Friday, 18 August 2017

Book Of Wisdom ‎– Catacombs (1993)


Country: Germany

Tracklist
1. Wir Vergeh'N Wie Rauch In Starken Winden 02:50
2. Parentatio 01:40
3. Catacombs 11:27
4. Soul Extinguished 05:03
5. Estampie 04:04
6. Gia Ebbi Liberate 03:21
7. Crypt 43 09:47
8. Acheron 05:54

Book Of Wisdom was a dark ambient/experimental group from Germany, 
founded in 1991 by Superior Mario Herold (with studies in human science and history) 
and Cantatrice J. Limbecker (with studies in human science and literature).
Mario Herold was also involved in the project Diés 
and released a couple of albums and some split releases in early nineties.
"Catacombs" was originally released in 1993 through Nature & Art in A5 cassette packaging 
and reissued a year later in CD format.
Book Of Wisdom was mostly active in the early nineties, releasing four albums, and then almost disappeared 
but they came back in 2005 after a long time of silence releasing their last album entitled "Ultra".
Since then the band has not given any sign of existence.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Nepenthe – The Conqueror Worm (Demo 1993)


Country: United States

Tracklist
1. The Conqueror Worm 04:14
2. Gleaming Eyes Of Darkness 04:38
3. On The Cheek Of An Eternity 04:35
4. Gleaming Eyes Of Darkness (Live Bonus Track) 04:55

Nepenthe was a black/death metal band from Kansas City, Missouri that formed in 1992.
"The Conqueror Worm" was their first demo tape and released in 1993 featuring three songs.
After this release their vocalist Joe Gameson left the band and went ahead to form Serapis.
This line up change forced their bassist Alex Blume to handle the lead vocals.
By 1995 the single ep "Ligeia" had been recorded and featured a re-recorded version
of the demo song "The Conqueror Worm" and a cover of "In The Shrines Of The Kingly Dead" by Tiamat.
In February 1995, Nepenthe played their only gig which was made available as the "Live At Howard's" tape
containing the previously mentioned Tiamat cover and also one of Sathanas.
For the rest of the year the band was mostly dormant, and it was also around that time
that Alex Blume (Ares Kingdom, Blasphemic Cruelty) departed and the remaining two members,  
Chris Overton and Patrick Brown (ex-King Carnage, Howls Of Ebb), continued under the name Ligeia.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Empaligon ‎– Black Dominated Annihilation (1999)


Country: Germany

Tracklist
1. Blackterror Of War 04:43
2. Dimensions Of Blood 05:25
3. Infernal Shadow 04:21
4. Empire Of Satan 06:12
5. Reign In Fire 03:59
6. Unhallowed Spheres 06:17
7. Storms Of Holocaust 03:18
8. Lakes Of Lava 05:51
9. I Am Universe 05:36

Empaligon was a black metal band from Bavaria Germany.
They formed in 1996 and released a demo in 1998 ("Into Blackening Chaos"), 
a full length in 1999 ("Black Dominated Annihilation") and a split with Triumvirat Xul in 2001.
The band here performs ultra fast cold black metal, in the vein of Immortal's "Battles In The North",
with very good aggressive vocals.
The album was released originally through Metal Age Recordings 
and re-released in 2003 through Autopsy Stench Records with a different cover.
Their line up featured Imperator Odium (vocals, guitars), Eternal (drums) and Nihilez (guitars).

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Nux Vomica – Casting A Dream To The Sea (1993)


Country: United States

Tracklist
1. Untitled 05:56
2. Untitled 09:56
3. Untitled 03:20
4. Untitled 07:12
5. Untitled 04:31
6. Untitled 05:46
7. Untitled 24:44

Nux Vomica is a sound art musical trio based in San Francisco, California, USA.
The present members have been performing together for the past seven years,
each with a unique and active history within the experimental music field.
Nux Vomica utilize sound processing, electronics sounds and aural sculpture 
to achieve a unique and trance like sound environment.
The sounds travel from peaceful to terrifying containing elements from the ethno-influenced to industrial 
and create a personal soundtrack for the individual listener.
Nux Vomica has involved themselves in the recording of at least 12 releases within the US 
and three available on cassette labels within Italy and Sweden and the U.K.
Their pieces have appeared on over 30 experimental music compilations.
They have contributed to soundtracks of films and have produced several experimental films themselves 
as part of their multi media performances.
These performances usually include the utilization of sound and vision for the purpose of allowing the audience to drift beyond the performance space to become more involved mentally with the performance.
"Casting A Dream To The Sea" was originally released by the Swedish label Börft Records on cassette,
licensed from Auricular Records (founded by members of the band in 1989)
and later in 2012 was reissued as a digital release with slightly different track order and different track durations.

Friday, 30 June 2017

RA – Geniu Pustiu (1999)


Country: Romania

Tracklist
1. Romance's Romance 05:35
2. La Steaua (Reprise) 02:45
3. Bocet 02:48
4. Tablou (Version) 02:43
5. Byron 02:10
6. Winter's Ballad 02:53
7. Inger Diform 05:34
8. Tablou 02:15
9. La Steaua / Noaptea Vesnicei Uitari 05:03
10. Pina Nu Pier 03:00
11. Geniu Pustiu (Outro) 01:54

RA was the side project of Andrei Rusu (aka Vlad Dracul), 
member of the German symphonic black metal band Agathodaimon
and is considered a continuation of his other early project Drusus (1995-1998).
RA was created because of Andrei's love to the Romanian poetry 
and his search for something deeper to mirror these poetic aspects.
As a result the music was created to suit the verses and not vice versa as he was normally did with Agathodaimon.
Some of the lyrics were written by the Romantic poet, novelist and journalist Mihai Eminescu (1850 – 1889),
that he is considered one of the most famous and influential Romanian poets.
The project released two albums with "Geniu Pustiu" being the first one in 1999 and "Sinnocence" in 2001 being the last.
"Geniu Pustiu" also features Dan Byron on vocals (guest vocalist on "Higher Art Of Rebellion" of Agathodaimon).

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.