Thursday, February 7, 2019

Panopticon - "The Crescendo of Dusk" (2019)

PANOPTICON "The Crescendo of Dusk"

Year: 2019
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. The Crescendo Of Dusk
  2. The Labyrinth
Bandcamp

This record is in honor of the northern lights, which very few things in the world are more beautiful and awe inspiring than.
A limited Edition one sided LP will be available exclusively through Bindrune Recordings in early 2019. Pre orders will be announced soon.

All music written, performed and recorded by A.Lunn.
Mixed and mastered by Colin Marston.
“The Crescendo of Dusk” was written and recorded during the “Scars of Man...” sessions.
“The Labyrinth” was written and recorded during the “Autumn Eternal” sessions.
Cover drawing by A. Lunn. Back photo by Bekah Lunn.

Austin Lunn: Guitars, vocals, bass, drums, keys, square neck resonator, lyrics and music,samples and recording.
Colin Marston: Additional keys, Re amping, mixing and mastering. 

Yovel - "Hɪðəˈtu" (2018)

YOVEL "Hɪðəˈtu"

Year: 2019
Genre: Post-Black Metal
Country: Greece

Track List:
  1. Chapter I - Trauma
  2. Chapter II - Voices Of Self
  3. Chapter III - Manderlay
  4. Chapter IV - Song Of The Coming
  5. Chapter V - Servile Rage
  6. Chapter VI - (Too) Late Capitalism
  7. Chapter VII - Centennial
Bandcamp

Release notes:

""Hɪðəˈtu” means No More,
“Hɪðəˈtu” means Break the Rock.
“Hɪðəˈtu” means Escape the Loop.

We Must Imagine Sisyphus H̶a̶p̶p̶y Gone.

★ From Trauma to Triumph, from misery & self-pity to freedom.

★ Our Debut / Concept Album is an Ode to the Struggle.

★ A "real-life" tale, told in 7 chapters for a much needed revοlt that must turn this world upside-down.

This Is #TheYearOfYovel |
This Is #BlackMetalForTheOppressed"

Howling Waste - "Bitter Tears, Dreams of Dawn" (2019)

HOWLING WASTE "Bitter Tears, Dreams of Dawn"

Year: 2019
Genre: Depressive Black Metal
Country: UK

Track List:
  1. Intro (December 4, 1969)
  2. Epitaph
  3. Disenchantment
  4. As That Has Passed, So May This
Bandcamp

One-man Marxist black metal from the UK. The brainchild of Drowned Hermit, "Bitter Tears, Dreams of Dawn" is the second demo installment from Howling Waste.

Cassettes available through Realm and Ritual. Limited to 25 hand-dubbed copies.
If you'd like to purchase the digital album, please support the artist directly.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Woodland Tomb - "Woodland Tomb EP" (2018)

WOODLAND TOMB "Woodland Tomb EP"

Year: 2018
Genre: Blackened Crust
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Whitecoat Hypertension
  2. Vulture of Hunger
  3. Marble Fist
  4. Mechanical Dog
Bandcamp

"Raw, blackened death-punk unit from NJ. Becoming soil since 2015"

Mark Guiliano - Guitar/Vocals
Seth Kaplan - Drums
Chris Ward - Vocals
Chris Pruneau - Bass

Recorded and produced by James Stivaly
Art by Warhead
All songs written by Mark Guiliano and Woodland Tomb
Released on Deprived Records 

Gudsforladt - "1525" (2018)

GUDSFORLADT "1525"

Year: 2018
Genre: Depressive Black Metal, Blackgaze
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. The Long March
  2. 1525
Bandcamp

"antifascist black metal from the heart of the empire.

written and recorded in 2016, then some more in 2018
released October 5, 2018

ben on drums
james on bass
david and evan on all other instruments and vocals

mixed by ben kersh
mastered by Jeremy Cunningham
album art by arminda ferreira" 
 
Previous releases:

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Trespasser - " Чому не вийшло?" (2018)

TRESPASSER "Чому не вийшло?"

Year: 2018
Genre: Black Metal
Country: Sweden

Track List:
  1. Hunted Like Wolves
  2. Black Flags On A Blood-Red Horizon
  3. To The Barricades
  4. Death To Fight Death
  5. Tachanka
  6. The Execution Of Grigor'ev
  7. Miscreant Dawn
Bandcamp

""Чому не вийшло?" - sweden-based combos first official output can best be understood as a musical sermon, preaching the end-time-message. This is 32 minutes worth of apocalyptic black metal mayhem in the veins of IMMORTAL and UNANIMATED. Sounds like hell broke loose, shattering down everything we hold dear into pieces of anguish"

Lyrical themes: Anarchy, Revolution, Anti-fascism, Nestor Makhno

Friday, February 1, 2019

Dead Work - "The White Plague" (2018)

DEAD WORK "The White Plague"

Year: 2018
Genre: Acoustic Folk/Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Welcome
  2. Pestilence
  3. Gods
  4. Expulsion
  5. Fauna
  6. Resistance
  7. Mute
Bandcamp

Jon Pizarro - Vox, Guitar, Melodica, Accordion, Glockenspiel
Trevor Leed - Bass
Micah Butler - Vox on tracks 3, 6 and Saw on track 3
Marissa Sendejas - Vox on track 4
Jonmb Cichy - Vox on track 7 and Viola on track 6
Josie Krbs - Spoken word on track 5

"This album has been a passion project of mine since I first started Dead Work back in 2012. In high school my teacher would hand out excerpts from A Peoples History by Howard Zinn to go along with our textbook readings. Viewing history from the viewpoint of the oppressed was both heartbreaking and infuriating, but also eye opening. Of all the injustices covered in that book, the one that struck hardest was the cold and calculated extermination of Indigenous populations. My father being Puerto Rican, I first started reading about the indigenous populations of the Caribbean that he would tell me about as I was growing up. It was astonishing that an entire culture could be blinked out of existence in a matter of 30 years. But the more I read, the more I realized that the Taino weren't alone. From the tip of Nunavut, Canada, down to Chile and Argentina's Tiera del Fuego, all experienced the same. And if not for my high school history teacher, who knows when I would have learned about it. American school painted a picture of a few small instances of injustice, but of an overall understanding between two people that one needed more space, and the other was obliging enough to quietly step out of the way.

I wasn't entirely sure how to even cover such a massive topic musically, and so I put the idea aside for several years and focused on other projects. Every time I sat down to start a new album, or write a new song, I always came back to the same topic, but decided it wasn't the time. Then, a few years ago, I made a move to a new state, and Dead Work effectively broke up, since I was losing my bandmates. In a new location, with no friends, I finally felt like I had a fresh musical canvas to make something that was more aligned with my recent musical tastes. So slowly but surely, I started crafting new songs that felt weighted enough to deal with the topic I wanted to write about. I decided each song would describe a different facet of colonization, that when combined, led to the destruction of thousands of cultures and millions of people between North and South America. There is no way to cover each of their stories and do them justice. Some have flourished in recent decades, some have been lost to time forever. Some can trace their heritage back 500 years or more, some will never know what culture they can claim as their own. I wrestled with each of these song topics, and finally narrowed it down to the 6 most destructive (in my opinion) aspects of the colonization of the Americas and the Caribbean. Disease, Religion, Removal from and Destruction of environment, Resistance and Language. These 6 topics, coupled with the opening track, that tells the creation story of the Taino people, who were the first to come in contact with Christopher Columbus, are what I now present to you as "The White Plague". Each track will have it's own description, so I would like to just finish this up by saying thank you for taking the time to listen. I know this album is filled with technical mistakes. I got in over my head when it came to playing the songs I wrote. But I would appreciate it if you look past the goofs and see the picture I tried to paint. I hope people see that I tried to tackle this subject with reverence for the lives lost, and those who continue to live under the weight of their ancestors. There is no righting so many wrongs, but acknowledgement is the first in a long line of steps to mend such old wounds. Thanks again. 

I would also like to extend my warmest thanks and gratitude to Hagiophobic designs for working with me to create the sickest album artwork I've ever had!"

Jon (Dead Work)