Burning World records is proud to present a new release looming large on the horizon. Slow Day from doomgazers Gena from Russia will be released digitally today and on limited edition vinyl in September 2018.
Don’t know what doomgaze is? We did not either till we read the article below in Arctic Drones in which next to Gena The Angelic Process, Planning for A burial and Jesu are also featured. Here’s their definition of doomgaze:
Doomgaze is a crossover subgenre fusing deliberately paced, heavy and repetitive doom drones and mellower shoegaze layers. The style is typically defined by a heavy emphasis on atmosphere and an extensive use of reverb, distortion and feedback.
They describe Gena as follows:
No one can question the power that Gena capture on their recordings, and the first song on their 2015 album Slow Day attests to that. “Past” is perhaps one of the best intro songs in this genre, and it’s undeniable grandiosity will lock you in for the rest of the album. True to the name, the songs keep to slow tempos while doom-filled guitars crash against the droning undertones. While some lean toward instrumental bands in this realm of music, the vocals Gena present fit the aesthetic perfectly.
Each song is a new concept, giving forth new ideas and various genre blends like post-metal and shoegaze while keeping the overall vibe of doom and gloom. This album should be a go-to for people looking to experience more in this realm of music, especially as it represents the genre well whilst simultaneously distinguishing its own distinct “Gena” sound.
You could say we are on a Slomatics roll here. After releasing A Hocht, Estron and the Conan split on cd in the past, last year we did a vinyl repress of Estron (originally on Head Of Crom) and gave their live set at Roadburn 2017 a vinyl rendition. And we are not done.
Next up is a vinyl repress of their 2012 masterpiece A Hocht (can you say Return To Kraken or Tramontane? Both futured on the Futurians Live At Roadburn release). Also originally on Head Of Crom. This version is on blood red vinyl and comes in a limited edition of 300.
We’ve also priced the Futurians record a bit lower so you can pick them up together for a good price. And Black Bow will send us some of the Slomatics / Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard on both colors so you can get those in one go as well.
Roadburn Records is proud to (finally!!!) present two vinyl versions of releases that were only available on cd and digital. First up is Subrosa’s beautiful Subdued set at last years Roadburn Festival. The set was described by JJ Kocsan at The Obelisk as: “It is a reminder of the power a live performance can have and, again, as rich an experience as I’ve ever had in that regard.” The album is available on gold, white and black vinyl of which the gold one is traditionally the most limited: only 100 copies of those.
Pre-order Subrosa Subdued Live At Roadburn 2017 on gold, white or black vinyl or on cd here
Also Salem’s Pot 2015 set at the famous festival in Tilburg is now available for pre-order. We used the same set up as for the Subrosa album, it is available on gold (100), white and black vinyl.
The first ever live album by Salem’s Pot, recorded during the 2015 edition of the prestigious Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, the Netherlands. With this release Salem’s Pot will destroy your mind. The band offers the same kind of winking tease employed by those low budget horror films of the ’70s and ’80s, which essentially dared audiences to experience what they knew they wanted, but couldn’t possibly expect.
Pre-order Salem’s Pot Live At Roadburn 2015 on gold, white or black vinyl here.
It might run towards the end of 2017 but that does not mean we are about to close up shop for the new year. Everybody needs some nice shiny new vinyl for under the Christmas tree, right? Find the – incomplete list – below. A few highlights: the Earthless Live At Freak Valley are the last few the label had so if you don’t pick it up now, regret it at Roadburn 2018.
Also the Wolves In The Throne Room Thrice Woven 2LP is going fast and last of all we got in another box of the Amenra Mass VI vinyl on white. We can’t keep up with the demand! See below if there is something of your choosing and pick it up on Discogs or in our online store. If you miss something or want to inquire about a record you can mail us at email@example.com.
Amenra – Mass VI 2LP (white/black)
Audn – Farvegir Fyrndar 2LP (dark green)
Batushka – Litourgiya LP
Bell Witch – Four Phantoms 2LP (black/clear)
Burzum – Filosofem 2LP
CIRCLE – MERONIA 2LP
CIRCLE – FRATEN 2LP
CIRCLE – PORI 2LP
CIRCLE – GUILLOTINE 2LP
CIRCLE – SURFACE LP
CIRCLE – LEVIATAN LP
CIRCLE – HOLLYWOOD 2LP
CIRCLE – 6000 km/h PART 2 LP
CIRCLE – PANIC LP
Dead Neanderthals – Womb Of God LP (white/black)
Earthless – Live At Freak Valley 2LP
Kikagaku Moyo – Kikagaku Moyo LP
Kikagaku Moyo – The House In The Tall Grass LP
Lento – IV LP
Magma – Retrospectiw 3LP box (Southern Lord)
PHARAOH OVERLORD #1 2LP
RÄJÄYTTÄJÄT – RÄJÄ ELEKTRIK MILLENIUM 2LP
Ultha – Converging Sins 2LP
Ulver – Perdition City 2LP
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – Vol. 1 Lp (white)
Wiegedood – De Doden Hebben Het Goed I LP (clear/black)
Wiegedood – De Doden Hebben Het Goed II LP (green)
A discovery of folk music from dark Britannica. ‘John Barleycorn Reborn’ explores seasonal birth, death and rebirth on this 4LP. Originally released in 2007 on 2CD by Cold Spring and now in a 4Lp box with extensive booklet on Burning World Records in December 2017.
This compilation explores the darker side of British folk music, evoking the mystery of our ancient past and peoples, the strangeness of their beliefs, arcane traditions and the remnants of this carried down the centuries as folklore. The set has an extended booklet with articles, essays and explorations of the album’s concept.
The album was compiled as a co operation between Cold Spring and Woven Wheat Whispers. Curated by Mark Coyle.
JJ over at The Obelisk is premiering the first track of the Subrosa Subdued Live At Roadburn 2017: The Mirror. The album will be released on cd and digital and will be out on vinyl in March 2017.
In terms of the arrangement, “The Mirror” was as minimal as SubRosa got: voice, drumsticks against microphone stands and a single floor tom for percussion, and that’s it. The violins, flutes, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, and samples/other noises that filled out other inclusions were set aside. Rebecca Vernon led Sarah Pendleton and Kim Pack in harmony as she and drummer Andy Patterson — situated behind a front-line of players that also included bassist Levi Hanna and guest flutist/vocalist Kelly Schilling — kept time together in that seemingly simple fashion. It was beautiful and affecting in kind.
I’ll admit I wasn’t familiar with “The Mirror” before seeing it performed at Het Patronaat this past April. It comes from SubRosa‘s 2006 demo/EP The Worm has Turnedand to my knowledge hasn’t featured on any subsequent release. This would seem to make its inclusion on SubDued: Live at Roadburn 2017all the more special, since it’s a standout and something kind of exclusive to this form, this time, and this moment for the band. It certainly felt that way when they were playing it, and as I watched and listened, I became utterly entranced in the melody and the storytelling in a way that hasn’t left my mind in the half-year since. I feel fortunate for having been there to witness it and know that, in fact, I was.
Burning World is proud to present our new release: Dead Neanderthals Womb Of God. Womb Of God is the rancid culmination of everything Dead Neanderthals: heavy droning baritone saxophone, repetitive steam machine-like drum patterns and acid-spewing woodwind banshee shrieks.
Their brand of hellish and metallic noise rock comes closer to the bleak noise of The Body than to what you’d expect from a saxophone-band.
Womb Of God is the band’s 4th, and last, full-length album in 2017.
It’s available on black (200) and white (100) vinyl here.
Listen to the full album below on Bandcamp:
Otto Kokke – saxophone
Colin Webster – saxophone
René Aquarius – drums
Otto and René recorded themselves in the rehearsal space, Nijmegen.
Colin was recorded by Mark Jasper at Soundsavers Studio, London.
Womb Of God was mixed and mastered by Marlon Wolterink at White Noise Studio, Winterswijk // whitenoisestudio.com
Roadburn Records is proud to present: Salem’s Pot Live At Roadburn. On cd and digital for now. Vinyl to follow in February 2018.
First ever live album by Salem’s Pot after 4 studio albums on labels as Easy Rider and Riding Easy Records
Recorded at the prestigious Roadburn Festival 2015 in a packed Patronaat. Mixed and mastered by Marcel van de Vondervoort (Astrosoniq/Roadburn Festival).
Artwork by Eric Lee (Swervedriver. Death Waltz, Blitzen Trapper).
Vinyl version to follow in early 2018.
“Don’t try to fight it,” the band’s motto implores, “Salem’s Pot has come to destroy your mind.” It’s the same kind of winking tease employed by low budget horror films of the 70s-80s that essentially dared audiences to experience what they knew they wanted, but couldn’t possibly expect.
Likewise, the new album by mysterious Swedish quintet Salem’s Pot delivers truly gritty and captivating heavy rock in high contrast technicolor: a sonic equivalent of The Last House On The Left, El Topo and Blood Feast. Similar to the way such films made up for their lack of flashy, expensive effects with dim lighting and implied violence, a hallucinogenic sense of true evil lurks in the dark corners of Salem’s Pot’s sound. Lest we forget, the band’s name itself is a pun on Stephen King’s stark, modernized vampire masterpiece.
I have been to nine editions of the Roadburn festival. Each year offers at least one landmark performance — the one for which the festival is ultimately remembered. I don’t know if the effect could possibly be the same for someone who wasn’t there to witness it — and it’s precisely for that reason that I consider myself too close to it to be properly impartial, as noted above — but having witnessed SubRosa ‘SubDued’ and now having heard Subdued: Live at Roadburn 2017, it only further cements this set as that in my mind for 2017. It’s been six months now since and I continue to feel affected by what they did on that Het Patronaat stage, and with these tracks documenting it as gorgeously and as essentially as they do, I can only hope that will sustain for years to come. It is a reminder of the power a live performance can have and, again, as rich an experience as I’ve ever had in that regard.
Get the cd here, it’s also available in a packet with other Roadburn cd-releases.