Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Memories Yet To Come 2014

You got to love all these lists at the end of the year! 
Before continue reading i would like to say a big thanx to everyone (bands and individuals) 
that contacted me all these years through my mail. I really appreciate it.
So without further delay, check out some releases that i enjoyed in 2014.

1. Arditi - Imposing Elitism (Cassette 2014)
2. Bekëth Nexëhmü - De Svarta Riterna (Demo CD 2014)
3. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry (Full-length 2014) 
4. Doombringer - The Grand Sabbath (Full-length 2014)
5. Hail Spirit Noir - Oi Magoi (Full-length 2014)
6. Irrwisch - Fallwind (7'' EP 2014)
7. Kriegsmaschine - Enemy Of Man (Full-length 2014)
8. Kvalvaag - Noema (Full-length 2014)
9. Manes - Be All End All (Full-length 2014)
10. Megaptera - Nailed On Vinyl (Mini LP 2014)
11. Menace Ruine - Venus Armata (Full-length 2014)
12. Mortuus - Grape Of The Vine (Full-length 2014)
13. Mysticum - Planet Satan (Full-length 2014)
14. Nightbringer - Ego Dominus Tuus (Full-length 2014)
15. Perdition Winds - Aura Of Suffering (Full-length 2014)
16. Pestilential Shadows - Ephemeral (Full-length 2014)
17. Reverorum Ib Malacht - De Mysteriis Dom Christi (Full-length CD Version 2014)
18. Sanctuaire - Helserkr (Demo 2014)
19. Sargeist - Feeding The Crawling Shadows (Full-length 2014)
20. Satanic Warmaster - Fimbulwinter (Full-length 2014)
21. Skogen - I Döden (Full-length 2014)
22. Slagbjørn - Mørkt og Jævlig (Full-length 2014) 
23. Spectral Lore - III (Full-length 2014)
24. Sun Worship - Elder Giants (Cassette 2014)
25. Tehôm - Lacrimae Mundi (Full-length 2014)
 26. The Deathtrip - Deep Drone Master (Full-length 2014)
27. The Raid 2 Soundtrack - Music by Joseph Trapanese, Aria Prayogi And Fajar Yuskemal (Double LP 2014)
28. Tortorum - Katabasis (Full-length 2014)
29. Туман - The Past Is Alive (Full-length 2014)
30. Vargsang - In The Mist Of Night (Full-length 2014)

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Burzum ‎– Hvis Lyset Tar Oss (1994)

Country: Norway

1. Det Som En Gang Var 14:21
2. Hvis Lyset Tar Oss 08:04
3. Inn I Slottet Fra Drømmen 07:51
4. Tomhet 14:12

"Hvis Lyset Tar Oss" is the third studio album by Norwegian black metal solo project Burzum
It was recorded in September 1992, but was not released until April 1994, 
whereupon it was released through Misanthropy Records and Vikernes' own record label, Cymophane Productions.
Varg Vikernes recorded the first four Burzum albums between '92 and '93 at the GriegHallen studio. 
However, the releases were spread out, with many months between the recording and the release of each album. 
By that time Vikernes became a part of the Norwegian black metal scene and befriended Mayhem guitarist Euronymous
The two developed a feud that culminated in Vikernes stabbing Euronymous to death in his apartment in August 1993. 
He was arrested a few days later and was sentenced to 21 years in prison for murder and several church arsons.
The album cover features a drawing by 19th century artist Theodor Kittelsen named Fattigmannen (The Pauper). 
Vikernes dedicated the album to Fenriz of fellow Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone 
and Demonaz from Norwegian black metal band Immortal
Promotional copies sent to fanzines included the song "Et Hvitt Lys Over Skogen" instead of "Tomhet". 
"Et Hvitt Lys Over Skogen" later appeared on the 1998 compilation album Presumed Guilty.
According to Vikernes,
"Hvis Lyset Tar Oss" is a concept album.

The post is dedicated to the newest and, eventually, biggest Burzum fan ever:

Thanx for the photo my friend, you must be a proud dad! \m/


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Anna Själv Tredje ‎– Tussilago Fanfara (1977)

Country: Sweden

1. Mossen 07:12
2. Ankomster Utanför Tiden 11:38
3. Den Barbariska Söndagen 14:26
4. Tusen År & Sju Timmar 08:14

Anna Själv Tredje were a Swedish electronic duo, that took their name from Leonardo da Vinci's painting
 ”The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne”, and released their only album, Tussilago Fanfara on Silence in 1977.
The duo consisted of Ingemar Ljungström and Mikael Bojen
The band obviously got their main inspiration from mid-70's Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel etc.
They also did several sessions for Swedish radio show Ton Kraft.
One track (Snöfall Och Daggyra Ur Daggfall Och Snöyra) from such a session 
was included in the compilation series ”Ton Kraft 1977-78”.
Their full Ton Kraft recordings serve as additional albums since they consisted of entirely exclusive material.
In 1980 in Göteborg the band got in touch with Älgarnas Trädgård and later in the 80's the bands merged
 and started Cosmic Overdose, that in its turn became Twice a Man.
The Memory link contains as a bonus the track "Snöfall Och Daggyra Ur Daggfall Och Snöyra".


Saturday, 13 December 2014

Stigma – Epitaph (Demo 1993)

Country: Greece

1. The Wept God (Intro) 02:50
2. Epitaph 07:19
3. Some Lines Shouldn't Been Crossed 05:04
4. The Dawn Of... The Undying... Lamentation - Outro 09:08

 Brothers Takis & Alexis Dalamitras formed Stigma in 1985.
At their first era they were playing hardcore / punk with Greek lyrics.
They released one demo in 1986 with Chiko on lead vocals 
and another one in 1988 with Kostas on vocals under the name of Στίγμα.
At the late 80's they did their first attempt and released their first song (Prisoned In The Guts Of Heaven
with English lyrics and with more thrash metal influences.
At the second era they changed their style in technical thrash-death metal style with English lyrics 
and their name also (same name in English).
At the year 1991, "Sickness Of No Survivors" was released and followed up by the mafnificent demo "Epitaph"
in 1993.
Later the band split up for some years and they re-united in 2000.
They continue playing as Στίγμα again this time, with Greek lyrics, and also changed their style again to hardcore / thrash.
Also in 2014 they released their first cd ever "Η Ελλάδα Δολοφονεί".


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Deinonychus ‎– The Silence Of December (1995)

Country: Netherlands

1. Intro - Black Sun 01:53
2. I, Ruler of Paradise in Black 06:30
3. The Silence of December 04:32
4. The Final Affliction of Xafan 10:22
5. A Shining Blaze over Darkland 06:18
6. Under the Autumn Tree 07:07
7. Here Lies My Kingdom 07:38
8. My Travels Through the Midnight Sky 07:33
9. Red Is My Blood... Cold Is My Heart 05:55
10. Outro - Bizarre Landscape 02:05

Deinonychus is a Dutch black metal band with doom influences that formed in 1992 by Marco Kehren.
Kehren also provided vocals for the German band Bethlehem between 1996-1997, 
while Bethlehem bassist and lyricist Jürgen Bartsch joined Deinonychus in 2005.
The first three albums and the early demos released feature Kehren on all instruments and vocals.
In 1999's "Deinonychus" album drummer William Sarginson from Cradle Of Filth added to the band, 
also keyboard player Arkdae aka Fabien Pereira (Seth, Dark Sanctuary & Osculum Infame
& bassist Stafford Glover joined and 2002's "Mournument" was recorded with a full line up.
Deinonychus announced that they disbanded in September 2008.
Marco Kehren nowadays runs a martial industrial band by the name of Nihil Novi Sub Sole.
In 2011 the band has reunited to record the follow-up to "Warfare Machines".


Monday, 17 November 2014

Frozen Shadows ‎– Dans Les Bras Des Immortels (1999)

Country: Canada

1. Dans Les Bras Des Immortels 09:23
2. Forsaken Whispers 04:17
3. Beyond The Pallid Vales 07:31
4. Of Pain And Insufferable Torment 04:14
5. Au Seuil des Ténèbres 04:30
6. Lunes Funèbres 09:52
7. Under Horrid Skies 07:38

Frozen Shadows was invoked in late 1995 with the alliance of Myrkhaal and Namtar,
following their departure from Tenebrae, another black metal outfit created by Myrkhaal in 1993.
The "Empires De Glace" demo, was unleashed in 1996. 
In 1998 the band became a trio, with Alvater on guitars, Myrkhaal on vocals and keyboards and Namtar on bass and drums.
"Dans Les Bras Des Immortels" was released through Myrkhaal's own label Sepulchral Productions in 1999.
In 2001 they recruited Melkor as their drummer and started working on their next album.
Their second album “Hantises” was finally recorded in the end of 2003 and released in 2004 through Holy Records.
Since then the band has not given any sign of existence.


Friday, 14 November 2014

Crimson Moon ‎– To Embrace The Vampyric Blood (1996)

Country: United States

1. Intro: Dirge Of The Apocalypse 04:52
2. Kingdom Of Shadows 05:21
3. Praised Be The Blood Of The Serpent 03:56
4. Carpe Noctem 03:12
5. The Storm Bringer 06:59
6. Sender Of Nocturnal Visions 05:29
7. To Offer Thy Crimson Sacrament 05:47
8. The Eye Of The Draconis 03:42
9. Outro: Embraced 05:32

Crimson Moon is an occult black metal band which came into existence in 1994 with members Nocturnal Overlord, Scorpios, and Trommelnd Herr, all from the ashes of San Diego death metal band "Infested".
Very soon Trommelnd Herr left the band for unknown personal reasons and Crimson Moon continued on as a two piece.
After releasing a self titled demo in '94, and a second demo, "Into the Nocturnal Forest" in '95, 

Nocturnal Overlord (Nibiru, ex-Abyssmal Nocturne, etc) and Scorpios Androctonus (Acherontas, Melechesh
Sabnack, Akrabu, etc) started writing and recording what would be known as the debut album.
In 1996 this material was finally recorded and was later released under the title 

"To Embrace the Vampyric Blood" on Abyss Productions.
Aphazel from the Norwegian black metal band Ancient also recorded a session/lead guitar track 

on the song "The Eye Of The Draconis" of the album.
In 2005 "Under the Serpentine Spell" released by Total Holocaust Records, consisting of rehearsal material recorded in '97 

on portable 4-track, and with Blood Moon Ausar (Dagon, Akhkharu, etc.) appearing on synthesizers. 
Nocturnal Overlord and Scorpios Androctonus split up in 2006/2007 
and are both claiming ownership of the project continuing in two different directions.
Since then, Crimson Moon under Scorpios Androctonus has released an EP in 2007 and a split EP in 2012, 

whilst Nocturnal Overlord has played a short Mexico tour under the banner of Crimson Moon in 2008.


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Mock – Vinterlandet (MCD 1995)

Country: Norway

1. Vinterlandet 01:39
2. Call Thy Eternal Winter 04:07
3. Thy Sorrow of Åsgard 06:43

Mock started up in 1991 and always had the same line up.
Consisting of Bathurst (Bass, Vocals), HR.Blomberg (Guitars) and Dolk (Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums).
They released in 1994 their debut demo "Cold Winter" which was later re-released on a split CD with Tumulus
In 1995 they released a MCD through Hammerheart Records entitled "Vinterlandet". 
Mock was dissolved in 1994 and Dolk moved on to form Kampfar.
The band reactivated in 2012 with the original line-up.


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Howard Shore – Videodrome (1982)

Composer: Howard Shore

1. Welcome To Videodrome 04:11
2. 801 A/B 07:14
3. A Slow Burn 04:46
4. TV Or Not TV 05:09
5. TV Passions 05:49
6. Pins And Needles 03:04
7. Long Live The New Flesh 03:26

Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is a Canadian composer, notable for his over 80 films scores. 
He is also a consistent collaborator with director David Cronenberg, having scored all but one of his films since 1979.
Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg.
The original score was composed for Videodrome by Cronenberg's close friend, Howard Shore.
The score was composed to follow Max Renn's (played by James Woods) descent into video hallucinations, 
starting with dramatic orchestral music that increasingly incorporates and finally emphasizes electronic instrumentation.
To achieve this Shore composed the score for an orchestra before programming it into a Synclavier II digital synthesizer.
The rendered score, taken from the Synclavier II, was then recorded being played in tandem with a small string section. 
The resulting sound was a subtle blend that made it difficult to tell which sounds were real and which were synthesized.
The soundtrack was released on vinyl by Varèse Sarabande and was re-released on compact disc in 1998.
Videodrome's cult status has made it a popular source for sampling in electro-industrial, EBM and heavy metal music. 

It ranked tenth on the top 1,319 sample sources list of 2004.


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Vendemmian ‎– Between Two Worlds (1993)

Country: England

1. Maelstrom 03:31
2. Betrayal By Youth 04:18
3. The Passing Of Remoteness 04:56
4. Only As Far As The Burning Grounds 03:21
5. The Calling 04:37
6. Between Two Worlds 01:19

Vendemmian were formed at the end of 1992 after Dave (Guitars) and Mark (Bass) left their previous band (Restoration). 
They recruited vocalist, Dominic and soon began writing material which culminated in a self titled demo at the end of 1992.
The early part of 1993 was spent writing new songs and playing live throughout England. 
A drummer, Robi, was added to the line up and the band recorded their second demo, "Lords of Flame"
More gigs followed then in September 1993 the band recorded their debut CD “Between Two Worlds” 
which was released on the Resurrection Records label.
In 1994 the band entered St Marks studios in London to record “Through The Depths Of Innocence”. 
After the recording they played their debut at the Sanctuary Club in London and traveled for a short tour. 
At the beginning of 1995 “Treacherous” was released followed by an extensive German tour.
By the end of 1997 the band had released another two albums and had played live on many festivals.

 After their appearance at The Tower in Dublin gig the band broke up but they are back since 2008.


Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Fuzztones ‎– Lysergic Emanations (1985)

Country: United States

1. 1-2-5 02:39
2. Gotta Get Some 02:33
3. Journey To Tyme 02:47
4. Ward 81 05:29
5. Strychnine 02:31
6. Radar Eyes 02:33
7. Cinderella 02:56
8. Highway 69 02:56
9. Just Once 05:24
10. She's Wicked 03:18
11. As Time's Gone 02:11
12. Living Sickness 03:20
13. Bad News Travels Fast (Peel Sessions) 02:39
14. She's Wicked (Peel Sessions) 03:15
15. Epitaph For A Head (Peel Sessions) 01:48
16. Cinderella (Peel Sessions) 02:56
17. Green Slime (Lysergic Sessions) 02:16

The Fuzztones have achieved legendary status as cult faves during their career. 
Their brand of garage-psych punk pre-dated the "Garage Revival" of the 1980's and has influenced hundreds of groups.
They formed in 1980 by singer-guitarist Rudi Protrudi in New York City and maintained a strong fan base in New York, 
in Europe (with their music being played on Hungarian State Radio), and in Los Angeles. 
In 1984 and 1985, The Fuzztones collaborated with Screamin' Jay Hawkins
resulting in "Screamin' Jay Hawkins and The Fuzztones Live" album recorded at Irving Plaza in December 1984.
Rudi Protrudi moved to Los Angeles in 1987, after the breakup of the original band, to organize a new Fuzztones
consisting of Jordan Tarlow (Guitar), John Carlucci (Bass), Jason Savall (Vox Organ) & "Mad" Mike Czekaj (Drums). 
This lineup bears the distinction of being the only 1980's garage rock revival band to secure a major label record deal.


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Tulus ‎– Evil 1999 (1999)

Country: Norway

1. Menneskefar 02:59
2. Tarantulus 04:44
3. Draug 03:01
4. Cyprianus 03:23
5. Dokkemaker 03:02
6. Salme 05:55
7. Blodstrup 02:14
8. Sjel 03:17
9. Dårskap Til Visdom 02:37
10. Kviteheim 03:46

Tulus is a Norwegian black metal band, formed in 1993 in Oslo. 
The band was inactive from 2000 to 2006 and members of Tulus went and formed the band Khold
After Khold went on hold in 2006, Blodstrup and Sarke resurrected Tulus
Tulus has a “fourth member” (Blodstrup’s wife, Hildr aka Hilde Nymoen), who writes all lyrics for both Tulus and Khold.
Evil 1999 was recorded at Panser Studio and its their third album.

Here the band offers well played Norwegian, mid-nineties style, black metal with some black ‘n’ roll riffs 
combined with a folk touch, clean vocals and very good audible bass parts.
 The lyrics deal with Norwegian myths, sagas, troll magic and witchcraft.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Fabio Frizzi ‎– ...E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore! L'ALDILA' (1981)

Composer: Fabio Frizzi

1. Oltre La Soglia (Alternate) 01:35
2. Oltre La Soglia (Alternate#2) 02:20
3. Voci Dal Nulla 04:25
4. Sequenza Coro E Orchestra (Alternate) 02:27
5. Suono Aperto 03:56
6. Voci Dal Nulla 04:16
7. Oltre La Soglia 03:59
8. Giro Di Blues (Alternate) 02:20
9. Verso L'Ignoto 03:56
10. Suono Aperto (Alternate) 01:32
11. Sequenza Ritmica E Tema (Alternate) 01:36
12. Voci Dal Nulla 02:56
13. Oltre La Soglia (Alternate#3) 01:42
14. Sequenza Ritmica E Tema (Alternate#2) 04:22
15. Giro Di Blues 02:20
16. Verso L'Ignoto 03:21
17. Voci Dal Nulla (Alternate) 01:36
18. Suono Aperto 01:22
19. Sequenza Coro E Orchestra 04:30
20. Voci Dal Nulla (Alternate#2) 01:32

Fabio Frizzi (born July 2, 1951) is an Italian composer, best known for his film scores he produced 
for the legendary Italian horror director Lucio Fulci
His soundtrack work, (featured in films such as "Zombi 2", also known as "Zombie Flesh Eaters", 
"City of the Living Dead" and "The Beyond"), is minimalistic and highly atmospheric, 
featuring heavy use of synthesizers and slow, repetitive rhythms.
"The Beyond" (original Italian title "...E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore! L'ALDILA'", 
also released as "Seven Doors of Death") is a 1981 Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci
The second film in Fulci's unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy 
(along with "City of the Living Dead" and "The House by the Cemetery"), 
"The Beyond" has gained a cult following over the decades, in part because of the film's gore-filled murder sequences, 
which had been heavily censored when the film was originally released in the United States in 1983.


Sunday, 14 September 2014

Type O Negative ‎– October Rust (1996)

Country: United States

1. Bad Ground 00:38
2.   00:21
3. Love You To Death 07:09
4. Be My Druidess 05:26
5. Green Man 05:48
6. Red Water (Christmas Mourning) 06:49
7. My Girlfriend's Girlfriend 03:46
8. Die With Me 07:13
9. Burnt Flowers Fallen 06:10
10. In Praise Of Bacchus 07:37
11. Cinnamon Girl 04:01
12. The Glorious Liberation Of The People's Technocratic Republic Of Vinnland By The Combined Forces

Of The United Territories Of Europa 01:07
13. Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia) 06:38
14. Haunted 10:07
15.   00:09

Type O Negative was a gothic/doom metal band from Brooklyn, New York City.
Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression, and death 

resulted in the nickname "The Drab Four" (in homage to The Beatles' "Fab Four" moniker).
The band went Platinum with 1993's "Bloody Kisses", and Gold with 1996's "October Rust", 
and gained a fanbase through seven studio albums, two best-of compilations, and concert DVDs.
On April 14, 2010, lead vocalist, bassist, and principal songwriter Peter Steele died, reportedly from heart failure.

Members Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly stated in a November 2010 interview that the band would not continue.
Type O's "October Rust" picked up where "Bloody Kisses" left off, 

this album continued to explore themes of sex and sensuality, explored in a humorous sense on the single 
"My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" and then taken much darker with "Love You To Death". 
This record also saw a cover of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl" as well as the fan favorite, "Green Man".


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Tiermes ‎– Tiermes (1997)

Country: Finland

1. Unorganic Being 11:14
2. All Sources Are Yellow 05:13
3. Psilocybe Semilamceata 06:11
4. Owner's Channel 07:13
5. Here 05:31
6. Claritas 08:40

Tiermes is a Finnish experimental-esoteric duo project established in 1996,
by former Unholy guitarist and co-founder Jarkko Toivonen and Jussi Saivo.
By using various instruments and objects such as guitars, analogue synths, metal percussion and junk metal, 

they create an original meld of sounds taking its roots in ritual, industrial, noise and psychedelic music. 
Hypnotic and dense with overloaded basses and a strong old-school industrial touch.
Their self-titled album was released through the Misanthropy sublabel Elfenblut Records.


Profanum ‎– Profanum Aeternum - Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art (1997)

Country: Poland

1. The Descent into Medieval Darkness 07:23
2. Conquering the Highest of the Thrones in Universe 05:10
3. The Serpent Crown 08:02
4. Raven Singing over My Closed Eyes 06:29
5. Journey into the Nothingness 06:26

The band was formed in 1993 as a trio including: Geryon, Vlad Ysengrimm and Lord Reyash.
Their first demo tape 'Under The Black Wings of Emperor' was released in 1994.
The tape made the band signed to Astral Wings Records

which issued Profanum debut album 'Flowers of Our Black Misanthropy' in 1996.
In Summer 1997 Profanum signed to Pagan Records for their second album 

'Profanum Aeternum: Eminence of Satanic Imperial Art'.
The band remained silent for almost three years, until late 2000, 

when they entered the studio again to record 'Musaeum Esotericum'.
Here the black metal influences can only be heard at times while the dark and misanthropic combination 

of classical music with obscure occult ambient is obvious.
Last production where you can hear a recording from the band is the music that they made for 'Intellect Kollapse', 
an allegorical film project, written and directed by the leader of the group Geryon.
The band members are also in Witchmaster.


Kvist ‎– For Kunsten Maa Vi Evig Vike (1996)

Country: Norway

1. Ars Manifestia 05:15
2. Forbannet Være Jorden Jeg Går På 05:51
3. Stupet 07:02
4. Svartedal 03:41
5. Min Lekam Er Meg Blott En Byrde 09:58
6. Vettenetter 06:03

Kvist formed in 1993 in Norway featuring: Tom Hagen (vocals, bass, ex-Urd Verðaine og Skuld), 
Hallvard Wennersberg Hagen (aka Vergrimm, guitars, keyboards, ex-Urd Verðaine og Skuld, ex-Dim Nagel 
also member of Red Light District, The Electones and Xploding Plastix
and Endre Bjotveit (drums, ex-Urd Verðaine og Skuld, ex-Dim Nagel).
The late Trondr Nefas (Urgehal etc.) participated as a session member in the band.
The band released one demo, a rehearsal and one album before disappearing into obscurity.
Often compared with their countrymen Satyricon and Emperor
Kvist in their short existence managed to release an underground classic melodic black metal album of the mid-nineties.
Recorded at Endless Sound Studios and released though Avantgarde Music.


Monday, 14 July 2014

Implant Code ‎– Biodigit (MCD 1993)

Country: Croatia

1. Hyperspace Enter 05:28
2. Cerebroscope 04:47
3. Cybernauts 04:43
4. Pulse01 06:08

Implant Code is a project from Croatia that released a 4 track mini CD for the Minus Habens label in 1993.
The band consisted of Miljenko Rajaković, Mario Kalendarić 
(both artists are DJs and producers, with numerous releases throughout the 90s on various labels) and Vlado Knežević.
Miljenko Rajaković is also known from his dark ambient band
Biodigit includes four different cosmic voyages through unknown alien worlds.
This work shows an impressive vision on the theme, creating cold and lost conceptual experimental 
and electronic ambient structures, sometimes fused with mind-absorbing rhythms.


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Terra Serpentes (1997)

Label: World Serpent

Disk 1
1. Arkkon – T 2901E 06:04
2. Martyn Bates – Bahnhofstrasse 02:28
3. Chris & Cosey – One Minute More (Serpent Mix) 05:09
4. Coil – Heartworms 07:14
5. Current 93 – Frolicking 07:50
6. Bryin Dall – May You Never Be Alone Like Me 03:07
7. Death In June Presents Kapo! – Only Europa Knows 06:01
8. Roger Doyle – Dark Scenery Court Games 07:12
9. Elijah's Mantle – Wise Words Of Eve 09:57
10. In Gowan Ring – Still Water Bonne 07:05
11. Lemon Kittens – What The Cat Brought In 02:19
12. Loretta's Doll – Love Is Regret 04:26
13. The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud – Untitled 04:35
Disk 2
1. Nature And Organisation – By A Foreign River (The Longing For Mercy And Happiness) 04:33
2. Neither/Neither World – All's God's Dogs 05:01
3. Nurse With Wound – Window Of Possible Organic Development 08:47
4. Orchis – Come Unto Me 05:01
5. The Boyd Rice Experience – Music From The Movie Pearls Before Swine 04:12
6. Sand – On The Corner (Alternative Version) 05:20
7. Death In June Presents Scorpion Wind – Some Colossus 04:51
8. Shock Headed Peters – Oblivion Extract 10:40
9. Sol Invictus – Did You See 04:48
10. Somewhere In Europe – Oblique Realities 05:36
11. Strength Through Joy – Ways To Strength And Beauty 07:02
12. Tiny Tim – The Garden Of Your Heart, Turn Back The Universe, 

You Can't Get Loving Where There Ain't Any Love, A Thousand Love Songs 05:35
13. Zone – The Scavenging Soul 04:50

World Serpent Distribution was a British record label and music distribution house formed in the late 80s 
and was co-owned by David Gibson, Alan Trench and Alison Webster.
 Douglas Pearce of Death In June coined the company name in 1991, 
World Serpent being another name for Jormungandr.
 World Serpent was well known for distributing music by many post-industrial, apocalyptic folk, neofolk, 
avant-garde and otherwise esoteric or experimental artists, such as Death In June (through NER), 
Current 93 (through Durtro), Sol Invictus (through Tursa), Coil (through Threshold House),
Nurse With Wound (through United Dairies), Zone (through Potentia), Elijah's Mantle (through De Nova Da Capo), 
Orchis (through Cryptanthus), Ozymandias (through Ramses Records) and many others.
Many of these artists also ended up collaborating with or being influenced by one another, 
causing the World Serpent name to become synonymous with many of the artists and labels 
distributed through the company during the early 1990s.
World Serpent also functioned as a label, although they released very few records on their own. 
The vast majority of the releases they distributed were on other labels & imprints.
In August 2004 World Serpent went bankrupt and was no longer operating.


Sunday, 6 July 2014

Svartsyn ‎– Tormentor (7'' EP 1998)

Country: Sweden

1. Goat Throne 07:24
2. Throne Of The Antichrist 06:33

Svartsyn is a black metal band from Sweden, formed in 1991 as Chalice, but changed their name to Svartsyn in 1993. 
They recorded their first demo in 1994 and their first album in 1998. 
Draugen, ex-drummer of Dark Funeral, teamed up with original founding member Ornias in 1996 
and  after signing to Folter Records they released their debut album "The True Legend".
In 1997 Kolgrim (of Unpure) replaced Surth and in June Svartsyn released "Tormentor" 7” EP. 
From 1997 to 1998 they recorded their 2nd album entitled "Bloodline" at Sunlight Studios
which was released by End All Life Productions from Italy. 
In February 2000, Svartsyn recorded their 3rd album "…His Majesty" at Voisin Studios 
and they signed to Sound Riot Records for the release of this album.
Since then they released another four albums with Ornias being the only original member that is still in the band.


Monday, 30 June 2014

This Burning Effigy ‎– To Bestial Gods... (1996)

Country: Ireland

1. Lantern 01:52
2. Affliction 04:07
3. The Well 04:55
4. Thine Adversary 06:39
5. Flagellation And Dancing 06:08
6. Communion With Sophia 05:56
7. Her Own Volition 04:02
8. For Within This Journey 04:51
9. Amaunet (The Unknown Goddess) 04:35
10. Emeritus 04:26
11. Drowning The Veil 05:44
12. Cypher 03:50

This Burning Effigy were an Irish gothic rock band, originally formed in Dublin in 1993 consisting of members  
Phil Doyle (guitar), Stephen Carey (guitar and keyboards), Ger Egan (vocals), Micheal Cowley (bass), Brian Fallon (drums).
They recorded one demo "The Eternal Procession" with this line-up,before Doyle left the band.
The demo attracted the attention of record company Grave News something that led to an album deal with the label.
The subsequent album, "To Bestial Gods...", was recorded during 1995 at Sonic Studios, with guest vocalist Tanya Doyle.
In 1996 Cowley and Fallon left the band and the remaining members recorded two more albums, before splitting in 2001. 
Carey later formed the band The Eden House.


Isafjord – The Unseen Passage (Demo 1998)

Country: Norway

1. Devil's Own 05:09
2. Into The Spheres Of Demise 06:27
3. Night Majesty 04:58
4. Crossroads (Synth Outro) 02:21

Isafjord was a Norwegian melodic-atmospheric black metal band that formed in 1997.
The band recorded a demo called "The Unseen Passage" at Trøndertun Lydstudio in the period 1997/1998.
Isafjord consisted of the following members: Anders Andersen (vocals), Haakond Winge (bass), 
Terje Tollefsen (guitars) and Stian Dalslåen (drums and synths).
  Their demo was re-released as split CD with Nest in 2001 from Thundra Records.


Die Verbannten Kinder Evas ‎– Come Heavy Sleep (1997)

Country: Austria

1. The Beginning 04:15
2. Come Heavy Sleep 06:01
3. Sad Silent Home 06:14
4. Misery 05:04
5. Dim Atmosphere 06:33
6. The Past 06:13
7. Unreal Mystery 05:56
8. House Of Glass 05:02
9. Waters Of Wide Agony 06:18
10. The End 05:27

 Die Verbannten Kinder Evas (German for “The Banished Children of Eva”) was an Austrian band 
formed in Vienna in 1993, combining the style of neoclassical darkwave music with gothic imagery. 
It was created by Richard Lederer (Protector) and Michael Gregor (Silenius) from the black metal band Summoning.
The band released a debut self-titled album in March 1995, 

with the assistance of Julia Lederer (Protector’s sister) and Nora El Shamah
Die verbannten Kinder Evas returned after a two-year break with “Come Heavy Sleep”.
The recording remained true to their original sound, perhaps becoming more complex and more classical in style. 
The vocals are done by Julia and Richard Lederer, as Nora left the band due to lack of interest 
and Silenius focused more on Summoning.
The band signed to Napalm Records in 1999 and released a third album, “In Darkness Let Me Dwell”. 

With this release Die Verbannten Kinder Evas continue to make considerable use of their now trademark classical sound. Furthermore, the addition of Tania Borsky’s singing talent to Richard Lederer’s diverse vocal styles 
added color and contrast to the dark tracks typical of the band.
The Die verbannten Kinder Evas’ last album, titled “Dusk and Void Became Alive” was released in November 2006, 

which featured a new female singer named Christina Kroustali.


Saturday, 31 May 2014

Trial Of The Bow – Ornamentation (MCD 1995)

Country: Australia

1. The Two Sacred Tapestries Of Persia 05:43
2. Inverloch 05:58
3. From The Mountains Of Tangier 07:58
4. Ornamentation 08:08

Formed in late 1993 by Renato Gallina (percussion/vocals) and Matthew Skarajew (stringed instruments), 
Trial Of The Bow emerged from the city of Melbourne, Australia's heart and melting pot of all musical forms. 
While both members live and work in a metropolis, they strive to remove themselves and their listeners from this 
and transport them all to places exotic with their bared-down Eastern inspired music.
The band released their one and only full-length album in 1997 called Rite Of Passage.
The two members of Trial Of the Bow were also in a doom/death metal band called Disembowelment
that was active from 1989 to 1993, while Matthew Skarajew is nowdays a member of Inverloch 
(also a doom/death metal band) that was started as a project under the name d.USK.


Taakeheimen – En Rusletur I Den Hedenske Vinterskogen (Demo 1995)

Country: Norway

1. Hvor Ondskap Rår 05:05
2. Svarteste Natt 05:30
3. Skogen Av Tusen Vintre 04:33
4. Naar Himmelen Brenner 03:00
5. Den Dystre Skogen 04:50

Not much is known about this Norwegian black metal band 
except that before vanishing into oblivion they released a demo that was recorded around 1995.
Their style is reminding the early releases of Satyricon (Dark Medieval Times era) 
and also a little bit of Ancient (Svartalvheim-Trolltaar era).
A few months ago finally i stumbled upon a picture of their demo on the net (even that was unknown).
I really have my doubts if this is the original cover but anyway 
it fits the content of the demo and helped me to make this post.


Strength Through Joy – The Force Of Truth And Lies (1995)

Country: Australia

1. The Force Of Truth And Lies 05:40
2. Master And Slave 05:00
3. Rosin Dubh 05:53
4. The Blond Beast 02:34
5. The Bridge 05:04
6. Absolute Power 03:45
7. The Force Of Truth And Lies (Instrumental) 05:33
8. A Grave For Burning Wings 04:03
9. Life's Absurdity 04:19

Strength Through Joy was founded in Adelaide, Australia in 1991 
by bassist Timothy Jenn and vocalist Richard Leviathan.
After cutting a short demo of dark folk material, the band wrote to Death in June leader 
Douglas Pearce to ask his permission to send a demo to him. 
Pearce responded affirmatively and then pointed out that he actually lived 
only a little more than 10 kilometers down the road from them.
Upon their meeting, Pearce agreed to produce Strength Through Joy’s first album.
In 1994, Strength Through Joy released a single on vinyl called Dark Rose that featured three songs.
Later that same year, Pearce produced Strength Through Joy’s first full-length album, The Force Of Truth And Lies.
The song A Grave For Burning Wings features Douglas Pearce that actually sings and plays acoustic guitar.
The band released their second album in 1996 called Salute To The Light before disbanding.
In 2000 Jenn and Leviathan formed Ostara taking their music towards a more pop oriented direction.


Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Absolute Supper (1998)

Label: Cold Meat Industry

Disk 1
1. In Slaughter Natives – INRI... Raped By The Cross 08:36
2. The Protagonist – Imitation 04:43
3. The Protagonist – Zoroaster 05:51
4. Ordo Equilibrio – The Perplexity Of Hybris. I Glorify Myself 04:31
5. Sanctum – {-} 04:09
6. Puissance – Love Incinerate 05:16
7. Arcana – Winds Of The Lost Soul 04:35
8. Mortiis – Child Of Curiosity & The Old Man Of Knowledge 05:42
9. Desiderii Marginis – Chaos Undivided 04:12
10. Sephiroth – R'lyeh 09:21
11. Raison D'être – The Verge Of Somnolence 06:45
12. Hazard – Who Blew Out The Northern Lights? 05:50
Disk 2
1. Brighter Death Now – I Wish I Was A Little Girl 09:41
2. Frozen Faces – Zyklon B Doll 05:53
3. Mz.412 – N.B.S. Act 1 - Begravning 05:34
4. Megaptera – Don't Desecrate The Dead 06:31
5. Deutsch Nepal – Logo 09:37
6. Nacht – Svartsinn 08:12
7. Archon Satani – A Time Of Ruin 06:19
8. Ildfrost – Hearts Perturbe 05:07
9. Ildfrost – Slept Awake 02:15
10. Cintecele Diavolui – The Devil Must Kill 05:50

Cold Meat Industry was a Swedish independent record label, 
which specialized in dark ambient, death industrial, noise music and neo-classical.
It was founded by Roger Karmanik (mainly known for his project Brighter Death Now) in 1987.
At the time of its spreading popularity, end 1980s and mainly early 1990s, 

the label introduced a genuine innovation in music history. 
Especially within the gothic and industrial scenes, the innovations would become legendary.
In the early nineties, the phrase "Cold Meat Industry" for a while even denoted a musical genre, 

that is the avantgarde genre of industrial and dark ambient.
Cruel Moon International, Death Factory, and Sound Source were some of the most known sublabels of Cold Meat Industry.
In February 2014
a notification posted on the CMI facebook page claimed the official end of the label. 
The Absolute Supper released as a double cd in a quad-panel digipak and featured some of the major bands of the label.


Paul Giovanni – The Wicker Man (1998)

Composer: Paul Giovanni

1. Corn Rigs 02:35
2. The Landlord's Daughter 02:37
3. Gently Johnny 03:32
4. Maypole 02:43
5. Fire Leap 01:26
6. The Tinker Of Rye 01:50
7. Willow's Song 04:40
8. Procession 02:15
9. Chop Chop 01:41
10. Lullaby 00:57
11. Festival / Mirie It Is / Sumer Is A-Cumen In 04:29
12. Opening Music / Loving Couples / The Ruined Church 04:13
13. The Masks / The Hobby Horse 01:25
14. Searching For Rowan 02:22
15. Appointment With The Wicker Man 01:18
16. Sunset 01:05

The Wicker Man is a 1973 British horror film directed by Robin Hardy and written by Anthony Shaffer.
The soundtrack was composed, arranged and recorded by Paul Giovanni and Magnet 

and contains folk songs performed by characters in the film (including some by members of the cast).
Magnet was formed for the purpose of recording the music to the movie.
The band was assembled by musician Gary Carpenter (the film's Associate Musical Director) 
and also featured Giovanni on guitar and vocals for many tracks and appeared in the film in various scenes.
The songs were arranged to hint at a pre-Christian pagan European culture 
and vary between traditional songs and original Giovanni compositions.
The instrumental parts of the score are based on traditional Scottish, Irish, and English tunes.
The soundtrack was unavailable until a 1998 release on Trunk Records of a mono album dubbed from the music 
and effects tapes at Pinewood Studios, from the shorter original cut of the film. 
It was not until 2002 that Silva Screen Records released a stereo version using cues from the tape held by Gary Carpenter, mixed with recordings from the first Trunk Records release.
A live performance of the soundtrack at the 30th annual Brosella Folk Festival in Brussels, on 8 July 2006,

 underlined the cult status of the film and its music.


Impaled Nazarene ‎– Suomi Finland Perkele (1994)

Country: Finland

1. Intro 00:53
2. Vitutuksen Multihuipennus 02:10
3. Blood Is Thicker Than Water 03:30
4. Steelvagina 03:05
5. Total War - Winter War 03:46
6. Quasb / The Burning 04:07
7. Kuolema Kaikille (Paitsi Meille) 00:50
8. Let's Fucking Die 02:34
9. Genocide 02:48
10. Ghettoblaster 02:16
11. The Oath of the Goat 04:03

Impaled Nazarene is a Finnish black metal band formed in 1990, that incorporates elements of grindcore and punk rock.
They started off as a brutal black metal cover band opening for bands such as Amorphis and Sentenced

Eventually, after releasing a couple of demos the band decided to take an unusual path in black metal. 
Attempting to blend top-speed brutality with humor, they released 
"Goat Perversion" in 1992, followed by various other titles. 
The band, however, was never able to become as popular as other acts in the genre 
as it's blasphemous humor wasn't often appreciated by the fans of the style. 
Impaled Nazarene was infamous for seeming to hate the Norwegian black metal scene back in the early 1990s, 
but nowadays the band seems to disassociate with such hatred. 
They also stopped wearing corpse paint in the mid 1990s due to it being "too trendy".
Suomi Finland Perkele is their third full-length album, the last to feature both Luttinen brothers.


Monday, 31 March 2014

Sorhin ‎– I Det Glimrande Mörkrets Djup (1997)

Country: Sweden

1. Godhetens Fall 04:11
2. När Helvetet Kallar 03:54
3. Och Om Natten Min Själ Dansar 03:18
4. Svartvintras 05:12
5. Tills Döden Er Alla Tar 04:48
6. Åt Fanders Med Ljusets Skapelser 03:47
7. I Skuggan Af Nattens Herre 03:04
8. Sänd Mig En
Ängel Att Dräpa 04:08
9. Skogsgriftens Rike 04:48
10. I Det Glimrande Mörkrets Djup 05:10

Sorhin is a Swedish black metal band formed early 1993 in Borlänge.
Their first demo was released in 1993. 
After several releases on Near Dark Productions they formed their own label Svartvintras Productions.
Shamaatae of Arckanum performed drums until 1995 and was succeeded by Zathanel 
known for his work with Setherial until 2000.
Since the leave of Zathanel, Eparygon and Mikael Österberg continue as a two-piece 
but they have not surfaced any information or work since 2002.
The band has released two full length albums.


Sunday, 30 March 2014

Vaakevandring ‎– Demo 98/99 (Demo 1999)

Country: Norway

1. Fader Vaar 06:39
2. Some Day 04:19
3. Og Sorgen Stilnet I Smertens Vann 06:06

Vaakevandring was a Norwegian unblack metal band that was active from 1996 to 2007. 
The band played atmospheric, symphonic unblack metal with keyboards and folk melodies. 
Their "Demo 98/99" was produced by Stian Aarstad of Dimmu Borgir and gained world wide appreciation.
In 2000 they recorded a song entitled "Fall of Man" for Endtime Productions compilation "In the Shadow of Death".  
Antestor's Lars Stokstad played guitars on that song.
Both Hansen and Magerøy joined the notable band Antestor around this time while still were members of Vaakevandring, Pål Dæhlen also joined Frosthardr.
Another bonus demo track recorded in 2001 called "To Find The Eternal Peace
was featured in the re-release of their "Demo 98/99" in 2004.
Despite releasing only one demo, Vaakevandring's influence on the unblack metal scene was significant 
because they were one of the key bands to change the dominating "anti-satanism" lyrical theme 
led by the genre-founder Horde to a more philosophical and emotional direction.
Vaakevandring were co-headliners with Antestor at Swedish Endtime Festival in 2007 which also was their last gig.
The Memory link contains the two bonus tracks "Fall of Man" and "To Find The Eternal Peace".


Samael ‎– Ceremony Of Opposites (1994)

Country: Switzerland

1. Black Trip 03:19
2. Celebration of the Fourth 02:53
3. Son of Earth 03:58
4. 'Till We Meet Again 04:11
5. Mask of the Red Death 03:04
6. Baphomet's Throne 03:30
7. Flagellation 03:41
8. Crown 04:06
9. To Our Martyrs 02:37
10. Ceremony of Opposites 04:39

Samael are a long-running Swiss black metal band formed in 1987 in Sion, Switzerland.
Although much of their music from the mid-1990s onwards has incorporated electronic sounds,

 which would best define their genre as industrial metal, 
Samael was originally founded as an early 2nd wave black metal band.
Their first demos presented a slow, doomy style of black metal with raw vocals, similar to that of Celtic Frost

Some of the songs would be included on Worship Him (1991) and Blood Ritual (1992).
Around 1994 the band started using industrial-styled song techniques, employed by the use of keyboards 

and (minimalist) acoustic percussion, a direction that they would take on future albums..
Ceremony Of Opposites is their second release with Century Media Records after leaving French label Osmose Productions.
It was recorded at Woodhouse Studios and produced by Waldemar Sorychta.
Also a video clip was made for the track Baphomet's Throne.


Friday, 28 February 2014

Fields Of The Nephilim ‎– Elizium (1990)

Country: England

1. (Dead But Dreaming) 01:28
2. For Her Light 03:01
3. At The Gates Of Silent Memory 08:24
4. (Paradise Regained) 02:29
5. Submission 08:28
6. Sumerland (What Dreams May Come) 11:09
7. Wail Of Sumer 06:24
8. And There Will Your Heart Be Also 07:37

Fields of the Nephilim are an English gothic rock band formed in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England in 1984.
The original line-up consisted of vocalist Carl McCoy, saxophonist Gary Wisker
Tony Pettitt on bass, guitarist Paul Wright and drummer Alexander "Nod" Wright
Following the release of the debut EP Burning the Fields
Wisker left the band to be replaced by Peter Yates as second guitarist. 
Paul Chousmer played keyboards in the live band from 1988 until 1990, and appeared on the live album Earth Inferno
The current incarnation of the band has released one authorized recording of new material 
and one double live album since 1990 with Carl McCoy and Tony Pettit remaining from the original lineup.
The band's name refers to a Biblical race of giants or angel-human hybrids, known as the Nephilim
Although they have not received substantial mainstream success, 
the band's seminal sound has proved highly influential, especially in the genre of gothic rock.