Sunday, 31 December 2017

Memories Yet To Come 2017

In alphabetical order:

1. Adzalaan - Adzalaan (Demo 2017)
2. Almyrkvi - Umbra (Full-length 2017)
3. Archmage - Legends (Demo 2017)
4. Bestia Arcana - Holókauston (Full-length 2017)
5. Black Blood Invocation - Atavistic Offerings To The Sabbatic Goat (Cassette EP 2017)
6. Burial Well - Past Lives (EP 2017)
7. Caedes Cruenta - Recitation Of Abyssic Necropsalms (7'' EP 2017)
8. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun (Full-length 2017)
9. Chöd - Bardo Thodol (2 CD Compilation 2017)
10. Deinonychus - Ode To Acts Of Murder, Dystopia And Suicide (Full-length 2017)
11. Disharmony - Goddamn The Sun (Full-length 2017)
12. DSKNT - PhSPHR Entropy (Full-length 2017)
13. Eden - The Edge Of Winter (Full-length 2017)
14. Five The Hierophant - Over Phlegethon (Full-length 2017)
15. Grav - Projektioner Af Död (Full-length 2017)
16. Grave Pleasures - Motherblood (Full-length 2017)
17. Grinning Death's Head - Blood War (Full-length 2017)
18. Kwade Droes - Kwade Droes (7'' EP 2017)
19. Malefic Levitation - The Ancient Plague (Cassette EP 2017)
20. Mortiis - The Unraveling Mind (Full-length 2017)
21. Natvre's - Early Cvlts (Full-length 2017)
22. Nergal - Νύκτα γεμάτη θάματα-νύκτα σπαρμένη μάγια (Full-length 2017)
23. Rope Sect - Personae Ingratae (Cassette EP 2017)
24. Sanctuaire - Feu Sacré (Cassette EP 2017)
25. Shrine Of Orpheus - Λυκόφως (Cassette EP 2017)
26. Tchornobog - Tchornobog (Full-length 2017)
27. Theurgia - Genómasis (Mini CD 2017)
28. Tobias Lilja - Little Nightmares (Original Soundtrack 2017)
29. Urarv - Aurum (Full-length 2017)
30. Ühtceare - La Inexorable Amargura En La Existencia (Demo 2017)

Monday, 25 December 2017

Aardia – Embraced By Fear (Demo 1999)

Country: Sweden

1. The Lightning 04:01
2. Old Forgotten Times 02:56
3. Embraced By Fear 04:13
4. Magic Forces 03:43

Aardia is a medieval/dungeon synth/ambient project from Stockholm, Sweden , 
founded by Patric Söderlund and Daniel Johnsson in 1998.
The music brings influences from the medieval age, fantasy, horror films and classical orchestra music.
Aardia's major inspirations comes from H.P. Lovecraft, Tolkien
and musicians like Carl Orff, Ennio Morricone and Fabio Frizzi.
The band has released two demos, "Embraced By Fear" (1999) and "Fairy Tales From Beyond" (2002), 
and a full-length album in 2011 entitled "Conquest Of The Ancient Halls".
Apart from their albums Aardia has also composed soundtracks for the movies "Die Zombiejäger" (2005) 

and "Dragonetti: The Ruthless Contract Killer" (2010).
In 2013 the band started working on a new album entitled "A Journey To The Unknown

but no news have surfaced about it since then.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

MØHR – How To Make Darkness Visible (7'' EP 1993)

Country: Germany

1. Inter-Sense 08:10
2. Collected Light 08:53

Andreaz Vogel is an active musician, producer, video-artist, writer, painter and publisher since the mid-80s.
Beside his musical projects he was owner of the defunct "ZNS Tapes
and the almost active "Gewalt Am Objekt" label.
He's also writing for the German counterculture magazine "Auf Abwegen".
MØHR is one of his musical projects that started experiment with strange sounds and noises back in 1986, 
with the strict principle, not to use conventional instruments to create a special wall of sound.
Mainly tape-machines and effects are responsible for the dense sound, always under the musician's control.
"How To Make Darkness Visible" presents two tracks of droning, pulsating and vibrating low industrial/noise.
The ep was released in August 1993 in an edition of 200 copies, 
in a handmade leather-wax-sleeve through the German Drone Records.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Pilori – Feuilles Tombantes (1999)

Country: Germany

1. La Naissance Pour Des Riens 01:18
2. Maple Leaf 04:10
3. Thorns 03:36
4. Talking About Wolves 04:04
5. Morgenwind 01:06
6. Dark Clouds Over Green Meadows 04:16
7. The Burden 04:29
8. Kassiopeia 05:05
9. Deceptive Appearance 04:32
10. 1927 03:11
11. Les Yeux Fermés 03:32
12. Daz Heydenkreutz 05:25
13. Le Soleil Et La Lune 03:41

After the breakup of his metal band Desolated, Gernot Musch was looking for a new musical activity.
What first started for fun in the living room then soon developed into a creative band project 
with Marion who completed Gernot's compositions with her vocals.
In 1998 their demo cd "Soufre" was released and their music rapidly found fans within the gothic scene.
Only few months later Trisol released Pilori's first official album "Feuilles Tombantes".
The band soon played concerts all over Europe together with well-known artists from the scene.
During the years quite a number of musicians contributed to their releases as well as joined them on stage.
Especially Inge and her beautiful viola melodies shaped the music of Pilori.
Th band ended around 2009 with the release of their last album "Until The Day Dawn".
Today Marion and Gernot are still actively into music with several projects and cooperations.
Marion is currently working on a crossover project with Indian and Western experimental music called Zindagi.
Also she is working on the Broken Lines Project.
Gernot is working with Tony Wakeford as Twa Corbies after being part of :Golgatha: for some years.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Infernal – Infernal (MCD 1999)

Country: Sweden

1. Requiem (The Coming Of The Age Of Satan) 04:40
2. Wrath Of The Infernal One 03:56
3. Storms Of Armaggedon 04:07
4. Under The Hellsign 03:18

Infernal was a Swedish black metal band based in Stockholm.
It was formed in 1997 by David Parland (aka Blackmoon), 
who teamed up with ex-Dark Funeral colleague and vocalist Themgoroth (Paul Mäkitalo),
 to create a band both similar to and more brutal and extreme than Dark Funeral
which Blackmoon had left in mid 1996.
The band released two EPs during 1999-2002 and was put on-hold from 2003 to mid 2008.
David Parland re-formed the band in late 2008 with drummer Tomas Asklund.
Infernal's new musical direction showcased a slightly more accessible sound than the first two EPs, 
and the new musical direction was more along older death/black metal and not as blastbeat-oriented as the old Infernal while there were plans for a full-length album and possible live gigs.
On May 2, 2010, Goathorned Productions released the EP "The Infernal Return" that featured 3 tracks recorded early 2009.
A demo entitled "Hellhymns" was the last recording before the upcoming release of the full-length album 
that was scheduled for late 2010 or early 2011.
On March 19, 2013, founder David Parland committed suicide, putting an end to the band.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Memorandum – Ars Moriendi (1994)

Country: Sweden

1. Malebolge 05:48
2. Where The Dead Lost Their Bones 05:41
3. New Primitivism 04:31
4. Despite 02:59
5. Pura Dalem 04:05
6. A Harsh Grating Death 01:35
7. Drums Of Agony 05:20
8. No Pain Or Pleasure 05:39
9. Carnage Of Ragnarök 03:08
10. Inner Sanctum 04:44
11. Voodoo Tribal Ritual 04:34
12. Taurobolium 03:32
13. Insecticide 02:06
14. Exterminans 03:27
15. The Caved Mask 03:24
16. The Dead Remains 02:44
17. Esthetiks Of Cruelty 04:05
18. Insecticide II 07:12

Memorandum was one of the early artists on Sweden's Cold Meat Industry label.
The band was the solo tribal/industrial project of Petter Marklund
who was also a member of Sepulchre Inc. and XXX Atomic Toejam at the time.
Memorandum released "Aux Morts" album in 1989 and a 12'' ep in 1990 entitled "Ichor".
In 1994 Cold Meat Industry and Apocalyptic Vision teamed up to release "Ars Moriendi" compilation 
that featured their first two releases plus unreleased material.
The project disappeared suddenly around 1994.
Later, after the end of Memorandum, Marklund went on to be a part of Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects band.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Amedeo Tommasi – La Casa Dalle Finestre Che Ridono (1976)

Composer: Amedeo Tommasi

1. Titoli 02:39
2. Tema D'amore 1 02:13
3. In Chiesa 01:32
4. Tema D'amore 2 03:07
5. Titoli Finali 02:01

"The House With Laughing Windows" (Italian title: La Casa Dalle Finestre Che Ridono) is a 1976 Italian giallo film 
co-written and directed by Pupi Avati, also known to horror film fans for his movie "Zeder" (1983).
The movie was nominated for the International Fantasy Film Award for Best Film at Fantasporto 
and since then has become a cult classic.
Italian jazz pianist Amedeo Tommasi was the composer of the soundtrack that has never released officially.
Thought one the most talented pianist of his generation, Tommasi came to light in 1960, 
during a radio transmission entitled "La Coppa Di Jazz".
Before dedicating himself to modern jazz, he used to play the trombone in the Dixieland "Panigal Jazz Band" of Bologna.
In the late sixties, Tommasi began composing film music and after some minor films, 
he collaborated for about 10 years with the director Pupi Avati, writing the music of many of his films.
Also for over 20 years Tommasi collaborated with Ennio Morricone providing electronic sound material for his films, 
and subsequently worked with him on the music of Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Legend Of 1900".
For this film, Tommasi composed 8 songs, including the famous "Magic Waltz" and "Danny's Blues", 
and appeared in a small cameo as a piano tuner.
Amedeo Tommasi began his teaching career with the teaching of Jazz harmony at the St. Louis music school in Rome.
In 2010 he participated in the documentary film "Pupi Avati, Yesterday Today Tomorrow" by Claudio Costa
dedicated to the director who launched him as a film composer.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Stromlinie – Tunnel (10'' EP 1996)

Country: Germany

1. Tunnel 08:38
2. Kanal 04:56
3. Ursprung 03:27
4. U-Bahn-Fahrt 04:35
5. Windkanal 04:25

Nicky Lahne is the main person behind this German project from the city of Magdeburg.
"Tunnel" ep was Lahne's first release that was written and performed through 1995-'96 
and was released as a collaboration between Ant-Zen and Emty Music labels on a limited edition of 495 copies.
The project is still active today but the musical direction has changed leaning to a more electronic break-beat style.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Umbra – Ater (1999)

Country: Poland

 1. Evil Rules 02:18
2. Ashes 05:52
3. Bitters 04:26
4. No Sun 04:43
5. Fobia 05:59
6. Utter Darkness 05:13
7. Terror 02:56
8. The Realm 02:40
9. Din 06:08

 Umbra is a Polish dark ambient band that created in 1998 in in Zielona Gora.
The group was formed by vocalist Eliza (aka eLL

and keyboardist Maciej Niedzielski (mostly known as a member of the band Artrosis).
The band's first album "Ater" was released in 1999 by the Fluttering Dragon Records label.
In 2002 a split album entitled "Possum Play Falcon" with the Norwegian band Ildfrost was released.
Soon after, the band changed the name from Umbra to Sui Generis Umbra.
That same year, the group signed a deal with Metal Mind Productions, and released their album "Coma".
A year later, eLL starred in the independent film titled "Intellect Kollapse

that was directed by Geryon, the leader of the group Profanum, and released in 2005 on DVD.
In 2004 , the group's third album, "Amok", was released and was followed by shows at Castle Party Festival (Poland) 

and Menuo Juodaragis Festival (Lithuania).
Since then eLL has moved to Scotland and the band has made a few live appearances in festivals 

while some tracks have been created but the plans for the new release are still unknown.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

XIII – Salt (1994)

Country: Iceland

1. Zoot 06:20
2. Ghost 05:53
3. Cat 03:40
4. Thirteen 03:59
5. Hammer Down 05:23
6. Home 03:10
7. Pupate 04:43
8. Slavedriver 04:45
9. Crime 05:14
10. Serpents Child 01:12
11. Moon 05:24
12. Family Affairs 05:35
13. Necropolis 06:52

XIII (aka 13, Thirteen) was founded in 1993 by Hallur Ingólfsson.
The band released its first album in 1994 entitled “Salt”.
The music was dark and heavy and had an immediate place in the international alternative/rock scene.
In 1996 “Serpentyne” was released and introduced a slightly more refined sound but still quite dark and demanding.
In 1997 the band went on a very successful tour around Germany to support the album.
After the tour the band went on hiatus and was not active until 2002 when it released it’s third album “Magnifico Nova”.
Again the album received favorable reviews and the album was very successful in the European market.
In 2009 the band resumed work and has since been very active on the rock scene in Iceland.
On the 13th of September 2010 XIII’s latest release, "Black Box", was launched.
"Black Box" is a double album including a collection of XIII’s best songs of the first three albums 
together with 6 brand new songs as well as a remake of the "Wishbone" song from "Magnifico Nova".
At the same time XIII’s complete back catalog was remastered and re-released in digital format.
In addition to this the band is hard at work playing live and working on writing material for its next album.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Morthem Vlade Art – Herbo Dou Diable (1997)

Country: France

1. Leaving The Womb - Ouverture 05:05
2. Ripallus 01:04
3. Beyond Sorrow 05:17
4. Salem 07:25
5. Barbaric Breath 05:30
6. Cortege I (Chimaera's Den) 02:35
7. The Unnameable 02:00
8. Demons Of Buried Joys 05:24
9. Surrender 06:52
10. Cortege II 02:39
11. Closer To Me 04:42
12. Endless Dream 03:34
13. Dor Mee Än - Finale 03:59

Formed in 1995 by Gregg Anthe and Emmanuelle D.
Morthem Vlade Art gained a substantial place for itself within the dark movement with its first album 
"Herbo Dou Diable" (1997) a baroque style alternation of neo-classical atmospheres, 
industrial percussions and strong gothic-rock songs with staggered rhythmics.
Without disowning its roots, MVA lets itself be carried along by its many musical, literary and films inspirations.
The result is "Organic But Not Mental" (2000) an album that demonstrates this point very well in the way 
that it turns over a new leaf and gives up the gothic-rock influences.
Just like its title, it is punctuated with electronic atmospheres of symphonic overtones, 
weird samples and distructured industrial songs.
Then, 2001 sees the birth of "Antechamber", made of aerial electronics minimalism carried by raw voices.
In 2002, the group will sign on the American label Luminal Records for the release of a first compilation "Slow Wave Sleep".
"Photography In Things" (2003), MVA's fourth album, is entirely synthetic,
that is led by the absence of acoustic instruments with a few rare exceptions.
Here the band is blending elaborate electronica, eighties sounds and industrial rhythmics.
In 2004 they completed their fifth album entitled "Absente Terebenthine".
Through loads of rhythms and new-wave melodies, this new album presents a mixture of various music genres 
leading to the future with an incredible coherence: distorted industrial and acoustic ambiance 
with electronic songs gathered together in a rock entity.
In 2005 "Autopsy", a compilation of their early works, compiling the first three demos of the group 
("Order Of The Fly",  "Azazel" and "Allegory Of Putrefaction"), was released.
In the same year however, Gregg and Emmanuelle decided to end the band.
To highlight that sad decision they decided to play one last live show,
co-headlining a festival in Luxembourg on November 26th 2005.
"Uncertain Days - Best Of 1997-2005", that was released on March 30th 2007 its a two CD set, 
with many unreleased mixes and highly seeked songs for the first time ever on CD.
Gregg is meanwhile working on his solo projects In Broken English and HNN (Hsilgne Nekorb Ni)
while Emmanuelle is writing her first book.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Asrai – So Clear That You Couldn't Tell Where The Water Ended And The Air Began (Demo 1991)

Country: Netherlands

1. Broke 03:39
2. Running 04:05
3. Decision 02:52
4. Game 03:09
5. Achim 01:54

6. Time 02:18

Asrai is a gothic metal/rock band from Schiedam, Netherlands,
that was formed in 1985 by sisters Margriet and Karin and changed their name in 1988 to Asrai.
From 1989 to 1994 they released several demo-tapes which gained them national popularity.
In 1997 they released their debut "As Voices Speak" on the label Poison Ivy.
Over the next few years Asrai worked on perfecting their sound, image, and trying to find the right line-up.
In the meantime, contracted by Transmission Records
Asrai recorded their second CD "Touch In The Dark" which was released in 2004.
Their third full length album "Pearls In Dirt" was released in 2007.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Warriors Of Nature ‎– The Roots Of Blood (1996)

Country: Portugal

1. Ophiussae 02:27
2. Callaecia 03:15
3. Oestrimis Et Saefis 03:31
4. Sun God Of Legions 02:13
5. Sunwheel's Skies 05:33
6. Seghus 02:08
7. Voluspa 04:14

Warriors Of Nature was a Portuguese tribal/ambient/experimental project 
formed by Bruno Nunes De Sousa aka B. Ardo (Sangre Cavallum, Silence, Zwickau
& Johan Aernus (Wolfskin, Karnnos, Oktober Black etc.) in the mid-1990s.
The project released only one album in cassette form entitled "The Roots Of Blood" in 1996
that contained songs about the Northwest Iberian mountains, Callaecia, the nowadays North Portugal and Galicia.
The cassette was released through B. Ardo's Forgotten Blood label that was specialized in experimental music 
with esoteric and mystical themes from the religious traditions of pagan Europe with specific interest on ancient Portugal.
"The Roots Of Blood" was limited to 60 hand-numbered copies packaged in a velvet pouch with a leather strap and a bell.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

F/i ‎– Paradise Out Here (1989)

Country: United States

1. From Poppy With Love 07:33
2. The House Of The Pharaoh's Daughter 07:24
3. The Ninth Corner 06:31
4. Om 21 18:41
5. Satellite Surfer (Bonus Track) 03:29
6. Five Crowns Of The Saxon King (Bonus Track) 05:59

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA situated F/i was founded in 1981.
They was also known as The Surfin' Führers before changing their name to F/i.
The band started producing several cassette releases first.
The early material was harsh, experimental noise structures in the tradition of Throbbing Gristle or Nurse With Wound.
In 1987 with the release of "Why Not Now?...Alan!" album 
the band started to show the first changes to a more rocking musical style.
"Space Mantra" that was followed in 1988 was influenced by the industrial/power sound of the days provided with references to krautrock acts like Faust and Neu!.
"Paradise Out Here" was originally released on LP in 1989 on Human Wrechords
limited to 300 copies, while the CD remastered version was released in 2006, through Lexicon Devil
featuring two bonus tracks, an alternate cover artwork and slightly changed track titles.
Here the band presented a mix of drone experimental space rock with influences from Hawkwind and Spacemen 3.
Band member Richard Franecki went on with his new project Vocokesh in 1990 
but returned in 2003 with the release of "A Question For The Somnambulist" album.
The band is still active with Richard Franecki, Brian Wensing and Grant Richter as the core 
supported by Jay Tiller (drums) and Russ T. (bass).

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Cryptic – A Northern Wind Of Holocaust (Demo 1994)

Country: Sweden

1. A Northern Wind Of Holocaust 01:13
2. A Blaze From The Pagan Moon 03:25
3. Diabolical Landscapes 03:36
4. A Frozen Shadow 04:32

Cryptic was a Swedish black metal band that formed in 1992.
Their line up featured Thypheus (Thornium, ex-Cabal) and Eliphas (Ulverheim, Deletion, ex-Thornium, ex-Cabal).
The band released only one demo in 1994 entitled "A Northern Wind Of Holocaust".
After the release of the demo the two main band member joined their forces once again with Thornium 
and after that they separated parts and each one continued with their own projects.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Sagramon ‎– Terra Subterrana (Demo 1999)

Country: Czech Republic

1. Occam´s Razor 01:28
2. In The Labyrinth No One Hears You Scream 15:09
3. Viracocha Transformer 08:12
4. Open Grave 04:51
5. Morehedmoodus 06:59
6. Hormone Heresy 02:00

Sagramon was the project of Rene Dorian Schwarz.
Rene was born in Trutnov and after the Velvet Revolution he moved to Britain and lived in London for 10 years.
After returning to the Czech Republic he founded the label Cryptosonic.
"Terra Subterrana" was his first demo release and deals with the solitude of man.
The band released through 2000 to 2005 four albums and one split with Encomiast.
Apart from Sagramon, Rene was also involved with the projects Mahatma and M.A.G.O.T.H..

Friday, 18 August 2017

Book Of Wisdom ‎– Catacombs (1993)

Country: Germany

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Unholy Pantheon – Dominion Of Chaos (Demo 1999)

Country: Greece

1. Blasphemy Eternal 05:59
2. Anthems Of Evil 05:30
3. Dominion Of Chaos 05:17
4. Immortal Existence 04:17

Furious fast paced black metal from Greece with distorted vocals, drum machine and some excellent riffing parts
is what Unholy Pantheon offered back in 1999 with their "Dominion Of Chaos" release.
This short lived one man band, that was created in 1996,
released only this promo/demo before vanishing into obscurity.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Fatal Impact - Satan For Ever (1991)

Country: France

1. Sexual Ceremony 07:44
2. Dance Of The Death 08:37
3. Really Mad 04:43
4. Funeral Song 07:54
5. Cathedral Factory (Act 1) 05:59
6. Cathedral Factory (Act 2) 10:10
7. The Other Look 07:40
8. Sex In Fire 05:53
9. Le Mystique Pervers 09:17

Fatal Impact was a French project that was created by J.C. Dupuy.
The band released several cassettes from mid 80's to late 90's, 
some of them through the legendary Italian label Slaughter Productions.
"Satan For Ever" was released as a regular edition tape, limited to 200 copies as well as a tape in snapcase 
with J card with 11 inserts in black envelope and black cardboard box, limited to 100 copies.
Both versions were published by the French label Nuit Et Brouillard that has been active since 1990.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Monastery – Plena Sunt Celestia (Demo 1998)

Country: New Zealand

1. The Mountain 05:59
2. Devotion 05:07
3. Cave Of Light 04:06
4. Garden Of Tranquillity 04:30
5. Mountain Of Prayer 02:05

Monastery was the project of Sean O'Kane-Connolly known mostly for his involvement with bands like
Apnea, Corridors Of Pale, Gaoth Anair, Lyra, Nystagmus, Taur Nu Fuin, Uppsalan Temple etc.
In 1998 Sean became a Christian and devoted his musical projects onto God.
Prayer On The Mountain was his first solo project that was originally medieval based but later took a more industrial path.
Since he wanted to continue musically into the medieval-atmospheric genre he decided to create a new project,  
Monastery, that was inspired by Orthodox traditions, and Celtic Christianity.
With this project he tried to engineer visual music intended to build pictures into imagination, 
taking on a voyage through ancient monasteries, stone structures, statues of angels and icons of the saints.
Sean has used many pseudonyms for various ambient and black metal projects over the course of the past handful of years,
including projects like Bashy Troll Fetus, Verrottentrolls, Seregost, Undiscovered Moons Of Saturn, as well as others.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Solhverv – Gravlandets Vogtere (MCD 1995)

Country: Denmark

1. Gravkammerets Gru 05:45
2. Blodig Hævn 02:53
3. Under Dødens Grumme Svøbe 06:17
4. Månens Skygge 04:31

Solhverv was a black metal band from Copenhagen, Denmark that was formed in 1994 and split up in 1997.
Their line up featured Martin F. Jørgenssen (Bass, Vocals, Keyboards),  
Eric E. Marcussen (Drums) and Thomas F. Jørgenssen (Guitars, Vocals).
The band from 1990 to 1994 was known as Fallen Angel and played a mix of death metal with grindcore.
Through that period they released two demos.
In 1994 they changed, for a short period, their name to Helheim before going into Solhverv.
In 1995 their demo cd "Gravlandets Vogtere" was released and in 1996 their first full length album "Tågernes årtusinde
was issued through Euphonious Records.
A split with Nidhug called "Akustiske Ekko Af Fortiden" was also planned for 1997 but this was never happened.
After their disbanding two compilations were released with unreleased/rehearsal material.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Of Unknown Origin – Seven Ovens Of The Soul (1998)

Country: United States

1. From The Womb 00:46
2. Meditation Ladder 05:09
3. Saturnine Night 09:53
4. Chemognosis 07:37
5. The Son Of The Red Dawn 05:35
6. Sphered In A Radiant Cloud 08:34
7. Urlo 05:04
8. Nemonik Entropy 07:45
9. And So On For Ever 01:08

Of Unknown Origin was a collaboration project between Bryin Dall and Derek Rush.
The two artists had already a well established history of collaborative efforts
like A Murder Of Angels, Dream Into Dust and Loretta's Doll.
Of Unknown Origin was yet another project birthed out of their collective interest in dark ambient/experimental sonics, containing segments of industrial/noise electronics.
The band released only one album on The Order Of The Suffering Clown label
and was distributed worldwide by World Serpent.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Mors Amara – Der Sonne Abgewandt... (Demo 1997)

Country: Switzerland

1. In Triumph We Stand, Eternal We Fight 05:07
2. Awaiting The End 07:22
3. Nocturna 02:19
4. Der Sonne Abgewandt... 06:58

Mors Amara was a Swiss melodic/atmospheric black metal band that formed in 1995.
Their line up featured Gryff (Guitars, Vocals),  
Sabnock (Drums, Backing Vocals), Noctua (Keyboards) and Teriel (Bass).
Unfortunatelly Mors Amara did not managed to sign on any label or to release a full length album 
but this short lived band will always be remembered for their "Der Sonne Abgewandt..." demo that was released in 1997.
The demo was recorded in February - April 1997 at Core-Studios and offered four amazing tracks of melodic black metal similar to the early works of Gehenna and Dimmu Borgir.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Violent Fury – ...Circle Of Pacts... (Demo 1993)

Country: United States

1. With Blood We Attain 03:31
2. After The Seventh Sign 04:36
3. Black Domains 03:08
4. Liturgy Of Desecration 04:19

Violent Fury was an American death/black metal band that formed in 1992, and offered a blend of heavy death metal, 
like older Deicide and Morbid Angel, with a touch of extreme forms of black metal.
The band hailed from the Syracuse area of Central New York and through 1992 to 1995 they released six demos, participated on many compilation albums and played live with a variety of bands including:  
Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Fear Factory, Incantation, and Vader. 
Violent Fury was supposedly working on new material that would came out as a full length and would combined 
new tracks with some older re-recorded ones but still nothing has been released or heard from the band.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Desiderii Marginis – Songs Over Ruins (1997)

Country: Sweden

1. Songs Over Ruins I 04:46
2. Scintillate II 06:28
3. Ephemeral 07:05
4. Chrism 03:59
5. Entombment 04:53
6. Ashes 04:24
7. Solemn Descent 05:00
8. The Core Of Hell II 05:08
9. Embossed In Bones, Hidden... 04:15
10. Songs Over Ruins II 05:02
11. Chreston 05:38

Desiderii Marginis ("Edge Of Desire" in Latin) was formed by Johan Levin in 1993 in Mjölby, Sweden as a solo project.
The initial intention was to release just a few demo tapes with material 
that failed to fit into the repertoire of his main band at the time, The Wounded Meadow.
The first three tapes "Consecrare", "Via Peregrinus" and "Triptych" were released in limited editions. 
Some of these songs later appeared in new versions on his critically acclaimed album "Songs Over Ruins", 
released on Cold Meat Industry label, while these three tapes were released 
as a cd compilation entitled "Years Lend A Golden Charm" later in 2009.
Apart Desiderii Marginis Johan is also involved in the team Galtagaldr, playing authentic medieval music, 
and using instruments like the Greek bouzouki, dulcimer, flute, oboe and other of that era.
Among his other interests, history, medieval art and architecture, calligraphy, philosophy and archeology,  
Johan works in the archaeological department of the museum province of Östergötland.