UADA & IDLE HANDS To Join Gaahl’s Wyrd and Tribulation For Early 2019 European Tour

Eisenwald labelmates to join forces for 16-date trek spanning nine countries

Portland heavy upstarts IDLE HANDS will join Eisenwald labelmates UADA for an early 2019 European tour, supporting Gaahl’s Wyrd and Tribulation on the 16 city trek.

Beginning in Germany during the latter part of February, the tour will see the bands decimate 9 countries in less than a month with the final stop taking place in the Netherlands.

IDLE HANDS will be touring in support of their lauded debut EP, Don’t Waste Your Time, out now via Lone Fir Records and Eisenwald. Portland black metal coven UADA will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed 2018 sophomore LP, Cult of a Dying Sun.

Watch IDLE HANDS’ moody video for “I Feel Nothing” at this location; purchase Don’t Waste Your Time at this location or pre-order from Eisenwald (EU).

Grab UADA’s second full-length, Cult of a Dying Sun, at this location; check out the tantalizing lyric video for “Snakes & Vultures” at this location.

Northern Ghosts Tour 2019:

02/21 – Hamburg, DE @ Kronesaal
02/22 – Essen, DE @ TVRock
02/23 – Aalst, BE @ Cinema
02/24 – Utrecht, NL @ De Helling
02/25 – London, UK @ O2 Islington Academy
02/26 – Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
02/28 – Munich, DE @ Backstage
03/01 – Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk
03/02 – Vienna, AT @ Viper Room
03/03 – Prague, CZ @ Nová Chmelnice
03/05 – Poznan, PL @ U Bazyla
03/06 – Warsaw, PL @ Proxima
03/07 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
03/08 – Leipzig, DE @ Ut Connewitz
03/09 – Weinheim, DE @ Café Central
03/10 – Leeuwarden, NL @ Neushoorn

For interviews and coverage in North America, please contact
For Europe, please contact Wolf / Sure Shot Worx at

Posted in Communique, Idle Hands, Tour, Uada

Arcane and Eternal – EVILFEAST set to re-issue ‘Mysteries Of The Nocturnal Forest’ on CD/DL/Stream via Eisenwald

Polish black metal miscreant EVILFEAST is to reissue his grimly decayed debut album, Mysteries of the Nocturnal Forest, on Nov. 30 via Eisenwald under CD/DL & Stream.

Originally released in 2004, Mysteries of the Nocturnal Forest is a sarcophagi of despair as the album’s nine tracks account for a hour’s worth of raw misanthropic misery. Hauntingly primal, the album’s evocative nature is matched by its flawless lo-fi production of ghostly guitars and ethereal synths.

EVILFEAST’s lone multi-instrumentalist, GrimSpirit, begins his prolific body of work with a wintry dissonance. With over two decades of depraved black metal under his belt, it is easy to see why the charred project belongs alongside Burzum, Paysage d’Hiver and Midnight Odyssey.

All archaic tunes and poetry by EVILFEAST during the years of the dark lord 1999-2003. Recorded at Funeral Sound Studio during October and November 2003, and produced by GrimSpirit. Layout and pictures also by GrimSpirit.

Posted in Communique, Evilfeast, Releases

Untamed wilderness – CANTIQUE LÉPREUX reveal cover and release date of 2nd album ‘Paysages polaires’

Québécois atmospheric black metal trio CANTIQUE LÉPREUX is set out to release their next installment, Paysages polaires, on Nov. 30 via Eisenwald.

The album was recorded and mixed by Blanc Feu, additional drum recording’s by François C. Fortin at La Boîte Noire Studio.
Final mixing and mastering by G. of the group Eos, with extra vinyl mastering executed by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios. The intriguing art decorating the release is a painting by Gabriel Loppé (1825-1913), Crevasses on the Giant Glacier – Mont Blanc Massif (1896).

Inspired by the frost-bitten regions of Québec, the title of CANTIQUE LÉPREUX’s second full-length directly translates to “polar landscapes,” exploring a recurring theme of the icy wilderness which makes up the majority of the band’s homeland.

Musically, Paysages polaires continues the nostalgic path laid out with the frosty, archaic tunes from the band’s debut album (Cendres Célestes, 2016) as the record carves itself into another 45-minutes of darkness, misery and gloom. Cold black metal for the ages.


Blanc Feu – vocals, guitars
Matrak – bass
Cadavre – drumsépreux-1508635429464649/

Posted in Cantique Lépreux, Communique, Releases

A new wave phoenix – IDLE HANDS sign with Eisenwald and air first video

Debut EP from Portland goth rockers to see re-release later this year

Eisenwald is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Portland heavy metal upstarts IDLE HANDS, and will re-release their debut EP, Don’t Waste Your Time, on CD later this year.

Rising out of Spellcaster’s ashes like a new wave phoenix, IDLE HANDS is bound to catch the attention of anyone who loves the new wave of traditional heavy metal, gothic rock or the sleaze of the 80s. Featuring five dark, moody and ballad-esque tracks, Don’t Waste Your Time was recorded by Gabe Johnston (Spellcaster) and mastered by the illustrious Brad Boatright (Corrosion of Conformity, Yob).

Formed in the heart of the Pacific Northwest in the fall of 2017, IDLE HANDS initially began solely as a creative outlet for former Spellcaster bassist Gabriel Franco, who now handles vocals and rhythm guitar in addition to being the band’s sole songwriter. With the first EP under their belt, the band plans to release a full-length and tour heavily in 2019.

“The band is stoked to start working with Eisenwald. We had interest from multiple labels, some being quite large, but in the end, and after very careful consideration, there was no other choice. We’re looking forward to a prosperous relationship with Nico and the Eisenwald team,” says vocalist/guitarist Gabriel Franco. “As for the video, we almost got struck by lightning filming, hope everyone enjoys it.”

Don’t Waste Your Time is streaming here and available on LP/CD via Lone Fir Records. An additional CD pressing for Europe and beyond will be released Nov.16 via Eisenwald with other formats following later.

FFO: In Solitude, Tribulation, The Sisters of Mercy, Ghost

Gabriel Franco – vocals, guitar
Sebastian Silva – guitar
David Kimbro – bass
Colin Vranizan – drums


“Don’t Waste Your Time”

Track Listing:
1. Blade And The Will
2. By Way Of Kingdom
3. Can You Hear The Rain
4. Time Crushes All
5. I Feel Nothing

Posted in Communique, Idle Hands, Releases

September releases: Solar Temple, Iskandr, Fluisteraars and Turia

September 28th marks the release date for three new Dutch black metal releases, with the debut full-length by Solar Temple, Iskandr, and a conceptual split by Fluisteraars and Turia.

All releases will be available on DigiCD, vinyl and digital formats, with limited pro tape editions released by our brethren Haeresis Noviomagi. Pre-orders will be available by later August or early September. We will also have both Fluisteraars albums ‘Dromers’ and ‘Luwte’ back in stock on vinyl. In addition the ‘Gelderland’ design will be available as a backpatch.

For details, see below:

SOLAR TEMPLE – Fertile Descent

Emerging from the edge of the ancient forests of the Veluwe, Solar Temple offers their debut full length. ‘Fertile Descent’ lures you in with its direct yet swirling black metal impression and unique approach. Like something sinuous at the edge of your vision but not quite perceivable, the two tracks of this album twist and bend with a dizzying ferocity. Pummeling sounds entwined with a distant echo that also feels warm and inviting.

‘Fertile Descent’ takes the foundation laid with the 2017 demo, ‘Rays of Brilliance’ and expands on its reverberant nature. Subtly giving the nod to a wide variety of bands ranging from contemporary dutch black metal to Swans, it weaves a veiled path for the listener.

Available as Digipak CD, 180g black vinyl and digital.
Limited pro tape edition to be released by Haeresis Noviomagi.
All physical formats are packaged using solid recycling board and special red print.

ISKANDR – Euprosopon

Iskandr now returns with it’s second full-length album entitled “Euprosopon”. The album’s title expresses the impossibility of the ideal man. However, formulating new concepts of heroism is nessecary to preserve ideas of strife and longing in an age of eternal devaluation. The record departs from previous works in it’s more pronounced songwriting, confrontational attitude and triumphant regal flourishes. Euprosopon aims to evoke heroic medieval symbolism, while taking musical cues mainly from Norwegian classics such as Enslaved’s “Eld”, the “Dark Sorcery EP” by Aeternus and “…Again Shall Be” by Hades, to enrich it’s already established style and sound. Supported by the session drums and production assistance of M. Koops of Fluisteraars, Euprosopon surely will be seen as a definite leap in an attempt to chart a path of noble and austere black metal art.

Euprosopon consists of four tracks, clocking a respectable fourty-five minutes. Battle scarred and worn, the tortured vocals tell, in four cuts respectfully; of defiance in the face of mortal odds, impermanence of kingly might, banishment under pain of death and the resurgence of a new age. The informed listener will detect in the music an increased complexity in composition, range and atmospheric elements. Coupled with an increased clarity in sound while retaining a natural and uncompromising outlook familiar for those who are aware of the previous output of the Haeresis Noviomagi circle, this record will certainly demonstrate the heights this project is yearning to reach.

Available as Digipak CD with glued in booklet, 180g black vinyl with booklet and digital.
Limited pro tape edition to be released by Haeresis Noviomagi.


Two of the Netherlands’ most innovative black metal bands, Fluisteraars and Turia, have aligned to release a conceptual split album on Eisenwald.

Ever since releasing their debut “Dromers”, Fluisteraars have captured the attention of a wide audience of fans looking for depth and compositional grandeur in black metal. Newcomers Turia, who have quickly released two acclaimed albums and a split with fellow-traveller Vilkacis, make this a highly interesting pairing for those who have been following the burgeoning Dutch black metal movement.

Both hailing from Gelderland, a more densely forested area of the Netherlands, the bands take inspiration from the regions’ history and their natural surroundings. Conceptually, the album deals with the two primary rivers, the Waal and the Rhine, that mark the area around Arnhem and Nijmegen, their respective hometowns. Highlighting the bonds forged between both bands, the record is called De Oord, an old Dutch word designating the area where two rivers meet.

In keeping with the theme of the two rivers symbolically meeting, the bands recorded and produced their respective sides together simultaneously at Klaverland Studio: a recording studio in a nature reserve, where the Rhine enters the Netherlands, and splits into the Nederrijn and the Waal.

Both bands display a development of the experimental, psychedelic side of their music. This element has always been present; however, this release provided the opportunity to let it shine brighter than ever. Where Fluisteraars’ side, entitled “Oeverloos”, offers a majestic dirgelike epos ending in a monumental crescendo, Turia’s track “Aan den Golven der Aarde Geofferd” takes the listener on a harrowing voyage into the depths beneath.

Lyrically, the thematic unity of the project is clearly articulated. Writing in Dutch, both bands develop a narrative that metaphorically traces the rivers and waterways from wellspring to the depths of the sea; from the tranquillity and natural order of the landscape to the turmoil below the surface. The everlasting flow washes away all traces of what once stood tall and proud.

Available as Digipak CD, 180g black vinyl and digital.
Limited pro tape edition to be released by Haeresis Noviomagi.

Posted in Communique, Fluisteraars, Iskandr, Releases, Solar Temple, Turia