INFERNO REQUIEM | 黑冥煞 (TW) - Nüwa 女媧 BUY CD | BUY DIGITAL
Nüwa, the new conceptual album from Taiwan black metal master 黑冥煞 Inferno Requiem in 2017, represent both something old-fashioned as well as new blending if people are quite acquainted with knowledge regarding black metal. The theme takes place of a legendary myth to the utterly forgotten tale in Chinese history. While considered "unholy," "unorthodox" by some; it is bold to hypothesize alternative opinions compared to the so-called "common history" we read and brain-washed today. As Inferno Requiem always does, sci-fi elements are rendered within the contents, with tone of forewarning prophecy. Musically the album is just pure primitive black metal, represent in the pattern of freezing atmosphere, which true black metal once was. Simultaneously, the entire scene setting is arranged within the likes of sick, thick fog; reverberating in a dark, solitude of cavernous space. Recommend for fans of Judas Iscariot, early Setherial, and early Gorgoroth.
GHâSH (CL) - Goat BUY CD | BUY DIGITAL
One-man project Ghâsh from Chile returns with a brand new EP clocking in at nearly 40 minutes of atmospheric black metal infused with post rock. Marvellous melodies and strong emotions immersing listeners in great depth. Strongly recommended to the fans of Unreqvited and Violet Cold!
DER TOTEN LEBEND SCHEIN (DE) | NEW RELEASES: MYRKGRAV (NO) | ARKONA (PL) | IF I COULD KILL MYSELF (US)
Project Formed in 2014, in Santiago, Chile. Which takes as name "Ghâsh" word coming from the black speech. has as meaning fire, and names this project. Musically mix dyes of atmospheric black metal, shoegaze and post rock. New full EP "Goat" CD edition will released in Sep!
Marunata is a one-man melancholic post black metal act run by Manako, from France. The debut EP "Réminiscence" is a chapter of sorrowful. It has been widely acclaimed since the digital version was released. We will release the physical CD edition with a bonus track in the near future!
NEW BLACK BLOOD JOIN US! | KRYPHOS (KR) / IF I COULD KILL MYSELF (US) / DER TOTEN LEBEND SCHEIN (DE)
Depressive Black Metal Band from South Korea. Kryphos was formed in 2010 with Sane (Bass) and Vipser Seed Piano (Piano), which was released in 2011 with ep 'Suicide Suite' with session Vocal Ares. After that, the replacement of successive members, Three years of recording time,After 3 mixing and mastering, The first album 'Jesus Devouring one of his Apostle' has released in September!
IF I COULD KILL MYSELF
"Dying Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well."
I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I’ve a call.”
A new depressive black metal act from US, solo project of Ghost Bath’s mastermind Dennis.
debut album ‘Ballad of The Broken’ will release in the end of August.
DER TOTEN LEBEND SCHEIN
Der Toten Lebend Schein from Western Germany are Vathek and Fester, whose known each other since early childhood punk rock days and decided to get together again for some Black Metal in 2010. They are driven by utter hate and disgust of the rotten society and desire for prudent transcendence. New ep will release in August!
VULPUS (PT) - Certitude BUY CD | BUY MP3
VULPUS hail from Portugal and are now ready to unleash their debut album "Certitude". Nothing can firmly define Vulpus' music as it travels within the realms of atmospheric black metal and post black metal. The nihilist entity is of abstrusity, depth and gloominess, like the dim lights along the Obsidian Shores...
ARREBOL (ES) - Restless BUY CD | BUY MP3
New EP from Atmospheric/Depressive Black Metal one-man band Arrebol.from Seville, Spain. which is based on the introspection of the human being’s darkest and wrathful side, and full of those emotional and cold feelings that represent to this genre. EP Plus“Demo 2016”for bonus.
SURIEL (CN) - Secret Sacrifice in the Lunar Eclipse BUY CD | BUY MP3
SURIEL are a fresh force from Shanghai where the black metal scene is rising. The duo black metal outfit chooses to follow the path of classic black metal under Norwegian influences as their striking manifesto. The debut EP "Secret Sacrifice in the Lunar Eclipse" breathes pure darkness and cruelty into the five tracks, including a cover version of Emperor's "Into the Infinity of Thoughts".
OSKOREIEN (US) - All Too Human BUY CD | BUY MP3
"All Too Human" is the long-awaited second album of the US black metal project Oskoreien. Massive change can be reflected from this opus in comparison with the first album back in 2011. The concept of the album was inspired by the stories of Charles Whitman. Mournful atmosphere and bleak melodies reveal an in-depth philosophic deliberation in regards to mankind and moral.
ÚIR (UK) - Tein-Éigin BUY CD | BUY MP3
Úir was formed during 2015 in Edinburgh as a collaboration of Scottish and Cumbrian musicians.A raw, natural, atmospheric sound has materialised that draws on inspiration from various genres of music. Bringing a voice from the remote ends of the Celtic world and from the depths of a forgotten past. Debut EP “Tein-Éigin” re-released on Pro-CD now！
WAUL OF THE WEALD (US) - S/T BUY CD | BUY MP3
Waul of the Weald is a forest folk project born in the land of California.
Melodious guitar tunes coupled with impressive vocals are to tell the hidden secrets from the ancient woods.
Recommended for fans of Sangre de Muerdago and Alda.
May 19 • FI, Hyvinkaa, Steelfest Open Air
May 22 • DE, Berlin, Urban Spree
May 23 • NL, Leeurwarden, Neushoorn
May 24 • NL, Utrecht, dB's
May 26 • DE, Leipzig, UT Connewitz with
May 27 • DE, Sebnitz, Wonnemond Open Air
June 01 • CH, Bremgarten, KuBez
June 02 • CH, Lausanne, TBA
June 03 • FR, Paris, L´Olympic
Wistful is a solo project by Alex Clément, aka Ishkur, from Portugal. The project started in late 2010 as a cathartic process, and visceral manifestation of melancholy and the struggle between hopefulness and hopelessness. It released an eponymous album in early 2011 through Mexican label Self Mutilation Services, which garnered good reviews and reactions. This album, in the vein of Alcest, Lantlôs and other post-black metal / blackgaze bands was sung in native language Portuguese.
It laid dormant for 5 years, until late 2016, when Alex got working on a new album. This new album is a fully instrumental release, drawing somewhat away from the earlier black metal elements and embracing a more post-metal sonority. Wistful has been up to now a strictly studio-based project, but is in the process of recruiting live members to start playing live in late 2017!
RUPTURE (CN) - Rise from The Mass Graves BUY CD | BUY MP3
Marching toward the brood of red. Killing with joy and mercilessness. Soilders of palace will always aware. For yellow soil we bravely entrench. 1st full-length album by Chinese thrash death metal warrior Ruptuer, Member from Holyarrow and Demogorgon. Metalbox edition limited to 72 set, with a Iron Blood 18 stars neckalce and a shield patch. Jewelcase edition limited to 428 copies. Co-released with Germany ungrounded label Eerie Hint Productions.