New additions: Liturgy, Ulver, Wipers, Eyehategod vinyl

A Storm Of Light – As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us Our Silver Memories Fade (2xLP, Album)
A Storm Of Light – As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us Our Silver Memories Fade (2xLP, Album, Gol)
A Storm Of Light – As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us Our Silver Memories Fade (CD, Album)
Black Math Horseman – Wyllt (LP, Album)
Boyd Rice And Friends – Music, Martinis And Misanthropy (LP, Pic, RE, Ltd)
Burzum – Filosofem (2xLP, Album, RE)
Black Boned Angel – The Endless Coming Into Life (CD, Album)
Der Blutharsch And The Infinite Church Of The Leading Hand + Aluk Todolo – A Collaboration (12″, Ltd)
Celeste – Pessimiste(s) (12″, Re-)
Christian Mistress – Agony & Opium (CD, Album)
Coffins – Buried Death (CD, Album, Gat)
Drums Are For Parades – Master (LP, Album, Ltd)
Electric Wizard – Dopethrone (2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE)
EyeHateGod – Take As Needed For Pain (2xLP, Album, RM, Ltd)
EyeHateGod – In The Name Of Suffering (2xLP, Album, RM, Ltd)
FKS* – All Empires Fall (CD, Album)
Gnaw Their Tongues – An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood (LP, Album, Ltd, Whi)
Gnod / White Hills – Gnod Drop Out With White Hills II (2xLP)
Inquisition – Ominous Doctrines Of The Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm
Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, The – The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (2xLP, Ltd)
Killing Floor – Out Of Uranus (LP, Album, RE)
Kraftwerk – Autobahn (LP, Album, RM, RE)
Kruger – Redemption Through Looseness (LP, Album, Ltd)
Laudanum – The Coronation (CD, Album)
Lustmord – Songs Of Gods And Demons (CD, Comp)
Liturgy – Aesthethica (2xLP, Ltd, Cle)
Liturgy – Renihilation (CD, Album)
Master Musicians Of Bukkake – Totem Three (LP, Album, Ltd)
Master Musicians Of Bukkake – Totem Two (LP, Album, Pic, RE)
Master Musicians Of Bukkake – The Visible Sign Of The Invisible Order (2xLP, Album, RE)
Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, The – Anthropomorphic (2xLP, Album, Ltd)
Nadja / Black Boned Angel – Nadja / Black Boned Angel (CD, Album)
Pussygutt – She Hid Behind Her Veil… (CD, Album)
Saint Vitus – The Walking Dead (12″, EP, RP, MP)
Solitude Aeturnus – Adagio (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Sil)
Toad  – Toad (LP, Album, RE)
Ulver – Wars Of The Roses (LP, Album)
Wipers, The – Silver Sail (LP)
Wipers, The – The Herd (LP)
White Darkness – Nothing (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Bla)
Wolves In The Throne Room – Live At Roadburn 2008 (LP, Album, Yel + DVD-V + , Ltd)

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A Storm of Light review at aQuarius Records

As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade‘Latest slab of epic, apocalyptic, psychedelic doom from A Storm Of Light, the project of Josh Graham, who also plays in Red Sparowes, Blood And Time, and of course the psychedelic doom sludge granddaddies of them all Neurosis. So it makes sense that Graham’s project explores similar sonic territory, but where Neurosis is all downtuned crush and bellowed howl, ASOL is more spaced out, more Hawkwind, more melodic, more atmospheric. Even more so than the last full length, As The Valley spends much of its time drifting, and smoldering, hovering and shimmering, but when the songs do lock in, and get heavy, it’s still on the melodic psychedelic side of heavy, the vocals the driving force, way up in the mix, wreathed in echo and delay, giving the sound a bit of a Kyuss vibe, which is definitely not a bad thing, but when the band do crush, the sound MASSIVE, the guitars impossibly heavy, the production epic, but those stretches of extreme heaviness surprisingly brief with the tracks more often than not slipping back into the broodier moodier minimalism that much of the record explores, and those pronounced vocals, and the vocal heavy mix, definitely give this As The Valley a distinctly pop vibe, which probably screams sell out to some, but to us, just makes this less a doom metal record, or a post doom record, or whatever you want to call it, and transforms it into something tougher to pigeonhole, a sort of pop flecked metallic psych, or psychedelic doom pop. But let’s to put too much of an emphasis on the pop element, cuz this stuff is still pretty goddamn heavy, it just happens to have hooks and melodies, and chooses not to bury them, and instead flaunts them, and often lets the melody, instead of the riff, drive the song. Which is actually pretty refreshing…’

via [ aquarius records new arrivals list #373 ].

Get your copy at aQuarius, or when not in the neighbourhood, get it in our Discogs Store on 2LP (Black or Gold) or on 8-panel cd.

A Storm of Light ‘As the Valley of Death Becomes Us’ Full Album Stream (Noisecreep) and vinyl available

a-storm-of-lightFrom Noisecreep.com: A Storm of Light’s ‘As the Valley of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade’ hits shelves on May 17th, but Noisecreep is thrilled to stream the whole shebang for our readers today. A Storm of Light admit that they made a less “suffocatingly intense record” this time out, but without sacrificing what fans have come to love about them. It’s heavy, arty, and discordant in a Mastodon-ian way, with elements reminiscent of early Soundgarden and Neurosis.

“This time we chose to write a variety of concise and focused songs that all fit together into one album, but didn’t all have the same emotion,” said guitarist Josh Graham, who has previously worked with Neurosis and was in Red Sparrowes. “Before this release, we were more concerned with creating an overall mood or feeling. While I think we made two suffocatingly intense records, this one has made us a better band. For us, the record has a great flow and sort of tells it’s own story as the songs flow. It also makes playing live a lot more fun for us, as the intensity shifts more than ever before.”

Listen to every song on ‘As the Valley of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade’ by clicking the link below and using the mini-players on the page.

via A Storm of Light ‘As the Valley of Death Becomes Us’ Full Album Stream – Noisecreep.

The album is now available on vinyl in the Burning World Discogs store in gold and black vinyl.

Gnaw Their Tongues L’Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante review at aQuarius

gnaw-their-tongues-larrivee-de-la-terne-mort-triomphanteOur good friends at aQuarius Records in San Francisco have received a nice packet of Bunring World and Roadburn Records releases. Earlier this week we published the Bong review, now it’s time for their review of Gnaw Their Tongues L’Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante LP.  If you are as impressed with the description as we are, please your copy in our discogs store or if you are in the US at aQuarius of course!

‘The sound here too seems a bit more lush, more produced, cleaner, but without losing any of the filth. We might go so far as to say this is the most accessible GTT release to date, but then it’s all relative, this is still some seriously crusty, devastatingly brutal, menacing and mean black doom misery, but deftly woven into something more melodic, more emotionally charged, where past GTT records were simply hateful and hellish, pummeling and punishing, L’Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante is something more, an epic, intense journey, the soundtrack element can’t be understated, this totally plays out like the score to some insane, and insanely harrowing epic, a tale of death, and lost souls, and the end of humanity, and total annihilation, but as with all great epics, there continues to be hope, a glowing ember, that sits at the middle of it all, waiting to be discovered, and to perhaps eventually triumph, or perhaps to perish and disappear into utter and unending blackness. Quite possibly the most epic black doom cinematic symphonic noise metal opera EVER.’

via [ aquarius records new arrivals list #371 ].

Year of no Light Live at Roadburn 2008 CD out now!

Three years after the gig actually took place we finally managed to get the concert out on cd. Two years after the vinyl version Roadburn Records presents Year of no Light – Live at Roadburn 2008 on cd. Year of No Light Live at Roadburn cd was recorded at the famous Roadburn Festival (duh!) in 2008. For the last song the band was joined on stage by Fear Falls Burning for 20 minutes of doom/drone mayhem.

If you want it. it’s available in our Discogs Store.

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Bong Live at Roadburn rave review at Aquarius Records

Bong-Live-At-Roadburn-2010Our good friends at Aquarius Records in San Franciso are one of the few shops around who review each and every one of the records that come in. These guys really care about their shop, the goods they sell and their customers. That’s why we are really thrilled to read the rave review of our Bong – Live at Roadburn CD. If you haven’t got it yet please pick it up in our Discogs store.

‘At times, “Onwards…” drifts back down into lulling stretches of spacey warbling electronic FX, and hippy-kraut hand drumming, coming across like a sinister Siloah or doomy Amon Duul. Or imagine the Master Musicians Of Bukkake making an ambient album for Miasmah, maybe.The equally epic second track, “Wizards Of Krull” previously recorded for the first side of their self-titled lp debut in 2009, continues in this vein, with more powerful percussion, though. It’s 24 minutes of ritualistically pounding drums and crashing cymbals, low drone from bass and voice both, gobs of distortion and spooky psychedelic effects, those Shahi Baaja note clusters chiming in with regularity. “Wizards…” gets slowly more and more intense as it goes, really ramping up towards the end with rhythmic urgency. Damn this is good! Bong bring it, all right, quite recommended, definitely for fans of Om, SUNNO, Grails, Sylvester Anfang… and of course Bong. And bongs! Most if not all Bong releases thus far have been live, and this one is much less of a lo-fi recording than some of those, making for an essential document of Bong’s unique trance-inducing potency.’

via [ Aquarius Records ].

Wardruna and Winterfylleth vinyl delayed. New release dates announced

wardruna-runaljod gap var ginnungaIn short: both the Wardruna – Runaljof 2LP (+ 24 page booklet) and Winterfylleth – The Mercian Sphere 2LP which were supposed to be released at Roadburn 2011 in two weeks are delayed. This happened due to a planning error at the plant. We are really sorry about this, but there’s nothing we can do at this moment.

Winterfylleth will be released halfway May 2011 and Wardruna is post-poned till half June 2011. The release of Year of no light – Live at Roadbirn 2008 CD will be ready at Roadburn.

 

A STORM OF LIGHT: As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us… press release

As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade

PRESS RELEASE
March 30, 2011

For Immediate Release

A STORM OF LIGHT: ‘As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade’ to see release via Burning World

New York City, NY’s A STORM OF LIGHT will see its European (excl. UK) CD and international 2-LP release of their forthcoming album As the Valley of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade via Burning World Records.

As the Valley of Death Becomes Us,…. is the band’s third discharge featuring multi-faced artist/musician Josh Graham (Neurosis, ex-Red Sparowes / Battle Of Mice) and was co-produced by Joel Hamilton at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY. The album artwork was designed and laid out by Josh Graham (Soundgarden, Mastodon, Neurosis, Madonna) and can be seen in detail at this location.

Additionally A STORM OF LIGHT has posted a free MP3 download of a track entitled ‘Collapse’ taken from the forthcoming album at the Profound Lord website and can be obtained via this link

As the Valley of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade is set for a May 17th 2011 international release date via Burning World. Featuring guest-appearances by Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayi, Jarboe (ex-Swans), Carla Kihlstedt (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), Kris Force (Amber Asylum), Matthias Bossi (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Skeleton Key) and longtime collaborator Nerissa Campbell.

A STORM OF LIGHT is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band simply contact Jeroen Gelissen at Black Label Support. Stay tuned to this blog and the A STORM OF LIGHT Myspace A Storm of Light, and Facebook Page for forthcoming news and album release information.

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