Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Arsonist Lodge - Iankaikkinen, pysyvä, muuttumaton Pimeys (2013)

Finnish underground black metal. Amazing sample from upcoming album(?) called "Hymn", and a title track from their latest album "Iankaikkinen, pysyvä, muuttumaton Pimeys" ("Everlasting, persistent, unchangeable darkness"), 2013.




Friday, June 7, 2013

Relentless - Living Along (acoustic)



"This is an acoustic version of the song Living Along (feels like surrender) from the Album Dropout! We had a couple of spare days and an acoustic Relentless song seemed like a fun way to spent 'em! (And why not to shoot some footage at the same time)."

by Janne Tanskanen (JTM 2013)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Sad - Devouring The Divine (2013)

Black metal from Greece. These riffs are totally fucking eargasmic!!


Preview: "Satans Lullaby"

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Black Pyramid - Visions Of Gehenna (official video)


stoner doooooooooom metal, USA | "Black Pyramid" (2009)
Official promo video. (Inserts taken from Harmon & Ising Happy Harmony cartoon "To Spring".)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Until the light takes us - Documentary

'Until the light takes us' tells a story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising. One of my favorite documentarys ever.

 © Antti Koistinen //Canon EOS 600D
© Antti Koistinen //Canon EOS 600D

Trailer:

Friday, April 12, 2013

Zdzisław Beksiński (paintings)

Zdzisław Beksiński 24 February 1929 – 21 February 2005) was a renowned Polish painter, photographer, and sculptor. Beksiński executed his paintings and drawings either in what he called a 'Baroque' or a 'Gothic' manner. The first style is dominated by representation, with the best-known examples coming from his fantastic realism period when he painted disturbing images of a surrealistic, nightmarish environment.  The second style is more abstract, being dominated by form, and is typified by Beksiński's later paintings.  Beksiński was murdered in 2005.




Thursday, April 11, 2013

Decaying - Code Name Overlord (official video)



Music video from upcoming album "The Last Days Of War", to be released 20th of May 2013.
Finnish old school death/doom in the vein of Asphyx!

Haamu - Muuttolintu (official video)



Finnish underground hip-hop. Very nice music video filmed in Russia.

Demonic Death Judge - Churchburner (official video)



Rough stoner doom from Finland. Album: The Descent, 2011. Sick sick sick.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

False - Untitled (2011)

 False is atmospheric black metal band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
This is their debut 12” vinyl release.
preview: "The Key of Passive Suffering"

Entrails - The Tomb Awaits (2011)


"Best Old school death metal release of 2011. Nuff said."  
Full album stream (youtube):

Tracklist: 
The Tomb Awaits: 0:00
Unleashed Wrath: 1:19
Crawling Death: 5:21
Eaten by the Dead: 8:01
To Live Is to Rot: 13:01
Undead: 16:16
The Slithering Below: 20:11
End of All Existence: 22:42
Collection of Cracked Heads: 26:15
Remains in Red: 31:12
Total Death: 34:12
Unspeakable Obscenities: 38:15



Benighted - Asylum Cave (2011)

“What's up dog?” -Asylum Cave /// brutal death metal, France.

Dismember - Like An Everflowing Stream (1991)

old school death metal
1991 | Sweden
| ★★★
  1. Override of the Overture
  2. Soon to Be Dead
  3. Bleed for Me
  4. And So Is Life
  5. Dismembered
  6. Skin Her Alive
  7. Sickening Art
  8. In Death's Sleep



Dismember - Override of the Overture

Hell/Thou - Resurrection Bay (2012)


HELL/THOU - split 7"
One new song from each band, white vinyl, white labels, white on white double sided embossed folding jacket and embossed obi strip.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Magrudergrind - Magrudergrind (2009)

Dead To A Dying World - Dead To A Dying World (2011)

" Dead To A Dying World is band from Dallas, Texas with 7 members, they add cello, upright bass to this epic tunes… songs that have the epicness of blackened crust such as bands like Blacken The Skies, Garmonbozia or Oroku, but at the same time they incorporate slowly and dark melodies who sound more like atmospheric sludge, plus some black metal here and there with female vocals. "

Preview: "Concrete and Steel"

Venetian Snares - Cubist Reggae EP (2011)


"Ever Apparent All Being Shoulder"
experimental breakcore, Canada.

Bathory - Blood Fire Death (1988)

Limited Edition 180g Gold vinyl.
"Blood Fire Death is the fourth album by the Swedish band Bathory. It continued the band’s transition towards more epic songwriting, and includes some of the first recordings."
Tracklist:
0:00 Odens Ride Over Nordland
2:58 A Fine Day to Die
11:32 The Golden Walls of Heaven
16:52 Pace 'till Death
20:32 Holocaust
23:52 For All Those Who Died
28:47 Dies Irae
33:58 Blood Fire Death
44:22 Outro
 

Full album stream (youtube):

Diaboli - Kirous (2004)


Preview: "Armageddon" ||||| black metal, Finland.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Darkthrone - Sempiternal Past: The Darkthrone Demos (2012)

Preview: "Snowfall"
Originally from "A New Dimension" demo (1988)

edIT - Crying Over Pros For No Reason (2004)




http://i1.sndcdn.com/artworks-000005286361-j6doz4-crop.jpg?ca77017




glitch-hop / idm / electronic
2004 | United States | ★★★

Still unbeatable 'glitch' album. I can only wish to find something as cool as this, but no luck yet.












Preview: "Ants"




Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Austrasian Goat - Paved Intentions (2012)



Dark/neofolk album from France. The Austrasian Goat is earlier known as a funeral doom/black metal project, so this is a significant change from his earlier work and perhaps a new direction in the future releases.

Conan/Bongripper Split/LP (2013)

Conan (UK) - Beheaded

Bongripper (USA) -Zero Talent


Crusshhhing doom metal split. Pre-ordered this right away!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

At The Gates - The Red in the Sky Is Ours (1991)




This is what old school melodic death metal is all about. + I love pretty much everything Tomas “Tompa” Lindberg has ever done. 
http://www.metal-archives.com/artists/Tomas_Lindberg/5075


Preview:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kvelertak - Månelyst (official video)



Horror movie themed new official Kvelertak video, "Månelyst" (Moonlit / Moonlight).

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Nerve End - The Squid (official video)



Progressive/djent metal, from Joensuu Finland. Very nice clean vocals style, which reminds me of something in between Wayne Static (Static-X), and Devin Townsend!  --- Both albums (EP's) are available for free download at http://nerveend.bandcamp.com/

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sonic Reign - Monument in Black (2013)

 Black Metal | Germany | Fans of Satyricon - must listen... I love this!
 Preview: "Soul Flagellation"

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Black Crucifixion - What the Night Birds Sang (single, 2013)


Coronation of King Darkness” (2013) I dont have their new album yet, but I do want it now... Holy fuck!!
“Suuri yleisö kaipaa viihdettä, Black Crucifixion tekee taidetta.
 (The big growd yearn for entertainment. Crucifixion makes art.”) 
–Joni Juutilainen / INFERNO

Svoid - To Never Return (2013)


Black Metal  /  Hungary
“Queen Of Those Below”

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Torture Killer - Written in blood (2nd single, 2013)


From the album "Phobia", out March15th - 2013. Featuring guest vocals by Chris Barnes.

Ulcerate - The Destroyers of All (Album drum tracking)


Full album 'review' here. Also #3 on my Best of 2011 list.

Ulcerate - Everything Is Fire (2009)


 
Technical/progressive death metal, from New Zealand. This band is heavy in their own unique way. 
The more I listen this band - the more I love it. Massive sound! 
"Everything Is Fire"(Full album stream @ youtube).

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Goatmoon (Album Teaser, 2013)



Finnish black metal, new album in April 2013.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Entrails - In Pieces (single)


Entrails' "In Pieces" from the upcoming album Raging Death, 2013!
Old school death metal, Sweden.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

In Vain - Ænigma (Album Teaser, 2013)

Dammn!! First thing I've heard from this band is this teaser and there's so much to love here! 

Just by listening this teaser I can hear some prog death à la Gojira, melodic death à la Insomnium, well sung cleans, sexy as fuck black metal riffage, at some point the atmoshere actually reminded me of Behemoth... and a motherfucking
saxophone (or sexophone rather) in the middle of all this. On top of all that the ending of the teaser sounds enourmous. 


 Overall this is promising as all hell - They are clearly not kidding with the work: "Versatile" in the teaser!

Progressive death/black metal, Norway. 
Gotta check this release for sure!

The Crescent - Risti (2013)

Finnish Black Metal. The musical and the magickal continuation of Enochian Crescent. 2012 Band signs a deal with Spinefarm Records and records 10 new songs for the new album. But this year means also the end of an era as vocalist Wrath leaves the band and the rest of the group continue under the name of The Crescent with Hellwind Tuonenjoki (Sacrilegious Impalement / Desolate Shrine) as their new frontman.


Their sound is pretty unique which by all means is not a easy task these days at any musical genre. Here's few things I want to mention about this release;

First of all there are songs with both Finnish and English lyrics/vocals on this album. 
Also one notable are the choir/chorus parts à la Moonsorrow for example in the song "Kahdeksas Kuoro".
Clean vocals are also present in some of the songs, most remarkable in the epic ending track "Risti" witch is partially sung with poignant clean vocals and partially with more common sorrowful/harsh shrieked vocals, + the song actually starts with acoustic guitar and has piano in the background. Highly recommended release overall. 8/10 (Really liked it).

Preview at soundcloud:

Monday, March 4, 2013

Peter Beste: “Black Metal”


LINK I
     LINK II

True Norwegian Black Metal 
Photographs by Peter Beste.

“I fucking hate clubs”


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance (2013)



 The Underground Resistance 2013 
I love the old school heavy metal wibe this album has. There are same kind of black metal and crust punk moments aswell on this album that we have heard from Darkthrone in the past few years. No matter what Darkthrone does it seem to work. All hail the mighty Darkthrone!

Sample track: "Valkyrie"  What an epic fucking chorus, epic fucking song. Awesome album overall.
  

2013 Upcoming releases (Updated)

 [new] / [update] = New/Updated albums.
Bold = Most anticipated albums.


                                                 02 February:

Atomwinter - Atomic Death Metal [9½/10]
Vreid - Welcome Farewell [9/10]
Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance [9/10]
Tyrant Goatgaldrakona - Horns in the Dark [9/10] 
Spektr - Cypher [/10]
Relentless - Dropout! 
Omnium Gatherum - Beyond 


                                                 03 March:

01/03 Hardcore Superstar - C'mon Take On Me
01/03 Neaera - Ours Is The Storm [7½/10]
01/03 Ash Borer - Bloodlands [EP] 
01/03 Horna - Askel Lähempänä Saatanaa  
08/03 Black Crucifixion - Coronation Of King Darkness
08/03 WÖYH! : IKKILLYK
15/03 Agrypnie - Aetas Cineris  [update] new release date.
15/03 Imperium Dekadenz - Meadows Of Nostalgia
15/03 Torture Killer - Phobia
18.03 Aeternus - ...And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth 
19/03 Six Feet Under - Unborn
25/03 Kvelertak - Meir
29/03 Tormented - Death Awaits


??/03 Hypocrisy - End Of Disclosure
??/03 Johnossi - ??
                                                 04 April:


05/04 Deathchain - Ritual Death Metal
08/04 Shining (NOR) - One One One
08/04 Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies [new]
18/04 Noumena - Death Walks With Me [new]
19/04 Amorphis - Circle
19/04 Heaven Shall Burn - Veto
26/04 Sodom - Epitome Of Torture 
29/04 Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal 

??/04 My Dying Bride - The Manuscript [EP] 
??/04 Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn

                                                 05 May:

03/05 Rytmihäiriö - TBA 
10/05 Entrails - Raging Death
14/05 Immolation - Kingdom Of Conspiracy  [new]
24/05 Kylesa - Ultraviolet
27/05 Dark Tranquillity - Construct
??/05 Deafheaven - Sunbather

                                                 06 June:

??/06 Djevel - Besatt Av Maane Og Natt 

                                                 07 July:

??/07 Devin Townsend - Z²



                                                 ?? N/A:

??/?? Gojira - Sea Shepherd [EP] 
??/?? Carcass - Surgical Steel  [new]
??/?? Wyrd - Death Of The Sun
??/?? Toxic Holocaust - New Logo
??/?? Vader - Straight To Hell
??/?? Decaying - The Last Days Of War
??/?? Queens Of The Stone Age - TBA
??/?? Hail Of Bullets - TBA  ?!
??/?? Coldworld - TBA  ?!??/??  
??/?? Butterfly Trajectory - TBA   (...Something hopefully!!!!.....) Edit: Conversation from FB:
Me : New release this year??
Butterfly Trajectory : That is correct, albeit, a short one.
Butterfly Trajectory : And sooner rather than later.
Me : Great! Thanks.
Can't fucking wait!!!

Spektr - Cypher (2013)

Industrial / ambient
  black metal from
 France

There's not really
 any vocal work on
 this album, but
 there are few 
speech samples
and they are really 
working nicely with 
the atmosphere of 
this album. 
 
For some reason,
 when I listened this
 for the first time 
I thought about the
 movie "Moon"  
and how I could/should 
make a fan music 
video from that 
movie for some of 
the songs of this 
album.
 
Gotta keep that in mind.
 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Atomwinter - Atomic Death Metal (2013)


Ammmzinnng death metal from Germany. Everything seems to be just perfect with this record.
Growls are fucking deep and vicious. Guitar tone / riffs are low and evil as hell, and the old school groove tops it all off --- Seriously one of my favorite death metal albums in a while!

Preview: "Ghouls Of The Pit"                      

Job for a Cowboy - Tarnished Gluttony (official video)


Job for a Cowboy's video "Tarnished Gluttony" from the album "Demonocracy" 2012. Directed by Michael Panduro.

Jonny Davy comments: "'Tarnished Gluttony' originally runs off the idea of blind faith into our government and monetary system. The director ran with the idea and spliced it with a H.P. Lovecraftian twist. The video streams the fascination of religion and the actions people justify in the name of religion, and this video is a spin on the old biblical tale of Abraham and Isaac, however, set in the world of Lovecraftian mythology. The point is, acting blindly in faith to a Christian deity is just as absurd as worshiping squid like monsters from space who live under the sea."

Michael Panduro comments: "As a commercial director, I'm a complete failure. The band asked for just one thing and I couldn't deliver. Indeed, this video has no boobs."

Job for a Cowboy - Doom (2005)



 
 "Doom" is the first EP by Job for a Cowboy
death metal / deathcore, United States

Sample: "Entombment of a Machine"

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Summoning - Minas Morgul (1995)



Summoning is an epic atmospheric black metal band from Vienna, Austria. Their style has been described as Tolkien black metal - not without reason, for the lyrics on most of the albums they have published deal with the mythological world of J.R.R. Tolkien.

"Minas Morgul" is the second full length album by Summoning. The band and many of their fans consider this album to be their debut album as it developed the Summoning-sound and brought the band to a larger audience.

 Sample: "Marching Homewards

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Vreid - Welcome Farewell (2013)

New Vreid album "Welcome Farewell" is out!

For me this beats their previous album "V" right from the start. Amazing lead quitars, and variety in songs. This may very well stay at the top branch of this years releases.  "Milorg" still being my favorite from Vreid. That's an album I simply can't get enough.

Vreid has not gone wrong once - quality melodic black metal / black n roll from Norway!


Sample song: "The Devil's Hand"

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Terveet Kädet - Ääretön Joulu (1982)

hardcore punk
1982 | Finland | ★★★

01. T. Tuho
02. Pissaa Ja Paskaa
03. Onnellisia Kytkentöjä
04. Musta Jumala
05. Outo Maa
06. Haistelijat
07. Tornion Kevät
08. Utopia

update: sample added: "T. Tuho"

Ulcerate - The Destroyers of All (2011)

Progressive/technical death metal from New Zealand. (This is also in my 2011 top list #3).

 

Massive death metal release. Haunting and unique atmosphere through the album. Must listen, especially if you're death metal-head.  Finally the vinyl is out and ordered already. Fuck yeeeah! 

sample: "Dead Oceans"