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.