Friday, March 8, 2019

Ragana - "You Take Nothing" (2017)

RAGANA "You Take Nothing"

Year: 2017
Genre: Blackened Sludge/Doom
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Spare No Man
  2. To Leave
  3. Winter's Light
  4. Destroyer
  5. Somewhere
  6. You Take Nothing
Bandcamp

A female duo from Oakland, CA.
"Ragana" means "witch" in Baltic languages.
"You Take Nothing" was released by An Out Recordings.

"RAGANA has existed since autumn 2011 when Maria and Nicole met in Olympia, wa. they currently live in oakland, ca. their interests as a band include pacific northwest forests, early cat power, and the total destruction of capitalism"

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