EGOTRIP maybe can be described best as minimalistic electro-punkrock. simple frequencies and analog generated kickdrums passing a system of different filter- and distortion-devices, resulting in a steady 'fraying' sound: the trial and error priniciple of rythmisized noise. no broadband-white-noise but distortion and modulations of certain frequencies and loops are the main approach - freely adapted from kevin martin and mr oizo. krisi from sensual love did the vocal part on 'i'm all lost in the shopping mall'.
Ekranoplan from Jena, Germany with members of hungry lungs & doom giants AHAB unleash their first record. five songs filled with filth, hatred and low-fi energy. expect a bastard of icy sludge, raging crust and precise grindcore annihilation all mixed with critical but hateful lyrics. limited to 300 copies !
"Formed in 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland, ELIZABETH has quickly built a reputation with their retentless brand of hardcore/crust and energetic live shows that brought them from La Havane to St Petersburg. This LP combines all their existing material on the same record : a repress of the 2012 "Where Vultures Land" 12"EP and for the first time on vinyl their 2010 demo - five tracks that show a band that has been impressing since day one. All packaged in a deluxe jacket and with a brand new cover art."
SECOND PRESSING; CLEAR VINYL LIMITED TO 250 COPIES
The anticipated sophomore full-length from death/doom duo ENCOFFINATION, "O' Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres" is out now!
Picking up where they left off with their praised 2010 full-length debut, "Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh", the new book of hymns, "O' Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres", redefines and magnifies ENCOFFINATION's signature low-end funeral doom wrapped in the pure stench of death. Based on Ghoat's own experiences of working in the funeral industry, "O' Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres" is a concept album... not in the linear sense, but abstract; from the death of the human form to the sacrifice of flesh into the Earth.
Each members' tracks were recorded in their individual home states Summer 2011 - the drums in Cooper, Texas (ElektroSound) and the guitars, bass and drums in Atlanta, Georgia (Graf Yairden). Each track was recorded in the total solitude of the individual members; another excursion into the abyss of death, invoking total incarnation of funereal reality.
From these combined sessions crawls forth the depraved, suffocating, and incredibly eerie forty-minute "O' Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres", and album that will slam the coffin lid on the 2011 calendar year as one of the most crushing releases of the year, in pure ENCOFFINATION fashion. The album's visual theme utilizes "Finis Gloriae Mundi," a 17th century painting by Juan De Valdes Leal, and the layout handled directly by Ghoat.
A must have for fans of INCANTATION, RIPPIKOULU, MORPHEUS DESCENDS, dISEMBOWELMENT.
Elektrokutioner - drums (Decrepitaph, Beyond Hell, Father Befouled, Scaremaker, Festered, etc.)
Ghoat - guitars/bass/vocals (Father Befouled, Festered, Vomitchapel, etc.)
1. Sacrum Profanum Processionali
2. Rites of Ceremonial Embalm'men
3. Ritual Until Blood
4. Elegant in Their Funebrial Cloaks, Arisen
5. Crypt of His Communal Devourment
6. Washed and Buried
7. Pall of Unrequited Blood
8. Annunciation of the Viscera
VINYL VERSION OF THE DEBUT FULL LENGTH. GATEFOLD PACKAGING
"My kind of music. Utter darkness, a bottomless pit of night. Unapologetic underground metal at its best and most captivating" -Tom G. Warrior (TRIPTYKON, CELTIC FROST, HELLHAMMER)
From the darkest abyss comes U.S. death metal/doom band ENCOFFINATION, whose album entitled “Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh” is released by Selfmadegod Records.
Formed in 2009, ENCOFFINATION is the sepulchral embodiment of rancid death. Crushing, suffocating death metal doom of the lowest caliber. Named for the ritual preparation of the dead for burial, ENCOFFINATION exists below the plane of mortality; deep within the realms of death and decay. Slowly they lurch forth with their educated form of blasphemy, occult, and ritualistic expulsion of the holy from the earth.
This is the first full length from this amazing two-piece band, which is comprised of Ghoat on vocals, guitar, and bass (also in Festered) and Elektrokutioner on drums (also in Decrepitaph, Festered, Tombstones, Beyond Hell, Scaremaker). The follow-up to their After Their Temples Descend Below The Earth 7-inch, released earlier this year, this Georgia/Texas-based duo attacks with the 8-song Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh, featuring over 30 minutes of cryptic metal influenced by early ‘90s American doom/death and bands like INCANTATION, DISEMBOWELMENT, and MORPHEUS DESCENDS.
Originally released back in 1998 on Profane Existence Far East as a 3''CD. After 14 year it will see the daylight on 12''! Fourteen incredible grindcore songs form one of the most influental bands ever. Recorded with T.L. Smoot of Page Ninetynine on vocals. Classic stuff.
FUNERAL DOOM from Lublin/ POLAND
...relentless crawling, just to roll over you
...unearthly and monotonous melodies
...agonizingly slow and haunting
...with deepest growls in desperate effort
finest swedish thrash death with the 2nd album, 9 ravaging onslaughts in the vein of MERCILESS and old KREATOR, black vinyl
On SaleBlistering, hate fueled grindcore packed with tracks of seething audio violence. Dripping with light speed riffs and crushing grooves! -Cover art created by Arif of Rowtworks/ Wormrot. -Mastered by Sammy Urwin of Oblivionized!
This masterpiece of early L.A. Grindcore contains the first official recordings from EXCRUCIATING TERROR, the A side include the first demo "Visions of Terror". Eight tracks infernal brutal old school grindcore, recorded in February '91 in the following lineup Javier Arqueros - Bass (later in NAUSEA L.A.) Martin Alvarado - Drums (later in DESPISE YOU, STAPLED SHUT), Raul Caballero - Guitar, Jerry Flores - Guitar (later in DESPISE YOU, BLOODY PHOENIX) and vocals from Victor Garcia. The recordings from flipside are from September 1991, the band recorded 4 new tunes for the "Legacy Of Hate" EP with the same line up. Ultra-brutal grindcore with the awesome vokills from Victor Garcia. The vinyl version contains also 2 bonus songs recorded live from the early 90's. Really classic L.A. Grindcore out of '91, First time re-released on vinyl, housed in a matt inside/outside cover, with a full colored sheet with massive pictures and informations
If you are going to begin checking out what grindcore has to offer at this time , EXHALE's newest album When Worlds Collide is a great place to start. The album is fast and heavy with well-crafted songs, excellent musicianship, a perfect mix of screams and death growls and great lyrics. Exhale pays homage to the musical genre that paved the way for grindcore by mixing in solid hardcore grooves and breakdowns. The band also makes use of elements from classic death metal ,deathcore, grindcore and crust giving them a more unique sound than many other grindcore bands. The guitar work is superb and the blast beat drumming is done with both breakneck speed and technical perfection. However, the real star here is the highly featured bass work of Johan Fogelberg. He can move seamlessly from blazingly fast arrangements to slow paced catchy breakdowns. All of this makes an amazing album with a ton of great songs! Throw in NASUM and ROTTEN SOUND and you have fairly strong idea of what Exhale is about. The vinyl issue is housed in a high quality 320 gramm gatefold sleeve! Artwork is done by Dennis Sibeijn!