A new wave of vitriolic despair – Nusquama sign with Eisenwald & Haeresis Noviomagi, announce debut album and Roadburn show!

Haeresis Noviomagi and Eisenwald are proud to announce the impending release of the debut album by Nusquama, entitled “Horizon Ontheemt”.

A new apparition on the firmament of Dutch Black Metal, Nusquama offers a clear and purposeful performance on their first effort. The bands’ name is derived from Latin and was initially used by Thomas More to refer to the necessity and impossibility of a hopeful alternative. Further thematic inspiration is drawn from the pre-romantic poetry of Elizabeth Maria Post.

Nusquama delivers a style of black metal that will be evident to those who are familiar with the musicians making up the band: N. and S. from Laster and Northward provide bass and guitar melodies, while M. of Fluisteraars delivers the foundational drum patterns. Finally, T. and O. from Turia complete the lineup with vocals and guitars respectively.

Written over a two-year period, and recorded in September of 2018 in a 19th-century coach house, the six songs making up this record will sound at once like a convergence of the musicians’ other projects while seeking out uncharted paths in unforeseen ways. Moving between prideful stoicism and venomous rage, longing affirmation, and vitriolic despair. The self-produced record was finally graced with a refined mastering by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studio.

“Horizon Ontheemt” will be released by Eisenwald on LP and digipack CD editions in March 2019, with a pro-tape cassette edition coming out through Haeresis Noviomagi.

The record will be performed in its entirety for the first time at the 2019 Roadburn Festival, in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

A first preview from the album, the third song entitled “Vuurslag”, is now streaming via this link.

“Alles is omhelst door de vlezige overschotten des levens Bloed fonkelt in de doodse glans”

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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 nic@carcosapr.com.
For Europe, please contact Wolf / Sure Shot Worx at wolf.muehlmann@t-online.de.

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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 – drums


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

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