP such an endearing endeavor and also take a doomier route on occasion this time.
REUSMARKT – Echo CD ORIANA
Highly atmospheric Ukrainian black metal. Like if Drudkh, Munruthel and Khors clashed. But this definitely has its own unique identity. An obscure but recommended gem!
REVELATION - S/t CD THE CHURCH WITHIN
At last! These are the words that most aptly describe my feelings for this album. Originally intended for release in -88 by Doom Records as the band's debut album and later planned for an official release in -07 by Leaf Hound. But it took until 2009 and The Church Within for this cult item to finally see the light of day. Of course it's not as refined as last year's "Release" but it has a strong Trouble vibe to it but this band's talent could never be denied. Doom zealots rejoice!
REVELATION - Never Comes Silence CD SHADOW KINGDOM
The band's monumental second doom masterpiece from 1992 re-released for the second time. Words cannot describe how great this album is. You want to know where Warning got their sound from? The answer lies within. The enhanced CD contains a live gig from 1993 which is a nice bonus. Get it now!
REVELATION - …Yet So Far CD SHADOW KINGDOM
Re-mastered re-release of the band's third album, originally released in 1995 on Hellhound Records. Features the melodic and unique guitar playing of Dennis Cornelius (Dwell Within, Memory Driven, Oversoul, etc.)
RIDE FOR REVENGE – Under the Eye CD KVLT
Heavy, bestial and occult are words that describe Under the Eye. Low-end heaviness that competes with Electric Wizard meets the bestiality of early Beherit. Not something you get to hear every day but it is fucking awesome! Recommended.
RIGOR SARDONICOUS – Ego Diligio Vos CD MEMENTO MORI
Utterly vicious death/doom that occasionally passes the border to funeral doom. Therefore the immediate thought is Disembowelment. The droning and crushing guitars will also appeal to disciples of Thergothon and Winter! "Pretty" this ain't but it is bloody brilliant!
RIGOR SARDONICUS – Risus ex mortuus CD ENDLESS DESPERATION
American Death Doom on a Russian label, talk about globalization! Those who remember MORDOR that were on WILD RAG'S at the beginning of the 90's will know what to expect a bit. Slow, pitch black and down tuned dirges accompanied by extremely guttural, gore/death-like vocals. For fans of WINTER and DISEMBOWELMENT. Think this is their 94 demo and some more…Has that early 90's feel to it…and we can assure you this is a love or hate kind of band, but we love it!
RIGOR SARDONICUS - Vallis Ex Umbra De Mortuus CD PARAGON RECS.
Raw as fuck funeral doom/death with deeeeeep (pitch-shifted) growls. Gives as much pleasure as polishing the skin on your entire body with sandpaper. Surprisingly short tracks for the genre so if your attention span is that of a common housefly you won't get bored. Then again, if funeral doom isn't your forte, Vallis Ex Umbra De Mortuus isn't for you anyway.
RIPPING FLESH – Mercy/Parallel Windows CD DIABOLUS PROD.
Early 90s Mexican Death Metal finally re-issued. Compilation of all the squadrons material, limited 500 copies. Perfect for people in to the classic Death Metal sound of the region/era; dark & heavy stuff, with some strange morbid half-melodic passages. Closest comparisons would be countrymen SHUB NIGGURATH and TOXODEATH. RIPPING FLESH being the most technical of the three and also carrying some NOCTURNUS-influences! Excellent stuff from an era long time gone!
RISE AND SHINE – Empty Hand CD I HATE
Since the inception in 1993 Swedish Rise and Shine has paved a way of their own for their version of 70's Heavy/Psych/Doom Rock. Despite their roots being ever audible (think SABBATH, THE OBSESSED/SPIRIT CARAVAN, PENTAGRAM, TROUBLE) RISE AND SHINE has always sounded like RISE AND SHINE and no one else. The reason for their uniqueness is spelled Josabeth Leidi. Josabeth has a sky clad, emotionally charged voice echoing Joplin and a pathos that nears that of Faithfull, with which she delivers the bands spot on lyrics darkly, but always with a glimmer of light, for the sake of contrast. Empty Hand is released in April, is Rise and Shine's fourth album proper and will not disappoint any fan of honest, heavy and groovy Rock!
RISE AND SHINE - Roadflower BLACK WIDOW CD
The great second album (1999) from Rise and Shine. The band was doing the retro rock thing long before it was considered "cool" in Sweden. Highly recommended to fans of Spirit Caravan, Trouble and Pentagram.
RISING DUST - Taste of Fire MCD EMANES METAL
Picture if you will Iron Man, Orchid, Witchcraft and Pentagram. That's what you'll get when buying this sweet EP. Recommended to every doom rock fanatic!
RITUALS OF THE OAK - Hour of Judgement CD EYES LIKE SNOW
Debut album by this Australian doom metal band, musically similar to Warning, but also fusing some epic doom moments and the somberness of Reverend Bizarre, just to name a few things. The singer Sabine has a voice somewhere between Caroline Wilson of Mourn and Jex Thoth.
R'LYEH – Back to the cult CD DARK RECOLLECTION PROD.
The early 90s Mexican Death Metal scene really captured some really dark sounds! CENOTAPH, TOXODETH, SHUB NIGGURATH, DARK HALF and in this case R'LYEH deserves the highest credits! Really heavy, early 90s Death/Doom of the highest quality (but not the INCANTATION-style made popular in recent years) is on offer here! Compilation CD hand-numbered to 1000 copies, capturing all the groups material recorded so far!
ROOT – Dema 2CD LAVA PRODUCTIONS
Totally essential collection of the old demos from the Czech Black metal legends. Tons of none album tracks!
Includes the "Reap of Hell"-demo (1988), "War of Rats"-demo (1988), "Messengers from Darkness"-demo (1989), "The Trial"-demo (1989) and 5 live songs from the 1988 Death Metal Session.
33 songs + a booklet with great old photos!
Recommended as fuck!
ROOT – Zjevení CD I HATE
Being persecuted and oppressed by the communist Czechoslovakian government and real difficulties obtaining a proper studio and reasonable recording equipment - the most miserable conditions imaginable really - didn't stop Root from making one of the most evil and individualistic black metal creations ever, with rotten riffs stinking of the old and grey Eastern Bloc in the most positive sense. It wouldn't be misguided to name them Bathory from behind the Iron Curtain. "Zjevení" is a definite must for fans of early primitive black metal and our re-release comes enhanced with a new and improved layout and several bonus tracks from the Root-archives.
ROOT – Hell Symphony CD I HATE
"Hell Symphony" is ROOT's seminal second album from 1992, one of the most evil and original sounding black metal recordings of all time, each song a hymn to one of the many guises of the Prince of Darkness. The band's activities coincided with the then recent spurt of second wave black metal but ROOT's sound didn't have much in common with these other bands. Theirs was a road of individuality, an approach unlike any other, before or after them. Much of this had to do with great and versatile vocals of Big Boss. The band tried English lyrics for the first time and although their grasp of the language was tenuous at best they get the point across being very liturgical and plain evil. "Hell Symphony" is the soundtrack for your journey to the very bowels of hell. Easily amongst the best and most influential abominations to come out of Eastern Europe ever!
3 + 2 bonus tracks added to the re-release.
ROOT – The Book CD I HATE
On this (their fifth) album ROOT began taking their style into a more sophisticated territory of tenebrous, epic and original-sounding metal - "The Book" - the dark, occult and totally hypnotic album, a passage into a world where mortals fear to tread, a pit of uncanny esotericism that entices the listener and immerses you completely with its sheer creativity, just like any good tale would. Big Boss' delivered his most spectacular performance to date, using his diverse vocal skills to the fullest, and the band was in its most inspired mode writing varied songs all keeping the eerie sense of journeying through torch-lit caverns reeking of sulfur to the very bowels of hell. Or if "The Satanic Bible" had been composed into music the hymnal "The Book" would have been the result. Either way, this is a work of mystifying art. As with many bands from the Eastern Bloc ROOT were not actively promoted outside their home country and for that reason they are not as renowned as they should be, remaining a cult favourite all too few have heard, but all that is about to change. "The Book" is a matter of course for individuals abiding in the nether regions of atmospheric black metal, doom metal and the darkest of progressive and heavy metal. The strength of this album lies in its ability to appeal to any number of people. I HATE's re-release comes with a new improved layout and features exclusive bonus songs from the Root-archives.
ROSAE CRUCIS - Il Re Del Mondo CD JOLLY ROGER
Epic heavy metal from Italy. You ought to know by know that the countries around the Mediterranean Sea (Italy, Greece, Malta...) have the best epic metal bands around and Rosae Crucis is no exception. This is as epic as epic can be and with both testicles still intact and in place. All songs except a cover are from an early 90's demo but re-recorded and re-arranged for this here CD. Together with Doomsword, Forsaken, Battleroar, Holy Martyr, Assedium, Wotan...I could go on all day...Rosae Crucis' "Il Re Del Mondo" is required for fans of epic heavy metal!
RUNNING WILD – Gates to Purgatory CD NOISE
The debut full-length album form -84. Early raw metal with tons of balls, leather and satanic/occult references! German heavy metal at it is absolute best! (obviously prior to the piracy-fetishism-era). Strongly recommended!
SABBAT (Jap) – Fetishism CD IRON PEGASUS
The rare 4th Studio sacrifice album now finally re-released on CD format with two exclusive live bonus tracks. A must!
SABBAT(JAP) – Sabbatrinity CD IRON PEGASUS
Can´t believe it is 8 years since the last full-length by legendary Sabbat, time flies! (Ok, the group have released at least 79 different split/live/EP/compilation-outputs in those 8 years so you can´t complain about their productivity, can you?) . Anyway "Sabbatrinity" is a great thrash/speed/black album that will definitely not disappoint any of the groups many fans! Do yourself a favour and pick it up quickly!
SABBATH ASSEMBLY – Ye are Gods Digi-Book CD SVART/AJNA
"A gnostic journey towards the unification of Christ and Satan", is the description used here. The 2nd album. Unique psychedelic folk/rock!
SACRAMENTUM – Abyss of Time 2CD CENTURY MEDIA
Classic Swedish 90s Black/Death Metal with a strong DISSECTION-vibe present! The disc contains both the 1997 "The Coming of Chaos"-album and the 1999 "Thy Black Destiny"-album. A lot of value for the money!
SACRED OATH – A Crystal Vision Digi-CD WORLD SOUND
Fantastic, occult U.S. Heavy Metal. The songs ranging from 85- 87 on this compilation. Clearly inspired by MERCYFUL FATE but still sounding like no one else, really atmospheric and cool! Can't recommend this enough for everyone, all must have this!
SACRED REICH – The American Way CD DSIPLEASED
The groups 2nd album from 1990 re-issued with tons of bonus tracks, clips etc. Classic American Thrash!
SACRILEGE(UK) – Within the Prophecy CD KELTIC RECS.
1987 Thrash classic, re-issued with demo bonus tracks. Together with old ONSLAUGHT & ANIHILATED the best Thrash to ever emerge from the UK! Somewhere between "The Force" and Slayer´s "Hell Awaits" style wise!
SADISM – Perdition of Souls + From The Perpetual Dark CD RAWFORCE
The absolute best stuff to come out of Chile, all categories. Sadism´s 1989 + 1991 demos collected onto one CD with a couple of live tracks added as bonus material. Great sound quality on all stuff! Chile´s answer to Possessed and old Morbid Angel! A must, must, must have!!!
SADISTIK EXEKUTION – The Magus CD OSMOSE
One of the absolute best "extreme metal"-releases of the entire 80s (recorded in 1986, released 1991), the debut album from the Australian Black/Death-legends. Way ahead of its time! The only other band doing something near this in this age would be mighty NECROVORE! Strongly recommended!
SADISTIK EXEKUTION – We are Death...Fukk you CD OSMOSE
Their 2nd album (-94). Violent and totally fucked up Black/Death-madness! Enormously influential! The devise "sick music for sick people" has never fitted better really! A must!
SAINT VITUS - Hallow's Victim 2CD THE CHURCH WITHIN
The fantastic second album officially on CD for the first time. On the bonus disc we find a concert recorded in 1984. A must have for every doomster!
SALEM SPADE - Witch Hunt CD STEEL LEGACY
A compilation of three late 80's demos by this US metal band originating from Colorado Springs so early Jag Panzer fans should pay heed! Another unearthed metal treasure courtesy of Steel Legacy Records.
SARAM – Sinners CD A SANGRE FRÍA RECS.
Compilation CD of the 90s-material from SARAM (featuring members of Peruvian cult-acts like Anal Vomit, Goat Semen etc.). Original Black/Thrash with doomy parts, essential for the South American collector!
SARCOFAGO – Rotting CD COGUMELO
The 2nd album! A classic! Brazilian re-issue.
SARGEIST- Let the Devil in CD MORIBUND
Preeminent Finnish black metal band in the vein of Behexen and Horna, and also Gorgoroth. Just as great if not better! One of the best active black metal bands in Finland today!
SATANIC WARMASTER – Carelian Satanist Madness CD NO COLOURS
The 3rd full-length output (2005) by one of Finland's leading BM hordes. Focus on grim cold Black metal with still some time for morbid melodies. A great effort!
SATANIC WARMASTER – Opferblut CD NO COLOURS
Their 2nd full-length (2003) from the Fin BM elitists! Grim sound, with good variety in the song structure. Recommended!
SAVAGE DEATH – Crucified after the Genocide CD AREADEATH
Maybe the best US-(Death)Thrashers never to release an album in the 80s! Compilation collecting their "Mass Genocide"-demo (-85) and "Crucified in Hell"-demo (-86) + live bonuses. Perfect 80s evil/satanic Deathrash sound like POSSESSED, BLOOD FEAST, DEVASTATION (US, Chicago), MANTAS/DEATH! Really amazingly high quality material!
SCENT OF DEATH - Of Martyr's Agony and Hate CD PATHOLOGICALLY EXPLICIT RECS
The 2nd full length from the Spanish veterans displays some really deranged technical Death metal! Could be placed next to DRAWN & QUARTERED, SUFFOCATION or countrymen HUMAN MINCER. Perfect for fans of the genre!
SEAMOUNT – IV: Earthmother CD THE CHURCH WITHIN
The 4th album. As always expect traditional heavy/doom metal similar to Grand Magus and Hour of 13.
SEXTRASH – Sexual Carnage + XXX EP CD COGUMELO
One of the most famous Cogumelo-albums ever! Comes with the XXX-EP and some more tracks as bonus. Expect nothing but high speed Thrash (Deathrash?) the South American 80s way! Strongly recommended!
SHACKLES – Traitors ´Gate CD HELLS HEADBANGERS
The debut full-length from the Australians. The sound is also very Australian, semi-melodic 80s Thrash metal in the "Hobbs´…"-tradition meeting Gospel of the Horns to get a description.
Can´t say the band sounds exactly like any of those though, rather original stuff for being a debut album. Nicely done!
SHAPE OF DESPAIR – Shades of… CD SPIKEFARM
Their debut album from 2000, by many considered to be a Funeral Doom classic.
SHINING – II Livets ändhållplats Digi-CD OSMOSE
Their 2nd album, maniacal and suicidal BM featuring one of the most (in)genious Swedish titles ever-" Att med kniv göra sig illa"… Re-issue with one bonus track.
SHINING BLADE – Touch the Night CD UNDER FIRE
Reissue of a hard to find Italian 1986 heavy/speed metal classic. Something for fans of OLD YRON, SABOTAGE, VANADIUM.
SIEBENSÜNDEN/TERATOLOGEN - Gläd dig du Kristi Luder/Herrens Djuriska njutning CD I HATE
GLÄD DIG DU KRISTI LUDER/HERRENS DJURISKA NJUTNING with TERATOLOGEN's acid-dripping and poignant lyrics accompanying the miserable audible sloth of SIEBENSÜNDEN's can be seen as an answer to the "righteous" fanatic Christians new morality movement. Put simple it is guaranteed to give you a new angle on the subject of Christian sects and religious indoctrination. That is, if you know Swedish…if not you will still be able to lap up the slowly flowing audible bile which should be a feast for Sludge maniacs, Doomsters, miserable punks, Black Metal misfits and industrial psycho's alike. The later listener category is also likely to be the ones most fascinated by the sound of SIEBENSUNDEN's own home made instruments, while the BM aficionados will appreciate the extremely blasphemous message.
Siebensünden equals very obscure Swedish Sludge Core with members of WARCOLLAPSE, FARCIAL, DOM DÄR, COUNTERBLAST and TOLSHOCK. The band has been more or less (more less than more though, ehr…) active for over ten years and have released two full length albums up till the present day.
Nikanor Teratologen is famous in Sweden for the much hated and much loved Äldreomsorgen i Övre Kågedalen book and other classics.
SKELETAL SPECTRE – Occult Spawned Premonitions CD RAZORBACK
Their 2nd full-length, dark (doomy) Death Metal with hints at Vanessa Nocera's other band WOODEN STAKE, but with a more distinct DISMEMBER-vibe present! Also some horror thrown in for good measure! Pretty original stuff of high quality!
SKEPTICISM – Aes MCD RED STREAM
One song and 27.52 minutes of pure Funeral doom bliss from the originators of the genre. Released in -98 and mandatory listening for all depressed and alienated creatures…
SKEPTICISM – Lead and Aether CD RED STREAM
Second full length from one of the best & most influential Funeral Doom Band ever! Finns have the depression flowing in their blood from birth! Utterly depressing, keep razors away!
SKEPTICISM – Farmakon CD RED STREAM
Their 3rd album. The originators of Funeral Doom show all newcomers in the genre who's still in charge. These Finns has a sound that is often copied though never paralleled. Pure sorrow…
SKEPTICISM – Alloy CD RED STREAM
Fourth full-length album by the best funeral doom band that has ever existed. "Alloy" has the best production any Skepticism recording has had and I dare say it's the most accessible too. All the band's trademarks remain though, like the powerful organ and the sluggish riffs.
SKITZO - Mosh till Vomit 2CD AREA DEATH
Enormous SKITZO compilation of all the early material from cult-thrashers Skitzo. Includes the "Evilution" debut album and "The Skulling" EP on the first CD and the "Skitzo", "Wrathage" and "Mosh Till Mush" demos, the "Derrangous" EP and the cassette single "Haunting Ballads" on the second CD. That's about 150 minutes of thrash metal! This compilation is brought to you by Chinese label Area Death and is limited to 1000 handnumbered copies.
SKOGEN – Vittra CD FROSTSCALD
1st album. Swedish band playing atmospheric black metal with some folksy segments in the vein of Drudkh, early Borknagar, Wodensthrone and Wyrd. Strongly recommended!
SKOGEN – Svitjod CD FROSTSCALD
2nd album. Swedish band playing atmospheric black metal with some folksy segments in the vein of Drudkh and Wodensthrone. Sounds even more like Drudkh than the debut does. Strongly recommended!
SLAUGHTER – Strappado 2CD MARQUEE
The ultimate CD re-issue of this THRASH/DEATH CLASSIC! Includes the original 1987 debut-album + the 1993 re-issue of the album with a different mix and with 4 unreleased studio bonus tracks from the original 1987 recording + 1984 "Meatcleaver-demo + the "Bloody Karnage" demo (also -84) + "Surrender or die"-demo (1985). With 5 live tracks added this double disc contains 56 songs in total(!) BUY OR DIE!
SLAUGHTERED PRIEST – World Wide War CD TIME BEFORE TIME
Effective Thrash/Black madness, in the vein of old AURA NOIR, DESASTER, old WITCHTRAP(COL) etc. Their latest album!
SLOUGH FEG – Atavism CD CRUZ DEL SUR
The 5th album from the most original purveyors of true Metal today. Intricate, Celtic/Folky tunes, sometimes Thrashing as well, like a mix of SKYCLAD and BROCAS HELM. Highly recommended to all true METAL fans! Also be sure to check out the SLOUGH FEG affiliated HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE!
SLOUGH FEG – Ape Uprising CD CRUZ DEL SUR
The fantastic 7th album (2009) by the almost indescribable Slough Feg! The almighty Thin Lizzy comes to mind though. One of the year's best! Just trust our word that this is amongst the finest heavy metal styled music released lately.
SLOUGH FEG – The Animal Spirits CD CRUZ DEL SUR
On this (8th) album Slough Feg really lets their 70s influences shine. No one has done the Thin Lizzy sound better since Lynott was still alive. You need this album in your collection! And especially if you also happen to enjoy Maiden and Brocas Helm.
SODOMIZER - More Horror and Death Again... CD DEATHRASH ARMAGEDDON
You know who these Brazilan Thrash-mongers are. Compilation of hard to find material; re-recordings, rehearsals and demo tracks.
SOLSTICE (US) – Pray for the Sentencing 2CD DIVEBOMB
Brutal US-Deathrash! Collecting both their classic albums: "Solstice" (1992) & "Pray" (1995) on one disc with a 2011 bonus-remix of the later added on. Although recorded in the early/mid 90s, the sound on offer is classic high speed 1989/90 Deathrash with hints at DEMOLITION HAMMER, INCUBUS (Louisiana), "Beneath the Remains"-era SEPULTURA etc. Recommended!
SOLSTICE (UK) – New Dark Age CD CYCLONE EMPIRE
Epic elite doom! Re-released with 2 bonus tracks. A must!
SOLSTICE (UK) – Halcyon CD CYCLONE EMPIRE
Epic elite doom! Their 1996 EP re-released with tons of bonus tracks form different demo-sessions etc.
SOLSTICE (UK) – Lamentations CD CYCLONE EMPIRE
Epic elite doom! Re-released with 2 bonus tracks. A must!
SORCERY (SWE) – Bloodchilling Tales CD METAL INQUISITION
Swedish cult Death metal from 1991. Sadly the only full-length the band managed to vomit out during their existence – dating back to 1986. Their Death brings memories of DEATH...POSSESSED, NIHILIST and GROTESQUE. Bonus material in form of the "Ancient Creation" demo from 1988 and the 1989 "Unholy Crusade" demo. Total of 22 tracks on the disc. This is an important part of Swedish metal legacy everyone should own!
SOUL MANIFEST - White Season CD NIGHT TRIPPER
Truly excellent 70s styled hard rock that we highly recommend to fans of Graveyard and Witch. You need this in your "retro collection". Trust us!
SPACE EATER - Merciful Angel CD I HATE
The debut album from Serbian Bay Area Thrashers Space Eater! Totally 80s sounding without beeing close to ripping anyone of. Influences come from for instance very, very, very old Testament and Forbidden (Evil). Amazing stuff!
SPANCER - Greater Than the Sun CD THE CHURCH WITHIN
The third album from Germany's Spancer offers sludgy, doomy, groovy metal. It is as if Grief, Sleep, Winter and Saint Vitus all rolled into one. Slow is the law and you, the law abiding doomster, should purchase this.
SPARTA – Use Your Weapons Well 2CD HIGH ROLLER
A compilation of all the material from this great early NWOBHM band. Recommended to fans of Ethel the Frog, The Hand of Doom, Jameson Raid, Truffle, Urchin, etc. 70's hard rock fans should definitely check this one out too!
SPETÄLSK - S/t CD UNEXPLODED
Purely Nordic BM for bastards into old IMMORTAL, SATYRICON etc.
SPIRIT DESCENT - Doominion CD EYES LIKE SNOW
Doom metal in an epic direction reminiscent of Solitude Aeturnus, the first album by Solstice, Cold Embrace and Revelation. Deserves a spot in every epic doom collection.
SPIRITUS MORTIS - S/t CD FIREBOX
Reissue of the band's first full-length, originally released in 2004. Obligatory Finnish doom metal deserving a place next to Reverend Bizarre, Lord Vicar and Minotauri on your shelves. The album is remastered and has four previously unreleased bonus tracks. Buy or die!
S:T ERIK - From Under the Tarn CD SOLITUDE PROD.
I wonder how these Swedes manage to get out of bed every morning. Judging from this debut album they must be depressed beyond belief. This is the perfect soundtrack to those cold and rainy autumn nights. WARNING must be an influence but there are also obvious hints of ELECTRIC WIZARD and HIGH ON FIRE to be found. Absolutely mezmerising at times!
STEVE SYLVESTER – Free Man CD+DVD UNDER FIRE
A side-project Steve Sylvester of Death SS had in the 90s. Free Man is the debut album featuring a lot of renowned Italian musicians (Paul Chain, Thomas "Hand" Chaste and Alberto Simonini, just to name a few!) and is now reissued with bonus tracks and a DVD! The DVD has a show recorded in 1993 and both Free Man and Death SS tracks are played! A real fan of Death SS, the artist Steve Sylvester and Italian hard rock and doom metal needs this!
STORMWITCH – Walpurgis Night CD BATTLE CRY
Together with old RUNNING WILD the best heavy metal ever made in Germany! The groups debut album, originally released in 1984. Just as on the old demos and album 1-2 from RUNNING WILD, STORMWITCH was about raw evil/occult NWOBHM-inspired Heavy Metal with the chains & leather close at hand! An amazing album really, worthy of all kind of cult status possible!
STORMWITCH – Tales of Terror CD BATTLE CRY
Together with old RUNNING WILD the best heavy metal ever made in Germany! The groups 2nd album, originally released in 1985. Just as on the old demos and album 1-2 from RUNNING WILD, STORMWITCH was about raw evil/occult NWOBHM-inspired Heavy Metal with the chains & leather close at hand! An amazing album really, worthy of all kind of cult status possible!
STORMWITCH – Stronger than Heaven CD BATTLE CRY
Together with old RUNNING WILD the best heavy metal ever made in Germany! The groups 3rd album, originally released in 1986. Just as on the old demos and album 1-2 from RUNNING WILD, STORMWITCH was about raw evil/occult NWOBHM-inspired Heavy Metal with the chains & leather close at hand! An amazing album really, worthy of all kind of cult status possible!
STRIKE MASTER – Majestic Strike CD BLOWER RECS.
The 3rd full-length by the Mexican Speed/Thrashers! Strike Master manages the Testament/Forbidden/Heathen-legacy with pride! Tight, fast and well-played! Fans of classic US-Thrash look no further!
STUMM – 1 CD AESTHETIC DEATH
Ultra heavy sludge from the label that gave you ESOTERIC! Sludgecore from Finland with the heaviest production we have heard in years! If you like GRIEF and even KHANATE this is for you! Awesome cover artwork!
SUMMONING – Lugburz CD NAPALM
Classic debut album by a classic black metal band. The most traditional full-length the band ever produced. Raw yet melodic. Decent comparisons would be to the early recordings of Emperor and Burzum. An even better comparison would be to Black Funeral's "Empire of Blood", if it matters. Recommended!
SUMMONING –Minas Morgul CD NAPALM
Their second album, originally released 1995, SUMMONING defined their sound, here's where the saga as we have learned to love it begins. Mighty, synthesized, epic and grand with programmed drums (much better than a real drummer could ever do!) the Austrians started to make music that was in a league of it's own in terms of grandeur! Forget New Zealand, Austria is Middle earth!!!
SUMMONING – Stronghold CD SOMBER
The 4th full-length from the mighty Austrian BM orc-hestra, originally in 1999.
SUPURATION – Back from the Crematory CD XTREEM
Early French death metal gem from 1990 re-issued with tone of bonus material (among other demo stuff from 1989 when the band was called ETSICROXE). Must really say these guys had something rather original to offer back then! Think MASSACRA and CANCER of that age with some atmospheric NOCTURNUS-touches. A worthy re-release!
SURRENDER OF DIVINITY - Oriental Hell Rhythmics CD DEATHRASH ARMAGEDDON
"ARGGGGHHH!! Siamese Christ Beheading Black Metal!!" True as fuck, unholier than thou, ear to cheese slicer type of raw BM straight from Southern Scandinavia. Re-release with new artwork.
SVARTSYN – Destruction of man digi-CD UNEXPLODED
Hyperfast Swedish BM cult! Their 2003 album, comes strongly recommended from us!
SVARTSYN – ...His Majesty Digi-CD UNEXPLODED
Reissue of their second album from 2000. Furious Swedish black metal; chaotic chainsaw guitars and blast beats everywhere. About 30 minutes of relentless aural rape, but not lacking in blazing riffs and rabid finesse. Satan got behind this album and so should you! Strongly recommended!
TANKARD – Thirst CD URUBUZ
Classic beer thrash! Their 2008-album. Brazilian pressing.
TAURUS – Signo De Taurus CD MARQUEE
In my opinion the most underrated of all the Brazilian Thrash bands. Here the totally amazing 1986 debut album re-issued with a lot of demos tracks as bonus material. Strongly influenced by "Show No Mercy" + "Hell Awaits"-era Slayer, comparable to MX and also some Mutilator. A must if there ever was one!
TEITANBLOOD – Seven Chalices CD NOEVDIA
Easily the best Noevdia-output ever. Necrovore/old Incantation/Blasphemy/Possessed/Demoncy-style. Top release of of the latest 5 years!
TEITANBLOOD – Black Putrescence of Evil CD NUCLEAR WINTER
Now one of the most respected artists on Noevdia. Here is a compilation of the bands officially recorded material prior to the "Seven chalices"-album – ALL OF IT! Demo + EPs etc.
TEMNOZOR - Horizons... CD STELLAR WINTER
The second album by what is arguably the greatest folk metal band from Russia. Epic and glorious Slavic music and so bursting with pride that it makes you wish you were one too. That's how powerful it is! Make no mistake, this is essential.
TEMNOZOR - Folkstorm of the Azure Nights CD STELLAR WINTER
The third album by what is arguably the greatest folk metal band from Russia. Epic and glorious Slavic music and so bursting with pride that it makes you wish you were one too. That's how powerful it is! Make no mistake, this is essential.
TERRORAMA - Genocide CD TO THE DEATH
The Swedish masters of blackened thrash are back with their third full-lenght album. As always there is absolutely no compromise whatsoever in their vicious sound, weaving together the greatest aspects of South
American violence, teutonic aggression and coldness from beyond the iron gates. This is pure and unadultered mayhem for all fans of extreme old-school metal! Without doubt a must have for any self-respecting metalhead!
TERRORAMA – Omnipotence CD NUCLEAR WAR NOW!
TERRORDOME/DEKAPITED - Bestial Castignation split CD THRASHING MADNESS
Polish thrash meets Chilean on this cool split cd. TERRORDOME offers up 5 short and intense crossover gems while the DEKAPITED half, three songs and an intro, is old-school thrash all the way. Should please everyone with an affection for speed!
THE DEEP BLUE - Antartic abyss MCD THE CHURCH WITHIN
Two lengthy tracks echoing SLEEP circa Jerusalem from this debuting and very promising U.K. act. Recomended.
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD - The Time of No Time Evermore Digi-CD VÁN
The debut album. Vintage rock with a sleek production and sturdy female vocals. I'm sure most of you know what to expect by now. Get it if you are a fan.
THE FLIGHT OF SLEIPNIR – Algiz + Berkanan CD NO COLOURS
Unique and soothing blend of Viking metal, progressive/folk rock and doom. Nothing else quite like this, but fans of Agalloch, Rose Kemp and Harvestman ought to check it out! A band well worth to discover! This is the debut album.
THE FLIGHT OF SLEIPNIR – Lore CD NO COLOURS
Compared to the debut album, "Lore" is heavier and doomier, but the Viking/progressive/folk elements have not disappeared. Unique stuff, although it can be recommended to fans of Stangala, Ereb Altor, Agalloch. Recommended!
THE GATES OF SLUMBER – Suffer No Guilt Digi-CD DEEPSEND
Reissue of the band's second album. TOGS have become a force to be reckoned with over the years, and if you missed out on it the first time, here's a chance to own one helluva record. Licensed from I HATE.
THE LAMP OF THOTH - Cauldron of Witchery MCD EYES LIKE SNOW
UK doom band. Safe to say, if you love doom metal with a traditional NWOBHM streak this is for you. Hell, I could strongly recommend this to every fanatic of true doom, especially fans of WITCHFINDER GENERAL, SOLOMON KANE, THE WANDERING MIDGET and HOUR OF 13. They doom the fuck out of the Cirith Ungol song "Frost & Fire" too! The MCD has two bonus live tracks the 10"EP didn't have.
THE MOON MISTRESS – Silent Voice Inside CD PESTIS INSANIAE
Here's a gem for fans of Sleep and all eras of Electric Wizard. Most doom bands of the stoner persuasion seem unable to write truly memorable songs but that is NOT the case here. The Moon Mistress is both massive and memorable!
THE MOON MISTRESS/SNAKERIDER – Obsessed by Cursed Wastelands CD PESTIS INSANIAE
Split CD showcasing two East European stoner/doom bands following the smoke toward the riff filled land (Sleep reference - points if you get it). Highly recommended to fans of Sleep, Church of Misery, bands like that.
THE RUINS OF BEVERAST – Unlock the Shrine CD VÁN
The excellent debut album from this German maniac. Black metal for fans of Blus aus Nord, Darkspace, Forgotten Tomb, Lunar Aurora. Highest recommendations!
THE WANDERING MIDGET – From the Meadows of Opium Dreams CD EYES LIKE SNOW
The reception for this album has been overwhelmingly positive, and why the hell not, it's some of the best traditional doom metal you are likely to hear in 2012. Best Reverend Bizarre sounding doom from Finland since Reverend Bizarre. That's the highest form of praise right there.
THE WOUNDED KINGS - In the Chapel of the Black Hand CD I HATE
An ending is just a beginning. Returning from the brink, with band members leaving to pursue other careers or family lives, founding member Steve Mills puts together an all new lineup to deliver four tracks of epic and apocalyptic doom under the title of 'In the Chapel of the Black Hand'. This new phase in the development of The Wounded Kings features the dark and chilling vocals of Sharie Neyland along with one of the heaviest rhythm sections in South West England. Despite, or because of, the hardships the Kings determination and
unique vision for heavy music remains as strong as ever. 'In the Chapel of the Black Hand' was recorded in the beautiful Welsh Valleys at the legendary Foel Studios with Chris Fielding (Primordial, Napalm Death, Serpent Venom and Conan) at the helm and the music undulates with vintage amplification and is swathed in Hammond organ, Mellotron and choirs – things fans have come to love and expect. Preserved is also one of the band's strongest points which is their ability to transport the listener to all the horrific places a mind is able to imagine. Whilst the previous two albums ('Embrace of the Narrow House' (2008) and 'The Shadow Over Atlantis' (2010)) were bleak and full of despair, 'In the Chapel of the Black Hand' is seething with menace and danger. It is a journey to ghostly worlds – suffocating and claustrophobic – where ancient terrors slowly seep into the bloodstream. The listener will be grateful to get out alive with their soul and sanity intact – just as it should be.
THE WOUNDED KINGS – The Shadow over Atlantis CD I HATE
The Wounded Kings merge Britain's occult heritage with the fragile spirit of the human condition and produce a unique blend of spectral doom and psychedelic horror. Musically all the hallmarks from the debut are still evident, the eerie choirs, pianos and the use of space within the riffs, but with The Shadow Over Atlantis they have chosen to create an even darker edge, a desolate end of the world vibe filled with suffocating heaviness, certainly accentuating the doom part in doom metal.
TRIAL – The Primordial Temple CD THE COFFINS SLAVE
A new Swedish heavy metal band. I'm surprised this wasn't released by Cruz Del Sur Music as it is very reminiscent of the bands on that label. Bands such as Dark Forest, Pharaoh, Twisted Tower Dire. Or let's say this: You will enjoy this if you're a fan of Wolf (Swe). Nuff said.
TROUBLE – Simple Mind Condition CD ESCAPI
Legendary doom band Trouble's 7th album, released in 2007.
TYRANT (UK) - The Complete Anthology 2CD STEEL LEGACY
Steel Legacy's second Tyrant compilation (first one was vinyl only) but this time they managed to collect everything(?) into a 2CD set. All the songs from the vinyl are on here, which include the first demo and the "Hold Back the Lightning" single. What's more is the second demo and a plethora of live recordings. The complete anthology, indeed. Epic and sometimes doomy NWOBHM! Polish your armour and mount your horse.
TYSONDOG – Beware of the Dog CD KRESCENDO
1984-NWOBHM with moments of speed metal in the vein of Blitzkrieg, Satan, Avenger. Includes two bonus tracks.
ULVEGR - Arctogaia CD MUSIC HALL
Ukrainian black metal band following in the footsteps of Hate Forest. The members are known from bands such as Khors, Ygg and Nokturnal Mortum. Definitely look into this album if you're a fan of those bands!
UNBOUNDED TERROR – Nest of Affliction CD XTREEM
Re-issue of the pioneer Spanish Death Metal-squadrons 1992-album, with all three demos (91-93) included as bonus! Classic early 90s sound, perfect for old school maniacs into MORGOTH, CANCER, GRAVE etc.
UNCANNY - MCMXCI-MCMXCIV 2CD DARK DESCENT
Swedish death metal back in the day was more than just Entombed, Dismember and Grave. Avesta's Uncanny are solid proof of this. This 2CD-set gathers their sole album "Splenium for Nyktophobia" (1994) plus various demo recordings. A must-have for all fans of Swedish old-school death metal!
UNDERGANG (DEN) – Indhentet Af Döden CD XTREEM
Heavy as fuck Danish Death metal debut album! Influenced by the likes of BOLT THROWER, ROTTREVORE. Sound is also similar to the one practised in Finland in the early 90s (FUNEBRE, RIPPIKOULU and so on). Very dark sounding indeed!
UNLEASHED – Where No Life Dwells + And the Laughter has Died CD CENTURY MEDIA
All time classic Swedish Death Metal debut album with the 1991 EP + tons of bonus tracks, clips and other useful things. Recommended!
UNSILENCE – Under a Torn Sky CD PSYCHEDOOMELIC
Melodic and emotional doom metal with an epic touch from an English band that has been around since the early 90's but due to bad luck haven't managed to release a proper debut full-length album until now. Not easily compared to other bands but if you enjoy emotional yet progressively complex doom like Revelation, both the early John Brenner years and the Dennis Cornelius years + Cold Embrace, Mirror of Deception and/or Solstice, then this is for you.
URGEHAL – Massive Terrestrial Strike CD NO COLOURS
The 2nd Urgehal album, dating from 1998. Elite and true Norwegian black metal. So pure. Perfect for fans of Darkthrone (1992-93); Gorgoroth, Taake!
URSUS – Fuerza Metal CD PURE STEEL
Great Colombian Thrash/Speed metal in true 80s tradition! Think TAURUS or old DORSAL ATLANTICA, or for a more "modern" comparison SELVAGERIA or the "No Anesthesia"-album by WITCHTRAP.
VALKYRJA - The Invocation of Demise CD NORTHERN SILENCE
Original pressing of the debut album; essential Swedish black metal like WATAIN, MARDUK, SETHERIAL and so forth...
VECTOM – Speed Revolution/Rules of Mystery CD BATTLE CRY
Classic German Thrash/speed! Both of the groups album (1985 & 1986) collected on one disc! Perfect for fans of VENDETTA, IRON ANGEL, AIRWOLF, WARRANT, LIVING DEATH and their likes!
VOMIT (NORWAY) – Still Rotting CD LYDERHORN RECS.
An official and essential demo and rehearsal collection (1986-87) by Norwegian super cult Thrash/Death/Black horde VOMIT. This is ultra-raw stuff, somewhere between Pentagram(Chile) and Slaughter Lord.
Probably among the most evil recording ever made in Norway! The band is also known for the connection to Mayhem, which two of the Vomit-members were part of in 1987. There is also a bootleg rehearsal split-tape with Mayhem (Nor) released (according to the band) by Euronymous and sold via Helvete.
VOMITOR – Devils Poison CD HELLS HEADBANGERS
8 years did pass since the first full-length…before VOMITOR struck back… and one thing is certain; this sounds more or less exactly like on their great year 2002, "Bleading the Priest" debut album! Surely among the best active Aussie squadron these days. Raw Thrash/Death in the vein SLAUGHTER LORD, ARMOURED ANGEL, SODOM etc. Strongly recommended!
VOOR – Evil Metal CD NUCLEAR WAR NOW!
Ancient Canadian Thrash(bordering on Deathrash) dug up from an old tomb!(1985) Features all the material recorded by the group (2 demos) + some bonuses. Classic sound of the era with influences from RAZOR, early SLAYER, VENOM, POSSESSED. Sound quality is very good, bearing in mind when this was recorded! Cult!
VULCANO - Tales from the Black Book CD I HATE
After the successful CD release of "Anthropophagy" and the Vulcano / Nifelheim split I HATE has the honour of re-releasing Brazilian legend Vulcano's comeback album "Tales from the Black Book". Originally from 2004 this is the first time the album is released outside of South America. Unlike many other comebacks, this one has really brought about something interesting. Luckily the band has kept the old raw sound, the feeling is surely there! Anyone seriously into raw Thrash & South American metal should kill to get hold of this disc!
WALKNUT – Graveforests and Their Shadows CD STELLAR WINTER
Atmospheric black metal project featuring members of Temnozor and Forest. In the style of Drudkh, Hate Forest, Ygg and Burzum. Highly recommended!
WALL OF SLEEP – Sun Faced Apostles CD PSYCHEDOOMELIC
Hungarian Doom veterans (ex-MOOD members) with their 2nd album, released in 2005. Definitely for the Maryland Doosmters out there, think OBSESSED, PLACE OF SKULLS and you get the picture. A must have release!
WALL OF SLEEP - ...And Hell Followed With Him CD I HATE
Finally the new WoS is released, surely a serious contender for the best doom album of the year!
All fans of Pale Divine, Place of Skulls and for that matter WoS Rejoice!
WALL OF SLEEP - When Mountains Roar CD PSYCHEDOOMELIC
Their fourth album. Stoner rock/doom metal with a sound somewhere in between Heaven and Hell, Down and Wino.
WARDENCLYFFE – Ordo Ab Chao CD-R S-Prod
The debut-demo from the Swedish doom trio! (with members of Griftegård, The Doomsday Cult etc.). Limited to 160 copies, probably the last chance to pick up this item! Strange and original dark doom, best description would be (the already mentioned) The Doomsday Cult clashing into a slow version of old Samael with some occult Italian touches!
WARNING – Watching from a distance CD CYCLONE EMPIRE
I could write meter upon meter of superlative crammed text on this one. Instead I settle for saying that if you are looking for the most heartfelt, honest, non contrived and mournful Doom Metal possible Watching from a distance is what you want, and more.
WATCHTOWER – Control and Resistance CD DIVEBOMB
2nd Watchtower album (1989) and an undisputed classic in the genre of technical/progressive thrash metal. Right up there alongside Coroner, Voivod and Toxik.
WITCH CROSS – Fit for Fight CD HELLS HEADBANGERS
Reissue of the one and only Witch Cross full-length. It originally came out in 1984 and delivered some exceptional heavy metal. Since the band's Danish comparisons to Mercyful Fate, Randy and Maltese Falcon are hard to avoid.
WITCHGRAVE – The Devil's Night MCD METAL INQUISITION
Another Swedish band playing traditional metal. In this case traditional means proto-black metal like Venom mixed with caveman-old Running Wild. They got that early 80s sound down to a tee! Great satanic rock'n'roll! Midnight fans might want to look into this release. A couple of the Witchgrave members are also active in thrash band Antichrist.
WITCHTRAP – Vengeance is my Name CD HELLS HEADBANGERS
After six years' time, the Colombian veterans strike back with their new (3rd) full-length! Classy Thrash/Speed inspired by WHIPLASH, OVERKILL, old DESTRUCTION, DESTRUCTOR etc. Probably the best old school Thrash release of 2012 so far!
WOODS OF INFINITY - Hopplös Väntan MCD SUPERNAL
Demented entertainment from Sweden's now sadly defunct Woods of Infinity. On the same level as Shining or Lifelover this mini is bound to get more than a few pre-teen knickers in a twist. Genius or what?
WORSHIP – Terranean Wake CD WEIRD TRUTH
New album from these legends! If you know Worship then you know what to expect! Slooow and sorrowful fucking funeral doom metal of the highest quality.
WRATHBLADE – Into the Netherworld's Realm CD EAT METAL
Epic heavy metal from Greece. That short description alone should be enough for anyone remotely interested in the genre. But take our word for it, Wrathblade stands out in a crowded scene. More than one band member has been involved in the epic doom band Litany and fans of that band as well as Assedium, Battle Ram and Holy Martyr will enjoy this.
XANTOTOL – Thus Spake Zaratustra digi-CD WITCHING HOUR
Now we are talking obscurity! This primitive piece of satanic metal (originally released in 1995), must have been spawned by some really sick blackened Polish minds. A band that is extremely hard to categorise, but how about a mixture of Imperator, very old Samael, Necro Schizma and Goatlord. Does this make you confused? Us as well… sometimes this reminds of some kind of invocation, morbid feelings…or for that matter very doomy death/black metal. Anyway, this is without doubt a must have. Sound is perfect for this type of rotten evil metal.
XENOMORPH (US) - Empyreal Regimes CD DARK DESCENT RECS.
This is technical death metal the way it is supposed to sound. No jazzy crap, just pure brutality delivered with finesse! Think early ATHEIST but raise the level of extremity by a hundred. This reissue also includes
their "Subspecies" demo from 93!
ZESS - Et In Arcadia Ego CD BLACK WIDOW
Italian horror DOOM in the special Italian way! The songs date back to 1987/88 and have been carefully re-mastred to keep the old & obscure atmosphere of the recording. Perfect for fans of RIPPER, BLACK HOLE, early DEATH SS, IL SEGNO DEL COMANDO…
ZOMBIFIED - Carnage Slaughter and Death CD CYCLONE EMPIRE
Grinding death destruction. Now there's a catchphrase for all you death metal afficionados out there! Also it's a fitting description of what's offered on "Carnage Slaughter and Death", the latest slab of griding death metal from Swedens ZOMBIFIED. For fans of VOMITORY, KRISIUN and RIBSPREADER!
ZÜÜL – To the Frontlines CD HIGH ROLLER
The 2nd album. NWOTHM from the United States. Similar to old NWOBHM bands like Blitzkrieg, Angel Witch and early Iron Maiden.