Sunday, 25 June 2017

Impressions Of Winter ‎– Cantica Lunae - Songs Of The Moon (1996)


Country: Germany

Tracklist
1. Canticum Lunae 05:14
2. Hi Versus 04:22
3. Flores Gelidi 04:23
4. From Dreamworld To Sunrise 04:50
5. Impressions Of Winter 05:16
6. Ignis Ardet In Pluvia 03:52
7. Triviality 04:52
8. Captivitas (Instumental) 04:15
9. My Father's Return 05:02
10. Elegy Of A Swan 03:31
11. Foreboding 05:03

Impressions Of Winter are a German darkwave/neo-classical band 
that began in 1994 as the project of Joe P. (Joachim Proell).
Because of his high demands on his compositions, 
friends of his began to realize that his music was far too good not to include vocals.
So the initial line-up was completed by Andres Waldura and the group's first female singer, Laikha.
Mozart (of Umbra Et Imago) from the German label Spirit Productions 
offered to produce their first album, "Cantica Lunae - Songs Of The Moon",
which was released in the spring of 1997 and received positive notice.
After this release singer Laikha was replaced by Felicia S., and in the summer of 1998 a second CD 
"Deceptive Springs And Fading Landscapes" was released, followed by "Iuturna" in 2000.
Later in 2001 with their CD release "The RemiXperience" the band takes a slightly different retrospect on their work,
as their greatest hits had been re-mixed for this occasion.
Their last release was issued in 2003 entitled "End Of A Summer".

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Necrocock – Praktiky Pohřebních Ústavů (Demo 1992)


Country: Czech Republic

Tracklist
1. Intro (Smrt Je Teprve Začátek) 01:55
2. Orgány Se Spalují 04:21
3. Tlecí Doba 03:18
4. Černý Mramor 04:27
5. Procházka Urnovým Uájem 01:38
6. Porucha Mechanických Pecí 03:33
7. Rozptylová Louka 03:17
8. Noční Provoz 04:45
9. Outro (Řecké Ohně) 01:34

Tomáš Kohout (born in 1972), also known by his nickname Necrocock, is a Czech musician, composer and singer.
Since 1990 he has been a member of the Master's Hammer band.
He is also a member of several other projects, like Necrocock, Kaviar Kavalier and Night Vision.
Necrocock released their first demo "Praktiky Pohřebních Ústavů" (aka Practices Of Undertakers) in 1992,
playing a mixture of atmospheric black/dark/doom metal with dark perverse lyrical themes 
influenced by Tomáš experiences working in a funeral house at that period.
The album was also re-recorded and released as a full-length album in 2004 under the same title.
The band is still active and since 1992 Tomáš has managed to release two demos and four albums.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

C17H19NO3 – Terra Damnata (1996)


Country: United States

Tracklist
1. Penetration 01:56
2. Scarifice 08:41
3. Terra Damnata 08:16
4. Razor Raped Pain 06:04
5. The Imperator 08:00
6. Breeding 07:30
7. The Lords Of Bone And Machinery 11:21
8. Still Burn 04:02
9. Androgyne 11:41
10. Carrier Of Shadows 06:19

John Bergin is a writer, illustrator, designer, and musician.
As Art Director at Lakeshore Records, he has created and designed packaging for soundtrack albums such as Drive
Bone Tomahawk, Napoleon Dynamite, Brooklyn, Nightcrawler, Underworld and hundreds more.
Bergin is also known for his graphic novel From Inside, which he also adapted into a feature-length animated film. 
As the Director of From Inside, Bergin collaborated with famed music icon Gary Numan who scored the film.
Among his musical projects are Paved In Skin, Trust Obey, Tertium Non Data,  
Blackmouth (with Jarboe of Swans and Brett Smith of Caul) and C17H19NO3.
From 1994 to 2004 Bergin released with C17H19NO3 (aka chemical formula for morphine) five albums.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Osso Exótico ‎– VII (7'' EP 1999)


Country: Portugal

Tracklist
1. Untitled I 08:48
2. Untitled II 08:43
3. Untitled III 01:03

Osso Exótico is a long-lived experimental, drone/ambient mystical music project from Portugal 
formed in 1989 utilizing a range of mainly acoustic instruments (often modified) 
such as glass harmonica, piano strings, percussion, violin.
With an always evolving line-up, brothers André and David Maranha have been, since the early times to the present day, 
the core of this band, that would later, incorporate Patrícia Machás and Francisco Tropa
The project released nine albums until 2011, including a couple colaborations with Verres Enharmoniques and Z'EV.
VII was released through the German Drone Records label as a limited edition of 250 handnumbered copies 
pressed on clear vinyl in a white sleeve with an info-sheet and a small bag that contains spices tacked to it.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Entity – Demo 1-94 (Demo 1994)


Country: Sweden

Tracklist
1. My Inner War (Intro) 00:41
2. The Lasting Scar 06:14
3. Jesus Christ Prince Of Lies 03:29
4. Leave The Kiss To Die 04:31

Entity was a melodic doom/death metal band that released 
three demos, two 7" EPs and a promo/rehearsal before splitting up sometime around 1995-'96.
Their two 7" EPs were released through Megagrind Records 
(later known as Heathendoom, that run by Perra Karlsson of Nominon, In Aeternum, Suffer, etc).
The band featured Thomas Hedlund (drums) and Dan-Ola Persson (vocals) 
that are mostly know for their participation in bands like The Ancients Rebirth, Fall From Grace and Pagan Rites 
while Jimmy Svensson (guitars) and Tompa Gustafsson (keyboards, bass) 
were the rest of the members that completed the line up.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Die Wappen Des Thodt – Seven (1998)


Country: Germany

Tracklist
1. Doors To Heaven 05:32
2. Seven 05:34
3. The Quiet 11:06
4. Rose Of Delight 05:29
5. Angel II (Sacred Version) 06:44
6. A Mystic Heart 05:48
7. Augen Durch Die Nacht 07:22

Die Wappen Des Thodt was a German band that was formed by Paul Hostia and Thorn Hoedh.
Their first appearance was on one track on the first Ordo Catharis Templi compilation in 1993 
entitled "Hermetisches Rosencreutz: Templum Comparatio" that was released through Unclean Productions 
and later was re-released through Dark Vinyl Records.
The German duo had already many projects and collaborations like Ordo Catharis Templi,  
Hoedh, Hostia, Delysid, Helix 12, Moksha and Zoomorph.
In 1996 a limited edition 12" picture disc entitled "In Memoriam" was released.
"Seven" was released in 1998 through Dark Vinyl Records and was their first, and last, full length album.
Here the band incorporated operatic chants and stylized neoclassical sounds 

mixed with neofolk and ethereal/dark ambient atmospheres.
Thorn Hoedh passed away in 2003.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Mnemonic – Shades From A Missing Epoch (Demo 1995)


Country: Sweden

Tracklist
1. Shades From A Missing Epoch 03:00
2. Sanguinary 03:25
3. Ledge Of Darkness 03:17
4. The End Of Humanity 02:57

The Swedish melodic death metal band Mnemonic was formed in early 1994 under the monicker Deformed.
In the summer of the same year Deformed released their first demo "Obsessed By The Past".
After their drummer and bass player quit the band the rest of the members changed their name to Mnemonic.
In 1995 Mnemonic with their new line up recorded their first demo entitled "Shades From A Missing Epoch".
Later that year a few other line-up changes occurred as well 
and finally in 1996 Mnemonic released their second and last demo entitled "While We Dream".
The band was put to rest some time in the year 2000.