New material from both bands!
HADES ALMIGHTY released these songs last October digitally, this is the first time on physical format. It’s also their first release in over 14 years (The Pulse of Decay in ’01)!
DRUDKH’s side comes highly recommended – the first song is an epic that captures the sound and feel of vintage DRUDKH perfectly!! The split is essential for these two alone.
This release is available on CD and Vinyl (black vinyl and transparent red, both hand-numbered). All formats are currently available from the distro.
DRUDKH – Той, Хто Говорить З Імлою
HADES ALMIGHTY – Pyre Era, Black!
Sumerian Cry, the classic Swedish Black Metal TIAMAT record from 1990 will be reissued on white vinyl in early May. This record is absolutely essential for fans of the modern occult death metal revival, the late-eighties/early nineties Swedish Death Metal scene (this was released a few days after Left Hand Path), and of course anyone interested in early black metal (Sodom, Sarcofago, Root etc.)!!! A completely possessed album musically, great drumming, some avant-garde flourishes hinting at their future career, and amazing bestial vocals!
That deep, hollow, inhuman voice echoed…
We have changed our name to TIAMAT because it does really fit our lyrics better. The Satanic image is to keep the Unholy Black Metal alive. Some people (in fact, alot of people) want to kill it but early Venom, Possessed, Destruction, Slayer, Sodom will forever live on in our minds!!! Our image is a tribute to the good old black metal!!!
Burzum‘s new album is scheduled for release on the 21st of May, 2012 and will be entitled Umskiptar.
The uninspired official marketing text describes the music as “…not like any of the older Burzum albums, and yet similar to all of them.” It will contain “traditional metal music” and more “experimental music” possibly in addition to the intro/outro. Umskiptar will be released on CD (Jewel case and Digibook) and Vinyl Double LP (Grey and Black editions).
Blóðstokkinn – Soaked in Blood
Jóln – Deities
Alfadanz – Elven Dance
Hit helga Tré – The sacred Tree
Æra – Honour
Heiðr – Esteem
Valgaldr- Song of the Fallen
Galgviðr – Gallow Forest
Surtr Sunnan – Black from the South
Gullaldr – Golden Age
Níðhöggr – Attack from Below
The lyrics on “Umskiptar” are all taken from a Norse poem, Völuspá.
“The “Umskiptar” album is also a return-to-the-roots album for me, with a strong focus on atmosphere and wholeness rather than anything else. The vocals on this one however are more important than on any other album, with a total of 66 stanzas, some of them even repeated a few times, making up the lyrics of the album. The vocals are very important for the special atmosphere and are more important than on any other Burzum album, and more varied too – and as honest as it gets”.
The concept of the album is “Umskiptar” (English = “Metamorphoses”), a deeply rooted European (i.e. Pagan) Stoic concept of changes. This concept was chosen in a world heading for a new Ice Age, and can therefore also be seen as critique of all the popular political movements of our age of lies”. (V.V.)
Official Burzum Website Release Page with Lyrics
The new Alcest album is out today and we have received a few requests for the vinyl edition. Stock is not yet available, and has already sold out from the label. We have copies on reserve, as soon as they arrive we will add them to the stock.
CD, Digipack and CD Boxset editions are available (CD & Digi in stock now).
Fallen is the 9th studio album from Burzum, and follows the highly critically acclaimed 2010 release Belus which put Burzum straight back at the top of the chain as one of the most innovative and creative metal artists of our time. Fallen follows Belus in sound and structure, and can also be compared to the music on the groundbreaking DET SOM ENGANG VAR. Fallen is more dynamic and hard hitting then Belus and has an even bigger sound, but still carries the same trademark melody lines throughout that make Burzum sound so iconic and unique. Burzum says of the new album and his style of music: “Musically FALLEN is like a cross between BELUS and something new, inspired more by the debut album DET SOM ENGANG VAR than by HVIS LYSET TAR OSS or FILOSOFEM. The sound is more dynamic we mastered the album as if it was classical music and I was more experimental than I was on BELUS in all respects. Lyric-wise it is similar to the debut album, in the way that it is more personal and focuses on existential issues, but the mythological undertone known from BELUS is still there. I have also included some ambient tracks – a short introduction and a longer conclusion.”
Limited Edition of 3000 units worldwide on clear vinyl 180 gram
1. Fraverdenstreet (1:03)
2. Jeg Faller (7:50)
3. Valen (9:21)
4. Vanvidd (7:05)
(Total side length – 25:19)
5. Enhver Til Sitt (6:16)
6. Budstikken (10:09)
7. Til Hel Og Tilbake Igjen (Frahel) (5:57)
(Total side length – 22:22)