Burning World Records is proud to present the Roadburn Festival 2013 sampler. All visitors of the festival will receive the sampler when they get in this Thursday.
This is the track listing of the sampler:
THE ANGELIC PROCESS – My Blood Still Whispers
CORRECTIONS HOUSE – Hoax The System
VATNETT VISKAR – Intention Oblivion
NIHILL – Fantoom
HAIKAI NO KU – Powder Flower
GNAW THEIR TONGUES – Death’s Embrace
BLACK MAGICIAN – Four Thieves Vinegar
CONAN – Grim Tormentor
MONOMYTH – Vanderwaalskrachten
And next to that we have closed both our Discogs store and the Burning World Store till after Roadburn as the stock will go so fast there we can not keep the store updated. To limit the situations where customers have ordered records we don’t have anymore we have decided to close the shops till next Tuseday or Wednesday.
Another installment of our ongoing ‘new arrivals’ series. New vinyl from Svart Records, 20 Buck Spin, Head of Crom, Norma Evangelica Diaboli and Temporary Residence among others.
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As the date to the official release of BLACK MAGICIAN’s debut album ‘Nature Is The Devil’s Church’ draws ever closer, today Burning World Recording makes the final track from the album ‘Chattox’ available to stream on Soundcloud which you can check out below.
Read what Sludgelord.com has to say about the album:
“When you feel that Doom Metal has gone a little stale of late here comes a band like Black Magician that manages to turn the genre on its head. The album is full top-notch riffs, vocals and lyrics to show these guys are one of the best creative bands in the UK Doom Metal scene right now.”
The cd version of the album is now up for presale at Burning World Records.com.
The first review of the Black Magician album (out on cd on Burning World Records in September 2012) is in. The Sleeping Shaman’s Adam Stone (also head honcho of Head of Crom records) writes his impressions of Nature Is The Devil’s Church. He concludes:
“ There is nothing lacklustre, cynical or uninspired about this lively and detailed record – it literally oozes the adored influences of decades of study into cranky occult film and literature and classic rock nuances and it does so with such fresh enthusiasm (and diseased tongue-in-cheekiness) as to spread a revitalisation of everything that is great about doom. So raise your clay pipe and rattle your tankards together for a band who have proved that the continued use of the prefix ‘Black’ retains the power to imbue a band with an unequivocal seal of quality.”
Listen to the second track of the album, ‘Full Plain I See, The Devil Knows How To Row’, on Soundcloud:
BLACK MAGICIAN vocalist Liam Yates commented on the album… “Thus marks the inauguration of the Black Magician. Five hymns of mystical Doom metal and folk conceived from intense study of the bleak annals of English history and folklore, and meditation on old heavy metal, prog and folk. Inscribed in the heart of Lancashire at Full Stack Studios, surrounded by dark satanic mills, in view of witch-haunted Pendle Hill, with Matt Richardson at the helm. ‘Nature is The Devils Church‘ is an ode to brigands, boggarts, witchcraft and the dark British psyche. All hail!”
For the vinyl pre-orders at Shaman Recordings please go here. We will put up the pre-orders at the end of august when we know for sure the cd is in.
And the good news keep on coming. After White Hills US, Black Magician and Chelsea Wolfe another addition to the roster. Slomatics from Belfast, Ireland will release their cd A Hocht on Burning World Records in September 2012. Artwork will be provided by Tony Roberts who also did the Conan – Monnos album and the Conan / Slomatics split cd for us. Vinyl duties will be handled by UK’s own Head Of Crom Records. Mastering was done by James Plotkin.
Slomatics from Belfast reporting for duty to bring you a blitzkrieg of total chaos and destruction. As their name might indicate, these guys like it slow; Electric Wizard riffage mixed with Melvins grooves and some DNA from the New Orleans family (Eyehategod, Sourvein). With two maximum low tuned guitars, who needs a bass player anyway? As a trio, Slomatics will do enough damage as it is!
Burning World Records is proud to present the latest addition to our roster: Black Magician. The band will release their debut cd Nature Is The Devil’s Church with us in September 2012. Vinyl duties will be handled by the label behind The Sleeping Shaman, Shaman recordings. Find below a quote from a The Sleeping Shaman live review, we could not have put it better ourselves and that’s not just because we are not native speakers! More info on the release when we have it.
“Driven by swirling organ and monumental carved-from-granite guitar, with able rhythmic support and throaty vocals, this is pure doom metal with nary a trace of the stoner rock or hardcore sludge that can be found in the sound of so many of their contemporaries and may be best summed up by my friend and living legend Doomlord as ‘like Atomic Rooster playing early Cathedral’. If that doesn’t make you all a-slaver with anticipation for their album or a live date in your town then there is just no pleasing you.”
While Black Magician confess to being just as influenced by the late 60s British folk scene as by the old guard of Heavy Metal and Doom, there’s no hippy-drippy philosophising here. Black Magician’s ideology is firmly rooted in the sinister. The brooding landscape of Arthur Machen, the haunted countryside of M.R. James is where they reside most contentedly.
Black Magician distance themselves from the current trend for pseudo-occult rehashed doom posturing and clichéd horror film imagery. What you can expect is something much more sincere, a genuine fascination with the darker side of British history.
Monolithic cosmic-nod-inducing riffs, swirling Hammond organ and dark acoustic passages are the ingredients in this alchemical brew, the resulting concoction a grim incantation, an ode to anti-urbanism, a very English darkness.
Black Magician Are
Liam Yates – Vocals
Kyle Roy Nesbitt – Guitar, Piano
Jay Plested – Drums
Matt Ford – Organ
John McNulty – Bass Guitar