November releases part 2: ATEIGGÄR – Us d’r Höll chunnt nume Zyt

A tribute to the masters of 90`s Black Metal !

On the 15th of November, we present ATEIGGÄR’s striking debut mini-album, ‘Us d’r Höll chunnt nume Zyt’, on 12″ vinyl and cassette tape formats.

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ATEIGGÄR (suitably, their moniker meaning “Initiator of Ideas”) was formed by Fauth Temenkeel and Fauth Lantav. While their lyrical universe is formed around alchemistic and mystic ideas stemming from the early modern period, ATEIGGÄR’s sound is deeply rooted in the traditions of second-wave black metal. Proudly purist yet not exclusively backwards-looking, the five songs comprising ‘Us d’r Höll chunnt nume Zyt’ – the band’s first public recording, a veritable bolt from the blue – compellingly create a tapestry of mysticism and splendor strongly breathing the air of the ancients, of staunchly ’90s-entrenched majesty and might, despite their relatively young age. Perhaps not surprisingly, the band is associated with Switzerland’s infamous Helvetic Underground Committee, but on their own merits, ATEIGGÄR are an exciting new proposition, a wily ‘n’ youthful twist on old-style black metal.

Pre-order will be available in due time with all other November releases, info and update to follow.

ATEIGGÄR ‘Us d’r Höll chunnt nume Zyt’ tracklisting:
1. En Seelefunke
2. Und d Korybante tanzed in Sturm
3. Us d’r Höll chunnt nume Zyt
4. En Blinde namens Duracotus
5. De Dämon us Levania

Follow ATEIGGÄR:
https://ateiggaer.bandcamp.com

Follow the HELVETIC UNDERGROUND COMMITTEE:
https://www.facebook.com/helveticundergroundcommittee

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November releases part 1: KRATER – Venenare

November releases part 1

We are proud to present the anticipated fourth album of Germany’s KRATER, Venenare, on CD, LP, Cassette and digital formats. Due for release on November 15th, 2019!

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With cover artwork courtesy of Misanthropic-Art and mixing & mastering handled by Esoteric’s Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios KRATER have gone full-force to deliver a great work for the ages. Furthermore, the first pressing of CD/LP will feature an additional slipcase with exclusive design.

Pre-order will be available in due time with all other November releases and we will notify about it in advance.

KRATER ‘Venenare’ tracklisting:

01.Eruption
02. Prayer for Demise
03. Zwischen den Worten
04. Stellar Sparks
05. When Thousand Hearts
06. Atmet Asche
07. No Place for You
08. Darvaza Breeds
09. Wasted Carbon

A 50-minute work broken into nine songs but unified as one winding, widescreen composition, Venenare shows KRATER at the height of their all-too-considerable powers, a blinding and windswept vortex of sumptuous songcraft and passionate execution. Motifs slice and dice, blast and race with a grace that’s simply stunning, as melodic counterplay runs riot with a proud ‘n’ powerful assertion of classic metal sensibility. KRATER’s contours here undeniably exude a sleek and urban quality, but with abstracted hints of their pagan past subtly woven into the soundfield, the result is staunchly second-wave black metal bravely recast for the 21st century. ‘Venenare’ is thus timeless, yet forward-thinking all the same.

Follow Krater:
Bandcamp: https://abstrusekrater.bandcamp.com/album/venenare
Facebook: https://facebook.com/abstrusekrater

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NETHERBIRD Announces New Album “Into The Vast Uncharted”

Swedish melodic black/death metal act NETHERBIRD is pleased to announce their upcoming fifth album Into The Vast Uncharted, due out September 27 via Eisenwald.

As the band’s first album to feature former Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson, Into The Vast Uncharted is a straight ripper of an album. Produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Amorphis, Apocalyptica) and mastered by Dan Swanö (Asphyx, Incantation, Marduk), the album’s seven tracks blaze a trail of Scandinavian fury by way of blistering tremolo, scorching solos and battle-ready percussion. Almost as important, Into The Vast Uncharted‘s breathtaking cover art is derived from Swedish painter August Malmström’s 1866 oil on canvas Älvalek. 

NETHERBIRD has blurred the boundaries between black, death and other extreme strains of heavy metal since 2004. The band was founded by like-minded individuals among the Swedish metal scene with the intentions of creating harsh metal while drawing inspiration from black and death metal without any regards, or limitations, to the structures surrounding each respective sub-genre.

While originally conceived as a studio project, NETHERBIRD featured a wide array of renowned guests and guild members to add their personal touch to the musical canvas: Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates, The Haunted, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Paradise Lost), Janne Saarenpää (The Crown) and Daniel “Mojjo” Moilanen (The Project Hate, Katatonia), among others.

Even the further history of NETHERBIRD as a band credits a long list of versatile musicians, such as Nils Fjellström (Nordjevel, ex-Dark Funeral), Tobias Gustafsson (ex-Eucharist), Erik Röjås (Sterbhaus, ex-Decadence) and Love Stark (Mephorash, Withershin), to join the unit at different stages and refine its sound with their unique skills.

Over the years, NETHERBIRD has recorded four full-length albums and made a number of tours across Europe, including several festival appearances. Their last album, 2016’s critically-acclaimed The Grander Voyage, catapulted the band into the higher echelon of extreme underground metal. Now, it is time for the next step with the release of Into The Vast Uncharted!

“I have heard X number of ‘Swedish Blackened Death’ productions, including the ones I did myself when the style was new, and this is definitely top class!” says Dan Swanö after mastering the album. “Done with passion and finesse!”

Track Listing:

1. Saturnine Ancestry
2. Harvest The Stars
3. Mercury Skies
4. Lunar Pendulum
5. Eventide Evangel
6. The Obsidian White
7. Nexus of Unlight

NETHERBIRD is:

Johan “Nephente” Fridell – vocals
Pontus “Bizmark” Andersson – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Tobias “Tinitus” Jakobsson – guitars, backing vocals
Johan “Nord” Nordin – guitars, vocals
Micke “M.A.” André – bass
Fredrik Andersson – drums

https://www.netherbird.com/
https://netherbird.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/netherbird/
https://twitter.com/netherbird/
https://www.eisenton.de/
https://store.eisenton.com/ (U.S. store)
https://store.eisenton.de/ (Rest of world)

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Wyntar is over! Thuringian Black Metal folklorists MOSAIC announce 7″ single “Cloven Fires” for September.

In advance of MOSAIC‘s upcoming debut full-length Secret Ambrosian Fire, set for release in late November, the band – directed by multi-instrumentalist Valkenstijn (Sun of the Sleepless, Empyrium, Nachtmystium) – opens a new circle with Cloven Fires. Known for its long and complex atmospheric battery, the band’s upcoming music offers an entirely different approach to what it calls “Supreme Thuringian Folklore.”

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„Cloven Fires“ was recorded in Valkenstijn’s House of Inkantation, between MMXV and MMXVI, and features D.E. of Werian on drums and longtime collaborator Leshiyas (Vivus Humare) on bass. The song itself deals with the four alchemistic transformation stages in a rather deep and metaphorical fashion.

The b-side of the vinyl includes an exclusive unreleased recording from the Inkantation vaults, titled „Ambrosia.“ Featuring former Secrets of the Moon drummer Heemann on percussion, and recorded between MMXIV and MMXV, the track is a disturbing call to reflect modern society’s imminent collapse.

All music was mixed and mastered at Klangschmiede Studio E by Markus Stock (Empyrium, Sun of the Sleepless, The Vision Bleak).

MOSAIC is:

Valkenstijn – all visions and music

Live Members:

E.H. – drums & percussion

Sulphur – lead guitar

Iskaremus – bass

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Swedish Black/Death Metal Act NETHERBIRD Signs Worldwide Deal with Eisenwald

Swedish melodic black/death metal act NETHERBIRD has signed a worldwide deal with Eisenwald and will issue a new album Into the Vast Uncharted this fall.

The Stockholm-based band, which features longtime ex-Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson, is currently in the mixing phase for its upcoming album. More information will be announced in the coming months.

NETHERBIRD has blurred the boundaries between black, death and other extreme strains of heavy metal since 2004. The band was founded by like-minded individuals among the Swedish metal scene with the intentions of creating harsh metal while drawing inspiration from black and death metal without any regards, or limitations, to the structures surrounding each respective sub-genre.

While originally conceived as a studio project, NETHERBIRD featured a wide array of renowned guests and guild members to add their personal touch to the musical canvas: Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates, The Haunted, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Paradise Lost), Janne Saarenpää (The Crown), Daniel “Mojjo” Moilanen (The Project Hate, Katatonia) among others. Even the further history of NETHERBIRD as a band credits a long list of versatile musicians, such as Nils Fjellström (Nordjevel, ex-Dark Funeral), Tobias Gustafsson (ex-Eucharist), Erik Röjås (Sterbhaus, ex-Decadence), Love Stark (Mephorash, Withershin), to join the unit at different stages and refine its sound with their unique skills.

Over the years, NETHERBIRD has released four full-length albums and made a number of tours across Europe, including several festival appearances. Their latest album is 2016’s critically-acclaimed The Grander Voyage, which catapulted the band into the higher echelon of extreme underground metal. Now, it is time for the next step with the release of Into the Vast Uncharted via Eisenwald.

“We are very pleased to announce that we have signed to Eisenwald and that our next album, Into the Vast Uncharted, will be the first release we do with them,” says the band’s founder and vocalist Nephente. “We see this collaboration as a natural step for us, and we feel that Eisenwald share our vision and musical direction. Onwards!”

FFO: Dissection, Watain, Naglfar, Unanimated, Vinterland 

NETHERBIRD is:

Johan “Nephente” Fridell – vocals
Pontus “Bizmark” Andersson – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Tobias “Tinitus” Jakobsson – guitars, backing vocals
Johan “Nord” Nordin – guitars, vocals
Micke “M.A.” André – bass
Fredrik Andersson – drums

https://www.netherbird.com/
https://netherbird.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/netherbird/
https://twitter.com/netherbird/
https://www.eisenton.de/
https://store.eisenton.com/ (U.S. store)
https://store.eisenton.de/ (Rest of world)

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