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Amenra Mass VI on white vinyl available for pre-order. Mass I to V also available

 In October Mass VI by Amenra will see the light of day on vinyl and cd on Neurot Recordings. There will be a special white vinyl version available to indie stores (like we are) and a black regular one. All though the back version will be pressed on 180 gram vinyl and the white one on 140 grams. Both are priced the same.

  • Get the pre-order here.
  • Find all other Amenra Mass vinyl here.

More information on the record from Neurot recordings:

As always with AMENRA, this art has come directly from the souls of the musicians involved, they are capable of establishing connections with their listeners more profound than almost any other band because they are direct heart to heart connections. Thus, this pain, this sorrow, and also these fleeting moments of joy, they come from those hearts. They are all too real.

“It took us a couple of years as always to find the right mindset to write an new album. Works of music whose creation was fuelled by pure necessity,” Colin van Eeckhout explains. “We needed to write, at this point. Finding inspiration in depression, sorrow and despair. Levy found himself in a dark place for some time, where he shut himself off from everyone to write new music. It was the first Mass album he helped writing, and his being is felt throughout the entire album. Lebon, our drummer, celebrated the birth of his newborn son. We were all saddened by Mathieu’s father’s cancer and are mourning the loss of Lebon’s beloved mother. And for me, personally, my firstborn son had a tumor removed from inside his head. It seriously shook my ground. Fate strikes and strokes. Where there is Love there is Pain.”

No love without pain. No life without death. No light without darkness. That is the conflict at the heart of Mass VI, at the heart of each and every one of us, at the heart of what it means to be human, to live and to love and to lose, and few other pieces of music will wrench that ambivalence out of us and present it in such an acutely overwhelming fashion.

It’s hard to think of a better person to capture this sonic enormity than Billy Anderson. The legendary American producer was already the chosen one for Mass V, and between Neurosis’ Through Silver In Blood, Sleep’s Dopesmoker, Eyehategod’s Dopesick, Cathedral’s Endtyme or Brutal Truth’s Sounds Of The Animal Kingdom, among many, many others, he’s been a decisive element in the building of many a true classic. Mass VI was recorded in the Belgian Ardennes, a region of thick forests in the south-east of the country, where the band was snowed in for a week.

MASS V TRACK LISTING:

  • Children of the Eye
  • Edelkroone
  • Plus près de toi (Closer to you)
  • Spijt
  • A solitary reign
  • Diaken

Celestial Bodies Spit Forth From Chaos vinyl available for pre-order now!

Band: Celestial Bodies
Album: Spit Forth From Chaos
Label: Burning World Records
Availability: Pre-order (click=shop). Ships out 1st week of April 2017.

“In the beginning, there was nothing but the energy of chaos. Absu and Tiamat slept, and dreamed their darkest dreams. And all was good until their dark dreams began to spawn the cosmic gods. Tiamat and Absu were disgusted by these abominations. Their wailing disturbed Tiamat’s and Absu’s sleep. Absu and Tiamat agreed that these worthless abominations must be destroyed…”

With such a premise – a cosmic war between monstrous deities from an ancient, mythological past – it doesn’t come as a surprise that CELESTIAL BODIES’ debut, “Spit Forth From Chaos”, is one of the most intense, hallucinating and mind-shattering sonic experiences ever put on record. A duo based in The Netherlands and comprised of members from Nihill and Dead Neanderthals, CELESTIAL BODIES are exactly the fruit of their unholy union. From Nihill they inherited the pitch-black and noise-drenched sound, as well as a conceptual approach with deep roots in gnosticism and occultism, while from Dead Neanderthals they borrowed the avant-garde sensibility and the free-jazz nature built on improvisation.

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SLOMATICS Estron vinyl repress available now for pre-order

In honour of Slomatics appearance at the Roadburn Festival 2017 this April we are very happy to announce that their last album Estron is back in print on vinyl. The rerelease of the original Head Of Crom-vinyl was sold out in months so we decided to do another run. 300 copies pressed on white vinyl this time around. Please note:

  • This is a pre-order. Items will be sent out 3rd week of March 2017.
  • Roadburn Festival 2017 pick-up is also possible. Please mail [email protected] if this applies to you. We’ll refund you your shipping costs right away.
  • To order go to our new site here.
  • Or listen here:

More on Estron on The Obelisk:

Dual-guitar riff excavators Slomatics released their fourth full-length, Estron, last year on Burning World Records, and for those who’d worship at an altar of tone, it makes a suitable icon. The Belfast, Northern Ireland, trio roll out sans bass but want nothing for low end, Chris Couzens and David Majury contributing tectonic force on songs like “Tunnel Dragger” and “Lost Punisher” while drummer/vocalist Marty Harvey (also of War Iron) sets the lurch in motion, his voice echoing deep from within the band’s well-honed morass. Songs are spacious but consuming and full, and on the 38-minute offering there’s really only one moment of letup: the two-minute ambient interlude “Red Dawn” that precedes closer “The Carpenter” (also the longest track at 10:26). Beyond that, Slomatics offer few opportunities (some, but few) to let the air back into their listeners’ lungs, and that’s clearly the idea. Estron marked not only their fourth long-player, but also their first decade in the band, Couzens and Majury having started Slomatics in 2004 and Harvey joining in 2011 between their breakout split with Conan (review here) and 2012’s A Hocht full-length, released on Head of Crom. In that decade, and in any case well before they got around to EstronCouzens and Majury figured out what they wanted from their assault, and Estron bears the fruit of their hammering-out. Though slow-moving, the album is fluid front to back, and it thanks in no small part to Harvey‘s vocals, it has a sense of melody to complement its crushing, nigh-on-claustrophobic tonality.

ELDER Live At Roadburn 2013 repress availabe for pre-order now

First live-album by Boston’s Elder, one of USA’s best modern day stoner outfits after two studio albums (Elder and Dead Roots Stirring) and one EP (Spires Burn), and before last album Lore on Stickman.

* This release takes cuts from the first 2 studio albums and the EP
* Recorded live at the Roadburn Festival 2013
* Vinyl includes a cd with the whole concert, vinyl has 4 out of the 6 tracks played
* Repress on red or green vinyl (both 150 pressed)!

If needed your order can be combined with the Dead To A Dying World Live At Roadburn 2016 LP/CD (EU and US) or the Orange Sunshine Live At Roadburn 2007 LP (only EU).

DEAD TO A DYING WORLD Roadburn 2016 vinyl pre-order started

The day has finally come! The plant informed us that the records will be in in a few weeks so we can start the pre-order of the Dead To A Dying World Live At Roadburn 2016 LP+CD on Roadburn Records/Lay Bare Recordings. We have two versions: 100 copies on gold vinyl and 200 copies on black vinyl. Both are available on the links below, both in Europe as in the US/CA. Copies will be sent out in 3 or 4 weeks from now. Get in on the action now as gone = gone.

The Texas band Dead to a Dying World’s live album is a hybrid of doom, black metal, and crust punk, buttressed by baroque classical flourishes and focused on the state of the world and its rather grim prospects. Its six extended pieces commingle melodrama and momentum, horror and hope, pulling the listener along like a tight-wire suspense flick.

(PS we also started the pre-sale of the repress of the Elder Live At Roadburn LP+CD if you want to pick them up together).

Listen to the record below on Bandcamp:

ORANGE SUNSHINE Live at Roadburn 2007 vinyl (+shirt!) pre-sale started

Miracles have not ceased to exist! As we were planning a release on Roadburn Festival 2017 we got a message fromthe plant that the record actually comes in in February. So we decided to set the release date on March 1st and get the pre-sales going now. All orders will be sent out halfway February so you will have it in your hands at the release date.

There are two colors of the vinyl (orange = 100, black = 200) and both are available seperately and with a T-shirt (see the design above). Get in on the action here.

Continue reading ORANGE SUNSHINE Live at Roadburn 2007 vinyl (+shirt!) pre-sale started

New vinyl pre-orders up: Sleep – Clarity, Wiegedood, Death Alley at Roadburn

Well as the title says we have 4 treats for you. Records that are out within a  month from now and can and will be shipped together if you order them.

These are the titles:

Sleep – The Clarity 12″ clear/green (EU exclusive color!)
Sleep – The Clarity 12″ black
Wiegedood – De Doden Hebben Het Goed II LP
Death Alley – Live At Roadburn 2016 LP

Still hot:

Batusha – Litourgiya LP (gold & black)
Deathspell Omega – The Synargy Of Molten Bones LP
Dead Congregation – Sombre Doom 12″
Teitanblood – Accursed Skin 12″

And check out our Discogs-store that has almost all items we have in stock (currently around a 1000).

DEAD NEANDERTHALS Live At Roadburn 2016 digital out now, cassette pre-order started

Dead Neanderthals FRONT DEF-01Dead Neanderthals – Live At Roadburn 2016 is  available now in digital form via Bandcamp. The cassette of the same material is in production and has a releasedate of Oktober 3rd 2016. If you order the cassette through Bandcamp you will be able to download the digital files immediately (for free).

YEN POX / TROUM vinyl now available for pre-order

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The pre-orders for Yen Pox – Between The Horizon And The Abyss and Yen Pox / Troum – Mnemonic Induction are now live.

If you only order the Yen Pox album, the records will be sent out end of February, if you order it together with the Yen Pox / Troum album which will be out later, shipping will commence March 2016.

Available for pre-order now are:

We are releasing the Yen Pox album together with Malignant Records in the USA. So if you live there or in Canada please check their online store for cheaper shipping rates on that album. Mnemonic Induction is ours worldwide.

Still hot:

THE ANGELIC PROCESS Weighing Souls new artwork, presale started

Today is the day. The Angelic Process album Weighing Souls With Sand is finally available again on double vinyl since 2008! Mories de Jong of Gnaw Their Tongues/Seirom fame did an update of the artwork (click for bigger).

The album is availabe in 3 colors:

  • gold (limited to 100)
  • orange (limited to 200)
  • black (limited to 200)

Pre-order in our online store: shipping will commence 1st week of March.

If needed you can fill up the box (up to 2 kg is the same shipping rate) with items that are still hot:

Find the bonus track (only available on vinyl) for you listening pleasure below.